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A Small ThanksI sat there alone,
nothing to keep me company but my tears.
No sounds around me heard;
No sights beyond my mind seen;
Nothing felt save for the cold air.
i knew of nothing.
Nothing knew of me.
And then came your voice.
It told me to take your outstretched hand. I did.
The warmth overtook me.
I felt my hear skip a beat
as you helped me rise up, opened
my closed eyes, and soothed
me with your presence.
You told me to look.
I shifted my gaze from you to the landscape.
I forgot how to breathe.
I hadn't realized that I
had been sitting in a golden
meadow, in a land filled
with wondrous beauty.
The birds were chirping;
the wind rustling the tall, golden fox tails;
the sky open and blue.
The giant oak tree under
which I had once sat, unaware,
swayed with the music
I once did not hear.
Now I sit with you
under that tree, in this land teeming with life,
my head on your shoulder,
your strong arm around my waist,
and I realize that it was your
love that revived me
and made me aware.
For this, I c
LifeOne moment, you're there. The next, you're not. Simple as that. And yet, it's so complex, so mystifying. It easily perplexes many. How can it be so close, so intimate to us, and yet remain a mystery like that? Such a small event being so big? Having such a huge effect? These unanswered questions express the mystery and uncertainty of those who feel its effects. They were so healthy, so happy...
But now you'll never see their face again. Hear their voice. Feel their touch.
The tears stream down the faces of the close ones. They hold onto one another, thinking that, if they hold on tight enough, that person passed might feel as well, and come back to them. They don't want to recognize the fact that it's all over. All of it. They cling to a wish. That wish is slowly pushed away as time progresses and sanity returns. They run out of tears. The future is dark to them, filled with some more of these tragic cases. They turn to the past, where everyone is still "there." They let themselves get
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 38
You finally exhale, the breath that had been trapped within you escaping past your lips to a long-awaited freedom.
At first, you’re not sure on what to say.
After months of knowing you, Jack just told you he loves you.
Jack Frost. A spirit. Immortal. The stuff of legends. In love. With you.
Your head is swimming.
But then something arises within you. A small, soft warmth. Like a single candle’s flame flickering brightly in a dark room filled with uncertainty.
Slowly, it grows, filling you and steadying your beating heart and racing mind. All other thoughts, all other feelings, are forgotten.
Just one remains.
You’ve never been surer of something in your life.
You smile warmly at Jack, who is staring at you, mouth slightly agape as he waits for you to say something, body stuck in the moment just after his confession.
“I love you too.”
He relaxes, unfurling the anxious fist that his staff-less hand had been in. A lo
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 47
It completely melts your heart.
The thing that brought the two of you together. That one song, that single, insignificant line that you had sung so long ago that had led you to seeing him. The first domino that had fallen in a long line of wonderful events.
You’re smiling at the fact that he’s finally doing this trademark action to you, but it’s tearing you apart at the same time.
To know that this is the first and last time, that he won’t ever nip at your nose again.
At least, not on purpose. Or not knowing who you are, if he does decide to mess specifically with you.
You don’t want him to see you cry, but you can’t help it. This is just too much. You feel your bottom lip begin to quiver, tears blurring your vision.
He stops, the wide, mischievous smile that you’ve grown to love spreading across his face. It only stays for a few brief moments though, vanishing the moment he sees the tears welling up in your eyes.
In a flurry of wind, he flips
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 29
The Easter Bunny.
The Tooth Fairy.
They’re all there, looking at you excitedly.
Well, except the Easter Bunny. Bunny, you remember he’s called. He’s standing there with his furry arms crossed, an apprehensive look on his face, glancing at you from the corner of his eyes.
He’s almost nothing like how you pictured the Easter Bunny to look. Sure, you had once pictured a larger-than-life rabbit. And boy, is Bunny tall. Just over six feet, you’d say, not counting his long silvery-blue ears. He’s a rabbit, that’s for sure. The fur on his cheeks is long and brushed back, sticking out to the sides. Black fur patterns his forehead, forming what you make out to be three leaves on his brow. He has jet-black eyebrows and springtime-green eyes that are teeming with life. His hair grows longer on his shoulders and middle of his chest, as well as on his knees, reminding you of a wolf’s coat. The layers in this hair are a mix of black, silve
MemoryWe sit down beneath
our favorite tree
who only shares its shade
with you and me.
Crack open that picnic
basket, let's start to eat,
enjoying it with
critters at our feet.
Do you remember how
you and I
fell for each other? Oh, how
our love reaches the sky.
Your smile simply melts
all of my worries away.
Don't you see how our love
continues to grow each day...?
"Who are you?"
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 55
Warning: This chapter contains minor spoilers regarding the Rise of the Guardians movie!
Tooth glances over her shoulder at Jamie’s bedroom window.
“I should get going,” she says nervously as she backs up a little.
“Hmm? Oh, oh yeah! Just…one last thing,” you say. “Is it possible for his mind to have forgotten me, yet the memories still existing somewhere deep in his mind? Buried away, in a sense?”
She shakes her head. “I completely removed all memories of you. There are none hidden away in the depths of his mind, so there’s no chance of memories all of a sudden resurfacing without some extreme prompting.”
You sigh. This information is bittersweet.
“But,” she continues, “there is a chance that the heart can remember what the mind can’t. Kind of like how he will retain the growth and lessons he learned while wi
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 31
Your heart is pounding.
You search around you for anything, anything, you can use to get yourself out of the metal cuff.
Or maybe break one of the strong chains.
Or somehow pry the stake out of the cage floor.
Anything to free you from your prison.
The entire time, you’re thinking of nothing but how badly you need to help Jack—to perhaps somehow warn him, or something—and prevent a catastrophe from befalling him.
Much to your dismay, you find absolutely nothing.
You rattle the cage out of frustration. The Nightmare neighs at you as if telling you to be quiet.
You slump down, your back to the cage wall. You’re desperate, panicking, worried beyond measure. You feel all sense of hope leave you, making you feel heavier than usual. You’re completely helpless, and you don’t like it.
Sandy…Tooth…Bunny…North…someone, ANYONE, please…help!
You close your eyes. The tips of your fingers find the small snowf
Everlasting Snow: Chapter 44
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
Frozen Amethyst Chapter 12
Jack and you spent the morning laying in bed, talking about everything and nothing. He explained how his powers worked, basically. You talked to him about your life. Your school, your friends and your family.
You grunted and buried your face in your hands.You completely forgot about them.They would be back in 4 days, and you thought about what would happen with Jack and all. You couldn't just walk around the house talking to an invisible being, well invisible to them. You'd be obligated to whisper.And if you wanted to spend time with him, you'd have to go outside. And plenty of other things you didn't want to think about. You sighed heavily and looked up at the ceiling, praying to the gods. Or whoever was up there in the heavens.
"Why all that grunting, snowflake?" he seemed kinda concerned, like if he had said or done something wrong.
You locked your gaze with his, but no smile came to you.
"My parents. They're on a vacation right now, in Italy. They were supposed to
Frozen Amethyst Chapter 11
It wasn't morning yet, but you could see the sky become lighter through your window. During the night Jack had fallen sound asleep in your arms. You ran your fine fingers through his messed up hair, sometimes checking to see if he was awake.
But no. He was asleep. Sound asleep, like a child. He was in a curled up position, and his arms were slightly around your waist. His grip was loose, but it had been tighter earlier during the night. You didn't mind at all.
You just kept running your fingers through his hair. That perfect hair of his. Never in your life had you met someone with gorgeous looking hair all of the time.
You caressed his cheek, which you had expected to be cold at first, but was warmer to the touch.
While he wasn't awake, you noticed every detail of him that you had somehow ignored since you've met.
His perfectly arched eyebrows.
The angle of his nose.
And his lips. The lips you had kissed the day before. You smiled, remembering the d
Frozen Amethyst Chapter 8
At first you thought you were dreaming,hallucinating.But no, it was real.And it was happening.
Only after a few seconds did you shut your eyes and let the cold embrace take hold of your soul.Like you imagined them to be, his lips were icy cold.But in a soft way, like a fresh early autumn breeze.As the kiss ended, your noses were still touching.His cheeks turned light pink and his eye lids remained shut, like he was savoring the moment.
But you didn't want it to end.You had thrown your arms around his neck now, and instinctively he wrapped his own arms tight around your back.Like he feared you would somehow leave.The kiss became more intense and he had you up against the wall.
The spirit of winter...I'm in love with the spirit of winter
In your head that sounded extremely cheesy, but you couldn't care less.
Until the doorbell rang.
You both stopped at the same time and looked at each other.A look of surprise and frustration.
And the bell rings when I'm the middle of some
Chapter 23: AwakeningChapter 23: Awakening
[Name] felt her upper body get lifted off the ground. She managed to blink her eyes open enough to notice Jack staring down at her in horror.
She felt as though sand was running down her arm, covering her burn mark. The wound the arrow had made in her back felt like a bullet hole.
"[Name], don't worry! You're going to be fine!" Jack sounded more like he was trying to assure himself as he brushed a few hairs back behind her ear.
She stared up at Jack as her eyes began to flutter in an attempt to keep them open.
"Please, don't shut your eyes," Jack begged as he grabbed her hand, squeezing it tightly in despair.
"I'm trying," [Name] could hardly even get her voice out, "it hurts--"
Tears formed in Jack's eyes as he felt the warmth in [Name]'s hand begin to vanish.
"I love you..."
Jack opened his eyes as [Name] spoke again, seeing her smile as she closed her eyes and let everything become dark around her.
"No, no, no!" Jack panicked as he put his hand over her heart,
Chapter 25: Surprise!Chapter 25: Surprise!
"What?!" All the guardians asked in unison, staring at [Name] as Jack explained what had happened.
Tooth flew over to [Name] and landed in front of her, "I'm happy to hear about your marriage, [Name], really..." it sounded like Tooth was forcing herself to be happy. "But, how did this happen to you...?"
[Name] lifted an eyebrow, didn't Jack just tell her this?
Bunnymund hopped over to get a good look at [Name]. "Well, you're no guardian, mate. But you definitely are immortal like the rest of us."
[Name] sighed and looked down at her pale skin. "I know, but--hey!" [Name] looked up at Bunny and smiled, "At least now I don't have to worry about aging and dying, right? That fixes my and Jack's problem."
Bunny smiled at her enthusiasm, "You're looking into this well, ankle biter, that's good."
"Ankle biter?" [Name] crossed her arms and pouted playfully, "I thought I was too old to be called that."
Bunny chuckled slowly and patted her head, "Compared to us you're a newb
Chapter 10: North and SandyChapter 10: North and Sandy
[Name] just stood, her jaw on the ground as she stared at the guardians. "Th-they are real!" She gasped, turning her gaze to Toothiana. She was a lot prettier than she imagined her being.
"Is this the young girl you were telling us about, Jack?" Santa asked, walking forwards to observe [Name].
[Name] stared at him; she didn't think Santa would have tattoos and an accent.
Jack nodded, "I'm sure you know who Santa is, [Name]. We call him North, instead."
Jack looked at the other guardians, "I'm going to introduce [Name] to North first, since we're already here. Why don't you guys meet us at your places?"
Before [Name] could look around North to see which direction they were heading, they disappeared.
"Alright. So like I said, this is Santa, but we call him North."
"Hello, North." [Name] shyly tugged her hair tips as she stared up at the large man. She couldn't believe this was Santa Claus, he looked over six feet tall and had tattoos etched onto his fore
Frozen Amethyst Chapter 14
In a matter of minutes you were standing in the middle of a vast snow covered area. No signs of life. Just the wind roaring through your ears and the snowflakes attacking your face. Jack looked around attentively and took your hand, dragging you to God knows where.
"Where in the heck are we?" you questioned him.
He placed his index finger to his lips, obviously he wanted you to stop talking and just watch. Something.
You rolled your eyes, getting impatient from the lack of answers you were demanding. You crossed your arms over your chest and sighed. For a few seconds you stared in front of you. There was nothing but white.
But then you saw what he meant. The white finally ended up by clearing from your view and before you was a majestic wooden building. More like a russian palace.
It was very much larger than your ordinary house, but still way smaller than a city skyscraper. Built with wood, it looked solid and sturdy. Like it could take on any winter snow storm that dared to pass by.
Chapter 31: New MorningChapter 31: New Morning
[Name] groggily opened her eyes and noticed that Jack was no longer on top of her. She now had a sheet of snow on her like a blanket and she was dressed again.
She rubbed her eyes as she sat up and saw Jack walking around on the lake making small snow flowers.
Her cheeks turned pink as she remembered the night before. [Name] stood up and brushed the snow off of her jacket and pants before walking over to the lake.
Jack looked up and smiled at her lovingly. "Good morning."
[Name] smiled back and froze the water to walk over to him, then gave him a peck on his bottom lip. "'Morning."
Jack brushed the back of her hair before continuing making small frost flowers.
"So..." [Name] pulled her hair back behind her ear and walked beside him. "What do you want to do today?"
Jack shrugged and turned to face her. "We could go and visit your mom and possibly find out if--" He cut off and grinned widely, patting her belly as a hint.
[Name] smiled and placed her hand on her st
Frozen Amethyst Chapter 18
Jack neatly slowed down and landed perfectly on the porch you both first met. You mean, when you spotted him sitting there and you screamed and both fell down. That memory always made you blush, as if falling on your bottom in front of him as embarrassing enough.
The white haired boy helped you off his back with his hand. After regaining your balance, you straightened your back and looked at him.
He noticed you and his eyebrows furrowed.
"Is something bothering you?"
You gulped, eager of his reaction to your upcoming question.
"I couldn't help but overhear a bit of your conversation back at North's place. You seemed pretty...mad. And Tooth said they took a few measures regarding Pitch, but she didn't mention them. I was just wondering...if...you know, you'd tell me?" You played with your hands, nervous.
His smile instantly faded and he looked down at the ice covered porch. He seemed to be choking up with his words.
What you had been fearing was threatening to become true. From h
A Small RequestDon't leave me here alone,
at the mercy of
The loneliness scares me.
It suffocates me,
puts chains on my wings,
and traps me.
Please...don't let it do this
to me. Stay by my
side, right here.
Whisper something sweetly,
softly, to me...like
Tell me that it will all
be all right...as long
as you're here.
Reach out your hand toward
me, touch me gently...
Let me feel your presence;
know you're here with me;
All Here For A ReasonI turned onto a shady, well-manicured driveway that, for all intents and purposes, looked harmless enough. Maple trees lined both sides of the street, and a parade of Canadian geese marched across the road to a wide duck pond with a flamboyant fountain. There were blooming crepe myrtles and rose-of-sharons, and as I grew closer to my destination, neatly trimmed gardens with neatly trimmed bushes.
I stopped to let the geese pass. They looked at me; one hissed. I honked my horn and moved around them.
At the end of the road sat a collection of grayish buildings and a number of signs directing me to the appropriate parking lot. "Welcome to Ten Creeks Hospital," said one of them. "Please enjoy your stay." I parked in the visitor's lot. Surely I wouldn't be staying.
I was shaking when I got out of my car. I had spent the morning getting high. One foot in front of the other, flip-flop noises, hot sidewalk. Mulberry and magnolia trees, freshly shaved grass. A bench and pan for smokers. A set o
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