Kyaaaah, hello all! I usually never upload fanfiction because I have a problem with not finishing things...but considering it's summer for me, and I have a lot of free time and a big idea for this, I hopefully will! As long as you guys keep reading and reviewing! Thanks so much. I really hope my creative juices don't fail me. Also, I don't own FMA, sadly. :c I hope this first chapter isn't too boring and short, I'll eventually make it longer...eventually.
The war was still going on, but you could never tell with the livelihood of Central City, which was not only the governments throne city of Amestris, but also a bustling metropolis of shops and diners. One of the largest buildings of Central was Central Command Headquaters itself, and if you looked inside, you could find a slightly irrated Edward Elric. Who had been resting in the middle of the hallway, on a bench, again, when Riza Hawkeye had oh so 'formally' shouted, " Edward Elric, Sir!"
"Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?" Edward replied in a long, droned out, groggy voice as he sat up. His golden blonde hair was messy, and when he realized this he frowned. In one swift, experienced move, he untied his braid, shook his hair free of the hair tie, and then quickly began to re braid it. Riza, who despite her rank, was much older than the Fullmetal Alchemist, frowned slightly at the disrespectfulness of his tone, but continued to keep her composure. "Colonel Roy Mustang requests you in his office, Sir."
Edward yawned as he approached the Colonels door. What does he want this time, to make more short jokes? Edward cringed at the thought. He turned around as he put his gloved metal hand on the doorknob and almost made a comment when he realized his brother, Alphonse, wasn't behind him like he usually was. A few weeks ago, Edward had sent Al to resembool to visit Winry and Pinako. Edward sighed, he missed his brother, even if it was only for a few weeks, but he supposed Winry deserved the visit.
"Ah, there you are Fullmetal." Roy stated as Ed walked into his office. In front of the Colonel's desk stood Hughes, Fuery, and Havoc, who all turned around and greeted Edward with their usual warm smiles. "What is it this time, Colonel bastard?" Ed smirked and took his spot next to Hughes, who had already pulled out his wallet and was about to show off his newest pictures of Elicia. Roy cleared his throat, "Ahem. Well, as you may have guessed, we've been given another mission." Hughes looked devastated. "OH NO! Now I'll have to leave my Gracia! And oh-no! MY ELICIA! SHE'LL BE ALL-"
"Hughes! You already knew about this! And besides! It's only for a week. SHE WILL BE FINE." Roy interrupted impatiently as he put a gloved hand on his throbbing head. "Besides, I'm sure both Gracia and Elicia need a break from you..." Mustang mumbled. Hughes was weeping in the corner.
"Can you just get to the point?" Edward groaned, he was already grumpy from being woken up from his nap, this drama was the last thing he needed. Roy nodded sternly once, "We have to go to the city of Credlema, we need to investigate. There is a man there by the name of Adalric Krause, he is said to be famous for selling exotic pets and animals..." Roy paused as he shuffled through some paperwork on his desk. "...And, Sir?" Fuery spoke up quietly. Roy stood up as he shoved the neatly stacked papers into a drawer. "Well, we will see. We leave tomorrow morning. Meet at the station, 7 sharp. Be there." He responded."Sir, Yes, Sir." Everyone, except Ed, said at once, their voices echoed through the office even as they left.
The train made a quick jolt as it started up. Due to safety reasons, Havoc, Fuery, Roy, Hughes, and Ed were split up into pairs or groups and sent on different trains. Havoc was with Fuery, and Hughes was with Edward and Roy. Edward laid his cheek on the cool glass of the trains window and closed his eyes. The alchemist had many specialties, and sleeping on trains was one of them...unless Hughes was involved. "Edward! Roy! My two favorite Alchemists! We are going to have sooooo much fun! I'll show you all sorts of pictures of Elicia!" Hughes had already begun his rampage. "Hughes...Please. It's too early for this." Roy frowned, almost seemingly begging, though he wouldn't have stooped that low. "Fine Fine...Though you're missing out! I'm sure Ed wants to see them, Don't yo-"
"No, Thanks." Edward said in an aggravated tone as he lifted his head up, looked at Hughes, and then tiredly let his head lean back onto the cool glass as he closed his eyes. Roy glanced at the younger alchemist, he really needs to learn to get more sleep at night, then he probably wouldn't be so short tempered all the time, he thought. He watched as strands of the blonds hair fell over his face and glistened in the morning sun. Suddenly Roy felt a slight kick on his foot. He looked at Hughes, who made kissy faces at Roy in mockery. Roy made a disgusted look at his friend. Him and Ed? HA! no. Hughes is out of his mind. Then again...when isn't he out of his mind. Maes Hughes just laughed.
Hours had passed before the train finally came to an abrupt stop. Edward jolted awake as Mustang lightly touched him on his shoulder. "C'mon Fullmetal. Get up." Edward looked at Roy, and then Hughes, who was scrambling to put pictures of his daughter back into his wallet. Roy must have had to suffer. Edward smiled at the thought.
"AAAAAH! A bed!" Edward sighed happily as he collapse on the bed of the inn they were staying in. The rooms were small but cozy with two beds to a room, a bathroom, and a simple desk in the corner. Roy sat on his bed which was directly across from Edwards. "You've been sleeping all day, Fullmetal. We need you to actually be awake for our mission tonight." Roy said sternly as he set his small bag down next to his foot on the floor and looked at the blond. "Yah Yah, can we at least eat first?" Edwards stomach growled as if it was on cue, mustang smirked as he stood up to leave the room, The Fullmetal Alchemist eagerly followed behind him.