astrid-alauda

Super short before I go to bed.

Anon asked for 18. Kisses because I missed you and you really shouldn’t stay away so long


“Good afternoon Milady.”

Astrid startled, spinning on her toes, axe raised high. “Hiccup!” She let her weapon fall, and wrapping her arms around her boyfriend. ”When did you get back?”

“Just now. We-“ Hiccup was cut off as Astrid rose onto her toes and planting her mouth firmly against his. He bent to wrap his arms around her, lifting her from the ground. He staggered as Astrid shifted, wrapping her legs around Hiccup’s waist. There was a log nearby. Hiccup stumbled towards it and sat, with Astrid in his lap.

“Gods, you were gone for so long this time,” she complained when they finally broke free of each other.

Hiccup laughed and tucked a loose strand of hair behind Astrid’s ear. “I was only gone for three days,” he told her.

“That’s too long.” Astrid slanted her face up to capture Hiccup’s lips once more.

“Aw, did you miss me?” Hiccup broke the kiss, leaning back on the log. “We left as soon as the meetings were over, didn’t we bud?” Toothless was watching from the edge of the clearing with Stormfly.

Astrid stretched to kiss Hiccup on the nose. “I missed my freedom,” she teased. She rolled her shoulders to work out the kinks. “Your job sucks, by the way,” she complained. “I don’t think I’ve stopped moving in the last three days.”

“You and me both,” Hiccup sighed. “Do you think the village would notice if we disappeared for a few days?”

“Probably,” Astrid pushed herself up off Hiccup’s lap. She held out her hand to pull Hiccup to his feet. “How about this,” she slung her arm around his waist as they wandered over to their dragons. As they passed her discarded axe, Astrid bent to retrieve it. “Next time, give someone else the role of second in command… and take me with you.”


Kiss Prompts

bbc.co.uk
Women and bikes, Woman's Hour - BBC Radio 4
Jane Garvey celebrates cycling with Rochelle Gilmore, Grace Garner and Tracy Moseley.

A whole programme on women’s cycling - presented by Jane Garvey, and Astrid Swenson talking bikes in history, Tracy Mosely on MTB, Dr Jane Sterling on saddle sores, Grace Garner and Rochelle Gilmore on road racing, the London Bike Kitchen’s Jenni Gwiasdowski teaching Jane how to fix a puncture, and me, talking about social media and women’s cycling.

Live on Monday 1st May 2017 at 10am UK BST (11:00 Euro CEST, 7pm Aussie AEST, 5am USA EDT) - or if you miss it, archived at the link forever.

okay hear me out: 

you know those photo series that are like “In The Running For The Next Spiderman/Young Han Solo/Bachelor/Prince Eric/Property Brother”

and it’s just like nine generically handsome brunet white men that might all be Henry Cavill or might all be Matt Bomer or might all be the photogenic runner guy from 2012 for all we know but it’s impossible to tell because they are just so generic?

and you know how nobody really remembers what Moist von Lipwig (slash Albert Spangler where applicable) actually looks like, they just remember the gold hat, or the glasses, or the bountiful ear hair?

what I want is an adaptation where Moist, whenever he’s being an anonymous face or The Man in the Golden Suit or Albert Spangler, is played by a series of generically handsome brunet white men who are swapped out shot-to-shot.

Soooo… Dreamworks has done this “missing badass vigilante mother” before.
I guess it’s a running thing like their obsession with red x blue. I know httyd au has been done before by @parfaitperi and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. But I watched Httyd2 and thought that in this one, Hiccup aligned more with Keith. 

@xenavitani and I will be drawing more for this in the future, after much persuasion, she agreed.