|Reimei: Honor and Pride
Author: Seito PM
Sequel to Yoake Mae, Shonen ai hints HPFMA crossover Year 2. Shinka is prowling. Ed and Roy are growing closer. Harry is hearing voices. The DADA is an idiot and a monster lurks beneath the castle. Yup, just another year. R&RRated: Fiction K+ - English - Adventure/Romance - Harry P. & Edward E. - Chapters: 14 - Words: 41,760 - Reviews: 369 - Favs: 181 - Follows: 161 - Updated: 12-26-07 - Published: 07-29-05 - Status: Complete - id: 2508054
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Mesa no own Harry Potter or Fullmetal Alchemist
Seito: Okay people here is book two! I thank those of you who were patiently, my thanks doesn't extend to those who were annoying me about it. I greatly appreciate those who supported me and gave me courage after I received flames and pointless reviews. (Frankly speaking... this would have been up earlier but I got banned for a week... someone reported my ABC story... so yeah...)
I can't believe the story was so popular. O.O Almost 400 reviews. You guys are truly the best. Random fact: It's almost been one year since I've started Yoake Mae. -sigh- my good bye fic for this school year...
Just some notes (same as before) and a few questions that need to be answered.
-Take place during Harry'ssecond year (thesecond book) Some of the words and actions are taken directly from the book, please don't sue for that
-Ed is 16, don't bug me about the age
-THERE WILL BE SHONEN AI HINTS! IF YOU'RE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH THAT PLEASE LEAVE! I DO NOT WANT FLAMES ABOUT HAVING SHONEN AI. (I'm serious about this people. If you know who I am, you know I write plenty of shonen ai and fluff. I refuse to be flamed by people who ignore this warning. So if you flame me about this, it will ignored and the review/e-mail will be deleted.)
-PAIRINGS (OR AT LEAST HINTS OF IT) ROY/ED, HARRY/DRACO
-PAIRINGS (OR AT LEAST HINTS OF IT) ROY/ED, HARRY/DRACO
-grin- You have a keen eye for detail. Ray will be explained (much) later, though if you look at my other FMA stories, you already have a big hint at who it is.
While I wouldoriginally put it somewhere in the Middle East (Due the regular dryness you see in the anime and the often deserts)but due to the fact that it pretty much needs to be isolated from the world, I would actually place it in somewhere in the middle of Pacific or Atlantic ocean in the northern hemisphere. So it's like imagining thatHawaii is Amestris (plus the countries that surround Amestris) in the middle of the ocean, far away from the rest ofworld and contact with the rest of the world is minimum (which would also explain why in some parts oftechnology, Amestris is far behind from the rest of the world.) Also because it's such a isolated country (which is currently now placed in the middle of nowhere), it's not like the entire world knows about it. That make sense?
Dedication: To QianYun and to everyone else who has helped me and lend me a shoulder after I got flamed and spammed by flamers and reviewers. –hugs- thank you.
Now without further ado, I present to you Reimei: Honor and Pride!
------------Reimei: Honor and Pride
For the Sake of Honor; Back Again (or Hell No!)
READY STEADY CAN'T HOLD ME BACK
READY STEADY GIVE ME GOOD LUCK
READY STEADY CAN'T HOLD ME BACK
READY STEADY GIVE ME GOOD LUCK
Peace was shattered once again in headquarters. Riza looked at her watch, right on time. Ed went in to submit his report and not even five minutes later, the yelling match had started. Riza could have sworn the year those two spent away with each other would help improve their relationship. Looks like she was wrong and here she was thinking Hogwarts had a good effect on the two of them. 'I wonder if Ray is free for lunch. I need to get out of this building for awhile,' Riza thought to herself.
Nearby, Al let out a sigh. Apparently he was thinking along the same lines. His brother's mission couldn't be that bad. Surely Edward was just exaggerating. Then again, it was just another typical day.
Ed couldn't believe his ears. There was no way that was possible. How was that possible! His ears were deceiving him. It was impossible! There was no way this could be happening! It was a dream! It had to be a dream. Ed pinched himself. Pain… nope, it wasn't a dream. Still this had to be impossible! Out of a million chances there was no way this was happening. Why if you calculated it, you'll discover that the probability of this happening was 1 to 92389759902379043728 chances. (1)
Ed looked at Roy. "You're joking, right?" Skepticism and a bit of hope glimmered in his golden eyes.
Roy's eyebrow rose. "Does it look like I am?" he asked. "The letters have been sent. They're right here. You can read them yourself." He pointed the two letters on his desk.
Neither of them noticed that Shinka had slipped into the room. The reddish-brown cat had been looking for something to do while her master was talking to Roy. Shinka took a look at her master, momentarily confused to why her master was gaping like those delicious fish outside in the pond.
"Go back! Are you crazy!" shouted Ed. Shinka jumped. She hadn't heard her master yell like that in a long time. She understood now. The baka librarian was arguing with her master. What did her master see in him? Shinka would probably never understand that one. Shinka's tail swayed back and forth… she would have to bite that man if he kept aggravating her master.
"Do you not want to go?" asked Roy. His confident smirk was in place.
Ed faltered. "No, it's just a surprise," he said quietly. Shinka decided to make her presence known. She meowed loudly.
Ed looked down, surprised to see Shinka. He picked her up. "Hey girl, why are you in here?"
Shinka gave another meow. It sounded a lot like 'I was bored'. If Ed could understand her, he would have sweatdropped.
"So what is your answer, Fullmetal?" asked Roy patiently.
Ed looked at him before smirking. "Do you really have to ask?" he said. Ed looked at Shinka, his smirk growing wider. "So Shinka, what do you think of going back to Hogwarts?"
Shinka could only stare at her master.
With a few explanations, pulling of strings, some rush packing, and a promise to write and to stay healthy, Ed, Roy and Shinka found themselves in Diagon Alley. They were greeted with familiar, yet strange sights. Life was so different from what they were used to. Even though it had only been a few months, Ed couldn't help but feel like a stranger again to the world of magic.
Nevertheless Ed took a moment to soak up everything around him… until a kid bump into him. "Get out of the way shorty!" the kid yelled at him.
"Who did you call a shorty who's so small that he's barely visible and hard to target!" shouted Ed. The kid just stuck his tongue out at Ed and ran away.
Ed twitched and turned to Roy. "I suddenly remembered why I didn't want to come back here," he said dryly.
Roy's laughter was his only answer.
Meanwhile, Harry, Ron and Hermione were wandering through the streets looking at the shops. Harry was telling Hermione what had happened and why he was in trouble. Needless to say, Hermione spent the next half an hour scolding Harry and Ron for what they did: Ron for attempting something stupid, like using his dad's car to rescue Harry and Harry for going along with the idea. They had just finished stocking up on basic school supplies (ink, parchment, sweets, etc, etc) when Harry bumped into someone.
A very familiar someone…
Someone Harry thought he was never going to see again…
Golden eyes blinked and stared back. At the same time Harry said Ed, the word "Harry?" was heard as well.
"Ed, why did you stop?" Any other words failed after that.
Harry looked up… "Mr. Mustang?" he asked.
There was a moment of silence as the five of them just stared at each other. From her master's head, Shinka didn't understand what was going on. Humans… they were strange. Shinka almost fell off her perch when all of a sudden questions started flying.
"I thought you weren't coming back?"
"Why are you here?"
"Where have you been?"
"It's so good to see you guys again."
"So what trouble have you gone into?"
"Mr. Mustang are you the librarian again?"
"Are you done with your shopping?"
"Aren't you asking too many questions?"
It was just a massive pile of questions that were being shot off everywhere to everyone. Shinka leapt off her master's head and headed off in a different direction. She knew her master and his crush would be talking to her master's friends for a while. Might as well go explore, perhaps go and pay her own family a visit.
It took a few minutes to clear up most of the questions. There was just one that had to be cleared up. "I thought you said weren't coming back Ed," said Harry.
Ed grinned sheepishly. "I wasn't expecting to," he answered honestly. "He just told me one day that I had to come back." Ed pointed to Roy who looked annoyed at the answer.
"It's not my fault you travel so much that the only way people can contact you is through me," grumbled Roy. Why was Fullmetal making it sound like he was the reason why he was here?
"You're half of the reason why I'm traveling all over the place. How did you get out of work to come anyways?" questioned Ed.
Roy smirked as he thought about it. It was one of his finer escapes from the military. Of course, when he got back he was looking at doing a lot of paperwork filing to repay the debt… That alone was something he wasn't looking forward to.
An eyebrow raise. "What is it?"
"Have you seen Colonel Mustang?"
"We have been looking for him all week. We can't find any trace of him or where he might have gone."
"That's simple. I sent him to go get me some candy."
"Was that a joke Major General?"
"I can't afford to leave my office without you idiots screwing up something. So I sent the Colonel to get me candy."
"But… Major General…"
"What!" The tone of voice grew even colder. It was beginning to promise a world of hurt very soon.
"When will the Colonel be back?"
"A couple months… borderline a year."
Bigger glare. "Major Arms… Do I really need to explain myself again?"
Major Arms gulped nervously. He was trending on thin ice right now. Maybe he should just leave now… "Leaving now… ma'am."
"Good." Popped in a jellybean in her mouth before spitting it out. "Yuck," she mumbled under her breath. "Grass. Geeze when it said 'Every Flavor' it meant 'Every Flavor'." She looked at the bag of jellybeans on her desk: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. Wherever Roy had gotten these, it sure was a strange place.
"So have you gotten all your supplies yet?" asked Ed.
"Just need our books. We're going to meet Ron's mother at Flourish and Blotts," said Harry.
"Cool," said Ed. "I need to get my books too." He looked around. "Where did Shinka go?" he mumbled to himself. The reddish-brown cat was nowhere in sight.
"She'll come back on her own," assured Roy. He should know. Ed had him watch Shinka a few time. The first couple times, Roy panicked when he couldn't find the small kitten. He eventually learned that Shinka would come back. A few times he had found the kitten sitting in the Major General's lap as she petted it. A strange sight to see at work, but nevertheless, it saved Roy a lot of trouble of searching for the kitten. Of the Major General did exactly let him live it down, that Roy was panicking over not being able to find a cat.
Suddenly one incident popped into Roy's mind and mentally he groaned. Yes, that one incident of Shinka and Black Hayate. That was a disaster. Somehow the two animals that were supposed to be mortal enemies, got along very well and managed to throw the entire office into chaos. Explaining the mess to his superiors… well… that was a interesting predicament.
Ed looked at Roy. Now what was wrong with him? Roy looked like he had seen a ghost or something along those lines. Ed ignored it as Shinka suddenly appeared again, meowing as if she was never gone. Ed picked her up. "Where did you run off to Shinka?" he asked his kitten.
Shinka just licked his nose. Her master didn't need to know where she went. It was her own business after all.
"We need to go to Flourish and Blotts now," said Hermione as she checked the time on her watch. "We're going to be late!"
Shinka leaped out of Ed's hands and jumped onto her master's head, her perch. Ed let out a sigh. He should really teach his pet some manners. However, it would have to wait. He had to get his books.
Ed tilted his head. Now there was something strange here. It wasn't often one would see a crowd in front of a bookstore. Let alone a very large crowd. Most of them seem to be middle-aged witches. The banner hanging from the upper windows told them all the reasons.
Will be signing copies of his autobiography
Today 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
"We can actually meet him!" Hermione said happily. There was a beaming smile on her face.
Ed looked skeptical. "Who is this guy anyways? We have to get seven books by him." He looked over his booklist. There was no way this guy did everything he wrote. No one was a miracle worker.
No sooner had Ed finished that thought to himself, Gilderoy Lockhart in sight. He was seated at a table with pictures of him surrounding him. His pictures were all smiling and winking. The real Lockhart wore a forget-me-not blue robes that matched his eyes. His pointed wizard's hat was set at a jaunty angle as the sunlight shone off his golden hair.
Ed sweatdrop. "You have got to be kidding. He looks like a self conceited jerk," he mumbled to himself. He wasn't the only thinking along those lines. Roy was too. Even Shinka. Though Shinka's thoughts were a little more on the violent side. She didn't even have to hear the man's voice to know the man was fraud. People like him support the phrase 'Dumb Blond'. It was also people like him that gave her master a bad name. Shinka's tail flicked back and forth. She wondered if her master would mind if she attacked the idiot blond man in front of her.
Lockhart apparently heard Ed for he looked at Ed's direction. But it wasn't Ed who he was looking at. It was Harry, as in Harry Potter, the Boy-Who-Lived, as in another chance to be on the front page with a famous person…
Lockhart jumped to his feet. "Harry Potter?" he asked. He leaped forward and shook Harry's hand. Around him photographers were snapping a thousand pictures of them. Ed coughed as a thick cloud of smoke from the cameras surrounded him. Roy twitched, seriously wishing he could set the photographers on fire. Then again, he had no idea what the smoke was made up of, so he might end up setting the whole store on fire.
Shinka came up with a better idea. She just attacked the photographers. Lockhart paid no attention to the sudden stop of picture taking or the screams and yelps that appeared as Shinka attacked. A word of advice: never mess with the cat, especially Shinka. Ed watched in amusement as his pet attacked. He made no movements to stop her; in fact, Ed was enjoying this.
Meanwhile, Harry was trying desperately to get free from Lockhart's grip. He didn't want to be here. He didn't want to stand next to this man. Ron, Roy, and Ginny (Ron's sister. Roy and Ed met her outside) gave Harry looks of sympathy. Harry tried to escape from the man's evil clutches but Lockhart swung his arm around him, making sure Harry didn't escape.
"Ladies and gentlemen," Lockhart said loudly. Everyone began to hush, wanting to hear what the wizard had to say. "This is the perfect moment for me to make a little announcement I've been sitting on for some time!" Whispers darted through out the crowd. Now what announcement could it be?
Roy suddenly got a sinking impression. Why did it feel like something very bad was about to happen? He didn't become Colonel without trusting his gut instinct. He subconsciously tugged at his white spark gloves. If there was one thing Roy hated, he hated being caught unaware. And he had a feeling he was about to be catch VERY unware.
"When young Harry here stepped into Flourish and Blotts today, he only wanted to buy my autobiography – which I shall be happy to present him now, free of charge –" The crowd applauded and cheered. Some people were wishing to be in Harry's place right now, and Harry would have gladly swap lives with them. "He had no idea," continued Lockhart, "that he would be shortly be getting much, much more than my book, Magical Me. He and his schoolmates will, in fact, be getting the real magical me. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I have great pleasure and pride in announcing that this September, I will be taking up the post of Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry!"
Shinka stop in mid-attack as both Roy and Ed just stared. 'Hell no…' they thought. This year at Hogwarts was going to be a long one…
"YOU IDIOT! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING! GOT NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN KISSING TRUCKS FOR FUN! YOU SCARED THE HELL OUT OF ALL OF US! YOU WERE THIS CLOSE TO FLOATING NEXT TO AMIDAMARU HERE!" Horo Horo shouted dramatically as he pinched his fingers together closely to stress his point.
(HoroHoro Shaman King, 'Aniki' By Shiroi Ai)
(1) This is not true caculations. Just mere numbers typed randomly.
Seito: I hoped everyone enjoyed the story. –Smile- Well, this is the start of another long story. Let's enjoy the ride, ne? But hey, don't push me for updates. School starts in like 2 days, I've got enough stress in my life as is. Just wait patiently okay. The chapters are coming.