The reader is a shield maiden who was a part of the great army and she choose to stay and fight with Ivar and she was the real reason Hvitserk choose to stay with Ivar because the two of them are in a relationship.
Hvitserk x Reader
Genre:some fluff and angst
The first 3 GIFs are from @bonniebirdsgifcentre and the last one i dont remember so all rights go to owner.
“Hvitserk you know I think this is a bad idea. Why do you want to do this?”
“You know I’ll stand by Ubbe. He thinks this is the right call so I’m going with him.”
“Ubbe doesn’t know these people. Ivar does, he watched how they did things when they held your father here.”
“That is true, but I trust Ubbe.” You just nod your head.
“It’s getting late we should get to sleep, you dont want to be tired when you go.”
You and Hvitserk get ready to sleep. You put a nightgown on and he just stays dressed so he can just leave. You both get in bed and youfeel Hvitserk pull you to his chest and has his arms wrapped around you.
“I want you to be careful. We can’t trust these Christians. Remember why we are here in the first place.” He kisses your shoulder. “I will, I will be back. You can’t get rid of me so easy. You chuckle and lean back into him. “You better come back to me” You turn your head and kiss him quickly and you both fall asleep in the comfort of each other.
You were still in Hvitserks arms when Ubbe had woken him up to go negotiate with the Saxons. You agreed with Ivar on this one that there is no negotiating with them. You too wanted revenge on the Saxons as your father had come with Ragnar all those years ago to farm and King Ecbert killed all your people, your father. You didn’t want him to go but you knew that he’d listen to Ubbe before you. That was the only thing you didn’t like with Hvitserk, you love him, but he’d always choose his brothers over you.
After Hvitserk left you went right to Ivar to tell him Hvitserk and Ubbe had left to talk to the Saxons. You and Ivar waited all night for them to come back. You were nervous, but Ivar kept reassuring you that they will be back. You were just about to fall asleep when the doors opened to the hall. You look up and a bloodied Hvitserk and Ubbe came in both looking down not wanting to make eye contact with anyone. You wanted to talk to Hvitserk, but you didn’t know what to say to him. You were quite angry with him. You knew that the Saxons wouldn’t agree to peace.
“Welcome back, brothers. Oh, you look thirsty! Are you thirsty?” Ivar said and everyone around you laughed. “I know you should say ‘I told you so’ but I told you so” everyone still laughed.
“Ivar we went- “Ivar cut Ubbe off “No no no. Let me guess, you went to the Saxons and tried to make a deal. They spoke sweet words to you. Hmm?” Ivar chuckles “But of course you were brave you fought back. You fought back right?” everyone was laughing, and you felt bad. “You didn’t let them get away with that. Huh?”
“I was just trying- ““You made a bad call! You showed yourself to be weak. You two are lucky to be alive. And now it is finally time for you to recognize me as the rightful leader of the Great Army.” You could see everyone in the hall nodding they’re head. Ubbe stood up walking towards you and Ivar, some guards block him “As your older brother.” He glares at them and they move to the side and he steps forward a bit. “As your older brother, I will never, ever accept that.”
“Hmm” Ivar nods at Ubbe.
“In any case, it would be a dereliction of duty. And after all, doesn’t somebody have to be responsible for the care of our people?” while Ubbe was talking you could hear his voice crack.
“Hmm, it doesn’t seem to me that you have taken that good care of them so far.” Ubbe turns away then turns back towards where you and Ivar sit. Ivar leans towards you whispering as Ubbe had started to speak “You know while I am leader you will always be my second. There will always be a place for you next to me. You will always have a say in the decisions.” You nodded smiling while Ivar spoke
“Ivar!” He pulled away when Ubbe yelled, “you cannot continue to fight in England – without Hvitserk and me.” Ivar chuckles
“I think that you will find that more of our warriors and shield-maidens want to fight with me than go farm with you two” Everyone around agrees “Right? Right?” all of them start talking amongst themselves.
“Hvitserk and I will go back to Kattegat tomorrow with our forces.”
“If that is your decision.” You could see on Ubbe face hurt and disbelief, Ubbe turns and leaves so Hvitserk gets up and follows him. Ubbe turns back towards you then Hvitserk turns and finally looks at you. You could tell he was conflicted but you were not sure why.
“Our father. Our father would have hated you for sundering and splitting his family.” “I don’t think so” Ubbe shakes his head, then he and Hvitserk walk away.
“Ivar I’m going back to my room, I’m tired but I’ll be back in the morning.” He nods at you, so you turn and walk back towards your room. When you had got back to your room Hvitserk was getting into the bed. He just looked at you. You smiled softly but not moving towards him. You both just stared at each other, until finally, he speaks. “You know that I am going to be going with Ubbe tomorrow.” You look everywhere but him, not wanting to tell him that you’d be staying with Ivar. “Yes, Hvitserk I know” You were looking at the floor when you could hear him getting out of the bed moving towards you. His feet come into view and he put his hand on your chin. Him making you tilt your head to look at him. “Y/N, there is something you want to say. What is it?” You felt guilty but knew this is what you were supposed to do.
“Hvitserk. This isn’t something that you’re going to take so easily. But no matter what you do or say I won’t change my mind. I never want to hurt you, but I have to do this.” You could see that he was getting nervous, but he just nodded his head for you to continue. You were hesitant but continued “well I’m going to be staying with Ivar. I came here to avenge your father but also revenge. Ivar has given me his word that I will be his second, that I will not be left out of important decisions. I’m not going to fight you on this either Hvitserk.” You saw the hurt on his face. You love him, but you must do this.
“Y/N, how could you decide this without even talking about this with me?”
“Hvitserk, you cannot talk me out of this. And we’re not married, I’m a free woman. I do not have to listen to you.” He just nodded his head and walked to the door “I will be staying in another room for the rest of the evening. I don’t want to bother you.” Then he left without another word. You could feel your chest tightening. And for the first time really thought about how Hvitserk would feel about this. You went and got in the bed and for the rest of the evening you were restless. You got up and started to get ready as you have seen the sun coming in through the window.
You put on pant and a tunic and a belt to put your sword in. You walked out the door and towards Ivar’s room to see if he was ready. When you got there, he was pulling open the door and he had his crutches with him. You both walked to the hall in silence and all the warriors who were staying were there. You and Ivar lead part of the army to the water where Ubbe and Hvitserk would be leaving with their people.
You get there and spotted Hvitserk right away, and he just looked at you sadly. You helped Ivar sit on a rock and stood next to him. Ivar just laughs “Look at you! Trying to sneak away to avoid your shame! Surely you must be embarrassed that nobody else is with you! Now, why is that? I can’t understand it, Can you? Ubbe, nobody is with you! Everyone is with me!” Everyone including you started cheering. You saw Hvitserk turn to Ubbe then look back towards you. Hvitserk turns away from Ubbe and gets off the boat, and a small smirk appears on Ivar’s face. “Hvitserk” Ivar mumbled. You looked back to the boat at Ubbe and you could see he was mad.
Hvitserk came and stood by you grabbing your hand right away, you smiled and leaned into his side.
“You see? Everyone is with me!” You turned to Hvitserk “what made you stay?”
He just smiled “I couldn’t just leave you love. Plus, I wanted to ask you something.” You were confused but just smiled. “Y/N I love you and want you to be mine forever, so will you marry me?” You jumped into his arms and kissed him. “Of course, Hvitserk. Of course, I will marry you!” You said in between kisses