(--Means I'm butting into the actual story so DEAL WITH IT!--)
(This seems to be a habbit of writers but about 99.99999999 of the people here don't own anything from what they are writing including me but... I'M NOT GOING TO PUT THAT ON EVERYSINGLE THING I POST!!!! So just read the story and tell me what you think since I actualy get 90 of my ideas daydreaming in class of from actual dreams! Enjoy!)
It was another cold winter evening in Central and the snow was lightly falling upon the alchemists at work. The sun was slowly falling behind the horizon as it left a brilliant dark orange glow to the city skies.
The day was over for some soldiers but others where just getting ready for the nightly job of guarding and keeping the town safe. Yet somehow the city had a gloomy feel to it today…
"Thank you again!" First Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye said as she walked down the stairs of the library wing carrying another stack of files.
"Wait, First Lieutenant!" The young librarian yelled as she ran out the door after Riza. "H-here. Take my spare key. Just in case you need something else." She offered with a smile.
Riza stood there for a moment before carefully taking the keys and nodding. "Your right… I almost forgot the library closes at eight. I can't believe it's that late already…" she sighed as she waved goodbye to the librarian, who was just finishing her shift. "Oh well… It's gonna be another long night for me."
Awhile later Hawkeye finally got to the office and calmly walked in. Roy was sitting in his chair staring out at the sun as it disappeared below the horizon and the sky turned a gloomy dark blue shade.
Riza quietly shut the door and walked over to Roy's desk. "General…" She started but couldn't find the words to finish it. She knew he was depressed today. How could he not be? It had been six months since Huges died and he had spent half of his time staring at Huges grave.
Roy sighed knowing that Riza wouldn't leave him alone until he told her what was wrong. "I miss him Riza…" he calmly said as he turned around to look at her. "The office just isn't the same without him."
"We know… He was annoying but without him some of us would be dead by now. He always put his life on the line for his friends. I guess… it just caught up to him in the end…" Riza replied as she walked over to Roy's chair and put a hand on his shoulder. "Here are the files you wanted. Just try and take your mind off of things. I'm going to go get some coffee." She quietly said, handing him the files before walking out of the office.
Roy sighed, "I should give her the letter Huges wrote to her… I was supposed to give it to her 6 months ago when he died." Roy flinched, "Then again…" as he remembered what was in his letter.
Roy quietly sat at his desk staring at a black trimmed letter addressed to Riza as he waited for her to return. "Hmm…" Roy pondered as he picked up the letter and waved it around with a frustrated look on his face. "Give it to Riza or risk getting shot and read it…?" he asked himself.
"I brought your coffee and something to eat sir." Riza said as she pushed the door open holding the tray in one hand.
Flustered, Roy tipped over his chair and fell on the floor with a loud crash. "R-Riza! Your back! That was fast." he nervously replied getting up and dusting himself off.
"Fast? It's been 20 minutes already and who else do you think would baby-sit you this late at night?!" Riza exclaimed as she set the tray on the table and walked over to Roy's desk. "Hmm? What's this?" she asked as she picked up the letter and was shocked to find it addressed to her.
"Oh that… Err…Yes it's for you actually from Huges. I found it in a pile of papers while I was going thru my desk." Roy replied hoping she would buy his excuse.
"A letter from Huges? How in the world can you lose an important letter like this for 6 months? More to the point, why was it in your desk?" Riza asked in a curious tone as she glared at Roy.
"It's his death letter to you… I just forgot to give it to you and threw in my desk after the funeral. He told me to give it to you if he ever died." Roy replied, hoping she wouldn't ask too far into it.
Riza looked down, "You probably forgot cause you where drinking so much after you heard he was killed… But why did he want you to give it to me?" she curiously asked.
"I don't know… Maybe because he knew you could keep me from reading it, unlike Havok." Roy said as he tipped his chair back up with a small smile on his face.
"True." Riza replied with a smile on her face.
"So what happened to your letter?" she asked as she sat down on the couch and started opening the letter.
"I still have it, but…" Roy hesitated, "Remember the day I got back to work after Huges dies and set my built up paperwork on fire?"
"Yes…" Riza replied hesitantly wondering if she really wanted to know the answer.
"Well… The reason I got angry and snapped my fingers is from the letter. I guess I went a little overboard with it though." Roy confessed with a nervous smile on his face.
"A LITTLE?! You fried half the floor and everyone's paperwork! Not just your office" Riza yelled. Roy just looked at her with a weak smile on his face. Riza sighed, "What am I going to do with you…" as she rested her head in her palm.
"Just relax. At least we fixed the office right away and didn't fall too behind." Roy calmly replied as he sat back in his chair.
"Get back to work sir. I would like to get home before sunrise at the rate your going." Riza stated.
"Yea, yea…" Roy sighed as he gave in and started on his work again. Riza took a sip of coffee and relaxed on the couch while Roy glared at her from behind his desk. "Wouldn't take so long if you helped." He mumbled to himself as he looked down at his work.
Roy was quietly working at his desk when paused for a moment to look at Riza. It was almost 1 a.m. and she was still in her military uniform with her golden hair down resting peacefully on her shoulders. Occasionally her hair would gall off her shoulders and hang in her face. With a gentle hand she would carefully place the hair behind her ear again and continue reading. To him, Riza was the only girl he couldn't get but really wanted to call his own. She was beautiful, smart and strong enough to kick his ass but wouldn't go out with him no matter how many times he asked. Roy looked back at his work with a frown and continued working. A couple minutes passed in silence before Roy heard a gasp from Riza, who was still reading the three page letter with a flustered and embarrassed look on her face. "What's wrong Riza?" he asked curiously with a puzzled look on his face.
"N-Nothing sir!" she nervously replied looking down in embarrassment.
Roy raised an eyebrow but didn't say anything back. He notices Riza was glancing at him every now and then as she looked back at the letter. "Hmm… Must be something about me in there." He thought to himself with a grin on his face.
It was quiet again as Riza started reading the last page of her letter. Roy looked up and noticed she has a smile on her face. All of a sudden Riza started giggling, which made Roy even more baffled and confused. "What's so funny?" he asked curiously.
"Oh, nothing Roy. Sorry if I distracted you from your work." Riza apologized as she smiled back at him.
"Roy? Since when did you start using my name other then when you're about ready to shoot me?" Roy asked, surprised that she used his real name.
"It was a request from Brigadier General Huges in his letter." Riza stated as she looked up and started giggling again when her eyes met his.
"Alright Riza. What is so funny in that letter?" Roy asked as he was starting to get irritated as he got up and walked over to the couch.
"Nothing you need to read Roy." She answered is a playful tone as she hid the letter in her jacket. "I'm just fulfilling the last requests Huges gave me. It was really nice of him to include some fun facts about you though." Riza managed to say with a straight face as she looked Roy in the eye.
"Like what?" Roy asked with a frustrated yet embarrassed and nervous look on his face.
"Hmm… Like when you first tried to use ignition gloves and ended up setting yourself on fire." Riza said with a smile.
"Well at least that one isn't too bad." Roy replied hesitantly.
"Maybe, maybe not. What could you be scared of others knowing?" Riza asked as he sat down next to her.
"I could ask you the same. I got a letter as well and you don't know what's on it." Roy replied with a slight smirk as Riza's face went from smiling to a shocking realization. "It's nothing too important though." He calmly said as he slid closer to Riza and put an arm around her waist.
"W-What are you doing?" Riza stuttered as she tried not to blush.
"Just relax. It's not like your going to shoot me for sitting with you." Roy replied as he rested his head on top of hers. "Huges said you loved me to much to kill me." He whispered in a soft voice.
Riza jumped and went from nervous to angry in one sentence. "He told you WHAT?!" Riza yelled as she got up and spun around to look at Roy. "No wonder he wrote it in his death letter! I'd kill him if he was still alive for telling you that!" she furiously said. "What else did he tell you?" Riza sharply asked.
"Riza relax. I knew that way before Huges died." Roy calmly said as he stood up and gave Riza a hug, "I'm pretty sure he added something like that in your letter about me as well."
Riza just leaned against Roy for a moment before asking, "Like what?" hoping what Huges wrote wasn't true.
"That I love you. He is right. I do love you Riza. I always have, ever since I met you." Roy quietly said as she put her arms around him and hugged hum back.
After a minute of silence Riza gripped onto Roy's coat. He looked down and noticed she had tears streaming down her face. "What's wrong Riza?" he asked in a sweet and caring voice as he pulled her away and looked into her sad, watery eyes.
Riza finally broke down and started crying as she let her head drop. "I-I didn't want you to know that I loved you…" Riza whispered in a quiet voice, trying to hold the tears back.
"Why would you want that?" he softly asked as he whipped away the tears and ran a hand softly through her hair.
"I didn't want to worry you or get in your way. I promised myself to stand by your side till you became Führer and help you. Not hold you back." she replied looking into his jet black eyes.
"Riza…" Roy sighed as he looked at her sincerely for a moment before wrapping her up into his arms, almost lifting her off the ground. "I'm sorry… so sorry." He quietly said with sadness in his voice, "You help me so much even when I don't deserve it… I'm sorry if I worry you, but you don't have to worry about me anymore. It's my turn to start helping you. Just don't worry about holding me back."
"You don't have to be sorry… It's my job to help you." Riza quietly whispered as she turned her head and snuggled into Roy's chest.
"Don't try so hard then. I don't want to lose you like Huges… Your to important to me. Now cheer up. You never get sentimental on me at work." Roy replied, trying to cheer Riza up.
"Fine. I won't try as hard as long as you don't expect a hug every morning when you get to work." Riza smirked.
Roy sighed, "Alright but don't get to angry if I forget. It's hard not to want you in my arms when you're with me half the day, everyday. That being said I better make tonight last!" Roy grinned as he pulled Riza's legs out from under her, lifting her up easily.
"W-What are you doing?" Riza asked, shocked and scared as she looped her arms around Roy's neck for support.
"Can't I have a little fun?" Roy laughed as he sat down on the couch with Riza holding onto him for dear life. "Sides I don't have any work left, I deserve some time alone with you." he stated in a playful tone as he looked into her eyes with a loving smile on his face.
Riza looked at him with shock before asking, "Then why have you kept both of us so late?!"
"No reason in particular. I just like being with you." Roy answered as he pulled Riza a little closer. "I know you like it too."
"M-Maybe I do maybe I don't. I-It's not like you know everything about me." Riza replied shakily with a flustered look on her face.
Roy smirked, carefully running a hand through her soft hair and behind her ear, and quietly whispered," Not yet." into her ear as he drew her closer yet.
"Roy…" Riza sighed but Roy placed a finger over her lips.
(Hah! Part one is done and since my eyes are starting to give me a frigin headache from these stupid laptop screens just re-reading it myself, I'll put it into 2 chapters so you have a break. Hope you'll keep reading tho!)