The Longing of the Heart @otherealmwriter
Alfred's journal 14

I don't own Hetalia okay? I'm glad to see so many reading and liking this story but at this part it won't be an easy order of each other's thoughts like before. A lot will be happening in the Jones and Braginsky families in 1917 in this story, so you'll see a lot more. Anyway, enough of this A/N, on with the fic!

June 24th 1917

(From the diary of Alfred F. Jones)

Mattie is defiantly not the same he was last I had seen him before the war. And I am not meaning with his injuries. I mean with his personality. He was always quiet around me before this, but he wasn't timid. He would speak his mind, just not as vociferous as I have been told I am. It was hard getting him to get on the streetcar and to his house. I had to pull out my address book to find his new address because I frankly couldn't get him to tell me the way. Ended up asking someone at a coffee shop how to. Unfortunately he spoke French so I was in the out with him. Matthew could speak French so he got the directions and just led me along pointing the way. Figuring he'd be hungry after spending nearly a week at sea crossing the North Atlantic, I found what I could in his house and made what I could out of corned beef and some canned crackers and a can of green beans. Tried to make it look better than an army ration and I don't think I managed to do so, but I didn't want him hungry. I went to the local shop and bought a few things to make decent meals from.

I don't want him to throw away what he was either. I packed his old Mountie stuff that he had thrown away. Honestly, he'd thrown away a lot. Said he didn't want me to have to pay a lot to ship it to New York. I had made his favorite, pancakes and sausage, all drenched in maple syrup with coffee that has syrup instead of sugar and he hardly touched anything. Ate about half of it because I insisted he do so. I then told him he's fine because I assumed the army had given him smaller portions so his stomach needed to readjust but I don't think that was the case. He had dove under the table when a truck passing by hit a bump and the cargo rattled. Screamed at me, "What the hell are you doing? They're shelling us! Get the hell down!" Until I told him he's in Canada not France. No one is bombing us.

Hopefully playing with little Nicky will put him in a better mood. I don't know what else to really do for him. I mean I don't want him to drink himself to death, as he seemed to like the whiskey we had as a nightcap last night a little too much. And god, what if Vanya comes back the same way? I remember one of the first letters I got from Mattie when he was in Europe. You'd never think the same people wrote them. I'll have to ask Katy if she's seen this when she was working at that hospital in England.

So how was that? Good? Bad? Short? Long? Let me know in a review. I have a lot planned for these later chapters and I do hope to get this story finished by the middle of November, but we'll have to see how it goes. Anyway, remember to read (well you just did) and to review. Ciao for now,

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