Black and Blue and Numb All Over
Hestia watched the people bundled up in coats and scarves glide across the frozen pond set up in the square. Her expression became a grimace while she watched adults fall on their butts and laugh at their embarrassment. Lucy came up to her, wrapped in a knit cap, scarf and winter coat, carrying two cups of hot cocoa and following Hestia's gaze to the ice rink.
"Oh! I haven't done that in years! ...literally." Lucy exclaimed with excitement. Hestia's expression became one of apprehension and surprise.
"You've ice skated before?" She asked while accepting the warm drink in her gloved hands. The wind swept her blonde hair into her face and she had to push it away to see Lucy and drink her hot chocolate without tasting her hair.
"Only a couple of times. My sisters went more often than I did. I'm not very good, and I'm probably super rusty now, but it's a lot of fun!" Lucy replied while taking a sip of her drink and watching the people glide along the ice. Their frictionless movement remind