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    The coffeeshop door chimed open, you glanced up, and suddenly you were sixteen again—young, naïve, and reckless, falling into striking claret eyes without any care in the world. A ghost of his voice, half memory and all low, sultry contentment, curled up your spine and settled in your skull, warm and quiet:


    That whisper was all it took; memories bubbled to the surface of your mind, flashes of the past bursting before you in vivid color and sound. And then Gilbert turned away, silvery hair gleaming as your shared gaze was broken, and you sat alone once again.

{Satisfied, from Hamilton by Lin Manuel Miranda}

    The chandelier threw glittering sparks over everything; you should have seen your fall in how Gilbert’s hair glinted icy, perfect platinum, in the illuminated sanguine depths of his eyes. Yet you were blind, and elation lent you wings when he asked you to dance. The hint of a smirk at the edges of his smile entranced you.

    “You strike me as a woman who has never been satisfied.” The music of his voice put the orchestra to shame.

    You’d thought yourself clever when you’d replied, “I’m sure I don’t know what you mean; you forget yourself.” Oh, but how the mighty fall!

    He had your name, and you his, but simple names should not have made bitter tears spring to your eyes.


    You thought it’d be liberating, even victorious, to push past him, see him crumble and fall without your support, but you were wrong.

    “I’m not here for you,” you said, and the words tasted not of savage satisfaction, but hollow, disappointed sorrow. Matched equals you may have been, but sisters came before friends, and Elizaveta needed you now.

    At her side, you told yourself that your soul’s growing ache was imaginary; the breathless hurt in Gilbert’s eyes did its best to convince you otherwise. Tears from the strongest, sweetest woman you knew fell silently, and your turmoil hardened into resolve.

Because I just can't stay away from angst or challenges. ;)

Lieblingsmensch -- favorite person (German)

This is my entry for Clemetiime's drabble contest (probably the first of a few, hehe...)! I had a lot of fun writing this, even if it was really difficult for me to limit myself to 100 words per prompt. You know, Prussia and Alexander Hamilton have quite a bit in common: they're both cocky men with complicated pasts and a tendency to pick fights...oh yeah, and they're both dead. :)

Satisfied:… (it's an amazing song, I love it so much!)

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

This drabble belongs to me, PrincessAutumnArcher.
I do not own Hetalia or Hamilton.
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer

 I meant to comment on this earlier but for some reason my computer was acting out for some reason.

Anyway, oh my goodness! This drabble is perfect beyond words so I'm really impressed at the way you managed to compose such a concise and delicate story with a lot of depth in just 300 words! I absolutely love the story’s tragedy and the intensity of the reader as she interacts with Gilbert I just---ahhhh!

It’s kind of bittersweet to know that you’re writing a story that you can definitely write more, don’t you think? 

again, sorry for the late comment! 

PrincessAutumnArcher Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh, thank you so much for the comment!!

Ah, thank you so much! That really means so much to me, aaahhh. Hehehe, I set them all up just to knock 'em all down. ;)

For sure! I felt so angsty writing this. "But I could do so much more!" Ah, sigh, sigh, woe is me for those word limits.

don't worry about it! i'm so sorry for the late reply, we're in the same boat ahaha :)
Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
haha don't sweat about it! I actually haven't been very active recently...
UnluckyAmulet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Writer

Why is Prussia so easy to torment? I don't know, but you did it in a beautifully-woven piece and you managed to do it in so little words, too! I kind of want to see more of this...does that make me evil? XD
PrincessAutumnArcher Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Student General Artist

Aww, you're too sweet!! I honestly had such a struggle cutting this down, I was like, "Gotta pack allllll the feels in!!!" XD Hehe...nah, not evil! It is really fun to speculate about this!
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