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"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, not upon our circumstances."

-Martha Washington-

Winry Rockbelle was a liar. She was a liar unto herself and a liar to those around her.

When one would ask how she was doing she would say, "I'm fine."

That was a lie. And she knew it.

She knew she wasn't fine. She was bleeding on the inside. Her heart was loosing a piece of itself every time she thought of him.


He was gone, along with Alphonse, never to return. They went to the other side of the gate, leaving Winry alone and lonely.

Winry tried to pretend she wasn't broken or that she almost lost herself completely when he left her again. She tried to pretend that she only loved him like a brother, when she really wanted more. She wanted him to want her.

Even though, she felt completely useless and shattered, she went on everyday living it the same as the day before.

Everything began to blend in and soon; there was nothing new in life. Nothing excited her as it once did.

But even though her heart was clearly torn, Aunt Pinako still said the same thing every day.

"Be happy Winry. Enjoy life. That's what Ed would have wanted…"

And so she tried, for Ed's sake.

She did everything possible to be happy, to enjoy life, to savor every moment. But, like all things in life, it was difficult. Without the one she needed most, how could she laugh and smile?

But Winry Rockbelle was not a quitter. She was a stubborn, pig-headed woman. She was determined to be happy and joyful, even if her heart was missing a few pieces.

She was determined because even if she was in a heartrending situation, with no hope of seeing her love, she knew that life isn't about the circumstances, but about how she dealt with them. It was about how she handled them and responded.

She wasn't going to waste her life away. She was going to live it.

The End

This was my first Ed and Winry fic, so tell me if it was good or bad! I need help! Lol Review please!