“To be graced with your affectionate words, is to feel busy butterflies flutter within my stomach. To be embraced by your strong arms, is to feel my heart thunder and pound with the power of a stampede. To be loved by you, is to look at the entire world, and see no one but you alone.”
Ivan would be constantly gushing over them and how adorable they were, which would either frustrate them or fluster them depending on their attitude towards being called adorable. He would most likely always being hugging them while cooing about how precious they were and he would be extra protective over them.
Spain / Antonio Fernandez Carriedo
Antonio, like Ivan, would constantly be cooing at how adorable they were. He would probably tease them just a tiny bit about how cute and short they were, but never in mean spirit of course. All the teasing he would do would be in good fun. He would find everything they do to be cute, whether it’s something as mundane as folding laundry. If they were easily flustered, he would call them his “bajo(a) tomate” (short tomato).
South Italy / Lovino Vargas
Lovino might tease them a lot about their short height, like holding things just out of their reach. He would silently find all of the things they did simply adorable, but he wouldn’t really say much about it aside from a small blush as their cuteness.
Denmark / Matthias Densen
Matthias would chuckle over their cute actions and might go into a long winded, dramatic speech over how lucky he was to have someone as cute and precious as them as his significant other. He would offer to give them piggy back rides at every given chance. Overall, he would absolutely adore them and their short height.
look I love mature-and-long-suffering-big-bro-romano but lbr 97% of the italy brothers’ relationship is basically romano getting mad about, I don’t even know, the color of the wallpaper or something and feli in the background trying to get him to calm down like “niichan what could possibly be wrong now? we haven’t even left the house yet! oh no are you crying? pls don’t cry it’ll be ok”
why the fuck did you do this? Southern Italy already exists, this is dumb
((R R A N T.
I coiuld have brushed this off as anon hate (but I don’t really think it is, idk), but I will use this as an occasion to explain my point of view about Hima’s Romano.
First of all, the name!
Lovino is NOT an actual italian name, it is a butchering of the italian verb ‘Rovino’, ‘I ruin’ or (this idea is a little joke of mine, an italian confused as you about it), the archaic form 'Lo vino’, “The Wine”.
My Southern Italy’s name is Romano, an actual name with its origin on the Roman Empire’s age.
It comes from Romanus “citizien of Rome”, and many Byzantine emperors and rulers had this name, including the modern poltician Romano Prodi. Vargas is ok, since it is a surname that is widely used in all of the peninsula, from Milan to Palermo.
I would like to give him a second name, now I am set on Ferdinando (widely used in the Kingdom of Naples, the Two Sicilies and modern Naples itself), Enea (Aeneas, the mythological hero) or Achille.
Second point: Family.
Hima sets North Italy as his brother and Grandpa Rome as his, well, grandpa, but I am not too sure about it, nor is the Italian-Hetalia Rp fandom (most of us are history nerds, including me).
First of all, the last time Italy was unified properly before the Risorgimento, was before the fall of Western Rome and during the Kingdom of Ostrogoths/Odoacer, so how can they be brothers, if not under the good ol’ Roman Empire? I am a proud classicist, so I support the idea of them being Rome’s sons like pretty much everyone in the italian fandom.
Who is the mother? There are two: Romano is son to Rome and Ancient Greece, making it Greece’s brother, since Southern Italy’s name itself, Magna Graecia (widely used nowadays, too!), comes from the time when Greek colonies were founded along pretty much all of S. Italy’s coasts, but I will talk more about this next time, N. Italy’s mother may probably be Gallia Cisalpina, so they are 50% brothers.
In the end, according to me, Romano’s family is:
Rome (Dad★), N. Italy, Spain, Portugal, Romania, France, the Italian Regions and Greece (a lot of brothers, yeah?).
He is not 100% Feliciano’s brother, but he loves him anyways.
Third point: looking and acting.
Romano’s design is fine, I’d expect him to be pretty more tanned, and his hair should be curlier, but I am not complaining at all.
I think of him as older, pretty much at Spain’s age, tho.
Acting, here comes the real problem.
Romano is shown to be a stressed, whiny kid who depends on Spain and gets angry for ANYTHING, plus the “Potato Bastard” thing, ugh.
By stereotypes and a good 50% of truth, Southern Italians are more similar to Feliciano rather than being close to Romano. We are, and trust me we actually ARE, more welcoming, open minded and generally always happy about life, go lucky people. By stereotypes, we could say Hima is right on us being very flirty with tourists (I have a lot of friends who only date tourists and random foreigners, fml), pretty much hot headed, and lazy (yes, I won’t lie to myself, most of us are very lazy).
Also, the fact about him and his relationships–
They are pretty fucked up. We do joke a lot about Germany, but we like them! The greatest king Southern Italy had was Holy Roman Emperor of a German Dinasty (Frederick II of Swabia, google it) (i am using this to say something Germano related will come very soon ;)) ), and they invade us in summer with their precious tourists, bringing us money, so yes, WE LOVE YOU GERMANY.
Also Chigi in Italian is not an actual word, it is the name of a roman family and one of the italian government’s palaces in Rome but not anything really-
I will talk more about this another time, anyways! Please, PLEASE SUPPORT NON CANON VERSIONS OF CANON CHARACTERS!
nobody will probably will read this, but I had to))