constellations, ambitions, and things in betweeninstead of poetry,constellations, ambitions, and things in between1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
i want to live in
draco & orion,
wrapped in nebulae.
oxygen is too
want to breathe in
neither the gods
nor my demons can
stop me —
i will make the universe
A Quiet AnniversaryA Quiet Anniversary: Or, a Story from the Days of Empire, told through the Nations' EyesA Quiet Anniversary2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Outskirts of Linz, Austro-Hungarian Empire. 1892.
Most respectable women would have found the notion of swordsmanship, let alone wielding a sword as a morning exercise to be unbecoming of their stature. Then again, Hungary mused as she parried nimbly against her sparring partner in a field shirt and trousers, being a proper lady never really appealed to her. It also helped that unlike most gentlemen, her husband not only consented to such moments but willingly chose to join the Nation in them.
Most of the time, the Nation added with a playful smile as she blocked another attempted blow, the blade in her hand flowing naturally with her movement. Still, it did feel odd how Austria seemed more eager than usual, given that they were still fresh from a trip from Vienna the night before. Or how the man was quick in suggesting the field facing his newly built summer house, the
A Strained AnniversaryA Strained Anniversary: Or, a Story from the Great War. told through the Nations' EyesA Strained Anniversary2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Along the Italian Front. 1917.
Austria was tired. Tired of the seemingly endless shelling that could be heard this so far from the front. Of the bloodshed on and off the battlefield, more of his proud soldiers shattered with each passing day. Even now, his grey officer's field uniform still smelled of gunpowder, grime and God knows what else. And yet if not for the constant noise, it looked so much like an otherwise fine, cloudless day. Especially considering what date it is, he added wearily while going through the map laid down before him. Why did it have to come at such a wrong time?
In all honesty, he didn't really need the map to know that the Empire had just suffered a costly setback in the Isonzo. Despite managing to push the Italians back, their sheer tenacity and persistence of those Italians still shocked him. That they would throw themselves all for small sl
Radioromance Pt. 1Ghost transmissions: echo from the screenRadioromance Pt. 14 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
in an empty theater now forsaken to chronology,
with broken pilasters, crooked seats, dead dust,
paint and gold peeling, and the rust
as layers from a dream.
Her face: vignetted and soft in the glow of studio lighting
slowly decays, erased with time,
a living film: always shifting, ever changing,
the infinite and steady stare
of grey and hollow eyes.
Her coat shudders: outside,
in the cold breeze of final night,
and the sky shifts with broken verses,
revealing echoes of moonlight.
the fatal wound, the cigarette,
the silent noir
of the final scene.
the buildings -- corpses, monuments so decayed,
this steady architecture of movement,
these hollow roads: memory.
The distressingly well-heeled and ill-at-ease
Aristocrats of the old Europe, of the Old World
Are passing away
From the streets of Salzburg and Vienna
Geneva and Ljubljana
The places you dimly remember (hence how they are lit)
That have becom
2P!EnglandxReader Friendly Neighborhood Murderer 82P!EnglandxReader Friendly Neighborhood Murderer 82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
His words gave you the uncomfortable feeling that he was planning to kill you again. You leaned back in your chair, thoughtful, while Ollie handed you a cup of tea while he hummed.
“Oh, by the way, I still get Berlitz for the day, I need him for something,” Ollie remarked, sitting down in front of you.
“For what?” You raised an eyebrow. “You know just as well as I do that he starts growling and snapping at you when you’re in ‘that’ mood.”
“Do I now?” He looked surprised. “What mood is that?”
You stared at him. “You seriously don’t notice? When you have malicious intentions, or something along that line, Berlitz goes crazy. Dogs can sense that. That’s why I agreed to stay with you.” You folded your arms. “After all, who’d be crazy enough to live with the infamous Jack the Ripper, otherwise?”
“Infamous? I don’t know about that,” Ollie giggled, leaning
A Forgotten AnniversaryA Forgotten Anniversary: Or, a Story in the Cold War through the Nations' Eyes.A Forgotten Anniversary2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Somewhere near Sopron. 1967.
The morning was still young, if rather cloudy when a small house finally came into view. Thankfully, there were no patrols, guard dogs or searchlights anywhere in sight. In most other circumstances, Austria would have found the effort of getting out here, let alone slipping through the Iron Curtain unseen much more than a mere inconvenience. Still, he thought. This must be worth it. Today was, after all, the 8th of June. Has it been that long since the Ausgleich?
The day had been planned in advance for some time now, the Nation knew as he turned towards the cottage. But whether it was over radio, personal telephone lines or even handwritten notes, everything had to be done in utmost secrecy. Granted, it helped that his aide managed to keep the authorities in Wien off his schedule. Or that I've gotten them off my trail. He allowed himself
PrussiaxReader- Blind Date"So…"PrussiaxReader- Blind Date2 years ago in Romance More Like This
You swirled the straw in your drink around awkwardly, watching the albino German across the table from you fidget with his shirt collar, grinning awkwardly.
"You're an engineer, huh? That's cool…" Your gaze flicked to your watch. 8:05. Only ten minutes left…
Gilbert shrugged, "I guess…" He looked at his phone. 8:06. 'Nine minutes to go… It would be so much better if she let me touch her boobs…' Gil thought, irritated.
"Well, uh…" you trailed off, not sure what to say next. 'This would be so much nicer if he would cuddle with me…' you thought sadly.
Gil looked at your glass, "Are you done with your drink?"
You nodded, "Yeah. And are you ready to go?"
"Ja. Let's get out of here, Frau." Gilbert pushed his chair back with an awful screech.
You flagged down a waiter for the bill and looked over at Gil but he seemed in no hurry to pay so you took out your wallet, handing your credit card over and giving the German your famous death stare.
"I uh… left my vallet at home." He trie
Latvia x Reader - How to Deal with RussiaP.S. You are the younger sister of Russia, Belarus and UkraineLatvia x Reader - How to Deal with Russia2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I'm back!" you called out, opening the front door of the house. You had just left a while ago to buy some food, so you left those on the counter before heading to the living room, where you had heard the sounds of knives.
Sure enough, when you looked in, there was Belarus polishing her knife collection.
"Hi Belarus-nee!" you said cheerfully. Belarus gave you a small nod to show her acknowledgement, and went back to her polishing.
"Hey Belarus-nee, do you know where Russia-nii and Latvia are?" you asked, looking around.
"In Big brother's office." she replied curtly.
Well that couldn't be good. Giving her a quick thanks, you rushed up the stairs and entered Russia's office, revealing Russia stretching Latvia again.
"Russia-nii! Stop it!" you cried, somehow managing to get Latvia out of Russia's grasp.
"Aw, but (Name)…we were just having
Crazy Canadian Laws ReaderXCanada ~Crack~This was after I posted this but the law doesn't say where but I believe it's talking about public pools. So sorry for the confusion.Crazy Canadian Laws ReaderXCanada ~Crack~2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You quickly wen to the jail houseto see your friend sitting on a chair while Cuba was behind bars.
"Damn you America!"Cuba yelled as you pulled him up and left the jail.
"I'm so sorry this happened are you ok?"you asked examining the bandage on his cheek and arms.
"Yeah, it's alright."he said smilig at you.
"I'm just glad your ok."you said as you grabbed his hand.
He blushed alittle but smiled happily at you as you both walked into the tain station. You both boarded the train and sat down as you cooed over how cute the little Canaidian was.
"Please stop [Name], you embarresing me."he said using his hat to hide his face.
"Aww but I can't help it!"you said as you hugged him.
"Oh!"you said as you noticed one of his bandages were falling off.
"Here let me help you with that."you said before quickly ta
Vatti Loves Me!- Parent!GermanyXLittle!ReaderVatti Loves Me!- Parent!GermanyXLittle!Reader1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Author’s note- You’re like about 10 years old and I know only some basic German words so Mr.Google translate some words for me. Enjoy~!
One day a cute young girl named ______ with (e/c) and (h/c) was sitting on a bench near to her school gate while waiting someone. And by the looks of her crumpled school uniform she was wearing she must been waiting that person for hours.
______ sighed and took a glance around herself when she saw 3 young men an Englishman, a Romanian and a Norwegian. All of them were wearing silky cloaks; green, red and blue respectively. The men notice her and went nearer to her. They didn’t seem to have the strength to do what the villains do so young _____ just simply stare at them. Heck if they trying to do something bad at _____ the school guard house was just 6 feet away.
“Well good afternoon Love. What’s your name and why are you all alone?” The Englishman asked.
“I’m ______ and I-I’m waiting for my Vatti,
Nyo!AmericaXMale!Reader Saving the Slave Chapter 4Nyo!AmericaXMale!Reader Saving the Slave Chapter 41 year ago in Romance More Like This
Amelia stopped mumbling to herself after a while and finally decided hesitantly to go to sleep. She didn’t know how long she was actually asleep before she was woken up by strange sounds coming from outside the bedroom window.
The noises instantly shook Amelia from her slumber and she turned over in bed to see outside the window at what could be making all that noise. She sat up from the bed slightly, catching a glimpse of three shadow figures standing outside the window. The figures were trying to unlock the window from outside to get inside the house.
Amelia gasped and tried to sneak out of the bed as quietly as she could so she could run to (Name) and tell him about the men outside the window. She got up a little too late, for the men had already unlocked the window and were starting to climb into the room. Amelia got a good look at the men’s faces. They all belonged to her previous captors that (Name) had saved her from not too long ago. How had they escaped from prison
Best Family Ever! Bro!AmericaxReaderxBro!England“_____!!!”Best Family Ever! Bro!AmericaxReaderxBro!England2 years ago in Humor More Like This
A large figure tackles you right off the bed and onto the floor. You flail around as the large figure quickly spins around so that you fall on top, laughter filling your ears.
Once you’re out of your daze, you look up at the culprit very annoyed. “America! You almost gave me a heart attack! GEEZ.”
He laughs again. “Calm down, it’s not like you got hurt or anything! And plus, you wouldn’t wake up when I called your name.”
“Must’ve been having a nice dream if you couldn’t hear this twit’s voice.” England was standing at the door with his arms crossed. “I could hear him all the way from the kitchen! Now stop messing around and come eat breakfast before it gets cold.”
After England disappeared from view, both you and America shivered. As EVERYBODY knew, he definitely wasn't the best cook.
“Hey, wanna sneak out and get some McDonalds?” America grinned.
You gave him that
The Lost Episode - Italy+ReaderIn which the forth wall has long since been demolished, and the reader lives together with her nation friends in the Beautiful World apartment complex.The Lost Episode - Italy+Reader2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Warning - This fic is rather dialogue-heavy. Don’t like that? Don’t read.
You jumped in your seat, slamming your laptop shut in shock. You could hear the sound of a door slamming, and the heavy, rushed footsteps of an obviously distressed person heading in the general direction of your apartment door.
You watched with wide, nervous eyes as said door slammed open, revealing the frantic visage of your neighbor and good friend, Feliciano “Italy” Vargas.
He rushed forward, slamming your door shut behind him and diving under your coffee table. You jerked when you felt him bury his face in your lower stomach and wrap his arms around your waist.
“Wait. Italy. What.” You reached down an
AusHun- Making MusicAusHun- Making Music2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
AusHun- Making Music
Hungary could hear the beautiful melody coming from the piano echo throughout the grand estate of the personification of Austria. It permeated through each room, making the elegant aura of the home enhance tenfold. The maid of the Austrian smiled to herself hearing her crush play his beloved piano so beautifully and effortlessly. It made her wonder how he had gotten so musically gifted. Walking up the giant marble staircase, carefully balancing the tea tray she held in her hands, she headed towards Rodriech's music room. The delightful sound became louder as she got closer to the closed double doors that withheld the musical genius and his most loved instrument. Opening and closing the door behind her, as not to disturb nor scare the Austrian man whom she loved so dearly, she stood for a moment, listening and waiting until he finished.
Austria was so into the music, he did not hear Elizaveta come in and continued to play the beautiful piece. Concentrating, he made
RussiaxBlind!Reader part 4You sat on the couch as you listened to Russia bang some pots and pans around in the kitchen. You were about to watch the Russian live action version of Anastasia. It was English dubbed because Russia knew that you couldn't understand much Russian.RussiaxBlind!Reader part 42 years ago in Settings More Like This
Estonia and Lithuania were busy with the duties being a country entailed while Belarus and Ukraine had gone out for the evening. This left you and Latvia to watch a movie with Russia.
"You know," you called, "We don't need popcorn if you don't want any. We could just watch the movie."
"But sunflower said that she liked popcorn so I am going to make her popcorn!" He called back.
You leaned down and whispered to Latvia to lead you to the kitchen. When you walked in, you could hear Russia grunting as he tried to work what you assumed to be a popcorn maker. You had mentioned that you liked popcorn and he couldn't get just microwave popcorn, no. He had to buy a popcorn maker to pour in the kernels and melt the butter. He had already assemble it,
Hetalia Episode 23.5 (the musical)(Scene 1, Italy is playing in the ocean and Germany and Japan are sitting under a palm tree)Hetalia Episode 23.5 (the musical)1 year ago in Drama More Like This
Germany: this is terrible! If we don't find a way off this island or find something to eat soon we might as well die!
Japan: or the Allies will come and put us out of our misery, there's got to be something we can do, what about building a raft?
Germany: with what? We don't have any tools and the palm trees are way too thick to cut down with your katana
Japan: ok so getting off the island isn't an option at the moment so what we need is food, we must sacrifice Italy
Germany: Italy?! But we might still need him!
Japan: Need him? Please, Doitsu, that's demented.
(to the tune of "Mother Knows Best" from Tangled) This is why we never should have left
Dear, this whole war that you've started
Just proves he's too weak to be here
Why would we need him? Come on now - really!
Look at him - you think that he's worth it?
Don't be a dummy
Listen to me
Japan: No?! Oh. I see how
Thoughts Prussia X ReaderThoughts Prussia X Reader2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Where is that idiot?" you grumbled while pushing your way through more bushes. The forest you were in was littered with thickets, and you were tired of them abusing your skin and clothes. Though there leaves were lush and soft, their branches proved unforgiving. The ceiling of leaves and branches above you proved favorable when compared to the bushes; it didn't hinder your progress and it was nice protection from the unrelenting summer sun. The musty smell of dirt, bark, and pine tantalized your nose, reminding you of your rambunctious childhood. You had to admit that the forest actually would be enjoyable were it not for the thick foliage and pesky insects.
The reason you were subjected to the forest was Germany. He had tipped you off that the previously mentioned idiot, Prussia, would be in it somewhere. He went on walks often - at least every other day to be precise - but he rarely stayed out for more than
America x Reader TrolledYou were the kitchen fixing you and your boyfriend America, also known as Alfred, lunch. You just got started cooking when,America x Reader Trolled2 years ago in Settings More Like This
" ______! "
" Yes, Al?"
" I'm hungry! Is food ready yet?"
" Not yet sweety, I just started cooking and your going to have to wait."
" But I'm staaaarrrvinggg!" He moaned.
" Just be a little patient."
" But my stomach is about to cave in!"
" Please wait." you said trying to keep your own patience in tact.
A few minutes later
" Done yet?"
Few more minutes later he kept up with the "now's" and with you with the "no's". Until finally you patients ran out. So you decided to give him something.
" Oh, Alfred "
" Hm? Food ready?"
You handed him a piece of paper.
" A map..to the refrigerator."
All you can do was chuckle " You mad bro?"
" Oh, you little-!"
He chased you around the house.
RussiaxBlind!Reader part 6 FinaleYou stirred in the cold stillness of morning. At first you were confused as to why you felt so warm. You started when you felt Russia's arm wrapped around your waist and his face pressed against your hair.RussiaxBlind!Reader part 6 Finale2 years ago in Settings More Like This
"______." You heard.
"Hm?" You asked as sleep started to weigh down your eyelids.
"It's time to be waking up."
"Ivan?" You mumbled, "Is that you?"
He chucked and began to lift up the covers. You squealed at the sudden cold and lunged for the blanket, falling on Russia instead. You giggled and heard him laugh as he caught you in a kiss. After a couple moments, he walked you back to your own room.
"China called me, sunflower. He said that today is the day they will see if they can preform the surgery."
You shuddered. The upcoming surgery had been the reason you had your nightmare in the first place. You couldn't stand needles, much less eye surgery.
Russia hugged you around the shoulders.
"It's going to be okay, sunflower. What am I always telling you?"
"Don't worry." You replied.
APH: 7 Minutes in Heaven: AMERIPANAPH: 7 Minutes in Heaven: AMERIPAN2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
America reached in and started searching around. After a while he pulled his hand back out.
"Interesting! Japan you are up." America said as he held up an iron fan. Japan sighed and stood up and took his fan away from America. Then he tentatively reached into the box. After blindly searching around for a bit he grasped something that felt like a rectangular cloth. Curious he pulled it out and immediately put on a poker face.
The cloth was actually a tri-colored flag. But instead of being horizontally or vertically split it had thirteen red and white stripes. And on one of the top corners there was a blue square with fifty white stars on it.
"Alright! Looks like you chose the hero!" America shouted as he grabbed Japan and practically dragged him into the closet before closing the closet door behind him.
"Be careful Amerika-san," Japan spoke as the closet door closed. "I could have accidently cut you with the tessen."
"Huh? How could you have cut me with the fan?"
"It's made out of iron
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)2 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
Crazy English Laws ReaderXEngland ~Crack~ Part. 2You walked around London enjoying the sites when you decided to go into the House of Parlement and met up with your dear old friend, England.Crazy English Laws ReaderXEngland ~Crack~ Part. 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"HEY ENGLAND!"you yelled and waved wildly while bystanderds gave you strange looks.
"[Name], Stop it!"he yelled at you.
"Stop what?"you said smiling at him kindly.
"Oh, You know what!"he yelled.
You listened to him rant until he was interupted by a slurrrrrping sound.
"What the bloody hell was that-!"he started but looked up at you and saw a 'GULP' in your small hands.
"Hahaha! Chill England!"you laughed as you took a bite of your burger.
"Your being extremly unlady like!"he yelled but you just laugh at him.
"I think your over reacting-!"you said when a pickle got stuck in the back of your throat.
You instantly dropped your food and grasped your neck while making choaking noises.
"[N-Name]! This isn't funny!"England growled but soon relized you were actually choaking.
"Crap!"he said as he went behind you and gave you the
APH | The Diary Of A Girl [England x Reader]APH | The Diary Of A Girl [England x Reader]1 year ago in Romance More Like This
The Diary of A Girl
a England x Reader insert
My name is _____ _____. Mummy just bought this really pretty notebook she calls a diary. Me and my brother Arthur both has one because Mummy and Daddy bought us both. Today, me and my brother went to the park and we had ice cream. I am 5 years old while brother is 14. I rely on him and I depend on him because I love him! We always go to this park every Saturday and we have lots of fun together!
Mummy and I went to the mall today to buy a gift for big brother Arthur! He doesn't know yet because I didn't tell him. Daddy stayed at home to keep him from going out for a while. I hope they are doing okay at home right now. Me and Mummy bought the perfect gift! Brother said he'd always wanted a guitar so we got him one. Mummy says that it's better to buy cheap items. She told me that cheap means it doesn't cost that much. Oh, and I'm also 6 now! I had my birthday before brother did!
Bleeding Love 2p!ItalyxReader (late birthday gift)¨You are never allowed to see the young boy ever again! Do you hear me? ¨ your mother roared as you sobbed in your hands. She had caught you kissing Feliciano, the school´s bad boy, in your house. Your mother was super pissed to see you, the school´s best student, with a delinquent like him. You shook your head.Bleeding Love 2p!ItalyxReader (late birthday gift)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
¨No! You can´t tell me what to do! I love him! ¨ you screamed back. She looked at you in surprise. You would barely raise your voice for anything. You were always so calm, quiet, and polite.
¨Look at what he did to you! He made you into a delinquent too! ¨ She exclaimed. Anger flashed in your (e/c) eyes.
¨I don´t care anymore! I love him and there´s nothing you can do about it!¨ you screamed and ran out of the house in search for Feliciano. You saw him walking slowly with his head down and his red brown hair covering his hair.
¨Feli! Feli!¨ You yelled. Suddenly a clap of thunder was heard overhead. Raind