Could Be Fatal
by Kaline Reine

Disclaimer: I don't own Fullmetal Alchemist or any of it's characters. It belongs to Hiromu Arakawa.

WARNINGS: Yaoi, slash, Roy/Ed, fluff, smut, adult content, the usual stuff… This is my first FMA fanfic.


Chapter 7:

He couldn't believe he'd fallen asleep in Roy's arms…

Ed yawned sleepily when he woke up. He blinked, as the world slowly came into focus. He suddenly felt very self-conscious for some reason…

"Gaak!" There were a pair of dark eyes watching him. "What are you doing?"

The Colonel flashed his brightest grin. "Watching you while you sleep. I thought it was obvious."

"That's just creepy."

A flirtatious smirk. "But you're so cute when you sleep."

Roy's arms were around him before he had a chance to move away. Edward blushed a thousand shades of red. He didn't know what to do at a time like this, and he was busy fidgeting with his hands under the covers.

"Why are you so antsy?"

"What? Don't call me small!" Ed scowled even more when Roy laughed at his response. Just when he was about to rant, he was interrupted.

"I didn't. I just meant that you're kind of restless this morning."


Feeling foolish, the blond turned away. He cried out in surprise when he felt something furry brush against his right leg. A fluffy orange tabby kitten was sleeping near the edge of the bed. Edo looked so peaceful, the real Ed didn't want to disturb his namesake.

Roy noticed that he was jumpy. Even so, he didn't want his newfound lover to pull away so easily. With a sharp tug to one side of the blankets, he had forced Ed to roll over on top of him. His arms went around the blond's waist automatically, and he smiled brightly. He didn't care if Ed did act weird after last night. It was his first time, and Roy knew he would need to adjust…

They just had to get used to each other. That was all.

Hesitantly, Edward pressed his lips into Roy's. He didn't like the fact that he was making the first move, but… He also didn't want Roy to think he was uninterested in him now.

The kiss started out as rough and impulsive, but now it was starting to take a gentle turn, as Roy coaxed his tongue between the smaller man's lips. It was simple and sweet, and he decided to keep it light this time. There was no use in rushing things.

Roy was the one to break them apart, after several more minutes spent lip-locked. Though it was Ed's stomach growling that had interrupted them.

"We should get something to eat."

The blond nodded. "Yeah… I guess."

Embarrassed, he waited for Roy to get out of bed and dressed, before he would leave the safety of the bed cover. He didn't like feeling so exposed, with the older man's eyes all over him. Though it really didn't matter, since they'd already…

'I don't want to think about it right now,' He tried to focus his mind elsewhere.


When they arrived at the quaint little cafe near the edge of Central, Ed wasn't sure what to make of it. He'd never been anywhere this nice before. He and Al had always eaten at home. Speaking of which, he would need to see his brother again soon. To make sure he was okay and… Not upset or lonely without Edward around. It had been a long time since they had spent this much time apart.

"So, I was thinking… About my brother…"

Roy had an amused smirk on his face. "Yes, and your clothes… We'll need to get more of your things later today, right?"

"Well, I could just… Go home?" He sounded uneasy. "I'd hate to wear out my welcome, Colonel."

The two of them made sure to keep their voices down. They both knew it would be bad if anyone overheard them having a conversation about…

'Last night…' Ed's mind would not leave it be. 'We really should discuss it, though.'

"Nonsense," Roy's dark eyes seemed to laugh along with him. "You're always welcome to stay with me… For as long as you'd like."

Ed wondered if there was some kind of hidden meaning behind that. But before he could ask, the waitress seated them at a table. Luckily, it was in the corner and somewhat to itself.

"I wish we could go somewhere more… private."

"None of the other Military personnel really come here. Especially not for breakfast. Tell me… What's on your mind?"

Ed gave him a look that said he should know damn well what was on his mind, and that he should also know why. It should have been the most obvious thing in the world.

"What can I get for you?" The dark haired waitress interrupted them.

They both picked up the menu and Ed began looking it over. He didn't have much of an appetite, but he managed to place his order anyway. Roy followed suit, and then they were alone again.

"We should really talk about your next assignment," Roy's smirk had returned, now that they were alone.

"I'm not exactly looking forward to that, but what about it?"

"Don't you even want to know what it is?"

Ed was curious. He looked at his lover. "Sir?"

"You are to report directly to my apartment. You are to stay there. With me. And never leave my side. That's a direct order."

"You've got to be kidding!" The blond scowled fiercely. "You can't give someone an order like that."

"Do I look like I'm joking?"

No. He didn't. As a matter of fact, Roy had the same stern all-business expression that he always had when giving orders to the shortie.

'Hopefully it won't cause trouble with Al… What about my brother? Is Roy even taking into consideration what I want? Or what's best… for me?'

He didn't argue, but he didn't acknowledge the order either. Roy knew that if Ed wanted to, he would back down and simply not do it. Even if he were ordered, he'd never do anything that he totally disagreed with. Ed wasn't that kind of person. He was better than that; stronger than that.

The two continued to enjoy their meal in silence. As soon as it arrived, Ed realized just how hungry he'd been.

'I guess sex can work up a healthy appetite…' He smiled to himself.


They'd just finished breakfast, and the pair were on their way to Ed's place.

The two had stopped at a small cafe near Central. Roy said it was one of his favorites for a while now, and he was known as a regular customer. Ed had to admit, the food there was delicious. They had a nice breakfast together, even though things were still a little awkward between them. Roy had given him the 'order' to live with him… He wasn't sure how to handle it.

Al would be worried if he didn't hear from him. The giant metal boy was probably already sick with worry by now. In a way, Ed was dreading going back for that reason. He wasn't in the mood to be scolded at the moment.

When he opened the door, and they went inside, they were greeted with the sight of Ed's bags laying on the bed. They were already packed and ready to go.

"Wha-?" Ed was confused. "Al, did you do this?"

The metallic face was expressionless, but he could have sworn it was a grin he saw. "I knew you'd be back, brother. And I know you still need to rest and recover, so I packed your clothes for you and a few other things…"

"You didn't have to do that."

"I wanted to."

Ed was perplexed. "I thought you'd be upset that I'd left you by yourself for this long. Are you really okay with me staying with…" He debated telling his brother the truth about their relationship. In the end, he decided against it. "…Roy?"

'For now. It's only for now…' He mentally corrected himself. 'He can't really mean forever, can he?'

"It's not like it's that far away," Al sounded so calm. It was almost odd. "And it's just Roy. No big deal. I'm actually enjoying being on my own for a change… I mean, you are coming back, aren't you?"

"Y-yeah. Sure, I'll be back."

He didn't sound sure.

Roy cleared his throat, not meaning to interrupt them. "Actually, in a few days, there is a mission I'll need the two of you to go on. That should hopefully be enough time for Edward to heal more."

"Right," Ed agreed. "If you need anything, you know where to find me, Al."

The younger one nodded, and asked if Ed needed help with his bags. When he said no, and reached for them, Roy beat him to it.

"You shouldn't be lifting anything with those stitches still in your arm. I'll get these."

"Oh… Thanks."

Al came over and gave him a hug before they left. "See you soon, big brother."

"See ya." Edward smiled.


He was surprised… And he couldn't help but let his thoughts wander, while they were walking back to Roy's place. Why was the Colonel being so nice to him? It didn't really make sense. And then there was the way Al had acted so cheerful about the whole thing. It really wasn't like his brother to do that. But Al would have the whole place to himself now, and it was only a few blocks away to Roy's apartment. It would be fine.

All in all, things could be much worse, he supposed. He decided to just play along with whatever happened, for now. He would see how all of this played out. No one was in any immediate danger, so he couldn't complain.

Once they got back 'home' Ed started to unpack. He was surprised and let out a yelp when Roy tackled him onto the bed, where he had half of his clothes laid out. The two of them tangled together, in a giant heap of limbs and flesh. …And metal.

"What are you doing? Get off." Ed gave him a small shove, but the older man refused to budge.

"That's exactly what I intend to do. And I'll get you off too."

Roy's lips kissed him, and their tongues came out to greet each other. It was much brighter in this room in the daytime, and it was weird. At least, for Ed it was… He lightly pushed him away, trying to be careful not to strain his injury too much.

"Why are you doing all of this?"

Golden eyes pleaded with him for honesty. And so it was given.

"Ed… I need you… I need you to stay with me, because… I'm lonely. Not just that…" Roy seemed at a loss for words for a moment, as he playfully nuzzled the Alchemist's neck. "I could have anyone to keep me company… But you… It has to be you. I need you. Because…"

'But why? Tell me…' He silently begged. 'I need to hear it.'

"You see…"

'No. I don't. Not until you show me.'



"I love you, Edward."

The blond blushed like hell, like he always did. But he felt the same way. He knew this was right. It had to be. "I love you too. I always have."

"Then… Stay with me, always?"

He nodded.

The two lay together in peaceful silence, thinking about how things would be from now on. As long as they were together, it would be okay.



A/N: Cheesy ending is cheesy, and I apologize for that. Well, this is the final chapter. I know this was sort of short, I had to cut it a lot shorter than what I wanted but if I didn't I wouldn't have ever been able to finish it. But I want to thank everyone who read and reviewed this story. Thank you all so much! I really appreciate everything, and I hope it was enjoyable.