''You Can't Take the Sky Away from Me'' is an Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia fanfic written by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/92753/EverythingIsMagic EverythingIsMagic/Haro]]. It is set in a SteamPunk Alternate Universe where both military pilots and sky-pirates roam the skies.

America Jones is a pilot of the Aviation Force, a branch of the World Military. One night, when completing a mission, his plane unexpectedly breaks down and he is forced to land on a sky-pirate ship, meeting its captain, England Kirkland of the Taliesan Pirates. Much BelligerentSexualTension ensues. After a series of fortunate and unfortunate events, the two form a close bond and work together to fight against the Kosmider, an ominous group that have been attacking pirate ships in [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld zeppelins]] and wish to [[TakeOverTheWorld take over the entire skies.]]

This fanfiction has excellent writing, extremely good characterization and relationship developement between everybody. It's LighterAndSofter and can bring a smile to your face, but is also full of depth and emotion. It can be found at the author's [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4896923/1/You_Cant_Take_the_Sky_from_Me fanfiction account]] and her [[http://cosmic-dare.livejournal.com/16871.html writing journal.]]

Also, be sure to check out the fic's [[http://cosmic-dare.livejournal.com/18499.html resource post]], where there are maps of the world, logos for the pirates, and pretty, pretty fanarts available.

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!!This FanFic contains examples of:
* AlmostKiss: Quite a few times between a certain tsundere couple.
* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: After hearing Lithuania's backstory, Russia has begun hovering into this territory.]]
* BatmanGambit: Russia uses one on an unwitting Lithuania [[spoiler: as part of a plot to discredit America to his superiors]].
* BattleCouple: England and America look like they're heading this way.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Can America and England be anything else?
** There's also Spain and Romano.
* BigDamnHeroes: America gets his BigDamnHeroes moment when he [[spoiler: flies in on a Kosmider attack at England's request.]]
* BreakTheCutie: Oh, ''America''.
* TheCaptain: Both America and England are captains in their respective fields. America also qualifies as TheGoodCaptain, being a military man. [[spoiler: At least until chapter 27.]]
* DarkActionGirl: Belarus, a dangerously skilled swordswoman who wants to be TheDragon to Russia instead of Lithuania. She also appears to be the only member of the Kosmider [[ClingyJealousGirl wholeheartedly devoted]] to following Russia, with the other members seeming to follow him more out of fear than anything else (and some even conspiring to take him down).
* DatingCatwoman
* DeadpanSnarker: Prussia gets some of the best lines in this fic.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Somebody should really keep up a tally of how many people have noticed how blatantly [[HoYay not platonic]] America and England's relationship is.
** A much more minor example is America's comment on how everyone knows that Japan is ''not'' JustFriends with Greece in spite of Japan trying to be discreet about it.
* {{Five Man Band}}: For the Ukko pirates.
** TheLeader: Finland which catches America off guard.
** {{The Lancer}}: Sweden who America thought was the Captain.
** {{The Smart Guy}}: Norway.
** {{The Big Guy}}: Denmark.
** {{The Chick}}: Iceland.
* [[HonorAmongThieves Honor Among Pirates]]: America learns about this and gains a somewhat grudging respect for England after he [[spoiler: calls in his favor to help his crew fight off the Kosmider, who were attacking another ship.]]
-->'''England''': They weren't after us. The attack was on Captain Carriedo's ship. We just came to help.
-->'''America''': What? You came to help, even though it wasn't your-
-->'''England''': Is the concept that we'd help someone else so unbelievable to you, America?
* HoYay: Very blatant in most of the characters, with the most noticeable being America and England ([[CaptainObvious seeing as it's a America/England fic]]), Poland and Lithuania, Prussia and Switzerland and Spain and Romano.
* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: [[spoiler: After America and England kiss,]], Switzerland delivers this to [[spoiler: America]] saying:
-->'''Switzerland''': It's not up to me to judge [[spoiler: the Captain's]] choices, but I will say…that if you hurt him, in any way. I will shoot you, and I won't miss.
* IslandBase: Australia's island
* JustLikeRobinHood: Captain Spain Carriedo of the Nuberu Pirates is described as someone like this; notable for his helping of merchant ships.
* LaResistance: As of Chapter 28 France is, appropriately, planning one.
* LoveEpiphany: Both America and England eventually have this in regards to their feelings for the other, albeit at different times: England gets his when he's watching America SleepCute, and America gets his when his best friend Japan prods him into realizing that he loves England.
* ManipulativeBastard: Russia, judging by how [[spoiler: he managed to frame America as a spy for the Kosmider and send him on the run.]]
* ManlyTears: After his [[WideEyedIdealist wide-eyed idealism]] and [[LawfulGood trust in the military]] is [[BreakTheCutie shattered]] when [[spoiler: the military frames him as a spy and strips him of his position despite his attempts to [[NeutralGood be good]], America really does deserve a good cry.]]
* TheMedic: Interestingly enough, Switzerland is both the medic of England's crew and TheGunslinger. A SquishyWizard he is not.
** This is [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by America at one point.
* TheMole: Lithuania. There may be a mole helping the Kosminder, too, but it hasn't been revealed yet.
* MomentKiller: Remember that moment [[spoiler: in England's cabin, which ultimately culminated into an AlmostKiss?]] Thanks, Prussia. Thanks a lot.
* MysteriousPast: Over 20 chapters and we still don't know why England is a pirate captain at so young, or why he dislikes the military so much in the first place.
** Prussia's got one too.
* NeatFreak: Japan is mentioned as being one. England, too.
* ThePlan: What the Kosmider is pulling off, according to Poland.
-->'''Poland''': Everything the Kosmider does is… like, so calculated. They don't do anything on impulse.
* ScheduleSlip: The fic is ideally supposed to update once every week, but there have been long stretches of weeks without an update at times.
* SkilledButNaive: America is an ''ace pilot'', having gone through the ranks, but his idealistic nature is mentioned/discussed/made fun of/complimented several times throughout the fic.
* SleepCute: There's a moment like this after America admires England sleeping for a while in chapter 16 after they've spent the night together. No, not like ''that.''
* SteamPunk
* ThrowItIn: [[CrackPairing Prussia/Switzerland]] was originally supposed to just be {{subtext}}, but the hints just kept on sneaking in and the readers ''liked'' them, so the author decided to go ahead and make them into a full-fledged pairing.
* TrueCompanions: England's pirate crew and America's team
* WeaponOfChoice: England wields a rapier while Prussia has his sword. Switzerland, of course, is TheGunslinger.
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler: Chapter 27. Just when you think America and England are finally gaining an edge over the Kosmider, it's revealed that there's a mole in the military, America gets framed as a spy, and [[CliffHanger Lithuania...]]]]
* WideEyedIdealist: America. England even has him promise that he won't lose that aspect of himself when things begin getting serious.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: America and England. [[spoiler: And as of chapter 17, they ''do''. There was much [[{{Squee}} squeeing]]. Though they have yet to truly admit their feelings to each other.]]
* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld