Chapter 8

Roy was reading a book by candle light when Edward stumbled out of his room. Roy looked up. "You're awake already, huh?" Roy smirked and sat his book down.

Edward walked over and curled up against Roy.

Roy smiled and wrapped an arm around Edward. "How are you feeling?"

"I'm thirsty."

"I will give you something in a little while, but you will need to get use to the thirst."

"What happened to me Roy?"

Roy smiled sadly. "I'm sorry." He whispered. "I couldn't save you from dying."

"Wh-what?" Edward asked, startled. "This isn't a dream is it?"

"No. You are here with me. I'm real." Roy kissed Edward's soft lips giving his proof.

"What's wrong with me?" Edward whispered.

"Nothing. You are perfect." Roy said looking into blood red eyes. "I need to tell you something I should've told you a long time ago." Roy began. "Ed, how old do you think I am?"

"You're 29." Edward said, he knew how old his boyfriend was.

"Yes and no. Technically, I am 102; but I was turned at 29."

"What do you mean?"

"Edward, I'm a vampire."

Edward shook his head. "Vampires don't exist."

"I grew up on a farm," Roy said starting his story. "I planned to take over the farm after my father retired. I had not military experience when I was drafted into the young Amestrian military at the age of 28. The government deployed our unit to control a border skirmish; unfortunately it turned into a massacre. In battle, I was fatally shot in the chest, just above my heart. I managed to force myself to get out of the battle field; I was not going to die with the other corpses. I stumbled into the city and a woman took me in. Little did I know that the woman was a creature who drank the blood of her prey, a vampire. She took me to her home and changed me; it has been almost a hundred years since then."

"And you expect me to believe that?"

Roy laughed. "You will learn that I speak the truth. You are the same as me."

"Wh-what?"

"I hope you can forgive me one day. I just couldn't live without you and I didn't know how to die with you." Roy held Edward close. "Please, forgive me."

Edward pushed Roy away. "I need some air." He said and got up. Edward turned and Roy was at the door. "How did you just…?" He turned and looked at the empty spot on the couch where Roy had been sitting.

"I already told you how. I'm sorry but I can't let you outside."

"Why not?" Edward demanded, not like being told what to do.

"I'm going to tell you the truth Edward and not sugar coat this. I am afraid that you will go outside and slaughter every human you see and drink their blood."

"I wouldn't do that!"

"I would rather not find out." Roy said.

Edward growled, he was tired of being told what to do. "I'm warning you Roy."

"Edward, I can take a newborn in a fight. I've done it before. I don't want to hurt you."

Roy's statement angered Edward and he clapped his hands together and touched the wall.

Hands grabbed Roy and held him still. Roy looked at Edward surprised. How is he able to use alchemy? He no longer had a gate. Is this his vampire ability?

Edward threw on the rest of his clothes. "See ya Roy." Edward smirked and walked out, slamming the door behind him. The door creaked and broke off its hinges.

"Edward!" Roy yelled. "Edward! Get your ass back here! Edward! I know you can hear me!"

"And so can half the neighborhood." Riza smirked and walked in. "Having some troubles Roy?"