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The sunlight streamed across the plaza, the fountain set in the middle of the square throwing  rainbows across the cobbled ground. Around the fountain were several wooden benches and it was on one of these that you were seated.

A plastic bag lay open beside you and every now and then you tossed part of the sandwich within it to the birds around you. A large flock of birds were circling around you by now and you alternated between throwing them your lunch and sketching them, which was proving to be difficult as the pigeons moved quickly.

Reaching next to you, you fumbled around for your sandwich, but you felt nothing but crumbs. You glanced at the bag and sighed when you found it was empty. You often got enraptured by birds, always wanting to see them fly and capture them in the act of doing so. But that meant that you had sacrificed many a sandwich to them.

With a disgruntled huff, you finished off your drawings of the birds, shutting it with a snap. The sudden sound made a couple of them jump and fly into the air and when you stood up, they all took off. A whirlwind of flapping wings and the squawks around you made you smile and you made your way to the fountain, washing your hands from the stain of the pencil on the side of your hand.

What now.... You questioned, looking around the deserted square. A couple of shops caught your eye, but you wanted some food now. I’ll just have to go and get another sandwich from somewhere....

As you made your way away from the square, you passed a little restaurant and you stopped, gazing at the menu that hung outside. Sidling up to it, you checked the prices and then your wallet. With a smile you stepped inside the small restaurant, looking around the place. You couldn’t really place the feeling, but there was something in this place that made it feel warm somehow.

Was it the twinkling candles? Maybe the chequered tablecloths. Well whatever it was, you enjoyed it. “May I take your coat?” The bubbly voice beside you startled you and you snapped your head to the side to see one of the waiters smiling at you.

He had an odd curl coming from his light brown hair and he held his hand out. “Y-yes.” You murmured, shrugging out of your jacket and handing it to him. “Just a moment.” He skipped away, disappearing with your coat for a moment and then returning.

“A table for one?” After your affirmative nod, he led you to a table in the corner. You kept your sketchbook tucked in the corner of your elbow as you walked and safely put it on the table. The waiter handed you a menu and left with the promise to return swiftly.

You let your eyes dawdle down the page for a second, but settled on just some simple spaghetti bolognaise. The waiter did return as he had said, a grin on his face as he wrote down what you wanted and then left to take it to the chef.

Looking around the place, you took in everything. It wasn’t a very big place at all and had quite a homely atmosphere what with the waiters chatting casually to people whilst serving them. Well, the light haired one that had served you was a real chatterbox. Though you weren’t usually one for making conversation with strangers you felt yourself warming up to him.

“Here you go.” You glanced up when you heard a lower voice than your waiter. He was dark-haired and like the other had a curious curl sticking out from his hair. He set the drink you’d ordered before on your table, making sure to set it down gently and not to spill it.

His expression was soft and he wore not quite a smile, but the corners of his mouth tugged up when he saw you looking, or well staring at him. You always had a hard time looking straight into people’s eyes, but you found you couldn’t look away from his. The beautiful combination of amber and cinnamon around his black irises took your breath away.

With a sort of bow, he smiled at you properly. “Your food will be here shortly.” And with that he turned, serving the others once again. Your fingers seemed to itch, yearning to capture those eyes on paper so you flipped your sketchbook open to the first empty page you can upon.

As you waited for your food to arrive, you started drawing the outline of his eyes, doing several drawings of him. One of only his eyes, then one of his face and then one of him holding up a tray with dishes.

You became completely absorbed in your work, that you merely nodded in acknowledgment when your waiter returned with your food. He chuckled, having experienced what it’s like to be completely focused on a drawing.

Absentmindedly, you twirled some of the spaghetti on your fork, chewing on it as you continued drawing. Your waiter kept an eye on you as worked, trying to glance over your shoulder and catching a glimpse of your work whenever he could, as did the dark haired one. But they never got a proper look, which was something they regretted.

Your plate emptied after forkful after forkful of the pasta and your drawings were finishing up as well. Smiling impishly in success you rubbed your aching fingers, it’d been a while since you’d drawn that fast.

“Have you finished?” The waiter asked you and you smiled at him, nodding. Before he left with your plate however, he gestured at your book. “C-Can I see?” He asked, looking at you hopefully. Blushing you shake your head vigorously. “I-I’m really n-not that good!” You protested, but the brunette merely brushed it off.

“I’d like to see!” Biting your lip, you handed it to him carefully and watched as he started leafing through it. His eyes grew wide with amazement when he saw how detailed you worked and the precision with which you drew.

Out of the corner of your eye you saw the darker haired one, nervously looking at you and his co-worker. The waiter waved him over and he stood at your table, as if waiting for someone to speak. “Bella, can I let fratello see too?”

You blushed again, before mumbling a ‘yes’. The darkhaired one sat down next to his brother, as it turned out, flicking through the pages. He was nearing the end when you suddenly heard the bell strike two ‘o clock.

You jumped up hurriedly. How on earth could you have forgotten about that! After throwing enough money down on the table, you grabbed your bag and slung it over your shoulder. “I’m sorry! I’ve got to go!” You cried, fleeing outside, your coat and sketchbook still inside the restaurant.

The two men exchanged a confused look, but he continued looking through your book. When the darker one saw your picture of him, he turned red. Digging into his pocket, he got out his pen and flipped to the next page.



It’d been a week since you’d left the Italian restaurant in a hurry and you’d been able to cope with your jacket. The absence of your sketchbook unnerved you though, so you made some time to go back and get it back.

The little square was empty again, not that you minded the peace and quiet. The streaming water of the fountain was one of the only sounds that resounded in the square, that along with the chirping of the birds and your footsteps.

You made your way to the cosy restaurant and lifted your hand to knock on the door. Even though the sign in the door said ‘CLOSED’, you knew there were people inside due to the glowing of lights at the back where you supposed the kitchen was.

After knocking several times, you watched as the cheerful waiter opened the door for you, welcoming you with open arms. “Bella! You came back!” Your cheeks heated up as he hugged you tightly and you pried him off you when you deemed it polite enough to do.

He ushered you inside. “Would you like something to drink?” Shaking your head, you smiled. “I just came to get my coat and book actually.” You told him and he pouts, but shrugs. “I think fratello still has your book, I’ll go get him!”

“That’s fine.” His brother came down a couple of steps, your book tucked in the crook of his elbow. “I heard you come in.” He explained, handing you the book. “Th-thank you.” You mumble, looking at your feet.

“Can I ask you something?” He rubbed his neck, his own cheeks looking rather pink. “G-go ahead.”

“That was me, wasn’t it? The person in the drawing I mean.” After you nodded, you both turned your heads in opposite directions, your faces flaming red. “I-I’m sorry.”

He shook his head. “No, it’s fine. I’m just not used to people doing things like that I guess.”

“Hey! Hey! We drew some stuff too!” The light haired one exclaimed, happily bouncing up and down. Your interest piqued, you flicked to the last page you used and then to the next one. You gasped in wonder.

Not a single space had been left blank, the small and funny little drawings spreading out over the entire page in different shades of red and green.  

“We had fun! Ah! We didn’t think you’d mind, miss-“

“(y/n), it’s (y/n).” The two brothers smiled widely. “I’m Feliciano.” The light haired one said, shaking your hand energetically. The other one, squeezed your hand rather tentatively. “And I’m Lovino.”

“Pleased to meet you.” You said, your gaze falling back to their drawings. You spotted a large tomato in the bottom corner and it looked as though it had something scribbled in the centre. Blushing even darker when you’d managed to decipher it, you glanced up at Lovino.

“I would love to.” You answered his written question and he grinned. “I’m happy to hear it!”

Wanna go out sometime? ~L
This was a request for :icontrinzen:

Hope you enjoy girl!

.... Yeah, I thought it was kind of weird that I'd done a Waiter!Italy one and then someone asked for a Waiter!Romano ^^

Please enjoy and tell me what you think, feedback is as always appreciated!

And if you want to have a hand in deciding which character and plot is used, please vote in the poll!
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RedStringTied Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
This is my favourite reader insert of my favourite Hetalia character. 
I loved it as soon as I read it, which was many months before I even made this account. When I became a member here, it was the FIRST thing I favourited.
It's amazing and flawless. Heart I don't remember how many times I've read this. 
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Lyra-the-NeKo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
me: *fan girls on the floor making weird donkey and bird sounds*
family: *slowly backs away from me*
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sakurablossom123k Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
Join u on the floor make a whale and dying seal nosies 
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Lyra-the-NeKo Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
world: O-o dafaq? *slowly backs  away hiding behind society*
society: O_O
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Lasercats6 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Awww that was so cute!
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shihachii Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! c:
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Lasercats6 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
You're welcome!
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ibrose12 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Ohhh! ..I sketch a lot so...Ahhh *I am watching paint it white and turn to face the TV screen just as japan makes his depressed face in the beginning* still, love it..can you do a sketch one about japan??? sorryifitwasrudetoaskthatthough
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry all requests are closed at the moment! If you would like one, please check the commission info!
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ibrose12 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
ok ^-^
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sarahreader Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*squeeee* so cute i love it
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shihachii Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! C:
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sissynick Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Lovi you sly dog you, >:3
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shihachii Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heuheueheheh C:
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:iconmessed-up-cinderella:
part 2 yay
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shihachii Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm working on it! C:
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ruethegoldfish Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I have to say, love. This is magnificent! (Yes I say love. I'm British get over it) :iconbravoplz:
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shihachii Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for saying love! (And I'm British too! High-five!)
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ruethegoldfish Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*high fives* BRITTS UNITE!!!
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CupcakesYum1 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh reader-chan you lucky bastard you have Lovi and Feli  in your world and lovi asked you out! 
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shihachii Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know! It's so unfair!
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neigma Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Woo!
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shihachii Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
C:
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neigma Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student General Artist
This story was really cute!
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shihachii Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad to hear it love! Thank you C:
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neigma Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Welcome! Your icon's cute, btw.
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shihachii Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aaaaw thanks for saying so love! C:
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neigma Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student General Artist
No prob!
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applekillingfanfirl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
:iconletmehugyouplz: Bro, I love you. I tried drawing Romano once, and ... it actually worked out okay! :)
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's wonderful to hear! C:
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Alices-Monster Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would die if I didn't have my sketchbook, let alone draw Lovi and him HAVE it.... I don't think I could handle a situation like that.. v///.///v
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're not the only one! 
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Alices-Monster Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your such an awesome author! :3
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aaaw that's so sweet of you to say! Thank you!
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Alices-Monster Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wasn't trying to be sweet I was just telling the truth....
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thecrazygirlwhokill Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Pfft if I tried to draw real life stuff it would look like crap... I tried drawing real life and I don't even know.... Anime and manga is more my style....
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You should just draw what you're comfortable with ^^
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thecrazygirlwhokill Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Yeah that's what I do otherwise it doesn't look so good XD
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AmIProdigy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh yes, write it on a tomato lovino! XD
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
C:
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animeloverme Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
AWESOME STORY!!! Didn't mean to yell sorry ^owo>
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No, that's quite all right lovey! Thank you very much for saying so!
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animeloverme Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
haha your most welcome it was an entertaining and Delightful! story!!! ^owo^ By the way thats a kitty face x3 I love using them
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heheheeh they are fun to use :iconkittyfaceplz:
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animeloverme Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student General Artist
most deffinately they are~ hey how you do dat icon dang I'm dumb at times XD
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You do it like this, let me use an example. For instance to get this :iconyuihugplz:, you type :icon yuihugplz: but you take out the space!
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animeloverme Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Arigato~ very much! I wanna try it! :iconyuihugplz: did it? .w. hehe
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
There you go! You did it! :iconclapplz:
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Realmen-Gerita1238 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CUTE!!! this story totally fits me because i love to draw... well not real life stuff more like anime and manga but still!!!!
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shihachii Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so happy to hear it lovey! Thank you!
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