Clutching a stalk of frozen wheat in her grasp, the seedy head bowing heavy and hard with ice, she lets it drop to the ground. As an afterthought, she grinds it down with the toe of her boot, the hard seed barely denting the cold dirt. Not that it’ll do any good. If anything grows lately, the wind rips it right out of the ground or the snow freezes it before anything can come of it. [AU - Historical]
Countess Elsa has hidden herself away from the world, including her sister Lady Anna, for several years after their parents disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The reason for this becomes clear when Anna follows her to St. Idun's Cathedral in the dead of night, only to witness a horrific scene.
The very first gust of this wind - some three days back, now - had set her skin to prickling, and now... now her entire body was thrumming from the force of it.