This will be the last chapter of Just Screw It! I hoped you guys have enjoyed it and I have loved reading your reviews. Thanks and as a warning try to avoid reading all the screw sizes in this chapter.
CHAPTER THREE: OVERWHELMED AND OVEREXCITED
Winry and Ed came to a stop as Ed dropped the automail down with a thunk and they both started to pant from all the running and chasing. Ed stuck his left hand on the side of a large building to support himself as he huffed and puffed.
After a while Winry started to giggle. She was soon followed by Ed’s laughter. As they reminisced of old times they began to laugh even harder. They eventually entered the building Ed had been leaning on. The automail model had been forgotten as they walked into the building to cool off.
A small bell hanging from the door rang as they entered. The man sitting at the counter greeted them by saying, “How may I help you two lovebirds?” Ed and Winry’s laughter was postponed as they both looked at each other. Sure enough Ed’s arm was slung around Winry’s neck and as they wondered how the hell this had happened and realized what the salesclerk had implied they both jumped back with an, “ACK!”
Suddenly the two started to protest defensively. Ed yelled while Winry threatened the salesclerk with her wrench saying things like, “DO WE LOOK LIKE A COUPLE!” and, “DO YOU SERIOUSLY THINK I WOULD BE WITH THIS SHORTY???” At that Ed started yelling at Winry and Winry started yelling at Ed. Winry struck Ed with her wrench while Ed continued to yell at Winry and—
The salesclerk pulled out a foghorn and blasted it right in their ears. The two stopped right in the middle of the argument and just stared at the salesclerk who replied, “I do that when the customers get out of control.” For awhile they just stared some more. Then both of them started to straighten themselves out.
They both started to glance around the store in amazement. Sure enough it was an automail store. They were surprised at how fancy (and expensive) everything was. The things in this store were even fancier than that of the store where they had gotten the automail Winry wanted…
Oh crap! Ed thought as he realized that they had left the model right outside of the store. He rushed outside to retrieve it, amazed nobody had taken it or trampled it. He brought it inside, set it down, and began to look around the store. They may as well shop while they were here. Besides Winry was paying, she had promised after all.
“Winry, why don’t we look for screws while we’re here,” he whispered to Winry since the store clerk was creeping him out for some reason.
“Fine,” was her reply and they started to look for screws in the gigantic building that was the store. It seemed even more gigantic since they were the only ones in the store. No wonder, everything was so damn expensive here. But when they found the section dedicated to screws he saw why. After all you had to pay for inventory. In fact the store clerk had even put up a LOOOOOONNNNNNGGGG list of screw sizes, colors, and designs. This is what Edward read:
Okay he wasn’t going to read this list anymore. Hell! It was ridiculous! No way was he going to wear pink screws didn’t they just have plain old metal? And what size was regular supposed to be anyways? He told Winry about it and after she got halfway through the list she agreed. Before leaving the store she asked the store clerk about what screws he had in the store. He replied by saying, “Well we have many colors, designs, and sizes in screws. We have Xxxxxxxxxx large, Xxxxxxxxx large, Xxxxxxxx lar--”
And at that they rushed out the door. They found themselves repeating the action several more times as the selection and prices increased.
“WINRY WHAT THE HELL IS WITH ALL THESE DAMN SHOPS!?!?!? DOES ANYONE AROUND HERE HAVE REGULAR SCREWS????? YOU SHOULD’VE NEVER PULLED ME OUT OF THAT LINE!!!!!”
When Ed stopped to take a breath Winry shot back, “WELL IT’S NOT MY FAULT YOU BROKE YOUR AUTOMAIL IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!”
“STOP USING THAT AS AN EXCUSE! DON’T YOU WORK FOR AN AUTOMAIL GUY AROUND HERE? DOSEN’T HE HAVE SCREWS!!!” They both stopped for a moment to realize that for once Ed was right.
“Wow I’m amazed Ed. I never thought a midget would figure it out.”
“Hey than—HEY! WINRY!!!! I AM NOT SHORT!!!!!!” They ended up FINALLY fixing Ed’s automail after they ran to Winry’s workplace. And they even ended up laughing about it later on. In fact Ed was glad to have spent time with her. He missed her and the rest of the people he had left behind. But on that day he made a promise to himself that no matter where his journey took him he would never forget them.
Thanks for the reviews guys! I’ll be taking a break from writing for a while. I hope you liked the last chapter. I never meant to make this too lengthy.