A/N:I don't own FMA. I'm not too sure how I feel about this one, but I had to get the idea out of my head. Please review.

This fic could be interpreted as either Riza or Roy's perspective, or both. I deliberately wrote it that way.

Even though we're so close there's always been a distance between us, a distance that we both agreed on to keep each other safe.

We've both sacrificed our own feelings and desires for there are more important things than us.

We can't be selfish, yet even so, I find myself imagining just what it would be like to be held in your arms, to be comforted by you when my nightmares rouse me from sleep in the middle of the night.

I know I shouldn't think of such things, but I can't help myself.

You're the only one who understands me, the only one who knows what I'm thinking, what I'm feeling.

There's no need for words.

There's no need to say 'I love you', our actions say it for us.

Ours is a different kind of love, something that no one else will ever be able to understand.

We're permanently bound together in life and in death.

And even though it hurts I'll continue to stand by your side and protect you.

I'll endure the pain and it'll make me stronger because that's what it means to love.