Child!Hetalia x Child!Reader: It’s a small world after all ~ Part 8 (Part 1 of the ending)
Every single child was running around like crazy, Matthew had recovered a bit and was ready to rehearse the play again. The nervous feeling of the day before was gone, now you were just really excited that Matthew was feeling better again. Yesterday you stayed over at Matthew’s and Alfred’s place since you fell asleep, you didn’t really want to go home. Besides if you woke up in the evening you would be grumpy, and not just a little. The little step Matthew fell over yesterday was removed, not wanting other kids to trip over it as well. Every scene went well yesterday, except of course the scene in which Matthew appeared. But now the whole class was going to practice the same scene again. You were kidnapped and Matthew had to save you, etcetera, etcetera. Matthew tapped your shoulder.
‘______?’ He asked, you smiled and turned around. ‘I’m scared.’ You pouted and hugged the Canadian.
‘No worries Mattie! You’ll do fine! They removed the stairs.’ You assured, he shook his head and patted your back.
‘I don’t mean that, I mean now we do have to kiss.’ He murmured.
‘It’s just on the cheek.’ You said, he shrugged and blushed. The day had to come, right? Matthew was called up the stage, he froze and his face turned pale. You called him, he turned around and you sent him a kind smile. ‘You can do it Mattie!’ He smiled and turned around and ran up stage, he said his lines and it went well! Thank goodness, you were glad that he seemed confident and strong. It was almost time for the last scene, the one in which you had to kiss Matthew on the cheek. Even though it was just a rehearsal it felt so real! Your face was slightly red from nervousness. You jumped around behind the curtains the teacher kept shushing you since your feet hitting the ground made loud thuds every time you landed. The teacher gestured you to come to her, you nodded and ran to her, your little heels clicking on the hard wooden floor.
‘______, please be quiet and you’ll have to get on stage in a couple minutes.’ She said, she placed an hand over her heart, ‘The kissing scene..’ She said with a sigh, you giggled and looked through the curtains, you saw Matthew and Gilbert ‘’Fighting’’. You waited for Gilbert to be defeated, Matthew swung his fake sword and Gilbert cried out. The sword was stuck between his torso and arm, and he fell to the ground. His eyes were still open and he was trying to hold his laugh, his hands covering his mouth as chuckles left his lips. You smiled and waited for Matthew to say the most important line, Matthew coughed.
‘And now..’ He spoke, blushing as he remembered the sentence, ‘I will be reunited with you again, … My love..’ You walked up the stage and smiled, as in the script. You acted as if you were totally in love, making some kids giggle. Matthew smiled and wrapped his arms around you, you were both blushing. You then held each other’s hands, and looked at one another.
‘I love you.. My.. Princess..’ He choked out, you giggled and nodded. Then you leaned in to give him the kiss on his cheek, he shut his eyes and jerked back a little. Just when your lips were about to touch his cheek your teacher clapped in her hands as she joined you guys on stage. You looked at her, surprised. Matthew and you walked up to her, still holding hands.
‘How about we do the kiss at the actual play?’ She proposed, you shrugged and nodded. You glanced over at Matthew, who was looking around.
‘What do you think Mattie?’ You asked, he was startled by your words and smiled, but it was a really nervous looking smile. You pouted and tucked on his sleeve, he looked at you.
‘I don’t know _____..’ He whispered, you grabbed both his shoulders.
‘But Mattie!’ You whined, he signed you to get closer to him and so you did. He placed both his hands around your ear, and leaned in.
‘But then I will be even more nervous.’ He whispered in your ear, you giggled. His eyes looked a bit shaky, as if he was scared of something. He fixed glasses and send you a shy look. ‘_____, what if they’ll all laugh?’ He asked in a soft voice, you smiled faintly.
‘Is that what you’re worried about?’ You asked, he nodded and rubbed his hands together nervously. You threw your hands in the air in relief. ‘Thank god! I was so worried you didn’t want me to kiss you.’ He blushed and stepped back, indicating that he was going to leave.
‘I don’t mind letting you kiss me..’ He mumbled barely audible, you couldn’t quite hear what he said. So you decided to let it go, you looked back at the teacher who was squealing.
‘You guys are so cute!’ She exclaimed, you raised your eyebrows. ‘Eh?’ You made a sound in confusion. She smiled and walked off, leaving you with a puzzled face.
---- Small timeskip (40-50 minutes) ----
Leaning down, you grabbed the fake crown. Everywhere you’d walk all the kids hit it off your head, mostly Gilbert and Alfred though. It was annoying but you laughed every time someone did it, it was an obvious thing to do. You talked to some other children around the school, asking them about the play and how they were doing. Most of them were feeling OK, and some were just as nervous as Matthew and you. It was a whole lot of fun, getting to know how people were doing. You ran towards Alfred as he held his arms open wide, Alfred and you were always hugging when you two saw each other. He laughed in his usual way and spun you around. You giggled as he set you back down on the floor, he grinned.
‘______! I missed you!’ He exclaimed, you giggled again.
‘But we just saw each other!’ You said, he shrugged and did a little dance.
‘SO?’ He almost yelled, ‘You’re so cool dudette that I feel sad when you’re not here!’ You felt a tap on your shoulder as you were greeted by Ludwig, Feliciano and Honda. You smiled and waved at them, Feliciano seemed sleepy.
‘Hey guys!’ You giggled, hugging them, but you weren’t able to fit all of them in your short arms. Feliciano smiled, and so did Honda but Ludwig had a stern expression on his face. You buried your face into your hands, he was so scary when he looked so angry. Ludwig face softened as he saw you being a bit afraid of him, he tapped your head and you removed your hands from your face.
‘How are you ____-chan?’ Honda asked, you smiled again.
‘I’m great, I’m so excited for Friday guys! I can’t wait for the play, but I’m really nervous too!’ You rattled on and on about the subject until Alfred hugged you from behind making you gasp at the sudden touch. He laughed loudly into your ear, making you shut your eyes. You squeaked and squirmed around in Alfred’s arms. ‘Let me go!’ You said in a held back voice, your air supply was being slightly cut off by Alfred’s arms, which were, surprisingly strong for his age. Ludwig lifted you up in the air and placed you behind him. Alfred pouted and held out his hands in loss.
‘No.. My _____..’ He pouted, you giggled behind Ludwig’s back at Alfred’s behavior. Ludwig sighed and turned around.
‘I’m not yours!’ You joked, by now every single one who was surrounding you guys were laughing at the scene. Even Ludwig was slightly chuckling. You smiled brightly, you had some pretty awesome friends. After a while of joking, you all sat in a circle on the floor. Every single kid was there and you were all talking about stuff. The topics changed rapidly, due to the imagination of a bunch of children.
‘And zhat’s vhy dragons exist!’ Gilbert finished, you nodded in awe and clapped in your hands. Gilbert stood up and dramatically posed, ‘Now I vill explain about zhe awesome chicks vho are adorable!’ The teacher placed both her hands on Gilbert’s shoulders and let out a small chuckle.
‘Calm down Gilbert, it’s story time everyone.’ She said, Gilbert shook his head and freed himself from the teacher’s grip. ‘Gilbert sit down.’ She sighed, Gilbert ran around in circles while holding his chick plush above his head continuously yelling: ‘I’m awesome!’ You giggled as the teacher lifted Gilbert in the air and placed him in the corner. He frowned as he rested his head against the wall. The teacher started to tell a story, it was little red riding hood your favorite story! The rest of the group crawled on top of each other when the teacher was at the part when little red riding hood entered her grandma’s house. You placed your hands in front of your eyes, you squeaked when you felt arms wrap around you. It was Feliciano, he was shaking and he had buried his face in your stomach. You hugged Feliciano back and now the two of you were shaking in fear. Let’s just say that you were a little bit of a coward when it came to scary stories. The teacher noticed the fear in some of the eyes and stopped reading.
‘Are you sure you want me to finish it?’ She asked, worried. You nodded rapidly and pouted.
‘If you don’t I’ll get even more worried!’ You squeaked, she chuckled and began reading further. After the story ended all you could so is sigh in relief, you patted Feli’s head, letting him know it was over. After you tapped it a couple of times you noticed he had fallen asleep. You giggled and roughly cupped his face, you giggled as you saw him snoring in a cute way. ‘Feli? It’s over..’ You whispered, he was fast asleep. You placed his head back on your lap, and looked around. It seemed that only Feliciano and you were scared. But it was good that you kept listening, because the end was really nice! And the scary wolf was gone too! Suddenly Feliciano shifted and sighed, he leaned up a bit and rubbed in one of his eyes.
‘Veeee~ _____, did I fall asleep?’ He asked sleepily, you nodded and hugged his head.
‘You were so cute Feli!’ You giggled, he yawned and sat up completely. You stood up and wiped some dust of your dress. You raised your finger in the air and smiled.
‘Who wants to play hide and seek!?’ You exclaimed, Alfred shot up and tackled you.
‘YES! Totally! Let’s play hide and seek dudes!’ He said, excitement noticeable in his voice. You and Alfred were about to gather some other kids but the teacher stopped you two.
‘But it’s almost time to go home _____.’ She said, you frowned and crossed your arms.
‘Fine! We’ll play after school right?’ You asked Alfred, he shook his head.
‘Sorry dudette, but Arthur and I are going to play after school.’ He said, you pouted and let your arms hang. He hugged you and ran off, there you stood. In your princess dress, a sad expression on your face and your arms hanging like strands of pasta. The bell rang and you ran off to get changed back into your (f/c) dress, after you got dressed you ran out of school and immediately ran to your mom’s car. You opened the door and hopped in, closing the door behind you. The sad expression wasn’t gone, it only gotten worse. Your mom looked at you and brushed a piece of (h/c) out of your face.
‘You OK?’ She asked, you shrugged and leaned back into the car seat.
‘I want it to be Friday, then the play is finally over.’ You sighed, she raised an eyebrow and placed a finger between your eyebrows.
‘No frowning dear, besides I thought you liked the play.’
‘I do but nobody wants to hang out after school with me, and now I’m angry.’ You pouted, your mom chuckled at the obvious five year old behavior and started the car.
‘Don’t worry sweetie, everything’s going to be fine.’ She assured, you nodded and smiled a bit. You were acting just a tiny bit spoiled, if you had to admit. You forgot all about being angry and brightened up. The play was going to be awesome! And you knew it. Thinking about the play made you think about the future, you hoped that all of the children from kindergarten and you were still friends in the future. And then maybe, Alfred, Matthew and you could get married! Yeah that would be great, you would had two husbands! Cool! You giggled at the thought and looked at your mom, her expression softened seeing that you were your usual self again.
To be continued, sorry for the wait! ;w;