Flying through Mud - Chapter Forty-SixThe next few days seemed to fly by without Astrid realizing. She was eager for time to pass quickly though, for she was eager to get married, and was soon regretting agreeing to Lady Camicazi’s plan. She spent many an afternoon on ‘walks’, going up to Tadfield Estate and spending as much time with Hiccup and the dragons as she could.Flying through Mud - Chapter Forty-Six by *fUnKyToEs
“Where were you?” her mother demanded one day as she walked through the front entrance of their house.
“Out for a walk,” she said, removing her bonnet and shawl and setting them on their hooks.
“Well,” her mother said, bustling her into the parlor, “W
Flying through Mud - Chapter Forty-FiveComing home to Ervenshire was a strange thing for Astrid. She had not returned in the past two years, and it seemed strangely different… and yet exactly the same.Flying through Mud - Chapter Forty-Five by *fUnKyToEs
Her house seemed smaller then it had before, but perhaps that was because she had lived the Somerset’s grand estate for two years and had gotten used to its grandiose.
Astrid looked up to see her mother, seeming older than she remembered, rushing towards her. “Mum!” She wrapped her arms around the woman.
“And you,” her mother said, glancing up at Hiccup, who smiled at her thoughtfully. “I did not expect to see you&
Flying through Mud - Chapter Forty-FourHiccup sat on the edge of his bed, gazing down at his leg with what looked like the first sign of apprehension that Astrid had seen on him in a long time.Flying through Mud - Chapter Forty-Four by *fUnKyToEs
“Well go on,” Gobber urged, “Try it out.”
Hiccup took the cane firmly in his left hand and used it to help him into a standing position, shaking slightly as he did so.
Astrid moved to stand by him and perhaps help him but Hiccup put out a hand to stop her. “I’ve got this,” he said, taking a shaky step.
With a pained expression he leaned too far to the left and would have fallen if Lord Haddock had not grabbed his arm to right him.
Flying through Mud - Chapter Forty-ThreeThe next few days seemed to fly by without Astrid noticing. Every once in a while she would steal away and visit Hiccup, when no one else would notice her absence and certainly not when anyone would realize she was with him. Despite her sneaking she knew that everyone, everyone who mattered, knew she spent time with him.Flying through Mud - Chapter Forty-Three by *fUnKyToEs
Hiccup was not pleased with her sudden absence, and made no effort in hiding his disgruntled attitude. But he did not push the issue, which pleased Astrid.
She was just about to head to the library, to find Hiccup a new book to read, when she heard Lady Camicazi calling out to her. She changed direction quickly and headed i
Flying through Mud - Chapter Forty-TwoThe first thing Astrid thought when she began to wake was how happy she was. How happy she was to have decided to stay with Hiccup instead of going back to her own rooms. She was so comfortable. So warm...so…Flying through Mud - Chapter Forty-Two by *fUnKyToEs
Her eyelids fluttered and she looked up to see Hiccup’s sleeping head, his eyes closed. He looked so peaceful.
She smiled, snuggling closer to him. Hiccup made a soft noise in his sleep and moved slightly to accommodate her.
Astrid was barely aware of footsteps approaching, aware of a knock on the door, aware of Hiccup stirring, aware of the doorknob turning.
Her eyes flew open as she watched the doorknob turn.