Legion 8This night was going to be a long one, I could tell. With Pitch out to get Jamie, and with the Guardians so powerless, we didn’t stand a chance.More Like This
I had successfully led Pitch away from Alba at the moment. For some reason, he still thought Alba was Wynter, and he wanted to end her once and for all. But I wasn’t going to let him lay a finger on her or Jamie, not while I was at my full potential.
“Jack Frost!” Pitch cried angrily.
“Stay away from Alba!” I shouted. “Your beef is with me, not her!”
I went full blast on Pitch, but he was able to deflect my attacks flawlessly. “That little trick doesn’t work on me anymore!”
He retaliated and sent me flying harshly into an alley. For once, I was grateful to be immortal because I wouldn’t have been able to survive that drop otherwise.
“Jack!” Jamie and the others came over and helped me up.
“That was good try, Jack,” Santa said. “‘A’
Legion 7“Are you sure you’re okay, Alba?”More Like This
“Yes, Jack. I’m fine. Just concentrate on getting to Jamie’s house.”
Alba tried to hide her annoyance when she answered Jack. She knew he was just worried about her after what Pitch did to her, but after being asked twenty times, it was really starting to get on her nerves. But even though she denied she wasn’t in any pain, Alba felt occasional twinges in her stomach whenever she moved…
Okay, so she really wasn’t fine, but she couldn’t have Jack worry over her when the fate of the world was at stake. All the children were already taken over by fear, except for her cousin Jamie. They had to get to him before it was too late, and pining over a miniscule bruise would only encumber them, at least more than it already had. But with the way Jack was worrying, she was starting to rethink coming instead of staying in Pitch’s lair with Baby-Tooth and her friends.
Once they were at Jamie
Legion 6Life was officially unfair.More Like This
When I was so close to finding out who I was—so freaking close!—something always got in my way. It was like the Moon was trying to prevent me from finding myself. If I didn’t know who I was, how did he expect me to be a Guardian? I needed some kind of closure.
The last person I expected to lead me to it was Pitch.
He wasn’t lenient about it. He taunted and teased and led me on until he finally handed over the decorative, cylinder container filled holding my old baby teeth, my precious memories. Then I realized he was only leading me to distract from what was really important: Easter.
I found myself back in the tunnels of Bunnymund’s Warren. Behind me were thousands of shattered eggshells, the eggs the Guardians, Alba, Sophie, and I decorated before they were sent out. This was their doorway to the outside world. They didn’t even make it. I could only imagine how the other eggs were, and the Guardians…
Legion 5As soon as Jack left, Alba fell back in her bed. She was dead-tired. After that little adventure in the Warren, chasing after her little cousin, and making colorful eggs for Easter with the Guardians, sleep had never sounded so heavenly.More Like This
Unfortunately, five seconds later, Jamie took away that privilege.
“The Tooth Fairy came!” he exclaimed. “She was here!”
“I know, Jamie,” Alba mumbled into her pillow.
“And not just her! All the others showed up, too! Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Sandman…!” He continued to shake her as he rambled on about how all the Guardians came into his bedroom. Of course, there was no mention of Jack Frost. Alba now understood how the Guardians taking up the spotlight could be a pain, and right now it was annoying (at least it was only coming from Jamie. Remember, this was the cranky, sleepless Alba having these cynical thoughts).
“Jamie, that sounds great,” she said, “and I’d love to
Legion 4This was the worst day of my life.More Like This
I let two friends down. Not only that, this whole night was just filled with disasters.
First I skipped out on my meeting with Alba. I couldn't even tell her why I couldn't be there. She probably hated my guts right about now. Then Tooth lost her fairies thanks to the nightmares of the Boogeyman, except for the one I was able to save, Baby-Tooth. They were also able to steal all the teeth in Tooth's palace, which was slowly coming apart. We weren't tooth fairies, but together we were able to make Tooth's delivers for the night, but then at our last stop, which so happened to be Jamie's house, Jamie found saw us—well, not all of us—and we had to deal with a rowdy grey hound. After Sandy was able to put the dog and Jamie to sleep, along with the rest of the Guardians, Pitch and his nightmares came and Sandy… I can't even speak of it.
It made me so sick knowing I let so many people down tonight, especially the kids. Without Sandy, they had no one to look
Legion 3It was only a quarter to nine and Alba was still awaiting Jack's arrival. He didn't usually show up until midnight, but she always anticipated his appearance even when Jamie and Sophie were still awake. And whenever they were, she always shared a story with them. However, Jamie decided to share his little skating accident instead.More Like This
"You know, Jamie, that was a very dangerous stunt you pulled."
"I didn't do it!" he claimed. "I-I mean I did, but—I don't know! It was like something had dragged me along the ride! One minute, I'm falling on my sled, then the next I'm riding down the street! I didn't even know I could do that!"
Alba shook her head. If only he knew.
"And then I got hit by a couch and look!" Jamie showed the gap in his mouth. Sophie laughed and pointed at it. "Tonight, I'm finally going to catch her. I'm going to see the Tooth Fairy, and Sophie will help me!" He turned to the little girl on his bed. "How about it, Soph! You and me looking out for the Tooth Fairy! What do you sa
Legion 2The day was halfway over and I already felt exhausted—emotionally exhausted, that is. Alba had that kind of effect on me. This friendship we had developed from a simple kindergarten meeting into… this. We were both teenagers (even though I was a few hundred years older than her), and I wasn't going to lie to myself; I had a crush on Alba. And I was sure she liked me, too, but it obvious we weren't going to confess to each other any time soon.More Like This
As I thought about these feeling, I felt that chill crawling up his spine again. I never felt this way until I met Wynter. Maybe that was why I felt so close to Alba; she and Wynter were similar in so many ways. Their laugh, their happy-go-lucky spirit, and especially their gray eyes—oh man, I loved those gray eyes.
That was the first thing I noticed when I first met Alba. As soon as I saw her eyes, I was immediately drawn to her. She was just skating by herself, and then the crack appeared in the ice. It was just like that moment when I first met
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"Mom, I'm going out!"
"Wait for your cousin!"
"She's already outside!"
"And wear your hat, Jamie! You wouldn't want Jack Frost nipping at your nose!"
She laughed. She always thought that saying was funny because of the meaning behind it. The personification of winter was never really considered by anyone, except maybe people like Robert Frost, but to her, references to the seasons and holidays were a part of a childhood that would never end.
Her pensive thoughts were disrupted when her little cousin Jamie finally came out. His little sister Sophie and dog Abigail also joined him. However, poor little Sophie tripped over the last step and fell on her knees. Even though there was not a single scratch or scrape, the toddler began to cry. Quickly, she went to her little cousin's aide. "What's wrong Sophie? Did you trip? Do you have a boo-boo?" The toddler nodded as she sniffled. "Well, I know how to make it better." She began blowing kisses all over the little girl's
Legion PrologueThe first time I saw her was the first time I felt this chill crawling down my spine.More Like This
I first saw her on the ice where I was supposedly born. She was standing on the frozen lake, sliding and laughing to her heart's content. She wore no shoes, much like me, making her susceptible to the cold. But she didn't seem cold. She didn't even look cold. She just looked happy. I admired her spirit, her happy-go-lucky spirit, and as much as I wanted to join her, I knew it would be pointless. I had just walked through a village of people who literally passed through me like a mist. Instead, I took pleasure in just watching her do what I love.
Day by day I came back to that same frozen lake just to watch her glide on the ice, and everyday I craved to jump out of my hiding spot and join her. I'd never seen anyone as beautiful as her. Her hair was as white as snow. Her skin glowed flawlessly. Her eyes were the most magnificent dove gray. As she danced on the ice, her dress spun buoyantly like a flower
Surprise in SnowIt was a long time coming, eleven months to be exact, but it for North it was well worth the wait. It was finally December, which meant the happiest time of the year! He was hard at work both bringing the children and children at heart the first Twelve Days of Christmas and preparing for Christmas. And since it was winter time Jack was working in unison with North to create the perfect, white holiday season. There was nothing Jack loved more then waving his staff and creating snow for everyone to enjoy. Sometimes North would even let Jack ride on Rudolf as he spread his snow across the globe. It couldn't be a more fun time for him.More Like This
However, there was one thing that could have made it better. And that would be his Australian lover and fellow Guardian E. Aster Bunnymund joining him for the season. It would bring Jack more happiness than his heart could bare if Bunnymund could join him for the height of the winter season. However there were two reasons why he never join Jack at that time
Overprotective It was probably the sixth time Jack had come slinking into my lair when I finally snapped. He seemed to always be retreating back into the darkness of the lair whenever the Guardians did something to upset the boy. Which was often, because many things upset him I discovered, and it saddened me in a way I didn’t know I could still feel.More Like This
Now, when they actually hurt him, physically, I felt an emotion I’d been well acquainted with since the end of the Golden Age. Jack always swore they didn’t mean, that it had been an accident, a slip up, a loss of temper that he’d caused to happen in the first place, but with each bruise I felt my rage bubbling up in a stew I knew was to spill over some time or another.
And that time finally came when the boy stepped out of the shadows with a particularly nasty looking, dark purple bruise on his left cheek, quite obviously against his porcelain skin I might