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You clenched your fists at the hem of your shirt, biting your lip as you resisted the urge. 'The urge to what?' some might ask. Well, the itch to wrap your arms around Japan's body and squeeze him until he turned blue from his lungs being crushed.

Everything about him was adorable; his blank coal eyes, his cute bowl-like haircut, his rather small statue, his over-the-top politeness, his calm and shy personality, the frantic way he reacted to 'inappropriate' things, and the list goes on. Sadly, hugging was one of the things Japan deemed as 'inappropriate', and to make matters worse for you, you were an affectionate person. There was no denying that you had a crush on the Japanese man, and so in order to try winning his feelings, you tried to give him his personal space, and it was HARD.

You were currently visiting Japan under your boss' orders to strengthen the bond between Japan and (your country). Since the conservative nation has grown rather fond of you, he kindly offered to let you stay in his house and even suggested taking you around his homeland for some sightseeing. You had mixed feelings towards this. The advantages are that you get to take a look at the Japanese culture (which you were fascinated by), it gave you a chance to hang out with your crush AND you get the nice, warm, pleased feeling that the quiet Kiku Honda actually likes you enough as a friend. You couldn't really tell how he felt towards you because he didn't show his emotions very much, and this was a chance to find out. There was only one disadvantage, yet this disadvantage was a major one- spending so much time with him would definitely make you break.

"Ohayō gozaimasu, ___-san," Japan said as you exited the guestroom, bowing as he said so.

Twitch! Even that was cute!

You grinned while greeting him back, and he led you to where breakfast was waiting. As he enthusiastically explained to you the Japanese dishes in front of you, you couldn't help but giggle over how passionate Japan was towards his cuisine, making you long to pinch his cheeks. Not that you did that though.

Although Japan was one of the top masters at hiding their emotions, you could easily read the anticipation and excitement in his eyes as you popped some of the food into your mouth. Your face lit up, exclaiming to him that it was delicious. He let out a sigh of relief, happy that you liked his food.

"Itadakimasu~" he sang before digging in himself.

Twitch! Why was this old man so cute?

*timeskip*

Japan had taken you to so many beautiful attractions, and the more time you got to know Japan (both the country and himself), the more your feelings for him grew.
The two of you were walking together at the streets of Osaka, doing some mindless window-shopping. As you walked past a toyshop, you couldn't help but pause as a lovable plushie caught your eye.

Becoming aware that you were no longer by his side, Japan turned around and walked to where you were. He saw you staring at a rather big mamegoma plushie.

"Do you rike that, ___-san?" he asked. You made a small sound of agreement, your eyes fixated on it. Similar to China, you had a weakness towards cute and huggable things. He chuckled, getting the shopkeeper's attention and pointed at the toy. He passed him some money and placed the seal into your arms. Your (insert colour) eyes widened in surprise.

Clutching the toy close to your heart, you said in his language with a tinge of pink on your cheeks, "Arigatō gozaimasu, Nihon~"

Now it was his turn to blush, only his was much more redder than yours. He felt his heart thump as you said that with such a cute expression, looking away in hopes that you did not see his tomato face. However, you did.

Twitch! Your grip on the toy became tighter, partially wishing it was him you were hugging.

*timeskip*

That night, Japan brought you to the cherry blossom tree near his house, letting you marvel over the scenery. The both of you sat on the grass and leaned against the tree, gazing at the moon. You smiled at his content expression and glanced towards his shoulder. It was so tempting to rest your head against it, but the fear of him shoving you off and refusing to speak to you for invading his personal space was too much.

"Thanks for taking me out today, Kiku. I had a lot of fun," you said sweetly.
"That's good, __-san. I, too enjoyed today," he replied. He liked it when you called him by his human name. Then there was a peaceful silence.

He turned his head slightly to look at you, admiring how gentle your facial features looked in the moonlight. His eyes softened, feeling honoured to have the privilege to be next to such a pretty and kind woman. Having the sense that Japan was watching you, you turned to face him, but as soon as your eyes met, he quickly whipped his head to the other side.

"I'm so sorry! I-I couldn't help myself, you rooked too beautifur," he sputtering about his apologies, the word 'beautiful' said in a quieter and more bashful tone.

Twitch! You turned as red as a tomato at that compliment, which also pushed you to the limit. And the mamegoma toy wasn't there to fulfil your hugging needs.

"Kiku, forgive me for this."
"For wha-" he stopped mid-sentence as you glomped him. You felt him tense up but you didn't seem to care. All you were thinking was how delightfully warm he was, and how his body was slightly but nicely sculpted. You inhaled his sweet scent, having no intentions of letting go. Resting your head on his chest, you could hear how fast his heart was beating.

After a while, Japan finally loosened up. He had to admit; it felt right being in your embrace. Tentatively he wrapped his own arms around your body, making you look up at him with bewilderment. Mustering all his courage, he leaned down and pecked your cheek, saying at the speed of lightning, "___-san, daisuki!"

You didn't know that much Japanese, but at least you knew what that meant. You squealed and hugged him tighter, saying back affectionately, "I like you too!"

That night, Japan gave you his first kiss, under the cherry blossom tree, in the romantic moonlight.
I wanted to give literature a try, this is the first fanfic I've ever submitted so no flaming please! But don't hesitate to tell me where I've written wrongly!
I love Japan, don't you want to hug him? :iconaawplz:
I used basic Japanese here, so can I presume that you guys understand the small phrases I added here? haha
Oh and if you don't know what mamegoma is, it's a seal character created by a Japanese company. Here's a picture: [link] Isn't it cute?! :iconomgsocuteplz:

Hetalia belongs to Hidekaz Himaruya
Edit: Removing my preview images, as although I said I didn't own them and linked it back to where I found it, I don't think that's 'getting permission'. Sad, I really liked this picture :(
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:icondaniisawesome12:
daniisawesome12 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
*pats your shoulder* you have done well 
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HumonoidWolf Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I'M GOING TO EXPLODE FROM THE ADORABLENESS!!!!!Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] Yasuko Takasu (Fangirling) [V1] Grell Sutcliff (Fangirling) [V2] Danisnotonfire: FEELS the feels :iconohyoublushplz: :la: choir 
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BleuFrost Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  New Deviant
SO. MUCH. FLUFF. 
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Whybot221 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Awww
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:iconrock-cake:
Rock-cake Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITILOVEITILOVEIT!!!!!
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22WC22 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. My. Gosh.
ADSAJWDKNASDKJNSEKNAEKJDNSAKJDN
Where do I even begin?
This is so cute I can't even
I love the representation and personality of reader-chan in this. It really suits me, unlike a lot of other stories I've read. I love cute things and pink and cupcakes, and it seems like every other reader wears all black and writes emotional lyrics on their converse. I love this so much!
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salwasairh Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  New Deviant
Japan~~~
DAISUKIIII!!!!!!!!!💖💖💖💖😍😍😍😘😘😘😘
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xXRaggedFangXx Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Austria (Shy) [V6] Nope... I wont admit it... UGH! U win! That was the best one I've read yet!Death the Kid Dance ( Soul Eater ) 
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ilovemyself12345 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Student Artist
APH Italy Roll Squeal Boa Hancock Fangirl Icon Squeal Squeal Squeal Squeal Squeal 
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WyvernHuntress Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant
Awwww so kawaii~~~~~~~
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xXChocolate-RainXx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome for a first fanfic O_O
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animeloverforeves Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!!! I just don't know the Japanese words are...
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marchingbane Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Student Artist
Fang girl much? O_o Ta F***
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:iconthechristmasllama:
thechristmasllama Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww we
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applewhite210 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student Artist
KAWAII!!!!!Italy Yay Tokyo Plz Yay Tokyo Plz Yay Tokyo Plz Italy Italy 
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Lugiastrider Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG OMG ONOZ Emoticon *Free Icon/Emote* Nutella Pusheen (OMG) Creepy stare penguin emote :awesomerainbow: 
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Randomsinger11 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 20, 2015  Student General Artist
I want to hug him so badly! The best I got is a giant Japan plushie in my room. And no, just because I have a giant plushie of Japan does not mean I'm a fangirl! I have giant plushies of all the G8 hetalia characters! \(^-^)/
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CheetahBoots Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE!?
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:iconrandomsinger11:
Randomsinger11 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student General Artist
O.O Christ, man! You can get them online! Don't hurt me! *waves white flag*
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CheetahBoots Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I need ittttttt
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aoikuniedaxyuukanda Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Aww, man! I'm so JEALOUS!! D:
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:iconrandomsinger11:
Randomsinger11 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student General Artist
XD I'm jealous of the other hetalia fans sometimes too, my friend.
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:iconthalassicskies:
ThalassicSkies Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student Writer
I've always wanted to glomp him so~ bad! He's just to stinkin' cute! Also, I, personally, am in looooove with his accent. I love this story!!!
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AwesomePrussianess Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Dahw!!!! Kiku!!! Ur tooooo kawaii!!!!!!! I needs to huggle you!!!
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blue-ninja-fire Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
this story is not great











at all 



im sick of it being called great







it not great at all its AWESOME EVEN AWESOMER THAN PRUSSIA
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theotakugurl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student General Artist
AAAHHH! I'm dying from cuteness!
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KirasLaugh Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This was soooo cute!!!Great job!!!
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hetaliafangirl01 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
If i were with Japan i would have major urges 2 glomp him but i would try 2 respect his personal space but Jappy is 2 kawaii 2 not glomp
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ramendangosenbei Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
SOOOO CUTE -JUMPS OF THW CLIF OF RAINBOWS-
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aoikuniedaxyuukanda Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
TAKE ME WITH YOUUUUUU!!~~~
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ManiacleTurtles Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
ITS SO CHEESY YET SO ADORABLE!! KAWAAAAAIIIIIIIII!~ Es increible! 
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FoxGirlFun Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Kiku so cuuute!
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DownShiftPlus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
SOOO ADORBS
*jumps out the window*
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CarmenBiat Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Student Artist
XD SOOO CUTE!!
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FeliciaVargas16 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OMGITSSOCUTE!!!!!!! ))

*smiles at Japan who walks away*
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CreepyAnimeFreak02 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seals cant be that cute can the- OH MAI GAWD SO KAWAII!!!!!!!!!!
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Kspowell2002 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
My god that is the cutest darn est thing ever in his world
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AnimeGeekKatie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Your profile picture makes this comment 10x more cute.
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Kspowell2002 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Filmographer
Harigato
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RoxyDanaSchlyer1218 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Artist
*sprays of blood and tons of blood flies all over the place then eyes twitch* reader and Japan with their family,kissing and making out,then in the....b...e..d...*dead from blood loss*
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elephantgirl202 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Why was this old man so cute?
:iconhetaliajapanplz:: I'm not old. China is old.
~~~~~~~
Similar to China, you had a weakness towards cute and huggable things.

me: I-I'm sorry! They are just so kawaii!
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me-> :iconanimehugplz: <-Japan
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Poetry-Venting Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wait so you dry-humped him? Oh god.
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aoikuniedaxyuukanda Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
LOL. so awkward.
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Poetry-Venting Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
jegus
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elephantgirl202 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
EW NO! IT'S A HUGGLE GIF
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aoikuniedaxyuukanda Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Awkward.
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Poetry-Venting Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
OH THANK THE LORD
I DONT THINK HE WOULD APPRECIATE THAT
AT ALL
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IhavetoomanyOCs123 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student General Artist
That looks wrong XD
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