We may be a little broken Ch. 11The first time Jack had seen a child being hit by a parent, he heaved and would have thrown up if he hadn’t been a corpse.We may be a little broken Ch. 11 by infamousdream
Jack had always been drawn to kids. They didn’t see him and most of them didn’t know his name nor ever would, but he loved them all the same. They were easy to have fun with and they had those huge, happy smiles (and they smiled those huge, happy smiles because of his work!), so he hadn’t been able to stay away from them, even as a newborn spirit or in his darkest, no-human-will-ever-see-me-why-bother moments.
He loved them and he wanted them to have Fun with a capital f, so he hadn’t understood why would someone, anyone, hurt them. Especially their caretakers (couldn’t they appreciate the fact that the kid could see them and love them? They were able to hug these kids, to be there for them; why would they throw that away?).
After that first time, his eyes had opened (and sometimes he wished, he begged to have them
We may be a little broken Ch. 10Rapunzel jumped off Toothless as soon as they got out of Helheim’s Gate and damn if Merida didn’t wish she could do the same.We may be a little broken Ch. 10 by infamousdream
Jack stayed, sneaking glances back at the mist and half-expecting that painful-hurtful-screeching voice to follow them. He swore he could see something (someone) moving right behind the gray-gray-gray and cold-cold-cold, and he could feel Hiccup shaking (trembling?) and struggling to focus on keeping Toothless in the air (he really, really wished that they didn’t plummet to the ice cold ocean now; he didn’t feel like taking a bath). Behind him, Merida was trying her best to not touch: not touch him, not touch anything she didn’t absolutely have to.
The ride back —away, away, away— seemed to take longer than the flight to the Nest.
Hiccup couldn’t help but wonder if that’s what it had felt like all those impossible years ago, when his body had to be carried back after the fight with the Red Death. Had i
We may be a little broken Ch. 9(Hiccup couldn’t decide what hurt the most: seeing Berk collapsing to time or to see Dragon Island once again surrounded by thick, non-moving mist. He had changed the world and the world had changed back.)We may be a little broken Ch. 9 by infamousdream
Merida clinged tightly to Rapunzel while they followed Hiccup, but they found it impossible to go past what the kid had called Helheim’s Gate: as soon as they did, they fell straight to the ocean and had to be saved by the boys. Apparently, Rapunzel’s powers depended on the sun and the mist wouldn’t let them in. It surprised no one that an argument followed that discovery.
The argument was only squashed by Toothless’ roar. Nobody wanted the girl to go in without being able to defend herself —she had been attacked one too many times—, but there was no way the former queen was staying behind. In the end (and after Jack made it absolutely clear that he didn’t agree to this), both princesses climbed on Toothless and dove into the mist. Jack
We may be a little broken Ch. 8The more Hiccup listened to Merida talk, the more he couldn’t shake off the feeling that no, no, no, no, this isn’t the same, we aren’t the same… are we? We can’t be. Are we?We may be a little broken Ch. 8 by infamousdream
He was scared, confused and trying his best to keep a panic attack in the line. Merida didn’t seem to notice and kept talking about her mother, her experiences and her life, everything with a smile on her face, like it was good. Like her memories were something she remembered fondly (and they were, Hiccup realized; he was barely able to breathe).
He knew that that should be enough evidence for him to realize that they weren’t the same, but he was trying his best not to panic because there was something wrong with him, right? He couldn’t look back on those memories so fondly, like childhood adventures and tantrums. He couldn’t. And he felt like he should, because if Merida could have that big smile on her face while remembering hers t