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She spins and she sways,
To whatever song plays,
Without a care in the world,
And I’m sitting here wearing,
The weight of the world on my shoulders...


“Daddy! Daddy! Look what I found!”

Alfred blinked, pulling his mind back down to Earth. He looked at his six-year-old daughter, _____. She was standing in front of him, beaming at him, with a dandelion clasped in her hands. He smiled. “You found a dandelion,” he said. “Now you have to blow on it and make a wish.”

“Okay!” She began blowing at the small flower in short bursts until all the seeds had fallen off and been carried away by the wind.

“What did you wish for?” Alfred asked her.

_____ shook her head. “I can’t tell you, Daddy. It won’t come true if I do.”

He sighed, then laughed, then stood up straight and took her hand. “Come on. It’s time for lunch.”

It’s been a long day, and there’s still work to do,
She’s pulling at me saying, “Dad, I need you.
There’s a ball at the castle, and I’ve been invited.
And I need to practice my dancing.
Oh, please. Daddy, please.”


_____ took a bite of her sandwich, chewing only a few times before swallowing, then repeating the cycle. She walked over to the couch in the living room and sat down, her eyes instantly falling on the TV screen. On the screen was a scene from an old movie where a relatively large group of people were gathered, dancing in pairs across the ballroom. _____ stared in awe at the screen, admiring the couples moving gracefully. She quickly finished her sandwich and ran back into the kitchen. “Daddy! Daddy!”

Alfred’s head whirled around at the sound of his daughter’s voice. “What is it, sweetie?”

She pulled on his pant leg. “Will you teach me how to dance, Daddy?”

Alfred blinked. “What? Dance? What for?”

“Because I wanna dance like at the ball.” She pulled tighter. “Please, Daddy?”

Alfred chuckled. “Alright. For a little while.” He took her hands and led her around the kitchen floor in a swaying motion. Eventually, he began humming quietly as their feet glided over the tile floor.

So I will dance with Cinderella,
While she is here in my arms,
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew.
Oh, I will dance with Cinderella,
I don’t wanna miss even one song,
‘Cause all too soon, the clock will strike midnight,
And she’ll be gone...


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“Dad?” said _____ quietly as she walked into the kitchen.

Alfred looked at her, then his brows went up. “_____, what is that you’re wearing?”

_____ looked down at her prom dress; it was strapless and went to her knees, and was a bright shade of red. “My dress for prom. I’m going with a guy.”

“Who?”

“Oh, a guy. . .” Her voice trailed off. When she saw the look of disapproval on her father’s face, she added, “He’s a really nice guy, Dad. You’ll like him.”

She says he’s a nice guy, and I’d be impressed,
She wants to know if I approve of her dress.
She’s says, “Dad, the prom is just one week away.
And I need to practice my dancing.
Oh, please. Daddy, please.”


“Hey, Dad?”

“Hm?”

“Prom’s next week, but I still need to practice dancing.” She fiddled with her fingers. “Will you help me?”

Alfred smiled, then got up from his seat and took his daughter’s hands. And they began to move across the kitchen floor.

So I will dance with Cinderella,
While she is here in my arms,
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew.
Oh, oh, oh I will dance with Cinderella,
I don’t wanna miss even one song.
‘Cause all too soon, the clock will strike midnight,
And she’ll be gone...


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A knock came at Alfred’s door, and he went to answer. When he opened the door, he laughed and hugged his daughter. “_____! How’re you doing, sweetheart?”

She laughed back. “I’m doing great!”

“So what brings you back he––”

He stopped when he saw the diamond ring on _____’s left ring finger.

She came home today with the ring on her hand,
Just glowing and telling us all they had planned.
She says, “Dad, the wedding’s still six months away.
But I need to practice my dancing.
Oh, please. Daddy, please.”


_____ held up her left hand to show off her ring and chuckled, a bit nervous. “Yeah. We’re getting married. . . Seems like just yesterday we were at prom.” She turned the ring around on her finger. “And, um. . . The wedding’s in six months. . . But can you help me practice dancing. . . ?”

Alfred stood, still shocked over the fact that his daughter was engaged. After a moment, a bittersweet smile crossed his lips, and he kissed _____ on the forehead. “Sure.” He took her hands and led her to the kitchen, where they stepped in rhythm to the song Alfred hummed quietly.

So I will dance with Cinderella,
While she is here in my arms,
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew.
Oh, oh, oh I will dance with Cinderella,
I don’t wanna miss even one song.
‘Cause all too soon, the clock will strike midnight,
And she’ll be gone...


The crowd raised their glasses as the man who had just proposed a toast walked offstage. Alfred sipped at his champagne.

“Having fun, Daddy?”

His head turned toward the voice of his daughter, his eyes softening when he saw her in her beautiful white wedding dress. “Yep,” he said, smirking.

_____ smiled. “Good.”

Alfred looked behind her. “So where’s the groom?”

“Off talking to in-laws.” She looked at him. “Hey, Daddy?”

“Yeah?”

“Wanna dance?”

Alfred blinked. “Really?”

She nodded. “Yeah. Of course, really.” She grabbed his hand, trying to pull him out of his seat. “Now, c’mon. The next song’s about to start.”

As soon as the song started, Alfred jumped from his seat, took _____’s hands, and walked her to the dance floor. They moved together, father and daughter, while friends and family looked on.

_____ rested her chin on her father’s shoulder. “Hey, Daddy.”

“Hm?”

“Guess what.”

“What?”

“I got my wish.”

Alfred smiled warmly as he kissed his daughter’s cheek and led her across the dance floor, humming to the tune.

So I will dance with Cinderella,
While she is here in my arms,
‘Cause I know something the prince never knew.
Oh, oh, oh I will dance with Cinderella,
I don’t wanna miss even one song.
‘Cause all too soon, the clock will strike midnight,
And she’ll be gone...
It had to be done... :icontissueplz:

Story © Me
Picture © Not me...
Cinderella © Steven Curtis Chapman
Hetalia © :iconhimaruyaplz:
You © :icontheheroplz: and whoever you married...
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:iconyouknowwhatscrewthis:
I AM NOT GOING TO CRY! I AM NOT GOING TO CRY! I AM NOT- *bawls*
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animeforever01 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist
T^T gods, the feels!
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:iconpatricia02au:
patricia02au Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The feels....
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:icone-sane:
E-Sane Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of you people are lucky. My dad's in the army. I haven't seen him in three months.
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:iconpatricia02au:
patricia02au Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww.. It's okay *Hugs*
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:iconvivian-spears-13:
Vivian-Spears-13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Artist
Sorry, my computer glitched...
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:iconvivian-spears-13:
Vivian-Spears-13 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Artist
I litterally fudging cryed! This is such a good song and story! Omg, I can't even... hold on... *sniffle*
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:iconkawa11angel:
kawa11angel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Y u mess with my feels like that? Q~Q
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:iconzepenny333:
ZePenny333 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
I FOUND IT
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:iconluxaraizilamf:
LuxaraiZilaMF Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Writer
Aww sweetttt
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:iconphasewalker96:
Phasewalker96 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I started to cry
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:iconphysic-kross:
Physic-Kross Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you WANT to make me cry?! This is so sweet!!!!!
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:iconalecsha:
Alecsha Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
My feels....
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:iconnordicgurl4ever:
Nordicgurl4ever Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
:icontissueplz: Here have a tissue unless more come.
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:icondarkecila:
DarkEcila Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this was sweet. i shed a tear of joy.
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:iconkatarinat:
Katarinat Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this fanfiction and song so much!!!! Fanfiction written so perfectly!!! :iconsoemotionalplz: :iconiloveitplz:
I wrote in my dad's B-day card to listen to this song...but he hasn't listened to it yet...I'll wait~! :iconfakesmileplz:
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sonefire Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This song alone makes me cry, +happy tears though)
I'm crying from the perfect combination of music and your story.
Thank you for writting rhing, *sniff sniff*
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:icontriforcefangirl:
Triforcefangirl Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love you so much for this ;w;
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:iconcheshirerider101:
cheshirerider101 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE THIS STORY AND SONG
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:iconhetaliaandchibilover:
Hetaliaandchibilover Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconfeelsplz:
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:iconkiller11368:
killer11368 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
THE FEELS!!!!
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:iconphantomgirl17:
Phantomgirl17 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Writer
*grabs tissues * :cries:
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:icongaarahear:
gaarahear Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Oh fort I need tishuse that song makes me cry this story made me cry it was really amazing and I feel like a cry baby TT-TT
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RandomPerson1011 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Writer
That's so cute :D America would be a great relative no matter what he could be an awesome Father, Brother or anything!
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:iconcoolprincess101:
coolprincess101 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
AWWW!
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:iconsarpndo:
sarpndo Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
*crying*
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:icondemoness1997:
demoness1997 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I read this, then listened to the song and instantly started bawling. This is beautiful. I wish my daddy would dance with me...
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GoingMadHatter Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Before I read this, I was mentally begging in my mind that it might be this song, not the Disney fairytale bleh XD I was uber duber happy when I found out it was the song, and even happier when I finished the story. This just made my day, dude <3 Keep up the awesome work~ :iconallmyloveplz:
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CherryBombDax Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i know t-this song~ im CRYIMG! THAT WAS SO CUTE IT'S SAD!!
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:iconlxj4ever:
LXJ4ever Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
:iconamericawhyplz:
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:iconjenny-inuzuka:
jenny-INUZUKA Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wish my dad was still here, that way i could do this ;_;♥
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:iconfireangel20:
fireangel20 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student General Artist
CAN I MARRY ROMANO?! OWO
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:iconravens-of-rome:
Ravens-of-Rome Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You can marry anyone you want, honey! ^^
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:iconfireangel20:
fireangel20 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
YEEESSSS!!!! :3
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HetaFruitsOuranHp321 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Awwwwww!!!!!!! I wish I had a dad to do that with...
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:icontheonlyrenj:
theonlyrenj Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
..... My feels. They broke.


Aw gawd Alfie acts just like my dad ;3;
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Ravens-of-Rome Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontissuesplz:
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:icontheonlyrenj:
theonlyrenj Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Thanks ;w;
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Silvermoonlitsoul Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, my dad and I both suck at dancing. XDD
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:iconravens-of-rome:
Ravens-of-Rome Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So do I and my dad. XD
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:iconsilvermoonlitsoul:
Silvermoonlitsoul Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, my dad's fail-attempts at break-dancing and my...flailing....make for an amusing evening show. XD
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azuresky2332 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Oh god i started crying as soon i saw the lyrics i love this song and the fanfic was so amazing!!!! It was so cute and sad at the same time! conflicting emotions. So awesome.
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ForbiddenSongstress Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*is struggling not to bawl* That was beautiful! TT_TT Just so beautiful~ I'm a Daddy's Girl and this hits home; Granted I do not plan on getting married any time soon XD but beautiful all the same.
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Hetastuck5456 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
So fluffy!
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selahthecool Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh. i love this so much. i gonna go sit with daddy now.
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:icondearbealovedquietcan:
Pretty, so lovely:-)
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DaughterOfErberus Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
*Sniffles* must. not. cry. Oh the heck with it. *sobs desperately* this story is just so... amazing!
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123tatirox Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
i-i cried...i never cry...its usually something like a character death or a break up or something...but these are tears of...happiness...:iconcryforeverplz:
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MrsTomlinson214 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Writer
This is the first Insert to make me cry XD
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Ravens-of-Rome Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontissueplz:
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