Sometimes when you wandered the forest you would get lost. But you always found your way out of the forest. There was snow on the ground and you walked around aimlessly, just trying to find any animals to play with.
While walking you could see a small opening in the forest. As you entered it you saw someone small sitting on a tree stump. They appeared to be wearing a scarf and some tattered clothing. You came up from behind them and stopped, you watched them carefully. You didn't know whether to disturb them or not, but you finally decided to anyways.
You got a bit closer before saying anything. "I'm so lonely.." You heard him say. "Um hello?" You said shyly. The person turned around and looked at you with wide purple eyes. "Oh hello, are you another country trying to beat me up?" He asked looking emotionless now. "Uh no, I was just wondering who you were...I'm ________..." You came over and sat next to him on the stump.
He watched your every move and then smiled. "Whats your name?" You asked, "I'm Ivan, its nice to meet you." He smiled. "Why are you here in the middle of the forest? Are you lost or something?" You asked with concern. "No, I'm just wandering around mostly." He looking around.
Ivan seemed like a nice guy, but he seemed kind of lonely. Maybe he would be your friend. He was kind of cute too, his purple eyes were absolutely gorgeous! "Hey do you want to be my friend Ivan?" He stared at you with his mouth slightly open. "Da, that sounds nice." He smiled again.
You took his hand into yours and pulled him off the stump, "Lets go wander around, maybe we'll find something cool!" You started walking, without noticing a blush that now covered his face. You didn't mind holding hands with someone at the time, you were so young and careless.
"Lets head this way." You said taking him through some trees, "Okay." He said bluntly. You looked back to him and smiled as you walked, not noticing the people ahead. "The awesome me will defeat Russia!" You heard someone shout. You look forward to see a white haired boy. "There you are Russia! Here for a rematch with the awesome me?" the boy shouted.
You stood there in confusion, 'Russia? Is he talking about Ivan?' You wondered. "We should go _______." Ivan said tugging at your hand. "Ah I see you brought a recruit." The boy said walking closer, you stared at the boy and held Ivan's hand tighter. "Hey! You leave us alone! We were just walking around!" You yelled.
He walks even closer to you and you felt Ivan's hand tug at your again. No matter what you were going to defend your new friend. The boy laughs and comes only inches from you, he then pushes you down. Instantly Ivan was kneeling down beside you, "Are you okay ______? Did he hurt you?" He said looking very worried. He then stood up and gave a mean look to the white haired boy.
Ivan walked over to the boy and grabbed the boy. He was choking the kid and pushing him to the ground while doing so. "Leave me and my friend alone!" Ivan shouted, "Agh! Okay okay! I'll leave, just stop it!" The boy cried. Ivan let go and the boy got up and ran away.
You got up and ran to Ivan and hugged him, "Thank you for protecting me!" You said squeezing him tighter. "Your welcome _______." A blush tinting his cheeks now. You pulled away and smiled, he smiled back to you. You leaned in and gave him a peck on the cheek, you smiled and looked at him. He was blushing madly and he smiled again, "Thanks for the kiss _______." He said taking your hand.
You both walked into the forest again and wandered around for hours. You and him made snow angels and played in the trees, and you even found a couple of squirrels to play with. "This is really fun Ivan, I'm glad we're friends." You said with a grin. "Da me too _______." He smiled back.
Since that day you and Ivan had been best friends, and turns out he was the personification of Russia. So that explained a lot. You and him made more friends when you got older. Even sometimes you go back to the same forest with him, where you two wander around aimlessly like old times. It was almost like an anniversary, you two always went on the same day you met each year.
You had come to realize that you loved the man. He was so mysterious at times and that was what was really interesting about him. You wanted to know if he loved you back, so you decided to ask him when you two went back to the forest tomorrow.
~Le time skip~
You both arrived at the forest and began walking around. "Its always so pretty out here ain't it?" You said trying to break the silence. "Da." He looked around smiling. "Can I tell you something Ivan?" You blushed, "Of course." He looked to you. "I-I love you, and I wanted to know if you felt the same?" You blushed even harder, he smiled and then hugged you.
"I have loved you ever since we met. You were my first friend and you were so nice to me." He hugged you tighter. "I'm glad you feel the same way." You smiled into his chest. He looked down to you and then leaned down to your height. He puts his hands on your shoulders and kisses you, his lips almost tasting like vodka.
He pulls away and looks to you for a reaction, all you could do was smile and blush. "I love you Ivan." You said taking his hand in yours. "I love you _______." He smiled. You then walked with him through the forest, looking for the big tree stump. Once you found it your ran over and took a seat.
You looked to him and pat the space next to you, beckoning him to come sit with you. He gets the hint and takes a seat next to you, holding your hand again. You and him sat there hand in hand as you stared up at the sky. Light snow started to fall, you smiled at the beautiful snowflakes you caught in your hand.
"We should go now, the snow is starting to get heavier." Ivan said standing up. You stood up as well and stretched your back from all the sitting. "Yeah you're right." You stretched some more. He took your hand and smiled to you, then you both walked out the way you came. Hand in hand.