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"Just go and ask her! She's not going to wait for you forever, Ludwig!" Feliciano whispered to Ludwig, who had a conflicted look on his face. He had been trying to get the German man to ask you out for a while now and today was probably the best time, seeing as Valentine's Day was right around the corner. Unfortunately, Ludwig had other plans.

"But what if she rejects me?"

"She won't, I promise. And if you don't go now, you'll never know."

"I-I can't! What should I say to her?"

"Ask her if she wants to do anything with you today. Come on, you made a whole list of things you would do to get her to go out with you!"

"But you and Francis helped me with most of them," Ludwig pointed out.

"That doesn't matter, what matters is that you still wanted to make the list. Go! I have faith in you!" The Italian chimed, before giving the blond man a slight nudge towards your direction. Sighing deeply, he took a few strides towards you and tapped your shoulder. Turning around, you smiled at who it was.

"Hi, Ludwig. What's up?"

"Guten Tag, (Name). I have something I wanted to do today, and I wanted to know if you would, er, come with me?"

You beamed at him. "Sure! What is it you want to do, and what do you want me to help you with?"

"Oh, I-I just wanted to visit a florist's to get some flowers, that's all. I just don't know what type to get, and I know you quite like flowers, so I thought bringing you along would be a good idea."

"Oh, yeah! I love flowers! I can totally help you with that. Let's go!" You grabbed his arm and led him down the hallway, excitedly talking his ear off about flowers and how beautiful they were.

Feliciano grinned and said to himself, "Thank me later, you two."

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"This one?" Ludwig asked, holding up a pot with geraniums in them. You looked over at the pot he was holding and frowned slightly.

"Um, are these flowers for you or for someone else?"

"Someone else... why do you ask?" He peered at you, looking surprised when you gasped.

"Ludwig, you can't give these to someone else, especially not if they know the language of flowers!"

He furrowed his eyebrows. "Why not? And what's the language of flowers?"

"Flowers have a language of their own. A few hundred years ago, you could send a bouquet of flowers to someone instead of a letter, and it would have its own meaning. These, for a start," you stated, grabbing the pot from Ludwig's hands and putting back down on the table, "signify stupidity. So obviously you don't really want to be giving these to somebody, unless of course it's someone you don't like. Is it someone you don't like?"

"No! No, no, it's for a... close friend of mine."

"Right. So then, you'd want something that's a bit friendlier, like a crocus or maybe some irises." Moving along the rows, you went to look for those particular flowers, while Ludwig moved towards the counter, trying to get attention from the florist in the shop.

"Excuse me." He started.

"Yes, dear?" The florist was a kind-looking middle aged woman. She stopped watering a plant to look at the German, an inquiring look on her face.

"I'm here to collect a bouquet."

"And may I ask what your name is?"

"Beilshmidt. Ludwig Beilshmidt."

"Oh! So you're the lovely young man over the phone who asked for the bouquet! I'm sure your girlfriend will really appreciate them, especially if she gets their meaning." The lady smiled, handing over the bouquet in a bag. He blushed a bit.

"Actually, they're not for my girlfriend. They're just for a- a friend."

The lady looked at him knowingly. "Ah, I see. Don't worry, son; whoever it is you're giving these to will definitely want to be more than friends. You don't just receive a bouquet from someone a few days before Valentine's Day and think they just want to be your friend."

Just then, you ran up to Ludwig, a potted plant in your hands. "Hey, Lud! Give your friend these! They're chrysanthemums, and if you're really close with your friend, I'm sure they'll really appreciate them!"

"Oh, i-it's fine. I found another bunch of flowers to give to my friend. Thanks for helping me, though."

"Really? What did you choose in the end? Can I see? What type of flower is it?" You asked, trying to look in the bag.

"I bought, uh... some, er..."

"He bought some azaleas for his friend. They aren't well, you see." The florist behind the counter helpfully put in.

You pursed your lips. "You didn't tell me your friend was sick, Luddy."

"I didn't think it would matter."

"Oh, okay. Well, I want to buy some flowers for my friend, too. Could you wait for me outside, I'll only be a minute."

"Ja, okay."

Two minutes later you came out holding a large bag and walked to Ludwig, who was waiting outside like he had said.

"What flowers did you get?" Ludwig asked.

You grinned at him slyly before answering, "Oh, just some honeysuckle plants."

"And what do they symbolise?"

"Happiness."

He furrowed his eyebrows. "What are you happy about?"

"Um, you know, stuff." Your noncommittal response bothered the German, but he decided to let it slide.

"(Name), I wanted to ask you, since I don't have anything else to do in town, do you want to come over?"

"Sure! It'll be fun hanging out with you!" You grinned. Just then, you felt a drop of water on your cheek. Looking up, you saw the sky was a dark grey. Not a promising sight. "We'd better hurry though, or else we'll get trapped in the rain." Taking his arm, you started to walk down the street, your bag clutched tightly to your chest.

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"This rain just ruins everything!" Ludwig muttered angrily under his breath, nursing a cup of coffee in his hands. The skies had decided to really chuck it down before the two of you had even gotten halfway to Ludwig's, resulting in the two of you getting soaked and having to take shelter in a nearby café.

"Hm? Did you say something?" You asked as you lifted your gaze from your hot chocolate to the tall German man sitting in front of you. He quickly turned away and you thought you saw his cheeks turn red.

"Oh, I-I was just wondering when the rain would stop. As nice as this café is, I don't exactly want to spend the rest of today in here. I had a list of things I wanted to do today, and this rain is going to ruin all of that."

You smiled. Ludwig always made plans daily, so naturally he wouldn't be prepared for something like this to happen and throw all of those plans out of the window. Putting down your mug, you gently laid a hand on his. He turned back towards you, surprised at the contact. "Forget the list, Luddy. You don't have to order your life all the time. Go with the flow for once. Anyway, you can always put off what you were going to do on that list for another day!"

"J-Ja, I suppose you're right. Um... since it looks like we'll be here for a while, I might as well give you these now. I wanted to wait until you were at my house and there weren't so many people around, but these are for you." Pulling the bouquet of flowers out of the bag, he handed them over to you.

Your eyes widened as you took the bouquet from him. "Ludwig, do you know what these mean?" He looked down, nodding. Squealing, you grabbed his hands and leaned over. "That's so sweet! In fact, I have flowers for you, too! Here!" Still grinning madly, you picked the flowers out of your bag and thrust them at him.

"They're very beautiful, what are they?"

"Gardenias. They signify a secret love. You see, I really wanted to tell you how I felt, but I didn't want to tell you outright, so I got you these instead. If I knew you were going to get me a bouquet of gloxinia, I wold have bought some ambrosia instead! That would be to say your-"

Ludwig cut you off by pressing his lips to yours. When you finally pulled away, you saw he was smirking.

"That was rude, cutting me off like that. Don't you want to know what ambrosia stands for?" You pouted.

He squeezed your hands. "Sorry. I'm sure they have a really great meaning. What do they stand for?"

"They mean 'your love is returned'. And it is! I do love you, Luddy."

"I really do love you too, (Name). You make me feel so happy whenever I'm with you. I've been dying to ask you something, too. Will you be my girlfriend?"

"I was waiting for you to ask me that! Yes, I will be your girlfriend." And you pulled him in for another kiss.
Title is because flowers are great and I actually got some this Valentine's Day!
This was actually supposed to be uploaded like 3 days ago oops

PS: There is a second part to this. Except it's not really a second part, as in you don't have to read this to understand the other part. Just getting it out there. That will probably be uploaded tomorrow. lol who am I kidding you're probably never going to get that it's actually right here. fav.me/d5v6ws2

PPS: Gloxinia symbolises love at first sight, and I think I already mentioned any other flower meanings in the story.

Happy late Valentine's Day, everyone! :heart:
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:iconpokkitsize:
PokkitSize Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sooooo sweet!  I love it!  *melt*
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you very much :)
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LizziMoney Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I imagine myself being really hyper and talking really fast in the cafe. The reactions and conversations were very accurate to me, especially after the kiss. So funny, good job!
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
haha, oh dear. but thank you! :heart:
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E-Sane Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite flowers are Roses. They are strong, yet delicate. Beutiful, yet untouchable. Like me.
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
that's a really great description you've just given me

I want to use this comment as inspiration for my next story it's so perfect
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E-Sane Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just my saying. I'm so flattered. Go right ahead, I won't stop you! :D
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!!! It's a really great saying!
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E-Sane Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
no problem :)
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Zazzyleey Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i like pink roses... they kinda remind me of france .//_//.
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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Sushi-Cutie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Flowers are so freaking complicated. I just pick out what I think is pretty. But, I don't really have a preference for flowers, so I could be receiving the worst insult in the world, and I wouldn't know, nor care.
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
the language of flowers was only really popular during the Victorian era, not so much nowadays :) you'll mainly only see flowers used to convey a message at important events, such as weddings or funerals, or if you're an avid gardener or flower fan. c:
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Sushi-Cutie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, I think EVERYONE knows what red and lack roses mean.^^
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yep, you get the common flowers that everyone knows the meanings of as well :)
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Pandasareadorable Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student General Artist
When I was done I spent 5 minutes looking at your profile picture...I like it so much!~ nice story.
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
haha, thank you so much! :heart:
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ILoveXReader Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
link to second part?
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
right here! :) fav.me/d5v6ws2
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ILoveXReader Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
thank you!
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
no problem! :) I updated the description with the link in it, too, just to make it easier for everyone ;)
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ILoveXReader Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
great! &&
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IfYouSayYouLoveMe Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awwwww I love it!
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you! :)
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IfYouSayYouLoveMe Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:3
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PandaKnight07 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was so cute! I was browsing Youtube and the perfect song played while I was reading this!
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
it is lovely music :)
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Lady0Red Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The ending was a bit too rushed but the body of the story was great! I tried to learn all the different meanings a year or so back... Too many flowers, gave up.
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I sort of thought that too! Haha, can you tell I can never end a story well? ^^;

but yeah, it is a bit hard, learning them all. I have a little notebook with them in, though, so I can remember them and go over them when I can :)
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thunderbuddy69 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh ve~ lucky fake me :iconloveloveplz:
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Pineapplebombgirl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't know Flores had different meanings :D yay~ I'm learning! Yay for matchmaker Feli! Ve~ :iconitalyplz:
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Pineapplebombgirl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*flowers
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MiraakTheDragonborn Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Funny....one of my OC's names...is Azalea.....and her father is Kiku..
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What a coincidence! :)
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NightwishVodka Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is so sweet and I learned more about flowers!
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much :heart:
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NightwishVodka Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
No problem! :D
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Kimono-chimera Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you sure geraniums mean stupidity? I heard that red geraniums stood for courage.
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
it depends on what type of geranium it is, really. There are a lot of different types of the flower, each with their own different meaning. Generally, they are a sign of gentility, but scarlet geraniums are actually represented as stupidity :)
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Jesserfly Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
AWWW X3 cuuute!~
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you :)
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kittycall12 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Writer
~Slams face into keyboard and dies from feels~ SDASDFASDFVASDBAFBADF.. Ahem. MY FEELS. MY FEELS OVERLOADED.
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m00nlight101 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconsexygermany7plz: Shut up and kiss me :iconsmoochplz:
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SecretGermanyLover Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But I don't celebrate Valentine's day. I'm not Christian.
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Really? That's interesting, do you celebrate something different, then? Or even nothing at all?
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SecretGermanyLover Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing. I just accept the free candy that I can't eat because of allergies. BUT POTATOES AND SPINACH ARE YUMMIER SO SCREW YOU CANDY!!!!!!~
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Eheheh, I would do that too, except I would definitely eat them :meow:
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funkylime123 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
CHRIESJEDHDUDIKSJDHXSUUDHXDUDHU
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RussianRevolution Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
u ok bro
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