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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.

You’re dumbfounded.

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.

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 look of sheer relief and happiness spreads across his face. He presses his lips together for a brief moment, his bottom lip quivering.

His mouth opens again with a quick exhale, like a person who just had a huge burden lifted off their shoulders.

His breaths turn into small outbursts of happy laughter. You’re reminded of that day long ago, when you first brought an unconscious Jack into your home. When he had awoken.

And discovered that you could see and hear him.

He whisks you up into his arms, lifting you up and quite literally sweeping you off your feet. You wrap your arms around his neck as he twirls the two of you. You feel yourself elevate off of the roof as the wind joins in on the joyful moment, setting you back down as the twirl ends. The two of you are laughing together, in complete unison. Just two people. Together in an extraordinary moment, on an ordinary night, in an ordinary town, on an ordinary rooftop.

Two people in love.

You can just see the moon over Jack’s shoulder.

It seems to be smiling down upon the two of you.

But it’s a sad smile.

Before you can think anything more of it, Jack leans his forehead against yours. You don’t think you’ve ever seen him smiling this wide.

Nor tears so close to falling from his breathtaking blue eyes.

“Thank you for believing in me,” he whispers softly to you.

Your necklace glows a little brighter. And it’s not from the moonlight.

“I always will,” you whisper back.

And he pulls you into a deep, wintery kiss, one filled with love and pure bliss.

There’s joy a few houses away, as well.

But a different kind of joy.

A shadow begins to elongate and solidify, mounding up on top of itself as it takes form. Black wisps dance along the edge of the more solidified center as it rises, growing a head, a torso, arms…

Standing in the shadow of the house, invisible to you and Jack, Pitch stares up at the two of you, patiently holding his hands behind his back.

The house blocks him from the moon’s ever-alert eyes.

His lips are curled into an evil smirk, partially revealing his crooked teeth.

A Nightmare silently joins him, taking to his side.

It looks questioningly at its master.

“Soon, girl,” he tells it. He rests a slender hand on its back, toying with a few grains of sand. “And Jack will be ours. It’s about to begin. The first kiss in”—he says this next word as if it were something dirty and disgusting— “love has been shared.”

And he laughs a low, wicked laugh as he fades once again into the shadows, the Nightmare following after him loyally.

The two of you break the kiss, smiling like complete idiots at one another.

Then, out of nowhere, a look of complete panic spreads across Jack’s face.

He begins to cough uncontrollably, releasing his hold on you as he covers his mouth with his hand, doubling over in pain.

“Jack?!” you exclaim, worry taking over you.

His cough grows worse, becoming raspier each time, taking his vital breath from him. He’s soon on his hands and knees, minus the hand that he’s using to cover his mouth.

He’s pale. Much paler than usual. His healthy bluish tints have given way to a sickly white. His expression is one of unfathomable pain, his eyes shut tight as the coughs shake through his entire body.

You kneel down in front of him, calling his name as if that will make it all stop.

What’s going on? Why?? Please, not now! Not today, not ever!

You see a bead of sweat trail down his face from his temple.

The coughs fading, his staff rolls out of his hand as he collapses onto his side, his arms and legs limp, face still contorted in agony.

“JACK!” you scream, rushing to his side. You turn him over onto his back, putting your head to his chest, desperately searching for signs of life.

Please…please…

He’s still breathing. His breaths are shuddered and weak, granted, but he’s breathing nonetheless.

“Oh, Jack, what’s happening?” you think aloud.

His lips are parted as he takes each breath, the corners turned down into a pain-inspired frown.

Wait, what’s that?

A small dot of bright red. Just on the edge of his bottom lip.

Shaking with fear, not really wanting to look but some unknown force making you, you look down at the hand that he was covering his mouth with.

You cover your own as you gasp, a new wave of worry and fear overcoming you.

His snowy white palm is splattered with vibrant red blood.

As if coming from miles away, the hollow clatter of the lifeless wooden staff meeting the floor of your porch rings throughout the cold night air.
Pitch always knows how to ruin a good moment. -___- But I can't complain, since I wrote it that way. Ehe. xD
Don't worry, I'm not going to go killing off Jack.
After a couple fluffy chapters, we get dark again. x3
Aherm. Anyway. Hope you guys enjoyed the chapter. :) I'm off to go get some much-needed sleep now.

Chapter 1: [link]
Chapter 37: [link]
Chapter 39: [link]
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XxKumikoxXX Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg... The end of this part... NOOOOOOO
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QueenNevaofarendale Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
NOOOOOOOOOO HES DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY!??????????
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:iconjeffyarts:
jeffyarts Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
What is happening?!
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
things, things are happening!!
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:iconjeffyarts:
jeffyarts Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Noooooo Not 'Things'
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:iconnightinals:
Nightinals Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
*Takes Jack to the North Pole and looks at him* I love you, I'll be back....(Exterminator moment lol) *Goes and finds pitch and beats the living shit out of him* I TOLD YOU NOT TO MESS WITH ME BRO! BE GLAD I DIDN'T BRING MY NUNS FUCKER!!!!
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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Darksgirl120 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
" I love you" *dies*

NOOOOOOOOO!!! Gosh darn it, I do not want to have a Romeo and Juliet moment here T_T
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the feels are everywhere!
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:iconminanarulover:
minanarulover Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Pitch i swear to God I will pull an Oliver if you have killed Jack. mhhhh Anybody want some pink Pitch flavored cupcakes?
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QueenNevaofarendale Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YES PLZ!!!! are they mased or pupled? PS PITCH U FUKCIN BITCH GET THE SHIT OUTTA HERE AND BACK TO THAT HELL OF A PIT THAT U CAME FROM!!!!! GTRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
me! wait....ew.
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:iconminanarulover:
minanarulover Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
lol you sure?
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HermioneFrost Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
JACK!!!!!!! :panic: PITCH, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
o.o
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:icontalkativetiad:
TalkativeTiaD Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
But how did I get him off the roof????
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's light as snow, recall it? i'll leave it up to your imagination xD
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TalkativeTiaD Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
=D YES!

THATS WHEN I PICKED UP JACK WHEN HE WAS UNCONSCIOUS AND I SWUNG HIS ARMS OVER MY SHOULDERS AND I WAS AWL LIKE "He's surprisingly light.....Light as SNOW!!!!" I remember that exactly XD
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cartoonlovinggal Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I know what's going on, but I don't like it at all! I hope I'm wrong.
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nobody likes it, but thats a good thing x3
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SonicLover626 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
JACK FROST JUST TOLD ME HE LOVES ME......NO WAY, NO WAY, NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!:happycry:
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfangirlingplz:
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:iconweeya1:
weeya1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Wait,wai....wut?

Jack hurt?

PITCH WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!?!?!?!!?
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconpitchblackplz: :iconsaysplz: nothing!
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TalkativeTiaD Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
OMG I STILL GET THE SAME FEELS EVERY TIME OMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!!!!






im printing this so i can read it at school XDXDXD
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yay XD
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TalkativeTiaD Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
XDXD
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Fernan465 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Ok is it strange that I (sort of) called that >~< I am sad now. He's going to be ok....right?
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybeeee
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WarriorsCatsLover333 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOSH
PITCH
YOU LITTLE....
LITTLE...
....
YOU LITTLE STINKER!!!!
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
butbut he didn't do anything D:
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:iconjordanb12:
jordanb12 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The sight of blood on his pale white hands and lips is scary enough :(
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
quite...I had a nightmare about it and thus this chapter was born.
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XdemonwolfX65 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Poor jack TT_TT
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah...
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OrangeGreenConverse Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Writer
:iconnoeswooplz:
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahah
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Oriole-of-Silver Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Photographer
HOLY COWS!!!!!! Jack you better not have died or I'm going to be very very angry with you!
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I promise I won't kill him off x3
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hilbert1998 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Nooooooooo!!!!!!! HE CAN'T BE DEAD! HE JUST CAN'T!!!! :'(
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
don't worry, I won't kill him off XD
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TalkativeTiaD Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY MUST YOU BREAK MY HEAAAAART??????
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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theangelofdeath777 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I'm crying so hard right now "Jack! Noooooooooo!!!!!!"
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwwwwww
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Shadowrunner240 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   Writer
NO. WATER YOU DOING PITCH. STOP IT. YOU ARE RUINING THIS. STAHP.
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:iconlegendoffullmetal:
LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he does like to do that. and thanks for the watch!!
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Shadowrunner240 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013   Writer
He's a jerkface! >:C And you're welcome! The story has me literally clinging to my laptop! I don't find stories that do that very often! ^^
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kgwriter Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
</3
oh, mine heart!
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LegendofFullmetal Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
x3
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