Summary: Just a series of short fics involving Gilbert, Ludwig, and the rest of their family. All of them will probably be AU. Co-written by Musical Ninja.

Disclaimer: I don't own Hetalia. That belongs to Hidekaz Himaruya.

Author's Note: WARNING: The clown in the story is a reference to this clown on ths one "Animaniacs" episode.

Chapter 1: Birthday Fright

It was January 18. Gilbert and Ludwig Beilschmidt were celebrating their birthday on that day; Gilbert was turning 11, and Ludwig was turning 7. The boys were having fun with their friends at their birthday party when they heard a knock on the door. Gilbert and Ludwig both ran to the door and fought over who would answer it first.

"I'll get it!" Ludwig shouted.

"No, West, I'm older than you!" said Gilbert. "I'll get it!"

After a few minutes of fighting, Gilbert was pushed down on the floor by his little brother.

"Ha-ha! I win!" Ludwig said, and stuck his tongue out at Gilbert. The younger boy opened the door and was face-to-face with…a clown!

"Happy birthday, kids!" the clown said, getting in the Beilschmidt brothers' faces.

"AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!" the boys screamed, and ran away from the door. Gilbert ran into the living room, and the boys' mother, Elise, came out of another room.

"Mommyyyyyyyyyyyyy!" Ludwig cried, running over to Elise and latching on to her.

"Lui, what is it?" Elise asked gently.

"Th-There's a clown at the door," said Ludwig.

"A clown?" Elise asked, confused.

"Yeah, and he's scary!" Ludwig said, starting to cry.

"Let me take a look," said Elise, and then went to the door.

When Elise reached the door, she found that her younger son was right about the clown.

"Nice lady, I'm here to entertain your children!" the clown said.

There was an awkward silence for a moment, and then…..

"AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!" Elise screamed at the top of her lungs. Then she quickly went to the kitchen and grabbed a frying pan that her father-in-law, Germania, was about to use to make burgers for Gilbert and Ludwig's birthday party.

"Hey," said Germania, "I was going to use that!"

"I need it NOW!" said Elise, and went back to the front door. She then hit the clown with the frying pan.

Gilbert and Ludwig's father, Claus, came out of another room and saw what his wife was doing.

"Elise, what the-?" he asked, pointing first at Elise, and then at the clown.

"This clown scared the kids," Elise said, annoyed.

"Oh, really?" said Claus, now glaring at the clown.

Meanwhile, Roderich Edelstein, Gilbert and Ludwig's older cousin, and his girlfriend, Elizabeta Hedervary, arrived, carrying presents with them.

"Aunt Elise, Uncle Claus," said Roderich, "we're here. Where do you want us to put the pres-?" Roderich and Elizabeta stopped in mid-walk when they saw Gilbert sitting in a corner in the living room, rocking back and forth and staring straight ahead. Ludwig, and his and Gilbert's friends were all gathered around him.

The young couple made their way through the group of kids, went up to the frightened 11-year-old, and bent down and looked at him.

"He won't move from the corner, Roddy," Ludwig said, looking up at his cousin.

"Gilbert?" Roderich asked.

"Are you okay?" asked Elizabeta.

"Cl-cl-cl-cl…clown…" Gilbert said over and over while rocking back and forth and staring straight ahead.

"Gilbo?" said Roderich. "It's me. It's Roddykins."

"R-R-R-Roderich…..the clown….cl-cl-clown's gonna kill me….." said Gilbert, still rocking back and forth.

"Oh no, not good," Roderich said to Elizabeta. Gilbert rarely, if ever, called Roderich by his name, and instead, would always call Roderich by Elizabeta's nickname for him: Roddykins. The only time that Gilbert did call Roderich by his name instead of a nickname was when something was up with him.

"Gilbo," Roderich said gently, "it's your cousin Roddykins."

"Clown's gonna kill me," Gilbert said quietly.

"No, the clown won't kill you," said Elizabeta. Then she looked over at Claus and Elise beating up the clown. "See?" she said, gesturing toward Gilbert and Ludwig's parents. "Your mom and dad are beating him up now."

Gilbert and Ludwig both looked over at their parents beating up the clown and burst into fits of laughter.

Author's Note: Yay, first chapter! Well, this is what comes from waiting in the hot sun for the city bus, ha-ha.

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