The next day, Antonio and Lovino went to Ludwig's house. Lovino wanted to confirm that Feliciano was really missing. For all he knew, Gilbert could be playing a joke on them. When they got there, Antonio knocked on the door. Lovino had his arms crossed over his chest. Ludwig finally opened the door. He got a confused look on his face.
"Is Feliciano really missing? If he isn't, I'm going to kill your brother," Lovino growled. A sad looked came over Ludwig face. He looked away.
"Ja, he is. I was actually about to go and look for him."
Ludwig said something else, but Lovino didn't hear him. He felt his world shattering the same way it did last night. He felt the tears coming to his eyes. Ludwig looked at him, a surprise look on his face. Antonio put a hand on his shoulder and the tears poured out.
Lovino didn't respond. He felt his body shiver and he ran from Ludwig's house. He needed to get away, he needed to think. Feliciano wasn't missing, there was no way he was!
"Lovino! Wait up!" He heard Antonio call out from behind him, but he didn't stop. He felt arms wrap around him from behind and he fell to his knees. Antonio fell to his knees with him. He held him close as Lovino kept crying. People were giving them weird looks, but he kept holding him. Lovino looked at Antonio over his shoulder.
"He's lying right? There's no way Feliciano is missing. There's no way..."
"I'm sorry Lovino."
A few days had passed. Lovino held Antonio's hand as they went to the store. Lovino knew someone was following them, so he was making sure he wouldn't get seperated from Antonio. Of course, Antonio hadn't even noticed someone was following them. Lovino glanced behind him, seeing the man was still following him. Lovino tightened his grip on Antonio's hand. Antonio looked at him.
"Is something wrong Lovino? It's not like you to hold my hand and your grip just tightened."
"Somebody has been following us."
"Ah, so you've noticed too," Antonio said as they walked into the store. Lovino glared at him.
"Then why are you acting like you haven't, you bastard!" Lovino growled. A few people looked over so Antonio shushed him. Lovino looked away with a pout on his face.
"It's best to make them think we haven't noticed. Otherwise, they'll be more cautious."
"So, it'll make it easier for them to capture you. I'm sure they are the same people who took Feliciano."
After they got what they needed, they headed home. Antonio looked behind him.
"Okay Lovino. We need to run to lose him. Are you ready?"
"Hell no I'm not ready!"
Antonio broke into a run and Lovino had to speed up. Lovino didn't dare look back to see if the man had sped up too. When they finally got home, Antonio locked the door. They went into the kitchen and began to put the groceries away.
"You think he followed us all the way here?"
"Haha I hope not!" Antonio laughed and Lovino glared at him.
"This isn't a game! Stop treating it like that!" Antonio looked at Lovino. He looked away and kept putting things away.
"Your right. I'm sorry Lovino."
Lovino didn't know how to respond to that. He closed his eyes and sighed as he finished putting the groceries away.