I wanted to give her a feeling as like, she cared for him but can settle for just caring for him in a sisterly way (or in this case motherly lol ed is acting quite childish
and thank you
i got so bored so i did another chapter quick but didnt post because last time i posted twice in a row the entire thread exploded and though its unlikely im not taking the risk bahaha
spoilers for episode 25; spoilers for chapter 15
A shiny red apple sat among many other, less red apples, and managed to catch Edward's eye. He walked up and put a cold, metal hand on it to put in his basket, but a different hand managed to get to it first. Needless to say, Edward was thinking of a few choice words to give this person with no manners, at least, until he saw who it was. “Can't escape me that easily, can you, Haganeno?”
It was the ever-familiar voice of Roy Mustang.
“Give me my apple,” the blond alchemist said quietly, but with enough attitude to make any kid within a mile run to their mother. “Give. Me. My. Apple.”
“Have you decided yet?”
“Give me my apple!” Edward decided he would have to take it by force, but as if Roy could read minds, he reached his arm into the air, out of the boy's reach. “You ass.” He acted as if he was backing off from the fruit, but sneakily, and quietly, put his hands off to the side and clapped them together; then to the basket Roy held in his other hand. It broke, sending fruit all over the dirt. As predicted, Roy bent down, forgetting all about the apple, to pick them up and wipe them off. But once he had completed this task, he realized he had no shiny red apple anymore.
A few feet away, it sat in Edward's basket, mocking Roy with it's bright red colour.
“Tricky,” Roy said as he walked up next to Edward. “But not good enough.”
“I don't think so.”
Roy stood with one hand up, clutching absolutely nothing. The apple was still in Edward's basket.
“You are just too good.”
“That much is obvious
“Really, because I don't think I've seen what you can do
me like that. And don't ass
ume anything foolish,” Edward said calmly, playing along, “I'm sure I'm better
than anyone you've ever done
Roy laughed. “You're going to make me break the law if I stay here any longer. I'll see you later, Haganeno.”
“Nice talking to you,” came the reply, as if taunting. When Roy went to go pay for his fruit, he noticed a shiny red apple sitting in the dead center of the basket.
The next day was interesting as well.
Edward somehow found himself at the doorstep of the address left behind by Roy. It was late, a bit past dinner, to where the sun had just set and the sky was still just a little purple. He put off knocking on the door. He sat on the bench conveniently placed nearby, looked up at the windows, and walked up and down the steps until the sky was a full, dark-blue colour and then finally tapped his wrist against the wood. The floor was where he found himself looking, until the door opened.
“Winry's house is cold,” Edward said without considering anything he was saying, “and it makes me even more cold because of my limbs.”
Roy grabbed his wrist and dragged him inside, shutting the door behind them. The place was small, and Edward didn't know whose house it really was, but didn't care. He sat on a sofa facing a warm fireplace and soon found a blanket being wrapped around him by Roy.
“Get warm,” he whispered before leaving to the kitchen, which was just across the hall.
“I'm hungry,” Edward said loud enough to hear.
After awhile, “Do you want coffee ... ? Ah no wait, coffee would probably make you too hyper. Hot chocolate?”
“Doesn't that have milk in it? And I said I was hungry
, baka, not thirsty.”
“But it's warm,” Roy called back. He'd already prepared everything, walking in with a plate. Edward let Roy set it on his lap, only to see a shiny red apple cut into careful slices. He soon left after dropping the plate, but coming back as fast as he'd done that and carrying two cups in his hand. One of them was soon placed in the blond's hand and the other was Roy's, who had invited himself to come under the blanket with Edward.
“Can I sleep here?”
“I'm sure it's fine,” Roy said, “I'll take it later.”
He was quiet. Roy didn't even know he had fallen asleep at first, until he noticed that he had become silent and the sound of chewing had stopped. It took awhile.
But he gladly picked up the dishes and left Edward to peacefully nap on the sofa.
“It's too warm ...” said a blond alchemist as he opened his eyes. “I'm too warm ... Roy, I feel sick ...” The alchemist slowly got up from the sofa, peeling back the blanket and putting his metal hand to his forehead. To his dissatisfaction, it wasn't as cold as usual.
“Royyyy, where are you ...” He walked, still slow, along the unfamiliar hallway and came across one with the door open, Roy Mustang sleeping on the bed in full view.
Edward looked to a nearby clock, to see it was early in the morning. Four, to be exact. To his amazement, and the first he'd ever seen as he'd never been up this early before, the sky was just barely lightening up. He paid no attention, instead walked into the dark room and climbed onto the bed next to Roy after removing his red coat and boots.
“It's too hot,” he muttered as the other started to open his eyes. “I feel really hot.”
Roy swore under his breath and started to sit up, still dead tired. “Haganeno ...”
“I feel sick,” he said again. “I'm going to puke ...”
“You aren't going to puke,” Roy said still half-asleep, “just don't think about it and lay down over the covers on your back. Then go to back to bed, ugh.”
The alchemist did as Roy instructed and nearly fell asleep instantly, soundlessly.
After leaving the house that day, he ignored the Taisa for the next four days.
On purpose, of course.