Vestige - 1Vestige - 15 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Chapter 1 At Last
This is Berk.
It snows nine months of the year, and hails the other three.
Any food that grows here is tough and tasteless.
The people that grow here are even more so.
The only upsides are the pets.
Where some people have ponies or parrots...
...we have dragons.
A small dragon known as a Terrible Terror landed flat on the sleeping boy's face, chittering loudly.
Most people would be put off housing with vicious, fire-breathing reptiles.
The Terror gave the boy a friendly flame-burst hello before fluttering up to the shoulder of its master: a burly, dark-haired man sporting a scar from brow to cheek on the right side of his face. The boy took him in blearily.
Not us. We're Vikings.
The boy rubbed his face, checking to make sure his eyebrows were still there.
We can handle it.
"Rise and shine, Hiccup! Time to get moving," said the man. He moved to the next sleep
Vestige - 3Vestige - 34 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Chapter 3 Shadows
Twisting in her saddle, Astrid looked behind with a pang of urgency. They needed to hurry. Every step they took to the south was a step away from her home. She felt as though it were slipping through her fingers, never to be reclaimed. She wanted to be there now, before it was lost for good. Her grip unconsciously tightened around the handle of her axe.
Following close behind on Toothless, Hiccup caught her eye, and the two of them shared a wordless look of disquiet. The destruction they were passing through seemed unreal. They had weathered some fierce dragon-raids before, but never on a scale like this. The fine line between street and edifice had been obliterated in many places. It had all become one ruinous thoroughfare, paved by soot and splintered beams, and they like a trickle of water wound their way thr