Hiccup was confused, "Who, Astrid? She's right her..." he stopped when he realised that the blonde girl was next to him wasn't there anymore. Eyes widened in shock, Hiccup watched as Marko ran towards the entrance of the Arena, and was shouting, "WHERE ARE YOU, ASTRID!" Pinching the bridge of his nose, Hiccup slowly started a jog after his two friends. Since it was dark, Hiccup had to rely on his hearing to locate his friends.
But after a few minutes, Marko's shouting stopped, which caused Hiccup's jogging to slow into a slow walk. He looked around, hoping by some miracle that he was able to see them, even though he knew that it was near impossible. And after a couple of minutes looking around, Hiccup heard a high pitched spitting sound and a light thud someway off to his right. Expecting the worst, Hiccup slowly walked towards the source of the sound. But after about ten feet, Hiccup bumped into something that caused him to fall down on the ground.
When he looked up, he saw that he had bumped into Marko: the darkness making him look even more sinister looking than when he had the mask on. Releasing a sigh that he didn't know he was holding, Hiccup carefully stood up and looked at Marko, and asked, "Where's Astrid?" Marko had no emotion shown on his face, but turned his head to the side and Hiccup saw a dark lump: it was Astrid. "Astrid!"Shouted Hiccup, and ran up to his girlfriend: Marko still hadn't moved. Hiccup pressed his first and middle finger against Astrid's neck, and to his relief, she still had a heartbeat: she was still alive.
With a fury in his eyes, Hiccup looked up to Marko and hissed, "What did you do to her?" Still wearing a blank face, Marko kneeled down to eye level with Hiccup, and said, "I hit her with a poison that makes people forget things within a short period of time: it was the only way to stop her from telling everyone for what I truly am." Hiccup grit his teeth in anger, and asked, "And what is that?"
Marko looked Hiccup in the eye, and Hiccup could have sworn that he saw his icy blue eyes flash a blood red colour momentarily, and Marko replied, in a dragon-like growl, "I am a monster." When he said 'monster', it came out, not in him normal tone, but in a demented growl, which caused Hiccup to jump up suddenly and went to grab his dagger. But when he managed to get his dagger out, Marko hit the dagger with a back handed swing, knocking it out of his hand and it landed a fair distance away. Hiccup, breathing deeply, turned back to Marko, and saw something that scared him to his core: he was right, because Marko eyes HAD indeed turned to two blood red orbs that looked as though they were looked into your soul...
Slowly, Marko started to advance on Hiccup, who was shaking slightly, but after a few steps Marko's body went rigid and he seemed to be arguing with himself, and he was talking in his normal voice, and muttered, "No, not this time...I have more control over you..." After about five minutes of this, Hiccup saw that Marko's eyes slowly started to dissolve back to the original ice blue, and Marko collapsed to his knees, started to breathe deeply and was looking at the ground, trying to not meet Hiccup's eye.
After a few minutes, Marko's breathing slowed and he stood up, still not looking at Hiccup, and picked Astrid up into a fire-mans carrying, her upper body hanging behind him and her legs in front of him. "Come on," started Marko, not turning to Hiccup, "we have to get her to her house before we're seen." Without a second glance, he started to walk in the direction towards Astrid's house, with Hiccup
Following. Hiccup was silent the whole journey to Astrid's house. He only spoke when they were walking back from Astrid's house, where Hiccup had slowly opened the door and kept a look out for Astrid's parents while Marko laid Astrid on her bed. Things got a bit hectic near the end: Hiccup came rushing up into Astrid's room, whispering that Astrid's parents had just come out of the Great Hall and they had made a narrow escape through the back window just as Astrid's parents opened the front door of their house.
"So, what happened back there?" asked Hiccup tenderly, thinking that Marko was a bit touchy of the subject. Marko shook his head in response, muttered, "I don't want to talk about it," and they continued to walk towards Hiccup's house, both of them silent all the way.
When they got to Hiccup's house, Hiccup turned around to speak to Marko, but was met with empty space: Marko wasn't there anymore. Shaking his head to try and clear it, Hiccup wearily turned o face the door and opened it. When he closed the door, he was met with the sight of his drunken father, passed out on the chair. The scar he had gotten earlier from the Fights had been cleaned, but it was still clearly visible. Shaking his head feebly, started to make his way up the stairs towards his bedroom.
When he entered his room, his eyes fell upon a great black object that was curled up next to his bed: it was Toothless. Upon hearing his rider enter, Toothless perked his head up and crooned softly at him. Smiling tiredly, Hiccup walked up to the Night Fury and scratched the spot under his chin that caused Toothless to purr lovingly at his rider. "Night, Tooth," muttered Hiccup, to which Toothless snorted tiredly at Hiccup and curled back up into a great, black ball beside Hiccups bed.
Following his dragons example, Hiccup yawned and made his way to his bed, not bothering to take off his prophetic leg and vest. Rubbing his eyes, Hiccup sat on his bed, then pulled his legs onto the bed and lied down, completely exhausted, and lay there until sleep took its hold on him...
Ok, so thats Chapter 10. Sorry it took a while for me to upload, but it was because I had writers block. Anyway, when I've finished this story, I gonna be writing a sequel to it and I'm stuck for names. So, if you could leave some ideas for names in your reviews, I might be using one of them for the title of the new story.
All I know about the sequel is that Hiccup, Marko and some new faces will be in it and it will still be How to Train your Dragon, so I would like HTTYD theme names. Please review!