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Hiccup and the Snoggletog Gifts 7 by masterrohan Hiccup and the Snoggletog Gifts 7 by masterrohan
Hiccup's watercolor sketch of Astrid featured in tonight's installment of the holiday, short story Hiccup and the Snoggletog Gifts. :D


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Hiccup and the Snoggletog Gifts: Part 7:w00t:


Narrator: On the frosty morning of Snoggletog, Astrid awoke from her sleep to the sound of an enourmous THUD. Her Viking reflexes instantly triggered, she rolled out of bed, cradling her double-edged ax and stealthfully crossed her room and down the long, narrow flight of stairs.

And then the sound came again ….

…. from the front door!


And the handle was fidgeting!


“Someone’s trying to break in,” she thought, strategically raising her ax. “…. OH! THEY’RE AFTER OUR SNOGGLETOG PRESENTS!” :omg:


Swiftly side-stepping to the front door, Astrid waited for the door handle to stop moving and quietly undid the lock latch.

With a deep breath ….

…. she held the ax with one hand and grabbed the handle with the other ….


…. and yanked the front door open with a chilling, Viking war cry!



:iconastridlaplz::omfg:



Narrator: And then she froze in her tracks at the door’s threshold, perplexed as she looked down at ….

…. Fishlegs ….

…. his legs and arms squirming as he wiggled about on the front landing on his stomach!


:iconastridlaplz::”Fish! What are you doing?! I almost split your head in two!” :omg:

:iconfishlegslaplz: (embarrassed):”I ---- uh ---- well ---- I slipped on the ice here and was trying to pull myself up by the door handle.” ^^;

:iconastridlaplz::O_o:


Narrator: Astrid deposited her ax inside the house and leaned over to help Fishlegs stand back up …. which was no easy feat as his feet slipped and slid in scissor motion all over the landing …. all the while, the strong but quite dwarfed Astrid attempted to keep the giant teen from falling down the stairs.



:iconfishlegslaplz: (high-pitched voice):”You know, your family should really clean off your landing more often! Someone could get hurt!” :omg:

:iconastridlaplz::roll:



Narrator: With Fishlegs safely set back on sure footing, Astrid turned her attention to a question burning in her mind.


:iconastridlaplz::”Fishlegs, why are you at my door so early on Snoggletog morning?!” :O_o:

:iconfishlegslaplz: (stammering):”I – uh --- well someone ---- I was ----“ ^^;

:iconastridlaplz::”Oh for THOR’S SAKE, Fishlegs, just spit it out!” :facepalm:

:iconfishlegslaplz::”Here.” ^^;


Narrator: With a quick blur from one of his meaty hands, Fishlegs thrust a rolled piece of yellowed parchment into Astrid’s face.


:iconfishlegslaplz::”Happy Snoggletog from a secret admirer!” :D



Narrator: And as Astrid launched a volley of questions at him, the large Viking hastily slipped and skated out of control down the icy stairs and street.


:iconastridlaplz::O_o:
:iconfishlegslaplz::"WOAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!"



Narrator: Raising an eyebrow, Astrid shook her head as she listened to Fishlegs' fading shouts:


:iconfishlegslaplz::”….. Hey! No! I want to go the other way! Oh come one you stupid feet! …. Okay …. I guess I’ll just ….. take the long way back home …..”



Narrator: Her gaze returning to the scroll in her hand. ”Secret admirer,” she thought with a grin as she carefully undid the twine securing the paper …..


….. and opened it.


:iconastridlaplz::aww:


Picture: Link



TO BE CONTINUED

Go forward to part 8: [link]

Go back to part 6: [link]


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Artist's Note: Watercolor on Watercolor Paper
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
AwwwwWWWWWWWWW!!! :icondaawplz:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
(:XD::clap::XD:)



:iconhiccupplz::"That's my favorite picture of the set." :icondragonshy2:
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ShyViolet911 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Best watercolors I've seen all week.
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masterrohan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thanks ShyViolet911! :w00t: I appreciate the comment! ;D
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ARTYSK Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful :omg:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
:iconhiccupplz::"Awww, thanks, Artysk. I tried my best." :D
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ARTYSK Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
You did Hiccup, You did! :hug:
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PurpleMistPepper Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AHHHHHHH!!! Wow, this picture is amazing! The eyes are just splendid. :iconcoolplz:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Thanks for liking it PurpleMistPepper! :highfive:
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PurpleMistPepper Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem ^^
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PepperJDarcy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ddddddawwww! Hiccup signed his name with a little *heart* on it!! :aww: it's so cute!! My mouth is hurting from how wide I'm smiling.

This is great, Rohan! Astrid is *so* hard to draw, but you've captured her! Her hair, the subtle upwards flick of her eyebrow! Wow!! you just... you're just nailing *everything*! man!! Good work!

:hug:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
"ddddddawwww! Hiccup signed his name with a little *heart* on it!"

(:XD: I hoped someone would notice that! :clap: :trophy: And thanks for the great compliment to the art piece! :hug:)



:iconhiccupplz::"I hope Astrid likes it." ^^;
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PepperJDarcy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
^^; I know I've been behind AND sick because I haven't answered... these comments from you!! :omg: and... I haven't caught up with your story yet!

:hug: but you're welcome!! it's all such lovely work!!
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:iconlyricalmedley:
LyricalMedley Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
( This picture is :iconadorableplz: absolutely, positively splendifferous!!! :squee::hooray: )
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:iconmasterrohan:
masterrohan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
(Hahahaha! Thanks for liking it Medley! Like I said: not epic, but sweet. :D)



:iconhiccupplz::"Thank you! I just hope Astrid liked it." :omg:
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LyricalMedley Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
( I think somebody :paranoid: hint...hint...is in for a rosing punch in the shoulder... :cough: Yes! Ahem! Taleehoo!:sprint: )
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SilverwingtheFury Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is really interesting to read my friend:) XD
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masterrohan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Glad you are enjoying the story and art Silverwing! :highfive:
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SilverwingtheFury Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconsilverwingthefury: It's getting so good, I can't wait for the next part of it! *Wags tail in happiness*.
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masterrohan Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Hahaha! The next one is up. ;)
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SilverwingtheFury Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconsilverwingthefury: Awesome!!!! XD
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SnowBunnyRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! :iconomgsocuteplz:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
(Wow! Thanks for that comment! :clap:)


:iconhiccupplz::"I hope she likes it as much as you do." :aww:
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masterrohan Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
:iconastridlaplz::D
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