9 years ago
It was going to be a cloudy, rainy day, any one could tell just by looking at the sky. All was quiet in the early morning in Berk, suddenly yelling cut through the silence.
"Momma! Momma! Come on wake up momma! Let's go momma!" A little girl with black hair shouted in her home.
The woman in bed shifted a little but did not wake up.
The black haired green eyed girl stomped her foot and pouted. 'Why won't they wake up?' She thought to herself as she ran to the other side of the bed and climbed up.
"Daddy! Wake up! I wanna go play with Hiccup!" She whispered.
He didn't stir either.
"What do I do now?" She asked herself as she looked around the room. Then she had an idea.
The little girl climbed off the bed and ran to chair. She pushed with all her might and moved the chair to her dad's side of the bed. Then she began stacking random things on top of each other, and once she had a high pile of random objects she began to climb the pile.
"Daddy! Momma!" She shouted once she reached the top.
The sleeping man and woman stirred and the man opened his eyes.
"Azalea?" He asked his daughter who smiled down at him.
"Wait no, stop!" He shouted but was too late. His young daughter had jumped off the stack and landed on his stomach.
He made a weird noise as all the air left his lungs.
"Are you awake yet daddy!?" She asked happily.
"Yup. I am now..." He said as he tried to bring the air back to his lungs.
"Yay! I'm gonna go change!" She said and jumped off her father.
"Wait change for what?" Her father asked sitting up.
"You promised you'd take me to go see Hiccup!" Azalea said before she ran out of the room.
"Ugh!" He moaned as he fell back into bed. "Terra, your daughter is going to drive me crazy..." He muttered.
"Yeah Alun, your daughter gets it from you." She said with a smile.
He smirked at his wife and gave her a kiss.
A moment later their daughter came running back.
"Wait, momma can you make a pretty braid please?" She asked her sleepy mother.
She moaned but sat up.
"Sure Azalea." She said and patted the space in front of her, indicating to her daughter to take a seat.
She happily ran and climbed to mothers side the bed and sat where her mother told her to.
Once Terra was done with her daughter's hair, Azalea gave mother a kiss on the cheek, jumped off the bed, and ran to her room.
"Yup, just like you Alun." Terra said as she laid back down.
I ran to my room excitedly and got ready to see my best friend, Hiccup.
After I was done changing into my warm pants, short sleeve shirt, wool socks, and boots, I ran back to my parents room to find my daddy barely sitting up.
"Daddy! Come on!" I pleaded with my slow daddy.
"Azalea slow down. Hiccup's not going anywhere." Daddy said after a yawn.
"...true but I wanna play now!" I said.
"Ok fine let me just change my clothes." He said and pushed me out of his room. I fell on butt and laughed.
"Kay daddy! But hurry!" I shouted from outside the door.
As I waited I walked to the living and sat in front of the fire, but not too close cuz momma said it burns if I get too close.
I started to hum a song I made up as I looked at the fire.
"Come on Azalea, let's go." I heard my daddy say. I stood up and skipped happily towards my sleepy daddy, then out the door.
It was still really early, I mean the sun wasn't even up yet, but there were already a lot of people out and getting ready for the day.
Our house was on a cliff overlooking the sea so it had a really pretty view, but it was also a bit farther away from the village plaza.
As daddy and me got closer to Hiccup's house we passed a house and heard shouts, and things breaking, then more shouting. "Who lives there daddy?" I asked as I held his hand. "The Thorston's," He said. "Their mom is friends with your mom." He said with a smile.
"Oooh! I wanna meet them." I said and began walking to the loud house.
"I thought you wanted to play with Hiccup." He said as he pulled me back.
"Oh yeah let's go daddy!" I said as I began to drag him.
He chuckled and sped up so much I had to run to keep up.
Soon I let go of his hand and we raced to the plaza.
"Yay! I beat you daddy!" I said as I ran to the plaza with my daddy right behind me.
"Yup, but not by much!" He said a little winded from the run. He muttered something about him being too old or something and I began to skip to the biggest house on the hill side. It overlooked the entire village, and that was where my best friend lived.
"I'm gonna go to Hiccup's house daddy!" I said as I continued walking towards the large house.
"Wait for me Aza." I heard my daddy say, so I froze in my spot.
"Funny, now let's go." He said with a chuckle.
I giggled and followed my daddy. There were more people waking up now and the sky was beginning to turn a little lighter, which meant the sun was coming up soon.
After we climbed the steps to Hiccup's house daddy knocked on the door and I turned around and looked at the pretty view. There was now a sun rise and everything looked so peaceful…it felt weird.
"Oh, Valhallarama, good morning." I heard my daddy say next to me.
I quickly turned back around and looked up to see the tall Viking lady.
"Good morning Valhallarama!" I said happily.
"Azalea here wanted to play with hiccup, sorry if it's too early." Daddy said quietly.
"Good morning Alun, Azalea. Oh its fine, we all enjoy your company Azalea." She said and moved aside so I could go inside her house.
"Bye daddy I'll see you later." I said and went inside.
"Be careful and don't misbehave!" he said.
"So is Hiccup awake yet?" I asked as Valhallarama closed the door.
"No, but I'll wake him up for you." She said and began to walk away.
"It's ok, I'll do it." I said and ran upstairs to my friends' room.
I slowly opened the door, and saw my friend sleeping in his bed.
"Aw he's so peaceful…I'll fix that!" I said to myself as I tip-toed to the side of his bed.
I leaned over, took a deep breath, and shouted "GOOD MORNING HICCUP!"
He jumped out of his bed and landed on the floor with a yelp.
"Well you're easier to wake up than my parents!" I said with a grin as I crouched down.
"Why do you always feel the need to scare the pee out of me?" he asked as he stood up and rubbed his butt.
"…I don't really know but its fun to see what you do!" I said after I finished laughing.
"Anyway is there a reason you're here?" he asked after sitting back on his bed.
"Yeah let's go play!" I said as started to drag my shorter friend away from his bed.
"Ok hold on! Let me just change." He said wiggling out of my grasp.
I nodded then walked out of his room and down to the living room, where his dad was looking out of the window.
"Good morning Stoick!" I said as I ran down the stairs.
He turned around and smiled.
"Good morning Azalea. And what you doing here so here so early?" he asked.
"Oh me and Hiccup are gonna go play." I said as I looked straight up to see his face. He was really tall compared to me.
"Ok, be careful of dragons." He said with a chuckle and left the house.
"Oky-doky!" I said as Stoick went outside, and left me alone in the living room to wait for my dark auburn haired friend.
After a while he came out of his room, and down the stairs.
"Well come on!" he said as I quickly followed behind him and out the front door.
"The sun's almost up! What do you wanna play?" I asked as we walked down the steps of his house.
"We could always go play at the beach." I offered
"The water's too cool!" he complained. "Wanna play a game I invented called 'it'?" he asked
"How do you play?" I asked curiously.
"Well the person who's 'it' has to chase the other players around, and if you get tagged your it!" he said happily
"Ohh sounds like fun." I said as I touched his forehead. "YOU'RE IT!" I shouted and ran away.
He laughed and began to chase after me.
It was a few hours later and I was 'it' again, and I had lost Hiccup in a crowd of Viking men caring a huge log towards the docks. By the time they passed I had lost sight of Hiccup, so I started running off in the direction I thought he had ran off to.
After a while I ended up in a small ally behind some houses where there were a lot of crates. Some stacked on each other some by themselves, and other's nothing but broken sticks.
I got a little nervous and started to call out his name. "Hiccup! Where are you Hiccup?! Hiiiiicccccccuuuuuuuupppp!" I shouted.
"Azalea!" I heard someone whisper from behind a crate next to me. I walked to behind it and saw Hiccup curled on the floor.
"Hiccup what's wrong?" I asked as I got on my knees next to him.
"Shh! They'll hear you!" he said as he pulled me behind the crate.
"Who will?" I asked at the same time a boy in front of the crate said "Where'd he go? Did you see Snotlout?"
"No I lost him in the crowd." The one named Snotlout said.
"What about you Ruffnut?" the first boy asked.
"No, but I know he ran this way!" a new girl voice said.
"Come on lets look around! I bet he's some where near here!" the first boy said.
"Them?" I mouthed to Hiccup who nodded viciously, and that's when I noticed he had a busted lip. I gave him a shocked look and pointed in the direction of the people in front of the crate, he nodded a little hesitantly.
I glared in the direction of the kids in front of the crate and I was about to get up but hiccup put a finger to his busted lip indicating for me to stay quiet, I nodded and watched as he got a small pebble and threw it towards the crates farther away from us, but it didn't make a sound. I understood what he was trying to do so I rolled my eyes, found a medium sized rock and threw it at the cat that was sitting laying on some crates that where stacked up on each other. The cat freaked out meowed and hissed then jumped off the crates and ran away.
"He went that way!" the girl named Ruffnut shouted and we watched as a young girl with long blond hair run past our crate, followed by two boys. We didn't get a chance to see any faces, but of the two boys, one had longish blond hair like the girl, and the other had short brown hair.
"Let's go." I whispered very quietly. As soon as we made sure they were gone I stood up, grabbed Hiccup's hand and began running with all my might to the opposite direction of the other three kids.
Soon we left the ally, but didn't stop running till we reached the blacksmith's place.
"I think…we lost them…" I said as I rested my hands on my knees, and tried to catch my breath.
"Yeah…me…too!" Hiccup said even more winded than me.
After a moment I dropped to the ground and rested my hands on the cold floor. Hiccup did the same, and as soon as we caught our breath we began laughing.
"What just happened?" I asked.
"Well, I was running and wasn't watching where I was going, and accidentally bumped into the boy with blond hair. He didn't seem to like me, and he punched me in the face,"
"What a meany!" I said interrupting his story.
"Yeah, but when I was running away, I tripped and fell and accidentally kicked him in the stomach! While he was bent over I stood up, then those other two kids popped up out of no where, and started chasing me. I ran away and some how lost them then I hid behind the box, then you showed up and you know the rest." He finished his story with a sigh.
"Ha! If I were you, I would've punched him back!" I said with a grin.
"If you were me then I wouldn't be such a…such a…what did he call me before?" he said as he thought of the word. "Oh yeah! If you were me, then I wouldn't be such a loser!" he said bitter-sweetly.
"You're not a loser Hiccup! You're really, really, really smart! And you're funny!" I said trying to cheer him up.
He shrugged but didn't say anything.
"Besides who called you a loser?" I asked
"I DID!" we heard some one shout.
We looked up and saw the blond haired boy, and the girl with blond hair named Ruffnut, and the boy with brown hair named Snotlout running towards us. The two blonds looked a lot alike so I thought they were twins.
I stood up and so did Hiccup. "Run!" he whispered in my ear.
"No." I said as I crossed my arms.
"What do you mean 'no'? I don't wanna get beat up!" he said as I stood in front of him.
"I'll protect you." I whispered as the trio slowed to a stop a few feet in front of us.
"Well…we finally found you!" the blond haired girl said a little winded.
"Yeah we did!" Snotlout said, more winded.
"Out of the way…freckles!" the blond boy said to me.
"No!" I said firmly.
"What? Move it!" he shouted at me.
"No! Make me!" I shouted back.
"I promised my mom I would never hit a girl but since I don't see any girl's around here I guess that doesn't matter!" the blond boy said, and the girl next to glared at him.
"I said I'd never hurt an animal, and much less an ugly, stupid animal like you, but it looks like I have to break my promise too!" I sneered back.
The two boys looked shocked but the girl laughed. "That does it! I'll beat you up first, then the loser behind you!" he said.
"The only loser here is you!" I said and the boy ran at me.
As he got closer to me, the more scared I got. 'He's a boy, he's bigger than you, I bet he's stronger than you!' I shouted at myself in my head, but it was too late, because a moment later tackled me to the ground where we began rolling and pinning each other on the ground. Suddenly he was sitting on my stomach and punched me in the cheek.
He wasn't as strong as I first thought, and I easily pushed him off, sat on his back and began banging his head on the ground.
"OW GET OFF!" he shouted and threw me off of him, and to the ground.
Then he sat on my back, grabbed my head, and started banging it against the cold hard ground. Things where getting blurry, and my nose suddenly stopped working. I elbowed him somewhere and he let go of my head. I sat up and he fell from my back, then I sat on his chest and punched him a few times before something pulled me away from the now bleeding boy, but not without an accidental kick in the face.
"Oh right! That's enough both of you!" the man said. I hadn't stopped kicking my legs or swinging my arms when I was suddenly face to face with a man. He had a blond colored beard, uni-brow, and a face of amusement.
"Now what's your name little girly?" he asked me.
"My name is Azalea!" I said struggled to get out of his tight grip.
"Azalea? You wouldn't happen to be the daughter of Alun and Terra would you?" he asked and I stopped struggling.
"That's my daddy, and mommy." I said "Who are you?" I asked.
"I am Gobber the Belch" He said as the boy I just got in a fight with ran away. That's when I noticed how far off the ground I was.
"Put me down please Gobber. I'm scared of heights." I whimpered.
"All right. Don't be fighting any more you two!" he said as he let me down, and that's when I saw his arm. It was gone, but in its place was pincher looking thing.
"What happened to your arm?" I asked.
"Ah well, that's not a story for children. 'Ello Hiccup." He said as he walked back into the smithy.
"Well now that that's done-" I started but was quickly cut off by the shrill scream of my mother.
"Azalea!" she screamed from across the plaza.
"Hi mommy!" I said with a smile.
"Don't 'hi mommy' me! What happened to your face?" she asked as she ran to me and kneeled down so that she was eye with me.
"What do you mean?" I asked and touched my cheek. It was beginning to hurt, and something warm was coming out of my nose.
"Oh goodness, what happened?" she asked as she wiped the warm stuff off with my shirt.
"Nothing…" for some reason I felt that I had to lie to her about the fight.
"This is not nothing! Hiccup what happened?" she asked my friend.
"Well…she…umm…" he trailed off.
"Spit it out Hiccup." She said between clenched teeth.
"She got in a fight with some boy." He said really quick.
"Azalea?!" she said shocked
"Hiccup!" I moaned.
"Terra!" Gobber said from the smithy window.
"Gobber!" she said menacingly.
"Uh sorry! No time to chat gotta get back to work…" he said and disappeared.
"GOBBER! Get back here!" she shouted and walk after him.
"Well I'm hungry, lets go eat!" I said and walked to the mead hall for lunch.
"But aren't you hurt?" Hiccup asked as he caught up to me.
"Well my cheek hurts a bit but nothing too bad." I said with a smile.
We ate our lunch in as quickly as we could without choking, then ran outside, where it was a lot colder and beginning to sprinkle.
"Well it's going to rain soon. What do you wanna do?" Hiccup asked
"I wanna go play 'it' again!" I said as I touched his arm, and ran into the cold rainy afternoon.
"Wait Azalea! What about the rain?" he asked and ran after me.
"A little rain won't kill us!" I shouted back and laughed when he slipped in a mud puddle and fell on his butt.
"Come on slow poke!" I shouted as the mild sprinkle turned into a mild rain storm.
After a few minutes of running around I decided to take this game into the forest behind Hiccup's house.
"Azalea, ok you win lets go back to my house before we get lost!" Hiccup shouted behind me.
"Hold on a sec! Follow me!" I said as it began to rain harder. Even in the forest the rain was coming down hard.
"Azalea!" Hiccup complained as the ground got a littler steeper.
"Hold on!" I shouted as I almost slipped down the steeper land.
It felt like ever step I took the ground got steeper, and steeper, until I reached a solid stone ledge that led to a small cave where Hiccup and I could sit.
"Are you coming Hiccup?" I asked my friends as he struggled to climb the steep mountain side.
"Yeah, but it's kinda hard to climb when it's so slippery!" he whined.
"Come on you're almost there!" I cheered, and when he was close enough I reached down and helped him climb the rest of the way.
"What was it you wanted to see?" he asked.
"This!" I saw and pointed to the village.
From this height we could see the entire village, plus the entire ocean in the back ground.
"Whoa! This is so pretty!" he said as the rain made his hair stick to his face.
"Right?! I found this place one time when I was hiding from my daddy." I said and looked over the entire view
"Hey I thought you were scared of heights." Hiccup said.
"I am, but only if my feet aren't touching something." I said as I walked inside the cave behind us.
Hiccup looked at me a little worriedly.
"There aren't any dragons in there right?" he asked.
"Nope, it's waaay too small to hold a dragon." I said as I patted the spot next to me. "Now take your seat Hiccup."
"Ok but we really need to get home soon, or else my mom might get worried." He said as he sat down next to me.
"So who were those kids earlier?" I asked as I watch people running around in the village beneath us.
"I only knew Snotlout. He's a relative or something." He said as he shook some water out of his hair.
"Oh…" I trailed off as I heard a faint voice. "Hey did you hear that?" I asked.
"Hear what?" he asked.
"Listen!" I said and shushed him.
"help…" it was very faint but I could still hear it.
"Azalea I don't hear anything." Hiccup said.
"But I swear-"
"Hiccup!" we heard people shouting in the village.
"Oh that? I think that's my mom." He said as he stood and walked out of the cave.
It was still raining, but not as hard anymore.
"It wasn't… I could've sworn…ok lets go back." I said as I stood up and followed Hiccup out. I was probably imagining the other voice, mom did say I had a wild imagination.
"How do we get back down? We might slip and fall." Hiccup said as we looked down.
"With my newest invention!" I said and walked deeper inside of the cave.
I walked back out side and with me I was dragging a big metal circular dome plate.
"What is that?" he asked as he looked at it.
"I don't know what to call it yet, but I found it behind the blacksmith. It looked like no one was using it, so I took it and brought it here." I said as I placed the dome thing on the ground.
"Look sit here, then we slowly push off the ledge, and down we go!" I said as I stepped into the dome thing and waited for Hiccup to get in.
"I'd rather walk." He said with no emotion.
"No you're getting on this and you're going to have fun." I said as I grabbed his arm and pulled him on with me.
"Look Azalea, I know you like making thing's but this looks too dangerous." He said as I sat in front of him.
"I've done this a lot of times before so don't worry!" I said as I slowly began pushing the ground so we could move a little.
"Hm, it's a lot easier to move with the ground so wet." I said as we made it to the very edge.
"This is it Hiccup! Let have some fun! If I tell you to do something, like lean, or duck, you do it, don't ask questions!" I shouted.
"NO! please let me off!" he said as he tried to get up.
"Nope!" I said as I leaned over the edge and with most of the weight we fell over the edge.
"AZALEA!" Hiccup shouted as everything begin to fly by in a blur.
"I've never gone this fast!" I shouted with a laugh.
"I'M FALLING!" Hiccup shouted.
"THEN HOLD ON!" I shouted as we began going faster. Suddenly my vision was gone.
"HICCUP I CANT SEE! MOVE YOUR HANDS!" I shouted as I let go of our metal dome, and tried to remove his hands from my face as he screamed louder. "Don't panic Hiccup! I've done this before!" I shouted as I finally moved his hands from my eyes.
"Panic!" I said as I a huge bolder coming closer to us.
I grabbed our metal dish thing and shouted, "Lean to the left Hiccup!"
We both leaned and nearly dodged the bolder. I looked back and laughed at Hiccup's scared face.
"I told you I knew what I was doing!" I said and look forward. A fallen tree was coming towards us.
"Duck!" I shouted and we both ducked as far as we could.
I felt the tree graze my head as we passed underneath.
"Having fun?" I asked Hiccup who was holding on to my waist.
"No…!" he trailed off as a new course of rocks, fallen tree's, bushes, and huge tree's came into view.
"Well lets change that!"
Back down in the village mostly every Viking was out of their home, getting ready for the day, when suddenly screaming came from the mountain.
Everyone in the plaza looked towards the mountain in curiosity, some with spears and shields.
"Left! Duck! Right! I said right! Duck and stay down!" the villager's heard a young girl scream, and it was getting closer and closer.
"Azalea?" Terra said quietly.
"Left! Hiccup my left! Oh no watch oooouuuuuuttt!" the girl screamed. There was a loud bang, then some rustling in the bushes in the forest, then suddenly two kids came flying out of the forest and over the villagers heads. The boy landed on his feet, then fell on his butt, but the girl landed face first in a large puddle of mud.
"Azalea!" Terra shouted and ran towards her daughter, who was getting up.
"H-Hi momma…" she trailed off.
"What in Thors name just happened?" Stoick bellowed over the mummers of the people.
Everyone went silent, as Stoick walked up to the girl covered in mud.
"What happened?" he asked.
"Well me and Hiccup were playing, and we…um we, uh, I wanted to go sliding down the muddy part of the mountain, and I, er, we kinda crashed into a rock, and we came flying…" I trailed off.
"Are you hurt?" he asked me.
"No… just a little muddy." I said and he chuckled.
"What about you Hiccup? Are you alright?" he asked and walked to his son who was standing up.
"I'm fine…" Hiccup said as he dusted off his pants.
"Well lets get home, your mother was looking for you." He said as he began leading the way to their house.
"Oh." Azalea said as she stood up and ran over to Hiccup. "Don't tell anyone about our hiding spot ok?" she whispered.
He smiled and nodded.
"Come on Azalea you need a bath." Terra said and grabbed her daughters hand and began dragging her towards her own home.
"Ok momma." She said a little sad. I mean what type of Viking actually liked baths?
As we were walking home me and momma passed by the Thorston's house, this time it was silent.
"Hey momma, are you really friends with the lady who lives there?" I asked.
She looked down at me and smiled, "Yes, she's one of my best friends." She said.
"Oh, does she have kids?" I asked as we continued our walk to my home.
"Yes, she has two and boy and a girl, right around your age." She said.
"I wanna meet them." I said as we walked into our house.
"After your bath little lady." She said as she led me to the worst room in the house. The bathing room. I don't like it because I don't see the point of getting clean when we're just going to get dirty again.
"Wait here, I'll bring the water." She said as I undressed and sat in the large wooden tub.
That's another thing I don't like about baths, the water we use is from the ocean, so it's all salty, and freezing cold.
After momma came back she dumped bucket after bucket of freezing cold, salt water over my head, then cleaned of any mud with a rag.
"I'm clean!" I would shout so she could stop, but she would just reply with, "Not even close." then another bucket of water.
After a while the tub was full of brown water, and I had to open the plug that let the water out.
"Now you're done." She said as she poured the last bucket of water over my head.
"Finally!" I said as she gave me a wool towel. "I'll bring you some clothes." She said and left me alone.
After my momma brought me clothes, and after I changed I walked to the living room to warm up by the fire. Momma came behind me to braid my hair.
"Azalea, do you want to go meet my friend and her kids?" my momma asked.
"Yeah!" I shouted, jumped up and skipped to my mother, then out the door.
"What's your friends name?" I asked as we walked away from the house.
"Her name is Ignna." She said as we walked closer to Ignna's house, which had become really noisy again.
"I bet the girl is really nice, and the boy is over protective of his sister." I said with a smile.
"eh not really…" she muttered.
I looked up at her, well not really up because I was almost the same height as her, but I looked at her and raised an eyebrow.
When we reached the house, we could hear screaming, and banging, and crashes, and other noises that I couldn't tell what they where.
"Um, are you sure this is the place?" I asked as we walked up the steps.
"Yup, no other place in Berk, is as chaotic as this home." She mumbled and knocked on the door.
All the noise inside the house stopped then someone shouted "MOM! SOMEONE'S HERE!'
"Why does that voice sound so familiar?" I asked myself.
Suddenly the door was swung open by a lady whose blond hair was sticking up every where.
"What?! Oh hello Terra! How are you? I didn't…expect you…" she said as she tried, but failed, to fix her hair.
"Hey Ignna! Yeah its just Azalea here wanted to meet you and your kids." My momma said with her famous lopsided smile.
"Ah…well…um maybe right now is not the best ti-" she was suddenly cut off by another voice.
"YOU!" the person yelled.
I looked past the lady and saw the blond haired boy from earlier, the one I got in a fight with.
I glared at him, and he glared at me.
"Well look what the sheep dragged in!" he said and walked towards his mom.
"Well look what the dragon, chewed up and pooped out." I sneered.
I heard someone laugh in a different room, then the girl from earlier came into view.
"That was a good one!" she said and walked past the boy.
"Shut your fat lips Ruffnut!" the boy yelled.
"Oh don't be such baby just cuz she got the last hit Tuffnut!" she said.
"This was the boy you got in a fight with?" my momma asked at the same time his momma said "this is the girl you lost a fight to?"
Then both of the women looked at each other.
"Well isn't this a surprise… er I apologize for my daughter." My momma said as Ignna laughed.
"Who would've thought. Would you like to come in?" Ignna asked, as she took a step to the side.
"WHAT? You're going to let that trash in?" Tuffnut shouted.
"TUFFNUT!" Ignna shouted at her son.
"Are you talking about me? Well if you live here, then the trash has always been here." I said with a grin.
He glared daggers at me as my momma slapped the back of my head.
"Be nice!" she muttered.
His glared turned into a smile of revenge, but it was short lived, as his mom pushed him out of the front door.
"Until you decide to be nice to our guests stay out of the house." She said. As Tuffnut was about to complain she shut the door in his face. She walked to the living room and we all took our seats.
"Um, I'm Azalea. Nice to meet you Ignna." I said.
"Oh hello there dear, I've known you since you were born, you look just like your mother." She said as she pinched my cheek a little. "Well you've met my son, Tuffnut, but this is my daughter Ruffnut." She said as she gestured to the little girl who was smiling at me.
"Hi, I'm Azalea." I said to her.
"Yeah I know, let's go play!" she said and ran out of the living room. I looked at my mom for permission to follow the girl, and ran after her when my mom nodded her head.
"What are we going to play?" I asked Ruffnut who ended up running into, what I could only guess was hers and her brother's bedroom.
It had two bed's, one on each side of the room, a small dresser, and two trunks in front of each bed.
"I dunno, but I have to let Tuffnut back in." she said and walked to the window next to her bed. I knew it was her bed because someone had carved her name into the headboard thing.
When she opened the window Tuffnut was standing there with his arm's crossed over his chest, and glaring at me. I glared right back.
"Get out of my room!" he said as he climbed in through the window.
"I let her in, my room! Now get off my bed!" Ruffnut shouted and pushed her twin brother off her bed.
"That hurt fat lip!" he shouted and stood up again.
"That's what you get!" she said as she leaped off her bed and walked towards me. "And don't be mean to my new friend!" she shouted at him.
"You're friends with a beast!" he sneered at me.
"Oh Ruffnut I feel so bad for you." I said sincerely.
"Why?" she asked.
"Because you're related to such an idiot!" I said and looked at Tuffnut, who ran at me in a blink of an eye.
We rolled around while Ruffnut watched and laughed.
I pinned him down and slapped him twice across each cheek, and then he threw me off and pinned my arms down with his legs. I struggled to get out of his grip but he brought his fist back then punched me in the nose. The pain from earlier came shooting back and I struggled to keep the tears back. Before he punched me again I moved my head, and dodged the hit.
"Keep still!" he shouted and tried to punch me again.
"No!" I shouted as I dodged almost all of his hits, but after a while got one arm free and punched him in the stomach.
He grunted and I was able to push him off again. This time when I pinned him down, I began pulling his long blond hair in every direction.
"Azalea!" "Tuffnut!" I heard two voices shout behind me.
I slowly turned around and saw Ignna and my momma staring at us shocked.
"Hey momma…" Tuffnut and me muttered at the same time.
"Get up now!" my momma said between clenched teeth.
I yanked his hair one more time and slowly stood up, then I walked over to my momma, who was turning red in the face. Suddenly my boots were very interesting.
"Ignna…I'm going home…" my momma trailed off. I knew she was glaring at me, but I was too afraid to look at her.
"Yes, I think it'd be best if you left. Come back again so we can catch up." Ignna said absent-mindedly as she walked over to her son.
"Yes maybe." My momma said as she grabbed my hand tightly and began dragging me out of the house.
'oh boy! I'm in trouble!' I thought to myself.
That night there where two crying children, and two red marks on each child's butt.
And that's how things would go for the next few weeks. If Tuffnut and Azalea would come within 3 feet of each other, a fight would breakout, which would lead to bruises, cuts, scars, etc. and to both the mothers, things where getting old. They were tired of seeing their child come home with black eye's or a new bruise, and even bloody noses. But all that was about to change.
"Azalea! Come here please." I heard my mother said from the living room, one cloudy afternoon.
"What's wrong momma?" I asked.
"I am tired of you always getting in fights with Tuffnut. You're always getting hurt, and I know he is too. So I want you to go and give him this for a peace offering." She said and gave me a small box.
"But...but...why?" I asked as I looked at the box.
It was a normal wooden box, and I was about to open it but my mom slapped my hand away. "No peaking!" She said. "I'm doing this because it's best for you, and I know you're tired of fighting too. Right?" she asked in a tone that said I'm-right-and-if-you-disagree-then-too-bad!
I sighed, knowing that I had lost this argument, and walked towards the door.
"If Tuffnut asks just say you made them yourself, and don't come home until he forgives you!" She said.
"Wait what?" I asked and looked back but she pushed me out of the door.
"What's in here?" I asked myself as I walked down the road towards the Thorston's house. "Oh well I guess I'll figure it out in a bit."
As I stood in front of the house my stomach began to churn.
'Why do I have a bad feeling about this?' I thought to myself as I walked up the steps to their house, and knocked.
A few moments later I heard Ruffnut shout, "I got it mom!" then the door was quickly opened.
"Azalea!" she said happily.
"Hi Ruffnut. I'm here to see…him" I said while I made a face when I said 'him'.
"Oh ok!" she said and put on a wicked grin, which meant she knew no good would come of me coming here. "Let me get him." She said and ran inside. "HEY IDIOT! SOMEONE IS HERE FOR YOU! ...FART FACE!" I heard her shout, then she came running back. "He'll be here in a second. Hey what's that?" she asked when she saw the box in my hands.
"I don't really know." I muttered and looked at the small box.
"Well then let's-" she was cut off when Tuffnut came up behind her and shoved her face in the wall.
"Don't call me fart face." He said as his sister stood up and kicked him in the leg, then ran off laughing like a maniac.
He hopped around holding his hurt leg, for a while before I cleared my throat and got his attention. Then he suddenly kicked his leg down and glared at me.
"What do you want?" he asked bluntly.
I took a deep breath and tried not to tackle him to the ground.
"I came here to give you this." I said and shoved the box into his chest.
"What I don't want anything the trash gives me!" he said and made a disgusted face.
"I don't care if you don't want it, but it's a peace offering," I rolled my eyes when I said the next part "as in I don't want to fight anymore."
He glared at me and raised an eye brow.
"Is this some kind of joke?" he asked as he looked at the box, which he still hadn't taken.
"No joke. I just don't want to make my mom sad anymore." I lied. I knew she was never sad when I fought, she would get angry but that's about it.
His gaze went from my face to the box, and he hesitantly took it. "If something pop's out at me I'll hurt you!" he threatened.
I shrugged my shoulder and looked at the box.
He slowly opened it and gasped. I looked in and my mouth watered, because inside where several sugar cookies.
"Where did you get these?" he asked.
Suddenly my momma's word's floated in my head. 'If Tuffnut asks just say you made them yourself, and don't come home until he forgives you!'
"I, uh, I made them." I said and look at him.
He raised an eyebrow and asked "You know how to make cookies?"
"Well my momma helped a little." I muttered.
He looked at me for a moment then he looked back down to the cookies and took one out, and slowly bit it.
"Hmm…its…its pretty good." He muttered and shoved the rest in his mouth.
"So…no more fighting?" I asked.
He looked over at me and I could tell he was questioning weather he should or not, but after a moment he nodded his head.
"No more fighting."
"WHAT?!" we heard Ruffnut scream in the next room. "WHAT DO YOU MEAN NO MORE FIGHTING!" She shouted and ran at me.
Tuffnut, who was looking straight ahead eating another cookie, stuck his foot out at the last second and we watched as Ruffnut tipped and practically flew off the porch.
"Leave my new friend alone!" he said as he took a bite of another cookie.
"WHAT? She is still my best friend!" Ruffnut shouted at her brother. "Is that a cookie!" she shouted.
Tuffnut grinned and nodded his head. "And they're all for me, maybe one for my newest friend." He said taunting her to attack him.
She growled and rushed at her brother.
He quickly shoved the box of cookies into my hands and began fighting with his sister, and I just stood there watching.
"Oh hello Azalea!" I heard Ignna say behind me.
"Hello Ignna." I said but didn't stop watching the twins roll around.
"Oh boy there they go again." She muttered as she climbed down the steps and separated her children.
"Nock it off!" she shouted and slapped both kids on the head.
"Ow!" they shouted in unison.
"Why are two fighting now?" she asked them.
"Because he/she said Azalea was his/her best friend!" they said at the same time and pointed at each other.
"Wait I thought you two were fighting?" she asked me.
"Um not anymore, I thought it was time to stop the fighting, so I brought Tuffnut a peace offering." I said and showed her the box.
"Oh what's that?" she asked as she separated her kids, who had started fighting again.
"I made some cookies." I said and opened the box.
"Oh those look good. Can I have one?" she asked, but before I could answer Tuffnut ran past his mom and took the box away from me.
"No these are mine!" he shouted and ran into the house.
"Selfish little boy." Ignna muttered.
"Well I guess I'll be going now." I said and walked off the porch.
"Bye Azalea! Lets play tomorrow!" Ruffnut call behind me.
"Sure!" I said and ran home as the clouds began to darken.
As the weeks passed Tuffnut and I got closer as friends, and pretty soon we were best friends. But somehow Ruffnut was always closer to me than her twin, but Hiccup was always my number one friend.
Present day berk:
I finished my story with a smile. Tuffnut, Fishlegs, and Astrid were all listening closely but Ruffnut stopped paying attention about halfway through along with Snotlout.
"So that's our story!" I said as Tuffnut laughed.
"Man we really hated each other back then! But lucky for you, you made some good cookies and bought my friendship." He said as he shoved his shoulder into mine. I chuckled as I though back to our childhood.
"Wow I would've never thought you two could hate each other so much. Especially since now you're like a couple!" Fishlegs said. Ruffnut and Snotlout both flinched and stared wide eyes at each other.
"What did you just say?" I asked as the blood rushed to my face. 'Ok first Hiccup and now Fishlegs? What the heck!'' I thought to myself as I felt Tuffnut tense up next to me.
"What? You guys aren't a couple? But I though Sn-" "Well you guys heard Gobber!" Snotlout said loudly cutting off Fishlegs. "We should all hit the hay! We have a big day tomorrow!" he said as he stood up and stretched his arms over his head.
"Yeah defiantly! We should get as much sleep as we can!" Ruffnut agreed as she too stood up and yawned.
"Wait what did you mean 'we're like a couple now'?" Tuffnut asked Fishlegs who was being dragged away by Ruffnut and Snotlout.
"Uhh, uhh, I don't…. umm NIGHT GUYS!" he shouted as the trio ran off.
"Do you know what they're talkin about?" I asked Astrid who was looking at us a little confused.
"Nope, I hardly ever listen to them. Well you two should get some sleep, I know I'm tired." She said as she followed the others.
"What?" I asked a little confused.
"Umm…" Tuffnut trailed off. I looked at him and he was looking at me. The blood rushed to my face, and he looked wide eyed at me.
"I think we should go just go home." He muttered and I nodded my head and smiled awkwardly.
"Yeah t-totally, uh see ya tomorrow." I muttered as we both stood up at the same time and walked towards the stairs together.
Saying it was awkward was the understatement of the year! When it was time to go our separate ways we looked at each other for a while before we muttered our goodbyes and left both of us red in the face.
"That was the most embarrassing thing of my life!" Azalea thought to herself as she walked into her empty house. She was still hot in the face when she fell face first onto her bed. "First Hiccup, now Fishlegs? And why were Ruffnut and Snotlout acting so weird." She said quietly. "What if I do like him? I mean he's a nice guy. He makes me laugh and he is kinda cute." She said though she quickly shook her head. "No! he's my best friend! I cant like him! That'd be really weird!" she thought to herself. 'But you dated hiccup. What makes him and Tuffnut so different? And you know you felt happy when Fishlegs called you a couple.' a little voice in the back of her head said which made the raven haired teen moan in frustration. 'Why does this bother me so much?" she shouted to the night. "It cant be because I like him… could it? Could it be that I might…"
At the Thorston's house.
"What was that back there?!" Tuffnut shouted at his sister who was pretending to be asleep inside her locked room. "Ruffnut! Answer me!" he shouted as he banged on her door.
"Go to bed! You're obviously over thinking this!" he heard his sleepy sister say from her room.
Tuffnut kick his sisters door in frustration as he walked down to his new room down the hall.
"She's so stupid!" he muttered referring to Ruffnut. He took off his shoes and laid on his bed facing the ceiling, with his arms crossed behind his head.
"There's no way I like Aza, she's like a sister to me. I don't want to lose her as a friend." He thought to himself. 'But you know deep down you truly do care for her in a way more than a sister.' The small annoying voice in the back of his head muttered. Tuffnut laid there for a moment before he banged his head with his fist trying to desperately erase those thoughts. "I don't like her! I cant! I just won't let that happen!" he tried to convince himself, but something told him he wouldn't be able to get over those feelings. "I cant like her right? I mean yeah she has a nice smile, and pretty eyes, and when she laughs it sounds like bells, and her hair is so shiny and it even smells nice! And even when she elbows me her skin feels really soft and-" he stopped his thoughts when he caught himself smiling as he thought of her.
He suddenly sat up wide eyed.
"oh no… I actually think I…"
"I'm in love with my best friend!" both teens shouted in their heads.
Chapter 5.5 end.
Well guys I got one review, and that enough for me!
so obviously Azalea didnt tell them that whole story, but i wanted to share her past with you all!
Well what should I say about this chapter, well it was really fun to write for some reason. And uh, well I don't know what else to say except please review I see how many of you guys are actually reading this! Lol well see you guys in the next chapter! ohhh if I get 5 reviews I'll put up a sneek peak in the next chapter of whats to come!