Life With Jack Frost: Teen Guardian Parents
Chapter 10: Invisible
You've been flying around the neighborhood hoping to find the winter spirit. But not really a spirit, Jack Frost as a mortal human. MiM also said that after a week, he will, or should I say, must die. You remembered something about what the young guardian told you when he retrieved his memory; and while fighting the Bogeyman. So you flew in a direction you're sure of and looked round.
"Forest… lake… log house…." You said to yourself repetitively.
Your son also helped while riding on your back. He stared cautiously here and there trying not to leave a single stone unturned. The only thing you can see was trees with snow and the ground was covered with white.
It's not even wet but more like frozen. Snow fell and the whole place just became more beautiful than earlier. Suddenly, you swooped down and your son held your shoulders tighter and buried his face in your back.
You landed softly and put the boy down gently. You took out your weapons and protected the boy while walking around. You can't put your guard down now. There's no guardians here to help you but surely there's a Nightmare King who can kill you and your son.
The young boy hugged your arm tightly and didn't let go. He felt scared and excited at the same time but unfortunately, his fear was taking over.
Both of you heard someone's footsteps and you abruptly brandished your weapons at different directions. After a few minutes, you heard a voice of a boy. A voice that you're very intimate with. You smiled widely and followed the sound.
Jef followed and stopped when you stopped. The young boy peeked carefully while hiding at your back and saw the young guardian. Yet he's not really Jack Frost just yet.
He was seen wearing a brown cloak, a white woolen shirt, and a small and brown open vest. He wore the same pants as seen in the present. He had warm brown hair and dark amber eyes, rather blushed cheeks and less paler skin.
You just want to give him a tight hug but that's just not possible, for now. He's still human and he can't see you. He still doesn't know the guardian angel but you're certain that he knows about the other guardians.
Jack's alone and he's carrying small logs maybe to bring it back home to his mother and little sister to give them warmth. They're not rich but not that poor either. He turned around and got surprised when he saw a little boy, that looks like him, with the same hair and skin color, staring at him with his terrified eyes. The first thing he noticed was Jef's clothes but the kid got used to it by now.
Jack put the logs down gingerly in the snow and walked towards the boy slowly while reaching out a hand. "Hey…" said Jack heartily and took a step closer. "What are you doing here kiddo?" he added.
Jef looked up to you and saw you looking back at him with a sweet smile. "He can't see me, Jef. Go and talk to him." You said and you let go of the boy's hands.
"What are you looking at little buddy?" asked the winter spirit, still reaching out a hand.
"No- nothing… sir." Said Jef rather unsure what he'll call the teen boy.
Jack laughed and knelt in the snow and put his arms on the kid's shoulders. "Don't call me sir kiddo. Call me Jack." He said with a grin.
"What about you? I can't just call you kiddo right?" he added and both of you laughed.
Jef stared at the ground and glanced at the young guardian and finally said his name, "My name's Jef."
Jack nodded and brushed the boy's brown hair and straightened. "Are you alone? Where's your parents? They must be worried sick searching for you. You're in the middle of the forest you see…" said Jack and gave him a smirk.
"I- I… I ran away- cause…. Be-cause." Jef felt nervous. He doesn't know what to say, only if Jack can see you and you know what to tell him.
"Go tell him, make stories or something." You said from behind.
"I- I don't have parents… I ran away from the- the orphanage." The boy stammered and played with his hands.
"What? Why would you do that?" asked just surprisingly and gazed at the boy.
"Be- because I don't like there anymore." Explained Jef but still not looking at the young guardian.
"It's better if you go back Jef. At least there, you can eat properly and can warm yourself." Said the winter spirit thoughtfully.
"I don't need heat." He said simply, "I can't feel cold."
Jack widened his eyes and start circling the boy. He felt confused and stunning with him at the same time. "A little boy not feeling cold, that's.. new." Jack thought.
"How old are you?" asked the teen and touched his hair.
"Seven…" whispered the boy and followed a gaze at Jack. "What about you?" he added.
"Seven!" said the winter spirit triumphantly, "Very young I see… Well I'm seventeen."
Seventeen… the age when Jack died. Your heart stopped for a second and beat faster after. You looked round and didn't realize that you put down your guard. You gripped your weapons firmly. Jef noticed that you're in a panic and he just wants to ask you but he doesn't want to think Jack that he's a crazy kid that can't feel cold.
"So… what's your plan now Jef? I'm guessing you have the next step after running away from the orphanage?" mocked Jack with his scary tone tried to frighten the kid and hopefully change his mind in going back.
"Nothing really…" said Jef calmly, "I didn't think I'll make it this far." He added and gave a light laugh.
"You're alright kid." Said the winter spirit and picked up the logs, "Why don't you come with me and stay for the night?"
Jef smiled and thanked the young guardian a couple of times. His son hugged him tightly and Jack giggled and patted the boy's back.
"Ok, enough with the hugging. Let me teach you a secret handshake." Said Jack and he did.
"Cool!" said the boy cheerfully when the secret handshake's done.
Your stern face faded and got replaced by a sweet look. Your son's having a good time with Jack and wished that he could see you too but that's not important right now. Sadly… what is to be done, needs to be done. You need to make sure that Jack will die after a week.
"Here let me help you." Said Jef and took a couple of logs from Jack's hand.
"Thanks kiddo, now… Let's go." Said the winter spirit.
You followed them but still checking the surroundings. Jef's leaving you sign languages that you easily understand, than Sandy's, and talked back. He can hear you but Jack can't; so sometimes, the little boy's laughing without a reason that made the teen kind of concerned about him.
"You ok there buddy?" asked Jack with his brow raised.
His son cleared his throat and coughed a couple of times. "Nah… just a sore throat." He reasoned and grinned.
Arriving at his house, the little boy heard a little girl's merry voice. You looked around and trying to figure out where's it coming from. Then the winter spirit puts down the logs and took yours and put them down as well and called out a girl's name.
"Mary! Come on out! I want you to meet somebody!" Yelled Jack and suddenly you and Jef heard a voice of a sweet girl.
"Yes big brother I'm coming!" responded the girl. Jef looked at you with his shocked face and you just gave him a polite smile.
"Mary, her little sister." You said with a grin.
Jack's sister has straight brown hair, reaching between her elbows and shoulders. Her eyes are of a similar brown and has a noticeable beauty mark under her right eye.
"I see the resemblance…" you thought and stared at the girl, "Sadly, she didn't know that the boy she's going to meet is her… nephew." You whispered.
You shook your head madly and repeated what you just thought. It's weird that Mary will meet her nephew at such a young age. "This guardian thing is getting crazier and crazier." you thought; but pretty magical, exciting and of course, dangerous.
"Jack!" yelled the girl joyfully and hugged his big brother tightly.
"Oh, sweet Mary! Missed me?" asked Jack and laughed with her little sister.
"No!" responded the girl and giggled funnily.
"Oh right, Mary this here is Jef. Jef this is Mary my little sis." Said Jack formally.
The girl looked at your son from head to foot, again because of what he's wearing. You giggled and Jef's cheeks turned red.
"Don't stare at her Mary… it's not polite." Whispered the winter spirit and shook her little sis.
"Don't worry… I'm used to it…" said the boy and gave a light laugh.
"Oops… Sorry. Nice shoes by the way." Complimented the girl.
You watched them from behind and Jef secretly smiled at you. You grinned back and nodded when he asked your permission to play with Jack's sister.
The winter spirit laughed and warned the two kids, "Don't go too far you two!"
Jack picked up the logs and went inside the simple log house. You followed him and stared at him the whole time and smiled even though he can't see you. You remembered the quarrel last night between you and him, and now wished to talk to him and apologize; but what's the point anyway? He can't remember it. It's his future.
Suddenly you heard a loud scream. Jack widened his eyes and hurriedly went outside. You followed the teen and when both of you arrived you saw a dark horse that surely Pitch's work. Surprisingly, Jack can see it, maybe because he believes in the Nightmare King.
You saw Mary wrapping her arms around your son tightly, protecting him. You quickly flew to them and took out your weapons.
"Stay away from them!" you shouted and pierced your sword in the dark creature's heart. Jack with his eyes wide, saw the horse vanished.
"(F/n)!" cried Jef.
You turned and saw another dark horse running towards them. You abruptly moved and took it out with one blow.
"Get out of here Jef, Go! I'll handle this" you said while fighting them.
Jef nodded and grabbed Mary's hand and ran away as fast as they can. Jack effortlessly carried them back to the house and asked them to stay down and went back to where the dark creatures saw them vanishing one by one and doesn't know who's doing it.
"Maybe the guardians… I knew it. They're real…" He whispered but something bothers him. "Why can't I see them? I can see these dark horses but why can't I see them?" he thought.
Jack tried to help but something or someone's stopping him. You saw the winter spirit coming and you quickly punched the ground making a big crack. He went back in a safer spot and watched the creatures die.
After a few minutes, they all ran away. Silence fell around the place. Suddenly, Jef appeared and ran to where you were.
"No Jef! The ground cracked don't-" warned Jack but then, he noticed that young boy's talking to somebody. He walked slowly and listened attentively to what the boy's saying.
"(F/n)…" murmured Jef and hugged you tightly. You're kneeling on the ground, catching your breath. You're pretty tired fighting but you succeeded, that's all it matters.
"Are you hurt? " Asked the little boy.
You smiled and shook your head and planted a kiss on the boy's forehead and whispered, "I'm fine kiddo…"
Jack heard Jef shouted that name earlier and he doesn't have the slightest idea who that was; but he's sure that it's a girl's name.
"Je- Jef… who are you talking to?" asked Jack curiously and looked down at him.
The little boy looked at you but in Jack's point of you, the kid's staring at nothing. Jef kept nodding as you talk to him and made Jack puzzled. After a few seconds, the boy gazed at his young dad and smiled.
"I'm talking to a guardian…. She's a guardian angel and her name is (F/n)."