What's it to be free man?
What's a European?
Me I just believe in the sun

intense simplicity:

我一直有个很神奇的脑洞,而且一直把它当做既有的人物来看待。也不知道为什么对“米英有孩子”这点这么执着……

但估计之后也不会写吧。可能会有一些snippets


大概是这样:

国设,生了个孩子叫Davie(David Kirkland Jones,缩写DKJ。本来还有个中间名我忘了,索性像FDR一样中间名是母亲的姓好了。名字来源是阿米的Davie梗)。孩子和我差不多大,就算是95/00后吧(雾)

出生于英国伦敦。小时候在伦敦亚瑟拥有的一个小公寓的阁楼里长大(响起the aspidistra flies的BGM),因为米英都觉得不能太溺爱孩子。小学时期半年在英国半年在美国轮换着生活,到了中学就完全被接到美国(波士顿或者纽约)生活。

喜欢音乐,涉猎广泛,有个摇滚乐团(fourth of july就是他在中学美国历史课上写的)。沾染了阿尔弗雷德的爱好也非常喜欢鼓捣飞机。因为父母的缘故对国际关系非常感兴趣,但就是憋着不说。

大家都觉得Davie高中毕业应该会选择去音乐学院(Berklee之流),但本人居然瞒天过海申请到了牛津的PPE专业本科(并没有私心(喂(。)(脑洞里是他被选中做他们那一届毕业生的valedictorian,然后发表感言的时候说了声“对不起爸爸”一边拿出自己牛津的录取通知。还有一个妄想是他的推荐信是拜托女王奶奶写的,但这么做估计亚瑟会打死他吧……比如:“为什么lilibet奶奶给Charles写推荐就行给我写就不行!?”“Charles是他儿子你不是!”“牛津校长又不认识你!!!”)

在牛津PPE的concentration选的是国际关系,主攻米英关系(ofc)。依旧喜欢音乐,在牛津的小酒吧里唱indie rock。大学毕业后加入了RAF服役了一些年。

妄想中的Davie应该会是个在米英间匆忙奔走的diplomat。在被人质疑为什么那么对自己的事业那么有热情的时候会(开玩笑一般说)“我是英国和美国的孩子呀,不是吗?”当然没人知道他说的是真话。

其他设定好像就没有了(。)是个活泼开朗人见人爱的天才,从外表到性格都像他爸,除了眼睛绿得像他妈。亚瑟的性格也是有的,比如上一秒还像他爸一样傻呵呵笑呢,下一秒就能用冷着脸讽刺用毒舌怼死你。大部分时间都傻蠢傻蠢的,但上厅堂的时候也regal得很。

记忆力出众——至少米英一开始是这么觉得的,因为自家孩子对英美乃至西方世界的历史上下五千年一字不漏都记得下来。后来才发现是人形国家孩子的bug——继承了米英的记忆碎片。这点怎么被发现的呢?阿尔弗雷德在Davie小时候当着好友本田菊的面炫耀自个儿儿子啥历史都会,日本人起了好奇心就问了几个关于日本历史的问题,结果发现小Davie除了明治维新之后的历史全是“啊?啥?”的反应……

阿尔弗雷德因此挨了亚瑟一顿批后就再没敢炫耀过自家孩子。Davie表示很无辜。


还有一些细节:

米英教育孩子的方式很不一样。以前写过一些snippets——

Every summer America and Davie would go hiking/camping together - Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon; America is, of course, the best guide anyone could ever get in these places. After Davie reached 16 they would drive on the long, endless roads across the country; from Virginia to California, from the metropolitan to the desolates. England was not so fond of this; he used to be so excited about going on such expedition, but nowadays he's just a grumpy old man. ("But I remember him, when I was little," America reminisced after the couple confessed to Davie that they are actually personified entities of nations, "I'll always remember those first fields, my fields, as wide and endless as the sea; and those amazing eyes of Arthur look so much like them." David always thought it was nauseatingly romantic.)

But no; England wasn't so fond of such thing anymore. As an alternative he always offered to take Davie to the museums, where he stored his collections of gold-edged tea set from Georgian era, or his stolen trinkets while Victoria was still on the reign. He liked to invite Davie to a stroll from Trafalgar Square down the whitehall to the Westminster Bridge, where he could point out the places certain famous people lived hundreds of years ago, or just lay a banquet of poppies on the cenotaph on the Remembrance Day.


这个设定里米英一直是充当PDA满点黏黏腻腻恩恩爱爱甜甜蜜蜜(在国设允许的范围内)的背景墙(。


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其实原来Davie的出生年份还有两个设定,一个是一战结束后美国人建好league of nations就拍拍屁股回家搞isolationism那时候,阿尔弗雷德被圈在自个儿家里完全不知道自己有个孩子。二战期间碰巧USAF和RAF一起进行任务阿尔弗雷德遇到Davie时也不知道,还觉得聊得很来很有缘分。直到Davie战死疆场二战结束之后阿尔弗雷德才在稍稍痊愈的亚瑟口中听说这个消息。 

还有一个和上面设定差不多,但还是有些牵扯到历史。Davie在二战之后的米英蜜月期出生;小时候的Davie还经常睡不着觉去找爸妈时看到黑暗中亚瑟和阿尔弗雷德喝了点酒在厨房里伴着冰箱灯的光跳舞,或是伦敦下雨时一家人的小阁楼里阿尔弗雷德会搂着亚瑟,身上披着些毯子看书。比如这样:

England used to sing The Aspidistra Flies to Davie when he's little. At that time he and America still lived together- they made an agreement to take turns living in each other's country every half year. In London they lived in a small flat that Arthur owned back in his poorest times, because somehow they both agreed luxuries would spoil the child- and also because they couldn't tell him their identities yet. 

Davie liked staring through the foggy glass window to the streets- despite his age, he understood the motives in the song, London umbrellas, rainy Sundays drunk at two. Then he turned back his head he'd see his father cuddled his mother from behind as the smaller man sang. Or sometimes when he woke up to the noises of rain at night, he'd discover his parents were dancing to Moonlight Serenade in the kitchen in candle light- both giggling, looking deeply into each other's eyes and drunkenly in love. 

These were the best memories he had - the only memories he had in which his parents looked so harmonious together.

之后米英渐行渐远特殊关系也成了一句空话,Davie也就像个家庭离异的孩子一样辗转在父母双方之间。好想过几个画面,其中一个大概这样:

America and England fought a lot during the 60s. Though Davie was still little at that time, he remembered how his father went on and on about the vices of communism, and his mother just sat on his side of the sofa in complete silence. But sometimes when America was pressing too hard England would sneer and say, "you know what? Declare war against him. I'll ally with you." And it would always drive America to storm out and slam the door in temper.

要不就是吵架吵得天翻地覆。之后国家势力和利益也不再对等关系就逐渐生疏——即使还有那么几分历史遗留的温存


……………但妄想还是妄想(。其实我只是想看米英小夫妻甜甜蜜蜜谈恋爱w

also excuse my wording/grammar i'm equally awkward in English and Chinese

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