Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are working hard at both filming the Sherlock special, and keeping all its secrets under wraps. Somehow along the way, they stumble onto new developments that need to be kept just as private.
Title:Child’s Talk in April Pairings/Characters: Fem!England, India, Wales, Ireland, many, many little colonies, and India/f!England mentioned (but not the fic focus) Rating: Teen - one f-word Summary: England. April 1862. England spends some time at home with most of the British Empire on Easter Sunday. Family, imperialism and trouble in the
Americas mix only with a headache.
Notes: real life and research means that yes, I am posting an Easter fic a whole month and a bit after Easter. Happy Easter.
“James, for the third time, get down from the trees!”
Halfway up the old apple tree and with his arms full of branches - again - , New South Wales turns his head with the grudging pace of one who knows
they are in for a lecture to where England is sitting at a table on the
garden patio with India and Wales. Even at a distance and under the
steady spring budding of green leaves, the boy’s eyes are huge and
wounded, vainly trying to communicate to his exasperated guardian all of
the opportunities he feels he is clearly missing out on - all the
opportunities she is so cruelly depriving him of.
“But if there’re eggs up here -”
sets down her empty cup of tea firmly enough its saucer rattles; India
begins pouring her more from the still-warm pot without bothering to ask
her about it. “I told you at the start: none of the eggs are hidden above eye-level.”
South Wales swings himself around a thick branch just so he can see the
patio better, his tone turning indignant. “But your eye-level is twice the height of ours!”
Sorry some pictures are blurry! It’s very wet after the typhoon, so I’m nervous about holding out my phone for too long. There are some captions in the photos.
Taiwan has had its ups and downs mostly with family drama, but all the granduncles are cool. After Typhoon Nepartak passed yesterday, we went to release lanterns into the air at Shifen. (The typhoon barely grazed Taipei, so I was a little sad that I didn’t get to see it, but southern Taiwan would beg to differ.)
The lanterns are huge! Like almost 5-ft tall and color-coded with paper to resemble things like wealth, health, family, success, education, marriage, popularity, etc. We were mostly having fun with the lanterns that day, so we made some “joke wishes.” My joke wish was for more HongIce (and later added Macau at the end). Lots of families wrote long wishes and set them off into the air.
My brother wished for a successful marriage with a 2D girl. Some Dutch and Hong Kong tourists passed by and were very confused as to why it was 2D and not 3D?
The Nordics were asked what their favourite Disney movies were.
Here are their responses:
Denmark: The Little Mermaid, for obvious reasons. Though he is disappointed it’s not as close to the real story as it could be.
Finland: Brother Bear. He thinks it’s great and sad and could watch it for hours. After the third or fourth time though Sealand turns it off ‘cause he gets so fed up of hearing “tell everybody I’m on my way~”
Finland knows that song by heart.
Norway: he actually likes The Princess and the Frog. He finds the use of magic in it very intriguing, and likes the ending. It makes him smile (which results in him leaving the room before anyone can see)
Sweden: because he’s actually a really mushy person, it would be Oliver and Company. Finland’s lost count how many times Sweden’s cried at that.
Iceland: Mulan. He loves it and often watches it with Hong Kong. They both can literally repeat the whole film.
(Thanks to @hetahopelesschina for helping me with these)