Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
DragonFlyer9 would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Frost and Flame

By DragonFlyer9

Romance / Drama

Chapter 1- Chosen

“Jack!” North’s irritated voice sounded, echoing loudly through the Pole. The white-haired spirit bounded through the workshop playfully, freezing anything he came across. Toys, elves; you name it, he froze it.

He raced into yet another room, only to be grabbed by his hood and lifted off the ground by a yeti. He struggled but couldn’t get free. He waved his staff blindly behind him, making contact with something. Given the small screech and what happened next, Jack assumed he must have hit the yeti’s face. He felt something furry grip his ankle tightly. Next thing he knew, he was hanging upside-down.

He saw North walk into the room towards him. His arms were folded across his chest; his facial expression clearly showing that he was not impressed. Jack smiled innocently.

“Uh, hi North” he greeted him, as if nothing were wrong. North didn’t respond. Instead, he continued to stare down at him.

“What’s up?” Jack asked, despite his awkward position. He shifted somewhat uncomfortably. North couldn’t help but smile. He adored the boy, regardless of the trouble he caused. It was one of the reasons he had offered to Jack to stay at the Pole, seeing as though he had nowhere else to go. Jack definitely appreciated having a home, even if it was only temporary.

North gestured his hands, indicating to the yeti to release him. The yeti dropped him instantly. Jack didn’t have time to catch himself and landed, what looked to be harshly, headfirst. He pulled himself up though, casting a glare in the direction of his captor. He kicked up his staff from the floor to his hand, holding it in the direction of the yeti, who in returned, loomed over him. North intervened before anything further happened.

“Enough” he said, pushing them away from each other. He turned to Jack.

“Jack, the others are waiting.” Jack didn’t seem too interested at all in hearing this. He walked away, his staff over his shoulder.

“Yeah, yeah; I know.” North took a large stride forward, grabbing the boy’s shoulder firmly.

“Now, Jack.” Jack sighed, rolling his eyes. But he didn’t argue.


“What’s this about anyway? Not like it’s a big deal” Jack remarked as he followed North to where the others were waiting for them on the other side of the Globe. North looked at him in surprise.

“Big deal? Jack, this is big deal! Man in Moon is choosing new guardian.” Jack’s attitude towards the situation didn’t shift.

“So? It’s a big deal for whoever he chooses then, not for us.” North sighed deeply. He knew Jack still had much to learn about being a guardian.

Their conversation was cut short when they reached the others. Bunny hoped over to them. He looked to North, not even greeting Jack.

“Bout time mate” he said, not even trying to hide the annoyance in his voice. North’s eyes flickered between him and the young guardian that stood beside him. Bunny understood, giving North an ’I told you so’ look.

Despite the two of them having made a truce, Bunny still didn’t trust Jack completely. Jack didn’t exactly help by continuing his share of taunting in their petty quarrel. Sandy glided over, breaking the tension and reminding them of the situation, by forming a moon crescent above his head in Dreamsand.

North nodded. “Good point, Sandy. Man in Moon is waiting.” They four of them walked over to Tooth, who was already waiting above the guardian tile on the floor.

Baby Tooth flew over to Jack from where she was beside Tooth. Jack greeted her warmly, smiling and touching her cheek with his finger.

The other guardians waited in silence as the moonlight shone down onto the tile, waiting anxiously as the crystal rose from the ground. The blue light released by the gemstone started to cloud together, forming the shape of the new guardian.

Finally, the image was complete. A smile graced Bunny’s lips when he saw it; North looked taken aback. Tooth seemed nervous at Man in Moon’s choice, while Sandy’s expression remained unreadable. Jack, on the other hand, was outraged.

“What?!” he shouted. “You’ve gotta be kidding me!” His reaction made Bunny’s smile grow larger. Tooth flew over to Jack’s side, trying to calm him.

“Jack, calm down” she murmured in a gentle voice. Jack clenched his teeth together but let his fists loosen.

“I don’t care if Pitch has returned. I am not working with her” he snarled.

“Oh good. Now you know how I felt when you were chosen” Bunny retorted. Jack glared at him but his gaze moved onto that of the Moon’s choice. His blue eyes were filled with a hatred that none of the guardians had ever seen before. Sandy tapped on North’s leg, gaining his attention. Multiple images appeared above his head, of the moon, a snowflake, and what looked to be fireworks but with a massive explosion. North understood the message. He stepped forward, facing Bunny.

“Bunny, you will go collect her” he decided. Bunny nodded, still smiling. Jack stepped forward, much to everyone’s surprise.

“No.” He spoke fiercely. “I’ll get her.” Unsure glances were exchanged throughout the room.

“Jack, I don’t think that’s such a good idea” Tooth said uneasily.

“If she’s going to be a guardian, she’ll have to accept the fact that I’m one too.”

Whilst they were still uncertain, the guardians knew that Jack did make a good point. This new guardian would have to make their peace with Jack sooner or later, and due to the lack of time they had before Pitch’s strength was fully recovered, sooner was the ideal choice.

“Alright” North decided. “Jack, you will bring her here. I’ll send some yetis to assist you.” Jack nodded. Although he looked less tense, there was still a certain ferocity being reflected in his eyes. The rest of the guardians all felt it; one way or another, something was going to go wrong.

Once Jack was gone, Bunny looked up at the moonlight image being projected. A young girl with unkempt hair, standing defensively with one hand shoved in the pocket of her torn pants, the other holding a dagger.

He wasn’t glad she had been chosen; he was overjoyed.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Flik: Hi! ^.^ huge fan of yours on ff.net! When I saw the note about this contest on The Way We Smile, I couldn't help but rush over here, create an account, and vote! XD Seriously love this story and would recommend it to anyone! :D best FT fanfiction out there. Amazing story, amazing concept that wa...

PaulSenkel: If you like Arthur C. Clarke's Odyssey, especially The Final Odyssey, then you will probably also enjoy this book. I definitely did.It does, however, address a more adolescent public than the above-mentioned book.I enjoyed the story and finished it in a few days. The overall situation on earth an...

LouiseJ2: I enjoyed the detail you went into with regards to the case. It made the UNSUB appear believable. The crisis in the middle of the story was my favorite part, very dramatic but not over the top. I feel like sometimes pairings can be overdone but I liked that some of the relationships were a little...

catd69: Karim is a very talented writer. When I started reading his journey it took me into the book and I was in the story till the end. I've never felt this way with any other writers stories. If you want to read a gripping adventure, this will be the one book I would suggest you pick.

Ruby0h: Overall I thought your story was really good! It drew me in right away and kept me interested as the story progressed. I loved the character of Kayla being inserted into this story, and the way she affected and shaped the life of the original story into something totally new and interesting. I lo...

MavisMcQueen: "To Live Again" is a well crafted, highly engaging, heart vibrating tale surrounding our favorite Elven King. The author will keep you engrossed until the very end and by that time you will feel so strongly for Clara and the other characters that you will never want it to end...like ever. Thrandu...

Prasino45: Hi! I happen to see your updated chapter on FF.NET!It happened to be about you coming onto Inkitt with this story! I've been a fan for a while! I'm a scqualphie writer myself. I ship them HARD! Love this story! I'm gonna do a reread as you said you changed some things! Glad we both made the switc...

Kasey Pinney: This book had me from the beginning. I never came across a part I didn't want to read or that didn't entertain me. The characters are well developed and the internal conversations fit the book well.

jessiehs: This was absolutely amazing. I loved how it went back and forth between perspectives. I actually cried at the end I was so happy. This was amazing. I can't even think of another word to describe it. Thank you for writing his.

More Recommendations

CurlyRed: I read this entire book in just under 4 hours I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! i found myself emotionally attached to the characters and making personal connections that i had never experienced before while reading a book! I was constantly wanting to read more, every chapter left me on a cliff hanger tha...

Yellow: If you are looking for something original try Evening Goddess. Karina takes you on an adventure filled with tragedy and dangerous situations. The mixture of a serious plot and sexual situations keep you reading to discover what challenges she will face next. The novel will make you laugh, cry...

Alex Reltin: This is a great story! I love how well you go into detail and emotions of Capri, and Mel. You have amazing dialogue and overall it's just a thrill to read!The only critique I could find is that some of the paragraphs should be separated. For example:-"If Nia would have just let me take the car an...

Atractivo Sumit: The story is an amazing blend of what we call natural, plain romance along with subtle emotions and interesting twists. The plot is so beautifully interwoven.

263Adder: Okay so I adore this story. I only knocked one star off plot for historical inaccuracies because I'm a bit of a stickler for that. The ending broke my heart though, considering you already changed history couldn't you (SPOILER) change it a bit more and have them together!!!! I want an alternative...

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral stories!
King's Lament

FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"

The Cyneweard

Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral story!
Spectra

Ro-Ange Olson: "Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward."