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 Matthew was never one to be jealous. Ever. But, when it involved you and another guy, that was a different story. Especially when said guy was his own brother.

 To be honest, now that Matthew looked back at it, it seemed as though he was the one who was making such a big deal out of it. You and Alfred had hugged. So what? It was only a hug. You guys were just friends, after all... right?

 But Matthew wanted your hugs to be only for him, no matter how selfish it sounded.

 He wanted to be the only one who received your affection.

 He wanted to be the only one you loved.

 But what was he saying? You and Matthew were just friends, and Matthew could never scrape up enough courage to confess to you. He was just the quiet, practically invisible Canadian boy at school. You were pretty. You were kind. You were smart, you had a plethora of friends, you were outright amazing. In Matthew's eyes, it seemed as though you were way out of his league.

 And then there was Alfred, Matthew's brother. The hyper, lovable American who could make anyone laugh. He was popular. He was athletic. He knew how to win girls over. It seemed as though you and Alfred would fit together better than you and Matthew.

 Burying his face into the soft fur of his polar bear, Kumajiro, Matthew heaved a sigh.

 Meanwhile, you were running around in panic, searching furiously for Matthew. 'Where could he be?!' You thought, gasping for breath. Darn the size of this school! While running, your mind unconsciously drifted back to the incident that had caused all of this.


 Soft footsteps echoed in the school hallways as Matthew peeked curiously into empty classroom after empty classroom, trying to find where you were. He still had your textbook—you had left it in class, and he wanted to return it to you—but he couldn't find you was the problem.

 "I wonder where _____ is?" Matthew murmured, scratching his head as he glanced at the textbook in his arms.

 While Matthew tried to search for you, you were listening with wide eyes as the secret about the Canadian's crush on you dripped from Alfred's mouth like rain. Alfred had asked you to meet up with him in his last period after school, and you had accepted as Alfred looked eager to tell you something.

 You had been friends with the two brothers ever since grade school, and they have always managed to amuse you to no end. With Alfred's happy-go-lucky personality and Matthew's shy and quiet one, they were like polar opposites.

 Alfred had managed to worm his way into your heart, earning the title of 'Best friend'. Matthew, meanwhile... he had reserved a spot in your heart much more special than you had initially expected.

 And now here you were, after school with Alfred pouring secret after secret of Matthew's apparently gigantic crush on you.

 To say you were happy was the understatement of the century; you were so happy you could've died!

 "And I guess that sums it all up! Mattie's fallen real hard for you, _____!" Alfred said, "And I know you've fallen for him, too! I've seen you stare at him and blush!"

 "H-Hey! Sh-Shut up!" You stammered, playfully whacking him on the arm. He was about to retaliate when a sudden, soft voice cut in, coming from outside of the classroom.

 "_-_____? Are you here?"

 As the doorknob started to turn, you looked at Alfred in panic. Would you have to confess now?! You weren't ready! "A-Alfred! I can't confess to him now!" You said in a hushed whisper, though you were silenced when Alfred only winked.

 "Just play along," He whispered before suddenly gathering you up in a hug. "What're you—!"


 A hurt-looking Matthew entered the room, probably misinterpreting the whole scene. I mean, how could he not? You were in a hug with Alfred, with a blushing face that had resulted from hearing about Matthew's crush on you.


 "I-I'm sorry, I shouldn't have i-i-interrupted," Matthew said hastily as tears pricked at his eyes. Within seconds he bolted, leaving you both guilty and furious while Alfred was sheepishly rubbing the back of his head.

 "What was that for?!" You practically yelled, jabbing Alfred in his chest with your pointer finger.

 "I-I can explain!" Alfred said frantically, waving his hands in an attempt to prove his innocence. "I know you like romantic confessions, so I thought that maybe if I get Mattie jealous then you could run after him and he'd start romantically confessing his feelings to you!"

 "..." Speechless, you managed a nod. The plan actually sounded pretty good. "Now what're you waiting for?!" Alfred said, taking you by your shoulders and steering you out the door, "Go to Mattie, _____!"

 Lips tugging up into a smile, you gave him a fist bump. "Thanks, Alfy."

 "No problem! That's what the hero does, bro!"

 And with that, you sprinted off in search for the shy Canadian.


 "The courtyard!" You suddenly spluttered. "He has to be there!"

 You knew Matthew liked quiet places with scenery, and the courtyard fit the description perfectly. Spinning on your heel, you went back the way you came and burst through the pair of doors to the courtyard, skidding to a stop right in front of the bench where Matthew was seated.

 Your sudden appearance obviously startled him, as he jumped before glancing at you—only to look away immediately, tears apparent in his violet orbs. Cautiously, you approached him, plopping down next to him only for him to recoil and scoot away a bit.


 "M-Matthew—" Before you had time to finish your sentence, you were cut off by his soft voice.

 "...Am I not good enough?"


 "Tell me, _____..." Matthew murmured, "Am I not good enough? Am I not good enough for you?"

 "Wha-What're you talking about?!" You shouted. It hurt to see him like this. "Of course you're good enough, Mattie! If anything, you're better!"

 "Then why pick Alfred?"


 "N-No. Let me finish, _____," Matthew mumbled before suddenly placing Kumajiro on the bench and enveloping you in a hug. With his head buried into the crook of your neck, he held onto you as though you were a teddy bear, and shyly you brought your hand up to run it through his blonde hair.

 Despite the circumstances, you couldn't help but squeal inside. Here you were, being held by Matthew and running your hand through his hair!

 "Why are you so perfect?" Matthew whimpered. "You're so pretty. You're smart. You're kind. You're friendly. You have a lot of friends. And it kills me to know that you wouldn't pick a loser like me. I'm invisible. No one notices me but you and a couple of others. Alfred, on the other hand... he's popular. He's funny. He's athletic. He has a lot of friends. You guys would fit well together...

 But I don't want to let that happen."

 Hands moving to your shoulders, he held you at arms length, a scarlet blush adorning his cheeks as he determinedly met your gaze.

 "_-_____..." He paused in an attempt to push aside his jumbled mess of shyness and nervousness, gulping. "_____, I love you. I love your smile, I love the sound of your laughter, I love your voice, but most of all I love you. But _____...

Do you love me?"

 "..." You were speechless, and you probably looked like one of Antonio's tomatoes right now. Alfred seriously wasn't kidding when he said that Matthew would give you a romantic confession...

 Taking your silence as a no, Matthew could feel the tears prick at the corners of his eyes once more before sighing. Slowly unraveling his arms from around your figure, he let out a small yelp sound when you hugged him back tightly.

 It was now your turn to confess, and with a few words of mental pep talk you were prepared to spill out your feelings.

 "Matthew... I like Alfy," You started, earning a pained look from the Canadian—but you opened your mouth, signifying that you had yet to finish. "I like Alfy... but not the way I like you.

 Alfy's my best friend. I have to like him, otherwise that'd defeat the purpose of best friend—but you're the person who my heart decided that being my best friend wasn't enough, so it made you my crush. Then, as if that wasn't enough already, my heart changed it's mind once again, this time making you into... into..."

 You gulped.

 "...Into the person that I love. I love you, Mattie."

 As soon as the words left your lips, you could hear him let out a small squeak of surprise; and what followed after was something you were probably never going to forget. With what sounded like a sigh of defeat, Matthew mumbled a quick 'Punch me if you don't like this' before a pair of lips crashed into your own, the sudden smell and taste of maple syrup flooding your senses.

 It only took you a few moments to respond, and with a dark blush you were kissing him back with just as much fervor until—

 "Heck yeah! Get some, Mattie!"

 ...You were going to murder Alfred one day.

 Even if he did help you with getting both you and Matthew to confess.
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Requested by PrussiaXCanadalove.

Sorry for that ending... I couldn't help myself.

Anyways, on a random side note, I've finished signing up for my Freshman classes! Woohoo! :dummy:

I hope you like it!
Thank you for reading! :heart:


Plot © PrussiaXCanadalove & AProudHetalian
Writing © AProudHetalian
Picture © Not mine, belongs to the original artist. I found it on Zerochan while searching up Canada. I lost the link to it, sorry!
Hetalia © Himaruya Hidekaz
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kiranature Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
'Punch me if you don't like this'

best line ever
DownShiftPlus Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yo, Murica!
America: Yeah dudette?
England's in a maid's costume, covered in hamburgers, down the hall.
America: SWEET! *runs down the hall*

*Canada and I laugh evilly*

-Ten minutes later-

amliajane12345 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
*Walks up to America* 
Me:Hey Alfie
Alfred: Yeah?
Me: Want a cupcake, Oliver just baked them?
Alfred: *Running away screaming like a girl*
Me and Oliver: It works everytime
barbrathesquid Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
PushisGirl Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, imma gonna kill ya, Alfy!!
AlexFla Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Also, to America?
I WILL FUCKING MURDER YOU!!!! *calms down* *evil grin* Would you like a drink?
sheepziez Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Kokoro-js Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
SO FLUFFY :iconitssofluffyplz:

and the ending..... LOL
Dreamer-of-Magic Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014   General Artist
 "Heck yeah! Get some, Mattie!" --I lost it when I read that XD Hahaha!
BlueMotmot Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
This was so cute! For some reason, I've always liked sensitive guys. Bunny Kitty Emoji-01 (Lovely) [V1] 
kissma2 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
I love it!! "Punch me in the face if you don't like like this" awesome!! Mattie, Why you always so sexy??
VargasLovesPasta Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh, Alfred~!! Hero, can you come over here?
*at the sound of hero, he bolts over to us*
*kicks him in his vital regions sending flying over the school, pretending to dust my hands off* Now he that he won't bother us... *grab's Matthew by his shirt and continues to make out*
Littlemisspagan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
*facedesks*Every. Time. Alfred. *permaflops*
Raph-and-Mikey-lover Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Student Writer
Alfred's always there to screw something up with Mattie.
0lexdelapp Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! I was in a killing kind of mood anyway :D
Renapie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
*face desk*
RUINS THE MOMENT |DDD *no rasism counted*
this is awesome! ;D
Noom191 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I ruined my brothers first kiss by scareing the shit out of him and his girlfriend :D. I guess we really do love to ruin moments!
spacegeek17 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tell us the delightful story, please?
Renapie Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
i would totally do that, just to see his reaction x'D
Gravityfallsgoddess Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahaha, we do ruin moments, don't we? but especially...... dat one....
Littlemisspagan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Yes, yes we do.
Renapie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014

Sushi-Cutie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I LOOOOVE These stories, and I love Matthew. So freakin' awesome! Almost as awesome as Prussia! :iconprussiadivaplz:
SinfullKitty Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I giggled a lot when I read this for some reson XD
CreedOfDarkness Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute *-*
Sakura-Yotobari Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Alfred actually had a good idea, holy crap ~ now to go murder him for ruining our moment *Mwahahahahahahahahaha*
StubbornAlchemist Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I felt that I needed to tell you something... I love your icon!
Sakura-Yotobari Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awww thanks sweetie :3 yours is cool too!
StubbornAlchemist Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome and thank you
LauraNinjaOfRainbow Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Koi-Fish9 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Alfred: Heck yeah! Get some, Mattie!
Me: *goes off and finds Ivan(aka Russia), and lets him know all the bad stuff Alfred "said" about his mother*
Ivan: :iconscaryrussiaplz:
Alfred: NOOOOOOOOooooooooooo~!
Me and Mattie: *go off somewhere to continue where we...ah...left off....:iconcanadaeyebrowsplz:*
CandiProductions Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student General Artist

Alfred: Heck yeah! Get some Mattie!


Dat ending.... <?xml:namespace prefix = da />:shakelaugh:

dee-mow Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why must this story make fun of my imaginary "perfectness"?!
But, anyways... M-mattie~ ♥ :iconblushuplz:
kitkatattack123 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Koi-Fish9 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
why is it whenever i see that icon i havta imitate it?
VargasLovesPasta Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I did it too, lol XD
lilymath Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
three things.......
1)   Alfred, even though you have the best intentions, YOU MADE MATTIE CRY YOU JERK-HOLE!         Still my best friend though :D
2)   Excellent story, excellent plot line, excellent characterization, all around awesomeness (I love your icon btw)
and 3)    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES I GET MY MATTIE :) :) :) :) :) :) :D :D :D :D :D :) :) :) :) :) :) 
animelover0381 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Sushi-Cutie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Angst and jealousy lead to the best confessions~!!!^O^
flyingmintbunny2013 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student General Artist
*pumps fist like Alfred* HAHA ITS ADORABLE MON AMORE!*clams down* Alfie...Y U RUIN THE MOMENT?
I-RUV-SUSHI Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013

LOL XD I love the ending


 "Heck yeah! Get some, Mattie!"

 ...You were going to murder Alfred one day.

 Even if he did help you with getting both you and Matthew to confess.

Amar8910 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xXHitsujiChanXx Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me: Alfie!! come here you cockbocking git!!! :iconrunrunrunplz:
Alfred: :iconohshitplz: Don't hurt me!!! *runs away* 
HetaliaLover379 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Omg! So adorable i love this! <3 :iconfrancesqueelplz:

"Heck yeah! Get some, Mattie!"

...You were going to murder Alfred one day.

My thoughts exactly *evilgrin*
allieallred Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww canada so cut !!! also alfy why you ruin the monemt !  :iconyunoplz:
kitty6670 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
awwwww thats so cute   - 3-
thunderbuddy69 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 "Heck yeah! Get some, Mattie!"

:iconmeplz: :iconsaysplz: oh he is definitely getting something *evil smirk*

:iconshycanadaplz: :iconsaysplz: "W-w-what!?!?

:iconmeplz: :iconsaysplz: *glomps* :iconsneakhugplz:
Bbg100 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
That. That was perfect.
thunderbuddy69 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
KibaTheSlenderChild Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can just picture my OC, Kiba Watersong (boy) standing next to America and both of them yelling, "OI! GEEET SOOOOME!!"
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