Prussia x Hungary: Liza, Chapter 7CHAPTER SEVEN_
I led the way back to the table, where we sat and enjoyed our Caprese pizza for the next half-hour. There were extra tomatoes on it, just like Antonio had requested, and the mozzarella was lovely and melty with the garlic and herbs. When it came time to leave, Antonio insisted on staying behind to help Lovino clear our table. Bella, Gilbert, Francis and I walked back into the freezing October day after paying.
We had walked almost a block and a half back before I realized: "Shoot! Dang it, I left my bag on the bathroom counter." Before anyone could say anything I took off in the direction of the restaurant, pumping my arms. I couldn't believe I'd been so stupid!
I made it back to Nonno Rome's with snot running from my nose and my cheeks whiplashed from the harsh wind. When I collapsed through the door, the first thing I saw was Lovino and Antonio sitting across from each other at our booth.
Prussia x Hungary: Liza, Chapter TwoCHAPTER TWO_Prussia x Hungary: Liza, Chapter Two4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Elizabeta, move your stupid feet!" The pang of a basketball stung my shins and I buckled at the knees.
My gym teacher waved her arms at me from the sidelines. "Come on, Lizzie! Let's see what you got! Pick up the ball!" Lamely, I bent over and picked up the basketball and clutched it in my hands. My teammates were shouting at me, each of them telling me to do something different, all of them angry that I wasn't doing anything. Blindly I threw the basketball at the person closest to me. It hit him in the head and he swore as it bounced to the ground.
"I'm sorry! Oh my god!" I exclaimed, holding my hands over my mouth.
"Make eye contact before you pass the ball!" yelled someone. I closed my eyes and prayed that the hour would end. I hated gym.
To my utter relief, it was almost 3:00 on a Friday afternoonwe'd h
Prussia x Hungary: Liza, Chapter OneCHAPTER ONE_Prussia x Hungary: Liza, Chapter One4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You, as a reader, may wish for more detail to my story than what I will give to my grandchildren. You may also be older than them. Therefore I will tell you everything as clearly as I remember itevery raw, ripping detail a brutally explicit glimpse into my past.
First: This will be an introduction of sorts, as it is getting harder for me every day to remember back to my childhood.
But as far back as I can remember, he has always been there. When I was at home, he'd be knocking on my door, asking me to play. When I was at school, he'd be there, teasing and making fun of me. I never seemed to be rid of him
His name was Gilbert.
The first time I met him, we were both seven years old. He lived on the next street over from mine, and we went to the same school. Gilbert introduced himself to me one day on the playground. Of course I didn't know what he
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The phone rang five times before Gilbert picked up. "I got your note," was the first thing I said. "Whatwhat was that?"
"How bad was the Hungarian? Google Translate sucks, jah?"
"No, no, it was good ahm " I tapped my pencil nervously on my desk and jiggled my foot. "It was sweet." Fuck me. What else was I supposed to say?
"Liza" Gilbert sounded uncomfortable and hesitant.
He paused. "Do you want to come over?"
My breath caught in my throat, and I swore over and over again in my head. "Ahwell" I peered over my shoulder to make sure my bedroom door was closed. "It's a school night."
He sighed. "You don't want to come?"
"Gil!" I cried. "I want to come, but my mom will never let me. Never."
"Tell her I'm tutoring you in history and you're coming over to study. Pleas
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"Works like a charm every time."
"What does?" I asked as Gilbert shoved a beer bottle into my hand. The kitchen air was cool against my skin, which was glossed with a light sweat. I stood against the counter next to the cupboards while Gilbert rummaged in the cooler.
"My awesomeness. How else would I have gotten you to come to the party? Or to come up here with me?" He popped the lid off his beer bottle with his mouth and spat it into the corner with a clatter before taking a huge swig. I raised my eyebrows.
"I have never understood how you can automatically assume everyone else's opinion of you," I said lightly, raising the bottle to my nose and taking a small sniff. I almost gagged. I hated beer.
"I don't assume. Other people's opinions don't matter to me. I know I'm awesome, and therefore everyone knows I'm awesome too."
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Over the next couple weeks, I realized something. Every morning I opened my eyes, brushed my hair and teeth, got dressed, ate breakfast, and went about my day. I did not feel any different. In my younger days I'd thought that having a boyfriend might make me more popular, or prettier, or cooler, but the truth was it didn't. I was the same old Elizabeta, only now I kissed one of my best friends, and I didn't speak to my other one. What difference did that really make?
Every day was the same. I held hands with Roderich in the hall and pretended not to see Gilbert whenever we passed him. Roderich would ask me how my day was going. I'd ask him if he wanted to do anything afterschool, and he would always say no because he had to practice or study or something. We'd kiss for two seconds and wouldn't see each other until the end of the day for PE.
Bella eventually g
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"Be honest with me, Lizzie. Do you think Toni likes me?" Bella had a dreamy, glazed-over look in her eyes as we sat over pancakes and OJ Saturday afternoon. It was about half-past twelve, and we had just gotten up.
My head was still hurting from last night, so I wasn't particularly ready to answer that type of question. I massaged my fingers into my aching temples, trying to make the party-hangover go away. "I do not know," I replied half-heartedly. "Did he make a move on you or ?"
Bella fixed her small pink mouth in an adorable pout, making her look like a five-year-old. "No. I was practically throwing myself at him all night long and he just couldn't take the hint. Are all guys that dumb?" She held her head in one hand gloomily as she put another forkful of pancakes into her mouth. My stomach tensed as she said this. My experience with
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Bella made me agree to help her drive Antonio "in the right direction," as she put it, and in return she promised she'd keep an eye on Gilbert when we went for pizza so she could put in her opinion. She stayed most of Saturday, until after dinner when her mom called and said she had to come home. After waving goodbye to my friend as she drove away, I went upstairs and sat down at my desk. I told my mom I'd do homework as soon as Bella left, but honestly I didn't feel like it. She liked to think that if I did my homework and studied, I'd get good grades. But I hadn't gotten a "good grade" in school since my dad leftlike I told you, I lost a part of myself when my parents divorced: the part that cared about success.
I jumped into my bed. I wasn't planning on telling mom anything, so for now she could just live in ignorant bliss. I went to sleep.
The rest of the weekend passed witho
Prussia x Hungary: Liza, Chapter 12CHAPTER TWELVE_Prussia x Hungary: Liza, Chapter 124 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
What is love?
Certainly a question asked by philosophers and common people alike, it has puzzled the world for ages. Songs and poems have been written to help artists untangle complicated feelings; doctors have dedicated research towards marriage and relationships to try and explain the psychology of it. It is something no one has ever been able to give an exact answer to. I found myself staring in the mirror that night asking myself that exact question.
If Antonio loved Lovino, it showed in the soft, gentle way he spoke to him. And in the way he held his hand by entwining his fingers with his. And in the way he looked at him.
He loved Lovino.
He did not love Bella.
That much was clear.
"I'm an idiot," Bella sobbed, choking on tears as she bent over the girls' bathroom sink. "I'm an idiot! I must look so stupid to him!" Trails of mascara ran down her pink chee
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I couldn't help but feel a little nervous as Bella and I made our way up the steps into the main entrance of Gakuen High School. The night air was sharp and cold against my bare arms, shoulders and legs. The dress I wore was shortit fell just above my knees in a ruffled skirt, and it had a sash around my waist that tied into a huge bow. Bella had ended up giving it to me from her closet, as she said green was my color and apparently her bust had gotten too big for the sleeveless dress to be comfortable anymore. I hoped I looked okay. I stumbled a little as we walked inside; I was not used to wearing high heels.
The lights inside were colorful and almost seizure-inducing; the entire school was scattered about the gym, moving to a song that was popular at the time that I've forgotten the name of. We saw Roderich immediatelymy stomach jumped when he came over to me and Bella. His
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"I am confused," I say. "When did you have the dream?"
"I am getting there, gyermekem," smiles Nagymama. "Be patient."
"I did not know you were friends with all of them back then," says Millie. "Please continue."
"In just a moment I think my throat is a little dry after all that." Elizabeta coughs lightly, and then reaches to her bedside table for a glass of water. "Oh! My glass is empty. Sophia, my dear, will you go fill this for me?" She asks me, handing me the cup. I nod, happy to be doing Nagymama a favor, and rush outside to the water fountains. On my way I see my mom, my dad, and Nagymama's doctor, all huddled together in a close group in the hallway.
"Mama!" I cry excitedly, running to her and tugging on her skirts. She shushes me.
"Sophia, not now. Where are you going?"
I show her the
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I remember the month of October to be the site of many exciting events in high school, for example Halloween or school dances. During the weeks leading up to the Fall Dance that year, Bella and I prepared everything from what we were going to wear to who we were going to hang out with afterwards. I was less enthusiastic, of course, but this year was going to be differentI could feel it. My main goal for now was to drive Bella away from asking Antonio to the dance; after all, it was on Friday night and today was Wednesday, two days after my visit to Gilbert's house.
"I think he's already going with someone," I told her awkwardly as we sifted through sparkly dresses in the department store. "Besides, I don't want you to abandon me with him. We should hang out as one big group." Bella eyed me critically.
"Toni doesn't have a girlfriend."
Oh, how right she was. I pulled out a pretty
Prussia x Hungary: Liza, Chapter 13Hi! Just gonna warn yaa~ Contains some strong language. Nothing you haven't heard before though.Prussia x Hungary: Liza, Chapter 134 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I spent the weekend in the sanctuary of my room, sitting on my bed and writing a letter to my dad in Hungarian. Well, not really. I wasn't going to send it. I just addressed a journal entry to him and told the paper about what had happened this Friday between me and Roderich, and how I was worried for Gilbert's feelings, and how I felt like the cruelest person in the world who didn't want to hurt anyone but still ended up doing so because she was too insecure to know what she actually wanted. Daddy, what's wrong with me?, I scribbled dejectedly. I need you here. I haven't been the same since you left.
I feared going back to school. I didn't want to have to leave my room and deal with the problems sitting on my shoulders. School came, though, because time moves on n
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"I can't believe you," I trembled incessantly as I drove down the highway towards my house. My hands gripped the steering wheel and I bit my lip to calm myself. "I cannot believe that you just jumped on him like that. What, did you want to get expelled? I'llI'll have to" I turned my head to glare admonishingly at him. Gilbert looked up at me like a naughty little kid. With a black eye.
"Where are we going?" he asked. His lip was beginning to swell.
"You hurt yourself," I huffed. "I'm going to patch you up because if we don't treat those scratches they'll get infected, you idiot." I sighed. "Really, I do not know why I should care. It is your own damn fault you got yourself into a fight. You could have sorted everything out like mature seventeen-year-olds. But no. We had to do things the middle school way,
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"Your lip stopped bleeding," I said, touching his mouth gently. Gilbert kissed the tips of my fingers. The sun streamed in through the windows and warmed my back. The only sound was our slightly heavy breathing.
"I want to be with you," he said softly, taking my hand in his, holding me captive. "Can we, Liza? Can we please?"
I felt his hand squeeze mine, like he was afraid I was going to jump up and leave him.
Why didn't he know?
Why didn't he know that I wanted to be with him more than anything in the world?
"If you still want to be with Roderich" he stumbled when I didn't say anything.
"No." I shook my head. "I don't want him anymore. He wasn't good for me. He didn't let me be who I was." I smiled gently at him, and his beaten, battered face lit up as he realized what I was saying.&
Prussia x Hungary: Liza, ProloguePROLOGUE_Prussia x Hungary: Liza, Prologue4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I can't get to him.
There is a wall blocking my path.
Where did it come from?
Why is it here?
Who would want to do this to us?
I can hear him on the other side of it:
Awful, tortured, strangled screams;
But I am losing the sound
And I am alone, again.
My grandmother's kind old face studies the piece of poetry for a moment, and then she puts it down. She looks up at us from the comfort of her white hospital bed. "Mills, did you really write this?" she asks in her soft voice. My older sister nods happily; she's been bragging for the past few days about how her poem was said to be the best in her class. "It's quite good," says Nagymama Elizabeta, carefully reexamining the piece of paper. "In fact, I can't believe how beautiful your writing is!"
Millie beams at her. "Köszönöm, Nagymama!"
We are all Hungarian. Millie and I don't spe
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The room as always was dimly lit and the darkness seeped into every corner of the room. Ulquiorra made his way inside the spacious room and looked around for Aizen or any of his subordinates. His hands were still sweaty from holding Inoue and they slid off the edge of a chair as he grabbed at it, leaving a slightly damp area on the head of the seat. The table as always was immaculate and the seating was arranged symmetrically, bearing the tall backed chairs and the same bland atmosphere like all the other rooms.
'Hmmm So you brought the girl did ya?' Gin had appeared from one of the dark corners and his menacing smile and ragged grey hair almost felt like a challenge to win over for Ulquiorra. He walked forward in his long white clothing and stood directly in front of Ulquiorra, waiting for a response.
'Yes, I placed her in the same room as before and have successfully chained her.' He glared deep into Gin's face, trying to seem as convincible as possible.
'Any intruders? It was
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Ulquiorra entered the new hideout, where everyone huddled around each other, coordinating a plan. He took the seat closest to the door and let out a long sigh, missing the comforting grip of Inoue's loving hands and feeling the stress hitting him as he disobeyed Aizen. Hands in his pockets, he calmly walked over to the giant window, peering through the emptiness; searching for a victim in the plain grounds of Las Noches.
'That's not even cleverly thought out ya idiot!' Grimmjow made an unimpressed face at Yoruichi, who seemed to be making a vicious cat like expression; her eyes pinned on him and her nails ready like claws. Grimmjow took no notice of this and continued drawing on a piece of paper, which was somehow the master plan to their victory. Renji, who was inches behind him, would be harshly elbowed every other second as he tried to elaborate Grimmjow's action packed plan.
'Cats can be so vicious,' Urahara added, looking pleased with himself and winking at Ichigo, who appreciated
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Las Noches. The palace of the Arrancars, and heart of Hueco Mundo, realm of the Hollows.
This whole place had been devastated by battle. Hundreds of Arrancars and Hollows had been slain within, and the whole place had been left in ruins.
But none of that mattered. Not anymore, and not to anybody.
Everything had been set in motion. Those who walked away from this battle would never forget it, and their actions, both Soul Reaper and Arrancar, would leave echoes throughout history.
"Is it ready, Kaname?"
"Yes sir." The blind Soul Reaper gestured with his right hand, and a giant Garganta appeared before him. Shimmering within was a hazy image of Karakura Town, their target.
"We're ready to launch the offensive whenever you desire, Lord Aizen."
Sosuke Aizen paced before the Garganta, admiring the view. He drew his hand across the surface, as if caressing a beautiful surface of water.
"So peaceful I wonder if any of
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With a loud growl he grabbed the cordless phone that lay on the coffee table next to him. Ichigo looked at the number on the display and sighed. "Hey Boss.", he said. "I'm sorry, Ichigo. I know it's your free day, but can you come here?", Tia Harribel, Ichigo's boss and owner of the popular bar 'Tiburón' said through the phone. "Why?" "I need you here tonight." "Why me?", the orange headed man complained. "Neliel said she's not feeling well, Renji gets another tattoo today, Rangiku is god knows where and my husband well " Ichigo raised an eyebrow. "What's with Starrk?" "He has a bad hangover and Lilynette is not helping at all. *sigh* I guess I failed at being a mother." "It's rather Starrk who failed at being a father." "Anyways, can you come or not?" Ichigo sighed. "Ok
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Ulquiorra's eyes saddened as Ichigo's words seeped into him. 'Lifeless'. 'After all this time'. 'Such innocence picking an enemy'. He imagined all the times he had treated Inoue like a prisoner, like she was supposed to be according to Aizen. How hard must it have been for her? As hard as it was for him? How could he be so weak to let Aizen control even the slightest emotion he had ever felt for another person? Clenching his hands into tight fists, he punched the wall behind Ichigo, which shattered like glass in front of his eyes.
'I have been alone all my life. No I don't have emotions that are obvious to see, nor am I affectionate to anyone, no matter who they are. I have always been like this since I can remember. Inoue is the only person that has been able to take me out of my shell, my shell of darkness. I not only love her for this, but for every single element. She has taught me what it is to love, to feel, to free myself. She is the only one who saw past my emotionless appearan
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Grimmjow's eyes slowly peeled open, and looked up at the entrance to the cave. He sighed angrily, remembering the events that had led to being there, and he tested his side. It still ached, but it wasn't nearly as sharp or intense as it had been before. Grimmjow forced himself to his feet, quickly found his balance, having not walked for a few days, and walked out of the cave.
"Where did what's her name Nelliel go?" he muttered to himself, looking around. Only the empty scenery of Hueco Mundo lay in sight, and in the distance was Las Noches. Even from this distance, he could make out some damage that had been done to the dome of the palace. Looked like the fighting had continued long after his bout with Ichigo.
"Aizen should have fun patching that up," Grimmjow snickered, tucking his hands in his pockets. He looked around for awhile, trying to sense Nelliel's spiritual pressure. He detected it about six-hundred meters to his left, somewhere
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The road began to darken and the crack in the sky grew deeper with every one of her breaths. Her long ginger hair flew around her tight waist and her teal flower clips glimmered faintly by the reflection of the unfathomable tear in the sky above. Blood stained her worn cheeks and tears welled up in her devastated grey eyes. 'Not again Please.'
'Inoue, we will fix this!' Ichigo too didn't look at all hopeful. His face was grief-struck and his eyes saddened with every rip of the sky. He turned to Urahara for some solace for his torturing thoughts of their town once again becoming ruins and everything of desire being lost. All because of his weakness to Inoue's hurting heart.
'Kurosaki-kun. If I leave they won't harm anyone in this town. Let me make this decision.' As she tried to keep a calm and understanding expression, Ichigo couldn't fail to see her true emotion of pure desolation. 'That way you can keep your promise to me by not fighting. It's the only way I don't wa
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The night gradually grew darker, but the echoing of footsteps around Las Noches grew intense with each second. The Espada were on the move and this was obvious to tell. Grimmjow, Ulquiorra, Urahara and Ichigo stood waiting. For death? For victory? For hope? A shadow began to immerge from the distance, edging closer and closer to them, slowly walking forward as to create more intensity. A foot stepped out of the darkness, light blonde hair and two crooked teeth visible as he stepped forward; his lilac eyes glimmering with a child's innocence and his child like body co-ordinating with this feature. His freckles were clear under his unfocused eyes and his dumbfounded expression made it harder to believe he was an Arrancar.
'Weh,' he muttered as he walked towards the group, looking as disinterested in them as possible.
Grimmjow and Ulquiorra shot him a shocked expression, both exchanging looks of anguish as the small boy gazed at his surroundings, almost bewildered by every bland shade of
.:GrimmNel - Finding a Hollow's Heart - Part 1:. Nelliel sat, silently keeping an eye on the Arrancar that lay before her. He was unconscious still, despite the fact that she had healed all of his visible wounds. A few hours had passed since she had dragged him away from Las Noches, and now, as she awaited his awakening, she studied him quietly..:GrimmNel - Finding a Hollow's Heart - Part 1:.4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She had known of this Espada, long before Ichigo had fought him, only, when she knew him, he had only been Number 12.
'Grimmjow Jaegerjaques' She repeated his name in her head once more, and slightly smiled at the sound of it. 'I wonder how he'll react when he wakes up '
As if on cue by her thoughts, the sleeping Espada shifted slightly and winced. Nel frowned. Guessing by the pained look on his face, her healing solution didn't do much for any broken bones or pulled muscles.
Grimmjow muttered something incoherently under his breath, then attempted to roll over, but after a moment of pain, d