Notice: I OWN NOTHING! This is my version of 'How To Train Your Dragon' the books, only one thing is from the movie. It's basic a warped retailing of the books. If you haven't read the books; I recommend you do, their really great books. Oh, and just for the record, in this, Hiccup and Snotlout are not cousins, I have altered/changed completely/added new characters.

There were dragons when I was a child.

There were great, grim, sky dragons that nested on the cliff tops like gigantic scary birds. Little, brown, scuttly dragons that hunted down the mice and rats in well-organized packs. Preposterously huge Sea Dragons that were twenty times as big as the Big Blue Whale and who killed for the fun of it.

You will have to take my word for it, for the dragons are disappearing so fast they may soon become extinct.

Nobody knows what is happening. They are crawling back into the sea from whence they came, leaving not a bone, not a fang, in the earth for humans of the future to remember them by. So, in order that these amazing creatures should not be forgotten, I will tell this true story from my childhood. I was not the sort of child who could train a dragon with the mere lifting of an eyebrow. I was not the natural at the Heroism business. I had to work at it.

This is the story of becoming a Hero the Hard Way.