Hiccup was lying on his bed, sleeping soundly. There were old scars from the battle against Pitch on his face, but they had all healed for the most part. There was a whining sort of noise, that Hiccups ears picked up that was keeping him from falling asleep. He weakly blinked his eyes open to see, Jack sitting there on the edge of his bed, holding his hand. Hiccup coughed, then smiled when he saw him.
"Jack...?" He mumbled, groggily. The spirits head shot up, his eyes going wide.
"You're up!" he smiled, jumping to his feet before he hugged the other boy tightly. Hiccup sat up, and was crushed by Jacks embrace.
"Okay! Okay! I'm happy to see you to!" Hiccup chuckled. He yelped when Jack accidentally kneed him in the groin. Hiccup looks around, as Jack pulls back slightly. A confused look appears on his face, as e realizes he's in his room. "I'm in my house.." He mumbles, he glanced over at Jack who was still beaming at him. His eyes opened in shock."You're in my house!" A panicking tone finds its way into his face. "Does my dad know you're here?!"
Jack was so excited he was practically bouncing off the walls, not even bothering to answer the vikings question and accidentally knocking down some of Hiccups things. "Jack!" He groaned, feeling distressed. "Come on!"
Hiccup scooted to the edge of his bed, ready to stand, but stops right in his tracks when he feels something is out of place. He looks down and his eyes widen in disbelief at what he sees. Jack jumped down to the side of the bed again, frowning a little.
"I uh...couldn't save all of you..." he frowned as Hiccup put his legs down, his one foot was now a metal replacement for the leg he had lost.
"Well..thanks for saving most of me." Hiccup smiled softly. Hiccup braced himself against the bedpost as he slowly stood, he cringed at the pain he felt in his left leg. But he held it in, refusing to cry out. "Okay...okay.." He mumbled, pulling away from the bedpost as he made his first step. Before his new foot even touched the ground, he stumbled, and fell forward. Jack caught him quickly, helping him stand again before slowly helping him walk to the door.
Hiccup leaned against Jack, as he helped him limp to the door. "Thanks.." He mumbled. Hiccup opened the door, and was met with the sight of the winter spirit, zooming through the skies on his sleigh. He immediately slammed the door shut, and looked over at Jack with wide surprised eyes. Was the village being raided again? He thought.
He looked over at Jack, startled. "Stay put. I'll be back in a little while." Hiccup told him before he opened the door again, and stepped outside. His eyes widened at the sight before him. First thing he noticed was all of the recruits riding along with the spirit of wonder in his sleigh, laughing and cheering. When he looked out at his village, he saw the Vikings and the spirits, living together in peace. Walking alongside each other. Helping each other. It was incredible. He could hardly believe it. "I knew it...I'm dead."
"No but you gave it your best shot" Stoick chuckled, walking over to him. His dad helped him walk out to the village plaza, where Hiccup etched his surroundings with wide eyed wonder.
One villager noticed Hiccup and called out, "Hey look! It's Hiccup!", and in a matter of moments a large crowd of Vikings and spirits surrounded him, cheering and treating him like some kind of hero. Hiccup was shocked to say the least. "You were right about the spirits!" a few people smiled.
"It turns out we just needed a little more of...this" Stoick smiled, gesturing to Hiccup.
"You just gestured to all of me..." Hiccup grinned up at his dad. Stoick smiled and nodded a little.
"How do you like the new leg? That's my handy work but with a little more...Hiccup" Gobber smiled as he walked over. Hiccup showed off his new prosthetic, giving it a once over.
"I guess I could make a few adjustments.." he shrugged, the crowd around them bursted into laughter at his remark. Astrid walked over to him, punching him in the shoulder.
"That's for scaring me!" she grinned. Hiccup yelped when he felt her fist connect with his arm, he held the injured part, and sent her a playful glare.
"Oh come on! Is it always going to be like this?" He chuckled. "Here I thought we were becoming friends!"
Astrid chuckled lightly, jumping a little when a person in the crowd called out, "Jokul Frosti!"
The crowd opened up a little, to show Jack standing on Hiccups porch. Hiccup smiled over at him, opening his arms wide and Jack laughed a little, hopping down from the porch to hug Hiccup tightly. Hiccup was almost knocked over by Jacks forceful embrace, but they managed to steady themselves. They laughed as they held each other close.
"Don't you ever scare me like that again you understand?" Jack smirked, pulling back a bit.
"No promises.." Hiccup chuckled, leaning in and pressing a chaste kiss to Jacks lips. Jack smiled and kissed him back lightly before realizing the rest of the village was staring at them and he pulled back, clearing his throat a little. Hiccup hugged Jack close, smiling.
"I love you.." Hiccup whispered, just loud enough for him to hear.
"..I love you too, Hic" Jack whispered back, smiling wide. Hiccup pulled back bashfully, his cheeks flushed when he finally did notice they had an audience.
"Well I'm gonna go inside and you can deal with...this" Jack chuckled, turning to walk into the house.
"Wait just a minute Jokul!" Gobber walked over, holding a new, repaired staff out to him. "Can't be a winter spirit without winter" he smiled. Hiccup smiled as Jack was handed his fixed staff. He gave Jack an eager grin,
"How about it?" He asked. "Ready to fly?"
Hiccup held the spirit close as they took off into the air. Jack laughed a little, spinning a few times, grinning when he saw North down below them, getting into his sleigh, the kids and a few spirits doing the same before the sleigh took off and Jack landed besides North.
Hiccup smiled before he looked over the edge of the sleigh, and saw his town. Berk.
A place that snowed 9 months of the year, and hailed the other three.
Any food that grew here was tough and tasteless...the people even more so.
But there was one upside to living here...