Me: Hey, guys! Did you know that pirates walk in a funny way because of how the ship moves? Now I imagine everyone waddling all over the fucking place XD
Antonio: Yuzuki, now's not the time for this. My poor Lovi has been kidnapped!
Me: *slaps* Motherfucker, get your shit together!

I DON'T own Hetalia, okay?

Chapter 10.

"Captain, he's waking up!"

Lovino woke up with a pounding headache. He attempted to stretch, only to find out his hands had been bound. He suddenly felt cold water being dumped on him, waking him up completely. Naturally, getting wet equals sprouting a tail.

"Just I thought."

"Who are you?" Lovino asked. "Where am I?"

"I'm Captain Arthur Kirkland and you're on my ship. Any other questions?"

"Why am I here?"

"Well, I just thought it wasn't fair for Antonio to keep such a lovely trophy all to himself." Arthur said.

Lovino spit at him. "Vaffanculo. I'm not a damn trophy!" He felt a hand come in contact with his cheek.

"Don't you dare talk to me that way!" Arthur snapped. "Unless you want me to cut you up and sell your parts to the black market." His expression softens. "But you're just so beautiful, I think it would be better to keep you in one piece." Arthur bends down to Lovino's level and puts a gold chain around Lovino's tail.

"What the hell was that for?"

"It's just to make sure you won't be turning back into a human anytime soon." Arthur replied. "I wouldn't try taking it off if I were you, so don't bother."

"It's not like I'm in condition to try to escape anyway."

"Uh, is Antonio okay?" Marcello asked.

"I don't know, he's been pacing back and forth for the past two hours." Daniel said. "Does he look okay?"

"Antonio, please calm down." Bella said.

"I can't calm down! That tea-sucking son of a bitch took Lovi and who knows what he could be doing to him right now? And you want me to be calm!?"

"Well, we could think of a way to get him back." Francis replied.

"We could if we knew where he is."

"Hey, wake up!"

Lovino looked up at the man who had kidnapped him and shot him one of his signature death glares. "What the hell do you want?"

"No need to be hostile. I just thought you would be hungry." Arthur set a plate of scones (read: burnt black meteors of death) on the floor. Lovino looked at it with disgust and kicked it across the room with his tail. "I would rather starve than eat that shit."

"Than starve for all I care!" Arthur yelled and left the room.

*a few hours later*

"I'm hungry..." Lovino groaned, lying on the floor due to the lack of energy to even sit up. "Food...please...anyone..."

A few moments later, Lovino heard the door open. Thinking it was Arthur, he closed his eyes and pretended to sleep.

"Are you sure this is okay, Peter?"

"It's only for a little while, that jerk won't notice."

'Wait, that's not the Eyebrow Bastard's voice.'

Lovino opened his eyes to see four people standing in front of him, staring at him with curious eyes. One was a boy with blond hair and blue eyes, about fifteen or sixteen, somewhere around Marcello's age. The second person was a girl with dark hair tied into twin tails with red ribbons. Another girl with her hair tied into a side ponytail with a flower clip and the last person was a man with wave blond hair, violet eyes, and a strange curl hanging off the top of his head.

The violet-eyed man spoke up. "Ummm...are you alright?"

"What's it to you?" Lovino said. "You bastards see me as a trophy, anyway."

"Captain probably does, but we don't." the man replied. "I'm Matthew, by the way."

"Oh, so that's your name." The blond boy said.

Matthew sweatdropped. "I told you my name an hour ago, Peter."

"Sorry, I just forgot." The boy turns to Lovino. "I'm Peter, but I think you already know that and this is my cousin, Pauline." he said, pointing to the girl with the side ponytail.

"I can introduce myself, Peter." Pauline snapped.

"And I'm Michelle. Nice to meet you." said the girl with pig tails. "What's your name?"

"I'm not sure if I should trust you people with my name." Lovino replied.

"Well, it would be nice to have something to call you by."

Lovino sighed. "Lovino. My name is Lovino."

"Lovino." Michelle repeated. "That's a nice name."

"What if I told you that my name comes from the word meaning 'to ruin.' Would you still think it was nice?"

"Who cares? It's still a nice name."

Suddenly, there was the sound of someone's stomach growling. "Shit." Lovino muttered.

Matthew chuckled. "We were so caught up in chatting, we almost forgot the real reason were here."

"And what would that be?" Lovino asked.

Matthew took out a bucket out of nowhere and Peter and Pauline untied the ropes around Lovino's wrists. The bucket of fish was placed in front of Lovino. "Eat up." Lovino's eyes stared hungrily at the fish and he ate them quickly, much to the others' amusement.

"I don't get it, why would you go out of your way to sneak in here and feed me?"

"We can't stand the captain's cooking either." Matthew said. "To be honest, I don't like him very much."

"Then why did you join his crew?" Lovino asked.

"My brother seems to have some sort of infatuation with him, so he kind of forced me to."

"I'm only here because my brother works for him. Because of that, my brother hardly ever notices me." Pauline sighed.

"At least he notices you a little bit. That jerk of a brother won't even look at me!"

"Your brother is also part of the crew?" Lovino asked.

Peter shook his head. "My brother is the captain."

"Wait, what? By captain, you mean the eyebrows bastard who brought me here and tried to feed me his shitty scones."

"Yes, that captain."

"Well, shit." Lovino muttered. He turned to Michelle. "Why are you here, then?"

"Well, I lost my family when I was younger and the captain took me in. He was kind to me at first, but now he treats me like his personal servant and I'm getting real tired of it." Michelle explained.

"So you're all pretty much here against your will." Lovino said. "That sucks."

"Antonio isn't this mean is he?" Michelle asked.

"I guess not. He is annoying as shit though. Always happy-go-lucky, walking around with his stupid grin, and calling me stupid nicknames, but it seems like he can put up with my shitty personality."

"That's better than Arthur." Matthew laughed. "But it seems like he genuinely cares for you."

Lovino shrugged. "I guess so."

"I bet he's really worried about you right now." Peter said. "We would try to get you out of here, but we would get caught very easily."

"And there's this thing." Lovino waved his tail in the air to show off the gold band around it. "I could try taking it off." He reached down to touch the chain, but it became hot and burned his fingers as soon as he touched it. Lovino hissed as he pulled his hand away. "Okay, I take that back."

"Ughhh, it's useless!" Pauline groaned.

"Not really..." Lovino said. "Where is this ship headed?"

"Somewhere near Istanbul, why?" Peter replied.

"Okay, I need a bottle, a piece of paper, something to write with, and someone williing to through shit overboard."

Peter raised his hand, "I'll do it, but on one condition." He looked at the others, who all nodded. "You have to try and convince Antonio to let us join his crew."

"Why would you want to?" Lovino asked, raising an eyebrow.

"It's better than being stuck with Arthur." Matthew replied.

Lovino sighed. "Okay, let me see what I can do."

"Come on, Antonio, just because Lovino's gone, doesn't mean you can mope around everywhere." Bella scolded. "We can always find him."

"If we knew where he is, that is." Antonio sighed and went back to spacing out.

"We can ask Roderich to track Arthur down."

"Do whatever. I don't feel like doing anything right now."

"Suit yourself" Bella said. "But we will get Lovino back. I promise."

Antonio didn't answer. His eyes went to the ocean and he couldn't help but worry about Lovino even more, which confused almost the entire crew and even himself. He's never cared for someone so much that he'd worry about them so much like this.

Why Lovino, though?

He was just a friend, right? Nothing else.

Something shiny in the ocean caught his eye. Could it be...?

Antonio grabbed a net and threw it into the ocean, then pulled it back up to find a bottle caught inside. His heart raced as he opened the bottle and read the note inside.

Ciao, bastard.
You're probably worrying about me like an idiot right now. Would it make you feel any better if I told you that I'm completely fine? Some people here were nice enough to send this to you for me. Anyway, the Eyebrows Bastard is heading to Istanbul, appearently. So you better come and get me. -Lovino

P.S. I have a favor to ask of you. Are you-

The rest of the letter was cut off (probably ran out of space to write), but Antonio didn't care. At least he knew where Lovino was now.

"Roderich, find the quickest route to Istanbul right now."

The Austrian nodded. "Okay, but may I ask why?"

"We're going to get Lovi back." Antonio answered.

Bella smiled. "Now, that's the Antonio I know."

Me: I apoligize for not updating for...ABOUT A GADDAMN MONTH (and excuse the shortness)
Lovino: Maybe if you tell me the reason, I'll forgive you
Me: I've...been watching Free. You know, that swimming anime?
Lovino: That's it? You haven't updated in a month because you were watching swimming homos?
Me: Soooooorrryyyy, but if there's hot guys and fanservice, I can't help it.
Lovino: *rolls eyes* Whatever.
Me: Lovi, can we just talk about the fact the Antonio friend-zoned you in this chapter? XD

Anywho, review? (hey that rhymed XD)

P.S. Pauline is Wy, by the way. And Istanbul is a port city in Turkey (Used to be called Constantinople), if you didn't know. Don't ask, I was thinking of Assassin's Creed: Revelations when I was thinking about the location.