Guys… IT'S THE LAST CHAPTER! Wow… I can't believe its over! Thank you so much to all who followed, favorited, reviewed, and read! I appreciate this all SOOOOOOO much! I can't wait to write my other stories and see what you think! Since this story is done, I will start my others, and I can't wait! Don't forget to send in requests if you have any! Without further ado… ONTO CHAPTER 12! As always R&R and ENJOY!
"Hiccup? Hiccup!" Hadley and Stoick came through the whiteout of ash, calling and looking for Hiccup. Hadley was near tears, wondering if her brother managed to get out of the way of the explosion soon enough. He couldn't be gone! What would she do without her older brother?
Stoick wasn't fairing very well either. First he disowned his own son, then said son goes and saves the village, and very well may have died in the process. He already lost his wife. He can't handle loosing his son too.
"Hiccup! Son!" Stoick called out. He heard Hadley gasp and looked over to where she was running towards a black blur laying on the ground. Stoick would recognize that black form anywhere. "Hiccup…" Stoick rushed over to stand by his daughter who was now silently crying.
"Toothless… you w-wouldn't…. you wouldn't l-let him…" Hadley mumbled softly, kneeling down to get a good look at the hurt Night Fury. Stoick fell to his knees beside Hadley.
"Oh son… I did this…"
Astrid and Gobber pushed through the crowd that surrounded their chief. Astrid stopped dead in her tracks at the sight of Toothless on the ground… Hiccup not to be seen anywhere. Her eyes welled up with tears as she looked at the mourning family. Everyone around bowed their heads in silent respect for their fallen hero.
Toothless stirred, and groggily opened his eyes to look at Stoick. Hadley leaned into her father and started sobbing uncontrollably. Stoick looked up at Toothless and sighed, his own tears falling from his eyes.
"I'm so… I'm so sorry…" Toothless' eyes widened a bit as he leaned back slightly and opened his wings… revealing a, hopefully, unconscious Hiccup. Stoick and Hadley's eyes widened as Stoick surged forward to grab his son in his arms. "Hiccup!" Hadley sat back to let her father check on her brother. Stoick moved Hiccup's bangs out of his eyes to look for any signs of life, then threw his helmet to the ground and held his ear to his son's chest.
Ba-bump. Ba-bump. Ba-bump.
"He's alive! You brought him back alive!" Stoick exclaimed, bursting into a fit of relieved laughter. Hadley brought a hand up to her mouth, her tears of sadness turning into tears joy. She jumped forward, hugging the limp form of her brother.
Astrid gasped and her hands flew to her face in a joyous manner. The Vikings surrounding cheered happily, for their heir was alive. The dragons in the background came forward with dragon like smiles on their faces.
Stoick looked back at Toothless, laying a hand on his head. Toothless laid down with a satisfied purr as his pupils dilated. Stoick smiled down at the dragon as Hadley went over to pat him.
"Thank you, for saving my son." He said quietly. Gobber walked up and looked the unconscious boy up and down, landing on his feet.
"Well, you know… most of 'im" Stoick and Hadley followed his gaze and gasped.
"Oh Gods…" Hadley mumbled. This was going to change her brother's life… forever.
Hiccup was lying on his bed that was now moved to the lower level of the Haddock Household, healing bruises and burns adorning his face as he lay unconscious. Toothless walked up to his rider, purring and snorting in his face to get him to wake up. Toothless grumbled once more. Hiccup stirred slightly and opened his eyes slightly, showing hazy forest green irises looking up at the Night Fury.
"Oh, hey Toothless." Toothless surged forward, nuzzling Hiccup and pushing him towards the edge of the bed. "I'm happy to see you too bud!" Hiccup stated, groggily. Toothless put his paws forward, accidently stepping on Hiccup's stomach, sending him sitting bolt upright.
"GAH!" Hiccup looked around at his surroundings. "Uh… I'm in my house…" He then turned his gaze to the over excited Night Fury, his eyes widening. "Uh, you're in my house! Does my dad know you're here?" Toothless started bouncing around the house, knocking multiple objects to the ground in the process before returning to Hiccup and nuzzling his side. "Ok, ok! No, Toothless!" Hiccup scolded as his dragon jumped up onto the rafters. "Aw come on…" Hiccup moved to stand up when he felt something… off. He lifted his blanket and looked down, all of the blood draining from his face. He sighed, his shoulders slumping as he turned and set his right foot… and left prosthetic on the ground.
Toothless cautiously walked over, sniffing the prosthetic foot, then looking back up at Hiccup, slightly aware of what he's going through. Hiccup took a couple deep breaths, then braced himself on the bed post, standing up placing all of the weight on his right leg. He took another deep breath, and took a step forward on the prosthetic in place of his left foot. He yelped from the pain and stumble, falling over. Toothless lunged forward and caught the boy before he could fall to the ground. He lifted his head up, Hiccup clinging to him, and stabilized the wobbly teen.
"Thanks bud." Hiccup held onto Toothless, using him as a crutch as they walked over to the door to his hut. Hiccup reached out and grabbed the door handle. He pulled, opening the door, only to slam in back shut. Outside stood a Monstrous Nightmare, looking ready to attack. Hiccup leaned against the door and looked down at his dragon.
"Toothless… stay here!" Hiccup stated. He slowly reopened the door, reveling the same Nightmare, only just now noticing that Snotlout was mounted on top.
"Come on guys! Get ready, hold on tight, here we go!" Snotlout commanded to the other riders behind him, all mounted on their own dragon.
Hiccup's eyes widened as he looked around at his village. Dragons were everywhere, either on roofs, by other Vikings, or eating in the new fish baskets made out of the old fire posts. Hiccup stepped outside, letting the door close behind him as he looked on in awe. He shook his head slightly.
"I knew it. I'm dead." He deadpanned. A hearty laugh sounded behind him as Stoick walked up and placed a hand on his son's shoulder to steady him.
"No, but you gave it your best shot." Stoick gestured out to the now completely transformed village. "So? What do you think?" He lead his speechless son down the stairs, watching as the rest of the village took notice of his conscious state.
"Hey look! It's Hiccup!"
"Hiccup! How you doin' mate?"
"It's great to see you up and about!"
The villagers gathered in a circle surrounding the chief and his son. Stoick turned to Hiccup and smiled.
"Turns out, all we needed was a little more of… this." Stoick stated gesturing to nothing specific on his son.
"You just gestured to all of me." Hiccup laughed, playing along with his father. Gobber walked up beside Stoick, gesturing to his left leg.
"Well, most of you. That bits my handy work! With a little 'Hiccup' flare thrown in. Think it'll do?" Gobber asked with a smile. Hiccup returned the smile and shrugged.
"Eh, I might make a few tweaks. Hey, has anyone seen Had-"
"HICCUP!" Hiccup was cut off by an all to familiar voice coming from the back of the crowd. The villagers parted, revealing Hadley smiling like a goof. She ran forward and threw herself into her brother's arms. Hiccup squeezed her tightly burying his head in her shoulder.
"There she is!" Hiccup laughed out. Hadley looked up and spotted Astrid coming through the crowd. She smiled and nodded, letting go of her brother. Hiccup smiled at her, which soon turned into a pained frown as Astrid's fist came in contact with his shoulder. He turned to see Astrid smiling.
"That's, for scaring me." She stated simply. Hadley smirked, knowing exactly what was about to happen.
"Wha, what? What is it? Is it always gonna be this way, cause-" Hiccup was cut off by Astrid grabbing his collar and pulling him to her, their lips pressing together in a kiss. Astrid pulled back, leaving a slightly dazed Hiccup with half lidded eyes staring at her. "I could get used to it…" Hiccup finished. The shared a smile. Hiccup turned to Gobber who held out a new prosthetic tail, saddle, and stirrup.
"Welcome home." Hiccup smiled, then turned to the house entrance when he heard cries of,
Hiccup laughed as Toothless hopped over all of the Vikings to make his way to his rider. Hadley nudged her brother in the arm, and Hiccup and Astrid shared a smile. Hiccup strapped on the new saddle and prosthetic tail and hopped onto Toothless with Hadley right behind him. Hiccup looked over at Astrid mounted on her Nadder, then looked out at the village.
This, is Berk. It snows nine months of the year, and hails the other three. Any food that grows here is tough, and tasteless. The people that grow here are even more so! The only upsides, are the pets. While other places have ponies, or parrots, we have…
And… It's DONE! I'm honestly so proud of myself for finishing my first fanfiction, ever! Thank you so much to every one of my reviewers, followers, favoriters, and readers! You are honestly the ones who make me want to right all the time! Time for the shout outs!
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