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 Francis Bonnefoy grit his teeth, using all his will power to keep from turning around and giving those bastards a piece of his mind. Sure, Francis was a litte.....Overpassionate, but did that give them the right to call him a rapist? No, it most certainly did not!

 He didn't bother correcting them anymore, though. He just learned to grin and bear it, for there was nothing else he could do. It's not like his teachers gave two shits either way, and his parents.........Well, his relationship with them wasn't the pleasent of most, and he had a feeling going to them for his personal problems would only make them worse.


 Just grin and bear it, he reminded himself.

"You creeper, how many girls have you raped today?"

 Grin......Grin and bear it.

 Francis had been counting to 10 in French, his mother language, trying to calm down, when a hand slammed down on his shoulder. Francis whipped around, no longer able to keep silent. "What?!"

 Arthur smirked, clearly pleased that he'd gotten a reaction out of the frustrated Frenchman. "What's up, faggot?" Arthur Kirkland, one of the biggest punks in school, famous for his dirty mouth and equally dirty relationship with pretty much every girl. And, of course, Francis just HAD to run into him.

 Just his luck.

Arthur moved closer. "You know what I don't get? Why you're still alive." He laughed, and Francis's fingers twitched as he resisted the urge to wrap them around Arthur's throat. "I mean, everyone hates you, don't they, rapist? Why bother living. Hey, you know what?" The Brit's voice lowered to an incoherent whisper, though Francis heard the next three words all too well.

"Go kill yourself."

 The Frenchman only stayed long enough to see Arthur's smirk grow before he ran away.


Most people consider places such as the library to be their sanctuary. For Francis, however, it seemed to be the school bathroom, seeing as it was the most conveniant place to hide during school hours.

 Francis sat on the floor in one of the stalls, his bright blue eyes brimming with tears. How could Arthur be so heartless, to ask Francis to kill himself? Did everyone really hate him that much? A tear made its way down his cheek, but the Frenchman made no attempt to stop it; many, many tears before that one had done the exact same thing, what made this one any different? Francis sniffled. Mon Deiu, it was so unfair.

It felt pretty nice to wallow in self pity, so much that Francis almost didn't hear the knock on his stall door. "O-Occupied." He forced out, trying and failing to hide the fact that he'd been crying.

"Yeah, I know. Let me in, please." The voice that responded surprised Francis; it was soft, gental, not laced with hatred and malice like the others. What's more, it was female! What was a girl doing in the boy's bathroom?

 With a sigh, he unlocked the door and got a good look at the visitor. Well, it was definatly a girl, Francis knew that much. ____ offered him a smile, shutting and bolting the door behind her, and taking a seat. There was a moment of awkward silence before Francis spoke up. "You're a girl, oui? You're not allowed to be in the boy's bathroom....."

Her smile widened. "Hon, if I gave a shit about that, I would've been out of here a long time ago."

 Interesting girl, Francis silently mused.

She continued. "Say, you're Francis, right? Francis Bonnefoy?" He nodded. "Arthur told me about what he said to you." She grinned. "I punched him in the face for you, if it makes you feel better." It did, but Francis wouldn't say that out loud.

He looked at her. "Why would you do that?"

 She took his hand, giving it a reassuring squeeze. "Because no one deserves to be bullied like that. I don't know you very well, but I do know this: you're not a rapist, or anything else those assholes call you. Just a sweet boy horribly misunderstood." ___'s eyes pierced Francis's stunned blue orbs, her smile much more confident now. "I haven't properly introduced myself, have I? I'm ____. How about we be friends?"

 The smile faded when she saw tears trickle down his cheek. "Aw, shit! I'm sorry Francis, I di-!" Her words were cut off when Francis suddenly wrapped his arms around her, pulling ___ close, burying his face in her hair.

 The tears he cried now were from joy, joy that someone cared for him. When Francis was younger, he'd read stories about how everyone had that one special person they were born to meet. This, Arthur, was the reason why he was still alive.

He'd lived just to meet ____.

"Francis?" She questioned, carefully returning the hug. "Are you alright?" He was fine, better than fine, actually. Francis tightened his grip on you, smiling faintly as one thought passed through his head.

 I love you.

Threw Punk!England in there, cause I can. :iconpunkenglandplz:
I've done a few stories with the reader being bullied, so I thought I'd try switching it up. ^^
Besides, I've wanted to do a little tribute to France for a while, so it worked out well.
Comment, please!

EDIT: Oh my Lord. What is this. WHY IS THIS SO POPULAR. I just can't even.
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This, by far, is one of the best France x Readers I have ever read. It not only shows France's more sensitive and gentle side, it also depicts the hardships of everyday life that many people can relate to. It seems that you can't go a single day without hearing of a suicide in the states, so it's good that there is a Hetalia-based story showing that bullying is wrong, and people need a friend to get through it. Furthermore, I haven't seen any other story where France was the one being picked on, so this is definitely scoring some originality points from me. All in all, this story has touched my heart and probably many others as well. Aweome Job~
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Rarely do I read fanfics versus reader, for I can't identify with what is supposed to be me and, mostly, said stories can't explore the characters' personality very deeply, but this one was an exception.
I decided to read it because "bullied France" is a very real thing in the fandom; if you think about it, many people call him a rapist and that is really offensive, considering he claims that love shouldn't be forced upon anyone. And let's always remember we're talking about a country - not specifically in this story - and it has a people, culture; imagine what someone might feel like when their country is said to be a rapist... It is a very cruel offence, and this fanfic shows how much words hurt. ((Sorry for this huge paragraph in which I vented very explicitly.))
I believe something that made me like this little piece of art so much is that I can actually identify with the reader, but I also appreciate that it's Francis' (outside) point of view.
Now, about why I didn't give you five stars on technique: first of all, the amount of "......"s; I am very critical with punctuation and reticences are used in three, so I would advise "...", for it conveys the meaning of "........", but is "legal punctuation". Also, as you know, it is not wrong to use capital letters, but in a formal writing, I would advise italics (such as in "And, of course, Francis just HAD to run into him.")
Typo in "litte"; "pleasant", not "pleasent"; convenient instead of "conviniant"; "Mon Dieu", not "Mon Deiu" (but I'm guessing that one was just a typo); "gentle", not "gental"; and I would put "a horribly misunderstood boy" instead of "a boy horribly misunderstood".
All in all, your story is pretty good; your style isn't very descriptive or complicated, but it's pleasant.
Oh, and this is my first critique, so if I did something wrong, my apologies. Feel free to criticise me.
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P-U-R-P-L-E-LOVER Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I crd evry tim. ;-;
jeffarnette Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I give you twenty out of five lamas, I started crying halfway through and I usually don't cry so good job
animaniac102 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this story! I wrote a long Prussia x bullied depressed reader story.
Ally-luvs-HETALIA Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
I love reading fics where France is not a pervert. I hate when people depict him that way! France is nothing but a cute little sweetheart!France (Intro) [V4] 
SweetRiceball20 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Writer
I love this, I love this! Maybe you could make a part 2? Maybe?Forgive me! 
Fireryfox Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My FEELS! you my dear author are amazing because this story was awesome enough to make me feel something because normally I'm pretty emotionless, but the faces my family made was enough to make me laughEngland (Laughing) [V3] ! I now love France even more!APH France: Neko!France France (I'm awesome because...) [V2] 
Purpleorchids869 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Punch him in the face? Naw, I'd just beat him up with Russia's metal pipe. Then hit him with a wrecking ball. Then drown him in the ocean. Then slowly carve out his eyes. Cause even if France wasn't my favorite character, no one deserves to be told to kill themselves. But since France is my favorite character, I'll also mark your back and face with an 'x' using a rusty dull knife.

Yeah, I sorta have England on the bottom of the list. Oops?
jeffarnette Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I agree with you, England's a douche bag
RoxyDanaSchlyer1218 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Artist
i wonder if anyone will create a bullied!Italy????
maybe i should :D
kotadog88 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
ye splease!!!!
RoxyDanaSchlyer1218 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Student Artist
Will do! XD
RoxyDanaSchlyer1218 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Artist
:D fangirling so hard and bad right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hetalian15627 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2014  Student Writer
*picks up Francis while riding on a motorcycle playing the song "Fuck you" as I run those pieces of shit over*
YukiDorcell Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Awh mah gwad... I wanted to kill England right there! Icon - 016 Rui (Pout) 
I loved this anyways~ Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Huggy Hug) [V2] 
EnterHetaliaNameHere Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. Could you please make a part two if you can?
Bluefur101 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
AWWW! Francis doesn't deserve to be bullied!
InvaderPumpkinQueen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist
It's pretty good. Except you made England completely out of character. Which I do not like. England wouldn't act like that or go that far.
AkiraWolf12 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Well it is punk Iggy. He's rude and stuff sometimes. But still hot! Hehe =)
Kitty-Grin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow! This is really good, but why England as the bully?
Kitty-Grin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh and I love France BTW!!! CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :) ;) :o |)
AndreaTheChinchilla Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the gif your profile pic has xD and I love this story. You don't see much of Bullied!Country a round here
LadyofLegends Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Writer
Yay! I love this. I hate it when people call France a rapist! He's over passionate, just like you said, NOT a rapist. 
Nicole021297 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awww I love France so damn much! How could you not like the lovable Frenchie?! I hate it when people call him rapist and things along those lines, it's not true at all :/
Love this story to death <3
LuffyThaKing Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooooow~ This is soooooo cute! :D Love it! :33
FrenchLouie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I've always loved you my dear Francis~
SorahSarah Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
First I love this story.
And for the first time I don´t hate Francis character.
A-chan-The-Great Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWWWWW! SO cute~! And so cruel... Poor France, i don't even think he's that bad! People tend to judge guys like him so harshly... this was BRILLIANT! :3
DaughterOfErberus Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
*Sniffles* This has to be the most best fic ever! Don't worry Frenchie!
WaterdragonTonx94 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWw you made me cryyyy.
My dearest francy pants deserves more loveeeee
and you did great great job
stingfish101 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Arthur, you have about five seconds before I will burn your house down. (With the lemons)
xxxWARGIRLxxx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.......I'm exactly like the reader in this story.......and I don't even like France that much Xp but I'm glad I decided to read this it was an awesome kickass story!
iAzrah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Finally, a person who can understand France. I do say that I feel France's pain sometimes since I can share the same personality that he has. I'm just glad that the reader can see through France. Sure he may seem Over passionate but I find it nothing wrong with a person who acts like France at all. I just enjoyed your story love. ~:]
zombieslayer284 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Alright France since this story has moved me so much and since I prefer you over England any day of the week and know you are not a rapist you get one hug. *hugs France* AFFECTION IT BURNS!!!!!
Melodic-iNSaNiTY Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Aww I love it <3 , I hate how france is portrayed as a creeper in the fandom, I have a friend who is just convinced he is a rapist and it really makes me angry and frustrated at her
MidnightShadows24 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I totally get it, bro. I mean, I like reading creepy Hetalia(I show know charcter mercy then:iconcrazylaughplz:), but I feel like France should be more than just a creeper in the fandom, you know?
Melodic-iNSaNiTY Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
But I still do consider her my friend and all to, being that its what she does and I respect that.
Melodic-iNSaNiTY Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Yeah, I do like creepy, dark, messed up hetalia and all, but I personally think France is a sweetheart, albeit a slightly dirty minded one at that XD

Also one day at school I don't really remember it well, my friend was saying that she likes to use rape as a joke in her book, I think it had something to do with about her rping as france sometimes with her sister, and they both don't like france (It happened a while ago so I am not sure what exactly, sorry ^^') But it just really made me annoyed. Because my mom works in that profession, and I don't think rape is funny, its traumatizing.

Ok, sorry you had to read my long rant ^^' But yeah all in all, France I think is a misunderstood character
CourtneyLynnWashburn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wow this is very touching.... Its very well written. Beautiful!
:iconfeature-it-monday: Featured this as Art of the Day!!:heart:
ArtisticAnimalLover Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! I was listening to music that went well with this and now I have tears in my eyes! Beautiful FanFiction!
InnocentLittleWolf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! ...France was never really one of my favorite Hetalia characters. (that's not to say I hate him or anything, he's just not my favorite. he is -> :iconsexyenglandplz::D) and this isn't the first time I've felt sorry for him. But this almost made me cry, and that's a difficult thing to do. Bravo! I love this.
Almatsumoto Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I usually don't read any stories on here at all, leave alone CharacterxReader, but I saw the preview on the featured-page, and as the start of the story really gripped me, I thought, well, why not give it a try :3
I am so glad I did as it is a really lovely story from another point of view, and it really shows how hard it is to be bullied underneath that smile you keep faking. Because even in the anime France pretends to be so cool and amazing, but after reading your story I guess he's kinda hurt by everything said against him by England... 3: Poor France...
Ilovehetalia3 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student
Aw <3
iBiankah Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Cute. :)
VitaEstSpeciosa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh jeez, I almost cried!
So beautiful, more please!
TheSimpleCartoonist Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
-spazzes- Amazing as always hon :hug:
maxridefanatic Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooo sweeeet~ Really thought-out writing. Overall, good read. I extremely recommend it to anyone who hasn't had the opportunity to read it.
TheAwesomeHero7714 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist
This was a very interesting story! I never actually thought of France getting bullied. I always expected him to be the bully. Very nicely done. :D
Oh and Punk England is a real butt-face. >.<
AmeKumori Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Writer
This is so great! I love the ending!
hetaliallover101 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A-Awwww!!! QAQ ARTHUR FUCK YOU ASSHOLE!!! *Glomps Francis* I'm here for you bro!! Us misunderstood people need to stick together!!!
KawaiiMusicGurl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was really great! Normally, FranceXReaders are all the same, but this one really stood out with the lesson about bullying and such~ It was so well written too~ ^^ Great job! :iconilovesitplz:
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