A few weeks have passed now. Ludwig has gotten use to living with Feliciano. Aside from having to always protect him from Gilbert and Francis, it was quite fun to live with him.
It was a sunny afternoon. Ludwig was sitting on the back porch, watching Feliciano play in the backyard. Gilbert came on the back porch and sat on the swing. He just stared at the ground with a serious look on his face. Ludwig looked at him.
"Something bothering jou?" he asked as he looked back at Feliciano, who was currently climbing up a tree.
"Ja. Antonio hasn't been hanging out vith me and Francis as much und he von't let us in his house cause of his cat. It's frustrating!"
"I can't say I blame him for not letting jou two see his cat, especially after the vay jou treated Feliciano."
"But he doesn't know that! I think he's hiding something, und I'm going to find out vhat it is!"
"Fine, vhatever. Jou might make him mad though."
"I don't care, I really vant to know."
They both looked toward Feliciano, who was clinging upside down to a branch. Ludwig got up but Gilbert grabbed his wrist. Ludwig glared at him, but Gilbert just grinned at him.
"Feli, jour part cat! If jou fall jou'll land on all fours!" Gilbert called out to him.
"I-It doesn't work that way! Ludwig please come help me!" Feliciano cried. Ludwig jerked his wrist away from Gilbert's grip and walked over. He looked up at Feliciano.
"Uncurl jour legs from the branch und let go. I'll catch jou," Ludwig said. Feliciano looked at him in fear and clung tighter to the branch.
"N-No way! What if I'm to heavy and you drop me," Feliciano said, earning an annoyed look from Ludwig.
"Feliciano, I won't drop jou. You barely weigh anything. Just let go, I promise I'll catch jou," Ludwig said and Feliciano bit his lip. He uncurled his legs and his tail poofed out when his lower body dropped, leaving his hands to hold his weight. He looked down at Ludwig with uncertainty. Ludwig just nodded, showing him that it was okay. Feliciano closed his eyes and let go. He expected to hit the ground, but he felt strong arms instead. He opened his eyes slowly.
"See? Told jou I vould catch jou," Ludwig said as Feliciano smiled at him. Feliciano hugged him tightly.
"Jou're welcome," he said as he put Feliciano down. Feliciano let go and ran to the porch.
"Let's have pasta!"
Later, there was a knock on the door. Gilbert went to answer it and Ludwig just kept petting Feliciano as he read. Feliciano was currently taken a nap. Gilbert walked back in with a confused face. Ludwig looked at him.
"Und he's not alone," as Antonio walked in, followed by another boy. He looked like Feliciano, except more angrier and his curl was on the opposite side of his head. His amber eyes immediately locked onto Feliciano. He ran over and kneeled down. He poked his forehead.
"Wake up idiota!" he shouted at him. Feliciano opened his eyes slowly. His eyes widened when he saw his brother in front of him.
"Lovino!" he cried happily as he tackled his brother. He hugged him tightly as Lovino tried to push him off.
"H-Hey let go of me!"
Ludwig looked at Antonio. He was watching to two brothers with interest.
"Antonio, how long have jou had him?"
"Few weeks," Antonio said with a smile. "If I knew his brother was here, I would have brought Lovino over sooner."
Gilbert just sighed. "So this is vhy jou vouldn't let us see jour cat?" Gilbert asked as Antonio looked at him.
"Si. I didn't want you two bothering him. He has quite a temper."
"No I don't!" Lovino growled at him. Antonio just smiled.
"See what I mean?"
"Lovino! I'm so happy! I saw you a few weeks ago with him but we didn't come talk to you," Feliciano said. Lovino glared at him and hit him over the head.
"Ow! What was that for fratello!?" Feliciano asked as he held his head.
"Bastardo! You should have came and talked to me! I was worried about you!" Lovino said, his tail twitching in annoyance. Ludwig just watched, not sure what to do. He actually expected Feliciano's brother to be sweet just like him, but he was the exact opposite. Feliciano tilted his head.
"You were actually worried? That makes me so happy to hear," Feliciano said as he hugged Lovino once again.
"Ugh, Feliciano, let go!"
Antonio laughed. "Wow! They are very entertaining when they are together!"
"I guess so," Ludwig said. That made Lovino turn his attention to him. He pushed Feliciano off him and crawled over to Ludwig and studied him intently. Ludwig just stared back at him.
"I don't like you," Lovino said as he looked away. Ludwig blinked a few times.
"Lovino! Don't say you don't like him. You don't even know him," Antonio scolded him, which made Lovino glare at him.
"Shut up bastardo! I can decide to dislike whoever I want!"
Ludwig pinched the bridge of his nose. This was becoming very insane quickly.
They stayed for a few hours before Antonio finally took Lovino home. Feliciano was already curled up in Ludwig's bed as he put his pajama's on. Feliciano was smiling at him.
"Lovino was actually having fun today. It's been a while since he's had this much fun." Ludwig gave him a doubtful look.
"He seemed angry most of the time, are jou sure he vas having fun?" Ludwig asked. Feliciano nodded. Ludwig just shrugged and crawled into bed. He turned the lamp off and laid down.
He felt Feliciano snuggle close to him and grab his hand. Ludwig blushed but he gave Feliciano's hand a gentle squeeze. They fell asleep while holding hands.