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Winter is her favorite time of the year.

It's beautiful. Silver and blue dance around with one another in a waltz of freezing passion as snow and ice douse the land in a blanket of boreal glamour. Glass windowpanes become easels for falling snowflakes, frost etching into the smooth surfaces in intricate and unique patterns.

Winter has always been her favorite time of the year, and it always will be.

It is not because of Christmas--no, even though she loves the holiday, it is not what sparks her strong fondness for the star-colored blanketing across the land. Her infatuation with the snow and ice and everything cold has to do with something that most people don't truly believe in.

A boy.

A boy whom she met long ago.

She still remembers the day like it was yesterday. Running around in the forest, laughing and tasting the snowflakes as they fell down into her parted lips and melting immediately on her tongue. All bundled up as a precaution, even though the winter has always been kind to her in its cold embrace and has never affected her like others. And so she continues to run, a little girl so happy and glad to be out in this winter wonderland of silver trees and breath freezing in mid-air and snow coating her flushed face and entire body in a comforting white armor.

Then there's a sudden gust of wind, colder than usual and as fast as lightning.

She stops in her tracks, small boots sinking into the snow as she peers up into the skeletal canopy curiously. The tree branches are all knocking together in the chilly wind, creating a hollow cacophony as icicles drop down and plunge into the snowbanks, disappearing from view. Despite the sudden temperature drop, she doesn't shiver--instead, she merely watches the trees dance in the wind, a smile etching across her face.

And then there is a laugh--the same laugh she will always remember, a sound she will cherish like a precious note of the most melodious music in the world.

It's a boy's laugh. Playful and impish, mischievous and bright; a blend of everything that echoes "winter" in her ears.

She raises her hands to the sky, fingers curling inside the warm confines of the gloves as she desperately tries to touch the wind that whips around her like an excited puppy. She wants to feel the winter with her heart, not just her body. She wants to let the winter know how much she loves it, how much she cares for it.

How much she believes in it.

Or, more importantly, how much she believes in him.

"I know you," she whispers, soft and gentle voice carrying on the wind. "I've always known you...I always will. I believe in you...Jack Frost."

The wind and laughter cease immediately, shock palpable in the frigid air as time seems to stop completely, as if frozen.

And then there's the feeling of a cold yet gentle hand brushing against her forehead, and for the briefest of moments two eyes as blue as a winter sky are gazing into hers. Those eyes hold everything; sorrow, gladness, humor, kindness, melancholy, love, fun...

Those eyes are winter. Her winter.

Her Jack Frost.

"...thank you, kid," he answers in a quiet tone, his voice as lovely as freshly fallen snow yet as strong as a glacier.

And then he is gone.

She smiles as she reminisces of that day, so long ago. She is older now, bigger and wiser. Yet she still loves winter; still loves him. She will never stop loving him, never stop believing in him. For he is winter, and winter is her one, true love.

As she is leaning against the now-open window so she can feel the sweet, chilling caress of winter's--and his--touch from the outside, the tip of one finger etching into the frosted glass slowly and unconsciously, her mother's voice permeates the barrier of memories she had been hiding herself in.

"Child, you'll catch your death like that! Close the window and come away from there--do you want to get frostbite, dear?"

A humored smile stretches across her lips, and she can't help but give a little chuckle as she gazes upon the pattern she has made in the icy window.

A boy's figure, so simple and without detail that it could be anyone--yet she knows exactly who it is.

"Don't worry, Mother, I've already gotten it," she answers jovially as she places one hand over her chest to feel the fluttering of her heart. "In fact, you could say I've had it for a long time. Right here, in my heart..."

She swears she can hear a laugh far off in the distance, her dear winter giving her the gift of his freezing music once more.

"I'm frostbitten, and I always will be."
So...I saw Rise of the Guardians yesterday. Definitely made me happy and feel a lot better. That movie was beautiful. Just...yes. I got teary at the end. My childhood was stabbing me in the heart and it hurt. But it was a good kind of hurt. I think.

And, well...I kind of have an unhealthy affection towards Jack Frost from the movie now.

So yes, I admit this is based on that, but it's not exactly a "fanfiction" or anything. This is merely a girl--it could be any girl--who has always loved Jack Frost. Whether it be the RotG Jack or the Jack from legends and tales. And I figured that Jack Frost will have blue eyes no matter what, so that's the only physical appearance I set for him. As for the way I described his laugh, well, in all the stories Jack Frost is supposed to be a trickster, yet I am combining the elements of him being lonely as well. So yeah. I'll stop ranting now.

...RotG Jack Frost needs to be real because dammit I want to hug him.

Also...winter's my favorite time of the year. Just sayin'.

Jack, y u no nip at my nose yet?
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:iconpunziecorona:
PunzieCorona Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
u just made me love winter and Jack a lot more...
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LupiniunStar Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
This was quite beautiful! I haven't gotten to see Rise of the Guardians yet, but I like how you made it so it could be any Jack. Winter's my favorite, too.
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CrayonVsHighlighter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well to say the least, your imagery is beautiful. It took me to another world. All in all it's very lovely. Keep up the good work.
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome. I haven't seen RotG yet, but I can easily appreciate this regardless. Wonderful imagery ^^ Congrats on the DLD!
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Saphira12702 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
eeeeeekkkkkkkk OMFG THIS IS LOVELY :faint: :love: :hug:
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aha, thanks!
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Saphira12702 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
welcome ^.^
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brokengod--veins Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Jack Frost! ^^
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes.
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girlfrom-emeraldcity Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so good! I love your detail and writing!
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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girlfrom-emeraldcity Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
welcome! :)
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SonazeShadazelover Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the movie for what it is. Sandman was real funny, the way he couldn't speak and had to shake the poor elf with his jingle hat to get the other Guardians was HILARIOUS!!
Jack will always be my favorite though. He just reminds me of someone. Someone just like him...
You're really good at expressing. Nice!
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SonazeShadazelover Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw the movie yesterday too! I love Jack Frost. He's really funny. And cute. I really want to hug him, darn it!
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allybacon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The part where she's in love with jack frost....yeah, you just described my life, congratulations.
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theangelofdeath777 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I think all girls that went and saw that movie have an unhealthy affection towards Jack Frost...... including me
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Writer
:wave: Hi! Your piece has been featured as inspiration in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Winter Alliance Contest article! Please :+fav: the article to bring more attention to the features and the contest. Thanks! :)
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh, thank you so much!
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Ericchi Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
This is so beautifully written, and so unlike any other story i've read (and trust me, i read a lot of 'em) it makes me feel really warm :) RotG hasn't even come out in the UK yet which is..depressing TTwTT I have a major love for Jack Frost and winter in general too~
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much!
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Seung-Hyun Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
DLD?

And no problemo! I speak the truth. :)
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SonazeShadazelover Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
너 한 국 에 서 왓 서?
REALLY random I know.
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Seung-Hyun Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
How can I describe my feelings when reading this? It's the feeling I get whenever I drink hot cocoa on a cold day. It's refreshing, lovely, and it makes me happy. That's what this story does for me. It's like you've plucked my fangirl fantasies right out of my head.

You do a really good job with imagery and word choice. You paint beautiful pictures without overdoing it. I thoroughly enjoy stories that do this. I sometimes get confused and bored with stories that do nothing but describe things, but you do it just right for me.

I hope that I can write longer stories that have such a good effect like yours one day.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Bro, this wasn't the fanfic I was talking about. XD But I still do like this one. And it got me my very first DLD, so...

But thank you very much for the kind words and the watch. I'd say more, but iPods and dA do not go together nicely in terms of comments. :|
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FlyingPastaKitty Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What's a DLD?
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Click the link.
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FlyingPastaKitty Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What link...?
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Writer
Congratulations on the DLD. :+fav:
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Th-thank you, b-but I didn't deserve it... o_o
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Writer
Why not? You wrote an interesting and fine story.
I mean- you wrote it, right? You spent time on it, you edited, you worked on it.
AND you posted it here for others to read, right?
Why do you think you don't deserve a feature for a day? 0.0
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I guess, but...I really don't think my works are that good to be featured. Someone else probably deserves it more than I do.
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Writer
...Someone else probably deserves it more than I do.

You realize these are given daily, right? "Someone else" will get one, nearly every day.

What's there to "guess" about?

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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just have a very low self-esteem, and never could have imagined someone believed my writing was good enough for one. I'm shocked and absolutely flattered.
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012   Writer
Ah. Hope this puts the low bar of your self-esteem higher. It should.
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by =DailyLitDeviations in a news article that can be found here: [link]

Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article. Keep writing and keep creating.
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leonathedemonweapon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMGEEZIE THE FEELS!!! MOAR!!!! This is amazing, it needs to be an actual story! This is seriously the most well-written thing about Jack that I've read. And I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that he needs an enormous hug. And wishes she could be the one to hug him.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I do want to make this into a real story someday--not a fanfiction, though. An actual, perhaps publishable story. I'm glad you liked it so much.
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zeInsanEone Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. My feels just were a pie thrown in my face. wow.
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:iconlupus-astra:
lupus-astra Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
...is that a good thing?
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zeInsanEone Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. Because they are delicious and your writing is awesome.
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Magicflute12 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
This is SO much like how I feel! I like how you didn't add a name, so I can take it as JackxMe
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I actually am thinking about making this into a story. A real story in which I create my own Jack Frost. But I do admit one of the desired effects was so that the reader (if female) can kind of pretend she's the girl.
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rayoung Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg this was amazing!!!!!! I wanted to cry when it ended because I wanted it to go on and on. You should try and write a full on chapter book series with this....
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've thought about it...do you think it would be good enough? ;7;
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rayoung Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES, YES, YES!!!!!!I think it would be a best seller!!!!!!
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CrazyCharlette1415 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfliptableplz:
Y MUST IT BE FUTHAMOCKIN' SPRING HERE?!?!?!?! AND Y MUST THE MOVIE COME OUT 13 DECEMBER HERE IN AUS?!?!??!
:iconfliptableplz:
:iconiloveyouplz: But I love this piece...
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Because the south hemisphere is a bitch. :3

But thank you, I really love how this came out. God, I love winter.
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CrazyCharlette1415 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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nina-da Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
omg it's so beautiful , i hate winter but you make it sound warm
loved it 。◕‿◕。
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! And I love winter, really, so I just had to give it something like this. :heart:
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