By Sir Alan
Oh man, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Seriously, it has been quite some time since I last wrote in the AG, and I feel a need to apologize for that. I haven’t had a chance to write in the AG for some time, I’ve been so busy. Granted, everyone has been busy, like always. So is the life of a Queen, a Fifth Spirit, and all those who work with and assist them. A life I honestly would not trade for anything in the world.
But aside from that, I wanted to give the faithful readers of the best publication in all the land, the Arendelle Guardian, a look into what I’ve been up to as of late, among other things. There will be plenty to discuss, and I hope you all will enjoy a look into things from my perspective!
So, where do I start? I guess I should start with what’s going on right now. There is some big news forthcoming that, if I told you about it right now, I’m not sure Queen Anna would be pleased with me doing. And, rightfully so, because it is something massive, even bigger than some of the stuff that’s already happened, which includes our fight with the old Grand Dukes of Russia, a fight where we barely escaped with our collective lives (I still miss Sora though. The other two, I could care less, but Sora was so different. Wherever she is, I hope she is well). That may not give enough context, but when Anna does allow for this news to be released, hopefully you will understand the magnitude.
At the end of the day, this next journey will play a massive role in not just our lives, but it will magnify and potentially shape what the future of the kingdom of Arendelle will be for years, if not decades and centuries to come. Rest assured, we will be prepared for it.
Speaking of preparedness, let’s talk about my training, shall we? With everything that has been going on as of late, as well as, well, I really don’t want to seem or be complacent, I’ve stepped up my training a lot lately. General Mattias has been a huge help for that, as has Commander Hilde. Not only am I still doing my normal training, both with my swordsmanship, and my strength and agility, but I’m also doing more to work on my fighting skills.
Sure, I have beaten the absolute joke that is Will Harrison before, and I’m a pretty solid fighter already, but I can always improve. That’s how it works with anything I do, I know I can be better, and I must continue to improve to be prepared for anything that comes our way. Being in the role that I am in, I know that I may be putting my life on the line at various points in time, and I completely accept that. I’m more than willing to defend the lives and honor of Anna, Elsa, and everyone else, in battle, even if it means losing me. Do I wish that I didn’t have to worry about that? Absolutely, but at the end of the day, I know my mortality and I know that there will come a day where I won’t be here any longer. But until then, I’m going to keep fighting for this kingdom no matter what, and defend it with honor.
Since I mentioned Commander Hilde, I should talk a little bit about her contemporary, the vampire herself, Countess Vi. I’ve actually taken it upon myself to spend some quality time with her when I’m not busy doing anything else. And Vi has been happy to have me around her, I must say. Sure, she enjoys Hilde and her other constituents being with her, but at the same time, I’ve taken up an interest in learning more about not just her and her family (remember, I used to be a massive, MASSIVE hater of Vi, I have AG articles written in which I completely ripped the Mundulfari clan apart), but also about the idea of being a vampire. Of being immortal, whether by choice or by force. For what led up to Vi becoming a vampire and thus immortal, Vi would tell me that she has no regrets about it.
“For the sake of everyone, including myself, and especially our dear Queen Anna, if I had to do it all over again, I would,” she told me one day. “Looking back, in some ways I do regret some of the things I did. I don’t necessarily regret being a Mundulfari, since I didn’t have a choice in that matter. However, I do wish that I wasn’t so blinded by my clan’s history to see that I could have been different.”
I would respond, “You have nothing to worry about, Vi. What matters is that you and Hilde are here, with us, and that’s all we could ask for.” And, truthfully, that really is it. That is really all that matters in the end. We have her with us, rather than against us. She is a part of our family. And that is what matters most.
On the note of family, I’d like to talk a little bit about Princess Danny. If you have not met her, she is the sweetest, most adorable little girl I’ve ever seen, and it is an extreme shame that her own family ditched her. How could they do that to her? How could they be so cruel? These are questions I wonder about, but not all that often anymore. What matters is that Danny is with us, and we are so happy to have her. She spends some of the time with Elsa and the Northuldra, learning about herself and her powers (yes, she has powers just like me and Elsa!), and also spends part of her time here at the castle, learning from Anna and others. Collectively, we want Danny to be able to learn about life from the aspect of Arendellians, and that of Northuldrans. The best of both worlds, if you will. Danny has seemingly been enjoying her time in both places, and though it has taken some time, she’s been able to make friends with local children too! She was so shy when we first met her, and she is still shy at times now. But she has grown a lot in what feels like such a short amount of time, which is incredible to see. Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, everyone is extremely proud of Danny for all the progress she has made so far, and she has so much farther to go at such a young age. I can’t wait to see what she’ll become when she’s older.
I think I’ll end this by talking about something near and dear to my heart. That of course being the Fifth Spirit, and love of my life, Elsa. If you didn’t know already, we are in a relationship together! One that we are taking our time with, for sure, but to think her and Anna found me in a bad way and nursed me to health, the fact that Elsa has helped me with understanding my powers despite the mystery behind them, and now her and I are dating… I can’t stress how I’d never change any of this or take anything that has been done for me for granted. Ever. I truly love Elsa, with everything I have, and she loves me, its… its an indescribable feeling.
Due to the chaos surrounding the kingdom at the present time, I haven’t been able to take Elsa on many dates, only about one or two, when able. But I do try and spend as much time with her as I can, whether in the Enchanted Forest, or here in Arendelle, and Elsa certainly appreciates it. “You are one of the nicest men I’ve ever met, Alan, and you are wise beyond your young years,” the Fifth Spirit told me one day.
I merely blushed and replied, “You’re the sweetest and nicest woman I’ve ever met, dearest Elsa.”
I’m not even ashamed to say it, we’ve had some funny moments where we’d kiss, and our powers… well they engage in between and freeze our lips together. The first time it happened, we were a little worried, but once we got separated, we couldn’t help but giggle and laugh like little kids.
Dearest reader, I have to admit that Elsa has made me the happiest person alive, and I’d do anything for her, just like I’d do anything for the kingdom in defending it. I really do hope that, inevitably, when the chaos finally settles down, Elsa and I can spend a little more time together, uninterrupted. We’ll continue to take things slow, which is fine with me. But, and I think Elsa would agree with me, there’s just so much chemistry between us, that maybe… just maybe, like Anna and Kristoff did, we’ll marry one day. But, that’s for the future. For right now, I’m just happy to be here, writing to you, and being with this amazing royal family. And, to any evil-doer or rival (looking at YOU, Will Harrison) who might come across this, I’ll leave you with this. Mess with one of us, mess with all of us. Mess with Arendelle, you get the wrath of us all. Do what is best for yourself, and mind your own business. Simple as that.
Thank you all for reading, and I can’t wait to write again for you in the near future!