Tre Corde
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Poll: After I finish "East Meets West" (read: somewhere in the far, far, future), I'll probably bust out another story to slave over. I'm pretty sure I know what I want to work on next, but out of curiosity, which one of these sounds the most interesting? Vote Now!
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Joined 07-19-13, id: 4902414, Profile Updated: 03-06-16
Author has written 3 stories for Hetalia - Axis Powers.

una corda—


One string.

Voice of the orchestra rippling deep.

See how the water writes songs for us.

We snare music to fill our books.

We drink stories to fill our lungs.

How long can we keep going before rising for air?

Must we return to three strings?


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Hello!

I'm Tre Corde, and I'm here because I have stories that get stuck in my head, rather like irritating strands of music that creep into the mind and proceed to play endlessly on loop. It's not always easy coaxing words to paper, but I try my best, and I'd quite like to share the resultant compositions (meager though they may be).

As you may have deduced from the flag icon up there, I'm American. I'm also ethnically Chinese, something I share with about a fifth of the world population. Sadly, my Mandarin is in a state of severe decay, and my self-consciousness about it occludes me from further improvement. There are, nonetheless, scattered parts of Chinese culture to which I hold dear. You may see this reflected in some of my writing.

Speaking of which: gentle visitor, feel free to peruse my feeble archive. If you'd like to chat about writing, or Hetalia, or anything, my PM box is always open and well-frequented. You may also find me hovering about The Helpful Hetalia Corner. It's a cozy place.

I thank you for taking the time to visit this humble profile. May you find whatever it is you are looking for in life, be it a simple story, or faith in humanity, or Waldo.


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CONSTELLATIONS [complete]

Light character study of a young China on the brink of the Warring States Period. Historical figures. Tongue-in-cheek footnotes.

EAST MEETS WEST [work in progress]

First priority.

Sort-of-but-not-really sequel to Constellations; plotting and research underway. Twenty-ish chapters, maybe? Possible weirdness and bizarre humor. China plus Rome equals comedy of errors.

Click here for character illustrations!

PATCHWORK [work in progress]

Second priority.

A study in flags, nations, and history. Each nation gets a chapter. Each chapter gets ten drabbles. Each drabble is exactly one hundred words, according to the word counter on ffnet (which overshoots, making this project even more difficult).

Will be adding more nations when time presents itself.

NOTES: I understand that some of the references will be extremely obscure, but I've refrained from posting notes since there are just so many, and I'd rather the footnotes not be longer than the chapters themselves. If there's anything that you're curious/confused about, feel free to message me! :)


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[July 4, 2015] Happy Independence Day, America! Stay bright your burning spirit.

[October 6, 2015] University grad apps extracurriculars = stressing me out like woah. Putting all works on hiatus until I can breathe again. See you all later!

[March 6, 2016] Wow, it's been a while. Spring break is just around the corner, and I'm crossing my fingers to get some writing time in! Hopefully I can kick this hiatus soon. I swear I've been rewriting the opening scene for ch. 12 like a zillion times, bluuuuh. Writer's block really sucks!


—tre corde


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Recalculating by DragonQueenSori reviews
This was why you shouldn't take directions from a GPS named Hitler. Or pick up hitchhikers. Or get involved in covert government anti-terrorist operations. USUK AU
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 60,464 - Reviews: 451 - Favs: 425 - Follows: 335 - Updated: 11/27/2015 - Published: 2/24/2012 - America, England/Britain - Complete
Defying Oblivion by Jinlongbao reviews
Im Yong Soo, proudly a product of Korea, finds himself stuck in the Chinese Netherworld. Inability to be reincarnated for at least a few hundred years is a self-inflicted dilemma. So is being tossed around in a river filled with multitudes of unpleasant things, including thousands of wailing souls. Oh joy.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Family/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,336 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 5/21/2015 - Published: 12/10/2014 - China, South Korea
Mantles Borne by sithmarauder reviews
An empire must be strong. SpAus.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 606 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/19/2015 - [Spain, Austria] - Complete
Thrumming by sometimeyesterdayisaid reviews
"Can you feel the Earth thrumming for you?" On nation nature and what it is to be one. One-shot.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,151 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/3/2015 - Complete
Memory of a Waltz by ivy-and-edelweiss reviews
One-shot. Austria recalls the glitter of the past and lets it rest in peace. AusxHun.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 751 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 5 - Published: 4/2/2015 - Austria
oh, vision of brightness! by JestaAriadne reviews
About that flower crown. (Nyotalia, allusions to war/historical violence.)
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 182 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 7 - Published: 3/31/2015 - Lithuania, Poland - Complete
Therapy by Ersatz Einstein reviews
Following the dissolution of the USSR, Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia aren't doing as well as could be hoped. Fortunately, Austria is known for more than its music. Characters appear based on how much I like them. Cover image was created by the incredible Tre Corde. Rated T for some violence, unsettling implications, and character death. Please R&R.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 77 - Words: 91,619 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 3/15/2015 - Published: 1/25/2014 - Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Austria - Complete
A Timeless Man by PlanetOfTheWeepingWillow reviews
At times I feel that the world has lost sense of time, and how finite while at once infinite it truly is. So, as I transcribe my dying breaths into words, remembering all the words from my lost journals, I bid you, too, to never envy the life of a timeless man. SuFin - COMPLETE
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 100 - Words: 48,802 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 1/13/2015 - Published: 8/24/2014 - [Finland, Sweden] - Complete
The Inspector's Insects by PrinceofElsinore reviews
"Something is creeping up the stairs, creeping, crawling, through your hairs, and up your neck and over your chin: close your lips, don't let it in. There's no use in running away when the Inspector comes to play." Your best hope is to act Dead. (Human AU, one-shot, not Germancest, warnings inside)
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: M - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,973 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/6/2014 - Germany, Prussia - Complete
The Soldier's Lullaby by lightsabundant reviews
In which Roderich tries to work out some of his insecurities as a parental figure.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: K+ - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 750 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/22/2014 - Austria, Hungary, Holy Roman Empire - Complete
Angels, Demons, Asians and Vampires by BananaNutCrunch reviews
An angel and a demon are actually minding their own business, this time, but when one member of the undead decides not to take his fate lying down, they find themselves dragged into a whirlwind of chaos on Earth. Really, dead people can be so tiresome.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 27,221 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 9/10/2014 - Published: 1/18/2014 - England/Britain, France, Finland
Small, warm holiday by JestaAriadne reviews
Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have a celebratory picnic.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,490 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/4/2014 - Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia - Complete
Ten Things by cultureandseptember reviews
Ten random stories and facts about the personifications of the United (and sometimes quarrelsome) States.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,487 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 8/7/2014 - Published: 8/21/2013 - America, OC
the Trap by le-ouiaboo reviews
Prussia/France/Spain: The prompt was Prussia and Spain meeting France for the first time, thinking he's a girl, kiddy-courting him, then finding out he's a boy, but still kiddy-courting him. Exactly as wacky as it sounds. Man, I can't believe I forgot I wrote this, it's my fave.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,796 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/6/2014 - France, Prussia, Spain - Complete
while ( true ) by lynne-monstr reviews
A frustrating morning ends in tragedy and Germany wakes up to discover himself back at the beginning of the day. It seems impossible, but then it happens again. And again, and again, and… (time loop fic, no pairings, some violence)
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,022 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/4/2013 - Germany, Prussia - Complete
With Brothers Like These by Catching Tomorrow reviews
The life and times of the four constituent countries living in the small, rainswept and awesome house known as United Kingdom.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 44,416 - Reviews: 266 - Favs: 321 - Follows: 225 - Updated: 1/19/2012 - Published: 8/27/2011 - England/Britain, Scotland
A Thousand Paper Roses by Windswift reviews
It's WWII and Spain has tissue paper instead of guns.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 34 - Published: 6/19/2011 - Spain, S. Italy/Romano - Complete
This Above All by Windswift reviews
Veneziano turns to him and says, "Germany, don't you ever get tired of Romano hating you?"
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 227 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 112 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/3/2011 - Germany, S. Italy/Romano - Complete
The Art of Losing by ProcrastinatingPalindrome reviews
America doesn't deal well with England leaving. England struggles to understand what's going on inside his little colony's head.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,848 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 250 - Follows: 35 - Published: 3/31/2011 - America, England/Britain - Complete
L'Incorruptible by SugarAndSanctimony reviews
In the immediate aftermath of the 2010 UK general election, France takes the opportunity to educate England and America on the nature of the 1789 French Revolution and, inevitably, on the nature of its most notorious figure: Robespierre.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 36,198 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 11/15/2010 - Published: 7/4/2010 - France, England/Britain
Reverence by Mooncatcher reviews
China lights a candle and visits some old ghosts. He sits. He remembers. He commemorates June 4th.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,640 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/3/2010 - China
There Stand Empires by Firebirdie reviews
The fate of a nation can rest on the outcome of a single battle. In the age of Napoleon, the fate of Europe itself hangs in the balance. Amid shifting alliances and desperate times, only one thing is certain: it's going to be a long war.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,601 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 7/27/2010 - Published: 6/3/2010 - Prussia, France
dulce et decorum est by 1848 reviews
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. How sweet and fitting it is to die for one's country.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,246 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 18 - Published: 6/22/2010 - Ancient Greece, Turkey
Chromatic by Firebirdie reviews
In which Prussia finds a flute, Germany listens, and absolutely nothing is resolved. Set around WWII.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,627 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 83 - Follows: 11 - Published: 5/30/2010 - Prussia, Germany - Complete
And Blow your House down by didyouknowanon reviews
Of straw, sticks and bricks. The Axis play the Three Little Pigs; World War Two is not a fairy-tale.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 870 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/17/2009 - Complete
A World Made New by ProcrastinatingPalindrome reviews
America and Russia watch the slow death of something ancient and wish for impossible things. America/Russia
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,453 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 8 - Published: 10/3/2009 - America, Russia - Complete
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East Meets West reviews
In which Imperial China and Ancient Rome fervently attempt to stalk one another, vast distance across the Silk Road notwithstanding. As one can imagine, neither has much success.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 66,320 - Reviews: 87 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 7/5/2015 - Published: 8/11/2014 - N. Italy, China, Ancient Rome
Patchwork reviews
Patchwork stories of nations and their flags, told in one hundred words or less. Drabble anthology.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,000 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 4/18/2015 - Published: 10/6/2014 - America, Austria, Australia
Constellations reviews
Confucius meets a strange boy who calls himself the Middle Kingdom.
Hetalia - Axis Powers - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,160 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 7/17/2014 - Published: 6/19/2014 - China - Complete