The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 7)
Jack landed on his feet in the backyard of a house, he shook his head when he noticed that Rapunzel's death grip on him didn't release. "Rapunzel?"
"You can let go now…"
"Oh! Sorry…" Rapunzel let go of Jack and untangled locks of her hair off of him.
"We really need to fix that hair problem of yours." Jack said behind a laugh. "Don't you think it's a little too long—?"
"It's fine." Rapunzel snapped.
Jack raised up his hands in defense and took half a step back. "I'm just saying." He looked around. "Where's Hiccup and Merida?" Just as he finished his sentence, Toothless landed right beside them. Merida had her teeth clenched and was somewhat shaking while she held Hiccup for dear life from behind. "I see that the flight didn't go so well for ya?"
Hiccup shrugged, "It wasn't all that bad."
"Well, Red-Head here tells me a different story." Jack responded while he poked Merida with his staff.
Merida jumped at the touch and quickly climbed off of the dragon. She
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. 11)
B-but what my home? My family?" Hiccup stuttered, shock still running in his system.
North shook his head. "I don't know, Hiccup…when I got all three of you, Pitch's darkness was taking your dimensions and as soon as I entered each portal, it was gone."
"Does that mean…?" Merida softly spoke.
"No, goodness, no! There is still hope that your families and homes are still there. It's just…" North search for the right word. "...Too dangerous to return to them until Pitch is defeated along with the other Negatives."
Rapunzel slightly rose her hand to get North's attention. "North, what did you mean by different dimensions?"
North grinned. "I'm glad you asked! You see, Rapunzel, you, Hiccup, and Merida aren't from this time period. In fact, you're all from absolutely different centuries! Rapunzel, you come from the 18th century, while Merida comes from the 10th century and Hiccup hails from the 12th century!"
Before one of the Four could ask a question, Tooth added, "We
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 10)
"Ah, there they are!" North's voice boomed as soon as the Four landed in the workshop. "How was Jamie?"
Sandy noticed uncomfortableness rising from the young Guardians. He made a question mark over his head.
Jack sharply inhaled before he asked, "Do you guys know a girl named Katelynn?"
North let out a hardy laugh, "Jack, there are thousands of Katelynns in the world! I need more detail than that!"
"Does West Salem help?" Rapunzel asked.
North ran his fingers through his beard. "Hm…that narrows it down a little bit."
"She lives in the same town as Jamie." Rapunzel added.
North thought for a second then snapped his fingers. "Oh! Is it Katelynn Odden?" Jack nodded. "I haven't heard her name for quite a while…why? Has something happened?"
'Odden? Sounds like 'Odin'…' Hiccup shook the thought away and answered, "Yes. She has been…"
"Kidnapped." Merida finished. "We went to her house after she…" She looked at Jack for the right word.
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?
The Big Four: The Rise of the Darkness (Ch. 4)
North made out of his final portal. He let out a relieved sigh when he looked at the environment down below; no Black Sand appeared…yet. All there was left now was the boy that represented autumn. North groaned when he realized that the lush pine forest below that was only lit by the full moon was too dense for his team to land. That's when he spotted a cove. Grinning and letting out a hardy laugh, he took his team down below. His sleigh creaked to a halt and smoothly landed on the shore of small pound centering the cove; he climbed out and examined the rock face that completely surrounded him. "Hm…about a story and a half tall. Nothing I can't handle." North chuckled to himself, he patted his leader reindeer and walked towards the rock face.
As North tried to find a sturdy enough rock to grip to, his team starred to stomp their hooves and their bells jingled, as if they were jumping around. "What is big deal?" He asked as he turned around, he gulped and his eyes widened
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. 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