So denied

So I lied

Are you the now or never kind?

Ed sat on the couch, arms folded, legs crossed. He sat glaring intently at the wall even when Roy reentered the room with two steaming cups of coffee. Roy sat down next to him, handing him his cup. Ed took it, but still continued to observe the wall, almost pointedly not looking at the man beside him.

Roy just sat there with a small, rather sad, smile on his face.

After a while of the tense silence, Ed spoke. "It's stupid."

In a day

And a day, love

I'm gonna be gone for good again

"I know."

He sat up a little more.

"You just got back!"

"I know."

Unfolded his limbs and took Roy by the shoulders.

"It's insane!"

"I know."

He jumped up, screaming at his lover,

"You could be killed!"

Roy didn't answer immediately, just stared up at Ed while he fumed. Then he ducked his head, laughing without humor at what he was about to say.

"I know."

Are you willing to be had?

Are you cool with just tonight?

Ed dropped back down onto the couch, and sighed. His lips curving slightly, Roy took Ed's hand and brought it to his lips, kissing it gently.

Here's a toast

To all those who here me all too well

Ed opened his eyes and looked at Roy. The dark haired man reached forward again, pulling his love towards him and holding him close.

"I'm not gone yet. We still have tonight."

Ed leaned against Roy's shoulder, placing a small kiss in the hollow of his neck.

"Then let's make it last."

All my time is froze in motion

Can't I stay an hour or two or more?

Don't let me let you go

Ed woke up the next morning predictably, sadly, alone. Sitting up and attempting to run a hand through his hair, he found it to be a collection of knots. Well, he had gotten a little…emotional last night.

Biting his lower lip, he burrowed back into the pillows on the couch and the sheet Roy had gotten for them last night. They still had Roy's scent on them.

Here's to the nights we felt alive

The nerve. The absolute, complete, utter nerve. Sending his Colonel on an impossible mission after he'd…after he's just gotten back.

Here's to the tears you knew you'd cry

Dammit! He bit his lip harder. He was not crying over Roy Mustang.

Here's to goodbye

Tomorrow's gonna come too soon

Ed sat up once again, thinking. Thinking about all the hours he'd wasted, wondering where Roy was, if he was safe, when he would be home…

Too soon

Edward Elric sat, head in his hands, and prepared himself for another sleepless night.