16/10/11: Updated with new books!
Title: Our Story
Pairing: Ivan/Ludwig ( RussiaxGermany )
Theme: Romance, angst, hurt/comfort,
Rated: M ( for smut and slight violence )
"I love you...will you run away with me?"
History was everything the nations lived on. It was written, it was told...but not many knew about their story, the hardship they went through just to be accepted by the world and to be together in each other arms. For them, this is their story, of love and truth, of war and peace, of
betrayal and lies...
A/N: So this is my first chapter of a fanfic that was just supposed to be a one shot, but since the Soviet-German and Russian-German relationships are not as easy as most people thought it would be, I decided to prolonged it by putting in what facts I read from the internet, history books, journals and novels, regarding Russia and Germany.
Most of the story will favour Ivan and Ludwig's relationship in my perspective. What historical facts I put in are what I knew and learnt about, and they might be different from what you had in mind, or what was told in Hetalia. I'm open to discussions :'D
Isolation: Soviet Russia and Weimar Germany were isolated after World War 1 from the rest of the world, due to communism and the war respectively. This situation made the countries to communicate with each other and made numerous deals in terms of economy and military (since Germany wasn't allowed to own any arms and military men), with of course, some tension in between. Some believed that the Soviets helped Germany to rise up to power again, prior to World War 2.
Against the Slav: Hitler was known for his hatred for Slavic people and had called it them 'sub-humans''. Although propagandas were made in regard of isolating, executing and punishing the Slavic people, the true reason behind this hatred was vague.
Black SS Uniform: This was worn by the Allegemeine SS officers, mostly, from 1932 to 1934, after the SA-Brownshirts (1929-32). It was widely worn after the Nights of the Long Knives, and later being consequentally replaced by the famous green-grey uniforms.
Röhm and Heines: They were officer and deputy officer of the Nazi Party, with the former a co-founder of the Storm Battalion (SA). Both were killed due to the homosexuality propaganda that the party came to power with throughout their campaign afterwards. Röhm was quite close to Hitler, and was believed that his execution were caused by political power playing between the officers.
Liebling / Lyubof - [my] Love
Was? - What?
und - and
bruder - brother
bitte / pazshalusta - please
Russland / Ruski - Russia / Russian (language)
Deutschland / Deutsch - Germany / German (language)
“Herr Ludwig! Herr Ludwig, wo bist du?! Wir müssen gehen…!” - "[Mr.] Ludwig! [Mr.] Ludwig, where are you?! We must go...!"
"...Ya lyubyu tibya, Vanya.” - "...I love you, Vanya (Ivan)."
Ja - Yes
Nein - No
"Ach Quatsch!!..." - "Nonsense!! ..."