Chapter 17: Sad Song

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Astrid's POV

I was finally home again. Such a sweet relief. I'll have to tell Hiccup to keep an eye out for the guy who kidnapped me, but for now I just want to rest. This pregnancy thing isn't as great as you'd think. Well, sure there are some pros, but there are way more cons. Haha I even made a list.

Pros and Cons To being Pregnant
Pros
1. No periods for 9 months
2. I'm starting a family
3. I get to take naps a lot
4. Getting the extra attention from Hiccup. Watching him be extra protective. The way he rubs my stomach and talks to the baby.

Cons
1. No drinking alcohol
2. Constantly tired
3. Everything is sore
4. Nausea
5. Carrying extra weight
6. I'm always craving weird foods
7. People always stop and give me random advice

So yeah thats my pros and cons list of being pregnant. Which reminds me its time for number 3 on the pros list.

I laid down on the bed, finally glad to be able to lay on something that wasn't the cold floor. Slowly I started to doze off, my eyelids were getting very heavy. Finally I closed my eyes, drifting off. But then I heard the door creak open and my eyes shot open.

"Sorry Milady, I just wanted to check on you. Just to see how you were doing." Hiccup says, walking into the room. I scoot over in the bed, giving him room to lay down with me.

"I'm fine Hiccup. Just tired, like usual." He nods understandingly before laying down in bed with me. I felt a flutter in my stomach and realized the baby was kicking, again. I placed a hands over my stomach try to track the babies movements. Hiccup looked at me and smiled, I smiled back.

"May I feel?" He asked.

"Of course you can." I grabbed his hands and placed them where the baby was kicking at. His smile grew bigger once he felt the tiny flutter. He leaned down and placed a soft kiss on my stomach before whispering to the baby.

"You're ganna be a strong kid. You'll be just like your mother, strong and agile. Or you'll be like me, scrawny and a terrible lier." He chuckles. "But one thing is for sure, you will share one thing me and your mother both have in common and that is intelligence." He always makes me happy when he does this. Its so sweet seeing him like this. Then, he stood up and walked across the room. I sat up in the bed, trying to see what Hiccup was up to. He rummaged through a wooden chest in the corner of the room. Finally, he came back and sat down beside me, holding a small box.

"Astrid, do you remember the day we got married?" I was puzzled by his question.

"Of course I do Hiccup, how could I forget the happiest day of my life?" He fiddled around with his fingers. He always does this when he is hiding something.

"Well I never told you how I felt when I first saw you that day... When you came around that corner and started walking toward me, I was completely awestruck. You were so beautiful and still are. Nothing made me happier than knowing I would be spending the rest of my life with you. Every time I see you, these feeling wash back over me.... Astrid, I guess what I'm trying to say is that I... I am completely in love with you. And I'm so glad I get to spend the rest of my life with the girl I've loved since the day I first saw her. Not many people can say they did that. And that we are having a kid is even more amazing." I stared at him. He has never said anything like that to me before.

He turned to face me. "Turn around a little bit." I turned in the bed so my back was facing him. I felt him place something around my neck. I looked down to see a necklace. It was a beautiful gold color. The pendant on it was of a battle axe. On top of the axe handle was my name and below the handle was his name.

"Flip it over." He says, grabbing my shoulders and helping me turn to face him. I flipped the pendant over to look at its back. On the back there were words engraved in it. They read "Without You I'm Just A Sad Song" I looked up at him, his emerald eyes bore into mine. Gods I love him so much. That song was the song we danced to at our wedding party for our first dance. It meant so much to the both of us. We often found ourselves singing it to each other. I leaned forward and wrapped my arms around his neck.

"Gods Hiccup! I love you so so much! Thank you! I love it!" I exclaimed.

"I just wanted to find a way to show you I love you no matter what and that song is how we both express it to each other. I wanted you to remember how much you mean to me. The lyrics say exactly how I feel. Its true that without you I would be a sad song, I'd have no hand to hold, I'd feel broke like I'm half of a whole, and I'd feel torn like a sail in a storm." He says, taking my hands in his.

"Hiccup thats how I feel too, but unfortunately I'm not a master craftsman like you. Haha I could never make you any gifts like this." We both laughed.

"Its okay Astrid you don't have to make me anything to show me you love me. I already know you do."  He stood up and walked to the door. "Unfortunately I have to go do some chiefing. You stay in bed milady and rest that ankle so it can heal. I'll talk to Gothi and see if she can bring you a proper pair of crutches."

"Yes sir." I said, saluting him. He chuckled and walked out the door. I laid back down and tried to go back to sleep.
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Author's Note:
So I was really trying to get this chapter to you earlier, but I was swamped with homework. Again. So my apologize, I really tried. The song I mentioned was Sad Song by We The Kings. Its actually one of my favorites right now and I thought it fit perfect in this story. So look it up, listen to it, and I'm sure you'll love it too.

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