Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 2"Look Good."
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.
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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 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 34 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 4"Speak to her? But I already-"Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 44 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?"
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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 54 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 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...Germany x Reader - Ten Steps - Part 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
...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 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 74 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 - Prologue4 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 64 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 84 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
Counting Down The Days - Day 3 :Germany:A Reader-InsertCounting Down The Days - Day 3 :Germany:4 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.
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 24 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
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 64 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 - Down By The Lake"[Name], can you do this? Sh-"Prussia x Reader - Down By The Lake4 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.
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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
Romano x Reader - Let's Kill Tonight 3You really weren't sure what to do do you just continue, like it was all planned, or were you supposed to actually react to this? Part of your mind told you to push Lovino away - what the heck? It's not like the whole school's looking, or anything, right?, but...it just didn't feel right to do that to push him away.Romano x Reader - Let's Kill Tonight 34 years ago in Romance More Like This
Lovino drew back, and nodding towards the stage, led the bow, which you immediately followed with your curtsy. You could hear the crowd going positively wild, with whistles and cat calls. Plastering a smile on your rapidly reddening face, you made your way to the exit off the stage.
"What the hell was that about?" you found yourself exclaiming, as soon as the both of you were out of earshot of others. Lovino just turned towards you, with a blank expression on his face.
"What are you talking about, [Name]?"
"That kiss, of course!"
"Yes, THAT!" your anger was rising by the second. We didn't even rehearse that, or anythi
Counting Down The Days - Day 7 :Prussia:A Reader-InsertCounting Down The Days - Day 7 :Prussia:4 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 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
Counting Down The Days - Day 4 :S.Italy:A Reader-InsertCounting Down The Days - Day 4 :S.Italy:4 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.
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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 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 84 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 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 74 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
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
Spain x Reader - Selling Dreams 4"You may now kiss the bride."Spain x Reader - Selling Dreams 44 years ago in Romance More Like This
For once, Ludwig didn't look like he was blushing so hard that he would just burst, or something like that, as he kissed his bride. Clapping and various cheers filled the garden, and you joined in a well, cheering for your friend, who seemed the happiest she'd ever looked.
"It's nice seeing people happy, no?"
You turned around to find Antonio standing there, merrily whistling a tune, as he looked straight ahead.
"W-Wh what're you..."You didn't even get to finish your question.
"Oh, Ludwig and I have some common friends." He grinned, as he leant forward, to try and assess your expression. However, from the corner of his eye, he caught sight of two people he didn't want to see right now...
...or maybe they'd be the perfect excuse.
You made a strange squeaking sound, as you felt Antonio wrap his fingers around your wrist, and felt yourself almost being dragged through the crowds. Before you could coherently protest, or anything of that sort, you f
Spain x Reader - Que Me Quiten Lo BailaoAnd though I very well know that storms may come and I will fallSpain x Reader - Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao4 years ago in Romance More Like This
I know at the end of the day, I've enjoyed the good times I've had.
"Antonio, what're you doing?"
It was a simple question you felt compelled to ask, looking at your boyfriend sitting at his desk, his glasses balanced precariously on the bridge of his nose, staring out of the window, as he twirled his pen mindlessly in his right hand, with pursed lips.
Hearing your voice, Antonio turned around, and greeted you with a bright smile - one that you always felt compelled to return.
"What am I doing? Why...I am writing!" He declared, as if it were some feat.
"Yes, but...what are you writing?"You asked, as you walked up to him. Not only was it strange to find Antonio sitting at a desk, doing a task which required so much of patience and next to none physical activity, but it was more than rare to see him awake at seven in the morning!
He sighed, as he placed his pen down. "Well...I'm supposed to be writing,
RomanoxReader - Let's Kill Tonight 1You watched, unabashedly, as Antonio expertly twirled the girl, and slid his hand around her waist, as he caught her, for a low dip. You clenched your fists tightly, as you continued to watch them. The scene disturbed you greatly, yet you still continued watching, transfixed. Her own moves were flawless, and complimented his, perfectly. There was no way you could compete with perfection, right?RomanoxReader - Let's Kill Tonight 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"He's not THAT good, you know." you turned towards the source if the voice, to find the emerald-eyed Italian now sitting beside you, watching the dance just as intently. "He just makes it fancy - lacks the basic skills."
You scoffed. "You're just saying that because he's the one dancing with Emma, and not you!" Lovino Vargas had been a virtual stranger to you, until you decided to join the Latin ballroom dance club at your school - purely for Antonio, to be honest. You'd do anything for him.
That was where you had met Lovino - or Lovi, as you called him, much to his displeasure. You'd seen the l
Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 9"You're insane," you scowled, as your shifted your glare from Vlad, towards Lukas, and finally resting on Arthur.Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 94 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Well, do you want this done, or not?" Arthur snapped back, his frown becoming deeper. "I'm not obliged to do this for you, anyway!"
"Well, I don't want to be you damn charity case, either!" You retorted.
"Fine, then, I'm off!" Arthur turned around, but came face-to-face with Francis, who simply turned him back around to face the gigantic circle on the floor.
"It all looks so fucking creepy!" you shuddered, as you looked around you, at the candles, the dim lights, the circle.
"Look, [Name], this is for your own good, so you just need to calm down, and get this over and done with." Mel seemed to be the most rational of the lot, as she stood in her place, on the outside of the circle.
With a gulp, you stepped into the circle. The situation was unnerving, surely, but to get back what you had lost, you definitely had to give a bit, right?
"Are you read-"
"FUCKING HELL, A