Historian with focus on early modern European; American Civil War reenactor (Federal!); Avid reader and writer; On this blog you will find lots of history, books, Tolkien, fencing, sarcastic humor, and general nonsense.
Elsa gets really bad anxiety attacks, and although she can push them off in the presence of others for a time, as soon as she's alone, she collapses. She feels like blocks ice is pressing down on her lungs, and she wants to scream for help, but she can't get a word out - she doesn't notice at first that Quasi is there, that he's covering her completely, shielding her from the world. Ice forms on where she clutches her, but he doesn't mind. As long as she knows that she's not alone anymore.