Maes Hughes entered Roy Mustang's office as 1st Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye walked out of it. A simple nice salute and they went on with their respective tasks. The Lieutenant Colonel of the investigation department noticed a slight glance the Colonel gave his subordinate as she walked out of the room. No one would have noticed, no one knew him as well as Maes.

Being alone as they were, Hughes ventured to ask with a slight smirk playing on his lips:

"Why don't you just take her out as you always do with every woman?"

His answer was short and clear as he kept his eyes focused on the documents on his desk.

"Because I don't want her to want me. I just want her to love me."



Author's Notes: I know it's short, and actually it was going to be shorter than this XDDD I was reading a fanfic where Roy thought "I don't think she would want someone like me in that way, anyways", and I thought that being the womanizer he is, and having his physic's self-esteem so high he would think she would fall for his looks if he flirted with her, but he would doubt she would fall in love with him. Want and love are two different things. Hope you liked it.