This was requested by yuicho so I hope you enjoy! Sorry I procrastinated this chapter...
I hummed as I walked through the woods, just minding my own business.
"Ow! What the-" I rubbed my head as I looked down at the tree branch that hit me.
Looking up, I see a small boy, no larger than the size of about 5-8 years old, sitting up on a limb.
"Hello there. Who are you?" I asked as I walked towards the tree, placing my hands on the trunk.
"I'm England." He said and hung upside down.
"A nation then? Come on down." I say as I reach for him.
"I don't want to." He said stubbornly, crossing his arms, still hanging upside down.
"I've heard the British are stubborn.. But come here, will ya?" I jumped up, trying to get to him.
"Nope." He said and stiffened when he heard the branch creak and yelled as he fell.
I easily caught him. "Hello."
He pouted and tried to get away.
"And where do you think you're going?" I asked while holding him.
"I like being alone." He huffed.
"I'm guessing no one is here to take care of you?" I asked with a raised eyebrow.
"Then I'll take care of you. My name is Rome." I said, holding him up over my shoulder.
"I like being isolated.. I'm not a people person." He said while struggling.
"Well, I am. And I intend to make you a people person."
He whined and stopped trying to get away.
I held England to my chest, gently and kindly.
He eventually fell asleep against my shoulder and stayed like that until we got home and I put him to bed.
After a while of him not waking up and coming out, I went to go check on him to find his window open and him not there.
"England? Where are you?" I asked as I looked around then out the window.
Hurriedly, I went outside and looked around for him. I caught sight of his green cloak and ran after him.
He saw me and then tried running away but quickly caught up to him, picking him up.
He started to kick and scream. "Let me go!"
"I can't do that. Its dangerous for you to be alone out here. Now let's go home and-" I stopped when I heard and saw him crying.
"Hey now.. Did I grab you too roughly? I'm sorry.." I said softly, gently rocking him.
He rubbed his eyes and sniffles. "You're just going to leave me like my brothers.. Nobody wants me. Everyone just leaves me after they get to know me! They don't care!" England sobbed into my shirt, holding it with his tiny fists.
I started stroking his back. "I won't leave you. You don't deserve to be all by yourself.."
He hiccupped a little as he looked up at me, eyes red and puffy. "R-Really? You won't leave..?"
"Of course I won't." I said softly.
He rested against my chest. "O-Okay... I'll live with you then."
"Good. Now let's go home." I say as I start walking back to the house.
When I got there, I rocked him until he fell asleep once again
I may not know much about him, but I know one thing.
I'm going to keep my promise.
I hope you liked it! I'm sorry if it's short... Next is NorIce!