Sweet.Casually flipping through the channels on TV, the doorbell ringing was a welcome break for Christian.
"Door's open," he called out, expecting whoever it was to make their way in. The door swung open, but a hand caught it in time, before the handle hit against the wall. He knew that there was only one person out there capable of more-or-less wrestling with his door.
"Al," he smiled, turning his attention towards the door, and the boy standing there, with an inscrutable expression on his face.
"I didn't slam the door," his reply was prompt.
Christian laughed. "I didn't say you did, love."
Alastair rolled his eyes mockingly, at the "endearing" nickname. He would often pretend to be bothered by it, but in reality, he was quite fond of it...of course, as long as no one else was there.
"You really should do something about that door, Chris." he muttered, as he took a seat beside said person. "One day, the handle's gonna bust a hole in the wall."
"You've just gotta be gentler with it,"
SpainxReader - Selling Dreams 1Smiling as you woke up, you took your time getting prepared. Looking through your wardrobe for the formal suit you'd ironed out last night, and taking the time to meticulously apply your make-up, you wanted everything to seem perfect - it was your first day of work, after all!SpainxReader - Selling Dreams 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Checking your appearance once more before exiting the house, you slid into the passenger seat of your car, and played your favourite song, as you started to drive. It had always been your dream to be an events manager, and your first internship was with the well-known firm Selling Dreams. It was more than a big opportunity, and you determined to impress from the very first moment.
As you walked in, the receptionist looked up at you, assessing you quickly with a glance. Then, her face broke into a smile that was nowhere hear her eyes, as she asked you which consultant you had to see today.
"I'm...not a consultant maybe there's some misconception." You replied as professionally as you could. "I
Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 1A/N: I think this chapter will be edited later on...Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Damn, I really wish I were a guy." You muttered to your best friend, as you walked past the boys practicing for football, in the park.
She laughed. "I'm sure we all do, sometimes, [Name]. I'm sure we all do..."
"No, I mean, seriously. Like, dude! Wouldn't it be just the best?" you replied.
Your friend looked up at the sky. "Oh, well, look! A shooting star!"
You laughed. "All right, shooting star! I wish to wake up tomorrow morning as a guy!" Your friend laughed along with you.
"You never know, [Name]."
"Yeah, yeah...don't be hitting on me tomorrow, yeah?"
"Pfft. You? You'd be the ugliest guy, ever!"
~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~
You rubbed your eyes, as you slapped your hand around, trying to turn off the alarm. Stumbling over to the bathroom, you let the water flow, running your fingers under the frigid water. Splashing your face with some wa
Spain x Reader - Selling Dreams 4"You may now kiss the bride."Spain x Reader - Selling Dreams 43 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
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 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
CanadaXReaderXAmericaCanada x Reader x America - Good Things Don't Last Forever - Chapter 1CanadaXReaderXAmerica3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"MATTHEW!" You wouldn't have realised how loud you'd been, until his name actually came out of your mouth. Spotting one of your oldest friends, you couldn't help but contain your excitement as you dumped your suitcases and bounded up to him, tackling him in something between an ambush and a hug to the floor. He landed on the floor, with a resounding 'thud' but your fall was cushioned by him.
"Hey, Mattie." You grinned, beaming at him. You really were truly happy to see him. Even though you two hadn't met for almost over ten years or so, frequent phone calls earlier on, emails later and the wonders of Facebook had helped you keep in contact with your best friend from kindergarten.
He nudged his glasses up, the same shy smile you'd seen in photos of his online. "Hey, [Name]. Nice entrance."
"Well...you know me!" You shrugged, laughing. It was always fun to...well...most would probab
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
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
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
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
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 93 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
Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 2Ich würde Kampfsport machenPrussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 23 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
SpainXReader - Bedtime StoriesYou weren't going to call for help.SpainXReader - Bedtime Stories3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You weren't going to call for help.
You weren't going to damn it.
"ANTONIO! HELP ME!" You yelled as loudly as you could, and, in the blink of an eye, you saw Antonio leaning on the doorframe.
"T-That was fast." You managed to stutter out, trying to not be unnerved by his rather 'come-hither' pose...not at all...
"I'm always here for you, querida" he bowed, making you roll your eyes.
"Have you finished those problems that we went over?"
You narrowed your eyes. "Impossible. I thought you didn't even know how to do them a few minutes ago!"
"I guess you're a good teacher, then." His grin grew wider, as you realised what he'd been up to.
"You didn't ask Ms. Morton for a tutor JUST to waste my time, did you?" You sighed. Of course, that had to be the case.
"I wouldn't call it a waste of time, no." His cheeky grin remained firmly in place.
"You-" Before you could continue, Antonio interrupted you. "Why did you call for me, [Na
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
Spain x Reader - Selling Dreams 3Consciously, you avoided Antonio for the rest of the day, busying yourself with tasks. You ordered the tables and chairs, for Isa and Ludwig's 'garden' themed setting. Knowing that your first assignment was for a friend made you slightly relieved, yet...Spain x Reader - Selling Dreams 33 years ago in Romance More Like This
Pulling out your hairclip, and shaking your head slightly, you tentatively ran your hands through your hair, letting the refreshing air flow through them. It was time for you to talk to Antonio not that you wanted to. Well...not after what Isa might've told him!
You stopped a few feet away from him, as you saw him happily chatting away with someone on the phone in Spanish. Resisting the urge to facepalm at the fact that you realised that even after the whole day, all he'd probably done is organise a date with that girl from the florists.
As he finished the call, he looked towards you, a big smile on his face, and beckoned for you to come closer. Almost reflexively, you returned a small smile, as you walked over.
"I have j
CanadaXReaderXAmerica 3Canada x Reader x America - Good Things Don't Last Forever - Chapter 3CanadaXReaderXAmerica 33 years ago in Romance More Like This
Stuck in your next class, you were far too distracted to hear what the teacher had really been talking about. But, considering it was the first day, and you'd been fed the drivel of class syllabuses and responsibilities twice already, you figured that giving it a miss the third time round wouldn't affect you too bad. You scoured your copy of the 'Student Guide', which you'd carelessly shoved into, and now had retrieved from the recesses of your backpack. Scanning every page carefully, you knew when you'd reached the information of the person you were most curious about.
Alfred F. Jones. Same grade. In the school's baseball team. Hobbies include baseball, football, video games and eating.
why did it all make so much of sense? You couldn't help but study his picture carefully. Mattie and he really did look extremely similar, except for the fact that his hair was shorter, and 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 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 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 43 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
RomanoxReader - ManboySullen, moody, temperamental, short-tempered.RomanoxReader - Manboy3 years ago in Romance More Like This
He'd been called them all.
But nothing or no one had affected him as much as [Name].
When he heard that even [Name] thought of him just like everyone else, he felt devastated. Clenching his fists tightly, and squeezing his eyelids shut, he leant forward, his head resting on the wall, desperately trying to keep all his anger in.
But the words continue to replay on and on in his mind, along with the scene.
"Veee~" he heard Feliciano, as he entered through the front door. "It's really nice of you to be helping me, [Name]!"
Hearing her name, Lovino closed the door as silently as possible. This wasn't the best time to be making a loud entrance. Was his younger brother talking to [Name] on the phone? Why?
Her chiming laughter seemed like music to Lovino's ears, and seemed to indicate her presence, which made Lovino stiffen, all the more.
What was [Name] doing here, of all the places?
"It's all right, Feli!" She chirped. "I'm always wil
Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 3"I'm going to the mall after school." You told Melanie, as you met up with her in front of her locker.Prussia x Reader - If I Were A Boy 33 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Ohshi- yeah! You need clothes, right? I'm coming, too, then!" She replied.
"I...erm..." You weren't quite sure as to how to phrase this. "I'm going with...Antonio...and Francis..."
Melanie froze, and turned towards you, slowly. "Antonio? F-Francis?"
You nodded quickly, and gulped. You'd known that Melanie had this unnatural crush on Francis, something which was rather...unexplainable to you, but, nonetheless, you respected her feelings.
"You're...ditching me for them?" She exclaimed, looking at you with wide eyes.
"It's n-not that!" You protested. "You can come along, too!"
"Are...are you sure?"
A grin spread across your face. "I think Francis should know about this really hot chick I know, that has the hots for him."
Melanie blushed, as she bit her lip nervously, and nodded quickly.
As to their word, Francis and Antonio really were waiting at the back gate. You heard Melanie
CanadaXReaderXAmerica - End Canada x Reader x America - The GameCanadaXReaderXAmerica - End3 years ago in Romance More Like This
You stood in front of your wardrobe, aimlessly running your hand through your hair.
What do I wear? What DO I wear? You had no clue how to dress for a hockey game, but you decided on a comfortable hoodie and our favourite pair of skinnies at the end. But you decided to apply a bit of make-up, and fix your hair anyway.
Before you left, you looked at yourself in the mirror, just to make sure everything was as good as it could be. You had already called Arthur earlier, and he'd offered to drop you off. You were glad to see him waiting outside, and you were absolutely dying to get a ride in that amazing car of his, too!
"Hey!" You greeted, as you slid into the passenger's seat. Arthur nodded in reply.
"So...why this sudden interest in ice hockey, [Name]?" He asked, after a while.
"N-No reason" You stuttered out, hoping that he didn't seen the blush on your cheeks. "A friend invited me, that's all."
"Hmph," was his monosyllabic reply. "Bet
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.
DarkSpainxReader - PerceptionThe fine line between fear and love...DarkSpainxReader - Perception3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A small smile was plastered on your lips, as you entered the apartment that Antonio and you shared. It had been nice talking to Arthur, after so long. He was still his usual self cynical, courteous, quick to anger and gracious. A strange combination, no doubt, but, well, this was Arthur Kirkland we were talking about.
Hanging your keys up beside the door, and your coat, you kicked of your heels, and flopped down onto the sofa nearby, closing your eyes, and just taking in the warmth of the surroundings. Gosh, it was so nice to be inside, from the blustering wind and the cold outsi-
"Nice to know you're back, [Name]"
"Oh, hi, Toni, I didn't expect you to be there!" Your eyes fluttered open, as you looked around for Antonio, but he was nowhere in sight.
"What did you do, querida?"
"Hmm?" You were mildly surprised to see Antonio leaning on the back of the sofa, to the side of your head. "Me? Oh, nothing, really. Just bought
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 13 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]