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"Hey Matthew?" You quietly asked as you softly knocked on his door, and stepping on to the maple hard-wood floor.

"O-Oh h-hey, _____." The quiet Canadian stuttered upon your arrival.

"What's up?" You asked awkwardly standing in the middle of the red and white room, Kumajiro was happily napping in Matthew's lap.

"N-Nothing, j-just thinking." He shyly said looking down at the sleeping bear. "Y-You can sit down. O-Only i-if you want t-to though."

"Well you seemed pretty deep in thought, you can tell me you know right?" You stated placing your hand on his and sitting next  to him, a rosy blush spread across the Canadian's usually pale cheeks.

"T-The other countries didn't notice me at the meeting again." He whispered.

''I'm sorry Mattie." You sadly sad resting your head on the blushing Canadian's shoulder.

"D-Do you want to know something _-_____?" He stuttered again.

"Yeah, sure what?" You asked gazing into his tear filled violet hued eyes.

"I-I h-have often d-dreamed of a place, w-where people will welcome m-me as a n-nation. T-They can even see me, t-they think I am a hero." He confessed.

"Does your country not think you are a hero? I mean your people look up to you. You've done so much for them Mattie you're their hero." You pointed out.

"I-I don't know, I w-want that voice inside of me telling me t-this is where and who I am meant to be. E-Except here I don't get that a lot." He tearfully said.

"Mattie it breaks my heart to see you cry please don't!" You whispered wiping a tear off his cheek. "I know you'll find your way, you've found it before. You can go the distance! Look at you! You're bigger than a lot of the other nations."

"I-I don't k-know I am not that strong." He stated.

"Matthew look at me." You demanded catching the Canadian's gaze. "You are strong, every mile you've been through is worth your while, alright?"

"I-I just want to find a place where I belong _____." He sobbed, jerking his bear awake.

"Who are you?" It asked in it's high-pitched voice gazing up at Matthew.

"I-I am.." Matthew sighed. "See even m-my own b-bear doesn't know who I am."
"Matthew. What's your bear's name?" You asked already knowing his answer.

"I-I don't k-know." He confessed.

"See, you forget his name. He forgets yours I say it's pretty fair.'' You smiled.

"W-What about t-the other countries? W-Why do they a-always forget about me?" He pouted.

"I am not sure, Matthew. If I had an answer I would tell you." You sadly said rubbing small circles on Matthew's back. The Canadian's cheek grew rosy again. "We can try and get you to be noticed?"

"I-I don't know _-____. It's an unknown road." He shyly said.

"But it'll help you find your fate and embrace it!" You exclaimed.

Though the road may wander______, I hope it always leads me to you Matthew blushed.

"I-I guess you're r-right." He flushed.

"Come on, you know I am right.'' You sang resting your head on his sweater clad shoulder.

"Y-Yeah I won't accept d-defeat!" Matthew proclaimed standing up from his bed, causing Kumajiro to fall on the floor. "O-Oh I-I'm s-sorry." Matthew apologized, the bear just ignored him and jumped trying to climb onto the bed.

He made it half way and tried pulling the rest of himself up. You laughed at the cute bear as you grabbed a hold of him and sat him on your lap. The bear immediately found a comfy spot in your lap and tried to fall asleep again.

"Who are you?" It asked again.

"I'm _____." You laughed, giggling over it's cuteness.

"S-Sorry a-again, u-uh bear." Matthew nervously giggled scratching the back of his head..

"Mattie, it'll be an up hill slope trying to prove yourself and get noticed. But I know you won't lose hope." You smiled as Matthew sat beside you again.

"D-Don't worry I can go the distance!" He proclaimed smiling.

"I know you can Mattie! I'll be right alongside you too!" You smiled at the ecstatic Canadian.

"Uh, _-____?" Matthew asked flustered.

"Yeah Mattie?" You replied.

"I, uh, I don't know h-how to t-tell y-you t-this." Matthew nervously stuttered.

"You like me don't you Mattie?" You smirked at the flustered Canadian.

"H-How did y-you know?" Matthew blushed, you picked up Kumajiro and put him on the hockey themed covers. You walked over to Matthew and grabbed his hands in yours and intertwined your fingers.

"I could just tell." You smiled looking into his eyes.

"I-I'm s-sorry, I-I shouldn't h-have said anything." Matthew mumbled.

"N-No, Mattie i-it's okay, I-I like you too." You blushed looking down at your feet.

"D-Do you m-mind if I-''

"I-I don't mind at all." You smiled, you felt someone grab your chin and tilt your head up.

You met a pair of dazzling purple eyes, both your faces inched closer  to each other before you know it you felt a pair of lips against yours. His lips had a faint taste of maple syrup, and you love it. You both shared a sweet chaste kiss before pulling a part.

"Je t'aime ____." He smiled his face redder than a tomato.

"Francis has been teaching you French?" You asked laughing.

"Uh, y-yeah." Matthew smiled.

"Je t'aime aussi Matthew." You said returning the smile. "By the way Matthew?"

"Y-Yeah ____?" He asked.

"You'll always be a hero to me. You'll never be invisible, you'll always find your hero's welcome waiting in my arms." You stated before enveloping the flustered Canadian in your hold. He immediately wrapped his arms around you and held you close.

"Who are you?" You heard Kumajiro pipe from Matthew's bed.

"He's my Canadian." You smiled kissing his warm cheek.
Tenth in my Disney Hetalia series. I felt so awkward writing this story for the very sole fact that I am Canadian and my brother's name is Matthew -.-, a lot of Canadians I know are actually named Matthew. Anyway, in this story you know that Matthew is a nation and such, my headcannon is that he's always wanted to be a hero like his brother proclaims to be.

I do not own Hetalia or it's characters, I do not own Disney or the videos. I do not own the preview picture or yourself. I do however own the plot.

Go the Distance:

English: [link]

Canadian French(Don't know why we need a dub version of this movie for francophones but apparently we do): [link]

Other Stories:

America: Coming Soon!
Australia: [link]
Austria: [link]
Canada: Coming Soon!
China: Coming Soon!
Denmark: [link]
England: [link]
Finland: [link]
France: Coming Soon!
Germany: [link]
Greece: Coming Soon!
Iceland: [link]
Italy: [link]
Japan: Coming Soon!
Norway: [link]
Prussia: [link]
Romania: Coming Soon!
Romano: [link]
Russia: [link]
Scotland: [link]
Sealand: [link]
Spain: [link]
Sweden: Coming Soon!
Bad Touch Trio: [link]
F.A.C.E: [link]
Magic Trio: [link]
Nordics: Coming Soon!
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:icondownshiftplus:
DownShiftPlus Featured By Owner Edited Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
*looks at picture* Ooohh..I gots an idea!
HEY MATTHEW!!
Matthew: AHH! C-callisto! What d-do you n-need?
Hehe..well...guess what time it is!?! *smiles cutely*
Matthew: Oh no..not-
IT'S CANADIAN SPARKLE PARTY TIME!! *throws sparkles everywhere*
Matthew: Aw..I just vacuumed...
Mr. Kumajirou: Who are you?
Matthew: I'm-
HE'S MR. SPARKLE CANADIAN HOT GUY!!
Matthew: W-WHAT.
I just said that out loud didn't I? *eyes widen and whimpers*
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PoisonAzalea Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student Writer
That would be so me!
Tsumugi Kotobuki (Laughs) [V1] 
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DownShiftPlus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That's happenes before with my brother though...just reverse the roles. It was weird.
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:iconinsightfulpsychopath:
InsightfulPsychopath Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Been there, done that. Got grounded.
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:icondownshiftplus:
DownShiftPlus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
LOL
Same here...*emo corner*
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:iconinsightfulpsychopath:
Never again. Cleaning that was a nightmare.
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:iconxsilversiren:
XSilverSiren Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Aww! <3
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:iconelinaboycheva:
elinaboycheva Featured By Owner Edited Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The fic is cuteeee but in the list below...where is Bulgaria?
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:iconbritishislesdame:
BritishIslesDame Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Bulgaria isn't an option.
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:iconelinaboycheva:
elinaboycheva Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Оh...okay! :) :( 
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Sk8rchic2000 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hercules much?
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:iconmydepictionoffiction:
MyDepictionOfFiction Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
KUMAJIRO cutie!
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:icona-fairies-soul:
A-FAIRIES-SOUL Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
You just combined my favorite song and my favorite character. I love you so much right now.
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:iconelyanaxlevilove:
elyanaxlevilove Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
aw!
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:iconlozgamer316:
LoZGamer316 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG SO HAPPY! This is SUCH a sweet fanfic!!!! (comparable to maple syrup Pancakes )
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:iconspiritkittyartist330:
I AM ON MY WAAAAAAAY~
I CAN GO THE DISTANCE!
I DON'T CARE HOW FAAAAAAAAAAAAR~
I CAN'T REMEMBER WORDS!
I am a dummy! 
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CrazyHetaliaLover13 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I listen to The Distance by Cake. Did anyone else get confused like this?
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Dogwoods-Roses Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!! My two favourite things in one; Disney and Hetalia! You are now on my top ten favourite people list.
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kurino-sama-alpha Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
*sniffs* that was so beautiful..i love this song. it fits Mattie so well!! *sniffs again. wipes eyes*
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Aero-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! This is very cute!
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Romacat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Love this song! And funny enough that the movie Hercules was on today and I heard the song! Matthew just let me hug you!
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sarahthewolf100 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Canadian High-Five!! :highfive:
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HarmoniaMurasaki Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that song. We sang a choral version last year at my school... even when we sang it, it sent shivers through me...
I love it. Canada's a sweetie. :heart: Nice job!
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Nya-Mya Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:hugs:  Thank You For Making This. Too Much Hugging Luv It!
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Iceland4 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ITS SO FLUFFY ;u;
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xXHitsujiChanXx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwww this was just wonderful and very cute!~ 
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ZPupG1rl19 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student General Artist
g'AAAAAWWWWWW :iconblushplz: :iconexcitedblushplz: :iconnosebleedfaintplz:
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Fioleeluvr Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconherculesplz::iconsaysplz:I can go the distance! I know every mile, will be worth my while, if I can be strong!
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BritishIslesDame Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Let me give you a hug! *Huggles* I love you!
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:iconfioleeluvr:
Fioleeluvr Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D *huggles* Yay~! You are talented, you know. ^^ 
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:iconbritishislesdame:
BritishIslesDame Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my thank you<3 I can't see it myself but I appreciate the comment!
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Fioleeluvr Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome~
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CeciliaArt Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Don't cry Mattie, you get tulips from the Dutch every year. And you're sweet and kind. 
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kittykatrocks12 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable!!!
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BunnyUtonium Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
so fluffeh!!!!
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CakesClover Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
AW! KAWAII! :happybounce: 
I'm Canadian as well, and my bro's name is Matthew... 
Confused 
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CanadaFan08 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Photographer
England -- Can see fairies, magic creatures YET!!
Canada
England: Who?
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Orange-Flamethrower Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013

me: .snorts. fuck Alfred! Mattie's my hero .hugs him.

Mattie: t-thanks .hugs back.

Alfred: AH HELL NAW IM THA-

me: shut up Alfred no your not

Alfred: .sulks in emo corner with Sasuke, Tamaki, and Latvia.

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animeloverme Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey hey hey. Al, Latvia, Sasuke. Thats Tamaki's Corner ya'll move to your own. Come on get to it already. -pushes them to different corners- There. -nods once- 
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Orange-Flamethrower Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
XD ah well at least we don't have to worry about Sasuke killing Al because he's as annoying as Naruto XD
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animeloverme Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Yep. I made sure they no kill eachother wait..... Sasuke all weapon.... -sasuke doesn't move- hmmmm -Starts singinging eerily into Sasuke' ear- Ring around the rosie. Pocket full of posies.... Ashes..... Ashess.... we all fall down.... -sings over and over till Sasuke give all the weapons and by then the people in the corners are scared- I think I scared them -shrugs- 
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Orange-Flamethrower Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
XD hey you should look up ring around the rosie the Dead Space version i love it X3
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animeloverme Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Too lazy you send link? :D X3
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Orange-Flamethrower Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
i cant D: i cant get the link it wont work
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:iconanimeloverme:
animeloverme Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Gimme URL? Message me it? 
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RapidashLove Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dem stereotypes.
By the way, why don't I have a bear as a pet? I'm Canadian! :XD:
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Kittenergy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A cookie for the fantabulous CanadaxReader songific! :iconsnickerdoodleplz:
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dtr9042 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
it's cute how Kumajiro says "Who are you?" in the anime.
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animelover-8 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KAWAII
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poppykiller Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I LOVE this song!!! Always have, always will.
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