Skyler got my memories back. But she can’t tell me how or why.
What’s going on? This is just too suspicious;
Pitch gave Skyler my missing memories…why mine? What about hers?
What did she do? What did Pitch do? Why can’t she tell me?
Why won’t she tell me? She hasn’t spoken to me or anyone else all day. What the heck is happening—?!
“Agh!” I was yanked out of my thoughts and cringed from the pain shooting through my side as Tooth switched out my bandages, “Sorry…” she said quickly, flinching in embarrassment. I rolled my shoulder, “It’s fine, it happens…” she started dabbing antiseptic on my wound. It had stopped bleeding, but it left a pretty nasty gash in my side, and was obviously going to scar.
There were several long minutes of silence, until Tooth spoke, “Skyler’s really upset with you.” She said, not taking her slightly annoyed looking eyes off her work, I looked away and sighed, “Yeah, I know…” I said, “And she has a really good reason to be; what you did was completely reckless. Do you have any idea how worried I was?” she said looking up at me, and our eyes locking, her violet orbs full of intense anger. I groaned and looked to the side.
“Aw, c’mon…don’t tell me you’re mad too?” her shoulders slouched and gave a slightly exasperated sigh, “Yes, Jack. I am. What you did would have been a stupid way to die!”
Humph…she’s lecturing me about being reckless? She practically threw herself at Pitch, and could have been…
I looked down at Tooth’s arm which was bandaged from her wrist up to her elbow. I was grateful she only came out with an injured arm instead of losing it…or worse.
As for Skyler…well, yeah, I was worried about her. But I knew she could handle Pitch, considering she tossed him around like a ragdoll like what Sandy did. But worse.
She said she only had a few bruises, but, she’s probably hiding a wound far worse than a bruise. I don’t know. She always keeps me in the dark about herself. But it seems she doesn’t know what Pitch and I talked about. At least I think she doesn’t. I didn’t want to know how she’d react if she knew it was me who screwed up her life…
“You’re one to talk…” I grumbled. Tooth cocked her head to the side in a bird-like fashion, her eyes narrowed, “What do you mean?” she asked in a slightly huffy tone, I turned to her, “You know what I mean; that little stunt you pulled when we were fighting Pitch! When you disappeared…I thought I was going to lose my mind! More than when Skyler disappeared…” I blurted out.
I immediately bit my lip, as I saw her eyes widen ever so slightly, and a soft shade of pink dusted across her face. But she shook her head, “Why? Because you think I can’t take care of myself?” I felt my face heat up, and I scowled to the side, “No, it’s not like that, it’s just…It’s not you, it’s Pitch, he’s just—!” “He’s too strong for me to handle?” she finished my sentence.
Don’t get me wrong; Tooth was strong, brave, and…beautiful. And…amazing…
“It’s just…you got hurt and all…so…”
“Jack, you’re face is redder than North’s suit right now.” Tooth said bluntly.
Oh God, not again…
I turned my head away, pitifully trying to hide my blush. Crud…
Tooth’s face softened and she sighed, “Jack, you don’t have to worry about me, I’m fine—”
She never finished. I wrapped my arms tightly around her, squeezing my eyes shut, all out of pure impulse. Her small frame seemed to stiffen, and I didn’t seem to care if my side hurt. After a moment, she seemed to relax and returned my embrace.
I pulled away and we both stared at each other, both of our faces completely red.
What did I just do?
“Um…I s-sorry I…” god that was just random.
She remained silent and we continued to stare at each other.
I noticed our faces were a little closer, “I just wanted you to know…”
Soon we were so close our noses were nearly touching. What’s gotten into me? Tooth and I are just friends…
But I couldn’t help it, I leaned in and…
We both pulled away and I turned towards the door which was opened just a crack.
And for a brief moment, I thought I saw a lock of raven hair swing out of the doorframe.
“What was that…?” Tooth asked. I continued to stared at the doorway as I stood up and pulled my now clean sweatshirt over my head.
I opened the door all the way and looked around to see any sign of life, but there was nothing there.
I looked around confusedly until my eyes landed on something large on the floor.
I leaned over and picked up to see that it was one of Skyler’s big black sketchbooks. It fell on the floor face down and open, marking the page.
I opened it back up at the page and my eyes widened;
The picture actually took up two pages, and they were three sketches of the same person…wait…it wasn’t the same person…
One was of Skyler, the other was unmistakably Seraphim, but the third I didn’t recognize. It was a young woman in a flowy, nature-like dress with long, glossy, raven black hair that seemed to flow out around her, and her face, like the first two pictures, looked identical.
Was that Skyler at the door trying to show me this?
But…why did she run away?
What the heck is wrong with me?
I’ve never felt this way before, like… like my heart’s pounding, I feel like I can’t breathe, and my mind’s racing through all of these thoughts…
And it’s always around him.
Always around Jack.
It was making me sick. Like a disgusted kind of sick. And to make things worse, I cried in front of him. Again. And over the last couple of hours, this is what’s been going through my head:
I didn’t feeling anything towards him, not consciously. He’s just a brother figure…nothing else…right?
This is just too weird…I can’t actually… like, like him… that’s just stupid.
Did he open the box yet? Well if he did, he’d tell me…right?. What’s he trying to do…?
Gasp. Whoa, I think my brain’s going out of whack now…am I missing something? Why the heck do I feel really agitated now?
I’ve never felt like this before.
So yeah, I’ve pretty much been obsessing and going crazy over, you guessed it, Jack Frost. Much to my displeasure, and agitation…
But it didn’t feel like they were my emotions. They felt like someone else’s, but were being expressed through me. I hated it.
But on another note…a part of them felt like they were mine too.
When I saw him all beat up, and Pitch was about to kill him…I don’t know…something in me just…clicked.
I felt like I was going to lose my mind, when my body just went on auto-pilot and I beat the crap out of that little shadow puppet. But that wasn’t me.
And when I made that deal with Pitch and I put my life on the line.
That wasn’t me. What’s going on…?
I curled up on my bed and sighed, exhaustion overtaking me, my eyes closed and I finally got to enjoy the luxury of sleep…
Or at least I thought I would…
C’mon, wake-y, wake-y, sleepy head.
I heard a voice calling. I groaned in annoyance, can’t I sleep in peace? I thought.
No, Sky, not now. I have something important to tell you.
My eyes opened and I sat up to find myself in a white void-like world. It was like an infinite room with white walls, but at the same time, it was comforting.
“Hello?” I asked, a little confused at my surroundings.
“SO, sleeping Beauty decided to wake up after all.” A female voice said. I looked up and I nearly gasped in shock. Right in front of me, was Seraphim. She was wearing her normal colonial clothing, her hands on her hips and a tomboyish smirk played at her lips. She looked almost exactly like me except for a few things;
She was a few years older than me, maybe 16 or 17, she had a slightly lighter skin tone than me, and she was thinner, unlike my thick, big-boned physique. But let’s just say, she looked like me, but prettier.
“S-Seraphim…?” I whispered, she grinned and offered a hand to me, that I hesitantly took as she pulled me up, she was about the same height as me, maybe an inch taller.
“Don’t call me Seraphim.” She said, raising an eyebrow, “You of all people should know that.” She said. I continued to stare at her, in utter shock, “Uh…Y-yeah…um…what are you…?” “…Doing here? Pft! I thought you would’ve figured that out by now, Tinker Bell.” She used Jack’s nickname for me.
“W-what do you mean? I don’t know what I’m supposed to ‘figure out’?” I asked, completely confused. Her grin seemed to falter slightly, but sighed, “I guess you’ve forgotten more than I thought…but that’s okay. You’ll remember soon enough.”
“What am I supposed to remember…?” she took my hand and began to lead me further into the white void.
“Who you were before you were Skyler.” She said, not looking at me.
The void suddenly changed and shifted into a different scenery.
We were no longer in the white void, but instead were in some sort of colonial village, which was covered in frost and snow. I looked around to see men, women and children bustling around happily, laughter and music could be heard all around.
I looked around curiously. “Where are we now? Colonial times…?” Seraphim smiled.
“It’s our home.” I looked at her, but she was looking elsewhere as if reminiscing on a happy memory.
“Our home?” I asked, she nodded, “Burgess. This is the village we used to live in over 300 years ago.” She said a-matter-of-factly. Now I was even more lost than before.
“What do you mean ‘we’? I wasn’t alive during this time…!” Seraphim began to giggle a little bit, I raised an eyebrow at her, “What so funny? I’m not 300 years old! I never knew you—!”
“You do know me Skyler.” She said. I groaned in frustration at her ominous words, “Why are you being so mysterious?! What’s going on?!” I snapped, finally losing my patients with the older girl, who continued to giggle none the less.
She regained her composure and smiled at me kindly, like what an older sister does to their younger sibling.
“Don’t you see Skyler? You and I are connected.” She said. Well, I kind of knew that but…
“You and I; we’re one in the same.” She said. My eyes widened. “One in the…?” she nodded.
“I’m you Skyler, from your previous life.” The breath caught in my throat and I stared at her. “Y-you’re…me…?” she gave a small laugh and continued to smile.
“Yes. We’re the same person.”
Am I amazing or what? Lol JK. So now you know the truth. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! And I’m ending the chapter here, because I’m just that evil. So, yep. Seraphim and Skyler are the same person. Ain’t that just the trippiest thing? Lolz
Yep, yep, yep. I’ve been dying to tell you guys this. XD
So, enjoy you’re suffering from not knowing what’s gonna happen next, TROLOLOLOLOLOL!! XD
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