Liar, LiarThe only thing Astrid found more unsettling than finding Hiccup on a secluded beach, soaking wet and staring off against another dragon rider, was his conduct.Liar, Liarin HTTYD Fics
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An hour earlier she had caught sight of him flying off after storming from his father’s home—a common enough occurrence. Hiccup was often more willing to open up after a good fly, so Astrid had given them an hour’s period to cool off before she and Stormfly tracked them down. Usually she’d find them on some abandoned outcrop or seated in the branches of a high tree. They’d talk, tease, fight, kiss, and go home.
This time was different.
Hiccup offered no acknowledgement of Astrid’s arrival, not even when she dismounted in a jingle of metal and leather loud enough to disturb the thick tension strung between he and the stranger. His fixation on the woman across from him remained undisturbed; he stood with empty hands, parted lips, and naked disbelief raked across his face