Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.The Long Winter by ofphenwa
Synopsis: When Pitch broke Jack's staff, he did more than either of them thought was possible - Jack's becoming human. Now how is he supposed to get his powers back and - more importantly - defeat Pitch? An AU that occurs right after Pitch breaks Jack's staff.
Synopsis: Jack pisses off the wrong person and as a result finds himself stripped of his powers and turned human. Stuck in Burgess with no way to contact the other Guardians, what is he to do? And what happens when he discovers the family he didn't know he had?
Synopsis: A piece dedicated to the Newton Massacre on 12/14/12 and those affected by it. Jack Frost pays Jamie a visit one night, a day after the shootings, and he's far from okay. He needs Jamie's help. R&R is appreciated.
Synopsis: "See, Jack, if Jamie disbelieves… you get weak. If Jamie dies before growing up – well, let's just say, we are about to find out!" Tell me, how does one go about stealing an immortal's soul?
You really have to be brave to pull off the story this author is writing. She's mentioned getting flamed a few times yet she's still at it, with a tragic and compelling storyline that keeps you completely hooked.
While the story seems to have good bones to it, this Troper is having a hard time with the writing style (her fondness for CAPS FOR EMPHASIS comes across as extremely juvenile, mostly), along with some other... things. Wind on the moon, fine, but polar bears? Polar bears?
Synopsis: "Three hundred years is a terribly long time." A beautiful combination of the movie and the books into an understandable whole that explores Jack Frost slowly growing into his role, focusing strongly on the fact he possessed no memories prior to waking up in his lake.
Synopsis: "Jack Frost spent 300 years alone (mostly). This is an interpretation of what could have happened during those 300 years." A series of oneshots (12, at time of this posting) about Jack and his early life.
Synopsis: "Jo was the only child able to see the Nightmare King." This is a story about a boy with undecided beliefs, who finds himself caught in the middle of something that only fate can truly understand. Soon, he crosses paths with the Nightmare King and many others, legends known and unknown. The Man in the Moon has a plan, and he's caught somewhere in the middle...
Synopsis: Jack Frost has spent three hundred years in the care of Pitch Black, hidden away from a world that neither sees nor wants him. What happens, then, when Pitch finally brings him out of the darkness for a shot at the legendary Guardians? AU Fic.
Warnings: Pitch here plays the part of an abusive parent scary well, played completely straight. It's very well-written, but possibly trigger-y, particularly in Chapter 9, so be warned.
There are some occasional but very distracting typos, which can be forgiven for the overall high quality.
Synopsis: The moon is my earliest memory. But that's all I can remember. And when I try to remember more, a wall comes up. Like my mind doesn't want me to remember what happened before the moon. My name is Helen. Helen Bennett. Where do I come from? I don't know. I was found on a doorstep when I was still only a baby. No one knows where I came from. And I don't think anyone ever will.
While there is slight romance in this, it is not the main focus of the story; instead the story focuses on the struggles of the character and her journey. And it is very well done. The OC is believable and likable (probably the most believable and likable OC in the entire category), she doesn't steal the spotlight, the situation she's in is believable, and the author writes the story very well with plenty of Foreshadowing which leaves you wanting more.
Agreed, the author did a brilliant job in pulling in plots and characters from the books to flesh out the story and carries quite a bit of the fun from the movie, especially the "looking for Pitch" and "delivering presents" scenes being like the "tooth collecting" scene.
Synopsis: A tragedy leaves Jamie and Sophie Bennett without a home or a family, and to save them from being separated in the foster care system, the Guardians take the children under their wing. But none of them are prepared for the journey that is parenthood. Rated 'T' for safety.
Comments: This is just beautiful. All the characters are in character, and the story itself is set in a very believable situation with some Real Life, Truth in Television vibes.
Synopsis: One of Tooth's most observant fairies is asked to do something for the Man in the Moon. He said that everything had gone wrong. He said that she would have to be very brave...
To match Jack's flock of tooth-fairy fangirls in the movie, Pitch picks up one teeny but determined tooth fairy companion. Precious adorableness ensues, as well as excellent use of second-person POV narrative.
Synopsis: When death turns out not to be the end, you can't help but ask for what purpose you were brought back. Reborn from ice, Jack can only wonder why... and wait for the day the Moon tells him what he plans. For not even Sandy can get any answers. (Jack's 300 years up to and including the film, but with him remembering who he was right from the start)
Remembering who he was from the very beginning changes quite a few things. Oh, and Sandy is pretty suspicious - in the good way. And Jack can't help but get on the naughty list.
Love Psycho: Best part of this is the character interactions. Particularly the Bennet family and with other spirits too. This Jack is honestly more cheerful than his canon counterpart, though of course there are sad bits. But it's a strong story line that the author sells to you and the effect Jack gets by being believed in, even if it's only one village is evident.
Synopsis: Each of these stories deal with a different part of Jack adjusting to being a Guardian. The first is a one-shot, the second is five-chapters, but they are incredibly long, and the third is shaping up to be very long chapter-wise, with two more stories promised to be in the works. Everyone is wonderfully in character throughout it all.
Synopsis: Pitch Black has awoken from his prison in the Dreaming and is bringing a new Darkening upon the world. The Man in the Moon, Archmage of the Nine Sanctums has called upon Sand Mage and Dreamwalker Sanderson to bring down the threat before it can take hold, with the help and council of the Fae Queen, Toothiana. Jack Frost is a failed Winter Mage who just can't seem to get a good night's sleep. Or stay out of the way of the grumpy Pooka warrior he keeps bumping into.
Warning: Interspecies Lemon, some gore and scary bits, and shameless epic fantasy
Comments: A very interesting story, that pretty much hooks you in from the beginning. Aside from Jack not getting a break, no matter what verse, it is very edgy and evokes LOTR and other like epic fantasy stories in the form it is in. Not to mention the creativity in magic, The Dreaming and even the world it is based in. Definitely worth even a try.
Comments: Sakon76's official synopsis doesn't do the story justice. It's a series starting at Jack's birth, showing snippets of his childhood, and then moves on to his life after becoming a Guardian. It's well written; and, has both moments of hilarity and sorrow.
Synopsis: A series of one-shots and fluffs from Jack making his room in Santoff Claussen his own to a series of mishaps and how his new family, especially Bunnymund adjust to having such a young Guardian on the team. Lots or fluff and humor, some more serious events too.
Comments: Really good story and well characterize and very believable. It does have Jack Rabbit elements after chapter eleven so be warned.
Synopsis: Part of the kink meme. In the world of Spirits, the Guardians are the most well known, the top of the food chain, the 'Big Four' as Jack called them. The thing is, none of the other spirits like them. When they became Guardians, they became self important and arrogant, like how North blew off Easter as a lesser holiday just because Christmas is bigger and Bunny insulted Jack to his face that nobody believes in him.
Comments: This was actually a really good one-shot, even though it casts the Guardians and MiM in a bad light. Jack's "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Bunny, Tooth, and North will have you cheering the whole time, including his rather blunt statement to all of them that nobody likes them after revealing to North that all the spirits have made a game out of breaking into his workshop.
Synopsis: Project:Guardian is a secret operation that created a technology of nano-bots that allowed certain people receptive to these properties with incredible powers. These abilities are useful in covert operations, warfare, and many other peace-keeping missions swept under rugs. Kozmotis Pitchiner, Project: Pitch Black also known as the Nightmare King, was considered a failure. He failed to respond properly to the personality reprogramming operations and now he escaped and is planning to expose the facility and end its operations. He just wants to go home to his daughter and to stop these monsters from taking away people from their homes and lives.
Synopsis: "Through all of Jack's travels, he keeps coming back to one little village in the woods and one strangely familiar girl with brown hair. And even though he doesn't remember her, he never abandoned his little sister. [Oneshot, short, heartwarming.]"
Comments: This story will make you weep. Basically illustrates how Jack watches over his little sister due to sheer Big Brother Instinct, up until her death. It has a sense of fun and wonder while paying homage to the darkness - just a great quick read.
Synopsis: Everybody can see things different from others. However, no matter how others see the world, Andrea sees everything completely different to the rest. She sees things people think are impossible, they say she's gifted but she doesn't believe that. Until her abilities save the world from a problem even the Guardians couldn't face alone.
Synopsis: After Pitch's defeat by the Guardians, no one believes in him anymore...no one, save for a young college student, Amelia Lake. Noticing Amelia's haunting voice, the Nightmare King feels drawn to her. Yet can Pitch forsake the hate he's always known for Amelia's love? Or will his darkness consume them both?
For a songfic/musical, this is probably one of the best, if not the best, ones for the Guardians fandom. Mixing fitting songs with classic songs from several theater productions, such as The Phantom of the Opera, Guys and Dolls, and Les Misérables, this fic focuses on how Pitch would form a romantic relationship with a human. Also, unlike some other Guardians romance fics, this one also includes comedy, mystery, suspense, a plot, and the Guardians.
Synopsis: Written for the ROTG kink meme, Bunnymund's the kinda bunny that does things the right way, when he's finally made up his mind on something. He's made up his mind on Jack this time. Cue official courting, Easter-style.
Pairing: Jack Frost/Bunnymund
Like Heartless, it to shows how Bunnymund and Jack would form a relationship, wins some points by explaining how real world mythology of the Guardians and how their commercial images interwine the Guardians' mythos.
Synopsis: Human / High School AU. Tooth is just an ordinary girl with and unusual obsession. She's best friends with a Russian exchange student, a narcoleptic mute, and a Aussie vegetarian. Life was already an adventure for Tooth, but things begin to speed up as she slowly befriends Jack Frost, the coldest kid in town. Jack is hiding something dark, and Tooth is determined to help. Will she ever see him smile?
Synopsis: When Princess Thia is kidnapped by British terrorist, Pitch Black, a mysterious secret agent comes the rescue. But protecting her is a challenge as he is wanted dead by multiple spy agencies. Now she and the ex-spy who only goes by the codename 'JACK FROST' must work together and stop Pitch, all while uncovering the dark secrets of something he left called the GUARDIAN program. AU
Synopsis: After the incident at 6th and 8th E. Aster Bunnymund would have been happy to never see Jack Frost again. The universe seems to have different plans, and Aster can't help blaming his love of carrot cake.
A ridiculously adorable and well written (except for minor spelling errors/words missing) Human AU. Full of shout outs to the canon verse and a slow but fulfilling romance. Also replaces the "He's a Bunny!" with "He's fourteen years older!" marvelously.
Recommended by Nausicaa of the Spirits, Love Psycho
Synopsis: Humans have a Name on their wrist. Pooka's have a Song in their hearts. Jack Frost can't read his Name; Bunnymund has only been hearing a Song for the last three hundred years. It doesn't help that they've been getting closer to each other, when both Name and Song say there's someone else out there for both of them.
Twenty two years have passed since the defeat of Pitch, and Jack lives alone, touch-starved, with only the company of a solitary Nightmare. One evening the Man in the Moon sets him on a path that will lead him to unexpected relationships, draw the attention of the Guardians to a new coalition of villains, and challenge Jack's every notion of what it is to be good, evil, and what it is to live in the shadows.
Synopsis: One of the first, if not the first Pitch/Tooth fic. Post the events of the movie Tooth takes in a weakened Pitch and the two bond. The summary from AO 3; "All that mattered was that everyone was safe, they had won. And they would continue to protect the children of the world. The only question was: Who would protect the others who needed hope, wonder, dream, fun, and memories?"
Synopsis: Every day, he lived just like he'd promised them, but he lived in fear. He feared that he wouldn't be able to find dinner and he feared that things would make dinner of him. Every night, he dreamed terrible dreams of teeth and claws and outstretched hands covered in tar. All the while, Guy wondered why. Why had he survived? What was the point of all this?
Synopsis: Alice was nineteen when she became invisible to the outside. She retreated into her Wonderland and never returned. More than a hundred years later, Alice is called back to the real world. She has been picked to be a guardian but, is Alice willing to return and stay in the world that caused her so much pain? Can a certain winter spirit change her stubborn mind?
Synopsis: Jack Frost wishes to be believed in by Kyubey. Things go downhill.
Comments: It was far too good to pass up! There are OC's but their presences don't overwhelm the main story line. This troper could feel Jack Took a Level in Badass. Three chapters in and one of the OC's is dead. Since the material joined in together is the type where Anyone Can Die. It'd be interesting to see of Jack will go for Despair Event Horizon and have plenty of Heroic BSOD. Definitely worth a check. There's no master page so it's best to check out the posts titled with Kyubey and Titus Andronicus Characters.
Crossover with: Journey into Mystery, a Marvel comic about a de-aged version of the super-villain Loki
Excerpt: Loki recalls stories of frost giants, hideous monsters that bring the ice, as he takes in this creature of simple pleasure. He recalls that the people of Asgardia say he is just such a horror of winter – but here and now, watching this boy play upon the walls as though nothing else exists in the world, he does not see how it can possibly be a bad thing.
Synopsis: While spreading fun in Metro City, Jack spots a small boy with blue skin getting picked on. From then on he vows to protect the little boy with the help of his fellow Guardians, a former enemy and two local girls, while they uncover a conspiracy which runs deeper than any of them thought it would.
Comments: You wouldn't think a story like this would work. But the author makes it work, and makes it work well.
Synopsis: Strange things begin happening when a friend of the neighborhood children shows up. What may be even stranger than the odd occurrences is that his interest in the Hughes family may lead to some turns of events.
Comments: The synopsis does not do this fic justice. The blending of the two worlds is done extremely well, and everyone is kept in character. While not perfect, this is definitely an enjoyable read.
Synopsis: Jack Frost is a lonely spirit trying to find his purpose in the world. Hiccup is one of the few remaining children in his village as dragons have begun to take them for no apparent reason. Little do these two know that their lives are about to change because of Pitch Black and his newfound alliance with the world's deadliest dragon: the Green Death.
Comments: This is a very good story, not as action packed as others are, but it's full of great characterization and plot development.
Synopsis: When children in the town of Burgess are found frozen to death in their beds, the Winchesters go on the hunt for the creature responsible. Local lore tells of Burgess being the origin place of the winter spirit known as Jack Frost, and thinking he’s the killer, the boys set out to put Jack down for his final rest. Jack, however, has other plans...
Synopsis: What if Jack hasn't been completely alone in the 300 or so years since the Moon granted him his powers? 11 years after Jack receives his Guardianship, he finds himself telling Jamie about the true tale of the Snow Queen, and of their love story that has been lost to time and much more fantastical legends.
Comments: Possibly one of the best; if not THE best Frozen/ROTG Crossover fics ever written. You will literally be overcome with emotion as you go through the chapters as Jack retells of a life that he had long blocked out from memory. To describe it would include major spoilers. I highly recommend this from the bottom of my heart considering that there are rarely any fics out there that masterfully craft the romance between these two. Not only that, but the author has actually gone out of her way to extensively research the historical elements behind the timeline of the setting to make it as accurate and realistic as possible. Even better, there are already 3 other spin-offs of Frostbitten in Arialene's page, as well as a Modern AU fic.