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Alfred's Journal 8

I do not own Hetalia okay? I'm glad to see that this story is getting a good traction but anyway,enough of this A/N, on with the fic!

December 25th 1915

(From the diary of Alfred F. Jones.)

Today was Nikolai's first Christmas and we spent it at Ivan and Katyusha's. We had been there for a few weeks now as a few of the neighbor kids had caught scarlett fever and Natalya was afraid of what would happen to to Nikolai if he was too close to them. I just feel bad that Ivan gave up his bedroom for the couch in the parlor. Katyusha and him swap out so neither of them get a very bad back. Ivan's neighbors are older couples and ones that have older children, so there's less chance of them spreading something like back at our house. I have been in every so often to check on the place and keep it clean, but after the scare Natalya had when poor little Nicky had the croup has her on edge. She's a new mother after all and put in so much work to have him in the first place. I wouldn't blame her honestly on that. I know my little Nicky is strong and will fight whatever bug gets to him but you tell that to Natalya, she'll accuse you of not worrying enough.

Turns out when she was little there was a few bad outbreaks of diptheria and scarlett fever and that a few of her cousins did nearly die from it. A boy named Toris was never the same afterwards she said. But that didn't stop us from having a nice Christmas for Nikolai. It's just at his Uncle Ivan's place. He's starting to crawl some, but he mainly rolls around where he wants to go. We have had to open his gifts, but he's gotten a small rubber ball he likes to chase around, a few new outfits and booties. He's so adorable in them and Ivan has been nothing but doting on him this whole time. Seems like any troubles of the world are so far away right now. Had a bit of a scare with Katyusha. Seems like some of the members of the Red Cross were looking to train some women as nurses to help with the war and someone told them Katyusha would be a good nurse. Can't say I don't blame them for thinking that way, she's got excellent bedside manner, but I am still scared of what will happen to Mattie if he does decide to sign up. At least he'd have something to defend himself with. I know it's not common practice for armies to attack those delivering medical care, but from some of Granddad's stories in the civil war, I get worried. I know medical technology and the like have gotten better since then but he was in Cold Harbor and those trenches he described back then remind me a lot of what I read in the papers.

So how was that? Good? Bad? Short? Long? (for a journal entry) Let me know in a review. I don't have much else to say other than remember to read (well you just did) and to review. Ciao for now,

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