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England X Reader: Much Different in Person

You looked to Arthur with a look of surprise when he presented you a meal of a classic chicken cutlet, French fries and a huge bottle of sprite. You eyed the food that was so perfectly placed on the table and then back at him. It looked good. From the smell to even the way it was presented, not a spot of burnt meat was placed.

“What is it?” He looked to you with concern.

You shook your head and began to eat. “Nothing. It just looks really good.”

He laughed as he sat himself down. “Ha-ha, good thing I don’t cook as bad as my character.”

That’s right…

On YouTube, TV, Deviantart, and even, news of the Hetalia nations were widespread. From their daring personalities to their simple means of racial foolery, you and everyone who watched was hooked. Your biggest crush was Arthur Kirkland, known as Britain or even England. From the way he acted on TV you were certainly convinced that he was the true personification of the country. Unfortunately, as you began dating the guy who at first turned on the ladies charm of the British Hetalia country, you began to realize that the Arthur you fell in love with from the start wasn’t even a country. He wasn’t even England… just Arthur, a normal actor who just got the role of a country in the Hit Anime Series: Hetalia.

The true Arthur Kirkland was a good cook who could handle his liquor pretty well. He wasn’t cynical or had a bad mouth. He was friendly and charming and he constantly reassured you that he can’t summon people or talk to magical creatures. One of the biggest differences was that he wasn’t even British. His bushy eyebrows was just extra makeup. Actually, his eyebrows were thin and neatly trimmed.

He shared a lot of similarities with his character though.  He had that classic British charm and used it when he wanted to get on your good side, pulling on the accent and asking you if you wanted to “share a pint of ale” with him. He was 23, with you being 21 living with him in his pent-house New York City.

In his perfect imitation of a British accent he smiled to you. “Do you like it, love?” He liked to pretend he was British, even if he wasn’t.

You chuckled and replied with a British accent of your own. “Yes England, it’s really good. At least it doesn’t taste like petrified couch stuffing.”

He laughed. “Just be happy it’s better than America’s intake of fast-food industries.”

After dinner, Arthur began cleaning his glasses. Black frames which fit him perfectly, you were surprised when you saw him in them. Apparently he’s near-sighted and wore contacts when he was acting. He took out a video game and chooses one he thought right as you cleaned up the kitchen. Today seemed like a Soul Caliber VI day as he placed the game in his XBOX and placed a headset over his head. You looked over at Arthur who was fiddling with his games. He was a bit of a mellow adult with a child-like personality. He loved fantasy and generally a social person. It was hard to believe he played a character that was so isolated and moody.

“Arthur, are you playing with flying mint bunny”, you chuckled.

“No”, he laughed. “I’m about to play Soul Caliber with Francis. Did you want to play?”

Even more, the phony Englishman was good friends with Francis. Even though you had been his girlfriend for about 2 years, it still surprised you to find how different he was then what he had seemed. He was more of the punk England you saw on Tumbler.

“Sure, but I’m cleaning the kitchen right now.”

He stopped setting up everything and paused. “Oh, I’m so
sorry, love”, he apologized. “I’ll help you.”

He walked into the kitchen and gave you a hot kiss to the
neck. “Maybe you can forgive a former pirate, lass?”

“Aye, perhaps”, you smirked. Arthur was just so much fun to be with. Every day was something new. You and him spent the next five minutes cleaning up the stuff from dinner and smiled.

“______...?” He spoke out of his British accent.

“Yeah, Art?”

“Tell me something. Do you like it better when I’m like this…”

“You meaning helping?”

He chuckled at your simple humor. “Nooo. I mean when I’m Britain.”

You looked to him and paused, looking at his bright emerald eyes which was turned into a forest green from his depressed expression. He tried to remain positive but it was easy to tell he was self-cautious.

You came up to him with a smile. “Arthur Kirkland, I love
you even more than Britain itself!”

He looked surprised. “Do you mean it?”

“It would be boring if you were just England. Since he is like my favorite character of course I enjoy you dropping lines in from time to time, but this you”, you put your hands on his chest and massaged his body, leaning in closer with a suggestive smirk, “the real Arthur Kirkland, is much better.” You planted a kiss to his neck, as your fingers tangled in his blonde hair.

“My-My, are we going to start this now, love”, he grinned as he pushed you closer to him, bringing back his English accent.

Doing the same you removed his glasses. “In the name of the queen, we most certainly are.”
Another one of these done~!! I hope you like it everyone :3

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I LOOOVVEEE THIS! This is truly a unique idea! I really am shocked someone came up with this brilliant idea! :) I mean, I've read about a billion story's on hetalia. Not one, mind you one, have I read that was like this. If you couldn't tell, I love it! Who could think up Arthur Kirkland just being an actor, who imitates a British accent, and lives in New York?!?!? This is spellbinding :)
The way you write is wundebar! It's detailed, and keeps the reader interested. From the very first sentence I was captured into this story! Actually all of your story's do that for me! :3

Please continue writing!
p.s. soul caliber rules!
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Of all the stories I have read, this is by far one of the higher ranked ones. I thoroughly enjoyed this, from start to finish.

The idea of starting the fanfiction with something that the character wouldn't be able to do is a brilliant way of capturing the reader's attention. Then, continuing on and punching a hole in the 'fourth wall' by bringing a real-word instance into the fictional world is another amazing way to keep the reader's attention.

Your grammar is swell, mistakes and misspellings are kept at a very bare minimum. Your descriptive words are used properly and nothing seems out of place. Your paragraphs are well structured, and not choppy in the least bit. It's a great way to keep the flow of the story continuing.

An intriguing thought of an Arthur, not-English, living in New York, liking video games, and even being a playful person is something that not a lot of people would think of. Even making him friends with Francis!

Overall, it is a well constructed story with many surprises and shocking things- one that doesn't drag on or rush things. Great work! c:
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Whybot221 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
Aww that was cute...btw i love Soul fave characters are Tira and Pyrrha Omega
Bunnygoblin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
I like him better to.
Yuki-the-Trickster Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student General Artist
AWESOME! I mean nice take on Hetalia. I'm having trouble with the accent thing but whatever. I like the twist you put in. Interesting.
iggysscones123 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
At first  read  the first paragraph I was like heartbroken and like 'hetalia every thing I know about hetalia is a complete lie ' 


But then I read on and I was like awwww this is one of the best fanfics I've ever read and its so kawaii
But still heart broken
Anyways great job   
chocolatefangirl Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
OMGGG!! I really love this story!!! good job!! :happybounce: 
hetaliaireland15 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
O//////////////////O oh god .............*thinks for a minute * !!!!!!!!!!!!! hell no I just did not start a sexual thing.....................did I????
shigurefan101 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
lovekitsunenaru Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMGOODNISS i loved it it was so cute i really like how u did that =)
sunshine893 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
I really like the simple humor and sense of joy. Keep up the good work and do another please.
Oresama401 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
I can handle that he isn't, but the eyebrows are FAKE?!?! 
Llama Emoji-38 (Confused) [V2]  I can't handle the truth *faints*
Elisavetaawesome12 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Very well written and the plot is very good, I would see this Arthur as the normal everyday man and can okay I ran out of proper things to say. Very lovely story!
Yoru-Sasayaki Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   General Artist
I absolutely LOVE this story! It is a whole new twist to Hetalia and anime fanfics in general. I love the fact that you showed that, while people aren't always as they seem to be, their true self can be so much more that you could have wanted. :D

BRAVO! :iconclapplz:

P.S. PLEASE, keep writing!!! I would love to see a version for each character! Especially the other Allies and the Axis Powers. :heart:
109144 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cbear1243 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Words can not describe how much I loved this! And could you make one for France?

TheFemaleBTT Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Oh god I need to start watching you these stories are amazing :L
pinkstar144 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
D'awwww >W< Thank you so much lol (<3 ur icon and username >w<)
hetaliagirl101 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!I love this!:3 Arthur is the best!^w^
TheDerpMasterOfDoom Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
For some reason this made me sad.
ParaTheImp Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. It reminded me of an anime I watched than at the end of the anime it reveals it was nothing but a TV show and it killed EVERYTHING for me. I sat there with  me jaw open and my heart just hurt like crap. Like Nostalgia Critic said 'Donn't ruin the image, YOU'RE MAKING KIDS CRY!' XD
potatingpotato Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
C-could you do a Prussia one please? OwO
gohagosa Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Oh this. Is just plain beautiful. I loved it! I do wish you can take a small request. Do you think you can make a Canada one?
Zombiezone40103 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I love this. Could you do one of Germany?
emers03 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you should do one for France, and Canada, and Germany, and Prussia, and Italy and Romano, and Spain, and Russia, and yeah......

CertifiedJesusFreak Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
From the title, I figured it was some sort of story about England and Reader meeting online and then in real (which isn't written about much either...hmm...)

But this is great! This is fabulous and incredibly original! Do you plan on writing the other countries as well? Japan could be a lot of fun to work with!
pinkstar144 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OMIGOSH!!! I like that idea!!! XD LOL
CertifiedJesusFreak Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes my writer very happy. x3
minchen0897 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
this is awesome! I love it! <3
Obliviashipping Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
The love that I have for this story is unfathomable. I commend you on the originality and overall beauty of the writing. Thank you for this work of art.
pinkstar144 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
D'AWWW THANK YOU :iconcuteblushplz:
fallincherryblossom Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
This was truly awesome! At first I thought it would be like the majority of fanfictions that I read but this TOTALLY caught me off guard! I never expected for this turn out the way you wrote it! I will say keep up with the awesome work! :D
pinkstar144 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much >\\\\\<
I'm super happy you liked it ^^
Aris-Falcon Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, I have never EVER thought of this idea at all!

Fascinating! I also love your Alfred Version.

This is simply marvelous! I cannot really see any flaw, and so much originality in this one. I hope you would write more, I think everyone would agree on this one!

I will say good luck to you and may you write more amazing stories!
pinkstar144 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I will do my best!! Thank you so much!!! :3 :blush:
Aris-Falcon Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! I actually much prefer them as this : iconmingplz: because it makes them ten times more cuter and hotter then the original~!
Mikuada Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Photographer
Oh gosh! This was really cute!
pinkstar144 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :3
RineXNagihiko Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's an amazing story!!!!!
I just love how different it is from all other ones!!!!!! It makes the reader feel a stronger connection to Hetalia!!!!! Please write more!!!! You're amazing!
pinkstar144 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
D'aaawwwww!!! Thank you! I will do my best :3
Calexy Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I loved this. It's so different from normal Fanfictions, sometimes it's nice to read something new. :)
Loops21 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Awesome as always. Keep up the amazing work :D
pinkstar144 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Will do >w<
Loops21 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
horsiefanatic Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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