You've gotten it plenty of times on who owns Hetalia and it ain't me. Like I said before I am aiming to get this story wrapped up soon, so enough of this A/N, on with the fic!
October 17th 1918
(From the diary of Katyusha Braginsky)
I feel almost as I have to keep Fredka and Natalya focused on what Vanya would want them to. Natalya tells me all the time how much she misses him and misses how he was with the children and I know how often both of them go to his grave and talk. At least in order to set a good example for her children she doesn't head out underdressed for the changing weather and she does know they will need to go play or stay in the warmth. She has focused on them a lot since she got the news. Matvey told her (and Fredka too for that matter) that revenge would never satisfy their hurt and it wouldn't bring Vanya back but they needed to focus on their kids as they were some of Vanya's favorite things in the world and to honor him they should raise them to be the good smart people I know they are. Little Nikolai is such a good brother to his siblings. I swear Anya is the spitting image of her mother with her father's eyes and hair color.
Matvey has been coming by more and more often lately, especially when he had finally gotten a job of his own and he wouldn't have to worry about living off the meager disabled veteran's pension he was promised. He hasn't gotten it yet, legal hold ups, governments never want to pay for a disabled soldier. He comes by when he isn't having a panic attack or feeling bad. It's just so nice to have him over when he doesn't need medical care. Don't get me wrong, I want to take care of him. I like to but he's a good friend. I mean as much as Matvey getting a decent job does not make up for losing Vanya, it is something. A sign of light in the darkness, a ray of hope that things will get better. Almost as if that he may physically be gone from our lives, other than the grave that Natalya and Fredka seem to be almost habitually obsessed to talking to, his presence is felt in other ways in our lives. I know he did not know Matvey as well as I do, they never had time to properly get acquainted outside of Fredka and Natalya's wedding and birth of Nikolai but he would have liked him.
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