He just knew. The signs were all there. But he was a stubborn fool about it. They were friends, pals… brothers. When America suddenly contracted Schizophrenia, England went for the more belligerent side of him, just to spite America's better half. That might have been a mistake. They were already on shaky ground after America was 'freed…'

You warned me that you were gonna leave

I never thought you would really go

I was blind but baby now I see

Broke your heart but now I know

That I was being such a fool

And I didn't deserve you

When there was a chance to make up, England so wanted to take it. But he couldn't help it. America had broken his heart, and there felt like there was no way to mend. He had trusted America to be there always. And then America wanted freedom from him. Was it him? England knew he wasn't perfect… but it would hurt too much to take the blame…

I don't wanna fall asleep

Cause I don't know if I'll get up

And I don't wanna cause a scene

But I'm dyin' without your love

I'm beggin' to hear your voice

Tell me you love me too

Cause I'd rather just be alone

If I know that I can't have you

He didn't want anyone's help anymore after that… that war between him and the one he had loved so much. America hadn't known that. It was better that he didn't. Less painful for England if America didn't know that.

Lookin' at the letter you that you left

[The letter that you left, will I ever get you back]

Wondering if I'll ever get you back

[ooh aahh, ooh ahh]

Dreaming about when I'll see you next

[When will I see you next, will I ever get you back]

Knowing that I never will forget

[I won't forget, I won't forget]

That I was being such a fool

And I still don't deserve you

It made him feel like he didn't deserve someone like America. And America seemed to flourish without him anyway. It still hurt to look at America… to see him walk by his house every once in a while. Even when they shook hands and went to war with Germany, things still seemed tense. At least in England's eyes.

I don't wanna fall asleep

Cause I don't know if I'll get up

And I don't wanna cause a scene

Cause I'm dyin' without your love (yeah!)

I'm beggin' to hear your voice

Tell me you love me too

Cause I'd rather just be alone

If I know that I can't have you

He couldn't have America. America had proven that to him 150 years before, but England wanted it to go away, for them to be together again. But there was no wedding in the future for them, no hope that they could come together again. America had wanted his freedom, and that's what he got from England. There was no turning back now…

So tell me what we're fighting for

Cause you know that truth means so much more

Cause you would if you could, don't lie

Cause I'd give everything that I've got left

To show you I mean what I have said

I know I was such a fool

But I can't live without you

So here they were, World War II, fighting side by side against the Axis Powers, who, with Italy, seemed to be losing. America wanted to be a hero. He had been the hero so far, so England went along with it. But the Revolutionary War still scarred his heart. He wanted so hard for America to be his hero. And he wanted to tell him that even more. Without it being a sarcastic remark in the presence of France and Russia and the other Allies. But England was proud, and so it never actually happened.

Don't wanna fall asleep

Don't know if I'll get up

I don't wanna cause a scene

But I'm dyin' without your love

I'm beggin' to hear your voice

Tell me you love me too

Cause I'd rather just be alone

If I know that I can't have you

Yeah!

So it was a shock to see America off by himself when the Allies meeting was over. He seemed far away, staring off into the distance. England felt that he needed to sit next to him, to at least talk about his scar. But pride was fighting chance within him, until his legs pushed him forward, and made him crouch down next to America, finally just letting him sit down and get comfortable. They sat in silence, just enjoying each other. If America had ever enjoyed England's company…

Don't wanna fall asleep (Don't wanna fall asleep)

Cause I don't know if I'll get up (Who knows if I'd get up)

And I don't wanna cause a scene

'Cause I'm dyin' without your love (Yeah!)

I'm beggin' to hear your voice (Let me hear your voice)

Tell me you love me too (Tell me you love me too)

Cause I'd rather just be alone

If I know that I can't have you

"I forgive you," they both whispered when the silence became too much for them to bear.

They sat there, surprised at the outburst. But as they sat, they slowly came to terms with the past, and a smile could grace their lips at the memories before the Revolutionary War, still basking in the glow of each other's forgiveness and love.

~*~

Ummm... Thanks for reading this? This is actually my very first fiction I wrote for Hetalia. and it's just taken me this long to get over myself and post it on FF.

A review would be nice, but don't strain yourself~

~Ana~