Runeard’s Pokemon Team
Shiny Growlithe -> Arcanine (choosy with who he lets get close to him, a bit guarded)
Shiny Magikarp -> shiny Gyarados (his more violent and angry pokemon, escaped to the Black Sea and turned it into a violent place due to it’s rage)
Charmander -> Charmeleon -> Charizard (left Runeard, was found by Anna and rehabilitated by her)
Turtonator (bit of a dick, pretended to charge an explosion all the time around Agnarr and terrifying him)
Rockruff -> Midnight Form Lycanroc (not very nice, took from Riolu and Rockruff’s food and picked on them)
Mega: Gastly -> Haunter -> Gengar (it tormented Agnarr at night for years, often Mega evolving just to scare the babi king)
Image by: @queen-iduna-of-arendelle.
queen-iduna-of-arendelle said: ♡♡♡♡
Anna had always loved hugs. but hugs from her parents were some of her favorite hugs. so it was no wonder that when her mother, suddenly and unexpectedly, hugged her, Anna was quick to sink into the embrace, lips curved into a bright smile, arms locked around the woman’s torso.
she didn’t pull back for some moments. but when she did, she gave her mother an adoring look.
『 ❝ you’re hugs are always the best. ❞ 』
Cold Secrets Chapter 3: New Normal
A/N: Thanks for reading!!!
This is an AU where Runeard doesn’t build the dam until after Anna and Elsa are born as a gift to the Northuldra leader for allowing Iduna and Agnarr to marry. Whilst visiting the forest an incident involving Nøkk exposes Elsa’s magic to Runeard. Runeard attempts to kill Elsa but fails. Anna and Elsa are forced to stay in the secret room by day and their locked bedrooms by night. Until one day that balance is thrown off by a devastating loss.
It had been three years since the events in the forest and ‘acting the part’ was no longer a sufficient plan. Anna and Elsa’s bedroom had turned into a winter wasteland due to Elsa’s frequent nightmares and was no longer in use. The girls were given separate rooms but were always found in the same bed in the mornings. As Anna and Elsa grew closer their parents continued to drift apart. There were times when Agnarr and Iduna’s spats required an intervention because things got out of hand.
Despite the strain on their relationship, Agnarr and Iduna always worked together when studying Elsa’s magic. Agnarr was reading a book about nightmares in a means to help his eldest sleep better when Iduna placed a map in front of him. “Ahtohallan. That’s where we need to go!” She was unusually excited about something they knew so little about.
“Ahto-who-what?” Agnarr asked quizzically while studying the map’s various locations. “Ahtohallan, it holds all the answers about the past and what we’re a part of. If we go there, we might be able to help Elsa reach her full potential.” Iduna began to list off all the legends and myths about the river while Agnarr was still wrapping his head around it. He traced a dotted line from Arendelle to the Dark Sea and then to Ahtohallan. “…of course we might need to sail for two weeks and leave the girls with that tyrant, but we could give them instructions on how to carry on as if we were there with them. What do you think?” She gave him that adventurous smile that rarely made an appearance after she left the forest. Agnarr smiled and held both her hands in his. “I’m all for it. If we’re able to find answers about Elsa’s uniqueness then it’s a trip worth taking.” Iduna embraced him and the two shared a kiss for the first time in months.
Anna laid on her back with her legs against the grandfather clock. She mimicked the ticking with her tongue and watched the pendulum with her eyes. Eventually watching the minute and hour hands revolve around the clock became repetitive. At ten, Anna knew better than to open the door and disobey her parents, but having finished her lessons earlier than Elsa, the sameness of routine was bound to be broken. Just as her hand closed around the marble horse head, a snowball whizzed past her.
“Hey!" She whipped around glaring at Elsa who was studying Arendellian history. Elsa looked up, giving her younger sister a warning glance. "We can’t leave, remember?"
"What if grandfather isn’t even in the castle?" Anna suggested while attempting to open the door again. "Don’t you miss running through the halls and seeing what Mama and Papa were up to?" Elsa put down her fountain pen and sighed. Admittedly, Elsa did miss being carefree and biking down the halls despite the several warnings Agnarr gave them. "Remember that old bicycle that father got from Germany? We used to ride it everywhere,” Mused Elsa as she recalled a simpler time.
While her sister was distracted, Anna pulled the marble horse head and opened the door. The sound of the stone door revolving brought Elsa back to reality. Upon seeing that her sister had left the only place they were safe, Elsa instinctively followed after her.
“Anna! Anna, I’m not joking this is serious!” She yelled, checking every corridor for the feisty redhead. After having walked the entire castle twice, Elsa noticed something…or rather someone sticking out behind the potted crocuses in front of their parents’ bedroom. The door to the bedroom was slightly ajar. Curious, Elsa crouched next to the potted crocus and pinched Anna’s arm. “Ow!”
“That’s what you get for not listening to me,” Elsa narrowed her brows, “Anna you can’t just run off like tha-“ Anna placed a hand over Elsa’s mouth.
"Shh! I’m trying to listen." Sure enough their parents’ voices rang out clearly inside the room. “Are we sure Ahtohallan is a good idea?” Questioned Agnarr as he packed his suitcase with jackets and coats. Iduna placed a hand on his shoulder and smiled empathetically.
“I get it, you’re worried about going too far. I’m sure Ahtohallan offers warnings to those who are about to cross the threshold.” She kissed his cheek and continued to place journals and books into her own suitcase. Agnarr paused for a moment, considering how not telling their daughters that they are leaving could affect them. If he and Iduna never returned, Runeard would easily be able to hunt Anna and Elsa down. No matter how hard he tried, all Agnarr could do was think of the negatives. Every dire situation he imagined ended the same way: his father ruling over Arendelle with an iron fist while Elsa and Anna watched from the dungeon or worse their graves. “Iddy, maybe we should tell them-”
“Tell us what?” Anna asked in an accusatory tone. The redhead stood with her arms crossed over her chest. She had heard enough secrets and saw how they tore her family apart. No more! She thought listening to her parents talk in hushed tones. Iduna sighed, looking over at the large family portrait hanging over the dimming fireplace. She then looked back at Anna who was now joined by Elsa. The two stared her down, giving angry glares. “We’re going on a diplomatic trip. The boat leaves in two hours, and we’ll be gone for two weeks.” Iduna watched as Anna’s arms dropped as fear flashed across her face.
“Wait, you’re leaving?”, Asked Anna, as reality began to sink in. Tears suddenly formed in the corner of her eyes and she took a few deep breaths to calm herself. It didn’t work, Anna let out a quiet whimper as she stood in the doorway crying. In an instant Iduna and Agnarr were embracing her. Agnarr looked up and saw Elsa lingering outside the room, a snow flurry above her head. “Elsa?” Now the entire family is looking in her direction.
“Why are you leaving now?! What if we’re in danger and you aren’t there to help?!” Elsa looked between her parents, the anger in her rising. Agnarr spoke first, placing both hands on Elsa’s shoulders. “I know it’s sudden and you think it’s outright stupid, but Elsa this is for you and Anna. It’s to save your future. If you’re angry…you have every right to be.”
“This is just something that couldn’t be put off until later. We’re sorry…” Iduna added, attempting to get a hug but Elsa refused. “I don’t forgive you, nor do I accept your apology. You weren’t going to say goodbye! I didn’t even know you were leaving until ten minutes ago!” With tears in her eyes, the thirteen year old ran off to her room.
“Elsa!” Iduna yelled, running after her eldest. She stopped, seeing that the door to the old nursery was ajar. Peeking inside the room, Iduna noticed that the small ice statues that hadn’t moved in years were now in motion again. One in particular caught her eye, it was of a fairy’s wings being cut off. The scene played on a loop next to Elsa who was sitting on her bay window. “ That’s very tragic, isn’t it?” Iduna asked as she sat next to the troubled teen. Elsa glanced at her and turned her attention back to the ice statues. “That’s why you can’t leave. He’ll clip my wings…” She whispered looking out at the fjord where Agnarr and Anna were helping Kai load the suitcases onto the ship. “Elsa, you and Anna will be okay, I have a feeling.” Iduna noticed a blue and green cloth protruding from the doll crib next to the window. She lifted the blue cloth and smiled. “This was the scarf you were wrapped in as a baby. I want you and Anna to hold onto these. When you get lonely or scared just wrap it around your shoulders…it’ll be like I’m giving you a hug.” Iduna wrapped the shawl around Elsa’s shoulders and kissed her on the forehead.
“I believe I have a trip to go on. Come see me and your father off,” Ordered Iduna as she stood up, Elsa following suit.
As the boat began to disembark, Anna and Elsa ran after it. They waved goodbye and blew kisses at their parents until the boat disappeared beyond the horizon. Out of breath and sweaty, Anna squeezed Elsa’s hand, solidifying a promise she had made internally. We must always protect each other. In some ways, some promises were meant to be broken.
Two weeks soon became five. It was warm and the sun was streaming through the windows which was a contrast to the dire news Gerda had received.
“Your Majesty, I have some unfortunate news: Prince Agnarr and Lady Iduna’s ship was lost in a storm. There were no survivors.” Runeard ran his fingers through his greying hair and sunk into his throne. “Thank you Gerda, I’ll tell the princesses after supper.”
Anna’s face contorted as she tried to grasp what had become of her parents. Her legs buckled and she collapsed in a fit of sobs. The shrill cries echoed through the castle reaching Elsa’s room. At first when she heard the cries, Elsa assumed it was Gerda but then she heard Gerda’s calm voice say: “Princess Anna, please. You’ll hurt your voice.” Elsa’s heart sunk as she heard the heart wrenching sobs of her younger sister getting louder as Anna neared the room. The rhythmic knock that Elsa was used to was replaced by a small tap on the door. She opened the door and gathered Anna into her arms. “Wha-”
“Your parents didn’t survive their trip. I’m so sorry.” Gerda answered before leaving the two alone. The sisters cuddled together in silence, the only sound being the beating of their shattered hearts.
Elsa is the greatest fictional character that has ever been created and no one will convince me otherwise.
Thanks for coming to my ted talk.
Frozen AU: Cold Secrets
What if Runeard built the dam later as ‘gift’ to the Northuldra leader and the Northuldra for letting Iduna marry Agnarr as a way to join the two lands(Aka give Runeard claims over the forest).
The royal family goes to the forest to see the dam and an incident involving Nøkk reveals Elsa’s magic to Runeard.
Runeard then tries to kill Elsa but the spirits intervene and allow Agnarr, Iduna, Elsa, Anna and Mattias to escape before its closed forever but Runeard pushes Mattias back and escapes the mist leaving Mattias and other soldiers trapped with the Northuldra.
While alive Iduna and Agnarr try to keep Elsa safe from Runeard by guarding the room by night and staying in the secret room by day.
Eventually Agnarr and Iduna have to leave and find answers or help from Ahtohallan. The girls are 10 and 13 when Agnarr and Iduna die at sea.
After his son’s death at sea, Runeard takes a sleeping Anna to the hidden folk(no trolls in this AU) and orders them to alter her memories or he’ll have them killed for treason(falsely obviously). Not being able to defy a king the hidden folk do as they’re told and alter Anna’s memories so she thinks Elsa went with their parents and died at sea with them. She also doesn’t remember Elsa’s magic.
Runeard also orders the hidden folk to alter the memories of the kingdom so everyone else also thinks that Elsa died and never had magic. After erasing the kingdom’s and Anna’s memories Runeard locks Elsa in the dungeon.
EDIT thank you @fericita-s for this idea: When Anna is 18 she is crowned because Runeard is dying of a disease and he has already found someone to keep Anna in line. Prince Hans. Anna and Hans are engaged.
Her engagement/coronation ball is crashed by Elsa who after 8 years in a dungeon is seeking revenge. Anna doesn’t believe that Elsa is alive because the Elsa she remembers never had magic.
Elsa causes an eternal winter and leaves the kingdom in a blizzard. Anna is forced to go after her sister and stop the storm. Before she leaves Runeard hands her a pair of gloves that will get rid of Elsa’s magic.
That’s all I have so far! I’m still figuring out some details.
I had to do it
film : tags
Me to my 10-year-old cousin who loves Frozen and hates long baths:
Step into your shower
Into something good
This is the moment when Elsa accepts herself for what she is. I love this scene, the way her mother looks at her gives her that confidence that her parents have always loved her for who she is, and it is also thanks to this that she is able to show herself 💙
You know, theres nothing in either Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure or Frozen 2 that contradicts the theory of Rapunzel being Anna and Elsa’s cousin. The only part of that theory contradicted is that Agnarr and Iduna weren’t going to Corona when their ship went down, and that it would for sure have to be Agnarr and Arianna (and Willow) that are siblings (which was already the theory I supported more), with Agnarr as presumably the oldest given that he became king immediately at 14yo.
I’m picturing 14yo Iduna dragging Agnarr out of the forest and back to the castle, where he wakes up to his two younger sisters hovering worriedly over him. And he has to tell them that their father died, that they’re orphans now, and a like 12yo Arianna pointing out that that means he’s now the king. And Arianna does her best to help her older brother with his duties as king, in the process learning more than everything she needs to know to eventually be Queen Consort of Corona. And Willow is probably still pretty little (I’m picturing about 8ish) so her siblings likely hire someone young to babysit/play with her so she’s not being raised purely by stuffy old royal tutors. And maybe that’s how Iduna gets dragged into the castle and maybe Willow decides she wants Iduna to be her sister too and tries her hand at playing matchmaker.
So Arianna becomes the perfect hostess and lady of court, and eventually falls for a young neighbouring king who comes to visit for some diplomatic function she’s undoubtedly hosting. While Willow spends her days enraptured by stories of magic and idolizing this older girl who grew up in the woods. And Agnarr begins to fall hard for the girl he hired to let his youngest sister be a child, unaware of the fact that she’s also the girl who saved his life. And eventually Willow goes off on her own to have adventures, as Arianna moves to Corona to marry Frederic, and Agnarr and Iduna get married as well. And for a while all five young royals think they’ve found their Happily Ever After’s especially as both couples are expecting babies soon, and Willow is ecstatic about getting to be an aunt.
And then Arianna gets insanely sick during her pregnancy, and between Iduna and Willow it gets suggested that there might be a magical cure to save her and the baby. And there is, and it works, and even though Rapunzel is born a few months early she’s a perfectly healthy and happy little girl. And then she’s kidnapped for her magical connection almost instantly.
And when Elsa is born sneezing snowflakes mere months later, of course Agnarr is terrified. Magic killed his father, almost killed him, and just barely got his newborn niece abducted, throwing his sister and brother-in-law into a deep depression. He is understandably terrified. But magic also saved his sister’s life, and he has faint fragments of memory telling him that magic can be fun and beautiful, so combined with his wife’s insistence that their daughter’s powers are a blessing, and the fact that he can’t bring himself to do anything less than adore his tiny child, he is cautiously optimistic.
And so for eight years Willow splits her time between her journeys - which now serve a dual purpose of trying to help find her oldest niece - and visiting her siblings, regailing her two non-missing nieces with tales of magic and adventure, and trying to bring a smile back to her older sister’s face. And Anna and Elsa adore their aunt, hanging on every word of her stories the same way she listened to their mother’s stories as a child.
And then suddenly the castle in Arendelle is closed off completely. No more visits from Willow in between adventures. No more summers spent in Corona with Arianna and Frederic. They barely even exchange letters. And the family that raised eachother while ruling a kingdom begins to fall apart. And Willow tries to keep up visiting her sister, but with Iduna having asked her to help them figure out Elsa’s powers while simultaneously staying away, eventually two months between visits becomes six months, then a year, and then several. And then eventually, almost a decade after the family has had regular contact Rapunzel is found. And Arianna practically begs for at least one of her siblings to come meet her daughter and be there for the official court welcome.
But Elsa’s fear of her powers has gotten to the point where she hasn’t even left her room in months, and nothing Agnarr and Iduna do is helping. So they’re already planning on their trip to Ahtohollan and decide that they’ll make a detour to Corona on their way home, using this invite to justify their trip to their daughters and advisors. And Anna desperately wants to come with them, to meet her cousin, and to interact with anyone close to her age more than merely a once-in-a-blue-moon family dinner that Elsa practically flees from as soon as possible. But with the primary reason for their trip Agnarr and Iduna deny her request, promising that she can go on the next trip to Corona.
And then they never show up in Corona, despite the letter saying they’d be there by this date, and a few weeks later word comes that their ship was lost. And Arianna probably blames herself to some degree for inviting them, and undoubtedly feels guilty that her nieces lost their parents right as she regained her daughter. So she tries to reach out, but in the panic that accompanies Elsa’s greif is pushed away.
And then all the craziness that is RTA/TTS happens and in the midst of that Arianna and Willow reconnect with off screen tears for their brother and sister-in-law, and promises of more frequent letters and visits both. And then suddenly before they even notice three years have passed, and Rapunzel and Eugine are married - and no one was really surprised when Elsa turned down the wedding invitation, though Anna was kinda mad at her for doing so - and then the first invite into Arendelle in thirteen years arrives. And only Rapunzel and Eugene go, because Arianna is worried that Anna and Elsa blame her for their parents deaths. And then the snowstorm hits.
And it’s been so long that Arianna and Frederic had completely forgotten about Elsa’s powers - not that they saw them much in the first place, just little accidental flurries, out of fear that they might blame all magic for Rapunzel disappearance - and she especially is kinda cursing herself for not considering that factor and instead just being mad at her brother and feeling that he was abandoning her. And in the aftermath, Anna and Elsa not only get eachother and their little hodgepodge found family and eventually their mother’s tribe, and Rapunzel doesn’t just get her parents and Eugene and their mess of a claimed family, but they also get eachother.
And a kinda crazy aunt who spent an overlapping 18y looking for one niece and 13y looking for a way to help the other two while on her adventures, and is kinda baffled at how bad their family got in regards to communicating and keeping secrets.
*EDIT: Also this would mean that there are at least 3 sets of sisters (possibly 4 if Iduna has a sister in Northuldra) in this family where one of them is in a castle dealing with royal duties, while the other runs around a forest going on adventures, and I find this hysterical.
I need this
As a non-American I’m still salty the Arendelle Royal Family doll set is a Target Exclusive, but thanks to an American friend I finally got it! (after customs held the package hostage for two weeks…)
It’s such a unique doll set and even with F2, Queen Iduna merch is still pretty rare to find. And this is the only doll she has so far.