At first, China thought it was a dream.... A silly dream.... A dream that showed him what he really wanted to see, as much as he knew his wish wouldn't be fulfilled. But this dream felt so... real. It made him feel so peaceful.... yet at the same time it scared the Asian half to death.
He dreamt that Rome had come back from his rest... From his sleep of being dead.... Yet China clearly thought it was time for him to wake up.
He dreamt that Rome had come to him, apologizing for being gone for so long.... China couldn't find the words to tell him it was alright- that he was here now, alive, walking and talking, and they could be together again.... Just like the ancient times. They laughed together, China telling him stories of what had happened while he was gone for the last few centuries, and Rome told him what being dead was like... The afterlife everyone wished to experience because of its eternal peace- little did everyone know it would be nothing like that.
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