Ten Song Drabbles: PrussiaxAustria
1. "Just Another Day" from Next to Normal
Austria took a deep breath. His eyes were closed as his fingers danced across ivory keys, playing from memory one of his favorites. Today it was Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major by Mozart.
He was completely relaxed, completely focused on each note and articulation of the keys. Emotion flowing out just as was appropriate for playing a masterwork.
He leaned his body into a powerful crescendo when…
"YOU ARE MINE!"
Austria's eyes shot open, as he suddenly found himself flying off his piano bench, tackled to the floor.
"Prussia! Why did you…! I was in the middle of…!" He stuttered angrily at the albino man above him, who was wearing an smug grin. He chuckled, as the Austrian kept trying to form sentences.
Prussia quickly pressed their lips together, silencing him.
In his mind, as they kissed, Austria sighed and thought, "Well, this is just another normal day, isn't it?"
2. "The Tree of Knowledge" from Children of Eden
They two sat at the dining room table. Roderich sipped on a cup of tea. Gilbert was oddly silent. Feeling awkward, due to the quiet, the aristocrat looked up to see the albino holding a bright red apple, and staring directly at him.
Setting his teacup down, Roderich tried to speak, but in the end failed as he watched Gilbert.
With his right thumb, the albino gently caressed the ruby hued skin of the apple. He brought it to his mouth and bit into it, causing juice to run down his face. He sucked obscenely on the apple before wiping the juice from his face with his hand, and licking it slowly from his fingers. All the while, his sparkling, red eyes were trained on the Austrian.
Finally finding his voice, Roderich managed to stutter, "R-really, you are the only one in the world who can make eating an apple sexual."
"It takes my awesome skill."
Flushing red, Roderich forcibly quickly muttered some incoherent protest and returned to his tea.
3. "Anthem (Reprise)" from Chess
The day the wall fell, Prussia stumbled away from Russia. The left half of his face was covered in scrapes, he had a black eye, and his lip was swollen.
Nonetheless, Austria would recognize his blood red eyes anywhere.
Prussia was walking, somewhat. He tripped over the rubble, and nearly fell, but for Austria rushing forward and catching him.
They wrapped arms tightly around one another. Prussia kept breathing heavily, resting his head on Austria's shoulder. Between a couple gasps, he said, "You're here."
"I've been waiting ever since the wall went up." He whispered. He paused a moment and then continued, "I wasn't even sure if you'd…"
He choked on his own words, and a few tears fell from his eyes. Austria, as aloof as he often was, had been terrified. He knew borders were redrawn and countries faded. He had almost been surprised that Prussia hadn't disappeared in 1934. The only reason he believed Prussia lived was because of the man's stubbornness. Still, Austria feared being under Russia's control would be the end, and the only reason he had waited was because of his own stubbornness.
With a weak, dry laugh, Prussia, in a raspy tone, said, "Fuck borders. Fuck walls. It would take more than that to kill me. You should know that by now, specs."
Austria turned his head and quickly kissed Prussia's cheek, and held him a little tighter, "Yes, I know."
4. "In Old Bavaria" from The Producers
"I will take Mariel, you prissy bastard!" Gilbert slammed his hands on the table, causing Roderich's teacup to fall off the table and into the aristocrat's lap.
He stood up abruptly as the tea soaked through his blue trousers. "Idiot!" He grabbed a towel and began fiercely dabbing his pants dry. "Bavaria is by right, mine. Just as Salzburg joined me, so will the rest of the country."
"I swear, I will have her!" Gilbert screamed.
A moment later, the slim, green-eyed blonde, heard Roderich's scornful laugh and a door slam as Gilbert left. She sighed. Mariel honestly was happy that those two kept arguing, as it kept one of them from really annexing her. The sexual tension around her was unbearable.
However, she couldn't help but think that it would be much more peaceful if they realized that they really should stop fighting and kiss each other. The sexual tension had more to do with them than her anyway.
5. "I Feel Fine" by the Beatles
"Mon ami, you really must calm down." The man with long blonde hair gently placed a hand on the fuming albino's shoulder.
"CALM DOWN? I AM CALM! I AM PERFECTLY FUCKING CALM!"
The Frenchman and Spaniard shared a look before Antonio said, "You couldn't do anything to stop Elisaveta from going back to Roderich. Honestly, those two are much more suited to each other."
Gilbert's eyebrows shot up. Suddenly he was much quieter, "No really. I'm fine with that."
The other two looked at each other, confused for a moment, but said nothing more. Gilbert was actually fine that his relationship with Hungary ended. What he wasn't fine with was that whether he was with Hungary or not, Roderich wouldn't look at him.
6. "The Phantom of the Opera" from The Phantom of the Opera
The Austrian hovered over the Prussian, who lay flat on his back in the Austrian's bed. A white mask covered half of the aristocrat's face. He attacked the man below him in a violent kiss.
After several moments, the pulled away and whispered in a husky tone, "Sing for me."
"Roddy, this is so weird." The albino quirked an eyebrow.
With a chuckle, Austria replied, "My dear Prussia, you are the one who wanted to try role-playing, and if we are going to role-play, we are doing it my way."
7. "Seasons of Love" from Rent
Gilbert walked through the stretching hallways of Roderich's mansion. He heard the familiar sound of some fancy schmancy piano sonata wafting away from one of Austria's many music rooms, and he started planning how best to distract the musician from his instrument. Perhaps, playing him instead?
Suddenly Chopin or Mozart or whoever faded out and another set of familiar chords began. Prussia's silver eyebrows shot up, and he all but sprinted into the music room.
"You're playing 'Seasons of Love' from Rent!" The albino nearly shouted and laughed, as the aristocrat immediately stopped playing and looked down, a tomato blush washing his face.
"Yes…well…I…it's a guilty pleasure of mine…"
The Prussian sauntered over to the piano bench and kissed him, slipping his tongue into the other's mouth and grasping the back of his neck to force the kiss deeper. As the broke apart for air, Gilbert grinned and asked, "Like me?"
Roderich smiled softly, "Yes, you are a guilty pleasure as well."
8. "Wild Horses" by the Rolling Stones
Roderich Edelstein shuddered at the menacing tone that meant he would no longer be able to play, violin today, in peace. He sighed and brought the instrument to a resting position, "Please, Gilbert, I am bus…"
He was quickly cut off as said Prussian sat on his lap.
While, Gilbert's weight on top of him was not altogether unpleasant, he stammered, "G-Gil-Gilbert. Wh-What are…? Please get off me." He was turning bright red, as he spoke, but a sharp-toothed grin was his only response.
"Wild horses couldn't drag me away."
The musician paused for a moment, "ELISAVETA!"
"Okay, geez, I'm going. Damn." Gilbert quickly sprinted out of the room.
9. "A Tough Act to Follow" from Curtains
Prussia swirled his glass of schnaps idly as he watched Austria gesticulate wildy.
"The man is a genius! I have never heard Boulanger's work played so passionately! I was crying by the end…" He continued, but Prussia stopped listening, just admiring he light in Roderich's eyes.
Eventually, Roderich's speech slowed. His eyes narrowed. "Gilbert, didn't you like the concert?"
"Huh?" The albino blinked quickly out of his daze, "Oh, yeah it was fine."
"Fine?" Roderich's eyes widened, and he stiffened considerably in his seat. "Friedemann Kupsa is brilliant!"
Gilbert grinned, "Oh, I know he is, but I've heard you play cello, and you're quite a tough act to follow."
Roderich fell silent and blushed as he quickly took another sip from his drink.
10. "I Know a Girl" from Chicago
Hungary heard bickering at the front door and a familiar Prussian voice complain, "Roddy, I can't believe you forgot your key, and with me like this dammit."
Realizing that Austria and Prussia must have come back from their outing, which was most definitely not a date as both of them stated rather emphatically, not that she believed it, and she opened the door. When she opened it, she saw an Austria looking just as immaculate as usual. However, when she turned her head to the left, she discovered that Prussia's blue uniform and white face was partially covered in drying mud.
"What happened to you?"
"Apparently, Liechtenstein, Sealand, and Latvia decided to have a kind of mud war outside of our house. I am actually very surprised Switzerland let it happen." Austria answered for him very calmly.
"And, Austria, you didn't get hit?"
"NO! This damn bastard has some sort of sick ability to avoid any incoming dirt. He's totally fine, while I'm here covered in mud and…"
Stepping through the doorway, Austria interrupted him, "You're just upset that you aren't fast enough to avoid mudballs," again in an infuriatingly calm voice.
"The hell I'm not!" Prussia lunged through the door, "I'm so much fucking faster than you!" As he attempted to grab Austria in an attack, the aristocrat turned and stopped the soldier with an outstretched hand, carefully avoiding any dirt on his suit.
"Well, then," The brunette's eyes glinted dangerously, "Should we get you cleaned up?"
Prussia's eyes widened to the point of looking like a red-eyed owl, and he firmly grabbed Austria's wrist, pulling him down a hall to a bathroom.
Hungary paused for a moment until they were far enough not to notice her, before she sprinted off to grab a video camera and box of tissues.
1. The song is much more depressing than this, but oh well.
2. At first I had no idea what to do with this. I think it turned out well, yes? I am pretty sure apples are pretty sexual in general, but I think Roderich would be in denial of that, and Gilbert would just make it worse.
3. Oooh, that song can totally work…Historical note: I'm pretty sure 1934 was the year the Third Reich finished centralizing power, which was the end of Prussia. If I am wrong, let me know.
4. Mariel is my new OC Bavaria. Bavaria maintained its freedom as a state by playing off the rivalries between Prussia and Austria.
5. Okay, so this was originally "Jim Along Josie," but I could just not figure that out.
6. Heehee. I am happy with this one. Wow, so much kink in this chapter.
7. Personally, I love Rent. However, I feel Austria would look down on it, at least a little. It is American after all.
8. In my mind this is set before they get together.
9. Another cheat, this was originally "Kansas City" from Oklahoma!, and I just couldn't do it. Kupsa is an Austrian cellist. One of his first successes were recordings of cello pieces by Nadia Boulanger.
10. Heehee, so much suggestiveness in these. And I thought Hungary would enjoy this.
There's a lot of blushing in this one. Isn't there?
So, I have relatively recently become a fan of this pairing. I usually ship Austria with Switzerland. My crazy shipping with these characters is currently PrussiaxAustria, PrussiaxHungary, AustriaxHungary, SwitzerlandxAustria, SwitzerlandxHungary…Yeah, so I've basically decided to throw all four of them in a closet, and I really don't even care who does what with who. I remember someone suggesting this pairing, and I now love them, so why not? I am going to try to continue with SpainxRomano and SuFin, eventually, and if anyone wants a chapter of the pairings I've listed, let me know.