Thousand Miles Ch. 8Some days Hiccup wondered if the Gods hated him. Like the day he had searched for Toothless after shooting him down and had difficulty finding him, or the day that his father had set off for the dragon's nest, doomed to be defeated and worse. This morning felt like another one of those days.Thousand Miles Ch. 8 in Fan Fiction More Like This
First, he'd been awoken by a Timberjack biting him on his cheek hard enough to draw blood. Then while he was cooking breakfast, a Nadder had sniffed the pepper and nearly impaled him with flying tail spikes. After that, a Night Fury had accidentally knocked him over with his tail while trying to catch fish in a pond Hiccup was washing off in. Hiccup just couldn't wait to see what the Whispering Death had in mind for him.
"Aww, come on Hiccup, cheer up!" Astrid said, prodding him in the ribs and causing him to jump.
"Not helping." Hiccup stated blandly, scowling at her. She scowled back at him, before her face lightened and she step forward and kissed him. His mood instantly lifted. "Okay. Helping a
Thousand Miles Ch. 3Hiccup remembered asking his dad about the south when he was little. His father had told him a story about a giant creature the size of a large dragon, covered in fur with razor sharp fangs and teeth, able to stand on its hind legs and tower over most men. Needless to say, Hiccup had gone to bed having nightmares about these giant animals his father had called bears. Sometimes they even breathed fire at him. Now, it felt like those nightmare had come to life, except now he was even more vulnerable, not having half a left leg and all.Thousand Miles Ch. 3 in Fan Fiction More Like This
He made it all of ten feet before he yelled for Toothless. The beast behind him roared, a snarling sound that twisted up Hiccup's gut even more. At eleven feet, the beast was on him, and with a slap of its mighty paw, sent Hiccup flying into a tree.
The air rushed out of his body, which was screaming in protest to the pain. His right shoulder seemed to be aflame, burning with a heat that threatened to char the rest of his body and turn him into ashes. He s
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Death was a constant thing in the world of a Viking. Hiccup had dealt with it just as Astrid had. Death during the Dragon Raids, the outgoing parties of raiders it was just something that he had come to deal with. However, being responsible for another's death, he wasn't sure how to cope with that.
The morning after the dragon's attack, the true cost of battle had been revealed. By the shore, the bodies of fifteen dragons lay still and motionless. Various injuries made them a hard sight to look at. Before the sun had burned through the morning fog, the dragons all gathered round and began to cry out, then as one.
Hiccup stood behind the crowd of mourning dragons, observing the scene. They had fought their enemies, breaking their own principles, just for him. In his heart, he felt that he held the responsibility for their deaths.
'Not just theirs, but also the humans that died fighting them.' Hiccup thought, glancing behind him at the still s
Thousand Miles Ch. 5Hiccup had nightmares before, especially for the first few months after his battle with The Death. But the one he had that night was especially vivid and especially horrifying. He had been lying on a bed, chains on his legs and arms. Then, Ruffnut and Tuffnut had walked into view and...he shuddered. It was disgusting...and...wrong on so many levels.Thousand Miles Ch. 5 in Fan Fiction More Like This
He heard the birds chirping outside as he lay on his bedding, his nightmare still burning in his mind. Slowly, he rolled onto his side and sat up, beginning to untie his tent flaps. The day was still early, the misty atmosphere indicating that it was right after daybreak. He was attempting to rekindle the embers from last night's fire when he heard Astrid's tent flaps open, a quiet sound in the early morning.
While he showed no reaction when she opened the flaps, he couldn't help but blink in surprise when she slowly walked up behind him and placed her arms around his neck. He leaned his head onto her forearm, continuing to poke the embers
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The flight there had been pleasant. The weather was cool that day, the sun partially obscured by scattered clouds which cast plenty of light on the sea coast. They'd stopped midday for a lunch break and wound up staying for a swim. Indeed, the day had been pleasant. Now, as the sun's last rays were just setting beyond the horizon, Hiccup worried.
Worrying was nothing unusual for him. It was just like screwing up; he did it a lot. But the issue over which his mind was churning was if they should camp where they were. The Berserker village was only about a league away, but they had flown in close to the treetops, unlikely to be spotted, as it was a far distance to have sentries. Any hunting parties were more likely to go to the mountains, and this was the perfect spot to camp. It wasn't a hard choice to make, even if he was worried about the nearby and bloodthirsty Berserkers. Exhaustion got the better of him and he decided to collapse where
Thousand Miles Ch.1Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III stared down at the copy of the dragon manual. Not the new copy he was helping create, the old one. The KOS, Kill on Sight, version. In his mind, he knew that the little information in this manual wouldn't do for his new version. The KOS version detailed the best way to kill dragons, only listing the bare minimum of facts. And it was so that his plan had formed.Thousand Miles Ch.1 in Fan Fiction More Like This
It had begun simply enough the dragons were their friends now, and the old manual was greatly outdated. Of course, who better than the first Viking to ride a dragon to fix it? And so, Hiccup had been commissioned to make the new manual. So, for a few months he'd studied the habits and rituals of the local dragons. Zipplebacks, Nadders, Nightmares, Terrible Terrors, and even the Night Furies were now detailed in the new version of the manual. But what about the other dragons? And so, the plan had formed in his mind. It was time for him to go abroad, to find the exotic species of dragon.
Thousand Miles, Ch. 2'Early mornings are a pain.' Hiccup's brain battled the last holds sleep had over him. It had been one of those nights, filled with anticipation that makes your gut squirm and your body not want to sleep, wondering and worrying over what it will be like, this mighty upcoming event. It was the early hours of the new day that Hiccup had found himself in when sleep had finally taken him. And it was the early hours of that day's morning that his father had awoken him too.Thousand Miles, Ch. 2 in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Rough night, ay?" Stoick the Vast rumbled as Hiccup struggled to keep his eyes open. Hiccup just nodded, basic motor skills like talking still beyond him. Stoick chuckled as Hiccup stumbled around, beginning to get dressed, before he exited the room.
Toothless entered not long after, again rousing Hiccup from his refuge under the covers.
"Fine I'll get up!" Hiccup gasped, as Toothless mercilessly licked at him. This time, Hiccup dressed under the watchful eye of Toothless, then began to make final checks on the thin
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'Dark clouds hovered over Berk. The dragons all circled over the village. A sudden, huge burst of flame came from the clouds. The dragons scattered, flying in many different directions leaving behind two white dragons. A man sat astride one of the dragons. Suddenly a huge beast burst from the clouds. The white dragons and man were engulfed in the spewing flames.'
Astrid awoke, panting profusely. She was covered head to toe in sweat. Just when she tried to think of why, her nightmare began to fade. Moments later, all she could really remember was that she'd seen something attack Berk. Begrudgingly, she sat up to begin her day.
She had enjoyed waking beside Hiccup in the mornings, more so than she wanted to admit. It was, in her warrior opinion, a weakness. However, it was one she wanted to have, because that weakness made her whole.
After what felt like a particularly elongated day with two sunsets, and having to wake up twice without Hiccup, Astr
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The Vikings of Berk were, of course, no strangers to raids from dragons. They were not however very used to having much time to prepare for them. The most warning they had ever had was when a lone Gronkle had come flying into the village, somehow about five minutes ahead of its brethren. Not to mention that there was no real way to prepare for what they were up against.
"Are the catapults ready yet?!" Stoick's voice boomed up to the top of the siege tower. Of course, most of the weapons had been either decommissioned for wood or had fallen into disrepair over the last year, so the Vikings, masters of repair and replacement with little supplies, were attempting to repair them in order to ready themselves for the arrival of the death.
"Aye! Three of them are ready, we're working on the last two now!" Spitelout called over the edge to the Chief. He and Gobber were overseeing the catapult repairs while Balder was manning the forge, readying any w
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Journey of a Thousand Miles: Chapter 11
Mornings had always been Hiccup's favorite time of day. Daybreak always brought incredible sunrises over Berk, the smell of fresh dew in the air, and in the few warm days of the season, a cool, crisp dawn that invigorated everyone and everything in Berk.
Recently, however, he'd been enjoying another thrill of the mornings; a sort of game that only he played. He tried to wake up before Astrid. It only happened every few days or so, but when he did, he always found pleasure in watching her sleep. The morning after they arrived at the cove was one such morning. Hiccup woke early, blinking sleep from his eyes, willing his still exhausted consciousness into full awareness. He blinked, looking over at Astrid as he sat up. She was smiling in her sleep, near to where his warmth had been just minutes before.
Hiccup arose, not wanting to leave the warm bedding for the cool morning, but forcing himself to. As he exited the tent, shivering slightly in the mo