PruCan Hetaween Contest Entry
Canada sighed, gazing out the bay window of his house overseeing the beautiful forest scenery in his backyard with Kumajirou napping beside him. Tonight was Halloween – the one freaky night out of the year that he was always hesitant to leave the house, but this year was different. He had been asked to spend the whole night with none other than Prussia himself.
Given they WERE going out, but that wasn't the problem. Prussia wanted to do a number of things that, quite frankly, Canada was too queasy to try. The list went from: pranking kids (not for their candy, but to help make them scared because “that's what Halloween is all about!”) to going trick or treating themselves. However, the ideas just didn't sit well with Canada, and eventually he was forced to admit to his lover his irrational fear of all things creepy and freaky on the night of Halloween. Plus, the moon was a bright, full orange – more than a sign to stay inside, according to the Canadian.
However, upon finding out that Canada is actually frightened of the holiday for the exact reasons that made it special, Prussia took it upon himself to help the blonde overcome his fears. He had a whole evening planned ahead for them, which he refused to share with his slightly shorter lover – no matter how much he threatened to not bake him any special maple recipes his country is known for or hit him with his hockey stick.
He could have rebelled and told Prussia to just “help him” another night, but how could he resist when the albino had slung his arm around his shoulder and with the combined influence of Prussia's delicious-smelling German cologne and his robust German accent... Let's just say little persuasion was required by the Prussian before Canada found himself dumbly nodding his head and agreeing to have his company.
Kumajirou roused from his sleep at that moment, and blinking tiredly, murmurs a soft “I'm hungry...”
“Don't worry, Kumajirou...I made your favorite snack the other day for you.” He rummaged around in the kitchen until he found them: homemade maple crackers. How this bear could stand to eat them was beyond him – but he was easy enough to please, and was always such great company........though he wished he could remember his owner's name.
As Kumajirou devoured the snack as his owner pulled out his costume to change into. He honestly had no idea why, but when America found out that Canada was actually going out for a change, he insisted that he dress up in something, which unfortunately America chose. “'It's suiting for you, bro! I mean, you're not anywhere near evil, so it's flattering for you~'”
Canada sighed at the memory. Well, there's no point in going to the store for a last minute costume. He had even been contemplating canceling that night still, but again, he couldn't resist Prussia, nor the idea of his warmth for one of the scariest nights of the year.
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Prussia smirked and pulled his cape around his shoulders as he walked the last few steps to Canada's door. He was dressed up as a vampire – his hair and eyes were perfect, being as awesome as he was, for the part. He was in black and red, and with his fangs added on? He looked sinister and mischievous – appearing to belong with the dark creatures that prowled around on Halloween night.
The Prussian started, realizing that Canada had opened the door – dressed up as an adorable little devil – fit with the horns, tail, and wings. “MATTHEW!” He glomped the other tightly as soon as he opened the door wide enough. Nuzzling his face into the soft, dirty-blonde hair, he sighed happily. “I knew you'd dress up for me! Kesese~ Ready to watch all sorts of creepy horror German movies since you won't go out to prank kids with me?”
Canada nodded sheepishly if reluctantly, and taking Prussia's hand, guided him to his maple-leaf adorned couch. But before they could actually sit down together, Prussia pulled away and went back to the front door, flicked on Canada's outside porch light, put in the first movie, and then returned to lie down on the couch. He opened his arms expectantly, which Canada immediately dived into and sighed in comfort as he felt the Prussian's arms wrap around him.
“Kesese~ I love it when you're all snuggly, liebling! Are you ready for this awesomeness?” He gestured towards the television with the remote in his hands, and then after a brief nod from the other in his arms, he smirked and pressed play. Then the 'true fun' began.
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It didn't matter which horror movie was playing, Canada found himself tensing up rapidly whenever there was a build of suspense (which was frequent) and he gripped onto Prussia for dear life. The sweet Prussian man knew how to keep his lover calm though. As any lover would do, he stroked Canada's side, back, and hair as he cooed soft, reassuring words to the other whenever it was needed (again, quite often).
During a scene where the killer was on a rampage, Canada's head snapped up at the sound of a knock on his door. His blue eyes fearfully peeked over the edge of the couch. “G-Gilbert...someone's out there...”
Prussia ruffled the Canadian's head, and kissed his cheek with a laugh. “I know~ I can't wait either. Come on.” Though the blonde whimpered and whined, Prussia forced him to his feet and walked him over to the doorway. “Now wait here for a moment, while the awesome me pulls out the awesome candy stash I hid here the other night for this occasion~” Just as he said, he pulled it out from the darkest corner of Canada's recipe cabinet, and with a miraculous assortment of all candies, poured them into a bowl and flung open the door.
Canada yelped at the sight – there were kids dressed up in various costumes. One little girl was a witch, another a princess, and two boys dressed up as a cowboy and Indian.
Prussia smiled down at the kids, and handing the bowl of candy to the blue eyed blonde, he gently pushed him forward. “Well? Give the cute kids their awesome candy, Matt~”
He forced a smile and held the trembling bowl out as the kids grabbed two handfuls each and put it into their bags, and thanked them happily before walking and skipping away down the pathway. Canada watched them go, blinking a few times in awe. That really wasn't so bad, after all.
“Kesesesese! Might want to hand them each a few next time, birdie~ Look how many they took.”
Looking down, Canada realized they had taken over half of what was once a heaping bowl-full of candy. He blushed and apologized repeatedly to Prussia, who merely laughed more and kissed his forehead. “Stop apologizing to the awesome me! I didn't exactly tell you that I want our candy to last most of the night~ I just wanna make sure there's plenty for the other awesome kids that will be coming.”
Canada stared wide-eyed up at his lover. “Y-You mean...there's more coming...? But--”
The albino held up a hand. “Hey, I know what you said you're scared about: goblins, ghouls, yadda yadda, but listen Mattie. All you gotta remember is that Halloween, at least to the awesome me, is a night of fun and candy for the kids who dress up and go out, and horror sometimes, but that's mainly for the adults. Kesesese~ That's why we are watching scary films while passing out candy to the needy children! Think of it as community service if you will. Kesese! Besides, kids love to get scared too – that's why we gotta do our part and keep the tradition going!”
Canada wasn't positive if he understood all that, but somehow, over the period of the rest of the night between switching from watching horror movies and handing candy to the excited children that would come to their door, he found himself looking forward to both activities.
So by the time they ran completely out of candy, shut out the outside light and finally exhausted their supply of horror films, Canada was smiling brightly and sighed out happily as the last movie finished. “Tonight was much better than I thought it would be, Gilbert...thank you.”
He pressed a gentle kiss to Gilbert's lips, who grinned sexily. “Well, while I'm glad to hear that birdie, I want you to know that it's not exactly over yet.”
Canada blinked and stared in confusion. “...W-What do you me—AH!”
Before he realized what was happening, he found himself pinned beneath the red-eyed Prussian on the couch, who was smirking wildly. Softly and slowly, he felt the other's lips begin peppering soft, languid kisses down Canada's neck. “Because...you're mine from tonight on, right my vögelchen? Just the two of us...Kesese~”
Canada blushed a darker red, and smiled – a hand threaded into that silky silver hair he's only dared dreamed about touching so long ago. “Y-yes...” From this moment, until dawn breaks and beyond...
Just before Canada's brain gives in to the intense pleasure being spoon fed to him, he distinctly hears the familiar husky voice above him whisper hotly into his ear. “Kesesese` That's so awesome, my strong, brave little birdie~”