You were walking along a road with your best friend, Felicianno Vargas, trying very hard to be invisible. Not literally invisible of course, but invisible to your little brother and his girlfriend, who were going out on their first date.
Now, trying to keep out of sight with an Italian is hard work. Mainly because the Italian:
a) Wears bright colors
b) Makes no effort to move quietly
c) Won't shut up
d) Starts complaining after a while
To be honest, you weren't quite sure why you brought Feli of all people with you, when Kiku the ninja was obviously the best choice. However, you were too shy to mention this fact, so you stayed quiet.
You and Feli, who was chattering about pasta, followed them through a path in the woods, ignoring all the animals that seemed to cry out in response to Feli. Every once in a while, your brother would look back, coming out of his happy place whenever Feli was too loud, but you would make a little noise like "eep!" and jump behind a tree while Feli, still not quite sure what was happening, did similarly.
"_____? Do you want some pasta?" Feli asked you.
You looked back and squeaked. "F-Feli, how did you...in the woods...?"
He had a pot full of boiling pasta, and looked very happy. "______, I'm Italian! Pasta for everyone! SUPER YIPPEE!"
You stared at him, but sat down, shyly accepting the proffered meal. "Thanks," You said softly.
"No problemo!" He replied cheerfully, gulping down his own pasta rapidly.
Brother temporarily forgotten, you ate your amazing pasta and gave Feli the bowl. "Where were you carrying this?" You asked curiously.
"It's collapsible!" Feli smiled dopily and grabbed your hand. "Come on, _____! Let's catch up to them!"
You flushed at the touch of Feli's warm hand. Feli, being totally oblivious and unable to read the atmosphere, dragged you off at top speed for a couple meters, before he got tired and stopped.
"Vee! My feet hurt!" He whined, sitting down on the ground. "And I can't tie my shoelaces!"
How often did Ludwig have to do this? You wondered, as you bent down and wordlessly tied Feli's shoelaces.
"Yay! Grazie, ragazza!" He jumped up. "Let's keep going!"
You two kept walking, and soon your brother and his girlfriend were in sight again. You followed them until they reached a cliff. They turned and walked down a discreet path on the side, and you gulped, starting to follow. You had an insane fear of heights. If you had known they were going to start hiking, you wouldn't have followed.
However, Feli had different plans. "_______! I want to show you something!" He chirped, grabbing your hand again and pulling you towards the edge of the cliff.
You started panicking, digging your feet in the ground as he dragged you toward the edge.
"F-Feli! Why are yo-" You broke off into a scream as Feli, still gripping your hand tightly, dove off the cliff, taking you with him.
Of course, it was at this instant that you hit your head on the hard wooden floor of your room. You sat up, heart still pounding from the panic of falling- no, jumping- off the cliff. You got to your feet and peered at your bed.
Suddenly, you understood why you fell.
There was an Italian spread across your bed.