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"(F/n)."



"Mama."



"You're up past your bedtime."



"So are you."



Ukraine, your mother, laughed. "I don't have a bedtime anymore!"



"Then why do I have one?" you said, pouting adorably.



"Because you're too young. When you get older, you can stay up later."



"But-"



"If you go to bed now, I'll sing 'Котику Cіренький'1 for you."



You looked up sharply. That was your favorite lullaby from your childhood. You wanted to stay up late, but you wanted your mother to sing to you, too. You could only have one…



You looked at your mother and held up your arms, silently asking her to pick you up. Ukraine smiled and lifted you, carrying you to your room. She tucked you in and turned off the bedroom light from the switch next to the door.



Ukraine perched herself on the edge of your bed, near the bottom. She looked at you to see if she could start to sing. You nodded.



"Котику сіренький
Котику біленький
Котику волохатий
Не ходи по хаті
Не ходи по хаті
Не буди дитяти
Дитя буде спати
Котик воркотати
Ой на кота воркота
Ha дитину дрімота
A a a a !
A a a a !"
2



Your mother had a magical voice when she sang. She could somehow put so much emotion into the notes she sang. Sometimes, it seemed as if multiple voices were joining hers in a beautiful chorus. It remained something that you would look forward to.



You grinned tiredly. "Дякую мамі. На добраніч."3



She smiled softly. "Будь ласка. На добраніч. Я люблю тебе."4



"Я теж тебе люблю."5
Here's the Ukraine version of 'Lullabies' for :iconmylittlejedi:!

1- 'Grey Cat'

2- Grey Cat,
Grey Cat,
Bushy cat,
Don't walk about the house,
Don't walk about the house,
Don't wake the kid.
The kid will be sleeping,
The cat will be purring.
Purring's for the cat,
Sleep is for the kid.
A-a-a-a!
A-a-a-a!

3- Thank you, mama. Goodnight.

4- You're welcome. Goodnight. I love you.

5- I love you, too.

If the translations are incorrect, please let me know.

Comments are appreciated, but not necessary.

Hetalia is not mine.
Neither is Ukraine.
I don't own you.
But I DO own the story.
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:icontetocat100:
tetocat100 Dec 31, 2013  Student Writer
Dawww so FRICKING cute
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:iconindigocode:
This reminds me of Sheldon Cooper's "Soft Kitty" lullaby.
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:iconresistance33:
OMG. Another person who watches BBT. *highfives*
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PerditaXDream1101 Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Aw! So cute! I don't know what these stories have done to me. Last night, I actually asked my Mom to sing me a lullaby. Anyway, great story!
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:iconresistance33:
LOL. I love lullabies in different languages SO MUCH because of writing these. They're so pretty. And thanks!
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monkchoo24 Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That was sweet
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