Zastruga is a Rise of the Guardians
fanfiction by Solemini
, set in an Alternate Timeline
that splits off the day Jack Frost is raised from his lake. Pitch Black steps in before the Man in the Moon can give Jack his name and takes the new-born spirit under his wing, hiding him away from the rest of the world. Three hundred years later, Pitch prepares to make his move against the Guardians and the Man in the Moon elects Jack as the teams newest member. Now they just have to get him on their side and figure out if he can be trusted at all, after so much time under the care of the Nightmare King…
Aside from the occasional Rouge Angles of Satin
typo, the fanfic is very
well-written, particularly its portrayal of Pitch as an Abusive Parent
to Jack. But be warned, it can be trigger-y for those same reasons. It can be read on either FanFiction.Net
or Archive Of Our Own
, take your pick.
In case you’re curious, a ‘zastruga’ or ‘sastruga’ is a sharp irregular grove or ridge formed in snow by wind erosion, similar to a sand dune. When asked what it’s supposed to mean as a title, the author just shrugged.