Invisible- Part 22Sarah held onto Rebel's shoulder for comfort as she warily observed the strange landscape. Rebel had brought her to a clearing, overrun with weeds and plants that must have once been well cared for but had been forgotten over time. Tendrils of ivy and roses climbed up an ancient wrought iron fence taller than the girl if she had stood on the Nightmare's head. Twilight had long since fallen, leaving Sarah and her shadow horse in total darkness save for the light cast by the waning moon hanging in the sky above them. A pale mist snaked along the ground, rendering all it consumed invisible. Sarah began to shiver slightly, imagining all the horrors that could be hiding under the cover of darkness. In her mind disembodied hands crawled along the cold ground, reaching for her ankles, crawling up her legs, crawling over her face. Sarah squeaked, suddenly terrified by the thoughts her imagination often wielded. The Nightmare by her side sensed her fear, nuzzling her shoulder comfortingly
Invisible- Part 20"What is that?" She exclaimed excitedly, pointing towards the nebulous dreamsand. Jack smiled victoriously, proud that he had found a way for Sarah to see the Sandman without resorting to tricks again. "That's the Sandman." He explained, opening the window. "He's the Guardian of Dreams. It's his job to protect the children from nightmares and to open them up to new worlds." Jack moved out of the window sill to allow a tendril of gossamer dreams to flow into the room. Sarah's face was alit with wonder and joy, an expression that seemed to be a rare occurrence for the girl. The Guardian smiled again, clutching his staff in one hand. "Come on, meet me outside. You'll really be blown away by the show!" He chuckled, perching on the windowsill as he waited for a response. Transfixed by the golden glow, Sarah nodded slowly. "There's more?" She asked. Jack laughed, "More than you could dream of!"Invisible- Part 202 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
This is unbelievable… Sarah thought to herself, pulling on a pair of heavy snow boots and t
Invisible-Part 21"Rebel! Rebel!" Sarah shouted, pulling on the Nightmare's mane in a desperate attempt to rein him in. The Nightmare's only response was to run faster, taking the girl away from what he had perceived as a threat. "Stop it you damn horse!" She screeched, glancing back at the two colored dots on the ground. "Rebel! If you go any higher I won't be able to breath!" Sarah's panicked plea caught the Nightmares attention, slowing it to a steady trot. Rebel straightened out his course, running across the empty sky. "Where are we going?" Sarah asked the dark horse. Rebel turned his head to face the girl, bright eyes glowing. He let out a playful snort, throwing a burst of speed as he whipped his head back forward. I guess you'll tell me when we get there…Invisible-Part 212 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Jack turn to face Sandy, eyes nearly popping out of his head. "What… just happened?" He asked slowly, clearly shocked. Sandman shrugged, gesturing for Jack to follow him. "What was that?" He repeated. Sandy sighed, shaking h
Invisible-19Who am I, really? I am Sarah Viantinio. Daughter of Andre and Emma Viantinio, Granddaughter of Rosa and Giovanni Viantinio. I am the last of my father's family line. I am alone. Ignored. My classmates think I tried to kill myself. Why? Because I nearly froze to death in a beautiful pond. Someone pulled me out. And you know what? I really wish they hadn't. I'd be better off dead.Invisible-192 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When Jack didn't respond Sarah began to feel the silence weighing down her heart. She had never told anyone the story of how her mother died, or how when her father had returned and found his children she had been so weak she fell next to her mother's corpse. How after three days in the hot Nevada weather, she had bugs crawling over her. Or how she had been covered in her blood.
Sarah was scared, but for a new reason. Her nightmares had started long before her mother had been killed, but they had gotten so much worse after the bad man had visited her. She never told anyone because who would want to
Invisible: Part 2 Being invisible sucks…No one sees you, or hears you. You just don't exsist. And what makes it even worse is I'm right here in front of them. I know they see me. The teachers do, my family does. But they don't.Invisible: Part 22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Handfuls of kids rushed by the thinker, each in his or her own group, each ignoring her existence, even when one group pushed into her, they only stopped to see it was her before continuing on their way.
It's been months. Can't they get over the fact I'm here? Big whoop. I'm not asking to be the center of attention, but would it kill them to acknowledge me? I'm just a shadow!
Instead of going home, she found herself wandering in the woods. It was late November, almost December and the ground was covered in a light glittering frost. The air was warm enough to only need a light coat, but cold enough that the individual tendrils of ice stayed pristine. The girl stopped and looked around, "Wow…" She murmured. In her absentminded wanderings she had found hersel
Invisible- Part 4The cold was pushing in on her, crushing her, devastatingly harsh. Sarah screamed, only to feel the cold entering her mouth and lungs, to see bubbles racing away in dark water.Invisible- Part 42 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Sarah looked at her hands, frozen stiff in the water, terrified.
My hands can't be turning blue. Not already. It's just a trick of the water. Just a trick.
Sarah kept repeating this to herself, trying to kick herself to the surface. Each dull movement was weak and strained, hardly enough to keep herself from sinking faster.
No! No, no, no, NO!
She struggled again, pushing her dull frozen limbs to their limit and beyond. "PLEASE!" Water rushed into her lungs again; cold, sharp, and painful.
Please… Someone… Anyone... Help me, I don't want to die. Not like this. Not now.
She couldn't move. Couldn't breathe. The cold was surrounding her on every side. Her lungs had devoid themselves of what little oxygen they had left. The hypothermia had set in, and Sarah could no longer kee
Invisible-Part 5Just like every night, Jack waited in the tree outside Jamie's room, watching over his friend until he fell asleep. Staff in hand, Jack prepared to take flight, pausing only momentarily to cast one last smile at Jamie. "Sandy'll be her soon for ya bud." He whispered, taking off. Jack flew over the town, watching the last of the children falling asleep and being visited by the Sandman.Invisible-Part 52 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The night later found Jack sitting on the edge of the Sandman's golden cloud, watch the streets fill with beautiful dancing dreams. Unicorns and dragons, racing dolphins, thousands of fluttering butterflies and sparrows swarmed the air, creating beautiful patterns in front of the glowing moon. The Sandman smiled at Jack as the younger Guardian occasionally made exclamations such as, "Those unicorns! They're Cupcake's right?" Or "Hey, That's Bunnymund! That must be Sophie's!"
These were the times the Sandman liked best, when Jack stood by him during the dream calling. It made him happy to see the jo
Invisible- Part 1It had been nearly a year since Pitch had been defeated, and Jack and the other guardians had gone about their lives:Invisible- Part 12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Tooth was busy rebuilding her kingdom, with so many new teeth coming in it was sometimes difficult to place the teeth stolen by Pitch to where they belonged. But Tooth loved every second of it, that is of course when she wasn't in the field with Baby Tooth.
North kept busy keeping the somewhat chaotic elves in line as well as managing the yeti's toy production. Designing the toys had become easier, having seen the children awake he found himself newly inspired, seeing greater wonder than ever before.
And Bunnymund? He started preparing for the new Easter hardly a week after they had turned the lights on the Boogyman. Needless to say the following Easter more than made up for the previous. And though he would never have admitted it, Jack caught him smiling at Sophie, ruffling her hair and affectionately calling her a "Little Ankl
Invisible- Part 11Sarah sighed, pulling the hood of her cloak down. "I'm here. Now where are you?" She asked the cold empty air. As if to answer her, the wind began to pick up, whirling the fresh dusting of snow into the air, whipping it around her in a frantic circle. Sarah stepped back instinctively, tripping over something heavy. She looked down immediately at whatever had caused her to lose her balance. "My bag?" She whispered, gingerly picking up the canvas bag she had left behind days before. Noticing something amiss, she reached inside, her fingers brushing against a crisp, cool object. She clutched the object in her hand, drawing it out and displayed it on her palm. It was one of the gift shop type rocks; black, polished to a luminescent shine, and engraved with a single word: "Believe…"Invisible- Part 112 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
At the girls utterance, the wind picked up again. It began to circle her once more, forcing her to step forward jaggedly. "Wait! Stop!" She shouted, her fear taking over. But the wind paid her no heed, its ether
Invisible- Part 14"What happened to you, Sarah?"Invisible- Part 142 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The silence drew in closer, wrapping itself around the woods, calming the flickering leaves, leaving nothing but the stifling echoes of unanswered questions. Jack crossed his arms, refusing to budge on his request. Sarah glared back at the teen, "It's none of your business." She growled, "Leave me alone." She began walking away, clearly planning to break into a run. Jack shook his head and sighed, simply holding out his staff and blocking her way. He flipped the knotted wood over his shoulder, "Sarah." He said warningly. "You know who I am. Do you really think that you can get away from me?" He swung the staff through the air, hitting a tree. Frost patterns crawled up the bark of the tree, covering the branches and icing over the few remaining leaves. He laughed slightly, "Even if I wasn't Jack Frost; Jamie and Cupcake are still best friends and they both care about you." He pointed the curled tip of the staff in the girl's face. "Jamie's the one wh
Invisible- Part 13"AAAAAAIIIHHHHEEEE!" Sarah's scream echoed through the forest, the echoes reaching the ears of whoever would listen. "It's no use to scream." Pitch informed the girl arrogantly, "No one can hear you." He lorded over her, spreading the shadows until the girl had curled fearfully against a tree. "Yes. That's it. Embrace your fear, let it consume you." Pitch loomed in closer, his pointed teeth inches from the girl's face. "Boo."Invisible- Part 132 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Sarah!" Jack said startled, as echoing screams once again reached his ears. "She's in trouble." He started running, leaping into the air as the wind began pull him into the sky. "I don't know what's wrong with her, but she seems to be scared of everything." He sighed, flying faster. "What could have happened to make someone like that?" An icy wind preceded him, bending the boughs of the evergreen trees to clear his way.
Sarah curled in on herself, tears beginning to form at the corner of her eyes as she refused to look at the Nightmare King leering down at her. "
Invisible- Part 3Jamie… I hear you. I'm coming buddy.Invisible- Part 32 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Jack struggled to the surface, towing the unconscious girl under one arm. He looked down at her and became even more worried, her lips were turning a pale blue and her skin had no color to it at all. If the water felt cold to even him, he could only imagine what it would feel like to someone like her or Jamie. Looking up, Jack could see the hope of the sun shining though the frigid water, he pushed himself harder than before.
"Jack!" Jamie shouted, seeing the faint outline of his friend's snow white hair. In frenzy Jamie scrambled for the staff Jack had slammed into the ice, sending it into the water. "Grab on Jack!" He shouted, "Grab on!" The young boy was made to seem so much smaller by the panic across his face. "Jack… Please… I need you..."
It only took an instant for all the despair on Jamie's face to melt away, the second that he felt Jacks grip on his staff, his face lit up.
Jamie, I swear, you're a genius. Jack t
Invisible-Part 8"Jack? Why are you talking to Cupcake's cousin on Skype?" Jamie asked, walking into the room. "It'll a little weird, dontcha think?" The younger boy kicked his snow boots off and climbed onto the edge of his desk. "Do you remember the nightmares?" Jack asked simply, his voice low. "Pitch's nightmares?" "Yeah…"Invisible-Part 82 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Jamie shuddered, "How could I forget? There were so many…" He tucked his knees up to his chest, "Why are you bringing them up now?" he asked. Jack sighed and put a comforting hand the younger boys shoulder. I remember the last time you used that voice… When Pitch cornered us in the ally. You said you were scared. "Don't worry Jamie, I won't let them hurt you." He said evenly, watching the fear in the younger boys eyes. "What do you mean they won't? Are they back? Is that why you're talking to Sarah?" Jamie's lip quivered, "Will there be more than before?" Jack sighed, "I don't know… I don't even know if they'll be back. But if they are back," He shook his head, "Then so is
Invisible- Part 18"Your mother? Was killed?" Jack asked stunned. Sarah nodded, tears forming in her eyes. "It was a long time ago." She murmured, counting numbers in the air on an invisible abacus. "Twelve years ago… I was hardly even old enough to remember her…" Sarah began to unwind her other braid, refusing to look up. "How old are you now?" Jack asked suddenly. "Does it matter? It won't make up for lost time…" The girl muttered, wincing noticeably as she struggled with an elastic hair tie. "I was five years old when she died." She let out a sigh. "No. I was five years old when she was murdered."Invisible- Part 182 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
There… There was blood everywhere… and Kenny… He was just a baby at the time, thank god he doesn't remember… But its.. It's.. "It's all I remember. From when I was young." Sarah looked up, a deep set horror in her dark eyes. "All I remember is blood, hunger, fear, darkness and loneliness." She hissed, eyes burning, but for once, no tears falling. Her whole body shuddered and she breathed heaving s
Invisible- Part 16Jack watched the family in silence, understanding beginning to dawn upon him. He retreated into the entryway, silently observing as the family broke apart at last. Feeling hollow, he watched as the three females placed three candles in the windowsill. Sarah took a box of matches, striking one against side of the box. The warm flame created a golden glow across her tear stained face, throwing her features into sharp relief. I'm sorry… I miss you so much Daddy… Sarah lit the largest candle, a deep forest green pillar candle scented comfortingly of evergreens and cinnamon. A round, rosy candle was next in line, quickly lighting it as well. Sarah breathed in the floral scent, remembering painfully happy memories. Momma Jenna… I swear… I didn't mean what I said… Her fingertips burning, Sarah flicked her wrist, extinguishing the match. She sighed, breathing out pure heartbreak and lighting another match. She turned her attention to the final colored candle. This once was rectaInvisible- Part 162 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Invisible- Part 10Sarah sighed, shutting her laptop. "This is getting ridiculous." She muttered under her breath. "What's ridiculous?" Sarah looked up suddenly, "Cupcake!" She squealed, her eyes lighting up at the sight of the messy haired girl. "You came!" Cupcake laughed, "Of course I did! Why wouldn't I? Jamie said you were awake so I came over as soon as I could." As Cupcake struggled to get on the bed, Sarah noticed that her leg was in a cast. "Hey, CC? What happened to your leg?" She asked, pulling her up and onto her lap. Cupcake shifted uncomfortably on her lap. "Nothing…" She replied, not looking her cousin in the eyes. Sarah frowned, "Cupcake. What wrong? You know you can tell me anything."Invisible- Part 102 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"One of the big kids was making fun of me…" Cupcake murmured, messing with Sarah's hand. "He called me a baby, and took my unicorn." She stopped playing with Sarah's hand, "I slipped and fell trying to get it back." Sarah's eyes were furious. "Did you? And why wouldn't you tell me before?" "Sar
Invisible- Part 7Sarah blinked, covered in a cold sweat. When she had finally fallen asleep the night before, the nightmares had returned. But this time they were different. They were her own memories. Memories of her home before she moved to Burgess. Of her mother, father, her siblings. Of how they were separated. A musical tone sounded from the girls laptop, pulling her from her morose thoughts.Invisible- Part 72 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
FrostOver317 is requesting to chat.
Sarah sighed, unsure of whether she was willing to talk to a stranger. Her mouse hovered over the "accept" button, wavering back and forth. Finally she closed her eyes and clicked.
BrownMouse has accepted your invitation.
Jack smiled at the computer screen, both proud that he had managed to use the computer and glad to be able to talk to the girl.
BrownMouse is typing…
BrownMouse: Who are you?
Jack grinned, already planning what he was going to say.
Frostover317: A friend.
Sarah sighed, she would agree to chat with a complete stranger
Invisible- Part Twenty Four (Part one) It was hundreds of years ago, long after the Great Battles but long before the world as it is known today was born. Pitch had been rising in his forces, his fearling army growing stronger and larger with each passing day. He with the size of his army growing, Pitch was growing bolder. And the Guardians? They awaited orders from Tsar Luna, the Man in the Moon. He would tell them what to do; he would guide them in their hour of need.Invisible- Part Twenty Four (Part one)2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Finally, that hour came. Pitch was attacking a thriving city in Italy. Venice. His fearlings were surrounding the city, an impenetrable wall completely and totally covering it. The very presence of the fearlings blotted out the sun and filled the air with a dank musk, transforming the mild sunny day into a gloomy and dreary night. The screams of the towns people filled the air, the only sound more terrifying being the shrill shriek of the fearlings elated screams. Venice was falling to fear.
The Guardian’s arrived and the second t
Invisible-Part 9Jack thought carefully about what he was going to say, not wanting to tell Sarah too much on the first day. "Three hints. She needs to guess." He shook his head, "How can I get her to guess?" Jack Frost… Everyone's heard of me. But for three hundred agonizing years, no one believed in me. I was alone…Invisible-Part 92 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Frostover317: Alright, first hint! I know a handful of important people that everyone's heard of, but no one's met.
Sarah blinked. "Well, that could not have been more vague." She said blankly, staring at the screen. "This guy's full of it."
BrownMouse: So what? You know the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus? And let me guess, the Tooth Fairy's your sister?
Cringing, Jack replied hesitantly.
Frostover317: Sort of, but not quite. Good guess though.
Is he an idiot? They're not real. They're just lies. Ways to bribe kids to behave.
BrownMouse: None of them are real. There's no such thing as the Easter Bunny, Santa, or the Tooth Fairy. Or the Sandman. None
Invisible- Part 15Sarah sighed, dropping two steaming mugs of hot chocolate on the knotted wood table. "You always get what you want, don't you?" She asked darkly, glaring at the shock of white hair in her kitchen. Jack leaned back against the equally knotted chair, cockily swinging his feet on to the table. "Not always. Remind me to tell you about that some time." Sarah slid into another chair, "Ok. You've had your hot chocolate. Now spill. Tell me about the nightmares and how you know about Jamie finding me." She demanded evenly, hoping once and for all to get the answers she needed. Jack leaned forward, holding the steaming mug in both hands, feeling the burning heat rushing through his long since frozen limbs with each sip. "I don't know what causes your nightmares." He said at last, sky blue eyes twinkling mischievously. "But," he continued, "I do know that there's something strange about you." Insulted, Sarah glared at Jack. "And there's nothing strange about you? If you're even telling theInvisible- Part 152 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Invisible- part 23“Jack. There is question I been meaning to ask you.” North thundered, grinning broadly. Jack flinched, immediately thinking back to everything he could have possibly done wrong since he had last seen North. “Yeah?” He asked slowly, waiting for elaboration. “Why is hot coco in your hair?” North laughed, brushing flecks of the dried treat from the younger guardians hair. “Oh. That.” Jack muttered, batting his hair until the flecks stopped falling. “Sarah got mad at me and dumped hot chocolate on my head.” North was elated with that statement, his bellowing laugher echoing throughout the workshop. “This Sarah, I like her!” He exclaimed, warmth in his eyes as he watch Jack struggling to get the chocolate stain out of his snowy hair. “She’s strange, you would like her.” He joked, accepting a yeti’s offer of a wet towel. “Strange how?” North asked, stroking his beard as he watcheInvisible- part 232 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Invisible- Part 17My name is Jackson Overland Frost. And I have been the Spirit of Winter for the past three hundred years. But before that I was just Jackson Overland. I had a sister, a family. I had a life that I surrendered to save my sister. I didn't mean to die that day. All I wanted was to have some fun. That's all I ever wanted, to play games. And that's what I did. Until the day I died.Invisible- Part 172 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Uh… Uh…" Sarah whimpered, scooting away from the morose teen next to her. "Wha… Dead…" She fumbled over her words, eyes wide with fear. "I… Oh…" Her eye lids fluttered briefly, eyes rolling into the back of her head. "Mrpfh…." Dead…
Jack turned his head to face Sarah swaying form, "You're not taking this very well, are you?" He asked rhetorically. "Nhhhg…" Sarah incoherently moaned, holding a hand to her forehead. Jack sighed. "You're not going to faint on me are you?" He asked, considering it to be quite possible. "I'm… I'm not sure…." Sarah replied shakily, laying down and curling up like a cat.
Invisible- Part 6Sarah! Saaaaarrrahh! Sarah was running, she didn't know where. The voice was calling her, but there was something chasing her. Thousands of tiny feathered creatures were screeching in shrill voices, chasing after her. Their shed feathers whirled around the girl, blocking out the sky and burning her where they made contact with her skin. "Kenny?" Sarah screamed, "KEN! Where are you?" The panicked girl stopped short, "No…" The feathered demons laughed, forming the laughing face of someone she once knew. The demons eyes were boiling red and its grinning maw was bearing glistening silver teeth. It roared once, releasing the remains of bloodshed. Bloodied hands grabbed for the girl, holding her still. Lush lips screamed and cackled disparaging remarks, chanting over and over. "Run little girly, run! Ken's gone, gone, gone." The source of the limbs laughed, the silver teeth closing like bars in a cage, smothering her in darkness.Invisible- Part 62 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The darkness faded away, replaced by a crowd. Sarah whi
Invisible- Part 12"You believe." Jacks words weren't a question, he knew the girl could see him. Sarah nodded, eyes wide, "You're…" She stumbled over her words, "You're Jack Frost." She murmured. Jack grinned, leaning against his staff, "What gave it away?" He asked rhetorically, eyes laughing. "Jack Frost. The real Jack Frost." Sarah repeated, slightly dazed. "Yes." Jack seemed amused, "I'm Jack Frost."Invisible- Part 122 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Sarah spun in a distressed circle, "OH MY GOD!" She bellowed. "I'm actually going insane." She declared, flopping on the ground in a heap. "I knew it would happen… Humans aren't meant to go months without sleep. It's not natural." She tangled her fingers in her hair, clenching them against her skull. "Is this what its come down to? Horrible nightmares or hallucinations?" She moaned, pulling her knees against her chest. Jack shook his head, laughing. "Sarah, I'm right here. You can't deny that I exist." Sarah stared up at the Guardian defiantly, "Yes I can." She replied stubbornly, he
Rise of a Guardian: Chapter twenty-three~Star and Snowflake Filled Skies~Rise of a Guardian: Chapter twenty-three2 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Bet you can’t catch me!” Jack called over his shoulder as he shot through the skies.
He laughed childishly as he cut through the nippy midnight air, feeling satisfied because he was currently winning the race he and Nightlight where having.
The clouds underneath him shone with the reflection of the moon. Stars glittered above suspended in an inky black sky like lanterns in the dark of night, forming different patters and constellations that he didn’t know (But Katherine probably would).
The cold air felt so good on his skin, he had yearned for the feeling during his days in North’s stuffy infirmary. But now he was out in the brisk night sky and the ozone in the air practically tangible. Snow’s snowstorms where sweeping the area, and where on their way to this town as they spoke. It was moving so quickly that it would be there in a blink of an eye and they had to hurry to Sandy before the storm caught them. So Jack a