You have to look really closely, but you can see that Hiccup and Astrid there, yeah, they’re just looking at the flames and stuff and, whoop, Hiccup just casually, without looking down, just takes Astrid’s hand. I know some have noticed that they are holding hands, but I just noticed that Hiccup takes it and I just, I don’t know, I’m just a big Hiccstrid shipping goofball. Hand-holding makes me squee.
I found this gorgeous animated short film, which was directed by Ishida YuYasushi. The stylization and charm reminds me of Studio Ghibli films or anything made by Mamoru Hosoda, the director of Summer Wars and The Girl who Leapt Through Time.