Unfortunately, there were some printer problems. Two stories were accidently truncated in this issue of Realms of Fantasy. One of them was mine. Luckily only the last three words were missing, but really, that's a pretty important part of the story! So here is the last line of the story, in case you're wondering.
His hand touched hers, and the flame licked the ice, quenched.
That was worth it, wasn't it?