"You know I just happened to notice the book had nothing on Night Furies. Is there like another book? Or a sequel? Maybe a little Night Fury pamphlet?" Hiccup was talking to Gobber, while the teenagers rushed past, the last one being Ferno, who dragged him with him. "WHAT?!" A massive fire blast missed him just by a few inches.
"Focus Hiccup! You're not even trying!" Gobber yelled at the smallest boy. "Today is all about ATTACK! Nadders a quick and lighter on their feet. Your job is to be quicker and lighter."
The Nadder spot spines at Fishlegs. "I'm really beginning to question your teaching methods."
"Look for its blind spot. Every dragon has one. Find it, hide in it, and strike." Gobber said, looking unamused.
Ferno leaned with his back against a wall, waiting for the Nadder, who was currently occupied with the twins. He skipped from wall to wall in a zigzag motion.
"Do you ever bathe?"
"If you don't like it, then just get your own blind spot."
"How about I give you one!"
They bickered, forgetting all about the angry Nadder in front of them, who released a deadly blast of the hottest flame in the Dragon World, at them.
"Blind spot? Yes. Deaf spot? Not so much." Ferno rolled his eyes at their mentor's comments.
"Hey, so how would one sneak up on a Night Fury?" Hiccup continued asking.
"Seriously?!" Ferno hissed at him, as Astrid and Snotlout leaned against the same wall.
"No one's ever met one and lived to tell the tale. Now get in there!" Gobber yelled, equally annoyed.
"I know, I know, but hypothetically..." Hiccup continued.
"Hiccup!" Astrid hissed, losing her patience. She gestured for him to get down, which he did. "This one is mine," Astrid said, venomously, pulling Ferno back, making him crash into Hiccup.
"Hey! Violent Woman!" Ferno yelled annoyed.
Astrid leapt out of their hiding area, her axe ready to strike the Nadder- but Snotlout pushed in front of her.
"Watch out, babe, I'll take care of this." Snotlout threw his hammer, but it missed, by far. Snotlout looked at Astrid with embarrassment. "The sun was in my eyes, Astrid! What do you want me to do? Astrid. Block out of the sun? I can do that, but I don't have time right now."
Ferno and Hiccup got up, with Ferno shaking his head with disbelief. He ran up one of the falling walls and jumped ... his sword in the air ... with a battle cry ... aiming for the Nadder.
But it noticed him, and immediately shot spines at him. On quick reflexes, he covered himself with his shield, but that sent him flying back, hitting the wall.
Ferno was briefly unconscious to see a wall almost slamming onto his brother with Astrid on top of it jumping off ... and landing on Hiccup. Resulting in a mess of limbs.
"Ooh, love on the battlefield." Tuffnut sniggered.
"She could do better." Ruffnut joined her brother.
Ferno desperately tried to hold back the laughter as his brother and friend were in a very awkward position. Hiccup dreamed of being in that position, just not at that moment, in that situation, and with Astrid's attitude to him.
She quickly managed to untangle herself and whack the Nadder with her axe. Then she turned to Hiccup.
"Is this some kind of joke to you? Our parent's war is about to become ours. Figure out which side you're on." Astrid yelled at him as he cowered on the floor.
"Astrid, come on." Ferno walked up to her and spoke in a stern voice. "Lay off him ... literally." Ferno sniggered at the last bit, joined by the other teens present.
"Shut up," Astrid said, walking past Ferno, hitting his shoulder. He couldn't help but notice that a small blush crept on her face.
Ferno walked up to Hiccup and offered a hand up. Hiccup took it. Ferno continued chuckling.
"You know, you might as well listen to Astrid, shut up," Hiccup growled.
"As they say, be careful what you wish for." Ferno didn't listen to Hiccup's advice and continued laughing as they exited the Arena.
"Are you done?" Hiccup looked at his brother who was laughing uncontrollably.
"No, and I won't be for the next month."