"I don’t care about any of that, Caleigh - you’re still my best and only friend, despite that big list there. And if you want to know anything about me, you just have to ask - I don’t think that there’s anything I couldn’t tell you, you know?" Jack simply shrugged and chewed his lip, before shivering. "Yeah, and I don’t plan on ever learning…that involves getting back into the water…"
"Hope’s never a bad thing, you’ve just got to be realistic sometimes. But you will see him again, it just might take a while. But I’ll help you, okay? I’ll do what I can to help." He vowed solemnly and tightened his hold around her. "What do you mean?"
"Thanks, Jack." She smiled softly at him, watching the boy. Cal wanted to say something else, something meaningful, but she couldn’t think of what she was supposed to say. So instead, the blonde leaned closer to him and placed a light kiss on his cheek. "Aw, come on! Swimming is actually really fun!"
"Alright." She nodded, whispering softly and really wanting to believe him, but she didn’t. Caleigh was starting to accept that she would probably never see her brother again. And there was nothing she could do about that. "I mean…. That we were kinda… Uh… Cuddling and sleeping without being properly dressed…" Cal blushed darkly.
"I’d rather they did it to me than him or you! Kody will heal me up straight away if I’m hurt, okay? Just…just promise me you won’t tell him, okay? He’ll be so hurt if I go without telling him, but I can’t leave Phillip where he’ll be hurt…" Adam begged her, clutching at her shoulders as he took a deep breath.
"They won’t. I don’t know how but I’ll come up with a plan and I’ll get Phillip back, I promise."
Managing to get to the door, she turned to face him and nodded, biting down on her bottom lip and drying her sweaty hands on her jeans. “I promise.” She said, looking into his eyes desperately as he held her shoulders. “Adam, we have to go… The longer we take the more they can hurt him.” Cal hurried him, one of her hands reaching back to open the door.
"Hold my hand. We have to get to The Fields as quick as possible."
Jack squirmed more in his sleep, turning onto his side and clawing at the couch. He mumbled something inaudible, his eyes squinting.
"What surprise?" He demanded. "I know you sent that….yellow eyed thing. But I didn’t let him touch Phillip." He told the Boogeyman.
Phillip managed to jump from Caleigh’s lap, landing on Jack’s and trying to hide under his hoodie. The blonde frowned, carefully pulling at the baby’s body to get him out. “Phillip… Come here…” She whispered.
"Oh, but my dear Jack… He wasn’t asking for your permission. In fact, if you had told him no, it would only make it more exciting!" Pitch smirked dirtily at him, running one long finger down Jack’s face. "Anyway… You were too late. You and the Nephilim."
I’m so so so sorry I’ve been MIA but stuff has happened and I just ugh I’m sorry. I will try to get my Cal muse back, specially because I miss her a looot.
He watched the two before smirking as the child turned towards him. Pitch slowly stood and took a step towards the babe and opened his arms. “Hand him back. He needs to be with me. He has seen you and you had your chance to hold him again but he obviously belongs with me. I have taken care of him while you were away.”
Pitch chuckled and nodded his head. “The shadows. You heard right. It is located at my home in the darkness. You can try to find it but good luck. It will be difficult and you can’t have any help from me since you seem to have made me human.”
"No." She said, holding Phillip to her protectively. "He is my son." Caleigh looked down at the baby, who was beginning to make a crying face as he reached for Pitch. With a sad sigh, Cal gulped and handed him the child, feeling completely empty inside. "I love you, baby boy…" She whispered and kissed the top of his head before letting Pitch take him from her.
Fumbling her fingers a little, to keep her hands occupied, she took in a deep breath and looked at her Master. “It wasn’t my fault. I never intended on doing this, and I’m really sorry it happened, Sir. I…” She stopped herself and nodded quietly. “Alright.” Caleigh turned towards the darkness in the cave and focused on it. “Terror.” She called, smiling softly as the Nightmare appeared by her side. “You are coming with me. Sir? Please, take care. Of both Phillip and yourself. I will do my best not to take long.” And with that, she stepped into the shadows, followed by Terror.
He rolled his eyes and handed the boy over. “Take him but don’t have him for long. I would rather he not stay with a liar and thief.” Pitch hissed in anger towards Cal as he waited for the girl to take back the child.
Pitch scoffed and shook his head. “I hid it in the shadows. You want your grace you have to go in there and search for it because I will not be able to find it without the darkness.”
She took the baby from his arms as soon as he handed him over, hugging him close and hiding her face in his blonde locks. Cal had to swallow back the tears. It had been too long since she had held him, and he had grown so much… She had missed a lot. The boy let out a happy ‘Mummy!’ and snuggled into her before looking at Pitch and reaching for him. Caleigh frowned and stood up, taking a small step back. “Phillip… It’s me… Please…” She said sadly.
The blonde narrowed her eyes as Pitch spoke and sighed in frustration. “The shadows? Shit… I don’t know how to do that. I… I always get lost and it takes me days to come back…” She mumbled, still holding her son close to her. “Can’t you give me any specific direction? I don’t know, anything that can help me?”
He only held the boy closer at Cal’s words. “Perhaps you shouldn’t have left him behind when you left then. He is mine for now so don’t be selfish.” Pitch hissed and crossed his arms with annoyance as he rocked the babe in his arms.
Pitch listened close before scoffing. “You think that I can take you back in with the position I am in now. That sort of relationship can’t happen. Go get your Grace back then return to me when you can hand back the shadows to me. Till then I can barely stand let out take you back in.” His eyes were narrowed with hatred.
"I didn’t leave him! You didn’t let me see him. Please… I just need to hold him for a while…" She begged, looking at him with clear hurt in her eyes. Phillip opened his mouth slowly and tried to grab her hand, still not letting go of Pitch. "Hey, baby boy… You’ve grown up so much… I’m sorry I couldn’t be here to see that…" Caleigh whispered with regret.
At Pitch’s words regarding her plan, she nodded and ducked her head. “I understand. But you kept my Grace. You hid it, remember? I need to know where it is. I need to get it back and find a way to push it into my body on my own, if you are not going to help.”
I’m gonna see if I have better signal in my room. If I don’t it’s because the internet is not working at all and I will be back tomorrow….
He glared before looking down at the child. He turned and entered the cave to sit down at his chair. “You give me answers and then you can hold him. Depends on what you have to tell me though. If it is something I don’t want to hear then he stays with me. As simple as that.” He explained and leaned back. He didn’t have the energy to stand up any longer as he rocked Phillip in his arms.
The boy kept wrapped an arm around Pitch’s neck and rested his head on the other’s shoulder, his free hand reaching for Caleigh. It was sad seeing him like that. “Please… He is my son…” She asked quietly, having breathe deeply to remain calm, even though she wasn’t sure she could handle not being able to hold her son in so long.
Once Pitch sat on his chair, Cal stepped into the cave and kneeled in front of him, looking up into his eyes. “I believe that to get you back your powers we need to think of my life before I got the darkness. We had just taken my Grace from my body. And maybe, if we get it back in, the darkness will leave and flow into your system. The tricky part, though, is how to do that. I think that we could start by recreating my life before the darkness. Taking care of my son, living in the caves, trying a different gown each night, being allowed to love you and having you as my Master.”