Frozen Heart: Chapt 8 Wonders of NorthThe third grade class at Burgess Elementary was drawing pictures of Santa Claus. While everyone drew the traditional drawings of Santa, the girl's was different: a HUGE intimidating man with tattoos on his arms that said NAUGHTY and NICE, dressed in a black Russian hat, a white beard, two swords in his hands and huge blue eyes, shadowed by bushy eyebrows.Frozen Heart: Chapt 8 Wonders of North by bloodrosered
"That's an interesting drawing," said Ms. Derkins, looking at the drawing uncomfortably. "But why did you make Santa so scary?"
"That's what he really looks like," said the girl. "He may be big and intimidating, but he is also jolly, mysterious, fearless, and caring. But at his center, he's full of wonder."
"Uh huh," said Ms. Derkins. "And why is he dressed like that?"
"He's a Russian," said the girl.
Another raise of eyebrows as she looked at the drawing. Soon Ms. Derkins announced storytime and the children left their drawings of Santa on their desk, gathering on the carpet in a half-
Frozen Heart:7 Escape from the Nightmare KingIt was bedtime. The girl had a bath, put on her pajamas and brushed her teeth. She went to her room, eagerly awaiting tonight's bedtime story that her grandmother would tell her. Crayon drawings decorated the walls of her bedroom; they depicted she and her best friend, Jack Frost, with smiling happy faces and having winter fun.Frozen Heart:7 Escape from the Nightmare King by bloodrosered
The girl's grandmother came in to tell her Irish bedtime stories, which she listened while hugging a small felt doll of Jack Frost that her grandmother had made her. It had blue button eyes and holding a staff...it looked just like him. Once the story was finished, her grandmother kissed the girl goodnight, telling her sweet dreams.
"Gramma, sing 'Mister Sandman'," she begged. "Please! Please!"
"Can't we sing another song instead?" her grandmother laughed. "'Tis every night ye want me to sing that."
"No! Sandy will only come if you sing that song!" the girl insisted.
"Oh, is that the Sa
Frozen Heart: Chapt 6 Cold and WarmColleen was ever relieved that she got to go home. The Guardians returned to their places, saying they needed to check up on the children. While the Big Four had left, Jack Frost had stayed back to be with Colleen. He knew the Big Four had it under control so he didn't worry much.Frozen Heart: Chapt 6 Cold and Warm by bloodrosered
Colleen showed Jack to her home, which was a small house on the base. Exactly as she described it: a cookie cutter. But once inside, it was cozy looking. He enjoyed how it looked on the inside more than the outside.
The floors were hardwood with some rugs in the hallway. Just to the left of the foyer was the living room, which had a brown leather couch, twin grey soft arm chairs, a large TV, a oak and glass coffee table with a few magazines, Army books, and a Waterford crystal jar filled with chocolates. Underneath the table and leather sofa was a blue Persian rug. On the wall above the sofa was the O'Shea family crest. There were pictures in frames.
"So make yourself at home," Colleen said. "I'm gonna get in
Frozen Heart: Chapt 5 Return of the GuardiansThe girl and Jack had lots of fun in the snow. Panting and flushed from the snowball fight, they lay in the white blanket and made snow angels. Once done, they looked at their winter work.Frozen Heart: Chapt 5 Return of the Guardians by bloodrosered
"So you have a good Christmas this year?" asked Jack.
The girl shrugged. "Mm I guess."
"What?" he asked seeing the girl's disappointed look.
"Oh. I mean the gifts were great and all. It's just...Santa didn't really bring me what I wanted. Daddy couldn't come home because he had a lot of work to do."
"I'm sorry to hear that," Jack said.
"You did give Santa my letter, right, Jack?"
"Of course," he assured her. He always kept his promise when it came to his best friend. "I made sure he got it personally. And guess what? He read it too."
The girl seemed pleased, but there was that uncertainty. Jack could sense she sort of was losing faith. The Guardians feared this all the time since it was their job to keep the chi
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