I awoke with a dry feeling in my mouth. My eyelids fluttered open and I gasped.
Two familiar faces looked down at me. It was Stella and the new girl. I realized I was back home in my bed.
I sat up and murmured, "What happened?"
Stella sat down and hugged me tightly. "I'm so glad you're alive," she whispered.
"I'm Audrey," the girl introduced herself as soon as Stella released me from the bear hug.
I turned and replied, "I'm Sophia. Thanks for, uh… saving me."
"Mrs. Anderson, may I explain the events now, or would you like to?" Audrey asked formally.
Stella said, "I will. Thank you so much, again, for saving my daughter. Could you wait out in the hall while I explain?"
Audrey nodded and left, closing the door silently.
I turned anxiously to my adopted mother and asked, "What's happening?"
Stella smiled sympathetically at me and replied, "It all started with your adoption. When you were adopted, Daniel and I were visited by your father."
Stella paused as I looked at her, my mouth agape. I couldn't believe what I was hearing. I mean, I've known I was adopted since I was eight, but this was all new. I felt my eyes tear up and bit my lip to try and calm my emotions.
Stella, seeing me, quickly hugged me and said, "Sweetheart, do you know anything about Greek mythology?"
I didn't answer because my head started to throb. I lay back down as bright lights started to dance in my peripheral vision. I felt my self falling as I heard someone in the distance yell, "Cut!"
Sophia opened her eyes to see a young man, a boy, really, standing over her. He had fluffy light brown hair, and his green eyes hid behind a pair of round-framed glasses. His facial expression was stern and unforgiving,
"I passed out again, didn't I Matt?" Sophia asked sheepishly.
"Unfortunately yes, you did," Matthew sighed and pinched the bridge of his nose.
"Look, I'm sorry. But I just haven't been feeling well, you know?" She explained.
"You haven't been feeling well for months," He deadpanned.
"Can we just get back to production? I feel fine-" before she could finish, Sophia felt Matthew press his hand to her forehead. He made a small noise of disappointment and stated, "You have a fever. You shouldn't be here. You're sick"
As if on cue, Sophia sneezed loudly and sniffled.
Matthew sighed again and said," We should stop this. None of you are feeling well."
"We haven't been feeling well since Maddy discovered that Japanese comic book and started obsessing over it," Sophia mumbled.
"Maddy changes her tastes often. I'm surprise all of you survived the Lord of the Rings phase," Matthew explained.
"You're right. I should get out of here," Sophia blinked a few times before picking out the violet contacts, revealing very dark brown eyes, and got up. She wobbled slightly as she stood and Matthew rushed to keep her steady.
Sophia smiled and thanked him. "I hope I see you soon when you're better. You and your friends are much more interesting than all those foreign weirdoes," Matthew said as he hugged her.
"I'll miss you too, Matt. Just don't let Maddy catch you saying things like that," she tried to laugh, but it came out as a cough.
Matthew patted her back and walked her to the set exit. Sophia hugged him again and left.
Matthew looked at all of the other workers on the set. "I guess we're stopping production on The Lost Girdle," he announced to the crew. There was a collective groan.
"Now, now, don't be upset. We'll just have to focus more on Hetalia now," Matthew tried to comfort his crewmembers.
"Okay people," he stated loudly after a moment of silence. "We need to get ready for the next show."
The crew livened up again and bustled around, preparing. Matthew sat down and murmured darkly, "I hope Maddy knows what she's giving up."
"Don't worry, I do," a female voice chirped behind him.
Matthew jumped to see a girl that basically looked exactly like him (except with much longer hair and no glasses).
"There you are. You missed saying goodbye to Sophia. You know your favorite original character?" Matthew chastised as a frown formed on his lips.
"Oh, lighten up Matt! And for your information, I did say goodbye to her. I met her outside just as I was coming in," Maddy's smile started to slip.
"I just hope they don't disappear because you're busying yourself in that stupid manga," Matthew said, clearly upset.
"They won't!" Maddy yelled determinedly.
She sighed and said, "They were my first good original characters. I could never let them leave. I may not use them for this story anymore, but they'll crop up. I love them." Maddy's voice gradually slipped into a whisper.
Matthew put his arm around the girl's shoulder to try to show some comfort. "They'll be fine. They're strong," he smiled.
"Really?" she asked.
"Really," he confirmed.
"C'mon Matt! Let's get the Hetalia stuff ready," Maddy said loudly. She was back to her happy self and skipped away to go find the new characters.
Matthew smiled slightly and shook his head. "I'll see you soon, Sophia," he whispered and went to go find Maddy.
A/N: I'm done with this. I have absolutely zero inspiration for this, but I gave it a decent ending. I tried to make it a bit humorous, like making the story seem like it's movie being filmed. On a happier note, this featured me and my genderbent self, Matthew (no relation to Canada)~! Say hi Matt!
Anyways, I'm sorry to those who actually enjoyed this. But I kept my promise: I updated after a three-month break. Thank you to all who reviewed, favorited, alterted, and actually read this story. You have my thanks. And like it said, these OCs my come up somewhere else. You never know ;) And now, for the final time in this story, I-
WE bid you fairwell.
~Nutty Nerd~ (and Matthew)