Author: Alopexi PM
After a horrible accident hiccup meets a certain winter spirit who only he can see. Their friendship quickly grows and eventually blooms into something more. Yet, it seems the closer that hiccup gets to jack the more he slips into darkness. JackxHiccupRated: Fiction T - English - Friendship/Romance - Hiccup & Jack Frost - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,252 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 110 - Updated: 12-02-12 - Published: 11-19-12 - id: 8718954
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"I got you!" Yelled a familiar voice after launching a snowball into me. Without question I scooped up a handful of snow and launched it back at my all white friend. He dodged the pathetic attack then tackled me to the cold ground, both of us giggling like maniacs. His legs straddled my hips tightly and I couldn't help but notice how oddly warm he was.
I reached up to touch his cheek but froze in place as his icy blue eyes suddenly went dark. A single snowflake fluttered onto my cheek and I noticed his lips twist into a sinful smile. Startled, I scrambled back away from him.
"J-Jack?" I quietly whispered. His eyes narrowed and he crawled towards me at the sound of his name.
"Hiccup," he groaned out. His voice was husky and filled with lust, something i had never heard . I suddenly felt paralyzed with fear. I couldn't move a single muscle.
He slid on top of me again but this time pinning my arms above my head. His legs were painfully locked around my hips, preventing me from moving. I stared into his dark eyes and mentally pleaded for him stop but his expression only grew darker with my building fear. I felt his hand slither underneath my shirt and slowly slide up my torso. His lecherous touch made my stomach churn with disgust and I prayed to the gods for him to stop. My vision blurred over in darkness and my mind went completely numb as everything went black.
My eyelids flew open to see razor-sharp teeth clacking together just inches from my face. Without thinking I tumbled back onto the stone ground, hitting my head pretty hard.
"No! Bad dragon!" Snotlout yelled, body slamming my reptilian attacker to the ground. He laid on top of his pet yelling a slur of reprimands and threats to it. My mind was in a blurry haze and I had no idea what was going on.
"Wh-what happened?" I managed to grumble out.
"You nearly died! That's what!" a rather loud voice yelled. I looked up to see Astrid angrily towering over me and I just stared at her confused.
"You fell asleep on toothless when you and snot lout were sparing." Before Astrid could finish fish legs chimed in.
"Yeah, then toothless went berserk and Hookfang went all crazy too. Almost like they could sense each other's fear. Like what if dragons think on a telepathic_" he was about to go off on another one of his dragon behavior theories until Astrid shot him a glare.
"That's messed up." I groaned and rubbed my eyes harshly as Snotlout walked over to us, dragging Hookfang by one horn.
"Dude, you look... Horrible." he nonchalantly said. I glared up at the larger viking. I was in no mood to deal with his egotistical stupidity.
"Thanks for summing that up." I said, my voice dripping with sarcasm.
"Your welcome!" He said proudly.
"I wasn't praising you. You know, not everything you do is perfect! Why don't you try using that big head of yours to actually think for once." My words flowed out of my mouth without even thinking. I looked at his face to see his lip quivering and tears welling in his eyes. The others just stared at me in shock.
"Hiccup, that was really uncalled for." Astrid scolded.
I heavily sighed a breath of hot air and quickly calmed down. I had never lost my temper in front of my friends like that, it wasn't like me. I could feel my face turn beet red from humiliation so I quickly gathered my training gear and turned to leave.
"I-I've got to go home and do some stuff." I stuttered out.
"What stuff?" Hissed astrid.
'Go visit jack.' Was the first thing to cross my mind. I quickly shook the thought away and started to walk towards the entrance gate.
"Just some things. I'll catch you guys tomorrow." I quickly ran out of earshot before I could be pelted with anymore questions and Toothless quickly followed after me.
My sore feet dragged through the snow as I walked towards home. I came up with so many excuses in my mind of why I just snapped like that but in reality I had no idea. I audibly sighed and Toothless made a concerned grumbling noise behind me. I turned to look at my reptilian friend and smiled at him.
"I'll be fine buddy." I said while gently petting his warm nose. I knew toothless would always be there to care for me no matter what harsh words I said. He was playful and loyal and always watched by back, I could ask for a better friend. Still, it would be nice to have a human friend I could feel that way with too.
I took a step forward but slipped on a sudden icy patch in the road and tumbled to the ground. That was the second time I hit my head that day and by this point I was probably missing a good half of my brain cells. Suddenly I heard a burst of laughter that could only come from one person. I turned to see Jack on top a house, still giggling to himself.
"Jack, it's not funny." I said glumly.
"Yes it is!" He cheerfully argued. "You need to lighten up Kiddo."
"Oh boy, is that my new name? And for your information, I am not a kid. I am at the ripe age of 13 and still growing." I struggled to my feet but slipped again.
"Sure you are, Kiddo." He teased while jumping down from the house in one swift move. He extended his hand down to help me up but as soon as our skin touched an image of that day's dream flashed in my mind. I quickly jolted my hand back as if his touch burned me and his smile quickly dropped with concern.
"I-I'm sorry. Your hand was cold." I quickly lied .
"We'll I am Jack Frost." He said, picking me up then setting me on stable ground. His arms were comfortably wrapped around me for just a few seconds too long. he must have realized too because he quickly pulled away and nervously laughed.
'Okay, now he has to be flirting with me.'
Jack hand came down to grab my wrist and slowly pull me along.
"Come on, we can talk in your home. If we stay out here people are gonna stare."
I forgot that other people couldn't see him, he seemed like such real company to me. I nodded and motioned for toothless to follow us down the pathway. On the way home jack played all sorts of practical tricks on people; making icy slopes and slipping dragons, dropping snow from their houses on top of them, and even blowing farmers' sheep away in the wind. It was all mostly harmless but i became slightly more convinced that jack was the wintery curse that loomed over Berk.
When we got to the house I noticed my father wasn't anywhere to be found which was good. I pushed open the door and let jack in to the house, he squinted at the rush of hot air the poured from the center fireplace.
"I think I'd rather just stay out here" he said taking a step back.
"Oh come on, it'll be much more cold up in my room. Trust me, I have a hole in my ceiling." I motioned for him to come in. He hesitantly walked into the room and looked around before following me up the stairs and into my room.
When we opened the door, a shiver ran along my entire body from the sheer cold that poured in through the half-fixed roof.
"Make yourself at home, I've got nothing to hide." I said while gathering a few logs of wood in the corner and throwing them into the small fireplace. When toothless saw this he excitedly trotted over to me and lit the logs with a puff of blue fire.
"Hey, what's this?" Jack asked. I turned around to see him sitting by my bed holding the Book of Dragons and curiously flipping through it.
"It's a book where we document everything we know about every dragon. We used to use it to learn how to fight dragons but now we focus on training dragons, thanks to toothless." I said patting the night fury's head. The large black dragon softly purred and leaned into my touch.
"He's pretty amazing." Jack said softly.
"Yeah, he's pretty much my best friend." I said sitting down next to the fire. The warmth felt so good and i finally was able to relax. I noticed jack was still at the far edge of my room sitting by the open window.
"Don't you want to at least come sit by the fire?" I asked.
"I'm good, me and fire don't get along very well." He said while uncomfortably looking towards the flame. I watched him curl up against the wall and for a split second he looked really lonely, sitting there in the dark. I looked into his eyes which shared the same hint of loneliness like mine and i saw myself.
He watched me curiously as I stood up and walked over to pull a blanket off of the bed. I wrapped the bed covers around my shoulders and sat down next to him, probably closer than I should have. I turned to him to see a bit of shock in his eyes.
"You don't want to sit by the fire?" he asked?
"Nah, I'd rather just be cold and sit by you."
His expression turned from confusion to astonishment. I stared away from his cool gaze, blushing for a few minutes before he eventually spoke.
"Do you have a human best friend?" he asked. Oh great, I get to tell him how much of a loser I am.
"We'll... No. I've always liked to just be on my own and do my own thing. Plus I've never been very popular with the other Vikings because I'm... Different." I said quietly.
"Hiccup, Listen. In the short time that I've been around I've learned that being different isn't so bad. I mean look at me, I can control anything cold or frozen and I can fly with the wind!."
"Yeah, but those are cool things. I don't have any traits like that, I'm just weird." My head hung a little.
"Hiccup, you're not weird. Yes you might be different from everyone else around you but your also special. From what I've seen, you are the most brilliant and kind-spirited person of your entire village. And what's more, you're the only person who is able to see me," He paused to gently tug at my chin so that his eyes locked with mine and our faces were just inches away from each other. "That makes you pretty special to me, hiccup."
By this point I had completely thrown any sense of logic left in my brain out of the window. I had become entranced by his icy blue eyes, they were bright and vibrant like his personality, but his pupils were dark and deep. My gaze dropped to his small lips, they were pale yet supple and maybe even soft...
My stomach fluttered at the thought of finding out if they were. My brain must have been clouded over from hitting it so many times that day because I decided to slowly lean forward. I searched his face for any signs of rejection or discomfort but his expression grew just as serious as mine.
I leaned in closer and felt the cool nip of his breath on my lips. His lips smelled like mint with a slight hint of pine, making my mouth water in anticipation. I paused and searched his eyes for approval before closing mine and leaning in to close the distance.
Jack and I both yelped, jumping a good two feet away from each other in shock. I turned to see that my rather large dad had burst into the room at full force. He opened his mouth to speak but paused when he looked over at me just sitting by the window.
"What are you doing over there?"
"Oh, I was just uh, doing some reading" I picked up the book of dragons, "some reading by... moonlight! Nothing like reading a book by moonlight." I smiled a cheesy grin and he just shook his head.
"I came to tell you that a few of the villagers have seen a tall shadowy figure around town at night. I want you to be careful in the day and be in the house by sundown every night." he said sternly.
"Aw, dad, come on. They probably just thought they saw something ridiculous again. I mean just last week Gobber went around telling everyone he saw a troll making off with his socks."
"Now Hiccup, you can never be too safe with all the recent pirate sightings lately. I don't want to take any chances."
I gave into him because I didn't feel like arguing at the moment. "Okay dad, I'll be careful from now on."
He gave a satisfied nod, said goodnight then turned to leave. I let out a long-held breath and leaned back against my wall. I turned to look at jack who still looked freaked out from what just happened.
"You okay?" I asked.
"Uh, yeah. I just..." His cheeks were slightly flushed and his expression clearly told me that he was upset. I didn't mean to make him feel uncomfortable. I didn't even mean to try to kiss him, I just got stupid and acted on a whim. My mind tried quick to think of an excuse of why I nearly kissed him but I couldn't come up with anything. How are you supposed to explain this kind of thing?
"Maybe I should go now," He spoke softly. He started to stand but I grabbed his wrist, stopping him.
"Wait," He stopped and looked down at me, "Jack, do you have a home to go to?" I asked.
"No, I usually just sleep outside in the snow where I'm more comfortable. I hesitated for a few seconds but then finally spoke. "If you really want to, you can stay here for the night."
He looked down at me. "Are you sure it's okay?"
I smiled and nodded yes. His face lit up and he leaned down to embrace me tightly. His cold body felt so nice against mine, I eventually hugged him back.
"Your my best friend Hiccup." He quietly whispered. Feeling my eyes beginning to water I buried my head into his soft neck and closed my eyes. Jack was too important for me to screw up our friendship with my ridiculous romantic ideas. I had no idea how i really felt about him, but I knew for sure i was slowly becoming dependent on the happiness he brought me.
lol Don't you just hate parental interruptions? Again, i apologize for getting this up so late but I will definitely keep at it. Don't forget to R.R and all that. :3 I love getting feedback from you guys.