A Snowflake In Spring is a modern AU fanfic for Disney'sFrozen, written by Fanfiction.net author Celery Sticks.Author's synopsis: "After her brother Hans is institutionalized, Anna makes it her mission to visit him whenever she can. The sooner he comes home, the sooner everything will go back to normal. She wasn't expecting to meet the asylum's resident 'Ice Queen,' who refuses to speak or acknowledge anyone... except Anna."
Ambiguous Disorder: Hans' behavior - kind towards Anna, but fearsomely aggressive towards anybody who might shift him out of the center of her world - shows definite shades of narcissistic personality disorder.
Anger Born of Worry: When Anna goes missing for three days due to her Angst Coma, Megara's texts slowly progress from annoyed to concerned to hysterical. When Anna finally calls her back, Meg practically explodes at her.
Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: Anna (redhead) and Elsa (blonde) are the fic's main characters, with Megara (brunette) spending the most time in focus after them. This trope is played with, though. Elsa and Megara's only connection is their feelings for Anna, and the three of them have only been together in one room once so far.
Break the Cutie: Elsa, the most adorable mute ever, is plagued by self-loathing and forces herself to stay silent for TEN YEARS as a sort of punishment because she believes her burning desire to have a sister in her youth caused her mother's miscarriage, although some time passed in between the tragedy and the beginning of her silence at age 8.
The Cameo: Characters from a large variety of Disney and Pixar films make their appearances here. Depending on the amount of exposure they get, could also count as Massive Multiplayer Crossover.
This cameo is made even more epic by the fact she's the only cameo in the entire story who is completely lifted intact from her original role, complete with the exact same personality quirks, down to doing Anna two dresses because she was so inspired.
Rapunzel is mentioned several times. She is explained as being Anna's cousin, and growing up together after Anna and Hans' parents died. She finally appears in Chapter 20, in a very unexpected sequence.
The Cutie: Elsa is most definitely this. Anna falls under this as well.
Covert Pervert: What with her silence and Moe-ness, it's easy for Anna - and the audience - to think of Elsa as an innocent child. When the story's perspective shifts to her, however, we're reminded that she's an eighteen-year-old girl, one with definite... feelings for Anna.
Cute Mute: Elsa is adorably shy - around Anna, in any case - and hasn't uttered a word in ten years. She finally makes a sound when with Anna, but has yet to start speaking again.
Fainting: Elsa literally collapses in a swoon upon seeing Anna in a gorgeous ballgown.
High School AU: Sort of. Anna still attends high school, as did her brother before his breakdown, but the school itself barely appears.
Ice Queen: Elsa's in-universe nickname among her fellow patients, due to her extremely isolated behavior and utter silence.
Oblivious to Love: Anna is unaware of both Meg and Elsa's attraction to her, a rather impressive feat. Meg mentally lamphsades it at one point. By chapter 18, she's finally realized that Elsa has "feelings" for her.
Parental Abandonment: Olaf, a young boy, was more or less abandoned at the Institute by his parents, due to his Autism Spectrum Disorder and severe sunlight allergy. According to Oaken, it's likely they "didn't want to put themselves through the trouble". Anna is, understandably, horrified.
Porn Stash: Downplayed: Elsa doesn't have a "stash" as such, but she does make sure to avoid showing Anna the more "risqué" books she's read while showing her the family library.
Security Blanket: Elsa's braid functions as this. When nervous, she holds on to it, and sometimes uses it to cover her mouth (nearly killing Anna with cuteness in the process).
Sleep Cute: Anna wakes up in chapter 18 with Elsa practically draped over her, her head resting on Anna's chest. Elsa comes to a rude awakening when her hair makes Anna sneeze.
Sweater Girl: Of the non-form-fitting variety. Elsa's trademark article of clothing is her oversize blue sweater, the sleeves of which are long enough to cover her hands. She considers their thickness and weight a "shield" against the outside world.