Melting the Heart of Ice
I sighed and walked along the empty night road. There weren't many people out tonight. Often, I stopped by every house and looked through the window. I watched as the kids would run to the window and draw over the frost I had put there. I looked down at them, keeping my watch on their smiles, but what really wanted to see was their eyes. I longed for theirs to meet mine. But every time I saw a kid, they never saw me.
I took a break from looking into the houses and just continued to walk on. I need to clear my head. I stopped walking, and hit my staff against the ground. Frost began to crawl from it and it slid down the road. The frost hardened under my feet, and I wiggled my toes at the feel of it. I smiled to myself and pushed my foot down and off against the iced floor. My other foot sled smoothly forward.
Then, I did the same with my sliding foot. Gently pushing off and swiftly skating along the road. I chuckled and stopped before breaki