All good things must come to an end, so here is the last chapter. Enjoy!
Chapter Six: The End
It was very dark when the three returned to the village without Dopple.
"How did Toothless's leg just heal like that?" Astrid kept whispering throughout the entire ride home. "That's impossible."
"It happened," said Hiccup, equally shocked. "It happened…"
"Do you think that Zippleback was their queen?" Astrid asked. "I mean…the way Toothless bowed to it and everything…"
"Was it, Toothless?" Hiccup asked the Night Fury. Toothless just shook his newly healed leg and refused to say a word.
"I feel so horrible now," Astrid whispered. "I mean, I yelled at Dopple so much and then his mother repaid me by healing Toothless. It's not fair." She started crying again.
"Hey, don't cry," said Hiccup, awkwardly rubbing her shoulder. "I think the dragon understood."
They rode in silence for the rest of the ride. When they finally reached Berk again, the village was pretty much asleep. Astrid, Toothless, and Hiccup walked up the hill toward Hiccup's house and opened the door.
Stoick was seated at the table, staring at them.
They stared back.
"Where have you been all day?" Stoick said curiously. "I didn't see you this morning at all."
Hiccup tried to think fast. "Uh…we went…fishing?"
"For the whole day?" Astrid added.
Stoick wasn't paying attention. "I had the strangest dream last night," he went on. "That Baldur appeared to you as a Zippleback. It made absolutely no sense, but it somehow seemed to mean something."
"A god appeared to us as a Zippleback?" Astrid repeated, like she couldn't believe it.
Stoick shook his head. "It's weird. I hardly ever have dreams. But when I do, they always seem to have some hidden meaning to them. But Baldur appearing to you as a Zippleback?" Stoick let out a short, loud laugh. "That's impossible."
Astrid turned her head at look at Hiccup, thinking of how the Zippleback had seemed to magically mend Toothless's leg.
Hiccup began to smile.
Baldur was the god of Peace.
Well, that's it. I hope the ending isn't too corny. I actually didn't have any ending in mind when I started this story, so when I got this idea I just stuck with it. Not to say I don't like it though, because I do. But anyway, I hope you enjoyed it all the same.