My first RotG story. I thought of the day when I'd publish one. And today's the day.

Hope you'll enjoy. :)

Disclaimer: Don't own anything except the fic.


Summary: After fifty years of living as a lone spirit and getting no answers, Jack got angry, and tried to freeze the Moon.


A Silent Glow


The world was a bad, bad place …

"It is true, isn't it?" Jack asked, looking up at the clear night sky, at Man in the Moon. What made him think of the world like that? Because it thought it better that he be left invisible, to make him feel loneliness. (Sometimes – many a times, though he'd never admit it – he doubted his own hope of turning visible, one day, someday, any day. And the world brought the doubts.)

Silence.

"Right, Man in the Moon," he said. "Quit your little game of never answering me." Like everyone in this world. Just. Quit. It.

Silence.

"I'll give you another chance …" He wanted to laugh at himself so hard because he was giving chances to the guy sitting in the moon? He … He pulled him out of the darkness. (He didn't require any chances – not from him, not from Jack Frost; he could effortlessly and willingly give his own self some.) "So, let's try again, okay?" He raised his brows as he said the last word for emphasis.

The world was a cruel, cruel place …

"Am I right?" he said to the silver ball. What made him think of the world like that? Because it thought it better to run through him, to make him feel hollow. (Sometimes – many a times, though he'd never admit it – he doubted his own existence, like the past fifty years were a lie. And the world brought the doubts.)

Silence.

"Okay, I admit, I changed my statement a tad bit, but what I mean is the same. So stop acting so grumpy and answer me." He even – dear Lord, he wished nobody saw him (as if they did before anyway) – widened his eyes and puckered his lower lip. "Please?"

Silence.

"When you ask a question, you have to answer. It's rude if you don't." (He had learned that because he felt hurt when nobody answered.)

The Moon just continued to glow.

"Answer," he whispered. "Answer."

Silence.

And it continued to glow.

(Honestly, it was hurting his eyes.)

"Please. Please – answer."

It remained silent.

(And it glowed, glowed, glowed, glowed.)

His eyes stared at the lifeless sphere hanging in the sky, glowing, glowing, glowing.

(Like everything was bright and happy and all right and peaceful in this world.)

He squinted, his eyes still fixed upon the Moon.

(But the Moon should know that everything was dull and sad and not all right and not peaceful in his world.)

And waited.

(It was useless telling him – he had known that from the start.)

(Oh, and it was still glowing.)

The irritation built, and the emotions started to make him want to puke, or shout out – or cry and cry and cry and cry and cry and cry.

(The Moon was shining with all its brilliance, and he was fighting. And losing – piteously.)

(And it unvaryingly glowed.)

And everything collided then.

How … How dare it glow when he was losing hope? Oh, how – how dare it ignore him, Jack Frost, like that? How dare that man – and he wasn't even sure if there was a man in that … that Moon – just sit there, on his sofa (or whatever he was sitting on), and look at him – though Jack didn't even know whether he was looking at him or not – with that b-blank look? How – how … Who gave him the right to just shut up? (Did he make a pledge or something?) Did he even have a mouth or a tongue? Did he even talk? Did he see? Did he – could he see that he was dying whenever he breathed? … And he didn't even want to breathe now because he was going to die breathing anyway, so why breathe, right? … And Moony – yeah, he'd call him that – was so, so bad – just like the world and he was a part of it so he was bad – that he wanted to kill him and Jack was so, so mad because he was talking to a ball which reflected the light of the Sun – it didn't even have its own light, for God's sake! There was no – no Moony; no, there wasn't!

But there is, he thought.

"If you are out there, then, please – please, say something."

"Anything."

Tears welled up in his eyes, threatening to fall. He bowed his head, and tried to breathe in and out slowly, deeply, so he could stop – just stop – his breath from shuddering any further. His throat was constricted, and he wanted to let out a sob, which was begging to be freed.

But, oh, he would not cry. He was a – a strong spirit; he wouldn't, couldn't cry, because he … Because …

And his conflicts became his anger, and he was no longer going to cry.

Because nothing was his fault. Absolutely nothing. And if someone was to be blamed, it was that sadistic, malicious, good-for-nothing, unhelpful, evil Man in the Moon! No answer, no nothing; instead, he stayed quiet – he stayed silent, and just glowed, as if that would answer anything.

It had been more than fifty years and he was having none of it!

"You answer me!" he yelled, raising his staff.

"You answer me, Moon!" he yelled in the silence, pulling his staff towards himself, his free hand grasping the wood, too.

The wind, hearing a voiceless command, lifted Jack from the ground, in the air, above the trees, nearer to the moon. It blew, running through his white locks, making the trees under him sway, making the clouds above him move.

Jack blue eyes flashed, like thunder, like the storm he would so often create, like the harsh, flesh-tearing winds he would summon in Antarctica, with all his anger, with all his internal war, with all his emptiness.

And a storm so obediently accompanied him, assisted him, supported him; it made the trees lean back, made the snow fall, made everything misty.

Jack yelled at the top of his lungs, and tried to finish, just finish the Moon. He'd then understand what it felt like to break, because he was going to freeze him, and shatter him.

From his very toes a feeling that felt something like electricity rose, running through his veins, making him quiver, shiver, shake; it made its way, turning his cold insides colder. It ran, fast like lightning, dangerous as his storms – his storms within. And the power, the surge of energy spread in his legs, to his stomach – causing it to ache – to his chest (which could have burst), and it expanded, divided, and entered his arms (which shook) and to the tips of his long, pale fingers, which turned something between red and blue. The power left him (and it felt as if irritation, impatience just flew out of him – with his bodily cold), joining his staff, and it colored a bright, bright blue – a bluish white of ice and snow – from the place where Jack held it, to its whole self, and it escaped it.

The sky brightened with cold lightning, blue and white and electric blue with rage and impatience Jack owned. It directed its attack towards the silver ball of light.

But it wasn't powerful enough, or maybe the Moon was too far away, because it never froze – and Jack never got the chance to shatter it to pieces.

But he didn't care, because he was falling, falling, falling, before the light glowed in the sky, before he saw the lightning strike.

He was drained. (Of all emotions, of all energy.) He could feel the air, caressing him, cradling him – in slow motion, he imagined it. But he couldn't feel his body. He felt he was descending the height, but he didn't know he was. His chest was hurting – he could faintly make it out. His legs were cut off from his body; his arms could be seen, but the blood wasn't circulating. He was on fire, because he was burning … Or he felt cold – and he never felt cold.

(He was breathing, he thought, or maybe not.)

(His heart was beating, he felt, but maybe not.)

He was dead – dying

He was weak. And, before he jumped into unconsciousness, he saw the dark blue sky, with the Moon painfully shining.

Silently shining …


I hope it is not rushed in the end. And, yes, Jack still has legs, firmly attached. Yes, he is alive, but weak …

This idea, honestly, just came out without any planning. I was trying to write something, since I was in a writing mood. I never intended it to be for RotG, but it turned out to be so. As I started writing a few words, something struck me; I thought, wouldn't it be possible for Jack to feel so utterly rejected at some point that he tried to do something as impossible as freezing the Moon? And this one-shot happened.

I apologize for any typos and grammar mistakes, if there were.

Though I realize that this wasn't really good, I still hope you enjoyed, because I liked writing it.

Thanks for reading! And don't forget to review, and share your ideas; also, I won't mind constructive criticism.

God Bless. :)