Hey, y'all! I'm back with Part Two of Climbing Mount Purple Cloud! So, to recap... Something completely unexpected happened when Kristoff began building stairs out of the snow by the mountain...
"Hey!" the snow mound exclaimed, it's funny voice rising an octave. "What're you doin'?"
Kristoff backed up with a shout, Anna screamed, and Sven tried to run away from the talking blob of snow.
When the snow mound saw how scared everyone was, he brought one of his stick arms up in a wave.
"Hi! I'm Olaf!" he introduced himself. "And I don't hurt people!"
The kids and Sven stopped running for a moment and looked back at the giant snow-thing.
"What are you?" Anna asked.
"Well, I'm a snowman!" Olaf chuckled. "And what are you?"
Anna and Kristoff looked at each other. "Well, we're..."
Olaf suddenly burst into uncontrollable laughter. Wiping away a tear from his eye, he answered, "I know what you are! I was just asking because you asked me!"
Sven trotted up to Olaf and started rearing up on his hind legs.
"Oh! You have a pet!" Olaf exclaimed with good cheer.
Sven kept jumping up and down until he became too tired to do so anymore. He then sat on his rump and stared at Olaf's bright orange nose, a little dribble of saliva dripping from his mouth.
Olaf laughed, saying, "I like you too!"
"Sven!" Kristoff called. Sven came trotting back to his boy's side.
"So what brings you three here?" Olaf asked.
Anna jumped in. "Well, we're trying to climb to the top of Mount Purple Cloud to search for the treasure that Kristoff heard about yesterday, but we can't get up to the top, so we were trying to use you as stairs!"
"Well, why didn't ya say so! Hop up!" Olaf exclaimed.
Olaf leaned up against the side of the mountain, allowing Kristoff and Sven to climb up first.
Once he was on the mountain, Kristoff helped Anna up. The three friends then stood together, excited that they were so much closer to discovering the treasure.
"Wait, shouldn't we help Olaf get up here with us?" Anna suggested.
"Alright," Kristoff agreed. "Let's see if he needs a hand."
Anna leaned down the mountain and extended her little hand. "Come on, Olaf! I'll help you get up!"
Olaf smiled, but said, "Thank you, little girl, but I can get up by myself!"
Anna wrinkled her nose. She didn't like being called "little girl." She explained, "My name is Anna!"
But Olaf didn't respond, because he was busy launching himself into the air and landing on top of everyone.
"Olaf!" Kristoff yelled.
"Oops! Sorry!" Olaf apologized. "I forget my own strength sometimes!"
Anna glanced at Olaf's stick arms and thought Is he really that strong?
Kristoff pulled himself up and said, "Well, now that we're at the top of Mount Purple Cloud, where should we look for the treasure?"
Olaf piped up, saying, "Ooh! Ooh! I know this one! I've been waiting to say this for forever!"
Anna asked, "What do you mean by that, Olaf?"
"I've stayed here on the mountain ever since that pirate hid his treasure here!" Olaf explained. "He told me the key to finding his treasure was hidden in a riddle."
"Well, what is the riddle?" Kristoff pressed.
Olaf cleared his throat and announced, "To find the treasure you seek, under a purple rock you must peek!"
"A purple rock?" Anna pondered as she sat down.
Kristoff groaned, saying, "But there are so many purple rocks all over this mountain!"
Anna looked around her, then noticed, "Actually, there's only one purple rock on this mountain! The others are yellow!" She then stood up and pointed at the rock she had been sitting on. "The treasure must be under here!"
Kristoff, Anna, and Sven attacked the purple rock with gusto. Olaf watched the trio start to dig into the rock and said, "Oh, how exciting! I've just been waiting and waiting for someone to come along and find that treasure!"
"Olaf is kind of odd," Anna whispered to Kristoff.
"Yeah!" he agreed. "He's probably the way he is because he's been up here for so long!"
Then Anna felt something solid and cold as she was digging.
"Kristoff! I think I found it!"
Sooo.... Whatcha thinkin' so far? The final installment is what's next! I'm so excited to show y'all!
XOXO Ginger Spice