This gif shows the last moment Jack Frost’s mother ever saw him.
“Mother: Be careful.
Jack Frost: *chuckles* We will!”
That’s the last thing she ever said to her son. Then an hour or so later, her daughter would have come crying back home hysterically screaming that the ice had cracked and her brother had fallen into the lake.
This is the last moment of happiness the 3 of them will share, before their world falls apart.
Can you imagine that for years and years to come (and maybe even until her death), Jack’s mother would look back on this moment and blame herself for letting her precious son go out onto the ice? She would be blaming herself for his death and blaming herself for the emotional impact on her daughter.
Also see how much Jack cares for and loves his mother. I bet his mother has nagged at him many times to “be careful”, but he is not at all irritated by this. Instead, turns back and looks at her not once, not twice, but three times in this scene. (The first time is not in the gif). All while smiling and laughing.
And unlike in other TV shows and movies, there is no cliche moment of a one last “I love you”. Its just a simple: “We will.” Which is frankly way more heartbreaking and tragic, because it shows the suddenness and unpredictability of death. We already know that Jack would ‘die’, but his mother doesn’t know that. She expects having yet another evening of fun and laughter with her children later on, but of course that never happens.
Inevitably as she grows old, the memories of Jack mother’s will fade and she would almost completely have forgotten how her son looks like. Except for this last goodbye. She will forever be replaying the way Jack laughs and says “we will” and looks lovingly back at her. And as she dies, surrounded by friends and family (hopefully), she will be thinking of this moment, thinking of her beloved son, as she drifts off into the dark.
*This is a perfect example of how great ROTG is. It gives you so many feels just from a simple, 2 second moment. And please forgive me if you don’t think the gif is good; this is my first time ever making one.*
(via emerald-lin8891)Posted on December 21st at 12:57 AM
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