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After a few minutes of silent walking, you arrived with Ludwig at __[favorite restaurant]__. A waitress came over and brought you to a secluded table before flirtatiously smiling at Ludwig and walking off with a little more swing in her hips then was probably necessary. A stab of annoyance pierced your heart, twisting into an almost physical discomfort as you noticed your dining partners face becoming increasingly flushed. You averted your gaze to the menu in front of you, despite already knowing what you were going to order, just to keep from looking at Ludwig. Your thoughts began to drift as the rest of the world faded away, leaving you calm and carefree for the first time in a very long time.

"You can order vhatever you would like," the thickly accented voice sliced through your thoughts. "A friend of mine has requested to join us, he should be here soon. It vould be best for you to tell your story now, instead of in front of him. He tends to be...overdramatic about things." Ludwig had a thoughtful look on his face, like he didn't really know what to make of you. Heck, you didn't really know what to make of yourself.

"Oh god, where to begin..." you muttered, half to yourself, half to Ludwig.

"The beginning?" the ever-so-helpful man offered (kindly note the extreme use of sarcasm).

"Yeah, I guess I'll start there. About a month ago, on the way to the movies, my..." you hessitated for a moment, it was still extremely painful to think about, let alone talk about. "my little brother and I got in an argument. My dad turned around for just a few seconds, blew a red light, and out of no where, BAM!" You mimed a collision with your hand, tears prickling at the corner of your eyes once more, "The next thing I know, I'm at the hospital and no one will look me in the eyes. They wouldn't tell me right away..." A strangled sob broke through your carefully constructed composure.

Ludwig seemed almost hesitant to ask, but after a moment of what seemed like internal debate, he asked it anyways, "Vhat happened?"

"T-t-they were dead!" you gasped, as if the words themselves were strangling you, "They all died! My mom, my dad, my little brother, all gone! I was the only one who survived..." Your voice was quiet, scared, like a little lost child who couldn't find its mother.

Ludwig's expressionless face morphed into one of compassion, at least that's what you thought it was (but then again, it could have been pity, and you would have none of that), as if your story physically hurt him to hear. "So that's why you were on the bridge..."

"I couldn't live with myself..." you whispered. "It was my fault they were dead, and I couldn't live with the fact that I was the only who lived. It should have been any one of them, just not me..."

"Stop that." You looked up, shocked at the German man's words. He continued, ignoring your shock, "This is not your fault. It was simply a bad set of circumstances that played out into an even worse situation. There is no one to blame, and if there vas, it would not be you."

"But-" you tried to interject, but you were quickly shot down.

"Nein, you need to hear this. You shouldn't try to take all of the blame onto yourself vhen you do not deserve it. That vould be cruel. And most importantly, you should live. You owe that to them."

You nodded, letting the words sink into your head, and you realized that he was right. You had lived for a reason, and you shouldn't waste the precious gift you were given.

That didn't mean you didn't have questions of your own. "Why did you stop me?"

Ludwig's expression became unreadable. "I...do not know. I don't think I could have let you just jump, not vithout trying to stop you. That would be a guilt I vould be unwilling to live vith. So I stopped you."

A small smile graced your lips for the first time since the crash. "Thank you. Thank you for stopping me."
Again, thank you so much for all of your support!

It's midterm week at my school, so updates will be sporadic until they're over.
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:iconiamcatheryn:
iamcatheryn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Olive Garden, baby!
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CrazyHetaliaLover13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I chose Tim Horton's.
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:iconmarriedtograyfullbus:
LOL I choose some cuban restaurant 
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PersonificationMD Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist
I chose Joe's Crab Shack (I love me some crab!!!) XD
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BlackBloodWolf554 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I thought of Chinese buffet 2 but they don't have a waiter or waitress. You have to get up and get your own food. XD then I thought, 'screw it! I will make us go to Applebee's!'
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
XD Very good choice!
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BlackBloodWolf554 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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:iconmoriartyssniper:
moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
No problem!
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GoldenWingedAngel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh Ludwig…
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:iconmoriartyssniper:
moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Yeah...
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GoldenWingedAngel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah…
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
:)
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Candy-chuu Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mc'donalds dont have waitresses!!! :icononionxdplz:
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fangirlcomplex Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
:iconamericaxdplz: dude we thought of the same place
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LoZGamer316 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconamericaxdplz: dude, heroic minds think alike!
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Candy-chuu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah burgers! :icongreatjobplz:
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:iconfangirlcomplex:
fangirlcomplex Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Lol I wine how many purge people also thought McDonalds
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fangirlcomplex Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
*wonder, other

Lol auto correct
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
But do you really think Germany would take you to McDonalds? Really?
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Candy-chuu Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fine then....KFC!!! :dummy:
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Could you really see Germany in a fast food place?
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Chibi-Katana Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol... I could see germany in a fast food place. Looking around disgustedly at all the people eating straight up fat and drinking sugar.... And then I could see him saying this: "Nein... I have made a very bad mistake..." 
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fnioami Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Artist
4?
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Yep! There's a chapter 4.
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fnioami Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Artist
kk
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doublerainbow-girl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesomeness ^^
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Insane-Angel13 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god this is making me want to cry!!!
i love it!
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I'm glad you like it!
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SecretGermanyLover Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Need more. Bitte?
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Soon!
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666kurai Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I should watch with this account too, shouldn't I? Keep it up, man.
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Sure, if you want.
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666kurai Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Already did.
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
So I see.
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666kurai Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
meep.
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SmarticleParticle Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This story is awesome! I think it really helped me out too. I was kind of considering doing something like this, then your story helped me realise that it's really, really not worth it.

Thank you. :iconchuuplz:
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I'm glad that you changed your mind, the world will be much better with you in it, and I'm honored that I could help.

Don't worry, it will get better.
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SmarticleParticle Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awww, thank you. :hug:
I'm so glad I didn't do it. Things have already stared to get better. :)
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I'm glad you didn't either! Besides, things can only get better from here. Grab some chocolate, watch a movie, enjoy the little things!

It helped me.
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SmarticleParticle Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yep, and now I've got a few exams out of the way I'm not feeling as on-edge as I was. My teacher wanted me to take another exam a year early. You can imagine what I told her. :la:
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Exams are enough to stress anyone out.
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SmarticleParticle Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely. I panic really easily, and there was a lot of family stuff going on in the background. But I think I'm much better now, and giving up would have only made things harder on most people I know.
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Exactly, and I feel the same way a lot. I wish you the best of luck with everything, and feel free to message me if you need to talk!
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Ira-kago Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck on your midterms and this is wonderful and this is wonderful keep up the awesome work :D
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Thank you! (I need all the luck I can get)

And thank you for your kind words! :tighthug:
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Ira-kago Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome :3 *is hugged and hugs back*
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moriartyssniper Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
:)
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