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Rise of a Guardian: Chapter twenty-nine~Darkness~
It was dark.
Over the years Jack had come to know darkness on a level that no one else could ever possibly know. He knew that the world was not merely made of light and darkness, but of great light and deep darkness. He had been in deep darkness for what seemed like years, aimlessly floating in the depths of his frozen lake. He gave his soul to the blackness, knowing that he would never see the light ever again. He gave up, and Pitch claimed his soul for total, deep darkness. It was how everyone died, and how people always would. Jack didn’t know how he knew that, he just always had. Down in that lake he was afraid, and it was dark, and it had been cold. But he hadn’t been alone.
He had also experienced great light. The Man in the Moon had shone down and saved him from the darkness’s hold over 300 years ago, engulfing him in his warm glow.
Nobody knew darkness and light like Jack did.
And this wasn’t normal darkness.
It was deep darkness.
Rise of a Guardian: Chapter thirty-two~The Gift~
The spectral boy went lifeless as the arrow’s momentum shot him backward, the NightMares parting to form a path for his rough and unplanned flight. Nightlight turned to face Jack, his expression outlined in the moon’s sad glow. Extreme pain, surprise, fear, and confusion were apparent on his small face as he tried to understand what had happened. Jack couldn’t move, too shocked that such a horrific turn of events had taken place. Then Nightlight’s body went completely slack, his moonbeam staff seeming to loose its bright glow. Pitch raised his hand to a fist and the nightmare sand around Nightlight turned into a long skinny rope, fastening itself on the boy’s right foot. Then it tightened, shooting to the ground like a long snake. And Nightlight’s frail body followed down after it, his arms flailing in the air searching for help.
Jack didn’t even realize it, but he immediately shot down in an incredible nose-dive. The NightMares (Who
Rise of a Guardian:Chapter twenty-six~Jack's Decision~
The open forest under Jack made him feel venerable, and pushed him to fly harder. He flew faster then he had ever flown before, the world around him a greyish white blur. Something was wrong, but what it was he had no idea. He just needed to get to Nightlight, soon.
After the countless hours flying together that night they had learned it was pointless to stop and make sure that they hadn’t lost each other. They always managed to stay together, and little check ups just made them go slower.
That was what worried him; it could be a long time before Nightlight would stop to see if they were together if he stopped at all. But for now, they were both separated and venerable until Nightlight realized they were apart. But if he was acting like this compass and he wasn’t thinking straight, then how long would it take?
After a moment to Jack’s relief he exited the vast woodland and entered a small town. He couldn’t recognize it in the deep snowstorm; be
Rise of a Guardian: Chapter thirty~Painted Secrets~
Jack ran through the endless hallways, his footsteps echoing in an eerie chorus as he tore down the passages at high speed. He jumped over cracks in the old ground with ease, only slowing down to turn corners. He didn’t know where he was going; the light emitting from Monty’s tooth only illuminated about 10 feet in front of him. The stone walls around him glinted in the light like they were slick with dew or water droplets. The rest was a mysterious sea of black.
The pathway went straight for what seemed like miles with only minor turns and corners along the way. Jack put everything he had into a furious sprint, trusting in the tooth’s light to guide him. But after what seemed like hours of running Jack became quite tired. It seemed like he was just going deeper into the darkness, getting nowhere and just getting even more lost then he already was. What would happen if the tooth’s light went out, and left him deeper inside the lair then
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