The Trouble with Kissing Booths
Part 1: Leaves and Secret Loves
Disclaimer: I don't own Fullmetal Alchemist but I do own my plot so no touchy.
AN: This fic is for NailoSyanodel. She wanted a cute fluffy Royai.
Note: This is an alternate reality (sort of) so things will be a bit different from anime/manga circumstances. For some reason I find this to be one of the oddest things I've written even though its not odd. Oh well.
Leaves and Secret Loves
Riza bit down hard onto her bottom lip as Roy's teeth nibbled the side of her neck. He was shirtless, his well formed body shining under the pale blue light that was sieving through the venetian blinds residing over his window.
"I have to go, my leave time will be up in an hour and a half," she said, really not wanting to leave the comfort of his companionship.
"I'm a higher officer. I can get you out of any trouble you'd get into by being a day late," he said. His fingers butterflied across her waist, and he rested his fingertips against her hips. His touch was so soft she could scantily tell he was touching her.
She leaned back in his embrace, resting her head against his shoulder. "As tempting as that is, we can't have that happen. We got permission to have our relationship as long as we didn't go against the rules. If we did that it would give them cause to have us end it."
Roy heaved a huge sigh. "Fine, I'll play along until you graduate. Then those stupid stick in the ass higher-ups can't say a damned thing. ."
Riza turned in his arms and kissed him on the nose. "You'd better keep those comments quiet."
A smirk formed on his lips, foretelling of a bit of teasing. "Are you going to tell on me?"
"You know better than that. Its just you'll never become fuehrer if you keep saying negative things about the higher-ups. You may slip up and say it aloud once. Then where would you be? "
"Ah, yes. You are right as always."
She started to pull out of his embrace but his hold was so tight she couldn't budge. "Speaking of commenting and all that, have you told any of your close friends about us yet? You are about to graduate and no one would ever have the balls to say you didn't get there on your own merits."
"No, I haven't told anyone. I think its better that we keep it quiet for now."
"You ashamed of me?"
"Of course not."
"Then why haven't you told anyone?"
"Well, all the girls have crushes on you and it could be very uncomfortable to live out the next few weeks if they knew."
"I see," he said. "But you are going to give up the military after graduation right?"
Riza stared at him for a moment, as if she were thinking about what to say. Finally she spoke. "Yes."
"And marry me?" he asked.
Riza looked down at the floor, a blush applying itself over her cheeks, and nodded. She could barely believe that he'd actually asked to marry her. When she was in high school, it seemed like an impossible dream that Roy Mustang, the schools heartthrob and her best friend, would want to marry someone like her.
"Are you sure you want that? I don't want you to give up the military unless you are absolutely sure about us."
"I wouldn't have agreed if I didn't want to marry you," she said. "After all, I can still be your private bodyguard as per rules and protect you."
"And more importantly, you'll be my wife. Missus Riza Mustang has a lovely ring to it." He squeezed her tighter and kissed her forehead.
"Missus Mustang, I like that."
"I love you."
"I love you too."
"You know, with a wife like you I'm sure to reach the top in no time." He pressed his lips against hers, slipping his tongue into her mouth and tasting the cup of tea she had while they were still lounging in bed. She groaned and fisted her hands into his hair, tempted to knock him back down on the bed. Her body was screaming to continue but her rational mind had kicked in. She pulled away.
"I've," he kissed her, "got to," he kissed her again. He walked her to the door, kissing her, and then letting her get a breath before kissing her yet again. She reached back to turn the door handle and he let go of her.
"Bye," he said. "See you next week?"
Riza nodded. "Bye," she said, leaving the small apartment. Roy sighed in disappointment, but then perked up as the door opened, hoping she changed her mind about staying another night.
She walked inside, wrapped an arm around his neck and kissed him firmly. She then pulled away. "I'm going now." She then left and Roy waited a moment for her to come back. When she didn't do so, he locked the door and glanced at the clock. It was going to be one dull evening.
Riza got to the dorm about five minutes before her leave pass expired. When she walked into the room she shared with Maria Ross and Rebecca Catalina, their eyes fell on her.
"Well well well, look who's been gone for the weekend…again."
"Have a good leave?" Maria asked.
"Correction, did you have yet another good leave that you took without telling us. You know, we would have gotten one as well and we could have gone partying."
Riza took off her coat and hung it on a peg on the wall. She turned back toward Rebecca. "That is exactly why I didn't tell you I was going. I met up with a friend," she said. After getting her pajamas out of the top drawer, she went into the shower.
"With a friend? What friend? Anyone we know?" Maria asked as she got up from her bed and walked to the bathroom door. Rebecca followed suit, leaning on the doorframe and looking into the showers. Riza could be seen from her shoulder up, the rest of her body blocked by the shower stall's door.
"You know the person but you haven't talked with them."
Rebecca's acute eyesight zoned in on two dark markings on Riza's neck and shoulder. "So, did this friend happen to be male?"
Riza turned to look at her, "What makes you ask that?"
Maria stared closer at the location Rebecca was looking, and then laughed. "He's apparently left evidence of where he's been… friendly."
She tilted her head and raised her right eyebrow in question, Rebecca tapped the side of her own neck and Riza reached up to hers. She cringed as her fingers made contact with the skin. She quickly washed her hair, grabbed a towel, wound it around her body, and got out of the shower. Ignoring her soaked hair, she walked over to the large mirror at the sink and studied the two marks. They were already a light purple color and she had little doubt that they would be much darker by morning. She didn't remember him around her neck very much that day, even if he was, the bruises wouldn't be that dark. He must have caused them during their rough and tumble encounter.
"Couldn't the guy show some restraint?" she muttered. Unfortunately the mutter wasn't low enough because Rebecca and Maria let out two yells and rushed on her left and right side. "So you did see a guy and he's a lover. Come on Riza spill, who is he?" Rebecca asked, the look in her eyes clearly displaying her inquisitiveness. "I can't believe you have a lover! That you have sex!"
"Why, what's so unbelievable about that?"
"You are just so stern all the time."
"Just because I'm serious doesn't mean I don't love someone or like sex."
"So you did see a man!"
Riza sighed, "Yes I did use my leave to see a man."
"All of the leaves that you've taken since you got back from the war have been spent with him?" Maria was just as curious and excited by the development than Rebecca.
"Okay yes, all of them. We don't get to see each other as often as we'd like and he got a bit more amorous than usual this time."
"Does he go to academy?" Rebecca asked.
"Are you two taking turns or something?"
"Yes," they both said.
"Now answer her question," Maria said, not taking her eyes off Riza.
"No, he doesn't go to academy. You know it's against the rules for cadets to go out with each other while still attending academy."
"So he's not a student. Then he must be a civvy. Is he rich? Does he have any brothers you can fix me up with?"
"I've never asked him about his finances Becca, and I don't much care about that. No, he doesn't have any brothers, just sisters," Riza said. She walked away from the two women, grabbed her pajamas and quickly changed before going back into the bedroom.
"Come on Riza, you got to tell us more than that. I mean, I don't know many civilian men who will marry a woman in the military," Maria said as she and Rebecca followed her.
Riza jumped up onto her bunk. "I won't stay in the military when I marry him," she said, falling back onto her back. Her eyes widened when she realized what she said.
"What!" Maria and Rebecca both jumped onto her bunk.
"Ri…Riza! What do you mean when?"
Riza shook her head. "I meant if."
"No, the amazing Riza Hawkeye does not slip up like that. What do you mean when?" Rebecca stammered, hardly believing what she heard.
Riza sat up, the bed creaking slightly as she did so. "I mean that I'm getting married after I graduate and I won't be joining the military."
"Don't tell me you are just going to become one of those wives. You'll have to make use of those boring finishing classes we had to take," Maria said.
"I'll become a wife and use those skills but I'm also going to become his chief aide and bodyguard."
"Why would a civilian need a bodyguard? Oh my, is he a celebrity? Wait, you said you didn't know about his finances, so he's obviously not a celebrity," Rebecca said, running possible professions that required bodyguards, through her head.
"He's military," Riza said.
"Now we are getting somewhere. Now we just have to get a name."
"Fat chance of that," Riza said, "You two will know soon enough."
"Aww…but…" A knock on the door interrupted Rebecca and she jumped down from the bunk. She opened the door and a fellow student was standing there.
"Senior Rebecca, here are the papers you wanted about the booth for the festival."
"You mean we got clearance to do it?" she asked, her voice increasing with excitement.
"Yes, since the booth is for charity, the president approved it. It will probably gather the most money for the hospital."
"Of course it will! It has three of the best looking women in the academy running it."
"Thank you very much cadet."
"You are welcome Senior," she said, then left. Rebecca closed the door and turned to Maria and Riza with a mischievous smile. "It got cleared. This is great!"
"What got cleared?" Maria questioned, jumping down from her place sitting beside Riza.
"Our booth for the final festival of our academy days. Two weeks from now. You remember the festival for the cancer hospital."
"Oh yeah, I usually get leave for that day. I'll have to check on it," Riza said.
"Oh nooooo, not this time. That lover boy will have to come here to see you for the weekend, and he'll have to sacrifice a little."
Riza looked at her warily, "just what do you mean sacrifice?"
Rebecca proudly held her head high as she walked over to Riza and Maria. "I present to you, Central City Military Academy's first ever, kissing booth."
Riza blanched. This was not good, and she knew one Lieutenant Colonel in the military that would be displeased with the idea . . . Very displeased.
AN: Hope you liked the chapter. New chapter will be up next week. Reviews would really be appreciated very much.