America sprinted back into the room where he heard a blood curdling scream. It sounded like his friend, _________, who was visiting him today. Sure enough, when he walked into the room, he found __________ curled up in a ball, eyes clenched shut and hands on her ears.
"__________? What's wrong? "
_________ kept her ears covered, so she couldn't hear him. He reached down and pulled her hands away. When she did, her attention turned to the TV and she screamed, closing her eyes and shaking like a wet dog attempting to dry itself off.
"T-that thing!" She cried, pointing to the TV
America's attention turned to the TV and he looked confused.
"Zorak? I mean sure, he's kind of a douche, but…"
"N-no… the other one…"
"…You mean, Brak?"
_________ shuddered at even the sound of his name before nodding her head. "Y-yeah…"
America burst out into a huge fit of laughter. "A-ha-ha! Dude, are you serious right now? Haven't you seen space ghost?! He's totally harmless!"
"I know that, stupid! But I don't care! He's scary and that's that!!!"
America sighed at his friend's ridiculous behavior before an evil smile formed across his face.
He was going to help her get over this fear.
The next few weeks were spent with various attempts by America to help _________ with just that. All failed.
First he tried to show her "Brak's tales of suspense". His reward was a broken computer.
Then he tried to get her to watch Cartoon planet. He got a broken TV.
Then he just tried to get her to look a picture. She ripped it into pieces.
She let out a horrendous scream right before grabbing the picture, which alerted his brother England who was in the next room.
"_________! Are you –"
He was cut off by the girl running to him and holding him tight. When she realized what she had done, she pulled away, blushing a deep red.
"S-sorry…" She mumbled.
"It's fine…" he replied.
Oh? What was this? America was often accused of being unable to "read the atmosphere" or having an elevator that "doesn't go to the top floor", but he could definitely see what was going on here.
And in his mind, he was working a way to kill two birds with one stone.
The following was to be America's plan:
Step 1: Get a Brak costume (don't worry about where he got it).
Step 2: Sneak up on ________ and England while they were hanging out today
Step 3: Let someone else (in this case, England) be the hero and save the damsel in distress
Step 4: Sit back and let nature take its course!
If all went as planned, _________ would be cured of her fear and dating her crush! He was such a good friend.
Now dressed in said costume, he made his way over to the soon to be couple. He made sure __________ saw him behind England, and…
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Arthur, look out!" She screamed
America had no time to smile to himself as her fist connected with his face (thank god he took off Texas beforehand!) before tackling him to the ground continuing to bash his face in.
Ah yes, there was a fatal flaw in America's plan. What he didn't know about ___________ was that when spooked, she had strength that was on par with his, Russia's, and Rena Ryuugu in her kawaii mode's hypothetical threesome baby. So now she was being the heroine instead of England being her hero.
"Keep.Your.Filthy.Stupid.Alien.Cat.Paws.Off.My.ARTHUR!!!!" She punctuated each word with a fist to the face, giving an especially hard punch on that last word.
"Gahh! ______, _____________ stop! It's me!" He cried again and again. It took quite a few repeats and him taking the head of the costume off to finally get her attention.
"A-alfred?" She stuttered, horrified. She instantly jumped off him and bowed repeatedly (Kiku was another close friend of hers), apologizing with each bow.
"Chill dude, it's fine…" He lied. He hoped she didn't damage his face too much. It was his bread and butter!
"Why would you do such a stupid thing anyway?" England asked, feeling he needed to be in on the conversation.
"Because ______'s crushing on you big time, dude!"
Both their faces went bright red as they yelled "WHAT?!"
"Yeah man! And I know you're crushing on her too. I thought maybe if I gave you a chance to rescue her, you guys would admit your feelings but…"
Neither of them said anything, still looking at him in shock and embarrassment.
"Well, it looks like you found out anyway… so… later!" He said, running off.
The two continued to stare at the space he left for a moment. England was the first person to snap out of it. Well, she did say "My Arthur"…
Even though England was the first to snap of their phase, _________ was the first to talk, letting out a nervous laugh and a "Well, it looks like I'm over my fear of Brak…"
"____-_______..." He started.
"Is… Is what Alfred said… do you really like me?"
"Um… well… yeah…" She admitted, blushing.
There was an awkward silence.
"Do you… really like me too?"
"Uh… yeah, I do…"
"Really? Even after I acted so… manly?" She asked, letting out another nervous chuckle.
"Yeah." He said, letting out a nervous chuckle of his own.
They hadn't realized it, but they had scooted pretty close together during this awkward conversation. But neither cared as they continued to lean closer, until their lips met and arms were wrapped around each other.
Outside in the hallway, America was mentally patting himself on the back for a job well done.
"Mission accomplished." He declared to himself, before going to inspect the damage _________ had caused to his face.