Note: Okay, so I've gone back over my frist chapter...and this is how it came out...I hope it's better...
"This, is Berk. It's twelve days, North of hopeless, and a few degrees South of freezing to death. It's located solidly on the meridian of misery. The camera drifts over rolling hills to show a small village nestled on an outcropping of sea mounts."
A short boy, with messy brown hair and deep green eyes took a deep breath before turning to look around his small home while he could hear loud cries and screeches outside "My village. In a word, sturdy. And it's been here for seven generations, but every single building is new. The camera drifts closer, circling. We have fishing, hunting, and a charming view of the sunsets. The only problems are the pests. You see, most places have mice mosquitoes. We have.. Sheep graze peacefully on a hillside. Suddenly one is snatched by" The boy blinked as a soft voice cut him of.
"Hiccup!" A voice cried from his front door.
Rushing to the brown door, the boy yanked it open in-time to have a soft body kludge with his, knocking him to the ground with a soft thump.
Hearing the soft groan, Hiccup blinked a little until his eyes found a pair of brightly amber eyes staring down at him "Sup Hiccup?"
Rising his eye brawl, the brown head boy laughed lightly as he pushed himself up into a sitting position with the other person basically….sitting on his lap.
The other had short brown hair that was straight until it hit her shoulder blaze and spiked out in every direction, complete with a pair of bright amber eyes along with a couple of freckles across her face.
"Nothing much, Kari…" He smiled while blushing lightly when suddenly both teens heard a loud roar from behind them.
The two burnet's quickly jumped their feet to see a deep red coloured dragon swoops directly towards them, blasting fire at the pair.
Acting fast, Hiccup grabbed his front door and slammed it shut, boiling hot fire shoot through the slats of wood and illuminating him.
"You okay?" Kari asked softly cornered.
The other burnet glanced at her and nodded "F-Fine…" he mumbled quietly before grabbing the girl's hand "We need to get out of here."
Nodding her head in agreement, she watched as the other burnet yanked the door opened and pulled her through the still sizzling door and leaps of the front porch.
Pulling the girl down a small hall, she made a small yelp at the erupting mayhem watching as Vikings poured out of the building they past, ready for a fight.
"Hiccup!" Kari cried skidding to a stop making the other boy tumble back slightly as he narrowly missed a deep yellow coloured dragon, that set one of the many rooftops on fire, a few more hauled off more white sheep.
"Most people would leave. Not us. We're Vikings. We have stubbornness issues. Vikings sound the alarm. Viking men and women pour out into the streets, axes in hand." Hiccup mumbled quietly to himself before he and the girl darted through the alleys staying under eaves making their way through the battle.
"What in the world are you doing?" Kari asked as the boy pulled her down another hill.
Hiccup glanced at her over his shoulder and laughed nervously "Makes me feel better." he shrugged.
Kari tilted her head "Talking to your self?" she asked unsure.
Hiccup hummed nodding to her question before letting out a gasp.
"Hiccup." she cried as the boy ran straight into an over weight man, knocking him to the ground.
Kari smiled slightly and helped her friend to his feet "Morning'!" yelled the man as he ran of with an axe and throw it at one of dragons.
"Morning." Kari yelled after him, blushing as Hiccup wrapped his hand around hers and began to rush past gigantic men and woman.
"What are you two doing out?!" Asked one of the gigantic men who pasted the two teenagers followed by a woman "Get inside."
"Ew." Kari mumbled as the two pasted a Viking picking his ear and a another large Viking with familiar reddish-brownish grabbed both of them from the back of their furry like shirts, pulling from being burned by two large dragons.
"Hiccup? Kari? What are two doing out? Get back inside." the large red man said as flames from the house next to them, lights up his scowling face.
He puts the two behind him and looks up at the sky, screeching the cloudy skies.
"That's Stoick the Vast. Chief of the tribe. They say that when he was a baby he popped a dragon's head clean off of its shoulders. Do I believe it?"
The man turned to the boy with a frown and confusion clearly written on his face.
"It makes him feel better." Kari peeped up from next to Hiccup who blushed at the fact a few vikings look at him funny.
Stoick rolled his eyes and grabs a wooden cart and hurls it, knocking a dragon out of the sky.
"Yes…Yes I do." Hiccup muttered quietly.
Kari smiled and leaned closer "Me two." she whispered into his ear making said boy smile and blush an even brighter colour.
Both teenagers yelp and ducks, while an explosion knocks flaming wood and other things at the small group of Vikings but amazedly Stoick stands firm, with a cocky smirk on his cherry like face as he brushes flaming debris of his shoulders.
"What have got?" He barked at the men around him, tiring up dragons. One of them was a woman with brown curly hair, looked up at him " Gronckles, Nadders, Zipplebacks. Oh and Hoark saw a Monstrous Nightmare."
Stoick nodded in head impressed "Any Night Furies?"
Another Viking with jet black hair, shaked his head "None so far."
Relive seeped across Stoick's face as he signed "Good." he muttered as torches light the sky to revealing swirling dragons of all types.
Hiccup let out a small sound from the back of his throat before he and Kari crosses an open plaza and ducks into an open building with a tall chimney also known as a blacksmith stall.
Letting go of his friend, Hiccup crosses behind a counter, where a peg-legged, one-armed hulk of a blacksmith reshapes blades with a hammer and tongs appendage.
The man looks up and smiles slightly "Ah! Nice of you two to join the party. I thought you'd been carried off."
Hiccup's lips twitched as he puts on a leather apron and starts to put away the old mans scattered appendages, he then looks up and laughs a little "Who me? Nah, come on! I'm way too, muscular for their taste. They wouldn't know what to do with all this." He said as he strikes a bodybuilder pose making the short brunet girl giggle.
Hiccup smiles and gets to work transferring bent and chipped weapons to the forge as Vikings crowd the counter for replacements.
"The Flathead with attitude and interchangeable hands is Gobber. I've been his apprentice ever since I was little. Well...littler." Hiccup muttered quietly as Kari moved to give another weapon to a viking standing outside of the stall.
Kari quickly rushed over to Hiccup and began to help him repair the old weapons when he suddenly looks up and glanced out the stall to see four teen tugging a large wooden cask on wheels.
From it, they fill buckets of water to douse the flames.
The one among them was a pair of blonde headed twins with brown eyes named Ruffnut and Tuffnut.
There was also a black head boy with green eyes named Snotlout.
A large round boy with messy short blonde hair and blue eyes named Fishlegs.
And lastly was a girl with blonde hair in a pony-tail with bright blue eyes by the name of Astrid.
The girl turned just as an explosion erupts behind her framing her in a ball of fire and after a while the others join her, looking awesome and heroic.
Hiccup leaned out to watch the girl making Kari frown and look down before jumping as Gobber put a firm hand on her shoulder "The boys just dense, he doesn't know a good thing when he see's it." Gobber said softly making said girl smile thankfully at him.
"Their job is so much cooler." Hiccup mutters and moves to join them when they pass, but he's hooked by Gobber and hoisted back inside "Ah, come on. Let me out, please. I need to make my mark." Hiccup pleased as he shrugged the grey-headed's hand of his back and turned to look at the man.
Gobbler signed "Oh, you've made plenty of marks. All in the wrong places.".
Kari smiled and grabbed a spare and throws it to a woman viking "Thanks Kari." she yelled rushing of after a dragon.
Hiccup looked around himself "Please, two minutes. I'll kill a dragon. My life will get infinitely better. I might even get a date." he cried loudly, in his green eyes having a girlfriend was everything.
"You can't lift a hammer. You can't swing an axe…" Gobber said as he grabs a bola that's iron balls connected by rope.
"you can't even throw one of these." He says as a viking runs by and nabs it out of his hand before the viking hurling it at a dive-bombing Gronkle.
The bola binds its legs, sending it into a heavy crash.
Hiccup sign "Okay fine, but…"
He smiled and rushing to the back corner of the stall and presents a bizarre, wheel barrow-like contraption.
Blinking Kari leaned closer to look at the wooden box-thing.
"... this will throw it for me." Hiccup opens the hinged lid of the device.
An arm springs up, equipped with twin bows, they prematurely launch a bola, narrowly missing Gobber and Kari before taking out a viking at the counter.
Gobbler signed and rubbed his forehead "See, now this right here is what I'm talking about." he said.
Hiccup looked at his creation and nipped at his bottom lip "Mild calibration issue."
The grey-head man looked down at the boy and raised his hands up "Hiccup. If you ever want to get out there to fight dragons, you need to stop all…" Gobber gestures in Hiccup's general direction
" ... this."
Hiccup frowned and opened his mouth in astonished "But... you just pointed to all of me." he mumbled.
Kari tilted her head and smiled slightly before Gobber petted her on the head "Yes! That's it! Stop being all of you."
"Ohhhhh…" Hiccup said licking his top lip slightly.
"Ohhhhh, yes." Gobbler mimicked him before the teenager took a few steps to him.
"You, sir, are playing a dangerous game. Keeping this much, raw...Vikingness contained." Hiccup said as Kari began to giggle "There will be consequences!" Hiccup fished before catching the sword Gobber tosses him a sword.
Kari shaked her head with an amused smile on her face "Consequences?" She wondered still giggling making the red-head look at her before frowning more .
"I'll take my chances. Sword." Gobber said rolling his eyes before giving a peace of paper to Kari who scanned it before nodding and rushing of.
The grey-head man turned to Hiccup and narrowed his eyes "Sharpen. Now." he demeaned giving the boy an blunt sword.
Hiccup takes it begrudgingly and lobs it onto the grinding wheel.
"One day I'll get out there. Because killing a dragon is everything around here." he muttered to himself before jumping slightly as Kari put her hand on his shoulder.
"I know you will Hiccup but for now you should just doing what your good at." she smiled as the redhead looked at her.
"Screwing up?" he asked pouting slightly as Kari giggled "No, making things, fixing things." She said nodding to the sword.
Hiccup signed but nodded his head and turned to look back out of the stall "A Nadder head is sure to get me at least noticed." He mumbled.
Kari frowned at the fact the boy ignored her.
She let out a small whimper and turned to look at the Nadders clamber onto the building, tearing the roof and walls apart, while a hippo-like Gronckles pick drying racks clean of fish and fly off like loaded pelicans.
"Gronckles are tough. Taking down one of those would definitely get me a girlfriend." Kari heard Hiccup mutter as he scanned the outside world before seeing a stealthy, snake-like dragon head peeks over a rooftop, breathing gas into a chimney.
"A Zippelback? Exotic, exciting. Two heads, twice the status. A second head pokes through the door and lights it."
The two heads fly through the explosion, their necks zipping together to show a single body. It flies past Stoick as he climbs to the top of a catapult tower.
Kari narrowed her eyes as she saw a large red dragon suddenly climb up the tower after the red-head man.
"Oh…" She gasped as Hiccup look up from his work and saw the dragon "He'll defeat, he always does" the boy muttered, shrugging annoyed.
The burnet signed and turned back "What are those called again?" Kari mumbled watching the bright red dragon.
Hiccup let a small smile rip across his face before that smile turned into a large grin.
"And then there's the Monstrous Nightmare. Only the best Vikings go after those. They have this nasty habit of setting themselves on fire." he said before putting the sword down and standing next to the girl as the dragon sets itself on fire.
Kari gasped as looked up to the sky with Hiccup as they hared a loud ear pitching scream streaks overhead, Hiccup quickly grabbed the girl's hand in excitement. "But the final prize is the dragon no one has ever seen. We call it the"
Hiccup was cut of by one of the vikings.
"Night Furies! Get down!" The voice boomed around the two as ever viking take shelter as the sounds builds.
Jumping the burnet looked up to see Stoick jumping of the catapult as it exploded into blue flames.
"This thing never steals food, never shows itself, and…" Hiccup mumbled to himself looking up at the two.
"Never misses" Kari finished making Hiccup smiled lightly.
Kari suddenly let out a small cry as another one of their towers exploded into purple flames "Their both here tonight." she muttered to herself .
Hiccup opened his mouth slightly "No one has ever killed a Night Fury. That's why I'm going to be the first." he grinned to himself.
Kari smiled at him "And I'll be right there with you." She said making the boy grin even winder.
"Of cause, you're my best friend." he said as Gobber trades his hammer for an axe.
" Man the fort, Hiccup, Kari, they need me out there!" Gobber pauses.
Turns with a threatening glare. "Stay. Put. There. You know what I mean." Gobber said before he charges into the fray, hollering and screaming.
Kari smiled slightly "Well better get back to work…" She said turning only to noticed the boy hasn't let go of her hand "Hiccup?"
She noticed the smirk on his face "Hiccup…Your not going to do what I think your going to?"
"Hiccup!" Kari cried helping the said boy push his wheeled contraption through a wall of clustered Vikings "Hiccup, where are we going!"
"Just up there." He said pointing up to a small hill making the burnet sign.
After a while, Kari reached the top and looked around while Hiccup overlooking the smoking catapult and drops the handles to the ground.
He cranks several levers, unfolding and then cocking the bowed arms of his contraption. He drops a bola onto a chamber and then pivots the weapon on a gimbal head toward the dark sky.
"Are…Are you sure about this Hiccup?" Kari asked slowly as the other turned to her and smiled before nodding, he then turned back to the sky.
"Are small village have many dragons after it, but the deadly is the night fury, but we're oh so lucky we get two!" Hiccup muttered as he hears one of the night furies approaching he then turns his aim to the defence tower.
"Come on. Give me something to shoot at, give me something to shoot at." Hiccup mumble to himself before he jumps as Kari pock him in the side.
"Hiccup there." She yells pointing up at the tower following her direction to see the blast of fire illuminates and they saw the dragon for a split second.
Hiccup gasps and pulls the trigger, springing the weapon off the ground. The bola disappears into the sky, followed by a whack and a screech and after a while it was followed by another distressed cry.
"Oh I hit it! Yes, I hit it! I hit one Kari. I hit one!" Hiccup yelled throwing his arms around the burnet and spinning her around making her giggle.
"Did anybody else see that?" Hiccup's victory is short-lived. A Monstrous Nightmare suddenly appears, slithering up over the lip of the cliff.
"Except for you." He grumbled his shoulders slum before the boy let out a shaky sign and grab the girl's hand began to race down the rocky hills followed closely behind by the fiery dragon.
Glancing over his shoulder, Hiccup saw a blast heading there was and quickly jumped into the village before grabbing the girl and ducks behind the last standing brazier the only shelter available. The Nightmare blasts it, spraying fire all around the two.
Hiccup peers around the smoldering post. Seeing no sign of the Nightmare, he let out a small sign.
"Umm Hiccup…" Kari mumbled making the boy blink and look ahead of them to see the dragon leering at him, blocking his escape, as it opened it mouth to finish them off…
Suddenly, Stoick leaps between them, tackling the Nightmare to the ground. They tumble and wrestle, resuming their earlier fight.
The Nightmare tries to toast him, but only coughs up smoke.
"You're all out." Stoick smirked as he smashes the Nightmare repeatedly in the face, before ropes was thrown all over the dragon pinning it down, making it let out a small groan at being caught.
"Oh, and there's one more thing you need to know…" Hiccup huffed under his breath, the burnt brazier pole collapses sending the massive iron basket crashing.
It bounces down the hill, destroying as it goes and scattering the Vikings who were holding down the netted Nadders.
The freed dragons escape... with several sheep in tow.
"Hi, dad." Hiccup said shyly as Kari looked around and smiled slightly as a young burnet rushed up to her.
"Oneesan" whimpered a small burnet as he throw his arms around the girl, the short burnet looked up at her giggled "Your so busted."
"What a lovely brother, you are." She muttered to herself as Hiccup signed and rubbed the back of his neck.
"Okay, but I hit a Night Fury." he says sheepishly before signing as Stoick grabs him by the back scruff of his collar and hauls him away, fuming with embarrassment while glancing over at the burnet head woman rushing their way.
"I'm so sorry, Hiccups" he began glaring down at his son who frown "Has put your daughter in danger once again."
"Sorry.." Hiccup frowned before looking up at his father "But It's not like the last few times, Dad. I mean I really actually hit it. You guys were busy and I had a very clear shot. It went down, just off Raven Point. Let's get a search party out there, before it-"
"Stop…Just….Stop" Stoick then releases Hiccup "Every time you step outside, disaster follows. Can you not see that I have bigger problems? Winter's almost here and I have an entire village to feed!"
Hiccup looks around and frowns as he realizes all eyes are upon him. "Between you and me, the village could do with a little less feeding, don't ya think?" A few rotund Vikings stir self-consciously.
Kari smiled to herself at the comment before signing as she walked up to her mother with her younger brother, she refused to look at her mother, she could feel the burning holes in her head from her mother's disappointment
Stoick ran his hand over his face and shaked his head " This isn't a joke, Hiccup! Why can't you follow the simplest orders?" he grumbled as the shorter reddish-brunet boy looked up at his father.
"I can't stop myself. I see a dragon and I have to just... kill it, you know? It's who I am, Dad." he said hopefully claiming his father down but sadly failed "You are many things, Hiccup. But a dragon killer is not one of them." Stoick said as Hiccup glanced and noticed many nods of agreement.
Kari looked at her crush with sad eyes, she could tell he want to cry but was holding it in, in shame.
Stoick signed and pointed to the house on the hill "Get back to the house." he said before turning to Gobber "Make sure he gets there. I have his mess to clean up." Stoick lumbers off in the opposite direction.
Kari glanced up at her mother before rushing up to the boy and gave him a hug "Don't cry, he doesn't mean it, he's just stressed!" She whispered to the boy before pulling away and smiled at him to which he returned and nodded a thanks.
With that Kari quickly turned and rushed after her younger brown who was being followed by their mother.
"Lets go lover-bird!" Gobber teased making the boy blush lightly "We're not, I mean, she's not.." he mumbled after the older male.
"Yeah-yeah, I know Hiccup." he said as they pass the teen fire brigade who snicker as the long head male walked up and smirked "Quite the performance." Tuffnut laughed.
"I've never seen anyone mess up that badly. That helped!"
Hiccup looked down nodding "Thank you, thank you. I was trying, so…" he said with a small frown avoiding the glares he got as he walked to his home.
"I really did hit one."
Gobber looked at the boy as they stopped in front of the wooden-house "Sure, Hiccup." he muttered as Hiccup looked up at him.
"He never listens." the boy huffed and began to pace "Well, it runs in the family."
"And when he does, it's always with this... disappointed scowl. Like someone skimmed on the meat in his sandwich." Hiccup huffed annoyed before making a mimicking voice of his father.
"Excuse me, barmaid. I'm afraid you brought me the wrong offspring. I ordered an extra-large boy with beefy arms. Extra guts and glory on the side. This here. This is a talking fish bone."
Goober smiled at the imprecation "You're thinking about this all wrong. It's not so much what you look like. It's what's inside that he can't stand." he said making the boy frown and roll his eyes.
"Thank you, for summing that up. " Hiccup yawned lightly before rubbing his eye.
"Look, the point is, stop trying so hard to be something you're not." Goober said tilting his head as Hiccup signs heavily.
"I just want to be one of you guys." Gobber eyes him sympathetically as Hiccup turns and goes through the front door.
"Oh Hiccup.." Gobber signed and shaked his head "You make it as if your alone, when you're not. If only you're not so obvious."