Author's Note: I'm so happy with how well received my first request was. I'm very glad that you all enjoyed it. So this one-shot will be about Icy/Valtor which was requested by zanhar1. I hope you like it.
"Happiness lies in your own hand.
It took me much too long to understand,
How it could be,
Until you shared your secret with me." -Madonna
The snow billowed wildly around the group of four as they made their way through the dense forest. The wind was strong and furious, making the pines hiss and groan as their needles were flung throughout the area, while their branches slapped against each other.
While the majority of the party seemed rather unhappy to be in such dreadful weather, one member was very happy to be here.
"Icy this is terrible, why are we here?" Darcy chattered, rubbing her arms to try and warm herself up.
"Yeah...if I wanted to be caught in a blizzard, I'd just piss you off." Stormy grumbled, sneezing.
"Quit complaining weeotch. This is a mission so I expected that you two would be more cooperative." Icy hissed back, not wearing anything but her usual attire--she didn't mind the cold, not one bit.
"What could we possibly
find here?" Stormy whined. "Valtor, why are we here?"
Valtor gave the two whining woman a smirk. "Don't worry, I assure you that this venture will pay off."
Darcy rolled her eyes. "Great, you're not even going to answer us. Just that riddle garbage."
Icy glared at her sister. "Just calm down, Darcy. I'm sure you can endure another five minutes of this. It won't be much longer."
For the remainder of the walk, the two younger sisters didn't say much, (save for a few grumbles) and soon they could see the outline of a magnificent castle.
It was large, extending east to west. It was made of stone and marble, two portions sticking out while the main part of the foundation crept further back; icy, gray stairs leading to to window-matching entrance.
Castle of Queen Orithyia
"What is this place?" Stormy asked, peering into the distance.
"It is known as the Castle of Hvitr Adurna--or 'White Water'." Valtor explained, eyeing the monument with avid fascination.
"I've never heard of it..." Stormy mumbled.
"It is the home of Queen Orithyia--the queen of the elves. They are some of the most powerful beings in the magical universe. They hardly age and have been using the most ancients forms of magic ever since they were created." Valtor said.
"The elves are real?" Darcy gasped, her eyes widening in surprise. "I always thought that they were just legends..."
Icy laughed. "Well if they were, we wouldn't be standing here right now."
"So is that why we're here? We're going to steal some of their spells?" Stormy wondered, doubt filling her voice.
"Why else would we be here? For a vacation?" Icy snapped.
"But they're one of the strongest and wisest beings in the universe. How do you expect us to beat them?" Darcy asked. It was a valid question. After all, there were only four of them and there's no way they could defeat a whole array of elves.
"Trust me, I've got a plan." Valtor replied.
"COME ON, STORMY!" Darcy screeched as she burst through the front door, her younger sister struggling to keep up with her arms full of scrolls and books.
"Well, I could
fly faster if someone gave me a hand!" She snarled back, Icy swooping down and grabbing a few of the magical articles from her sisters arms.
"Let's go ladies, the elves are on our tail!" Valtor shouted, anxious to get out but happy that they had succeeded.
"Someone make a portal!" Darcy hisses. Icy takes the lead and shoots a beam of ice at a tree, a large portal forming in front of their path.
"Nice work." Valtor said, Icy's cheeks tinting pink. "Uh thanks..."
" A voice snaps, Stormy getting caught in the magical grip; it forcing her still before pulling her back.
"Hey, what's going on?!" She growls, trying to resist the force. "Somebody help me!"
Darcy flew to Icy, giving her all the articles she had in her arms. "Take these. I'll go and help Stormy." She said, flying to her sisters aid.
"Wall of Shadow!" She said, a dark wall surrounding the elves that now poured from the castle entrance. Darcy could hear them shouting in their language, obviously confused as to what was going on.
"Shadow Hand!" A purple coated hand made of darkness appeared from below Stormy and snatched her mid-air, it taking her back to where Darcy and the others waited.
"Thanks..." Stormy said, shaking slightly from the elven magic. "That was one intense spell..."
Valtor sighed. "We're all here, so let's get out of here before they notice what's going on."
The witches nod in agreement, the group flying into the portal as it closed with a warp
The group laid out the various parchments and books that they had stolen from the elven queen's castle.
"Do any of you have any idea what some of this stuff even does?" Stormy inquired as she opened one of the scrolls.
"Most of the spells are harmless, and I'm sure that we snagged simple stories and poems as well, but there are a few spells that are quite powerful. I know that there is one that heightens your powers." Valtor said, opening a nearby book and flipping through its contents.
"Well do any of you know how to speak the elves native tongue? Because these spells won't do us any good if we don't know how to say any of them." Darcy snapped, starting to feel as if all their hard work had been in vain.
"I'm a little rusty, but I believe I can say most of it." Valtor said. Stormy walked over and handed him a scroll. "Well this one looks decent, it has enough written on it for you to think so, at least." She mumbled.
Valtor opened it up and furrowed his brows in concentration as he tried his best at deciphering the ancient language. "Atra älfr wilao rauhdr dus thorta du ilumëo.
After he finished, nothing seemed to have happened, earning looks of confusion and disappointment.
"Well that was rather exciting. I knew this was a stupid idea. Why did we even get these stupid things? Oh yeah I know, because Icy wanted to impress Valtor." Stormy snarled, her eyes widening when she soon realized what she had said.
"What was that, Stormy?" Icy hissed. "I'm so sorry
that I offered a plan that could benefit us. If you weren't so slow we probably could have done some more there!" Her mouth hung open slightly at the confession, Stormy looking as if she wanted to strangle her older sister.
Darcy scoffed at the outburst. "Yeah, right. We were out there because you wanted to impress Valtor, Icy. You're just a love-sick witch who wants to prove you're his "number one.'"
Icy glared at her surprised sister, but nonetheless, blushed slightly at the statement; it was true after all.
Valtor sighed and pinched the top of his nose. "You three bickering is possibly the worst thing about this whole damn trip. You remind me of the three Ancestral Witches...and I hate
Stormy snorted. "Whoa dude, watch it. Those are our ancestors you're talking about."
"He's right though...they can be ultimate bitches." Darcy grumbled.
"Wait, did you just say that?" Icy asked. Darcy's eyes widened at the question. "Oh gosh, I did."
Stormy burst out into a fit of laughter. "They're sooo
going to kill you Darcy. And if you need help, I'm not going to be there to give it to ya."
Darcy glared at Stormy. "What do you mean you 'won't help me out'? We're sisters, and we've always stuck with each other."
Stormy's laughter ceased as she cocked her head to the side in confusion. "Yeah of course, why would I ever abandon you guys?"
Icy growled. "This is weird, what exactly is happening...you, hot-stuff, explain." She said to Valtor, her younger sisters laughing.
Icy frowned. "What did I say?"
Valtor flushed and looked back at the scroll. "Well, I believe that it says, "Let he who read this tell the truth"...so that's why you're all giving somewhat strange confessions that you wouldn't normally."
"Like how Icy has a crush on you?" Stormy asked.
Icy shot a death-glare toward her. "It's true though..." She mumbled. Her eyes widened after she realized what she said, her cheeks turning red.
Valtor gave a nervous laugh. "Uh yes...or how I find Stormy to be very irritating; Darcy very seductive and Icy quite strong and beautiful."
Darcy let out a chuckle. "Nice confession there, Romeo." She mused.
Valtor blushed and looked away, meddling with his fingers awkwardly.
"How long is this supposed to last? Because if this whole experience is just going to be you two confessing your undying love for each other, I'm just going to leave." Stormy snaps.
Icy blushed. "Well uh...if you want to leave then fine. Then I can have Valtor all to myself."
Darcy burst out laughing. "You can have him. Come on, Stormy." She got up and grabbed her sisters arm, the two of them walking out the room.
"So...uh, hi." Icy whispered. She bit her lower lip nervously, as her eyes watched the man before her.
"Hi." He said. "Listen, since this spell is going on and I cannot lie, I just want you to know that everything I have and might blurt out, is and will be uh...true."
Icy's blue eyes sparkled with delight. He likes me too? Well that's a relief..
"That's nice to know but uh...I'm not usually one that shows their emotions so I'm not necessarily the "lovey-dovey" type."
Valtor laughed and walked towards Icy, taking hold of her hands. "I know." He said, placing a sweet kiss on her forehead.
Icy smiled at the gesture. "Ha...guess that little fairy-loser Bloom will have to watch her back now that you and I are together."
Valtor smirked down at her. "Nothing will get in our way and together, we'll wipe that pathetic princess off the Magix Dimension."
Icy grinned. "I'd like that very much..."
Author's Note #2: I don't really know how I feel about this one...I don't know why I involved elves into this but I just did. And we've had nothing but snow up here so I wanted to involve snow somehow so...yeah. But, I think the end turned out alright. I thought this was just meh. I hope you liked it though, Zannie ;w; The next one-shot will be about Sky/Flora.
(image credit: CookieMaidx3)