The sunrise begins its climb into the morning sky; It’s rays licking the land and peeking through the window of Sno’s bedroom. Sno opens her eyes and hears voices outside her window. She quickly leaps from bed and peers out. She sees a family whom she has never seen before. Her Father is already awake and speaking with the family.
“Another Royal family no doubt..” she utters to herself.
She notes the beautiful Crimson color of their clothing. This small and unassuming difference only means they are not of her land. The royal color of the kingdom of Eleabeth is midnight blue. All Eleabethian royalty wear it.
Sno gazes at the crimson clad family. First noting an older gentlemen, who appears to be wearing a crown. He has long blond hair to his shoulders. A beautiful woman, no doubt a Queen, stands next to him, displaying her beautiful crown. Her brunette hair wound tight. In her arms a small girl, no older than two, clutches her mother’s shoulder tightly. Sno smiles to herself, observing the tiny crown upon her head.
Continuing her examination of the family, she peers upon the the last figure. A young boy who appears to be about her age. He’s very handsome with blond hair and blue eyes or…were they green? Sno can’t be sure from the window. Her view is further obstructed by his large hat adorned with a feather.
As Sno watches, she sees her Father shake the gentlemen’s hand once more as they get into their carriage, ready to leave.
Sno quickly dresses and makes her way downstairs, she’s eager to talk to Father about this new family. Once downstairs, Sno seats herself at the breakfast table. Breakfast isn’t quite finished yet and Sno quietly sits alone until her father comes into the dining hall.
“Good morning Father.” Sno chirps giddily.
“And good morning to you my Daughter.” The King heartily replies, as he joins her at the breakfast table.
“May I inquire as to whom you were meeting with this morning? Sno asks quickly. Seeing her father’s knowing glance toward her, she continues, “My apologies, Father, I was awaken by the voices outside my bed chambers this morning. When I looked outside, I saw you were speaking with a family I did not recognize. I’m simply wondering who they are.”
The King smiles.
“Oh yes! That is the White family. King and Lady White have moved into The Kingdom of Aciemma across the river from here, about a 3 days ride. They have two children, a son, Charming, who is your age, and their young daughter, Mila, who’s only two years old.
Sno cannot hide her excitement.
“A Son? And he is my age?” she asks enthusiastically.
“Yes Dearest, a son your age. I have asked them to attend your Coronation Ball in the coming days. Is that alright?”
Sno’s face lights up.
“Of course Father! Please invite the whole kingdom! I’m so excited for the ball!” Sno replies with a big smile.
“It pleases me that you are so excited to throw this party for our subjects Daughter.” The King says in reply. “However, I wish you to know, the only subjects who will be attending, are those of your age. This is a ball to honor your Coronation, and a chance to meet with others who have shared the same amount of time on Earth as you.” The King replies returning her smile.
Just then Regina plods into the dining hall, “And what party is this..?” she interrupts suspiciously.
“Oh Stepmother, Father is throwing a Ball in honor of my Coronation. Isn’t that exciting?” Sno squeaks with joy, leaping out of her seat, as Regina takes hers.
Regina bites her tongue as she tries to hide her furled brow.
“Oh. Yes. That does sound like fun.” she lies excitedly, crossing her arms.