A new story! YAY! And well, to be honest, I like Brotherhood/Mangaverse MUCH more than the anime, but I still like it. Anyway this is just an idea that popped into my head, while watching episode 51 of the anime.
Anyway, Disclaimer: I Don't , and never will, Own Fullmetal Alchemist or any of the characters. All belongs to Hiromu Arakawa.
She could see the flames of the burning house in the distance. Running as fast as she could, First Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye could only hope that the Colonel was still alive, that she wasn't too late to save him. Her arm stung where Archer shot her, but she couldn't care less, the only thing on her mind was the colonel.
Finally, she saw them. Mustang was standing on the mansion's steps, bloodied and hurt, but alive nonetheless. Archer stood in front of him, his back facing Riza. Without hesitation, she aimed and pulled the trigger, only to have Archer turn on her, shooting as well. She felt bullets ripping through her but somehow kept standing and shooting at Archer, who fell lifeless to the ground.
Letting the pain take hold of her, she closed her eyes as she fell to the ground underneath. Somewhere in the back of her mind, she knew she would probably die like that someday, sacrificing herself for the Colonel. For Roy. She succeeded, she saved him. He was alive. And now she was probably going to die right here. She would never get to tell him how she truly felt.
She suddenly felt pressure on her wounds, and flinched in pain. A groan escaped her lips as she struggled to get away from whatever was causing it.
"Lieutenant, it's alright. It's me. Please try not to move or your bleeding will get worse."
She cracked her eyes open, only to see the Colonel hovering over her, worry evident in his eyes. There was another thing in there, another emotion. Wait, could it be..? "C-Colonel…" She muttered, her voice weak and pained; it was agony for him to hear.
"Shh, it's alright. Don't try to talk, save your strength. You're going to be fine."
"Don't worry about me now. I'm alright. Hold on, I'm going to try to stop the bleeding." She winced as he applied pressure again, gritting her teeth. Another moan escaped her throat as the pain intensified. He placed a comforting hand on her shoulder. "Shh. I know. I know. But I have to. Come on Hawkeye, just hang in there."
She opened her mouth to say something, but coughed harshly instead. She felt blood coming out of her mouth as she coughed again. Quickly, but gently, he cupped her cheek and turned her head to the side so she wouldn't choke on her own blood.
When she was done coughing, she felt herself growing even weaker, as the darkness slowly crept on her. Her eyes began to close and Roy panicked. "Hawkeye? Hawkeye! Dammit Hawkeye, stay with me! It's an order! Riza! "
Her eyes opened again, and he felt hope surge through him. "Riza? Riza, look at me." She looked at him through half-lidded eyes. "Riza, you're not going to die, do you understand? You won't die. I won't let you. You're going to be alright." He gently took her upper body in his arms, careful not to disturb her wounds.
"You have to be alright." He whispered. "You have to. I need you."
Slightly confused , she kept looking at him, taking in his warmth. She thought she was dreaming. Was he actually holding her? Did he just say he needed her? No. She's just misunderstanding his words.
She tried to speak again, only to cough out blood once more. She gasped, struggling to breathe, as it was becoming harder and harder.
Riza felt herself slipping away. She tried to hold on, but she couldn't. She heard him calling her name, his voice frantic with worry. She gathered enough strength to open her eyes again, barely choking out his name. "R-Roy…" A single tear slid down her cheek before she could stop it.
"Riza…" He wiped it away with his thumb, and he caressed her face. "Please…don't die…don't die on me…Riza…don't go…Dammit Riza! I order you not to die! And you never disobey orders! Stay with me!"
"Roy…I..don't think..I can obey..this.."
"No! Riza! Don't go! Stay awake!"
"I'm…sorry…Roy…I…" She coughed out more blood, and that was it. She couldn't stay awake any longer. She couldn't tell him what she wanted to say. She wouldn't be able to. She slowly faded out of consciousness, Roy's voice growing distant. But she thought she heard him say something as everything faded to black.
"I Love You."
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