Imagine planning a date for you and Tom. You know how much he loves cars, so you’ve arranged for the two of you to learn how to drive race cars together. You’re hoping by the end of the day you’ll be able to race against each other - competition has always been a provocative aspect of your relationship, typically ending with the loser owing sexual favors. The day doesn’t go quite as you planned, but it was still a great experience; you spend most of the time laughing at how terrible you both are at this.
Okay listen to this, I have this headcannon that hiccups dagger in the first movie is his mother's and his dad gives it to him when he's old enough and after the first movie toothless finds it for him and he keeps it until he meets his mom and after the second movie gives it back to her.
omg that’d be really sweet, but I think there’s a nice symbolism with leaving that knife lost. So we first see Hiccup with that knife when he pulled it out to try and kill Toothless, and Vikings (at that time) are supposed to fight and kill dragons. So that knife is associated with the “Viking way of Life” Hiccup threw that knife away when he met Toothless. He’s giving up the Viking Way to befriend a Dragon. That knife staying lost would kinda be like saying that mentality is in the past.
I do like the idea that it was Valka’s though. Like she left it (the knife and Viking-life) behind, but it’s not until when Hiccup throws it away that Viking/Dragon relationship changes