Hiccup's Journey @fantasywriter345
Destination Decided

Chapter 4: Destination Decided

Three Years Later:

"So you're really leaving?" Valka asked.

"Yeah," Hiccup replied, "There's so much wonder out there and I want to be the first to see it."

After Hiccup had recovered from the loss of his leg, his mother and the other dragons helped him train in fighting and taming other dragons. He had gotten better at defending himself without Toothless by his side. Within the year, Hiccup was lot taller, still skinny but strong. It was all in his upper body as well. He changed his outfit to a red tunic, brown pants, one brown boot, shoulder, chest, and back armor with the symbol of a Night Fury with a red left tail fin like Toothless's on his right shoulder pad. When he finally recovered, he updated his wood leg and added a metal hook to it which could attach to pedal on Toothless's saddle which helped him operate his new tail fin. Throughout the three years, he invented "Inferno" which was a device that can transform into a sword that is covered in Nightmare's saliva which ignited it. There were small canisters that contained Zippleback gas. He used Inferno whenever he encountered a wild dragon. By surrounding himself in a ring of Zippleback gas and lighting it up, a dragon will think he's one of them. While living with the dragons, he discovered a strong kind of metal that only Gronckles are able to produce: Gronckle iron. He also developed a shield of his own as well which was also made of Gronckle iron just like Inferno. The shield had really cool functions. It was a bola launcher, crossbow, grappling line, and a catapult.

"Well, if you plan on going, then I can't stop you," Valka said, "But promise me that you'll write to me."

"Of course I will. I'll send Sharpshot to you once I get there." Hiccup promised as he attached his shield onto his back. Sharpshot was the Terrible Terror that Hiccup rescued from Berk along with the other dragons. He and his mother were trying to make a new system for Terrible Terrors: Terror mail. It would be used as a mailing system when sending messages to one another. Hiccup figured that he trained Sharpshot for this purpose because he knew that his mother would want to hear from him as he traveled. Right now Sharpshot was sitting on top of the saddle. Hiccup wanted to make sure that he would be comfortable for the flight.

"Good. Where are you going first?" Valka questioned.

"I was thinking Rome." Hiccup answered.

"Be careful there, Hiccup. I hear Romans aren't friendly towards Vikings." Valka warned.

"I'm not exactly a Viking, mom." Hiccup pointed out.

"You're a special kind of Viking, Hiccup," Valka stated, "And I'm very proud that you're different from the regular Viking."

"Thanks, mom." Hiccup thanked his mom as he hugged her. Then he let go and got onto Toothless. Sharpshot sat up front on the saddle. Hiccup adjusted everything before he would take off. Valka walked up to him and gave him a medium sized bag, "What's this?"

"Some things you might need for any dragon you might come across." Valka explained.

"Thanks again, mom." Hiccup hugged his mom once more. Then he guided Toothless towards the exit of the sanctuary. He looked over his shoulder to see his mom smiling at him and gave him an air kiss goodbye. Hiccup returned the gesture and turned to the exit. Toothless leaped out of the sanctuary and went off into the sky. The first step to Hiccup's journey began once more.

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

- Earl Nightingale

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