AN: Happy New Years guys! I hope everyone takes this year to seize your dreams and reach those goals set in your resolutions. :] With that out of the way, I've been working on this for a while now. I suppose its slight AU, very very slight. But anything with a plot has got to be a little AU for Hetalia right? Anyway, reviews are always nice and encouraging. Tell me what you think. :]
The overwhelming number of voices all speaking at once created an almost visible wall of sound, assaulting Washington DC's ears. The brunette winced and closed her eyes, as if to protect herself from the assault on her eardrums. She ruffled her already messed up boyish hair and reluctantly opened her pale brown eyes, to examine the individuals that sat around the conference table in front of her.
It was a mash-up of emotions. Some of the individuals were beyond frantic, crying and yelling for answers. Others were angry, taking a more volatile approach to gaining the sought after information. Others still were stoic and calm, obviously trying hard to keep whatever they were feeling about he situation buried deep below their calm exterior.
"So come on DC, what's the meaning of all of this?" A young woman sitting under her left elbow said loud enough to gain the attention of the others. A finger twisted itself in her thick blonde curls. She arched an eyebrow and looked up expectantly at the other. "Please enlighten us."
"That's what I was trying to do before the shouting match started London." DC hissed down at the blonde.
"No good keeping us in the dark now." A light haired young man folded his arms across his chest.
"Yes, if you have information on the current situation, please share it." This time a young dark haired woman spoke.
First Berlin and then Vienna were two of the calmest individuals at the table.
DC clenched her fists lightly. "Right, well the thing is I don't really have anymore answers then the rest of you.." She trailed off as the very blonde girl at the other end of the table began to cry again. "Aw, come on Warsaw.."
"But you have to have the answers!" She wailed. "Madrid!" She collapsed into his shoulder.
"Way to go hotshot." The dark haired young man had began to pat her on the shoulder.
"If you don't have answers then why are we here." Stockholm crossed her arms, voicing the thought on everyone's mind.
Several others agreed quietly with nods and murmurs.
DC fumbled with the pocket of her worn out bomber jacket.
"What are you getting now? What is that, hm?" Paris leaned back in her chair.
"Are those the answers you've been keeping from us?" Moscow muttered quietly, lowering his voice and earning a snicker from Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn.
DC held up the crumpled piece of paper that had been extracted from her pocket. "Not exactly a solution, but an idea-"
"An idea doesn't solve this you idiot!" Ankara hopped to her feet and glared down the conference table, her chair clattering to the floor behind her.
"Losing them DC." London commented as arguments again erupted from the gathered individuals.
"Faster than usual." Ottawa added with an apologetic smile. He looked up at the brunette with pale eyes. "What do you suggest now?"
DC sighed. "No other choice then."
"Oh no.." The previously silent Tokyo set a hand over his eyes with an embarrassed sigh.
"What's she planning-" Beijing was cut off as DC hopped onto the table and cleared her throat.
"Alright listen up! " She successfully gained everyone's attention as she strolled to the center of the table and set her hands on her hips. "I'm not letting any of you leave until you listen to what I have to say. This is a serious crisis here people! Not like the other times we've all been forced together, this time we don't have any other choice."
A collective sigh passed around the conference table before Helsinki coughed and offered a friendly, "What have you got in mind then?"
"That's more like it." DC nodded and took a few steps backwards to her seat at the table. "Now, for whatever reason someone, or something, is targeting our nations. Without them, us capitals don't stand a chance on our own. We need our nations, just like they need us."
"Which is less than helpful DC." Bern huffed, keeping his dark grey eyes trained on Warsaw, who's Poland had gone missing earlier that day.
"The question still stands at what is there to do about it." Amsterdam narrowed his gaze at the brunette still standing on the table.
"That's what I was getting to. My plan is simple enough." She assured them, stepping off the table and turning to everyone. "We just need to find our nations and stand together against whatever is targeting us." She grinned as silence settled between the capitals.
"Have you lost your mind DC!" London exploded, smacking her in the side of the head.
"To be together with our nation is suicide and a danger to them as well." Berlin spoke rationally. "Any attacker could take us both out in one shot."
"I'll admit DC. You have had some terrible, and I do mean terrible, ideas in the past but this has got to take the cake." Vienna pinched the bridge of her nose against he fast approaching headache.
"No, no! Just hear me out! I know how dangerous it is, but what choice have we got?" Desperation filled her voice as her hands became actively involved in her argument. "We've got a chance if we stand together, otherwise our nations will keep disappearing.. And I don't know about all of you, but I'm worried sick.." She sank into her unused chair, chewing nervously on her lip.
An uneasy murmur filled the room. As much as they didn't want to admit it, they knew she was right. They didn't have much of a choice.
"I cannot believe I'm about to say this, but I agree with Washington DC. We stand a better chance as a team then on our own." London filled the silence reluctantly.
One by one, the personified capital cities agreed to the risky plan. Another silence settled as they considered their next step. Whatever it was there was no guarantee of safety, but they knew it was better than nothing.
"What's our plan of attack then DC. This was your idea after all." Paris looked nervous as the capitals turned.
"Find our nations?" She smiled a little.
"We're doomed." London shook her head as their plan was set in motion.
I figured since I didn't know.. I would put a list of all the capitals and their countries. :]
~Washington DC./America, London/England, Tokyo/Japan, Vienna/Austria, Ottawa/Canada, Beijing/China, Copenhagen/Denmark, Helsinki/Finland, Paris/France, Berlin/Germany, Warsaw/Poland, Moscow/Russia, Bern/Switzerland, Madrid/Spain, Stockholm/Sweden, Ankara/Turkey, Rome/Italy, Amsterdam/Netherlands, Vilnius/Lithuania, Riga/Latvia, Tallinn/Estonia, Cairo/Egypt, Budapest/Hungary, Havana/Cuba, Athens/Greece~
Those are the big ones I may or may not be using.. If I missed any you don't know let me know and I'll let you know :] The last thing I want to say is I wasn't planning make this a romantic story because I'm not good with that kinda stuff.. But you never know. That's all for now!