Title: Birthday Present
Genre: General/Romance
Pairing: Roy x Ed
Summary: It is Roy Mustang's birthday.
Disclaimer: I don't own Fullmetal Alchemist.

Birthday Present

Dedicated to Iris, my good friend, for her birthday. Happy birthday, Iris!

"Mustang-taisa," Edward Elric greeted his superior in his usual tone.

As gruffy as his greeting was the reply, "Fullmetal."

Edward handed his colonel the report for his latest mission. The colonel raised an eyebrow and flicked the pages, glancing at a few words carelessly. Edward waited for the colonel to make a sarcastic remark about his mission, but none came. So he just selected a book from the bookshelf at a corner of the office and sat down on the couch to read.

Minutes ticked past. The sound of the clock was loud and clear in the silence of the room. The calm breathing of both men could be heard. Finally, Roy's deep, rich voice broke the silence.

"Fullmetal... Actually, today is my birthday," he announced.

Edward looked up from his book. A flicker of embarrassment and surprise came and went on his face as he realized he had forgotten entirely about the colonel's birthday. The colonel looked at him expectantly, hoping for some sort of response at least, if not a present, but Edward said nothing.

"Today is also our first anniversary," Roy stated.

Edward's golden eyes widened. "Oh, is it really? I'm sorry but I didn't remember to buy any presents for you," he said, lowering his head.

"It's fine. You didn't buy any presents for me last year either," Roy said.

Edward frowned. "Didn't I?" He seemed to have lost part of his memory. He couldn't recall a lot of things lately.

"No. You didn't buy anything for me, but you gave me the best birthday present ever," Roy said with a smile.

"What is it?" Edward asked.

"Try and guess."

"Maybe I transmuted something for you?" Edward guessed.

"No." Roy shook his head.

"I'm hopeless at guessing," Edward said impatiently.

"I'll give you a clue: it has something to do with why it is our first anniversary. That's a big clue already."

Edward's cheeks became bright red immediately as the memory of what happened on that day last year came back to him. Roy smirked as he saw the blush. He walked over to Edward and waited. A few moments passed, and Edward remained frozen on the couch, so Roy moved slightly closer to prompt him. Edward hesitated, but the sight of Roy's lips so close to his own were too tempting to resist, and he closed the distance between them. Both men melted into the kiss deeply, forgetting about everything around them.

It was indeed true that a kiss was one of the best birthday presents ever.

A/N: I really want to say happy birthday to Iris through this fanfiction since I cannot see her and give her a birthday present. I hope you really enjoy your birthday, Iris. Hope everyone enjoys this fanfiction. My writing is slightly rusty because I haven't written for a month already.