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Title: Where The Sun Is Mute

Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Pairing: Roy Mustang/Edward Elric
Rating: PG
Warnings: None

Disclaimer: I do not own, and never will, the characters of Fullmetal Alchemist.
Notes: This is a fic i wrote under another name a long time ago and it's now finished

Chapter 1: To Be Heard

Edward Elric can always make himself heard

It was a rhythmic thumping and the Colonel smiled as it got closer. Step, thump, step, thump. Heavy soles on heavier boots approaching in a rapid fluid beat. The uneven sounds of the left and right feet melded into a smooth rhythm. Some days Roy Mustang felt that beat match his pulse and he would go still, holding himself in a silent second to listen. Even through all the other noises around him, he could hear it clearly. The normal right foot, the harder, heavier left; the strength inherent in every mismatched footstep. It never ceased to amaze him just how far those pounding feet had walked. Nor just how far those same feet would go in the future.

As the noise became louder and closer, the Colonel’s dark head lowered and when the blond entered the office, he appeared to be completely engrossed in the file before him. Those heavy forceful steps pounded closer and came to a stop in front of his desk. Without looking up, he knew he was there. The smell of the outside, damp today, it must be raining, of machinery, when was he due to leave for his next check-up?, and sweat, he came straight to me. It was all there wafting towards him as the youth stopped moving. A file slapped hard onto his desk and two gloved hands crashed down on either side of it. Dark eyes looked up to meet the expressive gold shades of Edward Elric’s eyes.

“It’s all in the file, Colonel.” The voice came from behind Edward, lighter, emptier. The voice of Edward Elric was that of his brother. The vibrant, golden youth was mute.

“Thank you.” He replied without breaking his intense survey of those golden eyes. Always, always they would stare at each other, locked into a conversation no-one else could hear. A dark eyebrow rose and a smirk appeared, to be answered by a glowering frown. A wider smirk and a tilted head brought about grinding of teeth and narrowed eyes. Leaning back and almost smiling had gloved hands slamming onto his desk again. Leaning forward, elbows on the desk and resting his chin on his hands resulted in one of those gloved hands reaching across to gently grip at his hair and he was pulled forward to waiting lips.

Brief, not too long, but long enough and the kiss ended and they held their position for a moment longer, foreheads touching and eyes staring before they smiled and moved apart, back to their designated positions. The smiles faded from their faces but it remained in their eyes. Edward lifted one hand, opening it and holding his fingers up. Roy nodded.

“Five it is.”

“Only if your paperwork is completed,” the crisp voice of Lieutenant Hawkeye interjected as she appeared to place several files on his desk. Roy grimaced and Ed grinned widely before looking at her and waving his hand in a quick gesture from her to Roy and back again.

“Yes, I’ll make sure he does it in time.” Hawkeye smiled at him and Ed nodded, smiling back. He looked at the Colonel and smirked slightly before waving and turning away. Metal echoed slightly as a gloved right hand landed lightly on his brother’s shell. Al nodded and moved with him, saying the words Edward couldn’t as they passed the others. With a light ‘good-bye’ and a wave they were gone.

“You’d better get started, Sir, if you wish to be ready for your date.” Hawkeye said sternly after the uneven footsteps had faded away. Her eyes twinkled as she added, “You know what happened last time you were late.”

“Yes.” Roy nodded and gave a small laugh. The alchemy that had trapped and dragged him from the office had been silent but the yelling and swearing accompanying it had not. “He may not be able to speak, but he can certainly make himself heard when he wants to.”

To chapter 2



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