Hiccup stared out at sea, hands in pockets, waiting for his mother. Things had gotten out of hand with Astrid. No longer could he just stand aside. He had to do something, but first he needed answers. He couldn’t let anything happen to his children, no matter how much he loved his wife.
“Calm down son.” She berated him. “Yes, I’ve had an inkling as to what’s been going on with the child, talking to her mother my suspicions were confirmed.”
“What-” Hiccup cut himself off, biting his lip, and turning away. A sarcastic laugh escaped as he shook his head. “For the love of Thor mother! Just tell me!”
“Do you remember the stories I used to tell you when you were a mere babe?”
“Seidhkona’s are extremely gifted seers, often revered in our communities for their powers and their ability to contact the other side. We are descended from one of the greatest Seidhkona’s in history, which is why, even though we do not have the same powers as one, we are still greatly gifted.
‘Speaking to Astrid’s mother after her actions during her pregnancy and labor, I did a little more research and everything fits.” Valka fell silent and Hiccup waited.
“So, I believe that Astrid is a true Seidhkona.” Valka declared, she looked at Hiccup as if waiting for some sort of epiphany that never came, rather, he grew frustrated.
“And? What’s that got to do with how she’s been acting?”
“Ugh.” Valka shook her head at her son. “It means, that all of her behavior leads back to her gifts. The dreams are premonitions of possible futures and outcomes, the abrupt change in attitude is when other spirits visit her body to give her a message. She’s just not aware of it. It’s all subconscious and it’s driving her insane. It’s literally taking away her sanity.”
They stood and stared at each other in silence for several moments before they were interrupted by Snotlout and Fishlegs running down the hill, shouting and waving their arms.
“What are they doing?” Valka murmured watching them bewildered.
For a moment, Hiccup stood with her, then he discerned what was being shouted.
He didn’t need to hear anymore before he took off, startling his mother and bypassing the two within mere seconds.
“Hiccup!” Valka called after him, but he didn’t hear her.
His wife was in trouble.