The Hearth Series is a series of alternate universe ''AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfictions written by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1059080/SpeakingThroughWrittenWords Speaking Through Written Words]]. The stories all center around a small town named [[MeaningfulName Hearth]] and the [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} strange]] people who live there. The series began as a trilogy, with each fanfiction [[InNameOnly loosely]] based off of a Shakespeare play, but the author has also written a number of [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5331991/1/Hearth one-shots]] and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7320345/1/The_Eureka_Effect_Case_Of_Everything_Disappearing a prequel]].

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5175308/1/Comedy_of_Errors Comedy of Errors]] follows ''TheComedyOfErrors'', as newcomer Matthew Williams arrives in Hearth in search of his long-lost father and brother, only to be mistaken for another.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5484652/1/Much_Ado_About_Everything Much Ado About Everything]] follows ''MuchAdoAboutNothing'', as Lovino and Antonio prepare for their wedding and chaos unfolds as a result.

[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6110201/1/Alls_Fine_That_Ends_Okay All's Fine that Ends Okay]] follows ''AllsWellThatEndsWell'', as Matthew and Alfred's birth parents arrive in Hearth, while several of the town's residents deal with issues like [[spoiler:finding the secret of immortality]].

In all cases, HilarityEnsues.

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!!This FanFic contains examples of:
* AIIsACrapshoot: Played with. iMarcus and iLudovicus aren't evil, but they have developed their own personalities and are capable of screwing with whoever lives in their houses. iMarcus seems to really enjoy screwing with Vash.
* BastardBoyfriend: Ivan to Toris, in their backstory.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Pretty much ''everyone''.
* CowTools: The mysterious object Kiku was sent in ''All's Fine that Ends Okay''. He has no idea what it does, except that it [[spoiler:turns Hercules and Sadiq - and ''only'' them - invisible.]] It later turns out that the guy who sent it to him only sent it as a joke, and it's never revealed what it was supposed to be.
* CuteMute: Angelique
* DeadpanSnarker: Quite a few characters, but Maddox takes the cake, seeing as he rarely displays emotion at all.
--> '''Vash:''' What are you doing?
--> '''Maddox:''' Staring at a menu
--> [...}
--> '''Vash:''' What were you doing last night?
--> '''Maddox:''' Not staring at a menu.
* DomesticAbuse: It's revealed in several flashbacks that when Ivan was with Toris, he was very abusive towards him. Fortunately, Ivan listened to Toris and started taking medication for his issues.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: A good chunk of the series has most of the cast telling Alfred and Kiku to get over themselves and confess their feelings for one another.
* FryingPanOfDoom: Used by Elizabeta [[spoiler:to knock out Ethan, after discovering he tried to kill Muhammad.]]
* GeniusDitz: Alfred, who is adorably oblivious to many obvious things, but is also the only doctor in town.
* HappilyAdopted: Alfred and Matthew know that England and France aren't their birth parents, but love them anyway.
* MyBelovedSmother: Roderich's mother, who forced her son to be a "proper" gentleman, and who he was glad to escape when he moved to Hearth.
* NoodleIncident: It's never really explained why Ludovicus took Gilbert and Ludwig away from their dad when they were five, nor the incident that happened at their family's farm when a five-year-old Feliciano visited.
** There is only one bench remaining in all of Hearth. In one of the notes at the end of a chapter, [[WordOfGod the author]] assures the readers that they don't want to know what happened to the other benches.
* NoSenseOfDirection: Roderich only ended up in Hearth because he got on the wrong train and got lost. Fortunately, he likes living there.
* OfficialCouple: Lovino/Antonio, who spend a good bit of the series hooking up and getting married. Also, Elizabeta and Roderich.
* OneOfTheKids: Peter, who has a job testing children's toys. Also Maddox, who as Arthur puts it is twenty-one and happy to keep living in his adopted father's basement.
* PetTheDog: Ethan and Jennifer turn out to be [[spoiler:con artists who pretend to be Matthew and Alfred's parents so they can steal the secret of immortality, and are willing to resort to murder to keep their plan a secret. They also kidnapped Angelique after her parents died.]] By all accounts though, they were loving foster parents to Angelique, taking the best possible care of her.
* SeriousBusiness: Cake baking, for Roderich.
* ShipTease: Heidi and Natalia bond over fights with their brothers, become friends, and plan for a sleepover by the end of the third fic. While it's revealed that [[spoiler:Heidi is a lesbian,]] nothing else happens, [[spoiler:and Maddox says that Natalia is not Heidi's "type".]]
* SorryToInterrupt: Happens in a one-shot, where [[ItMakesSenseInContext Maddox is handcuffed to a lamp post, with his legs wrapped around Vash's head]] and Ramon walks in on it.
--> ''"Hello," said Maddox, looking at the man at Vash's back.''
--> ''"Never mind," Ramon said. It did not take long for Vash to hear a front door open and close.''
** WordOfGod is that compromising situations such as that are the reason that [[spoiler:most people already assume that Vash and Maddox are dating.]]
* TheAlcoholic: Erin.
* TheGunslinger: Vash, who is the town's constable. The first chapter of the prequel fic explains how he was raised by his father to respect the power guns provide.
* TheMedic: Alfred, who is the town doctor.
* TrueCompanions: Francis, Antonio, and Gilbert were best friends growing up. When Francis elopes with Arthur, the other two feel horrifically betrayed.
* PosthumousCharacter: Helene and Nefertiti, who both died in a fire before the events of the fanfictions. Both are referenced by Marcus, Ludovicus, and Sadiq, and both turn out to be [[spoiler:among the seven people of Hearth who became immortal hundreds of years ago.]]