Rating= T currently, may go up to M (PG-13- R)
Pairings= EdWin, Royai, AlxOC
Summary: AU- The FMA gang is in High school, and hilarity ensues. Cameos by all of your favorite FMA characters. Roy and Riza as the popular seniors, Maes Hughes as the lovable history teacher, Scar as the scary science teacher, and Envy as the creepy- “no one is quite sure of his sexuality” gym teacher! EdWin, Royai, AlxOC
Disclaimer- Of course I don’t own FMA, but I DO own my State Alchemist pocket watch and a really hot little figure of Ed without his shirt on… *sigh*
AN: Welcome to the first installment of Amestris High!!!! w00t!! Now that I am not working waiting for school to start again, I figured I’d start writing again! I’ll be going out of town to Las Vegas Wednesday so I might not be able to update again before then, but I will try and if I can find time I might write out there! So enjoy! And remember, reviewing is good for the soul, but flames earn you a kick in the ass! (Note- this is AU, and for continuity, Edward doesn’t have his automail, is not a state alchemist and Al is in his normal body. Also, I’m making him clap for transmutations, because, well it’s easier, and funnier. And a hell of a lot cooler than sitting there having to draw transmutation circles! :-p Remember----- AU!!!)
Chapter 1- As the Bell Tolls
Edward Elric dashed through the hallways of Amestris High, knocking people and trashcans out of his way. He was late. He was ALWAYS late. He couldn’t help it if he slept like the dead. And his brother was no help at all. Well, not really, Alphonse had spent a good half an hour trying to wake him this morning and was nearly late himself.
Edward screeched to a halt in front of his locker and quickly clapped and placed his hands over the lock. He didn’t have time for silly combinations, and to be honest, he’d never bothered to learn the damn thing. There was a click and the locker swung open, revealing a half-naked girl on the door and a mess of books and papers. He grabbed his required text books and slammed the door quickly, knowing he would be in deep trouble if a teacher or administrator caught site of the inside of his locker. He threw the books into his bag and slung it back over his shoulder. Another quick clap re-locked the door and he took off in the direction of his first period history class.
He made it to his seat 2 seconds before the final bell and blew out an exhausted sigh. It made the light blonde hairs hanging from the seat in front of him flutter and he smiled. Winry Rockbell turned to glare at the young alchemy student, silently scolding him for his lateness. They’d grown up together in Rizenbul, and in a way they could have been seen as childhood sweethearts. They’d grown out of that stage long ago, now both 16 years old, but there was still a soft spot in his heart for the young blonde.
He gave her one of his trademark Elric grins and while Mr. Hughes had is back turned, clapped once and produced a little paper flower for her. She sighed at his brashness of performing alchemy in class (even though it was against the rules out of the alchemy club and advanced classes) but gave him a sweet smile and accepted the flower anyway.
Winry turned back to the front and Edward attempted to pay attention to Mr. Hughes, who was lecturing on the history of Amestris, and of course going off on tangents about his daughter Eliysia. Every now and then on the overhead projector he would place transparency’s of his daughter’s picture. The girls would "ooo" and "aww" over the little girl, while the guys would just roll their eyes and doodle or begin talking.
Edward found it impossible to resist the blonde waterfall on his desk, so he sat playing with the silky tendrils while leaning on his other arm. He heard Winry sigh in front of him and he knew it was from his playing. It always relaxed her, and he knew when she braided his hair every morning before school for him, he felt like a puddle of goo. Speaking of this morning ritual, because of his lateness, his long blonde hair had been thrown unceremoniously into a sloppy ponytail at the base of his neck. Oh well, Winry sat behind him in their next class and he’d ask her to braid it for him then.
It wasn’t long before the bell rang signaling the end of class. Chairs scrapped the linoleum floor as students headed to their next classes. Edward caught up with Winry on their way out of class and slung an arm around her, quickly removing her books from her arms. “Now what kind of gentleman would I be if I let a beautiful lady carry her own books?” He grinned at her, tucking her books under his other arm.
Winry just rolled her eyes and leaned into him. “A short one,” she replied with a grin on her face.
Edward stopped suddenly, removing his arm from her shoulders and clutching at his heart. “Owww….that hurt, hon!” he chided her, feigning a heart attack.
She laughed and smacked him upside his head, grabbing her books back from him and heading to her locker. Edward grinned and trotted to catch up with her. He’d grabbed all of his books for the day that morning.
His younger brother Alphonse was waiting for them at Winry’s locker. They shared the next class, even though Al was a year behind them.
Al smiled at his older brother as he approached. “So I see you finally woke up. A little late by the condition of you hair and clothes,” Al snickered.
Edward looked down at his clothes, just now realizing that he’d put it shirt on backwards, the flamel symbol facing the front. He grinned sheepishly and quickly righted it, his face matching the red fabric of his shirt. At least he hadn’t missed his fly on his pants or anything… (AN- *crying fangirl* :-p)
Winry smiled at the two brothers. Even though Edward was over a year older than Al, he was a good 5 inches shorter, only about 5’4”. She was even taller than him at this point, standing at least 2 inches taller. She knew he hated it and tried to avoid wearing high shoes at all costs. She glanced back at the “shorty” and noticed his hair for the first time. She’d already left for school by the time he’d woke, so it was unbraided. She quickly pulled him from his conversation with his brother and pulled a brush out of her locker. He smiled a quick thanks before she turned him around and brushed the knots out of his hair. It didn’t take her long to braid it, but she wished she had more time to do it, instead of between classes. She loved the feel of his hair between her fingers, so soft and fine. Sometimes she envied this boy who had better hair than her, but he’d always disagree, saying her’s was much nicer. She never believed him. She knew he was just trying to avoid a wrench to his head.
She patted the top of his head and placed the brush back in her locker. “All done, shorty,” she chided.
Ed glared at her for a second, but then his expression softened. “Thanks, machine freak.” He winked and the three walked to their life sciences class.
That’s all for now. Enjoy and don’t forget to leave me lovely reviews that will get the creative mind rolling!!! :-D Also, I will be writing supplements to certain chapters that contain material not appropriate for either FF.net or FM-a.com. The unedited versions will be uploaded on my LJ under a cut. The link is: http://www.livejournal.com/users/lady_gemma . This one currently doesn’t have a supplement, but I will upload it there nonetheless. I will add a note to let you know if there is an unedited version available for future chapters. I am also currently working on the layout for an EdWin, Royai fan fiction archive so that those of us who aren’t Yaoi fangirls can find our fix of EdWin and Royai without sifting through piles and piles of Yaoi. If anyone is interested in contributing fiction or helping with coding (I’m good at design, just not the basic coding), please let me know! I will be acquiring a domain soon, so I will keep everyone updated.
Wow, I think this is the longest chapter I have written ever.... GO ME!!! Look for an update soon!