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She is ice-cold, my snow-girl. Ice-cold, and snow-white, as beautiful as the frost-rimed spiderswebs lacing our tree. Ice-cold.

I wrapped her in my coat - see? - but still she holds the Winter in her heart, clings to the ice and the snow and the frost and the steel-surgical-blue of the sky, blue as her eyes (roll back her eyelids, see for yourself. As blue as betrayal, my snow-girl's eyes), and she will not warm herself, no, not for all my asking.

I wrapped her in my coat, and I wound my scarf around her neck three times (you see? Three. Three is lucky. Three threes is magic, but my scarf is not that long), but still she holds the ice and the snow and the frost at the heart of her and she will not warm herself, no, not for all my pleading.

I wrapped her in my coat, and I wound my scarf around her neck, and I covered her feet (you see? Such tiny feet, my snow-girl has. So small. Like doll's feet, china-white), but still she holds the Winter in the heart of her, and she will not wake and she will not warm herself, not for all my praying.

I wrapped her in my coat, and I wound my scarf around her neck, and I covered her feet, and I lay down beside her and wrapped my arms around her and gave her my warmth and my breath (see? Feel my hand, see how cold I am. That warmth, I gave to her), but still she holds the frost and the snow and the ice and the blue sky and the Winter at the heart of her, and she will not wake and she will not warm herself, not for all my gifting.

But she is beautiful, my snow-girl, with the frost riming her eyelashes and the snowflakes in her hair. Ice-cold and beautiful.

And I?

I am old and ugly, tired and full of sleep.

And I am oh-so cold.
Because getting random depressing images at 1am is clearly a sign you should write random prose, right?
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GDeyke Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013   Writer
I got a bit of a murder-suicide vibe from this. Beautifully told. I think the repetition works really well.
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KawaiiShootingStar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
This is really beautiful! :) I love it... <3
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GentlemanAnachronism Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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StarlightShoals Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Writer

...I feel like a snow-girl sometimes...

 

The repetition made me think of the twelve days of Christmas, actually. And I thought it made for a very nice twist on it~ :giggle:

 

But the thing I like most is the meaning I see in it, which is a person trying (with little success) to make another happy.

 

You write wonderfully, in my opinion. :)

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GentlemanAnachronism Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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Tarzok Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
:clap::clap::clap:
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GentlemanAnachronism Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for commenting :)
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Minami-Kousaka Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This beautifully haunting story makes me think of Jack Frost and Elsa.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD :dalove:
Have a nice day and Happy Holidays :santa:
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GentlemanAnachronism Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! You too :)
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