Knock knock knock
Roy rapped his hand against the door of the Elric household.
"Sir, knock as hard as you want, but no one is going to answer."
Roy turned around and looked at Hawkeye. "Says who? You womanly sniper senses?"
"No, sir," she replied, ignoring the comment. "The invitation says to go to the backyard."
"Oh, right," Roy walked down the front steps and headed around the house to the back, all the while ignoring eye contact with Hawkeye, who followed right behind him. The minute he walked into the yard, his knees were glomped by a small child.
"Roy!" she yelled, though it sounded more like 'Woy.' "You came to my birfday party!"
Mustang crouched down and smiled at her. "I would never miss your birthday pay, Kaylee"
"How old are you turning?" Hawkeye asked, though she already knew the answer.
"Three!" Kaylee replied, holding up four fingers. Grabbing Roy's hand and pulling him away, she said, "Come with me! I want to show you something!"
Hawkeye saw the cry of help in Roy's expression. Laughing, she said, "Sorry, sir. You're on your own."
Roy was dragged all the way up to Kaylee's room, almost falling about five times in the process. Finally, being released from her death grip, he looked around the room and took in his surroundings.
There was purple. A lot of purple. The walls were purple ("eccentric lilac" as Kaylee corrected him). The bed sheets were purple with flowers on it. The furniture was painted white and purple. Mustang doubted if there was anything not purple.
Kaylee walked up to Roy and poked him in the leg. "Look at daddy got me!" she held a bear in her hands.
Roy's stomach sank when he saw it. It was almost an exact replica of what he got her. "How about we go back outside, okay? I'm sure more of your friends are here."
"Okay," skipping out of the room, Kaylee headed toward her backyard.
I'll fix it with alchemy later, Roy thought as he followed Kaylee.
About half an hour later, Ed walked into the yard. He walked over to Winry, who was talking to Hawkeye and Gracia.
"Did you get the cake?" Winry asked Ed.
"Yeah, I got what you told me to get."
"You just got the cake now?" Gracia asked.
"Well, I asked Ed to make the cake, but it didn't turn out quite as edible as I hoped, so I made him go to the bakery and get one."
"You asked me? It was more like a death threat."
"But it worked and that's all that counted."
As the woman resumed their conversation, Ed looked around to see who came to the party. After seeing several of Kaylee's friends, his eyes soon fell upon Roy, who was standing near Havoc and Fuery. Ed was starting to think that Winry invited more adults than children.
While the two lower officers were involved in a conversation, Mustang was gazing off into the distance. Ed tried to figure out what he was looking at and smiled when he saw a certain blonde lieutenant in the Colonel's line of sight.
Ed finally decided it was time to do something. Walking over to his superior officer, he said, "Go talk to her."
"What?" Roy asked, snapping out of his daze.
"I can see you staring at her. Go talk to her."
"I…she…you…I wasn't staring."
"Don't even try to deny it. Go over there and talk to her. It will be the best thing you will ever do. Trust me." Ed looked at Winry and smiled as he said this. "If you don't tell her how you feel, you will regret it for the rest of your life. If you really love her, you'll do something about it. I did and it was the best decision I ever made."
Mustang took a deep breath and slowly released it. Just before walking over, he said, "I can't believe I'm taking advice from a shrimp."
Ed's hand tightened into a fist, his fingernails digging into his skin. "I am going to be mature and ignore that," he said through clenched teeth. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw Winry walk into the house. Deciding to follow her, he, too, headed into the house.
Ed found her in the kitchen, though he was unsure of what she was doing. He silently walked up behind his wife and slipped his arms around her waist.
Winry jumped slightly and turned her head, but calmed doen when she saw it was only Ed. "Don't do that. You scared me." Leaning up, she gave him a kiss. "Ed, can I talk to you for a minute?"
"Sure," he replied, kissing her neck.
Winry turned her body to face Ed, his arms still around her waist. "Edward, I…I'm pregnant." Winry felt Ed's grip loosen slightly.
"I'm sorry, I thought I just heard you say you were pregnant."
Winry's head dropped slightly. "I am pregnant, nearly one month."
Ed put his fingers to Winry's chin and lifted her head up. Looking into her eyes he said, "Winry, stop feeling bad about these things. This is something great!" He gave her a kiss and embraced her in a tight hug. "I get to be a dad!"
"You are a dad," Winry laughed.
"Well, I get to be another dad…well, a dad to another child. I'm sure Kaylee will love it too." Still hugging his wife, he said, "I love you, Winry."
"I love you too, Ed, but I kind of need to get back outside."
"Oh…yeah," he slowly released her, watching her every move as she went outside. Another Child, he thought, smiling to himself. Then, when he remembered all that happened with her first pregnancy, he sighed and thought, It's going to be a long nine months.
This is now the end. Nothing more. I only have one thing to say:
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Okay, I lied. That was more that one thing, but what are ya gonna do about it?