HRE-Germany X Reader
Okay dear reader, I really wanted to write something for dear sweet HRE. I know that It isn't cannon that HRE and Germany are one in the same, but I think the idea has a lot of supporting facts. So here is a story for you HRE/Germany fangirls (and maybe some boys)
Well I don't know if everyone's in character and I apologize if they're not. I'm also sorry for and errors in grammar, spelling, and anything wrong with translations. (blame Google Translate)
You sat in an open field on a warm and sunny day. You pick the flowers around you and weave them into a crown. When the chain of various flowers was done you placed it on top your short locks of (h/c) hair.
"Hey! What are you doing out here?"
You turn around and see a young boy dressed in black clothes walking up to where you were siting. You turn back around and lay down in the soft grass letting the sun warm your body.
"I am relaxing in the sun's light. What are you doing out here, Holy Rome?"
"I came to get your lazy butt back to the house. You still have chores to do!"
You pout and flail about your limbs in the manner of a toddler throwing a tantrum. In your 'fake' tantrum you groan out, "I don't wanna do my chores! I wanna stay out here in the warm sunlight!"
"And make more daisy chains?" Holy Rome scoffed some seeing your crown of flowers.
"Hey! I like them!"
"You're the weirdest boy I've ever met."
"Oh, just go back to you girlfriend. I bet she's lonely."
"Hey! I told you not to call her that!" He yelled blushing.
"Holy Rome and Italy sitting in a tree!"
Holy Rome had had enough. He pounced at you. The both of you fought and wrestled like little boys will do. Eventually you managed to get him in a head lock.
"Say it! Say you like her!" You said to the boy trapped in your head lock.
"Fine! I like her! I like Italy! Okay!?" Holy Rome yelled squirming in your grip.
You let him go. With a big goofy smile on your face, you extend your hand for him to shake. Holy Roman Empire instead punches you in the arm.
"Come on, let's get back to the house."
"Hey! That hurt." you pouted.
"Quit being a baby. Go back and finish your chores."
"Fine whatever, You and Austria are total neat freaks."
You pick up the flower garland that survived the fight. You put it back on your head and Holy Rome rolled his eyes. Then you walk back to the house together.
When the two of you got back to the house, Austria was pissed and sent you back to work along side Italy. She was a sweet girl and you cared for her as a friend. Holy Roman Empire seemed to be a little jealous of you due to your ability to easily talk and get along well with Italy. You assured Holy Rome that you didn't like her as anything more then a friend. That was mostly due to the fact that you were really a girl, but only Mr. Austria actually knew that.
As time passed you often got dragged back to work by HRE whenever he found you in that field making daisy chains. Mr. Austria would also at times have you and Holy Rome spar for his training. Though Mr. Austria knew you were a girl you still were the best rival for HRE's training. It was always fun when you beat him, and since he thought you were a boy he never went easy on you or got nervous around you like he did with Italy.
Being able to be such close friends with him you started to develop strange feeling toward him. You covered it and teased him about his 'girlfriend' but it hurt you a bit when you did.
The atmosphere in the house started to grow more troubling. There was a war starting soon and Holy Rome was heading into it. You tried to talk him out of it but to no avail. Then you tried to convince him to let you go with him. He wouldn't let you, he wanted you to stay and protect Italy.
The horrid day came. The day he left for war. From a distance you saw Holy Rome say his goodbyes to Italy, and you felt your heart break some. It hurt you to see their kiss, but just still were glad he was happy. When Italy was gone you ran after Holy Rome to say your goodbyes.
"Holy Roman Empire!" you called out in a stern tone that cracked from your sorrows. He stopped and turned to see you. You went up to him with small tears forming in your (e/c) eyes.
"Goodbye (Country), please take care of Italy while I'm gone." He said giving you a small sad smile.
"Goodbye Holy Rome, I will, don't worry about me stealing her away from you." you said, starting to heavily sob.
"I know you won't." he held out his hand for you to shake. You gave a small smile and lightly punched him in the arm.
"I never told you why I don't like her like that."
"I don't like her because I'm a girl too."
"What!?" HRE stared at you dumbfounded by your words. "Why didn't you say anything before!?"
"I-I never said, 'cause I didn't want you to be nervous around me, and since you only seemed to like Italy I didn't want to ruin our friendship with me admitting that I like you." you babbled, not fully aware of what you were saying.
"Y-you... like me?" He said with blush on his cheecks.
You slowly nod and blush too. You expected him to then say that his heart was only for Italy. Soft lips met your own instead. The kiss was innocent and sweet. You loved every second of the short kiss. When you parted, tears flowed freely from your eyes and you gave him a tight hug before he started to walk off again.
You called to him as he walked onward. "Holy Roman Empire! If you get hurt out there I'll kill you!"
"Don't worry! I'll come back, I promise! We will see each other again!" He called back.
Just before he was too far away to hear, you screamed out one last thing, "I love you!" so simple yet so complex and meaningful.
You did as Holy Rome wished and protected Italy. All the while waiting for his return. So much time had passed and most others forgot about him. You loved him dearly but as the saying goes "Out of sight, out of mind." During his absence you spent a lot of your time with Italy and eventually found out you both posed as the opposite gender.
Your memories of your friend began to fade but your heart never lost the love for him. When you became strong enough you searched for him. However when your land was struck with inner turmoil your explorations for your old friend had to stop. During your troubles you couldn't leave your house much so your only contact was through letters with other countries.
Eventually you did manage to get out of your turmoil and return to the world. You told Italy that you were going to visit him first thing. When you arrived at his house he was overjoyed to see you.
"Oh (Name)! I'm so happy to see you again!" he said giving you a big hug.
"I'm happy to see you too Feli; I missed you so much."
"(Name), I want you to met a friend of mine, he protected me when you were gone."
"I'm so sorry Feli, I didn't mean to leave you like that."
"Don't worry bella, it wasn't your fault you had to leave."
He gave you a sweet smile and lead you to the living room. In there you saw a man sitting on his couch. The man stood up and came over to you. He had blonde hair slicked back and icy blue eyes. Your heart started to ache as you looked at him.
"Germany~ This is my old friend I told you about. She just got back!"
"Um, H-hello sir, I'm (Name), the country of (Country)."
"Hello, I'm Ludwig. I am zhe country of Germany. It's a pleasure to meet you, (Country)."
This man was a stranger to you, and yet he looked so familiar. In the back of your mind, old memories started to become less clouded. Italy at this point went to the kitchen to prepare a huge delicious meal, celebrating your return. You break the silence that was between you and Germany.
"I hear you've been protecting the bubbly Italian while I was gone."
"J-ja, you could say zhat."
"Thank you. He is a dear friend to me and I was asked to protect him a long time ago." You could vaguely remember the sweet boy who had asked you that, and it brought a soft smile to your face.
"Who asked you to protect Italy?"
"An old friend of ours, y-you actually kinda remind me of him."
It was true, the more you looked at Germany the more you saw that young boy. Germany did however look a little different though, his hair and eye color were lighter then your old friend's.
"Vhat happened to him?"
"I can't really remember. He left some time ago and I haven't seen him since, but I've been looking for him."
You heard some noises in the kitchen. Italy came out and said he needed to get some fresh ingredients for the meal. Once he left you and Germany continued to get to know each other.
During your chat, you felt your heart ache again. Memories came up more and more. Then you could recall everything. The boy, the boy was Holy Roman Empire, he was the boy you loved. For some reason this man reminded you of him.
"Vhat is it (Country)?"
"I-I was wondering what your childhood was like."
"My, my childhood? I can't really remember a lot of my childhood actually. Vhy do you ask?"
"Just curious I guess."
"Vell, my memories are really faded but I remember seeing two ozher kids. One vas a girl und zhe ozher vas a boy."
This information came as a slight shock to you. Maybe you finally found him, maybe you found Holy Rome after all this time. It encouraged you to continue questioning.
"What were they like?"
"Zhe girl vas shy und a picky eater. Zhe boy vas lazy und stubborn"
"So you were friends with them?"
"Ja I zhink so. I vaguely recall having to haul zhe boy back from a field a few times."
You smile as you to recall the event, only much more clearly then Germany could. Then an idea hit you, maybe you could help jog his memory if you reenacted it. There was a field of flowers not to far from Italy's house, so the two of you could go there.
You tell Germany to follow you. You ran out and lead him to the field. You ran strait for the center of the field and sit down. As Germany caught up to you, you were already making a chain of flowers. When you finished it and placed it on top of your head, you turn to look up at him.
"Vhy zhe Hell did you lead me out here?"
"'Cause I wanted to relax in the sun's light" you say and lay down in the field.
"Und make daisy chains?" Germany scoffed some.
"Yep, I like them. When I was little I made them all the time. That is until I got caught."
"Vhat!?" Germany looked down at you. His eyes hallowed some as he was lost in thought.
"Germany, What's wrong?" He snapped back when he hear you speak.
"It's, it's nozhing, I vas just remembering somezhing."
"What was it?" you encouraged him.
"Zhe boy, he, he looks kind of like you."
"Well, I may not be that pretty, but you don't have to be rude about it." You joked with him, but that statement Germany said, it assured you he was Holy Rome.
"I-I didn't mean it like zhat! I'm sorry I-I just meant zhat I see a resemblance between you two."
"It's okay Germany, I was joking. So let's see; the boy was lazy and stubborn, got dragged out of a field regularly, and looks kind of like me."
"Ja, und he teased me about liking zhe girl."
"D-do you still like the girl?" you asked with your heart starting to ache from sorrows.
"I don't know, it vas a long time ago."
"What do you remember about the last day you saw them?"
"Vhat's vith all zhe questions?"
"I'm trying to help jog your memory."
"Fine, I... I remember zhe girl vas crying und she gave me somezhing. Zhe boy stood firm holding back tears. He told me somezhing, but I can't recall vhat it vas."
"I never told you why I don't like her like that." You repeated your words from long ago.
"Vhat did you say?" Germany's eyes widened in shock.
"I don't like her because I'm a girl too." you continued.
Germany was speechless. All he did was stand there dumbfounded by your words once again.
"I never said, 'cause I didn't want you to be nervous around me, and since you only seemed to like Italy I didn't want to ruin our friendship with me admitting that I like you." You finished, letting the gears in Germany's head start to turn.
"You, you vere zhe boy from my childhood? You were my friend?" You sat up and turn to look at him, tears already forming and spilling from your (e/c) eyes. A soft smile on your face and a crown of flowers on your head.
"Holy Roman Empire?" you softly call to him.
Germany fell to his knees and pulled you into a tight hug. You clung to him as your tears poured out even more.
"Holy Rome, I missed you. I missed you so much!"
He held you tighter. You felt him pet your head, then you felt your hair start to get wet where he had buried his face in it.
"Danke, (Name). You helped me remember. You looked for me when I vas lost. You have alvays been a friend to me."
"H-Holy R-, no Ludwig. I-I love you. I love you so much. I waited and looked for you for so long."
He didn't say anything. He pulled away some to look you in the eye. His eyes were so soft. You felt yourself lean in and he did the same. Your lips met for the second time, and just as before you loved every second of it. All to soon he pulled away.
"Ich liebe dich auch, mein liebling."
"Vait, you vere zhe boy und... Italy vas zhe girl"
"Hehe, yeah, Italy was the girl we hung out with."
"I-I kissed Italy!?"
"It's no big deal, almost everyone thought he was a girl."
"Zhat doesn't erase zhe fact I kissed him on zhe lips!"
"Who cares, you have me again and I'm a girl for sure."
"Ja, I do have you again, und I never want to leave you like that ever again."
"Ludwig, we should probably get back to Italy's house now."
"Ja, Let's go."