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Nice day for a Ride by Howlingmojo Nice day for a Ride by Howlingmojo
"If you don't stop squirming,"he murmured in her ear, you'll find something other than my horse to ride in a minute!" He tightened his fists on the reins as she leaned into him a little further, eyes closed in bliss.

Suddenly he yanked the reins back hard, making the horse stop dead in its tracks, almost teetering. Frollo's long leg shot forward and outward for balance, his chaperon slightly tolling on his head with the sudden motion. Frollo leaned back a little and pinched Esmeralda's arm, in a bid to gain her attention. She cracked one eye open lazily, still halfway lost in pleasant sensations. What had caught her husband's attention?

Standing before them, a dual vision in blond. Two people so alike, she almost mistook them for siblings. Only when Frollo spoke did she realize who the two people gaping at her were.

"Ah, captain Phoebus!" Frollo drawled."And your lovely wife, I presume?"

Fleur-de-Lys chose to regain her tongue at that moment and dropped into a little sarcastic curtsy, unwittingly drawing her husband's arm down with her. "Minister and Madame Frollo. Well met on this lovely day." She replied evenly. Phoebus just grunted and inclined his head, squinting at the two people seated above them.

Fleur- de- Lys saw Esmeralda for the first time and realized immediately that that girl was her polar opposite in every way. Dark to her pale skin, rounded curves to her slim ones, black hair to her almost white. Yet Fleur-de-Lys was aware of her own beauty and had wielded it as a weapon as soon as she was able to walk and talk.

She also saw how well matched the Minister and his wife really were. Looking at Claude Frollo, who was giving her the same appraising look in return, she saw a man who would stop at nothing to gain what he wanted.
Fleur-de- Lys could not have asked for a better partner in crime back then.

Claude Frollo bared his teeth at the pale beauty in a facsimile of a smile, recognizing her too for the predator she was. Dipping his head once more at her, he drove his heels into the horse, and the horse jettisoned forward again, eager to be on the move again.

Just before the other couple turned the corner, Fleur-de-Lys swore she could hear him continue to his wife:"Now, about that other ride..."

Madam De Chateaupers tightened her grip on her husband's bicep and they set off in the other direction.

Well met indeed.
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Elecsou Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Oh fleur de lys
VladCougar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that look on Frollo's face. xD As saying "I have something you don't have..."
KroenenLMH Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
I adore bad puns, so favs, favs all around! xD
littlenotebook Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
love the art and the little fanfic you added too! <3
frollo1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Frollo: :finger:
esmeralda: :nuu:

(bonus: esmeralda vs fleur de lis : :turbopoke:)

EternityInYourArms Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I absolutely love this picture! It is one of my all-time favorite HoND pictures. That being said, can I just say... am I the only one thinking 'rape face' when looking at that grin? That grin right there is one of the reasons that I like this picture so much, but I can't be the only person thinking that.
SilverAmbrosia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I personally love Esmeralda's disdainful look, with her chin tilted just so. It's very gypsy-esque. And I also adore the muscles in the horse's neck, you really captured what a powerful beast he is.

Kudos, my friend, kudos.
Howlingmojo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Thanks! Claude Frollo has the meanest, coolest horse in Disney-dom. Any excuse to draw that man on a horse, really (Even if Phoebus is kind of spoiling the view)
rammliebe Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
First,i love the story behind it,so brilliantly smexy and teasing.Second,realy nice piece,love the idea,and definetly sounds like more fun to come...So naughty Esme....Which just makes me ship em more.How much fun you think they'll be having ,hmm?[sniggering]...And so like Frollo to be a smug bastard.
Howlingmojo Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Thank you so much for you comment! It mesn so much to me when people take the time to comment on my writing ;-)

i am such a shipper, I'll freely admit it. In my mind, these two really work.
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