Hello, this is probably going to be the last chapter unless someone has an idea or suggestion for another. SOrry that it is kind of short, it just turned out that way. I would like to thank everyone who favorited, reviewed, and followed this story, You really have been amazing and supportive, I am so happy that I could bring you a story that you wanted to see more of and followed to the end, I can not thank you enough! I never thought I would make a story that was 15 chapters long, I used to read stories like that and wonder how they did it and now I know, with the support of fans, thats how!
Thanks to malica15 for the request that inspired this chapter and the last one!
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"I know," Jack said, "I'm sorry I didn't trust you guys, and I'm sorry that I thought you were kind of evil," Jack said with a sheepish smirk, rubbing his hand on the back of his head nervously.
"I was not asking for an apology Jack," Grim said in his layered voice, Jack noticed that it seemed to be more uniform now and the voices seemed to be more packed together with less of an echo. "I wanted to apologize to you," continued the spirit of death.
"What for? You helped save the world, you helped save me." He said, looking at the ground,still feeling a bit down about his nightmare and the current state of the human world.
"I have caused so much pain in your life, I took you away from your family. I am the reason you became Jack Frost and could not live a normal life with your sister and your parents, and for that I am truly sorry." Grim said, sounding more morose than usual.
"But it's your job, you can't help that, and I don't blame you for any of it," Jack said, trying to focus on the indescribable face of Death. "Besides I wouldn't be here with you guys, with my new family, if it wasn't for you, so thank you. You may have taken away one life but you ended up giving me another." Jack said with a sad smile, what he was saying was true, he loved his friends like they were family, they were family, no doubt about it, he knew that any one of them would do anything for another, it was the first place he had belonged in a long time.
"I suppose you are right, I never looked at it like that, thank you for forgiving me, but I don't know if I will ever be able to forgive myself." Grim said in his usual calm manner, although Jack thought he could hear a bit of pain in his voice.
Jack wasn't entirely sure of what to say, not sure if the sad spirit sitting next to him wanted to talk about it, or if he was even correct about the sadness hidden in Death's voice. He didn't want to bring up something that would just make Death even more melancholy, he couldn't imagine how hard it was to be the Grim Reaper, having to face millions of people a day and scare them to death, literally. He couldn't even fathom how that would feel, He had only died once and Grim had to die every time he took a life in a sense, each time he added one more voice to his own, each time his burden became heavier, Jack was beginning to wonder how Death kept it all in without exploding.
The two sat there is silence for a few moments, thinking about each other, each with some pity and empathy, they each had qualms to settle with the other, and they had the feeling that over time they could fix all the damage that lay beneath their facades.
"Your sister really loves you." Grim said, not turning his head to look at the teen, his gaze cast out over the ice.
Jack just smiled, it was comforting to know that she still cared for him.
"She does, she has a very strong spirit and I can feel her strongest emotions. It is often like that with a few bright souls I keep within the borders of my realm, I can tell what they feel and they often affect my emotions or thoughts."
"She always was quite the loud mouth," Jack said in a joking way, laughing lightly.
Grim smirked, he could feel Pippa's feigned anger at Jack, but her feelings of love were more prominent. "Was not!" Grim said, but the voice of a woman sounded a bit louder than the other's, and Grim looked as though he just burped or something, he was a bit shocked, he hadn't meant to say that.
Jack looked a Grim with a smile, and or a moment thought he could see a smile on Grim's lips as well.
They both began to laugh.
They sat for a moment, just laughing, letting the happy warmth that came along with it push aside the darkness that they both knew was present within themselves. And in that moment, both spirits felt as though nothing was wrong with the world.
At the same time they both seemed to realize that they hadn't done this in a while, actually laughed. They were truly happy, and even if there would always be something bad looming in the distance, and Pitch would most likely return, all that mattered at that moment was that they were laughing, and they couldn't seem to stop.
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