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Kiku invited you to Japan for the Hanabi Matsuri or the Fireworks Festival. He was pleased with the progress he was making, and wanted to show off to more developed countries, though he would never say that.

He came to fetch you in a newly constructed ship, which you would be on for a while, Japan was quite far away. You met him at the docks, and he surprised you with gifts for you and your family. He tells you the garments are called 'Kimono' and 'Yukata' you stumble slightly over the pronunciation the first time, but managed to say it perfectly the next. The red kimono patterned with light pink cherry blossoms with gold highlights he gave to fitted perfectly. Arthur presented you with an elegant pink flower clip. It matched so perfectly that you wondered if he and Kiku had planned it.

Arthur wore a dark green Yukata, patterned with forest leaves, he felt uncomfortable so he let his chest be exposed. There were also some shoes, wooden slippers, worn with socks. At first it was quite difficult and awkward trying to walk in, but you managed to get used to it.

The whole place where the festival takes place is so lively, there's so many food stalls lined up, It's pretty interesting to try them out.

"Welcome to Japan, ___-san, Arthur-san" said Kiku as he approached to you.

"I'm starting to like this place" you said, smiling at the Japanese.

"I am pleased you think so ___-san"

"Kiku! Why are you so big!? That's unfair!" said Alfred as he pulled Kiku's yukata.

"It can't be helped, Alfred-kun" he giggled while Alfred pouted

"So then, Enjoy your time" said Kiku and left.

First, you tried the Tako...yaki? yes, Takoyaki! Then, you saw some Japanese people eating an alive and kicking octopus!

"___, Let's try that" said Arthur, teasing you. He knew you have a weakness when it comes at octopus. You couldn't even bring yourself to eat calamari.

"N-No thanks, I'm already full..." you mumbled

"Really? No kidding?"

"Ugh... Okay okay, I give up. I'm scared and you know it...!" you sighed

"So cute!" said Arthur, cuddling you.

"Ah!? What's gotten on you? You're suddenly acting strange... no... creepy..."


He blushed and chuckled. You gazed up at him. He looked so happy, like being with you and the kids was all he ever wanted. Alfred and Matthew were getting restless, so when they spied Kiku, they immediately wanted to run off and join him at one of the various stalls. You let them, kissing the tops of their heads before they skipped off.

"Seems like the fireworks are about to start"

Arthur grabbed your hand and led you to the top of a cliff. You sat on the precipice, a temple to your backs. You watched the fireworks burst and scatted gorgeous colour across the sky. You saw one you've never seen before, a giant azure firework.

"Hey ___, Do you remember the time when I brought you to Hawaii?" said Arthur as he placed his hand over yours.

"Of course, I haven't thanked for that right?" you grinned and kissed him on the cheek, he blushed, he was surprised at the sudden gesture of affection. It felt like the was a bunch of fireworks going off in his stomach.

'God... I want to confess to her now! but why the words won't come out!?' he cried mentally.
'How about asking her?'

"___..." he called.


"Can I ask you something?"

"You look so serious! Lighten up! Kiku bought us here so we could relax and have a good time! But, Sure go ahead"

"W-What If someone who's c-close to you, likes you?" he blushed like a tomato again...

"Eh? Uhh... I guess If I also like that person, Of course I'll return back his feelings!"

"Do you like someone?" he asked

"Yes I do, but I don't know if he feels the same..."

"I'm sure that person also likes you too"

"Huh? How can you tell?"

"You're a kind woman, Any man would fall for you"

'Any... huh?' you thought

"My turn to ask Arthur, do you also like somebody else?" you asked confidently

"Yeah, I love her very much"

"Come on! Tell her!"

"T-Tell her!? but-"

'___, you're such a git... The person who likes you is beside you... don't you get it?' he chuckled

"What's so funny?" you pouted

"That? when you look so eager, you're so cute" he giggled again.

"Shut up..." you mumbled as you rested your head over his shoulder and continued watch the fireworks together. 'I like this Brit... but I'm afraid to tell him!!!' you thought to yourself. 'He just said he liked someone else. I told him to tell her, and he didn't say anything… she sure is lucky, whoever she is. I wish her the best'

(Arthur's POV)

'I think It'll be hard for me to tell her, she likes somebody else right?' I sighed, but I think I can confess to her tomorrow.
What have I done on the ending? :iconcraiplz:

Oh well~ reminders to all readers! Mark of all your calendars now! Iggy will confess his feelings tomorrow!!! XDD

Credits to: ~10721 for the wonderful picture ^^
(I have his/her permission)

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TinySilverQuills Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
CONFESS!! CONFESS!! CONFESS!!CONFESS!! Come one Artie!! Grow some back bone and confess already!! Same goes for reader-chan!!
mimicraft2503 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
confession please!!!!!!!!!!!
s1mr4n Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Tobygamesislife Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
MixedMuttNeko-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You gits!!! (God, i feel stupid) :icony-u-noplz:
Starrykitties Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Goddamn it Arthur.
Hyo38 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the stories where the reader and the countries cant tell that they are in love.
Ryuchanwings Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student General Artist
hedgehogs11 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why was part 15 so short? and why did it say end? Also CONFESS PLEASE
kittycat17643 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Arthur grabbed your hand and led you to the top of a cliff..... firs thang that popped in my mind was this

Arthur grabbed your hand and led you to the top of a cliff, then he pushed u off...

T___T idk im horrible...
XioTehLeafKing Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student General Artist
HailleyPie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
SunaoKonoe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
His gonna confess!!! :iconfuckyeahamericaplz:
SilverArrow3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh right. "Calendars" XD I love this.
Mitchie98 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Taking a million fucking years with this confessing crap. I'm 'bout to take Iggy if she ain't gonna do shit and he ain't gonna do shit.
kuni-chan978 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Writer
My goodness just confess so reader can confess back you!! :iconwhyplz:
NaomiXNightray Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Goddammit!!! Ahasfdgfsahgda Arthur you git!!!!! >< Just Say it!!!
bluelady1927 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Oh yeah FINALLY!!
Arletix Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
waa! i feel so sad! i can't mark my calendar!! :icontamakisulkplz:
lool, they said SOMEONE not SOMEONE ELSE!! gosh, the difference! this allways happens in melodramas! (orwhatevertheyrecalled) >.<
Josephinethestatuete Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will confess to Arthur in every language! *goes to look up how to say I love you in every language*
ImmaNinjaPplz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
If I must, I will tell Iggy 'I love you' in every language possible until he confesses to meh! Love his story! Still reading :D
multialice19 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just say it straight!!!
And you'll get nosebleed!!
Serves you right!!

Iggy : *punch*
Me *real* : :iconifaintplz:
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Yurrai Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Stop being a bully.....
0xWhaii Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student Writer
what's the point of removing them? It's already reported :facepalm:
Silvia-x-Gaara Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
dang it why can't I just tell him~ 'Arthur, I love you! Ti amo! Ich liebe dich!' Dang it ><
sarpndo Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
*sigh* :)
nomheartluvs Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Awww ^w^
Toxic-Mai Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student
NOOOOOO!!! I LOVE YOU ARTHUR!!! AND ONLY YOU!! :iconcrycryplz:
monkchoo24 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Would they just confes already?!

Honestly just confess~!!!
Nana3212 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
read all chapters up to this in one night... :iconfuckyeaplz: XDDDD
0xWhaii Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Writer
really? O_O Awesome! XDDDD
Nana3212 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
its because your stories are so awesome... they almost surpass prussia XD
0xWhaii Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Writer
haha thanks XDD I'm so dead if prussia sees this XDD
Nana3212 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
write a story all about him to distract him while you escape XDDDD
0xWhaii Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Writer
haha lol let's just use eyebrow beams on him and run :icondignitylaughplz:
Nana3212 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
good idea :iconrainbrowsplz:
0xWhaii Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Writer
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muffinguru Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
kaaa!~ Pleeez make more!!!!
0xWhaii Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Writer
okaaaay~ (but it'll end soon)
whitedove135 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh, this is so adorable! I'm glad I found this by chance~ :heart: I'm a fan of Nihon, but I find Iggy the cutest guy ever. xD xD

:iconloveloveplz: Ahhh, the bittersweet moment when you're wondering if that boy likes you back... :iconrlytearplz:
0xWhaii Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Writer
lol how cute XDD :iconrlytearplz:
Friiggi Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just wonder do you fanfiction-writers ever ask the artist, if the picture isn't made by you, that can you use the picture? I'm just curious about this because I've seen a lot of pictures used in these, made by artist I somewhat know.
So do you ask the permission or just use it? Because it's kind of disrespecting the artist...
0xWhaii Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Writer
I'm trying to find the artists but i can't even though i just found it on tumblr, don't worry as soon as i found the artist i'll ask him/her :) and apologize for using it without any permission :)
Friiggi Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok. Good that you're even trying...
Friiggi Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah you don't. I just read the artist comments.
NoireShot Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Calendar is marked - my phone will remind me to look at the calendar - I'm ready :iconfuckyeaplz:
0xWhaii Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Writer
ahaha :D
MaiSodenoShirayuki Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

Hurry up Iggy! *marks calendar*
0xWhaii Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Writer
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