what she says:Isn't it cute how Hiccup calls Astrid 'my lady?'
what she means:from a chivalric perspective, a knight pledged his service to his lady. he would offer her protection in any way, from fighting for her to defending her honor. she was the paragon of virtue and all that was lovely in his eyes. a knight would say 'my lady' the same way one would say 'queen of my heart' because she was. from a vaguely nordic perspective, a chief was someone who had sworn to protect his people, and who had their loyalty in return. he had to fight for it and earn their respect, and no one more than the women who were in charge of the households. a viking wife, we're told, kept house and was in control of the finances and the material wealth. it's said a man could divorce his wife if she didn't regulate her spending on that alone. they were fierce fighters and she'd earn the respect of every man around her by defending her home while they were away gathering gifts for her. therefore, for hiccup to call astrid his lady is to imply that she has the right to everything he owns henceforth forever amen and it's just two little words that mean 'this woman is everything to me and i would sacrifice anything to make sure she was happy, let alone safe' and i just