Name: Lovino Vargas Fernandez Carriedo, Romano, South Italy
Physical Age: 24
Birthday: March 17th
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Relationship Status: Married to Antonio Fernandez Carriedo
Faceclaim: Francisco Lachowski
Personality: Usually feisty and not willing to take your shit. Lovino will sometimes try to hold his tongue. Usually when he’s mellow, his attitude will resemble that of a lazy cat, but should he become agitated, that’s when the claws come out. He can be fiercely protective of his family and friends and isn’t afraid to chew anyone out if they provoke him. He likes playful banter and is quickly put into an off mood if someone doesn’t get his sarcasm.
Looks: About five foot eight inches tall. He has a leaner build with some mild muscle definition. Lovi’s eyes are a piercing hazel and his skin is a very light olive tone. There are a few distinct scars that cover his torso, most are bullet wounds but there are one or two from knives. All are barely noticeable unless looking very close. He tends to dress for fashionable comfort and would almost never be caught in the sweat pants and loose t-shirt look outside of his own bedroom.
Bio: As a child, Lovino grew up with his father, Ancient Rome. His days would be spent learning from his father about the world, art to the art of battle. He wasn’t big enough or old enough to really participate much, but he learned a lot about being a ruler and a soldier from him. Anytime his father was away, he’d sneak away from his caretakers and spend his time wandering the cities, speaking with and watching the citizens and causing mischief until he was caught and brought back to his home.
His life was perfect and he felt the days like this would last forever. That was until his brother came along. His father began spending less and less time with him in order to nurture the younger boy. This is where the seed of resentment began to sprout. As though Rome knew his time was growing short, he doted on his younger son, focusing on developing his art skills and teaching him more peaceful ways until the end of his days.
Lovino lashed out at many of his caretakers after the Roman Empire was no more. His grief and temper were too much for most to handle, so he was often brushed off in favor of his younger sibling. The Italian boy pretended not to care, figuring if no one in the world wanted him, he didn’t need them either. He remained that way until he came under the control of Espana.
Spain was the first of his ‘Bosses’ to not only put up with his behavior, but actually try to keep him by his side. Much to Lovino’s displeasure at the time, he became attached to someone for the first time since his father’s disappearance. From then on, one of his deepest fears became loosing the other the same way he lost Rome. Nothing crushed him more than when the Spaniard attempted to trade him to Austria in exchange for his brother.
He knew it had only been a matter of time and no matter how many times Spain apologized after that, Romano was never quite as open with him. It never stopped the small boy from becoming even closer to the Spaniard, but it had become set in his mind that even Antonio only wanted Veneciano. He was just a back up.
The few times Lovi saw his brother while they were small, he was never anything short of rude to the other. In his mind, everything was Feli’s fault. Until his younger brother showed up and took his papa from him, his life had been perfect. Despite the connection Feliciano tried to make with him, he never considered him a brother and reveled in any way he could get back at the other for the pain he unwittingly caused him.
As Romano grew older, with Spain being gone often in wars and overseas missions, he began to gain more independence and security. Though, every time the Spaniard came home, he was silently more than relieved to see the other still alive. His insecurities were still ever present in his mind, but he came to accept for the most part that it wasn’t his brother’s fault everyone liked him more.
One of the most difficult days in his life came when he left Spain’s house and joined forces with his brother in order to become independent. He hardly knew the other and the only previous experience he had with the other were threats and insults. Though, somehow they managed, through all the wars and hard times, becoming closer and depending on each other more.
His work for the mafia is not something he ever enjoys talking about. It was a total shock to him, the crimes he had to commit, but he knew he had no other choice. Years of it caused a simple action such as murdering a dozen men in cold blood to become nothing more complicated than a trip to the store for milk. He regrets numbing himself so deeply that he could do such things, but there would have been no way for him to do it otherwise.
In current times he tries to stay out of the way and out of business whenever he can, though certain things are unavoidable. He is always coldest with a gun in his hand and his cute tsundere attitude is nowhere to be seen if you truly piss him off or threaten anyone he holds dear. He refuses to lose anyone close to him again and if he needs to, his Mafioso side shines through bright and clear.
Most days he’s not busy, he’s either out and about in town, flirting with girls or at home in the kitchen or lazing on his couch and watching soap operas. Rarely, when he gets the privilege of visiting Spain, he spends the whole day just accompanying the sunny brunette along to where ever it is he wants to go. Even if it occasionally includes being forced to put up with the Bad Friends Trio at their worst. But he figures someone has to make sure the idiots don’t kill themselves or get arrested.
Feliciano is literally Lovino’s other half. That’s a connection that he can’t deny. He feels like his brother is the one and only person in his life he can truly count on to never betray him and leave his side.
Even though he does have a bit of an inferiority complex due to Feliciano being more well liked and more accomplished in the arts, it doesn’t mean he hates him. In his younger years, he blamed him often for the insecurities he felt (this is why he would often be so cruel and cold to him), but the older he got, the more he began to really see his brother as a precious person to him. This isn’t to say that everything is peachy keen with them, they still argue from time to time, but they’ve become much closer in understanding each other and acting like family. Lovino would protect him with his life.
Lovino used to have a crush on Bel when he was younger, but he grew out of it as time passed. Now his affection for her is more of a sibling love.He cherishes and protects her as any brother would.
She was an important figure in his childhood and she helped raised him while she lived in Spain’s house. While Spain would often be absent for long periods of time, Bel was often there when he needed someone to talk to or take care of him. It’s because of her, along with Hungary, that he grew up getting along better with women and has a much more polite attitude with them.
He’ll take time to have lunch with her now and again so that they can catch up and spend quality time. They have a special cafe they visit every time for their little ‘lunch dates’. It’s sort of an inside joke between them, because neither of them tells anyone else where they’ll be during these secret meetings. They like to keep their private time, private. Occasionally Belgium will also drag Lovi out shopping afterwards. They generally use their time together to goof off and have fun.
These two have more in common than one might expect, from their being overshadowed by their younger siblings and being generally forgotten to their sarcastic nature and love of cute things.
In Gilbert, Lovi finds someone that can take his snarky comments and throw them right back without getting offended or pissed. They bond and show their friendship by poking fun and arguing with each other. That’s not to say they’re ever opposed to going out drinking or having fun together. Ont more than one occasion, the Italian has woken up with a lovely hangover at the albino’s place. It doesn’t seem to ever keep him from repeating the prior night’s action the next week around though.
Lovino’s relationship with Spain is a complicated one. He was under his Boss’s control for a large portion of his early life, though the Spaniard spent much time away attending to foreign affairs or wars. At first, he was determined to make Spain’s life as hellish as he could until he finally gave in and tossed him aside like most people did. Imagine his surprise when it didn’t happen. Apart from the minor incident of requesting Austria trade him for his brother (which Spain has yet to live down today), Antonio stuck with Romano for better or worse. He was always attempting to teach him new things, singing and playing guitar for him and was there to offer kind smiles (And tomatoes of course!) This is what caused Lovino to, begrudgingly, become so attached to Spain.
Despite Antonio being gone often, that never seemed to lessen Lovi’s loyalty to him. Every time he would wait impatiently for Toni to return and would become extremely distressed after he left again.
After becoming independent and leaving Spain’s house, Lovino didn’t have the chance to see him often. He and his brother now had new responsibilities they had to attend to and it kept him busier than he liked. It took him quite some time to regain contact with Toni, but once he did, he was sure to always leave at least some time for the other.
Nowadays, they often will spend time relaxing and just talking together. Romano will take leave from his work to visit Toni in Spain and just enjoy lounging around and eating tomatoes to his heart’s content. He keeps one of the spare rooms in his house especially for Toni for when he comes to Italy to visit, though it’s not that often. He felt it only right since Toni left him his old room in his house.
Spain is, aside from Feli, the closest person to Lovino. He’s a best friend, mentor and one of his most precious people in the entire world. Yes, he’ll cuss him out and push him away sometimes, but should anyone even considering doing something that would harm Toni, Lovi would be on them in a heartbeat. Lovino may take personal threats on occasion, but should Spain, Vene, or Bel be brought up, there is never hesitation to eliminate such problems.