Pirate!England x Reader ~Against All Odds~~Against All Odds~
The gulls were cawing and flying lazy circles overhead. Unfortunately, the poor excuse for a sail was too small to provide any shelter against any droppings that might have fallen onto your head. The lack of shade wasn’t an improvement, either.
“Blasted birds,” you angrily grumbled and craned your head past the small mast to see how your sailing companion was doing.
As I thought, you frowned and threw him a disapproving look. He was suffering from apparent heat stroke, and that nasty gash he got earlier wasn’t making the situation any better. No matter how long you stood there and ran your mouth, nothing would get done. The task would have to fall on you to get the two of you where you were going.
“Fancy meeting a pirate who doesn’t know anything about self-preservation,” you snorted and began to tear a piece of cloth off of your skirt. You then leaned over the sides of the tiny boat and dipped the cloth into th
England x Reader ~Wishful Thinking~~Wishful Thinking~England x Reader ~Wishful Thinking~3 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Arthur, what did you wish for?”
________________ was leaning her upper body over the edge of the old wishing well, her short legs dangling in the air as she watched the ripples spread out on the water’s surface.
“That’s a secret, ________________,” he said.
Arthur rolled his eyes. “You know the saying: if you tell someone your wish, it won’t come true.”
_______________ shook her head. “No, I don’t think you need to keep it a secret to make it come true. Maybe I can help you.”
“Alright, why don’t you tell me what you wished for?” he asked.
“That’s a secret, Arthur,” ________________ replied.
Arthur cracked a smile. “How predictable.”
“It’s only because you can’t help me with my wish so I’m not going to tell you!”
“Fine, fine!” Arthur quickly said holding up his hands
No Coffee EnglandxReaderTea.No Coffee EnglandxReader3 years ago in Romance More Like This
You never cared much for it. It wasn’t your least favorite beverage, that spot belonged to the disgusting diet shakes your mother kept drinking and always begged you to try. Those were the worst by far!
That being said, tea still wasn’t that high on your list. You’d tried it before, and tried it again, but it just didn’t do anything for you.
No problem, you told yourself, Nobody says I have to drink it, right? And for a good portion of your life, that was true. No one would force you to drink if you didn’t want it, and most people didn’t really offer it to you anyway.
And then you made the error of falling for Arthur Kirkland.
Acquaintances for a long time before becoming friends, you started to pursue things once you realized you found yourself attracted to Brit. You didn’t think he suspected anything yet, which was fine. It gave you more time to – for lack of a better word – analyze him. See what he
Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 1~The Halo Effect~ 1Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
They were all wrong. He didn’t belong to any of them. He was yours and yours alone. You were the only one who truly understood him. You knew the other side of him, the side that he had hidden from everyone else.
Your cell phone rang. The moment you flipped out your phone and clicked on the screen, you knew who the text was from and who was sending it. It was from Allistor.
“Come pick him up,” was all it said and all it needed to say.
A heavy sigh escaped your lungs. Such a small action was supposed to help you relieve your stress, but you had grown accustomed to the temporary gesture of escape. By now, sighing had become no better than putting a Band-Aid on a deep cut; it could only help so much before the worsening pain started to erupt out of your wound. That wound happened to be in your heart.
When you arrived at the usual bar, Mathias was already waiting on the curb with his head hung low. You wondered if he had thrown up alread
Scotland x Reader ~The Caged Bird's Song~~The Caged Bird’s Song~Scotland x Reader ~The Caged Bird's Song~3 years ago in Romance More Like This
The breath of a haunting melody drifted towards the traveler’s ears. It far surpassed any song he had ever heard: it was so full of longing, so full of life.
Where is that coming from? he wondered as his feet seemed to carry him towards the music. The more he traversed through the wilderness, the louder the song grew until he could clearly make out the voice of a girl singing past the thick trees.
It’s not too far now…
What lay beyond the trees was unlike anything the traveler had ever seen: a cage wound of steel bars molded into intricately curved designs complete with lush greenery, a dainty little bed, and in the center of it all, sitting on a tall branch in a tree like a tame bird, was a girl.
Unlike her song, this girl was plain. She did not have the fanciful garments that matched her voice. No. She had nothing but dull brown silken fabric blowing softly in the spring breeze, and her hair did the same.
For a while, all
Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 5~The Halo Effect~ 5Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 53 years ago in Romance More Like This
When you woke up, the first thing you noticed was the smell. This wasn’t your home. Heck, it wasn’t even your car. Where was the familiar smell of sharp cologne and fresh-baked bread?
Crap, my head… you groaned and rubbed your temples. Everywhere hurt. Your breath tasted absolutely foul, it was dark, and— What in the world were you wearing?
These weren’t your clothes. Instead of the light jacket and jeans you were wearing from last night, your body was covered with a dress shirt much too large for your body. It might have even doubled up as a dress. And when you pressed your nose to the fabric…
It has the same smell as him… you thought, your eyelids growing heavy with the familiar scent.
You clutched the shirt close to your chest. It wasn’t too often when Allistor would show this side of him. More than anyone, you knew he preferred not to have company. Perhaps tha
Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 2~The Halo Effect~ 2Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
Thank goodness your job had such flexible hours. Had your job been anything else, you would have had to run around in circles calling up what’s-her-face or who’s-his-name to give you a ride to the main city. Today, however, was a leisure day. You had the entire day to yourself; you could do whatever you so pleased.
It wasn’t like hanging around Mathias’ apartment was interesting. There wasn’t anything for you to do since he was usually gone, and everything was already so clean. At least you wouldn’t have to worry about picking up after him like an official housewife—not that the two of you were married, of course.
I guess I should go grab his car, then, you thought and went to put on your shoes.
The route to Allistor’s bar was about a thirty-minute walk; it wasn’t far to get to, but if someone was drunk, there was no guarantee that he—or she—would be able to get home safely. As a result, you al
Denmark x Reader ~In Time~~In Time~Denmark x Reader ~In Time~3 years ago in Drama More Like This
It was strange of Mathias to suddenly invite you out to lunch today. Then again, you couldn’t complain since it was a lovely day, and the restaurant he was taking you to was particularly fancy when compared to your usual standards.
“Alright, Mathias, what’s the special occasion?” you asked as you took a seat across from your boyfriend. “It’s not our anniversary. That’s not until three months. Did you win some sort of scholarship or something?”
“How about I tell you after we eat?” Mathias suggested as he began to scan the menu for his meal.
“Hmm, okay…” you agreed and started to look through your menu as well. All the while, you couldn’t help but think that something was wrong, but you couldn’t quite put your finger on it.
Lunch went as typically as any ordinary meal. The two of you chatted as you normally would, the food was delicious, and there weren’t any signs of any good or ba
Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 8~The Halo Effect~ 8Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 83 years ago in Romance More Like This
Allistor heard the first customer of the night coming through the stained glass door. He expected it to be someone fresh out of work ready to drown his troubles in alcohol or get a little buzzed before heading on back home. This time, however, he couldn’t be sure what to make of this person taking a seat in his usual stool right in front of him.
“How’s it going, Allistor?” Mathias greeted his old friend with a usual, tired smile.
The bartender gave him a look of disapproval.
What business does he still have here? he wondered. Then, he thought about it. It didn’t take a genius to remember that ____________ had stayed over at his apartment. Even Mathias would have remembered that. He must have been here to clear things up if ______________ didn’t get around to it.
“What’ll it be, Mathias?” Allistor asked in his usual bartender-to-customer tone.
“Nothing,” Mathias said. “I’m just here
Pirate!England x Reader...The Bonds of Time Pt 1Pirate!England x Reader...The Bonds of Time Pt 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
Prolougue-The Girl with the Memory
"Oh why here. Why now. I thought I would never see him again!" You cried frantically slipping into the shadows of the walls.
They were all here. Spain. Prussia. France. And...him.
Even your brother was still giving him the evil eye. You put your hand to your face. "Oh Yao." You thought.
But why here? Why now? Wasn't he out of your life? Weren't you through with him? This was insane!
You glanced back at him once more. He and America were too busy poking France. You sighed. Slinking down into a sitting position.
They were all here. All here. You couldn't bare to look at them even. You looked out the window to watch the snow fall softly onto the ground.
Why though? Why here and now? The pain scorched you hard. Suddenly, your friend Mexico came by along with London. They sat next to you.
"Hey whats a matter ___________? You look pale." Mexico cried glancing from side to side. "Did somebody hurt you? Where is he I want to see him right now!!!"
EnglandxSick!Reader "Oh for the love of God...." (Y/n) groaned and shoved her face in her pillow. She had been laying in bed all day, having caught an aweful cold. She would get into coughing fits easily, had to blow her nose every five minutes, and, every now and then, felt extremely nauseous. This sucked, she had plans with her friend too! England, though she prefered to call by his human name, Arthur. She would have to call him and cancel, much to her disappointment.EnglandxSick!Reader3 years ago in Romance More Like This
So, she popped a cough-drop in her mouth so she wouldn't get into a coughing fit while she spoke, and grabbed her phone. She sniffled and bit as she heard a soft click from the other end, followed by a sexy British voice on the other side answering with a "Ello?" "H-Hey, Arthur..." "(Y/n)! What's wrong, love? You don't sound very good..." Well he hit it on the nose with that one... "I-I'm s-sorry, Arthur... I c-can't come o-over.... I caught a cold..." Though Arthur felt saddened at the news t
Pirate!England x Pirate!ReaderWARNING: I swear. Big whoop. Oh, and Captain _____ can be your first name or last. Whatever you prefer. ^^ (But it probably should be last to be an equivalent to Captain Kirkland...)Pirate!England x Pirate!Reader3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You were the best goddamn pirate on the seven seas. And everyone that had ever set foot on one of those infamous vessels knew it. Running on adrenaline, luck, and skill, you were always spectacular, which led to no one questioning your sex.
Black pirate garb, gilded with gold embroidery of the finest kind, almost always graced your skin, and your sword was never out of reach. With a back up dagger in your boot, you were a deadly foe. Deadly, unless you were evenly matched. So far, you had never come across an opponent even worthy of your presence. You pondered this lacking enemy in your life as you stood at the bow of the Raven, the wind and salt whipping at your face, and playing with your strands of (h/c) hair that escaped your black pirate’s hat, with the large black feather, and a (f/c) gem dec
EnglandxReader - Christmas LoveEnglandxReader - Christmas Love3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Staring out of the bedroom window, you saw the first few delicate drops of snow fall to the frozen ground below. A feeling of excitement passed through your body; you loved winter more than any other season during the year. You loved the snow, the snowball fights, the nights in front of the fireplace with a hot mug of tea or hot chocolate in your hands but more importantly, you loved the chilly time of year because you got to spend it with your best friend Arthur.
You had known Arthur since the two of you were kids. The moment you saw him, you wanted to be friends immediately, even though he was a bit reluctant at first due to his self-consciousness. Your small, awkward meeting blossomed into a fully-fledged friendship in a matter of weeks and it has stayed like that for several years. The only problem was, the pair of you went to different schools, which made it harder for you to see each other during the school year. That is why the Christmas season is a very substantial time for bot
England x Insomniac!Reader - Late Night CoffeeEngland x Insomniac!Reader - Late Night Coffee3 years ago in Romance More Like This
I craned my head to look at the alarm clock that was currently blocked by my boyfriend's shoulder, I sat up. The bed creaked in protest as I tipped my body forward, peeking at the red numbers that proudly pierced my (e/c) eyes that had gotten used to the dark, 12:30 AM.
"Awh," I groaned and flopped back onto the soft sheets, I rubbed my eyes "The insomnia has gotten worse ..." I muttered to myself, sighing in defeat. The bags under my eyes had gotten darker day after day, they where clearly visible now.
I sat up once again and tip-toed to the entrance of our bedroom, throwing a last glance at my boyfriend's sleeping face I squeezed through the opening. I cast a glance across the stairs, those weak and creaky stairs that protested every time your feet pressed down onto the wood.
I held my breath as I carefully tip-toed down the stairs, begging for gravity to be on my side this one time. I stepped onto the cold floor and went to the kitchen.
I took out a (color) cup
England x Reader: String of FateEngland x Reader: String of Fate3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Excuse me, _______ -san, but what are you rooking at?” a quiet voice whispered beside you. You jumped, surprised by the sudden voice. You quickly closed the window that you were searching on.
“Ah, Kiku! What are you doing here?” you laughed.
“I was searching for seh anime the schoor just got in,” he grinned, tilting his head so that his dark hair fell to one side. “So, pardon me for asking, but was sat the Red String of Faith myth that you were rooking at?”
Your face flushed a tad bit pinker. “Uhm, yes, it was.”
“I sought so. You know, sat is very popurar in my country. Do you berieve in it, ______?” Kiku asked, looking into your (e/c) eyes. You knew that look well. That was the one where he scrutinized every detail of your face, read the mood, and could tell when you were lying.
You looked down, gazing at the black keyboard in front of you. “Well, I think it’s interesting…” you said, your (h/c)
Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 6~The Halo Effect~ 6Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 63 years ago in Romance More Like This
Fifteen messages, you sighed as you pocketed your phone. You had a feeling Mathias would try to call you and find out where you were so you had switched your phone to its silent mode when you drove to Allistor’s bar just the night before.
“Are you going to reply?” Allistor asked noticing your conflicted expression.
“I don’t know,” you said. “Well, I’m going to talk to him either way, but I don’t feel that doing it over the phone is the best method.”
Your friend’s emerald eyes narrowed. “______________, remember what I said—”
“I know, I know,” you interrupted him. “I might say something different the moment I look at him, is that right?”
“It’s not just that,” Allistor added. “Who knows what his mental state is like after knowing you left him?” He paused. “You never did tell me what happened.”
You rubbed your neck
Shakespearean Quotations (EnglandXReader)Browsing the books on the library shelves, words and couplets and sonnets swirling around your mind as your brain tried to make sense of the required reading. As a freshman in college aiming to become a biologist, being forced to take a semester of Shakespeare of all things seemed like a complete waste of your valuable time. It also didn’t help that nothing made an ounce of sense to you.Shakespearean Quotations (EnglandXReader)3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Your eyes fell upon a collection of nicer-quality paperbacks nestled amongst the thick hard covers, bright colors and bold titles identifying them as some of Shakespeare’s more popular works. Upon closer inspection you realized that they weren’t necessarily books at all, but manga volumes.
This was the perfect solution! You would still be reading the actual plays, but the drawings would put them into context and all of your problems would be solved! You withdrew Romeo and Juliet, the play you were supposed to read this week, and began to walk away, but an accented voiced stoppe
Prussia x Reader- Home 'I'm coming to see you, (Nickname)'Prussia x Reader- Home3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
'I got your letter. I miss you too, so I'm on my way to see you.'
'I never stopped loving you. I'm on my way to our house.'
Delete, delete, delete.
Gilbert sighed and shoved his phone back into the pocket of his jeans. The buildings and trees passed by as he looked out the window of the cab he was riding in. He missed those busy streets so much, but at the same time, he didn't miss them at all. The one thing he had really missed though, was what he had with (Name).
God, he both loved and hated how just thinking about (Name) could make him act so differently. She made him soft; Weak to his knees. He knew (Name) could always see through his whole, "I'm awesome," routine whenever he's had a completely horrible day. She knows him a lot better than he knows himself. She was the perfect girl. She was his girl, until he so foolishly let her slip through his fingers.
"This the ri
Dragon!Denmark x Reader ~The Dragonsight~ 20Dragon!Denmark x Reader ~The Dragonsight~ 202 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Orbs of light danced in your eyes as you adjusted to the level of brightness. The details were fuzzy, though you faintly remembered someone neutralizing you. An explosion, a cry for help, a refusal, and a scream: these were the only things you remembered before falling asleep. Beyond that, the dragons and your parents worked their way into your memories and returned to their proper places.
You remembered where you were now. You were kidnapped, trapped by people who didn’t address themselves as humans. Who were they?
“She’s waking,” a voice said.
“The spell’s wearing off,” another voice replied. “Now we can see if the process was a success.”
Your eyes were still adjusting to the level of brightness. First it was the shapes, then the colors. Finally, when everything was in place, you could see them. With your memories working the way they were, you couldn’t comprehend whether or not what you were experie
Prussia x Reader ~Plucking~~Plucking~Prussia x Reader ~Plucking~2 years ago in Drama More Like This
It came off with no more than a tiny plink. The spark of pain shot down from your scalp to your neck like a microscopic parasite going rampant along the outline of your skull, gnawing away at what was left of your stabilized state.
Like a quick high off of cheap street drugs, the pleasure was small at first, a shudder running through you’re the upper portion of your shoulders before the first gloss of tears glazed your eyes in a shimmering salty pool.
It was easier to uproot the nanometer-thick strands of protein from your head than to remove the problems swimming underneath the surface. The relief was short-lived, and like every other addicting high, you needed to give it a little more push to get the same sensation—or in this case, a pull.
Eventually, your mind had become a blank slate, a dead mass of gray and white matter firing off just enough electrochemical signals to keep you alive; your body was receiving the right amount of stimulation to continue
Filth (England x Reader)Somehow, and although the young beggar never quite understood how it could have come to be, it was effortless to recall the events in which she had come to be acquainted with a figure of such untainted, valued status and blood. Yet perhaps it was not all entirely an inconceivable matter, as the delicate happenings of grace were often difficult to lose mind of, nor was it something she wanted to pretend never existed in the first place, and thus throw away whatever lingering worth there remained.Filth (England x Reader)3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
There was little to be said of mercy in the gutters, generally. There were not many possible words to accurately describe what horrors were witnessed, and what cruelty was so often delivered to her and those alike unfortunates who had no choice in the matter of the ways they would live, and the ways they would die.
It was a droning, painful existence.
He, on the other hand, always flawlessly looked the part of the clearly wealthy gentleman, his clothing fine and
Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 3~The Halo Effect~ 3Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 33 years ago in Romance More Like This
The "Mathias" out in public was the "Mathias" Allistor had to be talking about. The moment you saw him in the office, you spotted him doing something along the lines of a pep talk for his coworkers. The very way in which his hands moved along with his body as he talked made his words enunciate themselves in ways his mouth didn’t need to. Mathias was fairly tall. The advantage of height gave him a successful-looking edge that made him stand out among even the thickets of crowds.
What captured your attention most of all, however, was his smile. On that faithful day when Allistor had introduced you to his friend, Mathias instantly won your heart over with his bright, beaming smile. Everything about his stance, the air he carried, and the way he delivered oozed charisma. You, like everyone else, wanted to be around him. Just laying your eyes on him made your heart beat a little faster and your breathing a littler shorter.
“Oh! ___________, over here!&
Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 4~The Halo Effect~ 4Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 43 years ago in Romance More Like This
It must have been later into the night than you had thought because when you burst into the bar, all of the usual drinkers had left. Allistor looked like he was about to close up, too, because he wasn’t cleaning any of the cups, and the counter looked like it was squeaky-clean.
“____________?” Allistor blinked. “What’re you doing here at this hour? Are you looking for Mathias?”
You slowly shook your head and plopped yourself down at your usual stool.
“Then what’re you here for?” he asked. “It’s late. Don’t you have work tomorrow.”
“I want a drink,” you said.
For what seemed like the longest time, there was nothing but silence all throughout the bar.
Finally, Allistor broke the deafening silence. “Did I….? Did I hear you right? I mean, I’ve never seen you drink before, and you look like a mess. Are you feeling alri—?”
“Just give me some damn
EnglandxReader~Finding Face~Ch 1Finding Face~Ch 1~EnglandxReader~Finding Face~Ch 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Stop, thief!" a soldier yelled as you ran past the commoners knocking baskets and people out of the way as you struggled to maintain your distance.
Like hell, I'll stop! you screamed inside your head.
You were trying to make it to the end of the marketplace. That's where you would lose them because the alleys were so tight and the branches so numerous that the soldiers were sure to be confounded.
Sure enough, you slipped past a booth and turned a sharp corner pressing yourself against some boxes. You began to snicker once you saw the soldiers continue running down the alley. With your getaway as smooth as you had expected, you shined your apple and bit into it as you walked away from the scene.
You hadn't even taken your second bite when a foot tripped you as you were exiting the dark alley.
"Shit!" you cried out as you stumbled to the ground dropping your apple.
"Stealing again, ___________?" an all-too familiar voice observed.
"Dammit, Artie!" you spat some
Iceland x Reader ~Trying Too Hard~~Trying Too Hard~Iceland x Reader ~Trying Too Hard~3 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Can you stop that? It’s starting to piss me off.”
Suddenly, you felt like you didn’t know him anymore. You had heard rumors—rumors about what sort of hair he liked, what sort of personalities were attractive, and what sort of style clothing you had. It still felt strange having to go off on rumors alone. In the past, you had known everything about him. He hadn’t been afraid to share what he had been thinking of. The two of you were always there for each other.
So what happened? you often wondered. Where was the shy, kind-hearted friend you used to know…and love?
Your old childhood friend sneered. “I can’t even stand to look at you,” he hissed as he looked down at you with heartless ice-cold eyes.
That was the breaking point.
He hates me. He really hates me.
“E-Excuse me,” you quickly said and walked as quickly as you dared without breaking into a run. You didn’t want to look