A Conflict of Interest: Preview
Preview for my new modern Hiccstrid fic. Astrid is kind of ooc in this first chapter because she’s having a shitty day. Anyway, this is just a rough preview. I hope to be posting the full chapter in the next few days :D
Astrid paused, fingers hovering over the keyboard. She wrinkled her nose, staring at her laptop screen in mild distaste. There was nothing wrong with what she had written. Actually, it was quite… befitting the situation. But perhaps a bit impersonal. And besides, the recipient would never reply. She leaned back in her chair, tilting it as she did, the springs and wheels squeaking. She narrowed her eyes, and decided that a frontal attack would be a better solution. She grabbed her phone off the desk and found the number in her contacts. She listened to it ring, before finally reaching the voicemail.
“Ruffnut Thorston,” she said after the beep, sitting forward and placing a hand on her knee, “Call me back. Now.”
She hung up, staring at her phone for a moment before releasing a frustrated moan. Of course. Of course Ruffnut was refusing her calls. The woman was insufferable, and was, of course, up to her schemes again. But why this? Why a blind date?