Hello everyone! FSK here!

So after much planning, I finally thought of a good plot for an AU(alternate universe) story. I really hope you like this story because I think this might be one of the best stories I've ever written. Coming up with this story was hard, probably because it's totally different from what I usually do, but once I got the main plot idea down, I just ran with it.

Hope you enjoy this!


"Mr. Elric…"

Edward let out a loud yawn and rubbed his eyes for what seemed to be the thousandth time that day.

"Mr. Elric…"

Ed was aware that his name was being called but he ignored it; just like how he ignored all of the idiots that had somehow wiggled their way into an Honors class and were now giggling like elementary school kids.

SLAM!

In an attempt to get his attention, his worthless excuse of a teacher let a heavy text book fall onto his desk. Ed didn't even flinch; he was used to this tactic. Ed let out one more, loud yawn, stretched his arms up into the air, and rubbed his eyes one more time before he gave his furious teacher his attention.

"Yes?" He asked in his usual tired and extremely pissed-off tone.

"Mr. Elric, are you aware that this is the twentieth time you fell asleep in my class?"

"Wow; you've been keeping track? Gee, I didn't know you cared that much about me."

Ed grinned at the sound of the gasps, giggles, and groans that erupted in the class. Out of the corner of his eye he saw Winry cover her face and groan. She never did like it when he mouthed off a teacher.

"I will see you after class Mr. Elric," he whispered in a tone that he guessed was supposed to cause fear in students. Ed merely smiled at him before letting out another yawn.


"Mr. Elric," Mr. Haruko said as the rest of the class left the room.

"Don't you think that we've known each other long enough to be on first-name-bases? Cuz I do George."

"My name's not George," He growled.

"Well…can I call you Geor-?"

"No!" Haruko cleared his throat and tried to regain his 'refined, academic demeanor'. "Mr. Elric-."

"I'd really prefer you call me Ed," he cut in.

"Sit!"

"But I am sitting," Ed said with a smirk. Pissing off teachers was his favorite pastime.

"Then shut the hell up," He growled.

Ed knew at this point he was begging for a detention if not suspension, so he did as told for once and shut up.

"I would like to warn you that if you fall asleep in my class one more time I'm going to put you in ISA for the rest of the day."

Big threat, Ed thought. It's already sixth period.

"Do you understand me?"

Ed looked up and glared at the man in front of him. Ed let their eyes lock for a moment before he put on his usual smirk.

"Crystal clear…sir."

"Then you are dismissed."

Ed grabbed his things from his seat and left the room.

"I can't believe you did that!" Winry shrieked as he left the room. Whenever he got in trouble, Winry always waited outside the classroom to eavesdrop.

"And I can't believe that you still eavesdrop on me," He said, as he fought through the crowds of students to get to his locker, causing Winry's face to flush with embarrassment.

"I-I wasn't eavesdropping!"

"Really?" Ed asked as he looked up at her from his spot on the floor as he dug out his Calculus book. "Because that's what it looked like to me."

"I just do it to make sure that you'll be okay!" She huffed while her eyes began to sparkle like they always did whenever she was very passionate about something. "What if you got suspended? You know that he'd send an e-mail to your foster Father and then what? And stop acting like you don't care about what would happen if you did get suspended."

Ed stared into her big blue eyes and sighed as he felt his gut tighten with guilt. He understood exactly why she did this and it made him feel like crap whenever she looked like this: so worried about him that she looked like she was about to cry. Ed ran his left hand through his long and choppy bangs before slamming his locker closed and stood up.

"Come on," he whispered while grabbing her hand with his left. "We're gonna be late."

"Ed…" She whispered as she let him drag her through the hall.

"Just drop it Win. I know that I shouldn't be such a smart ass and I'm very well aware of what will happen if he were to find out."

Winry pulled her hand out of his and stopped him now that the hall was much less crowded. Ed allowed her to steer him to a wall and hold him there by his shoulders. Winry moved one of her hands from his shoulder so that she could grip his chin and moved it so that he would look at her.

"Win…" Ed muttered, hoping that she'd get the message and stop what he knew was coming.

"No. It's wrong," she whispered as her eyes began to fill with tears.

"I'll be fine," he muttered as he tried to pry her small hand off of his chin.

"Bullshit!" she yelled causing several passing students and teachers to stare at them.

"Winry," Ed said in a firm tone.

Winry let go off Ed's chin and let her hand fall. Winry made a move to wipe away the tears that had formed in her eyes, but Ed caught her wrist and made her look at him.

"I'm sorry…" he whispered as he wiped the tears away with his hoodie sleeve; he hated seeing her cry over him.

"It's okay," she sniffed.

"Let's get going…We're going to be late."

"Right…"

The two turned and almost ran down the hall to their last class. As they stepped through the doorway, the bell rang. Ed let out an audible sigh and moved to his seat.


Winry walked Ed to his home like she did every day, even though she lived in the opposite direction.

"You know that you can live with me and Granny," Winry insisted for the millionth time as they approached Ed's street.

"It wouldn't make any sense," Ed said as he always did whenever she'd bring up the idea.

"Why not?" Winry asked even though she knew the answer.

"Because I'm going to be 18 in a few months and it'd be pointless to go to a court and waste months trying to switch guardians when once it's done, I'll probably be 18 already."

"Pointless! It's not pointless if it saves you from that Bastard-!"

"Winry!" Ed yelled, stopping her mid-rant. "Please, stop worrying about me. In a few months, we'll be laughing about this stuff." He said with a big smirk on his face.

"And you'll stay with me and Granny?" she asked quietly.

"Of course! Now get going."

"Uh, right…" Winry muttered; uncertainty filled her voice.

"What is it Win?" Ed asked.

"…uh"

"Just spit it."

But Winry didn't say anything. Instead she reached up and wrapped her arms around Ed's neck. Ed stood there, too stunned to do anything. It wasn't like Winry didn't hug him or anything-because she did, constantly. No, this felt different. The other hugs had been goodbye hugs, happy birthday hugs, or I'm sorry that bastard hurt you again hug. This…whatever this was…he liked it-a lot. His heart was pounding and blood was rushing to his face. Ed felt his entire body stiffen as she buried her head in the crook of his neck and began to cry silently.

"Win…" He sighed as he gently wrapped his left arm around her waist.

"I-I'm s-s-sorry…I c-can't help it…y-you sh-shouldn't have t-to…"

"I said that it'll be alright Winry. You just have to hold on for a few more months and then everything will be alright. I promise."

"Y-Yeah…"

Winry let go of Ed and backed away from him. Ed felt his heart tug as he watched her wipe the tears away.

"Now are you okay?"

"Y-Yeah…I'll be fine."

"You sure that you don't want me to walk you home?"

"Ed…" she said with a small smile on her face. "That'd be counterproductive. I can just walk."

"Alright. See you later then."

"Right…bye."

Winry turned to leave and began walking down the street. Ed watched her go and as she rounded the corner, Winry turned around and waved to him, just as she had always done for years. Ed waved back and turned to walk the last few feet to his house.

Ed's home was located on the outer ends of the town where the houses were more run down looking. From the outside, it looked like any two-story house, but inside held the reason for many years of sleepless nights, the reason for Ed's unhappiness, and the reason for Winry's crying.

Ed took a deep breath and opened the front door. That man's car was in the drive but Ed could always hope that he was asleep.

"Finally home ya dumbass?" the man's voice came from the kitchen.

Ed let out his held breath and closed the door behind him. All he could hope for was that he was in a good mood and merely wanted to verbally abuse him today.

"Yeah," He answered back.

"Good…cuz I've had a shitty day!" he barked from the next room.

Ed let his book bag fall to the ground and kicked it into the corner. After tossing his red and black hoodie onto the coat rack, Ed readied himself for what was to come.


So...what do you think so far? Please Tell me what you think and if you have an idea, I will take it into consideration because I'm still a little fuzzy with the later plot.

Hope to see You soon! Please Review this to up my confidence levels! :D

-FSK