|How To Train Your Dragon: Legends of Berk
Author: DJChef7 PM
Hiccup is the worst Viking ever. But when he meets two new friends they help him to become not only a hero but a legend of Berk.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Hiccup - Chapters: 11 - Words: 50,964 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 04-14-13 - Published: 11-28-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8747122
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THE GREAT HALL
A noisy din of protesting Vikings leads to Stoick, glowering in the firelight, surrounded by his men. "Either we finish them or they'll finish us! It's the only way we'll be rid of them! If we find the nest and destroy it, the dragons will leave. They'll find another home" He sinks his blade into a large nautical map, spread out on the table the blade pierces the middle of an uncharted corner, swirling with painted sea monsters and dragons. "One more search, before the ice sets in."
"Those ships never come back," comments one of the Vikings.
"We're Vikings. It's an occupational hazard. Now who's with me?" Stoick throws up his fist after his question. No one seems to follows. Some of the Vikings start shifting in restless silence; a few scratch their heads, some eyes averting his gaze. Others start coming up with excuses for themselves.
"Today's not good for me."
"I've gotta do my axe returns."
"I had a dream of Odin telling me I should stay home."
"My wife wants me to stay and watch the kids."
Stoick lets down his hand and puts his hands on his hips, and uses his best wild card against the Vikings. "Alright. Those who stay will look after Hiccup and his friends." Hands suddenly shoot into the air in panic as some Vikings even began hopping in the air to make sure their hands were seen. Enthusiastic murmurs of prep and packing fill the room. Many start to shout in agreement.
"To the ships!"
"I'm with you Stoick!"
"My wife can take care of the lot while I'm away!"
"Odin will understand if I go!"
"Fighting dragons sounds safer!"
"That's more like it," Stoick says with a nod. The Vikings then rush and push each other for the door, leaving Gobber and Stoick alone. Gobber gulps back the contents of his tankard attachment and scrapes back the bench.
"Alright. I'll pack my undies," says Gobber as he wipes his face and sets down his drink and stands up to leave.
Stoick speaks out, "No, I need you to stay and train some new recruits."
"Oh, perfect. And while I'm busy, Hiccup can cover the stall. Molten steel, razor sharp blades, lots of time to himself...what could
Possibly go wrong? Oh and not to mention Wolf and Snake encouraging him."
Stoick sinks onto the bench beside Gobber, his brow burdened. "What am I going to do with him Gobber?"
"Put them in training with the others." Gobber suggested.
"No, I'm serious." Stoick says seriously.
"So am I." Gobber points out.
Stoick turns to him, glaring. "He'd be killed before you let the first dragon out of its cage and it will be those other two who would cause that to happen." Stoick tries to use as an excuse.
"Oh, you don't know that." Gobber says.
"I do know that, actually." Stoick retorts.
"No, you don't." Gobber says to convince Stoick.
"No, actually I do." Stoick still argues.
"No you don't!" Gobber tries to make Stoick understand.
Stoick begins to point out the differences between father and son. "Listen! You know what he's like. From the time he could crawl he's been...different. He doesn't listen. Has the attention span of a sparrow. I take him fishing and he goes hunting for... for trolls."
"Trolls exist! They steal yoursocks." Gobber defends. "But only the left ones. What's with that?"
"And then there's Wolf." Stoick brings up.
"Oh Thor, I wonder when this will end." Gobber comments.
Stoick goes on. "Ever since we brought him up in this village, he's been nothing but trouble. Pulling pranks, putting holes in our nets, setting our hair on fire, even you won't forget when he put termites in your prosthetic arm and leg."
Gobber shudders. "Ugh, I still have nightmares."
Stoick continues. "He herded a stampede of wild boar through our village, he colored our statues pink and dyed our clothes purple when we were asleep, and he even somehow managed to convince everyone I was an ogre in disguise."
Gobber chokes on his drink in laughter. "Yeah I remember that. We were able to tie you over the sea and dunk you before we tried to tear off the disguise, but only being able to pull out some of your hair before we realized it was you. That was hilarious! You got to give the kid credit for the effort." Stoick gave a deadly glare at Gobber that made the humor as dead as the silence that now fell. "But I can see how terrible that must have been for you."
Stoick pushed on. "You see my point! He's too wild to leave alone. What makes you think he won't pull a prank while in training on the other recruits? All Wolf wants to do is have fun and make everything into a joke."
"Ever think he can use that kind of creativity on those dragons? I mean look at the way he took down many dragons after he found out about the attacks of this village when he first came here. Who knows maybe this will make him more responsible." Gobber tries to make a point.
Stoick moves on, "And then there's Snake." He lets out a sigh, shaking his head.
Gobber fills his tankard attachment for another drink, "Aye, him and his crazy inventions of his. Thinking of ways to improve our lives, quite the opposite it does."
"Because of him he encourages Hiccup with new ideas and tries to make Thor-knows-what, only to end up blowing up half the village. And it doesn't even stop there. Snake gives Hiccup plans to help repair all the damage and only ends up making a bigger hole in the ground," Stoick slams his fist to the table.
"Then a lot of them ended up in the great hall crowding together fighting
for a spot near the fire. Not to mention the smell that builds from lack of bathing doesn't help either," Gobber finishes another drink then puts his tankard attachment down only to continue. "He even claims that one day men will know how to fly. Talk about delusional."
Stoick begins to walk behind Gobber and speak about his childhood. "When I was a boy…"
Gobber mutters to himself. "Oh here we go."
Stoick continues. "My father told me to bang my head against a rock and I did it. I thought it was crazy, but I didn't question him. And you know what happened?"
"You got a headache." Gobber says tired of hearing the same ending.
Stoick then continues on with the story, "That rock split in two. It taught me what a Viking could do, Gobber. He could crush mountains, level forests, tame seas! Even as a boy, I knew what I was, what I had to become. Those three are not that boy." Stoick finishes.
Gobber then lays it straight with Stoick. "You can't stop them, Stoick. You can only prepare them. Look, I know it seems hopeless. But the truth is you won't always be around to protect them. They're going to get out there again. They're probably out there now." Gobber then shudders, thinking of the mischief they are getting into now.
Gobber's words hit their mark as Stoick begins to think it over.
THE FOREST OF BERK
On an open note book,A drawn map of the island covered in X's. Hiccup looks up from it and peeks over a gorge, expectantly. To his disappointment sees nothing. He adds another 'X' to the page, and then scratches his pencil over the whole map in frustration.
He snaps the book closed and pockets it. "Ugh, the gods hate me."
"When have they not with your kind of luck." Wolf said.
"Especially when the two of us came into your life, how about that?" Snake added.
Hiccup rolls his eyes. "Well your lives didn't begin so perfect either."
Wolf raised his hands defensively. "Hey, hey, easy there."
"Ugh, some peoplelose their knife or their mug. No, not me. I manage to lose an entire dragon." Hiccup whacks a low-hanging branch. It snaps back at him, hitting him in the face. "OW!"
"I guess the gods really do hate you." Wolf admitted.
"Insult a genius and you get bad luck," Snake comments.
They look up to see a snapped tree trunk. Then their eyes follow it to a long trench of up-turned earth. They followed only to see a downed, black dragon, and dropped quickly behind the trench they were in, praying they weren't seen by it. They slowly looked over to see its body and tail tangled in a bola. It appears dead. Hiccup approaches followed by Wolf and Snake, beaming.
"Nice, and that was from closing your eyes at the last few seconds," said an impressed Snake.
"Oh wow. I did it. I did it." Hiccup said in shock.
"I take it back. Maybe the gods like you after all." Wolf says also shocked
"This fixes everything. Yes!" Hiccup says with pride as he strikes a victory pose, planting his foot on the fallen Night Fury. "I have brought down this mighty beast!" It suddenly shifts. "Whoa!" all three spring back, terrified.
"That thing is still alive?" Wolf asked surprised.
The three turn their blades on it. Rattled, Hiccup creeps along the length of the weak, wounded dragon, dagger poised to strike as Wolf is a few feet back waiting in case the dragon suddenly jumps up. Snake moves around to flank it if needed. As Hiccup reaches the head, he finds the Night Fury staring coldly at him. Hiccup tries to look away, but he's drawn back to its unnerving, unflinching stare. With the dragon safety tangled in the ropes, Hiccup fiddles with his dagger, puffing himself up with false bravado.
"I'm going to kill you, Dragon. I'm- I'm gonna cut out your heart and take it to my father. I'm a Viking. I am a VIKING!" He shouts more to himself than the dragon.
"It's all on you now Hiccup. Do your stuff," Snake said as he keeps an eye on the down dragon.
"You deserve this Hiccup. This will change your life for sure." Wolf said stepping back to give Hiccup his space.
Hiccup raises the dagger, determined to prove his Viking- ness. The dragon's labored breathing breaks Hiccup's clenched concentration. He opens an eye, uncertainty leaking through. The dragon holds the stare. Something profound is exchanged. Hiccup shakes out of it and prepares the final strike. Finally, the Night Fury closes its eye and lowers its head, resigned to its fate. Hiccup tries to go through with it, holding the dagger aloft... fighting himself... until finally lowering it with a frustrated sigh. He looks over the dragon's chaffed rope wounds.
Snake walks to Hiccup, "Hey buddy, you alright?"
Hiccup mutters ashamed. "I did this."
Wolf sighs. "Guess it wasn't meant to be."
They turn to leave. Hiccup paused; Wolf and Snake does so too when they noticed Hiccup. And glances back at the dragon, chest heaving. Hiccup GRUMBLES. He checks over his shoulder to ensure that no one is watching... then hurries back to cut the ropes.
Wolf exclaims confused. "What do you think you're doing?!"
"Hiccup, think about what you are doing!" Snake warns him.
The Night Fury's eye shoots open. With the dragon watching his every move, Hiccup hurriedly saws through the bola ropes. As the last rope falls free, the Night Fury suddenly POUNCES! In a blur, the dragon is upon him, pinning Hiccup down, grazing his neck. Looking like it's about to kill him. Hiccup is paralyzed.
Wolf gets into his fighting stance but make no effort to attack lest the dragon is forced to kill Hiccup first. Wolf tries to draw the attention of the dragon by hitting his swords together, but the dragon takes no notice as it glares at the one who shot him down in the first place.
Snake at the same time had pulled out his bow and drew his arrow back ready to release on the Night Fury.
The dragon's breath ruffles his hair. Hiccup opens his eyes to find the Night Fury's wolf-like stare boring into him. The exchange is intense, profound. The dragon draws a deep breath, as though it's about to torch him. Snake pulls the arrow all the way back for full power. Then the Night Fury lets out an ear-piercing scream instead of its fire blast. It turns and takes flight, flapping violently through the canopy of trees. It bashes against a nearby mountain side, recovers, and drops out of view some distance away. Its roars and some crashing sounds grew faintly as seconds passed by.
Wolf then helps Hiccup to his feet and Snake dusts him off. "Now I don't know whether the gods hate you or not. Your chance of a better life just flew away, but that chance didn't kill you when it had the chance. Are you alright to walk?" Wolf lets him go to test his legs.
Winded, Hiccup struggles to his feet. "Yeah, yeah. I'm just fine. I'm just…" staggers a few steps, collapses to his knees with a groan, and faints.
Wolf huff in frustration knowing they would have to carry Hiccup back home. "Here you take him home." Wolf commands.
Snake already having Hiccup over his shoulder carrying him soldier style, with an annoyed look on his face. "Already ahead of you on that."
Wolf steps forward only to have a weird feeling he's felt ever since he came on this Island. He looks into the brush behind him as if staring straight at what was watching him. He begins to feel the same cold from that one night of the storm out at sea. Wolf has tried to ignore it, but it just stuck with him like a rash. No matter how many times he tried to scratch it away it always came back stronger than before. Wolf shakes it off and runs after Snake and Hiccup.
Hiccup enters to see Stoick, seated on a thick slice of tree-trunk. He is slouched over the fire-pit, stirring the coals with his axe. Embers waft around his beard. Hiccup tries to sneak past, up the stairs to his room. Stoick seems none the wiser, when...
"Hiccup," He calls still facing the fire.
Hiccup freezes knowing he is caught, "Dad. Uh..."Stoick stands, takes a deep breath. "I, uh... I have to talk to you,Dad."
Stoick walks up to Hiccup. "I need to speak with you too, son."Hiccup and Stoick straighten at the same moment.
Both speak at the same time "I've decided I don't want to fight dragons." "I think it's time you learnfight dragons." "What?"
"You go first." Stoick allows.
"No, you go first." Hiccup insists.
Stoick accepts and begins. "Alright, you get your wish. Dragontraining, you boys start in the morning."
Hiccuprecoils at the mistake of talking after his father "Oh man, I should've gone first. Uh,'cause I was thinking, you know wehave a surplus of dragon-fightingVikings, but do we have enoughbread-making Vikings or small home…"
"You'll need this."Stoick hands Hiccup his axe as Hiccup tries avoids taking it.
Hiccup barely catches the axe. "I don't want to fight dragons."
Stoick chuckles thinking his son isn't serious. "Come on. Yes, you do."
Hiccup tries to push his point. "Let me rephrase. Dad I can't kill dragons."
Stoick only takes it as a lack of confidence. "But you will kill dragons."
Hiccup continues to try and push his point. "No, I'm really very extra sure that I won't."
Stoick tries to close the argument. "It's time Hiccup."
"Can you not hear me?" Hiccup shouts desperately.
Stoick is fed up and talks over Hiccup. "This is serious son!"Stoick forces the axe into Hiccup's hands. Its weight dragshim down. He looks up to see Stoick under-lit with firelight. "When you carry this axe... youcarry all of us with you. Which means you walk like us. You talklike us. You think like us. No moreof… (Gesturing non-specifically at Hiccup) this."
"You just gestured to all of me." Hiccup says offended.
"Deal?" Stoick asks.
"This conversation is feeling veryone-sided." Hiccup says feeling ignored.
"Deal?!" Stoick finalizes.
Hiccup glances at the axe in his hands. It's a no-win argument. "Deal,"
Satisfied, Stoick grabs his helmet and duffel bag... andheads for the door. "Good. Train hard. I'll be ,"
"And I'll be here. Maybe,"Stoick heads out the door, leaving Hiccup holding the axe.
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