Roy was sitting in his booth, watching the scenery go by, or at least that's what it looked like to anyone who didn't know him. Currently his mind was not on the scenery, but his blond General. What was he going to say to her when he saw her? She had seen what she thought was him kissing another woman.. But in truth he had not returned the kiss.. Would she see it that way? He shook his head in the negative. Of course she wouldn't. He knew he wouldn't. He would have walked right up to her and the man, and probably torch him. Smiling to himself at the thought of torching a guy who dared to kiss Riza, he let his mind slip to the impending birth of Nina Elric.
In another booth, only a train car away sat Riza. She was thinking about her friends she was going to see. Ed and Winry Elric with their son, Urey. The boy was adorable, so their new daughter would most likely be just as adorable. A smile stayed on her face as she imagined what the child would look like. But instead another face popped into her mind. The man with black eyes and even blacker hair. She imagined what their child might look like. But then, she shook her head. It was useless to think of that, there would never be a child between them. Not until she could forgive him. Sighing, Riza then noticed one thing that she had over looked when she had gotten the call from Ed, he would be there.
When he got off the train and found his bag uncerimoniously tossed to the floor, he frowned gently. After picking it up, he stood and looked in the direction of the Elric households. That's when he saw a familiar face turning from him in the same direction, his frown turned into a small smile. He knew she would be there today, but he never thought they would have been on the same train. He would have found what car she was in at least, just to look at her. It seemed to him that she hadn't seen him. That was a relief, surely she knew he would be there.. But he didn't think she was ready to face him. Once again his frown returned.
Roy waited for a few minutes before he let his legs follow the blond down the steps and onto the dirt road that led to the town of Resembool, and the houses of the Elrics. His eyes continued to follow his general, only his peripherial vision catching movement of the towns people. They wouldn't know that he was the fuhrer, would they? His answer soon came when he was stopped by a young woman with a small child on her hip. "Hey, you're Roy Mustang, right?" With a polite smile, he nodded to her. His eyes glanced in the direction of Riza, to see that she was too far ahead to hear the woman talking to him. "Yes, I am. It is nice to meet you Miss. But you see.."
The young woman smiled at him as she bounced the child in her arms up, to keep him from slipping off her hip. "You're a wonderful man, Mr. Fuhrer, Sir. I just love how you're trying to mend the country." He nodded his head, as if to say thank you. "Well Miss.. If you'll excuse me..? I have somewhere to be post haste." The woman gasped softly and only nodded her head as she watched the dark haired man walk quickly away from her and down the dirt road.
Riza got off the train and looked around the station for where the baggage would be. The other passangers were not making it easy for her to get through and find her bag. Sighing, she elbowed her way through some people and finally found her small luggage bag. Surely she wouldn't be more than a day or two, but she would stay as long as Winry asked of her. The thought of the new baby made her smile come back to her. Standing back up as she held her bag, she started off towards her friends' house. Ed might be a strong kid, but his patience was very thin, especially if he would be having a toddler to care for when Winry was in labor. While walking she thought she felt someone following her, but she shook it off. There was only one way to the town from the station, maybe there were a few people who wanted to get into town. Even though she thought it could be Roy, she dared not look back.
She pulled her hand up and looked at her watch it had only been about 3 hours since she had recieved the call from Ed, hopefully Winry hadn't already delivered. After reaching the town, she looked around at the littles shops. Thinking, she walked into a clothing store and took a peek. She spotted the cutest little outfit for a baby girl. It was a small pink dress with matching shorts, both pieces had a cute little baby puppy on them. Taking the outfit from where she found it, Riza walked to the register and bought it. Once the cashier put it in a little bag, she was off down the road once more. Never noticing the man behind her the whole way.
Ed was pacing his livingroom, Al had been trying to calm him down. But the worrying golden blond wouldn't have any of it. It had been like this since he called Roy and Riza, 3 and a half hours ago. May was sitting on the couch playing with Urey, who she had taken from Ed soon after he started his worried pacing. Winry was up in their room, her contractions closer and closer together. She had managed to get Al to give her a little bit of pain killing medicine, to alleviate some of the pain. Not too soon after, she was in a light sleep, the contractions making her face scrunch in discomfort, but not wake up.
"Where the hell are they? Why aren't they here yet? She can't just wait for them...!" Shaking his head as he watched his brother continue to rant about their late friends, Al looked to the door. He then looked to the window, past Ed and saw Riza a few yards down the road. His face lit up as a smile tugged at him lips. "Brother, I think Riza is gonna be here very soon." Ed gave him a look before he followed his brother's gaze, there she was. She was walking down the road, her luggage in one hand and another, smaller bag in the other. He finally stopped his pacing and walked to the door, opening it and running towards the older woman. "Well, it's about time! Jeez, what took ya?" Riza smiled at him and shook her head to him, handing him the smaller bag. "This is for little Nina." With that, she walked the rest of the way to the to the house.
Ed just stood there, holding the bag she gave him. "Did she just dismiss me?" Too shocked to move or even look inside the bag, he didn't notice Roy coming up to stand next to him. "Fullmetal, is something wrong?" He couldn't help but smile at the shocked plain look on the younger man's face. Ed shook his head to get rid of the reaction he had had to Riza's casual brush-off, then looked up to the taller man beside him. "Uhm, yeah.. Everything is fine. What took you guys so long?" Roy sighed and shook his head. "It wasn't what you think. She doesn't even know we were on the same train." Ed frowned a little, seeing how Roy seemed to be really upset that the two hadn't made up yet. "Well, if it's like that, then.. You two can't see Nina until you make up." Ed's frown turned to a smile as wide as his face as he took off towards the house. This time it was Roy's turn to be shocked. "Did he just.. Just say we couldn't see Nina..." A slow smile came to his face as he walked to the house.
This would be interesting.
Inside the house, Riza had went up to the room that used to be Pinako's. Ed and Winry had turned the woman's room into a guest room a year and a half after she died. All her things had been moved to the basement for safe keeping. There was a king sized bed in the middle of the room, white blankets and pale blue pillows adorned the bed. It was more than big enough for Riza, it would definitely fit at least 2 people. Shaking the thought of sharing the bed from her head, she set her luggage down by the door and went to look out the window.
May, Al and Urey were in the living room, playing on the floor. They heard Riza come in and called a hello to her, she returned the call and then went up the stairs. Next they heard Ed come back in and only moments later Roy came through the door. Both men took their shoes off and walked into the living room. Roy immediately went over to the little blond boy who was sitting on the floor with his uncle and soon-to-be aunt. Seeing his Uncle Roy approaching, Urey raised his hands in the air, clenching and unclentching his little fists. "Up, Up." Chuckling at the toddler's words and actions, Roy bent over and picked the boy up. "It's been a while, Urey. You're getting so big.." The boy smiled as he reached up and pulled a strand of dark hair, making Roy's eye twitch. "Un-cle...Roy.." Hearing the boy say his name, Roy smiled more, not caring if the boy was pulling his hair.
The scene in front of him, made Ed's plan to get Roy and Riza to make up seem even better. Smiling, he left the living room and turned to the stairs. Walking up them half way, he was met by Riza. Looking up at her, his smile still in place he spoke, "hey, can we talk?" Riza nodded her head and turned, walking back up the stairs.
"Sure. What'd you want to talk about Ed?" Once he got up the stairs, he crossed his arms and just continued to smile a goofy smile. "Well, I think you and Roy should make up. I've already told him you two can't see Nina until then.. And she should be here very soon.. So, go make up." Riza gasped at the blond in front of her. His golden eyes watching her with a twinkle in them, telling her he thought it was fun to make that be the reason they would have to make up. Sighing, she narrowed her eyes to him. "Fine, but only because I want to see my neice when she comes into the world." Ed chuckled, nodding his head. "She won't be you're neice, she'll be your God-daughter." Riza smiled then, "really, Ed?" He continued to smile at her as he walked past her into his and Winry's room, leaving her with the decision of when she and Roy would talk.
Ed walked into his room and looked over to the bed. Winry was still sleeping. He face scrunched up once while he studied her, making him frown. "Winry.." He called as he walked over to her. When she didn't answer him, he sat on the edge of the bed and cupped her face gently, trying again. "Win.. They just got here.." This time tired blue eyes fluttered open to look into gold ones. She smiled at him as one of her hands went to cover his on her cheek. "That's nice to know.. Will you have May come in..? I think it might be time.." Ed's soft smile turned into a nervous expression. "Y..You mean...?" She smiled at him and nodded, "I mean. Now can you go get her?" Nodding his head he bent down and kissed her forehead as he stood. Looking at her with nervous excitement, he turned and walked out the door and ran down the stairs to the living room. "May! She said it's time!" May smiled as she got up and took Al's hand, dragging him with her and Ed as they went up the stairs. "May, why are you pulling me?"
"Because, you can help me!" She giggled as she looked back at Al with a smile on her face. "Will you two hurry?" It was Ed, he was already at the door to the room, waiting impatiently for his brother and soon-to-be sister. Within seconds the two were next to him as they opened the door. As Al went in, May turned to Ed and smiled. "Maybe you should go down to the living room and wait with Urey, Roy and Riza. Your son needs you to be with him, while Roy and Riza talk about some things, don't you think?" At first, Ed was mad that she told him he couldn't be in the room, but then, he nodded. "Yeah, I guess you're right." With that, May closed the door and the blond left the hallway and went down the stairs.
Al was in the room with Winry, who was now propped up on pillows. The pain medicine was starting to wear off and her breathe was coming in short painful puffs. She looked up to May as she closed the door. She raised an eyebrow, seeing that Ed was not coming in to watch their daughter's birth. Reading her friend's thoughts, she smiled softly. "He's downstairs with Urey. He told Roy and Riza they had to make up before they saw Nina." Winry smiled softly as she shook her head. "He takes his missions too seriously sometimes..! Ooh.. May.. I think it's time..!" The younger girl was at her side in a moments notice. Helping the make her more comfortable. "Okay, Winry.. Now, when I count to three, I want you to push!" The blond nodded and took a few deep breathes. "One... Two... Three, push!" Groaning as she squeezed Al's hand hard in one of her hands, the other squeezing the sheets under her, she pushed.
After a moment, she couldn't push anymore. May nodded her head as she smiled. "That was good, Winry.. Only 2 more really good pushes and she'll be out! Ready?" With a tired nod, she took a deep breathe. "One.. Two.. Three, One more!" Once again she was pushing, this second push better than the first. May gasped as she helped Nina's head come out. "Her head is out, Winry, keep it up!" Nodding her head, Winry tried harder. She stopped the push to breathe, this time she counted under her breathe. "One. Two. Three..!" With this last push, Nina was pushed out and into May's waiting arms. Quickly, holding the baby in one arm, she reached for the sciccors. Cutting the umbilical cord, she took the baby over to the dresser that held the clean hot water and towels. Deftly, the younger woman cleaned the baby and wrapped her in a pink blanket. "Winry, congradulations! She's healthy." Walking over to Al, she handed his niece to him and went back to Winry to remove the placenta and dispose of it. The tired mother laid back on the pillows that had been propping her up on the bed. Al sat on the edge of the bed, and held out Nina for Winry to take. She gladly took her daughter and held her close. The baby hadn't screamed when she came out, but she was looking up at her mother with curious blues.
Winry's eyes filled with tears and love as she looked at the new baby swaddled in a soft pink blanket. "Hey there, Nina.. I'm mommy."
When Ed got down the stairs, he saw Roy playing with Urey on the floor and Riza just watching with something twinkling in her eyes. He knew that look. It made his distress of not being with Winry fade somewhat. He was going to help these two, who couldn't seem to just end this drama they kept making for themselves. "Hey guys. I'll watch Urey.. How about you go for a walk together?" Riza was the first to look at Ed, sighing softly. Nodding, she looked over to Roy, who was looking back at her. A small smile on his lips that made Riza want to smile. It had come down to talking this through, or not seeing her god-daughter. Talking it is.
The two stood up, Roy having picked Urey up to hand to his father. Ed took the boy from the man and watched as the two walked out of the living room and over to the front door where they put their shoes back on. Looking back to his son, he smiled. "I hope those two finally figure this out, don't you buddy?" The toddler giggled at his father and reached for a strand of golden hair that matched his own. "I'll take that as a yes."
Outside, Riza walked with Roy. At first no one said anything, then Roy looked over to Riza and stopped walking. "I'm sorry. For whatever you think went on.. It, it was nothing. It meant nothing. In my defense, she kissed me..!" Riza stopped when she heard his little apollogy end. Without turning, she spoke, "I know Roy. I.. It just hurt, you know? I know your past, how many women you were with.. It didn't bother me until I saw that woman kissing you.." Roy frowned at her words. Sure he had been with women in the past.. But he was never serious about them. He watched Riza with calm, sad eyes. She was hurting because of him. Shaking his head, he walked over to her, stopping his self pity for so he could comfort her. "I pushed her away. But before I did, you were gone.. I'm sorry Riza. I wasn't thinking.. I shouldn't have let my gaurd down." He sighed as he finished speaking. He knew he sounded dumb, but he didn't know what to say.
Before he knew it, Riza was turning to him and taking him into a hug. Her head was tucked under his chin as she let the few tears in her eyes free. Roy wrapped his arms around her, after his initial shock washed away. He held her in his arms until she spoke. "Roy.. I forgive you.. I'm sorry I let this go on for so long." He looked down at her, seeing her head against his chest. Unwrapping one of his arms from her waist, he used his hand to tilt her face to his as he leaned down. "It's okay Riza. I was stupid for letting it happen in the first place." With his last words, his lips were on hers in a soft, yet dominate kiss. He was trying to tell her with his kiss that he would have waited forever for her. Hopefully she gets it, he thought. Riza closed her eyes as she kissed him back. She had been wanting to kiss him for a long time now..
As they pulled back from each other, he looked at her with her eyes closed still and smiled. "I love you Riza Hawkeye." Riza's eyes opened as a shocked expression crossed her face, but for only a moment. "I love you too, Roy.." Within a moment of finishing her declaration, their lips connected once more. Both of their eyes closed as the kiss continued, Roy's tongue darting out of his mouth to lick her bottom lip, asking for entrance. Riza's mouth opened and their tongues dueled for dominance as well as tracing the other's mouth to commit it to memory. Soon, the two broke apart, breathing deeply. Roy rested his forehead against hers as he looked into her eyes. "Shall we go back and see Fullmetal?" She nodded her head to him, smiling softly. "I think we shall."
Ed was sitting on the couch with Urey, he could hear Winry's pain filled cries. With each cry, he would close his eyes and try will her pain away. When he opened his eyes he was met with golden orbs staring at him quizzically. "Heh, it's okay buddy.. Mommy is gonna be okay. And, your sister will finally be here.." He ruffled the toddler's golden hair, smiling softly.
20 minutes after Winry's cries started, they stopped. This made Ed uneasy, but he stayed where he sat, afraid to get up. It wasn't until he heard the door to the room upstairs open that knew he wasn't breathing. The sound of someone walking down the stairs towards the living room caught his attention, the steps weren't heavy, but soft. They could only be coming from one person, May. He watched as she rounded the corner of the wall, a smile on her pale face. "Congradulations, Nina is a healthy baby girl." Ed let his breathe go for a moment, looking at his son on his lap. "And Winry..?" He didn't want to look at May, he didn't want to see if she was smiling or frowning. "Ed. Winry is fine. In fact, I think she wants you." She smiled when his head shot up, his smile brighter than she thought it would be. When he stood up and walked closer to the stairs, she put her hand on his shoulder in a calming fashion. "I wouldn't have let anything happen to her, Ed." He nodded to the younger woman as he walked past her and up the stairs, Urey in his arms.
Ed was soon ending his walk up the stairs as he turned towards his and Winry's room, where his wife and daughter stayed. His smile never left as he walked into the room to find Winry covered with white sheets and a pink bundle in her arms. He crossed the floor and sat on the edge of the bed, setting Urey down between them. The boy crawled up to his mother and looked at the pink bundle. It seemed to have a face, and eyes bluer than his mothers, if that could be even possible. Looking from the bundle, he looked over to his mother, she was smiling at him and the bundle. "Urey, this is your little sister, Nina. Say hi, you're going to protect her for the rest of her life, because that's what big brothers do." The boy looked from his mother to his father, who nodded and smiled.
"Can I hold her Win?" Winry giggled and nodded her head as she handed the bundle to him. "Oh yeah, I forgot.. Be careful of her head Ed.." He grumbled playfully, as he took great care of handling his daughter. "Hey there princess.. I'm your daddy. I promise to protect you forever and ever. No one will ever hurt you." He smiled at the baby before he kissed her forehead. His words made Winry's eyes water. She was so happy that her daughter would grow up with both her parents, unlike she and Ed had had to do. Ed noticed her eyes on him and turned his smile to her. Carefully switching Nina into his other arm, he reached out to gently cup Winry's cheek. Ed then leaned into her and kissed her lips softly. "Thank you, Win.." She kissed him back and nodded her head, smiling at him. "Thank you, Edward."
When Roy and Riza came back into the house, May smiled at them. "Nina's upstairs, come on." The two god-parents nodded their heads and walked up the stairs. Soon the three were in front of the door, May opened it and peered in. "Al, maybe we should go get something for Winry to drink. Come with me?" The blond with greenish eyes looked over to his fiancee and nodded his head. He leaned in and kissed his sister-in-law's cheek before getting up and walking to the door. After he left, Roy and Riza came in. They were holding hands as they walked over to the side of the bed that Al had occupied. "Oh, hi Winry!" Riza carefully pulled her friend into a hug as she sat down, having let go of Roy's hand. Roy just nodded to the blond mother as he sat at the corner of the edge of the bed. Urey took this as an opportunity to climb into the Fuhrer's lap. "Is that her, Fullmetal?" Ed turned to Roy and smiled as he presented the pink blanket swaddled bundle of baby.
Roy noticed that the baby was the spitting image of her mother. Her hair almost bleach blond it was so light, but surely it would darken a tad bit in the coming days. Her eyes shone a darker clear blue, almost the color of sapphires. Her cheeks were slightly red, but the color was already fading to a soft peachy skin color. She looked at him with a curious gaze as he looked her over. "She is very beautiful Ed, Winry."
Once Riza had let go of Winry, she walked back over to where Ed sat and held her hands out to him. "Can I hold her, Ed?" The younger man nodded his head as he stood up and handed his daughter to the woman he thought of as a second mother. "Of course you can, Riza." Riza looked over the small face that was almost identical to her mother. Carefully, she reached her free hand up to touch the baby fine soft tendrils of blond hair. "Ed, I think you'll be beating boys off her every minute of the day when she grows up.." She looked over to the parents and gave them a warm smile. It was never like her to smile so much in one day, but, it wasn't everyday you got your man and your god-daughter. Shaking her head gently, she continued to look at the child in her arms. "Hey Nina.. You can call me Aunty Riza. I'll always be there for you, whenever you need me." The baby cooed at her, kind of as a responce to her, reassuring her that she would remember that.
A/N: Sooo how was it? Longer than all the other chapters! XD Well tell me how you liked it. I have been working on it the last couple of days, and I am already thinking up the next chapter. What will happen with Roy and Riza within the nbext couple of days? Does anyone want to make a guess? Because at this point in time, even I don't know. Haha. Well, RXR.