Playmates Part 7 EndThe boys quickly made their way into the kitchen; one giggling to himself, while the other followed along not quite as enthusiastically. America dropped Canada's wrist to run off on his own, as soon as they reached the middle of the room. Canada, who was very glad the running had stopped, stayed in place to catch his breath. Also very glad to get his arm back, he rubbed his wrist where America had been squeezing it.More Like This
Meanwhile, America's bare feet pattered their way up to a table in the kitchen. Once beside the table, America began jumping up and down. With every little jump, his eager eyes would peak over the top of the kitchen table and search for England's cookies. His sharp, baby blues finally caught sight of the treats resting on a tray at the opposite end of the table.
Canada still had his own eyes on his wrist. He had not been paying any attention to his bo
Playmates Part 6England was initially startled by America when the boy had grabbed Canada's bear, jumped in front of him, and shoved the animal in his own face. But the nation was still for only a half a second before he quickly recovered; realizing that this was probably the best chance he would get to take the bear. He was a little disappointed all the same because he had been honestly hoping that Canada would give up the bear on his own accord. And Canada just might have, if America hadn't butted in, but it would do no good for England to worry about what might have happened by now. The facts were that the object the Englishman had been fighting to get from an unwilling party had finally been procured and was being freely offered to him. England decided that the best thing for him to do would be to take the bear while he had the golden opportunity and forget for the moment the lost possibility of the small Canadian's trust and cooperatioMore Like This
Playmates Part 5When the bear had ripped, England had frozen with initial shock right along with the boys. The first thing he had felt, looking down at the damage, was a slight prick of guilt. The man had known that it was partly his fault that the bear had been ripped. Immediately following this feeling, it had occurred to England that Canada would most likely be extremely upset when he noticed what had happened to the thing that he so obviously treasured. Canada was so attached to his bear, that England had even taken to using the bear as an identifier for Canada when he was not sure which twin was which. Canada was "the one with the bear." (Yet, for some strange reason, it remained difficult for the helpless England to tell Canada apart from America) Now that said special bear was damaged, Canada was sure to be crushed.More Like This
England had known right off that he should do something about the situation, however, his mind had blan
Playmates Part 4It had all happened so fast: England jerking America off of Canada, America grabbing onto Canada's bear in a desperate attempt to stay on the ground, and Canada reacting by clinging onto his bear with all his might. Immediately following his instinctive action, Canada had felt himself lifting off the ground slightly. Then, the sickening RIIIIIIIIIP had sounded out, and Canada had felt his body descend briefly. He now found himself firmly planted on the floor once more. As soon as he had landed, Canada had heard all of the commotion in the room die. Where there had been the sounds of laughter and play, there was now an uncomfortable silence. Neither England nor America were making a sound. Canada remained curled around his bear in a protective pose. He had a feeling something horrible had happened. The silence around him caused the feeling to intensify. Deep down, he hadMore Like This
Playmates Part 3England soon returned to the room in which he had left his little colonies. With his job of cleaning up after dinner complete, the old nation was wiping his hands as he made his way through the open doorway. He was frowning a bit to himself. Doing all these household chores had been bothersome at first. It had made the mighty Empire feel like such a house-wife, but he was surprisingly becoming accustomed to it. It did give him some sense of pride to have a well ordered house and know that it was because of his own efforts, rather than that of a servant's. England added a bitter grumble to his frown as he thought more about it. He didn't like to admit it, but the fact was that he also somewhat enjoyed a few aspects of the domestic lifestyle, and was even quite good at a few.More Like This
If only it was as easy for him to adjust to his new role as a "parent." He was feeling more comfortable around Amer
Playmates Part 2America's eyes grew as wide as they could get when he saw Canada crying in front of him. He dropped the bear and scooted right in front of the sobbing boy. Filled with sudden concern, America tried to get Canada's attention.More Like This
"Hey what's a matter?" he asked softly. His hand reached out to gently touch the distressed colony's shoulder. "Don't cwy."
Canada didn't respond. He kept his face covered and rubbed his eyes as more tears poured out of him. America looked on in major confusion. Why was Canada crying?! Was it because of something he had done? America looked over his own shoulder at the discarded bear on the floor. He grabbed the bear and held it out to Canada. Maybe that was what the boy wanted?
"Here, you can have your bear back," America tried.
Instead of taking the bear, Canada just slowly wilted forwa