after mehmed ii conquered byzantine, he declared himself the roman emperor and protector of the orthodox church (even as to his east, moscow would style itself the third rome) – “in old times, the roman empire was pagan, catholic, and orthodox. now it is muslim.“
since it's father's day, can i request how prussia and 2p!prussia would react to finding out they'll be dads??
Prussia: Gilbert would be over the moon with joy. Whether it’s a situation in which he and his s/o will be having a child together, or if his s/o is already a parent, he would be beyond excited at the news. If it were his own child however, he would probably tear up, much as he may try to deny it later. Between raising Ludwig and Friedrich, he never honestly thought of wanting to be a father, until you had delivered the news to him. He would be floored for a few moments, but would settle almost immediately into the role, and would be only slightly nervous as you tackle this new adventure together.
2P! Prussia: Gilen would be a big old bag of disbelief. He would need you to repeat yourself a few times for it to truly click for him. He honestly probably stumbled a bit as the weight crashed in on him, too many emotions rolling over him in a jumbled mess. He’d be happy, excited, terrified, shocked, anxious- His mind is rolling over constant panic- whether he would be capable of being a good father, if the child would look up to him- and excitement, because he would be sharing another part of the narrative with you that he really wasn’t capable of before. While Gilbert is already picking out stuffed animals, Gilen would be prepping himself emotionally for the impending duties ahead.
(I’m sure there would be more to it, but I am a bit sleepy right now. Will edit later, friends! ^_^;)
Holy Rome’s canon birth date, February 2nd, coincides with not only the coronation of Otto I as Holy Roman Emperor in 962, but also the coronation of his successor, Conrad II, in 1027! Each reigned for just over a decade!