[Warning; You must use your imagination.]
“Whoa…that’s a full rainbow…all the way…”
“Did you say something?” England questions you absently while needling through another doily. He accidently pokes himself and swears avidly.
“So intense…” you breathe and stare intensely out the foggy window. Outside the window is a magical sight; two-in-one beautiful rainbows streak across the runny grey and cloudy sky. It shines to you like a flare. It is calling...
“I want to go outside,” You say and turn away from the window and to England, who is now making a different doily, having thrown the last into a large pile of scraps beside his rocking chair.
“Why would you want to go outside? It’s wet and—“
“THERE’S A DOUBLE RAINBOW OUT THERE!!!!” You shout over him and race to the front door. You swing it open, allowing the door to slam against the wall. A few picture frames rattle and one even falls with a loud crash.
Yes, the smell of wet dogs and grass fills your lungs…you can practically taste the rainbow(s) in the air. You want to get a better look; a clearer view of the magnificent sight. You mechanically take a step out into the grass when you hear England calling after you.
“You’ll get muddy! At least put on your rain boots!”
“Do I look like I’m fourteen?!” You scream hysterically and make a mad dash for the meadow, throwing your arms over your head and hollering at the top of your lungs.
“Damn kids,” England groans from the safety of the front porch and returns inside to locate an umbrella and trail you. But when he finally returns, you are far out of view, leaving only a trail of foot prints in the sloppy earth through the soggy grass. No, you hadn’t even bothered to put shoes on.
England sighs, letting his shoulders fall, and returns inside yet again to collect your medicine that he assumes you’d forgotten to take.
You run as fast as you can down the hillside to the plains that open up so very wide. There, you would be able to get a good look at the once-and-a-lifetime phenomenon. People like England don’t understand at all: they don’t understand the meaning of a double rainbow. Nope, they just like to talk to their imaginary friends.
You slow your pace to a jog as you clear the last few trees and step into the meadow. With wet grass and dirt between your toes, you step out, throwing your head back and staring at the double rainbow. They/it are/is up so high, connecting two far off lands as you stand beneath this bridge while rain drizzles down onto your face softly, cooling your skin.
“Shit…I got too close…” you mumble and back up a little bit as if you would be able to see it more clearly then.
Then you kick back into high gear; where can you find another open space to get the perfect view? This is the only place wide and open that you can come up with off the top of your head…
You gasp to yourself, “Germany’s house!”
Without a second thought, you begin to tear back the way you came at breakneck speed. You stumble over a tree root and step on a rock: but none of it matters. You just have to see that rainbow perfectly or it will be the death of you.
England holds the umbrella, following your trail keenly. But when your trail ends so suddenly at random, he looks around in all directions, confused on what to do next.
“She’ll end up hurting herself…”
England begins off in a direction at random; your voice rings out loud and clear, making him turn around.
“GOTTA SEE, GOTTA SEE, GOTTA SEE, OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD.” You don’t even see him as you slip and slide past. Not even when you trip over your own feet, land in wet grass, pick yourself up and continue on.
“[Name], come back here!” England demands in vain. You can’t hear him over your frantic attempts to see the double rainbow.
You make it back to the side walk long before England does and continue down the street, panting and repeating “OH MY GOD” nearly in tears. You spy America, who is jumping on the side of the road, squealing at the double rainbow while people give him strange looks.
“AMERICA!! DOUBLE. RAINBOW. OH MY GOD.” You stop running and fling yourself onto him. America hugs you tightly, still staring up at the rainbow overhead.
“I can’t even…capture it…on my…camera…” he sniffles miserably.
“What does this mean!?” You pull away and shake his shoulders feverishly.
“It’s too much…!”
“We have to see!” You nearly shout at him and grab his wrist. “Germany’s house! Perfect view!”
“Oh my god…”
“NOW!!” You holler and pull him down the road. People eagerly move out of the way.
England hurries down the sidewalk you’ve just left. He scans left and right but sees no trace of you. “Where could she have gone so quickly? Blast it all.”
“GERMANY, GERMANY, GERMANY!! OPEN THE DOOR! IT’S AN EMERGENCY!!!”
The front door swings open quickly, revealing a concerned, buff, blond man. “What is it?! Did something happen?”
“YES!!” You cry and push past him; America follows behind quickly.
“W-wait, what are you two doing—?”
“DOUBLE RAINBOW!!” You shout over your shoulder. You and America dash straight to Germany’s back door; you swing it open carelessly.
There it is.
Tears instantly swell up and run down your face. You knees weaken and you fall into the grass. America does the same next to you, crying as well.
“A Double Rainbow,” he sobs and shakes you, “A whole rainbow…”
“So intense,” you sniffle and look up at it. The blessing of its Bad Assery graces you with even more joy. There is nothing compared to this amazing gift from Glob.
America pulls out his camera with trembling fingers, a crazy grin spread across his face. There’s a loud snap as he shoots the picture. You wipe away your tears, but it is pointless as you continue to sit in the grass in the middle of the light dribble.
Germany appears at the back door with England. They both stare in disbelief.
“Are you two alright?” Germany asks with deep concern; clearly, he’s troubled by your behaviour.
“Look at that rainbow!” You fling your arms about, motioning to the beautiful open scenery of the double rainbow the perfect distance away.
It is practically glowing with intensity. England raises his eyebrows at your response.
“That is the baddest fucking rainbow I have ever seen!” You and America say at the same time.
You two are the only people who understand the intensity of a Double Rainbow.
“Sorry about this, Germany, I’ll take them home now.”
“It wasn’t something in your food, was it…?”
“I am very ashamed in the behaviour you two displayed today. You both have been taught better and should act your age.” England glares at you and America sternly. You take interest in your hands: not wanting to see England’s face, for it will only make you feel even more stupider.
England continues, “If you two really wanted to see the Double Rainbow so badly, you could have asked me to take you to it.”
“You don’t appreciate the power of the Double Rainbow!” America returns sharply while sounding completely hurt and offended.
“I fully well understand and appreciate the power of the Double Rainbow,” England shakes his head irritably, “Had you both acted more maturely, I would’ve allowed you to see it first-hand.”
“Well it’s too late now!” America snaps. You sob slightly.
“You clearly don’t know the power of the Double Rainbow as you claim, America.” England chuckles and snaps his fingers. You look up at him with a puzzled look.
Seconds later, there is a loud explosion and a giant rainbow comes crashing through the wall like a train.
“If you’ll both be so kind as to step up here,” England gestures to the rainbow that has run through his wall as if he didn’t notice the damage done. America quickly jumps up and plants a firm foot on the rainbow as if it is solid ground.
“Holy shite!” he cries. You do the same with great anticipation; nothing like this has ever happened before.
“Sit down, we’re going to see the Double Rainbow closer than you two can ever imagine.” England rests his bum on the rainbow casually. America straddles the rainbow so you do the same behind him.
“England, this is wicked—“
“Be quiet, America. Now, off we go.”
With another snap of the fingers, the rainbow jets through the opposing wall and off into the stormy sky. It only takes seconds before you are above the clouds in direct sunlight. And here, not too far away, gleams a land full of rainbows while the Double Rainbow resides in the centre of them all. The rainbow you’re riding on lurches forward even faster, hurdling towards your dream.
You can’t believe your eyes.