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Alfred's Journal 25

I do not own Hetalia okay? I am planning to wrap this up soon, so keep an eye out. I don't have much else to say, so enough of this A/N, on with the fic!

December 1st 1918

(from the diary of Alfred F Jones)

Well malady may go from one Jones, but another find the others. I had recovered in time for Thanksgiving, and I still am a little drained but Katy says I am no longer contagious but just the day after Thanksgiving, Anya got the chicken pox. I had never seen anyone more relieved over an illness than Nattie was when Katy told her what it was. I am guessing that she thought Anya got the flu I had, despite everyone's best efforts. I swear I didn't see the kids for at least a week there. I'd seen Vanya's ghost more and I'm not certain that is what I saw. And as chicken pox goes, you itch for a few days, feel bad but it isn't the same league as what I just went though. Then it spread to both Ivan and Nikolai on the next day. Best to get it while they are young. Mattie and I had it when we were like 5 I think.

We had a mixed Thanksgiving. Many were thankful for the war ending just weeks ago, but for us it was kind of soured. When the family member sent overseas is killed only months before the peace is declared, it's a dark irony. I still feel Vanya's presence in the little ways. I mean I opened his journal the other day and found, yes he did indeed write it in Cyrillic so I will have to have Nattie read it to me but I'll put that on her at another day. She's still worn down from the scare when I had the flu and with the kids and their Chicken Pox. The twins keep scratching each other and I think their first word is "Itchy". Lovely. Nikolai was so bad that Nattie tied mittens on his hands in an effort to get him to stop. Well he found a way out of them. All we can do is just make sure they keep clean and sooth the itching. I made Nattie take a break not too long ago while Mattie and I put the kids down for a nap. Nikolai was a handful and he hates being cooped up inside because of this and wants to try and play and I knew how he felt well. Told him that it was what was needed to get better and that was how I got better myself. That gave him the hint. The twins, I think the first Russian word they'll pick up is Dyadya as they said that to Mattie, or at least what sounds like it because it sounds a lot like 'da da' but when they saw me, the pronunciation seemed different and it was consistent the differences. Nattie will be happy on that one. She should be proud of Nikolai as he's been teaching them what he knows. It's not much, basic things but he's learning both well.

So how was that? Good? Bad? Short? Long? Let me know in a review. Yes, Alfred recovered. I couldn't break your hearts that bad. Besides as this story wraps up, I want you guys to have some happiness for our favorite characters here, despite their losses. Anyway, remember to read (well you just did) and to review. Ciao for now,

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