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Anna’s response was to give throw herself over her sister in a hug, wrapping her arms over Elsa’s shoulders. “Thank you,” she whispered for the third time, not caring if she was repeating herself, feeling so, so grateful. 

It was so strange how so many huge decisions were being made in this small room, how her fate was being mapped out, and her chances were being measured. It was such a mixed bag. 

Meanwhile, Kai was being incredibly patient, knowing that something like this couldn’t be rushed. Not with so many emotions at play.

Elsa’s own arms raised up under Anna’s to grip her sister’s shoulders. “Anything for you, little sister,” she murmured into her sister’s neck. She’d give her the whole of Arendelle if it would make Anna happy. But Elsa knew that it wouldn’t. That wasn’t her sister.

Sucking in some air into her lungs, Elsa sat back, keeping her hands on Anna’s shoulders. “If we’re hoping to get to the market today, we’ll need to get on with this. If you’re ready?”

elsa-anna-and-apples whispered: LIttle thing. (Anna)

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"Anna, get away from that! It’ll sting you!"

Anna was feeling a little shell-shocked, and sat up, blinking profusely thanks to the bright sunshine. 

"Good mornin’," she slurred out, too disoriented to even be mad at her sister, "It’s so bright out." 

"See?" Elsa said once her giggles were under control again. "The sky is awake. Good morning.”

"Try not to injure each other before breakfast, Highnesses," a kind voice came from the doorway. 

"Hi, Gerda," Elsa replied, waving.

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"Little versions of me and Kristoff?" Anna repeated, "Oh wow, yeah, the castle would be in trouble then." 

What would her kids look like? All she could think of, for some reason, were the little kids that popped up in the castle sometimes, like little rare wild flowers. Servants’ babies, so small and red and new. 

She was going to have her own little small and red thing. And she was going to name them too.

"We could go through the family tree and look at our relatives’ names," she said suddenly. That’s how naming went, right? "Maybe I’ll find some nice ones there."

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"As long as you don’t pick Mama’s," she said playfully. "I think she’d smite you from Heaven if you did such a thing." 

Anna may have been thinking of those servant’s babies, but Elsa was thinking of Anna. Small, and red, and new - but also very loud. Especially loud when you had to share a room with the little thing. And Anna had never really stopped being loud. Except when her sister was around, with magic to calm her - to entertain her.

"Although I’m sure there must be some suitable names somewhere along the line. We’re related to most of the royal families in Europe. I can get the records out whenever you want."

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"I for one, would also approve of such a marriage," Kai also added in kindly.

Anna looked at them both. “You have no idea how thankful I am,” she said quietly, “Thank you so much. I… I’ll talk to Kristoff about it.”

It was all up to him, of course. She wouldn’t blame him if he didn’t want to, with the circumstances. He would be at high risk of becoming a widow all too quickly, and Anna didn’t want her own selfishness to make him suffer.

"You love him," Elsa said quietly. "How could I ever say no?"

Kristoff would say yes - the blonde knew him well enough for that. He had found himself gushing about Anna to her older sister more times than the Queen could count. It was the same with Anna about him. 

No matter the cost, Kristoff would say yes. Not for the riches, not for the titles. But for Anna.

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"Papa’s gonna be mad at me."

Now that she was buried well in the blankets and arms of her sister and mother, Anna was content and starting to wake up some more.

"No lessons?" She repeated, completely ignoring the second half of the news. She smiled at that. "You here that Elsa? That means we can play today!" 

At least, she hoped so.

"Yes, you two may play," the Queen said, before raising an eyebrow. "Be thankful you’re not both going to be spending the day facing a corner for your antics last night." 

Elsa looked a little sheepish. But their mother rubbed her cheek, reaching under to tickle under her chin, earning a quiet giggle. 

"But you didn’t answer my question. How about a bath?"

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"Anna, get away from that! It’ll sting you!"

One moment, Anna was nice and comfy in her sheets and under the pillows, and the next there was an alarming amount of ice cold-ness down her spine. 

Needless to say, the girl had pretty much jumped and squealed, suddenly very much awake.

Thankfully Elsa’s skull was away from Anna’s when she jumped, meaning there was no head bumping. Instead, the elder princess fell back, holding her stomach as she laughed at her sister’s reaction. 

Playing such pranks was always funny. It was harmless enough.

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Anna laughed nervously at the thought. “Oh, don’t jinx me please,” she said, “Having twins would be hard enough, nevermind triplets.” 

As the princess found her way to Vegard again, patting at his neck a bit before getting up, the girl grinned at her sister’s plead. “Maybe I will put in Therese in there just for your sake,” she teased, before she thought seriously about it, “But… yeah, names. I’ll have to think of them, I never really… thought about it before.” 

The reality of names. That was something alright. It definitely made things sound more concrete.

"Oh, imagine it - three little versions of you and Kristoff running around. I think they’d finally drive Kai and Gerda from the castle. And possibly make everyone else who remained’s hair grey."

As she spoke, she pulled herself up on Espen again, arranging her skirts a little so they covered her legs. 

"Oh, I always hated that name," she said, chuckling. "Kathrine was fine. Victoria was also fine. But Therese? No child should be cursed with such a name." 

In truthfulness, she didn’t mind all that much - but it was nice to play around with her.

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Anna’s eyes grew wide. “Elsa…” she breathed, “Really?” Her hand clutched at that pencil tightly. It had only been a few months since Kristoff and her had even been courting, she wouldn’t have imagined getting Elsa’s blessing so quickly, not after the first time. And yet, there it was. 

A sad smile grew on her face. “Thank you,” she finally said.

"Really," Elsa confirmed, a sad smile of her own on her face. "I had hoped to tell you under happier circumstances, but… yes, really." 

It may have only been a few months, but Kristoff was not only her little sister’s beau - he was quite quickly becoming one of Elsa’s friends, however few that number may be. He was gruff and unkempt and completely unsuited to palace life. And yet he had fit right in to their little family. 

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"Anna, get away from that! It’ll sting you!"

The little girl groaned, a pillow put on top of her head; seems she had somehow managed to bury herself in the bedding over the night, which kept the lighting dark for her. 

"Don’t wanna," she replied, "Sky’s still ‘sleep." Well, it wasn’t actually, she knew that, but she figured that if it was dark for her eyes, that was good enough.

"Anna-a-a," Elsa whined, continuing to shake her sister’s shoulder, before sitting back on her heels, thinking. Her little sister was a stubborn one, especially when it came to sleep - or giving Elsa a lack of it.

Grinning, she summoned some snowflakes around one hand, watching them dance about before shoving her fingers down the back of her sister’s nightdress.