Eret (son of Eret) was alone for the first time since he’d landed on this strange rock the inhabitants call Berk.
He’d been put to work almost immediately after Hiccup’s understated chiefly celebration just like everyone else, almost as if he’d always lived amongst them. He wasn’t sure if it was overconfidence, forgetfulness, or sheer need, but everyone just seemed to assume he planned to stay. It took the new chief almost twelve hours to even consider that Eret’s crew might actually be wondering where he was, he still hadn’t even asked if Eret wanted to return to them, they just sent out a Terrible Terror with a message as though the fire-breathing lizard was a carrier pigeon.
The fact that Hiccup had, in fact, been the first to remember that Eret even had a crew... including Eret himself, told the former trapper that he wasn’t going anywhere for a good long time.
Eret considered this as he walked along the only sandy beach on Berk, the