The blizzard-like wind surrounding the rolling hills of Hyrule were brisk to say the least. Most of the logical inhabitants had retreated to the safe heat of their homes around this hour. But, Jack was not one of these people. He'd been waiting along these grassy hills for what felt like a good five hours, lost in thought.
There had only been one thing on his mind through this entire span of time; Midna. This odd imp-like creature was adorable, to say the least. Her soft fur lined her whole body, it's black tint simply captivating. Her hair flowed elegantly, but roughly, with a blindingly beautiful orangish-red tint to it. To compare Jack to Midna would be a weird thought all in itself. Jack had been, generally, normal. He wore a worn, but held together, black tunic with a generic blue under-shirt hidden behind it. He was a slender, tall teenager with messy, ginger hair. His feet were covered in ripped, black, boots, which held together surprisingly well considering their 2 years of use. Though they might not look like the perfect idea of togetherness, they were so alike in mind then anyone could ever imagine ;though, how could they have known that?
Jack's mind soon became very hazy as his eyesight soon followed. It was clear to Jack that he had been walking for much too long, and his extreme amount of thought had no doubt exhausted him further. This became such a big bother, he found himself collapsing beneath an oak tree overlooking much of the forest he had wondered in. He lied on the ground with a less than elegant poise. He no longer cared, though, not like anyone could see him anyway.
Though it never crossed Jack's mind, the sky had been filled with droopy, snow-heavy, clouds for the past afternoon ;but, they haven't dropped a single snowflake... until just now. Before Jack even obtained a wink of sleep, three feet of snow dropped right on top of Hyrule's rolling hills. Jack fell further into an oblivious sleep, unaware, he might be freezing to death.
This was when Midna got worried. Jack had been staying at Midna's cute little abode for as long as Jack was staying in Hyrule. Jack was no adventurer, mind you, but more of a wanderer. He didn't walk for a purpose, but he was walking nonetheless. Jack's long absence had uneased Midna, definitely, but it was not until the sudden snowfall that Midna was truly worried. She threw on a long, blue, overcoat that would be enough to keep out any cold that her fur couldn't keep out. She grabbed Jack's sword while heading out, just in case Jack was in real danger. She had no use for the sword, but she figured at least Jack could help her ward off whatever was apposing. Midna also grabbed a half-broken lantern that would aid in finding Jack.
She headed out into the blinding blizzard of snow, hovering above the blanket of snow under her. She held out the lantern far, squinting in the darkness to make out any indication of Jack. Little did anyone know that Jack actually had wandered completely out of Ordon Village, where they had been staying, and farther out into the woods up onto some hill. Eventually, after forty-five minutes of searching, Midna forced herself into the forest, completely blinded by snow. Scared to death, Midna sprinted through the darkness of the woods. Midna panted heavily, screaming out occasionally Jack's name in hope for a response.
Meanwhile, Jack awoke from his exhausted slumber, not moving due to just how cold he was, blanketed under such a thick layer of snow. His weak layer of chain male under his tunic froze his core from the inside-out. His attempts to move from his spot in the snow were to no avail. He managed to crawl up onto the trunk of the tree he had slept under. Leaning back into it, Jack felt a sharp pain in his abdomen. All Jack remembered was really heavy, cold, snow piled on top of him.
"Midna! A-Anyone! I'm..." Jack paused between thoughts, to catch his breath, "I'm...stuck..." again, like before, Jack's vision faded completely. He fainted, silently unaware of his situation.
Midna forced herself into the direction of the muffled plea for help.
"Jack...? Jack!" Midna sprinted into the direction that she had heard her name called. I'm coming Jack... I'm coming... Midna struggled through the snow, treading heavily now that the snow was a good 6 feet. Eventually, Midna arrived in a huge clearing, on the other side of a it, a hill, with Jack visibly resting under a tree at the top of it.
"Jack!" Midna forced from the bottom of her throat. She had been crying for the duration of her final stretch, what with Jack's plea echoing within her, yelling at her to keep going. Midna definitely didn't want to admit it, but she had feelings for Jack. Ever since he wandered into town, everything was infinitely more fun. Sure, Jack was awkward, but he was caring, and was always there for Midna, and secretly, Midna had noticed Jack's feelings for her. She had enjoyed that Jack had feelings for her, it would make admitting her feelings to Jack so easy, since she knew the feelings would be reciprocated.
Midna sprinted up the steep hill at the end of the clearing. Her weeping was now almost audible through all of the harsh, whipping winds. She arrived at Jack's side, his skin was now extremely pale and was cold to the touch.
"Oh my god, Jack!" Midna wrapped her arms around Jack, as she felt his torso. Jack's tunic had been stained red with blood where his ribs had no doubt broken his ribs, due to the force of all of the snow piled on top of him. Jack's eyes opened slowly, revealing Midna's troubled tear-ridden face. Midna looked into Jack's eyes and sighed, weeping even more now, wrapping her arms around his neck now. Jack answered by hugging back this time, his broken ribs not even bothering him at this point.
"Jack..." Midna sobbed, "I though you were... you had-"
"I know," Jack answered, in a raspy, broken, voice, "I thought I was dead, too..." Midna embraced Jack lips, simply in the heat of the moment. The warmth confused Jack, but it was definitely welcomed, as Jack kindly reciprocated the kiss. Embarrassed, Midna backed away, blushing thickly. She smiled at him, still with tears drying on her cheeks.
Midna helped carry Jack to his feet, he clumsily fell back against the tree again, though. The careful journey back to town was filled mostly of Midna supporting the blunt of Jack's weight sluggishly as Jack struggled to stay upright. There was portions of the trek where Midna simply dragged Jack through the snow. Eventually they made it back to the front door of their cute little house in Ordon. Inside, Midna hung the sword and it's holster back up on the wall, glad she had no use for it. She removed Jack's tunic and chain mail and wrapped a thick layer of bandage over his wounded ribs, they could be taken care of in the morning, when the Hospital would no doubt be less over-filled. . Jack laid uncomfortably in front of the fireplace, trying to avoid his wounded area at all costs. Midna arrived in the living room with a platter of hot chocolate and cookies.
She seated herself next to Jack and offered a saucer of hot cocoa and a cookie. Jack happily accepted and bit into pat of a cookie.
"Hey, uhm, that kiss..." Jack continued, in between hot cocoa sips, "that wasn't just an 'in the moment" thing... right?" Jack's eyes rose towards Midna's. Midna's scarlet eyes glistened with aid of the fireplace.
Midna just stared at Jack with an "are you serious" face and grabbed his shoulder and forced him back into another kiss. This was much more passionate as the last, as the situation from the last was not as favorable. The warmth of the kiss only magnified with aid of the fireplace. Midna leaned back after the kiss, not leaving Jack's eyes out of her gaze.
"Nope." she said, a smile painted across her face. Jack happily hugged Midna and fell over onto the soft floor, her in his arms. Jack had obtained what he had lost sleep after, and almost died for. Only at the cost of... oh... three ribs?