Life With Jack Frost: Teen Guardian Parents
Chapter 43: Light Inside
The climate become colder. Not cold of winter but cold of darkness. In front of you and Jack were, not just one but two, Pitch. You clutched your weapons tighter as well as Jack. Two of them were smiling weirdly at you. Jef touched Ashen's hands and put her behind him while you and the winter spirit were in front of them.
"Surprise?" the two Pitch said in unison and laughed evilly.
"This is bad…" you whispered.
"Yes… bad for you not for me… Oops… I mean us." said the other Pitch.
"So… which one of you is the future Pitch?" you asked tying to stay calm while analyzing the two of them. "I see… you made a alliance of yourself." You mocked and grinned.
Then you see something else. One of them was wearing a locket, golden locket like Ashen's. Your lips curled into a relish grin and pointed your weapon to the Pitch who has a locket around his neck.
"You… you're the past Pitch." You said seriously and they both clapped their hands with amazement, not really.
"Again… you amaze me guardian angel." Said the future Pitch.
"Well this is my first time meeting you but I'm pretty impressed… for now, that is." Said the other one and chuckled.
"Stay hidden, Ashen" whispered Jef and he noticed you giving him a signal.
"What now?" said Jack to the two Pitch. "What are you going to do?"
The future Pitch uttered a light laugh and became serious afterwards. He look at you intently and smiled. "So… what do you think of using your… little kid?"
"Impressive… yes… but an action of a coward." You said and shot him a furious stare. "You dare to use him just to-"
"Oh… I have no intention to DO something bad to him. He's just the bait." Interjected the Nightamre King and tried to take a peek of Jef. "By the looks of it… He's quite important to you… isn't he?"
"You don't have much time. Sooner or later the big four will come here and-" said Jack but got cut off when the two Boogeymans laughed.
"And what? I'm not just one me, winter spirit." They said in unison and added, "Your GUARDIAN ANGEL knows that you can't take us all at once. Right? Tell them…"
"Snowflake?" said Jack and the future Pitch shook his head.
"He still can't remember?" he said and chuckled. "Poor Jack Frost… He doesn't know…"
"Shut up!" said Jack and was about to fly to Pitch when you stopped him.
"No… calm down Jack… this is what he wants. Stay put." You explained and the young guardian stayed where he was.
"I'm getting tired of this. Let's just finish this already."said the past Pitch and the other one laughed. "You are very impatient… Like me!"
And when they snapped their fingers then the Nightmares' number started doubed, tripled and so were outnumbered and there's nothing you could do but to protect Jef and Ashen. You brandished your weapons and hit the Nightmares who came too close. Jef protected Ashen with his arms an suddenly a light appeared in his shirt. It was his flute. He took it out and shone brighter. It drove away Nightmares but when one or two got defeated… dozens more fought for its place.
"It's a staff…" whispered Jef when the flute's transformation was finished. Jef chuckled and started attacking the Nightmares. It took him some time to get a hold of it but he managed to fight a few of them.
"Jef get Ashen and- wait… where did you get that?" you asked in surprise while fighting.
"Uh… long story. I'll explain later." Said Jef while trying to focus on the attacking dark horses.
Instantaneously, Ashen screamed and she was getting consumed by the darkness. Jef grabbed her hand and stabbed he dark creature by his staff.
The two Pitch stopped when he heard Ashen's 's like the shout of her daughter when she tried to stop him from leaving their home. The Nightmare Kings shook that feeling away but it kept coming back in their heads.
"Jef look out!" yelled Ashen and pointed behind the winter spirit son. Jack heard what the girl said and quickly flew to them.
Jack stood in front of Jef and swung his staff, hitting few Nightmares, then raised it high. "Stay away from my son." He said almost gently and banged his staff on the ground.
"What did he say?"thought Jef and turned like a stone, unable to move. Ashen was shaking him and didn't notice a nightmare behind her. Luckily, you're there to finish it.
Ashen saw something different about you. The color of your eyes changed and it was like you're getting weaker every minute. Suddenly, Jef shouted and he was being dragged by one of the Nightmares. You tried to get to him, as well as Jack, but there's too many dark horses.
"No! Don't take him!" shouted the girl and tears came out of her eyes. She reached her hand but a Nightmare was running towards her. "DON'T TAKE HIM AWAY!" shouted the Nightmake King's daughter and the place started to shake. Ashen's skin, eyes and hair became bright as a a light. She put her palm up facing the Nightmares and a ray of yellow, lightning like light shoot out of it, defeating dozens and dozens of Nightmares. After a few moments, all of the dark horses disappeared including the two Pitch.
The Nightmare King's daughter turned back to her true self and quickly ran to the winter spirit's unconscious son. She smiled, feeling relieved and fainted afterwads.
The big four came and noticed that something had happened. They saw the two kids lying beside each other. You on your knees, doing abrupt, heavy pants while the winter spirit was calming you down. The Easter Bunny walked towards Jef and Ashen then smiled.
"I guess I was wrong…" he whispered and carefully carried them.
Jack brushed your hair out of your eyes and got surprised. You gaze at him and noticed that something was different.
"What?" you managed to say but you're too weak to speak. You rested your face in his shoulders and the young guardian carried you.
"Close your eyes…" whispered Jack and you obeyed. He watched you until you fell asleep. North was about to speak when the winter spirit glanced at him and smiled.
"I'll explain later." said Jack.