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By now, he had a long list of things to steal, which made him quite happy. Munch tried to eat his list several times, but Skari successfully swatted the greedy dragon away. "Anything else?" Skari asked, rubbing the charcoal dust off his hands that he had used as a sort of makeshift pencil. "By the looks of this list, at the end of this shopping trip, either we'll be skint broke or wanted fugitives." He laughed. "I know which one I'd prefer."

 

Skari did one last inventory sweep. They had a collection of vegetables, a pile of wood, a dagger (that Skari wanted to keep), two dragons, a ragtag band of Vikings, and some vines. "Well, this is promising." 

 

After they all talked and discussed plans for the trip, Skari broke in. "I don't think it would be wise for me to go by myself," he said. "If Bumbles can carry two of us, plus our supplies, we should take someone else."

 

He scanned the group. "Any volunteers?"

 

 

 

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An amazing idea coming to her head, Paz gave Cops a nudge along with a knowing smirk. Get the lovebird's off the island and some time alone, leave the island without a moral compass for a few days, her and the assasins could get a couple of days to do whatever. Everybody wins!

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"I'd volunteer, but I don't know anything about the place-" Copperblaze started, getting cut off by Paz jabbing an elbow into her side. Looking over at Paz indignantly, she noticed the knowing smirk on the other girl's face and silently groaned. Evidently, her secret attraction to Skari wasn't that much of a secret after all.

 

"Alright then, if you want me to go that badly," she snarked at Paz, purposefully holding her side out of the elbow's reach. Secretly, though, she was happy to be spending more time with Skari- and that butterfly feeling was appearing again. Although with her apparently horrible luck, it probably never was a secret in the first place. 

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"Alrighty, it's settled!" Oblivious of the silent commune between Paz and Copperblaze, Skari rubbed his palms together. "Some good old mayhem. I can't wait."

 

Munch had curled himself around Skari's neck, making him some sort of a scaly scarf. "We should probably leave tomorrow. In the time being, we have a whole day to kill. Any suggestions?"

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Copperblaze shrugged. "Alright then!" Lots of time... with Skari... alone... with Skari... on a new island... with Skari...

 

No, she definitely wasn't overthinking it. At all. What could have possibly given that idea?

 

Hearing Skari's question, she forced her mind onto other subjects. "Well, we could go exploring," she offered. "See more of the islands, maybe the caves. I don't think we're going to be making much progress with the camp today," she said, eyeing the pile of broken sticks. Wait- a pile of broken sticks... "We could build a campfire!"

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Skari snapped his fingers when Copperblaze suggested building a fire. "Good idea! We could cook some potatoes. I know a great recipe, if we find more spices." He winked at Copperblaze. "I'm glad my dear mum taught me how to cook. I'm sure appreciating it now."

 

They gathered up the remains of the shelter, and after an hour of tossing and throwing and pulling twigs out of each other's hair, they had a good pile of sticks set up. "This is really more of a bonfire," Skari observed. "But what's more fun than a bonfire?" He paused. "We could light it when it gets dark, have some storytelling." He scratched his head. "I think there's a term for it."

 

Meanwhile, Munch had nestled inside the pile of sticks. Skari quickly pulled him out of it. "You won't wanna be in there when we light it, little guy," he scolded. He set the dragon on the ground and shooed him away. "Go on, go play with Bumbles." Happily, the little red dragon romped over to the green Gronckle, and the two promptly engaged in a game of tag.

 

"Maybe we should head back to the farm," Skari mused. "Restock on some supplies and make sure we have a fresh store. Sometime, I'll go fishing again and see what I can catch." If there was one thing Skari didn't want to be short of in a survival situation, it was food...

 

 

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"Yeah, that sounds good. It's about lunch time, anyway."

 

As the group headed out, Paz was at the back of them swinging around her axe for practice. In her eyes, she wasn't doing great, but it should be semi-sufficient in case she was being attacked. Attacked by what, she didn't know.

 

"Maybe Outcasts who try to take us back. Or maybe just random viking, or dragons..."

 

Then, out of the corner of her eye, Paz noticed a movement in the undergrowth, which made her pause. Raising her axe, she slowly advanced and gave the nearby bush a poke. Not hitting anything solid, she then proceeded to catch up with the rest of the group, hoping that whatever she thought she saw was nothing.

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"Well, I'm not a horrible cook, but definitely not as great as you are," Copperblaze told Skari. "I can make bread, though, and my mom made this really good vegetable dish. We might need oil for that, though, I think."

 

Picking up the stone basket from earlier, noticing that a certain red-and-purple Terribke Terror was taking a nap in it. "Hey, shoo," she said, trying to push him out, but the little dragon wouldn't move. "Oh, alright, you get to stay," she informed him begrudgingly.

 

"Well, then, come on, guys! Food awaits!" The Vikings and two dragons (apparently Bumbles had decided to follow too) walked through the undergrowth and eventually came to the garden area. Unceremoniously dumping Munch to the ground, Copperblaze immediately set about filling the bowl. Her mouth watered at all the yummy foods, and she really couldn't help herself in eating nearly all of the currently edible fruits and vegetables in the bowl. Stomach satisfied, she refilled the basket. Food stores were important, Copperblaze reminded herself. No eating the food stores.

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Sylvan hastily declined Copper's crazy dragon-flying lessons.

"Yeah, no thanks.... I still dont trust it." she scoffed, shooting a glance in Bumble's direction. She watched as Skari and Topaz tried the lesson, and did pretty well. But she still didnt want to do it. 

And she watched as they tried to make a saddle for Bumbles. She admired their ingenuity, but it didnt look like their efforts were very fruitful.

"I'll go." Sylvan volunteered when Skari asked for someone else to come with him on the 'shopping trip'. "I'm not a bad bargainer, and I'm a better burglar."

But when Copper also volunteered, she consiering retracting what she'd said... Let the two lovebirds have their time, and see what it was they could accomplish.... 

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((​Timeskip to later that evening))

 

​As the small band of convicts sat around the fire, enjoying the meal of fish and veggies from the farm, Paz was staring intently into the blaze, thinking back to the few times she had spent in the Great Hall of Berk. By the time she had finished her meal, most of the vikings would have been drunk from there mead already and would be telling exaggrated stories and singing off-key. It was a humorous sight for her, and the tales Gobber would tell about the Boneknabber and Trolls she found especially silly. I mean, Hammerhead yaks, really?

 

She was snapped out of her thoughts, however, by a certain pesky Terror that was sitting next to her, hoping she would drop whatever food she was eating.

 

"Yeah, no. Not happening."

 

Said Terror then begins to give her puppy dog eyes.

 

"My answer is final. Now shoo fly, don't bother me."

 

Then, she started hearing the others talk about playing some kind of game, which got Paz curious.

 

"Wait, what's going on?"

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The rest of the day had gone by surprisingly quickly, and later that evening, by the time the sun had almost set, their bonfire was blazing and they were all lounging around the fire. All that was missing, Skari thought, was a keg of mead and some songs. Munch flapped around, terrorizing the diners, until he finally gave up after Paz rejected him, going to settle on Bumbles head, who was sound asleep.

 

Someone had mentioned something about playing a game, Skari vaguely remembered. When Paz asked what was going on, Skari just shrugged. "No idea."

 

Leaning back, Skari looked up. A few stars had begun to appear in the purplish-black sky, and he found himself mentally connecting the "dots" between them to form shapes, just as his mother had shown him. For some reason, the thought brought back unwelcoming- and welcoming- memories.

 

Trying to forget them, he looked over to Copperblaze. "Anyways, what were you guys saying?"

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Copperblaze looked over her shoulder at Skari, who was asking a question. "Oh, I was just thinking of a game that some people liked to play on Berk at campfires. These twins- Ruffnut and Tuffnut Thorston- really liked it, but hmm." She appraised their group. "Maybe you guys wouldn't like it, but then again, maybe you'll love it, who knows?"

 

"Anyway, the game's called Truth or Dare. Here's how it works..."

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Skari listened to Copperblaze's explanation on the game called "Truth or Dare", and he blanched. "It sounds like a clever way of siphoning priceless information," he said, though he was mostly joking. "Heh, then again, I've seen worse. What do you say we give it a shot?"

 

First.

 

Mistake.

 

 

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"You know, why not?" Copperblaze asked rhetorically. "Could be fun. Skari, truth or dare?"

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First, the Thorsten name was bought up, Tuffnut Thorsten of all people. Second, so was Truth or Dare.

 

You know, suicide does not seem like such a bad idea right now.

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"Wait, what- oh, you're asking me. Okay." He thought for a moment. "Truth, I guess. What kind of embarassing information could you possibly manage to get out of me?" He snickered, and then had a horrible thought occur to him- a little late, but nonetheless.

 

Don't ask about my name, don't ask about my name, pleasedon'taskaboutmyname...

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Copperblaze thought for a moment. Hmm, what's a good truth question...

 

Amoment in, she heard Skari muttering something to himself. She couldn't hear him that well, but was he saying something about his name? You know, if he really wanted her to ask that badly...

 

A grin growing on her face, Copperblaze started to give him what he wanted. "Okay, I've got one. Skari, what's your full name?"

 

His expression in that moment was utterly hilarious. If there was some way to capture that for all eternity, she'd take it in a heartbeat. Hmm, maybe she'd draw it later... but she was getting off track. With that kind of expression change, this had to be good.

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Skari's hopes plummeted.

 

"Skari, what's your full name?"

 

"I-" His face was probably bright red. "My full name?" He chuckled nervously. "Oh, what makes you think I have one? Maybe it's just Skari." But Copperblaze had cornered him now, and there wasn't much he could do about it. When he tried to talk his way out of it, the whole group spurred him on.

 

"I hate you guys," he muttered, though he didn't mean it in the slightest. "Fine. It's...Skarian Asmundaar Stonefist." Wow, he hadn't said that out loud in a long time. 

 

He crossed his arms and practically melted onto the ground, sending a grumpy glare at the company. "Are you happy that you've destroyed my entire existence?" he grumbled, but he kept noting several redeeming factors about the whole situation. "Paz, quick, help me out here. Truth or Dare?"

 

 

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What Paz's mind sounds like when it's fried/freaked out:

'RUNRUNRUNRUNRURNRUNAAAAAAHAHHHAHAHAHAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'

 

So that's what was going through her head when she said, "Dare."

 

 

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Relieved to have a distraction from the embarrassing revelation of his full (and ridiculous) name, Skari paused for a moment, unsure of what to ask of Paz. What was something crazy? He wouldn't have her somersaulting off any cliffs (whether by dare or embarrassment), so...hm.

 

"Compose a four-line poem about Munch," Skari decided, and the little dragon heard his name and raised his head.

 

 

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'AAAAHHHH-... Wait, what?'

 

"Ah, ok, give me a minute..."

 

It took a while, but eventually, she got something horrible:

 

"The sky is blue,

the grass is green.

If the lizard keeps begging,

it's gonna get creamed."

 

​"So, yeah. Poems are not my thing at-all-what-so-ever. Sylvan, Truth or Dare?"

 

'Good riddance.' She thought, while the knots in her stomach were untying themselves.

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Skari couldn't help it. He burst into applause at the end of Paz's poem. And laughter, but, you know... 

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"Aw, but we like Munch!" Copperblaze said through her giggles and sarcastic clapping. "We don't want to hurt him!"

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Paz felt a little awkard about the applause, but their laughter was so infectious that she began to snicker along with them a bit. She then turned to see how Sylvan had reacted, but the assassin seemed to have been tuckered out a bit.

 

"Actually, how 'bout we skip Sylvan for now and go to Lupus. So, Lupus, Truth or Dare?"

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Lupus was sitting around the campfire with the rest of the group and they were all playing truth or dare. Then she was called on by Paz. "Oh, er, dare?" She replied.

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Paz cracked a sideways smile.

 

"Oh, er great. Now I gotta think of something."

 

After a few minutes of silence, Paz widened her grin a bit more.

 

"Howl at the moon."

 

'I'm gonna regret this soooo bad.'

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Skari tried to keep a straight face, and then sputtered. "Pfffffft." He was right on the bare edge of full out laughing, but he managed to stay silent, waiting for Lupus's reaction, trying to deduce if she would laugh or kill someone first. He debated betting a carrot on the murder of someone around the campfire.

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Lupus actually laughed at this statement. "Sure," said said. She stood up and jumped up onto a rock and howled as loud and as clear as she could. As she finished, she sat down with the rest of the group. Would should she pick.....

 

"Sarki, truth or dare?"

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Paz was laying on the ground, arms clutching her sides.

 

"H-HELP!!! I CAN'T BREATHE!!!"

 

Once she did finally calm down enough, Paz got back in a sitting position, correcting Lupus.

 

"Actually, it's Cops' turn now." 

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"Oh yeah right. Copper, truth or dare?"

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"Oh yeah right. Copper, truth or dare?"

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Copperblaze laughed at the slightly comical display of the girl wearing a wolf mask howling at the moon. "Oh, is it my turn already?" she asked, noticing that all of the awake Vikings had gone other than her. "Alright then, how about a dare?"

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Yws, dare. "I dare you to try to tickle yourself." 

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Simply put, Skari was both amused and relieved. Amused at the sight of Lupus howling, and relieved at the fact she had reacted quite well. Then, hearing the dare to Copperblaze, he glanced over at her, wondering how she would react.

 

This night had turned out quite fun so far.

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"Oh, come on, that's pathetic!" Copperblaze laughed, jabbing her finger into her side as if to prove her point. "If I'm going to embarrass myself, I want to actually embarrass myself. Got any other ideas?"

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"Fine. How about......... you have to act like a chicken until it's your turn again"

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Copperblaze slapped her forehead. Why did I do that? she thought belatedly. Well, might as well make the best of it...

 

Walking around their circle, Copperblaze flapped her arms, adding a few 'bawks' for good measure, laughing all the way. Sitting back down, she searched the circle for her next victim- er, subject of Truth or Dare. Changing the order might be fun. 

 

"Alright, Paz, truth or dare?"

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Still filled with too much mirth to think straight, she managed to make out, "Truth!"

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"Oh! I got one. What been the most embarrassing thing you've done in your life?"

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That made Paz pause for a minute.

"You know, I'm not sure. I guess maybe that time I thought it would be a great idea to mix up some of Gothi's medicines just for fun, and to see what would happen. Those burns took a while to heal... Actually, I'm not even sure that was the most embarrassing thing, I did stuff like that a lot."

'Great, now I'm thinking about that place again. Lovely.'

"Anywho, Sylvan, Truth or Dare?"

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"Sorry," Copperblaze interjected, "but did you say the Gothi? Or just Gothi? As far as I know, it's only Berkians who call the Gothi of the village only Gothi, but I could be mistaken," she shrugged.

 

"Just, uh, does the description 'short, old, mute woman with a staff' mean anything to you?"

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'Of all the things I could have said, that popped out of my mouth!?'

"That uh... That might be the exact description. Along with the persistent whacking when you got something wrong."

'What are you doing?! Shut up!'

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Suddenly, his momental wall of tranquility and enjoying the fireside evening was shattered. Berk. For some reason, figuring out Copperblaze was a Berkian hadn't brought him much discomfort, since she had clearly been in prison so long he evidentaly didn't count that, but all of a sudden he was hyper sensitive of his past experiences with the Viking island.

 

"Sorry, what?" Skari said, while Paz and Copperblaze were talking about someone named...Goat-zit? He hadn't paid attention. (What had he been looking at, then? How worrying.) "What was that about Berk?" 

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"Heh, maybe... Yes."

'Stop talking... PLEASE!'

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"Oh, Paz mentioned something about a 'Gothi', and since I didn't think that any other villages called their Gothis only Gothi, I was wondering if she'd ever met Gothi- uh, Berk's Gothi, that is."

 

"Wait, hey, so a few years before I got captured, there was this girl, and she was kinda like Gothi's apprentice," Copperblaze thought out loud. Mentally forming a blurry picture of the girl, she remembered brown braided hair with bangs, a bit like how Paz wore her hair.

 

But that was too much of a stretch, wasn't it? Paz could have come from anywhere in the Archipelago. It was probably somewhere around a one-in-a-hundred chance that she'd ever even stepped foot on Berk. Trailing off, Copperblaze let her thought lay unfinished. "Never mind, it's silly," she brushed off. "There's no way that could happen," she mumbled to herself.

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"While we're on the topic of Berk," Skari said slowly, formulating an idea in his head, "No one ever met a Berkian named...Fallorn, by any chance? You know, just in case I happen to have weird ties to...Berk." He laughed awkwardly. "But, of course, that would be ironic, wouldn't it?"

 

Please don't know her. That would be awful.

 

Nah, it would be hilarious.

 

NOT YOU AGAIN!

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Now that last statement made Paz's eyes widen. This girl knew her.

'Well duh. She probably would have seen me once or twice.'

But, as always, curiosity overcame her and she had to find out if maybe she knew her. Paz adjusted her position to get a better look at her.

"Copperblaze, Copperblaze, Copperblaze..." She kept muttering, trying to form a mental picture.

'Let's see, make her shorter, little bit chubbier, Copperblaze,Cop-'

"Copper. Cu..."

Paz eyes widened again in realization. She did know her! Vaguely, but still.

(Cu is the chemical formula for copper. You guys probably knew that, I just feel like throwing out random facts)

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Paz was now staring at her, seemingly lost in thought and muttering something under her breath. "What is it?" Copperblaze asked, watching as the other girl shook her head with renewed focus. "Is there something wrong?"

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Paz slammed her head into a facepalm, completely forgetting about the whole 'Don't tell them aboutyourself' thing, "How did I not see this before?"

 

Looking up at Cops, er, Cu (She gave people secret nicknames when she was little to identify them by) "You were that kid that had to keep coming in almost weekly because you would keep hurting youself for whatever reason!"

 

Then, Skari started say something about a Fallorn girl, "Nope, never heard of her."

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"Wait, seriously? You were that girl who was always sticking around Gothi?" Copperblaze's jaw dropped in surprise. "That's so funny, what a coincidence!"

 

"Wait, hey," she interjected, "I wasn't hurting myself, I was, um, just getting injured. There's a difference, you know. And it definitely wasn't every week. More like, every other week..."