February 28th, 2014 - My Sassy Brit
It was long past midnight and the subway platform was nearly empty. The recorded message crackled and announced the impending arrival of the last train of the night.
"Finally," Alfred muttered to himself. He stepped closer to the…
After Alfred declares himself always and forever Arthur’s enemy, the latter sequesters himself from everything to do with the former. With Alfred’s isolationist attitude amounting to the same, they look to the other nations like young children throwing tantrums and locking themselves in their rooms.
Arthur’s hibernation does not last long, for the Empire carries on whether he’s involved or not, and soon there is a war declared on Europe, and Marie is telling Arthur about it over tea. She tells him that Francis started it, and that’s all Arthur needs to get involved.
Some of Alfred’s men, the loyalists from before the revolution, they come over to help the fatherland fight the French. Arthur pretends that he doesn’t, but he stands at the docks watching them come in, studying each boy’s face. Alfred is not amongst them, but he did not expect him to be.
Alfred does not appear over the course of the war, and Arthur hears tales of what is going on across that wide, impossible sea, of the war being fought there, and he understands that enemy or not, Alfred has other concerns than him.
But still he stands knee deep in the water watching the ships come in.