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By Lissa






I'm Lissa, a follower of Jesus ^^ I've been part of SoD for around 4 years; the forum for 3.

My hobbies include: 

Watching Movies

Arting, and Admiring other people's art :D

Using emoticons in every sentence xD

Writing historical fiction, Children's, and Fantasy




By Ecliptic Eight Thx she is so cute!


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Cover by Emerald Huntress


Table of Contents



Chapter One: Big Shoes

Chapter Two: How to Train your Viking

Chapter Three: How to get the Chiefs' attention

Chapter Four: Trouble Brewing

Chapter Five: Back in the Saddle

Chapter Six: Bog Burglars

Chapter Seven: Gullgut Island

Chapter Eight: Another One

Chapter Nine: Follow the Leader

Chapter Ten: How to Perform a Dragon Eulogy

Chapter Eleven: Offspring of Lightning and Death

Chapter Twelve: Neighbors in Need

Chapter Thirteen: Reptiles to the Rescue

Chapter Fourteen: Caldera Cay

Chapter Fifteen: A Turn for the Worst

Chapter Sixteen: The not-so-honest Farmer

Chapter Seventeen: What does the dragon Say?

Chapter Eighteen: The Enemy

Chapter Nineteen: Battle For Berk

Chapter Twenty: A Taste of Defeat

Chapter Twenty-One: Alvin the Treacherous



Chapter Twenty-Two: Skullions

Chapter Tweny Three: Signs of a Different Time

Chapter Twenty Four: Hiccup flies a Kyte

Chapter Twenty Five: Allies in Berk

Chapter Twenty Six: Two-Ton Surprise

Chapter Twenty Seven: How to steal a Piranharrow

Chapter Twenty Eight: Mind over Mass

Chapter Twenty Nine: Floating Time Bomb

Chapter Thirty: Chief Astrid

Chapter Thirty One: Alba

Chapter Thirty Two: How to Search for a Mindbender

Chapter Thirty Three: Fo' Dhia Detour

Chapter Thirty Four: How to Train Your... What??

Chapter Thirty-Five: A fine Mess

Chapter Thirty-Six: The other Side of Hadrians Wall

Chapter Thirty-Seven: Back on Track

Chapter Thirty-Eight: Three-faced Wizard

Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Curious Case of Eanchainn Mush

Chapter Forty: Brain Games

Chapter Forty-One: Plot Soup


Part Three

Chapter Forty-Two: Strategy

Chapter Forty-Three: Storms on the Horizon

Chapter Forty-Four: The Eve of War (pt 1)

Chapter Forty-Five: The Eve of War (pt 2)

Chapter Forty-six: Red Dawn

Chapter Forty-Seven: When the Chips are Down

Chapter Forty-Eight: A Servant's Loyalty

Chapter Forty-Nine: Tumultuous Turn

Chapter Fifty: Duel, Yee the Heirs of Grimbeard

Chapter Fifty-One: How to Break a Dragon's Bond

Chapter Fifty-Two: Imperial Fury

Chapter Fifty-Three: The End of Alvin the Treacherous

Chapter Fifty-Four: The Boy and his Dragon

Chapter Fifty-Five: Selene

Chapter Fifty-Six: Alpha and Chief

Chapter Fifty-Seven: How to Earn and Ebony's Trust

Chapter Fifty-Eight: Settling Dust

Chapter Fifty-Nine: Filled Shoes

"Chapter Sixty": Acknowledgments by Dragonai!



author's notes:

Hello and Welcome to my complete fan-fiction, Selene!



What you can Expect:


A/U loosely based on canon

mystery/intrigue, adventure, a tiny bit of history, and humor

some of my own fan dragons/creatures

Violence. Several People/Dragons are killed, war scenes

Romance. Which is ironic because I’m not a romantic :P

Other NF. Deal with it xD

Le Gasp: A Fan Page by Dragoness, filled with silly talk and "deleted scenes" :D

Selene is a collage of the original series by Cressida Cowell, both tv series, All three of Dreamworks HTTYD films, and a dash of Arthurian Legend mixed with BBC's Merlin.




The story will be from Astrid's perspective.

However, I'll be breaking one of those writing rules by switching from 1st person pov to 3rd in the second half of the book. If a chapter is from 3rd person pov it will be in green. Please note: the introduction is from 3rd person



Well that's all folks! I hope you Enjoy, feel free to comment!


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A little silver dragon chattered his teeth nervously. He strained his eyes, peering through a fog so thick he could hardly see his shipmate.


“Ugh when your right your right, Hot Shot.” The shadowy figure of a young man tossed a bucket of water overboard. “I will never build a boat out of some weird old guy’s house again. Never. I mean look at this!”


He heard a squeak then sputtering, followed by an irritable growl.

“Oops. Sorry didn’t see you there.”

Hotshot jumped up on his knee and climbed up to his shoulder. Together they stared into the abyss. The young man sighed.

No wind, no sky. They could be sitting on the edge of the world just as easily as they could be two knots from a rocky shore. He bent down and opened a sack of bread.

“Here ya go boy,” he split a piece. The little dragon was not impressed but took the morsel anyway.

“You know, I’m more of a ‘the mug is half full’ kinda guy, but I can’t help feeling like we’re in trouble.” He said as they ate. “I mean, it’s not like you and I haven’t been in trouble before it’s just… I don’t know how to get out this time.”

The young man looked down at an unusual horn. It had been carved from a nautilus shell and shined beautiful colors when the sun touched it, but was truly unique in its call. A soothing, yet eerie sound that could summon dragons- so his father said. He tried it and got nothing but a very happy, sleepy Hot Shot.

“Worthless ornament,” he grumbled.

Up to this point Hot Shot had been gnawing his half in a bored circle. He stopped suddenly and stretched as tall as he could.

“If this fog doesn’t lift soon our number’s up. Personally I kinda hoped to live to my twenty first birthday. What were your goals in life? HEY!”

He scooped Hot Shot’s portion out of the water. “Little ingrate. Old hard bread is no favorite of mine but it’s all we got.”

The dragon bounced up and down excitedly, squeaking. He scurried up the young man’s neck and into his mop of golden hair.

“What? Do you see something??” The man stood.

He only saw shifting shapes of mist, but ever so faintly his ears heard the sound of water lapping against a hull.

“Oh!” He gasped, tossing both pieces of bread to the wind. “Oh thank goodness we’re save. Hey out there! Hey! HUUUULLLLLLLOOOOOOOO! Please rescue us!”

He rocked the boat so much Hot Shot spat up what little he’d eaten.

A bell and men’s voices sounded.

Through the fog broke a welcome sight to the hapless sailor’s eyes. The bow of a mighty ship struck awe and rekindled hope as it loomed high above their heads.

Ropes were sent down. The young man tied one to his little boat, picked up his nautilus and climbed aboard the great vessel, too relieved to notice its unusual name.

“Oh thank you!” He heartily shook the hand of the first man he met. “Thank you so very much! If you hadn’t come across us we would have di.ed a slow but mildly glorious death.”

His dragon, perched back on his shoulder shot him a sideways glance. The young man looked indignant. “What do you mean ‘just you’?”

“Is this ‘we’?”

A very tall, very intimidating man caped in red and wearing armor took over the scene.

“Yes sir,” The young man recognized him as the captain of the vessel. “Just me and me friend here, Hot Sho- hey where’d you go?” He spun in a circle but the little dragon had vanished. “Little stink he was just here.”

“Great. A madman. He couldn’t tell us if they flew right over his head.” Another man in uniform, less intimidating and more rat like, hissed.

The young man glanced around. Everyone was in uniform, muttering things in a tongue he had never heard. And though the ship was a work of art it had clearly seen some sort of battle. Burn marks and red stains spotted the deck, and beyond that were cages. Beautiful cages, but cages none the less.

“Who… who are you people?” He began to realize his mistake.

“Here’s a better question. And try and think very hard before you answer it, madman.” The Captain spoke very slowly. “Have you seen any dragons out here?”

He looked beyond the Captain at the cages.


“I told you. Worthless. We should run him through and toss him back into the sea, sir.”

“Wait- what??”

“Lock him in the brigg.”

“But we’re short on rations as it is. Why feed the extra mouth?”

“We can use him as bait.”




Keys jangled as the young man was roughly tossed into a cell. He tripped and splashed into the filthy water pooling in the bottommost hull.

The guard said something in his own tongue, admiring the ornate nautilus horn in his hands.

“No don’t! It was a gift from my father.” The young man sputtered.


“Yes, father. Please don’t take it.”

The guard laughed and walked away with the shell.

“Why?” said the hapless young sailor, his pleads falling on deaf ears. “Why???”

“I had a bugle just like that once.” Someone muttered in the corner of the next cell. The young man jumped to his feet.

“Who’s there? Are you a prisoner too?”

“Wrong place, wrong time.”


The shadow came closer. He was not a bad looking man, perhaps a good twenty years older or so but well-kept and in good health.

“You asked why, I assume by that you mean ‘why did they imprison you’. You were in the wrong place, at the wrong time. In your case the worst time.”

“Just my luck.” He wiped the mop of wet hair out of his eyes. “I knew I should have stayed and helped Liam with his house, then I never would have been found by these pirates.”

The older man chuckled. “Pirates, yes.”

“Fine. Dragon hunters.”

He laughed again. “You live in a very small world my friend.”

“Then what-“

A clawing sound stopped him short. Little paws scurried overhead, hanging upside down from the ceiling.

“Hot Shot!” he reached out and the silver dragon dropped into his hand. “Smart move disappearing like that; they woulda snatched you up in a heartbeat.”

He turned to see the other prisoner eyeing the little creature in curiosity.

“…Please don’t tell about him.”

The prisoner grinned. “I wouldn’t dream of it.”

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Ooh, yes, this is looking good already!

(By the way, is Hotshot a Piranharrow?)




(Siggy Under Construction)


I know my name is a bit confusing, so let me explain. I am Ginger. I have a sister whose main Viking is named Jaxomis. Originally we shared this forum account, but my sister recently made her own account as Fuzzy Kitten, so this is now only mine. So please, just call me Ginger! ^-^



In Order:

​Ginger's Viking Section

​Blackout The Night Fury's Section

Some Random Stuff!


Ginger's Viking Section!

​First off... My Vikings!

My main Viking is

Ginger Selson:


Extras about appearance: Ginger has a small, faint scar on the far left side of her jaw. She also wears a short necklace with a Peridot in the shape of an Eruptodon.

Personality: Ginger Selson is very shy around humans. She absolutely loves dragons, and has learned Dragonese. She has two sides to her personality. The side most people see is quiet, gentle, and would never start a fight. Her other side, the one only her dragons and her best (human) friend, Jaxomis, see, is strong-willed, brave, and will face danger to protect her friends.

History: Ginger Selson is the daughter of two Defenders of the Wing. However, at one point, her parents were going to get some supplies for the Defenders and they took her with them. Unfortunately, their ship was attacked by pirates, and the only survivor was Ginger. Ginger's mother, upon seeing that the ship was going to be taken by the pirates, placed Ginger in a water-tight basket and set her afloat. Ginger drifted to Berk, where she was found by Mulch and Bucket during one of their fishing trips. She acquired her scar while in the basket. A sharp strand of the weave scratched her jaw while she was being buffeted by the waves. She was only 13 months old at the time, so she was taken in by a Berkian woman who had just had Jaxomis 5 months before. Ginger grew up as Jax's sibling, and they have grown to be very close friends. When she was 10 years old, she began attending the School of Dragons. In the 6 years since then, she has become a talented Dragon Trainer. She is currently 16 years old.

​Game Information: ​UDT Star!(big platinum star), 1850+ Trophies, 60 Dragons.

Clan: ​The Messengers

(Now Leader)


Main Dragon: Skyfrost

​-Breed: Woolly Howl

-Gender: Male

​-Level: 37

​-Personality: Protective, loyal, brave, and makes a good companion. Sky likes being with Ginger, and flying with her is his favorite thing. He can be a bit bossy and stuck-up, but he has a good heart and intentions.

Other Dragons:

Silverlight- Adult male Monsterous Nightmare, Ginger's first dragon~~~Tsunami- Adult female Thunderdrum~~~Galaxy- Adult female Typhoomerang~~~Jungle- Adult male Sweet Death~~~Firewing- Adult female Moldruffle~~~Illusion- Adult female Changewing~~~Flare- Adult male Moldruffle~~~Firestorm- Adult male Typhoomerang~~~Scythetail- Adult female Devilish Dervish~~~Vortex- Adult female Devilish Dervish, not tame~~~Spinstrike- Adult male Whispering Death~~~Iceheart- Adult male Groncicle~~~Seafoam- Adult male Thunderdrum~~~Bramblethorn- Adult female Deadly Nadder~~~Wavecrash- Adult female Sand Wraith, Ginger's second favorite dragon~~~Twist & Turn- Adult female Hideous Zippleback~~~Copper- Adult male Razorwhip~~~Sunset- Adult female Death Song, not tame~~~Obsidian- Titan female Razorwhip, not ​tame!~~~Snowflurry- Titan female Woolly Howl, not tame~~~Magnet- Adult male Armorwing~~~Chaos- Adult male Screaming Death~~~Spottedleaf- Adult female Hobblegrunt/Threadtail~~~Cindertail- Adult male Singetail~~~Goldriver- Adult female Eruptodon~~~Emberspark- Adult female Flame Whipper~~~Echo- Adult male Mudraker~~~Nettle- Adult male Triple Stryke~~~Springcoil- Adult male Grapple Grounder~~~Cloudcutter- Adult male Timberjack~~~Mischief- Titan female Terrible Terror~~~Lava- Adult female Gronkle~~~Starspirit- Adult male Silver Phantom~~~Flash- Adult male Speed Stinger, not tame~~~Fire, Water, Earth, and Air (The Gang)- Adult male Snaptrapper~~~Anemone- Adult female Shockjaw~~~Whiteout- Adult female Snow Wraith, not tame~~~​Tumbleweed- Adult female Buffalord~~~Dawnblaze- Adult female Fireworm Queen~~~Blizzardchaser- Titan male Woolly Howl, not tame~~~Vigilant- Adult male Elder Sentinel~~~Thunderclap- Adult male Skrill~~~Puddlesplash​- Adult female Windwalker~~~Waterwake- Adult male Scauldron~~~​Thistlebush- Adult female Prickleboggle~~~Dartfang- Adult male Grim Gnasher~~~Ravenwing- Adult female Night Terror~~~Bullcharge- Adult male Rumblehorn~~~Tigerstrike- Adult male Deathgripper~~~Winddancer- Adult female Stormcutter~~~Vex- Adult male Smitten Hobgobbler~~~Jet (Ruffrunner)- Adult male Night Light~~~Volcano- Adult male Fire Terror~~~Earthquake- Adult male Crimson Goregutter~~~Frostbite- Adult male Shivertooth~~~Pebblescale- Adult female Raincutter~~~Jadeshimmer- Adult female Scuttleclaw~~~Glade & Grove- Adult male Ghastly Zapplejack~~~Crestrider- Adult male Tide Glider~~~Steadfast- Adult female Sentinal~~~Clashcrown- Adult male Chimeragon~~~Pouncer- Adult male Night Light

Other Vikings: 

*Quicksilver Catspaw​- Goldleaf's brother. He has the ability to change from a human(Quicksilver/Silver) to a cat(Quicksilver/Quick). He also has an amulet that allows him to morph into a Razorwhip(Mercury).

​-Dragons: Oceanmotion: Adult male Shockjaw~~~Chaos and Confusion: Adult male Hideous Zippleback~~~Mossfire: Adult female Eruptodon~~~White Bitetight: Adult male Smitten Hobgobbler~~~Mercury: Adult male Razorwhip (Stand-in for Quick's morph)~~~Deadly Medley: Baby female Death Song

*Caracal Pounce​- Cara, for short, is a undeveloped female character.

​-Dragons: Mistlight: Adult female Flightmare~~~Flashfire: Adult female Deadly Nadder~~~Quickstrike: Adult female Deathgripper (Main dragon)

*Finn Howler​- A underdeveloped male Berserker.

-Dragons: Ghostlight​: Adult male Flightmare~~~Screech and Howl​: Teen male Hideous Zippleback

*Jayla the Ranger​- Jay is my Ranger's Apprentice inspired character. She is a new character.

-Dragons: Oakleaf: Adult female Sand Wraith~~~Bullseye​: Teen male Deadly Nadder


Blackout the Night Fury

​Blackout is Ginger's Night Fury OC. Blackout is a wild Night Fury who lives where Night Furies are more common. He is fierce, proud, and never backs down from a fight. He looks more or less like Toothless, but he has blue eyes and a lighter birthmark on the left side of his forehead. He's really just for RPs and art.


*Edit by me*

*Base by MagaboltPhoenix, filled by me*


Random Stuff!

Things I like: Dragons, cats, dogs, equines (I'm a proud longear owner/fan!), HTTYD 1, 2, and The Hidden World, RttE, Riders/Defenders of Berk, Tuffnut, Hiccup, Toothless, Trollhunters, 3 Below, most animals, hanging out with my sister, watching movies and shows with my sister, Warriors, The Ranger's Apprentice, Wings of Fire, The Dragon Prince, reading, drawing, playing SoD, browsing through things online, being with animals, DRAGONS, Survivors, The Inheritance books, Rick Riordan's books, Keeper of the Lost Cities, and did I mention reading?

Also, in case you were wondering, my Hogwarts house is Ravenclaw, with a strong Hufflepuff leaning!

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Thankies... and maybe. xD

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Seems awesome already!



New Account on this forum is Izabella Artworks



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Hello! :D

Aww thanks Izzy! And welcome! I hope you enjoy ^^

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Gah! Mystery

Man, now I HAVE to figure out all the when’s and where’s and how’s and this looks so good I can’t wait!!!


*this user is no longer accepting PMs*


Author is prone to excessive fangirling and fits of giddiness. You have been warned.

Hello, everybody! I'm the Dragoness (but you can call me Ness). First and foremost, I am forever and always a



(also known as Mormons, but we prefer the title above. Long, isn't it? ;)


I take commissions! 

You can email me directly or via Instagram (just click on the logo)



Another thing you should know about me:


Also, thanks to Dragonriders Fury for indulging my Night Fury obsession with an incredible banner! It's awesome!


Proud member of the Midnight Inklings




I love to write! While I am also trying to complete a novel, I love to write fanfictions and other random ideas that pop into my head.



___Fanfictions by Yours Truly___


(Sporadically) Still Updating:

The Dragoness Backstory: Fanfiction




Second Chance

Ahtohallan's Daughter





My vikings belong to the clan The Wildborn. However, since I'm not planning on being particularly active in-game anymore, if anyone would like to assume command of my little clan, just contact me on any of the threads I comment on (NO pms, sorry) and I'll get you set up! :D

(I LOVE this banner. Thanks, EmeraldHuntress!)

(This one was made by The Bohemian Critic--thank you, it's so beautiful!)

(Again by EmeraldHuntress. What, I loved them both!)






Ordered by preference, of course

(used to be top ten, but I have too many things that I love!)


HTTYD books/movies

(obviously, but I HAD to put that in there, it really is my favorite)



         The books were SO GOOD. No swearing, no (extreme) violence (does getting eaten by a lava dragon that dives into a volcano count? Or Grimbeard the Ghastly killing his own son?) Okay, scratch the violence, but it really is pretty awesome. The characters are SO well put together, each with his or her own little quirks that make them unique, and they’re all (mostly) lovable in their own way (Alvin and Exellinor are irredeemable). The little lessons Cressida Cowell teach by inserting them into the plot are truly inspired. Can’t wait for her to write more!!! (Also, I love the quirky way she capitalizes random words to make them a little bit more important. It’s just funny to me.)

I'll leave off mentioning all the characters of the movies, because you guys know them all aready! But you may not know the Heroes who came first...

First (of course), Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III.

Rather a longish name for a smallish Viking. Hiccup is a member of the Hairy Hooligan tribe. He has bright red hair and about a million freckles. the series starts when he's ten-and-a-half, and progresses until he is fifteen and King of the Wilderwest. His best (and, for a few books, ONLY friend) is Fishlegs.

Fishlegs is scrawny, allergic to reptiles, pretty much scared of everything, and the only sane one of the group (well, the only sane one when Hiccup is making a Plan). But he's fiercely loyal to Hiccup, and a good deal stronger and braver than he thinks. 

Next is Camicazi, who's a little too brave and fierce.

She's a Bog-Burglar, a member of an all-girls tribe of people who, well, burgle things. She is a very accomplished thief and a master escape artist.




Second in the fandom world is--you guessed it--Narnia. I have loved this world since before even HTTYD, I think. Though I'm not quite ready to meet Alsan, I would love to slip through the wardrobe for a few days--or years.



The False Prince



So the story is set in a medieval world in the land of Carthya. It's about an orphan named Sage. The storyline is great, the main character (Sage) is very well-rounded, believeable, and goes through some great character growth (not to mention he's snarky and smart and super funny). I LOVED it, and it's seriously amazing. If you read it, you will NOT be disappointed! (P.S. If you're one of those people who likes to read the end first, don't. Trust me, it's worth it to wait)


Artemis Fowl

OH MAI GAWSH I LOVE THIS SERIES. Artemis' gradual arc and his heists and jokes (on the rare occasion he demonstrates a sense of humor) are just the best thing EBER. ALSO! Holly Shory is the best LEPrecon to ever wear a set of wings. (Also if you wanna see an incredibly imaginative and accurate crossover fanfic about the Avengers meeting Artemis Fowl, this is where it's AT!) But don't watch the movie, ooohhh no. Disney still needs to apologize for giving a perfectly written anti-hero morals. The audacity!




The Magic Thief/The Lost Books/Sarah Prineas in general



I LOVE this series, it ended far too quickly for me (maybe cause I read it all in one day, hmmmmm). Connwaer and the magic and all of it are just so HILARIOUS and EXHILIRATING and FRUSTRATING to read about and STOP BLOWING THINGS UP, CONNWAER!!! 


The Lost Books: MORE! MORE! I NEED MORE! (Seriously, when does the next book come out?)

Anyway, it’s about Alex, a librarian, and Kenneret, a queen, and her brother Charlie. Oh, and the books are alive (that’s enough to make any bookworm hyperventilate with happiness, isn’t it? ;D )



Attention to all the dragon-touched: This is a must-read. Go. Read it.




The Silver Eye

This is an INCREDIBLE webcomic by one Laura Hollingsworth (also the only webcomic/comic I have ever read, BUT STILL). The world is beautiful, the characters are funny and awesome (Apen and Joe are my favorites), and the art is incredible! It uploads a page EVERY FRIDAY and the story is so good!



Keeper of the Lost Cities

"Team Foster-Keefe will always be cooler."--Keefe


Yup, couldn’t have said it better myself. Team Foster-Keefe all the way! I have read Legacy and it was...what I expected (-_-) BUT UNLOCKED (Keeper book #8.5) looks so exciting! Can't wait!! 8D






...and birds. And wicked-looking staffs. And cute little blondies called Beastie.

Wasn't a fan of her outfit for like 90% of Maleficent 2 but the rest of it was great! Better than a certain movie I could mention *cough*TheHiddenWorld*cough*.



Wizards of Once

*anxiously jittering about the Unknown Narrator*
*casually stressing about Xar's Witchblood stain*
*hopelessly shipping Xar and Wish when Bodkin is probably going to get the girl*



Dwight in Shining Armor

I get a kick out of this every time I hear Dwight's shriek in the intro. BYUTv is the best! making things funny, clean, and SUPER awkward. But it's still great.


Story Thieves

My favorites are actually Kiel and Owen. No girls this time around, which is really unusual for me. But these two are special. Hope they have all the adventures they can imagine...and maybe a few safer ones.


The Ever Afters (EAS)

This series is pretty good. Aurora--excuse me, RORY Landon is so gutsy and flawed and lovable and I love her.



Brave (Merida)

Just gotta say, I LOVE this girl. Best Disney princess ever. Also--this isn't really related to the movie but it IS technically part of the franchise so imma say it anyway--her accent is gold. I friggin LOVE Scotland and the accent and the culture and lore and landscape and language and--okay, gushing aside, the point of this mini-rant is that I loved Merida in Wreck-it-Ralph 2. It was also the only thing I loved in Wreck-it-Ralph 2.



Pete's Dragon

Best song ever



The Map to Everywhere

One word: Unrealities.

Three more words: Future Dragoness fanfiction.



If you reached the end of this fandom section, and you haven't read some of the books, you might have noticed some spoilers. I am an avid lover of spoilers and all insider knowledge, so....sorry for ruining it, I guess? But at the same time....NOT! XD please don't hurt me...








Look! See how pretty!

Okay, just a heads up, I am still collecting art from previous requests, so if you did something for me and it isn't up yet, I promise I haven't forgotten; I love all the art that is done for me!


This was done by the incredibly talented Katarile!




This adorable picture was made for me by Hestia82


THIS is my perfect Night Fury, Shadow, drawn by LissaFish.


Shadow (again) by MajaPercuilum.


Shadow and The Dragoness together (by The Blobfish Queen).

The ever-mischievous Shadow (again, jeez XD) by AndreaEaston!


Shadow (last time I promise! *crossing fingers behind back) by DyliehIdol1214. 






This is my beautiful Bookwyrm, Aldwyn (drawn by Flitt-thank you!)

And THIS is ocean-happy Ashera, also drawn by Flitt.


Russet, my mischievous Kyte. Thanks, LissaFish!




Luster, my proud secrai, drawn by LissaFish!



Okeydokey, I'm 








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Ist thou also a lover of intrigue? :D


thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy this story^^

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I hate being in suspense. It's agony (and also the reason I like spoilers). But yeah, I probably will enjoy it. How could I not? It's started out so well ^^

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Chapter One


Big Shoes









“Stormfly,” I called back, “Jealousy does not become you.”

Toothless glanced back at my gorgeous sky blue Nadder, and stuck his tongue out. She glared back with narrowed eyes but didn’t do anything. He was after all, the Alpha.

“Ugh you two. There’s got to be an easier way to do this.”

I used my Hiccup voice “Well sure there is, Astrid! I just need to ride my own dragon! I mean, after all, he is my best friend so it just makes sense that he would cause trouble if I don’t spend enough time with him.”

I studied the ring on my finger. Toothless heaved a sad sigh. I patted him on the neck, then fondled my beautiful ring. “Me too, pal.”


Alighting the stables we were met by Valka. A lot of people had a hard time with my mother in law and vice versa. Relearning how to be part of a community was not coming easy, but she found respite in the company of the dragons.

“Morning, Valka! How are you today?”

She paused from grooming a flame whipper. A good sign. Grooming a dragon meant she was getting along acceptably with the other villagers. Being buried in baby dragons meant the day had been rough. Or that she was simply covered in baby dragons. That was a fifty-fifty.

Both she and Cloudjumper, ever at her side, cocked their heads. “You… had a good time?” She asked; knowing I didn’t seem happy but unable to find the words she was looking for.

“It was alright.”

“Yes? Alright is good but not so much.”

“I don’t know. I think Stormfly is getting annoyed. Sunrise rides used to be our thing.”

“Yes,” she approached Stormfly and scratched her head, looking into her eyes. “Yes.”

I got a brush and started working on Toothless. Stormfly looked sorrowfully at me and began trilling all sorts of things to Valka.

“Oh, is that so, beautiful?” Valka scratched all up and down her neck. My Nadder couldn’t help but stomp her foot.

“What did she say?”

“That you’re too busy taking care of the things my son should be taking care but won’t because he’s too busy doing what his father did and his father really should have had more of a support group than just Gobber but he didn’t because he was too proud and so is Hiccup and so are you.”

I turned around. “You got all that out of a trill?”


I laughed.

 “Your dragon is right, my dear. You and Hiccup are young, inexperienced, and taking care of a village is hard.”

“I know. But like Stormfly said the person you need to talk to is your son.”

Valka spoke with her eyes averted. “He should not hear it from me. You should tell him.”

“What do you mean?”

She looked up again and smiled. “You are his wife, you have half a say in what should be done.”

Cloudjumper nodded with approval. He had no idea what we were talking about but he approved it anyway.

I smiled back. “Thanks, Valka. Where is he, anyway?”

“I think at the docks. There’s another ship of Vikings are coming in.”

“Alright. Gorf!”

The stable boy, Gorf the Great, walked out of the Flame Whippers’ stable.

I glanced at Valka. “He’s been there listening the whole time?”

Valka smiled and nodded. “Isn’t he good with the dragons?”

“Uhhh… yeah. Good job… Gorf. Hey would you go get Toothless’s free-style tail?”

Without a word, Gorf backed into the stable again.

“He’s getting it,” Valka answered my concerned look.

That kid was weird.



Stormfly, Toothless and I landed at the docks. We were met by the usual barrage; Vikings yelling, throwing axes in mostly fun at each other and welcoming new Vikings to Berk. And in the throng of it all were Eret and Hiccup.

“Five hundred?!? Eret we bargained for three fifty! And what’s all this other stuff??”

“Oh you know, bows, arrows, throwing darts, and scrap booking materials. You would not believe how popular scrap booking is amongst Vikings these days.”

“What’s that?” He pointed to something that looked like an instrument.

“I knew it would catch yer eye! This,” Eret proudly held up the very strange looking horn. “This is a death song bugle. Very hard to come by. Just watch how well it works,”

“No, no! Let’s not be swarmed by every dragon on the island...” He looked at the thing more closely. “Where did you get it?”

“Duh, I traded for it. Hmm. Chief. One ticket of safe passage for a priceless, dragon beaconing bugle. Once again, Eret gets the upper hand! Haha.”

“Whoa Lissafish! -Just a second Eret- What are you doing?”

Lissafish shrugged. “Nothing,”

“You’re looking for dragon eggs.”

“And I’ve got one or two of them to sell,” Eret chirped.

“Not helping.” Hiccup shot a stern glance in the finagling salesman’s direction. Put that back where you found it you don’t need any more dragons. This is really becoming a problem for you.”

“Just one…”

“You have too many as it is!”

“But I need it.”

“No, you don’t. Now Put it back.”

“It’s just a little shock jaw,” Eret interfered.

“I need another Shockjaw.”



“Having fun, sweetheart?” I called from behind the entertaining scene.

“Hey! Astrid! You’re a sight for sore eyes!”

Hiccup turned to me. Lissafish and Eret made a quick swap and Lissafish sneaked stealthily, if not awkwardly, off the trade ship.

We clasped hands and gave each other a peck.

“And Toothless! What’s up bud?”

Toothless pushed his way through. “How’s my best pal? You and Astrid conquering the skies out there? I see you’re wearing your free-style tail.”

“Stormfly was getting a little jealous so I thought I better ride her down here instead. He’s really getting the hang of flying on his own again.”

“That he is. I’ve seen him clear over three islands.” Eret nodded.

“Flying solo,” Hiccup rubbed Toothless’ jaw, “Bet you’re just loving that.”

Toothless soaked up Hiccups attention, waging his tail.

“Oh Astrid I want you to meet some new Vikings who didn’t run from the welcoming party. This is Ziva of Isle of Rael, Rena and Stellan Ericcson, Alvin, a poor but honest farmer, David the Tennant, and Gilbert the-”

“AWESOME!” the white-haired boy in the back shouted.

“I’m a doctor, actually,” said David the Tennant, he held a small device in his hand.

“What’s that?”

“A clicker. It’s to train dragons.”

“Wow his voice sounds just like Spitelout,” I muttered to Hiccup.

“I know. Anyway, they got the clans stamp of approval and will be moving in.”

“Our tryer of true grit. Proven to get us only the bravest of Vikings,” I said with pride. “I know you don’t really understand, but I’m so glad you didn’t make us stop testing the newcomers.”

“Well you know it’s sort of like trading. I’ve got to let some things go if I really want others to change.”

“And speaking of trading-”

“Four hundred Eret and not a penny more. You’re going to throw in that Death Song horn, too.”

“But I can’t just give it away-”

Hiccup held out the four hundred. Unable to resist, Eret reached out and took it. “You drive a hard bargain.”

“Hey Hicstrid! Look what I found!”

Snotlout came strutting out of the mess of stuff with an enormous helmet. It was made of gold with horns that looked like the horns of an Ibex. “A crown fitting for a Jorgenson.”

“If by that you mean hard headed and empty minded, sure.” I returned.

“YOU CAN’T HAVE THAT!” The twins appeared out of nowhere and attacked Snotlout.

“Get off!” He tussled with them.

“That is the helmet of our beloved Loki! We would rather dye than see it on your face!” Ruffnut yelled.

“Let go I found it first!”

“Eret, did you find any new books out there on dragons?” Fishlegs, who had been snooping around the loot, inquired.

“Ugh. Books. No… but um… one of the bludgeons was wrapped in a parchment covered with dragons I didn’t recognize. I could give it to you- for a price.”

“Hiccup look at these!” Fishlegs, ten runes later, smoothed out the parchment. Behind him the twins and Snotlout toppled off the boat into the sea.

“Sorry Fishlegs I have to stop the twins from drowning Snotlout.”

Hiccup jumped over the side.

“I NEED TO TALK TO YOU!” I yelled over Thorston war cries.

Hiccup pealed the twins off Snotlout who came up choking for air.

“You two go that way, Snotlout, you go that way and the helmet stays here with Eret because we don’t need this kind of trouble in Berk. And if I hear either of you are at it again you’re all spending the night in the training ring!” Hiccup barked.

I could see Snotlout thinking up one of his smart remarks, but he didn’t say anything. Hiccup was Chief now, and, surprisingly, Snotlout respected that. Most of the time.

“Now,” Hiccup looked up at me, drenched in salt water. “What did you want to talk about?”

“HICCUP!” Bellowed one-armed, one-legged Gobber. “There you are I’ve turned Berk upside down looking for you! Why aren’t you at the Great Hall? The farmers are goin stir crazy!”

“Oh, crud. The crop census and layout I forgot. How long have they been waiting??”

“Long enough to start throwing chickens at each other.”

Toothless lowered his tail into the water and helped Hiccup back aboard. “Thanks, pal. Astrid, I’m really sorry but I’ve got to go,”

I sighed. “I know. Just, come home early, to dinner? So you’re not so wiped out you fall asleep before I can say anything?”

“Okay. Come on Toothless to the great hall!”



I made smoked fish for dinner that night. I made smoked fish for dinner every night. Some people have a green thumb, others have a sweet tooth. I have neither. I tried the whole cooking and gardening scene but everything ended up dead. So I decided to stick to what I was good at. Axe throwing.

Hiccup did come home a little earlier but in the same condition. Exhausted. Toothless went straight to his stone bed and sat their looking dejected. Stormfly stared at him through the window. She was still mad that he stuck his tongue at her earlier, and was hoping for an apology.

“Oooohhh what a day, what a day.” He sank into his chair at the table.

“How were the farmers?”

“Robust, I’d say, robust. None appeared to be suffering from a lack of nutrition over the winter months. The sheep and yak farmers had a brawl and one of the yak farmers stuffed a chicken down one of the sheep farmers throats. Gobber had to sit on him before we were able to get it out. And when we finally did, we realized it was Tuffnuts’ chicken. So I went to the Thorstons to return the sad looking bird, and there was Snotlout, tied and gagged. With Gobber’s help I dragged Snotlout and the twins down to the training ring, where my mother was releasing all the quarantined dragons who had accidently been fed roast eel! I know she was only trying to help, she thought that with my being so busy I might have forgotten to let them out. But they weren’t ready! Then she got into a fist fight with Gobber over it.”

“Who won?”

“She did.”

“Thought so. Did you ever make it out to survey the farms?”

“No. One of the dragons sneezed on the main well. Blew the top of it to smithereens. Lily and Hulk were near-by and they were able help me wrangle the poor thing down and get him back to the training ring. Then we put the well back together, with the help of that new fellow, Alvin.”

He stretched and sighed. “He might be useful. Seems to know a thing or two about dragons and is very practical. Anyway, the well is functional, but the water has to be checked for purity before anything else tomorrow morning. All the dragons with eel pox have been rounded up and are getting treated.”

We were quite for a time.

“So… you wanted to tell me something,” He prodded.

“Hiccup, what if someone else checked the water tomorrow, and you went out for a ride for once?”

Toothless’s head shot up at the word ride.

“Astrid, the water is water. Heather isn’t here so I’m the only one who knows how to test it. I have to be sure it’s clean. Don’t get me wrong I’d love to go out for a ride, but just not tomorrow. There’s too much to do.”

There’s always too much to do, I thought to myself. “I just think that you need to spend some more time with Toothless.”

“Toothless and I were together all day.”

“Yeah, but look at him. He needs more of your attention.”

“He has my attention. Every spare second I get. Berk is growing, and I am her Chief. It’s a huge responsibility.”

“I know that. And I’m here to help you. We all are, if you would let us.”

“I let you guys help.”

“Okay then teach someone else how to test the water.”

“I will.”

“Tomorrow would be a great time to start,” I tried him.

“I can’t tomorrow. I have to get out and chart an official map for the farmers so they don’t killl each other over pastureland.”

“See this is what I mean. Tomorrow will be as busy as the next day, Hiccup. You have to make room.”

“But I already have help; I don’t need to train anyone else. Gobber gives me advice, Fishlegs and my mother always tell me when fire worms are migrating or the speed stinger pack is getting close, and you and Snotlout take care of the defenses and training.”

“It’s not enough.”

“Not enough?” He became exasperated. “What more can I do?”

“LESS. Take a break, Hiccup! Go on a vacation. You haven’t left Berk since Drago, not once.”

“I can’t leave! These people and dragons are my people and my dragons. What kind of a leader leaves his people to- to fly off into the sunset?!? Explore new worlds? Discover new species of dragons, feel the wind in his hair, touch the moon and the stars…”

A wet nose nudged Hiccups hand. Toothless had wandered up to the table.

Hiccup pat the dragon on his forehead.

“Rely on us to take care of Berk, even when you’re not here to oversee it. I think between me, your mom, and Gobber, we could totally keep things under control.”

He laughed.

“What’s so funny?” I snapped.

“It’s just that combination. I mean, you know how my mom is, and then you and Gobber have always been ones to hand out axes in heated arguments.”

“Give us a little more credit, three years ago you and Toothless would have flown away if your dad handed this job over. Don’t you think we can change too? Look at how much your mom is trying. All she wants is to make amends with you for not being there. She’s learning how to live with people again for you.”

“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean that you guys aren’t good enough. You are. You’re right. I’m just… I’m just not the same person. I can’t leave because I would be worrying about home the whole time I was gone.”

“Because your dad isn’t here to keep it safe.”

He was quiet for a moment. “I have to take care of Berk. Nobody else can fill his shoes.”

“Maybe his shoes aren’t meant to be filled.”

Hiccup looked wounded. “Maybe. But I can sure try. Listen, I’m wiped out and I have to be up before dawn, maybe we can talk about this another time.”



That night I stared at the ceiling, listening to Hiccup toss and turn, yelling orders in his sleep. Toothless got up and wandered the house aimlessly. Sometime in the late hours he stopped and stared out the window into the night sky.

My boys. What was I going to do with them?


Finally I drifted off to sleep, never hearing the Night Fury hop out the window, and with his special new tail, take to the sky.

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David the Tennant, Lissafish, hehehe....and I’m sure the other names mean something, but I’m not well-versed in anything but dragons...


-Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, How To Twist a Dragon’s Tale

Okay, the quote doesn’t quite make sense out of context, but don’t think I didn’t miss that ol’ farmer’s trick. I’ll be watching him closely....

*flies away to scour first chapter for more clues*

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He lives on a poor but honest farm

Poor guy. He's not said a word and you've already got him pegged... xD


These are actually my vikings- and some of my sister's vikings. Gilbert the Awesome is from a very random tv series called Italia. It was basically all the nations personafied, and Gilbert was Prussia. I don't really reccomend the show but his character was hilarious.


haha I hoped someone would catch that! David Tennant must really like HTTYD, he reads the entire series on audio book (It's delightful to listen to!) and he's the voice of Spitelout. Pretty sure he did the voices of some of the hunters in the beginning of HTTYD3 too. It's also a spoof for Doctor Who, since he played the tenth doctor. To be honest I don't remember much of the others origins since I wrote this part two years ago lol.


Thanks for commenting! It's fun to talk about it^^

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Oh, Alvin, the poor but honest farmer... Now you'll have all the book-readers watching your every move... Because we don't trust anyone named Alvin, the poor but honest farmer. XD

And Lissafish did exactly what I would do if I saw a dragon egg. *Puppy eyes*  "Just one more, please! I only have... uh, 51! I really need this one!" ^^

I'm going to be gone this week, but I'm really looking forward to reading more when I return! :D

Keep up the great work! ^^


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Ah the series is so fun. I actually haven't finished it- don't know if I ever will because I'll be sad for it to be completely over ^^ Keep an eye out though, the poor but honest farmer isn't the only character popping out of the series onto the forum!



Haha yeah. Lissafish has an unhealthy amount of dragons. Averaging 3 of each kind D: She needs to share xD


Well Ginger, I hope you have fun with whatever your doing this week! And there will be more to read when you return!

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Ooh, sounds exciting!


Thanks! I had a cousin that was getting married in Colorado, so we traveled out and visited with him, his family, and some other family members, and attended the wedding. It was quite fun, but quite exhausting! ^^


I'm going to read the rest of it now! :D

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Chapter Two


How to Train your Viking







“ALRIGHT! If any of you think that we got off to a rocky start yesterday, pack your bags and wait for the next ship, because today, you’re dealing with me.”


Stormfly flared the quills of her tail and arched her back. We marched back and forth in front of the new Berkians.

The best part of recuiting was orientation. It was like a second chance to scare them out of their wits.

“Awesome! I am totally ready!” Shouted Gilbert.

“What did you get us into?” A not-so-confident Stellan leaned over and asked his sister.

“Uhh, a chance to have our very own dragons?”

David the Tennant who was really a doctor started clicking his clicker.

“You want dragons?” I shouted, “You have to earn them! Rule number one! DO NOT get on and just start riding! You have to bond with your dragon. It’s a relationship. You get to know them and they get to know you. You feed them, and groom them, and clean their stalls. Groundwork is paramount. All of this has to happen before you even think of getting on the dragon’s back.”

“Got it,” David the Tennant who was really a doctor said.

“Wait a second,” Gilbert suddenly looked confused. “Where are our dragons?”

“Relax. There are some rescues down at the stables, Valka will help you pick one.”

“Awesome! Just as long as mine is yellow!”

“Where are the stables?” Ziva asked.

“Good question! I’m not telling.”

This got their attention.


“First lesson! Know where you should be. Now I’ll give you five minutes to find the stables, but if Stormfly and I beat any of you to it you’re riding old yak Bessie for the remainder of the day! GO GO GO!”

The new recruits scattered in every direction. All but one.

Narrow-eyed, shifty looking, skinny farmer Alvin.

“Do you want to ride that bony backed cow??” I demanded.

“Not really. I’m waiting to see where those dragons-” he pointed to the patrol coming in “-are headed.”

The team circled around and dove into the caverns below us.

Alvin smiled. “Just as I suspected. Now to find a rope and swing down.”

“Yeah well, it’s a five minute climb and you only have four.” I sneered. “And good luck finding a rope.”

As he hurried to the edge, where indeed a rope was waiting, Toothless came in on the tail of the patrol.


“Toothless! Where did you go last night? You had Hiccup worried this morning.”

Toothless’ ears perked up.

“Never mind he’ll just be glad to have you back. Are you ready for another day of chiefly duties?”

His ears went back.

“Go find him. I’m sure he hasn’t gotten halfway to Sven’s farm yet.”

Toothless sulked in the general direction.

“So Stormfly,” I smirked. “Let’s go get Bessie!”

The Nadder chortled and we took to the sky.




Evening came and five out of the six newcomers had a bad case of yak sores. But to be fair they all had their own dragons now. Valka picked an orphaned shockjaw for Rena, a Rumblehorn for Alvin, and Sandwraiths for Gilbert and Stellan. David got a terrible terror and Ziva got a Flightmare.


The sun gleamed over the ocean and clouds dotted the horizon. It was going to be a beautiful sunset.


“Well I hope you all learned three valuable lessons today. Don’t rush dragon training, never be tardy, and ALWAYS know where you are going.”

They groaned in agreement. Even though Gilbert insisted he was still awesome.

“You are dismissed. Tomorrow we’ll start ground work and manners. You better be right back here at the crack of dawn or Bessie will be waiting!”




LissaFish passed the newcomers and their dragons. She was walking her terrible terror, night terror, baby nightmares, and her trusty adult Shockjaw. She said hi to Stellin and Rena.

“I need the parchment Fishlegs has,” She told me.

“Uh, why?”

“There were some interesting looking dragons on it.”

“Actually I have a better idea how about you turn that ShockJaw egg over to Valka that you smuggled off Eret’s boat yesterday? I’m sure she could find it a good family that doesn’t already have eight hundred dragons.”

“It hatched.”

“Okay, take the baby over to Valka.”

“Oh but I already have a name for him. Sea Urchin.”

“That’s a terrible name.”

“But it goes so nicely with Sea Cucumber, here,” She patted her blue Shockjaw.

“Fine. I’ll have Gorf come by and pick it up later.”

LissaFish glared and returned the way she came.


“Hey Astrid,” Snotlout and Hookfang walked over. “Does Hiccup know Toothless has been flying over to dragon’s edge?”

I stared at him. “Dragon’s Edge?”

“Yeah the patrols just came in and said he was wandering around the island half the night.”

“Wow that’s a long flight for one night. Especially solo. That’s kind of weird.”

“Maybe he’s just missing the good old days when they could go anywhere and do anything.”

“Ha. Don’t we all?”

Snotlout snorted. “No. I got the butt end of most of those dangerous adventures.”

“Guess that’s what you get for lagging behind. I wouldn’t know though.”

“Ha, ha. Anyway I’d rather have a real job. Hookfang likes it that way too.”

He jumped up on his butane beast. “We’re going to catch a few z’s. See you around Astrid.”



As the sun touched the sea, Stormfly and I flew to the tallest rock formation. It was my favorite place to watch the sunset; on top of the world and alone.

Through the wind I heard a sound that warmed my heart.

Toothless landed beside Stormfly and cooed a happy greeting. Tongue sticking amends were made.

“You came,” I said, pleasantly surprised.

Hiccup sat down beside me. “Ouch. The saw-grass has grown up again in my spot,”

“Yep. That’s what happens when you don’t show up for weeks. Hey guess who’s been flying all the way out to dragon’s edge in the middle of the night?” I leaned back to face Toothless. His eyes were huge and he was looking away.

“No way,”

“Yeah. Galivanting all over creation, weren’t you, you goof!”

Toothless couldn’t bare my stare. He made a feeble argument and turned his back.

“Toothless that’s… amazing! You really are doing good with this tail. But why dragon’s edge?”

“I think he misses the adventures we had there.”

Hiccup nodded. “What I wouldn’t give to have those days back. Fighting villians, exploring new worlds. Remember the dragon eye?”

“Uh, yeah. You sort of had to choose between it or me once.”

“Sometimes I hate myself for destroying them.”

“It was for the best. How much more would you hate yourself if they fell into the wrong hands?”


We looked out across the archipelago, glowing gold, orange, purple, and red.

“It’s nice up here.”

“It is.”

“You were right Astrid. I need to make more time for Toothless. And I need to make more time for you.”

I shoved him. “You’re just saying that because we’re sitting together watching the sunset, like the first time we kissed. Really kissed.”

Really kissed?” He leaned closer. “I’m confused now. We kissed a lot. How did this real kiss go?”

“Something like this,” I smiled.


Our dragons stared for a minute, then turned away awkwardly.

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Blargh, romance

The next chapter is up! And I'm still watching Alvin because you can't trust those poor-but-honest farmers. Also, I've realized Lissafish is basically that crazy cat lady, but with dragons XD

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I never thought of her/me

I never thought of her/me that way, but it's so true!


Yesh romance ain't my favorite :P I'm watching this show called 3Below and the last episode had a great quote- spoken by the nerd of course (which is who I relate too xD)


"Blagh. While you two smoosh faces I'm going to defy the laws of physics."

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I want to be a crazy dragon lady! Can I be a crazy dragon lady?

*Gasp* 3Below?! Do you like it? Have you watched Trollhunters too? My sister and I really enjoy the Tales of Arcadia series! :D (Krel or Eli, right? I haven't finished the second season yet)

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Acaridians in Arcadia!

Yes to all questions! I love the sibling relationship and characters so much in 3Below! The quote was by Krel, you'll see that episode soon I'm sure ^^

And to add to that I have to go with Krel being my favorite, I just feel he's so well-developed as a character. I really like Aja's too, She's fun and spirited but not over-done.


I'm going to watch (hopefully lol) the last two episodes of season 2 tonight. Hm. Lots of 2s in that sentence xD


As for Trollhunters I loved it up to the last few episodes...

(***SPOILERS for those who haven't watched trollhunters yet***)


I was NOT happy they turned Jim into a troll. Seriously that made me more mad then it should have. :P  ....I think it was because prior to Merlin the theme was that Jim had the ability to defeat evil against all the odds because he was fighting for good. But then it switched and it felt like 'oh. well actually you can't'.

Also it broke my heart that he could never feel the light of day again. How horrible would that be??? :'(


Aside from that I really enjoyed the series. Some great quotes and great episodes in there!


This makes me very curious what the next series will be. When they cut the trollhunters short (I believe they had 1 or 2 more seasons planned) Dean Dubloius announced that there would be two other series connected. I'll have to keep an eye on Eli because he's the one that always spots annomalys first... also keeping an eye on that new kid (Skinny, black hair with I think blue coloring in it) working as a waiter at one of the diners xD

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Me too! Krel and Aja are my favorites! Krel is probably my favorite out of the two of them, though. He's more reserved and introverted, like me. ^^


Trollhunters was my favorite series (Not counting the Dragons and RttE episodes) until 3Below came out, then it was second favorite. I was thrown by the ending of it, but I can see why they would do that. I do hope that Wizards, the third and final planned part of the trilogy, will give him some way to revert.


I'm not sure if the writers had planned more seasons or not, but, as I said above, Wizards will be the next series. If I remember correctly, it's supposed to "bring the worlds of Trolls, Aliens, and Wizards together for a final epic showdown" or something along those lines. I'm excited for it! :D It'll probably be released in December this year.


Yeah, Eli has a gift... And that guy, Douxie, (The 'ie' is silent, I think) seems like he should show up in some way or another. I can't wait to see what happens to Arcadia! ^^

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Chapter Three



Chapter Three


How to get the Chiefs attention





The next few days were uneventful. For Berk anyway.

Stellan, Alvin, Rena, David, Gilbert, and Ziva didn’t on the first day so yeah, good times. I mean, we almost lost Gilbert when talking about what not to do to your dragon… and Stellan during trust exercises… and David during search and attempted rescue. Eh. All’s well that ends well.



“Ohh! Ooh! She’s here Astrid! She’s here!”

It was mid-day and I was about to let the trainees get on their dragons for the very first time.

Fishlegs was running as fast as his legs would let him. He held terror mail in his hands.

“Who’s here, Fishlegs?” I teased.

He snorted in good humor. “You know who! Oh! I’ve got to go get Meatlug. Meatlug! Where are you girl?”

A flying rock rose out from the caverns, munching sandstone.

“Hey girl you know better than to eat the walls of the stables.  C’mon, Let’s go out and meet our friends!”

Meatlug wagged her tail as Fishlegs clambered aboard.

“Wait up I’m coming with you guys!”

“Astrid, if Meatlug and I went our fastest you’d still get there first. See ya!”

Watching him fly off at Meatlugs’ top speed turned my competitive switch on.

“Uhh, alright gang, we’ve learned some good stuff for today let’s call it quits.”

“WHAT! You can’t do that we were about to ride our dragons!” Gilbert shouted.

“New lesson! Patience is torture. See you tomorrow!”

“Noooooo!” A chorus of agony rang in my ears.


Once in the air, we zipped past Meatlug and Fishlegs both panting with excitement. I could see three dragons approaching from the south. One was the magnificent Triple Strike, the first of its kind to be documented by the dragon trainers. Second a graceful Razorwhip, and last, an emerald green Gronckle who bobbed between the other two.

The riders of the first two were shouting joyous Berserker war cries.

“Heather! It’s soo good to see you again!” Fishlegs had Meatlug join Shattermaster, flying circles around Windshear.

“Were you surprised?” She laughed.

“I sure was! Yesterday you wrote like you were all like, ‘ah, well, maybe in a couple of weeks,’ and today you were like ‘we’re five minutes away’ and I was like hyperventilating.”

“Hey Astrid!”

“Hey!” Stormfly flew in close and we gave each other a quick hug.

“What’s going on in Berk these days?”

“You know, some petty pillaging, mortal combat, savagely friendly competitions, horrified sight seers. Same old stuff. How is Berserker Island?”

“Pretty good. We’re out tracking down some anarchists.”

“I thought that’s what you were doing last we spoke,”

“It was.”

“Oh. Well, still at large then?”

“No these are different anarchists. They’re making their way to auction island we think, so figured it would be alright to stop in Berk to rest our dragons.”

Heather tossed a chunk of granite to Meatlug.

“And of course visit and catch up!”

“Aww, you remembered her favorite rock!” Fishlegs beamed.

“Well how about that. We fly half way across the archipelago and only ONE of use gets a welcome.”

Dagur the deranged, once our sworn enemy but now a powerful ally, was feeling forgotten.

“How are you Dagur.” I rolled my eyes. “How’s Mala?”

“Bweh heh heh as crazy as ever! Me, that is. Mala’s good, working very hard a being royalty on Defender Island. Just a little heads up from one warrior to another, my lil’ sis might think we’re here for supplies, but actually we’re taking over Berk.”

Heather gave him an irritated look.

“What I’m just teasing! You should know by now that I don’t mean it… but it is on the table boy wouldn’t that be great a one on one battle for Berk, chief to chief. No offence but I’d totally pummel your husband Astrid.”

I tapped Stormfly on her neck just behind the frill, gently. She pretended to sneeze and flung a couple spikes Dagur’s way.

“Hey watch it!” He ducked. “Those things are poisonous!”

Sleuther put some space between us, growling protectively.

“It’s alright bud it was an accident. I think.”

“I see that you’ve really bonded with the Sleuther.” I changed the subject.

“What? Oh yeah isn’t it great? Shattermaster and me are tight, but he was so totally cool with Sleuther being part of our team! They’re best friends! And for long rides I switch between the two. That way even when we’re traveling they’re both ready to do maximum damage in battle!”

“Hiccup would love to see how much progress you made with both your dragons.”

“I know! We’re going to fly around Berk, showing off some moves and scream -well I’ll scream not Sleuther he roars- and laugh hysterically. Let’s go guys! Time to scare some Vikings out of their minds!”


Dagur and his dragon duo took off like rockets, leaving us in their tailwind.


“Here,” Fishlegs took some of the saddle bags off a grateful Windshear. “She’s had a long flight. Meatlug and I can carry these,”

“You’re such a gentleman, Fishlegs,” Heather blushed.

Fishlegs turned beat read. He was so preoccupied with Heather he didn’t notice how his Gronckle was sinking under the extra weight.

We laughed. “Need a hand?”

“No, no! We’re good aren’t we girl?” Meatlug nodded, happy as could be. “You guys go on ahead, we’ll catch up!”


“He is so taken with you,” I chuckled.

“Well it’s not a one way street,” Heather admitted. “How’s your husband?”


“Just ‘ok’?”

“He’s really busy with Berk. Thinks it’s his responsibility alone to keep it safe or something like that; so now he’s either too tired or doesn’t have the time to do anything else. Like ride toothless.”

Heather got quiet.

“Don’t get me wrong. I’m proud of him. Really proud. To go from planning to fake his death and run away from home by seventeen, to accepting the responsibilities of chief, it’s huge. I just didn’t expect him to try to do it all by himself.”

“Mmmm. Sounds like someone’s following in the footsteps of his father.”

“You won’t believe it, Heather, he’s actually starting to sound like Stoick.”

“That is hard to believe,” She mused… but I could tell something else was on her mind.

“Astrid, what does Toothless do in all that spare time?”

“He gets Hiccup from point A to point B all day. He gets so bored though. Valka and I ride him out when we get a chance, but lately, he’s been taking himself out.”

“So the new tail is working,”

“Oh yeah. Patrols saw him all the way out by Dragon’s Edge last week.”

She was quite again.

“Heather, is there something you’re not telling me?”

“Well- I don’t know. It’s- it’s about Toothless.”

“Toothless?” I prodded.

“I think he might be causing trouble.”

“What do you mean?”

“Well, as you know most of the Vikings in the archipelago are finally starting to warm up to dragons. But Village after village we keep hearing of one that’s causing trouble on the farms. They swear it’s a Nightfury.”

“Oh come on. Every bored farmer claims he’s seen Toothless and Hiccup destroying stuff.”

“Astrid, I saw him flying out from Bog Burglar Island, just before we landed and were told he was there. And the burn marks looked like Night Fury blasts.”

“That’s got to be a coincidence- or maybe he was tracking the trouble maker dragon down. There’s no way it was him. Toothless would never harass anyone just for the fun of it… except Mildew.”

“I saw his tailfin though. The other places could have mistook something else for him I guess, but it still doesn’t explain the blasts. Regardless, the Bob-Burglars are angry, and I don’t think Hiccup wants to be on… their… bad…”

Heather spotted a dark, billowing cloud, rising out of Berk.

“Is that… smoke?”

I roared Snotlout and she roared Dagur, and we both urged our dragons on.


In the center of Berk we were met by a strange and alarming sight. It wasn’t Dagur, it wasn’t Snotlout, it wasn’t even Hookfang tearing the village to shreds.

It was Toothless.

We watched in shock as he ran, shooting everything in his path. He would corral people into the circle, they would hide behind a cart, only for it to blow to pieces and catch fire. They’d scatter in every direction as one of the new houses would go up in flames. Then it started all over again.

I couldn’t make sense out of what was happening.

“Stop! Toothless!”

Hiccup was on the ground, doing his best to keep up with his dragon.

“Astrid! Heather! stop him!”

“From what??”

“K.illing Alvin!”


He was the only person who was in every group that Toothless blasted.

“Who’s Alvin?!?” Heather asked.

“A new guy. Heather you distract Toothless and I’ll get Alvin out of here.”

We split.


“No I’ll get my head blown off!” He shouted from behind a haystack. “That dragon has gone mad!”

“Do what I say, when I say it, you I’ll blow your head off myself!”

“Fine! What do you want me to do??”

“The cliff is behind you!”

“I’M AWARE of that!”

“When I give the word I want you to jump off!”

Heather and Windshear flew down in front of Toothless, who was making a beeline for the haystack that sounded like Alvin. He had to stop in his tracks.

“Easy, Toothless! Easy! You can’t come this way, we can’t let you hurt this man,”

Toothless, whose eyes were wild with rage, looked from Heather to Windshear. He started to trill.

Windshear shook her head. She looked back at Toothless, and shook her head again.  Then she started pulling up.

“No girl! Don’t let him pass! Down! Down!”

It was as if Windshear were fighting with herself. One moment she was trying to obey Heather, the next her Alpha.

Toothless stalked right past them, growling savagely at the haystack.

“Toothless! Bud!” Hiccup gasped, finally catching up and coming alongside his crazed dragon. “Come on bud come back to me this isn’t you. Come on snap out of it!”

It was like he was talking to stone. I wondered if Toothless even knew he was there.

“Toothless stop!” He yelled, running in front, putting his hand on the dragon’s nose.

The night fury only pushed him aside.

“Alvin jump,” I said.

“What, now?”


Toothless charged.

“NO!” Hiccup reached for Toothless’ false tail, and unlatched it.

Alvin, to his credit, did take a leap of faith and flung himself off the cliff. Toothless followed close behind.

“Dive Stormfly!!”

She gave it everything she had, but even without the balance of his tail, Toothless was gaining faster than her, and his jaws were open wide.

“Come one, girl, come on!” I urged desperately.

A flash of yellow and brown streaked in front of us and right into Toothless.

Stormfly caught Alvin safely in her talons as the Triple Stryke and Night Fury fell into the ocean.

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Seriously, though, it's like Torch the Typhoomerang all over again.
Bog Burglars! Please tell me you'll incorporate Camicazi! She's one of my favorites from the books!

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Camicazi you say?

She is indeed in this story xD I had fun writing her character.


I don't remember the Torch episode very well. I saw it once, maybe three years ago? But I think Toothless didn't like Torch, right?

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Mah gurl is gonna be in it! YYYYYAAAAAASSSS
Toothless knew torch was a baby and you NEVER get between a mama dragon and her baby. So he kept trying to warn hiccup off, but hiccup didn't understand and thought toothless was going crazy.

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AAAAAARRGG. Must. Read. More! O.o

Oh dear... Seems like there's some trouble in Berk...


Although, if Alvin's anything like the Alvin in the books, Toothless is on the right track!


The intreague is k.illing me though... What's up with Toothless? And what will happen next?

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Chapter Four



Chapter Four


Trouble Brewing



“Whoa, hoa hoa hoa that water is c-c-cooooold but Victory is sweet! Nice job, Sleuther!” Dagur fist-pumped the triple-strykes’ claw.


After falling into the ocean they all swam to the same beach and shook off. Toothless marched up to Dagur like an angry parent.

“Hey, boy, it was nothing personal we just didn’t want to see you eat that guy. Remember? You and I are friends. I- I saved Hiccup. Twice!” He backed into the safety of his dragon. A guilty Sleuther braced for impact.

Toothless got up in Dagur’s face and let out an ear-splitting roar.

He snorted and walked away.

“WOW. You my friend, have anger issues.”

“Dagur!” Hiccup and Heather flew down on Windshear, who was back to her normal self. Hiccup held Toothless’ manual tail. “Are you alright?”


“Where’s Alvin?”

“Hiding under his bedsheets,” I said as Stormfly landed. “Don’t worry, he’s all in one piece. And nobody else is hurt.”

“How about the fires?”

“Snotlout and Fishlegs are putting them out.” I dismounted. “Hiccup, what happened??”

“I don’t rightly know. Gobber and I were in the Hall, settling the farmer’s cases. Alvin was there, and Toothless just lost it.” He turned to his dragon, sulking on the other side of the beach. “Toothless,” Hiccup groaned.

“Astrid, I better tell him,” Heather said.

“Tell me what?” Hiccup looked from Heather to me.

“WE KNEW TOOTHLESS HAD GONE AWOL.” Dear, completely insensitive Dagur blurted out.

“Now wait just a second. Yes this was bizarre and totally out of the blue and dangerous but give him some slack, guys! He’s always had a good reason for acting up in the past.” The chief thought for a second. “What do you mean ‘you knew’?”

“Toothless has been raiding, Hiccup,” Heather said as gently as she could.

Valka and Couldjumper flew down to us. CloudJumper joined our conversation, Valka went over to Toothless.

“What?? No.” Hiccup exclaimed. “That can’t be.”

“The southern villages have been complaining of Night Fury attacks on their farms and their animals. I didn’t believe it at first, but when I saw him flying away from Bob Burglar, he wouldn’t even look at me when I called his name.”

“Impossible. He would never do such a thing. Toothless is gentle at heart; he doesn’t look for trouble.”

“Well, what happened today was impossible, too.”

Hiccup thought for a minute. “Maybe you saw a different dragon, a night wraith, or even a black wooly howl can look like a Nightfury at a distance.”

“I know what I saw.” Heather returned a little irritable. “It was a Nightfury and it was Toothless. The red tailfin is a real giveaway, Hiccup.”


Without a word the chief walked over to his best friend. He sat down in the sand beside the dragon. Toothless looked both guilty and stubborn when he turned his gaze away.

“Oh, bud. I used to be able to tell what was happening up here,” he rubbed the scaly forehead, sorrow in his eyes. “These days I just don’t know.”

Valka scratched behind the dragons’ ears.

Hiccup sighed. “Well, mom?”

“No sign of an exterior force prompting feral behavior.” She had searched the dragon from head to tail. “I think, he’s lashing out. Like a young child that is unhappy but doesn’t know how to express his hurt. It may be that he just doesn’t like Alvin, but between that and needing more attention…”

Toothless pulled away from Hiccup and looked up towards berk, towards Alvin’s hut, with legs stiff and back arched. He began to pace the beach.

Hiccup straightened. He called Windshear over and brought out the manual tail.

“Well, until we know for sure what’s going on I won’t take any chances. Toothless, I’m really, really sorry about this, but you’re going to have to stay in the cove tonight.”

The look on that dragon’s face was heart wrenching.  He made a pitiful sound and looked pleadingly into Hiccups eyes.

“It’s got to be done, bud. This is for your sake too.”

The chief mounted his forlorn dragon and turned around to the rest of us. “Astrid, would you and Stormfly give me a ride back?”

“Of course.”

“Thanks. The rest of you get back and let Berk know all is well. For now.”







In the cove, Hiccup took all of Toothless’ gear off and gave him a good brushing. He had the pond stocked with salmon, so we caught a few and left them out for the Nightfury to snack on when he got hungry.

Hiccup was climbing up behind me on Stormfly when Toothless caught hold of his sleeve and wouldn’t let go. He clambered back down.

The dragon whimpered, pawing his boy’s shoulder and finally resting his head on it. He trilled and cooed and muttered Nightfury concerns.

Hiccup looked just as unhappy. “I promise I will be here at dawn tomorrow, and we’ll go on a nice long flight; sort things out with the neighboring villages. But for now, get some rest. It’s been a long day.”




A lonesome night fury cry echoed in all directions as we flew back into Berk.

Hiccup asked me to drop him off at Alvin’s.

“I owe him an apology.” He said sullenly.

“You mean Toothless does.”

“He’s my responsibility.”

“Want me to come along?” I volunteered to assist if things got heated. They usually do when it comes to Vikings.

He gave me a kiss before sliding off.

“I’ll manage. Thanks for the ride, I’ll see you in a bit.”







“Alvin?” Hiccup braced as he knocked on the door. “It’s me, Hiccup,”

“Is that, that thing with you?”

The chief grit his teeth but held his tongue. “No, Toothless is not with me. You’re safe.”

The door creaked open, just enough for it's owner to look out. “Where is he?”

“In the cove. He can’t get out of it without his other tail fin.”

“Alright then,” The small man opened the door cautiously. “Come in.”

He had a kettle going on the fire. “Could I interest you in some tea?”


“It’s herbs in hot water. Good for the mind, the soul and it warms the body as well,”

“Sure, I’ll give it a try.”

Alvin turned away and poured two cups of water. He added tea from the two sacks that he had.

“Thank you,” Hiccup took it.

“Don’t drink it yet,” He said, a little tense. “You must let it steep first.”

Hiccup set the cup aside.

“I- don’t even know where to begin. I know this is hard for you to believe, but Toothless, he’s actually a really nice dragon. I think it’s my fault he’s got so wild. I haven’t been working with him as much as I should. What I’m trying to say is, I’m very sorry for today. This is an awful start to your first week and I feel terrible about it.”

“Ah, well Chief,” The skinny fellow shrugged. “All is forgiven. I know you did everything in your power to keep that- dragon, from turning me into a pile of ash. That’s all anyone can do.”

Hiccup gawked.

“What? Did I say something wrong?” He looked around uneasily.

“No! Its just that…that was- that was an extremely reasonable and understanding response,”

“I’m a reasonable man.”

“You are! I’m not used to that. I was expecting you to start throwing axes or pack your bags and throw axes, or just throw axes. Thank you for being so understanding.”

“People here are a little backwards, I suppose. But not you. I’m sure that’s why you are chief.”

“Well no, not really. My father was the Chief. And the people aren’t so bad once you get to know them. Just rough around the edges.”

“I’ve noticed.”

“Alvin, do you remember what you were doing when Toothless attacked?”

“Lets see… You were ordering Sven to sit down -he was a little heated over not being allowed to throw sheep over his neighbors fence- I was… standing there, in the back, listening… oh and eating a handful of walnuts.”

“You’re sure you weren’t doing anything at all that might trigger a reaction?”

“Not unless dragons hate walnuts. Your beast seemed peacefully resting at the time too. But he suddenly stood up, and looked at me real funny. Unnerved, I left the hall and you know the rest.”


Alvin sort of nodded, twiddling his thumbs.

“For the record, if a dragon is making you nervous you should never turn your back and run. Not saying that’s what made Toothless snap, he knows better, but it is a known trigger.”

“Right. Good to know.”

Hiccup scratched the back of his head.

“So! Son of the chief, eh? Was your father anything like you?”

“Stoick the Vast?? No.” Hiccup laughed. “No no no. He was nothing like me.”

“How so?”

“Well for one he was vast. Very very vast he made me feel like a talking fishbone. Stronger than any Viking I ever met. Had a big old fiery red beard that terrified me as a young boy, and a voice that boomed as loud as a dragon’s roar.  His dragon was Skullcrusher, a magnificent Rumblehorn. He’s Erets’ dragon now. My dad was bull headed, courageous, loyal, compassionate…”

Hiccup’s thoughts drifted into empty days waiting to be filled with adventure, void of worry and responsibility. Where the woods beckoned as long as the light lasted, and when night came as it always did he was safe- safe under the protection of the strongest, bravest man to walk Berk.

He shook his head. “The greatest Chief Berk has ever had.”

“What came of him?”

“He died, saving me from Drago Bloodfist.”

“Drago Bloodfist? Whom you bested along with his Bewilderbeast? I didn’t know it was a story of revenge.”

“It isn’t. I only wanted to make peace but Drago wouldn’t listen. And Toothless was the real hero. He stood up to the bewilderbeast and became the new alpha, rallying our dragons and driving it away.”

“Did he really?” Alvin looked amazed.

“All to protect me. And our village.”

“I should give your dragon a second chance. This nightfury sounds like a noble creature.”

“He is.”

“First your father protects you then your dragon. By all accounts you, sir, choose your friends well.” Alvin smiled. “Your tea should be ready now.”


Hiccup took a sip.

“Hey, that is really good.” he drank some more. “And this is tea, you say?”

“It is. And you’re the first man I’ve met in my travels to like it. Thank you for appreciating one of the finer things in life. Here, take some home with you. I insist.”

“You know, I won’t refuse. Thank you, Alvin; I came to apologize for my dragon trying to eat you and I leave with a gift!”

“The pleasure has been all mine, Chief.”

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No, Hiccup, don't drink the tea! :O I sense trickery and not-so-honest intents from Alvin...


Aw, poor Toothless though. In the Cove once again...

Great writing, I can't wait to read more!

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What is with everyone? All

What is with everyone? All Alvin does is show that he is reasonable, and generous, and forgiving of no small trifles. But does anyone give him a chance? No! xD xD xD xD



Yes remember that Toothless was in the cove. It's a small but important point in the story. As always thanks for commenting Ginger! ^^


>sneaks away making mysterious ooings and awwings<




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Well, we are predisposed to distrust anyone named Alvin (Especially if it's Alvin, the poor but honest farmer) if we've read the books, and you are writing him in a rather uncertain light. Didn't you say something about his eyes being narrow and shifty or something like that? And he's obviously smart, not to mention that Toothless appears to strongly dislike him. And I can't help but wonder if there is more to the tea than just tea. After all, you never wrote about Alvin drinking it, and he seemed quite eager to have Hiccup drink it... But maybe we're just paranoid and you're going to make him be a very nice, honest man with no malicious intents. I guess time will tell... :D


Hmm, okay, I'll remember that... And you're welcome, I'm enjoying this! ^^


*Intently watches for the next chapter to appear*

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Monkey wrench coming your way xD

aha, this is true. However the 'narrow eyes' and 'shifty' personality were both descriptions from Astrids point of view, and she's been known to judge harshly. Also Toothless wasn't bothered by Alvin when he first arrived. Furthermore it's not implied that Alvin didn't drink the tea.


These aside, yes, the name 'honest' is always suspicious. xD



*even MORE mysterious oooing and ahhhing*

I'm glad; this is fun for me too! The next chapter will be up in a few days ^^



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got my iced tea and a screaming brain. What could go wrong!? XD

Love the story so far!


Just droppin in to mention that I read all you had in Eclipse....soooooooooooooooo....ahem....ALL DAT KNOWLEDGE! XD...but I love it so much XD

*slinks back into shadows with a screaming Squishy* 8D


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har har har! B-)

So much knowledge! *Lissafish quietly hides under a rock* "Shhhh! Don't tell nobody."

Well thanks for being here! I'm excited to be back at it and hope you enjoy when the new chapters come rolling in. Do you remember the name of the last chapter you read? (I had two previous threads so not sure which one you stumbled upon)


... also one of these days I'd love to learn a little about Squishy. I hear about this person a lot but havent' been on any roll plays so I don't know who it is xD

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( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) insideer knowwwleeeddddggggeeeeee..XD

Don't worry. I'm a quiet lil potato 8D *Also hides under rock and snickers at everyone else*

I...I don't know....I jut remember really liking the story X'D


Ahhh...yes...Squishy....I shall tell you the tale of le pms 8D xD

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*Ducks* Hey, who threw that monkey wrench?!

Mm, I'm still watching him closely. Hear that, Alvin?! I'm watching you very, very closely!


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This is EXACTLY like the typhoomerang episode! Toothless is trapped, and now havoc is free to wreak. BAAAGGH ALVIN YOU TREACHEROUS LUMP
Even if Alvin DOES end up being a decent person, I'm never going to fully trust him.

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Welp, I'm not gonna sleep tonight

I knew it! Called it called it called it! Called what? Won't say....
But I did go back and fish out the old Eclipse fanfic. Was amazing, couldn't stop, and now I'm all jittery because I have to wait for you to get to that point HERE and THEN I can finally find out what happens but AGGHHHH AGONY OF SUSPENSE!!!

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I really should go back and delete those posts. Too much powerful knowledge in them xD xD


Hehe! Well happy to hear you enjoyed it. Hopefully it won't take me too long to get the new chapters up here, it's a gonna be a wild ride! :D

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Alllll ttthhhee kknnnnoooowwwwllleeedddgggeee

Yeah, I hate not knowing things so....spoilers forever
And that gif made me laugh out loud XD

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Random thought: when I read the title, my very first thought went straight to Selene, the Titan goddess of the moon which is what made me click. I am not sure if it is related bcause I haven't read anything yet but... Yeah.


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Alkja;slkfda;fl Wolf! Welcome!


I am so exited right now that so many peeps is reading this story, and that you would check it out too! I very much admire your style of writing ^^


Fun fact; two of my previous stories, The Barbaric Archipelago and Sleepy Hollow both secret keys to this one. They're hidden way back in the fan fiction thread, but they're there


Thanks for stopping in! I hope you enjoy

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Awe, thank you. That means a lot coming from you. I've always looked up to you. The first time I contacted you about the trade I was so nervous. Almost did not do it. 


And, I see we are shamelessly self promoting. Well played. We!l played indeed.

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*gangsta face*

Oh yes xD



edit: Aww, thanks :3 As for the trade I'm so glad that you decided to do it! I had fun with it, and pushed myself further than ever before with both digital art and people drawing. And I adore the story you wrote for Swift and Wolf. Read it from time to time ^^

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Chapter Five



Chapter Five



Back in the Saddle




True to his word Hiccup was up before dawn.

I awoke to the smell of eggs and bacon.

My eyes popped open. There was my husband, Chief of Berk, handing me breakfast in bed.

“Alright, what’s the catch?” I demanded, eyeing the delicious strips of meat.

“Catch? No catch. Why would you think there’s a catch?”

I took the plate out of his waiting hands. Oooohhhh Valhalla on a platter. How come I can’t cook like this??

“Here, try this,” He handed me a cup.

I took a slurp and almost choked.


“You don’t like it?”

“Sweetie, that stuff is disgusting.” I felt better about my own cooking again.

Hiccup took my cup and drank from it. “It’s tea. Tastes good to me.”

“Great. You drink it then.”

“So, I’m thinking of doing something crazy,” He said between sips.

“Go on,”

“What do you think of getting the gang back together for a few days?”

“Uh, let’s see. Toothless would be happy, you’d be happy, I’d be happy, everyone would get a chance to relax. I’m a hundred and ten percent for it! No offence but you’ve really put Berk to hard work since you’ve been chief and it’s getting on everyone’s nerves. All that planning, and mapping and charting. Doing stuff nobody knows why we’re doing.”

“Do you think, that between my mother and Gobber the village won’t burn down?”

“Mmm, I’d add Spitelout to the team. And Gustav. Oh and Gothi.”

“Ok I get Gothi and Gustav. But Spitelout? Really?” He repeated a little uneasily. One of Hiccups worst fears was that Spitelout would turn the village against him and make Snotlout chief. So he never gave the guy a job.

“Yeah. Spitelout can take over training with the new recruits, and Gustav can cover for Snotlout as the patrol captain. And if both Gobber and your mom have to agree on something before it is done, only the most important things will happen because they can’t agree on anything. It’s a perfect team!”

“It should work…”

“It will work. It does work. This is so happening.” I flung the covers and jumped out of bed. Stormfly, who was sticking her head through the window, started bobbing up and down with excitement.

“That’s right, girl,” I cooed, grabbing my coat and boots.

“Where are you going?”

“To round up the gang. You take Stormfly and get your dragon, then meet us at the Great Hall.  I’ll handle everything else.”

I threw open the door and marched out into the cold morning.


Hiccup jumped when I leaned in with Stormfly at the window. “Thanks for breakfast!”



At the Great Hall there was much mumbling and groaning about the early hour.

“Here now, what’s this all about that we couldn’t get another wink in?” Spitelout yawned.

Before I could answer Toothless and Stormfly landed outside.

“As you know, our Great Leader and Chief Hiccup… oh who are we kidding I’m not doing this hoity toity thing. Ok. Y’all know Hiccup’s been working his butt off to mend Berk from her battles and make her a safe place for Vikings and Dragons. It’s time for him to take a break. I will let him fill you in on the details.”

“There are rumors circling about Toothless getting into trouble around the Archipelago and I aim either to make amends or set the story straight. And… I was wondering, if my old edge team would accompany me.”

“That’s not exactly a vacation,” Spitelout pointed out.

“It’s a start. Who’s with me?”

 “Sure.” Ruffnut shrugged.

“I’m in!” Tuff shouted. “I’m in I’m in I am sooo in.”

“I’d love to go out on another adventure Hiccup; it’s been too long since we did anything together!” Fishlegs bounced excitedly.

 “To be honest I’m kinda not a big fan of the ‘gang’ years…” Snotlout said, aloof. One glance at the expression on my face changed his tone though. “Ok I’ll come- only to keep you all safe.”

“Mom, Gobber, can I leave Berk in your capable hands?”

“You can count on me, laddie!” Gobber raised his only hand.

“You, you want me to, help… the people?” Valka asked nervously.

“Yes. Just, treat them the way you treat the dragons, even the orneriest ones.”

“Alright,” She nodded, “For you son, I’ll do it.”

He came down and gave her a hug. “Thanks mom.”

I continued for him. “Spitelout, you’ll be taking over orientation for the newcomers. And Gustav, as senior dragon rider in Berk you will be responsible for the patrols. You’ve been training under Snotlout for some time, and I think you’re ready.”

Gustav beamed. “Yes ‘mam I am General Haddock ‘mam! I will go above and beyond the call of duty!”

“Very good! I like your spirit.”

The Chief looked around at all the faces. “Thank you all for your help, I couldn’t do this without you,”

“Hiccup,” Gobber gently put his mace on the young mans’ shoulder “if it pleased you we would conquer the world. But we know it wouldn’t please you so we won’t. We’re all with you, Chief. Isn’t that so, Spitelout?”

Spitelout snorted with his arms crossed “Aye,”

“Now all that’s left is to leave,” Hiccup leaned over to me. “…this is really happening, right? I mean, I’m not dreaming here. Because this dream usually starts good and ends very badly.”

“Not a dream, Hiccup,” I whispered in his ear. “But if you need convincing I could punch you in the arm.”

An old spark came back to life in his eye. “No I’m good.”

He clapped his hands together. “Alright! Let’s get going!”


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I'm loving this

Just went back and read the intro again after reading The barbaric Archipelago and Sleepy Hollow, and I gotta ask...fifteen years older and not bad-looking, had a Deathsong this Eret? *gasp!* or is it ALVIN??

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All will be revealed...

actually that was a typo on my part. It's not fifteen it's twenty+ years. But your sleuthing skills are pretty sharp, Dragoness, you're close xD




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Close! Well then, I'll have to search harder...*withdraws into shadows to wait*

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Chapter Six



Chapter Six



Bog Burglars

Oh the wind in my hair!

There’s always wind in my hair, but this wind was better. It was gentle. Clean. It felt like freedom.

The six of us bobbed around in the early morning sky, our dragons in the best of moods.

Toothless was like a whole different Nightfuy. He and Hiccup flew circles around the rest of us; divebombing and rocketing up towards the rising sun, shooting plasma blasts at will.

The twins were arguing their heads off, Snotlout was getting into the middle of it, and Fishlegs was going on about the scroll he was trying to decipher.

“It’s so amazing! I can tell it’s really similar to Norse! But I haven’t found the right dialect yet!” He babbled, “So far, none of the ancient manuscripts match it. But these dragons. They don’t look like any we’ve ever seen before. Look at the tail fan. It’s a tail fan! And those combs, on their heads? I wonder what they use those for. Oooohhh, Hiccup! Once we clear everything up with the neighbors, can we make a detour and head for Alba? Eret said the scroll was found floating in a bottle just off shore.”

“That’s pretty far south, Fishlegs,” Hiccup slowed to our speed. Toothless was panting joyously. “But we’ll see. If we get things sorted out quickly I don’t see why not.”

“Yes!” Fishlegs fist pumped.

“Somebody is out of shape,” I laughed, watching the Nightfury breath hard. “Two somebodies.”

“Hey, no need to get personal,” Hiccup folded his arms in good humor.


Toothless looked around in a funny way.

“What do you smell, bud?”

The Nightfury sniffed for a few minutes, then snorted. He had lost the scent.

“Oh. Sorry that was probably my sister. She has terrible problems with indigestion.”

“It wasn’t me and you know it. It was probably you,”

“Don’t be ridiculous. I make dainty little toots. You’re the pro,”

“Oh yeah? Then how come only Toothless smelled it?”

“Touche, my nutty sister. I admit, it was I who did the dirty deed.”

“Tuffnut!” Hiccup instinctively put his hand to his nose. “Like we want to know.”

“I did,” Ruffnut said. “To prove my innocence,” she quickly added.

“Ugh. I can’t believe I hang out with these losers. Hey Aaaaastrid; bet you and that Nadder can’t beat me and Hookie to that rock formation!”

The Monstrous Nightmare snorted and gave us a wicked smirk, diving to boost his speed.

“Oh it is on! Stormfly take out the competition and bring home the glory!” She followed Hookfang down and flicked her tail.

“Aahh! That’s cheating!” Snotlout roared as tail spines flew past.

Yep, just like old times.



As we neared Bog Burglar Isle Hiccup called for a circle formation.

“Okay guys, let’s just take it easy coming in. We don’t know what they’re thinking or how they feel about us right now.”

“I think you mean how they feel about you and Toothless right now.”

“Well, Snotlout, if I’m the Chief of Berk and Toothless is my dragon, how much more do you think they’re going to like Berk’s Captain of Patrol and his butane beast, who are supposed to keep stuff like this from happening?”

“Good point. Man, I hate visiting these guys. They make me feel puny. Can’t I just wait out here?”

“Sure. We’ll just let them know where you are so they can torture you and you will have no friends to run to.”

“Shutup, Fishface.”

“Astrid, all things considered, would you like to take point on this one?” Hiccup looked to me. “The Bob-Burglars and I, let’s just say we started out on the wrong foot, and with all that’s happened I don’t see things getting much better.”

“It’s not your fault, my dear, naïve Hiccup. I mean, What other foot could you start on?”

“Ha ha. So original,” Hiccup glared at Tuffnut.

I cracked my knuckles. “Don’t worry. I’ve got this.”


Bog-Burglars were a hardy, restless tribe, admired by all for their skill, stamina, and rage in battle. Originally every member was expected to slay a dragon and become a warrior at the age of six. Fortunately this practice was done away with when we showed them dragons could be ridden. I’m not sure what they do now, and I’m not going to ask.

We glided down at an easy pace. The guards announced our arrival, and villagers began flocking towards the village square.

“This place makes me feel so awkward,” Snotlout cringed under the crowd’s gaze.

“I love it,” Ruffnut beamed.

“Yeah, me too,” Tuffnut nodded eagerly.

Ruffnut slapped him. “You’re not allowed to!”

“I can’t help it! I like strong women!”


Did I mention? The Bog-Buglars were a tribe of warrior women.


We landed the dragons in the middle of the square.

“Hail, Bob-Burglars!” I cried out “War and victory be with you!”

“May your enemies be trodden under your feet! Booyah Booyah Booyah!” a chorus of women’s voices met our ears.

Everyone dismounted. Everyone except Snotlout.

“Get down,” I said between my teeth.

The Jorgenson sat stiff as a statue and his dragon looked no better. I had to let it go.

Big Bertha, Chief of the Bob-Burglars, entered the square.

“Chief Bertha! Thank you for welcoming us-“ I started.

“Hiccup Horrendous Haddock!” She boomed, almost the same way Stoick used to. “You have a lot of nerve coming here.”

Toothless fanned his wings and let out a soft growl.

“Chief Bertha, let me explain,” Hiccup balanced between turning his prosthetic foot around to walk and pushing his protective reptile back.

“Explain?? Explain what? Your dragon made a shambles of my Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandmothers Great Hall! It took thirteen generations to build it, and now look!”

She gestured up the hill to a heap of smoldering ruins. On what was left of the walls were the tell tail signs of plasma blasts. There was no getting around it now.

“Reduced to ashes!”

“Bertha, I am so sorr-“ Hiccup caught himself in mid-sentence. The Bob-Burglars didn’t take kindly to apologetics. They saw it as a sign of weakness.

He stood straight and tall. “I am so- certain, that there’s a logical explanation for what Toothless did here, and I’m going to figure it out. In the meantime, can I offer you any help in rebuilding the hall?“

“REBUILD IT?” She roared. “REBUILD IT?? NOT A CHANCE! It was the ugliest thing in our village and I hated it. Dear great great great great great great great great great great great grandmother, a valiant warrior but a hideous face. I thought it would be looking down at me for the rest of my days.”

She pushed Hiccup to the side and put her hands around Toothless very surprised face. “You wonderful, wonderful lizard!” said she, giving him a big kiss on his nose.

Toothless backed away and started rubbing his face in the grass.

“Wait- you’re happy about the destruction Toothless caused??” Tuff stared in awe at the great woman.

“Yes! Well, now I am. The first time he came in he burned all our crops chasing a chicken. Crops don’t matter to us, but they matter to the yaks and we love to eat our yaks so we got all ready to go to war with you but then this happened.”

Bertha swung her enormous arms around Hiccup, trapping him in a bear hug. “Now all is forgiven. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, son of Stoick the Vast, I forgive you for your general existence, for being a weakling, for kidnapping my daughter, and for trading her to the romans to fight in the colosseum. You can now have her hand in marriage.”

“Ah haha, that’s okay, Bertha!” Hiccup slipped like a seal out of her embrace. “I’m a married man. This is my wife, Astrid.”

“Astrid!” It was my turn to be duly noted and attacked.

“Hi, Bertha!” I coughed as she slapped me on the back. “It’s been a while!”

“Too long! You were the most promising Hooligan student we ever had. If you had wished it, we would have welcomed you in as one of our own. Once. Congratulations on your marriage!” a big arm wrapped around me as she said in a hushed tone, “Though between you and me, I think you could have done better. Even in Berk, there are men less frail and likely to hideof disease.”

“But none as clever or kind,” I shot back. She laughed.

“Well, if that’s what you look for in a man, then you did well. Please, women and weaklings alike, join us for a banquet to celebrate total destruction!”


Not wanting to be rude, and definitely wanting to torture Snotlout, we accepted their invitation. It was especially generous because this was the last of their yak meat.

We mostly talked about the ins and outs of fishing; a trade they had never learned and that appeared to be in their near future, war stories, how we got our battle scars, arm wrestling, and how we train our dragons. They had a ‘fly by the seat of their pants’ method. Find a dragon, ride it. We tried to teach them out of it but Bob Burglars are very proud and poor listeners.

“So… what was that all about with the kidnapping and the Romans?” I leaned over to Hiccup when Bertha was busy telling an obnoxious joke.

He turned red. “Oh. That’s a long story. And no, I did not kidnap anyone.”

“How come I never heard it?”

“Well, do you remember something about Fishlegs and I going fishing and getting lost at sea?”

“Oh yeah. Your dad took the whole armada out to find you.”

“Yeah. It was true that I went fishing and got swept out by the current, but we sort of skipped over the part where we got picked up by a Roman trade ship, along with Bertha’s daughter, and my dad was defeated and almost executed by Bertha until she realized he was tracking down the Roman trade ship that we were all on. He made us swear never to tell anyone.”

I took a few gulps of the yak milk. “The things we miss,”

The crowd at the table burst into laughter. We joined their chorus.

“I want to look at those burn marks before it gets dark,” Hiccup whispered.

I nodded. “Lets go. Bertha won’t mind. Trust me.”


Snotlout was currently the center of Bob-Burglar attention and not in a good way. Bertha was too busy teasing him about his dainty dinner plate to notice us slip outside.


We trudged up the hill to the ruins. Stormfly and Toothless followed, Toothless with head low.

Hiccup studied the blast points carefully. “Yep. This was you bud,” he dusted the brick turned to ash from his hands. “A Skrill would have to use all its’ firepower in one shot to do this, and clearly,” He looked around the rubble. “This place took more than one shot. What happened here?”

Toothless bobbed his head up and down and ran around, reenacting the fateful night. First, he walked around, looking towards us and cooing as if trying to say ‘there I was minding my own business when suddenly-!’

He panted excitedly, leaping into the air, then stomping the ground and snorting. He continued groaning, growling, pretending to be scared, falling over on his side, hissing and pretending to fire shots. At one point he ran and hid behind the remaining wall. Then into the air he fluttered about, again pretending to fire shots.

The show ended with a dramatic cry as he fell down and apparently died. He stopped and looked to us with expectation.  

My naddar bobbed her head up and down and fanned her tail spines in encore. We laughed.

The poor Nightfurys wings drooped, realizing we didn’t understand a thing.

“That was impressive. You know, if you were looking to get my attention that would have been a good way to go,” he rubbed around the dragons’ neck.

“Yeah, like playing dead,” I told the Nightfury. “A very convincing game would do the trick. Or feeding all his false legs to meatlug, There’s also sitting on him, burning the house down, holding your breath till you pass out…”

“Let’s not give anyone any crazy ideas,” Hiccup chuckled uneasily. Toothless just smiled his toothless smile and wagged his tail.

“All kidding aside,” I turned to the mess. “This really doesn’t make sense.”

“At least we know now that this was Toothless’ work. But that’s only one piece of the puzzle. We still don’t know why. It’s an incredible stroke of luck that Bertha was so happy about this… or else she’d be looking to have your hide,” He warned his reptile. “There’s NO messing with Bertha.”

For once Toothless agreed. He was kind of scared of the big lady who kissed him.

Stormfly squawked, ruffling her wings and sniffing.

“What is it girl?”

She cocked her head and looked with one eye up at the rubble. Toothless followed her gaze and gave a greeting call.

“Oh, so that’s what all the fuss is about,” A wild eyed, red-haired girl sat atop the last standing wall. She had a sword strapped to her belt, and beside her was a Rocket Ripper, currently turning a pale green/blue. “I’m surprise you’d show your face here, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third,”


Bertha’s heir jumped off the wall, caught one of the smaller wooden beams and did a flip before landing. Her Rocket Ripper followed close behind, turning yellow and pink.

“Yeah, Camicazi,” I said with less enthusiasim. “Good to see you.”

“Astrid,” She said with her nose in the air.

“We didn’t know you were here on Bob Burglar Island.”

“I didn’t know I was here on Bob Burglar Island until ten minutes ago.” she shrugged. “I was going to pass it up when I saw that dear great gandmums hall had been smashed to bits. Figured I’d check in on my old lady, be sure we weren’t attacked.”

A very free spirit was Camicazi.

“How have you been?” asked Hiccup.

“Fine. You like my Rocket Ripper?” She beamed with pride. “I trained her myself. Her name is Stormfly.”

Stormfly and I scowled.

“She’s a beauty,” Hiccup reached over to pet the magnificent creature. It glared and took a snap at him. Toothless barred his teeth.

“Better than looks she’s fast,” The girl shot back. “Faster than your Nightfury, I imagine, even with a little sardine like you on his back. Let’s race!”

Camicazi leapt onto the back of her dragon. The reptile instantly started hissing and bucking and turning blue.

“Are you sure you should be on that thing?!?”

“Oh she does this every time. I just ride it out. Beat you to the lookout! GO!”

True to its name the Rocket Ripper tore through the sky, first to the left and then to the right and then up and down, and finally towards the poor, unsuspecting watchwomen.

“Camicazi wait!” Hiccup yelled.

“It’s no use,” I told him. “Even if she did hear you.”

“She’s going to kill herself.”

“Probably. If I don’t one of these days. Did I see you blush when she showed up?”

He blushed again. But she had made a full if not strangely shaped circle and landed.

“Oh! You didn’t even try. It’s no fun to win if you don’t even try.”

“I’d love to race, but maybe when I’m not worried that you’re going to fall off your dragon to your death.”

“Boys. Always fretting over something. How’s your fencing?”

She whipped out her sword like it weighed nothing.

“What I can’t- I don’t run around with a sword!”

“Sure you don’t. What’s that thing?” She pointed to ‘inferno’.

“A compressed chamber filled with Zippleback gas with a flint rock starter on one side and Monstrous Nightmare gel on the other. It was very hard to make and I DO NOT want to break it.”

“Then get a stick, you kipper. Look I’ll be fair. I’ll use… this stick,” She put away the sword and snatched the nearest branch she could find.

“We’re not children anymore, Camicazi. Lets not- OW!”

She thwacked him over the head. Toothless laughed. “Grown ups are only children that got older. Fight, or forever hold your piece as to who the best swordswoman in the Archipelago is.”

“Alright then, if that’s the way it’s going to be,” He set inferno aside and took off his vest. “And it’s Swordsman.”

“At least you still have a competitive spirit. Now let’s see who can put the gold where their mouth is,”

“You can take her, Hiccup!” I joined Toothless in laughter as Hiccup picked a stick for himself. He took up a ready stance, saluting. “En Garde,”

“TO THE DEATH!” Camicazi screamed in a full out fleche.

“To Surrender, To Surrender!“ He parried, worrying what death by stick might look like.

Over exerting, she slowed just a little. Hiccup took offence with a riposte, then a point-in-line as she recoiled for another attack.

“Touche’,” she smiled, circling. “You’re not as rusty as I expected.”

He gave a beat, and she lunged again.

This went on for some time. She lunged and he’d parry or guard, whichever suited the situation best. Occasionally he’d take offence, as he did once in a lunge. She countered it with a Stop Hit.

“Touche”, he recovered, “But I thought we were assuming foil, and that’s a sabre move.”

“They’re sticks, silly. Everything goes.”

As the match progressed Hiccups tactic became clear.

Camicazi was breathing hard and sweating from her many endeavors, but Hiccup, who had been on the defense this whole time was ready to go. It was time to start an offence.

He tested her with a couple beats. Reactionary. So he lunged.

Camicazi fell for the bait. She went for a stop hit. Unfortunately for her Hiccups lunge was a second intention, so she was left with no mark. Hiccup on the other hand found her in a poor attack and took the Stop Hit for himself.

“Nice going Hiccup!” I clapped. Toothless and Stormfly cheered dragon cheers. Well, my Stormfly anyway. Camicazi’s Stormfly turned a bluish green and stuck her tongue out.

“That wasn’t bad,” Camicazi said, as she and Hiccup saluted, tossing the sticks aside. “For a boy anyway.”

“Wasn’t bad? I won!”

“Yes but only because I let you. I’m only in it for the sport, you know.”

Hiccup shook his head. “Whatever you say, Camicazi.”

“Is the fat boy with the red Nightmare with you guys?”

“Ehh, yeah. With everyone else at the banquet.”

“Well I really should check in with my mother. It’s been several months since we last saw each other. Come, Stormfly!”

My Stormfly squawked and bristled. Hers sneered and slinked away.

Hiccup watched them go. He was still shaking his head.

“Now she’s going to try to ride Hookfang.”

“So…” I sidled up behind him. “Were you two a thing?”

“What?? No.” He turned away in denial.


“Okay well, yes. Sort of. A little bit. Once. But it was just a crush. A locked-in-the-same-dungeon-just-trying-to-measure-up-to-our-parents-expectations sort of thing. I don’t think she even knows I had a crush on her.”

I could see that.

Evening shadows stretched across Bog-Burglar Island.

“We better leave soon, or we won’t make it to Gullgut Island before nightfall.”