A/N: This was the very first fanfiction I ever actually wrote down. I found it awhile ago in some very old documents. Beware of fluff! If I'd found it earlier, I would have actually posted it before Christmas, but oh, well.
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"Si-lent night, Ho-ly night. All is calm, all is bright," sang the carolers in the square through the softly falling snow.
Riza sighed happily as she stood arm-in-arm with Roy. Silent Night had always been her favorite carol.
"It's so beautiful out tonight. Probably the most perfect Christmas Eve I've ever seen," she commented.
"Yeah, that it is."
Roy looked down at her. "Ready to go? We'll be late to Gracia's if we don't move on."
He nodded, but then stopped. "Riza, wait." She looked up at him quizzically. "I-I have something to ask you. I've been wanting to for a while, but I wanted to find the right moment."
He took a deep breath and pulled a small box out of his pocket. "I was going to give you this tomorrow, but as you said, it's perfect tonight. The snow, the music…I don't think I'll ever find a better moment."
Riza took the box from him and slowly flipped open the lid. There, nestled on black velvet, was a gold band, surmounted by a diamond. A ring.
She stared at him, blushing furiously as he bent down on one knee.
"I love you, Riza. Will you marry me?"
She hesitated, but only for a moment, before throwing herself into his arms. He caught her as he stood and spun her around, laughing for joy.
"Yes, yes," she whispered, "I love you too."
Roy pulled back for a moment, grinning like an idiot. "You just made me the happiest man alive."
"Roy that is so cliché."
"But it's true. Look on the inside of the band." His voice was soft and warm.
She pulled it from the box. There engraved on the inside were the words Love Everlasting.
"Even more cliché. But probably the most beautiful thing I've ever seen." She threw herself at him again, and found his lips with hers.
They might have stood there forever, if not for some children who had been playing in the square. Giggling, they surround the newly engaged couple, singing rude rhymes. Riza, ever alert, pulled away and looked down at them. She raised an eyebrow. "Shoo." They scattered, still laughing.
Roy hugged his fiancé again, but Riza said, "Roy, I'd love to stay here all night, but we really do have to get going. We'll be late. Again."
He grinned and grabbed her hand. "Let's go then."
Laughing like the children in the square, they ran hand in hand all the way to their old friend's house. And the snow swirled in its gleeful dance, echoing their joy.