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Cross-posted from Hetachallenge

Title: Sleeping Alone
Author: kira
Claim: Prussia
Character(s): Prussia, Frederick II, Wilhelmine
Table/Prompt: Angst/ Prompt # 7, Empty
Word Count: 537
Rating: PG13
Summary: Prussia hates sleeping alone, but deals with it as best he can…
Author’s note: My beta is unavailable, so this was looked over by myself; any errors within are my own.


Prussia rolled over, unable to sleep. The bed felt empty without his lover, Frederick, not that they would have been able to sleep together while visiting the king’s sister, but at least they could have had a few stolen moments together. Unfortunately, the king was in Potsdam while his sister, the Margravine, lived in a palace in Bayreuth with her husband. Prussia had been sent personally by Frederick to talk to Wilhelmine on the subject of her husband’s mistress, which the king felt was an embarrassment for his sister. However, while the Margravine acknowledged that she was not happy with the situation, she felt there was little she could do about it. Prussia sighed as he relived that private conversation over in his head.

He sat up, and throwing back the bed covers, he swung his feet out of bed. He stood up, the floor cold under his bare feet. Walking helped somewhat and he began to pace back and forth. Prussia tried to come up with a way to break the news to Frederick that would soften the blow of what could be perceived as his sister’s unwillingness to do anything. Unfortunately, he could not come up with a way to sugarcoat things, which only increased his restlessness.

Prussia walked over to the window, and moving the curtain out of the way, he stared out into the night. “I’m sorry, Fritzchen,” he said softly. “I tried, but your sister insists there’s nothing she can do about it.” He paused as if listening to his beloved’s reply. “Yeah… I wish I was home too. I hate sleeping alone.” Prussia snorted. “True, true… But then you can always sleep with the ‘girls.’ And don’t tell me you don’t invite them in bed with you when I’m not around.” He grinned. “Because there’s no other explanation for finding Fifi in my bed, not that I minded, she’s a cute little thing, but I’m afraid she’s not my type. Too small and delicate, now if she was a Pudelhund, maybe I could see sleeping with her.” Prussia could hear his beloved laughing in his head as they often discussed the merits of Frederick’s Italian greyhounds verses a good hunting dog, with Prussia “threatening” to get him the biggest, fiercest, hunting dog he could find.

Chuckling softly, Prussia let go of the curtain. He turned and padded back to bed. When he crawled back inside, it felt just as cold and empty as it did before. Drawing the blankets up around his neck, Prussia felt more relaxed after his little “talk” with Frederick. Since he was unable to get the Margravine to change her mind about speaking to her husband concerning his mistress, he felt that to linger here any longer would be a waste of everyone’s time. Having made up his mind to return to Potsdam earlier than expected, Prussia thought about Frederick and how delighted his beloved king would be to see him, until he told him the news. He sighed softly as there was not a thing could do about that, so he refused to let it bother him anymore. Hugging his pillow, Prussia closed his eyes and it was not long before he drifted off to sleep.

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lynne_monstr
Mar. 10th, 2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
Haha, Prussia's little mental discussion made me laugh!
kiramaru7
Mar. 10th, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
*grins* YAY! I'm glad I could make you laugh! ;p
n0t_again
Mar. 11th, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
Prussia makes me laugh in some of the most bittersweet ways - I have had many lonely nights talking to the wind and this tale takes me right back to those still, dark nights, so many years ago. Still and quiet and moving - great job; loved it.
kiramaru7
Mar. 11th, 2013 09:01 pm (UTC)
Awe... I hear you! I don't think there's a person alive who hasn't done this at least once in their lives. XD

That said, I'm glad Prussia could make you laugh! :D

*blushes* Thanks!
vampirenaomi
Mar. 15th, 2013 09:17 am (UTC)
Prussia's little talk was hilarious! I can so see him talking to himself about so many things.
kiramaru7
Mar. 15th, 2013 06:38 pm (UTC)
*blushes* Thanks! I know, right? XD
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