[personal profile] ceitfianna suggested Hetalia fic to the prompt Switzerland and either the hidden bunkers or internal language issues. So I thought of a steel door I'd seen in the side of a mountain, and the fact that Liechtenstein likely returned to her own house after the end of World War II....

The Fortress on the Rhine )

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Title: The (Wrong) Color of Money
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: G
Summary: America has a little cash problem. Switzerland can only help so much.
Notes: Technically, this story takes place a few years earlier than the present day, since printing technologies have improved a bit since then...but it's still topical, even now. (Also on AO3.)

The (Wrong) Color of Money )

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With my permission, [livejournal.com profile] creepy_pillow (Пеле) has translated my Hetalia fic A Brand Plucked Out of the Burning into Russian and has posted it here at Ficbook.net.

My Russian knowledge is quite limited, but from what I can tell it looks to be a very fine translation, and I'm supremely impressed by and grateful for the time and effort taken over it. Большо́е спаси́бо!
Title: Hostage Negotiations (A Place of Greater Safety Remix)
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: U
Pairings: Background France/Austria, background one-sided Austria/Liechtenstein
Summary: France's latest prisoner of war isn't likely to escape, but the Helvetic Republic has been ordered to guard her, and so he will.
Notes: This story is a remix of [personal profile] sirvalkyrie's Ransom, written for Remix Redux 11. The pairings of the original story aren't really central to the plot of this remix, so even though I have marked them here I regret that those who were hoping for rarepair fic might be disappointed. But the existence of France/Austria and Austria/Liechtenstein (the latter more of a young girl's crush) shaped my original conception of this remix, so I have marked them here accordingly. Historical and other notes are at the end. (Also available at AO3.)

Hostage Negotiations (A Place of Greater Safety Remix) )

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Title: And Parallels North
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: U
Summary: Caught in a sudden squall while visiting a decommissioned DEW Line station high above the Arctic Circle, America and Canada are forced to spend the night in one of the abandoned outbuildings near the airstrip. Even if the giant s'mores are a disappointment, they might still be able to salvage something out of their long night in the Far North.
Notes: This story was originally written as a belated entry for the Canadian Shack 2011 fic collection, with the working title Putting the Canada Back in the Canadian Shack Fic (which is still a reasonably accurate description of it). Additional historical and cultural notes are at the end.

And Parallels North )

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Title: Have Yourself a Merry NORAD Christmas
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: U
Summary: Finland doesn't fly alone on Christmas Eve. At least, not all the way.
Notes: This story was one of those ideas where the title hits you like a sledgehammer and the plot practically writes itself around it. Additional notes are at the end.

Have Yourself a Merry NORAD Christmas )

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Title: Bluegrass Ambassadors
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: U
Summary: America has brought several unusual pieces of luggage to the latest G-20 meeting. Canada smells strongly of rosin. Germany isn't quite sure what to make of their odd behaviour, but a visit to their hotel rooms later that evening leads to an enjoyable (if unexpected) cultural exchange.
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: Many thanks go to [archiveofourown.org profile] CaracalGirl for editorial suggestions and general encouragement in seeing this fic to its conclusion. All story notes are at the end.

Bluegrass Ambassadors )

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Title: The Next Best Thing to Normal
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: U
Summary: Germany and Italy have invited Switzerland and Canada to dinner as thanks for the help they have provided as interpreters for EU meetings. Switzerland, it must be said, is less than thrilled at the prospect of spending the entire meal translating across three languages and relying on Canada to communicate in a fourth. Yet even he is willing to admit that a small attempt at normalcy -- if only for part of an evening -- is better than nothing at all. Sequel to In Hell, the Simultaneous Translators Are Swiss. (Germany/Italy, implied France/England) Also available at AO3.
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: Originally written for a Hetalia anon-meme prompt in which the nations are suddenly confronted with language barriers that prevent them from communicating with each other. Additional notes are at the end.

The Next Best Thing to Normal )

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Title: Sans Frontières
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: 12/PG
Summary: The motto of the International Committee of the Red Cross is Inter Arma Caritas (Amidst War, Charity). Unfortunately for America, this does not necessarily mean that International Committee of the Red Cross must personally be a beacon of sweetness and light to idiots who insist on throwing themselves into the crossfire.
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: As appropriate for a Great War setting, this fill contains descriptions of combat violence and medical treatment of casualties. All historical and other notes are at the end.

Sans Frontières )

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A remix of [personal profile] lilian_cho's comment-fic The birth of Canadian cuisine, written in [personal profile] bessemerprocess's comment-fic remix post.

I had recently had an argument with a poutine-hating friend in which I attempted to defend the deliciousness of the dish, and this comment-fic contains the gist of my rebuttal.

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'I never should have left you with that perfidious rosbif,' France moaned, shielding his eyes with one hand as he struck a pose of dramatic sorrow. 'He has ruined your palate beyond all hope of repair!'

America, far less histrionic for once, settled for wrinkling his nose. 'Dude, that's just gross.'

Canada scowled at both of them. 'Look, we've been over this about a thousand times.' He turned to France, and jabbed at the air with his greasy fork. 'You eat pommes de terre au gratin. That's potatoes and cheese, and you'll even melt extra cheese on top of it. Not to mention soupe à l'oignon, which has cheese melted over beef broth that's exactly the same kind I use when I make homemade gravy.' Without a pause, he rounded on America. 'And as for you, brother dear, exactly how many helpings of mashed potatoes and gravy do you have every Thanksgiving, eh? And I know I've seen you put cream cheese in mashed potatoes, too.'

'Well, duh, 'cause it makes them extra creamy and awesome.'

'So why exactly is it so disgusting that I'd put cheese curds and gravy on my potatoes?' France started to open his mouth, but Canada cut in before he could get a word out. 'And don't give me that crap about them being frites. I don't see you moaning all over Belgium when she dips hers in mayonnaise.'

America gave him a pitying look. 'When Belgium does it, it's cute. When you do it, it's weird.'

Canada grumbled something vaguely blasphemous in French and defiantly shovelled another forkful of poutine into his mouth.


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Title: At Sixes and Sevens (The Trojan Horse Variation)
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: 12/PG
Summary: England would have it be known that his application to join the European Economic Community is not an act of desperation. France would have it be known that England isn't fooling anyone but himself. (Implied France/England)
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: This story is a remix of [livejournal.com profile] zalia's Between Scylla and Charybdis, written for Remix Redux 10. Historical and other notes are at the end. (Also available at AO3.)

At Sixes and Sevens (The Trojan Horse Variation) )

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Title: Ever Closer Union
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: U
Summary: Sealand's latest brilliant plan to be recognised as a nation involves making a bid for membership in an international organisation. Finding the right one to join, however, is a lot harder than he'd expected.
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: The blame for this piece rests entirely on the shoulders of [livejournal.com profile] daegaer, courtesy of this drabble. Historical and other notes are at the end. (Also available at AO3.)

Ever Closer Union )

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A brief character study, written for a Hetalia anon-meme prompt in which the nations hold down outside jobs because they have to -- or because they want to.

Pas d'argent, pas de Suisse (written 28 April 2011) )

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Title: In Hell, the Simultaneous Translators Are Swiss
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: U
Originally posted: 24-28 February 2011 (also available at AO3)
Summary: The nations have lost their ability to communicate with each other in any language other than their official languages. Canada and Switzerland, as nations with multiple official languages, have been pressed into service as simultaneous translators for EU meetings. But how will they react when a desperate Italy begs for help to convey a message that he can no longer say on his own? (Germany/Italy, implied France/England)
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: Written for a Hetalia anon-meme prompt in which the nations are suddenly confronted with language barriers that prevent them from communicating with each other. (Heaven help me, I've written serious 'ship-fic for the first time.) All notes -- in this case, primarily linguistic notes -- are at the end.

In Hell, the Simultaneous Translators Are Swiss )

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Title: Ostpolitik
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: 15/PG-13 (language)
Originally posted: 6-11 February 2011 (also available at AO3)
Summary: At a wake for his old boss Willy Brandt, a heavily inebriated Germany starts to recount some of the political jokes that his boss was known to tell. Prussia, however, doesn't see much to laugh about.
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: Written for a Hetalia anon-meme request about a very drunk Germany making East German jokes in the presence of a very unamused Prussia (who spent the Cold War as the personification of East Germany). Historical and other notes are at the end.

Ostpolitik )

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Title: Marignano
Fandom: Hetalia
Rating: 12/PG (brief combat violence)
Originally posted: 14-27 January 2011 (also available at AO3)
Summary: The ways of warfare are changing at the dawn of the sixteenth century, and the Swiss Confederacy is not pleased to discover that his tried-and-true tactics are less effective than they once were.
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: Written for a Hetalia anon-meme request about the origins of the cross-shaped scar that Switzerland has on his left shoulder (as seen in this fan-coloured image). It gave me an excuse to do some research that I've been eyeing for a while -- I am by no means a military historian, especially of this period, but the challenge of writing something a bit out of my comfort zone was too good to pass up. Additional historical notes are at the end.

Marignano )

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Written for a Hetalia anon-meme as a response to the prompt: Each year since 1947, a Christmas tree has been given to the people of London from the people of Norway in gratitude for Britain's support for Norway during World War II.

Let Nothing You Dismay (written 23-24 December 2010) )

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