:EDIT: THE WHOLE CHAPTER HAS BEEN EDITED FOR BETTER FLOW.
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Warning: Amnesia...'nuff said.
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He brushed the Briton's bangs and gave him a light kiss on the forehead.
"I love you, England."
Then, he moved towards the door and let himself out of England's room. America leaned on the door and hid half of his face on his hands. Hie eyes were wide with surprise and his face was tinted pink. He slowly slid down the door in shock.
'What the hell did I just do?'
Chapter 8: What You Don't Know Won't Hurt You
I woke up to the sound of someone knocking on the door.
I opened my eyes. That's strange. How come I'm back in my room. Ughh. My head. It feels like a bloody truck ran over it. I flopped back to my bed, only to remember something important.
"Maria!" I shot up from my bed and ran towards the door, almost forgetting my room key. I grabbed my keycard and stuffed it in my pocket and ran out, not caring about how I looked and went to Norway's room.
I frantically knocked on the door. Suddenly, my headache went past tolerable so I didn't exactly hear the door open. In short, I did not notice that I was already knocking on Norway's head. Upon realizing my mishap, I retracted my hand and furiously apologized. He stared at me for a moment and, thanks to my heightened senses, I heard him sniff. Out of curiosity, I sniffed too. I caught a whiff of alcohol. No wonder I felt like shit. I was bloody hungover. Fantastic.
"M-mama?" I heard Maria's voice. Then, I heard shuffling, a few thumps, something crashing, more shuffling and suddenly, I saw her peering above Norway's shoulder. I instantly felt relief wash over me but it was short-lived. I was attacked by another wave of headaches.
"You should come in. I know a spell that will ease your pain." Norway said, moving to give me access to the room.
Then, I was tackled to the ground by a Maria.
"M-mama! I mished youw!" She said, squeezing the life out of me. I returned the hug but another set of headaches washed over me.
"Maria, please let go of him for a moment." Norway said in Ancient language. She nodded and rolled off of me. Then, she sat and stared at me. Norway began to chant a spell I've never heard of before and soon, I felt better. Norway, however, looked a little disgusted for a short while before he returned to his normal, deadpan expression.
"Is something the matter?" I asked.
"You were drugged." I was what? Wait, how can he know such things.
"While I was casting the spell, it allowed me to discover and remove the reason for your headaches. In this case, it was a mixture of a sleeping drug and alcohol. As to what type of alcohol, I cannot distinguish." He told me as if he read my mind. I tried to remember how that can possibly happen but my mind is a blank.
"I can't really remember what happened. The last thing I remember is leaving Maria with you, hence, why I'm here." I told him. Perhaps my missing memories would return later. Then, I turned to look at Maria and asked if she had been a good girl while under Norway's care. She looked at Norway as if to ask permission and he nodded a yes. She brightened up and faced me.
"Yesh, m-mama. Maria had been a vewy goohd girl." I was shocked. She can speak and probably understand English. I couldn't care less if she butchered the language right now. I'm so happy. It's like hearing America speak for the first time. I was so overwhelmed that I hugged Maria and she, in return, hugged me. Then, someone cleared their throat behind me.
"If you wouldn't mind, I'd like the both of you out of my room. I need to change since the second part of the two-day conference starts in thirty minutes." Norway said. My eyes widened in realization so I mumbled an apology, grabbed Maria and made a dash to our room.
To say that England was happy is a horrible understatement. He was not only jolly happy but he was also flabbergasted. Norway taught Maria a lot of things. When they got back to the room, he entered the shower and when he got out, he saw a freshly dressed Maria and she was on her best behavior.
"Ready two gow, M-mama?" She asked. England suddenly realized that she kept on calling him "mama" so he tried to correct it...and failed. It seems that she was keen on calling him "mama."
"I guess it can't be helped. Let's go, love." He said and then both left the room and made their way to the conference with a few minutes to spare.
Everyone in the room noticed the tense atmosphere between France and America but no one made a comment on it. England noticed it too but whenever he confronts either of them, they would shrug it off and say it was nothing. Then, the next half of the conference commenced.
"Yesterday, we were given a view of how each country has been fairing as of late. For today, we shall discuss the different options available to help other countries. Understood?"
Everyone agreed and so began the different talks. Norway's attention, however, was divided between listening to everyone and looking at England and Maria.
I pressed my index and middle finger on Maria's forehead and closed my eyes. I began to chant an incantation that will allow me to pass some of my knowledge into her. Hopefully, this will help her understand English. And then, my mind went blank...
A floating palace in the midst of everything...
A palace made of glass and marble...
A garden filled with different types of plants both known and unknown to man...
A mystical familiar shaped like a black cat with sabre-tooth fangs and wings of an angel...
A woman, whose eyes were red and blue and wings black and white...
A woman who looks like Maria...
...but this Maria doesn't have wings..and her eyes are green and blue...
"Your contract had been made, and so it shall be granted."
I felt like I was slowly drowning. My breathing was slowly becoming labored as I and a few of my people drowned. However, I also felt something warm in both of my hands. I can see two figures but my eyes were too blurry to distinguish who they were. I slowly felt myself lose consciousness.
Then, there is that explosion. An explosion so massive that it obliterated the Earth.
I retracted my hand from Maria's forehead and stared at her in horror...
She can't possibly be...
"Hey, Norway! You're spacing out again. Everything alright?" A certain obnoxious voice asked me.
"Huh? Oh. Yeah. I was...until I heard your voice."
"Hahaha. Wait, what? Hey! Not nice, dude." He said, faking annoyance.
"Whatever." I replied and went back to listening to whoever was the speaking at the moment.
A/N: Yeah~ That would probably fix the flow. Well, I think it did. XD You guys getting a clear picture of Maria's role now? XD And Norway is involved because 1, he can also see magical creatures, 2, he has magical powers, 3, I like him, 4, he's awesome and 5, did I mention I like him yet? =))))))) So yeah, hurray for an update. ;A;