HiJack - The Grey - 07Day Sixty-TwoJack walks on the top of a high stone wall, turning the rough texture slick with ice. He stares ahead, past the houses and into the darkness of the forest. From the sky comes something wonderfully gold. Despite his heavy heart, Jack manages a smile. “Right on time, Sandman.”Then the tendrils of dream sand reach Jack's village. He touches one and a puppy materializes. The golden sand pup drops to his forelegs, tail wagging, and barks playfully at Jack. Jack's tentative smile turns into a full-blown one of happiness. The Sandman's dreams have been what has gotten Jack through many a long, difficult night. As the puppy disappears to go to a child, a dolphin takes its place. The sparkling marine animal leaps and dives in circles around Jack. Blue eyes follow the tendrils of sand back up to their source in the sky; a massive golden cloud. The sparkling material its made out of is dream sand. Wind raises Jack up into the night sky. There, he wat
HiJack - The Grey - 08Day Sixty-ThreeThroughout the night Jack untangles himself from the sleeping brunette to put more wood on the fires. He refuses to allow a repeat of what happened two weeks ago. The snowette goes out once in the early morning and is pleased to see that the weather has cleared. When he returns, Hiccup is awake.They greet each other with a kiss. “The weather cleared. We should be able to leave today.”“Good.” Hiccup rubs his stomach. “I'm hungry.” He glances in Astrid's direction.Jack shrugs. He doesn't know if the girl is awake and he doesn't care to check.“It took her a while to warm up to Toothless too.” The brunette pats black scales. “She accepted him after we took her for a ride.”The snowette kisses Hiccup's forehead. He helps Hiccup pack up the saddlebags. Jack is glad to note that there are no more snowflakes on the freckled boy. With a pale hand he rubs his neck and smiles at the pain.Green eyes watch him.
HiJack - The Grey - 10After Defeating PitchToothiana clutches a baby tooth as white as freshly fallen snow to her chest. With her other hand she wipes away the tears falling down her cheeks. “Oh, Jack.” The pain renews itself. She closes her eyes and gives in to the heartache. The tears fall freely, dampening her feathers. “I'm so sorry.”“Its better this way, dear.” A pale white hand rests on her shoulder. Its very near as pale white as Jack's skin. “Knowing would only bring him pain and suffering.”Toothiana looks at the man and takes comfort in his familiar appearance. He has always looked after the Guardians and the children of Earth. “I know, Mim, but-”“You know Nightlight wouldn't want his son to carry a burden any heavier than the one Jack has for so long. Its better for everyone if Jack doesn't remember the boy with the dragon.” The man with white hair holds out his hand. “Jack has been unhappy for so long, let hi