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The bell above the door jingled merrily as I entered the cozy store.

It was wall to wall manga, and I sighed wistfully at the smell of freshly printed paper.

This was by far my favorite store.
And that wasn’t just because I had a crush on the clerk who worked there.

Kiku Honda.

As I entered, he rose and bowed to me, short, dark hair shimmering slightly in the low light. “Welcome! If you have any questions, please ask.”

I smiled and nodded in return.

Trying not to embarrass myself, still very aware that the quiet Japanese man’s focus was still on me, I managed to casually shuffle off to the section of my favorite series without creating a scene.
So far, so good.

My eyes skimmed the spines of the different novels, searching for a particular title and number, and then I frowned in defeat.

What the heck?
Amazon said that the next volume came out today!
So where was it?

"Looking for this?" As if reading my mind, Kiku smiled holding up the newest volume of my favorite manga, the one I had just been looking for.

"Y-yeah! Thanks!" I giggled and he smiled at me, setting the book on the counter.

His dark brown eyes seemed to be watching me carefully. "Will that be all, [Name]-san?"

"Y-yes. Thank you Kiku!" As I took out my money to pay for it, he spoke quietly.

"You know, I've been thinking about reading this manga myself. Do you recommend it?"

I grinned and nodded. "Yeah! It's one of my favorites. I think you would like it."

"O-okay. Arigatou." He blushed slightly. "Perhaps you could give me your review of the newest one?
If it's not too much trouble..."

Now it was my turn to be surprised. He was always so shy and quiet!
This was actually the most we'd spoken since I'd started shopping here.

"O-of course!" I stammered. "It's no trouble at all."

"Thank you again." Kiku smiled at me.
"Please enjoy it!"

I waved as I walked out the door. "Thank you!" I could feel myself blushing again and silently cursed myself, trying desperately to hide it.

Why did he have to be so nice, and sweet, and polite?

As I opened the cover to my new book, I blinked in confusion. Tucked inside was a small scrap of paper with beautiful handwriting scrawled across it.

It read:

Dear [Name]-san,
Please forgive me for being so forward!
There is going to be a meeting for the Manga club at my university,
And I was wondering if you would have any interest in coming.
If you do, it is Saturday night at Seven o’clock.
I apologize for inconveniencing you in any way.
Thank you!
Honda, Kiku

My eyes widened as I realized what I had just read.

Was he…asking me out!?

Squealing and having a small fan girl attack, I held onto the note carefully.

Then trying to regain my composure, I reread the invitation and frowned.

It probably wasn't a date. He was probably just being polite and inviting me because he knew I liked manga. There was no reason to get overly excited.

But still…

Just spending a little bit of time with him would be like a dream~!

Even if it wasn't a date, I still couldn't wait…
I've been meaning to upload this one for quite some time now...heh...oops... ^ ^"
Better late than never, right?
Anyways, I hope you enjoy it!

The story is mine.
I don't own you or Hetalia.
Hetalia (c) Hidekaz Himaruya
You belong to yourself.
I found the picture here: [link]
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decembercat124 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Most people aren't sure of what they really want in life. I received this letter

from a friend on the computer, did what it told me to, and within a week,

everything I had wished came true!! Here's an exact copy,




1. To yourself, say the name of the only guy or girl you wanna be with 3


2. Think of something you wanna accomplish within the next week and say

it to your self 6 times!!

3. If you had 1 wish what would it be? say it to yourself 9 times!!!

4. Think of something that you want to happen between you and that

1special person and say it to your self 12 times!!!

5. Now, heres the hard part! Pick only 1 of these wishes and as you scroll

down focus and concentrate on it and think on nothing else but that wish.

* *

* *

* *

Now make one last & final wish about that one wish that you picked.

After reading this, you have 1 hour to send it out to 15 people, and what

you wished for will come true within in one week!

u only get one chance!!!!! Now scroll down and think of your



Did you think of your crush? I hope so, that was your last chance. Now

pay very close attention this important message!

Sorry but once read, must be sent. Yes, this is one of those kinda chain
letters that everyone hates. This one has been going since 1864 and if you
break this chain, you will pay!!!!!! Remember that after hearing these

First Example:

Take Barbra Wallace.. She was a pretty lucky girl, up till she got this same
chain letter. She had a crush on the same kid since kindergarden. when she
got this mail she didn't pay any attention to it. She just thought, no big deal.
And deleted it. The next day her dad got fired and her mom dies in a car
crash. If she would have sent the letter none of that would have happened
and her mom would be alive.

Second Example:

Try Freddie D. Now Freddie D. was your average nerd. Had glasses, was
short and chubby, was in gifted. All the signs of
your total dork. He also received this letter and sent it to 51
people in the hour. Now, like Barbra, he had a crush on a girl since 3rd
grade. The next day after sending the chain the girl confessed her love for
him ever since 3rd grade. Freddie D. finally had the courage to ask her out,
and of course, she had been waiting to yes to that for years. They grew up
and married each other to live happily forever.

Now, you heard the stories. I know which person i'd rather
be, but thats up to you. I wouldn't wanna end up like Barbra but thats only

me. We all want what we cant have but now's ur chance to go out withthat

special somebody ur waiting for. Take it or leave it. If you send this to-

1 person- you will lose all luck in ur love life..... forever!!!!!

10 people- your crush will say they like you as a friend...... ONLY!!!!!

15 people- your crush will say they like you

20 people- your crush will ask you out!

25 people- your crush will kiss you!!

30 people - Your crush will have sex with you

35 people or more- All of the above!!

Don't blow it, it's ur chance to shine! Have everything u wanted, and more!

Now, complaining cus u dont have any
friends. Well theres an answer 4 everything. It's simple, just go in a chat

room, pick some names and send away! but here's the catch..... you only

have 1 hour
if the pain goes on im not gonna make it...!
asdfghjkl1d Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
*later* Japan: *starts reading my favorite manga* Hmm.. This is so goo- I-is that me?!? (XD)
Hetalia564 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, my Doitsu! I thought I was the only one who thought of Hetalia!
asdfghjkl1d Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
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allieallred Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"eep!!!!!" and it is SO a date!!!! . . . right? btw i love your icon!
ShinkaiShoujo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013   General Artist
heh yep!
And thank you very much! I like your icon too ^ ^
cantthinkofusername1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hetaliafreak1235 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you right click on it you can download it
cantthinkofusername1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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