Author: Sofipitch PM
FMA characters living in Panem. Chapters of a randomly written drabble-like nature. WIPRated: Fiction K+ - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 2,492 - Reviews: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 04-08-13 - Published: 07-15-12 - id: 8324351
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"Where would you go if you could leave district nine?" Winry asked out of the blue.
"What do you mean 'If you could leave district nine'?" Edward said as he stuffed some more stalks into his basket. His basket was close to being full; he would have to go and turn it in and get another soon.
Winry rolled her eyes. "Just what I said. Where would you go?" She pulled her hat down tighter over her head. District nine never got very hot, but a heat wave had rolled in and it was destined to get worse. The peacekeepers had ordered them to go cut everything that was ready to be harvested before it got too hot for any of the workers to go out and cut the grain. They would probably still send the younger workers out to work during the heat wave, but the time they would have to work would be less.
Alphonse came back with a new basket. "Where is Brother going Winry?" Alphonse asked, obviously very confused.
She laughed and shook her head at the younger brother. "He's not going anywhere. I was just asking your brother what district he'd move to if he could." Both Alphonse and Winry turned their attention to Ed, waiting for an answer.
Ed cut another group of stalks and placed them in his basket, tying them to the basket with a piece of rope. He shrugged his shoulders. "I guess I'd go to district five." He said in a bored tone.
"District five? You want to go work in some power plant Ed?" Winry said, her lip curing upwards at the idea.
Al nodded, as if he too had been thinking of moving to district five. "We want to work with the scientist to figure out and create alternate fuel supplies." Ed nodded in agreement with his brother and left to turn in his basket.
"Oh," Winry rolled her eyes, "of course, how did I not guess."
Winry and Alphonse went back to work, bending down to cut the stalks. They worked in silence till Al asked Winry which district she would move to.
Winry shrugged her shoulders and replied with a smile and a faraway look in her eyes. "I'd like to go to district three and work there as a bio mechanic like my grandmother did."
Al smiled and nodded. He knew about Winry's fascination with mechanics. He always figured it came from what her grandmother and parents had taught her as a girl. "Well if granny Pinako did it so can you." He smiled. "Brother and I will be sure to visit you from district five when we get older."
Winry's eyes involuntarily flickered over to the peacekeeper's watch tower. She gave a wry smile. "Of course. And you'll be sure to write too, right?"
Alphonse smiled and nodded. She tied the grain to her basket and went to turn it in. She smiled at Ed as she passed him on her way back. His eyes just flickered towards her in acknowledgement.
If they did get to where they wanted to go, they would have to be separated, and Winry had a feeling at the moment they did, it would all be over between the brothers and her. She could tell just by the look in Ed's eye when she brought the question up. She wondered if the three of them staying in district nine and not going anywhere would be better. But to shun not only her dreams but the brothers was too much of a selfish wish for her to believe in. She put her basket next to the other and got a new one. Those boys are too big for district nine anyways.