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         "I really like these a lot, they look-a really soft." Italy took a deep breath in through his nose, trying to smell the flowers he was holding and grimaced at the scent. "They don't-a smell very good though. Maybe we should pick something else out." He wrinkled up his nose and hastily put them back on the shelf. "Why don't you choose something, I keep getting the stinky ones." You and Italy were at a local greenhouse looking for some new plants to put in your garden. Italy had managed to blow everything up with a grenade a few weeks ago and you two were just now getting around to fixing it.

“I think I can do that. I still want you to pick some stuff out too though. It'll be boring if I get everything myself.” You looked over the flowers and picked out a few of your favorites, making sure that you would have more than enough to replace the one's you'd lost. "You know, you blew my bench up too. We should get some furniture to replace it while we're here. I don't have any grass either, we're going to need that too."

Italy laughed nervously and scratched the back of his head. "Yeah, I-a really blew a lot of stuff up didn't I? I really shouldn't be messing with explosives. Germany keeps telling me that I'm-a going to hurt myself, but I never listen. Maybe I should.” He dropped his shoulders forward and let out a long sigh. “Just-a get whatever you need to make your garden look all nice again. I'll-a make things right."

“If you say so, I'm not going to argue.” You spent the next hour or so picking out replacements for your garden. You could have stayed there a lot longer, but Italy was starting to get antsy. When he got antsy and hyper like this, there was a very good chance something could get broken.

Tugging on your sleeve, Italy looked at you with a slightly bored expression. "I think we got everything we'll-a need. Are you all ready to go yet? I'm-a getting hungry."

"Yup, I think  I've got everything.” You nodded. “ Let's just hope we don't come across any shrapnel while we're working." After making your way home and getting something to eat, the two of you started reconstructing your badly damaged garden. It was taking quite a bit more time and effort than you originally thought it would. Before too long, you realized that this was something that was going to take much longer than one afternoon. It was already close to dinner time the only thing you two had finished was installing the new grass. Though you hated to stop working already, you were getting tired and needed a break. "Italy, I don't think we're going to be done any time soon. Maybe we should just head inside for the day. We can work some more tomorrow, unless we're too sore."

Italy wiped a bit of sweat from his brow and nodded. "I think you're right, I'm-a getting really tired, but at least you have grass now." Italy placed the new bench you picked out earlier in the fresh grass, and sat down next to you. "Maybe tomorrow we can work on the flowers, I don't want them to die you know. I hate seeing flowers die."

“That doesn't sound too hard.” You nodded as you poured the two of you a cold glass of lemonade. "So I think that should work just fine. If we can't do it, maybe we could talk Germany into helping us.” With a bright, yet exhausted smile on your face, you wrapped your arms around him and squeezed. “Thanks for your help Italy."

Italy took a sip of the sweet, refreshing drink and smiled crookedly. “Don't-a mention it. It's-a my fault we have to do this anyway.” After a moment or two of resting there beside you, Italy said his goodbyes, and headed home for the night.

“I really hope the flowers are easier to plant than the grass was.” More than ready to turn in, you quickly showered away the dirt and grass that covered most of your body and hopped into bed. In less than a minute, you were fast asleep.

When you woke up the next morning you heard a loud noise coming from outside. You quickly dressed yourself and opened the door to see what it was. Standing there, was Italy, adding the finishing touches to the garden. You had no idea how he'd managed to get all that work done by himself in so little time. It was only around breakfast time, but everything was finished, and he'd done a wonderful job. Still in slight shock, you slowly walked over to him. "Italy, how long have you been here? D-did you do all this by yourself?"

He whipped his head around in surprise and stared at you. "W-well, I never really left last night, you know. I-a just waited until you went to sleep and got back to work.” He dropped his eyes to the ground and blushed. “I felt-a really bad for blowing everything up, so I wanted to hurry and make it pretty again.” A small, excited smile started to creep over his adorably tired face. “Do you like it?"

It was everything your garden had been and more. He'd put a ton of work into it and it was obvious. He even managed to get a little Koi pond in. There were no fish in it yet, but it was beautiful nonetheless. "I don't like it Italy,  I love it. Thank you so much." You squeezed him in a tight thankful hug and placed a kiss on his cheek.

Italy hugged you back as tightly as his sore arms would allow him to. "Vee, I'm-a really glad you do.” He rested his head on your shoulder and sighed happily. “I'm-a going to go to sleep now okay? That was a lot of hard work you know, and I'm not very good at working. Actually, I'm-a really bad at it." With a quiet giggle, Italy passed out on your shoulder, snuggled you tight and began to drool.
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LIVI1234 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Yo italy can you stop the water fall that's on my shoulder...
owlscavenger Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Italy after gardening: Italy (Happy) [V1]

me: know you didn't have to do it all night. :shakehead: 
Goldenhawktress Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute but so slobbery
:Kawaii: he's so precious 
Uo-Zenna56 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So Cute!
kjxyz1234-gmail Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Awww italy....
5had0w-pr1nc3550102 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
awww, poor italy!! hehe, dont worry feli, you can sleep on my sholder ^^
KatarinaDreams Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
APH Italy Salute  Grazie bella~ :heart:
MarioFanfiction Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
zendeya67 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Writer
Eww Italy drool XD and I guess I'm not alone for thinking he got that Koi from Kiku XDD
1pc9 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist
SheskaRoss Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I was prepared to see Ludwig out there with him mad as I don't know what XD
HakuYowaneForLife Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
My instant Thoughts: 

Italy: *knocks on Japan's door at 2:30 am*
Japan: *answers* Um...Itary-San, you do know it is 2:30 am right now, right?
Italy: Veh, I-a did, but I-a want to-a give (name)-chan some kois!
Japan: Arright Itary...I'll get the stay here.. 
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1Seven-Sins1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reaction when she finds out about her garden: :iconcannoteven: When Italy fixes it: Awww :iconitalyplz:
YummyNums Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haleyboplucy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. I saw koi and I thought, Italy had take a visit to see his 'guy's if you know what I mean. (Looks left and right) (whispers loudly) Japan. (Slowly sinks down) I was never here.
PrincessLuna1313 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
am i the only one imagining Italy asking japan at like 3 am for some kois
xMissCheesecakex Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
no, you're not alone out there
PrincessLuna1313 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xXArtimisXx Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Awww Italy~!!!! You're so sweet!!
stingfish101 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KOI POUND! *Smacks a koi against the ground*
(I am so childish sometimes...)
ToshikoYoshikuni Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontombstoneplz: Rest in peace Goldy. You will always be remembered by your fellow koi fish.
GoreyPsychoChick Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
D'aaawwww~ You make the most fluffy stories. I love it. <3
worldsbiggestotaku Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
awwww :iconitssofluffyplz: :iconcuteitalyplz:
RosaPretty Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
aww* carries him bridal style inside her house and places him in her and tucks him in*
reikamiu2 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fioleeshadamy411 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Artist
where is germany we need him to look after italy or its caos
scarletpelt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:iconcannotevenplz: It's SOOOOO amazing!!!!! :iconbegplz: Make more~ Pwease~ :iconbegplz:
Katniss-HP-Twilight Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Italy you're so-a sweet ^^ I love you so much~ oh dear, drool O.o Come on, to bed with you.
123tatirox Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Italy worked...all night...ITS THE APOCALYPSE.
HetaliaSicilyFan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ravens-of-Rome Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aaaw~! :iconitssofluffyplz:
owlhead20 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
oh Italy! U so cute! :iconpervyitalyplz:
franceisapervert Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Dawwwwww Italy is such a sweetie X3
HetaliaFangirl00 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
That profile pick, how... wha-... :iconnosebleedingplz: :icondroolplz:
emoheartsforever Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DUDE! YOUR PROFILE PIC! :icongrillfaceplz:
thesingingsydney123 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
franceisapervert Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
emoheartsforever Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KumikoUchiha Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Is that profile picture what I think it is? That pic is as awesome as the pairing itself!!
fioleeshadamy411 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Artist
grell and sabastian my friend loves them get ready for fangirling
KumikoUchiha Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Haha cool me and your friend have a few things in common
fioleeshadamy411 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Artist
franceisapervert Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
USUK? Yes X3
fioleeshadamy411 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Artist
perfect and all i need is proof that america is really america because im also a fem america cosplayer
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