100. Until that day

A/N: Song: "Hero" by Nickelback

Pretty much a direct continuation of 98.

"I'll make it."

He'd been so quiet that he'd surprised Riza. She glanced over and up at him.

Before she could say anything, though, Roy quickly added, "I know you're not doubting me, and that I'm facing just the regular opposition, but I just had to say it."

"There's nothing wrong with that, Sir." Riza still sounded a little bit confused.

Roy's expression remained somewhat serious, but he gave her hand a gentle squeeze, and they continued in silence for a while.

"I'll stand beside you."

Now it was Roy who looked surprised, but Riza cut him off as he had her. "I know you never said otherwise, but it had to be said."

"I'd never say otherwise, either," he corrected. "I know you'll be there; I could never doubt that. Until that day, no matter what, you'll be by my side."

Riza nodded. "Until that day… and every day after, too."

Roy now smiled and, dropping Riza's hand, wrapped it around her waist. He didn't have to say anything—they always knew, and always would know what the other would say—but he was going to.

"I like the sound of that. Until that day, and every day after."

The sunlight bounced off the puddles and windows, and everything blazed orange as the sun began to set. Roy and Riza continued to walk, glad just to be able to do that.

Until that day…

A/N: That last little bit made a better image in my head than on paper, but I had to keep it. Just had to.

So, as usual, it's time to thank those of you who have left evidence of reading. First off, to Lou Nebin and Red Amaranth, who have reviewed pretty much every single chapter. (As I've said before, I know that it can take a lot of time to do so, so this is an above-and-beyond thing, and even just favoriting this and/or putting it on alert means a LOT to me, too!) StarryPink's also been there for a lot of them, so there's that special mention. And now, to those other wonderful people: RoyxRizaFan, GeMikanXIII, Lain-san, hand-made-city, Lady Norbert, mebh, lyrical-harmonies, Universal Bunny, InuLoveKawaii13, animelover199514 and SomethingOrOtherAlchemist.

Well, thank you all for coming on this journey… again. It's been great fun, and I've loved every minute of it! I'm going to keep on reading, reviewing, and writing. See you later!