Raided 15: The WeddingRaided: Chapter 15: The Wedding
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.
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“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 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 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: 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: 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
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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
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~ 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
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“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: 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.
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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
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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: 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.”
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“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
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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.
Raided: 3 Dragons~ Raided: A Mericcup Story: Chapter 03: DragonsRaided: 3 Dragons2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“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
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Somewhere in the hideout…
The paintbrush dipped into the clean water, staining it with its many colors and swirling until the brush was dazzled around in the water, rinsing off the blue. It moved back to the palette and picks up a different color. The painter moved the brush to the canvas and continued the tiny detail.
"Jack, why do you always have to sneak up on me?" Rapunzel asked, glancing back at him, “you nearly made me make a mistake."
Jack smiled, “sorry," He came into the room from lurking in the doorway and stood beside her. “How’s it coming?"
"It looks good," The blonde moved back examining the painting. “What do you think?"
Jack studied it closely. Out of all the members, Rapunzel was by far the best artist. Many other crews had tried to recruit her to make forgeries of art. She never took their offers.
"Looks exactly like it. But you’re the art
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The blinding morning sunlight stirred the Scottish princess from her enlightened slumber, a mop of red curls hiding her face as Queen Elinor cheerily announced her daughter's wake-up call. Merida groaned at the coming of morning, the sun just peaking over the horizon, as she rolled away from the window and pulled her rough beige sheets up over her curly-haired head.
"Come now, dear! We've got lots of preparations to attend to! The ball is in three days time!", Her Majesty announced with utmost joy. Merida just moaned and wedged her head beneath her pillows. For months now the maiden had heard of nothing but this social event in which she was being forced into. Merida had the invitation memorized, every dip and curl of it's gold print ingrained in her memory, the message reading of a grand masquerade for all the members of the Disney Princess Royal Court. Disgust tingled in Merida's fingertips at the thought of it all: the sparkly dress, the millions of people, the meticulous choreograp
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Hiccup couldn't believe he was going do this. Hiccup was anxious and having second thoughts.
This is bad idea. Go back! Go back!, thought Hiccup, No don't! Ruffnut's gonna rip your balls off. Don't go! Don't go!
Hiccup decided to leave from home when her apartment door opened. Hiccup was expecting Rapunzel but instead a fizzy red-orange haired, bright blue eyed girl was in front of the door.
"Hi," said the girl.
"Hello," said Hiccup as casually as he could,"Is Rapunzel here?"
"Yep," said the girl. She moved away to show Rapunzel with her hands behind her back and smiling.
Hiccup's jaw dropped suddenly but he quickly closed it and put hand on his jaw just incase it happened again. She was so beautiful. She was wearing a cream-colored ribbon-tie shirt, red gold-button cardigan, navy blue
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How to Train Your Dragon
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CLAIMER: ANY OCS BELONG TO ME.
Note: I haven't done much research on Norse or Celtic history/mythology. No flaming for inaccuracy please.
Hiccup's heart beat faster and faster as he ran. Despite him missing a leg, they moved very fast across the forest floor. Was he excited? Fearful? Both? It all didn't matter as he knew what he was running for, and now there was no stopping him. As he tripped over rocks and roots, he recalled the events that led to this moment:
Hiccup was back in the home of MacGuffin, the Queen standing before him, fear mixed with panic and surprise swirling in her eyes.
"Oh, hi mum!" Merida said cheerfully, trying to lighten the mysteriously dreary mood of the room.
"Oh, I'm sorry to tell you this, lass." sa
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I didn’t realize how much I would miss my hair. It was my pride and joy. ..Okay that sounds ridiculous and petty. I shouldn’t have complained, especially now that I knew the horror that would soon follow. Unfortunately I can’t help that pang of disappointment when I reach out to pick up my hair and feel only empty air. I don’t know if I like having to be like anyone else; Normality seems boring. I was worried that if someone got sick or hurt, I wouldn’t be able to heal them. Then I remember that, hey, my tears can still heal. I can’t cry on cue though (People have tried, but it just doesn’t work like that).
I told Eugene about my problem, and he just chuckled and said, “I don’t think you have a normal bone in your body, Rapunzel.”
Other than that, my life was perfect.
For a year…
I guessed it was about 2 o’clock in the morning when I slid out of the warm bed, careful not to wake
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Look at me
I will never be their perfect queen
Or their little daughter
Could it be
I was never meant for this
Now I see
If I became who I wanted to become
I would break my mother’s heart
Who is that lass I see?
She is so unclear to me
Why can’t my reflection just be the real me
Who is that perfect bride?
It’s not me and I’ll never try
But, when will my reflection show my true self inside?
I’ll be brave enough to be myself
And make her expectations
But, how can I?
There’s no way for me to be myself
Will a willow of the wisp help me?
They want a little lamb
No one knows the real me
Is there a fiery girl
I’m forced to hide
Must I be an obedient queen?
Could I ever change my fate?
When’s the day my spirit will rise and I‘ll be me?
When will my reflection show my true self inside?
Look at me
I will never be their perfect queen
Or their little daughter
Could it be