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The wind was being very mean to the thin-limbed trees battering the windows of the home of one Mr. Arthur Kirkland. You pulled your hoodie sleeves up to your knuckles, with a firm hold on a small brass key. The place was quiet so that the creaking of the door hinges stuck fast in your mind. There was one sole lamp light, coming from the living room just around the corner. As you toed off your shoes, a fluster of coughing broke the stillness. You heard a groan and a creak of leather and tiptoed quietly into the room, against the wall and so out of sight of the coughing man in the recliner.

"H-hhaa--tsch! Ugh, god..."

"Arthur!"

"AAH!" He flinched violently, a box of tissues tumbling from his lap. "Wh--what are you doing here!"

"Um, I'm your girlfriend?" You picked up the box and placed it daintily on the table beside him, and ruffled his knotty blond hair. "Poor baby. The sub said you were out sick. Why didn't you tell me?"

"I-I sort of fell asleep," he rasped, "after phoning for a substitute. Huhk--tschu! Sstchu! God fuh--" His hand clasped around his throat and he looked mournfully past you with tired, circled eyes and a puffy red nose. He breathed through gently-parted and illness-chapped lips. "I'm so sorry, dear."

"So why are you over here and not in bed?"

"Hm? Oh...I...don't know...nnh, yes, I was...going to watch the telly but I fell asleep." He blushed. Suddenly, one of his hands flew to his temple, palm pressing into it intensely, and he groaned in misery.

"Sweetheart, haven't you been able to make any tea for yourself? Honey..." you cooed, with a hand pushing back hair from his damp forehead. "I'll make you tea, m'kay?"

"Thank you," he whispered, closing his eyes again.

After putting on the tea, you sifted through the kitchen drawers and found a thermometer, knocking on the living room wall to gently rouse the dozer. "Tea's not ready yet but I want to take your temperature."

"Wh--no, I'm fine," he insisted, but you sat on his lap, kisses his lips apart and tucked the tip of the thermometer under his tongue. "Nmf! No' fair!" he grumbled, glaring. You put a finger to your lips and tapped his cheek, climbing off only once he had folded his arms and resigned to playing doctor.

"Arthur," you said upon removing the thermometer, "You have a terrible fever and you need to go lie in bed and go sleep."

"I've been sleeping all day!"

"Not very restfully, I'd bed. Have you eaten at all?"

"Well...I...n-no...nnsitchuh!"

You blessed him and pulled on his hands, insisting him to his feet. "Go to bed and I'll bring you tea and you'll sleep more and I'll bring you food. Resting on an empty stomach is all for naught."

"But--"

"To bed, mister."

And so he dubiously obeyed, sneezing all the way, while you returned to the tea. You brought him the tea and a kiss upon the forehead, went back to prepare some soup, and returned to find him asleep atop the covers. Smiling, you set the plate of crackers and soup on the bedside table and crawled up onto the mattress beside him. His breathing seemed easier, brow relaxed from lack of headache.

"You sweet thing," you whispered to his cheek, brushing a kiss. "Look what you've done to me. I lie at your side not out of lust but for care and my heart could not be more content. Wanna know a secret? I wasn't angry that you weren't at school or that you didn't call. I was worried. I counted down the minutes until I could see you alive and well. And how foolish I felt, for of course it could me nothing more serious than a cold, but still how dare any intensity of illness kissthe face of my sweetheart." You kissed his cheek gently, wrapping your arms around one of his. "I...think I...love you."

"Hmmh...you do?"

You hugged tighter, ducking your head. "You weren't supposed to hear that...I thought you were asleep."

"I'm glad I wasn't," he whispered. "I've been waiting weeks to hear you say that. K-kkhhk! Hsstchu! TsschHHK-khCHU! Gohhhd..." Sniffle. "Dod't you have hobework or sobefig? Wha' tibe is it?"

"Relax, I've got time. Here, eat."

"Oh, thadk you, dear!" He sat up, accepting the soup, and kissed your shoulder. "But really, if you have homework you should--"

"What are you, my teacher?" You both chuckled. "I actually have an essay due in history tomorrow and I haven't revised my rough draft, so..."

"Ooh, let me see! I'll help you."

"No, you need to eat and to rest up--"

"To hell with resting. I've done enough of it for today. I'll eat, yes, but you bring me your d--kh--sstch! HaAATsch! Draft...ugh...please, dear, give me work to do."

"All right, all right. I just don't want you to overwork yourself."

"I'm not ghh--going tss-to--aaashch! Bring it to me now please and a red pen oh god I need work to do right now so I don't feel like a useless flop..."

"Right, dear," you said, kissing his forehead before going for your backpack.
Tia bin bizzy.

I'mndhs lseep now isst' 2AM
not na night persn
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:iconprussiadesu:
PrussiaDesu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He sneezed violently
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kitsune-cross Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Put a burger on his head! That always works!
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EnglandXIII Featured By Owner Edited Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"oh god I need work to do right now so I don't feel like a useless flop..."
hmm... sounds just like me in class with free time or when I'm sick. 
great work by the way. Jammin' 
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RainbowQuack Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Onomatopoeia for sneezing. Brilliant grammar and spelling. Best fanfiction I have read in quite some time
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Hetaliachan1267 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, Iggy is so sweet, especially helping me with my homework... *looks at absurd pile that's higher than Mt. Everest...* I guess I'll keep him up all night, will I?
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GreenDishsoap Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That was wonderful.
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HansFanatic69 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
bitch be sick and be demanding work.....


why cant all men be like that when theyre HEALTHY
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Bielorussie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Very sweet but didn't you already wrote a story where he was sick? Are you out of ideas? :)
JOCKINGICAN'TEVENWRITESOMETHINGGOODLIKETHISORFINDORIGINALIDEAS! :shakefist:
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ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Eheh
I
...reasons
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ToxicRainbowriderX Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student
This is so cute~ I love it <3
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:iconimwiththeunicorn:
ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, thank you <3
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KairiStar728 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
You kiddin' me? I totally would've said:

"To heck with work!!!! You do any work of any sort while you're this sick it'll come out as a half-a**ed job!!!! Now get some sleep!"

X{D I'm good at playing nurse!
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ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
XD
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KairiStar728 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
X{D
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edqy Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought he was masturbating at the start. Oh god. FML
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BadTouchTrioMiyazaki Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Shh, shh, it's alright...:icontherethereplz: You're not alone, bro...
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edqy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcryforeverplz: Thank god <3 
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xPhantomOfTheNighTx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
So did I XD
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ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
X'D
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edqy Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I SAW BOX OF TISSUES AND HE YELLED WHEN READER-TAN CAME IN, IM SO SORRY OH GOD
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ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ahahahHAAH
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DubstepCat Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD XD
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edqy Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i dont even wdkjgwdakljgdawukdagb D'X
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HetaliaLover4Ever123 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Since its near the end I school you should make a Teacher Iggy x Reader graduation proposal thing!!! Just an idea! I'd LOOOVE to read one!! :)
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ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my goodness
That's actually an adorable idea, yes
I'll do it right after my graduation on Wednesday. Screw family I'm writing proposal porn.
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HetaliaLover4Ever123 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
XDD yes!! Who doesn't love proposal porn? Could u also do Alfred?? I just love those two!! <3
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ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yesss
I definitely want to. I'll start writing them tomorrow after finals or something.
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HetaliaLover4Ever123 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Ok. Yah I just finished all my testing last week. Finally!
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ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yay! *high five*
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HetaliaLover4Ever123 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
*high five* (=ヮ=)
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Blackblossom659 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Will there be a part too?
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:iconimwiththeunicorn:
ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
To this? Likely not, sorry.
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Blackblossom659 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It's okay I just though it was really cute.
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eszteer Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
D'awwwwww... it's. so. FLUFFY. :heart:
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ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep!
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xXArtimisXx Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Omg awwww~~
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ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah~~
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PoliceGirlVespa Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
:iconsofluffyplz: :iconsofluffyplz: :iconsofluffyplz: :iconsofluffyplz: :iconsofluffyplz: :iconsofluffyplz: :iconsofluffyplz: :iconitssofluffyplz: :iconitssofluffyplz: :iconitssofluffyplz: :iconitssofluffyplz: :iconitssofluffyplz: :iconitssofluffyplz: :iconitssofluffyplz: ITS SO FLUFFAH >3< :heart:
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ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
YEAH P MUCH
DOn'T YOU JUST WANNA ROLL AROUND IN IT AND AODBIGAFUBSVIPVN
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ScarletMoon-98 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I squeed so hard during this entire story XD
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ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Eee~ I'm glad to hear it!
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kishukittygirl Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I can imagine this happening to me. XDDD
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ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah? Ahaha that's always the best.
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kishukittygirl Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah ^^
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Death-Dealer123 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I LIKEY
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ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, well I'm glad :3
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Death-Dealer123 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
^^
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Frenzydaydreamer11 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awww i didnt know i can be so sweet XD
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ImWiththeUnicorn Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's in there
Just dig ;)
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Frenzydaydreamer11 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:iconenglandblushplz: .... err ya >\\\\>
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