Heart of Ice
Heart of Ice is a story written by Yin Twig and illustrated by Riba. It ran in Issue 58 at http://s2b2.livejournal.com/325958.html, and is mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/heart-of-ice/.
The King of the Northlands has had a run of bad luck in love, which has chilled his heart - and iced over his country. Can he find love, or are the Northlands doomed to be a winter wasteland forever?
From fairyninjas.wordpress.com: "A young prince is cursed/blessed by his mother to remain unmarried until he finds true love, which is unfortunately much harder than you’d expect. He does find it eventually, but not from a place that he expected."
- http://harmless-one.livejournal.com/42989.html: "a love story about a prince with no luck in love and a very dramatic way of showing it. I liked the subtle humor in this one, and the understated way a kind of gigantic mythology like this was rolled out. Really lovely and touching."