This. Sucks.

You couldn't sleep. You tossed and turned but nothing felt comfortable to you. First it was too hot, then it was too cold! You just wanted to get some rest but that seemed impossible at the moment. Giving a small yawn, you walked down the stairs, wondering if Arthur was still up. Looks like you were right. He was reading a book on the couch, concentrating deeply on the novel. You assumed it was one of the many fantasy books he owned and shrugged, sitting on the couch next to him.

He looked over at you.

"I thought you were asleep."

You shook your head. "Nope, I've been trying to sleep for hours."

"Can't sleep?" in response to this you yawned and he chuckled.

He marked the page in his book and opened his arms to you.

"Come here, love."

Crawling into his lap, you set your head on his. He reached up and turned the light off before wrapping his arms around your waist.

"Comfortable?" he asked

You nodded but your eyes still refused to close. Arthur smiled and thought for a second.

"I think I know something that will do the trick."

"What is that?"

"A lullaby that I used to sing to Alfred when he was younger. So just relax and close your eyes, love." he said, running his fingers soothingly through your hair. Closing your eyes, you waited to hear his song that would supposedly help you drift off to sleep.

We're walking in the air

We're floating in the moonlit sky

The people far below are sleeping as we fly

We're holding very tight

I'm riding in the midnight blue

I'm finding I can fly so high above with you

Images of fairies filled your mind and you sighed peacefully. England's voice was all you heard and you smiled to yourself. He's such a good singer...However, you were still awake and England noticed that. He was determined to make you fall asleep, so he continued with his singing, turning his voice more soothing and calm, exactly as he had done before when Alfred was still his colony.

Far across the world

The villages go by like dreams

The rivers and the hills

The forest and the streams

Children gaze open mouthed taken by surprise

Nobody down below believes their eyes

We're surfing in the air

We're swimming in the frozen sky

We're drifting over icy mountains floating by

Your mind was barely hanging on to conciousness. Your head was filled with dreams of beautiful fairies and winter, dancing all around. Arthur smiled and decided to sing the last few verses of the song.

Suddenly swooping low on an ocean deep

Rising up a mighty monster from its sleep

We're walking in the air

We're dancing in the midnight sky

And everyone who sees us greets us as we fly

You were fast asleep at this point, laying on Arthur's chest, breathing peacefully. He kissed your head, then layed back down, closing his own eyes.

"Goodnight, my love."