I don't own Hetalia okay? I know I skipped a bit of time on this section but it's building to the big drama coming up. Anyway, enough of this A/N, on with the fic!
May 20th 1917
(From the journal of Ivan Braginsky)
Well it is the last few days I have before I am shipped off to Europe. I was assigned as an ambulance driver, which seemed to calm everyone down. Somewhat at least. It is not like I will be out of danger. I would be in the heart of it. However, Fredka said that at least in the medical corps, they wouldn't be aiming for me. I hope so anyway. I had just found out today that Matthew was discharged himself after a bad shrapnel injury. It's a shame that Fredka gets what he had been wanting for years this way. He wanted Matthew to come to New York on his own accord so he could enjoy time with his brother like they used to. Summer is fast approaching and I will admit, I do not look forward to the injuries and infection and various other nasty things that I will likely see this time of year.
I think I will miss Fredka and Nikolai the most. I remember that even before he could run like he did now, he wore Fredka out when we took him to the beach and he'd always try to build sand castles, well mounds he called castles, and then laugh when a wave swept it out to sea. He'd always want to go deeper into the water as well. Fredka kept a tight hold of him and while the water was only about to his chest, Nikolai is still little enough that he felt the water beneath his feet and liked it. I can see that boy becoming a great swimmer when he gets older. Fredka isn't bad himself so he has a very good teacher. I have to admit it always a sight to behold to see how far he'd swim in the summer until Natalya yelled for him to come back, which was often beyond when he could hear her. She does not swim too well herself and waded in the ocean with Nikolai more often when the whole family went to the beach. However, often it was just us men, Fredka, Nikolai and I. He claims he wanted Natalya to have some time to herself and knew that with Nikolai's energy she'd be worn down fast.
I am sorry I will miss the second child being born. I wonder at times if they will be having twins. Natalya is so big. Bigger than she was with Nikolai, and I know he was a large child at birth himself. However, Fredka promised to send a picture, that if all figures are accurate, will be right around Christmastime when I see my new niece and or nephew. The ship leaves in a few days and I asked Fredka to accompany me. I have to tell him a few things I don't want my sisters around for. I mean if I can even find the right words to say it without ruining all we do have already.
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