Warning: 2P!Hetalia, so expect blood and creepy talk.
You were a trade for mastermind Luciano Vargas. An evil man with odd colored eyes and a switchblade hobby for young women. When the law put him out of business with his partners in crime, he had no choice to yield to it or face prison. Since everyone is scared of him, no one dares to kill him. His new hobby of making a "contract", where he keeps a person for a week to be his servant, comes to you when you trade yourself for your little sister's place at Luciano's mansion. But Luciano feels something he never felt before. You are not just one of the girls that he's taken as a servant or killed before. Is this a sickness? Who is this mysterious man whose personality ranges from cold to killer? Will you live to find out?
Luciano picked you up by your waist and spun you around again. You lightly touched the ground with your feet and once again, you were pressed against Luciano's strong chest, laying your head on his shoulder and closing your eyes.
"I love you." Luciano said for the millionth time that evening.
"I love you more." You giggled. Your dancing slowed to gentle rocking back and forth under the soft light of many candles. Luciano gave you a soft smile and rubbed the small of your back.
"That dress looks wonderful on you." Luciano said.
"Thank you." You smiled. "I like the color."
"Flavio thought the red color would be best for Halloween. You know, blood and stuff." Luciano said.
"I'm like a belle of a Halloween ball for two." You commented, looking down at your beautiful dress.
"A belle of a bloody ball, given that it's Halloween, as well as my interesting history." Luciano chuckled, the laugh vibrating his chest that you had your head on.
"I guess you're right." You said.
"Would you like to rest?" Luciano asked.
"No. Can I just dance with you forever?" You asked, still swaying with the music.
"I wish." Luciano said. "Just a few more days."
You thought back on the previous days. "Two is it? I lost track of time."
"It happens in this place." Luciano said.
"Forever with you. It sounds nice." You whispered.
Luciano held back silent tears. On the inside, he wanted to get down on his hands and knees and beg you to stay with him. He would grab that dress skirt and beg until you agreed. He loved you so much it hurt. It hurt his heart to know he would probably never see you again.
That's when the rock hit the window.
Luciano wrapped his arms around your head as the rock shattered the window.
"There she is! Save her!" Someone screamed.
Luciano looked around the ballroom, backing up and never letting go of your arm. "What the hell is this?" Luciano snarled.
"I don't know." You said in a shaky voice.
Luciano grabbed a chair from your dinner, knocking over the table and plates. He threw the chair through the opposite window from where the rock came. The window shattered, glass spreading over the ground like spilled marbles from a child's game. Luciano took off his mask and threw it towards the door. Hopefully, he threw the crowd a bone and the mask would distract them. He took yours off as well and threw that one too. Then Luciano picked you up princess style and jumped through the window, leaving you in the backyard as people ran to the ballroom.
Luciano practically snarled at the mob as they started to attack the ballroom, kicking and hitting the windows until they fell in. Luciano grabbed your hand and you both went through the back door, sneaking up the stairs, where you were able to get a good view of what was going on. You nearly cried at the sight.
"Those are my friends!" You yelled over the others as they screamed and yelled. "What are they doing?"
Chiku was barely standing upright, trying his best to wield two katanas while bleeding from his middle section. Luzifer had a piece of broken wood he was using to beat back two people you knew from Biology class.
"Wound but don't kill!" Luciano roared to Chiku and Luzifer. Luciano's voice alerted everyone to his presence in the room. As soon as everyone registered who he was, they all tried to make their way to him but their little fighting skill was nothing compared to the two murderers at the bottom of the stairs that held them back.
Luciano ran up the stairs to his room and you followed.
"Why did this happen?" Luciano yelled at you. "Why are they here?"
"I don't know!" You paced the floor. "I don't know why they would do this!"
"I do." Luciano growled. He tried to undo the buttons on his suit but got fed up by the gold buttons, ripping the jacket open, the gold decorations and buttons scattering on the floor. "That boy of yours rallied everyone to get you back from the monster."
"Oh, Luciano please don't say that." You sobbed. Luciano turned to you at the sound of your crying.
He ran to you and hugged you. "I will always love you." He whispered. "But if you want both of us to live, you would go with them. Leave me."
"They are not on my side." You growled. "Even Arthur turned against me. I will stay with you."
Luciano parted from you and grabbed his usual uniform from over a chair. He took off the ruffled shirt and put the black dress shirt on. "Run. Run from everything. Go back home. I need to defend my territory and I don't want you to see me do it."
You ran from the room, only to run to your room. You needed to grab one thing before going.
It was your sister's Cinderella book.
As you left the room, you heard two voices you thought you would never hear.
"__________!" Alfred and Gilbert yelled. They were investigating your room for any clue that you loved Luciano when you burst through the room.
You ran to your friends and cried into their arms. "Why is everyone doing this?" You asked.
"We were trying to save you from Luciano!" Alfred said.
"You have to stop them! I'm…I'm in love with him." You said.
"Told you." Gilbert grumbled.
"Please guys, they are going to get hurt." You said. "You need to stop this attack."
Gilbert and Alfred nodded and you all ran out of the room.
When Luciano couldn't see you in the crowd, that's when he took out a small throwing knife and burst from his room.
"Well, well, well!" He yelled at the crowd in a voice that made everyone freeze with fear. "Looks who's knocking on the door of Luciano Vargas." He laughed a bone-chilling laugh. You had never heard him be so evil. "And guess who's going to pay the price?" Luciano said. "So try and attack us! Or leave now!"
A gunshot rang out and everyone screamed. Luciano knew there was a bullet with his name on it so he dodged like an expert, stunning everyone.
"Hello Kirkland." Luciano said, smiling. "I've been waiting so long for this moment."
Arthur parted his way from the crowd. "You're a monster to us all! I've been waiting for the day I get to kill the great Luciano Vargas."
"On Halloween, saving your lover. How sweet." Luciano gave a fake pout. "I dare you to kill me." He said in a dark growl that made Arthur back up a little.
"I dare you the same thing." Arthur sneered.
At that moment, Chiku decided he couldn't live another moment and took that time to gag out some air and fall to the ground. Luciano turned to see the commotion and Arthur aimed the gun again.
"No!" You screamed.
Luzifer grabbed Luciano's tie and dragged the Italian to the ground, barely missing the bullet as well. Luciano gave a stiff nod to Luzifer as thanks before flicking out a switchblade, throwing it at Arthur and hitting him in the upper shoulder. Arthur screamed in pain. Luciano stood up and made his way to Arthur.
"What? The little boy can't stand any pain?" Luciano finally found you in the crowd and gave you a small sad smile. "I thought I told you to leave."
"I can't." You said. "Not when everyone is here to kill you!"
Luciano chuckled and everyone else was stunned at your words. "They are not going to listen to you, my moonflower."
"Then let them see!" You yelled, running up the stairs in your dress. You wrapped your arms around Luciano, surprising him with a kiss.
Luciano froze before wrapping his arms around your waist and kissing you back. All eyes were on the two of you. As you parted, Alfred stood up in front of the crowd, spreading his arms.
"I'm a friend of ____________ _____________. She has told me herself that Luciano is not the evil one here." Alfred pointed at Arthur. "He's the one that's evil! His own vanity has fogged our brains to attack the one that ___________ loves most!"
Arthur grew tired of this array of love and Hollywood glamour. All eyes were supposed to be on him. Arthur kicked Alfred down the stairs, your friend landing with a thud at the feet of the mob. You tried to run to Arthur but Luciano held you back with a grave look on his face.
"Don't you see?" Arthur said. "This is all an act!" He waved his small gun around, putting everyone on edge. He pointed at you. "She has been forced to kiss him! She has been forced to pretend to be in love with him because no one wants to hear the truth! No one wants to hear about the women that this man murdered in cold blood! Everyone wants to see and hear the act they are putting on so you don't have to be brave and kill them!"
"The only act here is yours, Kirkland." Luciano said, wrapping a protective arm around your waist. "Go home."
Arthur's face grew red. "I will not!" He ran over to you and tore you away from Luciano's arms. "You were supposed to be mine!" He yelled. "MINE!"
Luciano pulled you away, kicking Arthur in the chest to separate the two of you. He passed you to Luzifer, who stood in front of you.
Arthur raised his little gun and pointed at Luciano. You yelled and ran out from behind Luzifer's back.
Arthur turned the gun ever so slightly. He would get back at you. You were supposed to be his. There was a script to life and you weren't following it. You would pay dearly for your acts.
Luciano saw the turn of the gun and pulled you behind him as a gunshot ran out. It was like your brain hit a road bump, slowing you down. You just realized when happened in the last three minutes. Arthur yelling at the mob, Chiku dying, Alfred getting kicked, Luciano protecting you from a gunshot-
You heard a strangled choked out noise. Luciano's arms were still behind his back, around you, protecting you. A deathly silent moment passed and Luciano began to sway. You pushed his arms away, realizing what happened to your lover. You ran to his side and looked down at the bullet wound in his upper chest, right in the middle.
Luciano swayed for the last time before falling over onto the stairs. You screamed that scream that he hated because it meant you were in pain.
Gilbert and Alfred took that time to grab Arthur and wrestle the gun out of his hands. Everyone was finally thrown into motion again as they tried to grab Arthur. It was clear that he tried to attack you and he was no longer a good guy. Everyone was trying to get him out the door while calling 911 for the injured people.
But your world slowed down.
Your world became the world of two people.
You sat on the stairs and tried to get Luciano to sit up, only managing to get his head in your lap.
Luciano gave a strained pant and looked up at you with his beautiful eyes. There was blood running down his chin from coughing up blood. His eyes had small tears in the corners. "Hey there, moonflower." He said, trying his best to smile and give a little laugh.
"You're going to be fine." You said, on the verge of crying again. "You'll be fine, just hang in there."
"Don't cry." Luciano said, wincing against the pain. "I don't like it when women cry…because…I can't do anything for you…"
"Oh, don't say that." You sobbed.
Luciano pushed a little bit of your hair out of the way. "Did you…know…you have the most beautiful (e/c) eyes?"
"The ambulance is on the way!" Someone yelled out.
"Did you hear that?" You smiled. "You're going to get better."
"Hush, _____________, hush." Luciano whispered. He put a bloody hand to your cheek. "The…only regret…I have…" A tear found it's way out of Luciano's eye. "Was not…having one more day…with you."
"Don't say that." You whispered.
"The prince…always gets the princess." Luciano said. He smiled at you through his pain and sadness. "I…did."
Luciano sighed with content and nuzzled his head into the many folds of your skirt, which was now stained with his blood, not that you could really see it anyways since the dress was red.
"I will always remember the first time you came here…and the first time I blushed at the sight of you…and when you made that god-awful soup because we were both mad…when I showed you my garden and you heard my story…and when you first cried into my chest… the first time you kissed me…" Luciano choked out a moan from the pain. "…and the first time you said…I love you…"
Now you were both crying and covered in blood. Bloody ball indeed. "I love you so much." You said.
Luciano closed his eyes. "That is the best thing...I have ever heard...in my whole life."
Then that's when you heard the sirens. Luzifer was nearby you two, giving you space but now he pushed you away from Luciano. Luzifer picked up the smaller Italian man in his arms and started running up the stairs, only to stop.
Luzifer turned to you and glared. "Go." He said. "You can't be seen with us."
You nodded and ran out the door. Alfred and Gilbert were at the gate, talking to the policemen that met them. As you ran out to them, everyone you ever knew in your town reached out for you. You pushed them away and tore through the crowd of policemen, running down the gravel road, back to the only other safe place you knew besides the mansion.
You ran home.