.:For a moment:.Why did I even come here?More Like This
The hand wrapped around her own waist only tightened, feeling the silk of her royal blue dress, swirling the purple liquid in her glass uncomfortably. All around her; men and women danced in a masquerade of masks, twirling with such grace. Riza could only fiddle with her mask, which was lined of flowers, reminding her of spring. Being home with Hayate, cuddled up to the fire seemed more tempting the more her mahogany eyes surveyed the room. With a sigh, her thoughts began to waver, as her eyes looked down to see the brilliant purple that flowed from the blue. It was simple, just like her.
That's right, I'm just a simple girl…
Catching two, black eyes along her path, a light blush appeared on her cheeks. She could tell, by the way they scorched with such fire, burned like a flame…that it was none other than her superior officer's…Roy Mustang. Riza could see that he was surprised to see her here, because normally she was the only one of the tea
MedicinesThe sound of raindrops echoed through the small attic, hammering at the broken windowpanes in an effort to break through the splintered wood and cracked glass. Bowls half filled with water were strewn across the floor in an effort to catch each stray drip, creating sounds close to music that echoed through the room.More Like This
There were few upsides to rain in the Hawkeye household, but at least it stopped the people in town from glaring at Riza when she walked to school. He knew what they thought of Master Hawkeye's alchemy.
Feverish and exhausted, Roy could barely keep his thoughts straight as the scrawny blonde thirteen year old tried to force medicine down his throat. "No," he managed to mumble, shifting his weight on the thin mattress, making the old maple bedframe groan and complain.
"Come on, Mister Mustang. You'll feel better, I promise."
She sounded so earnest, even through his haze of half-sleep. Still, he waved her off, taking great care not to knock the thick glass bottle
68 Intricacies- chapter four- BurnTo say that Roy regretted burning Riza's back was an understatement. He not only regretted it but just the thought of what he did, the screams of pain that he made rip from Riza's mouth, the skin that he had made bleed angry red blood, made him sick. The fact that he had done it in Ishval, a place that had already seen enough of his flames, did absolutely nothing to assuage his guilt; if anything, it only aggravated it.More Like This
When he really thought about it, Roy knew that what made him regret that night wasn't the fact that he had burned the array. That pattern, and the things that it held, was something that mankind would be better off without, even if its destruction had come one Flame Alchemist too late. No, what made him regret that night, one of his final ones in Ishval, was the fact that, in order for its undoing to happen, he'd have to burn the person that, as a teenager, he had fallen in love with and promised to protect.
Both of them knew it was going to hurt; to think otherwise wou
QuiescenceQuiescenceMore Like This
He felt silly for counting down the days like he used to as a child in the days leading up to a birthday. He couldn’t remember the last time he’d actually put numbers on a calendar, crossing them off as each day passed. Last night before lying down to yet another restless sleep, he marked the box with the one in it. One more night. After exactly 276 nights, he only had one more to wait.
He tried to keep his cool in the morning but he was so excited that his fingers fumbled with the buttons on his shirt. He skipped breakfast as his stomach churned with anxiety.
As he entered the office, everyone greeted him as they normally did. He understood that his subordinates did not share his excitement. They didn’t even know that he was excited. His face was his normal façade of seriousness with a hint of a smirk.
His First Lieutenant knew better of course. Her eyes were sharp in the way of aiming a gun but also her mind was sharp with intuition. She cou
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Warning: This story mentions self harm. Read at your own risk.
Levi had learned to shut his heart out completely to the world, it was just the kind of person he was. No one came in, and that was exactly the way he liked it. No one can hurt you if you don't let them right? His dysfunctional family he had ran away from hardly noticed his absence, his job fucking sucked, and the last girl he had given his heart to decided to spread herself around. He had every right to isolate himself. All of this was a lot to deal with though, especially for a high school senior. With everyone hounding him for answers though, it made him ignore his future more and more. He had been hurt just one time to many, and he was sick of it all, vowing to never let someone get close to him again.
That of course, would be broken by you, that sweet little transfer student that decided she wanted to be smart and graduate early. It was intimidating to go to a new hi