Kirsi had been assigned this new area... the warm weather had lasted too long. Humans might like eternal summer - but there were other places for that, this was not one of them. No one was sure what happened to stave off Winter, but she was sent to make way for the cold and snow with her frosty touch.
There was no way for her to know that the King of the Winter Court at the nearby Sithen had been defeated, and that he had enemies still lingering that were basking in the lingering summer at their victory. She did not be expected to be met by other non-mortals who were not only suspicious of her, but downright hostile... at least at first. She would need to learn to forge new friendships fast to get out of this pickle.
Nevermore, still in his summer raiment, was afraid his old foe had come up with some trick to defeat death - or at least allies to freeze his victory as it were. He wouldn't kill this new fae immediately, after all - he knew as well as any the jobs of their people and the need for the changing seasons to keep the world alive. But he did approach in stealth, with intent to make sure there was no ties to the one that had left the court in turmoil before his death.
It was in Kirsi's favor, though she did not know it yet, that Nevermore had a weakness for the ladies...
A small summary of the scene above. Yes, the sword is real - but it was not sharp and I trust my friend entirely even if it had been.
**EDIT: After a tip from my fellow model, re-edited the background to look more natural.
Models: Mimiru & Bri (me)
Makeup done by the models wearing it.
Costumes combination of bought, commissioned, and homemade items - if something particular interests you just ask.
*Both models are members of the professional cosplay group SADC (Silver Aura of Dawn Cosplay)*