Author Note: I am sorry this took so long; I got sidetracked by real life. I also am mourning the loss of over six thousand of my archived words. Fanfiction is recounting all of the words in all of the stories on the website, and all of them have less than they did before. This story lost a couple thousand.

Theme 41: Coat

Disclaimer: I own nothing.

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As Ed crouched in the alleyway, he realized how lucky he was that both he and Al were still alive. He also noticed he could no longer feel the rain on his shoulders, but fabric instead.

He turned from Al, looking over his shoulder. 1st Lieutenant Hawekeye stood behind him, a small smile on her face. Her jacket, Ed figured out, was draped over his own shoulders. The black turtle neck she wore under it was a bit more form fitting…

Ed flushed and glanced away, muttering a quick thanks. She nodded and helped him to his feet as 2nd Lieutenant Havoc heaved Al off the wall. The pair hobbled towards a military car, metal screeching and clanking the whole way. Another MP scooped up the lost arm and hovered behind, ready to catch anything else that might fall off.

Ed, once standing on his own two feet without support, followed as well with Hawkeye by his side.

"You guys really saved us back there," He said quietly, "So make sure to tell the Colonel I said thanks."

Her gaze softened, "Alright."

The rain continued to fall as they moved to the car Al was in. The door was still open on the back seat so Ed could join him. "Oh yeah," he paused in front of the door and used his good arm to take the coat off. "Thank you."

Hawkeye took it gently from his grasp. "You're welcome. See you back at HQ."

Ed nodded and sat in the car, pulling the door shut behind him. He watched out the window as the 1st Lieutenant put her jacket back on before striding over to the Colonel and glaring at him slightly. The Colonel shrugged and grinned despite her scowl.

Ed laughed under his breath; Al and he weren't the only ones to come close to death that day, and there was no way Hawkeye would let the Colonel forget it.

Even though it made absolutely no sense, Ed felt a little triumphed over the Colonel; she never lent him her coat.

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End note: So it's not really that shippy, but I think it works. Cookies to anyone who knows when it takes place.

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