What felt like hours later but was surely only minutes, Jack’s eyes flew open and he tensed, icy blue eyes darting around him as he tried to work out what was going on. He was underwater! Panicking then, remembering that he couldn’t actually swim, he flailed and clawed his way up to the surface, grabbing onto the edge of the cracked ice and tearing the skin on his palms. He choked and spluttered as he resurfaced, before sinking down a little, begging for the girl to help him.
Caleigh ignored the cold water, dipping her head into the lake to try and find the boy. She was running out of air and the temperature of the water was making her whole body shiver. Pulling back and panting, she pushed her hair off her face, trying to catch her breath to dive into the lake once again, but it wasn’t needed. Suddenly, two hands appeared from the lake, gripping onto the ice. His head emerged from the water and she rushed forward to pull him out of the water. Her hands took his and she did her best to help him, but ended up being pulled into the lake as well. Being who she was, she knew how to swim, at least a little bit, and managed to keep her head out of the water, holding the boy close to him. Gasping for air, she crawled out of the lake with him, her body pressed against his as he landed on her back. “A-are you o-okay?” Cal’s voice came out in a weak whisper.
Jack nodded again and pulled on the pants, smiling at the fact they were his size. He squirmed out of the oversized sweatshirt then pulled on the smaller one. “Otay dat sounds good.” He said smiling up at her.
She quickly made the call before getting the oversized hoodie and offering her hand to the boy. “Okay, let’s go. Let’s go after your hook and then we can figure out how to help you.” Cal smiled sweetly, opening the door. “Do you have any idea where to go to now?”
Pitch moaned softly at the girl’s touch on his neck before smirking down at the girl. He knelt down to play with her hair before shaking his head. “They are going to go do what they were made for, angel.” He laughed as though it was obvious and glanced up at the nightmare as it nudged Cal’s back and stomped the ground lightly. “Seems yours wants to say hello before going to work.” He sat back up and the horse neighed loudly and nudged the girl’s back again.
Cal leaned into his touch, her eyes fluttering shut as she let out a tiny moan. She frowned lightly when he looked up, suddenly jumping at the nudge on her back. The angel’s eyes went wide and she turned to look back, a grin spreading on her lips at the sight of Terror. Getting on her knees, Caleigh wrapped her arms around the nightmare’s neck and nuzzled its head. “Hello there, Terror. You are going to work now?” She didn’t know what exactly the nightmares did, and if she did she would probably get upset or worried. “Well, I hope you have a good night. Come back to me once you are finished, okay? Maybe we can explore the caves.”
Pitch watched the girl nod and returned it. “Very well. You will stay here and I’ll go retrieve it.” He gripped the girl’s hand and brought Cal in close so he could rub at her scars. “Soon you’ll be only mine, angel.” He could hear Phillip’s noises and brought the girl over to the crib so she could deal with the child. He hate babe’s. They were never quiet or listened. His eyes narrowed and he rubbed the bridge of his nose hoping the girl could quiet the boy.
Her back arched a little at the touch on her scars, and she pressed her forehead against his chest. Once she found herself in her son’s room, Caleigh let go of Pitch and breathed deeply before putting a smile on her face and leaning down to pick up the baby. “Hey, baby boy. Mummy is here. It’s alright. You are gonna be fine. We are all gonna be okay. I promise you.” She whispered soothingly, rocking him gently and holding him against her chest. He sniffled and hid his face on her neck, gripping at her shirt as if she could disappear in a second. The angel turned to look at her Master, placing a soft kiss on the baby’s head and nodding. “I’ll be waiting.” She said.
“How?” He repeated slowly, gently running a hand through his hair. “Uhm, I met him in France, like I said, but almost a week after Operation Overlord, D-Day.” The soldier sighed. “He really couldn’t kill me… I’m mean, shoot,” Daniel paused with a smile. “Well, if you didn’t get the hint, I’m a vampire too.” He stepped forward as she did, bringing them within inches of one another. At first glance, the sniper didn’t seem to notice the atypical beauty radiating from her eyes. He might’ve had the gift of omniscience but in result of that, his natural five senses were lacking. It was terribly nerve-racking. If he wasn’t thinking of his guamless sense of sight and instead speaking of it, he probably would have cracked some joke about it to seem more nonchalant. “How did you find out he was a vampire?” The words finally managed to flow out of his mouth.
“Operation what?” She asked in confusion before biting down on her bottom lip to listen to his next words. Once he revealed that he was a vampire as well, Caleigh’s eyes went wide and she stared into his. Usually, the girl would make the distance between herself and a vampire bigger, not smaller. But at that moment, in front of Daniel, it was like there was some sort of force pulling her closer to him. The blonde was silent for a while as well, and her gaze travelled down to his mouth. She didn’t know what she was looking for. Was she searching for fangs? Was she just admiring his lips? Cal blinked a few times to clear her mind, but she didn’t move back. “I… I kind of… Well, he told me. But I knew he was not human. I could feel it.” She admitted in a whisper, eyes lingering on his lips.
Jack flinched as he heard a small whimper, skidding to a halt and a flailing of limps as he peered at the girl across the frozen expanse of water. He didn’t dare go near her just yet, wondering why she was on the ice as well, when it was clear that it wasn’t that thick.
He moved slowly towards her after a moment, not hearing the ice around him shift and crack and he reached out to push her back when suddenly he was falling, submerged under the ice and gasping as frigid water poured into his lungs. He could see the fuzzy outline of her on the other side of the ice, and then all he knew was darkness.
She was looking at him as he slowly approached her, and took a small step back, a terrified gasp leaving her lips. Cal watched as he raised his hands to push her back before hearing the sounds the ice was making, and looking down at the cracks.
The girl reached for him, letting out a scream as she did so, desperately trying to hold him but being forced to watch as he fell into the water. Caleigh kneeled, placing her hands against the ice, ignoring the burning sensation on her skin. She didn’t know what to do. Her eyes went wide and she stared down at the water in shock and fear. Where was he? She couldn’t see him!
I know I’m very slow today, I’m sorry
But I’ve got two friends over and we are editing a video (it’s basically what’s gonna decided if we are gonna fail or pass)
And now we are hungry.
Jack watched and his smile faltered as she said Jack Frost was supposed to be older. He blinked and looked down at his sweatshirt and nodded, “Mmhhmm..” He said and criss-crossed his legs into his sweatshirt. “…I had biggwr pants…and der was a big hook…next to me…I dunno why dho..” He sighed.
She grinned at him, taking his hands in hers. “Jack, you have to remember where that hook and the bigger pants are now. I think I know what happened.” The girl told him excitedly before conjuring a hoodie and a pair of pants of his size but exactly like the ones the older Jack Frost wears. “You wanna put these on, sweetie?”
Jack looked at her and nodded slowly, taking a moment to think. He blinked in surprise as she held up clothes. He grinned and nodded taking them. “Dats so cool!” He giggled. “Tanks!”
Cal smiled sweetly at him and nodded softly. “That’s alright, love. I’m gonna call my brother and then we can go look for your hook, okay? Everything is going to be fine.” She soothingly ran a hand down his hand.
Jack was too caught up in his task of testing his slight weight on the ice to notice that he was being watched. As he slowly hop-scotched his way forwards, he winced as the ice around him cracked, before settling down once more. Breathing out a sigh of relief, the mischievous youngster promptly sat down onto the ice and gazed around him, before tilting his head back to gaze up at the sky, the bright and shining moon catching his attention.
It was a little odd for it to be so high at this time in the day, but stranger things had happened, Jack mused thoughtfully. He sat there quietly for a moment, before hauling himself to his feet and getting distracted by a crooked staff nearby, before he began to ice-skate across the pond with a childish laugh escaping him.
Caleigh dropped the bottom of her dress, observing the boy in front of her. He took a step forward and she gasped lightly, freezing into place. She saw as the ice started to crack and was about to warn him when he managed to sit down.
The blonde followed his gaze and looked up at the moon, then back at him. Maybe she wouldn’t have to run from him. Maybe he could help her. The girl breathed deeply and wiped off the tears on her cheeks, looking down at her toes. She took a step forward, her bare feet touching the ice and making her whimper and flinch quietly. Cal took another step on the frozen lake, but stopped as she noticed he was moving rather quickly. Her eyes went wide and she looked up at him.