Frozen Paws, Frozen Heart
Entrapta X Hordak fic! (with Frosta’s participation)
Author’s note: I’m very, very proud of this fic! I just like writting/drawing Hordak being a parental figure! I really hope you guys like this one! Again, I’m always open to criticism and forgive my bad grammar! Tell me what you thought about it!
WARNINGS: Swearing?? Frosta swears a lot, I think we’re all very aware of that...
Clouds of dust and snow formed where Frosta had run past, zipping through the white, cold landscape, tirelessly chasing the hare. She barked and growled attempting to grab the swift thing with her mouth or paws, but it was always a little out of her reach.
Frosta almost fell, making another rough turn, following the hare, surely trying to shake her off. Her little paws ached, having run so fast for so long, but the pup ignored it with a determined look on her face. She was going to catch this damn hare if it was the last thing she did!
She barked and barked, as if that would make the hare go slower. The pup had been chasing that thing for three weeks now, and she wasn't about to stop!
Until a terrible smell hit her nose.
Frosta stopped abruptly, sliding in the snow a little. She fell head-first in the ground, and shook it off her fur and big coat. The hare looked behind it's shoulders, stopping after realising Frosta stopped chasing it, hoping back to her.
The pup raised her snout, sniffing the air. The hare raised itself on it's hind legs and sniffed.
-You smell it to? -Frosta asked it.
It turned to her without an answer. She slowly made her way through the snow, following the smell. She recognised it now, the smell of bitter metal scrap. She recognised it from Entrapta. From the Fright Zone.
Frosta ran up a hill to see better and try to make it out where the smell came from, and sure enough: a big, steel tank, with Dryl's crest on it, slowly making it's way through the snowy territory. HER snowy territory!
She growled to herself, her fur rising in her neck in anger. What was Entrapta doing in the Northern Reach?! A spark lit in Frosta's head. She remembered Adora reporting to her that Scorpia, Catra and Entrapta had attacked the Northern Reach once, when they still worked for the Horde, looking for tech.
As she was about to go after the tank, she saw the lid on top of it open, and out of it, Hordak peeked his head out.
Frosta growled even louder. Not thinking, she decided to run for it. As she got close to the tank, she turned to the hare who was still following her.
-It's not safe for you! Go back home, I'll meet you there!
The hare turned around and hoped back. Frosta climbed up the stairs and on top of the tank, where she slowly opened the lid and peeked inside before falling in.
She hit the metal floor head-first, making a loud CLANG. Rubbing her head with her paws, she looked around, examining the inside filled with wires, metal scrap, tools on the floor and a pile of boxes with Dryl's crest. Pointing her nose to the floor, Frosta slowly explored around, leaving a trail of snow behind her.
Her ears raised and she turned her head when she heard footsteps behind her. In a panic, she jumped behind the boxes, and hid there. Through a space between her hiding spot, she peeked to see Hordak, wearing a huge and probably very heavy dark blue fur coat, approaching the slid where she fell through. Frosta froze in place and held her breath.
She couldn't let him see her! Not because she was scared of Hordak, she wasn't scared of anything! But Frosta didn't want to be thrown out yet.
His eyes glowed in the dark. A red light casting on his surroundings, making him look even more monstrous. His steps slowing down as he saw the snow on the floor melting. The cat sniffed around, for sure catching her scent, as his ears drew back and he unsheathed his claws.
Frosta gulped. She heard his claws could cut through pure steel. Like all the other princesses, she had heard stories about Hordak before they actually met. He didn't seem so scary up close, but she wasn't ready to find out if his claws hurt or not.
He followed her scent, slowly getting closer to her hiding spot, a growl rising deep in his throat. Frosta's ears fell and her tail hid between her legs. Her paw opened as she made a snow ball out of thin air, ready to throw it in his big, scrawny face.
As Hordak was about to take another step, there was a chirp from the corridor. A small kitten-bat-monkey-thing-creature flew over to him trilling and chirping, covered in snow. It stopped at his paws and shook the snow off it's little body, revealing a fluffy and wet dark blue sweater, matching Hordak's fur coat.
-Aargh! Imp! -Hordak hissed. -Look at the mess you made! Your clothes are soaked!
The "Imp"-thingy laughed, it's tail held high. Hordak growled again, drawing his claws back. He nudged the kitten with wings back to the dark corridor and walked with it as it took flight again.
Frosta peeked her head out as their steps faded away. Slowly, she comes out from behind the boxes and scoots closer to the wall, following Hordak. The corridor is dark, she can barely see a thing, but manages to follow the cat by his scent and the faint talking from the end of the hall.
There's a big room ahead, Frosta can make out more boxes, tools on the ground, computer screens and Entrapta. Sitting on her big pet robot Emily, tapping in some kind of tablet, wearing a hoodie and big ear protectors. As Frosta was about to jump her and ask what she wanted in the Northern Reach, Hordak entered the room, carrying the kitten with wings, in a now dry sweater.
Entrapta's ears perked up and she stretched her paws to cradle the cat-thingy against her chest.
-You're watching him! -Hordak grumbled. -He decided to go outside to play in the snow and I had to dry him!
Entrapta's tail wagged.
-Aaww! He just wanted to build a snowman, didn't ya, Imp?
The kitten trilled back to her and nuzzled her chest, then turned to Hordak and stuck out his tongue to him. Hordak growled and Entrapta laughed.
She wrapped her ear around him and pulled herself closer so she could rest her head on his shoulder. Hordak nuzzled her cheek, purring.
-Blergh! -Frosta gaged.
She shouldn't have done that. Imp's folded ears perked up and he sniffed around. A tiny growl rising in his throat, his tail swished as he looked directly where Frosta was hiding. She gulped. Hordak, following Imp's eyes, stepped closer.
Entrapta tilted her head, holding Imp close to her, and petting Emily to calm her. The both whined and turned to her, looking for reassurance.
-What is it? -she looked at Imp, then at Hordak, then back. -What's wrong? There's nothing there. It's okay. Nobody's here-
-AH, YOU PEST!!!
Entrapta turned to see Hordak snarling, his face covered in snow, holding a very angry, barking Frosta by her scruff.
The pup tried to turn and run, but Hordak's grip on her tightened and Entrapta wrapped her ear around her waist, lifting her upside down. Her big coat fell in front of her face, and she had to slap it away to look at them.
-What are you doing here? -she asked excited.
-What are YOU doing here?! The Northern Reach is MY territory! -Frosta growled.
-Is it? I didn't know that! Last time I was here, it was just unmarked land! -Entrapta said, gently putting Frosta on the ground.
-Well, it's marked now! Why did you bring a tank in the middle of the snow anyway?
-Our experiments do not concerns you, pup!
Hordak towered over her, his ears back. Grumpy as always. Frosta wanted to throw a snowball at him everytime she looked at his stinky face, and it was very tempting to do it again.
-This is no place for a child, get out of our tank and go home! -he hissed, walking back to Entrapta.
Frosta jumped in front on him and growled, standing between him and the Princess. Who did he think he was?!
-No, YOU go home! -she barked. -You came here out of nowhere, without my permission, with a TANK! If you wanted to start another war you could have said it to my face!
-Permission?! -he laughed. -We don't need permission from a 9 month old pup!
-UH, I'M 11, SO SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!
They both growled loudly at each other. Frosta's neck fur was tingled and Hordak's tail swished from to side, both bearing their teeth. Entrapta pulled Frosta to sit on her lap and rested a ear on Hordak's shoulder.
-Sorry about coming out of nowhere, Frosta, we didn't know it was part of your kingdom! -Entrapta pat her on the head gently. -We just need an energy source! Our old one got busted when the Fright Zone was destroyed!
-Didn't you get attacked by a bunch of worms? At least, that's what Scorpia said!
-Yes! But the energy sources were left intact! As long as we don't wake the worms again, we should be fine!
Frosta huffed as she sat down.
-Why do you need an energy source anyway? -she crossed her arms. -Are you building another evil weapon?!
-Evil weapon! -Entrapta cackled. -Of course not, Frosta! You're so silly!
She pat her head again, ruffling her fur, which Frosta had to fix.
-What are doing so far from home? This is no place for a pup to be alone by herself!
Frosta stuck her nose up and copied his accent.
-My exploring does not concern you, BITCH!
Hordak hissed. "YOU PEST!!!", Imp echoed Hordak's words back to Frosta and she stuck out her tongue at him. Emily looked around all of them, beeping worriedly.
-You know, Frosta, for a puppy your size, you sure have a very extended vocabulary...
-I say we wash her dirty mouth with soap! -Hordak growled. -That's what children like her earned for their disrespect, back at the Fright Zone!
-I'M GONNA WASH YOUR MOUTH WITH SNOW, MOTHER FUCKER! COME AT ME!
-Ok, you both, quit it! -Entrapta barked. She sounded serious this time. -Nobody's gonna come at anybody! And nobody's having their mouth washed!
Something behind her started beeping and a little red light started flashing. Entrapta grumbled and tapped at her keyboard, making a bunch of 1s and 0s appear in one of the screens. She turned to Hordak.
-I think something in the front motor froze! Hordak, can you go check for me?
The cat growled softly out of frustration, his expression some-what hurt... He looked at Entrapta, looked at Frosta, and back at Entrapta.
-Fine... -hesitating, he turned to walk away, shooting a nasty side-eye at Frosta.
She sticks her middle finger at him as he walks away, complaining to himself.
-Ha-ha! -she laughs, victoriously.
She turned to Entrapta, who was still taping at her keyboard, more 0s and 1s showing on her screen. She didn't share the same smile Frosta had.
-What do you see in that guy? -the she finally asked.
-He's my lab partner!
-Yeah, but, he's an old... Clone... Bat... Thing!
-Appearances aren't everything in a relationship, Frosta. -Entrapta turned to her.
-I know that, but... -Frosta tried to think of what to say, but didn't know how to explain herself. She did not like Hordak overall. -I mean... He's Hordak! And you're you!
-Yeah, but we get along perfectly! -Entrapta smiled at her. -Our species don't exactly match, but we like the same things, we like to spend time together, our aesthetic is the same like our ideals and our morals! We just... Like each other!
-I get why he likes YOU, I don't get why you like HIM! He's always grumpy, and bossy, and saying complicated words...
-That's just how he is! I once heard someone say that Glimmer was hot-headed, stubborn, short-tempered and hard to get along with! But that doesn't mean you like her any less, does it?
-NO! WHO SAID THAT?! -Frosta stood up and created a fist of hard ice around her paw. -I'M GONNA PUNCH THEIR FACE INTO THEIR SKULL!
-NOT the point! -Entrapta gently pushed her paw down, and the pup melted the ice around it. -My point is: Some animals just get along... And other animals don't!
-And I guess Hordak doesn't get along with Princeses. -Frosta realised. -Well... Princesses that aren't you!
-Maybe... But Adora and Scorpia get along with him! I bet if you spent more time trying to talk to him, and not trying to fight him, you'd get along with him too!
Frosta grew quiet, her eyes flew around the room, as she thought to herself.
-And, yeah, it's easier for me in a way!
-What do you mean? -Frosta tilted her head.
-I have a secret! It's the reason why I get along with him so much! -Entrapta winked at her.
-What is it?!?
-Well... I think... He's really... CUTE!
Frosta gaged again and Entrapta cackled loudly, hugging her. She blew a raspberry on the pup's cheek, making her laugh and kick her legs. They both smiled at each other.
Imp trilled at the corridor and flew over to Hordak as he entered, perching on his shoulders.
-The motor is functioning as expected, it was only a small amount of frost. I turned the heater on. -he said. -Are we there yet?
-Yeah, are we there yet? -said Frosta.
"Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?" "Are we there yet?", Imp repeated Frosta's voice and she was taken aback by it.
-Somewhat! We can't really get in because the entries were destroyed, but maybe we could crawl around the vents!
Entrapta eyes twinkled with exciment, her tail wagged.
-YOU can crawl around the vents. -Hordak reminded her. He shivered and curled his tail around himself. -I'll wait here if that's acceptable. I do not want to hinder you in our experiment, for I don't do well in the cold.
-It's just snow! It's not THAT cold! -Frosta argued.
-Maybe for dogs with thick, long fur, like you! I don't know if you recall this, girl, but I am practicaly furless!
-It's okay! I can take Imp and Emily! But we gotta be super quiet! -Entrapta turned to the pets, who chirped and beeped back at her happily. -You guys stay here and take care of the tank together!
-WHAT!? No, I wanna come!!! -Frosta whined.
-I will not be demoted to pupsitting! -Hordak hissed.
-It won't take long, I promise! -she pointed at them with her ears. -Frosta, don't try to fight anything! And Hordak, be nice to the puppy!
The both of them exchanged hostile glares.
-Yeah, fuck face! Be nice!
-One more curse word out of your mouth and I'm shoving you in timeout corner for the next 3 hours!
-What did I just said?! -Entrapta barked angrily. She shot a last glance at them before scurrying off to the corridor leading to the exiting lid.
As soon as the THUMP of the shutting lid was heard, Hordak went up to the screens and Frosta followed him. They could see Entrapta making her way through the snow, walking off with Imp and Emily. The cat settled down with a longing sigh and Frosta jumped up to sit on the keyboard.
She let her paws dangle off the edge, awkwardly looking around, not knowing what to do with herself. He's just sitting there, his eyes stuck in that one screen where Entrapta was before, unmoving, as if he couldn't do anything else.
-So... What do we do now...?
-For how long?
-Not very long. It should take her no more than a few minutes or an hour.
-An hour?! -she whined. -What am I supposed to do for an hour?!
-I don't know! But if you're going to whine the whole time, I suggest you do it elsewhere!
Hordak growled at her and she let herself tumble to the side with an annoyed huff. It was less than a minute before she spoke again and the cat turned to her with a frown.
-Is there a bathroom in the tank? I need to go!
Hordak sat outside in the snow, turned around a few feet away from the small igloo Frosta made for herself as to give her some privacy. The snow so cold beneath him it almost felt like his paws were burning, he put the hood of his coat over his ears, but they still wouldn't warm up and he was worried they would freeze and fall off. His tail curled against him, trembling as he shivered. A small cloud came out of his nose with every breath he took.
He heard rustling behind him but kept himself from turning around.
-Okay, I'm done! -Frosta trotted up to him.
-Good! Let's go back inside, before I freeze to death!
Frosta rolled her eyes, and as they walked off, she had an idea. She stopped a little behind him, made a tall snow tower beneath her paws and shot ice through her paws ahead of her, making a long slippery ramp. Hordak stopped and yelped in shock.
-What are you doing?!
She made a board out of hardened snow and before he could stop her, she pushed herself off.
-FROSTA! NO, NO, GIRL! DON'T! FROSTA!!!
She went so fast down, she had to close her eyes, and only opened them again to see the fast approaching, snowy earth. She went head-first into the snow, bounced and fell again, her board shattered as soon as it touched the ground. Frosta tried to get up, but got herself stuck.
-You're impossible! Are you trying to get yourself killed?! -Hordak stormed up to her, grabbing her scruff and taking her off the snow. -You better have not broken anything! You crazy dog!
-Did you see me?! Did you see what I did?! It was super fun! I went flying! -she exclaimed, shaking the snow off her.
-And you also fell! From a dangerously high altitude might I add!
-Pffft! That was nothing! I just gotta adjust the slide!
-Nothing! Keep telling yourself that! -Hordak growled. -If you are to ever do that again, WHICH YOU WILL NOT, I suggest you better calculate your circumstances!
-Calculate...? -she asked. -What's that?
-You don't know what "calculate" means...? -Hordak stopped in his tracks and she shook her head. -Well... It means to determine the amount or number of something mathematically.
-Ma... The.. Matically...?
-Yes. For example, to do what you just did, SAFELY, -Hordak looked back and pointed at her improvised ramp. -First, you would need to calculate the high of the tower you built, the angle of the ramp and if it has any friction that might interfere with your board, how much you weight and your mass...
-That just sounds like a lot of work! -Frosta said, rubbing her head as if she had a headache.
-It sounds a lot more than what it actually is! -Hordak kept walking to the tank as she followed him. -It is all but calculation and physics!
Hordak's ears perked up at her sudden interest, a small smile on his lips.
- A branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy! The subject matter of physics, distinguished from that of chemistry and biology, includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, the structure of atoms, gravity...
-What's gravity?! -Frosta struggled to keep up with him.
-Gravity is what causes you to fall.
-Like a stumble or a trip?
-Yes- no, no! Actually, no. It's a force that pulls you downwards. -Hordak shook his head. -That's why you don't float away like you would out in space. The phenomenon that any two material particles, or bodies, if freed to move, will be exelorated towards each othe-
He stopped as his nose bumped on something. That something being Entrapta's own nose. He hadn't even noticed they had already gotten to the tank.
-Yuck! -Frosta gaged.
Hordak took a step back realizing their proximity, so close if he had held his head a little lower, they would have kissed. He shot a warning glance at Frosta.
-Where were you two at? -Entrapta said, her tail wagging and her cheeks blushing. -We came back and didn't find you anywhere!
-I needed to go to the bathroom, but there wasn't any in the tank, so we had to go outside, and Hordak kept whining, and I made a super ramp, and Hordak yelled at me, and went so fast I flew off and hit my face in the snow! -Frosta jumped up excitingly, her tail wagging madly as she panted.
Entrapta turned to Hordak and Imp jumped to his shoulders.
-She almost busted her head open! This girl is crazy!
-Aaww! Look at you getting all worried about the puppy! -the Princess nuzzled his cheek and he blushed.
-W-well, of course! If anything happened to her while we were alone, the Princesses would have blamed it on me! -his tail swished about, tying itself up with one of Entrapta's ears. -But did you find what we were looking for?
Frosta turned to the other Princess.
-Can I see it?!
Entrapta led the way back inside the tank, where she rolled a big metal sphere, with coloful glass and constellations-like markings all over it. It was quite beautiful.
-Is that it? -Frosta asked. -How does it work?
Entrapta set her on top of Emily as she explained.
-You see all these markings that kinda look like starts? -the dog pointed at them with her paw and Frosta nodded. -They light up and make a beaming sound when it's on! Those two holes right there are for cables! This is basically a huge battery, and it charges with the light of the sun! While the light hits it, it builds up energy, and if you plug something into it, it can generate enough energy to use for a MONTH! If we can decode the programing in this, we could create multiples and use their energy!
-Woooaah! But why do you need so much energy?
-Dryl is expanding, and fast. -Hordak explained. -With all of my brothers moving in, we need more housing, and more housing makes more use of energy.
Frosta's ears fell. She thought to herself how all those cats must feel, being brainwashed and then getting their "home" turned into a giant tree in the sky, having to get used to a completely different culture in a completely different planet.
-We can go back, now! Frosta, you want a ride home? -Entrapta asked her.
They left the piece of tech on the floor, going up to the screens again, Entrapta pulled a lever and the tank's motor roared to life. Emily looked up at Frosta and beeped, Frosta smiled and pat the bot, turning to Hordak as she felt the tank move.
-So... What were you gonna say before? -she asked, surprisingly shy. -About... gravity?
Hordak and Entrapta both turned their heads back, their eyes widen with surprise. Frosta's ears fell, did she do something wrong?
-Gravity? -Entrapta exclaimed. -I never thought you'd be interested about that topic, Frosta!
-Oh, I was explaining gravity and physics to her on our way back to the tank. She seemed rather confused.
They walked up to her and Emily, Entrapta sitting right beside her and Hordak settling near the bot.
-Yeah, what IS gravity? Is it like magic?
-Oh, no, no! It's the universal force of attraction acting between all matter! All bodies have a weight, or downward force of gravity, proportional to their mass, which Etheria's mass exerts on them! -Entrapta gesture with her paws as Hordak nodded. -Gravity is measured by the acceleration that it gives to freely falling objects!
Frosta tilted her head.
-So... A force that pulls things to the ground and doesn't let stuff float?
-Yeah! That's it! -the Princesses said, in a proud tone.
-That sounds a lot like magic! Are you sure it's not just magic?
-Yes, we are sure! -Hordak grumbled.
-How would YOU know?!
-Because even planets without magic have gravity, even completely deserted ones, without any intelligent life form! -the cat explained, as he paced around them.
-There's planets out there WITHOUT MAGIC?! -Frosta exclaimed, looking at her paws and back at him. -What a sad life!
Entrapta snapped her head around, looking at Frosta with an undignified look, putting her paws on her waist and huffing. Frosta's ears and tail dropped.
-Humph! "a sad life"?! -she exclaimed. -I've got no magic and I have the best time ever practically every day, young missy! So does Catra! So does Sea Hawk and so does Bow!
-Well, yeah... but... I mean... -"I fucked up!", Frosta thought. -Y-you got your tech and your bots and all... And Catra's super fast! And Bow has his arrows and... Are we SURE Sea Hawk doesn't have any magic?! I still think he's an heir to some kind of fire Princess or something!
Entrapta's ears perked up and her eyes widened with realization. She rested her chin on her paw.
-You know what... That's actually a very good theory!
-Don't encourage her! -Hordak turned back to them as he settled a sleeping Imp on the control pannell.
-Why not? Frosta actually might be onto something here! -Entrapta lifted herself and made her way to Hordak on her ears. -What if he IS some kind of great, great, great, great, great grandson to some fire dweller? What if he was just never taught to control his powers?
-He is already a menace as he is, Entrapta! -Hordak's tail swished in annoyance. -He doesn't need more reasons to play with fire! Literally speaking!
A whole discussion about it escalated between them. As they chit-chatted, Frosta looked at the screens showing the outside of the big metal machine, watching the snow-covered ground pass as the tank drove itself. Her eyes shot open when she noticed a frozen lake outside.
-LAKE! -she pointed with her paw and yelled. -FROZEN LAKE! Can we stop to skate on it?! Please, please, please!
Her tail wagged madly as she jumped around them. Entrapta looked at the screen Frosta was pointing to and hummed.
-Hmmm! Yeah, it could be fun! -she said. -What do you think, lab partner?
-You're joking! In this temperature?! Do you WANT our tails falling frozen, Entrapta?!
-Oh come on, Hordikins! Don't be a stick in the mud! -Entrapta nudged his shoulder. -It could be fun!
-Pleeeeaaaaaseee! -Frosta whined.
-Aargh! Fine! -the cat hissed. -But don't blame me when someone gets hurt!
-Nothing's gonna happen! Don't worry!
Frosta barked and howled the whole way they got there. As her little legs touched the snow, she bolted straight for the frozen water. She laughed as she skated trhough the ice, spinning around, jumping, going backwards.
The two adults lagged behind, their paws needing to get used to the cold snow.
-I hate it here...! -Hordak growled. -I can't feel my paws!
-We could get you some snow shoes when we get back! -Entrapta said as she rolled around in the snow.
-HEY, SLOWPOKES! -Frosta yelled from the lake. -YOU'RE GONNA TAKE LONG THERE?!
Hordak growled at the puppy's lack of respect. Entrapta just shook the snow off her fur and hopped over to the side of the lake with the cat following behind her.
-Hey, Hordak, have you ever ice-skated before? You should try! It's really fun!
-No, thank you! I doubt I could have even stand! -the clone shook his head.
-It's not hard when you get the hang of it! -Entrapta flexed her paw so her claws were apparent. -You just gotta use your claws! When you step, instead of putting pressure in your paw pads, you put pressure on your toes, and your claws dig into the ice! That's why it leaves marks! Right, Frosta?
The pup stoped in front of them, sitting on the ice, making a THUMP.
-Yeah, I guess... -her ears perked up with mischief. -But he's too chicken to do it!
Entrapta shot her a reprehending look and Hordak bared his teeth.
-Oh, I'm a "chicken", am I?! -he growled. -Well, then!
He got up and attempted to step into the ice, slippering. Frosta laughed as he slowly made his way into the frozen water, remembering Entrapta's advice to use his claws, he struggled as he dug too deep into the ice, making his paws stuck.
-Yay, Hordikins! -Entrapta cheered him on.
As soon as he made himself some-what stable, Frosta ran circles around him, barking teasingly, nipping at his legs and laughing. Hordak growled and hissed, nipping back at her, swipping his paws at her, while trying not to fall at the same time.
-Can't get me! -she blew a raspberry.
Hordak leaped at her, attempting to grab the puppy, minding his claws, of course! It quickly turned into a game of tag, if you would consider a dog pup against a full grown extremely technologically advanced clone soldier cat with razor sharp red teeth, a fair game. Frosta didn't seem to be having any problems, unlike Hordak.
She ran around and pulled on his legs, causing him to fall on his side.
-Frosta! Play nice! -Entrapta scolded.
As the puppy turned around again, Hordak struggled to get up, she was about to give him another sarcastic comment when she noticed a crack on the ice right in front of him.
Frosta opened her mouth to warn him, but he had taken the first step. The ice gave out underneath him and the cat sunk like a rock.
-HORDAK! -she heard Entrapta's desperate cry.
Frosta ran to him, grabing his collar and trying to pull him out. He was too heavy! He trembled and clawed at the borders in a desperate attempt to get out, but the ice broke at his sudden movements.
She felt Entrapta's ears wrap around her and take her off the ground, pulling her back to the snow with Hordak. She refused to let go of his collar, even when they were on safe groud. Entrapta crawled under his chin to support his head, as he couldn't get up and kept shaking.
-Hordak, are you okay? Can you stand up? -Entrapta nudged his cheek gently. Frosta looked at her for any kind of signal on what to do, but she could see tears starting to form on the corner of her eyes.
-Inside... now... -Hordak coughed in a weak voice.
Frosta stared at Hordak's sleeping form, frozen in place. Guilt burned in her chest, as her ears dropped and her tail hid between her legs. "This is all my fault!", she repeated over, and over in her head.
Entrapta had carried him inside and dried him up. Imp and Emily were in an absolute panic. Hordak laid surrounded in heaters, covered with a heavy blanket, cuddled with the winged kitten and the round bot, who were both also asleep.
A loud growling sound came from Hordak. "He's probably mad at me!", she thought. Entrapta's paws tapped in the floor as she walked past the pup with a tray of tiny cups of hot cocoa. She set the tray aside and layed beside the clone, wrapping her ears around him and resting her head on his. The growling became louder, and Entrapta wagged her tail.
Frosta took a step back and turned to walk out of tank. "I should go home...".
She looked back over her shoulder to Entrapta.
-Where are you going?
-I'm... Going home... -she said in a low voice.
-We're gonna take you home.
-"But why", why?
-I thought... -she avoided the Princess' eyes. -You didn't want to talk to me anymore...
-Why wouldn't I want to talk to you? -Entrapta raised her head, confused.
-Because... Hordak fell in the ice... And it was my fault...!
-I wasn't your fault! -she reached out her ears and wrapped them around Frosta again, bringing her close to them. -You couldn't possibly know the ice would break! It was just an accident!
-I know, but still... -Frosta looked at Hordak. She couldn't see his face, but the growling sound echoed out off him in waves.
-He's gonna be okay! He just needs to rest for a while and warm up! -Entrapta gave her a warm smile. -I just hope he doesn't get pneumonia...
The pup looked back at the sleeping clone. Entrapta wasn't the best at comforting others, and Frosta felt even worst when she remembered how worried Entrapta sounded when Hordak fell in the water.
Frosta was doing her best to hold back her tears, but it was very clear in her voice that she wanted to cry. And she hated it.
-I don't think I want to hate him anymore...
-What do you mean, Frosta?
-I mean... He destroyed Etheria and... And he killed a bunch of people, but... B-but he was also nice to you... And he rebuilt Salineas... And he... And he was worried about me when I fell on the snow... -she sniffed. -But I should hate him... He did horrible stuff! Shouldn't I...?
Entrapta hummed. She rested her chin on her paws she thought to herself.
-I'm not good with other dogs, but I know it's hard to change your mind about someone. Especially if already didn't like them before. -Entrapta held Frosta in a hug, in an attempt to comfort the puppy. -But if they're doing their best to change how they act, maybe you should try to change how you view them too! Like Perfuma always says: "What goes around, comes around!"!
-What the fuck does that mean?
-I don't know...!
Frosta let her tears fall as she looked at her own paws, not knowing what to do to help. Entrapta dried her tears with her ears and planted a small kiss on the pup's head. She nudged the tray to Frosta, who took one of the tiny cups and drinked the hot cocoa.
It made her feel a tiny bit better.
I really, really want to know what you guys think about my fics! I feel like I always rush everything, but I’m not the reader! Rebloging always helps!
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