Elsa backed away as though she'd been electrocuted. He hadn't followed her into her room, which calmed Elsa down slightly, but she was still on the verge of panicking.
"I-I can't." She said frantically. I'd hurt her again!"
"Not with her, Princess." Jack soothed. "With me."
"I'd hurt you too!"
Jack smirked. "You really think so?"
"I know I would. I can't control it!"
Jack's face broke into a wide grin, and he held out a hand. A tiny whirlwind danced on his palm for a second, and Elsa's lips parted in surprise. Her eyes were wide as the flurry died down, and a snowball became visible.
"You're like me?"
"Yes, your majesty, I am. So that means-"
Elsa finished his sentence for him excitedly.
"-My powers can't hurt you!"
Jack smiled at the little princess. The realisation that she wasn't alone had sent a rosy flush into her cheeks, almost glowing. Behind them, the room had unfrozen completely. Elsa didn't notice. She was too busy revelling in her new-found friend.
"Let's make a snowman!" She squealed. "And go sledging! Can you do that?"
Her joy was contagious. Jack chuckled and went over to her wardrobe.
"You're going to need a coat, Princess. We don't want you to catch a cold."
Elsa tilted her head. "The cold doesn't bother me."
Exactly like Jack himself. Grabbing a coat anyway, Jack followed the little girl towards the door. Elsa peered outside to see if the coast was clear, but quickly slammed it shut again.
"Kai's out there." She whispered loudly to Jack. "He'll see you and ask loads of questions!"
"Only those who believe can see me, your majesty. I doubt Kai does."
Elsa took him by surprise by suddenly wrapping her arms around his waist. For a moment Jack froze, unable to understand, but then he relaxed. Elsa's voice was muffled as she spoke into his jumper, but he understood the gist.
"There must be people who believe. I know you're real! When I'm Queen I'll make sure everyone believes in you so you don't get lonely when I'm busy doing Queen duties!"
Warmth rose in Jack's chest, and he hugged her back tightly.
"Thank you, your majesty. You're exceptionally kind."
Elsa removed her face from the fabric and looked up at him with a blush.
"You don't have to call me anything formal. Everybody does except Mama, Papa, and Anna. You're allowed to call me Elsa."
"If you wish it, your m- Elsa." Jack said, almost falling back into habit.
Elsa smiled happily. She finally let go of Jack's waist (he was somewhat grateful - she was strong for a girl her size) and pointed to his staff.
"Does that make you fly?"
"Yes. Would you like to see?"
Elsa nodded enthusiastically and Jack summoned the wind with a flick of his wrist. The young princess squealed happily as Jack did cartwheels and flips in the space above her. Soon, she was making requests.
"Do a triple flip! I bet you can't!"
Jack did them gracefully, earning him a round of applause from below.
"Jack! Ja-a-ack! I want to try!"
Jack hesitated, but floated down towards her, hovering a few inches from the ground.
He held out his hand. She grabbed it eagerly. Being as careful as he could, he pulled her onto his shoulders.
"Hold on tightly, I don't want to have to catch you!"
Elsa squeaked an agreement and he took off again, much more slowly this time. Dropping a member of the royal family on her head wouldn't earn him any favours.
"Jack! We can't escape through the corridor, but I have a better idea?"
"And what's that, Elsa?"
Elsa giggled. "We fly out, silly! Like how you came in!"
Jack mentally slapped himself for not thinking of that before, and grinned at Elsa.
"Kind and clever. Arendelle is lucky to have you."
Giggling to hide her embarrassment at his praise, Elsa clung tightly to his jumper. He did a couple more swoops around the room to make sure she wasn't going to fall off, then flew down towards the bed.
Jack flew to the window with Elsa on his back.
"Ready! Let's go make that snowman!"
A/N So I'm pretty sure this is where I'll end this, unless I get something ridiculous like twenty reviews asking me to continue. I hope you enjoyed it! Short but hopefully sweet.
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