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hand-made-city
@edo little kid
Great fanart once again! Riza looks nice in purple!

@DistantBlue
Oh no!! Can you download another program to use? I use Final Cut Pro.. but there's also Adobe Premiere and some others... maybe you can find a new trial to use? Well, even if you can't make a video, fanart is great!
rainbowcatgirl
QUOTE (jacksparrow589 @ May 21 2009, 08:35 PM) *
rainbowcatgirl--Okay, I can answer only the first and third questions. Royai Day is June 11th, and is indeed (at least, to my knowledge) a fan-made RoyxRiza holiday.



Thank you ^ ^

QUOTE (Tombow @ May 22 2009, 08:36 AM) *
@RoyxRizaFan - I finally got around to watch the AMV!! Very nice!! ^^

@edo little kid - Awww, nice comic!!! Thank you!!

@Paca - Tehehe, those are cute!!! biggrin.gif

Hello to The_Twilight_Trinity and rainbowcatgirl!! biggrin.gif

@rainbowcatgirl - Like others have posted, Royai Day is June 11, and it's indeed fan-made day of cerebration for Royai that's started by Royai fans in Japan some years ago, and someone once posted on this thread why it's on June 12, and I went "ohhh, I see," but I can't remember... it had something to do with FMA coming out each month on 12th. And, I'm pretty sure Arakawa-sensei is aware of the existence of Royai Day. biggrin.gif


Ah! Nice answer that helps alot Thanks ! happy.gif

Do you guys think Roy and Riza will end up getting married ( if one doesn't die ) ?

I'd like to hear your thoughts and feelings!


~~~~~Thanks!~~~~~~~

biggrin.gif
Miverel
I made 14 RoyAi avatars and there's gonna be more... ^___^

I can't wait to see your work guys!
black~hayate
waaah! So mean! We get to see the fanfics/avatars/fanarts/amvs/mmvs/whatever ONLY AT 11th!!!
That's too much to wait for me T___T (remember how we all died on waiting for chapter 95? >D)
Tombow
@edo little kid - That "Waiting for Royai Day " pic is awesome!! Thank you!!!


QUOTE (black~hayate @ May 22 2009, 04:08 PM) *
waaah! So mean! We get to see the fanfics/avatars/fanarts/amvs/mmvs/whatever ONLY AT 11th!!!
That's too much to wait for me T___T (remember how we all died on waiting for chapter 95? >D)

@black~hayate - Umm... NO. You saw Causmicfire's post announcing that this year's Royai Day Festival will run June 9th-13th, right? In the past, within the Festival week, we often assigned one day for fanfic flood, another day for fanart flood, etc., although usually artworks and fics get posted in other dates also. Anyway, it's certainly NOT a "one day" event. Please ask Causmicfire for more details on this year's Royai Day Festival schedule. smile.gif


....For newer posters, Causmicfire is this year's Royai Day Festival event organizer (I think another one is CodenameElizabeth, but please double check ^^) and, she may make more announcements regarding the Festival as this year's Royai Day Festival gets closer, so from now throughout the Royai Day Festival, when she posts here, you might want to pay attentions and READ her post to see if she is making some important announcement regarding this year's Festival content.
Also, if she asks any FEEDBACK regarding the event schedule, etc., please be cooperative by giving back prompt feedbacks. biggrin.gif
black~hayate
Ah sorry, I got it right, but I expressed myself wrong. Royai day is 11th, but we will celebrate it from 9th till 13th. I just meant the long waiting, not the date =).
Thx for the helpful post, I think some newbies might find it very useful
jacksparrow589
The_Twilight_Trinity--Yeah, that's basically how I got onto Royai, too. I can't remember the exact scene, but I just went, "Yep, they're together", and that was that. Oh, and HI!

paca--Adorable little things! They make me happy inside.

DistantBlue--I've heard that about WMM, too, but then again, I've used it only for editing videos for class. I've never tried AMVs or MMVs, but I'm hoping to this summer. I've got a few ideas already.

I just realized that Royai Day proper (i.e. the 11th) falls on a Thursday, which is normally when I update "Second Chances". Perfect! I am SO adding my Royai Day oneshot to that!
The_Twilight_Trinity
Thanks to all for the warm welcome!

I love all this Royai day excitement! School is killer lately, so I probably won't have time to contribute anything, but if I do get some time, maybe I could write a short fic or something.... Maybe.....

Nice fanart edo little kid! It's so cute!

@rainbowcatgirl-- I think that it's possible for them to get married, but I have no idea if they're both going to make it out alive.... But if they do, I'd say there's a chance. I mean, Roy didn't say no when Grumman suggested it, did he? wink.gif
Miverel
Hi hi! All this RoyAi excitement is awesome part of this fandom! It's great to wait for big events with people who feel the same as you! I personally love it! ^__^
amestris_star
QUOTE (rainbowcatgirl @ May 22 2009, 09:27 PM) *
Do you guys think Roy and Riza will end up getting married ( if one doesn't die ) ?

I'd like to hear your thoughts and feelings!


Quick answer to your question - YES.

That will make them go through a roller coaster ride of emotions but ultimately... yes.
black~hayate
I like this answer >D.
Michiyo-
I agree with amestris_star. Roy and Riza will definitely get married, after the battle is over. biggrin.gif
rainbowcatgirl
If they do get married ( God Willing ) lol XD, Do you think Chris Mustang will do there with Gruman ?

That would be cool
black~hayate
They would be the ones in the first array.
Chris would scream something like "Yay Elizabeth-chan!" and Grumman would grin and laugh like crazy and say something like: "Finally!!!"
amestris_star
QUOTE (black~hayate @ May 23 2009, 05:19 PM) *
They would be the ones in the first array.
Chris would scream something like "Yay Elizabeth-chan!" and Grumman would grin and laugh like crazy and say something like: "Finally!!!"


Probably they'll say this in unison:

About. Friggin. Time.

XD
Kale Mustang
QUOTE (amestris_star @ May 23 2009, 08:50 AM) *
QUOTE (black~hayate @ May 23 2009, 05:19 PM) *
They would be the ones in the first array.
Chris would scream something like "Yay Elizabeth-chan!" and Grumman would grin and laugh like crazy and say something like: "Finally!!!"


Probably they'll say this in unison:

About. Friggin. Time.

XD


I agree, except it'd probably be proceeded by: Holy s**t.
Aribelle
QUOTE (amestris_star @ May 23 2009, 02:32 PM) *


O.O thanks! biggrin.gif

And @rainbowcatgirl, I would not be completely surprised if they came out and said they were married/together all along laugh.gif

I can just picture it...

"...you guys didn't know we were married? Really? It's not like we don't really obviously have feelings for each other or anything..." XDDDD

I can hope, right? ^^
amestris_star
QUOTE (Aribelle @ May 24 2009, 12:38 AM) *
O.O thanks! biggrin.gif

And @rainbowcatgirl, I would not be completely surprised if they came out and said they were married/together all along laugh.gif


You're welcome about the pics wink.gif

About the being married issue - ha! That's one of the thoughts that is actually passing through my mind recently... it could be one of the feasible options in fact *grins*
Kale Mustang
QUOTE (amestris_star @ May 23 2009, 02:32 PM) *
http://zulenha.deviantart.com/art/FMA-Priorities-122468469 (This strangely reminds me of something, probably Kale knows what I'm referring to XDD)


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I so love and hate you right now...

...thanks.
The_Twilight_Trinity
QUOTE (Aribelle @ May 23 2009, 04:38 PM) *
And @rainbowcatgirl, I would not be completely surprised if they came out and said they were married/together all along laugh.gif


I've heard that theory before! Though I don't think it's really all that possible, I still wonder about it sometimes.... Can't help it. It would be so awesome!!! *switches to fangirl mode*
rainbowcatgirl
Thanks for all the comments everyone ! It make me feel loved lol

Wouldn't it be adorable if Elysia was a flower girl ? tongue.gif
Aribelle
QUOTE (The_Twilight_Trinity @ May 23 2009, 05:33 PM) *
I've heard that theory before! Though I don't think it's really all that possible, I still wonder about it sometimes.... Can't help it. It would be so awesome!!! *switches to fangirl mode*


Lol, I also highly doubt it will happen, but if it did I definitely don't think anyone would be like OH MY GOD WHERE DID THIS COME FROM THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST THIS.

^^' got a little caps happy there...

But yeah, as much as I think that would be amazing I still hope they're not currently together and we see them get together. The release of all that built up tension is probably going to turn me into a hot mess of tears and joyous dancing laugh.gif

*is now fangirling as well*
jacksparrow589
amestris_star--Thanks for finding and sharing the fanarts! "Don't go where I can't follow"... For this one, I don't care that it's a VERY loose interpretation. It makes me happy and that's all that matters. smile.gif

Ack, now you've all got me fangirling about Roy and Riza being together all along! As much as that would rock... well... I just don't think so. At least, not in the legal sense. But still, I'd LOVE to see some sort of closure on this in the end.
The_Twilight_Trinity
QUOTE (jacksparrow589 @ May 23 2009, 07:00 PM) *
Ack, now you've all got me fangirling about Roy and Riza being together all along! As much as that would rock... well... I just don't think so. At least, not in the legal sense. But still, I'd LOVE to see some sort of closure on this in the end.


Yeah, sadly, I don't think it's true either.... But at least that leaves us more possibility of seeing them get together. Which would be AMAZING! Of course it'd also give me a fangirl heart attack, and I'd die, but still.....
Gimpyhair
QUOTE (rainbowcatgirl @ May 23 2009, 08:47 PM) *
Thanks for all the comments everyone ! It make me feel loved lol

Wouldn't it be adorable if Elysia was a flower girl ? tongue.gif



*Fangirl Squeel* Maes would definetly be happy, and Elysia would die of cuteness!
Let's see, bestman and bridesmaid, who would they be? For the bestman I could see Armstrong, Havoc or maybe Edward. For the bridesmaid, I would see Winry or Riza's shooting girl friend that I don't remember her name.
Aribelle
I actually would rather they did something crazy like running away to get married lol...it might just be my personal preference (I'm not a traditional big wedding type of person), but something about that seems really romantic to me wub.gif
amestris_star
QUOTE (rainbowcatgirl @ May 24 2009, 02:47 AM) *
Thanks for all the comments everyone ! It make me feel loved lol

Wouldn't it be adorable if Elysia was a flower girl ? tongue.gif


Can I awwwwwww forever? Just the idea gave me a cuteness attack >D

@Gimpyhair: Yes, can totally see Havoc as bestman and Rebecca as bridesmaid.
rainbowcatgirl
Ah! Rebeca and Havoc would be soooo cute together , and do would Denny and Maria !!!

biggrin.gif * Dies of Awesome *
amestris_star
QUOTE (rainbowcatgirl @ May 24 2009, 06:34 PM) *
Ah! Rebeca and Havoc would be soooo cute together , and do would Denny and Maria !!!

biggrin.gif * Dies of Awesome *


I'm in for both couples, Denny and Maria are canon >D Rebecca and Havoc... mmmh... I *think* it could work between those two wink.gif
black~hayate
Hehe Guys the 8th episode hadn't Riza!
But but... she was the one who should say to Roy to hang up the telephone quietly *sigh*
Maybe they diddn't show her because it would be the same as in the 1st Anime?
amestris_star
QUOTE (black~hayate @ May 24 2009, 06:51 PM) *
Hehe Guys the 8th episode hadn't Riza!
But but... she was the one who should say to Roy to hang up the telephone quietly *sigh*
Maybe they diddn't show her because it would be the same as in the 1st Anime?


I'm glad, considering that there actually was the risk that the scene per se could have been left out.

Ha ha! Don't worry, we'll have loads of Roy-Riza goodness coming up soon *grins*
RoyxRizaFan
I just returned from Anime Boston...there was a good Roy and Riza there!

@ Tombow - Thanks for watching my AMV! I'm glad you liked it!

@ edo little kid - Awesome fan art!

@ paca - those are wicked cute!

@ The Twilight Trinity - Welcome to the thread!

@ amestris star - Thanks for the fan art!
crazyanimefan
QUOTE (rainbowcatgirl @ May 24 2009, 11:34 AM) *
Ah! Rebeca and Havoc would be soooo cute together , and do would Denny and Maria !!!

biggrin.gif * Dies of Awesome *


Glad I'm not the only one who likes this couple (Havoc and Rebecca), regardless of the fact that we're not even sure if they've met. XD I can honestly see them as Best Man and Maid of Honor at the wedding (if there were one, though I personally am highly doubtful yet wistful about it.) And Elysia can be flower girl and some obscure relative would be ring bearer. *sigh* Wow, out comes my inner romantic.

@RoyxRizaFan: Glad to see you back! I've always wanted to go to AnimeBoston, but it's soo far away! How was it? Or maybe I should go back and read the many pages that I've missed first...
FMAobsessed
I am back from Anime Boston too. The weekend was awesome. But I missed posting here.

All the fanart was awesome to view. Thank you amestris_star for posting it.

@Jacksparrow: I can't wait to read another installment of second chances.

I don't think that Roy and Riza have been married all this time. But I would freak out if they said that and then kissed or something along that line. I do want closure with them. A lot of people have said that they wouldn't mind speculating about them. But I have speculated long enough.
hand-made-city
QUOTE (crazyanimefan @ May 24 2009, 07:46 PM) *
Glad I'm not the only one who likes this couple (Havoc and Rebecca), regardless of the fact that we're not even sure if they've met. XD I can honestly see them as Best Man and Maid of Honor at the wedding (if there were one, though I personally am highly doubtful yet wistful about it.) And Elysia can be flower girl and some obscure relative would be ring bearer. *sigh* Wow, out comes my inner romantic.


I'm pretty sure Rebecca and Havoc have met.. When Havoc was in the hospital, Rebecca told Riza to say hi to Havoc for her... I assume that they knew each other in the Academy or something. I think they seem cute as a couple too! But we never see them in the same scene, so we haven't seen them interact yet!

Well, Roy and Riza are a cute enough couple. Anymore sweetness and I'll get a cavity! XD Hahah corny joke. I get it from my mom (AND my dad, actually.)
rainbowcatgirl
I'm always a Romantic on the Royai Thread ^ ^ cool.gif
crazyanimefan
QUOTE (hand-made-city @ May 24 2009, 08:43 PM) *
QUOTE (crazyanimefan @ May 24 2009, 07:46 PM) *
Glad I'm not the only one who likes this couple (Havoc and Rebecca), regardless of the fact that we're not even sure if they've met. XD I can honestly see them as Best Man and Maid of Honor at the wedding (if there were one, though I personally am highly doubtful yet wistful about it.) And Elysia can be flower girl and some obscure relative would be ring bearer. *sigh* Wow, out comes my inner romantic.


I'm pretty sure Rebecca and Havoc have met.. When Havoc was in the hospital, Rebecca told Riza to say hi to Havoc for her... I assume that they knew each other in the Academy or something. I think they seem cute as a couple too! But we never see them in the same scene, so we haven't seen them interact yet!



Hm...must go back and check it out, then. Still, they'd be pretty awesome together. They seem like the kind of people who would just click. But then again, I might just be pairing the spares. XD Whatever. But now that I'm thinking, they probably would've had to work together somehow to get the firearms and other supplies to our Military Dogs via ice cream truck.

So yes, Best Man and Maid of Honor. I mean, they are pretty much the best friends of Roy and Riza. If Maes were still alive, he definitely would've been the Best Man (I wonder if Roy was Maes' Best Man) but since he's not, Havoc will probably step in. At least in my mental picture of the wedding. I can see a private, more casual event. Maybe Black Hayate could be the ring bearer. What an interesting thought...

Ha, look at me ramble and gush about this. XD
hand-made-city
QUOTE (rainbowcatgirl @ May 24 2009, 09:48 PM) *
I'm always a Romantic on the Royai Thread ^ ^ cool.gif


Aren't we all? laugh.gif Royai does funny things to me. I love them!
Aribelle
QUOTE (crazyanimefan @ May 24 2009, 08:02 PM) *
At least in my mental picture of the wedding. I can see a private, more casual event. Maybe Black Hayate could be the ring bearer. What an interesting thought...


Haha, that's a very cute idea ^^

I also like the idea of something smaller and simpler. I dunno, I kinda feel like less is more in their case; the relationship speaks for itself so a huge wedding almost feels like overkill to me laugh.gif.

Maybe it's just me, but I also don't see Riza as the kind of person who would want a whole lot of attention...she strikes me as more low profile (a la Meredith Grey sans the issues tongue.gif).
The_Twilight_Trinity
QUOTE (crazyanimefan @ May 24 2009, 09:02 PM) *
Black Hayate could be the ring bearer. What an interesting thought...


Aww!!!! So cute! I could see that happening.... And I think that Havoc and Rebecca would definitely be likely candidates for best man and the maid of honor. I think they'd make an awesome couple! *squee!*
black~hayate
This reminds me...
Has someone played MetalGearSolid 4 (or was that 3?) ?
There was a proporsal and the "girl" was very Riza-like, a gunslinger, very cool.
The guy asked her to marry him and she said:
I want to marry in a DRESS with a CAKE!!!
That made me lolling so hard >D.
I can imagine Riza to say something like this. Since not everyone thinks she is feminine and would want a wedding like that =D
Alzea
Uhuhuhu, Rebecca and Havoc, I'm in, I think they would make awesome couple (my first thought when I first saw her in manga was 'kya! I found a girl for Havoc~!') biggrin.gif And them as best man and maid of honor, I like this~
Ahhh, royai wedding, we're on it again, I wonder how many times we have to discuss it to make it happen for real~ royai wedding? give me royai kiss and I can die!
DistantBlue
QUOTE (FMAobsessed @ May 24 2009, 05:41 PM) *
I do want closure with them. A lot of people have said that they wouldn't mind speculating about them. But I have speculated long enough.


I think Arakawa will give us closure. But not in the way we want.

Stray Dog - here.

Fultac does not express his love for Kilka until the worst happens. He may have called her useless or clumsy, but he always loved her and watched out for her. Lots of little things proved this. And while it started out as a selfish desire to feel superior, it ended with both sides fully expressing and being aware of their love for each other.

It reminds me of Royai because they first were just 'apprentice' and 'daughter of the alchemist'. Then from there, hidden under their military orders and and professional relationship, are deep feelings for each other. It may have started out as something simple as wanting to be comforting to the daughter of your teacher [at the funeral he gave her his card], but look where it is now. XD

It also makes me think that Royai is based a little on them. if Riza was killed, I could easily see Mustang crying out about why she was so loyal, and why she would throw her life away for him even though he was at the better advantage, just like the last scene with Fultac and Kilka together; though Royai is a romantic kind of love, and Fultac and Kilka was more about maternal love.

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Henpukumaru - 12-13 <--- The thing is, both of them in the beginning look like 5 years apart. Then they look like they're both 8, and yeah...it's hard to pinpoint their exact age range with the way it's drawn. The way it's drawn, it looks like they are the same age by the middle-end of the story. The chronology suggests they are about two years apart. I'm going to say they are at least one year apart.
Chiyozuru - 11-13

Henpukumaru, a young teenager with a bat-shaped birthmark under her left eye, is found half-dead in a cold river in spring. He is found by a young prince, Chiyozuru, and his servants, and taken back to the Isokawa mansion, where she is taken care of. Chiyozuru wants Henpukumaru to stay with them, and he goes along with it.

While taking a hot bath, he remarks that of all places, she is in the home of the enemy of Tadahide Isokawa (from the name of the mansion, you can guess that it was taken over my Chiyozuru's family. He starts to get out of the bath as Chiyozuru runs in to join him, only it is just revealed the Henpukumaru is, in fact, a 'she' (Chiyo makes a very LOL face).

Chiyozuru is surprised and taken aback by her true gender, saying that she confused him with her clothes and name. Henpukumaru juts in with that she is not the kind of person who should be staying at that kind of place, and she thanks him and promises to leave soon. Chiyozuru is distressed at the idea she is leaving, and insists that she can stay forever if she wanted, that she didn't have to tell him or the servants anything she didn't want to say and that nothing was wrong with her being there. Still emotionless and stoic as before, she says that she is very grateful and would help around the mansion. Meanwhile, one of the two servants behind her, Gen'Ichi, gives her suspicious looks.

Later, Henpukumaru, in more feminine work clothes, it washing off vegetables outside at the well. She suddenly senses something and whirls around with the butcher's knife she is given to work with, mere inches away from the neck of the servant, Gen'Ichi. She quickly pulls back the knife and tells him he startled her, and Gen'Ichi tells her it confirmed his suspicions of her being a Tekki - an 'Iron Demon', and comments how she was able to detect his bloodlust and wanting to kill her. He lists their characteristics in comparison to her: cold as ice, cruel as beasts, and will accomplish any mission, and how it explained her limited emotions and her apparent depression although so young. One of the shinobi of the Tekki works for Chiyozuru's uncle, Tsuguhide, who would be next in line for the throne of the emperor if Chiyozuru were killed, and since the present emperor, Tadahide, isn't going to live much longer, he is strongly suspicious of her whereabouts and threatens to kill Henpukumaru for her reasons being at the mansion. Henpukumaru flatly states that she was right; she wouldn't be able to stay.

She tells Gen'Ichi that a mission of hers as a Tekki was to assassinate someone. As planned, she was going to kill the family and walk away, but a child was with them, and she couldn't kill him (it is implied in the imagery that it was Chiyozuru's family she had to kill under the Tekki's orders, which is backed up by the fact there are no parental figures around the mansion with Chiyozuru. Henpukumaru was spared by the Shinobi of the Tekki under the same scenario). She says it was merely a coincidence she was there, and she was not after Chiyozuru's life; she fled the organization and never wanted to kill again. Gen'Ichi says that's selfish - she took lives under the sake of mere missions. She responds by saying she was aware of such, and her analogy is since she lived through the darkness under the name 'bat', that she does not have the right to fly in blue skies as a bird in the light. Chiyozuru starts calling for Henpukumaru, and Gen'Ichi leaves her with a threat by saying he would let her stay only because Chiyozuru was fond of her and not to go back to the Tekki.

Chiyozuru discovered an injured bird and came to ask if Henpukumaru knew how to treat it. [Meanwhile, Gen'Ichi is a little aways, thrown off. He calls Henpukumaru a 'frightening girl' and that she didn't even give him time to draw his blade, along with "I can't believe I could still say 'I will kill you'!"]. Henpukumaru simply states that it would probably never fly again and that they should put it out of his misery. Chiyozuru protests, Henpukumaru tells him that if it can't fly it would just be killed. Chiyozuru takes back the injured bird and determinedly proclaims that he could save it, and shows her the wriggling bird and that it really wanted to fly. Henpukumaru, relating her situation with the birds, agrees to help and makes it a splint.

Time passes, and they release the bird, whom is successfully able to fly. Henpukumaru tells him it was because of him [and his detirmination]. Chiyozuru disagrees, and says that he helped a little, but it was because the bird really wanted to fly. Henpukumaru digests this and quietly repeats "He really....wanted to...."

Almost a full year passes, and it's winter. Chiyozuru insists on a snowball fight, which Henpukumaru obliges to. One of the servants remarks to Gen'Ichi that she had lightened up and was much more human, although Gen'Ichi replies that he wondered what it would take to turn her back to a beast. As Henpukumaru and Chiyozuru are making a snowman, Gen'Ichi gets an urgent message. Chiyozuru gives Henpukumaru one of his gloves and says brightly that they each get one as Henpukumaru looks at her glove curiously. Gen'Ichi receives news that the emperor passed away. He suspects assassins will appear that night, when snow would cover the tracks of blood, and to fortify the mansion.

Late in the night, Henpukumaru gets up and onto the porch where she observes the snowman, fondly recalling Chiyozuru giving her his glove with a smile and slight blush to her cheeks - her first sign of real emotion. Suddenly, Gen'Ichi is crawling towards her with a knife, having been stabbed. Henpukumaru cries out to him and tries to help him. He tells her, spitting up blood, that the Tekki were just outside of the mansion and that he had failed to stop them, and since there were so few skilled fighters they were an easy target. He starts to cough and lays completely back, and Henpukumaru realizes he will not make it from the looks of his punctuated lung. Gen'Ichi tells Henpukumaru she is the only one they can turn to - she must protect Chiyozuru. Henpukumaru is taken back. She looks shamefully downwards, and asks if he is telling her to return to her killer self. Gen'Ichi smiles weakly, and gives her his knife. He tells her he won't make it, and to kill him.

Henpukumaru looks at the knife with painfully, then silently understands she must do it. Gen'Ichi asks her to forgive him for making her break her promise not to kill [and that he was so suspicious of her], and begs her to protect Chiyozuru. Henpukumaru ends his life quickly and respectively. She remarks how clever he was in his way of turning her into a killer again.

The Tekki have reached the mansion, and have taken out many of the subordinates and guards. Chiyozuru, they observe, is in the main room. Henpukumaru appears and starts her killing streak again, taking nearly all the Tekki men out. The lead Shinobi is with one of his men and observes the scent of another beast. The other Tekki informs him that there are 55 workers and 9 ninja working at the mansion, plus one girl. The perks the lead's interest.

Henpukumaru finds and kills a Tekki closing in on the mansion. She starts to calculate the number of them left when Chiyozuru calls out to her from behind, having left the main room to find her. He sees her with the body of the Tekki and the bloodied knife, his face full of confusion and fear. Henpukumaru turns back to him with a painful, remorseful look when a knife flies through the air to strike Chiyozuru. Henpukumaru juts her arm straight out to take the blow without a second thought, and the lead Shinobi connects her with the 'one girl' in the mansion. Henpukumaru tells him to stay away as Chiyozuru is pulled away by a ninja, still calling out to her. She tells him to hurry and leave. Before she kills his right hand, the lead Shinobi warns him with a grin that she was the best he ever raised.

Henpukumaru insists, as does Chiyozuru, who will not leave without Henpukumaru. She screams at him to go, and her outburst stops Chiyozuru. Henpukumaru ceases with a final 'please', and the Shinobi leader lunges at Chiyozuru. Henpukumaru holds him off as Chiyozuru is finally carried away by horse, crying. The Shinobi leader tells her she has the face of a coward, and asks if it was Chiyozuru that changed her. She is less precise and ailing, and the Shinobi leader tries to urge her by telling her to 'become the beast' and 'show her fangs' and to let go of her emotions. He tells her that those of darkness can't live under the sun, and those who get confused by their emotions will get devoured by beasts, repeating her analogy at the beginning of the story. Henpukumaru deflects a killing blow with the loop of a metal chain, and begins to fight fiercely without hesitation. The Shinobi leader is pleased at Henpukumaru's sudden mercilessness, and just as she is about to strike a final blow, he slashes her across the arm and chest with his own knife. Henpukumaru merely slices his arm.

He tells her that she is not like how he raised her, and she agrees. She restates that she was taken in by him when bandits killed her family, and was thrown into his way of life. Even though they aren't blood related, she thinks of him as a father. The Shinobi leader is shocked, and he angrily snarls that the more pitiful she is, the angrier he was getting. He realizes there are three ninjas with arrows aimed right at him. He admits that it was because of her, a frail little girl that he failed, and that he is also pitiful and emotionally faltered. Three arrows pierce him, and as he dies he tells Henpukumaru to live as she wishes - she is no longer a Tekki.

Henpukumaru looks around miserably at the dead guards and her dead 'father', and is close to tears at the sight of the blood-stained snowman she and Chiyozuru built together. She gets up and starts to tredge through the snow, away from the mansion as the guards start to look for her. She tells herself 'Henpukumaru' is a fitting name for her, an 'ugly animal that can't pass for bird or beast'. She looks at her bloodstained hands, begins to laugh weakly, and claws her hands around her face and tears stream down her crumpled face.

The scene changes to five years later to a shop employee talking to a customer. She remarks that there are dangerous people, but it was very safe because of their feudal lord, to which the customer responds by asking if it was Lord Chiyozuru. The employee remarks how well-informed she is, and asks if she lived nearby. The customer is finally shown saying it had been five years since she last came, and it is a young woman with a hat casting over her face and a cane next to her. She says she's not staying for long, and that she is pleased that Lord Korehide (whom she almost calls Chiyozuru)'s rule is a good one, and tells the employee she was going to leave and is on a journey with no destination, and it doesn't matter where she goes. She starts to leave when Chiyozuru (Lord Korehide) happens to be casually walking through the street with two guards. The woman panics when a guard calls to her to take off her hat - she was being disrespectful to the Lord Korehide. The woman tells him she has a hideous face and it would be better if she didn't. Chiyozuru tells her to let her be, and decides to have tea and dumplings with the woman, who is dragged off against her will with him. She sits uncomfortably while Chiyozuru eats, and he asks what he thought of the place. She responds that everyone seemed lively and happy; the lord seems very well loved and it feels like a nice place to live. Chiyozuru says it is a relief - "Then that girl might come back." The woman glances upwards and Chiyozuru explains that there was a lone girl who saved him when he was about to be assassinated, and that he never got to see her since the event five years before. He tells the woman that he was saved by the girl he wanted to save, and it was hard when it came to be a fact he couldn't. He believed he was worthless, but wanted to be stronger. And because of the peace he achieved, he felt he had become a man with nothing for her to be embarrassed about. He begins to leave, but tells the woman to pass along a message to a woman with a bat-shaped birthmark on her travels.

"I, Chiyozuru, will be waiting for you to come back...let's walk under the sunlight together."

He then speaks directly to the woman when he says she shouldn't be afraid to stretch her arms, and if she desired it, blue skies were in her reach. A tear runs down over a bat-shaped tattoo on the woman's cheek, and she tells him that she will remember the message, and she would tell her.


Henpukumaru's facial expressions in the second half remind me very much of Hawkeye - that, and her eyes. Sorta her hair too. But her overall personality reminds me of the quiet, emotionless side of RanFan. I think this connects in a lot of ways to Royai and the other pairings in FMA, but I'm tired. LAWL

I'm just saying that while it may not be in the way we want, I strongly believe we will get closure on their relationship. Whether they both die or one gets crippled or whatever happens, it will be clarified. And most likely, we will be someone satisfied. smile.gif

p.S - YES BIG POST. I'm really sorry! I spent like two hours writing this all, and there are a lot of little details and things in Souten no Koumori that I really wanted to identify. I'll see if I can move the two overviews somewhere else if its too big.
AndroidLust
QUOTE (black~hayate @ May 24 2009, 10:27 PM) *
This reminds me...
Has someone played MetalGearSolid 4 (or was that 3?) ?
There was a proporsal and the "girl" was very Riza-like, a gunslinger, very cool.
The guy asked her to marry him and she said:
I want to marry in a DRESS with a CAKE!!!
That made me lolling so hard >D.
I can imagine Riza to say something like this. Since not everyone thinks she is feminine and would want a wedding like that =D

Ooh, I want to find out more about this. I have a friend who`s in LOVE with the Metal Gear series, so I`ll ask him. I wanna start getting into them too.
And that`s why I love Riza, she`s a strong soldier but also keeps her femininity who her clothing and such. :3
Kale Mustang
QUOTE (black~hayate @ May 24 2009, 10:27 PM) *
This reminds me...
Has someone played MetalGearSolid 4 (or was that 3?) ?
There was a proporsal and the "girl" was very Riza-like, a gunslinger, very cool.
The guy asked her to marry him and she said:
I want to marry in a DRESS with a CAKE!!!
That made me lolling so hard >D.
I can imagine Riza to say something like this. Since not everyone thinks she is feminine and would want a wedding like that =D



I could see Riza being like Meryl...but I would never say that Johnny is even close to Roy...

(Yes I own the game...multiple copies in fact...and have beaten it a few times)
Michiyo-
As for the marriage of Roy and Riza: I wouldn’t mind if the actual wedding wasn’t shown, I will be extremely happy even if Arakawa gives us an epilogue at the end of the story which shows that they’re already married. (And maybe having a kid or two. biggrin.gif )

18 days until Royai Day!
black~hayate
QUOTE (Kale Mustang @ May 25 2009, 09:57 AM) *
I could see Riza being like Meryl...but I would never say that Johnny is even close to Roy...

(Yes I own the game...multiple copies in fact...and have beaten it a few times)


I totally agree. That Johnny was very goofy. Roy is muuuch more self-confident and totally different.
Still I like that scene, it was funny to me and I can imagine the proporsal to happen kinda like this one =D
With CAKE and FLOWERS >D
amestris_star
Was browsing through the pic-blog of my fav fanartist (http://www.geocities.jp/yn_cq/)and came across this:



You can't even imagine how much I'd want to lay my hands on that *__* It's choc-full of Royai goodness *__*
angelstar2408
*KYAAAA* Hope somebody makes a Royai(or is it Roiai?) Wedding fic!!! wub.gif
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