A Nightly Visit.

A drabble-ish Royai one-shot in honor of Royai Halloween 2006. This was my first story from Riza's point of view. I think more like Roy, so I hope I did her justice

Happy Halloween everyone!


It was late at night. Rainclouds passed by and the wind was howling. Every now and then the pitch black sky was lit by cracks of lightning, followed closely by the rolling sound of thunder.

Riza Hawkeye was glad to be inside, in front of the fireplace, a cup of tea within reach. She was reading a book, enjoying a quiet evening.

Suddenly there was a knock on the door. Surprised, she lay down her book and walked over to the door.

"Who is it?" she called, for she couldn't think of anyone who bother her this late.

"Trick or treat!" a dark,warm voice called back.

For a moment Riza just stood there in shock. It couldn't be. There was no way it could be him. He wouldn't never do something like this. Didn't he just say this morning how he never had cared much for this particular holiday?

She hesitated, but decided to open the door.

"Finally! Happy Halloween, Lieutenant!"

Riza froze. In the doorway stood Roy Mustang. He was wearing a long black cloak and a dark suit. His face seemed unusually pale.

"Sir? What are you..?"

He grinned at her, revealing two rather pointy canine teeth. Riza stared at him in a state of total bafflement.

"Well, aren't you going to invite me in? You know we vampires can't enter a house without permission. "

Riza nodded, than stood aside while the vampire swayed into the room. She closed the door and looked at him again. A vampire, so that's what he was. He turned around and cast her a hopeful look. Riza shook her had and started laughing. When she looked up she noticed he was standing close, much closer than before. He raised his hand and touched her face.

"See," he said with a soft, deep voice,"that's why I did this. So I could see that beautiful smile of yours."

Riza blushed and looked at the floor.

"You did this for me?"

"Well, you said you liked Halloween, So I thought.. you know.."

She looked up to him and pulled her arms around his neck and kissed him softly.

"Thank you," she whispered.

Roy smiled at her.

"You know,"he said "I might start to like this holiday."