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"Hughes, I swear that if weren't for the fact that I have no idea where we are or how to get back you'd be toast." The irritated colonel grumbled as he followed his best friend through some remote little forest. "How'd we end up here anyway? I don't remember running past any trees."

"Sure you do." His friend answered cheerfully as he ducked under a low hanging branch. "You hit your head when you tired lumping over that log but your foot snagged. Remember? That's when you picked up that rock and hit me in the back."

"That was here?" Roy glanced around him, taking in his surroundings.

"Yep." Hughes nodded and stopped. He looked from side to side and his brow furrowed- almost as if he was trying to remember something.

"So, which way do we go now?" Roy asked as he sat on a nearby rock and shook some pebbles that had been hurting his feet out of his shoes. His friend's slightly bemused expression was starting to worry him. "You do know how to get back to your house. Don't you?"

"Of course I do!" He replied confidently as he faced his right side. "We have to this way!" He took a few steps in the direction he had pointed in before stopping and turning around. "I meant that way." He started walking in the opposite direction. Pretty soon he had stopped once again. "Or was it the first direction?" He let out a big laugh and scratched the back of his head sheepishly. "Well what do you know! I don't know how to get back!!"

"We're lost?!"

"I do believe we are." The light hearted man sat cross-legged on the ground. "Now that's odd. I could have sworn I knew where we were."


"Yes?" He looked up to find his friend once again advancing upon him in a menacing fashion. He seemed to be doing that a lot lately now that he thought about it. Uh-oh. His snapping fingers were itching. That was his cue to leave. Scrambling to his feet he once again took off. At least they were staying in shape, right?

As Gracia set the table, she couldn't help but glanced out the window.

"Elicia's still fast asleep." Riza started placing the food on the table. "The boys not back, yet?"

She nodded.

"Do you want me to go out and look for them?" The undercover lieutenant volunteered.

She shook her head. "Let's give them another ten minutes. Knowing Maes and Roy they'll be barging in any second now exhausted and starving."

Riza nodded and the two continued preparing for dinner. Sure enough the front door opened and in stumbled in the men, looking like they hadn't stopped running since they had left hours ago. This wasn't too far off. The women glanced at them momentarily before returning to their work. As the guys made their way to the bathroom Riza could have sworn she heard Hughes say something like 'told you knew way.'

Whatever that meant.