Here's the first "RE:" revised edition story for the Doomsday-verse, this one focusing on An Ocean of Flame Above,
a rather dark fic set in the years right after Doomsday...and about Hungary's actual death.
This was done partly as a warm-up for the later "RE:" fics as well as tie this fic closer to The Vanishing Shadows
), Partium's arc ([link]
) and Sopron's ([link]
). Likewise, there were some extensions, tweaks, edits and general heavy polishing done. So hopefully the finished result comes across well.
As a strong reminder/warning, this story is particularly dark, if not darker than the earlier version. Given how pretty much the entire story is a drawn out death scene unfolding (in other words, character death), it's still depressing to finish. Still, you can expect that things DO get better...especially once Hungary's actual
fate is revealed.
As for pairings and characters, it's very much AustriaxHungary all the way, with hints of Russia, Julia/Sopron, Debrecen (aka the future Partium) and a certain Soviet officer that would reappear in The Vanishing Shadows
. And apologies in advance for any Hungary fans out there if it comes across as though I killed
her before your very eyes.
And just to be on the safe side, this is not meant at all to be a political/ideological/propaganda screed. This is a work of fiction.
As for some reference and translations:
The background events of Hungary's suffering were taken almost entirely from this source article ( [link]
), in turn based on Cold War-era scenarios on the country's survival, considering how the Soviets had many soldiers and silos in Magyar territory.
The backstory behind Partium can be found here: [link]
, with Sopron here: [link]
) is in real life the second largest city in Hungary, located at the eastern side close to Transylvania. In the Doomsday-verse, it was lucky to escape both the nuclear bombs and the chaos that destroyed the rest of the country.
Perhaps in matching the decidedly dark tone of the story, there are references to the historic relationship between Austria and Hungary that give a nod to the more hard-line nationalist perspective (the resentment against Austria), while at the same time showing the lighter "romantic" flipside perspective. You could call it a "love-hate" relationship, though it's more on the love bit.
Sopron is the Magyar city and region bordering Austria, which is also affectionally known as A Leghűségesebb Város
("The Most Loyal Town"), partly due to the area choosing to stay Hungarian compared to the rest of present-day Burgenland in Austria. Owing to its location at the crossroads of the two countries (it's also known as Ödenburg
), it is in many ways genuinely Austro-Hungarian, with the area practically half-German and half-Magyar.Ó, Istenem
- "Oh, God..." (Hungarian)Nem...
- No (Hungarian)Szerelem
- "Love" (Hungarian)
The title itself was taken from the English-translated lyrics of Hungary's National Anthem, the Magyar Himnusz
The original/earlier version of the fic can be found here: [link]
I neither own Hetalia
nor 1983: Doomsday
. All rights belong to their respective owners.
Austria/Alpine Confederation:A Wasteland Melody
(First Version): [link]A Wasteland Melody
(Revised/Final Version): [link]A New Symphony for the Wastes
(First Version): [link]A Symphony for a New World
: [link]A New Meeting for Old Rivals
: [link]One Unexpected Day
(Part 1/2)One Unexpected Day
(Part 2/2 END)A Wasteland Memorial
America:An American Twilight
Prussia:An Order Reborn
: [link]A German Surprise
: [link]Dreams of Another Time
Hungary:Her Guarding Arm
(Part 1)Her Guarding Arm
(Part 2)Her Guarding Arm
Sopron:A Wasteland Yuletide
: [link]A Child of Hungary
: [link]A Wonderful Time in the Wastes
Switzerland/Alpine Confederation:An Unexpected Union
(Part 1)An Unexpected Union
(Part 2)An Unexpected Union
Japan:Wisps in the Rising Sun
Partium:Youth on the Plains