"Psst. Ruffnut, wake up," came a hushed voice beside the Thorston girl’s head. Her snoring stopped and she turned over in her bunk, stretched, and let out a tiny groan.
"Come on. You said you wanted to watch the stars with me tonight," the voice said, slightly louder. Ruffnut groaned into her pillow again before propping herself up on her elbows, blowing hair from her face.
She fell back onto her pillow and laid there for a few minutes, then sat up, yawning and stretching her arms above her head.
"Why did I say that," she grumbled, sleepily getting out of her bunk. "Next time I won’t join you for something so late, Hiccup. So make it earlier."
"Yeah, yeah, Ruffnut likes her sleep. This conversation has happened before."
Ruffnut gave him a look and they left the house. Toothless was waiting out front. He got excited when he saw Ruffnut and trotted over to rub his head against her arm. She returned it with a pat on the nose. “Good dragon.”
"We’re gunna go up to Raven Point, okay?" Hiccup said, climbing into Toothless’ saddle. "Okay," Ruffnut said, taking her place behind him. Toothless shook his head before taking off, flying straight to the high cliff.
Ruffnut still wasn’t quite used to riding the Night Fury, so she clung to Hiccup, pressed against his back until they landed.
"Ruff, you can let go now."
Ruffnut got off of Toothless’ saddle without a word and Hiccup followed. “Alright, come on,” he said, taking her hand and leading her closer to the cliff edge.
He let go of her hand and sat in the grass as Toothless walked over. Ruffnut sat beside him and the dragon laid on the ground behind the two so they could lean against his side.
"Do you do this a lot?"
Hiccup didn’t reply at first. Then he said, “I’ve done it a few times, but not often. Only when Toothless wants to go night flying.”
Ruffnut didn’t say anything else. Instead, she scooted over laid her head on Hiccup’s chest. He smiled and draped his arm around her.
"You know, me and Tuff picked out groups of stars for each of our dragons."
"Mhm. There’s Toothless," she said, pointing to a small grouping of stars. "See? There’re his ears, his nose, there’s his eye…"
Hiccup looked to where she was pointing. It did kind of look like Toothless.
"And over there is our dragon. There’s Barf’s head and there’s Belch’s."
"I still can’t believe you named you dragon that…"
Ruffnut gave him a soft punch and said, “At least I didn’t name a dragon with teeth *Toothless*.”
Hiccup simply chuckled at that. Toothless made a noise when he heard his name and poked Ruffnut with his nose. “No poking,” the girl said, tapping his nose away. The dragon turned away and sneezed before laying his head down on his paws again.
The two teens fell silent then and after a short time after Ruffnut moved so she could sit between Hiccup’s legs and lay back against him, her head a little under his chin.
The silence lasted a while longer as they watched the stars, Toothless snoring the entire time, before Hiccup spoke.
Ruffnut looked up at him and he gave her a quick upside-down kiss. He smiled at her when he pulled away and she chuckled.
"If you’re going to kiss me, do it right," she told him, getting up and turning around so she was facing him. Then, with hands on either side of him, she leaned in and kissed the boy, pushing him against Toothless as she did so.
Hiccup wrapped his arms around the small girl and pulled her close, deepening the kiss. However, all this caused Toothless to wake and, with a grumbling sound, he got up and walked a few yards away.
Hiccup gasped and Ruffnut squeaked when they fell back, then they laughed and Ruffnut rolled off of the boy. After a few seconds though, Hiccup turned over and laid half on the girl, his head resting on his crossed arms over her chest.
She looked at him and asked, “What are you doing?” to which he just shrugged. Then, “You’re comfortable.” She smirked and sat up and he tumbled onto her lap, but then she put her arms around him and lifted him up a little so she could lean down and give him an open mouthed kiss, to which he gladly returned.
Soon after Ruffnut broke it, smiled, then laid back down. Hiccup moved back up and rested his head on her chest as she draped an arm over his.
They resumed watching the stars and Toothless came back over, laying above the two. All three remained like that for maybe an hour before Ruffnut yawned.
Hiccup sat up and leaned against Toothless so Ruffnut could sit between his legs again, resting against his chest. She placed her hands on her stomach and Hiccup put his over them.
Ruffnut quickly fell asleep after that, snoring quietly every so often. Eventually Hiccup took her home, holding her close as Toothless brought them back to the village.
Hiccup had managed to get himself sick. He stayed up too late the previous night working on some invention and caught a cold.
The kids were glad for the free day. They did tell Hiccup that they hoped he feels better tomorrow, of course. (Save for Snotlout. He kind of hoped they’d get another free day)
Hiccup didn’t know she had glasses. He knew her brother did though, because he’ll sometimes wear his during school.
But Ruffnut with glasses was a new thing to the boy. He had walked in unanounced like he usually does, and was greeted in the usual way; being dive-bombed by his girlfriend’s pet crow and jumped on by whatever animal the twins were fostering. Right now it was a hyper active, three legged puppy named Angel.
((And it’ll probably be short since I’m on my phone but whatever))
It had been a perfect day. Not too hot, not too cold, just the right amount of wind. Then out of no where a mass of dark clouds appeared on the horizon.
Ruffnut and Hiccup had gone for a walk shortly before the clouds appeared. Hiccup had gone back to grab an umbrella, but Ruffnut didn’t, believing they’d be home before the clouds reached them.
Of course, she was wrong.
So now both teens were sitting on a bench under Hiccup’s umbrella in the park while the rain poured around them.
"I told you it would rain."
"You should have gotten an umbrella."
"You’re lucky I grabbed the big one."
Hiccup had been going on like this since the rain started a few minutes ago. She gave him a sidelong glance, then glared straight ahead.
"I hate you."
Hiccup chuckled and scooted a little closer to Ruff so they could be covered by the umbrella more. The girl huffed when he did so.
"You’re just mad that I was right about the rain."
It was true. Ruffnut hated when he was right. He always liked to rub it in because he knows it annoys her.
She ignored him.
Still she ignored him.
"Look at me."
"Just do it."
She sighed and turned to look at him. Next thing she knew he was kissing her.
"You always do that when I’m mad at you," Ruffnut stated after he broke away. He just shrugged and smiled at her, earning a “hmph."
Ruffnut turned away and started to glare at nothing again. Not too long after she grumbled something and turned to face Hiccup again.
The boy chuckled and turned to her, knowing what was coming next. Ruffnut gave him a long, gentle kiss in return for his. He smiled when she pulled away and she flicked his forehead.
"Ow." He smirked at her and said, “We should call someone to come get us. I don’t think the rain will be letting up soon."
"No…I’m okay with sitting here for a bit longer, I guess. I like the rain. I don’t like when you’re a jerk about being right about it though."
She groaned and slid down the bench a little, arms crossed. Hiccup called her again and she got another kiss when she turned. She just kissed him back without a word as the rain continued to pour.
"Hey short stuff," Ruffnut said, resting her arm on Hiccup’s head. He sighed and set down what he was working on.
"I’m not short, Ruff," he said, looking up at her. “Everyone else is just taller than me. There’s a difference."
"If you say so," the girl said with a smirk. “To me though, you’re short….so whatcha working on?"
"Nothing," Hiccup said before going back to work. Ruffnut watched for a few seconds before muttering, “Doesn’t look like nothing to me." A few moments later she asked, “Is it something for your metal foot?"
"Speaking of which, you gotta fix the squeaking that thing makes, it’s really annoying."
"Oh and I almost forgot, one of the straps on Belch’s saddle broke so you’re going to have to fix that."
"You’ll have to bring i-"
"So are you going to tell me what you’re maki-"
"Yes?" she asked, stifling a laugh as Hiccup turned to look at her again.
"Can I just work in peace? And you keep interrupting me. That’s kind of annoying."
"Sorry, sorry. I’ll be quiet."
Hiccup turned his attention back to his project as Ruffnut watched. Not even thirty seconds had gone by when the girl spoke again.
"Come on, why won’t you just tell me wha-"
Okay that’s it. Hiccup put his things on the table with an annoyed huff, turned to face Ruffnut, and grabbed the neck of her shirt, pulling her down so he could properly kiss her.
She stiffened for a moment, surprised. She relaxed a second later and Hiccup broke the surprise kiss to go back to work.
"Now shut up and let me focus."
Ruffnut just stood there for a few seconds before going off to get a stool to sit on. She sat beside Hiccup and watched him work, arm resting on his shoulder.
"That’s really not, helping," he said with a sigh. “Look, Ruff, could you just go and bother your broth-"
His sentence was cut short by Ruffnut, who gave her own surprise kiss as he turned his head to look at her. He blinked a few times when she pulled away, a smirk on her face.
"….Ugh, fine, you can stay," he groaned, pinching the bridge of his nose. “But…you have to do two things first."
"And what would those two things be?"
"One, you can’t talk. It’s distracting."
"I find that offending."
"No you don’t."
"….You’re right, I don’t. What’s the second thing?"
"You have to kiss me again."
She leaned in and Hiccup closed the gap. Both teens jerked away a few seconds later, Ruffnut almost falling off the stool, when they heard Gobber.
"Ruffnut? I woulda thought it’d be Astrid."
"Gobber! I-I, uh..w-what are, you…doing here?" Hiccup stuttered, glancing at the girl next to him; her cheeks were bright red.
"Well, it’s my workshop, isn’t it?" the man said. “And I wanted to check how your little project was comin’ along. But instead of seeing progress, I see you kissing the Thorston girl."
The teens glanced at each other and Gobber just laughed. “Oh, wait until Stoick hears this.”
"Don’t tell him!" they said in unison, which only made Gobber laugh more.
"Sorry, but I think this is something he’d like to know about," Gobber said. “I’m sure he’ll be surprised to know that it’s not Astrid you like."
"Aw, come on Gobber," Ruffnut begged. “Please don’t tell him."
"Well, would either of you rather do it?"
"…No," in unison.
Gobber chuckled and turned to leave, saying, “I’ll just be off then. Hiccup, try not to let your little girlfriend distract you too much, eh?”
"She’s not my girlfriend!
"I’m not his girlfriend!"
The man waved his hand. “Uh-huh, sure. You just keep denying it.”
With that he left, arms behind his back, whistling a tune as he walked away.
"…Well that was embarrassing beyond belief," Ruffnut said blankly. “Do you think he’ll really tell Stoick?"
"I can’t wait to get home tonight…"
"Do you think I’ll have to come?"
"Greeeaaat. That’ll be fun to explain to my parents."
There was a short silence before Hiccup cleared his throat and turned back to his project. “I’m just…yeah…”
He went back to work and Ruffnut watched, putting her helmet on the table and resting her head on her crossed arms. She eventually fell asleep and started to snore quietly, causing a tiny smile to appear on Hiccup’s face.
Without Ruffnut bothering him, he was able to finish what he was working on and clean up the mess on the table. Now he just sat there with his chin resting in the palm of his hand as he gently stroked the girl’s hair.
"You’re going to cause me a lot of grief, aren’t you?" he said out loud, shaking his head a little and chuckling. “Oh boy…"
A few days ago I asked Brett for something to write. She said Ruffcup. Then she said something about Hiccup being a waiter when I told her I needed more than that. So here you go.
It was cloudy, and it was cold, and all Ruffnut wanted was a hot cup of coffee. However, when she walked into the coffee shop she saw someone who she hadn’t seen or talked to in nearly four years.
“Hiccup,” she gasped. She cursed under her breath a moment later and walked back out the door before he could see her, having caught his attention.
With a sigh, Ruffnut sat at one of the tables outside.
Of course. Of course.
I wrote this as a sort of vent thing, I guess. Then I added that bit at the end because it made me happy. So…yeah.
“What if he doesn’t like me?”
Tuffnut’s head appeared over the rail to Ruffnut’s bunk. “What if who doesn’t like you?”
“Hiccup! What if he doesn’t like me?” the girl repeated, turning to her brother.
“Of course he likes you, Ruff,” Tuffnut told her.
“No, I mean…what if he doesn’t like me like…like I like him?”
“Then…I don’t know. He doesn’t, I guess,” Tuffnut said. “…Come down here.”
Ruffnut did as she was told and took a seat beside Tuffnut on his bunk.
The counting echoed in the cave as Ruffnut quietly searched for a hiding spot. She had to keep from stepping in the puddles on the cave floor, or her brother would know which way she went. The six year olds were playing their favorite game: Hide and go kill.