Raided: 3 Dragons~ Raided: A Mericcup Story: Chapter 03: Dragons
“Mum, can I talk to you?” Asked Merida to the woman in a glittery green dress sitting at the table reading through some letters.
Queen Elinor glanced up regally and said, “Yes, dear. What is it?” but her eyes returned to the letter she was reading.
Merida glanced up at the crown sitting on her mother’s head and then tried again. “Queen Elinor. I’d like to speak with my mum, please.”
Elinor blinked and glanced at her daughter. Then she nodded, put down the letter, took off her crown and turned to face her daughter. “I’m sorry, what was it you wanted to talk to me about?”
“I was going over the harvest reports like you asked and this year’s crop was very good, but there are a lot of people saying it’s going to be a cold winter, and are looking to stockpile firewood. How can they know that?”
Elinor paused for a moment, frowning slightly, that seemed more
Raided: 2 Bows~ Raided: Chapter 2: BowsRaided: 2 Bows2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fergus placed a bow on the dinner table by his wife’s plate.
“Fergus, no weapons on the table,” Queen Elinor said out of habit not looking up from the letter she was reading.
“You know lass, I keep wondering why you say that.”
“Oh, my mum always made us do that so we would take the time to talk instead of fiddle with our weapons,” said Elinor.
Fergus thought for a moment. “If it is so important to talk, why do you read so much at the table?”
Elinor blinked. She looked up and looked at her husband, daughter and sons. Then she looked back at the letter and folded it up and put it away. “You’re right, I should spend my time with you and not with some letters.”
“Have there been anymore raids?” asked Merida.
“Not so far this week, there have been three so far this summer but putting extra men to the coastal towns aren’t stopping them. We need to do something different.
Raided 13: The Althing~ Raided: A Mericcup Story: Chapter 13: The AlthingRaided 13: The Althing2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“So how will the Althing help with the woman problem and the raiding of Scotland?” asked Hiccup.
“Well, son. At the very least we would be able to buy slave wives for the men.” said Stoic.
“Dad, that’s not a good solution and doesn’t help with the Scots.”
“No, but it is an option and is a simple answer to the most pressing problem.” Stoic held up a hand to keep Hiccup from butting in. “But there should be unattached women from other tribes available that might consider marrying into the tribe.”
“Okay, but what about protecting the Scots?”
“I am not exactly sure. I don’t really have a good understanding of the law and other nations. That’s why I want to talk to the lawspeaker and introduce you to him as well.”
“Yes, you. I don’t exactly have a plan yet. There are too many things I just don’t kn
Raided: 1 The RaidRaided - A Mericup StoryRaided: 1 The Raid2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
~ The Raid
Aibhlinn was gutting fish in the early morning fog with her family. It had been a terrific catch and the entire village had been working hard all night to prepare the fish for preservation. They had run out of salt already, so mum was building up the fire to smoke the rest of the fish.
The smoke smelled heavy in the still air, which covered the stink of the fish guts a little.
Struan and some of his friends had gone out to the forest to get more wood, mainly branches to set the fish on. Aibhlinn liked Struan. He was a strapping lad, he made her feel a little funny inside and she tended to giggle for no reason whenever he looked at her. She was almost of age to start walking out with him. She was hoping so hard he would ask her, she tried to be near him as much as she could. He looked at her sometimes with such a gentle look on his face. Her pretty brown braids were falling apart from all the work, but she would make herself look extra good after a go
Raided : 12 Joinings~ Raided: A Mericcup Story: Chapter 12: JoiningsRaided : 12 Joinings2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Her hair is like a fully enflamed Monstrous Nightmare. Her eyes are blue like the clear sky after a blizzard. Her hands are strong and callused but her touch is gentle like pussywillows. She smelled of apple. Her skin is like warm cream. Her face is round like a bowl you cup in your hands before drinking in her wonderful goodness.” Hiccup had his hands cupped before him.
“And her lips.” Ruffnut cooed.
“H-her lips....” Hiccup licked his own.
“sNerk.” A slightly muffled laugh came from Tuffnut.
Hiccup snapped out his revere. He looked around at the other teens and dashed away into the darkness beyond the bonfire on the observation deck, blushing bright red.
“Aw, you had to ruin it, didn’t you.” Ruffnut complained hitting her brother.
“Stop it! Won’t you ever stop it?” shouted Astrid, rising and spinning her ax in her hand.
Everyone stared at her.
Raided 15: The WeddingRaided: Chapter 15: The WeddingRaided 15: The Wedding2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The door shut behind Hiccup and the room went dark. He heard the bar slide into place, and his heart began to race again.
Elinor had told him that all he had to do was retrieve Merida from the dungeon during a mock raid. The idea seemed a bit odd, but it made a weird kind of sense, most of the interactions between the Viking and the Highlands had been raids and they were acknowledging that.
Hiccup was hoping that there wouldn’t be too many injuries. Elinor had confided in him that she was hoping this would also tire everyone so the new couple could have a quiet night together.
Elinor had just locked him into this dark room. Merida was in here somewhere, but how to find her. He waited as his eyes tried to adjust to the darkness. The slave chain on his belt clanked gently.
He started as he heard some rocks start rolling nearby. There was a thump and a window opened. There in the beam of sunlight was a white cocoon topped with wild red hair.
Raided 15: One Last TimeRaided: Chapter 15: One Last TimeRaided 15: One Last Time2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Merida tottered out of the meeting that she and her mother had had with Astrid. Mum was arranging a room for the girl and a place for her dragon.
Merida had a hand on the stone wall guiding her, because she wasn’t sure how she was feeling. Hiccup had sent Astrid, the girl she thought Hiccup liked, to ask Merida to marry him. It would be a political marriage, the way to stop the raids on Scotland.
Merida stumbled down the stairs, grabbing the handrail. Her eyes didn’t seem to want to focus, her ears couldn’t hear. Part of her was raging, she didn’t want to give up her freedom. The freedom she had fought so hard for and hurt her mum over. Another part of her liked Hiccup, and held out the hope that maybe she could love him like Mum loved Da. The princess part of her knew what had to be done for the sake of her people.
Her feet carried her out of the castle and into the woods. There was a comforting presence next to her, Kevin MacG
~ Raided: 11 The Scotland Question~ Raided: A Mericcup Story: Chapter 11: The Scotland Question~ Raided: 11 The Scotland Question2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
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Merida came tearing out of the castle. Maudie had told her a dragon had been sighted.
She looked into the sunset. It was Toothless. She ran to wait in the big field as he got closer. Her parents and others came to see. The trees were covered in the bright green of new spring growth now.
She had figured out that Hiccup was trying to get away from her once Astrid had shown up. As her parents had talked to Astrid, Hiccup had cupped her cheek in his hand and looked into her eyes, then he had gathered his things and left without a word. She figured that it was somehow too dangerous for him to say something. It was obvious that Astrid was jealous, and dangerous. But it had left her feeling devastated for him to leave without actually saying good-bye to her and she didn’t know why.
She knew that Astrid was dangerous, but so was she. Hiccup had said Astrid had basically claimed him after he recovered from their adventure
Raided 7: Questions~ Raided: A Mericcup Story: Chapter 07: QuestionsRaided 7: Questions2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Hiccup woke up to the sound of Toothless’ teeth extending, which made him sit up and look around really quickly. It was really early in the morning, a torch was guttering low on the wall by the kitchen. The windows were covered with wooden shudders and furs to keep out the cold but there were still drafts making the torch waver.
In front of Toothless were four young children. Three were redheads, Merida had introduced them as Harris, Hubert and Hammish, but he had no idea who was whom. Merida seemed to have no problem with it though.
There was another child, a little blonde girl about the same age as the boys. She had a halo of messy blonde hair, that told Hiccup that she must be related to Lord MacGuffin. He knew that Lord MacGuffin had some other children besides Kevin, his firstborn. There was a son about Hiccup’s age that he had seen, but hadn’t been introduced to. As well as a preteen girl, who he had seen rush up
Raided: 4 Getting to Know You~ Raided: Chapter 04: Getting to Know YouRaided: 4 Getting to Know You2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The black dragon stood and began limping its way behind the humans. It could not close one wing completely because of the injury. Fergus had MacGuffin’s son and the Dingwall hunk flank the dragon, ready to take it down if it tried anything as the rest of the warriors surrounded the dragon and the Viking.
As they entered the lit great hall, the thump of Fergus’ peg leg and the squeak of Hiccup’s artificial leg resounded in the empty space. Their eyes met, the question was obvious.
“A demon bear. It attacked my wife and daughter,” said Fergus.
“A dragon. To defend my tribe,” said Hiccup.
Fergus nodded, a slight respect grew between them.
Once inside the Great Hall, Elinor ordered space made for the dragon to lie down, and extra candles and torches brought for light so they could care of the wounded. The servants were giving the dragon a wide berth and many warriors stayed nearby to guard the dragon and th
Raided: 6 Friendship~ Raided: A Mericcup Story: Chapter 06: FriendshipRaided: 6 Friendship2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“We have a new problem. A really big problem,” warned Hiccup, leaning on his fists on the table.
“We already have a problem, are you saying there is a bigger problem out there we have to deal with? We took out a lot of dragons, finally.” asked Fergus. He had one of the boys on his lap. He was feeling pretty good, they had taken out a large number of dragons and the rest had fled. They had lost only a few sheep.
“Yes. Admittedly, you did really well out there today, taking down so many dragons so quickly is impressive, but you lost a lot of people,” explained Hiccup.
After the battle, they began treating the wounded in the Great Hall. Hiccup showed them that the best way to deal with a Nadder quill was to push it through rather then pull since it was barbed. There was the man with the charred stump of a hand--it looked like Gronkle burns--who they were plying with strong ale as two burly guys and a ma
Raided: 10 Back to Berk~ Raided: A Mericcup Story: Chapter 10 : Back to BerkRaided: 10 Back to Berk2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Hiccup and Astrid glided into Berk. Hiccup was amazed as it looked like the whole village turned out as they came in. Everyone was shouting questions, and crowding around him. Astrid was glaring at everyone as they dismounted. Hiccup was looking for his father, but so many women were so close to him, touching him. Astrid and Ruffnut elbowed their way right next to him as Stoic came barreling through the crowd.
“Hiccup, son!” called Stoic as he caught his son up in a hug. “You’re alright. What happened? When you didn’t come back in time we sent out search parties.”
“Oh, ah, good. Did anyone find the message I left at Nest 5?”
“Yes, but saying you went looking for it didn’t exactly help. I found him in Scotland.” grumbled Astrid.
“Scotland?” Whispers wandered through the crowd.
“I found the dragons feeding off Scotland and I helped them deal with
Raided: 9 Goodbyes~ Raided: A Mericcup Story: Chapter 09 : GoodbyesRaided: 9 Goodbyes2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Toothless landed by a sheltered outcropping of rock. He used the last of his flame to heat the ground. Together Hiccup and Merida curled up in Toothless’ protective embrace.
“Hiccup, are we going to be okay? We aren’t really prepared for a blizzard,” asked Merida, drawing her cloak close, it was a little charred on the edge but she had ducked behind Hiccup as they flew through the fire. They didn’t have any food or water; they were only supposed to take an hour to look around. Eating the snow was too dangerous, it was so cold it would chill them faster and kill them. She knew they could last a day or two without food and water, but lack of shelter was a serious problem in a blizzard. However, the blizzard felt relatively warm after the terrible cold of this winter.
“We’ll be okay, Toothless can keep us warm. Here, lay on me and cover us with your cloak.”
“Hiccup that leaves you with
Raided 8: Flying~ Raided: A Mericcup Story: Chapter 08 : FlyingRaided 8: Flying2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“So what was your first flight like?” asked Merida casually, as she and Hiccup sat down near the fire, watching Toothless curl up for a nap. The thought of riding a dragon was so very interesting.
Toothless could fully extend his wings now. They were settling down after taking him outside to flap his wings to stretch them out. He had thrown up quite the flurry of snow from the snowstorm the previous day. It was getting a little bit warmer; at least it was warm enough to snow now.
Merida was unprepared for the reaction she got from Hiccup’s face. He smiled, not just a little awkward smile but a real all the way to the eyes smile. She knew she was seeing the real Hiccup, like when she had seen her real mum in her room just before the introduction of the suitors.
“It was amazing. Our first flight didn’t go so well, because I hadn’t figured everything out yet, hardly anything actually. I had created a new t
Raided: 14 The Challenge~ Raided: Chapter 14: The ChallengeRaided: 14 The Challenge2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The tribe kept an eye on the Skivvy Scroungers while dragons stayed close to Hiccup as he trained with his father. Everyone could see a few of BigEars’ men loitering near Stoic’s campsite. Stoic had some men keep watch.
The Althing still had quite a bit of business to take care of, and since it was traditional for a holmgang to have a cool down period between the acceptance of the challenge and the fight itself, it would be several days before the fight. That allowed the ship bringing Toothless to arrive.
Fishlegs dumped an armload of bread onto the table. Gobber and the teens dug in, as they sat in Stoic’s tent after another day of watching and training.
“Hiccup, you had to go mess up a good thing.” complained Snotlout as they met around a table in Stoic’s tent.
“What do you mean?” asked Hiccup.
“I had all those girls swarming me.” said Snotlout.
“Hey, it’s not that bad.”
Raided: 5 Show Me Who You Are~ Raided: A Mericcup Story: Chapter 05: Show Me Who You AreRaided: 5 Show Me Who You Are2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Merida was tiptoeing through MacGuffin’s dark castle a hand on her belly and the other on her shoulder.
It was quite late but she wanted to get to the kitchen, it should be nice and warm there. She also needed some Chamomile tea to calm her down, a terrible nightmare had woken her up.
Merida also couldn’t sleep from the soreness in her shoulder. She had never fired that many arrows as she and her mum could do for so long or so quickly. It had drained her and her arm and shoulder seemed so much more tired then the rest of her. She had never really thought about how she fired her arrows or what effects it had on her. She had talked to mum and all they could do was rest and recover as fast as they could.
Hopefully, no more dragons would raid the MacGuffin’s lands for a few days. Da had massaged her and mum, which had helped but her blankets had slipped while sleeping and the cold air had stiffened her up again.
Jarida AU: Ski DippingJarida AU: Ski Dipping (OneShot)Jarida AU: Ski Dipping2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Summary: The gang decides to go to a ski resort for a weekend, and with Jack and Merida there, things could never go as planned.
Merida struggled to step through the snow with her ski equipment on, complaining the whole time of how restricted she felt while wearing them. Everyone was already set off in pairs, waiting patiently for their lift to arrive. Obviously it had to be couples amongst their group of friends, only leaving her with one other person who wasn’t taken. She turned to the person in question, his grin indicating the fun he was about to have. This trip was proving to be a pain; it was bad enough that she didn’t even know how to ski; or ice skate; or even snowboard—everything about this weekend was against her element. Not for Jack though, he was a born natural for this stuff, and it annoyed her to no end.
They took a step forward after Hiccup and Astrid got on their lift, now waiting for Eep and Guy t
Imaginary FriendMerida sighed as she sat down on a bench in the deserted park. She looked around her, admiring the colours of the turned leaves. Autumn was such a beautiful season to her. A cool breeze blew, and she closed her eyes, relishing the cold. She heard the rustle of trees and the scrunches of the crisp leaves. The redhead opened her eyes, and found a familiar boy standing in front of her.Imaginary Friend2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Jack!” she called out in delight, shooting up and throwing her arms around him. Jack laughed as he returned the hug, ruffling her hair as they parted.
“Hey, Mer,” he greeted as they sat down on the bench together. “How’ve you been doing?” he asked, and Merida shrugged.
“Okay, I guess. My mom keeps having mood swings, but nothing I can’t handle,” she replied. Jack raised an eyebrow.
“Really? Because last time I came you were crying your eyes out because of your mom,” he said, which earned a sigh from Merida. “Look, Mer, I’m
SPIRITBetween the Scottish forests, in a meadow below,SPIRIT2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A little redhead pulled back the string of her brand new bow.
She notched the wooden arrow, shooting straight and true,
Directly into the thicket, leaving the bushes askew.
There she wandered; searching for her prize,
Unaware she had caught the attention of a certain winter sprite.
Jack flew down to watch her, his hand on the staff he grasped,
And recoiled with surprise when she looked in his eyes and gasped.
"Jack Frost." She whispered, baby blue eyes filled with awe,
And grabbing her lost arrow, from the woods she did withdraw.
Merida ran back to her parents, ginger mane flying in the wind,
Practically jumping with excitement, she slowed to a stop and grinned.
"I saw him!" She exclaimed, "I did, I really did!"
"Who did you see?" Elinor asked, her tone lighthearted.
"Jack Frost!" The little girl answered, her voice overjoyed.
Her mother laughed as her father frowned, very much annoyed.
"Those are old wives' tales." Fergus
Kidnaped Princess-A Merricup story chapter 4~Hiccup's POV~Kidnaped Princess-A Merricup story chapter 42 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Don't let her go!"Dad shouted as he ordered to chase the girl.
How do a girl could run so fast?
Maybe it was her...well,long skirt costume?Dad told me that she wouldn't cause any trouble,but now,she has an entire tribe of vikings chasing her,and no one catched her...yet.
I saw some vikings riding their dragons only to catch her!
Really?She can run so fast?Maybe there's a new opponent for Toothless.
If a Scottish Princess could do that,I don't want to know what The King could do.
Then I noticed Gobber and the Princess walking towards me.
And I was just there,lost in my thoughts and standing there like a stupid.
"HICCUP!" Yelled Gobber.
"Y-Yes,Gobber?"I was shaking as they reached me.
"Take care of the Princess.Guide her to your guest room"
"Stoic's orders"...I was going to give give dad a piece of my mind later.Before I could react,Gobber gave me the rope and a pat on the head.
Jarida:Truth or DareJarida:Truth or Dare2 years ago in Romance More Like This
(Modern AU Jarida): Truth or Dare
Summary: After a game of truth or dare, Merida does the impossible. She is now forced to go on a date with the person she hates most, discovering newfound feelings along the way that may forever change their fate.
Truth or Dare—that’s how it all started.
Merida was faced with a ultimatum between both—and knowing it was at the hands of the one and only Jack Overland—made it all that more terrifying. She stared at the bottle that was pointing at her, forcing her to choose her fate. Knowing Jack, he wasn’t going to make this easy on her. The smug look on his face told her that he already had something planned. Rapunzel, Hiccup, and most of their friends waited in anticipation.
“Have you decided yet, Slingshot?” he asked her, obviously amused towards her dilemma.
She gritted her teeth at him. “ Hauld yer horses!” she demanded.
“Oh come on, we al
Until the End, Chapter #1 LegendsThere’s a legend here in Scotland, nearly as old as the land itself. It tells the story of a blacksmith, a stableman, a maid, and a princess. It’s a story of love, hatred, fate, duty, life, and death. Not many know this legend and those few who do know don’t know how it really went, but I do. I do know how it really went and that’s the legend I’ll be telling.Until the End, Chapter #1 Legends2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Once, there was a kingdom called DunBroch. After a decade of war, the Kingdom was, at last, peaceful once again. It held on to the peace for 3 years but, sadly, it was not to last. For the past few weeks, a neighbouring clan had threatened DunBroch with war. The young Lord MacInroy had an army much larger than the combined strength of DunBroch, MacIntosh, MacGuffin, and Dingwall. The only way to avoid another war and a massacre was for the beautiful princess of DunBroch to marry the lord. Reluctantly, the 23-year-old princess had accepted the proposal but she only did it for the sake of her people.
Hans: Chapter One"Mother, look!"Hans: Chapter One1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The queen of the southern isles looked over at her youngest son playing by the fire.
The four year old's fingertips were spitting up flames nearly as red as his hair, hotter than the ones produced by the fireplace.
She smiled adoringly and waved him over.
"Now dear, you know the rules." He pouted as she slipped his white gloves over his hands. "You're supposed to be controlling them, not playing with them. You heard what Pabbie said."
"But mother, why can't I learn to use them?" he whined.
"You are the only one of your brothers to have these powers. What if people were to think you different from us?" The queen pursed her lips here. Strangely, Hans was her only child to be born with any sort of magical quality. In the darker parts of the Southern Isles, people were already whispering about why they had continued to produce children after twelve, since thirteen was considered an unlucky number.
"Where else would I have come from, mother?"
She didn't want her youngest son