The next morning, you awoke in warmth. The first thing you assumed was that the people from the orphanage had found you and you were taken back.
Looking at the cloths you wore, your eyes widened. "M-My pictures...! M-Mommy...! N-no...!" Beside you, someone shifted as they awoke and you were taken into a warm pair of arms.
The second you saw the stranger's face, you began bawling. "S-Shhh! Liebling...! E-Everything is okay...! I-It's okay...!"
"D-Daddy!" You sputtered out in betwixt sobs. "I-I thought I'd never f-find you!"
"D...Daddy?" Looking around the room for a moment, he sought out anyone else in the room. "W-Wait...I'm not a dad...who are you kind...?"
"I-I'm _-__________...m-my mommy..." Putting your hand to where your pocket was the night you left. Suddenly, new tears sprung to life and sobs erupted once more.
"Might you have been looking for zese, kind?" A voice forced your head to turn, a man with dark-brown hair and violet eyes hidden behind framed glasses stood at the door holding your pictures.
Breaking free of your dad's grip, you ran over to him and jumped up to try and grab them, tears falling as you did so. "G-Give them back...! M-Mommy's picture...!" He didn't budge and suddenly, you broke down once more.
Your dad went up to him,"Come on man! She's a small kind!" Taking the pictures away from him, he examined them himself. Yes, one was a rather devilishly handsome headshot of himself. The other was the young woman he met.
Kneeling beside you, he straightened the picture out as best he could before holding it out to you. Germany had just gotten out of bed, stopping by his older brother's door to examine the scene. "Kind, who is zis...?"
Your (e/c) eyes hit the paper and you snatched it away, ripping it in half. "N-No...!" You cried out in complete horror,"M-Mommy...!"
The Prussian's eyes widened as he watched her cry over the ripped picture of the woman. She looked to be about the right age and he wouldn't doubt it if this really were his child.
Going over to his dresser, he pulled out a strip of four photos taken in a booth before presenting them to you. Looking up, you noticed it was your mom and dad together, looking as happy as they could. You brought it close to your chest and let a few extra tears escape.
"You can keep that if you vant mein kind." He lightly poked your nose before going to wipe away any extra tears left streaking on your face. "Und you can stay here vith me, Vest, und ze piano sissy."
Dropping the picture, you ran into the albino's arms willingly, nodding into his chest while drawing his scent and warmth. "R-Really? I-I don't need to go back?"
"Of course not..." He brushed your hair back and kissed your forehead. "Vait, back vhere...?"
"T-The orphanage..." Suddenly, you felt rather nervous. Maybe he was going to and he was lying to you. "W-Why...?"
Prussia looked back at the other two Germanic countries, knowing he would have to bring her back for a bit. Even as countries, he couldn't just steal runaway orphans, even if she was his own child.
"Ve can keep her, right?" Both of them standing above you two exchanged a glance before nodding. "Okay zen. Kind, ve need to go back for a bit." Your eyes threatened tears once more,"Nein, ve just need to get all ze papers filled out und then you can come back."
You gave him an unsure look then you gave the other two stranger's the same one before nodding.
The ride over was silent, Prussia was still taking in all this information about having a child, his own blood (other than Germany). Every now and then, he'd look over to see you grabbing at the cloths you wore.
Taking one hand off the wheel, he took one of your smaller hands and held it. A bit confused, you looked over at him to see a light smile on his face but, his eyes were still locked firmly on the road. "It'll all be fine ___________...I promise. Me und mein awesomeness won't let anything happen."
He pulled in, parking off beside the owner's car before shutting the car off and taking you out of your seatbelt. Taking you from your seat, he held you close and carried you in.
Easily maneuvering through the building, he made it to the owner-lady's office. She was frantically searching through file cabinets and muttering your name in between rapid sentences.
"Erm...excuse me fräu..." The woman picked up her head, an ugly, elderly woman with daggers in her green eyes the second they hit your form. "I-I zink you vere looking for-"
"Oh thank you sir for bringing her back. I'm sorry if she were any trouble-"
She was cut off when she tried to reach out and take your shaking form and Prussia moved you away,"Nein. I vanted to adopt her, not to bring her back."
Her eyes held complete confusion at this statement but, she complied, going back to pull out the paperwork you had rummaged through yourself the night before.
She allowed the albino to sit at her desk as she pulled out the adoption papers,"So vhat happened to her mutter?"
"Mommy died after I was born," You stated simply. "She went into cardiac arrest and died a few minutes after."
Prussia was surprised, mainly to the fact that you knew what 'cardiac arrest' is in the first place and second knowing that the woman he fell in love with was dead.
After that, the room was mainly silent. The Prussian sat there filling out paperwork while you sat on his lap. "Do you maybe vant to get all your old stuff? Maybe say goodbye-"
You clung tightly to him, cowering in fear. "I-I want you to come daddy...I-I don't want to go in by myself..."
He nodded and proceeded to finish filling everything out before sliding it across to the owner and shaking her hands. You were officially adopted.
You climbed off his lap and led him to where you used to live. All the girls were in the room, fear clenching onto you as you walked in alone. "Hey _________! Stupid!"
Walking to your drawers, you continually ignored the older girls hissing terrible things to you. Finally, one of them snapped, going up to you and pushing you to the ground,"Listen when I talk to you, stupid girl!"
"Sorry..." You muttered before going back to what you were doing. The girl raised her arm up, ready to bring it down to hit, only someone grabbed her wrist before she could.
She turned around in shock to see crimson eyes glaring at her,"Go."
Obeying the command, she scampered away into the other corner of the room as you continued to gather the small amount of things you had. Everything you had fit into a small duffle bag you had.
Prussia took the bag and slung it over his shoulder before taking you in his arms. The second you were out of the room, you hid your face until the cold air outside hit your form.
"Are you okay kind...?" You nodded, snuggling up to his chest and shutting your eyes. When you were released from the warm hold and sat down, you looked to see your dad taking off his jacket and laying it on you.
The door shut and he entered in his side before starting the car up. "Daddy...your car is really nice..."
"Actually, zis is your uncle's car...mein car is still vherever I left it last night." He chuckled lightly as the car pulled out of the orphanage,"I should probably get zat, shouldn't I...?"
"Daddy...what was mommy like...?"
The question took the unsuspecting parent off-guard. Truthfully, he couldn't remember much either of the woman he loved so dearly. "Vell, she vas sweet, her voice like caramel und hair like silk...und...und..."
The Prussian pulled the car over, tears blurring his vision. And he sure as heck was going to do everything in his power to keep his daughter out of harm's way,"S-She vas just...perfect..."
Reaching out, you grabbed his hand and gave it a weak little squeeze. "I-It's okay daddy...I'm sorry..."
"Nein," He grinning a bit while wiping off the tears,"I'm glad she's in a better place und she left me a beautiful daughter."
You smiled as he continued driving on back to your new home. The silent ride and the nice thoughts eventually led you into a peaceful sleep, your hand still on your dad's.
To Be Continued...