Chapter 15: Welcome
China arrived at Italy and Germany’s house seven minutes after he’d put the phone down; he didn’t bother knocking on the door, instead he dashed into the house like a man possessed, his bag of supplies swinging wildly at his side. The house was strangely quiet, not a good sign in his experience, and so he quickly made his way upstairs.
Wang Yao pushed open the bedroom door slowly, a little scared of what he might find inside. What he saw warmed his heart.
Italy was sitting on the bed looking exhausted; his hair was damp and his cheeks were red and puffy but otherwise he looked healthy. Germany was sitting beside him, on a stool by the bed, his eyes fixated on something in the Italian’s arms.
China cleared his throat and the two new parents looked his way. Germany quickly rubbed the tears from his eyes and beckoned the Chinaman over with his finger, pressing his other hand to his lips in a gesture of silence. China stepped forward and looked into Italy’s arms.
There, lying peacefully and snoring softly, was a blond-haired baby with rosy cheeks and a vacant sort of smile on its face. A small curl flicked from the side of its head and its tiny hands were wrapped around Italy’s fingers.
“What is it?” China whispered.
“A girl,” Germany spoke without taking his eyes from his daughter.
“She’s called Letizia Angela,” Italy was practically beaming as he spoke, “It means ‘angel of happiness’.”
“Beautiful, aru,” China swooned.
Suddenly the house seemed to shake as the front door burst open and multiple sets of footsteps ascended the staircase. Obviously China had informed Russia and he had in turn contacted every nation he knew. They piled into the small bedroom like a herd of elephants, Prussia and Romano pushing their way to the front.
“Awesome,” Prussia breathed as he observed the beauty that was his niece.
Romano stood next to his brother and rubbed his hair lovingly, “Not bad, little bro.”
Everyone took their turn to look at the new arrival; France kissed the sleeping baby, Russia observed from a distance, America was a little too loud and woke the baby, letting her reveal her bright blue eyes. (The room gasped as one at this discovery). England’s eyes filled with tears and he had to move away to keep his pride and finally, Japan gave his blessings to the new parents.
“Actually,” Germany stood up and placed a large hand on Kiku’s shoulder, “If you would like to, Italy and I would love you to be Letizia’s godfather?”
Japan’s cheeks flushed pink and his eyes sparkled with unshed tears, “I..” he cleared his throat a little, “I would be honoured, Germany-san.”
“Gut!” The German slapped Japan’s back, causing him to stumble a little, and smiled widely.
“Vee~” Italy yawned, as did his daughter, and his eyes began to droop slightly. His lover knew this meant he needed to rest and so he showed everyone out, thanking them for their kind words and gifts.
He returned to the bedroom where Italy had already fallen asleep, the baby doing the same in his arms. Ludwig took his daughter and held her to his chest, being very careful to support her head and hold her as gently as possible. He wasn’t used to being careful and so it took him a while to actually walk whilst carrying her as he finally realised she wasn’t made of porcelain.
He walked into the nursery he had so carefully created for her and laid her down softly in her crib; she murmured quietly and tugged on his finger with her tiny, chubby hand before falling back into unconsciousness.
The strong, powerful nation smiled and turned on the mobile hanging above the crib, listening as it played an unfamiliar Finnish tune and watching as in turned slowly. He realised that this was his life now; the turning of the mobile would be his existence from now on as he and Italy lived happily as a family. Nothing could possibly take that away from them and now that little Letizia had arrived, everything was going to be just perfect.
Thank you so much for reading!
This is the last chapter but fret not, dear friends, I am working on another fanfic set in this time-zone and so we will see the new family progress ^_^
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