"Can I please have; five shortbread biscuits, two caramel tarts, a piece of chocolate cake, and three pieces of caramel slice," You thought about the order, "wait! An orange juice as well pleases Pam."
Your boss looked at you in disbelief, "How can you eat that much food! You know your husband going to be shocked." Before going on a lengthy leave you work in a small cafe in the middle of your towns' shopping centre. Pam, you're boss, always treated you well.
"Well it's a reason not to eat my brother's food" You both shared a laugh, your older brother; Arthur, was well known for his horrible cooking skills or British delicacies as he called them. At least for Arthur your brother Alfred still lives with him and he has no sense of taste either.
"Do you need a lift home, (Name)" Pam asks.
"No I'm fine; I'm actually here with Gilbert believe it or not. We were actually doing the shopping and he forced me to come here to sit down." Your hands travel down to your swollen abdomen, your hands graze gently over your pregnant belly. "He has become very protective lately. You do now we've chosen him as godfather. But we're keeping it a surprise." Pam gives a little smirk she know Gil quite well, knows what he like. "OH! That's right I came here to get Gilbert a milkshake! Do you think you could and a strawberry milkshake to the order please?"
"Of course anything for you (Name)." Pam walks off to complete your long order. Today you had to go to the doctors for a check-up on the 'baby', you found out that you were actually having triplets, all three perfectly healthy but the news shocked you. Everyone would think that the first person you would tell would be your husband. But it was Gilbert (he was at the appointment with you waiting outside) thats who you went to first; you went to Gilbert and just hugged him for a solid 20 minutes.
"The Awesome I am back! Und the shopping is done!" Gilbert smirks with pride this is possibly the only time he has ever done any type of work without being told to do it. Gilbert takes a seat across from you "have you told mein bruder yet?"
You push your (H/L) (H/C) hair out of your face "No not yet Gil, when we get back home." Pam comes across to you and Gilbert.
"Here you are (Name), and a strawberry milkshake for Gilbert." She hands over your plastic bag full of treats mostly caramel and hands Gilbert his strawberry milkshake.
"Wow (Name) are you going share some of those with me?" You turn a give Gilbert an evil death stare, one that mimics Russia's dark aura, and he backs off instantaneously.
"Thanks Pam, see you in a couple of days" Pam gets back to work in the cafe, as Gilbert gently helps you to your feet making sure that you don't fall. You and Gilbert head to the car and set off towards home.
"Ludvig, ve're home!" Gilbert screamed as he walked through the door. Instead of Ludwig coming down the hall you were greeted by, or more like tackled by Feliciano.
"Ve (Name) I don't want to run anymore laps!" The Italian tightly hugs your stomach. Fearing one of Feliciano's bone breaking hug you started to panic, though Gilbert was already grappling to get him off you, as you said he had become very protective of you. Feli's arms are no wrapped around Gilbert's torso, still begging to stop training as he drags his feet not bothering to walk with Gilbert down the hall. Ludwig's walking towards you now passing Gilbert on the way thanking him for looking after Feliciano.
"Ja, vhatever" Gilbert response.
"Hallo, honey" Ludwig Beilschmidt, your husband of a now two years. He wraps his strong arms around you gently so that it doesn't hurt his 'baby' sharing his warmth with you, you melt into the hug. He kisses you on the cheek. "Und sorry again for missing the doctor's appointment today."
"It's alright Ludwig; I know how busy you can get."
"Gilbert's helping me at the moment und its strange, he's been getting up to train in the mornings with me and cleaning und I don't think it's going to last, but its gut, it takes some of the stress off looking after Germany. I think he misses his job after he lost Prussia." A saddened smile grows on Ludwig's face. "I'll get the shopping from the car." Ludwig lightly kisses you on the cheek and heads towards the front door. You 'waddle' to the kitchen and sit down at the large wood table.
Gilbert comes in with two bags of shopping and starts chucking things into the cupboards. Ludwig is sure to have a break-down over that one.
"Have you told him yet (Name)?" The silence you gave him was the only answer he needed."You need to tell him tonight."
"I will Gilbert, just not strait away."
Dinner was awkward. You sat on one of the ends of the table Gilbert opposite you, all afternoon he was trying to get you to tell Ludwig but you were saving it for when you were alone. Kiku sat to your right quite as always, Ludwig was to your left constantly inquiring about why you're not eating much wurst, and finally was Feliciano sitting in-between Ludwig and Gilbert whining about how you wouldn't eat his pasta.
You put your knife and fork neatly on your plate.
"Sorry guys, but I need to get to bed early tonight. Goodnight." Everyone gave you a cheery goodnight, "see you in bed honey." You leant over to Ludwig and gave him a kiss on the lips.
"You sure you're all right? You haven't eaten much tonight and you need to keep the nutrient levels up." His face shows an expression of worry.
"I'm fine; I'll see you in a while." You stood up and headed to yours and Ludwig's room.
'When he comes to bed then I'll tell him' you thought to yourself.
You get changed into some warm and comfy pyjamas, brushed your teeth and hopped into the large king size bed. You lie in bed waiting for Ludwig. In your head you think of all the reactions he might have: Very Happy is what you hoped for but it could easily be shocked or anger for not telling him sooner. You dismissed the last one; the doctor's appointment was only today. The door opens silently and Ludwig soundlessly steps in he closes the door with you to his back.
"Ludwig darling" You say.
He spins around and smiles brightly at you "sorry I thought you vere asleep".
"No I waited, I have something to tell you" you swing your legs over the side of the bed to stand up but Ludwig is already there in front of you.
"No need to get up liebste" his words are full of kindness; he gently retches out and places a hand just under your shirt so that he could rub your stomach. "Now what were you going to say?"
"Well at the doctor's today..." Bump, one of the babies kicked right where Ludwig's hand was in the middle of your stomach.
"Honey! It's kicking!" His face was in pure shock and happiness at that moment. You were over the moon with joy but you had to tell him about the triplets, now.
"Just hear me out" Bump. This time it was just to the right, nothing making it suspicious.
Ludwig's hand starts moving around your stomach. You had only seen him smile this much before on a few occasions. His hand moves over to the far left of your stomach.
"Ludwig. We're having triplets!" You say out loud not letting another thing stop you. His face turns to confusion not quite understanding what you had just said that is until another small kick it the far left of your stomach where his hand rests. He rises from the ground and takes a step back. The connection and warmth disappearing with his hand. You face down not wanting to look at his face; was he happy or upset? But why would he be upset? All these idea and thoughts raced through your head rapidly. But was broken by your husband's words.
"(Name) that's... that's." You raise your head just to see the shock and happiness in his face before he drops to the ground like a sack of potatoes. Fainted.
He lay there motionless on the wooden floor. You didn't know what to do; there was someone who could help though. "GILBERT!" GIL I NEED YOUR HELP!" Within seconds you could hear feet running down the hall towards your room. The feet get louder until the door swings open to reveal Gilbert-the mighty personification of the 'awesome' Prussia in a pair of Austrian flag boxes on. You giggle in your head. Your eyes moved across the room the Ludwig. "Ludwig...well".
Gilbert follows your gaze and when he retches Ludwig and realises what happen he starts laughing
"KESESESE~ (Name) I wasn't expecting that! For a man who has been in heaps of wars he sure is weak!"
"Gil! Can you just get him on the bed - we can leave him on the floor!"
"JA, okay (Name)." After great difficult Gilbert was finally able to half carry, half drag Ludwig to the bed. You look to your husband obvious to the world around him, a sad smile appears on your face his warmth so distant from you. Gilbert noticed this "(Name) would you like me to sleep with you tonight?" The offer was strange 'what is he saying!' you thought to yourself, your head spun up to look at Gilbert's ruby eyes. All you could see in face was care and worry, his ever-present smirk nowhere to be seen. He obviously understood what you were feeling. Small tears formed in the corner of your eyes.
"Yes Gil that would be great." You relied with a small smile. Gilbert moved over to the side Ludwig was on and gently tugged him over more to the side, and then came back to where you sat on the edge. He lent down and gave you a hug.
"You're an awesome Frau (Name) und I know Ludvig will very happy vhen he vakes up so don't vorry." He let go and climbed into the middle of the bed, as it was King size there was no problem of space but Gilbert still went closer to Ludwig to give you more. He was always this kind to you when you two were alone always dropping his over-the-top 'awesome' personality.
"Did you know (Name) one of my siblings was albino as well, Germania had a very strong gene und maybe he passed it to Ludwig! Kesesese that would be awesome!" now the smirk comes back
"Gute Nacht (Name)".
"Good night Gilbert" you reach over a lightly hold his hand. You see his face set into a small smile before you turn the light off. 'Everything will be fine in the morning' you thought to yourself before you drifted off to sleep.