Everlasting Snow: Chapter 57Everlasting Snow: Chapter 57 in Romance More Like This
Warning: This chapter contains spoilers regarding the Rise of the Guardians movie!
You brace yourself for impact.
But it doesn’t come.
You feel something catch you, slowing down the pace of your fall. You slowly open your eyes, daring to relax.
The wind whirls around your feet and shins, providing a cushion between you and the hard ground.
It slowly sets you down, your feet softly making contact with the earthen floor.
It leaves your feet and swirls up and around you in a single, long, invisible line, making you giggle as your clothes dance slightly from the wind. You’re reminded of a cat’s tail wrapping around its owner’s leg as it purrs, longing to be pet and loved.
It leaves the rest of your body and rubs against your cheek, feeling very much like a delicate hand resting on your face in a final farewell. Then, it departs.
Thank you, you call after it, still smi
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 51Everlasting Snow: Chapter 51 in Romance More Like This
The steam from the hot chocolate warms your face as you stare down into its brown depths, the warmth from the piping hot beverage heating up the palms of your cupped hands as they hold it up.
The golden base of the goblet rests patiently on your knees, which you have folded up to your chest in a makeshift table as you sit on the right side of the large window’s expansive ledge, nothing but a thin sheet of glass separating you and the artic scenery beyond.
Jangle sits a bit in front of your feet, staring up at you, concerned.
He’s the one who brought you the hot chocolate, waddling around a corner a few moments after Tooth had left you alone to the devices of the otherwise vacant hallway, the jingle bell on the top of his head softly chiming with each step.
You only took the goblet out of politeness. You really have no appetite right now.
Still, you’re thankful for the company. And the hot chocolate has helped you a little, its steam bearing a calming effect on you, pr
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 44Everlasting Snow: Chapter 44 in Romance More Like This
You finally figure out why he really gives you the creeps.
No, it isn’t because of his height. Nothing about his outer physical appearance, really.
Nor is it his immense power.
Or the memories of your childhood and the fears he rekindles.
No…it’s because, even though you know he’s standing right behind you, he gives off no presence, like most living things do.
It’s as if you’re standing with your back to a giant void.
It sends that sixth-sense chill down your spine.
And that scares you.
Nevertheless, you don’t try to fight or break away. You need to hear what he has to say, to listen closely to what needs to be done to help Jack.
“What do I have to do?” you ask, trying to steady your shaking voice.
“It’s quite simple, really,” he says. You can practically hear the smile on his face. He’s winning, and he knows it. “Give him to me, and I’ll fix him right up. You can’t ta
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 61Everlasting Snow: Chapter 61 in Romance More Like This
Warning: This chapter contains minor spoilers regarding the Rise of the Guardians movie!
Dark, colors deeply muted, replaced by shadowy memories of their former vibrancy.
The silence bears into the depths of your soul.
The steam from your (your favorite hot drink) licks the underside of your chin, warming just that spot, the heat of the drink permeating through the ceramic mug and transferring into your cupped hands.
The rest of you is at the mercy of the bitingly cold air.
But this isn’t your typical weather, your Jack Frost kind of cold. This is a coldness brought on by the emptiness of the world, the kind that slinks in after the total extinguishing of all wonder, hope, and joy.
The snow has almost completely melted away, patches of whiteness piled up along fences here and there. Reminders that winter is coming to a close.
And of the absence of a certain spirit.
This is the environment that you are si
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 43Everlasting Snow: Chapter 43 in Romance More Like This
Your hand meets cold, satiny skin.
The two of you are frozen there for a few seconds, you with your hand still in midair, Pitch with his face turned to the side. Your expressions are the same—sheer shock. He never it saw it coming. You never thought you had it in you. It just kind of happened. As if out of instinct, from the depths of your brain, an out-of-the-blue reaction to a sudden wave of anger. You immediately regret it.
You just slapped Pitch Black clear across the face.
An extremely powerful, dark being who towers over you.
Knowing that you have to go with it, you stretch out the same hand, your tingling palm upwards and towards the staff.
“Give it here, Pitch,” you shakily command the Nightmare king.
He snaps out of it, rubbing where you hit him with his spare hand. “More of a fighter than the last I saw you, but I'll forgive that for now,” he mumbles under his breath as his cold eyes lock on yours. He then speaks directly to you. “I kind of
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 63Everlasting Snow: Chapter 63 in Romance More Like This
Warning: This chapter contains spoilers regarding the Rise of the Guardians movie!
He laughs lightly and plops down from his place on the windowsill.
“That’s right, ‘Jack,’” he says as he walks up to you, stopping less than a foot away from you. His eyes never leave you.
You look at him searchingly, still not entirely convinced that he’s standing before you, seeming to have somehow remembered you…
“Jack…” you finally manage to say in a small, quiet voice.
His mischievous smirk turns into a soft smile. He nods gently.
The next thing you know, his arms are wrapped around you in a tight embrace, his head bowed and past your own as he envelops you in himself.
“You idiot,” he sighs. His voice is trembling slightly as he fights back emotion. “Letting them do that to me. To us. Never again.&
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 35Everlasting Snow: Chapter 35 in Romance More Like This
The hours turn into days,
The days into weeks,
And the weeks into months.
You and Jack become virtually inseparable. The only time you spend apart is when Jack leaves to go conjure up winter weather.
“I travel with the weather,” he tells you when you ask why he has to leave and can’t just stay. “Y’know, with the cold and stuff. Wherever it goes, I go, and I do my thing wherever that may be. Feels natural. Sure, the clouds and chilliness would still exist—I mean, it all existed before I did (I did float out of a frozen lake into snowy scenery that I didn’t create, after all)—but I’m a channel of sorts for it and really bring the Winter and all things associated with it on, emphasizing it in a way. It’s a pretty important job. Can’t really call it a job though, since it’s so much fun. I could go places where it’s not winter-like at all and make it snow and such, but I have a feeling that’d c
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 15Everlasting Snow: Chapter 15 in Romance More Like This
And yet, warm.
You’re woken up by this exceptional sensation sprawling across your forehead. Jack is standing above you, his left hand on your head as he checks your temperature.
“What’s the story, morning glory?” he says, smiling. He lifts his hand from your brow. “You’re warm.”
Feeling much better—though still not 100%—you shoot him a “no duh, I’m going to feel warm to you” look. He laughs in response. “You look a lot better. Here, I made you this. Drink up.”
In his oven mitt-ed right hand he holds a mug of (your favorite hot drink).
Your comforter draped around your shoulders, you sit up and take the piping hot beverage from him, wrapping your hands around it. He goes and sits down in the middle of the room, looking around and occasionally back to you as you sip away. The only sounds are that of the fire popping and sputtering in the fireplace.
You notice that your book is closed and sit
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 50Everlasting Snow: Chapter 50 in Romance More Like This
They say that, if you are anticipating—if you are wanting—to go somewhere, then the trip seems much longer than it really is.
And the opposite applies for the alternate case.
That, when you are dreading your arrival, when you don’t want to be going somewhere, the trip to that somewhere gives off the impression of being far shorter than is reality.
This latter case applies a little too perfectly to you.
One moment you’re lifting off of your porch from dropping off your ice skates, the next you’re at the North Pole, the red double-doors looming in front of you.
You feel something squeeze your hand.
You look down at it to see Jack’s pale fingers entwined in yours, holding onto you tightly.
You follow the hand to the connected arm, trailing up until your gaze meets Jack’s.
He’s smiling softly at you, his eyes sad yet reassuring. He jerks his head toward the door as he begins to smirk, indicating that it’s time the two of y
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 48Everlasting Snow: Chapter 48 in Romance More Like This
Oh, how you’ve missed flying.
Feeling completely weightless as the wind envelops you, pushing you up and forward. Your hair whipping back, dancing in the wind. Your hand clasped in Jack’s, the odd yet wonderful cold backed by that deep, inner warmth spreading down your arm and through you as your cheeks and nose turn pink from the blasts of air as you travel at an incredible speed. The scenery blurred as it you race over it, treetops and roofs of houses uniting into flashes of uniform color, what few people there are looking like nothing but brief, tiny blips in radar.
You close your eyes for a bit, thoroughly enjoying the sensations.
The two of you make a quick pit stop back at your house so you can pick up your skates. Then you’re off again.
Before too long, you feel yourself descending as you arrive at the final destination.
It’s as if you never left it. It’s the same way as the last time you visited about a month ago. For that matter, it’s just a
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 1)The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 1) in General Fiction More Like This
North was busy creating a new ice-train. Christmas was still a few months away, but then again he has to deliver millions of toys to billions of kids. Everything was going just right until, bang! His office door slammed open, making his new creation crumble in his hands. "Ack! My train!" North turned around to see one of his yeti workers, "Ah, my friend. What is the matter?" The yeti burst out a line of frantic grunts and groans. North knit his eyebrows, "The Globe?" He walked past the yeti and to the Globe. The Globe keeps record of children of the world that still Believed, bad or good or naughty or nice. The Guardian of Wonder let out a hardy laugh and said to his worried toy-maker, "It is fine! Nothing is wrong with the Globe. Everything is in order, sure a few lights went out but that happens every day. Some stop Believing as more Believers come." As he walked away, the yeti huffed and looked at the Globe again, its eyes widened at what it saw form on the globe. Quickly, the yeti
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 2)The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 2) in General Fiction More Like This
North made out of his magic portal with his sleigh. He looked over his sleigh’s ledge to see large rock pit down far below him. Squinting, he could see a blue-purple topped stone tower covered in ivy and moss. It looked just like the tower in the image back at the workshop. North snapped his reindeers’ reins and pulled back, making his sleigh descend to the ground below. Suddenly, thunder boomed overhead and storm clouds quickly rolled in. On the horizon, a black cloud slithered towards the tower; Black Sand. North bit his bottom lip and snapped the reins again, making the reindeer go faster. He finally made it to the tower’s window and pushed the heavy wood shutters open. North jumped out of his sleigh and into the tower, he signaled his reindeer to circle the tower. The reindeer took off in a heartbeat. As North turned around, a flash of dark grey flashed in the corner of his eye. He drew out his swords and blocked the object; he raised his eyebrows when the object
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 11)The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 11) in General Fiction More Like This
B-but what my home? My family?" Hiccup stuttered, shock still running in his system.
North shook his head. "I don't know, Hiccup…when I got all three of you, Pitch's darkness was taking your dimensions and as soon as I entered each portal, it was gone."
"Does that mean…?" Merida softly spoke.
"No, goodness, no! There is still hope that your families and homes are still there. It's just…" North search for the right word. "...Too dangerous to return to them until Pitch is defeated along with the other Negatives."
Rapunzel slightly rose her hand to get North's attention. "North, what did you mean by different dimensions?"
North grinned. "I'm glad you asked! You see, Rapunzel, you, Hiccup, and Merida aren't from this time period. In fact, you're all from absolutely different centuries! Rapunzel, you come from the 18th century, while Merida comes from the 10th century and Hiccup hails from the 12th century!"
Before one of the Four could ask a question, Tooth added, "We
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 17)The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 17) in General Fiction More Like This
Jack now seriously doubted that Katelynn knew where she was going. When she showed up, she looked like she hasn't slept for two days…and hungry. Every once and a while, he'd hear a small growl come from the red-brunette. "Is she sure that Mor'du was this way, Hic?"
Hiccup shrugged his shoulders and passed on the question for Jack, "Hey, Katelynn?"
Katelynn looked over her shoulder. "What?"
"You sure that Mor—I mean—the bear was this way?"
"I'm positive." Katelynn's attention went back ahead. "This was the road I took when I came to find you…by the way, 'Punzel said that there's three of you. Unless your…dragon counts as one, where's the other two?"
"Right behind you…" Jack muttered.
Merida shook her head. "She really doesn't know that we're here then."
Hiccup looked flustered. "Um…well…let's see—gods, how do I put this…?"
"You ramble a lot, you know that?" Katelynn interrupted Hiccup. She shook her head with a sm
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 3)The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 3) in General Fiction More Like This
North came out of yet of another portal and made his team land on the green grass below. All he could see was forest and around him was a circle of huge menhirs that somewhat reminded him of Stone Hinge. He heard hoof-beats behind him. He turned around to see a large black and white Clydesdale horse. The horse skidded to a stop and threw off its rider as it got close to the menhirs. The rider landed right in front of North's feet with a hard and solid thud. It was a girl with long, wild, curly, fiery red hair wearing a dark green traditional dress, made of cotton, with stylish slits. Slung on her back was a brown long bow and had arrows in a brown leather holster around her waist. She cried at her horse forcefully, "Angus…!" Her horse, Angus, whined and got on his hind legs as if it was telling the girl to turn around. The girl froze and slowly looked over her shoulder at North; her light blue eyes widened and shot up to her feet. "Who are you?" Her voice was thick with a Scotti
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 8)The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 8) in General Fiction More Like This
Jamie let out a long, suppressed sigh after Jack's long explanation. It just turned dark once he finished, Jamie and the others had to move to Jamie's room so his mom wouldn't get suspicious. "So Pitch is really back? With others?" Jack nodded. "What's going to happen? How are you going to fight them? Can you fight them? Will everyone stop Believing again? What if I stop Believing—?"
"Jamie!" Jack gripped onto one of Jamie's shoulder. "Calm down. You'll never stop Believing in us. Ever. And don't worry; we'll get rid of them."
"But—! What about them?" He gestured at Hiccup, Merida, and Rapunzel, who were too busy tinkering with the TV and some of Jamie's gaming systems to pay attention to the conversation. "Do they even know what they're up against?"
Jack glanced over to rest of the Four then shook his head. "I don't know…" He sighed and straightened back up to his feet. "The Guardians and I thought Pitch would be gone for at least another six hundred y
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 16)The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 16) in General Fiction More Like This
For some reason, Rapunzel's head was throbbing as she opened her eyes. She slowly looked around, her breath quickening from fear for not recognizing her surroundings…for what she could see, that is. All she could remember is her mother asking her to sing that song to her, after that, nothing. Shivers shook her body and she rubbed her arms. 'What is this place?' Rapunzel got up to her feet and slowly crept throw the dark, twisting halls. As she went on, she heard voices. Curious, she continued to walk, the voices now easier to decipher their hushed tones. Rapunzel silently yelped when she saw a very large, spiky rock-like tail came out of nowhere. She hid behind a stone wall.
"What do you mean: 'destroy her'?!" a female voice yelled in the distance.
'Mother?' Rapunzel strained her hearing to go farther.
"She is one of the Four, you know that…" a slick, sly male voice answered.
'Who was that?' Rapunzel eyes widened. 'Are they talking about me…?'
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 5)The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 5) in General Fiction More Like This
Three magic portals formed simultaneously in the Workshop. Tooth, Bunnymund, Sandy, and Jack watched the portals with content. Right then the portal on the far left released a blonde girl, she plopped face-first out of the portal as if she was pushed. I split second later a black and white Clydesdale sprinted out the portal in the middle, it's rider, a girl with crazy red hair, pulled her horse's reins back to make it stop. Right after the horse's appearance, a giant ebony dragon burst out of the portal, making the three Guardians duck so they wouldn't get hit. The dragon landed behind them, revealing its teenaged male rider with brown hair. Out of the same portal came out North and his sleigh. He jumped out of the sleigh and landed firmly onto his feet, his team went back to their quarters.
North motioned at each teen as he said, "This is Rapunzel, Merida DunBroch, and Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III."
It was Merida that said, "North, what's going on?"
"What happened to my home, my dad?
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 19)The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 19) in General Fiction More Like This
"Don't hurt her!" Merida yelled.
"I would never do such a thing…" Pitch told Merida. Then he made a pointy-toothed smirk. "But Mor'du will…"
Jack's eyes widened and pointed his staff at Pitch as he growled, "Let Rapunzel go Pitch…"
"I'm afraid I cannot do that either…you see, Jack…Rapunzel has a special ability that Lady Gothel literally can't live without." He folded his hands together. "However, I suppose I can make a compromise…"
"Which is?" Hiccup asked, his arms folding across his chest.
"If you surrender to me…I will promise you that poor Rapunzel will never get hurt."
Rapunzel shook her head madly and made muffled yells, most likely to not agree to Pitch's terms.
Merida spun around when she heard Mor'du growl. He was slowly getting closer to the group. Merida drew an arrow and pulled it back, having it aimed at Mor'du. "Jack…" she timidly said.
Hiccup looked up when he heard a roar in the sky. The larger than life dragon wa
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 6)The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 6) in General Fiction More Like This
Shocked silence remained in the Workshop's atmosphere for quite some time. The newly dubbed Big Four looked at each other with surprise and confusion. Rapunzel broke the silence, "We're…the Four?"
"But…how's that possible?" Merida's voice was a bit shaken. "We don't even know each other!"
"And we're…mortals? Are you guys gods or something?" Hiccup added, his voice was also a bit shaken.
North let out a hardy laugh, "No! No, we are Guardians! We protect the children of the world! Both good or bad, naughty or nice, we protect them with our lives! But we are immortal."
"Then how could we help? We're just normal humans, we don't have any special powers or anything." Hiccup told North. He noticed that Rapunzel shifted around uncomfortably. "Don't we…?"
Rapunzel made a nervous laugh, "Nope!"
Tooth flew towards Rapunzel and said gently, "It's okay, Rapunzel, you can show us. We won't do anything to you, I promise." Rapunzel searched in Tooth's eyes to see if she wa
FROZEN BRAVERY - CHAPTER 117th January 2009FROZEN BRAVERY - CHAPTER 1 in General Fiction More Like This
Every creature magical or not would have assumed that Jack Frost was a skilled troublemaker. You would've guessed that he was responsible for the cold gusts of wind that chilled you to the core; for the icy spot on the pavement that makes you trip over yourself; for the five-foot layer of snow that you have to scrape off your walkways, windshields and window panes.
Jack knew very well who he was the master of pranks, and the champion of tricks. But he wouldn't let his ego overinflate. You see, whilst every hero might be in the spotlight, and every king on his throne, Jack never forgot that they had sidekicks and knights people who backed them up.
And so did he.
'Are the targets in sight?' asked Jack, murmuring to his co-conspirator.
His friend leaned over the railing that they were sitting on, smirked as he spotted his victims, and nodded vigorously.
'Then, on the count of three,' smiled Jack. 'One,'
'Wait, wait, wait,' said his accomplice, 'why do you
FROZEN BRAVERY - CHAPTER 6 27th September 1994FROZEN BRAVERY - CHAPTER 6 in General Fiction More Like This
There are certain facts in this world that cannot be denied: Green is a colour. Most cars are environmental hazards. Women are confusing creatures.
Jack Frost and Sister Spring are polar opposites.
This was a truth that anyone at least anyone who knew who these two were believed in. Jack Frost mastered a season of icy blizzards, and Sister Spring helmed a season of blossoming rebirth. With powers so different, every magical creature assumed that their relationship would be plagued by resentment, and that they were bound to be enemies.
Imagine their surprise when these two became friends.
Although Jack's, and Spring's, powers were different, their personalities were uncannily alike. They both thirsted for adventure, yearned for mischief, and hungered for excitement. They both appreciated a good prank, laughed at the same jokes (no matter how corny these jokes might have been), and longed for fun. These similarities bonded them more than their differenc
FROZEN BRAVERY - CHAPTER 2The pounding of his racing heart, and the wheezing of his shallow breaths, were the only sounds that Jack heard through the dark.FROZEN BRAVERY - CHAPTER 2 in General Fiction More Like This
Clutching his staff in his hand, he rushed through the abyss. Jack groped his way through the shadows, and pushed through bracing gusts of wind, as he ran from the ominous presence that lurked behind him.
As Jack blindly ventured into the darkness, the laughter of this omnipotent force echoed through the gloom. A cold shiver shot down his spine as he heard its laughter growing louder, and its presence drawing closer.
Suddenly, a desperate voice infiltrated his thoughts. 'Keep running, Jack!'
Jack felt a hand in his, and stumbled blindly as the person it belonged to pulled him along.
The touch of this person lingered on his skin. Although Jack had no idea where this person came from, let alone who this person was, his fingers instinctively coiled around the hand.
Jack had to admit, he wasn't just scared, he was terrified. But somehow, as he clutched
FROZEN BRAVERY - CHAPTER 331st January 2009, on the day Jack first visited Father TimeFROZEN BRAVERY - CHAPTER 3 in General Fiction More Like This
Father Time was the busiest magical creature on Earth. You see, observing the past, present, and future activities of the world was only one part of his job. He also had to keep vigil over the most powerful forces on Earth magical forces that could threaten the very fabric of time.
With all this work to do, Father Time couldn't afford any visitors. Visitors, the Timekeeper decided, were annoying, intrusive people who would invade your privacy, and force you to entertain them until they chose to leave.
Honestly speaking, Father Time would have rather worked himself to death than be a show-pony to his unwanted guests.
Cupid, however, was an exception.
Despite Cupid's childish and slightly annoying qualities, Father Time didn't (entirely) mind having him around. Cupid could be mischievous at times well, at a lot of times but he was an incredibly useful spirit.
Being the spirit of romance, he had scoure
FROZEN BRAVERY - CHAPTER 4With a bow clutched tightly in her sweaty palm, Merida spun on her heels, and let out a readied cry. Stringing an arrow into the wooden weapon, with the reflexes of a snake, Merida pointed it directly behind herFROZEN BRAVERY - CHAPTER 4 in General Fiction More Like This
And aimed straight into thin air.
With an irritated sigh, Merida lowered her arrow, and squinted into the forest. She clutched her arrow even tighter; she attempted to peer through the trees, and into the shadows that lurked in the distance.
She could've sworn that something or someone was watching her.
'My nerves just aren't right today,' groaned Merida, placing her arrow back into her quiver.
Shaking her head, Merida cautiously turned around, and continued on her journey. Stepping lightly through the forest, she listened to the sound of crumbling leaves under her feet, and fitfully attempted to control her thoughts. With deep breaths, she attempted to dismiss the nagging feeling that she was being watched.
Little did she know, she was right.
Jack knew that there w
FROZEN BRAVERY - CHAPTER 5This time, the nightmare changed.FROZEN BRAVERY - CHAPTER 5 in General Fiction More Like This
Although Jack still stood in a fog of shadows, he experienced an unexpected surprise he was armed with his staff. Refusing to run, Jack clutched his weapon in his trembling hands, and braved the darkness. He whipped his staff wildly through the air, used its glowing tip as a torch, and attempted to peer through the gloom.
Just then, a shiver shot down Jack's spine, and an eerie laugh echoed in his head.
'So, your quest begins,' whispered a raspy voice, 'but are you truly ready to continue with your journey?'
The voice scoffed, 'Turn back now, Frost. Before you realise exactly what you're up against.'
Jack tightened his grip on his staff, and spun towards the direction of the voice. Then, narrowing his eyes, he pointed the staff in its direction, and poised to strike.
'You're wasting your time, young hero,' cackled a sinister voice. 'Do you really think that you can defeat me?'
Jack shot a frozen beam of light tow
FROZEN BRAVERY - CHAPTER 7 Merida’s eyes darted across the parchment, and memorized the last of its contents. Then, placing it in her satchel, the princess tightened her grip on her bow. She groped through the darkness, and wandered through the safehouse.FROZEN BRAVERY - CHAPTER 7 in General Fiction More Like This
After venturing through a labyrinth of hallways, Merida found the passage that she had been searching for. She peered down a walkway – one that extended into the shadows, and led her straight towards a large, wooden door.
The exit to the safehouse.
To an outsider, this door would be of little importance. After all, doors such as these were commonplace in any household. But to Merida, and to the rest of the safehouse’s inhabitants, this door was their only protection against the creatures that lurked outside. Anybody who resided within the safehouse’s fortified walls knew that opening it would be dangerous, and wandering through it would be suicidal.
But that didn’t stop Merida from making one of the bravest – or the stupi
I'll Never Leave You Jack Frost was freezing and destroying Pitch Black's Nightmares left and right. He would fight until his last breath to save the world's children from fear and darkness, but he was losing energy quickly. He couldn't fight them off much longer, but he refused to give up. Stubborn determination colored his pale face as he fought on. All of a sudden, the nightmares stopped attacking. Jack grinned as pride filled him.I'll Never Leave You in Romance More Like This
"You can't handle this, nightmares!" Jack hooted as he pounded the air with his staff triumphantly. It wasn't until then that he noticed the hot breath that tickled the hair on the back of his neck. Nice going, idiot. Jack scolded himself for not paying more attention as he whirled around to face Mor'du, the giant demon bear who had long lost his humanity. Mor'du opened his giant jaws and lunged before Jack could even react. Jack braced himself for the severing of his own head. Suddenly, a blur of blazing red hair whizzed into hi
Going to Market Jack Frost followed closely behind Merida Dunbroch as she wandered through the market just outside the palace walls. Her eyes were filled with excitement as she examined the weapons in one booth. She obviously knew the merchant well; he was speaking to her with as much familiarity as he might with his daughter or niece. He enjoyed walking through the market as well, even though the one person who could see him hadn't noticed him yet. She was absorbed in her shopping. Jack decided to change that.Going to Market in Romance More Like This
Merida was cheerfully talking to her favorite vendor as she examined a beautiful sleeve of throwing knives. It was about mid-July and warm in Scotland. The best part of the day so far was that she hadn't run into Jack yet. He annoyed her to no end and laughed when she blew up in his face, which was often. It was like he enjoyed it when she snapped at him. She never could understand that boy.
Jack watched as she took a step forward, a s
Ice Cream I could only breathe out of one side of my face and it hurt to swallow. I felt terrible and I looked even worse than I felt. Not even bothering to change out of my pyjamas, I slumped out of bed and downstairs. Luckily it was Saturday and my loud family had not risen from their slumbers. I opened the cabinet that held the cups and reached inside. I drew out a glass and filled it with water from the fridge in a sort of thirst driven haze. I raised the cool glass to my lips and relished the feeling of cool water trickling down and soothing my aching throat. There was a small ringing sound coming from my phone, alerting me of a new text message. Glass in hand, I drifted over to the phone and checked my messages. It was Jack.Ice Cream in Romance More Like This
Jack: Morning, princess. Still feeling under the weather?
I smiled to myself; he remembered that I wasn't feeling well yesterday at school. He was more observant than
At Wreav's Wits End "You guys are disgusting." Wreav stated as he watched the two couples before him cuddle on the couches in his basement immediately after entering. "I mean, I knew Hiccup was a sap, but I had hope for you, Jack. Plus, Merida, I thought you would kick his balls if he came anywhere near you. I'm severely disappointed in you four." He ended his tirade by glaring at his younger brother Hiccup and his girlfriend Rapunzel, and then the brothers' best friend Jack and his girlfriend Merida.At Wreav's Wits End in Romance More Like This
"Chill, man." Jack remarked absently while grinning down at the red head in his arms. Wreav rolled his eyes. Where had his suave friend gone? All Wreav saw was a lovesick puppy.
"You'll understand someday." Hiccup said. Make that two lovesick puppies. Wreav knew his brother was soft, but he didn't know Hiccup was this soft.
"I think he's lonely," Merida mused, brow furrowing. Oh great, not this again.
"Very lonely." Jack replied and the two of them laughed knowingly. Wreav fought the bile rising in hi
Yer Not Goin' Te Win Die! Die! Die!” Merida cried out with pure glee as she effectively shot and killed her boyfriend in Call of Duty. She couldn’t help the giddy smile that broke across her face with the satisfaction of winning as Jack pouted on the couch next to her. Merida Dunbroch and Jack Overland were lounging in Merida’s basement one frigid December day because Jack had unwisely told his girlfriend that as a girl she was inevitably terrible at video games. As any competitive, offended feminist would do, she challenged him to game of Call of Duty. He lost, badly. That’ll show him, Merida thought smugly.Yer Not Goin' Te Win in Romance More Like This
Jack knew it was a bad idea to challenge Merida, but he did it anyway because he thought she would show some mercy to her boyfriend. He was wrong. Obviously. He scowled as he watched the fiery haired beauty laugh at him. He loved her hair. It was like a warning signal
Jack's Surprise “Jack! Where are ye taking me?” Merida Dunbroch squealed as Jack Overland led her wherever it was that he was leading her. The red-head was blindfolded and freezing in the frigid December air. Her boyfriend Jack was surprising her on their date tonight and she would be lying if she said she wasn’t worried. Jack, while sweet, was quite the trickster and loved to mess with her head. Merida was glad that the one thing he never messed with was her heart.Jack's Surprise in Romance More Like This
“Hold on Mer, patience!” Jack teased as he pulled her along, making sure she didn’t trip or run into anything along the way. He remembered that his friend Wreav had led Hiccup’s girlfriend into a pole while she was blindfolded. It was Rapunzel’s birthday and Hiccup had decided to surprise her, so he sent his older brother Wreav to distract her while he prepared the surprise. Wreav’s only job was to blindfold her and make sure that she arri
Archery Lesson "Jack, you need to focus." I huffed as Jack shot an arrow and missed his target - again.Archery Lesson in Romance More Like This
"I'm trying!" Jack cried in exasperation as he angrily knocked another arrow. His frustration was botching his aim and I knew he would miss before he even began to shoot.
"Wait." I said as I walked over to where he stood. "Take a deep breath and aim like this." I stood behind him and corrected his positioning gently. "Now, imagine all your anger is seeping into the arrow." I instructed him. "Let go." I whispered as he released the arrow. The arrow whizzed through the air and thumped hard against the center of the target. At the sight of the bull's eye my lips turned up in a smile and I grinned. "I knew you could do it."
"I should have listened to you the first time, right?" Jack murmured softly.
"Yes, you should have." I quipped quietly as I stepped backwards a
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A Glimpse of your Death
After everyone left to go on a vacation you and Jack smiled at each other and walked back to the meeting room and started to pull out decoration organizing them in size. From the smallest for the tree to the largest for the hallways. Jack left and got you a hot chocolate while you were organizing. He tapped you on the shoulder and cleared his throat, "ahem. Madam your fantaisie chocolat chaud." You were impressed with his French.
Looking at the liquid you notice it is not frozen. "How did you keep this hot Jack?"
Jack lifted his hands and smiled. He had gloves in one of his hands, "Well a magician never reveals his secrets."
"Ok this is how it is going to work." You take a drink of hot chocolate and set the cup on the coffee table. "The bigger ornaments will be hung around the halls while the little ornaments will be used for the tree."
Jack picked up a few ornaments and flew to the lower levels of the workshop. You decorated the higher levels. You wer
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Both you and Jack were having a wonderful time racing each other and occasionally you would throw in a couple of 360°s and when hitting a jump; flips and spins. Jack laughed
"You really are a pro at this."
You gave him a smirk, "What do think I would lie to you?"
"Well now I don't think so." He started to get ahead of you. You crouched lower, still keeping balance of the board. Jack rapidly sped up a disappeared out of sight.
Standing straight up now, you shook your head. Jack is a winter spirit he can put a snowboarding champion to shame. You decided to just have a little fun and do another 360° spin, but stopped at 180°. It was what caught your eye when you turned. It at first looked like a normal black horse, but it ran down hill not fearing of sliding and crashing. That's when you realized it was one of Pitch's minions a Nightmare. Your eyes widened in fear. The Nightmare was gaining on you. Swerving left and right it caused
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The Plotted Foul Play of Shadows
Phantra looked down at a grey globe. Pitch joined her, "When shall we take the mortal guardian?"
Phantra turned and faced him, "Before the Lunar eclipse. When they least expect it. When they are weak and we are strong."
"Yes but it won't happen until next year at halloween. (name) would have been chosen and trained by then." Pitch's lips formed a smile. He put his arms around her waist, "Maybe we should have some fun while we are waiting." Pitch turned Phantra around to 'show' her his army of Nightmares.
She laughed and clapped her hands with glee, "Wonderful, but your artwork is missing something." She waved her hand in the air. Shadows rippled off her fingers and created crows with four wings and their size was as large as an eagle.
Pitch chuckled, "Yes that is perfect now our masterpiece is ready to take wing... How should we start to warn the guardians we are coming."
Phantra walked up to the globe and touched it. An image of you appeare
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All you could do was stare. All Jack could do was murderously glare down the guy wearing red, "Ok North, I said the first time very sarcastically that I like being bagged and tossed through a portal but the second time, especially with someone else in the bag. Well I don't know about you but the whole bag em' and throw em' is getting really old."
North shrugged, you could hear a thick Russian accent in his voice, "Give me break! It was mainly for (name) here. You got in the way."
They started bantering back and forth. The human hummingbird flew up to you and held out her hand. "Hi (name), I'm the Tooth Fairy, or you can call me Tooth. Now let's see how your teeth are doing." Before objecting to her request she opened you mouth and studied your teeth like a dentist.
"Tooth! (name) is a guest not a patient." North crossed his arms. You noticed he had tattoos on his arm. The left said 'Nice' and the right said 'Naughty'. He approached y
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Pitch paced back and forth, he hated refusals especially when they came from a mere mortal. He slammed his fist into a jet black wall. A witch like laugh echoed around him, he looked around for the source and laid his eyes on an old friend. Phantra, the spirit of shadows and phantoms. She looked like him; greyscale except her black hair was extremely long that the only facial feature that showed was her nose and lips.
Phantra spoke with a thick British accent, "Well I see you are making big progress ruling the world, First time you try you were defeated with the help of a mere mortal. The second time you were brutally overpowered and imprisoned by a winter spirit... you are losing your touch Pitch."
He laughed "Oh I missed you too Phantra."
"How nice you missed me."
Pitch stopped smiling "How did you get here?"
"Where darkness thrives I can appear." She played with the shadows that wisped around her hand when she moved it. "You know that, we were once
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Let the Training Begin.
Your week went by really slowly, but spending time with Jack made it alright. Your reindeer and you sneak in fly time when Jack is gone to take care of the winter weather.
Tooth came flying into the workshop and hugged you. Hugging her back you noticed how soft her feathers were. Her assistants hovered around her, So I see you decorated this place to the nines. North chose a great decorator."
You shrug, "It was nothing."
North and Inessa walk up to you and Tooth, "It was nothing? No you did magnificent job and because you did your punishment is done."
"Oi! What is going on here?" Bunnymund was stuck in his hole upside down. You look away and laugh. North approached Bunny and pulled his out, Bunny's ears went back. "those holes have been acting up lately."
Sandy floated down and a sand question mark formed over his head. You whisper what happened and he started silently killing himself laughing. As if on que all the elves with trays of drinks and cookie
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"Oh, sorry, what?"
"Forget it.", Tooth sighs.
Jack bows his head. She will not leave his mind. Now that he has once again taken a look at his memories, he knows why Merida could see him. Back in late summer, the last summer in his mortal life, they had met. She was only very young. He remembers everything so clearly and cherishes the moment when he had first laid eyes on his fiery princess. Could this be the moment they have been waiting for, he wonders. Longer than they had agreed, she has stayed a frozen statue in a secret hiding place. She has lost everything she knew and Jack is afraid that if she ever came back to life, she would never forgive him. He had taken away her family, her brothers, her parents and the normal mortal life she could have had. No, she will never forgive him. And who is to say it would even work? That she would even still be alive? Jack has visited her as often as he can manage. But who is to say she is even still alive?
He decides he
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Jack and Merida rise into the air and Merida holds onto him. Tightly. They don’t say a word, for there is nothing to be said.
Jack clutches her hands on his chest. Neither of them know what to expect, but somehow, Jack already feels his body numbing. Like a fist raised in the air, just about to hit him in the stomach, he is preparing for the blow.
Merida closes her eyes, but can’t seem to find Jack anywhere in her mind. All she remembers is her playing with her father as a child, images of her brothers birth flash in her head. Her holding one of them for the first time. Her thirteenth birthday, when she was having a deep-thinking, melancholic phase. She remembers looking around and seeing the perfect scene laid out in front of her. Her father wrapping toddler Haymish in parchment and Harris and Hubert laughing along. Her mother was watching, laughing and then she turned and looked at her. She mouthed “Happy Birthday, lass!” and Merida remember
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Jack lands on the ground softly and Merida loosens her grasp on his sweater. He looks at her and starts crying when their eyes meet. She reaches out and strokes his cheek tenderly. He gasps at how warm she feels and grabs her hand. Amazing. He stares at her and she chuckles, then starts sobbing.
He wraps his arms around her and pulls her close.
"It's okay, it's okay. I'm sorry." He kisses her on the forehead and then lets go. "Goodbye, princess.", he says, as he turns away.
Merida holds her breath and leaps forwards. She grabs him by the arm and he turns to look at her.
"Why can't you understand...?", she starts. His eyes widen as she leans against his chest and pulls him close. "All I want is you. And that's all I've ever wanted and ever will want."
More tears flood Jack's eyes and he turns his head. "I..."
"Jack, look at me, please.", Merida begs. Jack flinches and keeps his eyes shut tightly.
"Jack, please...look at me."
Jack bites his
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Merida can barely feel her feet touching the ground as she drags her feet away from the castle. She wonders if Jack is still there, or if he has already left. But she does not turn around.
Merida feels broken, alone and like in a terrible dream. There is no one to describe how this feels. Empty and distant. So far away from reality. She wishes to be somewhere far away. Where she can’t feel it. All the remorse, all the pain and the longing for things she’ll never have. She blamed Jack. And he blames him too. But that doesn’t make it any less her fault. No matter what anybody says, she knows what’s true. Deep down, she knows it’s all her fault. And she feels like killing herself for doing this to him.
She crosses the bridge and wipes her eyes. The waves crash underneath her and the woods are laid out in front of her. Here she grew up. Here is where she used to belong. So why does it feel so new? So unfamiliar? So cold?
Merida can’t r
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The next morning she finds herself waking up with both arms and both legs wrapped tightly around Jack. She only has one sock on and her hair is a mess.
She gets up and washes her face in the freezing lake. One can really feel the early winter slowly but surely creeping up. She grabs the brush she bought yesterday and begins the deadly battle against her wild mane.
Jack is knocked out of his doze when he hears a short squeal of pain and shoots upwards immediately, panic-stricken. He laughs when he sees Merida trying to tame her fiery ginger hair.
“You moron!”, she complains, turning her back on him. Jack jumps up and strolls over to where Merida is standing. He grabs her playfully from the back. “Why do you even bother? I like your hair like this!”
She flinches a bit at his touch. It’s the nightmares. They’re really starting to get to her. He notices and suddenly sees something he doesn’t like at all.
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Merida had almost forgotten how breathtaking soaring through the air with Jack’s arms around her was. There was nothing bad to say about the moment of the take-off, when Jack’s voice echoed: “Watch out!” and the wind began blowing into Merida’s face.
They’re flying above the clouds now, high up next to wild ducks even. Merida feels at peace with the world and so free, as if there isn’t anything out of her reach. No opportunity, no person, no place.
Jack smiles at his princess enjoying the ride and they both seem to have forgotten about everything for a little while. “Let the old times live!”, Jack laughs loudly, as they see the first distant sunrays peeking over the mountains.
“Oh, Jack, it’s beautiful!”, she squeaks in her deep, fine Scottish accent.
“We’re nearly home…well, my home. I have someone I want you to meet.” Merida remains silent and simply closes her eyes, taking in e
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The blinding morning sunlight stirred the Scottish princess from her enlightened slumber, a mop of red curls hiding her face as Queen Elinor cheerily announced her daughter's wake-up call. Merida groaned at the coming of morning, the sun just peaking over the horizon, as she rolled away from the window and pulled her rough beige sheets up over her curly-haired head.
"Come now, dear! We've got lots of preparations to attend to! The ball is in three days time!", Her Majesty announced with utmost joy. Merida just moaned and wedged her head beneath her pillows. For months now the maiden had heard of nothing but this social event in which she was being forced into. Merida had the invitation memorized, every dip and curl of it's gold print ingrained in her memory, the message reading of a grand masquerade for all the members of the Disney Princess Royal Court. Disgust tingled in Merida's fingertips at the thought of it all: the sparkly dress, the millions of people, the meticulous choreograp
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A bone-chilling breeze swept across the sleepy morning landscape of the forest as a mysterious figure glided over the trees. Jack dragged his staff along the the skyline behind him, creating a beautiful blanket of patterened frost across every surface that could house it. It was early November, the time Jack had officially instated as the beginning of winter, a smile spreading across his face as he spread his magic through the land. His first stop was the lively village of Corona, which thrived in the summertime months but enjoyed the winter nostalgia just the same. As a gentle snowfall fell across the village, Jack couldn't help but stop to pay his respects to the mosaic in the village square-- the generous king and queen of the kingdom with their long-lost daughter in their arms. Frozen fog left Jack's lips as he heaved a sigh for the missing princess.
"If only there was something I could do...", he murmured to himself, continuing with his work. A pang of pain hit his heart every tim
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"And don't forget, Sophie's bedtime is seven thirty. Read her a fairytale-- she likes the one about the fairies-- and then tuck her in. Don't forget her nightlight. Jamie goes to bed at--"
"Eight thirty. Nightlight and don't forget the snack a half hour before. Graham crackers, clean up the crumbs. Don't worry, Mrs. Bennett. I know the reigns", I reassured the worried mother, leaning against the doorway. The sun was just setting as Eleanor Bennett descended from her front steps, straddled with luggage and hopes to help her sister with her newborn son. A light snow fell steadily from the heavens and as the Bennett family car disappeared down the street, I couldn't help but look up in amazement at the little ivory flakes gently floating along the breeze.
"Jack Frost did a good job this year, huh?", a small voice rang from behind me. Taken aback, I jumped from my place and turned to see Jamie standing there, a broken smile as his bottom tooth's spot lay vacant.
With a smile, I responded,
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Dull, clouded light accentuated the many dust particles floating through the tragedy of the room. With wide jade eyes, Rapunzel hyperventilated at the great amount of sudden change thrust upon her. Her mind could barely comprehend the charade of the past few hours. Death seemed to be a favoring topic. Gothel's pale, sagging face, crippled with fear, haunted her each time she blinked, her rhythmic breathing lulling her into a wide-eyed trance...no. She couldn't let the weight on her shoulders collapse before. With quick realization, she dove to the thief lying lifeless on her floor, gasping for air. The incredible new speed and agility Rapunzel possessed surprised her at first, the heavy, golden hair which had burdened the maiden her entire life having finally been destroyed. Her trembling fingers grasped at her choppy, brown locks, panic distributing itself across every inch of her body as Eugene deteriorated, and she spat out that deadly lullaby as best as she could remember. Why? Why
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1. If you could have any pet in the world, it would be...
[ ] A. dog
[ ] B. parrot
[ ] C. chameleon
[ ] D. pets aren't really my thing/other
[ ] E. horse
[ ] F. lizard
[ ] G. cat
2. Your ideal career is...
[ ] A. Other
[ ] B. Guidance Counselor
[ ] C. Artist
[ ] D. Criminal
[ ] E. Athlete
[ ] F. Teacher
[ ] G. Waitress
3. Out of all your friends, you are...
[ ] A. the prankster
[ ] B. the mother
[ ] C. the artist
[ ] D. the self-centered one
[ ] E. the tomboy
[ ] F. the nerd
[ ] G. the bully
4. On a Saturday, you can most likely be found...
[ ] A. making mischief with the kids in the town
[ ] B. volunteering at the local dentist's office
[ ] C. at home working on my latest project
[ ] D. robbing a store downtown with my posse
[ ] E. exploring outside
[ ] F. reading at the local library
[ ] G. attending self defense classes
5. What is your relationship with your parents like?
[ ] A. They're kind and nurturing.
[ ] B. They love me no matter what and
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“Ugh, you,” the redhead said as her eyes fell upon the white-haired boy who was standing in front of her. He rolled his eyes.
“Nice to see you too, Mer,” he said, a hint of sarcasm in his tone.
“It always is nice to see me,” she replied, smirking. Jack rolled his eyes.
“You two at it again?” the familiar voice of a girl greeted them from behind Jack, and he turned around to face the blonde owner of the voice. Their two best friends, Rapunzel and Hiccup, approached them, smiles on their faces.
“Aren’t they always?” the brunette beside the blonde muttered, and they stopped in front of the other two. “Ready for your date up there?” He pointed at the ferris wheel that was located at the centre of the amusement park. Merida gulped as she looked up at the ride and Jack glared at the latter.
“It’s not a date, it’s a dare. I thought you were smart enough to tell the difference, Hic,” he
Imaginary FriendMerida sighed as she sat down on a bench in the deserted park. She looked around her, admiring the colours of the turned leaves. Autumn was such a beautiful season to her. A cool breeze blew, and she closed her eyes, relishing the cold. She heard the rustle of trees and the scrunches of the crisp leaves. The redhead opened her eyes, and found a familiar boy standing in front of her.Imaginary Friend in Short Stories More Like This
“Jack!” she called out in delight, shooting up and throwing her arms around him. Jack laughed as he returned the hug, ruffling her hair as they parted.
“Hey, Mer,” he greeted as they sat down on the bench together. “How’ve you been doing?” he asked, and Merida shrugged.
“Okay, I guess. My mom keeps having mood swings, but nothing I can’t handle,” she replied. Jack raised an eyebrow.
“Really? Because last time I came you were crying your eyes out because of your mom,” he said, which earned a sigh from Merida. “Look, Mer, I’m
A Christmas Story“Aunt Punzie! Can you tell us a story, please?” With pleading eyes the seven-year-old boy asked. The boy beside him, who was two years younger, nodded and looked at her expectantly.A Christmas Story in Short Stories More Like This
Rapunzel laughed. “Alright, alright. Why don’t you go sit by the fire with Alva first?” she suggested and the boys excitedly ran towards Alva, who was the two boys’ six-year-old sister. Rapunzel wiped her wet hands on a piece of cloth and walked towards them. She sat on an armchair and smiled brightly at them. “Now, what story would you like to hear?” she asked, just as two adults entered the living room.
“Mom! Dad!” The three kids shouted as they ran towards the newcomers, who greeted them with delight. Rapunzel stood up and looked at them with a small smile. After much hugging and greetings, the trio of kids returned to their seats. Merida and Hiccup approached the blonde woman and greeted her.
“Did they cause you any trouble?” Hiccup
Nightingale“Punzie…” he cried softly as he kept running, walking, stumbling through the forest. He refused to stop - because if he did, he knew he couldn’t muster up the strength to get back up again. His Rapunzel was gone; they had been separated when the Careers found them near the river. It had been hours since then, but he couldn’t find the blonde girl anywhere.Nightingale in Short Stories More Like This
He had heard a cannon fire earlier, and it was all he could do to stop himself from breaking down into a state of panic. So he stumbled on, tears brimming as the thought of Rapunzel being dead crept into his mind. The thought made him stop, and he finally let himself sit under a tree and lean against the bark.
Jack shut his eyes tight, rubbing his temple as he tried to think positively. Rapunzel’s not dead. Rapunzel’s not dead. Rapunzel’s not dead. The chant went on in his head, but did not convince him at all. He sighed, and he realized how exhausted he was – from the runn
'Idiot.'The blonde teenager sat at the window sill alone in the dark, rainy night. Her expression was unreadable, but her beautiful green eyes showed it all- the sorrow, the pain, the heartbreak. Anyone would’ve wondered how something so beautiful could bear so much hurt.'Idiot.' in Short Stories More Like This
She shut her eyes tight, fighting back the tears that formed and threatened to fall. It was all she could do to stop herself from crying. It was all she could do to stay strong.
A sudden gust of cold wind blew into the room, and she opened her eyes to see the familiar silhouette of a young man who was about her age- or at least, seemed to be. The white-haired boy flew in and sat down on the window sill right next to her, a wide grin on his pale face.
“Hey, Punz,” he greeted her, and she forced a smile. She didn’t want him to worry over her.
“Hello, Jack,” she greeted back in fake happiness, which the latter did not seem to detect. He held out a hand for her and stood up, his staff in his ot
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The council was set up on a long table on the beach, one end reaching a good five feet past the surf so the mer-guests could take their places at the table. Besides King Triton and Ariel, there were six humans in attendance: the queen, Eric, Captain Harris, and the ministers of agriculture, defense, and war. The peace meeting went relatively well, considering this was the first formal meeting ever between human and merfolk, though it almost came to blows once when the humans brought up oceanic fishing rights. However, with Ariel's help, the squabble was soon rectified. By the end of the four-hour meeting, the two countries had laid out a suitable compromise. Atlantica would aid Guilder in defensive wars, as long as Guilder did not draw its fish supply from the sea. Also, there would be no use of magic to sink Guilder's ships and bring about storms, and the humans were forbidden from emptying their waste into the ocean. Breaches in this de
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"You don't look so hot." The blond merman commented upon seeing his friend.
Ariel and Flounder met with Urchin in one of the smaller conference rooms in the palace. He motioned her into a seat. "I came by to deliver your--uh-- package. Is something wrong?"
"I've been and done the whole human shtick, Urchin," Ariel confessed.
With a bit of prompting, she went on to tell him the whole story.
"So you had the whole thing in the bag, and then you gave it all up for some alien?" Urchin guffawed, sitting back in his chair. "I gotta tell ya, I'm sort of mad at you right now. I mean, do you plan to have all the cool adventures without me?"
Ariel looked down at your lap. "I--I'm sorry." Urchin bit his lip and started to say something, then she continued. "Anyway, you can keep the stuff. I'm not turning human again without my father's permission."
"So-- what about your lover? You're just giving up?"
Ariel scowled at him.
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Ariel sobbed as she stroked her father's weedy form. 'Daddy.'
Jim was having problems of his own. The bubble around his head, not longer sustained by Triton's magic, had popped, leaving him only breaths left before he had to surface. He was about to swim for air when he saw Ariel's face change from regretful to vengeful, her fingers curled into claws. 'You monster!' She tried to scream and swam at the witch, who had her back to them. The spacer waved frantically toward the surface as Ariel grabbed at the witch's face angrily.
"Don't fool with me, you little brat!" Ursula screeched, throwing the princess against a boulder. Jim swam in vain to his mermaid's aid, the sea witch snarling dangerously with the trident pointed at Ariel's chest. "Contract or no con--"
Then, out of nowhere, a harpoon grazed Ursula's shoulder and lodged itself in the sand. She yowled in pain then looked about angrily to see who the culprit mi
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The captain stepped out of the bislug-drawn carriage and squinted in the early evening light. It always took him a few hours to get used to sunlight after months in space. Paying the driver, picking up his one suitcase and slinging his captain's uniform over his left shoulder, he looked up at the two-story country house. It was situated in the middle-class district on the crescent of the Haniput Space Port, where the Interstellar Academy was located. Though he knew more people on other planets, he and his wife had decided not to move far after getting married. He grinned and his heart skipped a beat at the thought of his wife.
Young and reckless, their relationship had had a rocky start to say the least, but they had sacrificed much for each other, and he had grown to love her more than his own life. Every day of his deployment out among the stars, he could only wonder if she were looking at those same stars, if she was as lonely, t
What's in a Name?They weren't able to take the truck as planned. The battered Ford had always been a clunker, but she would have rather gone on a cross-country trip in that death trap than ventured out in-- in that thing.What's in a Name? in Short Stories More Like This
"Look Ears, I know this is hard for you, but it's really not that bad," Dad coaxed. He tried to look understanding, but his sideways grin betrayed his amusement and slight annoyance. "I've been tuning this baby up for weeks." The "baby" he referred to was a twenty-year-old motorboat with a rusty bow and an engine pieced together with parts bought from shady Internet sources. "Besides," he said, "it's not my fault your mother took the good boat to work today, and you can't back out now, you promised you would come."
That was before the streets were covered in three feet of river runoff! She wanted to retort, but instead she pulled her hat down over her abnormally large ears and tentatively approached the boat tied to the single-story house's elevated front porch. Her father was silent,
Jack's Life - Chapter 3: Personal HygieneI was a pretty normal day at the Pole. It was nearly evening and Tooth and Bunnymund had decided to visit, again. If there was one thing that changed once Jack decided to make the North Pole his home it was that the other Guardians came over more than they ever had. Not that North or Jack minded their company; on the contrary, Jack always gave any Guardian that visited an attack hug. Even Bunnymund couldn’t escape them.Jack's Life - Chapter 3: Personal Hygiene in Humor More Like This
At the moment Jack was amusing himself, much to North’s dismay, by sitting on the floor and creating snowballs and repeatedly throwing them at the wall of the dining hall.
Tooth flew around him on her way to see North, but stopped to do a double take at Jack. She zoomed forwards and began running her fingers through Jack’s hair, closely examining it.
“Hey! Tooth, stop that!” Jack cried trying to push the fairy away but Tooth was stubborn. North and Bunnymund, who had been the middle of heated
Forever Young - Part 1Jack flew across the surface of the snow. It felt great to be out of the Pole for a while. The other Guardians had been overly protective of him ever since that horrid sickness. But today he was happy to skim the surface of the snow covered cliffs and glaciers, barely 12 inches from the ground.Forever Young - Part 1 in Drama More Like This
"Hold up Frostbite! Not everyone can fly; some of us have to use these things called legs." Bunnymund shouted from somewhere far behind him. Jack pulled up and hovered above the snow, gripping his staff he looked back and saw the small figures that were the Guardians. North trudged through the snow, creating a large path in his wake which quickly caved in behind him. Tooth and Sandy flew above the snow, both wrapped in thick winter coats. Bunnymund was attempting to spring through the snow, but was making very slow progress as he didn't like snow very much and kept having to shake himself. The Guar
Jack's Life - Chapter 2: SicknessJack woke up and felt that something just wasn't quite right. He didn't know how why, he just didn't feel quite up to today. After about twenty minutes of tossing and turning, Jack decided that it would be pointless to stay in bed when he couldn't sleep. The Guardians were all at the table when he got there; North was at the head with Bunnymund to his right and Tooth on the left. Sand floated in his seat next to Bunnymund. North must have just said something funny, because Tooth burst into laughter while Sandy clapped and Bunnymund even smirked. Jack was finding it hard to concentrate. He made it to the table and ignored all conversation. He didn't feel at all hungry, so he just sat there poking at the bowl of cereal without much interest, eating less than half. Not even his beloved iced coffee could perk his mood (it was a special treat that North let him have; the others thought that it was iced cJack's Life - Chapter 2: Sickness in Drama More Like This
Jack's Life - Chapter 1: NightmaresJack Frost couldn't sleep. It had been over a week since the Guardians had defeated Pitch, but Pitch was known to be a sore loser and Jack had been suffering because of it. Terror filled his mind, dreams turned to nightmares. But he refused to tell anyone because he knew that they would make a fuss over it and that was the last thing he wanted. North would probably try to be fatherly, Tooth would be motherly, Sandy would try to give him good dreams and Bunnymund probably wouldn't care. Jack hated it when people fussed over him, so that's why he was lying in bed now, fearing the moment when he would fall asleep.Jack's Life - Chapter 1: Nightmares in Drama More Like This
The minutes turned into hours, his lack of sleep tried to pull him down. His eyelids got heavier and he was yawning every few minutes. But he refused to go to sleep; thoughts of what would happen if he did forced him to stay up. He paced the new room North had given him, it had a huge French