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Now, please hear me out. As I stated last chapter, I A-levels at school back in September and did also state that they would be a whole load of work... and I was right. They are a bloody. Car killer.

I have barely had anytime to myself that isn't to do with work, so please do forgive me for this wait. It had gotten to the point that I was getting so much work, that whilst I was doing my studies, I had considered calling this story dead. However, I have done that too many times before and I really do not want to do it again now. So please, as of the update following this notice, please continue to give me loving and encouraging words with your great reviews, as they only proceed to fuel my fire and right now, I really do need them to keep me going (I would also appreciate any PMs if it looks like I fall behind again, I really don't want to send another fic of mine to an early grave!)

I cannot promise that I will be getting these up on a regular basis anymore, but please do remember that behind all those dates of no new chapters, I am still typing here on my computer to entertain all of you. So please know that as of now, I am back on this PC despite the masses of work from my AS courses and am trying my best to hear the loving words of you guys out there.

Now that that is out of the way, I send out massive thanks to all of my reviewers on the last update: P-Artsypants, Ayame4679, Malik The Night Angel, umdiddle, Dragonbow117, the guest who reviewed under 'Jo', the guest who reviewed simply as 'person', Arcawolf and an especially gigantic mass of gratitude to Lord Jaric, the one who reviewed all three chapters despite me being up to chapter four now. Thank you all for the support, especially now with me being held up on writing thanks to school, it seriously means so much!

The chapter following this notice (that will be finished soon, I promise you) is definitely my most favourite so far, despite it being shorter than the previous ones... and you are all going to understand why. This chapter will be an entire Viking chapter; no 'focusing' per sae on the assassins in anyway (Zylum will be mentioned a few times though). We will be focusing mainly on Astrid, as she is going to be a big part of this Hiccup-assassin scenario so I want to give her some of the lime light. In this update, she is going to be sticking herself firmly into her position of where she stands... and I reckon you are all going to be happy where it ends up.

This chapter... will be for the shippers. Live long, Hiccstrid.)