After quite a bit of convincing and bribing you'd decided to go on a hiking trip with Germany. You weren't exactly the most active person in the world and feared you wouldn't come close to being able to keep up with him. What made matters even worse was that it was going to be just the two of you, so there would be no blaming anything on Italy or Japan. It would be all you. The two of you stood at the bottom of the trail as Germany double and triple checked the supplies, he acted like you were going to be out there for weeks. You really hoped that wasn't the case, you liked Germany and all, but if you were going to spend weeks doing something with him you'd rather it not be hiking.
"Okay, I think we have everything we'll need, you ready to start?" He re-fixed his backpack on his shoulders and helped you fasten yours. Truthfully, you weren't ready to go, and you doubted you ever would be.
You forced yourself to nod. "Sure, let's go." You knew this couldn't end well. Germany nodded and began leading you up the immediately steep, root and rock filled trail.
"Careful of all the roots or you'll trip. It's a good thing we came when we did or they'd all be covered in leaves and you wouldn't be able to see them." You were being careful, but that wasn't stopping you from tripping, multiple times. Germany would always catch you before you could fall or twist your ankle. He had to be getting annoyed with you by now. He didn't seem upset though, maybe he felt sorry for you.
Finally, you reached the top, you looked out over the world beneath you and let out a sigh of approval. You could see the entire city, fields filled with blossoming flowers, trees just starting to bud and families playing together in the park. You were so busy trying not to fall on the way up, you hadn't even noticed all the beauty around you."We finally made it." You placed your hands on your hips and stood proudly. You couldn't remember ever accomplishing such a physical feat before. "This is really pretty, I don't know why I haven't tried this before now." You were actually really glad you'd decided to go now, maybe hiking wasn't so bad after all.
Germany nodded. "Ja, it is pretty, unfortunately we won't make it down before dark at this rate." He looked a little embarrassed, he didn't want to ruin your moment. "You were a bit too slow, either we skip eating, which is just a bad idea, or I carry you down."
Your jaw dropped. "I was really that slow? Dang, and I thought I was doing pretty well." You flopped on the ground in defeat. "I guess it was all that tripping huh? Stupid roots."
"Well, you did much better than Italy, he didn't even last a mile." He smiled and sat next to you, handing you the bagged lunch you two had prepared earlier that morning. "It's my fault though, I knew we wouldn't make it here in time, but I wanted you to reach the top and I really don't mind carrying you at all."
You smiled and blushed a little. "Well, I'll find a way to make it up to you, I promise." You kissed his cheek and snuggled him into a hug.
Germany shook his head, hugging you back. "Nein, you don't need to make anything up to me. You being slow just meant I got to spend more time with you, and I'll get to hold you all the way down the mountain. But, we really should get going or we're going to be stuck here all night. Carrying you in the dark would be dangerous and stupid." Germany packed everything back up and swooped you up into his arms and started down the trail.
You nuzzled into Germany's neck, holding tightly to him as he carried you."You know, we could stay here all night, you packed enough for us to stay a few weeks and I'm pretty sure we're the only ones here."