I have watched her from afar so many times, she was quiet, cute, small looking, and innocent. Her eyes looked like a puppy who was lost, full of wonder yet frightened. But that was only every time she saw me, or when I tried to talk to her. She'd shake with fear like every one else, I had hopped she'd be different though, and actually talk to me, there was something about her that pulled me to her. But of course those rumors of me being a terrible monster, and super scary spread into her mind and now she fears me.
It was another world conference and she was sitting right across from me, she was so close yet so far from me. I just wanted to reach out and steal her away, but I didn't want to force her to love me or talk to me. If only I could show her that I'm not that scary, and I'm just like everyone else. The meeting seemed to last only so long and before I knew it, it ended and I saw her pick up her stuff and walk towards the door. I got up and followed her, today I was going to try and talk to her again.
Just as I was getting close to her, I noticed she got shoved and started to fall onto the ground. I didn't see who it was, but I know I'll find who they are and they'll meet my pipe!
"W-wha", she gasped and stopped when I caught her
"You are alright da?", I asked trying to give her a nice smile only to receive that puppy look again.
"U-u-um y-y-yes I-I'm fine th-thank you", she shuddered in my arms and I felt her body tense up
"That's good", I said letting go of her, but not really wanting to, and bent down to pick up her papers.
"Oh y-you don't ha-have to do tha-that!", she exclaimed quickly as soon as she realized what I was doing.
"It's alright, here is your stuff", I said giving her papers to her and stood up.
"Th-thank you", she took them shakily
"Are you alright? You are shaking a lot", I said tilting my head to the side a bit, I knew why she was shaking, I was just hoping I was wrong.
"W-well.....R-russia I-I'm not go-going to lie to you...I-I'm terrified of you", she studdered and quickly hid behind her papers.
What she said had left me amazed and shocked, not shocked from how she said it or that she was afraid of me. But the fact she was honest with me and that she told me instead of hiding from me. I felt my face warm up a bit, she peeked from behind the folders, and met me in the eye. I noticed she was slowly putting down the folder and she reached her hand out to me and touched my face.
"I-I think....I-I understand n-now Russia....", she said softly putting her hand on my cheek, her hand was so warm and soft.
"What do you understand comrade?", I asked taking her hand into my own
"...You're not as bad as everyone says you are, or you-...you would've hurt me...for saying that...",she whispered and blushed
"Da, [Name], I'm glad you understand.", I said, it was all I could say, again she was just so close yet so far.
"R-Russia, w-would...you like to come over for some warm tea?", she asked me taking my hand and giving it a gentle squeeze
"Da, I would like that....", I said smiling and giving the gentle squeeze for once, fearing that I would hurt her.
"That's great! Lets go then", she pushed up the glasses placed on her nose to where they belonged and pulled me along.
Words didn't need to tell her how I felt, she was smart. She knew I wasn't bad through the way I acted. The, "Dark Aura", everyone said I had, and the creepy smile, and amazingly the wild strength I had didn't crush her fragile hand. And she knew, the girl I admired and wanted to be near me...knew. Being loved was just one of those things, I wanted from her.