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Summary: Nyotalia Austria & Hungary, historic.
Hungary wondered if Austria ever really expected the carefully laid stone paving in the garden to be spotlessly clean. There was literally dirt everywhere, no matter how carefully Hungary tread the ground. Even Austria could not possibly be annoyed with him.
"Herr Hedervary?" It was as though the very thought had summoned her. "May I speak with you?"
The wording was ever so polite, but Hungary knew it for the order it was.
"Coming," he called, and made doubly sure he didn't track anything in when he returned to the mansion. It wasn't his, but he took a quiet pride in its appearance all the same. After all, he was the one who tended it. He had long since overcome the bitter years of chafing under Austria's reign.
A glance through ornate double doors left open to take advantage of the mild breeze proved Austria awaited in the salon. She was sipping tea, as prim and collected as ever. Surely she heard Hungary's boots upon the wo
Summary: Nyotalia Austria, Hungary; historic
Hungary took a deep breath of the delicately floral-scented air as he straightened and turned toward the speaker. Despite the somewhat imperious summons, he smiled. It was a voice to be admired: commanding when need be, gentle in rare moments, and never anything less than, well, musical. That should come as a surprise to no one.
Nor did it surprise him that Austria was approaching with a determined step, as though she meant to get her way. It was also amusing. Didn't she always? She was mistress of the house, after all. But, Hungary reminded himself, she was too accustomed to ruling; she had been an aristocrat for some time, now, and doubtless had learned never to drop the facade lest others consider it a sign of weakness. Certainly Hungary had, in his time, when they were both children -- and, once the nature of the relationship had changed, had stepped up to intervene when others did the same.
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