Beatrice dreams of becoming a priest and saving the world. Emi dreads her engagement to a far-off noblewoman. The two meet at the library and instantly bond over books. The spark of love ignites.

But tensions are high in the city of Balarand. Foreign soldiers stand guard in the streets–their flag flies above the castle. As winter sets upon the city, Can Beatrice and Emi’s love overcome the ice wall of fate that rises up to meet them?

Hands Held in the Snow is an LGBT+ fantasy romance web series about two queer kids in love. Start reading here.

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Mikayla Buan is responsible for all the art you’ll find on this website. Please send all your gratitude to Mikayla’s Twitter profile.

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