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  • Recommended by noticemenot
  • Comments: Highly recommended if you like Jack/Bunny slash. With over 30 fics of varying lengths focusing on their relationship (including some friendship/pre-slash fics as well as some lengthy crossovers), Kayasurin's collection includes some of the best works in the fandom, complete with imaginative plots and fully fleshed out characters. In addition, updates for ongoing fics are usually fairly frequent.

    General Fics 

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.

Everyone Loves Sandy by LadyPhenix

  • Recommended by: Gamma Cavy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One shot. Sandy was dead. They all saw it happen. So when he suddenly comes back, the Guardians tried to just brush it off and stay professional, the way they're supposed to. Good thing Jack's not a Guardian yet.

Snow Angel by KarToon12

  • Recommended by: Reincarnated Alphonse, Robinton
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One shot: All Jamie's mom ever prayed for was for him to be happy and protected. So when she finds her prayer answered in the unlikeliest way, her very beliefs will be put to the ultimate test.

Snow and Honey by Asidian

  • Recommended by: Gamma cavy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: She is two and a half, and Jack can't stand to see her cry. It is the dead of winter, and the harvest this year is the worst he can remember. There is not food enough to go around, and though the adults bear it silently– though Jack, impressed with his own status as big brother, bears it silently– his sister is still too small to pretend.
  • Seconded. A well-written mix of [[Heartwarming]] and Tear Jerker moments, with an ending that ties everything up beautifully.

The Long Winter by ofphenwa

  • Recommended by Awika
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A long winter has come.

Humanity by Rand0mSmil3z

  • Recommended by bookwormgal
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Snowflakes by julippe

  • Recommended by bookwormgal
  • Status: Dormant (last updated February 2017)
  • Synopsis: A series of drabbles taking place before, during, and after the movie. So many little stories have yet to be told...

To Have a Home by julippe

  • Recommended by Boba Addict
  • Status: Complete
  • 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?

Invisible by Twisted Skys

  • Recommended by bookwormgal
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: He's been invisible for so long, it's hard to be seen sometimes. Mostly drabbles about Jack's life.

Safe - a Rise of the Guardians Oneshot by TwistingMoonbeam

  • Recommended by TrueBlue170
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Priceless Soul by Benedicthiddleston

  • Recommended by cosmicpickle
  • Status: Complete
  • 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?

Swimming Isn't Such a Great Idea by Slaughter Otter

  • Recommended by cosmicpickle
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Jack isn't really a fan of swimming.

There by Ironinkpen

  • Recommended by cosmicpickle
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He vanishes in the water, yet sits atop the highest oak.
  • Short but very well-written, with an effective wham line at the end.

The Blizzard of 68 by Maybe If I

  • Recommended by Zalein
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Minor spoilers for the movie. An indoor skating rink proves to be a bad idea for the town of Burgess...
  • This one's sequel ('The Job') is also wonderful.

and your shadow never seemed so tall by mad half hour

  • Recommended by Zalein
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: "What goes together better than cold and dark?" When The Man in the Moon revealed the next Guardian no one expected Jack Frost, Pitch's oldest estranged friend and ally.
  • An interesting premise that toys with the idea of Frost and Pitch having been brothers before death.

A Shadow in the Back of my Mind by Owl at the End

  • Recommended by Zalein
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: "The nightmare's not over. With a shadow now taking up residence in Jack's dreams, can the Guardians destroy the darkness before Jack falls under?"

In The Silence by Esse

  • Recommended by bookwormgal, Zalein
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

Three Hundred Years of Being Forgotten (Mostly) by Moonrose91

  • Recommended by Daroga Daae
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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 (25, at time of this posting) about Jack and his early life.

Nightmare Dust and the Silver Sands by The What-If Writer

  • Recommended by Nausicaa of the Spirits
  • Status: Complete
  • 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...

Zastruga by Solemini

  • Recommended by Gracie Geek, Nana Bana
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

Guardian of Light by Mia Vaan

  • Recommended by Twoie 92
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Lullabies also by Mia Vaan

  • Recommended by Twoie 92
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

What the Moonlight Said by Siadea

  • Recommended by octopedingenue
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

Secret of Frost and Moon by Alaia Skyhawk

  • Recommended by Eastonia, Love Psycho
  • Status: Complete
  • 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)
  • Comments: 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.

The Guardian of Screwing Up Series by Kate_Anders and Saphie

  • Recommended By Wicca in Training
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

Believing is Seeing by nineteennintytwo

  • Recommended by Tiggerific, Robinton
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A couple of extra presents under the tree, eggs being found in bushes where they weren't hidden, and coins appearing under pillows without explanation. Parents aren't stupid; they know the Guardians are real. They just never say so.
  • Comments: Gives a pretty good theory on how a 'verse like this works when it comes to the parents. A lot of stories portray them as stubborn and in denial, while this fic gives another, unique look at it. And it works with other 'verses like this one, too.

The Ninth Sanctum by ShayneScribbler

  • Recommended by Love Psycho
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Bunny/Jack
  • 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.

Scenes From the Life and Death of Jackson Overland Frost by Sakon76

  • Recommended by Murky Muse
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: What the title says.
  • Comments: Sakon 76'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.

Finding Understanding by Jettara1

  • Recommended by Nausicaa of the Spirits
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Of Negligence and Its Repercussions by Anonymous

  • Recommended by Nausicaa of the Spirits
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Little Boy Blue by Kayasurin

  • Recommended by Lady Douji
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: He needed someone to love, to care for, to see him. The fates saw fit to give him a baby Pooka. Jack didn't intend to be a father, it just ended up working out that way.
  • Pairings: Bunny/Jack North/Tooth
  • Comments: An interesting AU where Jack finds and ends up raising a baby pooka and how he deals being a single father.
  • Has it's own Tropes page

Guardian Angel by 3theCaptain

  • Recommended by Parkour Paisho, Robinton
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Powerless Guardian by Boba Addict

  • Recommended by Faliara
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A monster who feeds on immortality appears, and Jack becomes his unfortunate victim. Now Jack, with all his immortality gone, is forced to live a drama-filled life as a normal 18-year-old boy named Jack Overland, all the while trying to find a way to become Jack Frost once again.
  • Comments: Watch as Jack adjusts to living as a normal teenager, befriending twins and getting thrown into the life that is high school. The humor is amazing, and the OCs who start out as those who're absolutely necessary due to the nature of the story evolve into characters that you'll absolutely love. Also, kicking down doors. Also, cussing in front of Tooth. Also, crossdressing with the intention to be supportive. Why was this not on the list earlier.

Crossing The Distance by Anne Camp-aka Obi Quiet

  • recommended by Kthe cloud
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Why would the Man in the Moon revive Jack, turn him into a winter spirit destined to become a guardian and then abandon him? The question has a simple answer: he didn't.
  • Comments: It's beautiful. The man on the moon's take of Jacks 300 years alone.

Miles to Go Before I Sleep by MugetsuPipefox

  • Recommended by kilala2tail
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A collection of one-shots/drabbles focusing on Jack and his life both before and after he becomes a Guardian. No particular order. No pairings/romance.
  • Comments: While the summary may not sound like much, the story itself is completely worth it. The use of OCs is wonderfully done, keeping Jack the focus of the story no matter the situation. Characterization is spot-on, and the different settings keep the story fun and interesting.

"Within the Confines of the Mind" by Shadow Oblivion

  • Recommended by Breezyfeather
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Post movie by a few years; it helps to read a one-shot by the same author before you read this story, but it's not necessary to understand everything. Jack Frost thought he had Pitch all figured out, but the conclusions Jack had come to would soon be shattered. The winter spirit was about to see just how terrifying Pitch could be. Jack's mistake of assuming that the Nightmare King wouldn't possibly be capable of following through on previously made threats was a careless error. One that Jack was going to regret.
  • Comments: This SEEMS like a fic that's been played a million times. It's angsty and looks like another one of those All Justa Dream fics, but don't judge the fanfiction by the cover art. It is anything but. When you find out that That Was Not a Dream, it really, REALLY makes you want to Rage Quit. It is well worth the read and will leave you with a severe case of Fanon Discontinuity.

"The Life and Times of Jackson Overland Frost" by Dragon Raptyr

  • Recommended by Tanglemorph
  • Status: Dormant; last updated November 2018
  • Synopsis: Drabbles. Get a peek into the private life of Jack Frost, and all of its myriad secrets. Meet his friends, and his enemies, and see everything in between. (Inspired by Instagram and twitter: heybilljoyce)
  • Comments: Dragon Raptyr somehow manages to seamlessly blend elements from the movie in with the books; their writing has a fluid, dream-like quality that seems like it could have been pulled straight from the novels. All in all, it's a good read that makes you think that maybe - just maybe - this might have happened.

Mark of Snow by Sakon76

  • Recommended by Astraea802
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: When Jamie Bennett was ten, an immortal teenager touched him in the center of his chest and told him that keeping the Guardians in his heart kind of made him a Guardian too. What neither of them knew then was that act put a little bit of magic in Jamie. And little things can have big consequences.
  • Comments: Also posted on The steady progression of teenage Jamie growing into himself and his new abilities is a joy to read. It takes some time to build, but the effort is worth it .

    Alternate Universe 

Stories where one fundamental aspect of the series is completely overhauled from its point of origin.

My Stars and your Valleys by Ketren

  • Recommended By: Raptyr
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sci-fi AU. Jack Frost is a just a starship pilot trying to earn a living, but when he's hired to fly the Guardian and its crew of bigwig do-gooders to the edge of the known universe, the job could be more than he bargained for. Throw in vanishing children, stolen goods, bounty hunters, and weird superpowers, and maybe Jack should've stayed on his home planet after all.
  • Comments: Very well written. Enough is the same so as to be familiar, but at the same time, it's wonderfully, vastly different. It's complete at 11 chapters and 80,000 words, and uses them for some beautiful imagery. Jack's take on starship navigation is beautiful. Definitely a fic well worth checking out.

Running for Life by sapphire316

  • Recommended by: Jynx49
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Fantasy/Adventure AU. “Jack Frost has been on his own for six years now, and things are no different. No matter what happens, the world is still hunting him. Luckily, he’s never been caught. However, it only takes a single moment for everything to change. And now, he’s expected to happily team up with the very four people that captured him. Things could not get worse…right?
  • Comments: A really interesting take! A whole new fantasy world and a lot of elements from the books along with Jack's situation make it an amazing read!
  • Tags: Angst, Jack has a Dark and Troubled Past that includes a Doomed Hometown; in fact, he might be Last of His Kind.

The Serendipity of a Misunderstood Winter Spirit by TheBestBunny75

  • Recommended by: Jynx49
  • Status: Dead; last updated October 2019
  • Synopsis: Adventure/Drama AU (Taking place during the same time as the movie). “When a misunderstood Jack Frost becomes a threat to the children of the world, the Guardians are left with no other option but to end him. However, while trying to capture the spirit they’ve never met, a new threat emerges, and they’re left with no other choice but to work together. Will the Guardians overcome their preconceived notions of the winter spirit? What will happen when Jack, a presumed creation of Mother Nature, is granted guardianship by the Man in the Moon? Will Jack forgive them and accept his new title or will they all succumb to the darkest danger that the world has ever seen?”
  • Comments: So far, an awesome read! It really gives a different perspective on how dim the world's judgment of Jack could've been like before meeting the Guardians, and how depressing its effects have on his life in the fanfic.
  • Tags: Remake, Angst, Hurt/Comfort Fic. So far, the Big Bad seems to be Pitch Black.

Project Guardian by Elisabeh Hill.

  • Recommended by Runic Healer
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Comments: An awesome sci-fi version of the movie.
  • Also available on Archive of Our Own here.

    Shipping Fics 

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Visible by QuillOwl

  • Recommended by Genndy Oda COG
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

The Black Phantom by Obversa

  • Recommended by Konaharei
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Synopsis: After Pitch's defeat by the Guardians, no one believes in him 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?
  • Pairing: Pitch/OC
  • 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.
  • It also has a fan comic in the works by Kiara Lee Phoenix.

The Heartless by Hattingmad

  • Recommended by Koneko Otome
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Written for the ROTG kink meme, after 300 years of isolation Jack Frost meets someone that can understand his situation.
  • Pairing: Jack Frost/Pitch Black
  • Tags: Lemon, The Bad Guy Wins
  • It's a short fic, but shows how Pitch and Jack would form a bond and makes a point of isolation showing its mark on Jack.

Bunny Goes A' Courtin' by Anonymous

  • Recommended by Zarclonia
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

"The Coldest And The Boldest" by TectonicPlatez

  • Recommended by Gracie-Geek
  • Status: Complete
  • 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?
  • Pairing: Jack/Tooth a.k.a. Frostbite a.k.a. Rainbow Snowcone
  • Now has a trope page.

Project GUARDIAN The Rise and Fall by Her Head In the Clouds

  • Recommended by bloodstep
  • Status: Complete
  • 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
  • Pairing: Jack Frost/Tooth
  • An epic adventure that brings in much of the scenes of the movies, but spices it up to make it feel refreshing. Very suspenseful, with hints of romance and serious butt-kicking.

The Consequences of Carrot Cake by pivlywhip

  • Recommended by Love Psycho
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

Listen to Your Heart by Kayasurin

  • Recommended by Nausicaa of the Spirits, Love Psycho
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.
  • Pairing: Jackrabbit (a.k.a. Jack Frost/Bunnymund)

From the Darkness We Rise by not_poignant

  • The series now has its own tropes page.
  • Recommended by Runic Healer, Dracorex4
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jack Frost/Pitch Black
  • Tags: Lemon, Violence, The Fair Folk
  • 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.
  • Has a completed sequel titled Into Shadows We Fall.
  • Comments: A really epic and sensual adventure. There are lemons, but this is very plot-heavy, plenty of world-building, and awesome action.

The Heavy Weight of Duty by adelaide_rainThe story has now its own page

  • Recommended by A Dying Flower
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Jack is the youngest prince of the moon kingdom, and it's a good life. All the important roles are filled by his older brothers and sister so he spends his days having fun with his friends. And then one day his father tells him that it is time to do his duty as a prince. A peace treaty has been drawn up with the land of shadows, and Jack is to be an integral part of that. He is to be given to the Nightmare King as a courtesan.
  • Pairing: Jack Frost/Pitch Black
  • Tags: Lemons, Violence
  • Taking place in a fantasy world, the story introduces magic, royalty, and what it means to be a family in an slice of life tale. Lots of lemons, and while the summary may seem to be just that, it surprises you by bringing out a lot of character development and whirlwind romance.

Dare You Say by Rosaria_Bec

  • Recommended by: pretzellogic
  • Status: Complete
  • 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 Archive of Our Own; "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?"
  • Pairing(s): Pitch/Tooth aka cavity shipping
  • Tags: hurt/comfort

    Crossover Fics 

Fanfiction that combines elements, characters, etc. from two or more different franchises.

Be Careful What You Wish For by ForeverDelighted

  • Recommended by Kid3t3rnity
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover With: Frozen
  • Synopsis: All Anna wants is for her sister to be happy. In Anna's mind the best way to happiness is through true love. One night she makes a wish on a shooting star, asking that her sister will fall into the arms of her one true love! Shame Anna didn't know that you better be careful what you wish for, as it may just come true!

The Day Darkness Got Its Name by psychicsaphie

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Completed
  • Crossover With: The Croods
  • 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?

Trying Again by winter's-lion

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Completed
  • Crossover With: ParaNorman
  • Synopsis: Norman helps Jack find his sister... or what's left of her...

Mistaken Relations by Anne Camp aka Obi-quiet

  • Recommended by Zashiki-warashi
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with Danny Phantom.
  • Synopsis: Or why Bunny should avoid Amity Park. After all, white-haired boys with ice powers that can fly aren't exactly easy to come by, so this new kid had to be at least related to Jack...right?
  • Comments: This was priceless. There's nothing like a good old fashion misunderstanding to make hilarity ensue.
    • Agreed. It's ridiculous but perfect.

Winter Wonderland by Scorpiofreak

  • Recommended by Wolfenlied
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover: American McGee's Alice
  • 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?
  • Comments: This is actually way better written than what the generic synopsis would lead one to believe, and M-Rating aside, Alice fits pretty well in the ROTG-verse.
    • It also has some side stories written by different authors, like Movie Night by MartyrFan, in which Alice sees the Disney version of her story with Jack and the Burgess Bunch.

Nightmares For Christmas by Neyiea

  • Recommended by Zashiki-warashi
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with The Addams Family
  • Synopsis: Not all children are happy that their nightmares have disappeared, and as such North finds himself receiving a very unexpected letter several days before Christmas.
  • Comments: The fandoms fit together surprisingly well, with hilarious results. Also has a sequel (A New Friend).

Vir Magi Jack Frost

  • Recommended by Puella In Somnio
  • Vanished from the internet. Please post a link if found.
  • Crossover with Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • 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.
    • Alright, it's done and... it's fucking depressing.

Frozen Circuits by julippe

The Witch In Winter by nekokoban

  • Recommended by Zarclonia and Gemini Star
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Synopsis: One winter, a little girl makes a wish to save her brother's life. The consequences aren't exactly what she expected.

In Which an Unlikely Friendship Comes to Be series by Asidian

  • Recommended by sablin27
  • Status: Dormant
  • 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.

Protectors by Mia Vaan

  • Recommended by Twoie 92, Robinton
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Megamind
  • 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.

Promise to a Dying Man by Doppler Effect

  • Recommended by Serendipital
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Fullmetal Alchemist
  • 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.

When Ice Meets Fire, When the Ground Meets the Sky by Sushi-taro

  • Recommended by: Alyssa Macki
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with: How to Train Your Dragon
  • 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.

A Colder Shade of Pale by Saphie

  • Recommended by Zalein, bookwormgal
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Supernatural
  • 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...

Different Kinds of Frost by DarkDragonne

  • Recommended by Twoie 92
  • Status: Dormant
  • Crossover with: The Avengers
  • Synopsis: Before he became a guardian, Jack found only one person who could see him. And that person turned out to be not quite human... and far too similar to Jack himself.
  • Comments: It's surprising to see just how alike Jack and Loki are, but at the same time it makes a lot of sense. Both are portrayed very well.

To Thaw a Heart by justcallmefaye

  • Recommended by Much Ado About Nonny, Robinton
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: Frozen
  • Synopsis: He was invisible; she was isolated. But maybe, just maybe, neither of them had to be alone. Jack/Elsa.
  • Comments: Short, very sweet shipping one-shot detailing the tentative beginning of Jack and Elsa's relationship. No spoilers, just fluff and a little bit of angst.

Frostbitten, by Arialene

  • Recommended by Kid3t3rnity
  • Crossover with: Frozen
  • Status: Complete
  • 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.

not in so many words, by therentyoupay

  • Recommended by nmn3r3
  • Crossover with: Frozen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis:
    • For Elsa—lessons contain phrases like arranged marriages, contain discussions of the complexities of navigating a political world where alliances are built first and foremost on the precious ink that no one is ever willing to share; where the marks on one’s body can sing and screech like a weapon in the wrong hands, wrong minds, wrong kingdom, wrong bargainer; where destiny can be altered as leverage, can be made into sacrifices in the shape of cunning betrothal. A world, where, somehow, there are some words that were never intended to lie, and still the ravenous twist them, taint them, curl them for their own.
      The lessons on arranged marriages are perfectly perfunctory, of course. With things as they are now, her parents would never agree to such a thing. It’s for the best, that her words have not yet appeared; for the better, perhaps, that she should never receive them at all.
      Meanwhile, Jack's words hint that he may or may not possibly be under the divinely destined threat of future jail time.
    • In which Jack and Elsa are soulmates, but it might take a few centuries for them to get there. { Jack/Elsa ; Soulmate AU Twoshot }
  • Comments: One of the better examples of showing how Jack and Elsa can help each other, and then face uncertainty together, especially since therentyoupay is capable of writing them both completely in character (no completely irresponsible asshole Jack, no stick-in-the-mud coldly sarcastic Elsa). Also contains worldbuilding for the Soulmate Marks AU, Jack adorkableness, Elsa sass, One Scene Wonders from their respective little sisters, and an ending full of fluff and hope.

Lighting Candles by PitViperOfDoom

  • Recommended by 101viva
  • Crossover with Big Hero 6
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The death of Tadashi Hamada was both the end of Hiro's world and the mark of a new beginning. Turns out it was one for Tadashi, too.
  • Comments: Seeing the effects of Tadashi's death from the other side, but with a magical twist. Pit Viper Of Doom perfectly weaves together the narratives and worlds of Big Hero Six and Rise of the Guardians. The Great grammar and characterization make it a perfect read. While the Lighting Candles is a finished work there is a sequel in the works. A Great read for any lover of fanfiction even those who dislike Crossovers.

Embers and Frost by SolarisLupi.

  • Recommended by: Nequam_Tenshi
  • Crossover with One Piece
  • Status: Complete[[as of June 27, 2017]], prequel titled Fire and Ice
  • Synopsis: "After becoming the new Spirit of Summer, Ace struggles with the knowledge that one day he will be forced to leave everyone he loves behind. Jack questions how far he would go for those he cares about. And Luffy, unaware of Ace's rebirth, is plagued by visions of his brother's death and other horrors. But those nightmares may be more than just dreams…" Ace is Jack's little brother and the dream of freedom and no regrets take on a new meaning. WARNING: torture.
  • Pairing(s): No romantic shippings. Plenty of Family relationships.
  • Comments: A fantastic masterpiece on how Jack Frost is an older brother to the ASL brothers, especially Ace and how death cannot stop Ace. This story focuses primarily on Ace and the Whitebeard pirates. There's plenty of Straw Hats and Red Haired Pirates to make this family-oriented story to even more life! I read this story in two days' time totaling to about 20 hours of reading—I still want to read it even though I just finished it! Bring plenty of tissues! Has a tropes page here.

Valley of Dying Stars by Deadlyflames

  • Recommended by Cheedo
  • Status: Dormant; last updated March 2019
  • Crossover with: Western Animation/Frozen
  • Pairing(s): Anna/Pitch Black, some Jelsa.
  • Synopsis: A very rare and engaging Anna x Pitch Black shipping fic (with a little The Phantom of the Opera thrown in). Little Anna begins getting nightly visits from the frightening Busemann. Nobody believes her, of course, so she has no one to save her but herself. As he keeps trying to scare her, she thinks he might not be so frightening after all. When she grows up, Pitch finds that her warmth and brightness burns him.
  • Comments: Anna, Pitch, and Elsa are very in character, and we see a little more of the girls' father too. Anna is particularly cute and funny as a child and her interactions with the Boogeyman (whether marvelling over his beautiful eyes while he's trying to terrify her, or Anna trying to scare him right back) are well done.

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