(Snow/Cold will be replaced by mentions of fire,the darkest fairytale/of dead of night would be Merida swearing up to Cinderella's stepmother at night at some point
"You knew my mother and father?"
The question came out even though there wasn't time to talk about it yet. What did the Queen mean about her being named after her? She followed, puzzled. The Queen was named Eleanor, if Cinderella remembered. Eleanor. Ella. Cinderella supposed it was possible, but it was odd. It was one thing to have heard of each other, but if her mother had known Eleanor well enough to name her after her, they had to have been close friends.
Horseback would be faster, and once at the stables she looked around to see if Angus was here. Sure enough he was, and Cinderella gave a tired smile to him, laughing at the greeting he gave her. "Hello, it's good to see you too."
She rubbed his neck and the side of his face affectionately,"We're going to find Merida now. She's in trouble, and we don't have any time to lose and I just know you'll be a great help. May I ride you please?"
Cinderella, like her mother, had always been good with most animals. She'd also gotten from her mother a habit of talking to animals as if they understood, and strangely enough they often seemed to. Some of it was the fairy blood, but Cinerella knew Angus in particular was a smart horse, and intensely loyal to Merida. He was proud, so Cinderella was inclined to treat him more respectfully, and asked as if asking a gentleman or a knight for a favor rather than speaking to a horse.
[+lightblue "Oh, I'm Cinderella. I mean, Ella, I suppose. Everyone calls me Cinderella though."]
Queen Eleanor blinked slightly as she passed for only a moment before walking again with confused expression on her face, there was no way a English woman would call her child Cinderella, Ella maybe but not Cinderella because in the English term.
Cinder was term for a Cindermaid or something like that; However it could be used in term in her kingdom as the ever last burning cinders in a smith or a fire that keep them warm, but Eleanor had lived here long enough what it meant to call your child anything with the word Cinder in it. Though soon the blonde girl soon gave her birth name.. Ella...
The name that Diana.. told her if she had children and had a girl she would name her Ella based of Eleanor's name, Eleanor gazed at the girl in the corner of her brown eyes. It was too soon to assume this girl was Diana's daughter even though in her heart it screamed that she was, screaming at her to ask Ella if she could see her, so she opened her mouth to ask what was her mother's name but soon Ella spoke again as if she read the Scottish Queens mind.
[+lightblue "Um, I... I apologize if this is... I don't want to be rude, but I can't help but wonder. Could... the person you knew be Diana? Lady Diana Monroe? Or maybe before she married, Diana Summers?"]
Eleanor stopped at the last step as her hand touched the handle of the door that lead outside to the stables, were they could rid out of the castle grounds and find Merida quicker, but what Ella had said to her... It made her stop all of it for a moment even though her head screamed her not to... Something she would often listen to and wouldn't stop now, after all even though she seemed like a strict queen a first and she was a few years ago..But she always thought of others before herself, so she squeeze the handle in her hand before smiling gently.
[+Green "Ah do know her yes, I even knew your father Adam Monroe...After all you were named after myself. Lets continue this conversation after we find Merida shall we?"]
She stated before she walked out the tunnel and into the darkness of the night, the only light before then were the light of the stars and the moon, as she walked in a quick pace to the stables direction she spoke yet again. [+Green "We will be going on horse back, that way it will be quicker, also it may not be so bad that I know that forest the back of my hand Lass?"] She stated as they reached the stables were Angus and her own horse were staying in.
The old horse she had was sound a sleep. Were Angus was pacing around in his stable, like if he was worried about Merida whom hadn't come back yet. But once he heard someone coming he thought it was Merida causing him to peek out his head of his stable in a excited way. But once he saw Eleanor he flomped on his butt and looked up at her like a sad puppy who missed his owner, his bestfriend. Eleanor looked at him with empathy before unlocking his stable.
[+green "Angus get up now, we are going to find Merida and we're bringing this young lass with us."]
She stated with her hands to her side like she was shocked to see a Scottish horse flomping around like a kicked pup, but it was only to get him up and he quickly did as he heard they would be going to find Merida and when he saw Cinderella, whom he still thought her as but in the same light as Merida, he rushed out of his stable and licked her cheek over and over again even playing with her hair playfully yet excitedly with his mussel.
Cinderella was relieved that the Queen knew a way out and could get them both out without being seen. She hurried to follow, hoping their absence wouldn't be noticed too quickly. She knew her arrival would have drawn a lot of attention, and she needed time to find Merida.
They walked slowly, and Cinderella noticed that the Queen was staring at her. It wasn't an unkind look, more like she was searching for something. Cinderella tilted her head, wondering if something was wrong.
Cinderella blinked, then looked down when she nearly missed a step. She kept walking, not wanting to lose any time. Why would the Queen think she looked like someone she knew? Had the Queen somehow known her mother? Cinderella was told often enough that she looked so much like her mother, and Cinderella's father was a noble. Could she have known the Queen too?
Her name. Cinderella was watching the floor as she answered,"Oh, I'm Cinderella. I mean, Ella, I suppose. Everyone calls me Cinderella though."
Cinderella looked over at the Queen, almost afraid to ask. Her heart was racing, though it seemed silly to be so nervous. "Um, I... I apologize if this is... I don't want to be rude, but I can't help but wonder. Could... the person you knew be Diana? Lady Diana Monroe? Or maybe before she married, Diana Summers?"
[+lightblue "I know what I need to do. I need to find her. She's in the forest."]
Eleanor didn't hear the girl at that part because she was too entranced by the thought of her beloved friend, whom she missed every much, wondering how she was fairing. Then it shocked her but made her smile bittersweet as she realised only [b She] could ever make her mind drift away from something important, even her own daughter... She sighed softly and turned towards the girl as she opened to her mouth to speak once more to her, giving the English girl her full attention this time.
[+lightblue "She's the most important person to me. I... I love her. I wasn't going to tell her because, well, because I'm not... I'm just me. And I didn't want to lose her as a friend."]
Eleanor smiled softly but in a emphatic way as she told the same words to her dear friend [b ] when they were younger, she was a fool back then though she didn't regret having the family she had now, she adored Fergus loved even and she didn't regret having her children.
But there was something aching in her heart that stopped Eleanor from fully loving Fergus with her full heart.. She had told this to the bear king long ago before they even had children, if it was for the love she had for [b her] she could've loved her husband full-heartedly without the pain she was feeling- no felt ever since she had left England her birth home and the love that still haunted her mind and heart to no end.
[+green "Child those are the exact words ah had spoken long ago to a friend about another, ma daughter's heart had always been impossible to capture no matter the time she and her suitors had spent time together through three years and yet she still refused them. You however had captured it in a moment of days. So even though you may think you are nothing special. You are very special to Merida because you are you.]
Eleanor stated in the moment of her statement she touched the fine fabric on her wrist which had a small pendent on it, her right hand finger tips ghosted on it before she gently covered it with her full right hand, knowing what was inside.. A picture of her and the two friends she adored one was the love that haunted her very being, while the other held her deepest secret, but Eleanor was unaware what happened to the both of them when she had left England.
Soon Eleanor noticed how the young girl seemed to be wary of something in fact she expected the girl to leave once she had her information and herself she would gather herself to find Merida also since the woods where very large in this town, soon the girl spoke.
[+lightblue "Can you... lead me out? I don't know if they would let me leave on my own. Or if you know a back way out? I don't have time to waste arguing with anyone."]
Eleanor blinked at the girl, before realising that the guards would be looking for this girl also because she was indeed the mystery girl that the had captured the Prince's heart as well as Merida's, she opened her mouth to speak thinking it would be best if they went together to find Merida and the best way to get out the castle was through escape tunnels, which she even though she was a lot older now.
Since her adventure with Merida when she was turned into a bear had brought a adventurous side to the Scottish Queens personality, causing her to venture the English castle during her stay and she now knew every entrance and exit through the castle, with that Eleanor opened her mouth to speak once more.
[+green "Of course, I will be coming with you to find Merida. The best way out of the castle is through the escape tunnels which are this way."]
She stated in a matter of fact nature before she began walking in the direction of a book case and pulled out a fake book before letting it go as the book case moved before she turned to the blonde. [+green Come along this book case won't stay open for very long"] She stated before motioning her hand to the girl to come along with her, causing the girl to move and enter the hidden yet lit tunnel.
There was silence again and Eleanor kept gazing at the young blonde in the corner of her eye, wondering why did this girl look so much like [b her], just who was this girl?... Then Eleanor noticed the girl had noticed her staring due to the tilted movement of the girls head with a confused manner, causing the Scottish Queen to turn her head forward to watch where she was going as she kept her skirts up, so not to trip or fall.
[+green "I do apologise for staring.. it's just that.. you look so much like a person I very much cherished long ago, so forgive me if I daze- I notice that I still do not know your name lass, do you care to share it? As a mother I would like to know the name of the person whom has captured my daughters heart with such ease."]
Eleanor explained why she was staring and apologised for it, before she asked the young girl because she wished to know the person's name whom had done the impossible of capturing her daughter Merida's heart, soon she was silently waiting for the girls answer as she kept a quick pace but a pace that was controlled so she wouldn't fall down on her dresses.
Cinderella was thinking. Her mind seemed to spin. She knew what she had to do. Did Merida really? The thought was exciting, overwhelming. She assumed Merida might marry the prince, and only cared for her as a friend. She put her hand to her head, almost dizzy.
"I know what I need to do. I need to find her. She's in the forest." She looked at the queen. The queen said she'd cared for someone like this too. What did she mean? Cinderella wanted to ask, but time was slipping by and Merida needed her.
"She's the most important person to me. I... I love her. I wasn't going to tell her because, well, because I'm not... I'm just me. And I didn't want to lose her as a friend."
Cinderella took a step back and then turned to the door. She had to get out of the castle. Would the guards let her leave since the prince had apparently been looking for her? "Can you... lead me out? I don't know if they would let me leave on my own. Or if you know a back way out? I don't have time to waste arguing with anyone."
[center [+lightblue "What am I...? Oh, I..."]
[+lightblue "Oh? Oh, um, well, Merida... I-I mean, I sort of..."]
The Scottish Queen smiled lightly at the young girls reaction to her questioning how she felt about her daughter, It was clear as day that the young blonde does deeply care about Merida more than she could say or express.. It was like herself long ago with [b her] she couldn't find the words to say or knew how to express her feelings towards the woman she loved back then, because of her lack of achievement the woman was taken away from her...
Eleanor was concent with her family but that ache in her heart, that longing to see [b her] again was there Eleanor couldn't move on until she had told her feelings to the woman she so deeply cared about all those years ago..But that could wait she had to help her daughter first to change her back to her human self before it was too late. So; Eleanor opened her mouth lightly and raise her hand to the girl lightly to stop her from speaking about her feelings as she opened her mouth to speak.
[+Green "It's quiet alright dear; I know that reaction all too well.. I was once like that with another so long ago, so you don't have to say anymore on that matter."]
Eleanor spoke as she read on towards the book reading the Scottish + English translation of 'my heart' having the deepest feeling this was one of the words that Merida had said because it was only reason that Eliza would have written it in her riddle. Eleanor was pleased that Merida found someone she deeply cared about..but why didn't Merida.. Oh the poor girl.. Eleanor realised that Merida hadn't felt this sort of love before and it had scared her tremendously but also the fear of losing this girl as a friend..just like she did with [b her].. Soon her attention was soon back to the girl as the blonde began to speak again.[+lightblue "She was with me. I-I'm sorry if it caused trouble. I just..."]
[+green "Don't apologise dear; I haven't seen Merida that excited to get out of the castle let alone that happy to see anyone."] Eleanor stated as she moved out the way so the young girl could see what was said on the pages, even though Eleanor didn't know the girls name yet she knew that there was a high chance that the blonde felt the same about her daughter, so she allowed her to read.
[+lightblue "I think this. It..."] Eleanor heard the girl say as she watched her trace Her finger over the word, then to the translation into English and she stopped. If this girl had feelings for Merida Eleanor knew that the blonde could feel her heart beat harder and Eleanor was right the girls went bright red. [+lightblue "It means... Oh."] After the small 'Oh' Eleanor nodded slightly as she opened her mouth lightly to speak.
[+green "Yes dear that is what it means.., if Merida had said this to you in the old Scottish language then she has given up her heart to you.. I don't think we will have to see what the other three words means in the language dear after all I think you already know what they mean.. But if you don't feel the same dear then this spell might backfire if you try to break it.]
Eleanor spoke softly in English rather than Scottish as if she was more English than Scottish which was strange to most whom saw her here because was the Scottish queen, but those whom did knew her here and still lived in this kingdom knew that Queen Eleanor was born in the English unaware that the young blonde had noticed it as she turned the page any way to I sentences then stopped when she found 'I love you' and turned the Scottish pages to the translation. and it said 'Tha gaol agam ort' with that everything said. 'Tha gaol agam ort mo ghraidh' 'I love you my heart' Eleanor gazed to the young blonde girl awaited for her to say something.]
"What am I...? Oh, I..." Cinderella's face turned red, and she bit her lip, watching the queen take out some books. How did she feel about Merida? She cared for her a great deal, she enjoyed spending time with her, seeing her smile. She loved her, or she thought she did, more than anyone else. But she couldn't just say that, could she?
"Oh? Oh, um, well, Merida... I-I mean, I sort of..." She'd gotten very flustered, trying to answer the queen's questions. She was worried that either her or Merida might get in some sort of trouble for running off, or for her coming to the ball despite being told not to go. There wasn't much point in telling anything but the truth now though, hoping it might help Merida,"She was with me. I-I'm sorry if it caused trouble. I just..."
She bit her lip again, wringing her hands. Standing around talking was nerve wracking, and she was worried the prince would come and she would be stuck here and not able to help Merida. The queen showed her a book, and Cinderella leaned over it. A certain word? She frowned, looking over it. This wasn't quite the Scottish she'd learned a little of as a girl. She did recognize something that seemed about right, and pointed it out,"I think this. It..." Her finger traced over the word, then to the translation into English and she stopped. She could feel her heart beat harder, and her face went bright red. My heart? Merida had said that to her? "It means... Oh." She glanced at the queen, feeling even more embarrassed. She was starting to figure out how to break the curse, but this was Merida's mother next to her, and the Queen of Scotland. And Merida was the Princess of Scotland.
[Center as the girl calmed down eventually but still worried about Merida just like she was, eventually the blonde girl had show her a note that Eliza had give her... Eleanor scowled at the name at the bottom, also the handwriting itself because she knew whom it belonged to.. But as her eyes read the words on the paper. She was lightly confused on what it meant.. But soon she remembered he Merida was acting so different towards this girl during the ball.
Eleanor had never seen her daughter so eager to dance let alone dance with a partner.. it was as if this girl had put new light in Meridas' being that was never been seen with anyone else... Did.. Merida say that she loved this girl in their Scottish Celtic language.. to say it in that language was a much deeper meaning than saying it in normal Scottish or English..
Also knowing this girl was here fretting over Merida.. Eleanor supposed the girl didn't know a word that Merida said to her, and Merida kept it that way for some reason unknown. But if was too help her daughter become human and not lose her mind to the bear side she was going to help this girl straight away.
But first she must know this girls feelings for her daughter just in case the spell counter attack backfires.
"..Young lass what are your feelings towards my daughter exactly?." Eleanor asked softly as she elegantly walked towards a certain section on the library and picked out a Scottish Celtic and average scottish language book with English translation once she got the books she brought them to table and placed them on it before turning the pages as she spoke she stopes at certain pages before she turned her eyes towards the girl.
"Also if you don't mind dear I like to know the name of the girl whom my daughter went missing with the first night I noticed her gone."
Eleanor stated as she read the book light before waiting for the girl to answer her before showing her the book she found and ask the blonde girl if Merida had spoken certain words in the Scottish Celtic language.
Cinderella felt the hand on her shoulder. It had a calm reassurance that was motherly, something Cinderella had missed since her mother died. Of course, she didn't relax entirely. There was too much at stake, too much to do. She had to find some way to save Merida.
"A riddle? Yes, but I.. Hold on." Cinderella remembered the riddle had been written on the note the witch had given her. She pulled the folded note from her pocked and carefully smoothed it out on the nearest table,"She gave me this. This part is the riddle, but I just... I don't know what to do."
She wrapped one arm around herself, gripping her shoulder as if that might be some comfort,"She wanted me back here and safe, but I won't leave her."
[center When the young blonde had told her everything that had happened, her face changed from so many expressions, to the point she could have sworn that she expressed every expression known to man in that one explaination about her daughter...
Merida had gotten herself turned into a bear; by whom she didn't quiet get because of the young woman's babbling and rush to explain herself to her, probably from fright in the presence of a worried mother and queen who was demanding in a soft and questioning manner where was her daughter. Eleanor could only make out that someone had went to a witch for magic to turn her daughter to a bear.... Magic... Bear.. Eliza! That former fairy had interfered with her family again!. Why couldn't she just leave them alone?!.
Ever since she had left England to be Fergus's wife and Queen, it seemed that magic had followed her to England, or rather Eliza had moved into Scotland herself, attracting other magic identity's to and around her.. It was fine when Merida was small because every little girl should believe in something magical like the willow o' wisps.. She knew they were real, she saw them many times have they tried to change her fate when she was a young lass. But she didn't heed their guidance because of the fear of them being wrong... Now it was far too late for her to change her fate, but she was happy with the family she had she wouldn't trade her daughter or her son's or husband for anything...
But that fragment of regret still was with her ever since.. she left [i her] behind in this country [i she] was someone she adored and cherished more than anyone she known, she cared for [i her] more than anything and that was why she had let her go.. Though if she had known what she still now did not know.. maybe back then it would've been different and she wouldn't have let [i her] go..
Eleanor brows narrowed, but very quickly changed as the young girl stated she was related to Eliza.. Eleanor's green eyes widened.. she couldn't be... Eleanor allowed herself to really look at the young babbling girl and she realised...This girl.. This girl had the blonde hair and the facial features of the woman.. she cared deeply about. This girl was the offspring.. of... Eleanor couldn't even think of her name it hurt her that much to remember, but she had to know where [i she] was now.. to see her once more..
Eleanor gulped down lightly the lump that she felt in her throat and then cleared her throat with a light cough trying to keep herself composed in of the girl as she asked.
[+lightblue ”What should I do? I have to do something to save her.”]
Eleanor didn't know what to say; Then it hit her.. Eliza's spells always had riddle about how to break the spell, she quickly opened her mouth and left the questioning about the young girl's name and the fact that girl could be [i her] daughter.
[+Green "Did this elderly woman give you a riddle dear?, if so tell me what it is and we may figure it out together."]
Eleanor asked/stated as she gently put her hand on the girl's shoulder gently to calm her even a little so they could think about the situation at hand.
Cinderella was almost desperate looking through books on Scottland, trying to piece together something, anything, to help break the curse before it was too late. She was so absorbed in checking if the book had anything she needed that she only noticed the queen was there, and in fact the only one there, when she asked a question. Cinderella looked up, wide eyed and surprised,”Oh. Oh, I… I…”
She hesitated, not sure where to start. She hoped the queen might be able to help. It would certainly be faster than hunting through all the books in the library, and she needed an answer before anyone forced her away. Beside, this was Merida’s mother, and she certainly seemed concerned to Cinderella. So Cinderella started talking, the book forgotten and wringing her hands in worry as she explained most of what had happened, that Merida was a bear now and under a curse and Cinderella needed help breaking it only she didn’t know how. Her worry and nerves, once she started talking, seemed to fuel her babbling to keep going even though she occasionally got side tracked over a minor detail. When she finished she took a deep breath and asked,”What should I do? I have to do something to save her.”
[center [+lightblue "So, just take care of yourself, okay? As long as you can. It's a promise, right?"]
Merida couldn't bare to gaze upon Cinderella's pleading face asking for a promise that the she couldn't fully keep, it all depended on time and that was something she couldn't control, so the red tinted brown bear turned to the side lightly before nodding that she would take care of herself for as long as she could... that was something she could promise, but if it came to the point she had to do what had to be done to keep everyone safe... She would.. So; Merida gave Cinderella a gentle smile as the blonde girl waved as she walked away towards the castle doors again.
Once Cinderella was out of sight; Merida let her arms slump down before turning and getting up on her four legs again, before walking away slowly, she stopped and turned towards the castle again for a brief moment, hoping that Cinderella would have a good life with Prince Henry even if she didn't make it back to her. Even if the blonde did get back to her. Merida was certain that Cinderella didn't feel the same way about her, so her curse will not be broken and she would have to pay for it, which was probably losing her humanity to the bear inside.
Which she couldn't afford to happen nor risk because she could hurt someone she deeply cares about, which she would do everything and anything she could do to stop from happening, including what would have to be done if it comes to it.
So after that brief look; Merida walked away slowly without a direction in mind, hoping to find a place to stay the night without any guards or her father about, she knew the safest place would be the cave she and Cinderella hid in that one night, so she went on her way there. Once she got here she shoved the large bolder out the way and walked inside...before pulling the boulder back over the entrance before going into the back of the cave where they both slept and curled into a large ball before resting there waiting for Cinderella.. or someone to end this curse before it was too late.
At the castle; Merida's mother Elenor was pacing around it has been days since her daughter had been missing and still no sign of her, her friend was attacked also by the bear... Though from England herself she knew that bears were uncommon unless they were for bear baiting and that was long forbidden when she became Queen of Scotland. Ellenor didn't know what happened to her daughter but she knew whom was with her on the night she disappeared.. that mystery woman if only she knew whom she was she could ask for answers where her daughter was...
Soon as the ageing Queen thought that; There was a fuss at the castle doors a blonde girl around near her Merida's age if not a little younger... she could hear the fuss.. The girl was the mystery girl, the guards where pestering her on whom she was and where she was from. The Queen of Scotland got up from her seat the other royal seats where empty because the rest of the remaining royals went to bed and so was their important guests because of the festivities were the next morning...
Of course Ellenor could not sleep not knowing her daughter was safe and sound; so she followed the guards and the girl silently behind them, once the library. The Scottish Queen walked in elegantly and opened her mouth towards the guards.
[+green "..Gentlemen if you be so kind as to leave I would like a talk with our mystery guest for a moment"]
The Scottish Queen kept a calm and a collected toned voice even though she was emotional wrecked inside worried about her daughter but she knew she couldn't act rationally in front of them.. Her voice alone caught the guards attention and turned towards her in a solute formation before opening their mouths.
[+Darkblue "Yes your highness."]
They both said knowing better than questioning or denying the Scottish Queen especially when her daughter was missing, so they both left obediently straight away because they had heard rumours about Ellenor when she got angry, so they didn't wish to risk anything and they left her and the 'mystery girl' alone.
Once the door clicked shut; Ellenor walked slowly towards the blonde haired girl and sat in front of her, gazing at what she was reading for a brief moment... Books about her country?.. Her brows narrowed as it was another sign this girl knew about her daughter and might know what happened to her, so she opened her mouth lightly.
[+green "..where is my daughter young lass?"]
Ellenor asked trying to keep her cool and collected tone even if she wished demand answers she didn't wish to scare the girl away because then she would get nothing out of the the young blonde, so she did her best to keep calm and awaited for the young girl to answer her.
So Cinderelle decided she just had to do something to keep Merida from staying a bear. There was time still, and the castle would have resources. Prince Henry was kind, maybe he would help. She wasn't sure she really wanted to marry him, but certainly if it would save Merida. Anything to save Merida.
Cinderella nodded, and carefully climbed down. She would go the rest of the way alone, and see what she could do with the time left. She looked to Merida and smiled,"So, just take care of yourself, okay? As long as you can. It's a promise, right?"
She didn't want to part with tears or sadness. Instead she just smiled and waved before walking toward the castle, her steps quickening once the guards saw her and hurried toward her. She didn't want them to get too close to Merida. Once they were around her, fretting over how frightened she must be, she turned back to try and see Merida again, but the guards had her surrounded and were ushering her inside. Warning her that a bear was loose and she must be careful.
Once inside she learned that Prince Henry was out looking for her, and someone recognized her as the girl he was looking for. There was a fuss, and someone left to find the prince and tell him the news. Cinderella asked to go to the library. It took a couple of tries, because they wanted to get her looking nice, and wanted to know where she'd been and who she was, but she just insisted on going to the library stubbornly.
They gave in, hoping it would lead to answers about her, thinking she was a mysterious princess and would show them where she was from on a map or something. Instead she went browsing for the information she was looking for, some way to break Merida's curse. Something on Scotland.
[center As they got closer towards the castle, the more in danger Merida was in her bear form, but she didn't care at this moment , she only cared about getting Cinderella safely there, so she kept walking in silence as she drifted into her thoughts lightly, which caused her fire within her that was always burning brightly was dimming into a almost flicker of the scorching fire her spirt once was. She knew once that Cinderella went into that castle; Prince Henry would rush to her aid if he wasn't already searching for the blonde girl.
Merida kept her head forwards even though she felt it was getting heavy with the feelings she was keeping locked away inside her, she wished Cinderella the best... yet a part of her selfishly wished that Cinderella could become hers or at least break the spell on her somehow and come with her to Scotland, but after being told the only way to break the spell was true loves kiss...
Merida didn't believe in that; She had accepted there was magic, willow O' wisps, fairies, she believed in everything accept.. True Love Kiss. She had never fallen in love, she never felt so deeply for someone other than Cinderella, but she couldn't... she couldn't ruin their friendship because of her selfish desires and feelings for the blonde on her back, so she must give up on ever being human again.
Soon as her thoughts decided that; Cinderella spoke up, causing Merida's bear ears to flicker to show she was listening as they walked towards the castle as it came in sight.
[+lightblue "Merida please take care of yourself. promise me you will. You... you have to. I just couldn't..."]
Merida could hear the distraught tone of Cinderella's voice, causing her to grit her teeth as they walked towards the castle, wondering how can she promise Cinderella something like that when time was ticking and was effecting her even now, her hunger favoured fish and wild fruits now while her normal favoured food was cake like her little brothers, meat, fruit like apples and pears everything but didn't feel like she wanted to eat fruit while nawing at a bush, pulling them off with her teeth and claws. How could she promise the blonde on her back that.. she would be able to take care of herself while her mind was slowly losing itself to the bear that she was now...Though at the end of Cinderella's plea for her to keep strong. Merida bit her lower lip as she had a few good idea's what Cinderella couldn't in the 'couldn't' that she meant.
So; Merida opened her mussel and decided to speak;
[+Red "..Cinderella.. Ah.. If Ah.. make thon promise, only time will prevent me from keepin it.. ye see.. Ah no longer like the things Ah used tae like now.. Ah only like fish an' wild fruit, ma eatin habits is becomin thon o' a bear Lass.. There is only sae much time Ah can wait Cinderella befure Ma mind turns wane o' a bear, Ah will dae thon's has tae been done befur thon."]
Merida murmured as she kept walking towards the castle until she was a safe distance towards it but far away enough that the guards didn't notice them, she stopped and turned to the side with her head as if she was looking upon Cinderella in the corner of her eye before opening her mussel once more.
[+red "Cinderella...Ah..Thus is the nearest Ah can gae tae the castle withoot bein seen, sae...off ye gae now."]
Merida wanted to say that she loved Cinderella one last time in Scottish but even though she knew that the blonde wouldn't understand her, she couldn't bring herself to say it again because it would hurt her too much, more than she already feeling if that was possible, so instead Merida explained that where they were now was the nearest she could get to the castle without being seen, before sending Cinderella on her way. After that; Merida kneeled down on for legs so Cinderella could get off, for a moment she felt Cinderella clutch her fur... Then soon slowly get off her back, causing her to stand up on her four legs again, without a word. Unless Cinderella had anything to say to her. ]
Cinderella wasn't really hungry and left the fish alone, pondering over Merida's answer. Far away... She didn't want to hurt anyone. How like Merida, to protect everyone else. Cinderella sighed. Tracking down Merida once she'd found answers would be tricky, but hopefully possible. There was only so far Merida could go, and Cinderella didn't plan to delay. Straight to the library as soon as she got to the castle.
Cinderella was quiet for a while, but as the castle got closer she frowned,"Merida, please take care of yourself. Please promise me you will. You... you have to. I just couldn't..."
The castle was getting closer, and it was almost time to part ways. She needed to know Merida would be safe long enough for her to find the solution to fix the spell.
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