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George DeValier's VeraVerse is a series of Human!AU Hetalia: Axis Powers fanfics set during World War 2. They all crossover and interlock at many points, though only two are complete.

We'll Meet Again is Alfred and Arthur's story. Arthur is the landlord of a pub in London, in which he meets the loud American fighter pilot, Alfred F. Jones. Unable to stop himself, Arthur begins to fall for the distracting American, but time isn't on their side as Alfred is called away to war. There's also a oneshot sequel 'Keep Smiling Through'.

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Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart follows Feliciano and Ludwig's story. Feliciano is a Resistenza member and Ludwig is a Luftwaffe pilot, but a series of chance encounters in Feliciano's little village leaves him in a situation which will test his national loyalty and his heart to their very limits.

The in progress fics are 'Bésame Mucho', 'Lily in the Lamplight', 'Something to Remember You By' along with several others that the author formerly stated he had planned. As of October 2014, 'Jealousy' and 'My Echo' have been taken down, stating on his profile that "Don't worry, they are not gone for good. The content of both will be included in a newly outlined 'Lily of the Lamplight' which I am currently working on."


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This Fanfic contains examples of:

  • All Germans Are Nazis:
    • Subverted, since Ludwig and Gilbert both say they're just fighting for Germany and not for Hitler, nor do they believe in Nazism.
    • Suberted when Ludwig breaks Alfred out of a Gestapo prison, rather than let him be tortured.
  • Artistic License – History: Arthur being allowed to dodge the draft and stick around London to run his pub and moon over American men? Unless declared too old or medically unfit, it wouldn't happen. Justified when the fic spells out Arthur's sexuality as "the reason even his own armed services wouldn't accept him."
  • Ascended Extra:
    • The first story George wrote was 'We'll Meet Again', in which Ludwig and Feliciano were mentioned, but don't actually appear in. Cue 'Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart' in which they're the main characters.
    • This is also what happens with the other stories, in which the Author expands on a character seen as an extra or a side character.
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  • Beta Couple: Francis Bonnefoy and Matthew Williams in We'll Meet Again.
  • Bilingual Bonus:
    • Feliciano, Lovino and Roma speak Italian and English fluently, Ludwig speaks German and English.
    • Crosses into multilingual, as Antonio speaks Spanish, English, Italian and it's hinted that he might speak several other languages from his travels over Europe before the wars.
    • Francis is seen to speak French.
  • Break the Cutie:
    • Feliciano, when told that Ludwig was captured by American forces.
    • Also, Arthur qualifies when he hears about Alfred's plane crashing and him being captured by special forces. Taken to heartbreaking levels when Antonio transforms from a sunny, passionate young man to an empty shell of a living being who only have moments of lucidity after being tortured by the Gestapo. Can double as Broken Bird.
    • Lovino, too, when he realises nothing can be done after pleading with his grandfather to save Antonio.
    • While it cannot be completely confirmed that it falls under this, as the nature of these characters has yet to be seen, it is suggested by the Turk that the Gestapo eventually does this to the leader of the Norwegian resistance by torturing a Danish pilot.
  • Cassandra Truth: Ludwig doesn't believe Feliciano when he tells him that the Americans are going to attack their base, since Feliciano is a Resistenza member
  • Character Development:
    • All of them, but mostly Feliciano, who grows from the naive boy to a pretty tough man.
    • Lovino is also implied to have rescued Antonio from the Gestapo and is regarded with a little awe even by the Turk, a far cry from the scared village boy he used to be.
    • Arguably Roderich, as the Roderich we seen in Lily of the Lamplight is quite different than the one we see in Auf Wiedersehen Sweetheart. Then again, war does that to people
  • Cool Plane: Greta and Lady Beth.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: The characters end up living happily with their respective partners, but they have to go through hell to do it; Ludwig is paralysed from the waist down, and Alfred will never fly a fighter jet again.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Antonio's torture.
  • Identical Stranger: Matthew and Alfred, to the point where Matthew has to grow his hair for people to be able to tell them apart.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: All the stories are named after WWII Vera Lynn songs. ("Lily of the Lamplight" is a lyric in the English translation of "Lili Marlene" — "my lily of the lamplight, my own Lili Marlene".)
  • Heroic Wannabe: To some extent, Lovino.
  • Historical Domain Character: Arthur listens to Lord Haw Haw's 'Germany Calling' for updates on the war-front.
  • I Will Wait for You: Arthur to Alfred in We'll Meet Again, and Feliciano to Ludwig in Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart.
  • La Résistance: The Italian Resistenza, which fights against the German occupation.
  • Love Across Battlelines: Feliciano is a Resistenza member. Ludwig is a German officer in the army occupying Italy. Somehow, they fall in love anyway.
  • Love Hurts: AND HOW!
  • Raised by Grandparents: Feliciano and Lovino by Roma and Ludwig and Gilbert by Aldrich.
  • Seinfeldian Conversation: Somewhat in Lily of the Lamplight in this conversation:
    Feliks: I was in a combat unit, you know. I can change that barrel in four seconds flat.
    Berwald: Four s'conds?
    Feliks: Four seconds.
    Berwald: Never seen one loaded under six.
    Feliks: Yeah, well, you were fighting in Finland and it's so cold up there.
    • Though the above conversation may be a Chekhov's Gun as it is suggested that Berwald is referring to Tino
  • Taking You with Me: Ludwig plans to do this to Alfred after being shot, but doesn't succeed.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • Feliciano when he tries to free Ludwig.
    • Implied to be the case with Lovino.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Alfred and, to an extent, Feliciano.

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