Characters: China, Russia (this is very very arguably Rochu but not really?)
Summary: Yao tells Ivan about the woman he loved during the Tang Dynasty. All Ivan can see is an excuse and a crutch. For shiningking.
[“How sad to love something death can touch."]
“We aged a hundred years, and this happened in a single hour”
Characters: Russia, Ukraine
Prompt: Ivan’s feelings towards his big sister and her “cruel kindness”. For japanalisu.
[She was beautiful that way, bending over him and haloed in dim winter sunlight.]
“To Turn Mirrors Into Windows”
Characters: Japan, France (France/Japan?), mentions of European and Asian nations
Summary: “At the same time, he took a bit of vindictive comfort in the fact that they, in turn, would never really understand him either.” For gizenouji. Merry Christmas, James.
[It has been a long time.]