A/N - Hey, guys! Just a quick heads up before you read this, this story is very serious in nature (although it does contain quite a bit of good-natured Hetalian humor). The topics include rape, self-harm, and physical abuse. If this triggers anything, please don't read it!
You have been warned.
Maddie Williams sat quietly in her chair, the meeting was over but she was afraid to leave because she knew he would be waiting. Holding Kumajiro tightly, she took a deep breath and stood up. Her heart beat began to quicken as each trembling footstep brought her closer to the large oak doors. Pale, shaking fingers reach out to grasp one of the brass handles and tug the door open. She glanced down the long corridor, letting a sigh of relief escape her lips when she realized it was empty. Her heart rate slowed to normal as she walked through the hallway, freedom just within reach. But just as she rounded the corner that lead to the front door, she came face to face with the last person she ever wanted to see; Francis Bonnefoy.
"Bonjour, Madison." He cooed softly, a lusty gleam in his ocean blue eyes. "I've been waiting for you."
She turned to dart back down the hallway but before she could make her escape, he caught the sleeve of her scarlet jacket and pulled her back.
"Onhonhonhon! Did you think I would let my precious little flower get away that easily?"
The seductive tone in his voice made her want to vomit.
"Please, Francis!" She begged, her voice just above a whisper. "Just let me go!"
"And why on earth would I do that, mon amour?"
He grinned villainously as he pushed her frail body to the ground. Maddie let out a cry of pain as her head smacked against the hard floor. Using his hands to pin her down, Francis began to nip at her throat, slowly moving upwards towards her face. He pressed his lips harshly against her's, chuckling to himself when a muffled protest escaped her mouth. He loved seeing her reduced to such a helpless state, it made him feel once more like the powerful nation he was so long ago. Several minutes passed before the Frenchman moved on to her clothing, pulling the pieces off bit by bit.
"Francis?" The Canadian's voice shook as she spoke.
"I h-hate you."
Arthur wanted kicked himself when he realized that he had left all his notes back at the conference room. He was already halfway to his hotel (which was on the other side of town) and now he would have to go all the way back to get them. After informing his taxi driver of his unfortunate mistake, he sat back and gazed out the car window. Fifteen minutes later, they pulled up to the building.
"I'll only be a tick." He informed the driver as he stepped out of the vehicle.
"Sure thing, sonny." The cabby nodded.
He made his way to the door, nearly being knocked over by a young, blonde girl that rushed out.
"Oi!" He shouted. "Why don't you watch where you're going you little-" He stopped when he noticed that her face was drenched with tears.
"I-I'm so sorry, Mr. Kirkland!" She apologized. "It won't happen again!"
With that she was gone, giving the English gentleman no chance to ask how she knew his name, nor why she was so upset. A glint of silver upon the ground caught his eye, reaching down to inspect it, he saw that it was a necklace. Lifting up the piece of jewelry, he noted that a tiny maple leaf dangled from the delicate chain. As he studied the neckwear, a strange sense of nostalgia began wash over him. He knew he had seen the silver leaf somewhere before, but where? Then it hit him; Madison Williams. This was the necklace that her brother, Alfred, had given to her for her birthday several years ago. He had been there himself, as well as Francis and Maddie's friend, Q-san. It had been so long since their last meeting that he had nearly forgotten her. Mystery solved, he slid the silver chain into his pocket to return to the Canadian nation the next day.
A/N - As a major Canada fan, this was a rather difficult thing for me to write. I hate seeing my little Canadia get hurt. :'(
Hopefully you enjoyed this chappy, many more to come!
Reviews are always more than welcome. :)