I do not own Hetalia okay? I am coming closer to the end here so I hope you enjoy. Enough of this A/N, on with the fic!
December 25th 1918
(from the diary of Alfred F. Jones)
Today was a pleasant but still kind of bittersweet Christmas. I mean I guess my theory was somewhat correct. Vanya is back here in America, just not alive. I still swear I see his ghost smiling at me from time to time. I was setting out the Santa gifts to give the illusion that he indeed came down the chimney and delivered the gifts. I hadn't done it much before, I mean the kids weren't exactly old enough to notice so I just wrapped it. But Nikolai is 3 and a half and asks a lot of questions. He deserves a magic Christmas after he had been through what he had. He is smarter than people like to give credit for. But while I was setting out the wagon I got him with the twin's big present (a Raggedy Ann for Anya and a Raggedy Andy for little Ivan) I swear I saw Vanya standing by the tree smiling at me. I told Nattie about it when I had come up to bed for that evening but I don't think she believed me but she smiled anyway. It's nice to not be made fun of it at least.
But everyone seemed to love their gifts and that is all that mattered. Nikolai tried to take Ivan and Anya for a ride in the wagon but Nattie wouldn't allow that. Nattie thought the hair brush and new dresses were nice. But honestly the biggest thing this Christmas was one I knew see Mattie asked Nattie and I but mostly Nattie what she thought if he were to marry Katy. Which I said to him to talk to Nattie who just said "Well it's about time. I knew you two were up to something." but then got rather frightening and held a knife to his neck. She asked if Katy was pregnant but this was not the case. Apparently they were both nervous on how we would take the idea and while he never directly told Vanya in his letters, as he had planned to tell him in person, he did hypothetically ask him and he said he didn't see him as a bad person for her. At this Nattie said "Well you wouldn't break her heart like so many others." I then added that if I found out he broke her heart, I'd beat the crap out of him. I doubt that Mattie ever could do such a thing though and of course Katy said yes. She was surprised that we had picked up on what was going on between them. Not all of his visits to her house were due to "flashbacks."
The wedding is planned for the springtime provided Katy isn't too busy with her work at the hospital. God I hope this thing passes soon. Give Nattie one less thing to fret over.
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