Chapter 13

Edward's POV

I sat up in bed and stretched. Today's the day. I walked down the hall to eat breakfast.

Granny dipped up a plate for me and I sat at the table. "When does your train leave?" Granny asked.

"At 11:00," I answer as I stuff my mouth full of toast with grape jelly.

I finished and washed my plate.

"Take your time; the train won't be at the station till another three hours from now."

"I know, but I'm excited Granny."

"I know you are kid."

I thought back to when my stumps were first starting to heal, a state alchemist came to the Rockbell's demanding to see Al and me. At first I thought he was going to sent us to jail or hurt me or something since we performed human transmutation. But the military man sat down and told us about becoming a state alchemist. He explained how to become one, what would be required, and some of the benefits. He convinced us that we should at least try to obtain our original bodies, than just lay around and do nothing about it. I never said anything, but I was agreeing. He left afterward. Before he left he gave us his name, Roy Mustang.

Winry's POV

Ed finished eating and walked into his room to see me sitting on his bed. "What's up Winry?"

"Here!" I squeaked and handed him a present.

"What's this?" He asked taking the box and unwrapping it. He opened the box and pulled out a pair of black pants and he also pulled out a black jacket with white trim.

"I saw it in the store the other day and I thought it seemed like you." I shrugged.

"Thank you Winry!"

"I thought it would be a nice outfit to wear during your examination."

"Thank you." He held the jacket up examining it.

"Try it on. I wanna see it on you." I stepped out of the room and closed the door, letting him change in solitude.

In no time at all, Ed beckoned me to come back in.

I walked in.

Edward had the outfit on and he braided his hair, like how I showed him, and his automail right hand was showing. He looked amazing! It was like I gave him a complete make-over in the period of a year.

"Do I look okay?" He asked.

"You look great." I answer truthfully feeling myself blush. "I'll leave you to your packing." I said as I walked out hiding my read face.

Alphonse's POV

Me and Winry walked Edward to the train station. I held Ed's bags as we waited. When the trained pulled into the station, Winry hugged Ed and I have him his bag. He boarded the train and waved to us as the train pulled out of the station.

Winry and me slowly dragged by to the house, not speaking to each other.

"He will get his certification; you do know that, right?"

"Yeah," I replied.

Winry climbed the steps onto the porch.

I sat on the grassy lawn.

"What are you doing?" Winry asked as she opened the door.

"I'm waiting."

"For what?" Winry asked confused.

"For my brother to return," I answered.

"Al, he just left. He most likely won't be back until a month or so."

"I'll still wait."

"Okay." Winry sighed as she walked inside.

"I'll wait." I reassured myself. "I'll always wait for my brother, because he would do the same for me."