Unfortunately, all of us know that we aren't going to be able to find out what Pitch wants until we go. So, we are going… Just not all of us. Well… only [y/n] in particular. I voice this, earning agreement - shockingly - from Bunny, Sandy, and also North. Tooth doesn't answer, but looks away, thinking. [y/n] doesn't seem to see eye to eye on this matter, though.
"Jack, you can't just tell me to sit back and wait when things get tough," she says stubbornly.
"[y/n], this isn't just tough. It's downright dangerous! And you don't even have anything to protect yourself with… no powers or magic. You wouldn't stand a chance!" I argue.
"What, are you saying I'm weak or something? I don't need magic to be able to stand up to some loser! Jamie and his friends didn't!"
"That was different! I don't doubt that you would be able to stand up to anyone else other than Pitch… Pitch Black is different though. He's the king of nightmares. If you have the slightest doubts or fears in your mind, he will pounce. He'll take advantage of them…" My voice cracks on the last part when I think of that happening to the small girl standing before me.
"That may be true, but I can't just wait around here twiddling my thumbs, safe in front of the fire while all of you are out there. Fighting the goddamn Boogeyman, no less!" I can hear anger in her voice, sure, but it's almost hidden by the intense worry. And then, another voice pipes up.
"Jack, she's right… It's an awful feeling, not being able to do anything. Just let the poor girl tag along, and she can wait right above the hole," Tooth says, putting a hand on my shoulder. I sigh, looking to Tooth, and then back at [y/n].
"Alright. You can come," I reluctantly tell her, while a bad feeling nags at the back of my mind.
You stand at the base of the black hole, alone. They wouldn't let you go in there, but at least you can hear the sound of voices talking. You can't make out the words that they're saying, but you can hear rises and falls in pitch and volume as they argue. Over what, you haven't the slightest idea. The other key fact that you - and they - are unaware of, is how greatly this day, this meeting, will impact you…