The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 13)
Rapunzel was literally all over the place. She and Hiccup just finished painting the streets: Jack and Merida giving up early due they could only draw stick figures while Hiccup and Rapunzel showed off like a Renaissance artist. Then she'd run into a store and a few moments later, she'll be back out and go into another, despite the weird looks that she and the rest of the Four got (Jack said it was because they looked 'old-timish'). The rest of the Four were watching Rapunzel in amusement…until Merida caught something in the corner of her eye. She slightly looked over her shoulder and her lips formed into a wide grin, it was targets. And they were littered with arrows. "They have archery!"
Jack knitted his eyebrows in confusion at Merida's statement and turned to see for himself. She was right, they did have archery. "Huh. Well, that's new…Jamie never mentioned archery for the Spring Festival before. They usually have it for the Summer Festival."
Hiccup made a small, stif
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 17)
Jack now seriously doubted that Katelynn knew where she was going. When she showed up, she looked like she hasn't slept for two days…and hungry. Every once and a while, he'd hear a small growl come from the red-brunette. "Is she sure that Mor'du was this way, Hic?"
Hiccup shrugged his shoulders and passed on the question for Jack, "Hey, Katelynn?"
Katelynn looked over her shoulder. "What?"
"You sure that Mor—I mean—the bear was this way?"
"I'm positive." Katelynn's attention went back ahead. "This was the road I took when I came to find you…by the way, 'Punzel said that there's three of you. Unless your…dragon counts as one, where's the other two?"
"Right behind you…" Jack muttered.
Merida shook her head. "She really doesn't know that we're here then."
Hiccup looked flustered. "Um…well…let's see—gods, how do I put this…?"
"You ramble a lot, you know that?" Katelynn interrupted Hiccup. She shook her head with a sm
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 12)
The Four came out of the portal to find themselves back in Burgess. Jack had a smirk on his face when he turned to Rapunzel, "So, you ready to celebrate your birthday, Goldie-Locks? How old are you turning?"
"Eighteen, huh?" Jack scratched behind his neck as he thought. "What where you planning before all…this happened?"
Rapunzel was twisting a piece of her hair in her fists as she answered, "I wanted to go see the lights..."
"Lights?" Jack repeated.
Rapunzel nodded. "Where I'm from, every year on my birthday, many colorful lights floated up into the sky."
Jack thought for a second then his eyes light up. "Oh, you mean lanterns! Okay, I got just the thing…"
"Which is…?" Hiccup asked.
"The Spring Festival. It's a festival that Burgess holds on the first day of spring every year to welcome it or something like that." Jack smirked. "And that's today."
Merida smiled slightly. "That sounds like fun. What kind of things do they have?"
Jack shrugged his
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 9)
The long, dead tone on Jamie's cellphone was the only thing that sounded in his room. Jamie's face was ghost-white and was gripping onto his cellphone tightly. With a shaky voice, he whispered, "I-I have to go…"
"Go?" Hiccup repeated with a raised eyebrow. "But your friend told you not to."
"Plus whatever that roar belonged to, it sounded dangerous." Rapunzel added.
Merida walked over to Jamie and bent over to get eyelevel with him. "Jamie, we'll go to your friend's house to see if she's alright, okay?"
Jamie sniffed, "You will?"
Jack hesitated for a second then made a curt nod. "Course we will."
"We are?" Rapunzel asked behind clenched teeth. Jack gave her assuring yet serious look. "I mean…yes we are!"
"Where does she live?" Hiccup asked Jamie.
"Katelynn's house is about ten blocks away from here, on West Salem."
Jack smirked at Hiccup and shook his head. He grabbed Hiccup by his vest and dragged the young Viking behind him. "I know how to get there and I k
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 8)
Jamie let out a long, suppressed sigh after Jack's long explanation. It just turned dark once he finished, Jamie and the others had to move to Jamie's room so his mom wouldn't get suspicious. "So Pitch is really back? With others?" Jack nodded. "What's going to happen? How are you going to fight them? Can you fight them? Will everyone stop Believing again? What if I stop Believing—?"
"Jamie!" Jack gripped onto one of Jamie's shoulder. "Calm down. You'll never stop Believing in us. Ever. And don't worry; we'll get rid of them."
"But—! What about them?" He gestured at Hiccup, Merida, and Rapunzel, who were too busy tinkering with the TV and some of Jamie's gaming systems to pay attention to the conversation. "Do they even know what they're up against?"
Jack glanced over to rest of the Four then shook his head. "I don't know…" He sighed and straightened back up to his feet. "The Guardians and I thought Pitch would be gone for at least another six hundred y
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 6)
Shocked silence remained in the Workshop's atmosphere for quite some time. The newly dubbed Big Four looked at each other with surprise and confusion. Rapunzel broke the silence, "We're…the Four?"
"But…how's that possible?" Merida's voice was a bit shaken. "We don't even know each other!"
"And we're…mortals? Are you guys gods or something?" Hiccup added, his voice was also a bit shaken.
North let out a hardy laugh, "No! No, we are Guardians! We protect the children of the world! Both good or bad, naughty or nice, we protect them with our lives! But we are immortal."
"Then how could we help? We're just normal humans, we don't have any special powers or anything." Hiccup told North. He noticed that Rapunzel shifted around uncomfortably. "Don't we…?"
Rapunzel made a nervous laugh, "Nope!"
Tooth flew towards Rapunzel and said gently, "It's okay, Rapunzel, you can show us. We won't do anything to you, I promise." Rapunzel searched in Tooth's eyes to see if she wa
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 5)
Three magic portals formed simultaneously in the Workshop. Tooth, Bunnymund, Sandy, and Jack watched the portals with content. Right then the portal on the far left released a blonde girl, she plopped face-first out of the portal as if she was pushed. I split second later a black and white Clydesdale sprinted out the portal in the middle, it's rider, a girl with crazy red hair, pulled her horse's reins back to make it stop. Right after the horse's appearance, a giant ebony dragon burst out of the portal, making the three Guardians duck so they wouldn't get hit. The dragon landed behind them, revealing its teenaged male rider with brown hair. Out of the same portal came out North and his sleigh. He jumped out of the sleigh and landed firmly onto his feet, his team went back to their quarters.
North motioned at each teen as he said, "This is Rapunzel, Merida DunBroch, and Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III."
It was Merida that said, "North, what's going on?"
"What happened to my home, my dad?