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Jack's eyes opened slowly to reveal Pitch sitting in a large armchair beside the bed reading. The boy stretched out an arm and poked Pitch's leg with his sleeve covered hand. The Boogeyman looked up from his book. "So you're already awake?" Jack nodded, not wanting to speak, since his throat felt like he swallowed knives. Pitch got out a thermometer. "Open." The frost elf did as he was told and after a short time the numbers read: 89.
The Nightmare King sighed. "That's not good," and he began to walk into another room.
Jack looked confused and realized he didn't want to be alone. "Pitch, wait!" His scratchy voice managed to say.
The man huffed and turned round; his eyes looked like fire. "Jack, be quiet, you're only going to make yourself worse if you keep talking. Say another word and I'll give you nightmares for a week." The young guardian pouted angrily, but pulled the covers up over his mouth. Satisfied, Pitch left the room.
He returned shortly with a sm
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"Pitch, you shadow sneaking rat-bag, get over here!" Bunnymund shouted from the other room.
Pitch suddenly appeared in front of him, causing Bunny to jump back slightly. "Stop shouting like an imbecile!" The Nightmare King quietly screamed.
"Where's Jack?!" Bunny said a little quieter.
"He's asleep." Pitch answered. "I can't believe he didn't wake up with all the loud noise you were making."
Bunnymund stepped closer to Pitch. "And what is it you've done to him, huh? Everyone was gettin' worried because we hadn't seen even a small glimpse of him for days, so Manny told me where he was. I got worried and wanted to see why you were keeping him here, so he used moonbeams to lead the way." Bunny was about to continue, when the Boogeyman's growl cut him off.
"Keeping him here?" He thought for a second. "Yes, I suppose he would prefer to be outside. Tell me, Rabbit, did the man in moon tell you why Jack's here?"
"He was going to, but I was already on my way." The G
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Jack flew to Japan, where it was still nighttime, and was enjoying the view when he saw a blur of gray dash in front of him. The frost elf smiled. "Bunny!" He followed the blur into a dark alleyway. "Bunny?" There was no reply. "Hello?" Suddenly he felt his staff ripped out of his hands. "HEY!" Jack looked around trying to find Bunny, figuring that this was some sort of prank.
"Those are some strange marks on ya neck mate," Bunny said with Jack's staff in his left paw.
"They're bruises." Jack answered, pulling up his collar, just now remembering Pitch had kissed his neck several times earlier. "Now give me back my staff!"
"Where were ya just a few minutes ago?" Bunnymund asked, ignoring Jack's second statement.
"I was just freezing over streets." Bunny's expression changed to annoyed and angry. Without warning Bunnymund was gone, and jack felt a paw grab his waist and he hit something hard. The snow spirit looked up to see Bunny had thrown him over his shoul
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It had been two days since Jack last saw Pitch, and his body ached to see him again. He didn't care if they did nothing, he just longed to be in the man's presence. The boy wanted to run into Pitch's arms and never leave, but how could he? That would be selfish, wouldn't it? He was a guardian, he had responsibilities, didn't he? The Nightmare King tried to wipe his friends from existence, how could he just simply forget that?
The act was unforgivable,but it didn't stop the guardian's heart from beating a mile a minute when he saw the boogeyman. Suddenly the frost elf was in the air and flying towards Pitch's lair; his heart wouldn't allow him to stay away any longer. The snow spirit landed outside the hole, and was about to dive in, but he couldn't move. His heart was begging him to go inside, while his brain was yelling at him to leave as fast as possible.
The brain won.
Jack began to walk away, when all of a sudden he was lifted off the ground. A half a sec
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Pitch and Jack landed on a rooftop in a city in California. As soon as they touched ground the boy jumped off and stepped away from the nightmare. "I hate riding those things!"
Pitch dismounted and the nightmare disappeared. "I can tell. Your fear was making her very hard to control."
"I wasn't afra-"
"Yes you were." The Nightmare King laughed.
Jack stuck out his tongue before turning away from Pitch. "Maybe I should go hang out with someone else instead."
Thinking quick, Pitch grabbed Jack's staff. "Not without your staff."
"HEY! Give it back!" The guardian jumped to try and grab it back, but Pitch held it above his head, laughing all the while. "Pitch gimme it!" Jack hopped onto Pitch's back in hopes of reaching it, but the boogeyman held it out forward.
"If you can get it you can have it Jack!" Pitch managed to say through his constant laughter.
Jack climbed onto Pitch's shoulders and leaned over to reach his staff, but lost his balance and fell back onto
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"Jack? Jack? Wake up Jack." Jack's white eyes opened with a slight surprise. He quickly jumped up from his place on the bed, and wrapped his arms around Pitch's neck. The Boogeyman unprepared for the boy's hug immediately lost his balance and fell off the bed. Seeing Jack still clung to him, Pitch laughed. "I can see you're affectionate."
"Yeah." The Nightmare King stood up, but the frost elf refused to let go. Not minding Jack's sentiment, he simply held the guardian as he headed out of the lair. The two headed out into the cold night, where a small army of nightmares awaited for them.
Although it pained him to do so, Pitch removed the boy from his person and placed him upon a nightmare. The Boogeyman placed himself behind jack, just in case worse came to worse, he'd easily be able to grab the frost elf's neck and return him to an obedient state. "Jack be prepared to hold on."
"Okay." The nightmares took to the sky and they headed towards the nearest neighbo
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Despite what Pitch said, Jack ran as fast his feet would take him. It seemed as if he would escape, but without warning his path became a dead end. Frustrated Jack quickly turned around and once more started to run.
"Jack? Oh jack?" Pitch called. "Please stop running, it will get you nowhere." All at once the stairs Jack was running down disappeared, and he found himself in the middle of the lair, with no place to hide. "Hello Jack," a sly voice came from behind. The guardian turned around and before he could do anything, Pitch pushed him up against a wall, a gray hand wrapped around his throat.
"Let-Go!" Jack yelled.
"Oh," Pitch cooed, looking at the boy lovingly, "but if I do than you'll run away. And what would be the fun in that?" The boy latched his hands onto Pitch's wrists and covered them in as much ice as possible, without his staff. The boogeyman let out a cry and dropped Jack. Although he hit the stone hard, the guardian got up and sprinted away.
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"Pitch? Pitch?" Called Jack, as he entered the dark lair.
"Over here," a voice echoed far away.
Jack walked further, trying to locate the Nightmare King. "Pitch where are you?"
"Over here. Just follow the sound of my voice." Jack continued to walk towards the boogeyman's voice, wondering what was going on. "That's it, just a little closer Jack." The boy finally arrived at the voice's location, but it spoke no more.
"P-pitch?" Something moved in the darkness, and Jack pointed his glowing staff at the creature; it was Pitch tied up and gagged. "Pitch!" Jack dropped to his knees, and untied the rag around his mouth.
"RUN!" Pitch screamed. Jack was about to ask what he meant, when suddenly the guardian was lifted off his feet and pinned against a wall. He looked up to see something that looked like Pitch, only it wasn't Pitch. The thing's body was black and made of sand, and his eyes were bright red.
"What have we here?" The monster asked. "Such an innocent litt
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It had been a few days since Jack last saw Pitch or any of the Guardians. When he woke, he found himself smiling; today was Halloween. The boy jumped into the air and flew towards Jamie's school. He arrived just as the school bell rang to let the kids out for recess, and he quickly sat down on a low tree branch in a planter box.
The children began pouring out of their classrooms; everyone was dressed in bright and strange costumes. When he saw Jamie, Jack scooped up some snow from the ground and threw it at him. Instantly seeing Jack in the corner of the playground, the child ran towards him. The frost elf got down from the tree and hugged the excited boy.
"Jack, I'm so happy to see you!" Jamie exclaimed. His friends soon caught up with him, and everyone showed Jack their costumes. Jamie was an explorer of the Amazon, Pippa was a black cat, Cupcake was a princess, Claude and Caleb were zombies, and Monty was a robot.
"Where's you costume?" Monty asked
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Jack struggled to break out, but when one is tossed in a sac there is often much confusion, not to mention the fact he couldn't see anything. Suddenly he hit the ground and before he could even think of escaping, the yetis' grabbed him and tied him to a tree in the warren.
"LET ME GO!! LET ME GO!" Jack screamed. A thick layer of ice traveled up the tree and onto the ropes, but was of no help in freeing the boy. The frost elf's breathing became heavier as he glared angrily at the ground.
"What did Pitch do to him?" Tooth asked, horrified by Jack's obvious hatred for them.
"Some sort of spell," Bunnymund stated stepping closer. He grabbed the guardian's chin, lifting up his head, despite Jack's cold stare. "There's strange markings all over his neck." Without warning Bunny's paw was frozen over. "Cranky!" He said jumping back. A sly smirk appeared on Jack's face. "Oh just wait 'till I get my hands on Pitch, I'll-"
"DON'T TOUCH HIM," the boy shouted.
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Pitch woke up to see Jack still asleep in his arms. With a smile, Pitch caressed the boy's cheek and his blue eyes opened slowly. Jack frowned at the Nightmare King. "Too early. Don't wanna get up yet," he said while pulling the covers over his head.
Pitch rolled his eyes and pulled the covers off Jack, who groaned and crouched into a ball. "Stop being so dramatic, you slept great." The guardian huffed, wrapped his arms around Pitch, and hid his face in the man's robe. The boogeyman smiled and ran his fingers through Jack's hair. After a few minutes Jack showed his face, and his eyes were now bright and wide.
"You know what I just realized?" The frost elf asked.
"We didn't go out in costumes." Pitch found himself laughing at both Jack's innocence and a costume he thought would be fitting for the snow spirit. "What? What's so funny?"
"Oh, nothing." Pitch replied, laughing even more so at Jack's irritated expression.
"Tell me!" The man shook his head.
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SPOILER ALERT! There are spoilers in this chapter from book two of The Guardians series. You have been warned!!!
Jack's eyes opened and he looked around to see he was in a golden hallway. "What?" The boy asked confused. He grabbed his staff and started walking down the long hall. "Hello?! Anybody here?"
The Guardian turned a corner and stopped dead in his tracks, for there was a familiar man standing guard before a cell filled with strange creatures. "P-pitch?"
It was Pitch, but at the same time it wasn't; he was human. "Pitch? Pitch what's going on?" Jack went out to touch the man's arm, but his hand went through it. The frost elf jumped back, unsure of what was going on.
Pitch let out a sigh and grabbed a gold chain that hung around his neck. He pulled it out from underneath his cloak to reveal a locket. "What's that?" Jack asked, but Pitch couldn't hear him. The General opened it up and in there was a picture of a young girl. The man caressed the picture
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Walking towards the bed Pitch pried the boy away and placed him upon it. The Nightmare King sat down behind Jack, and tilted the guardian's head to the side. He pulled down the collar of Jack's sweatshirt and repeatedly kissed the frost elf's neck. A slight blush appeared on Jack's face, and a small gasp slipped out of his mouth.
"You're surprised Jack?" The boogeyman laughed slightly. "You're more innocent then I thought." Pitch reached his hand under Jack's shirt, and began caressing his chest, while still kissing the boy's neck. A slight moan escaped the boy's mouth. Pitch then rubbed Jack's thigh, causing the snow spirit to cringe. Despite Jack's age, he really was a kid at heart, and very unaccustomed to these sorts of sensations, so Pitch stopped, for he didn't want to overwhelm the frost elf.
The Nightmare King placed the boy on his lap, and held him like a small child. It was obvious that in their relationship Pitch was overprotective. It stayed that
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Once they reached the North Pole Jack was poked and prodded to make sure that he was free from Pitch's control. "Okay! Enough," Jack commanded. "Stop playing doctor, I'm fine!"
"No." North stated. "Not until Sandy confirms it. Sandy, no more black sand?" Sandy shook his head with a smile. "Now you're fine! Music!" Russian music began to fill every corner of the pole. North grabbed Bunnymund's paw. "Dance with me Bunny-man!"
"Crikey!" Bunny screamed as the guardian of wonder forced him to dance. Sandy leaned against the fireplace, sipping his hot chocolate, and grinning at what a fool North was making of Bunnymund.
Jack laughed, wishing he had a camcorder. Tooth flew towards him, a smile on her face. "It's great to have you back Jack."
"It's really good to be back." Jack smiled, but grew nervous when he saw Tooth eying his throat.
"Jack, what happened to your neck?" The half human, half hummingbird asked. She pointed to the slightly brown and red marks scatter
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Pitch walked over to his nightmares, readying them for the takeover he had so longed for. "Jack," the Nightmare King called. Jack Frost flew over to Pitch, a smile on his face. The Boogeyman grabbed the boy's chin and kissed him. "Jack, would you do me a favor?" Pitch said gesturing to the nightmares. Jack flew to the ground and covered the nightmares in a light layer of frost. The Nightmare King laughed viciously. "Excellent."
The two headed for the town of Burgess, Pitch in desperate need to first take down the children that defeated him before. Once they arrived, the pair stood on a sand cloud high above the city. The black sand and frost went out in all directions, turning all the children's dreams to nightmares. Jack smiled up at Pitch, glad to see the Boogeyman was so pleased with how everything was going.
"Jack," Pitch began, "I need you to fly towards the other side of town. There isn't enough ice on the nightmares." Jack nodded his head and flew in t
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A loud bell rang in the distance causing Jack to stand up. "It's two fifty already?! I gotta go!" The boy quickly hugged Pitch then flew off. He stopped suddenly and quickly flew back. Still floating, Jack kissed the Nightmare King. "Don't worry about me! I'm fine!" The guardian took off once more.
"I was not worried!" The Boogeyman yelled.
"Yes you were!" Jack yelled back, flying out of view.
"I was not!" Pitch cried, although the frost elf didn't hear him. "Dammit Frost!" Muttering to himself, Pitch turned into a shadow and disappeared.
Jack flew to the elementary school in Burgess just as kids were starting to get out. Jamie Bennett was just going down the steps when something hit him in the back of the head. He reached his hand back, and found he had been hit with snow. "Snow?" The boy gasped with excitement. "Jack Frost!" At this moment his friends came out, and they too were all hit with snowballs.
"You guys need to learn how to dodge," yelled the snow
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Jack and Pitch landed back outside the lair when the sun was just starting to come up. Jack couldn't stop giggling and stumbled when he landed. "Dude, people at that resort in Hawaii are going to freak when they step outside!"
"The guardians are going to be all over you for that, Jack." Pitch replied.
"Worth it!" The boy shouted stumbling and falling into Pitch's arms. He rubbed his eyes tiredly. "I think I'm out of snow and ice."
"I wouldn't be surprised." Pitch said, picking Jack up. "You outdid yourself wherever it was winter, and a few other places as well." Jack smiled sheepishly as Pitch walked inside.
The two laid down in the warm bed and snuggled under the covers. "I can't wait until Jamie and his friends wake up." Jack yawned. "They're gonna be so surprised."
The Nightmare King groaned. "I'll never understand why you love those annoying brats so much."
"They're not annoying brats, they're just not very keen on you because you tried to take over the
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Jack found his eyes opening slowly; he hadn't realized it but the boy had fallen asleep in Pitch's arms. The Nightmare King smiled, as Jack rubbed his eyes. "You dozed off."
"I guess so. Sorry." Jack sat up and he suddenly realized there was strange light coming from outside Pitch's lair. They were the Northern Lights. "Pitch how long have those lights been out there?"
The boogeyman shrugged his shoulders. "About fifteen minutes."
"Shit," Jack shouted as he jumped out of bed and grabbed his staff. "Why didn't you tell me?! It'll take me another five minutes to get there!" The frost elf went to leave, when he suddenly felt his hood grabbed, and was lifted off the ground so that he and Pitch met eye to eye. "Put me down! I gotta go!"
"Why should I?" Pitch asked, his face showing slight irritation. "You're going to go and see the Guardians, there's not much in it for me, now is there?"
"I can't just stop being a Guardian!" Jack replied, getting annoyed. "It doe
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Jamie woke up with slight surprise. He sat up, wondering what had happened last night. Originally Jamie had a good dream, which turned into a nightmare, then much later back to a dream. The child got out of bed and walked to the window, where out of the corner of his eyes he saw black sand. "What?"
Jamie now very much confused, opened the window, and there on the windowsill was a small pile of black sand. "Uh oh." Thinking quick he grabbed an old mitten and scooped the sand into it. He then threw on some warm clothes and headed out the door. He ran outside to find that Monty, Cupcake, Pippa, Claude and Caleb were already waiting for him.
"Hey!" Jamie said, speeding towards his friends. "Did any of you have-"
"Nightmares," Cupcake finished.
"Yeah," Claude said. "It just came out of nowhere, and then left really quick." His brother nodded in agreement.
"But Pitch is gone," Monty asked questioning himself in the process. "Right?"
"Jamie?" Pippa asked. "What's wi
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As Pitch and Jack continued to play-fight with each other, Babytooth flew over. She chirped curiously, almost as if asking who Jack was with in the shadows. The boy whirled around, accidentally dragging Pitch into the light. Babytooth let out a terrified chirp and backed away. "Wait!" Jack shouted, scared. "Babytooth, let me explain!" But she just shook her head, terrified, and quickly flew away. "No, Babytooth!" She was already far out of sight.
"Pitch, we have to go after her!" The young Guardian exclaimed, about to take off.
Pitch grabbed him by the arm. "Jack, tooth fairies are one of the fastest creatures alive, and she has a head start on you. There's no way you would ever catch up." The frost elf let out a small whimper. "They'll be here any minute now."
A few seconds after he finished his sentence, a bright light filled the sky and the sleigh came rushing towards them. "Well, that was faster than I thought," the Nightmare King sighed.
The sleigh land
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It had been four days since Jack discovered he had feelings for Pitch, and he was doing his best to try and push the man out of his mind. It wasn't easy however, because he kept having strange dreams revolving around the Nightmare King. The dreams weren't nightmares, they were simply his mind fulfilling the fantasies he so desired. The poor boy was so conflicted, he felt guilty for loving Pitch, but he also longed to see the Boogeyman again. "What am I gonna do?"
As the sun began to set on the fifth day, Pitch was frustrated and annoyed. He knew Jack was at odds with how he felt, but he expected the boy would have come back by now. The Nightmare King was slightly offended by the fact the frost elf had stayed away. "Think you can just leave and never come back, hmm?" Pitch thought aloud. A cloud of sand whipped around the boogeyman, and when it settled down, Pitch was gone.
Jack was walking along the street through the middle of Burgess, when suddenly the stre
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"I'm beating you old man!" Jack shouted at Pitch who was a ways behind him. "I thought you said you were fast!" He looked back, but Pitch was no longer there. He suddenly ran into something; it was Pitch. "What?!"
"I told you I was fast." The Nightmare King snickered and threw Jack up into the air, but before he could catch him Jack took off riding his staff like a surfboard.
"Well Boogeyman, you gonna surf or what?" Pitch gave him an 'are you kidding me' look. "Well if you can't do it, you can't do it." Jack giggled mischievously, knowing Pitch couldn't back down now.
"Fine, if it'll prove to you that you're not as amazing as you think you are." He made a surfboard out of nightmaresand and took off with Jack.
The young guardian laughed happily. He grabbed his staff and jumped onto Pitch's surfboard. It became unbalanced and the two fell hard on a skyscraper. Jack landed on top of the man; they were both laying still in slight shock at how hard they landed.
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Pitch woke up to a painful feeling. He looked down at his left hand; there was a beam of sunlight hitting it. With a scream he jumped farther into the shade, waking Jack in the process. "S-stay out of my snow fort!" Jack shouted, surprised at being awaken so suddenly. The boy looked over to see Pitch leaning against the tree holding his hand. "What's wrong?"
"I got burned." The Nightmare King answered. He winced as the pain throbbed in his hand.
"Aw, poor baby." Jack said sincerely. Pitch glared. Jack scooted closer. "Lemme see."
"No!" The Boogeyman said. "I mean, I'm fine. I don't want you to touch it."
The frost elf huffed in frustration. "You are not fine. You're the boogeyman, and a beam of sunlight landed on your hand. Now let me fix it!" He grabbed Pitch's hand by force, making sure not to touch the burn next to his thumb. The guardian inspected the burn, it looked painful. "Don't worry, I can make it feel better."
"Oh really? How?" Pitch said, annoyed
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Jack Frost was walking alone in the woods, or at least that's what he believed. Not to far away Pitch laughed to himself. "So vulnerable. It's as if you want to be captured." Jack continued walking, completely oblivious to his stalker, do to that fact he was exhausted. Suddenly he heard a strange noise behind him. The guardian turned around, only to have a sharp object fly into his right arm.
"Gaah!" He shouted in surprise, quickly pulling the object out. It was a sharp arrowhead made of black sand. "Pitch," the boy mumbled as his vision blurred. He stumbled and hit the ground, his eyes refusing to stay open. The last thing he saw was Pitch walking towards him, a devious smile on his face.
When Jack woke all he could see was darkness. He tried to move, but realized he was trapped in vines of black sand. The guardian tried to break free, but the sand held him fast.
"Awake so soon?" Jack's eyes finally adjusted to the dark, and he glared at the figure approachi
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Jack landed with a small plop on his feet outside the workshop. He turned to Pitch, who was standing a few feet away from him. "You transport me outta there, just to come out here?!" The boy asked frantically.
"I'm happy to see you too," he replied sarcastically. "And you're a snow spirit, I figured you'd like to be where it's cold."
"You need to leave! They're gonna be out here any minute!" Jack looked back towards the workshop which seemed to be glaring at the boogeyman.
Pitch shrugged and walked closer. "So?" A bit of nightmaresand appeared in the palm of his hand. "I have an army that I can summon in less than a second." He smirked. "Besides, what's the worst that can happen?"
"Oh, I don't know, all of you fighting and seriously hurting each other!" He tried to push Pitch away, but the man didn't budge. "Go, hurry!"
"I've got a better idea." He tilted the boy's head up and kissed him. The Nightmare King saw something gold out of the corner of his eye, an