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The library was large and spacious, with shelves higher than your hand could reach, and large, ceiling high windows that let in the light from an overcast sky. The entire room was somewhat dusty and a little under-used, but you could tell by the way the books were tucked on the shelves and the marks on the binding that they were well-loved.

The thought of books to you was startling. How long had it been since you read from a book? Years before Italy invaded, definitely. You were fascinated by the novels and encyclopedias that stood before you. You couldn't help but wander over to a shelf and pluck the first book you saw. "War and Peace" Had you read that before? You couldn't remember.

You had only begun to flip through the book when a voice behind you spoke.

"Over here, Bella. And do-a please put the book back." Italy spoke in a quiet, yet authoritative voice that you dare not disobey. You shivered a bit, but silently put the book back on the shelf.

Italy sat on the far side of the room, at a small table with two chairs. Various snacks were arranged on the table, from tiny Cannolis to various  breads and cheeses. A tall bottle of red wine sat in the middle of the table. Italy held a glass half filled with wine, sitting with his back towards you.

You stood behind him, waiting for a command to sit, or at least for him to speak.

Italy cocked his head to the side, listening to you shuffle your feet nervously. "Don't just stand there, mio uccello canoro, sit and let me look at you."

You complied, smoothing your dress and folding your hands into your lap. Italy watched you from the corner of his eyes, watching the gathering storm clouds outside. You followed his gaze, and the room was silent as you both watched the clouds tumble past. In the distance, thunder rumbled.

Abruptly, Italy sighed and set down his wine glass. He stood and reached into his pocket, fishing out a familiar pocket knife. You felt your legs go weak from the sight of it.

Italy continued to stare out the window, running his thumb along the edge of the blade quietly. He gave another long sigh and turned his eyes towards you. You couldn't help but shiver at the silent chills those eyes seemed to radiate through your body.

"The first day I heard you sing, it was at sunset. I was watching the sun vanish, I remember because it was bright red that day, like the color of blood. Then, there was this voice that floated over the town, much like a dove's at the first light of morning, si?"

You nodded, fidgeting as he began to walk around behind you. His boots echoed on the tile floor, seeming to mimic your heartbeat. Th-thump, th-thump, th-thump.

"That voice was so light, full of happiness and passion. I hadn't ever heard anything like it before." Italy was behind you now, his hand resting on the back on your chair. You remained completely still, not daring to move, even breath, for fear it would provoke him.

Suddenly, a blade was pressed to your throat, and Italy's mouth was bent down next to your ear. You flinched, but remained still, waiting for him to speak.

"I've never heard a voice like that since." he whispered. "And I can't help but wonder: why?"

The blade was pressed closer, ever so subtly. It took most of your self control not to whimper.

Italy chuckled. He was so close that you could feel his breath on your skin. "Would you care to tell me why, bella? Why can't you sing like I heard you before?"

You were silent for a moment, knowing your words here might determine your fate. The silence hung in the room, the only sound disturbing it being the distant rumble of thunder from the gathering storm.

You took a silent deep breath and mumbled a reply.

Italy let out an almost exasperated sigh. "Speak up, Bella, I can't hear you."

"A caged bird cannot sing."

Italy was completely still. The knife slipped away from your neck. The entire room seemed to hold its breath for several seconds, waiting for Italy's response.

He was so still that you dared turn your head to look at him. As soon as you did, however, you felt yourself thrown from the chair onto the floor. You gasped as your back hit the hard tile. Two hands came to rest on either side of your head. You looked up and into a pair of brilliantly furious violet eyes.

Italy's hands circled your throat. "I saved you from that hell-hole! You would have died if it wasn't for me! Don't you understand?! All I ask is a simple song, and you can't even do that!!" His hands squeezed tighter, cutting off your air. You gasped and choked, trying to plead with the Italian. You honestly didn't want your life to end here, at the hands of the man who had kidnapped you.

"I-Ita..ly...st..op..!" You gasped.

But Italy was too far into darkness now to be rational. "Why can't you sing your song for me?!" he screeched. "Why? Why?! WHY?! WHY?!!"

You began to feel your vision blur, and your head hurt from lack of oxygen. 

"Why...?"


So then!

....

I got nothing.

You belong to :iconsexy2pitalyplz:
Italy belongs to :iconhimaruyaplz:
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:icontotaldramafan16:
TotalDramaFan16 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
"Why..."

Well maybe if you LET GO of her neck, she'd tell you!!!
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:iconowlscavenger:
owlscavenger Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
"Why...?"
me: cuz you're a b*stard?
2p Italy: Is that a question?
me: no...? *facepalms*
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:icontalon1223:
Talon1223 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Me: he is a dick at this point.
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:iconsuperdaughter2:
Superdaughter2 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Tsk temper of Italy are fiery but my temper is lot worse lol keep it up!! 👍😄
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:iconticcitimber:
TicciTimber Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Um...Italy LAST TIME I CHECKED YOU CAN'T SING IF YOUR DEAD,
I'm right,da?
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:iconcatarien:
Catarien Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
You can't. WelI guess there'd be a really complicatedway tohave dead person sing butit'd probably work for a yearor lss until the vocalcords start to rot
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:iconticcitimber:
TicciTimber Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
Good point, da
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:iconsilentsuna:
Silentsuna Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
How can I sing if I'm dead?! You want me to sing in my grave? Italy, women don't like to be rushed. Stupid moron....
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:iconladyariuchiha:
LadyAriUchiha Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I ain't singing last time I sang I turned Fratello into a child again!
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:iconrintehhetalian:
RintehHetalian Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Italy you forgot to use the magic word "please" Troll also I CAN'T FRIGGIN' SING IF I'M DEAD YA DAMN IDIOT Dead Troll 
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:iconicespark1298:
icespark1298 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
That made my day XD
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:iconstormclawandtiger:
StormClawAndTiger Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Best comment ever!!!
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:iconhetalianminecrafter:
hetalianminecrafter Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Italy I swear you're a bit idiotic.

I can't sing if you're suffocating me, come on.
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:iconigame101:
IGame101 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pfff i second this
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:iconanimewolfgirl-ayame:
animewolfgirl-ayame Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Tsk tsk tsk if you want to kill me you have to do it the proper way
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:iconlunaangel-eclipse:
LunaAngel-Eclipse Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Italu, dah-ling, you need to work on youe people skills! You forgot to say please at the end of ""Why? Why?! WHY?! WHY?!!" my dear.
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:iconlinsasake:
LinsaSake Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
You've spent way too much time around Oliver, haven't you? :p
Don't you know, 2P Italy doesn't say "Please" ~
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:iconlunaangel-eclipse:
LunaAngel-Eclipse Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Luna consider's both 1p and 2p England as her brother so....!
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:icondigiotaku123:
DigiOtaku123 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Jeez, Italya. Calm down. ( --)J
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:iconredwallchick1303:
RedwallChick1303 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
INTENSSSSSSSSSSSSE
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:iconkatiefrog217:
Katiefrog217 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
LOL when he first called "me" a caged bird I was reminded of the story of the king and a Nightengale he brought to his castle to sing for him, but the bird would not sing while caged up :)
~Kagome, Kagome~ It also reminds me of this japanese song for whatever reason :P
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:iconzephyros22:
Zephyros22 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Writer
I've heard of that song, but never listened to it. I should go look it up now. 
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:iconkatiefrog217:
Katiefrog217 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
you should- theres a lot of speculations about the meaning of the song :)
But seriously, when Italy called me caged bird I was reminded of that story~
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:icontotalpschyokiller21:
Totalpschyokiller21 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist
"A caged bird can not sing." Best. Line. EVER.
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:iconzephyros22:
Zephyros22 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Writer
Hehehehe. :iconblushplz:
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:iconcoolpignog:
Coolpignog Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your amazing at this!
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:iconneigma:
neigma Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree with Symmetry-Cat. How the heck can i sing for you if i have no air to sing with?
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:iconmusicalraz:
musicalraz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg now i`m sad that italy doesnt understand anything
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:iconsymmetry-cat:
Symmetry-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I CAN'T SING TO YOU IF I'M DEAD!

:iconromanoragefaceplz:
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Xyla-tomatoes-14 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree
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DarkEcila Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i agree with 2DxMurdocfangirl. :) but im fine with it. i love the story
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:iconpozolegirl:
pozolegirl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconsobbplz: this is awesome.....
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:iconlucky11945:
lucky11945 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Do you think it's weird that I'm listening to cannibal as I read this
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:icondevilmonster18:
DevilMonster18 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Artist
DD:
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:iconorange-flamethrower:
Orange-Flamethrower Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
im not so sure about belonging to 2P! Italy.... how about 2P! Romano instead?? PLEASE?!
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:iconicymassacre:
IcyMassacre Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Writer
Italy, why...?
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:iconxioitalyprux3:
XioItalyPruX3 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I HEARED THUNDER WHILE I WAS READING THIS!!!!!!!!!!
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thecrazygirlwhokill Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Cannolis....I FREAKING LOVE CANNOLIS! AJDHDKDBYVJZBJNJNDJJDHHSBJ
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shadamy6432 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
A caged bird can not sing Italy ......and neither can a CHOKING one :iconsillyplz:
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:iconzephyros22:
Zephyros22 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Writer
This is the best comment EVAR. >D
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:iconsonamylover4:
sonamylover4 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
FOOL! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO SING IF YOUR KILLING ME!

2p Ita-chan: ...............

EXACTLY NOT FUCKING POSSIBLE! GET OFF OF ME BEFORE I KNEE YOUR BABY MAKERS!
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:iconfabulouscthulhu:
FabulousCthulhu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
That was so original. Baby-makers XD i agree with you though100%
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:iconsonamylover4:
sonamylover4 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha thank you thank you...
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:iconfabulouscthulhu:
FabulousCthulhu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lol your welcome ragazza.
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:iconsonamylover4:
sonamylover4 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
XD
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:iconfabulouscthulhu:
FabulousCthulhu Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
What? *=*
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sakunae Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll sing once you let me fricken breathe Feli! Bloody hell... I can sing under a lot of conditions, but being strangled is my one of them.

2p-Feli: ... *glares angrily, with murderous intent*

Uh uh do NOT give me that look! You are the one doing the strangling. *proceeds to have murderous death stare off*

2p-Feli: *looks away in disdain*

I win- hey wait... I'll fricken stab you and your smug face!

2p-Feli: ...

I love you too.
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BlackBloodWolf554 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Me:Let reader-chan breath dumbass!

2p!Italy:*looks at me with anger in his eyes*

Me:N-Never mind...*takes a few steps back*
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:iconhetaliafangirl00:
HetaliaFangirl00 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
*reading*
She can't answer if she can't breathe! Let her g-...Let go! I TOLD YOU- *pewdiepie voice* Gah, boy neva listen
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:iconkatiefrog217:
Katiefrog217 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconpewdiebrofistplz:
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