A/N: Okay, so I know you're expecting another chapter of Hiccup's Escape now. Well, I hate to pop that bubble of hope, but, uh... /popbubble

This is just an update to let you guys know that the next chap is under way right now. I had to rewrite it several times and I'm still not done. I didn't like how (character to be announced later) came out. I got reviews saying the chapters should be longer, and believe me, I'm tryin', just for you. The next chapter will replace this, when it's up.

Also, guys, I feel like a total jackarse for not updating in so long. So so sorry!

(Eventually, I'm gunna put up some pics on my dA of this story[Requests for scenes welcome!]. And general HTTYD fanart. But my scanner's bein' a total moron at the moment so, I dunno when that's comin'.)

Would you like a teaser of what's to come?

Yes? Okay! ^-^

Hiccup swallowed nervously. The Chief of the Wilds was coming?

That just didn't sound good at all. What was he to do? They had Toothless in chains, he himself was bound, barely able to walk for the weight, and Melan... Where was Melan?

The huge man that used to be just beside him was nowhere to be seen! The red head turned around quickly, hoping the huge chains simply slowed the man.

A sharp poke in his kidneys from his guard's spear had in him facing front again in a flash.

The teen had seen enough though, to see that the brunette man was nowhere close. Or anywhere in sight actually. All he could see were the faces of the villagers. A few looked on disdainfully. Some pairs of eyes reflected anger. A select few women and children held sympathy in their eyes, but most had on an expression of fear.

A terrifying, ear-splitting howl pierced the chilly dusk air.

On the rock above them all stood a bent man, white fur skins covered his shoulders to his skinny knees, a horse's skull, sans lower jaw, covered his face. From the top of the skull, scales - of dragons, Hiccup realized - covered the beginning of a crest of sleek black feathers that trailed to the ground over his back. What may have been a brown tattered robe was underneath the animal-made finery.

"Is that boy's death truely the reason you have summoned me, mortals?"