*Second story! I'm excited. And if you didn't realize already, this is a modern fanfic. I don't own any How to Train Your Dragon characters, or any candies or food places that I may use. I literally don't own anything. Not even this computer I'm writing on. There will be flashbacks and point of views. A bit of swearing too, but I don't think that's enough to put as an M rating.*

No POV (point of view)

A year and a half ago….

Hunter or Hiccup as everyone called him was fed up with everything and everyone and it was only junior year. (He looks like he did in Httyd 1) The day was already bad enough when his dad went on a business trip for a two weeks and didn't tell him, as well as not give him money for food. Then his bike broke down, but luckily it was only a few minutes from school. When he got to school though, he thought he would be able to avoid his cousin and his little goonies, but no such luck.

"Hey Useless." Scott or as everyone called him, Snotlout yelled out to Hiccup.

"What Snot? I'm late to class." Hiccup was in a bad mood and his cousin's presence just made it worse.

"Is that disrespect I smell?"

"With that big nose, I'm sure you could smell South America from here. And considering Berk's in Greenland, that's a long ways away," Snotlout looked mad and Hiccup rolled his eyes.

"Let's get this over with." Hiccup sighed. Snotlout looked at Ruffnut and Tuffnut and cracked his knuckles. He grabbed Hiccup and they kicked, slapped, and punched Hiccup until he looked almost about to cry.

"And Useless, this is exactly why your mom left you. She couldn't handle having a useless son." Snotlout said as he snickered and walked away. Hiccup wiped away tears and slowly got up from the parking lot. Astrid saw him and scoffed. She walked right over him wrinkling her nose like he was some roadkill. Fishlegs gave him an apologetic look, but didn't do anything. School was terrible, to say the least. Snot always found how to get Hiccup in between classes and shoved him into the bathroom or janitor's closet and give him a beating. Hiccup was relieved when school finally ended. He quickly got his motorcycle and ran it to Gobber's Garage.

"Hey, lad, how're ya doing?" Hiccup's boss and god-father, Dean or as everyone calls him, Gobber asked.

"Fine." Hiccup answered. Gobber frowned, but didn't say anything. Hiccup got to work and they worked together like a well-oiled machine. Hiccup's bike, Toothless as he named it after his dog, only needed a bit of a tweaking with the engine. Hiccup built his bike from scratch. He went to the junkyard and found parts for his bike.

For a three months, he went there every Saturday with Gobber's truck and found parts that could be salvaged or reused. On his fourth trip he found a little puppy black with no teeth or left leg. It looked like a birth defect. He was a small dog, but had large paws so he wouldn't have been for long. Hiccup picked him up and put him in his truck. He didn't get parts, but he got a dog. He took the dog to the vet and they cleaned him up and offered to put him in the shelter. Hiccup didn't he took the dog and named him Toothless. Toothless was an all-black Burmese Mountain dog. Toothless was a good dog and was house trained in a short amount of time. Hiccup made a very snazzy looking steam punk leg for Toothless. He could run and walk like a normal dog, just with a metal leg.

Hiccup's shift ended and he went home. He was greeted with a very large 'welcome home' kiss and hug from Toothless.

"Toothless," Hiccup laughed. "You know that doesn't wash out!" Toothless barked and licked Hiccup's face again.

"Let's go for a walk, bud." Toothless barked again, stating that he agreed with that decision.

The next day was the last day of school. Hiccup was happy. He wore a short sleeved brown shirt, a green sweatshirt, and brown pants. Hiccup didn't really feel anything for Astrid anymore. He used to worship the ground she walked on, but now he realized how she was just as bad as Snotlout. She manipulated your mind, pretending to be your friend one moment and then crushing your heart the next.


Eighth grade, Hiccup was walking down the hallway when he heard Astrid talking to her friends. Hiccup walked around the corner and saw Ruffnut and Astrid talking.

"Like I would actually like that scrawny little toothpick anyway." Astrid scoffed.

"I thought you were friends." Ruffnut said, confused.

"No, he's okay, but Hiccup is started to get distracting. He's really strange and clingy. I think I'll just make it quick and dump his scrawny butt so he won't distract you anymore." Hiccup frowned, she never used his nickname. She always called him Hunter.

"Astrid, you might want to turn around."


"Hiccup is right behind you." Astrid gasped and turned around.

"Hiccup-"Astrid started.

"Hunter. My name is Hunter. You never call me Hiccup, ever." Hiccup sternly.

"Well. I'm sorry, but I can't talk to you anymore. You're a distraction and I am supposed to be the best." Astrid snapped. Ruffnut shot Hiccup an apologetic look and lead Astrid away.

Hiccup ran off and he started to get picked on. He was only tolerated because he was Astrid's friend. He never knew how much of a loser he was until then.

*Flashback over*