For almost all of your human life, you had been best friends with Arthur Kirkland, or England. After a long while, you had realized you had fallen in love with him, but you were too scared of losing your friendship to do anything, so you threw away your true feelings & played it safe. You didn't want to lose what you had with him, even if it meant ignoring your heart. Little did you know.........that you weren't just throwing YOURS away.............you were throwing HIS........& pushing his mind & body further into the dark & hellish nightmare all countries secretly knew about & feared.........THE 2nd PLAYER'S LEGACY............
You were growing increasingly worried. Arthur had been acting strangely lately, & it was starting to concern everyone. What was wrong? He was SMILING. He would smile frequently now, & even though his eyes looked towards you, it was like they weren't looking at anything.........of course it's normal to smile, but not like that. Not for a tsundere country who hardly had the mind to just grin widely all the time. It wasn't right somehow........& it wasn't just that. He was even slightly a little more chipper, not immensely, but noticeably. Once, you even caught him talking to himself. He said he was just talking to his magical friends like usual, but it hadn't been the same as the other times......he had been in a corner, his forehead pressed against the wall, too small a space for even a fairy................
After the countries had their latest world meeting, you had been waiting outside, & caught up with America. "Hey, Al." "Oh, hey dudette!! WHAT'S UP?!★", he shouted, grinning. You tried to keep your smile on; "Well, I was just wondering about Arthur......", you said quietly. His smile immediately shrank. "Well, he.........", Alfred stalled, kicking at the ground with his heel; "He mm hmm hmm...." "he WHAT?" "H-HE DIDN'T COME!!", Alfred exclaimed, eyes closed. You froze up. ARTHUR ditched a world meeting? "Thanks Al, I'm gonna go see him.", you replied, trying to hide your shock for Alfred's sake. "Okay, stay safe dudette!"
You reached Arthur's house, a large Victorian mansion, ancient, lonely, & even a little foreboding. You walked up to the door, & saw a "Come in!" sign hanging up. Strange...... You turned the knob, & sure enough, the door was unlocked. You stepped inside, & closed the door. He wasn't in the living room, but you could hear noises coming from the kitchen, & smell something..............DELICIOUS?????? What the freaking bloody hell?!?!?!?!?!? You walked into the kitchen, & saw Arthur. BAKING. He was baking, & humming some song. You leaned in closer, wanting to hear, & you heard him start singing some words.
"♪~The earth does break the things we make~ like model planes~& cuppy cakes~♪ Your safe here now, your in the clear now~ we'll eat soup~& apple pies♪"
It didn't sound like he was singing it in order, & it sounded so eerie........... The next verse, he just kept singing over & over again, as if he was hypnotized..........……………
"♪Let them be buried~ buried alive! In their suits~in their ties~♪" Let them be buried~ buried alive! In their suits~ in their ties~♪"
He kept singing that, for a long time, & then his oven beeped. He opened it, & a mouth - watering aroma filled the air. He reached into the oven, & pulled out cupcakes. Whole, good-smelling, not burned cupcakes..........this was getting more disturbing by the minute....... The cupcakes were bright pink & blue, swirled in a hypnotizing way. You looked around the kitchen, noticing something else new.......the knife-block..........it was filled up more..........?
All of a sudden, he swerved, facing the direction of your hiding place. "Who's there?", he asked almost darkly. "I-it's me, Arthur, (Y/n).", you answered nervously. "His face softened, going back to that mismatched smile. "Oh, (Y/n)! I'm glad you came to visit, poppet." Poppet? What happened to 'love'? "Arthur, I heard you weren't at the meeting today, is everything alright?", you asked. He grinned; "Of course! I just didn't think it to be the best time, it'd be MUCH more fun staying here at home & baking!", he cheered.
"Arthur, what's wrong? You've been acting really out of it lately, it's starting to scare me.", you said, stepping towards him. "Nothing's wrong, poppet, in fact, I've never felt better~!", he chirped. You grabbed his shoulders, shaking a little. , "STOP DOING THAT!! YOU'RE ACTING REALLY FREAKY, WHAT THE HELL'S THE MATTER WITH YOU?!", you cried frantically. That smile was really starting to scare you, it wouldn't go away........ "Poppet, nothing's wrong, really~ will a cupcake make you feel better~?", he cooed, & grabbed one.
That pissed you off. "ARTHUR, I'M TRYING TO-" "Come on, poppet~♪!", he cooed, holding the cupcake in your face. For a second, it looked like his eyes had a little blue, but you looked again, & they were their normal green. He was smiling at you eagerly. "Come on, poppet~! Just a bite~! It'll make you feel ALL better~♪!"