A few years ago, back when I first got into Hetalia, I shipped Spamano like FedEx. Then, after joining a Hetalia rp group and I started rping as Romano, I started to think about that pairing a little, and it creeped me out.
Put yourself in Romano’s place. You were left behind by your grandfather who favored your little brother and sent to live off with some guy you never met before. This guy made you wear frilly pink dresses all throughout your childhood (and sometimes encouraged nudity), and often made passes at you even though you were a small child. Sure, that’s pretty damn creepy, but he’s the only parental figure you have. He busts you out of trouble all the time, which you’re thankful for, and after a while you begin to look up to him in a way. Then one day when you grow up and finally are of age, this same guy, who constantly hit on you when you were a child, who raised you like the parent you never had, walks up to you one day and says:
“Hey sexy I’ve had a crush on you since you were two let’s have sex.”
What. I mean, would that not put you off a little bit?
That’s why I see Romano’s behavior towards Spain not as tsundere, but as his legitimate feelings of embarrassment and maybe even disgust showing through. I’m sorry fellow Hetalians, but I just can’t ship Spain and Romano romantically. :/ I see them more as like a creepy father/son sort of thing. Maybe not even father/son, probably more like creepy guardian/child they raised kinda relationship lmao.
NOW PRUMANO ON THE OTHER HAND… ;D
Okay, I am all in for not shipping something.
Is it even Hetalia you’ve been reading, because you make it sound like there’s some serious issues between Spain and Romano, which there isn’t. Just because you don’t ship something, doesn’t mean you should twist it around and make it sound like the characters have problems.
Spain cares for Romano. Romano cares for Spain. Don’t twist around their personalities just because you do not ship it. Simply accept them as friends.
- and often made passes at you even though you were a small child.
Spain NEVER made a pass on Romano when he was young. He was affectionate towards him, yes, but he saw Romano as nothing more than a lackey.
- “Hey sexy I’ve had a crush on you since you were two let’s have sex.”
Are you kidding me!? Spain DID NOT have a crush on Romano, for the love of god.
Also, have you ever EVER heard of character development? Because Spain and Romano’s relationship has ALOT of that. They did not like each other when they first met, but they did grew fond of each other after a while. Then, guess what. As Romano grew older, they began to be friends, le gasp! Yeah that’s right.
You make it sound like it’s impossible for platonic feelings to grow into romantic ones. But hey, that’s how most relationship begins. With being friends, getting to know each other and then at some point along the way, you can fall in love with the person. That’s what Spamano fans believe, or most at least.
To modern day, those two are so close and it is pretty canon that Spain has very fond feelings for Romano.
It’s fine you don’t ship it, but this post is many kinds of wrong, stop making Spain seem like a creeper or worse.