Isabel and Annabel

Isabel and Annabel | 3

After a few hours went by, Jacobs came back. He passed Prince Frederick as he walked to the queen. He whispered, “The girl’s still alive. I brought Her Majesty a pig’s heart.”

A few minutes later, Prince Frederick spotted the queen in the hall. He ordered a kitchen maid to add sleeping pills into her lunch. The maid reluctantly obeyed.

While the queen was asleep on her throne, Prince Frederick stepped into her chamber and asked, “Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” and let out a sigh of relief as a young woman was shown in the mirror.

He and Jacobs smashed the mirror broken.

With that, Prince Frederick stepped into the black snow in search for the “fairest of them all”.

When Isabel woke up, she found herself in a small hut. Seven guys were surrounding her. When they saw that she had opened her eyes, they stood up.

They were dwarfs.

“Who are you?” One of them asked.

“My name’s Isabel.”

“Where are you from?”

“I’m from Surun.”

They chatted and Isabel grew fond of the dwarfs. They were fun to be around.

Suddenly, there was a knock on the wooden door. A dwarf opened it. A young man stepped in. As he did, the dwarfs all bowed to him and addressed, “Prince Frederick.”

Isabel realized that he was a prince. She wanted to stand up too, but the prince said, “No, you stay put.”

She had never seen anyone like him before. She beamed. The prince glanced at the seven dwarfs. They went out unwillingly with smirks on their faces.

Prince Frederick told her of Queen Icy. She said she knew.

“I smashed the mirror,” he said.

“That’s great,” she said, blushing. She turned away.

“Hey,” he was confused. “You’re a pretty girl.”

“So said the mirror.”

“No, really. Can I go to Surun with you? It’s awful wherever Queen Icy is.”

“I swore I would never marry anyone back home,” Isabel said. Then she realized she said the wrong thing.

“Then you can marry someone from the outside.”

“Prince Frederick…I mean I swore not to marry anyone.” She looked at him in the eye as she regretted what she said. Burying her head in her fair-skinned hands, she said, “I’m sorry.”

“Take me away, Princess Isabel,” he said as he gently removed one of her hands away from her face.

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