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Once again, you find yourself in flight.

Without hesitation, Jack had snatched up your hand and leapt into the air, taking you with him. With the wind at your backs, the two of you shot off your porch and in the direction that the black wisp had disappeared off into.

You’d be enjoying it a lot more if you weren’t scared out of your mind. What is it that you’re chasing? What would you find when you caught up to it, if you did? You can’t shake the ominous feeling as it sits in the pit of your stomach, weighing you down as you zip through the sky.

Jack’s head is darting from left to right in search of any sign of your target. You stop on a rooftop as he scans the area, squinting slightly.

“Aha! There!” He points and takes your hand again, a new flurry of wind enveloping you. You have no idea what he’s talking about. You can’t see a single blip of black moving anywhere amongst the houses.

Jack’s brow is furrowed as he concentrates on what you assume to be the mysterious entity, deep in pursuit. He uses the hook of his staff to latch onto lightning poles and flag staffs to assist him in making sudden turns, making your stomach flip. He pushes off rooftops on occasion, granting the two of you new bursts of speed. He must be having fun though, because his lips are curled into that familiar mischievous smile.

You follow his gaze, trying to catch sight of the black thing and obtain a focal point to get rid of your slight nausea. You see thick, dark trees on the horizon. The bad feeling gets even stronger.

The houses stop a few hundred yards from the forest’s edge. As you and Jack approach where the structures end and wilderness begins, you see what it is that you are chasing after.

It’s a horse. At least, it has the shape of a horse. It’s galloping at an incredible speed, one that would give a racehorse a run for its money. Its coat is odd. There’s no way that’s the usual hair found on your typical horse. It looks like…like sand. A mix of black sand with hints of deep violet and nighttime blue that gleams in the sun. The sand trails in thin lines from the creature at its hooves and hind leg joints, as well as from what appears to be its mane. Its coat isn’t smooth, either. It is pinched and mounded at points, swirling along its body, seemingly outlining its muscle structure. It looks behind itself briefly, showing you its glowing yellow-red eyes.

It knows it’s being followed.

It darts into the trees, and the two of you fly in after it. You weave in and out of thick tree trunks in your chase, Jack picking up speed and closing in on the creature.

You can’t help but notice that it is abnormally dark in this forest. Not a single drop of sunlight shines through the canvas, creating an artificial and eternal night.

The beast suddenly disappears into the shadows. After making a quick loop around the area where you last saw it just to make sure it isn’t hiding behind something, Jack lands the two of you onto the forest floor. He releases your hand as he takes up his staff with both of his, pointing it offensively in front of him.

“Jack,” you whisper, tugging on his cloak. You have no idea why you’re whispering. It just feels right. “I have a bad feeling about this. We should go back. Let’s leave it alone. It’s not our business.” Swearing that you heard a crunch behind you, you turn around, heart pounding.

Jack looks behind him at you, grinning. “What? You scared?”

You let go of him, irritation momentarily replacing your fear. “No! I just…”

He turns around completely to you, putting his hands on his hips mockingly. “Scaredy cat!”

You start to blush. “I am not scared! I just have a bad feeling!”

He pays no attention to you, his smile only getting wider. “Scaredy cat, scaredy cat, (your name)’s a scaredy cat!” he begins to chant in a singsong voice, pointing at you. He stands up straight. “Come on, man up a little! This is exciting!”

Seeing fear still in your eyes, he walks up to you and puts his free hand on your shoulder. “Listen, nothing is going to go wrong, all right? Not as long as I’m here to protect you.” He looks up at you, a warm smile spreading across his face. “Just believe in me. Okay?”

You nod and wipe away the tears that were threatening to form. “Okay.”

“All right then.” He stands once again to his full height, turning back around. “Stay close.”

The two of you begin to walk deeper into the forest, him in front of you. You can’t help but feel extremely safe despite your growing fear. There’s just something about him. You momentarily admire his broad, masculine back, your heart fluttering in response.

As you try to shake off the feeling, a loud crack comes from your right. Jack turns towards it, staff raised.

“Get behind me,” he says. You do, peeking around him for any signs of movement, senses on the edge.

You feel a chill run up your spine, as if someone is watching you very closely.

The next thing you know, you’re being lifted up by your collar and carried away at a terrible speed.
Yaaaaay, Chapter 17 at long last! You can expect chapter 18 here in the next few hours since I REALLY want to write the next one.
Chapter 1: [link]
Chapter 16: [link]
Chapter 18: [link]
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QueenNevaofarendale Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
O.o
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QueenNevaofarendale Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
O.O
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jeffyarts Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Aw... F***
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, I said that I was done for the night, but I really want to continue. Ugh, I hate to say it, but I need sleep. You have no idea how hard this is for me to stop. Legend, why are you so amazingly talented?!?!
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcblushplz: I'm really not, but thank you so much for your kind words. Get some rest, the story will be here for you tomorrow!
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!
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pinktraveler Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
You have such great descriptions!
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :D
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weeya1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
It's like Jaws

Me behind Jack untill...

dun dun......dun dun.....dun dun.....dun dun dundundundudnudnudnDADADADADA!!!!

Me: Yip!
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
o.o
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weeya1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Jaws them song?
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no yeah, I know. that is my fright XD
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weeya1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Tee hee
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SonicLover626 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Jack, you'll protect me......right?
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he always will, the little Guardian.
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WarriorsCatsLover333 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DANG YOU PITCH!
I TOLD YOU NOT TO DO THAT....
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
again, he really likes to... xD
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CertifiedChocoholic Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Woah! Am I being kidnapped! :D This is so fun! I hope Jack protects me~ :)

SINcerely,
CC
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
x3
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kibby99 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pitch sounds like bitch and pitch IS a bitch
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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:iconkibby99:
kibby99 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It does
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hilbert1998 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I'd be HILARIOUS if you turned around and bitch slapped Pitch X3
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooo you're gonna freak at a later chapter. x3 read on! :D
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bugyear2005 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
TT o TT " JAAAAAAAAACK!!!"
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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Pikachu5091 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I've been kidnapped.. Is it Pitch? Yeah it's him....... JAAAACCCCCCCKKKKK!!!!! SAVE ME!!!
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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nekodama Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
meep!
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha
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booklover4life Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I forced myself to stop reading for a while so that when I DO start reading again I won't have to wait as long for the next chapters XDXDXD NOW I HAVE LIKE TEN CHAPPIES TO REEEEEAD!! YAYYY!!!
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
not that it takes me that long to publish a chapter anyway... xD
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booklover4life Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay ^w^
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kgwriter Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your writing is absolutly fantastic! the dsription is incredible; i really feel like i'm in the forest with jack! keep up the great work!
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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katnisseverdeen4life Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
HELLLLPPPPPPP JAAAACCKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!
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Kyuubecky Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student
EEEEEEEEEE!!! IVE BEEN SPIRIT-NAPPED!!! JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACKKKK HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!! I KNEW IT!! ....barrels!!
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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ShiroIri Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this story! I get so happy seeing that you updated it!
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fleoyulps Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i dnt know how i got caught up reading this. buut i dnt rlly imagin that its me i think its a blond chick called sally more i dont know why it feels right like that :p
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whatever helps you get more involved in it and helps you picture it :)
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MyEternalNight Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
: O Jack saveeee meeeee TT^TT
I admit it! I'm a scardey cat!
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahah xD
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Kimi-theMadHatter Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
O.O JACK!! HELP ME!??! And I am NOT a scaredy cat.
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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peaceofthemoon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Conflict! I'm so happy! you're doing a wonderful job writing the story!
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks~
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pkmntrainerkelcey Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist
SUSPENSE! *Mock* Oh Jack! Won't you save me?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!!? SAVE ME GODAMMIT
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahahah xD
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AWESOME!!!!!
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