Sam held the words in his mind for a while.
Stay out of the snow. The Spirit of Winter hates warmth and fire.
What could it mean?
Sam's mother came walking upstairs, holding a ripe loveberry in her hand.
"Eat it, then off to bed." She said firmly, walking out the door. She was still obviously upset about his little adventure earlier but she had appeared to have calmed down a bit.
Sam looked towards the clock. It was around 8:30. Sighing he ate the loveberry and lay down in his bed.
He awoke a few hours later.
He shook his head and attemted to fall back asleep.
Sam became conscious of the noise from his window. He shrugged it of and closed his eyes.
Sam groaned in annoyance. Whatever was tapping on his window didn't want him to fall asleep. He stood up and opened the curtains. No one was there. Sam growled a little and padded back to his bed.
Sam boiled over. Steam erupting from his ears. He stood by the window and waited.
Without hesitation, he opened the curtains. However the thing there wasn't a Neopet. But a white Snowbunny.
"Who do you think you are! Tapping on my window like that! I'm trying to sleep you know!"
The snowbunny signaled with it's ears and pointed towards a fence. Sam then remembered the snowbunny from earlier.
"You want me to follow?" Sam asked.
The Snowbunny nodded then tapped on the window again. Sam took this as a signal to open it. He pushed it open. The Snowbunny then did something all too similar. It hopped onto the ledge and pushed Sam out. Sam remembered how Iris had done that. He gasped, slightly winded, as he hit the cold floor. The snow was like a cushion though and softened his fall.
The snow melted very quickly and the Snowbunny hoped backwards. Looking slightly disgusted.
It peered at the window cautiously and then closed it's eyes. A bright flash engulfed both of them. It was so sudden that when it ended, Sam was slightly blind. He stumbled for a minute before regaining his sight. The Snowbunny was no longer there. Where it was originally standing stood a white Poogle.
"Iris?!" Sam was shocked.
"Shh, we don't have much time. Follow me over the fence and see what your family had been searching for for years."
Sam obeyed. Shaking uncontrollably from the cold.
Over it stood another snowbunny, a brown one. It tilted it's head and squealed something. As Sam approached it, it stumbled backwards in shock. Iris nodded to it and the place was engulfed in another bright flash.
In it's place stood a moltaran Ogrin. He looked incredibly similar to Sam's father.
"Could it be?!" Sam said, stepping back, tears of joy filling his eyes.
"It's a pleasure to finally meet you Sam." Said the Ogrin politely.
"Uncle Louise!?" He shrieked in happiness. Although he barely knew his uncle, Sam suddenly felt as if he had known him for years.
"I have so many questions, why did you suddenly vanish? Who wrote that letter? Why can't mother or father see you?" He shouted.
Louise chuckled slightly. "Iris here found me and offered me the chance to become one with winter. I agreed and she let me. I wrote that letter since I knew the dangers of the snow. I knew of you and that you were an adventurous one and didn't want you to hurt yourself. Iris also dislikes moltaran pets a lot."
"Hey!" Iris interrupted.
"We only appear to a few. The ones who understand its beauty but have never experienced it."
The sun began to rise over the mountains. It's dazzling sunlight melting the snow. (The parts that hadn't been melted by Sam anyway.)
"You better get back." Said Louise, "Don't want your parents worrying about you."
The two began to fade.
"Wait!" Sam yelled "We'll meet again right?"
"Oh Sam." Said Iris softly "We always do, right?"