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February 14, 2013

This day hadn’t sucked.

Frankly, you were stunned.

Sure, you had seen a little PDA, but surprisingly not much. And all of your friends had gone out of their way to make you little gifts. They even knew you didn’t celebrate, and wouldn’t expect anything in return.

It was sweet.

But still, the day made you think. It made you think about a lot of different little things that made you both want to laugh, and cry.

The emotions you were feeling right now were probably making you extremely unstable. Yet you felt extremely calm.

Even so, you found yourself out late at night, going to try something new. It was something you had been wondering about for a while, and were finally going to take a crack at.

Now you sat, atop this building, overlooking the river. Your legs dangled over the edge, but you knew you wouldn’t fall. Being pretty far back, your lower legs were practically against the wall.

You started preparing, not seeing the frantic figure making his way up to the building.

Almost ready, you nearly jumped, which would have been horrible, as someone threw open the door and called out, “Don’t jump!” You almost laughed. All of those feelings were behind you, and you knew it as you stared up at the little sliver of the moon smiling back at you. But he went on, “I know it’s... that day, but there’s no reason to go this far! Hell, I’m alone too! So, just don’t jump!”

“I wasn’t planning to.” you said bluntly, but with a smile on your face reflecting the smirk of the moon.

“Then... What are you doing up here?” he asked, the British accent washing over you again.

A little crease appeared in your brow, “Just trying new things.”

“Like what?” the stranger asked, startling you as his voice moved closer.

Looking around to face him, you saw the shock of blond hair, green eyes, and peculiarly large eyebrows. In turn, he appraised you. Shining (h/c), captivating (e/c) eyes, and a determined set on your face. “Something weird.” you finally said, turning back to the moon.

He sat beside you, maybe a little close for comfort, but maybe just close enough that he could catch you if you fell. “Weird is relative, love.”

“Mmm.” you said in agreement, thinking of all the tendencies you had acquired that others might deem weird. Eventually you stopped counting them all and paid attention to the stranger again.

The blond stared as you picked up the first piece of paper, your best longhand on the lined sheet, and started to fold. There had been some things on your mind lately, and you just wanted to release everything into the wind. Ever little secret you had kept, all your hopes and dreams, all your fears, you wanted them somewhere out there. Someone had to know. Even if it was a stranger, or a patch of dirt or a puddle. These thoughts would be out there, and you felt like you might finally be free of their torturous taunting.

So you made the first airplane just like you had as a child, but with more nimble fingers and more of a mind to get it right. Soon you had a really nice paper airplane and aimed up towards the moon.

It sailed over the sleepy buildings below you, and out over the trees near the river. And with it went that thought. The action allowed your smile to grow. You continued, paying no mind to the baffled stranger at your left.

Eventually you looked up at his face, and smirked. So you decided you would attempt to make him feel more comfortable and strike up a conversation. “So, you’re alone too, huh?”

“What?” he asked, confused.

You just continued folding, and told him again, “You said you were alone. And that makes two of us.”

“Yes, I suppose.” he said. Then he finally chose to address the elephant in the room, “What is with the airplanes?” He looked at your graceful form as you sent another one flying off into the night.

You sighed, a happy grin on your features. “Haven’t you ever just wanted to scream something? Just so at least one person would know? Louder than you would ever dare?”

“Well, yes, actually. Quite frequently.” he said.

The moon continued to smile at you as you spoke to this stranger with ease, “I decided to write down everything and send it out into the world.”

“Oh.” he replied, looking off into the distance as you sent another worry out on its way. After another minute he asked, “Can I know your name?”

You shook your head. “I like it like this. The peculiarity of it all. Two strangers sitting on a rooftop on the fourteenth of February, with no where to go and nothing to do but let go of the past. If we knew each other’s names, we wouldn’t be strangers, would we?”

“I guess not.” the blond said with a chuckle.

You threw another one and as you watched it fly asked, “Would you like to try one?” Passing him the pencil and a sheet of paper you gave him an encouraging smile.

“It can’t hurt, can it?” he asked, almost to himself. The stranger wondered what he wanted to tell the world.

After a bit he wrote down quickly, but with precision,

I am alone.

You snuck a glance at the words. “That’s a good one. I sent that one out a minute ago. For now at least, we can be alone together.” you told him, a smaller, kinder expression on your face. The blond smiled, then looked back at the paper. He started to make the airplane, but didn’t make one of the folds you deemed necessary. “That won’t fly very well.” you scolded, taking an edge of the paper into your hands and brushing against his fingers repeatedly.

He was stunned at your conduct, and how easily you touched him. In fact, you weren’t quite feeling yourself. If it had been another day, you would have been blushing up a storm at this attractive stranger and staying as quiet as you could manage. But this was just a passing meeting between strangers. You didn’t care about your impression on him, and that made this all the better. “Is it finished?” he asked, inspecting your crafty fingers.

“Yep!” you said, handing it to him rather proudly.

He took it in his large hands, and tossed it out over the town, watching it fly over everything else. It was peaceful, and the blond really did feel better. “Teach me to make one like that.” he said, half asking, half pleading.

“Sure,” you smiled, “just pay attention.”

Going through the airplane step by step, the stranger finally got a decent, if not a little crumpled, one to throw. This time you two propelled your planes forward together.

It wasn’t long before you were laughing about nothing, and talking about crazy hypotheticals. The two of you were intellectually matched, and battled back in forth in half forged arguments sprinkled with craziness. It was fun.

He showed you this insane plane that was just a tube that, when spun right, would fly out over the city. You showed him how to make those little spinners, that when you drop them the top spins like a maple seed.

The two of you sat on the building. Just two people that were alone together.

Making paper planes just for a while.
My day wasn't horrible. I do feel on edge, and my emotions are running at dangerous levels, but today wasn't bad in the least. A few friends made me presents, only three people wished me a happy you know what, 2 people wished me a happy Jack the Ripper day, someone wished me a happy singles day, and I basically had 3 study halls with all the combinations (1 real study, 1 completely wasted period where I did nothing, 1/2 of a period free after a quiz, and another 1/2 free after another quiz) And tomorrow is the last day before break. So I'm not depressed, and you can have some weird England shiz.

If you can guess the song the last line came from, you get the knowledge that you listen to awesome music.

~

Hetalia and all its characters belong to Himaruya Hidekaz

You belong to Mother Russia, da?
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:iconjeaniisaneko:
JeaniIsANeko Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I instantly thought of Fall Out Boy
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ATOTW13 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Wow! Your writing has such great imagery! I can just see the airplanes and the buildings in my mind. You seem like a very articulate person as well, so I'm very happy to read your works! Keep up the amazing writing!
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Peacebuggy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to do this... but I am terrified of heights
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erinkirland-mulby Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
er mer gerd. I have actually done this. but with a good friend by the name of John
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IndigoCode Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Now, suicide doesn't seem funny to me at the slightest, but England's reaction was just priceless (and I'm not so sure why), and reader-chan's lighthearted flippancy made this story a hundred times more charming.

You have done well, Author-chan
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HandMade-Stars Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Writer

Yay green day quote!

 

I know the line was guessed already, but I'm proud of getting that one ^^

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MochiFace Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Yay! I got to spend time with England for my b day!
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rin1177 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clapping Pony Icon - Fluttershy wonderfull story 
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scaryhaunteddoitsu Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Green day? I can't name the song but I'm pretty sure it's green day ehehe.
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Ask-2P-Norway Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
This very very very very slightly reminded me of Rin's Paper Planes.
or was it Len?
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BlackjackMonster Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Now we will tell each other our names
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BlackAngelLight Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
That sounds like fun! I gonna try this one day!
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666kurai Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Cool. ^^
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animelover-8 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daww
:iconcuteenglandplz:
EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! So cute
:iconimdeadplz: :iconmajornosebleedplz:
EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I love him
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666kurai Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Thanks! I do too. ^^
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animelover-8 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ur welcome
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:iconhungarygotafryingpan:
Beautiful. I would love to do this, the symbolism of tossing your problms out like paper airplanes is...I'm not sure what the word I'm looking for is...picturesque? Quaint? Either way, I enjoyed this very much! Keep up the good work!!
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666kurai Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Why thank you very much! First, for your eloquent comment filled with decent grammar and diction. It always makes my day to see someone that isn't forgetting or butchering the good English language. ^^ And second for the compliment, thank you again.
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:iconhungarygotafryingpan:
You're welcome! I agree, and thank you! (I actually know a girl who TALKS using abbreviations and such...makes my inner Iggy shudder) I blame Alfred, his grammar is awful, especially in my part of the US...nice to meet someone who isn't going to make fun of me for speaking my language correctly! *high fives*
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666kurai Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
It's no problem at all! And I meet people with bad grammar/spelling all over... I hate it when people talk in internet slang too. It kind of makes me twitch...

*high fives back* ^^
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12bfeygirl42 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have actually done the paper airplane thing... My friends thought I was nuts, but meh to them. 'Twas adorable. :3
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666kurai Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Cool. ^^ I haven't done it myself, it just seems like something Iggy would benefit from...

Thanks, though.
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otakuandproud123 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How adorable ;u;
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666kurai Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Thank you very much!
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lahula Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
this is so sweet!
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666kurai Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Thank you!
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kushamisaru Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If my hands were good for anything other than typing or video games, I would probably do something like this.

Nice, sweet fic :)
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666kurai Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Thank you very much! And I'd like to do this too. ^^
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slowniczek Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
It's beautiful!
Here in Germany Valentines day isn't such a great deal.
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666kurai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Yeah, it's a really big deal over here... Thanks, though!
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DeviousRaptor Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love this! So I feel like ranting, so keep up with me XD

I love how the reader isn't taking out her anger in a way that most would. It was very creative the way you wrote it, and I love it! Such a great concept to put in the story and you incorporated it very well. I also love how she wasn't suicidal just because it was Valentines day and she didn't have anyone. It shows that she has enough sense to know that it would be a dumb idea to throw herself off a building. What I love most is the reaction between the reader and England. I love how you don't make the reader instantly fall in love with him, but instead, want to be friends. Or just to be strangers being together. The way she teaches him how she lets go really spoke for me. And I think it was sweet when they taught each other to make different planes. Though it has a sad feel to it, it really warms me up. The friendship made between two strangers with paper planes that hold our inhibitions. Very poetic, and the way you wrote it could almost be described as graceful. The emotions in this piece were very homely, and gave me giddy feelings of happiness. Overall, this is definitely one of my favorite fan fictions. Not cheesy or sappy like most fics out there are, but a genuine story; one that conveys real emotions and actions.

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666kurai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I can totally keep up with ranting! This is like a critique 0.0 Longer, actually. I'm glad it actually prompted you to write so much... And yesterday wasn't really the day to write anything romantic. I just had the urge to find a bridge and throw airplanes off of it. The idea came to me, without England whatsoever. I wanted a Catcher in the Rye weirdness, and decided instead of doing something, I'd write about it. So... drabble. I'm really glad you liked it, though, thank you!

And a friend of mine read this, so we might actually go out and try it...
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DeviousRaptor Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome XD I was just in a ranting mood. I think it's a great idea! I want to try it sometime.
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666kurai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Yep =D.
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:iconneytiri-nature-lover:
:) I love it! It's so sweet and amazing!
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666kurai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Thank you!
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
This is a good idea. I'll have to try this sometime (y'know, after I get better at making paper airplanes)
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666kurai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I'll teach you =D.
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
All right! Hopefully it will turn out better then that fail one from anime club a few weeks back.
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666kurai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Yeah... Was that the one I fixed for you?
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
You tried and failed to fix it...that's how badly I fucked it up.
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666kurai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Eheheh... yeah. I'll show you. Eventually. Unless you wanted to get together over break, it'll have to wait.
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I'm not going to be here for break...
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666kurai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Where're you goin'?
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Briarfox13 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it, sometimes I know what you mean but my friends gave me a card and present which was nice.

It's really well written =)
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666kurai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Yeah, I got some stuff too. Then I went over to a friends house and watched Hetalia for hours. Thanks, though!
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Briarfox13 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw that's nice

That's okay =)
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D-GirlLegend Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awwww cute :)
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666kurai Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Thanks!
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