The last time you had spoken to Switzerland he had promised he would take you somewhere where Liechtenstein couldn't interfere. It had been a while since you'd actually seen him in person, but you had talked to him on the phone quite a lot since then. Today was the day he'd promised you. The two of you were going hiking in the alps. You two would be meeting at a location you'd picked out a few days ago in hopes Liechtenstein wouldn't find you. Switzerland told her he was leaving for a meeting. You were already waiting at the location. It was rather barren with no trees around, just a small cafe, a lot of snow and a few rabbits. Switzerland was already fifteen minutes late and you were starting to wondered if you should call him. As you reached for your phone you saw him walking in the distance.
"Sorry I'm late, Liechtenstein wouldn't let me leave." Switzerland let out a sigh. "I hope you haven't been waiting here long." He began walking down the trail with you.
"It's alright, I haven't been here long." It was a lie, but you didn't want him to feel bad, and you had shown up early to begin with.
He smiled. "Good, then she didn't mess things up to badly." He led you down a rather steep section of the mountain side, he seemed to know exactly where he was going. "I have a small surprise for you, I hope you don't mind." The mountain flattened and you could see a small frozen pond, a fire, and ice skates. "Can you skate?"
You shook your head. "I've never even tried, and when did you do all this, I thought you were stuck at home with Lichtenstein."
Switzerland evaded your question. "Let's get your skates on, I'll help you." After you both had your skates on, Switzerland led you out to the ice. "Tougher than it looks isn't it? Don't worry, I won't let you fall." He held you tight, keeping you steady as you took your first steps out on the ice. "Careful, it's slick." You slowly, with his instructions, began to skate. "Good job, ready to try on your own?" He let go of your hands and let you try without his help.
"I'm going to fall and break something, and if I do, I'm blaming you. I just want you to know that now." you grimaced the moment he left your side, but you were actually doing just fine.
"No you wont, I told you I wouldn't let you fall. You won't learn unless you try, now go on." Switzerland made everything look so easy, he glided over the ice with such grace it made you want to push him over. "You don't look like you're trying, standing still doesn't count." He started to do tricks on the ice, things that you couldn't even imagine your body being able to do. You decided you might as well try to skate. If he could do all that you should be able to skate in a circle. You were sure you could do at least that much without his help. You were wrong, it took you less than a minute to loose your footing. You felt yourself falling to the ground. Before you hit the ground, arms wrapped around your waist keeping you from falling. You realized once you opened your eyes you'd barely fallen at all, Switzerland had caught you extremely quickly. "You okay?"
You nodded, still shaken from your almost fall. "Yeah, thanks for catching me." You blushed slightly and smiled up at him.
He smiled back at you sweetly, hugging you tight. "I did promise I wouldn't let you fall you know, but I think that's enough skating for today. We should probably head back to the cafe. I might have another small surprise for you there."