The next morning, Ludwig brought some pasta up for Feliciano to eat. Unfortunately, Feliciano wouldn't eat it. He continued to stare at the wall like he did the night before.
There's no way this is because they drugged him. It would have worn off by now, Ludwig thought as he looked at Feliciano. He reached up a pet him. His ears twitched, surprising Ludwig. That was the first reaction he had seen from Feliciano since he rescued him.
Ludwig looked at the time and got up.
"I have to go Feliciano. Gilbert and I will be back later," he said. He didn't get a response. He left the room.
How can I trust him? I know deep inside, he wants to hurt me. But he touched me so gently. He didn't hurt me. Is he trying to fool me?
Yes, that's it. He's trying to make me trust him. As soon as he gets my trust, he'll betray me once again.
When they got home that night, Feliciano still hadn't moved. He was sleeping when Ludwig checked on him. He walked over to him and kneeled down. He grabbed Feliciano's hand and gave it a gentle squeeze. Feliciano's eyes opened slowly. They were still the same emotionless ones they were when Ludwig left. Ludwig sighed sadly.
Ludwig began to pet Feliciano. Feliciano's ears twitched once again, and this time a purr came from the boy. Ludwig smiled. A purr was hopeful, right?
Gilbert walked over and sat beside Ludwig.
"Wow, he's actually purring," Gilbert said softly. Ludwig didn't say anything.
"You know, it's going to be bad if he doesn't improve."
"I know. But what can we do?"
"I don't know. You might want to consider giving him up. Or letting him live with Antonio and Lovino." Feliciano whimpered slightly. They both looked at him. Ludwig felt a shiver run through him. Feliciano eyes... They were still emotionless, yet they held so much anger in them.
"Feliciano? Are you okay?" Ludwig asked, receiving a growl from Feliciano. Gilbert eyes widened.
Feliciano's growled louder and tears flowed from his eyes. Ludwig reached out to Feliciano and rubbed his head gently.
"Feliciano, please calm down. What's wrong?" Feliciano's growling died down. His eyes went blank again, tears still falling from his eyes. Ludwig looked at Gilbert in confusion.
"I wonder what that was." Gilbert shrugged.
"I probably said something that made him mad."
I knew they didn't care. They want to get rid of me. They never cared, have they? I can't trust them... I can't trust Ludwig...
Would this be easier if I didn't love him?