Hey, y'all! Soooo... Here is the finale of Climbing Mount Purple Cloud! If you haven't read the first two parts, here is a link to part one and here is the link to part two.
Anna had discovered a sparkling snow globe underneath the purple rock. The base of the snow globe was a sea-foam green and aqua color, with gold scrolling and jewels along the sides. The orb encased a beautiful mermaid with red hair and a green tail, while little bits of glitter sparkled as they floated along in the water.
"Wow!" Anna exclaimed. She handed the globe over to Kristoff as she said, "This is so pretty! I wonder why that pirate would have hidden something so beautiful away from the world?"
Kristoff held the snowglobe, and his little heart started to fill with a swell of awe.
"Yeah, this really makes me wonder why the pirate hid it away too..."
Kristoff set down the heavy globe, and Sven licked it.
"Well," Olaf interjected. "That pirate had a pretty interesting story to tell me when he asked me to watch over his treasure." Olaf cleared his throat, then began the story.
"That pirate's name was Indigo Mantonya. He traveled all across the seven seas, pillaging and plundering everywhere he went! He became extremely rich, but no riches in the world could compare to what he discovered on a little island in the middle of nowhere."
"What did he find?" Anna asked, breathless.
Kristoff just nodded, completely enraptured by the story.
Olaf smiled, then answered, "He discovered a cove. It was in that cove he found... Her." Olaf nodded down at the globe.
Anna cocked her head in disbelief. "This snow globe was his most important treasure?"
Kristoff's eyes lit up. "Wow! We're going to be rich, Anna!"
Olaf burst out into a fit of chuckles. "No, no! He discovered a real mermaid, just like the one in the snow globe, with long red hair and a shimmering green tail. He actually made this snow globe in honor of her. When he discovered her, the mermaid was badly wounded from a bullet that one of his fellow pirates had shot at her. The pirate Mantonya nursed her back to health, but along the way, he fell in love with her. She loved him as well, but as these stories always seem to go, their romance wouldn't last." Olaf looked sad for the first time since the trio had met him. "Once the mermaid was healed, she left the cove and joined her family in the sea. She never told Mantonya her name, but she did give him a lock of her hair to remember her by. Mantonya was heartbroken, and in his sadness, he crafted this globe to always remember her. He hid it here in the mountain, and he told me about it, so that I could keep it safe from the other pirates. He died quite a while ago, but his treasure has remained here until this day. And now you have it!" Olaf's face slipped into a grin again.
"Wow," Anna said. "That is such a sad story!"
Kristoff looked down at the snow globe, processing this new information. "I didn't hear all that stuff last night when the story was told. I just found out that there was supposedly pirate treasure up here on the mountain..."
"And to think, this globe was a token of that pirate's love for the mermaid!" Anna's eyes widened.
Kristoff bit his lip. A token of his love... he thought. He then looked up at Anna and said, "Anna, I think you should have the snow globe."
"Oh, Kristoff!" Anna exclaimed. "Are you sure? I mean, you're the one who found out about the treasure in the first place!"
Kristoff nodded firmly as he handed her the snow globe. "I want you to have it."
"Thank you, Kristoff," Anna said, standing up to give him a hug.
"You're welcome, Anna."
And thus ends the story of how Kristoff, Anna, and Sven discovered a pirate treasure and an odd snowman on Mount Purple Cloud. How did you like the story? I had fun writing this for y'all, and I hope that you enjoyed it!
XOXO Ginger Spice