Best fanfic quote I've read in a while:Oh my God, does France ever shut up about Alsace-Lorraine? Holy shit. It's like, the size of Connecticut. I'd just give him Connecticut if it meant he'd quit bitching.
~ America, in a letter to Russia during WWIthe_chosen_end
, Chapter 14
HETALIA STOP MAKING ME SHIP AMERICA/RUSSIA IT WILL ONLY END IN TEARS cause Russia's crazy
FROM THE FOOTNOTES FOR THIS CHAPTER LOL--Many of the ideas America brings up in this are cribbed from Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points Speech...
I encourage anyone who's curious to just go read the speech, since it's short and not very dense, and full of fangirl fodder for the RU/US shipper in you, but I'd like to particularly draw your attention to the following passage:
[The Russian people] are prostrate and all but helpless, it would seem, before the grim power of Germany, which has hitherto known no relenting and no pity. Their power, apparently, is shattered. And yet their soul is not subservient. They will not yield either in principle or in action. Their conception of what is right, of what is humane and honorable for them to accept, has been stated with a frankness, a largeness of view, a generosity of spirit, and a universal human sympathy which must challenge the admiration of every friend of mankind; and they have refused to compound their ideals or desert others that they themselves may be safe.
They call to us to say what it is that we desire, in what, if in anything, our purpose and our spirit differ from theirs; and I believe that the people of the United States would wish me to respond, with utter simplicity and frankness. Whether their present leaders believe it or not, it is our heartfelt desire and hope that some way may be opened whereby we may be privileged to assist the people of Russia to attain their utmost hope of liberty and ordered peace.
...Or in other words, Woodrow Wilson shipped it.
A++ WOULD LOL AGAINETA2:
ARGH NO I'M AT THE START OF THE COLD WAR NOW s-sob why does Russia sabotage all his relationships DDD8
THIS FIC IS SO ANGSTY NOW. I was loling before and now I'm cringing. SO MUCH HATE AND BEING IN DENIAL ABOUT EVERYTHING OMG.