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100 Themes Challenge Chapter 66: TrapsChapter 66: Traps100 Themes Challenge Chapter 66: Traps by ~IttyBittyTidbits
One bug. One measly bug and the entire house of Russia was out of commission. Ivan lay under a mound of thick blankets, his usually pale face abnormally ruddy-cheeked, grinning weakly at you, Kool Fever stuck on his forehead and thermometer sticking out of his mouth. The Baltics weren't doing much better.
"Принцесса, sit with me, da?" Ivan whined, smiling as cutely as he could. You checked his temperature; felt his cheek. He was better.
"I have to see how the Baltics are doing, too."
"But I'm not feeling well!" Really. A sick Russia was an immensely clingy Russia. He
100 Themes Challenge Chapter 65: HorrorChapter 65: Horror100 Themes Challenge Chapter 65: Horror by ~IttyBittyTidbits
A simple note in a simple envelope. It came with the daily stack of diplomatic mail. Buried in it, even. But the plain envelope peeked out, and in that bunch of heavy paper and pretentious seals, it was the first chosen.
Unconcerned hands opened it. Bored eyes skimmed the short paragraph. Stop. Boredom turned into interest. The dark gaze perused the letter again. Finally,
"Ivan, I have to go back to my place for a while."
The voice was measured, careful. The throat was dry.
Ivan didn't know very much about what was going on. He offered to accompany her because despite her blank expression, her eyes were swimm