The Longing of the Heart @otherealmwriter
Letter to Ivan

I don't own Hetalia okay? I like to thank all who read and enjoy my works. It really makes me feel better about what I do. I do have plenty of other fics you may enjoy as well if you would like to check it out. Anyway, enough of this A/N, on with the fic!

November 27th 1917

Dear Vanya,

It's been awhile since I have been able to write but I know you would want this. It's a family portrait. Back on the 11th of this month, Natalya gave birth finally. Katyusha acted as midwife and we have two new additions a boy and a girl. We named them Ivan Fredrick Jones and Anya Yvonne Jones, in your honor bro. Now I don't know if this will get to you in time as Katyusha put it in with a care package she prepared of some of her homemade preserves from the garden she put in out back. Said she was bored without you there and needed something productive to get into and Matt's been helping to tend to it when he is with her. He sometimes goes to her place (well it's technically yours but you get the point) when he's having a bad time with his shell shock. I told him I'd be fine with him at the house even when he has what he's dubbed "a bad spell" but if that is what helps him, who am I to judge. She also packed a lot of hand knit socks and a new scarf. She said the one you always had is likely ruined by now.

She's also been keeping us posted on what you told her is happening on the battlefield. You don't say much to Nattie and me and I know you're worried about how we feel but while the saying is 'no news is good news' Nattie (and I myself honestly) do not do well on 'no news' as our minds tend to go wild with worry. I seen how Mattie is and I worry about you on that alone. Don't get me wrong, I know you can look after yourself but this is a whole new type of war. I asked Matt if those krauts aim for the medics and all he said is "not on purpose". It has us worried. I can't be mad at him for his bluntness, because it is the truth but please!

On a more cheerful topic, Nikolai has taken to being a big brother well. He helps Natalya with the diaper changes and keeping an eye on them. Mind you they aren't even a month old yet but he does his best that a two and a half year old can do. He's getting big too. He's already a little taller than the other kids his age we sometimes meet up with in the park. Must get that from your side of the family, despite Nattie being such a little (yet fierce) thing herself. Despite her power packed in a small package, she is the world's best mother to the kids. They are very well taken care of and she would take down a whole army to keep them safe. I wish you were here and this war would end soon. I know you won't be here for Ivan and Anya's first Christmas, but I have a very good feeling that you'll be back on American soil next Christmas I miss you bro and can't wait to take the kids out like we did before the war and just the summer afternoons we had as a family. It's not the same without you. Get back soon! We miss you!

Love from your brother (in-law but still),

Alfred.

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otherrealmwriter

aka

Realm.

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