Imagine person A being completely in love with person B, but person B doesn't return the feelings and is in a committed relationship with someone else. Person A is devastated but supports person B's relationship because they just want them to be happy.
-Imagine Your OTP on Tumblr.
Gilbert just watched as Feliciano and Ludwig ate together. Oh, how jealous he was of his brother. Gilbert loved Feliciano, more then than the cute little Italian knew. He wanted to be with Feliciano but he supported their relationship. Why? Because Feliciano was happy and so was Ludwig. He didn't want either of them to be anything but happy.
He wanted to tell Feliciano how he felt, but that would cause conflicts, so he kept it to himself. Neither one of them needed to know. He would support them from the side lines. Later, after Italy left, Ludwig looked really nervous. Gilbert had noticed this.
"What's wrong Ludwig?"
"Ah... I... I'm having a hard time asking him."
"What? You mean Feli? What do you want to ask him?" Gilbert asked and Ludwig pulled out a velvet box. Gilbert stared at the box.
"I wanted to ask him to marry me... But I'm having a hard time. What if he says no?"
Gilbert patted his shoulder and smiled, trying to hide his disappointment.
"Ask him. He loves you, so I'm sure he'll say yes."
So, the next day, Ludwig did ask him and Feliciano said yes. Gilbert just watched on with a sad smiling, knowing this was for the best. They were happy so he was happy as well.
He just wished it didn't hurt so much...