"Hey, Ruff?" Tuffnut asked, breaking the silence as they ate breakfast together. Today their parents had left early, meaning they were alone.
Ruffnut tiredly looked up, giving her brother a grimace. He was absentmindedly stirring his porridge, seemingly thinking, but that was impossible, Tuffnut didn't think, he did.
"What?" Ruffnut asked, knowing that if he was asking her stuff this early in the morning, it had to be important. Ruffnut had woken up early, due to Astrid making a plan to go "kidnap" Rosethorn since her honeymoon was over today. Tuffnut was up… mostly because he smelled food.
"I need to ask you about…. Girl things…" he mumbled, stabbing his porridge and turning slightly red.
"What'd you do?" Ruffnut asked, a wicked smile spreading across her face.
"I don't know! Grim was really quiet yesterday…" Tuffnut told her and Ruffnut rolled her eyes, knowing exactly what was happening.
"Just give her time, dude." She answered simply, looking back at her own breakfast. She wanted to let Grimhilda deal with her own problems, and Tuffnut wouldn't understand anyway.
"Ok… I have something else to ask you." He said quietly, setting his spoon down. Ruffnut gave him a worried look, knowing something was on his mind since normally he could eat an entire pot full of porridge and then some, yet his own meal was left, practically untouched.
"Well… uhm… well… Grimhilda and I… well we…" He mumbled, rubbing the back of his neck until his helmet fell off .
"Yeah, I know, trust me, I got way too many details than I needed to ever hear…" Ruffnut moaned, watching as her brother went bright red.
"Yeah… well…. I just… she was… well she was really… good… for her first time…" he grumbled, looking at his feet.
Ruffnut smirked, raising an eyebrow at her embarrassed brother.
"Wait-you think that it was- oh Thor!" Ruffnut cackled, sitting back in her chair.
"like… are some girls just… good in that area?" he asked, not hearing a word she was saying, too focused on the thing he had been puzzling over.
"Some are… most aren't…" Ruffnut said with a shrug, waiting for him to escape his ignorance.
"like… how did she get so…" he mumbled, picking at his dreadlocks.
"practice." Ruffnut answered, a large smile spreading across her face as she stood up and pushed her bowl away.
Tuffnut didn't move until Ruffnut was closing the door behind her and he shot out of his chair, only to stand and stare at the door, having mixed feelings about this.
'what time is it?' Fishlegs thought to himself with a groan, opening an eye.
But his left eye wouldn't open.
He was too tired to pay much attention, only taking it as a sign he was simply not meant to get up.
He attempted to roll over, mostly to see if Rosethorn was awake yet, which he highly doubted. But he stopped when he felt something press against his face.
Fishlegs sighed as he realized where Rosethorn was. She was sprawled over top of him, using his face as a pillow, which he wouldn't have minded if she would stop trying to press her face into her "pillow". That's why his eye wouldn't open… he thought to himself, trying to figure out how to get out of this situation.
He had to go to work again, which he wasn't exactly looking forward to, but that was going to be a little tricky. He would have to move her to get up, meaning there was a possibility of accidently waking her up and waking Rosethorn up for anything less than an emergency was like kicking a dragon awake. With spiked boots on.
His hands awkwardly flailed as he attempted to escape. It was no use. He was going to have to wake her up… he sighed again with a small smile as she squished her face against his again.
"Rosie, my face is not a pillow." He told her quietly, his speech slightly skewed.
"Shh…" She replied, not moving. "anything is a pillow if you believe in yourself…"
"ah, Rose, stop!" he told her with a small laugh as she smushed her cheek against his again, this time on purpose.
"You are so noisy." She replied, smiling but her eyes still closed.
"Oh gods, your hair is going up my nose." He told her, shaking his head.
"the more you fight it, the more it will attack." Rosethorn told him.
"you're acting like your hair is a living thing."
"Trust me, if you had curly hair, you'd understand."
"why do we have to go so early?" Ruffnut groaned, dragging her feet along as she walked to Grimhilda's house with Astrid.
"because." Astrid answered simply, a small smile on her face.
"so how are you and lover boy?" Ruffnut asked with a grin.
"fine, why do you ask?"
"oh, I just need something to talk about before I can ask Rosethorn about everything." Ruffnut cracked her knuckles as the shorter girl shook her head.
"you do realize Rosethorn will tell you nothing."
"Why?" Ruffnut looked slightly disappointed.
"Well… she might… but she's too shy to talk about that."
"I can convince her to spill." Ruffnut said nonchalantly. "or I'll just ask Fishlegs."
"You are so messed up." Astrid said with a sigh.
"what? I'm just trying to give the newbie advice." Ruffnut said with a smile.
"gods… so I heard you aren't teaching."
"did your boy toy tell you that?" Ruffnut asked, clenching her fists.
"Hiccup has enough on his plate, Ruff. Please just try to make it easier for him." Astrid pleaded, still remembering how drained he had looked the night before.
"Gods, FINE." Ruffnut groaned.
"good, cause if you don't start working, I'll personally make you." Astrid said menacingly, cracking her neck.
"Hey Gupster?" Rosethorn asked, still not moving.
"Oh, that's a new one…" Fishlegs said, rolling his eyes. it actually was a new one but it wasn't any better than the other nicknames.
"yep, ok, I need to ask you a question…" she told him, holding his face in her hands, to which he pouted.
"Fine, but why must you keep touching my face?" he asked, even though he did like it.
"Cause you're all scruffy." Rosethorn told him, pinching his cheek.
"If you haven't noticed, you are on top of me, and unless you decide to remove yourself, I can't get up and shave."
"ok, ok, just- I need to ask you a question."
"Are you a fisherman?-"
"Oh Odin, I swear if this is another fish pun, Rose-"
"Shush, it's a good one!" she told him, getting annoyed that he was interrupting her. he looked un-amused but let her continue.
"Now I have to start over! ok, are you a fisherman? Cause you've got me hooked!" she told him with a giggle.
"Wow, that was hilarious." He said sarcastically.
"Oh be quiet, you're lucky I have such a great sense of humor." she poked him in the chest, annoyed that he wasn't laughing.
"ok, I'll admit that that one was reasonably good."
She gave him a triumphant smile.
"ok, I got another one." She told him, a smile crossing her features.
"how do you have any puns left in you?" he asked, recounting all the puns she had told him over the week together.
Fishlegs sighed, putting a hand over his eyes before looking at her again and nodded.
"ok, go." He told her.
"are you wearing my shirt?" he asked, interrupting her, his plan already set in motion.
"yeah, anyway-" she began again, momentarily pulling the shirt neck back onto her shoulder.
"You know, I think I'd like that back now." he told her quickly, running his hand down her side.
"You-" she interrupted herself as she gasped, a laugh escaping her lips. He knew her weakness was her sides, and he smirked as she tried to squirm away from him.
"Fishlegs! Stop!" she laughed, trying to get his hands off her sides.
"oh I'm sorry, stop what?"
"Fishlegs! I'm going to pee!" she gasped through giggles.
"Will you get off of me so I can go to work?" he asked her, as she put a hand under his chin and tried to pry herself away from him.
"Then you leave me no choice." He told her, rolling over and bringing her with him.
"You're squishing me!" she told him, though she was still laughing.
"you know, I'm rather comfortable actually."
"I want a divorce." She said grumpily, crossing his arms as he had successfully pinned her.
"Good." He replied, kissing her on the nose.
"this is no time for cutesy stuff, you have hereby declared war." She told him, trying to squirm out from under him, putting a hand under his chin and trying to push him away.
"You are really rowdy this morning!" he told her, this time giving her a kiss on the cheek.
"you are only sealing your fate." She told him, pushing his face away from her as she tried to find leverage.
"oh so when I do this-" he kissed her forehead "-that is sealing my fate for a future of your wrath?"
"ok…" he said slowly, backing away slightly only to start placing kisses all over her face.
"you are smothering me!" Rosethorn said, trying to get him off of her, but the laugh gave it away.
"good, I think I'll take my chances."
"you are a beast." She told him with a smile.
The two girls stood in front of the Bergstrom's house as they waited for Grimhilda to come outside. There was a clatter and some shuffling before she burst out of her house, a large smile on her face.
"Ok, let's go!" Ruffnut exclaimed, already walking away.
"Why's she so determined this morning?" Grimhilda asked Astrid quietly.
"She wants to ask Rose inappropriate questions." Astrid answered, watching as Ruffnut turned around to tell them to walk faster.
"You guys have turned into grannies!" Ruffnut drawled, kicking the ground.
"Wait!" Astrid said, holding her hand up and stopping.
"what?" Grimhilda asked, watching as Ruffnut looked like she was about to throw a fit.
"There's someone else that needs to come with us!" Astrid said quickly, turning around and walking in the opposite direction.
Grimhilda and Ruffnut looked at each other before following her, Ruffnut huffing the entire time.
"So… how's planning coming along?" Grimhilda asked, catching up to Astrid.
"Well… we have pretty much everything done… thanks to Gobber. All we need now is Hiccup has to go get a sword and Gobber's making mine as we speak… oh! I just chose a wedding ring for him… I still don't have my dress yet…" Astrid went on, describing in detail all the things that needed to be done.
"I can't wait to marry Tuff…" Grimhilda said dreamily. The other two girls looked at each other, trying not to laugh.
"I'd slow it down a bit, sister." Ruffnut said with a smile, remembering Tuffnut's questions this morning.
"Oh, you're just jealous cause you don't have a boyfriend." Astrid said with a smile.
"I don't need a man. Unless that man is Eret… but he left me." Ruffnut said with a sigh.
"You're still hung up about him?" Grimhilda asked, turning around slightly to look at the taller girl.
"trust me, men like that don't live here." That was a bit of a lie, she could tell, but she pushed those thoughts away.
"Oh, well, I heard that Eret's doing alright… " Astrid said slowly.
"How did you know that?"
"Letters, Hiccup writes him, I sometimes write to him… you know… he's turned himself around really… he's selling weapons now I think…" Astrid said, rubbing her chin.
"Oh, he's so far from me!" Ruffnut wailed, looking at the ocean.
"You know, I heard that he has a girlfriend now." Grimhilda piped in, Astrid nodded in return.
"Do I know her?" Ruffnut asked through gritted teeth.
"Uhm… no…" Astrid replied, lying to save the poor girl from Ruffnut's wrath. Well, they had met her, but the girl was very good friends with the Bardsons, namely Rosethorn. She had been nice, she even used to live on Berk, but she was off traveling with her family.
"You know, you should try to find someone else." Grimhilda said, tucking her bangs behind her ears only to have them fall back in front of her face.
"Yeah… I mean… there is one guy…" Astrid began, eyeing Ruffnut carefully.
"I don't care." She answered simply as Astrid stopped in front of her destination.
"Who wants to see Rosie?" Astrid called, hearing a scuffling sound then having a large shape bounding towards them. Smaug sat, positively buzzing with excitement. He had been whining and crying this entire week, sometimes sharing his loneliness with Meatlug while he stayed at the Bardsons house.
"Maybe we should go get Meatlug…" Astrid said to herself, watching Smaug fly off towards the new couples house.
"I don't want to go to work…" Fishlegs groaned, growing accustomed to spending so much time doing nothing this entire week.
"We all have to do things that we don't want to… I will pinch you if you don't move." Rosethorn told him, still trying to escape.
"you have some great bed head." He told her, seeing her hair defy gravity and stick up in a mass of curls.
"That's your fault." She told him and he gave her a grin to which she rolled her eyes.
"oh gods." She groaned, giving up on all attempts of escape.
"You look nice in that shirt…" he told her, but she could there was something else.
"If you say what I think you're going to say…"
"but you'd look better without it." there it was.
"Did Snotlout tell you to say that?" Rosethorn asked, crossing her arms.
"Nope, I'm just stating a fact, that's what I do." He replied, leaning down to kiss her but instead he was met with a hand over his mouth.
"pay back is a bitch." Rosethorn told him with a grin, watching as he pouted and removed her hand from his mouth.
"please." He asked, leaning down again, placing a kiss on her neck.
"Fishlegs…" she groaned again, but this time didn't tell him to stop
He was interrupted by a short, fast knock on the front door and he groaned.
Rosethorn covered her mouth and smiled.
"Go away." He said quietly before leaning down to his wife and was rewarded with another hand across his mouth.
"that wasn't very nice. C'mon, I thought you were the well mannered one." She chided, ruffling his hair.
"Will you get that?" he asked, not wanting to get up.
"I guess you haven't noticed, but I am currently being crushed by a large man, who has a crazy libido, I mean, like, I don't think anyone saw that coming." She replied, giving him a shrug. Fishlegs gave her a glare.
"Please don't say that." he told her, turning a bit red.
"I'm just stating a fact." She replied, deepening her voice and mocking him. he turned even redder.
"I'll get it… just don't move…" He told her, planning on finishing what he started. She rolled her eyes and he got up, pointing at her when she rolled over.
"what?" she asked, finding his behavior ridiculous.
"Oh good gods." She pulled a pillow over her head and disappeared into the covers as he went to the front door.
Normally when one answered the door, they find either a person or an object waiting for them, so Fishlegs did not expect almost being trampled by his wife's dragon and the other girls.
He stood, with the door open still and watched as Smaug bounded through the house, knocking over the kitchen table and onto the rafters.
Fishlegs heard some giggling and watched Smaug bound into the bedroom, only to drag Rosethorn out by the back of her shirt.
"Oh it's good to see you too!" she said after he let her go and she hugged him. "Oh have you been good to my mommy and daddy?" she asked, Smaug nodded, giving her a nudge towards the door as the girls tried to drag her outside as well.
"Hey stud muffin." Astrid said to Fishlegs, giving him a salute before walking out the door.
Fishlegs turned red and gave her an embarrassed look.
"Ok, you get ready, we'll be outside." Ruffnut said happily, dragging Grimhilda after her.
"Oh, I missed you so much." Rosethorn said, Fishlegs turning to see her dragon sprawled out on the kitchen floor while she rubbed his tummy.
"Oh, you are such a good boy." And people thought Fishlegs babied Meatlug. Rosethorn cooing and giggling while Smaug had his tongue out and gurgled.
She stood up and walked over to Fishlegs, only to have Smaug wrap himself around her and growl at him.
"Stop that." she told him and Smaug immediately let go, but sat besides her, glaring at Fishlegs.
"I'm gonna go get ready, I'll be right back."
She disappeared into bedroom and reappeared a minute later, her normal outfit on with the exception of her hair, which was piled on top of her head and tied into a sloppy bun, her curly bangs escaping and tucked behind her ears.
"have fun at work and come home early for dinner, and we'll finish that later. I'll see you in a little bit." She told him, standing on her tiptoes and pulling him down slightly to place a kiss on his cheek.
"Oh, and tell Meatlug I say hello. Bye!" she told him quickly before Smaug pushed her out the door.
"have fun." He called after her before walking back to the bedroom.
"so… how did everything go?" Astrid asked, all the girls sitting in the grass after a flying for a bit.
"Oh, alright… we found this gigantic spider, you know I'm not afraid of them but it was literally the size of my face… but the day before I was bored and Fishlegs let me braid his hair but he fell asleep so I took the liberty to braid the rest." Rosethorn said with a smile.
"Ok, we all know that's not what she was asking." Ruffnut said, rolling her eyes. "we want to know everything."
Rosethorn turned a little red, and fiddled with her fingers.
"Oh.. I don't really want to-" she began, knowing she'd never get out alive with that kind of answer.
"C'mon, I told you about Hiccup and my first time." Astrid said, giving her a nudge.
"Against my will. I didn't really need to hear that." Rosethorn answered, crossing her arms.
"spill!" Grimhilda said with a smile.
"I don't-" Rosethorn began again, adjusting her tunic, but was interrupted by Ruffnut, who saw something that made her smile.
"no fucking way." Ruffnut said with a smile, reaching across and moving Rosethorn's tunic a little to reveal a light purple pink splotch.
All the girls' oo'd and Ruffnut cackled.
"Fishlegs gave you a hickey! Oh my Thor!" Ruffnut gawked, smiling approvingly.
"No way! Let me see!" Astrid said, leaning over with Grimhilda.
Rosethorn was positively ruddy and she put her face in her hands.
"Oh my gods, there's another!" Grimhilda said, pulling her tunic a little more.
"yes, thank you for pointing that out, but I'd rather keep my shirt on." Rosethorn told them, pushing all of them away from her.
"Ohhh, Fishlegs actually did a pretty good job." Ruffnut said crossing her arms and smirking.
"Not as good as the ones that Hiccup does." Grimhilda said, nodding towards Astrid who smiled proudly.
"how many times did ya do it?" Ruffnut asked, nudging Rosethorn in the ribcage.
Rosethorn glared again and said nothing.
"oh, c'mon, Fishlegs is probably telling the other guys as we speak." Astrid told her, patting her on the shoulder.
"Twice." Rosethorn said meekly, looking at the ground.
the girls looked at each other, but said nothing.
"Is there a reason?" Astrid said slowly.
"Well, yeah. I mean… it was really awkward the first time and I think he was nervous to try again… the hickeys aren't even the worse thing, I have a hand print on my ass still." Rosethorn said, slouching her shoulders.
"Oh my gods, this is just getting better and better!" Ruffnut cackled again, lying down.
Rosethorn glared at her as the other girls giggled to themselves.
"so how was it?" Grimhilda asked, scooting closer.
"guys…" Rosethorn said quietly, wishing they hadn't asked that, only cause this was a private matter.
"Oh c'mon! I want to see what kinda guys Fishlegs is!" Astrid said, making a mental note to ask Hiccup. Besides, this was the couple she had been rooting for since the beginning and now it was happening.
"Well… the first time was a bit… awkward like I said…" Rosethorn said slowly, trying to figure out exactly what to say. When it came to this topic, you have to choose your words carefully, besides, she knew that the girls would tell their boyfriends… so she decided to talk him up a little, it'd be funny.
"Then the next time was yesterday… and it was much better…"
"Much better?" Astrid asked.
Rosethorn took a deep breath and forced herself to not smile.
"I could barely walk today." she said, rolling her eyes. that was an exaggeration, she was a bit sore though. the expressions on the girl's faces were priceless.
"Really? Fishlegs?" Grimhilda asked, her mouth hanging open.
"Go Fishlegs! Good for him." Astrid said with a laugh.
"I hope you won't mind if I take him out for a spin?" Ruffnut asked with a smile.
"Knock yourself out." Rosethorn replied sarcastically.
"Aw, Rosie's all grown up." Astrid cooed, pinching her cheek.
"Doing Fishlegs and everything." Grimhilda chimed in, Rosethorn giving her a glare.
"Could we please stop talking about this?" Rosethorn asked, wanting to curl up into a ball.
"Fine… I'll ask him then." Ruffnut said, crossing her arms.
"He won't tell you." Rosethorn replied.
"If I punch him in the face he will." She said, examining her nails.
"No one is punching anyone in the face, I can just ask Hiccup." Astrid smiled as Rosethorn rolled her eyes.
"Ok, fine, we'll ask you more later… oh! Guess what!" Astrid pulled out a piece of parchment.
"I asked my dad, and found out how much the dowry was for my hand." She explained, showing them a list.
"Dowry?" Rosethorn said to herself, extremely confused.
"Yeah… your parents did the same before you got married." Astrid didn't even take her eyes off the parchment.
"Wait… you're getting married?!" Rosethorn exclaimed, scooting forward.
"Thor, I leave a week and I miss freakin everything!" She said, pouting as she crossed her arms.
"Sorry…" Astrid said with an apologetic smile.
"Hey, you left a week and we find out that Fishlegs is a demon in the sack." Grimhilda said, holding her sides as she giggled.
"I'll tell you more later, but as I was saying, my dad got away with everything." Astrid said, beginning to list off the items.
"5 sheep, 2 yaks, a dresser- wait, scratch that- 3 yaks, a dresser, 2 shields, a new axe, 2 baskets of fish… a hundred something coins… two new saddles… and more."
"Nice." Ruffnut said with a nod.
"Wait, what did your family get?" Grimhilda asked Rosethorn, who tried to remember what her father had told her.
"Oh gods… my dad was ridiculous… his exact words were "I tried to raise the price so high the Ingerman's would back out"… uhm… a really big bed, a table, 3 sheep, 2 yaks… I think money… a new saddle… several chairs… and a spoon." She replied, thinking aloud.
"A spoon?" Astrid asked, wondering why he would ask for a single spoon.
"Because he was lazy that morning and needed to get a spoon, but didn't want to get up… don't ask… also he had this scheme that the Ingerman's would think him mad… didn't work… anyway, he was so sure that Mr. Ingerman would give up, but then he looked him straight in the eyes and said he'd give us all those things, including a house… to which my dad agreed…" Rosethorn answered, waving her hands in the air, wanting to stop by her old home and see her father.
"your father is a wise man." Grimhilda nodded, and Rosethorn shook her head with a laugh.
"Well, this chit chat has been nice, but I think I need to go harass your husband since you won't tell us anything." Ruffnut said, starting to stand up.
"But I told-" Rosethorn began, crossing her arms.
"Oh c'mon, details woman! I need material to use when I want to bother you two!" Ruffnut told her, sitting back down.
"I'll need a drink." Rosethorn mumbled as Smaug wrapped himself around her again.
"Ok, lets go!" Ruffnut exclaimed, jumping to her feet and dragging the girls to Mead Hall.
She ran ahead of them as she spotted a familiar figure and Astrid smiled, knowing exactly whom she was going to see.
Snotlout froze, his father walking on ahead of him as if he was still with him.
Ruffnut jogged over to him, smiling broadly and he immediately felt his palms sweat. He hadn't talked to her since the "event" and he felt his stomach flutter as she placed a hand on his shoulder, turning him around.
He couldn't mess this up, he couldn't give anything, and he needed to act normal.
"Have you talked to Fishlegs yet?" she asked, the smile only broadening as he shook his head, not finding words.
"Oh my god, you will not believe what Rose told me!" she cackled, bending over to whisper to him. he gulped but stayed still, listening to what she had to say.
"Fishlegs? No fucking way." Snotlout said in disbelief, all thoughts of awkwardness leaving his mind as he thought over the information he had just learned.
"yes way!" Ruffnut laughed again, leaning against his shoulder and he felt tingles where her hand was.
"Really?" He asked again, not wanting to believe it.
"Rosethorn said it herself." Ruffnut said, straightening up, Snotlout immediately missing her warmth.
"Holy shit." He mumbled, already thinking of finding the other guys to go interrogate their large friend.
The girls sat in Mead Hall, chatting and catching up, drinking mead. Ruffnut kept asking more questions along with Grimhilda, but Rosethorn refused to give up anything else.
"You are such a stick in the mud since you got married." Ruffnut groaned, turning her mug around.
"I'm allowed to keep things private." Rosethorn replied, crossing her arms and smirking at her friend's aggravation.
"Yeah, but you're not telling us any of the good stuff! C'mon, I need some new material." Ruffnut said, letting her head fall backward.
"Ruffnut, if she doesn't want to talk about it, that's fine." Astrid chimed, examining her arm guards. She had made the switch to her fur ones since winter was on its way, fall just starting. But on Berk, fall didn't last long, soon snow would be on the ground mixed with dead leaves.
"Aw, please! I've been dying to hear about everything!" Grimhilda whined, holding onto Rosethorns arm.
"Oh my gods, fine, I'll answer one question." Rosethorn sighed, rolling her eyes.
"How big was his-" Ruffnut began, a devilish grin crossing her face.
"not that question." Rosethorn interrupted, holding up a finger with her eyes wide.
"Uhhhh." Ruffnut groaned, letting her arms fall to her sides.
"you know, I have some stuff to do." Rosethorn said standing up, setting her mug down.
"Aw, but you haven't answered our question yet!" Grimhilda cried, trying to pull her back in her seat.
"you haven't come up with a question." Astrid said, rolling her eyes and finishing her mug.
"Ok…. Speed?" Grimhilda asked quickly and Ruffnut yelled in objection.
"Oop, too late, she already asked." Astrid said, crossing her arms and turning to Rosethorn who was looking a little red in the face.
"uhm…" She mumbled, reaching up to fiddle with her braids only to remember she wasn't wearing them anymore.
"wait, did he change speed, cause that's what most of them do." Grimhilda said, rubbing her chin.
"I'm allowed to keep things to myself." Rosethorn replied before walking away. That had been extremely uncomfortable.
"Well, like Rosethorn, we all have stuff we should be doing." Astrid said, standing up and walking away from the other girls, already planning out her chores. But first, she would go see how Hiccup was doing.
"I don't want to work." Ruffnut groaned, lying down on the bench as Grimhilda rolled her eyes and went to her shop.
Hiccup looked down at his parchment, listening as a villager told him that their neighbor was stealing their sheep.
"They just end up in my yard!" the other one said with exasperation. "I don't take them!"
"How they hell do sheep just mosey into another persons yard?!" Hiccup had been listening to the two men argue all morning.
"I'm sure there is a simple explanation for this." Hiccup told them, thinking of any logical explanation.
"Do you have a fence around your yard?" Hiccup asked, the victim of this crime.
"Of course I do!" The man told him, crossing his arms.
"May I see it?" Hiccup asked, already suspicious.
When they got to the man's house, he went to the backfield and just like he thought, there was a large section that was broken.
"Did you know about this?" Hiccup asked, pointing to the broken section.
"Aye! He's been breaking down my fence and stealing my sheep!"
"I did not!"
"Aye you did!"
The two men bickered a little while longer but stopped as they saw Grump lazily flying, his tail dragging across the ground and he knocked another gaping whole into the man fence.
"Oh dear gods." Hiccup mumbled to himself. Several sheep wandered through the new hole and the two men stood staring.
"Thank you for clearing that up." they both said before giving Hiccup a nod and heading towards the forge, their fists clenched.
"Well then…" Hiccup said to himself, realizing how ridiculous this day was.
He turned around to see Astrid running towards him, a large smile on her face.
"Hey!" He said happily, placing a quick peck on her cheek, his day become infinitely better.
"What have you been up to?" She asked, wrapping a warm around his waist and the two started walking.
"Oh, Grump is making a mess as usual.. I highly doubt Gobber knows about it… I've been talking about sheep all morning…" Hiccup said, waving his arm out in front of him, the other wrapped around Astrids waist.
"Wow, that sounds… fun." Astrid said, bumping his hip with hers slightly.
"You know me, Mr. Fun… how have you been?"
"Oh you know, doing chores… oh and I talked to Rose… she's doing fine… have you seen Fishlegs yet?"
"Hiccup, you haven't seen him for a week, don't you miss nerding out with him?"
"For the record, we do not "nerd out". And I literally just finished talking about how sheep can move to another mans yard."
"And I'm sure that was fascinating." Astrid laughed slightly.
"Would you like to talk to them?"
"No, no, you probably did a great job. I'm so proud of you, solving the villages sheep problems."
"You, ma'am, are playing a dangerous game."
"Good." Astrid smiled at him and placed a quick kiss on his lips.
"I'm going to go find the other guys and we'll drop by." Hiccup said, not bothering to finish his thought because Astrid already knew whom he was talking about.
"Ok, well I wanted to tell you that I found a new recipe-" Those were the exact words Hiccup feared most. He'd rather lose his other leg than try to eat whatever bizarre creation she had come up with, he never told her this of course, he had thought she had stopped after he had gotten food poisoning the last time.
"And I was wondering if you would be my tester!" She said happily, clasping her hands together and gave him an expectant look.
"Well- I uhm- normally I would love to… but you see- I have some- chiefly… duties to fulfill…" Hiccup told her quickly. It wasn't exactly a lie, but it wasn't going to take all day either.
"oh… ok… that's fine… well I have some things I need to do anyway." Astrid replied, giving him a smile and swiftly placing a kiss on his cheek. "I'll see you later, babe."
"Milady." Hiccup gave her another kiss and the two parted, Astrid going to go get water from the stream and Hiccup going to find the other guys.
Fishlegs looked up from his work and watched the three boys saunter inside, each one smirking.
"Do you ever go to work?" he asked, sitting back on his stool.
"We're on break." Snotlout said, leaning against the worktable.
"So… how was it?" Tuffnut asked, pulling up a stool.
"Fine…" Fishlegs said slowly.
"we heard your week was more than fine." Snotlout said as Hiccup shook his head.
"Whatever you want to ask about, is between Rose and I." Fishlegs said, looking at his work.
"Well we heard you were a stud." Snotlout said with a laugh.
Fishlegs straightened out and turned bright red as he tried to formulate an answer.
"who- who-" He began, rubbing the back of his neck.
"Congratulations!" Tuffnut yelled, pushing Snotlout out of the way.
"I really don't-" Fishlegs began, turning redder by the second.
"Aw man, and you didn't even see us." Tuffnut said with a laugh.
"Well… you kind had the window open…" Tuffnut said with a smirk.
"You didn't." Hiccup began, giving them a stern look.
"Please tell me you're kidding." Fishlegs said, clenching his fists.
Instead of answering, the two were already backing up towards the door. They were only kidding of course, but Fishlegs didn't know that.
"If you kill them, I'll make sure you go scot free." Hiccup whispered, watching as Snotlout shoved open the door and sprinted away with Tuffnut.
"Aren't you going to go get them?" Hiccup asked, throwing himself into one of the stools.
"Well… I would… but I'm supposed to be working." He replied, forcefully setting his tools down. "Besides, when Rose is done with them, it'd be a lot worse than anything I'd do."
"You're going to tell her?"
"Of course I am."
"Hm… well, I hope you two had a wonderful week besides that minor…. Intrusion…" Hiccup said with an awkward chuckle.
"It was fine."
"Ok, I really don't feel like talking about this, and I'm sorta picking up that you don't want to either. Besides I have something important to talk to you about anyway."
"Thank gods, ok what is it?"
"Well, I might have possibly snuck off, not even Astrid knows, the other day…. And I found new dragons!" Hiccup said in a hurried whisper, hoping neither his father nor his girlfriend wouldn't hear what he was saying.
"Hey!" Astrid said happily, jogging up to Rosethorn, who was filling a jug at the stream.
"It feels like ages since last time I saw you." Rosethorn said sarcastically, giving her a smile.
"Centuries." Astrid answered, stooping down and beginning to fill her own jug.
"So… what are you planning on doing today?" Rosethorn tucked her bangs behind her ears and thought of how much she missed her braids.
"Well… I have to do this… then I'm weaving for a little bit… I found this one flower that makes this really nice blood red, then I'm going to probably spare with Ruffnut, you can join us if you'd like. Maybe see Hiccup…" she said, then going on about how she was picking up the ring and sword and how Hiccup was going into the grave soon.
"That sounds splendid." Rosethorn replied, taking of her boots and putting her feet in the water, to which Astrid did the same. It was colder out today, the mild cold heat of summer was being replaced by the cold, freezing temperature of winter.
"What do you have planned?"
"Oh, weaving… I'll probably say hello to my family… I'll be baking again which is nice…"
"Well you know exactly who to send your treats to." Astrid jabbed her thumb towards her chest. "Though I've been fiddling with this new recipe, and I need someone to taste test it, I keep asking Hiccup but he's really busy.
"Oh- uhm… why don't… " There was no way out of this. Rosethorn was stuck between a rock and a hard place. On one hand she could get food poisoning, on the other hand, she could upset Astrid, who uses punches instead of tears.
"I'll go make it right now! and I'll bring it by your house!" Astrid said excitedly, pulling on her shoes and picking up her jar. She gave Rosethorn a brief wave before running off.
"Oh boy…" Rosethorn said, her eyes wide and she stood up, trudging home herself.
Yes, Yes, i know, not the most interesting chapter, i'm sorry
I just wanted to leave y'all something cause i've been juggling a job and other httyd drabbles (maybe i should post them here?)... Oh! and i won't be able to update for a while because i'm going to visit my relatives, meaning i'm leaving my country and they don't have wifi...
I'm sorry again...
Well, as we can see, there is gonna be more grimnut troubles cause tuff is finally putting things together, ruffnut is a perv, astrid and hiccup are gonna get hitched very soon (awe) and rose and fish are kinda settling into this weird realtity
I don't really have time to do "Review Reviews" cause i'm literally packing as i type this (multitasking is not working out so well) but i shall say some things that caught my attention
well firstly, some people are thirsting for action and other are threatening to lop my head off if something happens... hm... well tears keep me young, so i'll just cackle wickedly for now
and also hot damn, i'm glad y'all like my goober of an oc, and the pairing!
oh, and grim is a fucking bad ass, she just was "unprepared" for the accidental push and is looking too far into it ya feel? and she's not much of a fighter to begin with (all cred for grim goes to romy) i mean, she's been fawning over tuffnut for so long she's kinda surprised that he was so rough with her but that only means he's more comfortable with her, and yes, she gets him back. romy i am sorry for causing chaos in your ship
oh god, the reactions to the hiccstrid snuggles were amazing, like hot damn, i wonder what will happen once i post about the wedding?
yes... eret was mentioned... you know i'm not even like, i started writing about this before i knew the plot of httyd 2 (i was very careful to avoid spoilers until i was like fuck it, lemme look. i died.) so i guess... this is sorta like an au? like... idk... all i know is i made a booboo that turned into a 13+ chapter booboo
and apparently flirting fishlegs was a hit... trust me, i had to get up and walk around to keep myself from cracking up while i wrote it, because that's literally the best he does, any other flirting is just awful, awful