Finland tried to escape when he first joined the Nordics group because he thought he didn’t belong there. Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland already had some sort of family bond, so he thought that nobody would notice him if he just left.
But during that night, while he was trying to leave, Sweden followed him. Finland looked at him, kind of mad, kind of curious.
“Please don’t tell anybody about this. I don’t belong here. Nobody cares about me”. Finland asked him. He only grabbed a couple of stuff, some clothes and some food.
“I care” Sweden replied which surprised Finland because he had never heard him speak.
The swedish boy grabbed his hand, to try to make him understand that he didn’t want Finland to leave.
“Come on. You have your own family. I’m just a stranger.” Finland wanted to just go. He didn’t want to make a scene about it.
“You are my family” Sweden insisted.
What Finland probably ignored was that Sweden didn’t get along with Denmark and Norway, but he remained there because he didn’t want to be alone. It was Finland the one who actually make him feel better when he joined them. He didn’t feel an outsider.
Finland looked at him and took a deep breathe. He thought Sweden didn’t care at all, because of his silence.
“I don’t want to be alone again”
Finland didn’t know what to say. He wanted to go but when he looked at the sad expression of Sweden, he couldn’t do it. Finland hugged him, because he also felt that way.
“And you’ll never be” Finland promised.
So from that moment they started to become best friends.