Elsa looked outside her office window and smiled. Hundreds of her citizens were slowly making their way into the castle courtyard. Elsa had promised them a surprise as a thank you gift for accepting her as their queen and an apology for the… unexpected winter. Elsa was excited of course, but she was also anxious. While she was comfortable with herself and her powers, she was uncertain if her subjects felt the same way. She would have to convince them that her powers could do more than cause harm and that there were benefits with having the Snow Queen as their sovereign.
As Elsa began to consider changing the surprise to something smaller, she heard a familiar knock at the door. A knock she could finally answer. “Come in, Anna,” Elsa said with a smile.
Anna opened the door with a flourish and beamed at her big sister. “How do you do, Your Majesty?” she said with a childishly serious voice. She dipped into a teasing curtsey. Elsa could barely contain the burst of giggles coursing through her body as she gazed upon her sister with a blank face. “I was in the middle of doing important paperwork until I was so rudely interrupted.”