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Well, here it is, the timeline for the curious/masochistic! It's using Astrid's pregnancy as a guide, thus the minuses prior to her falling pregnant, and pluses after the birth of Freckle. This should stand up fairly well to the events in the story, but if you find anything a little out of whack, please let me know! And no, I'm not going into days-of-the-week or dates detail. That way lies madness.
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Timeline for When In Rome
A How to Train Your Dragon fanfiction
By apparent glutton-for-punishment, Determamfidd
-3 months: (Second month of winter in Berk, 49AD - 50AD)
The events of 'Talking In Her Sleep'.
Wedding of Hiccup Haddock and Astrid Hofferson.
-1 month: (Spring in Berk, 50AD)
Dragons wake from hibernation.
Astrid falls pregnant.
0 months, 1 week:
Hiccup begins the voyage to Phlock, a 2-week journey, for the Dragon Convocation.
0 months, 3 weeks:
Hiccup is kidnapped by Alvin the Treacherous, who is posing as Alberich the trader.
1 month, 1 week:
Stoick returns to Berk
Regin's pirates attack the kidnapping longship. Hiccup transfers to Regin's longship, the 'Redbird'.
1 month, 2 weeks:
Rescue mission leaves from Berk.
2 months, 2 weeks: (Second week of summer in Berk, 50AD)
Hiccup confronts Alberich who reveals himself to be Alvin the Treacherous. Hiccup is locked in the hold.
Pirates from the original ship ambush the rescuers' camp on an islet. A destination is revealed: Ostia.
Hiccup arrives in Rome, and is sold to Balbus the slave trader.
Rescue party stops in Hispalis. Astrid's pregnancy is discovered, and Ostia is found to be the nearest port to Rome.
4 months, 1 week:
Hiccup is imprisoned in the gladiator barracks of the Octavian Amphitheatre. He meets the Gladiatrix Nemesis, and the Briton.
Rescue party's longship passes through the Fretum Herculaneum (Straits of Gibraltar). Regin's pirates attack, and Toothless burns the Redbird. Regin reveals that Hiccup was sold to Balbus. Astrid kills Regin.
4 months, 2 weeks:
The Briton confronts Claudius, and is discovered to be King Caratacus of the Catuvellauni, a British tribe.
Hiccup duels the Gladiatrix 'Nemesis', who is revealed to be his mother, Valhallarama of Berk.
He is set free, but after a single day is recaptured by Alvin and sent to work with the Orionos, Rusalka.
5 months: (Autumn in Berk, 50AD)
The Tiny Haddock's first kicks.
The rescue party's longship is shipwrecked near Naples.
5 months, 1 week:
Hiccup escapes with the help of Britannicus, who takes him to the palace for an interview with the Emperor Claudius. Hiccup flees from the palace into the streets.
Rescue mission reaches Rome and meets Caratacus. Astrid kills Balbus.
Hiccup is found, wounded and starving, by the rescue mission.
5 months, 2 weeks:
Rescue of Valhallarama and Rusalka, with the help of Caratacus, Britannicus, Rufus and Claudius.
5 months, 3 weeks:
Flight back to Berk (5 days).
Planning meeting in the Mead Hall, and preparation for battle.
Arrival of warriors from Phlock, Sleet, Brass Monkey and Freezing-To-Death.
6 months, 1 week:
Battle of Troll Valley.
Death of Alvin the Treacherous.
8 months, 2 weeks: (Second week of winter in Berk, 50AD - 51AD)
Wedding of Fishlegs Ingerman and Ruffnut Thorston.
The dragons re-enter hibernation shortly after.
9 months, 1 week:
Birth of Freki 'Freckle' Hiccupsson Haddock.
+2 months, 1 week: (First week of spring in Berk, 51AD)
Dragons wake from hibernation.
Epilogue. Letters from Britannicus, Caratacus and Plotina reach Berk.
Tuffnut Thorston and Snotlout Jorgenson leave for Phlock.
+8 months: (Last month of summer in Berk, 51AD)
Tiny Ingerman(s?) due.
A massive thank you to all you faithful reviewers! You have made posting this monster a pleasure and a joy.
Clockwork mockingbird: Poor 'Legs and Ruff! Twins are no joke! Aw, thank you - and thank you too for all your awesome reviews! Negra: Wow, thank you so much! Aw, Stoick doting on little Freckle - I bet he's like a big friendly giant to a three month old. This certainly won't be the last story I write! I've had too much fun *g* shayna7767: Thank you! *blush* Freckle is actually based off a real child - although the real child took longer than three months to settle into a sleeping pattern, arrgh! darkmaster7987: O.O Oh my... *speechless* Wow. Thank you so much! I'm so happy you've enjoyed this story and the characterisation and history. It's certainly not going to be the last one! I have a few ideas...*g* Ze Great Camicazi: SO CUTE, aren't they? Hee, thanks! guardianskye: Adorable!Vikings are Adorable. Oh, *blush* You're making me wriggle with pleased squee! Thank you! Romance and Musicals: Daddy!Hiccup = AWWWW. Poor Britannicus, Claudius and Octavia. Roman History is sad like that, sigh. Threequel indeed! I'm going to take a short break, as Real Life is beginning to get a bit mad, but in a month or two... *g* Thank you, dearest r&m, for all your wonderful reviews! OmarBarria: Thanks! Another one is brewing away in my mind, but I'm going to take a little sabbatical first as life is getting a bit crazy. Voldyne: *blush* Thank you - and thank you also for your regular and wonderful reviews! Leon Woon: A mix of research and experience for the babycare stuff, actually - although the real baby didn't settle into a sleeping pattern until he was six months old, arrgh. Poor Britannicus et al, I know. It's amazing there were any Romans left for the history books to record at times. More is bubbling away in my head, but probably won't be posted soon - Real Life is getting in the way, I'm afraid! MarkoRailo: I know! *wail* I am going to miss posting this every morning so very much! I actually finished it perhaps a fortnight ago, and I like to post quickly (simply because I hate waiting for new chapters myself!). Another one is brewing, but there'll be a short hiatus as things in the real world (as opposed to fandom *g*) are heating up considerably... but there'll be more eventually! Promise! Thank you so very much! story master: Aw, thank you! I certainly will, and you too! (I look forward to reading your stories!) Foxy's Girl: Hey, no worries - I've done the same thing *g* Wow, thank you SO much! *tries to stuff ego back in its box - WILL NOT FIT* That means so much coming from a writer whose work I admire, wow! Blushing like Hiccup here! bitterbiscuits: Oh my! Thank you! They'd have to censor it an awful lot - there's a bit of sex and violence here after all! childofthestorm: I dub thee 'First Seer of When in Rome!' I initially had the Tiny Haddock as a girl, and Hiccup's subsequent reaction was one of the reasons behind that - but I eventually changed it to a boy for far more reasons. There'll be more children in their future, though, and Hiccup's going to get the chance to be wrapped around a daughter's finger *g* Thank you so much, and you'll definitely be seeing more from me!