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Mater Familias, "I was your mother once," Dante told him
Tobu Ishi
post Jun 28 2005, 12:46 AM
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Mater Familias
An FMA One-shot by Tobu Ishi

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"I was your mother once," Dante told him with an air of great drunken magnanimity one evening.

She was well into her second bottle of wine by then, and wobbling slightly as she waved her glass in that elegantly civilized way of hers. She never did care much about her kidneys. They were usually the first organs to go, anyway.

"You were a charming little brat back then," she added, blinking vaguely into the last drops of her glass, redder than deadly tincture. "Pity about that thermometer."

I stared at her, trying to decide if she was just screwing with his head. Then again, all homonculi had to begin somewhere. It wasn't like we knew enough to call her bluff.

I thought of the way she curled her pinky like a queen when she held the stem of her glass, wrapped her rotting flesh in silks and crinolines, chased her useless pills with dry martinis and a splash of formaldehyde for luck. I remembered the day she'd taken this most recent body, the pitiless reptilian look in her eyes as she drew the circle in blood over the heart of the bound and screaming girl. If this delicate, violent monster was Envy's mother, it explained quite a lot.

Come to think of it, he was the only homonculus she'd ever kept around this long. Maybe blood did run deep, even with a bitch like her.

"Is that so?" he sneered. "Well, I guess it could be worse. Who's my old man, then? Or don't you know?"

She laughed at that, bitterly, tossing her long golden ringlets. They bounced like springs. I wondered if he had their movement memorized, or mine, just in case, for the most accurate reproduction. "Ah, excellent question. You remember Hohenheim of Light, don't you, love?"

His wine glass cracked in his fist, and the wine ran down his wrist like poison.

It's odd, how after forgetting everything important about my own life, I can still remember the exact second Envy decided to kill his father.

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She remembers the way her inexplicably riveted gaze slid unbidden
down the curves of his back, slowly, like honey. And she particularly remembers
the rush of prickly heat, the unfamiliar melting sensation that made her duck
her head to hide a blush that caught her entirely by surprise; as she realized
for the first time, in an entirely new way, that Ed was a
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post Jun 28 2005, 01:52 AM
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wow, you definitely have a gift for writing. ohmy.gif i love your diction and how you choose to describe things...i felt chills go down my back (and had an urge to mace Dante) as i read and re-read the bit where Dante is taking over her next body. ph34r.gif so are we supposed to guess who the narrator is? biggrin.gif


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post Jun 30 2005, 09:06 AM
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Brilliant writing, as always. I don't really have much of a decent review for you, but you know how much I adore your writing.

I say it's Greed. That's the only person I can think of...


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Tobu Ishi
post Jul 1 2005, 10:42 AM
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Thanks, all! The narrator...is ambiguous. XD I've had people guess Greed and Lust, and either of those works for me. Or, heck, why not a previous homonculus? It's implied that she's gone through quite a few. No wonder she ran out of Stone so fast. ^^;;


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The Restoring Earth Alchemist
Big Sister to Chiyo, Little Sister to Tokage, Edward to WrenchFreakWinry

An Appetite For Grief Dividing the Bones Elysium FULLMETAL FOLLY
Good Neighbors Jaybird Letdown Mater Familias Mea Culpa Play With Me
Rosarium Seven Years The Shadow of Him Some Assembly Required Wired Wooden

<3 The EdWin 100 Themes <3
She remembers the way her inexplicably riveted gaze slid unbidden
down the curves of his back, slowly, like honey. And she particularly remembers
the rush of prickly heat, the unfamiliar melting sensation that made her duck
her head to hide a blush that caught her entirely by surprise; as she realized
for the first time, in an entirely new way, that Ed was a
boy.

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THEY'RE STILL UPDATING! PLEASE DON'T FORGET THEM. ;_;
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