Mericcup Week 2014 Day 3: I Choose You by Sara Bareilles
Merida knew of the Vikings a long, long time ago. She knew of a scrawny boy from Berk named Hiccup, who befriended Dragons despite the ongoing war between them and his kind. They grew up together, got to know each other better, and given time, it could’ve been more. But Hiccup decided it was time for him to return to Berk. “The Vikings need me, Mer. I need to teach them that Dragons aren’t our enemies.” And before she could persuade him to stay, he had gone.
Many years later, she finds herself on her Wedding Day - a clan arrangement, of course, all her Mother’s doing - remembering the young Viking, who left her to do what was right. Dressed in her white, spotless wedding gown, her only thought is, “Hiccup is off someplace, somewhere, doing his duty as a Viking. Is this not my duty, as well?”
But he goes ahead and bursts through her doors, daring to show his face. He dares to stand before her, all grown up with his stupid, disheveled hair, with pleading eyes asking her not to get married, asking her to make a choice, asking her not to leave him despite he doing so all those years ago.
He should’ve expected her response.
“I’m a princess, Hiccup. It’s an occupational hazard.”
“She’s been ignoring me a lot, Jack! She refuses to talk to me, or look me in the eye and stuff -” “Hic, relax, she’s not mad at you.” “Are you sure? Cause it really seems like she -” “Hic, she probably can’t take her eyes off of you.” “Wait - what?” “… Dude. Have you checked yourself out lately?!”
Mericcup for timebenderss. Hijack is you squint. ;) *She’s coming over tomorrow, and we’re doing a Tumblr Asks thing so feel free to ask any questions! (Special thanks to my friend Acee who did the typography!)
Under the Alpha’s control, Toothless knocks Hiccup to the ground. Startled, Hiccup shakes his head in disbelief, looking up only to find Toothless cornering Merida, smoke snaking its way out of his dragon’s mouth.
A welcome back gift for Gail this is what you get for leaving me behind <3