HERRO ARU! I AM IN THE COUNTRYSIDE~~~ :U Und I CAN'T STAND THE BUGS! Seriously. I can't even take a SHOWER without nearly screaming my head off when a moth flies and lands on a wall. -3- We're staying in DORSET~~~

Sorry for taking so long! *bows* I'll give all you reviewers something extra too! You all get pasta AND scones! And before you ask, no, no the scones were NOT made by Iggy.

So ja. I would write answers to the reviews, but I can't be bothered, so I'll just say DANKE TO ALL WHO REVIEWED! *dies of the sheer awesomeness of you guys*

Charice: … *pokes flame-chan's body* She's dead. Anyway, thanks to all those who reviewed, and you all get a free Crystalline plushie. *throws you all plushies*

Miku: FLAME-CHAN OWNS BEYBLADE!

Mitsuki: No she doesn't…

Alex: The authoress doesn't own Beyblade, only us. Bes9200 owns Team Spiritual Magic. Oh yeah, and she doesn't own Hetalia.


Blading Brings People Together

Chapter 17: Hetalia

"So, uh… Raven?"

"Yes?" the said Blader replied.

"… WHAT IS THERE TO DO?!"

Team Spiritual Magic had agreed to let RLS (and Tazmin…) stay at the dojo until after their battle, so Charice was lounging on the sofa, bored to death. Mitsuki was sitting on the floor, reading a book (Where'd she get that from…? Charice thought), while Miku and Tazmin were having a heated argument over who was more awesome and Alex was watching TV (a documentary about hawks. Boring! Charice mentally head-desked), leaning against the sofa.

"Well, you could ask Crystalline if she could lend you an anime to watch. Or a manga, if you're up to reading. She's got a whole stash of that rubbish." Raven suggested.

"I'm lazy, can't be bothered to read: I'll go for an anime. Plus, that 'rubbish. is pretty good, you know. YO! CRYSTALLINE!" Charice called. Crystalline looked up from her 'Book of Yawns' as Raven called it (it was a book of poetry…).

"What?" She asked coldly. Crystalline did not like being interrupted from writing her poetry.

"Like, lend me an anime, won't you?"

"Why?" Crystalline narrowed her eyes suspiciously.

"I'm boooored." Charice moaned.

"… Fine. Come with me." Crystalline laid her book on the sofa and trudged down a corridor.

"W-wait for me!" Charice rolled off of the sofa, running to catch up with the blunette (A/N – Get it? Blunette? Instead of 'brunette'? … Never mind…).

After leading her up some rickety, old stairs, Crystalline pushed open a door and ushered Charice inside.

"There. Take your pick." She motioned at a box filled to the brim with manga and anime of all sorts.

"Woah… Do you collect them, then?" Charice rushed over to the box, pulling out a handful.

"I guess," She crouched down next to Charice. "If you can't choose, how about this one?" Crystalline held out an anime to Charice. On the front were three men in military uniforms. One had auburn hair (and a… curl…) and was smiling happily at Charice. Another had blond hair with blue eyes, while the third had black hair and dull obsidian eyes. At the top were the words 'Hetalia Axis Powers' with the shape of Italy behind the text.

"What is this? I mean, I know it's Hetalia, obviously, but what's it about?" Charice questioned, examining the case.

"Well, it's about Italy, once home of the strongest empire in the world, and he has changed. This is about the story of Italy, who is now a cowardly pasta-loving fool and his friends (other personified countries of the world) as they live through strange moments in world history." Crystalline replied.

"So… the countries as humans?"

"To put it simply, yes."

"Awesome! I'm watching that!" Charice exclaimed, skipping downstairs, shoving Alex out of the way and inserting the disk into the DVD player next to the TV. Alex grumbled, but said nothing.

A few minutes later, Crystalline walked down, only to find Charice's eyes glued to the screen, watching intently as America shouted, "Dude, I think the world conference can convene, solving all of today's problems by talking excessively! No matter how hard it seems, we can fix anything with enough meetings and photo ops." And so on.

/=+=/

"Alright, so how was Hetalia or whatever anime you were watching?" Dawn asked, setting down plates on the dining table for everybody. It was lunchtime.

"Ve~~~ It was awesome~~~" Charice sang, causing everyone to look at her strangely. "I liked Spain~~~ He was cute~~~ But China was cute too~~~ Ve~~~"

"… Why is she talking like that? Why is she saying 'Ve'? And why does she have cute little squiggles after her sentences?" Alex stared at Charice, almost as if expecting her to burst into song and start dancing.

"I have a feeling that she's suffering from OETH." Crystalline said.

"OETH? What's that?"

"Over-Exposure to Hetalia."

"Ah…"

"Look, I have one thing to say, and that's Spain was not cute." Miku said angrily.

"What?! Yes he was!" Charice pouted.

"No, he's not cute! He's hot~~~" Miku sighed dreamily.

"Miku was watching that?" Alex raised an eyebrow.

"Spain's SO not hot! France is…" Tazmin sighed too.

"France is not hot! He's weird!" Miku glared at Tazmin.

"… Good God… Mitsuki, please tell me you weren't watching that." Alex begged.

"You know, Canada seems pretty awesome. He reminds me of myself!"

"Oh no…" Alex face-palmed.

"Ve~~~" Charice kept 'Ve'-ing cutely, while Miku and Tazmin argued over who was hotter, Spain or France. Mitsuki merely glided around (yes, glided).

"Guys? I've just had a message from the WBBA. Our World Championships battle will take place in two days. So-" Raven poked her head around the kitchen door, but froze when she saw the scene that was unfolding. "What on earth…?"

"Don't ask. Anyway, Raven, I thought this was a training dojo? So why does it have a kitchen and bedrooms?" Alex enquired.

"Yeah, but it's… Well, it's not our house, but we're all staying here while the Championships are on."

"Ah, well that makes sense. I guess it means that you can all practise together?"

"Yes. It's actually quite helpful."

"PAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSTAAAAAA AAAAA~~~~"


Ok, I'm ending it here. I know, super-short filler chapter, but honestly, I have no idea what else to write right now.

Iggy: *shows a séance circle thingy*

Rest of the Allies and Axis: Yeah, we need something realistic.

Tee hee~~~ I'm watching the Hetalia movie right now~~~ So funny aru!

Oh ja, I have no idea if Canada even appears in the first few episodes, but what the heck? After all, Mitsuki was based on Canada…

Bes-chan, is it ok that Crystalline's an otaku? :3 I just thought she was the one who would be most… suitable for such a role~ ;D

QUESTIONS!

UNO~ Who else thinks that Spain's hot, France's not and China's cute? (*puts hand up* I agree with Charice AND Miku~)

DOS~~ Ok, who else is suffering from OETH? :3 Ve~~~ Admit it, you are too!

TRES (RANDOM QUESTION! XU)~~~ Who else found it awkward when France was trying to get England to marry him in the movie? (e~e I did…)

CUATRO~~~~ Who's looking forward to the Spiritual Magic vs. RLS battle?

CINCO~~~~~ Who wants to see Alex lose it again? :3

SO REVIEW, AND YOU'LL BECOME A HERO TOO! Tee hee~~~ It rhymes~~~

Ooh… I bet you all want a white flag and PAAAASTAAA! I'll give them to you to complete your Italian survival kit if you review! :3