Toothless Love: Chapter OneSometimes, I questioned my sanity. I was a Deathly Storm, the most powerful of dragons, the last of my kind! And I had allowed myself to become attached to a human. And not even a human capable of caring for itself, but a nestling- barely older than a hatchling and not yet close to becoming a fledgling- Viking! He was so thin A toothpick, really. Hardly any meat on him, not very fast, or strong. But he was my human. He had shot me down, then spared me, and then saved me more than once. He gave me a new name- not anywhere near as beautiful as my real name, but I did find I prefer my new name to my true name regardless- and a new tail fin. The scrap of a Viking had let me fly again and had helped defeat the Green Death. And in the end, that was what lead me to question my sanity the most.
Why stay with such a brain-damaged boy? He was no longer just a scrappy nestling who had too much curiosity, but a youngling. He had learned how to fly, and gained confidence, and saved me a
Toothless Love: Chapter ElevenHiccup was amazed. Yes, they had been found by a three-year-old Camicazi (which gave him a sneaking suspicion for the reason Camicazi so enthusiastically clung to him in the future), which should have been the worst thing that could happen to them. The Bog-Burglars should have been on them in moments, if Camicazi was about. But the fact was that no Bog-Burglars besides Camicazi had jumped out at them. Camicazi had thrown herself at the four companions, and had successfully trapped Toothless's snout in a hug.
Hiccup had never seen anything like it before. There was Toothless, looking completely unsure as to what he was supposed to do with a Viking toddler clinging to his snout, and Camicazi, looking for all the world like this was the happiest moment in her life. She seemed oblivious to Ash Fall, who was looking at her like she was insane, and Crispy, hiding behind Hiccup.
"Oh oh!!! Ewil-dwagon is smooth!" Camicazi squealed, letting go of Toothless and giggling.
Toothless looked at Hicc
Toothless Love: Chapter TenThe clearing was a very nice place to think. It was an equal distance from Berk and from the cove that had become something of a second home. It was a nice, quiet circle with a small pond that was perfect for fishing. The only real problem was that Toothless knew where it was.
Hiccup stared up at the sky, and sighed before sinking down on top of a rock. How, exactly, was he supposed to get home? Especially with Ash Fall determined to follow him around! Really, Hiccup had enough of that with Crispy- at the entire dragon population of Berk, but that didn't really matter at the moment. What mattered was the Night Fury with trust issues and stubbornness that rivaled a Viking.
The Night Fury who was currently staring right at Hiccup, only inches from his face.
With a surprised shout, Hiccup fell backward off of the rock. A twin surprised shout could be heard from Ash Fall as he jumped backward, having just been unintentionally kicked by Hiccup's metal leg. For a moment, the two glared at ea
Toothless Love: Chapter NineIt was a little known fact that a dragon's light sleep was about as deep as a human's deep sleep. It was for that reason that when Hiccup awoke after a lazy hour of sleep, he was able to worm his way out from under Toothless's wings and head out into the forest. Hiccup really needed to think about his revelation- away from Toothless- and for once how deeply dragons tended to sleep was a good thing. There was no doubt in Hiccup's mind that the typical possessiveness of Toothless would make the dragon keep Hiccup from leaving, and with all his searching to find a way back home, Hiccup simply could not stay in Toothless's company all day. Especially after a revelation like the one he had just had.
He Loved Toothless. As more than a friend. As a what, exactly?
Hiccup knew. He just did not want to accept it, despite not really caring that he loved Toothless in that manner. He loved Toothless in the same way that his parents had loved each other. Neither would ever turn th
Toothless Love: Chapter SevenThe following week fell into a routine. In the morning Hiccup would struggle out of Toothless's grasp and set out to fish away from the cove. The mornings would find Toothless and Crispy waiting for Hiccup to return, and Ash Fall waiting to see if the weak scrap of a human was really going to be returning without a Viking search party. In the afternoon Hiccup would return with half a basket full of fish and start a fire to cook his meal for the day. After Hiccup finished, Toothless would transform into his humanoid form and help Hiccup catch enough fish to finish filling the basket from the cove itself. Crispy would go hunting at those times. Ash Fall simply took to trying to move his injured tail fin or trying to escape the cove, depending on his mood. In the evening the basket of fish would be divided between Toothless and Ash Fall, and Hiccup would find himself in the possessive hold of a non-humanoid Toothless for the rest of the night. Ash Fall had lost some of his susp
Toothless Love: Chapter SixEvening came and Toothless could be found stretched out on the sand with his wings fully extended. The warm sun had been great for sunning, and with Hiccup gone for now, all three dragons had taken to the activity. Ash Fall had made sure to be on the opposite side of the cove from Crispy and Toothless, and Crispy had made sure to be well out of Toothless's reach. With Hiccup gone for more than an hour, Toothless had quickly become irritable, and while he was still in humanoid form the older Night Fury was more than a match for a Terror. Alternating between staring anxiously at the spot he knew Hiccup would appear through and glaring at random spots in the cove, Toothless looked every bit as angry as he felt he had right to be.
Tension in the cove was steadily building. Even Ash Fall, who was as typical of his age as overconfident as a Nightmare, had taken to slowly inching further away from Toothless. The worry of an extremely possessive dragon was never something to be taken lightly.
Toothless Love: Chapter TwoAs it turned out, Toothless did have reason to worry about Stoick's reaction. Stoick was a great leader, and the only person who ever managed to wake up before him was Hiccup (with a little help from Toothless). On top of that Stoick had a sixth sense when it came to Hiccup, and had the tendency to show up just after anything happened to the teen. Toothless was well aware of this, and that was why he quickly unfolded his wings so that he could reach the rafters again. The only other good hiding spot was behind the weapons shelf, and that would just mean being within reach should Stoick actually decide to go for a weapon.
Toothless wasn't afraid of Stoick, really It was easy enough to take him out. Yes, he was a huge Viking, but Toothless was a Night Fury! Nothing could be more powerful than he was! Humanoid form or not. But Stoick was his Hiccup's father, and if he harmed Stoick, the youngling would be very upset. Aside from that, it would upset the truce between the Vikin
Toothless Love: Chapter FiveToothless touched down lightly in the strangely different, yet familiar, cove with care. Hiccup had passed out as soon as the adrenalin rush had left his system, even though he had somehow managed to keep adjusting Toothless's false tail fin. It was darker now, and quieter, so far away from the village. Toothless didn't relax, however, even as he managed to detach his Hiccup from the saddle and hide him among the rocks that guarded the only human-sized entrance to the cove.
Toothless knew that his younger self had fallen here; he could remember that much. But where he had hidden was lost in his memories of the following days. It was for that reason that Toothless ignored how Crispy took it upon himself to stand guard over Hiccup, instead scanning the edges of the cliff for any sign of his younger self. With a glance over his shoulder at the small Terror and his Hiccup, the Night Fury stepped further into the open, regretting it almost as soon as he was tackled to the ground by his youn
Toothless Love: Chapter ThreeFor a moment, Toothless and Hiccup stared at each other, neither sure what to say. Hiccup seemed confused as to why a humanoid dragon was sitting next to him on the bed, and Toothless didn't know why Hiccup had not said anything. The dragon studied his Hiccup and then, worried that the human had hit his head hard on the floor after all and had lost his voice- no matter how unlikely that scenario was, Toothless was always imagining unconventional ways that his clumsy human could hurt himself, so to the Night Fury it sounded entirely plausible- and began shaking Hiccup back and forth rather roughly.
"Hiccup!!! You can still talk, right?! You didn't hurt yourself when you fainted did you?! Don't die!!!" The sight was only a little more humorous than Toothless in his usual form shaking his Hiccup with a comical worried expression and loud frightened croons. The only way it was made more ridiculous was that the dragon's worries were actually understandable.
"Ow! Toothless I'm- Ow, claws! Fi
Toothless Love: Chapter FourBy the time Hiccup had finished repairing the tail fin, Toothless and Crispy were both peering out the window into the streets. Vikings were beginning to wander around and go about their business, and the sun was no longer just a beam of light on the horizon that only a dragon had any chance of spotting. Toothless was curious as to when Gobber would arrive, and Crispy was waiting to see if Stoick was going to come check on the Night Fury and human who had managed to wake them earlier. The only thing to distract them from their watch was a triumphant 'Ah-ha!' from Hiccup as he finished sewing on the new strap.
"There we go. Don't break it again, okay?" Hiccup stated, looking over at the two dragons. Almost immediately Toothless was holding the tail fin and inspecting it, making sure that it was suitable and not too different from how it had been before he broke it earlier in the morning. After he dubbed it to be satisfactory, Toothless gave it back to Hiccup.
"Thank you!" Toothless excl