I do not own Hetalia okay? I got a decent response to this story and it is a kind of challenge to write it in this format. I know I said it was going to be told through journal entries but for some cases there will be letters too. But anyway, enough of this A/N on with the fic!
August 17th 1914
I got your letter the other day. That's big news. I didn't think Natalya would be the motherly type, not at least at the wedding, but what do I know? She is your wife, not mine after all.
If I told you once, I have told you a million times, I like it up here in Canada better. The air is just so clean and crisp and more of the countryside has been left untouched. City life just does not suit me the way it seems to be suiting you. And before you say I should have just moved west for the same thing, remember Al, I am not that far away. Ontario does border New York state after all. Although that may change if they send me to some of the western providences. I will send you a letter about that as soon as I know something. You know how government jobs are after all.
Honestly, the nerves you expressed are normal. Do you have any friends at work besides Ivan? I'm sure one of them has to have a family and have been where you are. Try asking them if you want a first-hand account of what it is like. However, if Natalya is as 'independent and protective' now, before she is pregnant and has the baby, then I shudder to hear about what you are in for when she does finally conceive. And Ivan, well you did marry his sister so I don't know how he will get. But he seems like he'd be happy to have a little niece or nephew. Seems like a very close knit family type of guy. But once again, I just met him at the wedding.
I'll find me a girl when I find me a girl. Not all of us have best friends who have sisters who want them married off to improve their status. Yes, I know how immigrants from Eastern Europe are treated there. But with what I know of Natalya and how you described her, she wouldn't agree to the marriage on that reason alone. So never forget that your dearest Nattie loves you dearly. And don't take this the wrong way or think I have thoughts about my sister-in-law that I shouldn't, but I think that when you two do have children they will be quite adorable. You are a very caring person with a huge heart Al. While at times you can be an insensitive jerk, it's never done malum in se or pretty much a wrong action done with disregard for morality. You'd be a great father Al, or at least the one adult that can keep up with children. And that's something that would be a challenge if it is your spawn.
Hope that helps to ease your mind. And I am glad that good Canadian maple syrup is something even someone like Natalya would love.
PS: Please stop calling me Mattie. We're not kids anymore
So how was that? Good? Bad? Short? Long? me know in a review. There's an arc so to say I have planned where a lot of the story will be told in different ways in both journals and letters. (If you are a history buff you may have an idea what might go on if it is the summer of 1914 and there's 'troubles in Europe') Anyway remember to read (well you just did) and to review. Ciao for now