HTTYD Requested Short Story: Worthy
Requested by: Hershel-moon
Summary: When some Dragon Hunters make a surprise attack on the Dragon Riders, they’re all captured but Hiccup. Frustrated and angry at the Hunters, Hiccup fights them off and frees his friends, but gets injured in the process.
Genre: Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Rating: T for injury
Time-line: Race to the Edge
A/N: Okay, so my list of people who made requests has changed, and here’s the reason why. For whatever reason, I’m no longer getting all the reviews in my email anymore, so I missed quite a few requests (so sorry!) but I fixed it now, and I’m pretty sure I’ve got all the requests now. I’ll put the updated list down below, and thank you guys! :D
“Scary, scary, scary, bad dragon…” Snotlout hummed.
“Snotlout, would you please, try to shut up?” Ruffnut asked irritably. Both she and Tuffnut had been silent for most of the journey, the two having fought over who had the most scars that morning. Now, neither were speaking to each other, and they were both miserable because of it.
But Astrid was happy, and neither the twins or Snotlout could bring her off her happy cloud. She and Stormfly had completed a new move that morning, and it had automatically put her in a good mood. Which was probably a good thing, or those twins and Snotlout would all have gotten a harsh talking too.
Hiccup was flying ahead, and all though Astrid was over fifteen feet away, she could still hear him talking excitedly to Toothless. The dragon would coo back every now and then, as though responding to Hiccup’s rambling, but otherwise just flew, a little smile on his scaly face. Astrid smiled too, glad to see Hiccup in such a light-hearted mood.
It was a good day- all in all. They were going out on patrol, because Snotlout had claimed he saw a strange new dragon in the forest, words that instantly set Hiccup and Fishlegs off on their dragon geeking. Astrid shook her head, because when Hiccup and Fishlegs went into their dragon mode, it was like trying to understand a different language.
“Oh! This is so exciting!” Fishleg’s squealed. “A whole new species of dragon? It’s been so long since we’ve found one!”
“I know, Fishlegs!” Hiccup laughed, and the sound made Astrid smile. She couldn’t stop herself, it made her happy to know he was happy.
“Hey, guys…” Tuffnut said slowly.
“I mean, what if it’s a mystery class! That would be-“
“Guys…” Tuffnut said again.
“Or a Stalker!” Fishlegs rambled on.
“Guys!” Tuffnut shouted. Astrid looked at him, wondering what he could possibly want now. Another bathroom break? Most likely.
Astrid looked down at stared in shock. There, in a small clearing below them were Dragon Hunters, armed with large bola crossbows and arrows.
“LOOK OUT!” Astrid shouted, just as the men fired. But she didn’t yell soon enough. Bola’s flew through the air, one wrapping around Snotlout and Hookfang. Snotlout let out a surprised yelp before he and Hookfang began tumbling towards the ground below. Another net trapped Barf and Belch around the heads and one wing. The dragon struggled to stay in the air, but it was quickly dropping.
Hiccup swung around, and barely missed getting Toothless’s tail trapped. Meatlug, being the slowest out of the dragons, was caught next, the net completing surround her and Fishlegs. The dragon’s wings stopped beating, and the two instantly began sinking to the ground like a stone.
“ASTRID LOOK OUT!” Hiccup shouted, but it was too late. She’d been too distracted, and a net came up and wound its way around her body and Stormfly’s head and wings. Stormfly screeched as she began falling, her wings no longer able to move.