[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6318423/1/Hitchups Hitchups]] is a ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' {{fanfic}} written by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1492776/The_Antic_Repartee The Antic Repartee]].

[[http://avannak.deviantart.com/gallery/27008077/Hitchups Can also be found on deviantart here (includes art!)]]

"You are ''so'' busted."

When Hiccup hears these words and watches as Astrid runs to the village, he briefly entertains the idea of jumping on Toothless, going after her and catching her before she reaches her destination. Maybe if he shows her all the wonders befriending a dragon can lead to...maybe if she understood... then maybe she could see that thousands of years of Viking teachings were wrong. Maybe he wouldn't be forced to leave the island...

[[RealityEnsues Nah, as if he has any chances]] [[ForWantOfANail of convincing her.]]

"Com'on bud, let's head south for now. I think I can survive a little easier in a warmer climate."

Based on a WhatIf scenario, Hitchups tells the story of Hiccup the Outlaw, the Rider of the Dragon, who leave his village of his own will. Travelling south, what once was a nomadic outcast life quickly becomes an epic adventure of two friends braving the vast world. However, one day the little boy will have to come back to Berk.

As the author says: "This is ''not'' a ''romance'' fic. This is adventure, this is friendship, this is drama, this is humor, this is family, this is fantasy, this is ''experience''. [...] [[TheTimeOfMyths There will be gods. There will be mythology.]] There will be Berk. There will be decisions. There will be mistakes. There will be consequences. There will be loss. [[ComingOfAgeStory And, most of all, Hiccup is going to grow up.]]"
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!!Tropes contained in ''Hitchups'':

* [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Acceptable Breaks From History]]: Many encountered characters didn't live at the same time; the author knows this, but decided to put them in for the giggles.
* AnimalTalk: The dragons can easily communicate with each other and sea serpents but don't seem to understand other animals and no human can understand them. The only exception is Hiccup, but even then it is only with Toothless due to the bond they share. [[spoiler:This could change with possibly more people learning to understand the dragons they have bonded with.]]
* ArrangedMarriage: Between [[spoiler:Snotlout and Camicazi]], to the girl's displeasure, [[spoiler:as Hiccup found out, painfully. When Camicazi lies to Hiccup about taking contraceptive, and has his child, Snotlout nullifies the marriage with relief.]]
* BadassAdorable: Camicazi
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:Camicazi in ''Without A Hitch'' conceives a child with Hiccup, a little girl named Alivia.]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Astrid only wanted to best Hiccup in training, and she outs him as a fraud. This makes her the prize Dragon Training pupil, like she wanted. Only problem? Being the best trainer means nothing when your mother is sick, the dragons are coming in droves that you can't fight off, and the village has an ElephantInTheRoom about Hiccup leaving.
* BittersweetEnding:
** Hiccup and Toothless defeat the Red Death, as they do in canon, but [[spoiler:Hiccup insists on leaving Berk and WalkingTheEarth since it's no longer home, and he and Toothless have been cursed with immortality. Stoick is heartbroken but resigned.]]
** In ''Without A Hitch'', Hiccup and Toothless [[spoiler:outlive everyone they know, and Berk falls into the sea thousands of years later. Then during Ragnorak, Toothless dies, and Hiccup barely keeps himself alive without his best friend. Fortunately, they reunite in death.]]
* BowAndSwordInAccord: Hiccup's [[WeaponOfChoice weapons of choice]] are a bow, a sabre and a dagger.
* CharacterDevelopment:
** Hiccup chooses his own path with Toothless, which leads to him meeting different peoples and learning from them, eventually becoming a badass. He also becomes less impulsive as a result, and more adept in planning strategy.
** Astrid's character is given more emphasis to it -- instead of as in the movie, where we don't really ''know'' Astrid that well, this story takes her and rounds her out, meaning at first she is rather well... unlikable, but as the story progresses she and her struggles and goals become more sympathetic.
** [[spoiler:Toothless also matures, coming to trust in Hiccup as a team mate rather than someone who needs to be protected.]]
* ChekhovsGun:
** Astrid's axe. The Vikings in Miklagard attempt to use it to [[spoiler:execute Toothless. Later on, when Astrid is sparring with it, she remembers the scar on Hiccup's back that's identical to the axe marks.]]
** Hiccup's bond with Toothless. [[spoiler:It saves their lives several times.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: Gudrid, the wisewoman who serves as a mentor to Hiccup. [[spoiler:She ends up being Gothi, the village Elder from his time who dies after he returns to Berk.]]
* ChickMagnet: Hiccup in this story. Several young women and even a few supernatural females in the story have been attracted to him. Some have even fallen in love with him. Because he is shy and modest, it is usually the woman who makes the first move. [[spoiler: However, his shyness and evasiveness can make him inept with handling the advances or returning the affection.]]
* [[spoiler:TheChosenOne: Hiccup is the Chosen One of Thor, much to his surprise.]]
* {{Cliffhanger}}: Oh so many. And very good at making readers go "Tell me what happens ''next'', '''please'''!"
* ComingOfAgeStory
* CutenessProximity: When Toothless acts cute, he causes this in [[spoiler:the Bog Burglars]], to Hiccup's surprise.
* DeadpanSnarker:
-->'''Hiccup''': "...we'd have to be trying to ignore the signs."
-->'''Toothless''': "When the signs are pointing to your imminent death, it's time to start ignoring them."

-->'''Hiccup''': "There's a Human Manual?"
-->'''Toothless''': "No! You gullible idiot. But if there was it wouldn't be very flattering!"
* {{Doorstopper}}: The story has reached completion with ''forty'' chapters and 330,217 words -- this fanfic is essentially a novel!
* [[HorseArcher Dragon Archer]]: Hiccup, once he learns how to use a bow.
* DragonRider: Hiccup of course, [[spoiler:but after he come back to Berk, many other young Vikings quickly become one. The first were Astrid and Tuffnut.]]
* ElephantInTheRoom: After Hiccup leaves, the village doesn't really speak about his leaving out of respect for Stoick. Gobber tries to hide a sword with Hiccup's trademark detailing, though Stoick notices it, and Gobber discusses this trope.
* [[spoiler:EnergyBow]]: [[spoiler: Framherja]]
* TheExile: What Hiccup becomes in this WhatIf fic.
* FanArt: Several, the author has gathered these [[http://avannak.deviantart.com/favourites/42476133?offset=0 here]]. There is also plenty of art made by the author herself [[http://avannak.deviantart.com/gallery/27127696?offset=0 here]]. The author put some of these as the first thing people see when they read [[http://avannak.deviantart.com/gallery/27008077 Hitchups on deviantArt]].
* {{Fanservice}}: The scene with Hiccup bathing in the pool [[spoiler:and being found by Astrid]], who is highly amused by this pleasurable find -- as are the (female) readers. This also happens "off-screen" when [[spoiler:Hiccup gets spanked and startled by a tree limb when intruding in a forest occupied by hamadryad beings.]]
* FirstLove: Hiccup is this for Gudrid.
* {{Foil}}: Camicazi is this for Astrid, who is likewise for her. Ironically, Astrid is (canonically) the {{expy}} of Camicazi herself. On the male side, [[spoiler:Hiccup and Snotlout, when he come back to Berk]].
* {{Forgiveness}}: Though he won't admit it, Stoick is terribly worried about Hiccup. In time he wants him to come back, to stay on Berk permanently despite Hiccup exiling himself.
* ForgivenButNotForgotten: Hiccup tolerates the Vikings of Miklagard after [[spoiler:they capture him and Toothless, manhandle him roughly for being snarky, split his back open while trying to kill his dragon, and then help him heal after Framherja appears and the Empress gives him and Toothless her protection.]] He's still surly around them, not willing to make small talk and such. Harold eventually gets him to mellow, but it takes a while.
* GildedCage: Hiccup's life in Miklagard while he and Toothless are grounded. [[spoiler:He and Toothless have the empress's protection and are given fine rooms and luxuries, but he has to spend most of his time recuperating and unwillingly receives a haircut. Not to mention a revolution approaches.]]
* [[spoiler:GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex]]
* GuiltyPleasure: Camicazi enjoys sewing but she would die a crone's peaceful death before admitting it to anyone.
* HeartbrokenBadass: [[spoiler:Toothless' attraction to a Night Fury dragoness]] leads to a tragic outcome for him, [[spoiler:losing not only the chance to win her affection, but also losing his freedom]].
* TheHerosJourney
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Hiccup and Toothless. By the author's own words, "They’re brothers from another mother."
* IGotBigger: Hiccup got a lot taller after hitting puberty.
* IntellectualAnimal: Toothless in this story. [[spoiler:Part of the story's humor comes from his often denigrating comments about human anatomy versus dragon anatomy. Actually, Night furies have a very complex social structure, complete with relationship pairings and rituals.]]
* LadyLand: The Bog Burglars
* MementoMacguffin: Astrid's axe
* MissingMom: Hiccup [[spoiler:lost his mother after she fell from a dragon. Her death had a profound impact on both Hiccup and Stoick, leading in part to the awkwardness surrounding Hiccup and Stoick's dysfunctional relationship. If Val had been there, she could have been the mediator between father and son and probably understood Hiccup better.]]
* MuggingTheMonster: Some would-be thieves who learned that Hiccup has a dragon. [[spoiler:The Væringjar also learn to '''THEIR''' shock that Hiccup has some very divine people who would like to see him live.]]
* MythologyGag: Several to the books, and the movie itself. Examples:
** Hiccup being referred to as Hiccup the Useless, as well as the other titles some of the other Vikings got.
** [[spoiler:Fishlegs getting a Basic Brown dragon.]]
** The Meathead clan [[spoiler: getting to the Green Death]] in a similar way to how [[spoiler: Berk]] did it in the movie.
* NotBrainwashed: Hiccup tries to desperately tell the Miklagard Vikings that Toothless hasn't hypnotized him into flying with him. They don't believe him until [[spoiler:he nearly dies from the axe blow meant for Toothless, and Toothless in turn remains defensive and bossy while Hiccup is recovering]].
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Of the mind-controlling, winged and scaled variety. Hey, Green Death!
* ParentalSubstitute: Gobber is this to Hiccup. Here's the in story reason:
--> "A world-travelling mother who counterbalanced her absence with trinkets, a chief for a father, present only in proximity... it was no wonder Gobber knew Hiccup better than either of his parents had."
* PostKissCatatonia: [[spoiler:Camicazi]] had a moment of this after the ShutUpKiss mentioned below.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Camicazi does something like this after hearing that [[spoiler:Hiccup doesn't regret leaving in the first place]].
--> '''Camicazi''': "[[spoiler:I! Am! Marrying! Snot! Lout!]]"
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Gudrid.
* RazorWings: [[spoiler:Astrid's dragon,]] the Timberjack that Hiccup freed, as well as every other Timberjack for that matter.
* RealityEnsues:
** You can't change centuries of prejudice in a matter of days or hours. Hiccup for this reason makes it a point to hide Toothless when going into towns and villages.
** [[spoiler:Even though Hiccup had an accelerated rate of recovery, the large amount of time he spent in bed recovering after TakingTheBullet caused him to lose a lot of muscle mass, forcing him to work hard to get it all back.]]
* RecursiveFanfiction: This story has a spin-off oneshot focusing on Hiccup and the Elder called "[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7250994/1/The_Elders_Prediction ''The Elder's Prediction'']]".
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Hiccup is insulted when the Miklagard Vikings offer to give him back his rubies and let him leave the city alive while they keep and kill Toothless.
* SequelHook:
** Hiccup is [[spoiler:cursed to live forever, thanks to Loki. He and Toothless survive to the present day.]]
** Astrid knows that [[spoiler:her axe was used to give the blow that scarred Hiccup's back.]]
** Hiccup at some point returns to Berk and the Bog Islands [[spoiler:to spend time with his child Alivia.]]
** Astrid also will eventually [[spoiler:challenge Snotlout for his position as chief since she sees herself as a more competent leader.]]
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Although, it did take Hiccup getting drunk to realize/accept this of [[spoiler:Camicazi]].
* ShipTease: Plenty, the most notable ships teased being Hiccup/Gudrid, [[spoiler: Hiccup/Camicazi]], and [[spoiler: Hiccup/Astrid]].
** [[spoiler:VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Camicazi, in the [[BabiesEverAfter post-fic]] one-shot.]]
* ShownTheirWork: The author has done her homework about the historical period and the encountered languages. It shows when we have some pleasant surprises like accurate French or ''Hungarian''. Still, it is the current version of these languages, not necessarily the ones spoken during that time period.
* ShutUpKiss: Hiccup does this to [[spoiler:Camicazi]] when she was ranting on his actions.
* StarCrossedLovers: Hiccup and Gudrid.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Hiccup interposed himself between Toothless and an axe.]]
* {{Tomboy}}: Camicazi and Astrid.
* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet: [[spoiler:Snotlout to Hiccup.]]
* TheTimeOfMyths: The setting of the story.
* TookALevelInBadass: Hiccup, [[spoiler:but only after a training by a Hungarian seer and having matured a little.]]
* WalkingTheEarth: Well, Flying The Earth, the result of Hiccup's self-exile with Toothless. [[TheHerosJourney It helps Hiccup to grow as a person]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: As part of a running gag, Toothless expresses his interest in eating the messenger hawk Hiccup uses for communicating with Berk.
-->[[spoiler:'''*Averted*''']]
-->[[spoiler:'''Bersi:''' "All I know is our fastest messenger hawk wasn't around when we needed tae contact Mogadon about that treachery incident. Now I'm nae pointin' fingers—"]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Hiccup:''' "It was him."]]
* WhatIf: Bread and butter of this story.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: [[spoiler:Once Hiccup is back to Berk, he engaged into that sort of relationship with Astrid.]]
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Even when [[spoiler:Hiccup returns, he realizes that he can't stay on Berk. He's changed too much, and he has his mother's wandering spirit. His father reluctantly accepts that.]]
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