Chapter 24

Roy couldn't do this! He needed to but… he couldn't. He didn't want to hurt Edward, but he had to.

As Edward slowly fell asleep, Roy stroked Ed's golden fur. Eventually Edward's breathing slowed and fell into a deep sleep.

Roy sat up and walked out of the room and signaled for Hohenheim to come in.

Alphonse followed his father as the two walked into Roy's house and followed Roy into his room where Ed laid passed out on Roy's bed.

"Are you ready?" Hohenheim asked Roy as he approached his sleeping son.

Roy nodded. He loved the little alchemist, but he knew this was for the best. He leaned down and placed a small kiss on Edward's forehead. "Please remember us." He whispered into his lover's ear.

Hohenheim smiled and clapped his hands together causing a blue light to appear. He then touched his son's shoulder.

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"It's good to have you back in the office sir." Hawkeye said as she handed the Colonel a stack of papers for him to sign.

"Thanks, Lieutenant." Roy said, slowly taking the stack trying to nonchalantly procrastinate. His mind wasn't on work, his mind was still on what happened the night before.

A knock sounded at the door.

Hawkeye walked over to answer it as Mustang looked through his papers. He looked up when he heard boots march up to his desk. He looked up to see Edward in his normal attire. He smirked. "Hello Fullmetal."

Edward sat on the couch before Roy's desk. "Hello Colonel Know-it-All." He retorted and crossed his arms.

Roy tried not to show it, but it hurt to see how Edward completely forgot about their relationship. He handed Ed a folder, and smirked. "There are reports of weird going-ons in a small town called shiem. I don't believe this will be much of a challenge for you, but who knows… this town might have a few more secrets of its own, like a legend of a powerful rock."

Ed's eyes widened and he snatched the folder from Roy. He jumped off the couch and rushed to the door. "Thanks Colonel." Ed opened the door to leave when he felt eyes gazing at him. He turned to look back At Roy. "Did you say something?"

"No. Just be careful Fullmetal." Roy smiled softly.

Ed laughed. "I think you're going soft Mustang." He exited the room leaving Roy behind.

Roy clenched the pen in his hand tightly. "I'm sorry. I love you Edward." He whispered, trying not to cry.

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Edward leaned against the door of Roy's office, he felt strange. His chest felt like it was crushing itself. He clutched the folder to his chest. "Roy… I love you."

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