“A-a-a date?” I stampered. Julian’s head dropped down a tad.
“I shouldn’t have said it like that.” He apologized.
“Um…” I was speechless. The guilt inside of m flooded in as Julian looked more defeated by the second. He stood up from his seat.
“I’m sorry-“ he started.
“I didn’t say no.” I interrupted him. I gave a small smile as he grin formed on his face again.
“So… is that a yes?” he asked. I sighed and nodded my head.
“Three days. I’ll meet you at the stables.” I said. Julian nodded.
“Three days.” He agreed. “See you then.” He left me in the study. I leaned back into the cushions of my chair and submerged myself in silence. I gave in so easily… why do I keep doing that? It’s not that I didn’t like Julian, I’m sure he’s a great guy. I just don’t see him like that. After what happened today… I don’t know. I had so much fun. I was flying over Arendelle, then I was winning an epic snowball fight, then I danced over a frozen lake… all with Jack.
Jack… his face popped into my thoughts, and now even more guilt as flooding in. I have no clue why, it’s not like I have feelings for Jack. I mean we did have an amazing day, one of the best I’ve have in so long. That doesn’t mean I had feelings for Jack… Did it?
“Knock knock.” A familiar voice said coming from the door.
“I thought I said I’d find you later Jack.” I reminded him as I sat up. He walked into the room, staff in hand. Almost immediately I felt the room’s temperature drop a little bit, but it was like a nice fall breeze.
“You did, I just saw you through the window. You were alone, so I assumed you were done with Julian.” He explained.
“So you were spying on me?” I teased.
“I wouldn’t say that… more like checking up on you.” He clarified as he plopped down on the chair in front of my desk.
“Why do you check up on me? I’m not-“
“I told you already, it’s my job at the moment.” He interrupted,
“Fine, fine. It’s your job, like how mine if to take care of my people. However the major difference between our jobs is that you can’t tell me about it.” I sighed. “I feel like you know more about me than I know more about you.”
“Honestly, the only thing I know about you is that your name is Elsa, you’re the Queen of Arendelle, you have ice powers, and you have a crazy younger sister.” Jack admitted.
“And that my first dance was with you.” I added. I saw Jack’s eyes widen with shock.
“I wish I was.” I confessed. “Otherwise it wouldn’t sound so sad.”
“Well, I didn’t know that. So now that’s five things I know about you.” He counted.
“Still more than what I know about you. All I know is that your name is Jack Frost, you’re the spirit of winter, you’re immortal, and that you won’t leave me alone.” I said.
“Well, let’s devise a plan.” Jack proposed. “Right now we’ll play 20 questions. Do you know what that is?”
“Don’t you just ask 20 questions?”
“See you do know. Anyway we play 20 questions and after each answer, the person who asked has to answer too.” He explained.
“So if I were to ask ‘favourite colour?’, you’d say yours then I’d say mine.” I clarified.
“Exactly.” He nodded.
“Alright then.” I sat up straight and put my hands on the desk. “You ask first.”
“Okay… umm… birthday?” he asked.
“December 21st.” Jack answered. “That’s-“
“Winter solstice. I know.” I finished. “Uh… age?”
“I just turned 319.” He smiled.
“And I just turned 20.”
“Powers, born with? Or cursed?” he asked.
“I was born with mine.”
“I got mine when I became immortal.” He retorted.
“You weren’t a guardian before?”
“No, I was a human before. I died saving my little sister from falling into a frozen lake, then the Man in the Moon chose me, then I woke up as Jack Frost.” He described. All I could do was cry not to cry for two reasons. One was that he sacrificed his life to save someone he truly cared for. And the second was realizing that we had much more in common than I thought. Like him I did everything I could to save my little sister… from myself.
“Ice, are you okay?” he asked as he sat on the desk and put his hand on my shoulder.
“I’m fine.” I answered as I sniffled. “If that’s your question then you have to answer it too.” Jack gave a small grin.
“I’m happy.” He nodded. “Next question.”
“Cliché. Favourite colour?”
“Blue… Like your eyes.” He answered. I felt my heart flutter and my cheeks turn red.
“Sorry did I say something wrong?” Jack panicked. I shook my head.
“Far from wrong.” I giggled. “Just unexpected, but I guess I have to get used to your unexpectedness, right?”
“Yes, you’ll have to.” He kidded. “Now answer the question.”
“I’d have to say bluish white… like frost.” I described. “Your turn.”
“Alright. Favourite moment and why.” Jack demanded.
“Uh… that’s tough. Does it have to be recent? Or through my whole life?”
“Whole life.” He ordered.
“Okay. I’d have to say it’s a three way tie. The first one was when I first used my powers to play with Anna. I remember how happy I made her when I made it snow in our room. The second was not too long ago; when I ran away after my coronation. I ran into the mountain and saw what I could do for the first time I just felt so… free.” I answered. Jack nodded in understanding.
“You forgot one moment.” Jack counted. “You only said two.”
“Well, you should know what that moment is.” I said.
“Really?” I caught Jack’s attention. I nodded.
“It was earlier today, when you took me out of the palace.” Jack shifted his seating position and cleared his throat.
“You forgot the ‘why’ part to this question.” He pointed out. I forced myself to answer the question.
“Because you taught me how to have fun again. When I took the job as Queen, I don’t get as much time to myself or with others. Whenever I want to be with Anna for a bit, she always thinks it’s about something important and not just so I can be her sister.” I said as I stood. Jack looked me in the eyes as I wrapped my arms around his neck. I leaned my head into the crock of his cold neck. “Thank you for that Jack. Thank you for coming into my life.” I whispered against his neck.
“I wouldn’t be here if you didn’t believe in me.” He replied as he wrapped his arms around me. “If anyone were to walk in right now, they’d see your arms wrapped around nothing but air. I’m visible only to you, you make me real. And for that I thank you.” I felt his arms hold me tighter. His head rested on my shoulder, sending shivers down my spine every time his cold breath came in contact with my bare skin. Having his cold body wrapped around mine was so extraordinary; I don’t really know how to explain it. I felt safe in his arms, care for, promised… and loved. I inhaled and allowed his sweet natural scent fill my nose. We held our embrace for what seemed like forever, but was most likely only a few minutes. The silence broke when I spoke…
“You have to answer the question now.” I remembered.
“What’s your favourite moment and why?” I reminded him. Jack chuckled.
“I guess it’s only fair of me to answer.” He said as he lifted his head from my shoulder. He moved his arm so it curled around my legs, forcing me to sit on his lap. “Okay, I have a three way tie as well.”
“My first one is when a boy, Jamie, saw me for the first time. That was the first time someone believed in me. My second would have to be , finally becoming a Guardian. None of the others liked me before, I finally felt accepted when that happened.” He answered.
“And your third one?”
“Would have to be when we were up in that mountain. More specifically when we were by the lake.” He specified.
“Because?” I asked him to continue. He hesitated to answer the question.
“That’s when I realized-“ he started, but was cut short when he looked out the window. “What the hell?”
I turned my head to look out the window. Everything seemed normal… except the fact that there were northern lights in the middle of the spring.
“The sky’s awake?” I wondered as I got off of Jack’s lap.
“That’s what you call it?” Jack teased me as he stood up from the desk.
“What is that?”
“They’re calling me. The Guardians I mean.” He explained. “I’m sorry, I have to go.” He apologized as he walked out of the study. I followed him out.
“How long will you be? Or will you even come back here?” I asked as I walked him to the balcony.
“Yeah, I’ll be back for sure. I just don’t know how long I’m going to be.” Jack said opening the doors. He turned to me. “Just promise me you won’t get into anything too life threatening.” He pleaded.
“I promise.” I agreed. Before he walked onto the balcony I grabbed his arm.
“Be safe okay?” I pleaded looking into his eyes.
“You care about me.” Jack stated.
“Of course I do. Why would I not?” I said as if it was obvious. Jack bit his lip.
“Come with me.” He suggested.
“You should come if you want to know why I’m here.” He interjected. I raised my hand so I could hold his right cheek. My thumb grazed over his cheek bone, and his hand came up to meet mine.
“Next time… if there is a next time.” I promised. I went on my toes to kiss his cheek, but he tilted his head by accident and my lips connected with the corner of his mouth. In all fairness we were both surprised; I felt him tense up, and I pulled back. However just before I pulled away, I felt his lips start to kiss me back. In reality, this was probably three seconds, but to me they were three very wonderful seconds.
“Umm…” he tried when I pulled back.
“Come back when you can.” I helped him finish his sentence. Jack nodded and took my hand in his.
“I will.” He promised before he squeezed my hand and flew off. I stood on the balcony in memory of Jack’s lips touching mine. I don’t know how I felt… I had butterflies in my stomach, my heart was pounding and I felt a little light headed. On top of that, I couldn’t straighten my face to get rid of my grin. Anna told me once that she felt the same thing with Kristoff… no impossible. I am not in love with Jack Frost… right?
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