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Holy Rome wasn't coming back.

I coughed back a gasp at the sudden thought. But it…it was true, wasn't it? He'd been gone for so long. Hundreds and hundreds of years, I'd waited for him to come back to me. If he was still out there somewhere, it wouldn't have taken him that long to find me. Right?

I had to move on.

The idea terrified me. My entire life I'd spent just yearning for him; that was how I lived. Eat breakfast. Holy Rome. Go to work. Holy Rome. Crawl into bed alone, every single night…Holy Rome. I didn't know how to live any other way. Was it even possible? I struggled to remember a time when he hadn't grazed my every thought.

God. Holy Rome not coming home? The thought had never even occurred to me. I looked back now on all that time I'd wasted on that beautiful boy. I'd closed myself off, hadn't I? I saw that now. I must have hurt so many people. My brother came to mind…He deserved someone better than I had been, didn't he?

I deserved better, too. I couldn't live like I wasn't alive anymore.

There was another man. He was no Holy Rome, for certain. His cheekbones didn't give off that fiery blush, and his hands didn't have that gentle touch, and he didn't roll his r's when he spoke. In contrast, he was serious. A scowl had permanently worked its way into his eyebrows. He tried so hard to be meticulously flawless, something he didn't always achieve.

But he was determined, and strong, and certainly handsome. Under his cold façade there was a quiet person who really just wanted someone warm to sit next to. And in his search for perfection, I always caught a glimpse the imperfect side of him; the one that laughed when I did and taught me how to tie my shoes and let me lie next to him when the Austrian Wars became all too vivid in my nightmares.

He wasn't my Holy Rome. Then again, no one could ever be. No one's lips could ever pierce me that far.

But maybe he was good enough.
This is Gerita, in case you couldn't tell. And ChibitaliaxHRE. I was feeling sad, and this came to mind. Even if the person you want isn't coming back, you should still let yourself be happy :)

Enjoy ~
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Unbridled-Dolly Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Now I wanna' cry!!Waaaah! But it was beautiful, so I don't mind.
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Steer-By-The-Stars Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! I only caught one mistake in this: when you say "A scowl had permanently worked it's way into his eyebrows", the apostrophe in 'it's' should be removed so it's 'its'.
Other than that, this is sad and adorable at the same time. I giggled at the description of Germany; it's all too true. ;u;
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ninjabunny1 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
thanks! i fixed it ^^
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Steer-By-The-Stars Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Happy to help.
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Kuba-chan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awww~
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HetaliaFangirl075 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AH WANNA GO CRY NAH ;3;
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ninjabunny1 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
d-don't cry!

*gives you an italy* here! take him!
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HetaliaFangirl075 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Pets Italy* HE'S MINE >D
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twilightwolfqueen409 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's cute :meow:
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cristal-cut Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I like this! :iconblushplz:
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ninjabunny1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
thanks :D
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cristal-cut Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! Keep writing!
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ExtremeYaoiFanatic Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But aren't they technically the same pairing?

THIS IS ADORABLE!!! x3
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ninjabunny1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
yes, but italy doesn't know it (yet.)

i like your profile pic btw :3
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ExtremeYaoiFanatic Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True... :iconthinkingplz:

And thanks~! x3
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vivtheviolinist Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
NOOOOOOOOOO THIS IS SO ADORABLE *sobsob* TTT~TTT
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haiyuong Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
:"("""""""""""""""""""""""
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ninjabunny1 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
no D< it's sad D< not adorable D<
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vivtheviolinist Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
its sadly adorable ;P
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SpoinkSue Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ah this is so cute aru! >w<
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ninjabunny1 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
ha, thanks :D
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