"We have been looking over file and file Hawkeye. Can we please stop?"
"Sir stop whining." Roy slammed his head on his desk and Riza sighed. They were looking for the guy who had taken a shot at Roy earlier that week.
"We're never going to find him in these files Hawkeye. Let's hit the streets instead." Riza gave up. They walked out of HQ. The air was cool. It was not too hot and not too cold. Roy inhaled loudly and Riza rolled her eyes.
"What are we going to do now?"
"Well…let's go get lunch!" Roy ran off and Riza glared at him. Of course he would pull something like this.
"Sir! Get back here!" She stopped by an alley. Someone was crouched on the ground.
"Are you okay?" Riza approached the man cautiously. He continued to sit there and did not answer.
"Sir?" She got close enough to see that he was holding a body. Riza gasped and took out her gun.
"Sir what happened?" He finally looked up at her. He had a huge smile on his face. The body he was holding was a little girl. Riza pointed her gun at the guy.
"What have you done?" He just looked at her. It felt like forever as Riza stood there staring at the maniac in front of her.
"You're First Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye." The man finally spoke up.
"Yes I am." He laughed. She had no idea what was really happening.
"Do you know who I am miss Hawkeye?" He did look familiar but she couldn't place his name.
"Should I?" He laughed again sending shivers down her spine.
"I am Yuko Shima the greatest assassin ever!" She gasped and took another step back. This had to be the man that tried to kill Roy. She realized she had seen him somewhere. She had seen him in the case files.
"Yuko Shima you're the one that tried to kill Colonel Mustang, am I right?" He grinned evilly.
"Of course I am! I would have killed him if it weren't for you!" He rose to his feet and Riza held her gun tighter.
"Don't move Yuko!" He ignored her and came towards her. She fired her gun and he dodged it quickly. She didn't have a second chance to fire because he was right there. He grabbed her gun and broke her grasp on it. She quickly backed away. He laughed and looked straight into her eyes.
"You cannot defeat me miss Hawkeye. I am too good." Riza was caught in her thoughts. She had to decide if she would run or fight. She knew she could not leave. She had finally found the man who took an attempt on Roy's life.
"Why did you kill that girl?"
"I don't know really. It was just fun."
"You're a sick man Yuko. Tell me why you want Colonel Mustang dead."
"I was hired by some men. I'll make sure you're there to greet him." Yuko ran towards her and pulled out a knife. She dodged it.
"You can't dodge forever!" He slashed the knife against her leg. She continued dodging his attacks. She needed a weapon. Riza scanned the alley but found nothing of use. If she could only get to her gun, but Yuko made sure to keep her far away from it. He laughed at all her weak attempts to fight him.
"Come on! You're Roy Mustang's right hand woman! Fight already!" Riza was taking a step backwards when she tripped over something. She started to get up but slipped. She had tripped over the little girl's body and was now laying in her pool of blood. Riza rolled to her right as Yuko slashed out again. She finally decided to attack head on. Riza ran towards Yuko and slid under him. He looked surprised. She had blood all over her boots and it helped her slide right under him.
"So you do know how to escape. You're just to weak to fight me. I guess I'll just kill Mustang and you can live in misery for the rest of your life." She kept running. She had to find a weapon. Yuko was hot on her heels though and it was hard trying to concentrate on finding something useful. Riza had to run around people and hope that Yuko wouldn't kill them.
"Why are you running? You're not going to live." Riza turned her head to look back at him. He was going to throw his knife at her. She started to run faster, but the knife lodged itself into her back. She fell to the ground and moaned in pain. She tried to get back up, but Yuko Slammed his foot onto her back so she would crash to the ground painfully.
"I told you so."
"You sick bastard." She coughed up some blood and Yuko laughed.
"Hey don't be so rude." He laughed and put more pressure on her back causing her to yelp. There was now nobody around. They had all run off screaming in terror. Riza needed an escape.
"So cutting people up isn't rude?"
"No. It's just a really fun game." She spit more blood on the ground and turned her head to look at him. He had that same smile plastered onto his face as he had when she first saw him.
"Who are you working for?"
"Now why would I tell you that?"
"I thought you were going to kill me. Either way I can't really do something about it." He laughed again.
"You're one tough cookie!" She glared up at him.
"What is that supposed to mean?"
"Well for one, you are not showing fear like you're supposed to. For two, you still have the spirit to fight."
"I won't give up." Her head fell back to the ground with a thump. Her world was slowly turning black, but she refused to give up now.
"You can't fight forever."
"Why haven't you killed me yet?" He gave a little chuckle.
"Because I want to have some real fun. You're going to be a great piece in the game." She groaned and tried to get up again. He moved his foot to watch in amusement. Riza slowly pushed herself up. Another wave of sharp pain hit her and she barley held back another moan. She stood up and leaned against the wall of a shop. The lights were off. Most likely because of all the scared people. Riza saw a man running towards her. She couldn't see straight, but she could hear her name.
"Hawkeye!" Whoever it was desperately trying to get her attention. She closed her eyes and focused on the voice. It sounded so familiar.
"Hawkeye!" She finally recognized the voice. It was Havoc! She snapped her eyes open.
"Havoc! Run away and tell the Colonel..243..." Yuko hit the back of her head and picked her up. He wasn't going to let his game end so soon. Havoc watched as his superior was taken away. He couldn't run after someone who jumped on buildings or ran across roof tops. He had to get back to HQ.
Roy had stopped running when he reached the small café he likes to go to. He looked behind him and didn't see Riza. It wasn't like her to leave him alone especially when someone was trying to kill him. Roy decided he would backtrack and try to find her. If he couldn't he would just go back to HQ. He needed to figure out why she left him. Roy was wondering why there were no people on the streets. When they had first left HQ, there were many people out. Roy walked and saw some people gathered by an alley.
"What's going on?" One of the officers came towards him.
"A murder sir." Roy walked up to the opening. He saw a little girl. She was lying in a pool of her own blood.
"You officers clear the area." The officers started backing people away from the scene. Roy walked into the alley. He saw blood splatter on the ground.
'There was probably a struggle, but that girl doesn't look like she put up much of a fight.' He came across smears of blood on the ground. He followed them back to the pool of blood.
'That's strange…how did this happen?' The smears had to have come from someone bigger than this girl.
'And the footprints look familiar.' He studied the bloody footprints and finally realized they were from someone's boots from the military. Roy was walking out when he found the gun. It was Riza's. He ran to the nearest phone booth and called his office. Someone would pick up.
"Hello. This is…"
"Breda! Get the team together and come down to the alley down the street from HQ!" He hung up leaving a puzzled Breda.
"Who was that Breda?"
"The Colonel I think. He wants us to go to an alley down the street." Falman looked at him and sighed. He reluctantly rose to his feet. Feury did the same. Havoc busted in and looked like he ran a mile.
"What's up Havoc?"
"Hawkeye…kid…napped!" Everyone looked at him like he was crazy.
"Kidnapped?" He nodded his head.
"We have to get to that alley now!" Breda dragged Havoc out and they ran down the street. When they got there they saw Roy. He was holding a gun in his hands. He was turning it over as if he would find something.
"She fired her gun once. Why did I leave her?" The men just stared at him.
"What happened sir?" Breda walked up to Roy and put a hand on his shoulder.
"I don't know. I ran off so I could go to a café and the next thing I know she's not behind me."
"I saw her being taken by a weird guy sir." Roy's head snapped up to look at Havoc.
"What do you mean?"
"I was walking to work when I saw her. She was in bad shape. I tried to call out to her but it was like she couldn't focus. Finally Hawkeye heard me and told me to run away. I think she was trying to tell me to tell you something."
"Do you know what she tried to say?" He shook his head.
"No, a guy with black hair knocked her out. I think I heard her say a number, 243?" Roy looked confused. 243? What could that even mean.
"243? It has to be important if Hawkeye said it."
"There is one more thing sir…when the guy lifted her, I saw a knife in her back." Roy's head dropped. She could be dead for all he knew and it was his fault for leaving her.
Riza opened her eyes. She moaned in pain when she tried to move. She was lying on her stomach. Where was she? What happened? Suddenly it all flooded back to her. Yuko Shima. Where was he anyway?
"Oh so you're awake then?" He laughed and jumped off of the table he was sitting on. He walked over to her and rolled her over using his foot.
"I thought you died or something." She glared at him.
"I told you I won't give up that easy."
"Well I guess you did. Let's patch you up shall we?" She tried to crawl away but he put his foot on her again. He picked her up and threw her against the wall. She groaned and Yuko took the chance to chain her to the wall. She couldn't escape now. He took her jacket off and she squirmed as he cut her shirt off. He was going to see the tattoo. He looked surprised when he saw the tattoo.
"Wow no wonder you put up a fight. You didn't want anyone to see this. Don't worry, I don't care." She gasped as his cold hands touched her back.
"You better hold still while I clean this." She gritted her teeth as he cleaned the wound. The pain was almost so unbearable that she nearly passed out a couple times. He wrapped the wound.
"Why are you doing this?"
"I told you. I like to play games." He started to remove her pants and she kicked him. He punched her hard in the face.
"Don't even think about it. You're not ruining my game." He cleaned the wound on her leg.
"Behave and I'll unchain you." She listened to him and he let her go. She leaned against the cold wall. It soothed some of the pain. Yuko walked out of the room and locked the door behind him. Riza put her pants back on. Her shirt was ripped so she couldn't put it on. She put her jacket on as well. At least she had her bra on. The pain she suffered that day started to pull her into darkness again. She could only hope that Roy would be okay without her.
"I'm sorry Colonel…I won't be going to the top with you." She said to the darkness. She gave in and hoped she would live for another day.