A Note from Hiccup

I've always wondered if I did the right thing that day. If I had stayed, would things have worked out differently? Would I be the man I am now? I look back on that day and see a young boy full of fear, uncertain of his future and believing the only thing he could do was run. I look back at that boy and I see him as someone I do not know, for I have changed so much that the young man I once was is a stranger to me. So I write this as if through the eyes of another person, and tell the tale of how I became a pirate.