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A fanfic made by Finmonster, a Fusion Fic between Brave, How to Train Your Dragon and Rise of the Guardians.

Winter has come to Berk, and with it the annual holiday of Snoggletog. Now, Hiccup and Merida will not only find themselves having to deal with the challenges presented by Berk's newest inhabitants, but also a mysterious stranger looking for someone he believes only they can find. Sequel to The Dragon and the Bow.

This fanfiction series contains examples of:

  • Accidental Misnaming: Jack Frost keeps getting Hiccup's name wrong.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Nicholas St. North is an immortal spirit on the same level as the other guardians in the film, while here he is reduced to being a Magi, a mortal human-being with a minor connection to the magical world.
  • Agony of the Feet: Merida kicks Jack's shin as payback for attacking her and giving her a cold. And she did it while standing on the snow barefoot herself.
    Jack Frost: Seriously though, I think she may have broken something.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: When Merida recovers from Jack attacking, she insists on trying to kill him, despite Hiccup telling her not to. When Merida protests, "He tried to kill me!" Hiccup replies, "And you tried to kill me the first time we met! Now where would we be if I had tried to kill you back?!" Merida doesn't respond maturely to this, ordering Hiccup to Get Out!, but she still reconciles with him later and concedes his point.
  • Arrow Catch: Jack catches an arrow Merida shoots at him inches from his face.
  • Blow You Away: Jack has wind powers in addition to his ice ones.
  • Breather Episode: This story takes place during the holidays and the treaty between the Highlands and Berk is still strong after Mor'du's defeat, and before Hiccup and Merida's eventual confrontation with Pitch Black.
  • Catch Your Death of Cold: After she recovers from Jack blasting her Merida ends up with a cold for a few chapters.
  • Christmas Special: Takes place during the winter celebration of Snoggletog.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: North comes across as strange and unusual for his claims and behavior.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: He claims that his reindeer Donner can fly, which is later shown to be true.
  • Cool Sword: While training Hiccup, Jack Frost created a sword made of ice.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Jack reveals why he's so nervous in training Hiccup how to use his blessing, having blessed the princess of Arendelle by accident and ruining her life in the process.
  • Dream Land: The Dreamlands. As a magi, Merida can enter it, with help from North and the Sandman. This become important with helping find the dragons' location.
  • Dual Wielding: North fights with a pair of mismatched sabers.
  • Dream Weaver: The Sandman, ancient spirit of Dreams.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Pitch Black, as North describes him in the story.
  • Evil Mentor: It's revealed that Hilde was taught by Baba Yaga.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Loki, Jack Frost and Thor.
  • Flaming Sword: Hiccup can turn his sword Bemühen into one with his pyrokinetic powers.
  • Funetik Aksent: Merida's speech is written this way, like the previous story, as well as North's Russian accent.
  • Gratuitous Russian: North occasionally uses Russian words, phrases and curses in his speech.
  • God Guise: Merida joins North and feeds chocolate to a small group of Elves. Later that night, Merida visits the dream of one of these elves, only to find that the elf now sees her as a benevolent mother goddess. She's weirded out by the sight.
  • The Grim Reaper: Toothiana the Tooth Fairy, ancient spirit of Death. Also known as Hel, Shiva and Persephone.
  • Impossible Shadow Puppets: Merida noticed shadows on the wall act out the tale of Pitch Black that North was telling her and Hiccup. When North finished, the shadow suddenly took on a humanoid form and slowly creeps up to grab her. Toothless and Varis also notice and react violently at it. Merida could only stare at it while she's frozen with fear until Hiccup got her attention, and it went away when she looked back. After Hiccup, Merida, Varis and Toothless left, North hears a creek on the floor and saw what appears to be a person standing at the dark corner. North just smirks and says it has to do better than that to scare him.
  • Invisibility: Jack has the ability to turn invisible at will.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Jack's first appearance in the story is him getting into a fight with Merida, Snotlout, Ruff, Tuff, Astrid and Fishlegs.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Merida named Hilde's crow Varis.
  • Nature Spirit: The Easter Bunny, ancient spirit of Life.
  • Pajama-Clad Hero: Merida while she's in the Dreamworlds, wearing her nightgown and is barefoot. We get descriptions of her barefeet touching the sands.
  • Persona Non Grata: After blessing the princess Elsa of Arendelle with his magic and accidentally ruining her life, her father the king banned Jack from ever returning to Arendelle. Merida encourages Jack to return at the end of the story, by telling him that the king and queen of Arendelle died at sea recently, so Jack's banishment should be lifted. And Jack takes her advice, flying off singing to himself while Merida and the Vikings are celebrating Snoggletog.
  • Playing with Fire: Hiccup's blessing from Loki has granted him pyrokinesis.
  • Related in the Adaptation: According to North, the Red Death is the brother of the Bewilderbeast.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: As with Loki in the last fic, the Tooth Fairy is a spirit, not a god, but her mythological identities qualify as this. To the Vikings, she's known as Hel; to the Greek world, she's known as Persephone; to the Hindu world, she's known as Shiva. One problem with this: Shiva is a male god. A more gender-accurate Hindu deity to use, gender-wise, would be Kali.
  • Snowball Fight: Jack goads Astrid into one that grows to involve most of the village.
  • Supernatural Sensitivity: Merida discovers one of the gifts gained from being a magi is the ability to sense spirits. She uses it to track down Jack later in the story.
  • Talking in Your Dreams: Merida uses the dreamscape to find out where Hiccup is located.
  • The Chosen One: Hiccup and Merida are destined to be the ones to banish Pitch Black back into the shadows from whence he came when he inevitably escapes whether they want to or not.
  • Title Drop: The title is the name of a Highlander song.
  • You Mean "Xmas": The holiday of Snoggletog is a clear stand-in for Christmas.