The next time you wake up, you're curled up in an afghan in front of a roaring fire in a gargantuan fireplace. 'Now where on Earth is this place?' you think as you sit up, wrapping your arms around your knees. You have a few minutes of silence before a girl's voice cries out, "She's awake, everyone! [y/n] is awake! You can come in, now!" You whip your head around, only to see a woman, covered from head to toe - the only exception being her face - with feathers of all different hues.
"Well this is the oddest and most imaginative dream I've had in a while," you say aloud, gazing at the beautiful woman in wonder.
She laughs, and it sounds like the tinkling of bells; such a happy, pure sound. "This isn't a dream, sweetheart. Let me introduce myself… I'm Tooth, also known as the Tooth Fairy…"
"Oh, well then… you… you're very lovely, Tooth," you say, voicing the first thing that comes to mind.
"Aw, thank you!" She giggles, right as four males enter the room. Jack is the first one you even look at, though.
"Jack!" You exclaim, "Did you bring me here? D-do you know where Jamie is?" The teenage boy rushes to your side, replying, "I did bring you here… I found you out in the snow, passed out from cold, I think… I feel so bad, I did nothing to help the situation… I only made you colder… Does anything hurt? Do you feel okay?"
You wave him off, saying, "If it wasn't for you I would be dead twice over, now. Boy, do I owe you! My hands ache a bit, but other than that I feel fit as a fiddle. Really, though, is Jamie here too? Or do you at least know where he is?"
Jack looks at the floor, not meeting my eyes as he says, "No. I don't know where he is. I searched all of his usual hideouts last night after bringing you home, but there was no trace of him anywhere. I don't mean to frighten you, but I suspect foul play going on here… Plus… Um, look at your hands."
"Oi, and how is that not going to frighten her? Jamie is her best mate! And come on, anyone would freak out when they saw that they have frostbite!" You look, down at your hands and gasp at your blue fingers. There's not really much you can do about that, though, so that's when you look up and finally see the other three that came in with Jack. A huge man in a red coat, with a long, white beard, and 'naughty' and 'nice' tattooed onto his forearms stands next to Tooth. Next to him… floating next to him, is a small male, who glows gold. It looks as though he's made up of individual grains of something… Sand, maybe? And then there's the speaker. A gigantic rabbit creature, easily standing six foot one or more, with an Australian accent.
"Are you… a bunny?" You blurt, hardly even thinking, as you look up at him.
"See?! Bunny, not kangaroo! I can already tell I'm going to like this girl!" The rabbit shouts at Jack, indirectly answering you. Jack raises his hands, mumbling, "Okay, okay! I thought that you'd be over that by now, sheesh!" As you look back and forth between all of them again, two and two come together. If Jamie's stories, and these mysterious beings match up… Then they must be Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy, who you already met, and of course, Jack. The Guardians… These legends that you grew out of believing, together in one room, and very, very real.