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Like I already said in JC's deviation yesterday:
I'm sorry if any of our Tumblr posts offended you. By the way...please do post your thoughts there.
:icontransparentplz:So another thing, even if I'm a BruPili shipper now, I will try to remain neutral in writing this journal. I know that most of the people who don't like the USPH ship keeps on pointing on 'historical inaccuracies' and that those who don't like the BruPili ship points out that the historical interaction between them is so small and had little effect on the whole country.
:icontransparentplz:Now. Before everybody starts debating on the reasons I stated above, I shall raise an argument that every fan should look upon on both sides of the 'shipping war'. Whether USPH, BruPili, MexiPiri, KorPiri or whatever PH ship.
:icontransparentplz:Why did you even make your Philippin
Snapdragons"Fratello, how could you?!" Italy puffed up his cheeks and placed his hands on his hips. It was unheard of in Italy's mind. First Romano had argued with a girl, and then he makes her upset and start crying. "She's a girl! You can't just yell at her for no good reason! Ah wait! Please come back!" Feliciano yelled, chasing after the crying nation. Romano just stood there in absolute disbelief.Snapdragons in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Romano thought this was absolutely ridiculous. She makes him cry and beats him up, and all she gets is a scolding from Spain. He makes her cry and suddenly he becomes center of attention with people around him glaring up at him. It wasn't fair!! He huffed and puffed and kicked a tree or two. She always was treated special by everyone! Why was it always like this?! Even Spain took her side whenever he did something wrong to her. Wasn't the bastard supposed to be on his side?!
Romano growled, his fists punching the air. "She doesn't act like a freakin' girl and yet when she does she can get away with
First EncounterHe really tried to clean. He really did. But it all just ended up like this anyway, in an even worse state than before. " Fuck it," said a small boy, ranging from four feet, six inches in height. The boy wasn't exactly fat and chubby, but his weight was a little bit above average, just by a small bit. He brushed his dark brown hair with his hands, carefully avoiding his ahoge. He felt a little odd whenever it was touched and hated it a lot. Well, whenever the Spanish bastard was the one touching it, since most of the time he was the one touching it, even if it wasn't really often. He sat down on a chair, which was the only thing not completely dirty, with the exception of some dust. "Damn it! When is he coming back! I thought he said he wouldn't be gone long," the little boy complained, flailing his fists in the air. "I'm hungry, dammit!!"First Encounter in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The door opened and the angst little boy rushed to greet, or rather head-butt the Spaniard who was about to come in. But he didn't seeing a fig
Capture of LuzonShe tried not to clutch onto him, striving much to keep her balance but the way he was holding her was making it rather difficult. She could only stare wide-eyed at the boy she thought she knew well enough. Did she...Did she finally make him snap? She was scared, tears beginning to well up from the corners of her eyes, her hands desperately trying to push him away. What he trying to do with this stunt? It frightened her how she couldn't breathe at all, how terrified he was making her feel. His lips against hers made her body rigged. The moment he had let go of her lips was when she tried to scream out for help, but her mouth was covered before she could make a sound.Capture of Luzon in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Filipinas didn't understand why he was making such a big deal out of this. So Snapdragon meant desire! It didn't really mean anything right? Maybe it was just coincidence. Of course Spain had counteracted by saying it was more of that. Britain was a sneaky
Terror Of Three Pt. 1She still tried to escape very often. She wasn't good at giving up. There were times she was successful and times she wasn't. She always managed to get caught in the end anyway, but she never stopped. She was getting tired of her insides being violated every day after all. Something happened though, which surprised her. He had stopped hurting her and the others. She suspected something happened to Spain which pissed her off more. The pillaging and raping had stopped for her, but she was still being beaten for trying to escape. After a while, he apparently he got smart and trapped her inside with chains.Terror Of Three Pt. 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
For the most part, she was kept locked up in his bedroom guarded heavily on the sides and the door. At night it was even worse because she would also have to have been tied up as well, at least around the ankles. She was cuffed and chained a good distance to wear she could walk around the perimeter of the room, but not outside the door or window. The fireplace was an option, but she kne
Greetings to A New RoadLuzon walked around the ports for a little bit. Her feet went nervously from one area to the next, her nerves about to break. She felt terrible that she wasn't able to defend herself better from the Netherlands. But then again she was, at the same time, caught off guard by his actions. The Netherlands was always so sweet and kind to her, making harmless passes at her from time to time. Now he suddenly had became obsessed with taking over her and her brothers while at the same time fighting Spain. It was because of these events that Luzon was to come and live with Spain. Her brothers fought well with Spain, after he came to them to rescue her, but they weren't strong enough to protect her beforehand. Mindanao was too busy fighting with his Muslim friends against Spanish officials and Visayas couldn't get through to her because of the Netherlands. Not only that, but Luzon had just suffered through an earthquake, the three siblings had a series of volcanic eruptions and because of the NetGreetings to A New Road in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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Feli paced the bedroom, wondering how to get Ludwig to talk to him again. What if he got rid of Otto? Besides murder, Feli wasn't sure how he'd get the older German to leave him alone. As innocent as the Italian was, he still understood that murder accured & what it was. Of course, that didn't mean he actually saw it as an option, Otto was still his first love, the Holy Roman Empire.
"Ve~! What if I got Ludwig a puppy?" Feli asked aloud before frowning & shaking his head. Ludwig had said that he'd picked Otto, but over what? Over who? Feliciano sighed in thought.
"Gil?" Ludwig looked over with confusion.
"Ja, West?" Gil asked.
"Isn't Liz coming over?"
"Then why aren't you wearing clothes?"
"Cause Liz is coming over. Kesesese!" Gil laughed.
"Mein G-tt, I did not need those images in my head." Ludwig groaned, only causing more laughter to erupt from his elder brother.
"So, enough about my Awesome evening, what's mein kleiner Bruder doing tonight?" Gil asked.
"Going on a date." Ger
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"V-ve, th-that's impossible!" Italy stammered, hugging himself, fighting tears.
"How is it impossible?" Holy Rome asked in confusion.
"V-ve, b-big br-brother Fr-france... He s-said th-that he... Th-that h-he ki-killed y-" Feli cut himself off & took a deep breathe before continuing, voice stronger, "the person you claim to be."
"France says a lot of things, & a lot of the things he says are lies." Otto said, jaw clenched in anger. An anger that Ludwig could understand.
"V-ve, I... I d-don't be-believe you are wh-who y-you claim to b-be." Feliciano replied.
"Then I shall prove it, mein liebe." Otto said. Ludwig's brow twitched at the pet name. "We lived together when we were young; I'd chase you, you'd run; I'd run, only for you to chase me. When I asked you why, you said you didn't know(check fact); when I asked you to join me & become the new Roman Empire, you said no; when I asked why, you cried & said it was because you didn't want me to become like your grandpa & that you liked me
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Feli tried to concentrate on creating sweets for Holy Rome but he just couldn't. He missed Ludwig. He missed the younger's stern expressions. He missed the other's soft but sharp sea gaze. He missed the lectures and, more recently, the hugs and kisses.
He blinked away his tears. He had chosen to do this, not Ludwig and not Holy Rome. Feliciano was a man of his word and nothing- except maybe death- could change that fact.
Feli shuddered as though someone had walked upon his grave. Another thought hit him. What if all the affection Ludwig had given him was false? What if now Ludwig realized he couldn't love such an old man and refused to accept him back into Ludwig's home? What if Feli's recent cold meant he was close to his deathbed?
He sobbed loudly, crumbling to the floor and hugging himself tightly. 'I don't want to die!' Feli cried inwardly.
"Mein G-tt! Feliciano?! Are you okay?!" Holy Rome crouched by his side worriedly. Feli's tear-filled chocolates met Holy Rome's sharp sapphires
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"You had something you wanted to talk about?" Germany asked from where he was seated.
"Yes. When Italy was young he worked here as a maid. At that time there was another young nation in my care. The Holy Roman Empire." Austria began. "Holy Rome & Italy had a, um-"
"Cut the crap Roderich." Prussia said before turning to his younger brother. "Holy Rome & Feli were in love with each other."
It took Germany a moment to process the information. It certaintly made sense with what little he knew about his friend's past. His jaw clenched & his chest tightened for some unknown reason.
"Alright." Ludwig managed.
"Now, at one point Holy Rome went off to war, which ended in him dissolving." Roderich said. "Since a body was never found we had three thoughts of what might have happened, particularly after Gilbert found you.
"The first was that he had died & scavengers ate his flesh & used his bones for nests. He was quite a small boy when he left &-"
"Get on with it." Ludwig said.
"The second was th
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"Oi, Austria!" Holy Rome strode up to the musician.
"Oh, Holy Rome, how are you?" Austria replied.
"Fine. So, would you care to explain to me as to why the girl I've been dreaming about for my entire life only to find out that she is a he?" Otto asked, his tone close to a snarl.
"I didn't know until he hit puberty. Besides, does it truly matter? Aren't you just happy to be with your Italy?" Roderich rebuttled.
"He's different." Otto said with a frustrated sigh.
"As are you. It's called growing up." Austria stated.
"Why is he so concerned with this Germany guy?"
"Perhaps because Germany promised to be his friend & has kept his promise even through Italy betraying him." Austria replied before continuing thoughtfully. "Though, the betrayal was better for everyone because it stopped the War, a war in which Germany wanted nothing to do with from the beginning."
"Ita betrayed him & yet he's still hanging out with him? Man, I didn't think any descendant of Vatti could be so desperate." Otto s
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Otto watched as Italy flitted about the kitchen, making sweets. The other man seemed to be running on nervous energy but he didn't seem scared, just... sad. Otto bit the inside of his cheek. This was not how Holy Rome had imagined his reunion with his beloved.
Otto remembered fantasizing about the day he dame back to his sweet Ita-chan. Planned every moment of their relationship, starting with courting her and ending at the wedding ceremony. He could just see Ita-chan gliding down the aisle and Romano- reluctantly- giving her away. He recalled how the lace-veil would have felt as he moved it from her cutely blushing face; heard how Miss Hungary would have sniffled in joy; and seen how his little bruder would have been in awe at his Amazing bruder and bride.
Otto also remembered when these dreams had bee shattered. Otto'd gone and asked France how Ita-chan was doing. When France had revealed Italy's true gender, Otto had thought it an elaborate prank. He was wrong and France had insiste
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The next few months between the two friends were filled with a lot more kisses & hugs. Whenever Ludwig returned Feli's gestures with those of his own, the Italian would beam, causing the tall German to blush more than he already was. Anyone watching them could see them slowly shifting from friendly to romantic. Japan was estatic, though he never showed it(Hungary on the other hand was squealing with delight when Prussia told her). Of course, being the ninja Kiku was, he got several pictures of his friends.
Including the accidental kiss on the lips.
Ludwig had been leaning down to kiss Feli on the cheek when Gil passed, jostling the little Italian(Gil claims innocence). Balance lost, Feliciano did as most people would whilst trying to stay on his feet, he grabbed the thing nearest him. Ludwig's shoulder was jerked down & their lips collided, causing a wide-eyed, startled kiss.
Their eyes closed simotaniously, lips moving together in perfect- if a bit nervously- harmony. Feli's
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Feliciano Venieziano Vargas was an extremely excitable person & not in the good way. He got anxious & nervous & always surrendered at the wrong times, save the Pict Incident. So, now with the rather blunt Otto around, he was uncomfortable & anxious. Not that he voiced his opinion, everytime he tried to talk to Ludwig or Gilbert, they'd either be locked in or gone. Feliciano was also increasingly having nightmares & couldn't go to Ludwig in the middle of the night because the door & windows were locked. The Italian felt like crying but was never able to, Otto his constant shadow.
One day, Otto excused himself in that he had errands to run. Ludwig had gone out to train. Gilbert had gone over to Liz's. Feliciano slumped in exhausted relief when Otto had shut the door after him. He leaned against the wall for awhile before gathering strength.
Feli stood & dashed out the door. A few hours later, Feliciano found himself in front of Antonio's house. He knocked continuously on the door, lookin
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Ludwig pulled into his driveway, watching the man that stood on his porch. Ludwig exited his car & paused, catching a good look of the other. It was like looking in a mirror before he slicked his hair back. He steeled his gaze & walked over.
"Excuse me, can I help you?" Germany called. The man turned, causing Ludwig to realize that he was slightly taller.
"Who are you?" The other man asked, voice as similar as his appearance, just slightly older.
"I should be asking you that, you're the one in front of my house." Ludwig said.
"I'm Otto, Otto Beilschmidt. I thought this house belonged to a childhood friend of mine, I appologize." Otto stated.
"So, am I right to assume you're Italy's first love?" Ludwig's eyes narrowed slightly.
"Huh? You know meine Italien?" Otto asked, eyes sparking.
"Your Italy? Nein, but I do know Italy." Ludwig replied.
"Oh, so you must be Germany!" Otto smiled, happy to meet his love's friend.
"Ja, and you are the Holy Roman Empire." Ludwig monotoned.
"Ja, so you m
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"West, you vant to go and get some beers?" Gil asked.
"Nein, danke." Ludwig flipped the page.
"Oh c'mon, bruder, stop looking through that photo album. Feli'll come back, just give it time." Gil said, "Or let's go beat up Otto."
"Nein. It was Feliciano's choice and I'm going to respect that." Ludwig snapped shut the book.
"Okay, okay, gosh. I just think its stupid that you're moping about." Gil huffed.
"Oh, ja, you've never moped about because the one you love is vith another, bruder." Ludwig glowered.
"I give up. You're right. Feli'll never come back and you'll live lonely until you die." Gil rolled his eyes and stormed off. Ludwig rubbed his temples, sighing.
"Doitsu-san." Kiku hung by the doorway.
"You can call me 'Ludwig' if you vish, Kiku." the German didn't look over.
"Hai, but Gilbert-kun has a point." Japan stated.
"Ja, I know." Ludwig looked over; eyes tired, sad and lonely.
"Perhaps we could visit Italy-kun?" Kiku suggested, to which Ludwig nodded.