Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 1Ludwig glanced nervously towards his brother and closest friend, before looking back towards who would become "the main goal of tonight", as his brother put it. Loosening the knot of his tie, slightly, he made his way towards the girl who was laughing with abandon, the girl whose eyes were sparkling with laughter, the girl whose mere gesture could make his heart feel all funny...
...he really had been around Feliciano too much, he concluded.
Clearing his throat in preparation for his introduction to [Name], he was caught completely off guard when she turned around, the smile on her face growing wider when she saw him.
"Ludwig!" She exclaimed. "What a pleasant surprise! It's nice to see you here!"
"Uh...ja..." was all he managed to say.
"It sure is...a surprise, seeing you not working, and in a place like this!"
"I hope it's a good surprise." Ludwig found himself replying, before he realised that it was absolutely wrong for him to say that, and that I might hurt his chances with [Name]
Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 3"I'm really glad you showed up, Ludwig!" [Name] said, laughing, as she came up to Ludwig. Ludwig felt compelled to return at least half a smile she looked such a sight, in a formal cut dress, that just went to below her knees. Ludwig tried his hardest not to gaze at her legs, and succeeded mostly.Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 33 years ago in Romance More Like This
"It's for a good cause, after all." He replied politely, as he shook her hand.
"Oh, that's right!" She exclaimed, all of a sudden. "We did meet at a pet store, so I wanted to ask...do you have any pets?"
He nodded, in reply. "Three dogs."
"Three dogs?" Her eyes seemed to light up with joy. "What are their names?"
"Uh...Blackie, Berlitz a-and Aster." He looked away from her, all of a sudden, hoping that she had not noticed his slight stutter. He had many topics in mind, on what she could talk about polite chatter and such, but...his dogs? He was absolutely unprepared for that!
She squeezed her eyes shut, momentarily, and opened them again. "That's so cute, Ludwig! I s
Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 2"Look Good."Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
Ludwig looked at the list in his hand. What would it mean to "look good", anyway? Would it involve him wearing what he usually left aside for special occasions, or-
"Ciao, Ludwig!" He heard an all-too familiar voice, making him jump. Slowly turning towards the doorway of his bedroom, he was met with the sight of a hyper-active Italian.
NOT a good thing.
"Gilbert sent me to help you with the next thing on your list!" He chirped. Ludwig felt his headache coming back, stronger than ever.
~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~
Ludwig winced, but he still remained silent. "The quieter I am, the less interruptions there will be, and the quicker this will be over," he thought. Yet, when the tailor jabbed him with yet another pin, he felt his anger slipping all the more.
"Feliciano...was a...tailored suit really necessary?" he asked through clenched teeth.
"But, Doitsu! You should see it! It will suit you so
Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 4"Speak to her? But I already-"Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 43 years ago in Romance More Like This
Gilbert scoffed, interrupting his younger brother. "When we say talk, we don't mean "Oh, hey [Name], nice weather, isn't it?" We mean actually talk!"
"Vee~" Feliciano decided now would be a good time to step in and help his confused friend. "What he means is that you should speak to her like you speak to us!"
Ludwig was even more confused than before. "But, what do you mean just-"
"You can't speak to her about your DVD collection, though. Heck, that'd probably put her off..."
"Bruder!" was all that Ludwig could exclaim.
"Well, if she is your friend, and we are your friends, then just talk to her like you talk to us!" Feliciano continued. Both Ludwig and Gilbert paused to turn around and listen to the Italian. "And if bella [Name] feels the same way that you do for her, you'll both become good friends, no?"
~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~
Speak to her, just like a fr
Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 5The meetings at the pub had become more frequent, and Ludwig and [Name] seemed to be getting closer. Even Gilbert seemed to concur that.Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 53 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Which step are you on, Ludwig?" He asked, all of a sudden, over breakfast.
"Step? I don't know what-"
"The Ten Steps."
"Ah." Ludwig gulped. "Ahh...five, I think."
"Gilbert laughed in his usual, raucous manner. "Man, if I were you, I'd totally ask her out, now! I'd bring her back home, cook for her, and then maybe-"
"Danke, but I think I shall stick to the plan." Ludwig hastily interrupted his brother. He couldn't think of doing that to [Name]...
"And that's why you're my little bruder." Gilbert chuckled, as he ruffled Ludwig's hair.
"Bruder...I'd just combed my hair."
"Try the bed head one day."
~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~
"So...Ludwig, tell me."
"Hmm?" He turned in response to his name, to the girl sitting beside him.
"Do you even have to go to the gym?"
"Or do y
Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 7"I never thought circuses could be so interesting, Ludwig," [Name] smiled wider, as she wrapped her coat around herself tighter. Ludwig glanced towards her, a smile on his face mirroring hers, as the tips of their noses were bright red, from the cold.Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 73 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I'm glad you liked it," Ludwig ran his gloved hand through his hair, getting used to the strange pain in the cheekbones that comes from smiling for prolonged times. "Ehm, [Name]...is this coffee place really far? Maybe we should've just taken the car."
"Oh, it's not that far," she shook her head. "Just down the road, really...I think it seems longer because of the cold...oh, you're not cold, are you?"
Ludwig shook his head, and [Name] continued. "Yes, well, I thought that I should kind of show you my thanks, and the bakery beside it has some really nice stuff, too."
"You didn't need to show me your thanks, [Name]," Ludwig chuckled briefly.
"Oh, but I do!" [Name] shook her head. "Plus, the coffee here is nice, anyway. You like coffee, don
Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - PrologueLudwig looked at the list in disbelief. "This...I can't do this!"Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Prologue3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Do you want the girl, or not?" Gilbert replied, almost instantaneously.
"...Ja."He replied, after a pause. "But...are you sure that this will work?"
Gilbert laughed. "Oh, don'tcha worry, West! Feliciano and I spent ages on this list! It's foolproof!" Ludwig bit back his comment about how this list was made by people whom he could consider 'fools' just in time.
Involuntarily clearing his throat, he looked at the list that he was holding. His brother's messy handwriting was scrawled all over a page, and there seemed to be...doodles made by Feliciano all around the edge of the paper.
How to get the girl of your dreams
By the awesome Gilbert Beilschmidt.
And some help from Feliciano Vargas
*Make an impression.
*Be her friend
*Speak to her.
*Make her laugh.
*Break the touch barrier.
"B-Break the touch barrier? But, brud-" Ludwig started, but his brother interrupted him soon enough.
Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 6Make her laugh.Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 63 years ago in Romance More Like This
"How does one make a person laugh, apart from making a fool of themself?" Ludwig wondered, as he supposedly "read" the newspaper not much of what he was reading was actually registering in his mind, but well...it was a fair pretext to think about what he had to, and no one would interrupt him, like his dear brother, because everyone knew he was reading the paper.
How do I make her lau-.
...well, almost everyone knew that he wasn't to be interrupted when he was reading the newspaper.
Slowly lowering said paper, he saw his overtly-cheerful Italian friend's face smiling back at his.
"I'm reading the paper, Feliciano." Ludwig murmured, half-absently, half-seriously.
"Sì, sì, I know, but I have something for you, and for [Name]!"
"Something for...me and her? But we aren't-" Ludwig was cut off as Feliciano stuck two tickets right under his nose.
"...what are these?" Ludwig asked, after spending about f
Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 8Strange weather caused strange behaviour, [Name] concluded, as she put her mobile phone down. Last week, it was freezing, and this week it was sunny. Last week, she'd had a nice outing with Ludwig, and this week, he'd explicitly asked to meet her at a FRENCH café? He'd also been acting rather...well, strange on the phone. His words sounded rehearsed and strained for some reason, and [Name] couldn't help but wonder what was with him...Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 83 years ago in Romance More Like This
He wasn't exactly the type of person she knew to be hanging around cafés, and neither did he ever talk so much to [Name] on the phone. In fact...
Yes, [Name] had heard these exact words before, but from Feliciano. That was the first rime she'd met the Italian, and [Name] could only deduce that these words were actually Feli's.
She couldn't help but laugh, slightly. Why was Ludwig using Feliciano's words? She had to ask him, when she met him...which reminded her to go and find something to wear for tonight.
"What on earth...?" [Name] couldn't
GermanyxReader - Don't Expect AnythingYou could feel the heat radiating off your cheeks, as you tried to keep up with the beat of the song that you were listening to. Your breath came out in short, heavy pants, but you still pushed yourself, tried to keep on going.GermanyxReader - Don't Expect Anything4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Because, if you didn't, you knew-
"[Name]! Don't slack! Keep on going!"
Yes. THAT would happen.
You turned around to see your German boyfriend jogging right behind you.
W-wait...wasn't he JUST in front of me? And why is he JOGGING, yet...faster than me?
Not being able to form coherent sentences, you just nodded.
"Just one more lap." He called, as he ran past, ignoring the baleful glares that you sent him behind his back.
Your eyes trailed him, following him across the track, until he came to a stop. Grabbing the nearest bottle of water, he drunk some and then poured some on to his face. The hair that he meticulously kept slicked back was falling on his face now, and you gritted your teeth.
Glancing quickly behind you, you noticed Kiku prodding Feliciano t
GermanyxReader: Snow Angel"Veh! I-its so cold out!" Italy shivered as the two of you walked down the snowy path, light white flakes landing softly around the two of you. "Come on Italy, its not that bad." "Bella, you're crazy" You smiled and rolled your eyes and the frozen Italian as you walked onwards. It was pretty understandable why Italy wasn't a big fan of the white stuff. Being a Mediterranean country, he was used to more of the warmer climates, so this wasn't his type of weather per say. You however, adored the snow. You're country was nothing but rain. You hardly ever got snow and when you did, it was only a ¼ inch and lasted for a half an hour so you loved being in Germany in the winter, even if you were out for training. Thankfully you were dressed properly, wearing a black thermal jogging outfit. Italy on the other hand, was dress in his usually training uniform. Not his brightest move but hey, this was Italy after all. Soon the two of you came to a clearing, finding Germany and Japan waiting. "GermanyxReader: Snow Angel3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Counting Down The Days - Day 3 :Germany:A Reader-InsertCounting Down The Days - Day 3 :Germany:3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Day Three: Steal a life size nativity scene and display it in your room. When he/she asks, tell him/her "I had to let them stay here, there's no room at the inn."
Ludwig looked up, his face as impassive as ever, as you rushed in through the door, a large bundle of sorts under your winter jacket. He was used to your outbursts of energy, by now, but...
"[Name], is everything all right?" He asked tepidly, as he saw you peek out the window.
You let out a sigh of relief, as you turned around, and smiled at him. He couldn't help but return the gesture faintly.
"It'll be okay, now." You said, as you undid your coat, and took out the statue of the baby Jesus from underneath.
Ludwig cleared his throat. [Name]...what is that?"
"Why, it's Jesus, of course!"
"Yes, but...why do you have this?"
"Well..." you paused, wondering how you would explain the whole situation to him. "...there was no room at the inn!"
"No room at the..." Ludwig was more than confused.
Prussia x Reader - Down By The Lake"[Name], can you do this? Sh-"Prussia x Reader - Down By The Lake3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Don't swear!" You whispered harshly, cutting off Gilbert with a quick kiss, as you slipped in through your bedroom window.
~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~
The next day, Gilbert waited for [Name] at the usual spot the bus stop down the road. But, she was late by fifteen minutes. His finger hovered over the green key of his cell phone. He wasn't quite sure whether he should call her, or not. Would her dad-
"Gilbert!" he turned around, to see [Name] standing behind him, taking deep breaths in order to gain her breath back. "Last night...Dad...down by the lake...saw-"
"Shit!" Gilbert exclaimed. "What was he doing there? How'd he see us?"
You shook your head. "H-He said that..." You gulped, as you forced the words to come out of your throat. "We can't meet, Gilbert."
"Was...? It wasn't often that Gilbert reverted to his mother tongue, but dire circumstances called f
Counting Down The Days - Day 4 :S.Italy:A Reader-InsertCounting Down The Days - Day 4 :S.Italy:3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Day Four - Hang mistletoe in the doorway. When he/she enters or leaves the room, plant a big wet one on his/her lips.
A satisfied grin was on your face, as you pushed the tack that would hold the mistletoe in as far as it could go. Placing the loop on the thumb tack, you stepped back to see whether it was in the centre of the frame, or not. It seemed to be.
~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~
Lovino Vargas woke up, rubbing his eyes, and yawning. He was tired, for reasons that were absolutely not worth it for, either. He'd had some horrible nightmares, involving a certain German and a Spaniard, and those kept him tossing and turning for most of the night. Turning around, his frown deepened, when he noticed his girlfriend was missing, but as the smell of a freshly-cooked breakfast wafted past, the frown disappeared, and Lovino got up, hurriedly, suddenly hungry.
He made his way, still s
Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 7Gilbert turned around with a frown on his face, hearing his name, yet the expression on his face softened slightly, when he saw you waving towards him. You broke off from Emma's grip, and made your way towards Gilbert.Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 73 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Hey, Gil." You said, exhaling.
"Using me as the excuse, are you?" he chuckled.
"Emma's one of the most popular girls in the school. What's your problem?"
"Oh," You huffed, understanding what he was talking about. "Dude, she's fucking creepy! She's so clingy!"
Gilbert looked at you, for a moment, and then burst out laughing. "C-Clingy?"
"She was clinging to my arm! Didn't you see?" You cried in protest.
"I'd bet that 75% of the school would kill to be in your position."
"Fuck no." You grimaced. "I hate my position..." Suddenly, an afterthought struck you, and before you realised, you had already blurted it out.
"You're not part of that 75%, are you?"
Gilbert looked at you, curiously, forcing you to stare at the ground, as you two walked together. "I-I didn't me
RomanoxReader - Let's Kill Tonight 2"It's a...an awfully close dance..." You mumbled, somewhat, as you straightened your back, feeling Lovino place his hand on the small of your back.RomanoxReader - Let's Kill Tonight 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
His gaze seemed to be focused over your shoulder, and he looked...uncomfortable, to say the least.
"Y-Yeah...damn him!" he offered, as some sort of explanation. You couldn't help but giggle.
"It's not funny." He retorted.
"All right...all right." You decided that peace was the best way.
"You're just saying that to make me quiet, aren't you?" He asked, after a pause.
"Pretty much." You laughed. He looked at you, curiously for a moment, and a shy grin spread across his face.
And you felt your heart unrequitedly skip a beat.
"I-I...I don't think I'm ready, Lovi." you whispered to him, backstage, as you were getting ready for your performance in the talent show.
Lovino turned towards you, his expression serious as usual, but the condescending look was gone.
"Look, [Name]...we've been rehearsing for the past month. I know I'm not the best, a
GermanyxReader: Transfer Student -Part 1- Quickly shoving the last peice of bread into your mouth, you sprint towards the train, standing at the station almost waiting for you. But waking up early (especially on your first day at a new school) was a bad idea, considering you had to take the train to get there unlike before.GermanyxReader: Transfer Student -Part 1-3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As mentioned before, you had just moved here and are attending your first day of school in this strange new city you lived in. The school systems were much like the ones in Japan; you needed to take an entry exam to get in and you were divided into classes, refrenced by how well you do.
Happily, you found out you were accepted into the school you wanted exactly in the 'A' class; the best and smartest group of students. But even so, you had left all your friends to come here and persue this education.
Now, you faced living alone and off of the money your parents would send to you for things like school books, groceries and a bit extra for buying anything within
Counting Down The Days - Day 7 :Prussia:A Reader-InsertCounting Down The Days - Day 7 :Prussia:3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"[Name], are you ready to go out the Aweso-...what're you wearing?"
"Clothes." You replies nonchalantly, as you opened the door.
"I thought we were going to clubs, [Name]"
" So why're you dressed in a Santa costume?"
"What Santa costume?"
"The one that you're wearing."
"I'm not wearing any Santa costume."
"So, what are you wearing?"
You paused, as you turned towards him. His eyes were slightly narrowed, and it looked like he was somehow trying to assess your motives, in some way.
"...clothes." You replied, after a brief pause.
"No, that's a Santa suit."
"So, they're not clothes?"
"No, I mean, they are, bu-"
"So, you were saying that I wasn't actually dressed?"
Gilbert shook his head. "N-No...[Name], I think you're getting this all wrong. You are dressed, but, I don't quite think that a Santa suit's the best way to go."
"But I'm not wearing a Santa suit!" You exclaimed, rolling your eyes.
Gilbert blinked once, then twice. Were you seriously de
Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 6"What are you doing?" Melanie asked, as she flung open the door to your room.Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 63 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Damn it, Mel! What if I wasn't dressed?" You scrambled up, off your stomach, and sat on the bed, cross-legged, yanking our headphones out of your ear in the process.
Mel simply shrugged, as she sat on the edge of you bed, and eyed the stacks of books beside you. "Why this sudden literary interest?"
"I-It's not sudden, damn it!" You were more than exasperated. " it's just-"
"Occult? Magic? What the f-"
"I just wanna be a girl, man!" You exclaimed, making Melanie look up at you, wide-eyed.
"But...I thought you liked it!" She replied, after a pause. "...don't you?"
You ran your hand through your hair. "Yes, and no. I mean, it's good, and all, but in all honesty, I don't think Gilbert's bi, in the slightest and-"
"So this is all about him?" Melanie's eyes were alight, as she got herself comfortable, sitting cross legged, and hugging a cushion lying nearby.
You didn't reply, and her smirk grew.
"So 'lil [Name] li
Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 4"Man, how the heck do guys even shav- OW! OWW! OUCH! FUCK!" You found yourself swearing incessantly as the blade nicked your chin, and the blood slowly rolled down. You pouted at your reflection in the mirror, lightly rubbing your cut, after you'd washed it.Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 44 years ago in Romance More Like This
How much longer do I have to stay like this?
~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~
As you mindlessly doodled on your book during English, you heard someone hiss behind you. Turning around, some kid shoved a piece of paper in your hand. Quickly taking it from him, you unfurled it, and read the handwriting in the round, over-inflated letters.
What's up, stud?
You turned around, and saw Emma, the girl from the lunch line yesterday wave at you. Eyes widening, you quickly turned around, and sunk into your seat, making a mental note to avoid her.
You were one of the first to leave class, when the time came, and on your way down to the lunch room, you thought someone had call
Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 8"Come in." You yelled through your mouthful of ice-cream, as you heard someone knock on the door. Melanie walked in, and you decided to ignore her. No point in asking how she'd gotten into the house she obviously knew where the spare key was.Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 83 years ago in Romance More Like This
"There's no point in me beating around the bush you like Gilbert, don't you?"
"...what made you think that?" You retorted, as you shovelled in another spoonful of ice-cream.
"Do you really want me to elaborate on that?" She asked, cocking an eyebrow.
"Entertain me." Your eyes didn't move off the television set, however.
"You're sitting in front of the TV watching a sappy movie, and eating ice-cream. You're acting like you've broken up with him!"
"It's not a sappy movie!"
"You're watching Just My Luck, [Name]"
"Oh, hell...am I?"
"Yes, you are."
"I wasn't even paying attention!"
"That's even worse! You're so upset that you're not even paying attention!"
"We weren't even together in the first place, dumbass."
"Look at me, [Name]," heari
Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 2Ich würde Kampfsport machenPrussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 24 years ago in Romance More Like This
~I would do combat sports
Und Macho lass es krachen
~And act like a macho
Mir den Verstand amputieren
~Would amputate my reason
As you entered the classroom, you headed straight for the back seat, and slid into the seat.
You had this completely sorted out.
If you were a guy, you should take full advantage of the situation, right?
Plus, this was temporary. You could slack off as much as you wanted, get into brawls, make stupid jokes...the possibilities were endless. Getting into brawls seemed to be a good option you could be just as rebellious as you wanted, and it essentially wouldn't matter.
And, then, once you were a girl, again, you could get back to your normal, nice self.
Nothing could be better this had to be one of the best things to ever happen to you, you thought.
You felt someone tap on your shoulder, as you were lost in thoughts, headphones jammed into ear.
"Hmm?" You raised your eyebrows, as you looked up, only to see an
GermanyxReader: Christmas PartyGermanyxReaderGermanyxReader: Christmas Party3 years ago in Romance More Like This
You pace around your living room, running your fingers through your hair. "What am I going to get him! Think (Name) think!" It was only days from Christmas, and you still hadn't found a gift for your best friend (and long time crush) Germany. "The stores are all out of things I could give him. Oh God, what am I going to do!"
You heard a knock on your door and you ran over. When you opened, you saw the Italian man you had invited. "Italy!"
"Ciao, bella! Why did you- whoa!" You pulled the man in and put your hands on his shoulders, looking him dead in his eyes.
"Italy. I need a gift for Germany. Now!"
"Is that-a what this is all about? Bella, calm down. I know exactly what you can give him!"
"I swear Italy, if you tell me to give him pasta ."
"Oh well, we can think of something else."
You flopped down onto your couch and curled into a ball. "Italy, what am I going to do. He's my best friend and I can't find anything for him." You looked up
GermanyxReader: The Trio's Winter Ball "I don't know vhy I agreed to zhis," Germany mummbled under his breath angrily as he fixed his tux up a bit.GermanyxReader: The Trio's Winter Ball3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Aww, common Vest~" Prussia said from behind him,"I svear, vhen ______ get's here, you'd regret not comming."
The taller man sighed,"I svear to gott, if you made her do somesing she didn't vant to-"
"Vest, I think your little crush on _______ is so cute," He said, making him sound like his brother was a little kid again,"My little bruder's got a crush!"
Germany tried to hide the red that was now spread across his face,"Vill you just shut your mouth for once in your life!?"
Before he could say anything more, France was standing above everyone, on top of an amazing flight of stairs that were carpeted red with gold edges,"It seems out final guest has arrived!" He announced.
Prussia smirked at his brother before joining France and Spain above all the others. Prussia smiled at Spain,"So, she's dressed
GermanyXReader: The New GuyGermany x ReaderGermanyXReader: The New Guy3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The New Guy
It was a typical Monday morning and you were walking to school with your best friend, Lovino Vargas.
As the two of you neared the school's gates you saw an excited group of girls giggling and chatting loudly. "Ugh, they're annoying." Your Italian friend stated "______, find out what they're on about, would you?" Lovino finished, shoving you towards the girls.
Slightly annoyed with Lovino, you stumbled over to the girls and spotted your Hungarian friend Elizabeta slumped against a wall, looking bored. "Hey, what's everyone so hyped up about?" You asked.
Upon hearing your voice she straightened up to greet you. "Ah _____, haven't you heard? There's a new guy starting today."
"Really?" You asked, interested. Since the day you began at this school there wasn't one new student, this was big news.
"Igen." Elizabeta nodded. "He sounds German to me. He's pretty cute too."
You blinked, slowly digesting this piece of information. You could