Just a random idea that has been hanging around in my head until eventually I just couldn't ignore it anymore.
To The End
It was August 14th, Ukraine's birthday, and Canada and I were planning to throw a small get together at my place, and all the allies were invited. Everyone really seemed to be having fun as they prepared for Ukraine to arrive, except for Canada, which seemed really odd. Canada and Ukraine have been happily dating for quite awhile. Matt just seemed to pace around the house looking really worried, usually he was excited whenever we had a kind of big get together like this, but he was a different kind of excited today. Whenever I asked him what was up with him, he just seemed to mumble something in French, which I couldn't understand, and walk away. Dude was odd. He didn't snap out of it when Arthur confused us again, he just shouted "Mathew!" and continued to pace. France seemed concerned but gave him his distance. It seemed to get even worse when Ivan arrived.
"Privet, Alfred, Matthew," Russia said, trying to look between us so he wouldn't get caught confusing.
"Sup, Ivan," I said greeting him like a hero.
Matthew muttered something unintelligible, the only clear word being Ivan.
"What is wrong with…err…Matthew," Russia asked, making a lucky guess.
"I don't know," I said. "Dude's been acting like this all day."
"Oh Crap!" Matthew yelled all of a sudden. "I look like a bum! Why did no one tell me I was dressed like a bum?" he shouted, running to my room. "Al, I'm borrowing one of your suits!"
"Alright, that's cool, bro," I shouted back a little confused. "You do know this is a causal party, right? Your regular jeans and sweatshirt will be fine."
"No," he shouted back. "I want this to be perfect!"
I groaned as I marched to my room. What was he talking about? I waited outside the room until I figured he was dressed and then walked in, he was adjusting his tie. "I bet you are really happy that we are twins right now?" I asked.
He sighed and seemed a bit calmer. "It comes in handy," he said. Then he looked at me, his eyes looked stressed and desperate. "Am I making a mistake?" he asked.
"No, man, the suit looks great on you," I told him.
"No, not that…" he said, I wait for him to continue. But he never finished his thought; he just stared at me with the same desperate, freaked out look.
"Well dude, I may be a hero but I haven't gotten the mind reading super power yet, you'll have to tell me just what you are freaking out about, before I can save you," I told him trying to comfort him.
He sighed, and seemed to calm himself.
"It's about Kat," he said.
"Oh great," I said. "What did you do this time?" I asked jokingly. I knew Mattie; I saw how he looked at Katsuyasha. He was madly in love with her. There was no way he could have done something that bad; he wouldn't run the risk of hurting her. I was kind of jealous of him in the fact that he had someone he loved so much. I got confused when he kept silent; it seemed he really had done something. "Are you two fighting?" I asked concerned. They had a few spats, mostly about not having enough time together because they lived so far apart, but just the look that seemed to come in to his eyes when he called her every night told me just how much he loved her.
"No, we aren't fighting," Matthew said, but once again he stayed silent.
"Then what's up dude?"I asked.
"Well….err…I think she may be…pregnant," he whispered.
"What?" I asked shocked. "Didn't you like…you know…wear protection and stuff."
"No," he squeaked blushing. "I was an idiot! I didn't think I had too! Nations have never gotten pregnant! I didn't think that a nation could be made that way; I didn't know that nations could get pregnant without releasing their role as a country! I still should have done something, goddammit I am so stupid!" he freaked out and looked like he was the point of breaking in to tears. He was really upset and had no idea what to do, I wanted to help him, but I didn't know what to do, this has never happened before, hell if I had a girlfriend I might have been in the same situation.
"It's not your fault, man," I said trying to comfort my brother. "There is no way you could have known. This has never happened before."
"You're wrong! It's all my fault! I was stupid to think that the rules didn't apply to me because I was a country! Now look what happened! She's pregnant, with my child!" he said freaking out again.
"Well, are you…going to keep it?" I asked him. I wasn't like Mattie to want to want to give it up, but he seemed really freaked out…
"Of course, I wouldn't force kill it, and there is no way Kat would want to!"
"There is always adoption," I suggested.
"No!" Canada shouted. "I'm not going to be like England, I won't let my kid end up like Sealand!"
"Well you can't just make her go through this all alone!" I shouted. Mattie loved Kat, I knew he would never want to leave her, but did this child seemed to really freak him out, if she wanted to keep the baby, would he make a sacrifice to be with her, or would he abandon her?
"I know," he said. "I'd never leave her to go through this alone. Call it weak if you want, but I love her too much to let her go. I want to be here for this child, but I don't deserve to be. I could never be a good father!" He said. I didn't expect him to say that. He went from freaking out, to full on depressed in a matter of seconds.
"What are you talking about?" I asked. "You've always wanted to be a father; you used to talk about it all the time!" When we were younger, Matthew used to always talk about growing up and being just like his papa (O_o), and even after him and Francis seemed to distance, never really let go of that dream, he stopped idolizing France of course, yet he still told me he dreamt of starting a family. Even by the way he cared for Kumajiro, who was only a pet; you'd see just how great of a parent Matt would be. Now we were full grown nations, and he seemed to be getting exactly what he wanted, yet he ran from it.
"That was back then, I wouldn't be a good father now! You've seen what the world is like, the world is harsh. The one thing everyone wants is power, power to satisfy their greed, now I'm bringing some new land in to this world, and everyone is going to fight to claim it, they would be only a child, and all these strong older countries would be attacking it for their land. I'm the child's father, I'm supposed to be the one who takes care for it, I'm the one who is suppose to keep it safe, I'm the one who kicks someone's ass, if they even think about touching my child, but how can I be that? No one sees me, no one hears me, how could anyone ever fear me? I wouldn't be able to protect me child. That child would be bullied and have its land stolen, I don't want that to happen!"
"You're forgetting that you're not going to be doing this alone," I told him. "You'll have your family, Ukraine, me, France, England."
"My…Family," he said surprised.
"Yeah," I said trying to make him feel better. "You think I would let anyone lay their hands on my niece/nephew, and England may not remember you, but he's got to remember his only grandchild, plus you KNOW France will fall in love with this child as soon as he sees it, figuratively…I hope." he chuckled at that. "Plus you've got Ukraine's family, Russia and Belarus are Ukraine's siblings, you've seen how they are on a normal day, now image what they would do if someone was picking on their family, they would be pissed. You're not in this alone; you've got a butt load of people who are here to help you. Not that you need all of us, you'd make a good dad, bro. You are caring, responsible, mature and well let's face it between the two of us, you are the smarter twin. You're a lot better than you give yourself credit for." I said.
"Thanks, Al," he said. "You made me feel a lot better." He smiled a genuine smile.
"Well of course I did," I said. "Because I'm the hero!" he still looked a little upset, so I looked for to talk about.
"Okay so I get that Ukraine is pregnant and all, but what does that have to do with you wearing a suit?" I asked looking him over wearing my suit.
"Oh … um," he said blushing and getting a little nervous again. "I wanted to prove to Ukraine that I was going to be there for her, so I'm gonna propose to her, but I'm not sure if I can. I love her, with all my heart, but I still have doubts, we've been going out for a while, but… I still think she'll say no. She could do so much better than me, so why would she want to marry me, the invisible guy."
"Because she loves you dude! God, if you can't even see that, then maybe I should take that smarter twin comment back! She loves you a whole lot, of course she'll say yes!" I told him. I shook my head, did he really not see it.
"So you think she will say yes?" he asked, still unsure.
"Yeah dude, totally!" I told him.
He took a deep breath. "Alright, I am ready."
"Awesome!" I said walking toward the door, I had to go France and England weren't fighting like they always seemed to do when we all got together.
"Wait, Al," he called after me, and then paused blushing. "Can you…not…mention anything about the baby to Kat…please?" he said.
"Why?" I asked confused. Did she find it embarrassing or something?
"Because…she doesn't exactly know…yet," Matt said, his cheeks turning bright red.
"What? How does she not know?" I asked shocked walking back to where he was.
"Well…I've noticed the changes with her, her um…tracks of land…got bigger," he said.
I stared at him shocked. "Dude, you are the fucking luckiest person in the world!" I shouted that made him blush even more.
"It's not just that, she has been getting really odd mood swings, whenever I am around her she has really weird cravings, and she keeps complaining about felling really sick and sometimes throwing up, like morning sickness." He said. "She went to the doctor, and they took a pregnancy test, as well as a blood sample, we are supposed to find out the results later today."
"So you are freaking out, and you don't even know the results? For all you know she could just have the stomach flu and for some reason God decided to grant you a glorious gift." I said laughing at how much he really freaked out over nothing.
"This is serious Al, I know she is pregnant, I can feel it in my gut," he said.
"Well, you're ready if she is," I said. "You're going to be a good dad Matt, trust me."
He smiled. "Thanks Al," the door bell rang as he spoke, his face went from confident to nervous again.
"Alright, that's probably Ukraine, I'll go get it, when you're ready you can come down and claim your women." He nodded and I ran down to answer the door.
Yay I finally finished the first chapter. This is just an idea that played in my head for a while, so I finally decided to write it! I'm not planning for it to be that long, so I might update it quickly, just to move it along so it doesn't get in the way of any of my other stories, but leave a review anyway and tell me what you think.