I do not own Fullmetal Alchemist.
It was hard to touch when your brother was a suit of armor and you were half metal yourself, and it was difficult to see relationships when people don't touch. All of the emotions were there, but hardly any physical contact. I suppose since we never straight out told anyone and just left people to assume, that they never figured it out. They just passed it off as 'brotherly love' or just our close brotherly relationship.
But I love him, I really really love him. He's my everything. He's my constant companion, my best friend, my caretaker, my guardian, my partner in crime, my brother, and my lover.
Let's just say that it was definitely a shock to everyone when I brought Alphonse back from the gate. My arm was back, his body was back, and my alchemy was gone. He was standing, skin and bones and stark naked, with my arm around his shoulder and his arm around my waist. And the first thing he does when we're back is kiss me.
Yeah, right in front of everyone. He just turned around under my arm, reached up, grabbed my face and pressed his thin, chapped lips right onto mine. The whole pavilion was dead silent, but I didn't really care. I was being kissed by my brother.
He pulled away and looked up at me. For the first time since I was 8, I was gazing into those grey-brown eyes. They were so huge, so full of emotion, so amazing; I couldn't tear my eyes off of him. We got his body back, we really did it. Honestly, I thought I was going to start crying right then and there, but he lurched forward and wrapped his thin arms around me, burying his face into my chest.
"Alphonse," I murmured, holding him like he was the most precious thing in the world.
"Brother," Alphonse choked out in a breathy voice, and then he sobbed.
"Lieutenant? What's happening? Why is everyone silent, did something go wrong?" Mustang whispered, slightly panicking.
"No, everything is fine. Alphonse has his body back," Hawkeye couldn't look away from the scene happening before her.
"Why is everyone quiet?"
"Because Alphonse kissed him, sir," She simply replied.
Mustang was silent. He misunderstood. He had seen Edward's strong emotions toward his brother on many accounts, but he never thought that it was like this. It had never crossed his mind. Now, as he looked back on it, it was obvious. They loved each other and they did everything they could to prove it, whether or not anyone was watching. He could feel the tension in the crowd as everyone was realizing the same thing he was and didn't know how to feel about it. But, like a miracle, someone made up their mind and started clapping. It was a slow, unsure clap, but it held the solution to a huge decision. Then, it was joined by a few other people. Before he knew it, it became a full blown applause. And they were all clapping for Edward and Alphonse's reunion and their strong love for each other. Roy couldn't physically see it, but it was breathtakingly beautiful. He started clapping too and smiled when Riza joined in.
I finally let my tears fall at the booming sound of approval and clutched at my little brother, holding him as close as I could, "We are so lucky, Al."
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