All's Fair in War and Politics - Chapter 2CHAPTER 2All's Fair in War and Politics - Chapter 2 by lightofthedawn
Hiccup didn't like it. Despite his having tamed a Night Fury and conquered a Red Death, his father still kept him from the action. Sure, he was allowed to be out and about while it was going on, but he was discouraged from participation.
But it wasn't his being kept from the battle that was bothering him. It was the fact that they were at war in the first place. His experiences with dragons had taught him that nothing happened without a reason. The dragons didn't attack because they were violent, but because they had been enslaved. The Outcasts sought revenge for being cast out. Hiccup found it hard to believe that the Scots would attack them unprovoked. Especially when they'd been co-existing quiet peacefully for the past two or so decades. Granted, their co-existence had been built on a mutual agreement to each pretend the other did not exist, but still, they had been at peace. He couldn't help feeling that something was amiss about the whole situation.
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All's Fair in War and Politics - Chapter 1CHAPTER 1All's Fair in War and Politics - Chapter 1 by lightofthedawn
Returning from a ride through the glen, Merida caught her mother's eye as she walked into the room and remembered to hang her bow over the back of her chair rather than placing it on the table. After the whole bear incident, Merida and Elinor had both been trying to make changes, such as Merida trying to remember not to place her bow on the table, and Elinor had stopped complaining that her daughter had a weapon in the first place.
Taking a seat at the table, Merida helped herself to some dinner. Maudie chose that moment to enter the hall, carrying a tray.
“Letter from the Clan MacGuffin.” Maudie announced.
“That'll be for me then.” Merida said, rising from her seat and making her way around the table to pluck the letter from the tray before it reached her mother. The queen smiled at her daughter, sure that when she was ready to marry, Merida would choose Lord MacGuffin's son as her groom. Of her three suitors, it was young MacGuffin who wrote M
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