Resistance (the First Time)
Pre-Manga. Even cold, unfeeling military snipers can feel. (Dedicated to the delectable Travis Willingham)


If there are any Sydneysiders/Aussies out there reading this; let me know. Did you go to Supanova this year? I was there today (Saturday) and met Vic Mignogna (the voice of Edward Elric), Laura Bailey (the voice of Lust) and Travis Willingham (the voice of Roy Mustang). I am a huge fan of Travis Willingham (who also voices Mori in the Ouran Highschool Host Club and Kanda in -Man), his voice gives me chills. So; this ficlet is written for and in honour of; Travis Willingham's Sexy Voice.


He took a lock of her fair hair between his fingers and whispered her name.

"Riza…"

His voice sent tingles down her spine and she tried not to look like she was melting. But it wasn't really working, and she hated that. She had never wanted to be the kind of girl who melted at the sound of a man's voice. A boy's voice? It was a deep voice, but they were only young, even her Dad kept pointing out that she was still a kid.

She didn't feel like a kid; she was seventeen after all!

And Roy Mustang's voice was sending shivers down her spine.

"Riza," he said again, quietly, "Stop shivering, I'm not going to hurt you."

Riza hadn't realized that she was shivering. But she tried to stop, really she did.

"I'm not scared," she lied; she wasn't scared of him hurting her so much as she was scared of him melting her. He'd always made her go weak at the knees, and she suspected that he always would. He was like no other boy she'd ever met. Ever.

She'd seen him casually flirt with every girl in town and he still made her go weak at the knees.

As his hand travelled through her hair to the back of her neck she contemplated that maybe there was something wrong with her. But at least she was trying to say 'no'. none of the girls in the village had tried to say 'no', so he had discarded them quickly and thoughtlessly. Always being clever enough to keep his exploits from the ears of her father.

But he had become more and more daring lately.

He was trying to seduce her father's daughter, in her father's house(in a manner of speaking). At least she was resisting, at least… at least…

"Riza."

He murmured her name again and she melted, letting him pull them together and letting him press his lips to hers. She wasn't even ashamed that she was kissing him back. Riza was kissing him back. And it occurred to her (as they embraced in the dark of the gap between the shed and the house, where he had lured her while the sun set with his velvet voice), that no boy had ever made her melt before.

She pulled away and raised her hand to hit him but he grabbed her wrist.

"Riza, I'm not trying to toy with you," he said gently, "I'm not trying to hurt you, or take advantage of you. You're not a game to me."

Riza didn't say anything and he sighed.

Then he walked away, regretting that he couldn't bring himself to tell her that in a week he would be leaving, and that leaving her was turning out to be the hardest decision of his life.


The way I wrote it means it can fit in before the first chapter of my other story 'Restraint'. But it doesn't have to.

I wrote this whole thing one handed because my other hand was occupied by a kitten called Calcifer(who can tell me what spectacular Hayao Miyazaki film that name came from? :D ). Please Review. Reviews make me happy. Almost as happy as if Travis Willingham cornered me and...

Lets not go there.