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"Daddy, Daddy!" you called as you skipped off the big yellow bus and onto the sidewalk, running over to your red haired father.

"There's me bonnie lass!" your father cried, scooping you up in his arms and twirling you around.

"Did you miss me when I was at school today, Daddy?" You asked him, tugging on his iron earring.

"Of course! Now, let's get home. I made you an after school snack."

"Yay!" You hugged him around the neck, "You're the best papa ever."

"Aye, lass. And don't you forget it."

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Your father, Allistor, was sitting in his big leather armchair, enjoying his usual evening cigar. You were on the ground playing with your toys when a question popped into your head.

"Daddy?"

"Yes, darlin'?"

"Why do you smoke so much? Isn't it bad for you?"

"I smoke because it relaxes me. And who ever told you that it was bad?"

"My teacher says that smoking makes your lungs get all black and icky. She says that if you smoke for enough time you can get…. You can get can… canceh… cancer." You struggled with the word, it being new to your vocabulary and still a bit confusing to you. You paused for a minute and then: "Daddy, what's cancer?"

"Cancer is a disease. It can make you very sick."

"Oh…." You stopped again, absorbing the new information, "What's a disease?"

"It's when you get sick. Remember when you had the flu last month?"

You nodded.

"That's a disease."

"Oh…. But what's-"

Your father interrupted you, standing up and snuffing out his cigar in the ashtray on the little table beside his armchair. "I think it's time for you to go to bed, angel."

"But I'm not sleepy yet."

"Mhmm…" He picked you up from the floor and you wrapped your arms around your neck as he carried you up the stairs and into your bedroom. He set you down on the bed, pulling the covers up to your chin. "Do you want a bedtime story tonight?"

"No…" You were finding it hard to keep your eyes open now that you were beneath the warm, cozy covers.

"Alright then. Goodnight, darlin'." Your papa kissed you on the forehead, walking over to the door and switching off the light.

"Daddy?" you called.

"Yes, darlin'?"

"Please don't get cancer… I don't want you to be sick."

"I promise I won't get sick, princess."

"You swear?"

"I swear."

"Pinkie swear?"

"If you insist." Allistor rolled his eyes, walking back over to your bed and kneeling down beside you, holding out his pinkie. You wrapped yours around it, biting your thumb. Your daddy bit down on his and you shook your entwined hands up and down.

"There." You pronounced triumphantly, "Now you can't break my promise."
Your father chuckled, "I wouldn't dream of it, darlin'." He ruffled your hair, "Now good night."

"Night, daddy…"

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Allistor sat in his armchair, studying one of his fancy Cuban cigars, swirling a glass of bourbon in his hand. He began to put the cigar to his lips then stopped, glaring at it and chucking it across the room to land on the floor next to one of _____'s toys. Allistor let out a frustrated sigh.

"I told her I wouldn't get sick… So I can't smoke." He nodded firmly, sipping on the bourbon. "But smoking doesn't necessarily mean I'll get sick…"  He began to stand, walking over to the Cuban.

"No!" He stamped his foot, sitting back down in the chair. "I promised…" Allistor fell back into his chair with a groan, "That lass'll drive me downright bonkers one day…"

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"____! I said to pick up your toys!" Your father yelled, face turning red and an ugly scowl marring his features.

"I'm sorry, daddy!" you cried, "I'll pick them up now…" You ran over to your dolls on the living room floor, scooping them up into your arms quickly and running them upstairs to your room, tears streaming down your cheeks.

"Damn it!" Allistor stomped his foot on the ground, "That's the second time today I've yelled at her!" He rubbed his forehead, "Maybe if I had a smoke to calm me down…" He reached for the pack of cigars he kept beside the ashtray and balked as his fingers grasped only air, "What the- Oh…" He sighed, "Right. I threw them away…"

Allistor looked guiltily up the stairs to your room where he could hear your wails flowing down to him.  "I should go talk to her…" He sighed, beginning the trudge up the stairs.

"_____, honey?"

"Go away! I don't want to talk to you!"

"I know, darlin'… Just listen."

You sniffled but said nothing.

"I'm sorry I yelled at you but Daddy's going through a very hard time right now."

You popped out from under your covers, peering at your father with tear reddened eyes, "What's wrong, Daddy?"

"I'm trying to keep my promise to you, darlin'… It's not as easy as I made it sound." He grinned sheepishly at you, walking to your bedside and sitting down.

"It's okay, Daddy… I forgive you." You reached your short arms out for a hug.

"Thank you." Your Daddy whispered, enveloping you in a big bear hug.

"If it's that hard you don't have to try and keep your promise anymore. I don't want you to be unhappy, Daddy."

"No…" your father sighed, "No, I can do it. I can keep my promise for you, darlin'. I will do anything for you."
This is a request from :iconthemysteriouspoet: I hope you like it, I'm sorry if it isn't what was expected and I'm SUPER sorry it took so long. Enjoy!

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:iconally-luvs-hetalia:
Ally-luvs-HETALIA Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
that's such a sweet story...
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animegirl122334 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could have done that before my dad died
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:iconmizlovestacos:
MIZlovestacos Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno why but what if Scotland's lungs are kilt printed? SCOTTISH LUNGS.
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:iconelyanaxlevilove:
elyanaxlevilove Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wat (THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY)
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CatcomixSF Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Not only cancer your nipples could fall off Scotland 
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:iconask-florida-and-cr:
Ask-Florida-and-CR Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
NUUU NOT SCOTLAND'S NIPPLES D:
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:iconpoetry-venting:
Poetry-Venting Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
We don't want that, do we. THEY ARE TOO PRECIOUS
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:iconcatcomixsf:
CatcomixSF Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Yes too precious
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:iconpoetry-venting:
Poetry-Venting Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
MAI PRESSSCIIOOOUUSSSSSSS
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:iconcatcomixsf:
CatcomixSF Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
XD lesson of the story is don't smoke or you can get cancer or your nipples will fall off
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:iconpoetry-venting:
Poetry-Venting Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
NO NOT MY NIPPLES
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:iconcupcakecreep2p:
cupcakecreep2p Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student General Artist
 This is just like me and my dad but is problem his alcohol and he never says sorry :(
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Mari225 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember when I was little, I actually got my own dad to stop smoking. This brought back memories.
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BENcookiemonster1786 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I doubt he'll keep that promise...
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sarahthewolf100 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ONG, your icon!! I loved that movie!! Haha, you ROCK!!
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:iconsarahthewolf100:
sarahthewolf100 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
(I meant omg...why are the m and the n so close together?!)
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:iconcanadatheninja:
canadatheninja Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I freakin love this story. And I freakin LOVE your icon *^* Spirit is my #1 fav movie~
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:icontheanswer-fortytwo:
TheAnswer-FortyTwo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Mine too!
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:iconcanadatheninja:
canadatheninja Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*highfive* once I saw your icon I fangirled so fuckin hard XD
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Zadie39 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KAWAI!!
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:iconamuletamethyst:
AmuletAmethyst Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student General Artist
FIGHT~ FIGHT~ SCOTLAND-CHAN~
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AkatsukiChick10 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful (IT'S FABULOUS).
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:iconlebroken:
LeBroken Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Artist
 The sad thing about it was that my Mamma and Pa got angry at m when I begged them to stop smoking  T_T
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payday892 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
This is kinda what I went through when my Ma stopped smoking cigarettes. It wasn't pretty, but she's been off of them for years now! Great story!
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Inkiepiethedullahan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cute. T^T <3 <3
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cookienomster14 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
:iconhandspazzplz: ERMEHGURD Papa ish so nice!!!
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Animelover121767 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
I love it
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Skullietaandaxel Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so fuffeh~!
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IndigoCode Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
:iconmhmmplz:
I bettah' not see anotha' cigar in yo mouth fo as long as ya live, Scotty.
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UnluckyAmulet Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, my mum gets really cranky if she doesn't have nicotine, but I'm old enough to order her to go smoke. XD
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SassySassMaster Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hamtaro love emote 
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StarryWorld Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
aww this was such a sweet story~!  Th Th060
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Theinvisiblecountry Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Writer
SO FLUFFY
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Liveyourlifetwice32 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontouchedplz: ALL THESE FEELS~
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luckydogfangirl01 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Scotland soooo reminds me of my dad. He even looks alot like Scotland....only older and doesn't smoke. So I thought this was a sweet story I could relate to since he promised me alot of things he always kept. Love you daddy <3
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neko-chan29 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
AWWWWWWW SOOOO CUTE!!! <3
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:iconlavi318:
lavi318 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
AWWWWWWWWWWWW!~
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selahthecool Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconsexyscotlandplz: :iconsexyscotland2plz: :iconscottishflagplz: :iconaphscotlandplz: :iconfreedomplz:

LOOKEY WHAT I DID! :iconitalyplz:
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Poetry-Venting Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That last one. ?.l.
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B-Rabit Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its really CUTE! do you have more stories with reader as kid with Scotland?
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:icontheanswer-fortytwo:
TheAnswer-FortyTwo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
No, just the one
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:iconb-rabit:
B-Rabit Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Kk
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BramblefireM Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
if only saying that stuff would get my dad to stop....
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EdwardElric2013 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ikr!!
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bassebomfjer Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
i love the fluff
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my heart~ *faints*
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DaughterOfErberus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Aw! How FLUFFY!!!
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Hinatathebloom1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww so cute and sweet
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yaboopurple Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
My mum smokes but the only problem I have to deal with is people looking at me like she's some sort of irresponsible mother when I say she smokes (in my sort of area they're REALLY against it)...
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monkeylvr13 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
awwwwwwwww how sweet!!! i can see scotland like that and it makes me happy to see him trying so hard!
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