I want to draw this but lets see if just getting it out somewhere will push it out of my head
Okay so the scene is post-climax in pinkie’s frozen rewrite. The Arendelle royal family just hugged and exchanged ilus and apologies and reassurances and Elsa looks up from hugging her parents to catch Delle’s eyes. Delle is standing off to the side, still disheveled from the fight, but looking SO PROUD in her ‘I knew you could do it’ kind of way. Elsa excuses herself from her family to go over to Delle and for a moment they just stand looking at each other, both smiling, Elsa more so and more openly than Delle’s probably ever seen her.
Delle: I guess I’ll be visiting you from now on.
Elsa: Y-yeah. Yes, I guess so. …You will, won’t you?
Delle: Now that you mention it, it doesn’t seem like this kingdom will be in need of ice anymore. I don’t know if we can afford to make the trip…
Elsa: [takes Delle’s hands and squeezes gently] I promise to make it worth your while.
Delle: [shifts from a teasing grin to an outright smile] I know you will.
The two stare at each other for a little longer before Elsa bows enough to be just a breath away from kissing Delle’s cheek. Delle cups Elsa’s face and closes the gap. Snow begins to fall around them and after a moment of kissing, Elsa surprises Delle by sweeping the merchant into her arms and cradling her as they continue their kiss. Its the most passion the Snow Queen has ever showed her girlfriend and Delle is elated.
Off to the side, Anna has struck up a conversation with Bavlos, but stops herself mid sentence to watch the two women kiss. Her expression shifts from open surprise to absolute delight as all the off-handed comments and subtle flirting she’s seen falls into context. She lets out a happy squeal and starts pawing at Bav’s arm like, look! LOOK! LOOK AT THE CUTE THING! OH MY GOD ITS SO CUTE! As Anna’s playful smacks get more and more excited and thus more painful, Bavlos starts shying away. It looks like he’s going to continue to be a stick in the mud until he finally breaks into a grin and wraps his arm around Anna and pulls her into a side hug. The two of them laugh, exchange grins, then return to watching their sisters make out with each other
lol XD I’m crying! I can seriously see this conversation happening. Bav is just all “Delle, no. Del. Pls.” and Delle is all like “I DO WHO I WANT BAV!” and Bav just has the most epic of frowns.
every time Delle and Elsa are together he’s just in the back praying they don’t start flirting but Delle totally starts flirting and Elsa awkwardly flirts back and he just RUNS HIS HANDS DOWN HIS FACE BECAUSE HE DOESN’T KNOW WHAT FAERIES DO TO THE PEOPLE THEY SCREW BUT IT’LL PROBABLY RUIN THEIR ICE BUSINESS
(Delle says being in bed with a woman who can make ice out of nothing can only help their business. Bavlos very pointedly reminds her she is not doing this for business; she’s doing it because she wants to see the Snow Queen naked. Delle says its a ‘win-win’ situation. BAVLOS SAYS SHE’S A FAERIE OH MY GOD)
So we get to know Hans better, I think he should be sent as the ambassador from the Southern Isles. He spends time with the Queen of Arendelle and Anna, then when he’s convinced them that peace is real and achievable between their kingdoms he and his men set up a signal that shots in the air and explodes, rippling out and revealing a magically concealed armada in the harbor for the invasion.
And King Kristoff’s motivation for invading is not only greed, but he remembers Elsa. hat he feels about her is something I don’t know yet. I like the idea of a creepy, obsessed villain but I also don’t like the idea of having a dude creeping on Elsa. At all.
But the pure hate for her is just as side-eyeing for me. 8T
I have a little theory that the Queen of the Southern Isles tried to force him to think that what happened in Arendelle was a dream, and the idea wasn’t helped when Elsa became legend, but he refused to let it go and grew bitter and obsessed with the idea that Elsa cursed him and he needs revenge for it.
Taking over another kingdom is just a bonus.
And thinning the herd of potential usurpers is a plus.
Yeah I’m with you on the side-eyeing. Have you decided what her magic actually does to him? Like idk I don’t want to suggest something ableist like she fucks with one of his limbs or takes away/dims a sense. Maybe you could go a more symbolic route like she destroys/ruins something of his? An action he could twist into justified revenge fuel?
Basically the guy was always a shitlord, right? Entitled, manipulative, perhaps sexist if his family is full of brothers—possibly a good mirror for Arendelle’s Queendom, Elsa’s two mothers and the main relationship being between the two sisters (and dad being reduced to a statue). Perhaps the party where Elsa explodes, she’s wound up by Anna and set off by Kristof. Like maybe their kingdoms are kinda setting these two up like Oooh, you have a daughter, she should marry my son of the same age! The Arendelle Queen is like hahaha no that’s okay really, but its pushed the whole party and Anna won’t stop telling Elsa she’s gonna get ~married~ it isn’t ~fair~ she wants to get married too! and is just generally a shit
and Elsa finally meets Kristof, the crown prince of the Southern Isles and he’s a fucking tool and he’s a little older than her and isn’t a creeper? But he’s 100% sure they’ll get married and he already knows how he wants her to act and She Shuts Him Down and it turns into a shouting match that she wins because Magic and like its SUPER intimidating like I think maybe her parents have to come in and stop her from her tongue lashing actually killing him. Like the room has dropped below zero and he’s getting frost bite and he can’t reply because his teeth are chattering so badly
so that could give Elsa an event to regret like WOW NO I REALLY NEED TO LEARN CONTROL and to not let her intent spiral off somewhere she isn’t prepared for. It felt good in the moment to shut down that shitforbrains but she obviously doesn’t want to actually hurt him.
And it gives Kristof a reason to sERIOUSLY want to ruin her. I mean talk about terrifying. But there’s definitely a fine line to walk with his character; he could very quickly become an ableist ‘power-mad’ trope. I don’t think you’d wanna go there? It may be better to frame it as someone who doesn’t see the Queendom as equal, but instead as some place he deserves to conquer if only in revenge for scaring him shitless as a young teen. Assert his dominance over this family that didn’t show him proper respect and deliver the ‘consequence’ of their actions. And of course he’s learned magic of his own so that when he sees Elsa again, he can prove to her he is, in fact, her better. It’s more of a rivalry than a ~the one that got away~ thing or a sexual thing. He doesn’t want her as his queen, he wants to crush her and her family and then kill her because she doesn’t deserve to walk the same earth as him.
ps I really like the idea if MAGICALLY CLOAKED ARMADA Y’ALL ARE FUCKED
pinkdisney said: I acutally don't have a clear idea of the exact circumstances Anna meets Bav. It's just kind of "Anna runs like her butts on fire, realizes mom and whole kingdom in danger, goes find help" and Bav and Delle fit... in there... somehow. (I am the best at scripting an plotting. Oh yes.)
snrk yeah that little comic isn’t actually a good set-up I mostly just wanted to play with the idea as a warm-up
There’s a few ways it could happen like do Delle and Bavlos live alone or nearby other Sami? Do they have a reputation? Idk that doesn’t seem like something Delle would allow for, it’d be bad for business. And if Elsa came down to play with them, she likely played with other kids their age (or Bavlos’ age, I kinda like hte idea of Delle being older than Elsa) so she’s known throughout the community? Maybe they volunteer (or are volunteered) to take Anna up the mountain? They may be the most capable considering their trade, and since they sell ice TO Arendelle, it’d be kinda fucking important for their buyers to, y’know, stay alive. This would make Delle’s relationship with Elsa secondary which kinda seems how they’d like it. Elsa doesn’t want to draw attention to her friends or herself and Delle wants her ice to sell, so she doesn’t want a supernatural-related reputation. It helps that Bavlos is very much against getting involved with Fae and is likely vocal about that shit.
So yeah Anna could be passed off to them not knowing that she’s hitching a ride with her sister’s girlfriend until a few hours into the trek. Could make for an interesting scene!