Lovino was sitting beside Antonio is Ludwig's kitchen, his tail twitching in annoyance. They have figured out where the men were keeping his brother. He knew they needed a plan to save him, but all he wanted to do was hurry and get him. Antonio noticed he was restless and he patted his head. Lovino glared at him.
"So does everyone agree on this?" Ludwig asked, earning a yes from everyone.
"Good. Let's get going." They all stood up and left, heading for the warehouse.
"Will you be able to make it to Antonio without them catching you?" Lovino's ears twitched and he looked at Kiku. He didn't understand why Kiku was so worried, there's no way Lovino would let himself be caught.
"I'm sure I can. What's the problem? Aren't Gilbert and Francis hiding along the way in case I do get caught?" Lovino asked, ready to get the plan in motion already.
"Yes," Kiku looked at Ludwig. "Are you ready?"
Lovino ran to the front of the warehouse. He took a deep breath and let out a high pitch wail. A few moments later the men ran out, noticing him instantly. Lovino smiled.
"Look! He's here! Get him!"
Lovino took off, the men running after him. He didn't dare look back. He just kept running. He could hear the men gaining on him and he let out a low growl. One of them grabbed him and he swung his fist, catching the man on his jaw. He let go and Lovino kept going. Lovino was losing his breath.
He finally saw Antonio. He slowed down and Antonio hugged him. He looked behind him, seeing the men weren't following him anymore.
"I guess Francis and Gilbert took care of them."
"S-Si," Lovino said, falling to his knees. Antonio kneeled down in front of him.
"Are you okay Lovino? They didn't hurt you, did they?" Lovino shook his head.
"No. I'm just tired. Let me rest for a bit." Antonio nodded and sat beside him. Lovino breath was ragged. He probably ran faster than he should have, but any slower could have got him captured.
About thirty minutes passed before Lovino got up. Antonio got up also and smiled at him.
"Ready to see Feli?" he asked and Lovino nodded.
When they got there, Gilbert was waiting outside for them. He let them in and they went to Ludwig's bedroom. Lovino's eyes locked onto Feliciano and he ran over. Lovino dropped down beside the bed. His brother's eyes... They were so empty...
"What is wrong with him?" he asked as his gaze flicked over to Ludwig.
"I'm not sure. I found some syringes when I was looking for the key to his cage. But the drugs should've have worn off by now," he said as he got up from his chair. Francis got up also.
"Well, let's try to get him to respond. I'm sure something will attract his attention. Want to help me Antonio?"
So they all sat there and watched them make fools of themselves trying to get Feliciano's attention. Even Kiku joined in when Francis forced him to. But Feliciano didn't even move. He just stared forward, at nothing.
"Is he going to be okay?" Gilbert asked all of a sudden. Ludwig just shrugged. When it was time for everyone to go home, Lovino didn't move. Ludwig looked at him.
"Lovino, it's late. You and Antonio need to go home."
"No. I'm not leaving his side." Antonio walked over and picked Lovino up. He put him over his shoulder.
"Bastard! Put me down! I'm not leaving him! Let me down!" Lovino screamed as Antonio walked down the stairs. Gilbert followed with an amused grin. Antonio looked back at him.
"Yea, see ya."
Antonio walked home, with Lovino kicking and cussing the whole way. He put Lovino down on the couch and Lovino crossed his arms and glared at him.
"Fucking bastard! I wanted to stay there with my fratello! Why would you just take me from him-" He was cut off when Antonio kissed him. Lovino tried to pull away but Antonio held him close. Lovino closed his eyes and kissed back. When they finally separated, Lovino's eyes widened. He slapped Antonio and got up.
"Don't you ever kiss me again!" he screamed as he ran to the bedroom. Antonio smiled as he held his cheek.
"He's so cute when he's embarrassed."
Lovino walked in the bedroom and changed into his pajamas. He crawled into bed and laid down. His face was red from embarrassment. He ran his fingers over his lips.
What is wrong with me... My chest feels so light when I'm around him, he thought. He heard the door opened and he closed his eyes. After a few moments, Antonio crawled into bed and wrapped his arms around Lovino.
"I know you're awake Lovino," Antonio whispered, making Lovino shiver. He opened his eyes and looked at Antonio.
"I-I wasn't pretending to be asleep."
"I never said you were," Antonio said and Lovino blushed. He kissed Lovino's cheek.
"Good night Lovino."