Genre: Angst, AU, D/s, Power Exchange Universe
Summary: The story of how Matthew got over his goove and got his men.
Notes: Here it is folks, in it's full and final glory. Let me thank both the people who beta'd this for me – doomy_slasher and hotbabysitter. Both of you are AMAZING, patient beyond belief and yeah. Awesome is not enough. If you ever need a Beta, ask one of these two. If they can put up with my love of switching tenses mid-paragraph, babbling notes, desperate late night pleas for help in not going crazy and manage to get this whole thing out of me, then they can do anything. Plus they rock in their own rights.
Also, thanks for sticking with me on this ride. It's amazing when I look back at how different my writing was when I started this and how far it's become. I had fun writing this AU, and working with two characters I wouldn't normally have picked. I hope I didn't offend anyone with my characterizations, or how I portrayed Prussia and France's (and to a lesser extent, Canada's) evolving relations and various issues. This is the first time I really had to portray a relationship that had gone abusive in the way that Prussia and France's did, and the aftermath of that relationship. I know I have said this before, but rape is not a something to be taken lightly, and I dearly hope I did not offend anyone who has gone through the trauma and heartbreak of that experience.
Feel free to write in this Universe if you want; I have going posted the almost complete notes I've written up for this AU including the backgrounds of various houses, character developments and relationships.
I ask only that if you do write in this crazy universe, you give props to the three people who inspired the universe it takes place in, and from whom I borrowed many elements of my own creation – Keira Marcos, The Tenth Muse and Xanthe.
Lastly, I have to thank the Hetalia Kink Meme. Without the HKM I wouldn't have started writing – and most definitely never have written over 160,000 words on one fill! This universe started with Carnations, took shape with Rosa and finally, ends with Lilies, Leaves and Weeds.
Enjoy the story of how Matthew got Francis and Gilbert.
And again, thanks for sticking with me.