What did I do to deserve this?
I've lost everyone.
Even my enemies...
And all I can ask is... Why?
A soft groan escaped dry, cracked lips as sunlight flooded through a bedroom window. Antonio sat up in bed, fluttering open his now dulled green eyes. His hand went up to his hair, running his fingers through his chocolate locks. "What a night..." He muttered.
Turning his pounding head to the side, his gazed down at the small figure sleeping beside him soundlessly. The longer Antonio looked at his new _______, the more his heart lightened. He leaned over her, kissing her head softly. "Buenos días, ______." Antonio felt the corners of his mouth twitch slightly.
This was the first time he smiled in years.
Unbeknownst to him, Antonio's little action woke _______ up. She crinkled her petite nose, blinking her (e/c) orbs, getting used to the light. The young girl looked up at Antonio, and with no reason, began to giggle. It was very contagious, for Antonio joined in with her.
Laughing was strange to the Spaniard, seeing as he hasn't felt that sensation in such a long time. But it felt wonderful.
"Alright, chica, let's get you a little something to eat, sì?"
______ simply gurgled in response. Antonio chuckled softly. "Sì."
A week had gone by since Antonio had ______. That had been one of the best weeks of his life. He completely bonded with her, and practically spoiled her to no extent. Antonio loved _______ with all his heart; she saved him.
What wrecked at his nerves, though, was how the rest of the world was going to respond. He swallowed thickly staring at his calendar, with a red pen circling a date. The day of the world conference meeting. This time it was being held in Spain. Antonio exhaled nervously. The date had been scheduled for tomorrow.
Antonio turned to _______, who was sitting in a high chair at the moment. Antonio walked up to her, making her squeal in delight. "Are you ready for tomorrow, cariño? It's a big day."
In return, the girl simply reached out and grabbed a fistful of Antonio's hair. He laughed; she did this to him all the time. She simply liked to play with his hair for some unknown reason. "I'll take that as a 'sí', chica."
Taking a deep breath, Antonio straightened his tie (well, the best he could with one hand). He stood in front of the large building, where this months' world meeting was taking place. Holding ________ in a safe grip, he walked inside, shaking with every step.
Approaching the doors to the conference hall, Antonio looked at his new precious daughter. "Please be good for papa, okay _______? Though I know you will be..." He took a quick breath. "Right. Okay, Antonio. It'll be done before you know it."
Without looking back, Antonio swung the door open.
Immediately, two people ran up to Antonio, smiling widely at the sight of him.
"Mon ami! I was zo worried about you!"
"Ja! Francis is right! Ve vere vorried! Are you feeling okay?"
Antonio stood there, shocked. His two best friends, Gilbert and Francis, were both there, in front of him, and both obviously extremely worried.
Nonetheless, he grinned, finally feeling his old self resurrecting. "Amigos, I'm just fine! Look who I brought with me!" He bounced ________ a little, making her giggle. How neither Francis nor Gilbert saw her first, I have no idea. They both looked for a moment in silence, processing the information.
"Onhonhonhon, she is zo cute, mon ami!"
"Kesesese! Ja, she's adorable!"
Francis and Gilbert smiled down at _______, both cooing the most ridiculous and nonsensical things. _______ laughed, making all three men almost squeal.
By now, a small crowd of countries formed around Antonio. It was awkward for him, but nobody seems to really notice. Like Francis and Gilbert, they were all cooing and awing over the little girl.
Spain yelped slightly as someone's hand connected with the back of his head. The rest of the crowd moved out of the way, revealing Lovino Vargas, and he seemed more angry than usual. His honeyed eyes were twitching, as if he were about to explode. He opened mouth and...
"YOU F****** BASTARD!!!!!!! I WAS F****** WORRIED ABOUT YOU!!!!! ASSHOLE!!!!!"
He closed his mouth again, still twitching all little. Antonio's eyes watered. This was actually, pretty big, believe it or not. Lovino huffed.
"And the bambina is pretty cute, too..."
Taking _____ from him, Lovino (very reluctantly, I might add), wrapped his free arm around Antonio's shoulders, giving him a half hug. "Dammit, I thought you killed yourself..." He muttered, only loud enough for Antonio to hear. "I wouldn't have known what to do without you..."
Antonio let a tear roll down his cheek. "Thank you... I'm glad to hear you care, Lovino."
Lovino let go of Antonio, and kissed _______'s temple before handing her back.
"Yeah, I've kinda cared all along... Bastard."