|The Rainbow Alchemists
Author: Annabeth Zatsune PM
There are eight Alchemists running loose in Central. Any classified crime, they solve and take care of. Edward must confront them to find their identities, and who in the military is giving them information... OCxOC, swearing, drama.Rated: Fiction T - English - Family/Friendship - Edward E. & Alphonse E. - Chapters: 26 - Words: 25,826 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 06-16-12 - Published: 03-28-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7966663
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TEN YEARS LATER...
He paused at the door, hand hovering hesitantly.
"You can knock, dummy!" Winry laughed.
He turned to look at her. They were both twenty-five now, and Alphonse was twenty-four. He and Winry had gotten married and she was pregnant. Her tummy was slightly enlarged, showing that the baby was growing.
Al stood behind Winry, smiling at him. "Go ahead and knock, Ed." he nodded.
He rapped his knuckles on the wooden door. The door was flung open and several small children tackled him. "Hey! Get back in here, you four!" Terios yelled. "Oh, hey you guys!" he grinned.
"You've been busy..." Ed groaned from beneath the quadruplets.
"Well, Dark and Cat just got lucky! Come on in!"
They all entered the were-cat's house.
Terios and Strawberry had gotten married. The two had the quadruplets and a fifth in the making. They lived in Central and had invited everyone over.
Most everyone was already there.
Hughes and Gracia were there with Alicia. Cathrine and Scar were both sitting near a window. Strawberry was sitting next to Cat as the bar-tender nursed a little baby girl. Dark was turning out to be the sort of father Hughes was. Hohenheim smiled softly a them as they entered. Ayame and Nmutua were sitting in a corner arguing over something. Izumi and Sig both sat with their adopted son, Zoheim. The only ones missing were Roy, Riza, Karina, Daisy, Lyn, and Violet.
"Hey there! So Cat and Dark aren't the only ones who've been busy!" teased Hughes.
"Nice to see you too, Hughes!" he grinned.
"Where're the others?" Al asked.
"Karina now works as a professional dare-devil and has a job as a spy for General Armstrong. She's in the middle of a mission in Drachma right now and couldn't make it." Nmutua said from the corner.
"Violet is closing up shop. I was just across the street a few minutes ago." Cathrine sighed.
"You mean the auto-mail, doctor-shop, school hybrid thing across the street is Violet's?" Winry gasped in admiration.
"Yep. And look at the name on the tickets we gave you. Daisy Clearwater. She got her wish. We're watching her sing tonight." smiled Strawberry.
"And the Mustangs shouldn't be too long." Hohenheim said, his voice soft.
"Mustangs? He got married?" Ed yelled.
"Shh! You'll wake the baby!" Cat hissed.
"Sorry. But... That was unexpected. So... Riza?" he asked.
"Yeah, how'd you guess?"
They all looked at the door to see Fuhrer Mustang. Riza stood, smiling behind him. "I' wondering how you managed to make Alphonse leave that shelter he set up. All those cats..." the Fuhrer teased.
"Looks like everyone here is having a kid or has one." Riza chuckled as Violet came in.
"Hey! Don't include me in that calculation! You're all crazy! Who wants to settle down and have a bunch of wailing kids!" Cathrine objected. "Strawberry, why are you giving me that look?"
"Oh, I just saw everyone's favorite female ex-assassin buying a small velvet box, and from the flowery invitations I saw you writing, whoever it was accepted!" Strawberry teased as her daughter climbed into her lap.
He looked next to Scar. hardly noticeable in the shadows, there was a small black velvet box. "You're kidding me. You two?" he snickered.
"Hush, you didn't see anything. You're hallucinating." Cathrine snapped.
"Then I'm sharing the hallucination." Ayame said, pointing to the box.
Everyone cried out.
"Hello? What'd we miss?"
They quieted down enough to turn to the door. Lyn and Havoc stood there.
"You two too?" Mustang asked.
"Yeah, once we got used to the other's quirks, it worked out!" Lyn blushed.
"Well, I need my volunteers to come to my place after Daisy's performance. We need to get to work." Roy sighed.
"Yes. We'll go directly afterwards." Scar and Cathrine nodded.
"What?" Al asked, confused.
"We, Violet, Dark, Cat, and Lyn have all volunteered to help him with the rebuilding of Ishval. Dark and Scar are Ishvalan, Lyn read a lot about them and owns a gazillion books, Cat, Violet and I just want to help." Cathrine explained.
"See, Mustang, we told you you'd be a good leader!" laughed Hughes.
"Yes, and I just barely talked him out of the change to the dress-code." Riza sighed.
"Ohh, good job! I couldn't bear it if all my coworkers were in flirty skirts!" Dark cheered.
Their talk wore on until they had to go see Daisy's performance. The songs were all cheerful and childish, perfectly suiting the happy ending they had won.
Edward continued to be a State Alchemist, though his name was changed to the 'Rebellious Alchemist.' He and Winry went on to have a young baby girl who shared her mother's passion for machinery.
Alphonse, who set up a shelter, took in any stray he found. The shelter became a popular place for cat-lovers.
Hohenheim lived with his sons for fifteen years before peacefully passing away in his sleep.
Izumi and Sig Curtis both lived with their son in Dublith. Zoheim became a superb Alchemist and fighter, just like his mother.
Strawberry and Terios went on to have a grand total of thirteen kids. All of them had cattish abilities or traits they inherited from their father.
Cathrine and Scar assisted Fuhrer Roy Mustang with the rebuilding of Ishval and lived long and happy lives together.
Daisy achieved country-wide fame as a singer and opened her own cafe. It became popular among the single military men for the cute waitresses.
Karina became General Armstrong's right-hand woman, going into Drachma almost three-thousand times. She also set many records for her dare-devil activities.
Dark and Cat ran a bar over which they lived with their girl. Many of the group still went there to make idle chit-chat. After they finished with the rebuilding of Ishval, their daughter went there often to visit Cathrine and Scar.
Violet became a state-of-the-art auto-mail engineer, five-star doctor, and a very patient teacher. She taught many Ishvalans medical arts and a few to make auto-mail.
Lyn and Jean Havoc ran a library and a general store after they helped rebuild Ishval. Thanks to Lyn, Jean is getting off of smoking.
Roy and Riza Mustang were on the top for a long time. Being both his wife and a military soldier, Riza was a member of his body-guard until she became pregnant with their first son and retired. Roy was the Fuhrer for a very long time.
Maes and Gracia Hughes raised Alicia into a beautiful and kind young woman. Maes was still the over-affectionate father with hundreds of pictures. He and Dark often competed to see who could have the most cute pictures of their daughters.
So, it short...
They all lived happily ever after.