Stoick GASPS as if seeing a ghost… and drops his sword with a clatter. Valka stands some twenty paces ahead of him, blocking the path. She lets out an audible SHUDDER upon seeing him. He removes his helmet slowly as Hiccup, Gobber, and Toothless appear at Stoick’s side.
Sorry for this potentially NSFW-ish ending, haha! But this is exactly how I imagine it: Stoick being excessively excited and open about the Astrid-talks :D (And, man, the lines from the movie just made it so tempting (sorry :p couldn’t help it!))