I honestly don't know what day it is in the story, sorry. Okay, ready for the all-caps announcement everyone?

I KNOW HER NAME IS RIZA DARN IT! YOU REALLY DON'T NEED TO TELL ME, I'M JUST TOO LAZY TO CHANGE IT RIGHT NOW! IF IT'S THIS BIG A DEAL I'LL BE SURE TO MAKE HER RIZA IN ANY OTHER STORIES!

Lol.I have only seen 1-8 in the anime series, so I have no idea who Dante is except what I've heard from other people. Um…other than that, yeah…sorry for the huge space between the updates. Fall break next week, w00t! I'll have more story writtenthen!

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Wednesday morning, Izumi didn't call the roll; instead, she addressed the class in a no-nonsense tone they have gotten used to hearing.

"We're going to get an exchange student today." she said. "I want you all to be very nice to him."

Edward's little hand shot up in the air. "We're preschoolers, we're too young to have exchange students." he commented. "Where's he from?"

"Ishbal, if I recall correctly." Izumi answered, ignoring Ed's comment about being too young. "Now, I don't want to hear any complaints from him about being picked on. If I hear so much as one complaint or one incident, you will be in so much trouble that if trouble were water, you'd drown."

"Got it." they chorused. Someone knocked on the door.

"That must be him now." Izumi muttered, walking to the door and opening it gently.

"Hi." said two voices below waist level.

Two?

Izumi looked down at the boy. "I thought there was only going to be one exchange student." she said, confused.

"There was," the boy nodded, "but her parents sent her at the last minnit."

"Um…well, come on in then. What are your names?"

"Don't gotta name." the boy grumbled. Izumi took the sheaf of papers he handed her and flipped through them. Sure enough, when she found his ID paper the name section was blank.

"All right…what about you?" she sighed, nodding at the girl as she continued to flip through papers.

The girl hid behind her friend and said something at a tone that was barely audible.

"I'm sorry?"

"Her name's Ari." the boy said for her. "Ari," he whispered, "you gotta speak up."

"I know that, Scar-san, but she's tall. And scary." Ari whispered back.

"Scar?" Izumi asked, more curious than anything else.

"Ya." the boy agreed. "Ari calls me Scar, so I guess you can too." He took a seat at a nearby table, dragging his friend with him.

"Right…Scar and Ari…welcome to the classroom. How did you…get here by the way?"

"We walked." Ari piped up, her huge grey eyes meeting Izumi's. "It was a long long time."

Izumi was stunned for the first time in a long time. "You walked? All the way from Ishbal?"

The new kids nodded.

"Well, I'm impressed." She went to the supply closet to get the foam letters, and was ambushed by several other items falling on her head. Muttering death threats against the person who stocked the closet in the first place, she picked up the mess and retrieved the letters.

"Hey, new kid." Roy whispered loudly, poking Scar in the back with a ruler from his convenient seat behind the Ishbalan boy. "Wanna help us take over the world?"

"Not really." Scar whispered back. "Don't poke me."

Roy jabbed Ari with the ruler. Ari squeaked and scooted her chair forward, then turned around and regarded the preschool tyrant. "What?"

"You wanna help us?" he demanded. Scar grabbed the ruler from him and threw it at his head.

"Not if Scar-san doesn't want to." she replied. "Please don't poke me."

Izumi set the foam letters down in the table. "Roy, behave yourself." She made a motion across her throat with two fingers.

Roy gulped and fell silent.

"Right, today we're going to work with letters." Izumi announced. "I'm hoping that each of you will learn to spell a new word."

Edward raised his hand. "Can we spell antidisestablishmentarianism?"

Izumi stared at him. "Only if you can define it." she challenged.

"Originally, opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England, now opposition to the belief that there should no longer be an official church in a country." Ed said all in one breath.

He was handed a pile of foam letters. "Start spelling, Edo-kun. Anyone else have something they want to spell?"

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Sorry for the short chapter. Blehh...darn writer's block.

Next…assistant teachers and random fits of imagination. Thanks to Shiruba Neko for letting me use Ari in the story…ya.