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You've known Arthur and Alfred ever since you were little. You guys would always play with each other till sun down, the step brothers were your best friends. You had promised each other that the three of you would always be best friends. You sealed the deal with a friendship ring for each of you.

You could still remember the day the Brit and American made to you. You still even kept the ring on a silver chain which you wore everyday. You missed the days when you were young. No care in the world, girls still had cooties and there was no such thing as heartbreak.

Thumbing the ring that hung on your neck, you've remember how things have changed between you and the boys. Once you hit high school Arthur became much more distant, much to your displeasure since you developed a crush on the Brit. Instead you became closer with Alfred, who seemed to have stuck to the promise.

"Hey babe." Alfred greeted kiss you square on the lips.

"Hey." You softly said looking away from your boyfriend.

"What's wrong bro?" Alfred asked.

"Don't act so innocent and koi!" You shouted at him. "I know what you did."

"It was an accident-"

"How can kissing someone be an accident? It takes two to tango. I should've never went out with you." You scoffed in disgust.

"Where is the girl I met back when we were young? I want her back, not some stuck up girl, who is controlling." Alfred spat.

"I was never controlling! You never let me see Arthur ever again! You forbid it! I had to break the promise I made to him, because you didn't trust me." You argued.

"Whatever bro, I am going to find a girl that knows how to have fun. We are nothing anymore, here's the stupid ring back." Alfred spat before tossing the ring to you.

You held it in the palm of your hand. You took your necklace off and looped the third ring on there. This scene reminded you of the same thing Arthur had told you before he left for England, only a year ago.

Year Ago

"Hey Arthur." You softly said.

"Oh, _____. How are you love?" Arthur smiled patting the seat next to him. You caustiously sat next to the Brit.

"You know how I am dating Alfred right?" You asked.

"Of course." Arthur replied bitterly.

"Well, I can't be friends with you anymore." You said escaping the Brit's gaze.

"What? Why? Love-"

"I am sorry, we're no longer friends." You cried.

"Fine." Arthur spat. "Take your stupid ring back as well." With that Arthur grabbed the ring off his finger and threw it on the ground as he walked away from you.

I am sorry Arthur, Alfred made me, you thought to yourself. Tears poured down your eyes as you picked up the ring and looped it on your necklace.

You sat on a bench tears pouring down your face as you looked at the three rings on your necklace. You may not miss Alfred, for he would pick on you a lot. You were never as close with him as you were with Arthur. He was truely your best friend, and now you were sitting here in your heartache. Memories of your relationship with Alfred fogging your mind.

I wish I could meet a guy, who wouldn't hurt me. Do anything to protect me and love me to no end,you sighed to yourself.

"____? Is that you?" You heard a British voice ask. You looked up to see a bushy browed man, with blonde hair and dazzling jade eyes.

"A-Arthur?" You stuttered.

"Yes, love it's me." He smiled sitting next to you on the bench.

"What are you doing here?" You asked.

"I came back home, graduated high school already." He smiled.

"Oh, that's good." You drifted off.

"So how have you been?" Arthur asked.

"Why are you doing this?" You snapped. "I thought you hated me."

"Love, I-"

"That's why I thought you moved, because you hated me so much." You cried.

"Love, no. Sure I was angry at you, but I realized why you did it." Arthur stated, making you look at him. The air was cold as nightime hit your town, causing you to shiver. "Cold love?"

"Y-Yeah I should be heading back now-"

"Non-sense, why don't you come back to my loft?" Arthur asked as he shrugged his jacket off and hung it around your shoulders.

"I-I can't." You stuttered.

"Why not?" Arthur questioned.

"A-Alfred and I-I had a falling out. It's over, we aren't together anymore, not even friends." You cried as you held the necklace that displayed the three rings.

"Love, I'm sorry." Arthur said pulling you into a hug.

"I should be apologizing, I am sorry I told you we couldn't be friends." You apologized into his chest.

"Sh, I understand." Arthur cooed stroking your hair. "Just close your eyes and think of the happy times."

"I-I have done so much wrong, why are you even here with me?" You asked looking into his jade eyes.

"You can deep your feet in the devil's water everyonce in a little while. You don't need to drink right now." Arthur quoted.

"You remembered." You laughed through tears, referring to your favourite song ever since middle school.

"It's a good song love." He smiled.

"I want a guy, like Brandon desccribes in the song." You sighed. "And I think I already have."

"Who?" The Brit asked furrowing his  eyebrows.

"Well, you are a gentleman. You certainly don't look like Jesus, you remind me of the guy I fell in love with when I was young." You laughed.

"I remind you of Alfred?" He asked sadly.

"No, Arthur when we were kids I was in love with you." You confessed, causing the Brit to blush.

"T-Then why did you date Alfred?" He blushed.

"I gave up trying to get you." You replied. "I would never deserve a guy like you."

"No, love. If anything I don't deserve you." Arthur stated.

He looked at you with his intense gaze before slowly inching his face towards yours. He captured your lips in a innocent chaste kiss. Which caused a violent red blush to tint your cheeks.

"I love you." You sighed cuddling into his side. "Just like when I was young."

"I love you also." He smiled kissing the top of your head. "Just like when we were young. May have my ring back?"

"Of course." You smiled taking it off the chain and handing it to him. He placed it on his ring finger and planted another kiss on your lips.

"Forever." He mumbled as he nuzzled your forehead.
Based upon the song by The Killers (who are Gods that walk amongst us.) and I thought wow this song is so Iggy! I am taking requests so leave them in the comments!

I do not own Hetalia or the preview image. I do not own When You Were Young. I do own the plot.
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lily54541 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
;-; So beautiful.
Lforeverisa Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Alfie is the biggest asshole I have ever seen!!!! And Iggy is such a cutiepie~
ayane1800 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Sessinara Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww why is Alfred so mean?
Arthur is so sweet~♥
Amar8910 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*fangirls to DEATH!*
creek17 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I was in my room crying when my step dad and mom came in....

SD: Who broke your heart?!? *is holding a bat.*

Mom: sweety tell us, well do something about it, *holding a whip.*

Me: m-my laptop....

SD: *sighs and smashes it.*

Me: mom, where did you get that whip?

Mom: uhhhhh..... ill tell you when your older.

10 minutes later.

Me: im older....

Mom: -.-' ill tell you when your rooms clean

Rooms clean

Me: its clean...
artymista Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

CaeriLorem Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh, God!! My heart nearly broken when I have to cut off friendship with Arthur!! 

That aside, this is really sweet... Thank you Heart
mizukinight Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Stupid Alfred what happened to friendship.
Sanactras Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student
Omg I cried.


Me: My laptop..

Mom: ...................*sighs*
Nemone98 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I so died at this XD

"son of a doughnut" :'3 :iconlololplz:
Sanactras Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student
Hehehehe. :D
ToshikoYoshikuni Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ALFRED YOU ASSHAT. Now go to time-out. :iconamericasulkplz:
sunnyh625 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what's the name of the song?
BritishIslesDame Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When You Were Young by The Killers
sunnyh625 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
jadebloodchainsaw Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ugghhhhh feels i was listening this in sync with the story and right when "You don't need to drink right now but You can deep your feet in the devil's water everyonce in a little while" the song played it and i was just :iconmindblownplz: uggghhh FEELSSSSSSSS
EmoHetaliaJapan Featured By Owner May 13, 2013   Writer
great story. when i finished this i said to my self when we were young alfred was such a nice person now hes sucha b*tch. XD great job on the story
valeryEB Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconblushplz: I loved it!!!
S-E-Mercury Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing and so cute! At first I was like, "Aww, friendship rings!" :happybounce: Then when they gave them back I wanted to cry. And then the end gave me warm fuzzies inside. :happycry:

My only critique is the dialogue punctuation. Commas are used followed by a lowercase (when not using a proper noun) dialogue tag. Example: "Dialogue," he said. Exclamation and question marks follow the same pattern.

Though I haven't heard the song, I still really liked the story! It was incredibly sweet! Good job! :clap:
Anonymous-Lizard Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HA! So I'm NOT the only one who thought this song fit Iggy! 8D
BritishIslesDame Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's completely perfect for him :)
Anonymous-Lizard Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
IKR? Every time I heard this song, I would try to think of a way to do something with England, but it never kudos to you for completing the fanfic!
WolfStaronChild14 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
FLLLUUUUUFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LulzAwesomeCakes Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Ya here that guys? If you break it off, I'm keeping the ring! XD
jenny-INUZUKA Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Can you do one with Pretty girl, by sugarcult?

Oh! and i love this TAT it so perfect and Cute! :iconcryforeverplz:
Xsign-of-fireX Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhh. . . this is good. This is very good.
bandgeek4evur Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh sweet I love that song
bb258 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Dude i loved and love listening to this song!
TenshiNoAkasuna Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Iggylicious. <3 Lol. I cried at the part with the sad feelings and all... ;_; Loved it thouuuugh! <3
ForbidenArt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
whats the name of the song???
BritishIslesDame Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When You Were Young by The Killers
ForbidenArt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhh i haven't heard that song in a long time.
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