scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Departure
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
AU: Reverse'verse
Word Count: 417

Roy looked as bad as Edward felt, blood smudged into his hairline and dirt streaked across his face. All the same, Edward tried to muster a smile for him and largely failed, the throbbing pain in his right leg cutting through his expression like a knife. 

The medic’s tent was the exact opposite of private, and Edward couldn’t reach for Roy like he wanted desperately to. It seemed stupid, this charade they kept up in front of unknowing eyes, but Roy’s career depended on it, and Edward - Edward couldn’t say that he understood it, truly, but he didn’t want Roy to fail on his account either. 

"We’re going back out there," Roy said, his voice hoarse with the effects of the dessert. "They’ve taken the rail lines, we can’t get trains in or out." His look was significant even if the words were unsaid. "If we can’t get you - and the others here - back to civilization soon, you may lose your other leg." 

"Eh," Edward knocked on his left knee. "Automail’s not so bad, really." There was something in Roy’s eyes that scared him. He wanted to grab at the other man, pull him down into a kiss but he was so aware of the other eyes in the tent and his resentment burned. "Lieutenant Hawkeye’s going with you, right?" 

"As if I could ever escape her," Roy managed a small, tight smile. "You just concentrate on getting well, Fullmetal. I’ll - we’ll be back soon." 

Edward nodded his head, licking his cracked lips. He wanted to say the words, they bubbled in his throat like acid but he couldn’t, he couldn’t take the risk. “Yeah,” he said, and tried not to let his desperation show through. “I’ll be waiting for your next order, you good-for-nothing colonel.”
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Title: #9 - Presents
Rating: PG
Warning: Fluff. OC.
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
AU: Reverse’verse
Word Count: 568
Characters/Pairings: Edward Elric/Rian Martin, Alphonse Elric/Winry Rockbell
Summary: Yuletide morning wake-up call.

Author’s Notes: I didn’t realize the exact same AU got the exact same prompt, aha.

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scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Missing You
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
AU: Reverse'verse
Word Count: 300

Edward brushed his hair back with one hand and frowned at the face he saw in the mirror. It was too early for him to be fully awake, and the bruise on his jaw from the brawl at the station had only just started to fade. He tilted his head back, looking along the length of his jaw for other obvious wounds, and his eyes were drawn instead to the smaller, fresh bruises along the lower portion of his throat - considerately marked directly under the portion of his neck that would be covered by the high collar of the military uniform. Edward ran his fingers over them, and then turned on the tap.

It was strange, the silence that had descended on his apartment. He should be used to it by now - he had lived alone for years, and now Rian was in and out, here and gone, hopscotching across the country on a whim as Edward sent him on clean-up duty jobs to keep him busy. If he lingered, Edward thought to much …. and even when he wasn’t here, the younger alchemist was a dominant presence in his life. It was a strange feeling that had blanketed him ever since Rian started stashing clothing in his closet and left a toothbrush in his bathroom - a feeling that Edward had not managed to put together yet. He should be used to things occurring beyond his sphere of control by now - but that really didn’t make it any easier.

Edward’s fingers lingered on the marks on his throat. Rian had learned dominance quickly, he had learned precisely what to do to make Edward’s toes curl and his fingers claw at the bedsheets. And yet here he was, waking up alone, Rian’s side of the bed untouched.
scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Passing Over
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
AU: Reverse'verse
Word Count: 300

Rian had spread out all over the couch, he had staked it as his domain. Edward glowered at him but he didn’t have the heart to make Rian move, so he settled on the floor; his back to the couch.

The weekend was almost here, but it didn’t feel like there was any time to rest. Summer meant it was time for the re-certification exams for all the active-duty State Alchemists, and ever since Edward opened his idiot mouth at the wrong time four years ago, he had been on the committee.

At least, where enlisted alchemists were concerned, they could take the written, or a practical. Or, as most did, thankfully - they submitted their research. (That was the part Edward loved the most, he liked snooping around other alchemist’s research … or at least he thought he did, until he got to page seventy-nine of a treatise documenting the usage of alchemy on agriculture and the chimeric qualities of several hardy genus of wild wheat.)

Rian held the book open above his head and sighed deeply. “I don’t want to take the written,” he announced into the silence. “You wrote the test, it’s going to be fucking impossible."

Edward was making notes. "You passed it the first time, I wrote that one."

"Yeah, that was fucking impossible too.” Rian laid the book across his chest. “And I don’t have any research. What the hell am I going to do?"

"Do a demonstration,” Edward said. “Air alchemy is cool, people don’t get to see it often."

Rian beamed a little at the compliment. "You really think air alchemy is cool, you’re not just saying that?"

"It’s rare,” Edward said. “Plus, a demonstration is better than, say, a sparring match because you’re not proving how you can be a weapon.”
scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Not Good Enough
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
AU: Reverse'verse
Word Count: 300

“Are you KIDDING me,” Alphonse Elric said, and slammed a book down on Edward’s desk. Edward woke suddenly, jerking upright and looking around wildly before focusing on the irate form of his younger brother. Alphonse had crossed his arms, irritation evident as he watched Edward flounder towards comprehension. “Brother, are you trying to give me grey hair? Thomas does that on his own, he doesn’t need your help!"

Edward scrubbed his left hand over his face. "Al,” he said. “What - what the fuck are you doing here, do not tell me you took the train just to yell at me in person-"

"I have briefings all week in Central.” Thankfully, Alphonse’s voice had returned to a more neutral tone, because Edward still didn’t have any idea why he was being yelled at. “I told you about this last month, anyway-” the darkness scrolled over his face again. “Do you recall Lieutenant Colonel Hayes?"

Edward thought about this. He winced internally, and then offered up a weak ”…no?“

He may have gotten a whole lot better about not telegraphing his emotions, but Alphonse could read him like a book. He arched an eyebrow at Edward, and Edward winced again. "What happened?"

"We knew Hayes was a spy from Aeruga,” Alphonse said, mock-patiently. “He was planted somewhere safe where we could watch him. You, however, managed to get him reassigned, which rather makes this orchestration difficult."

"Well, how was I supposed to know he was important?” Edward asked angrily. “You won’t read me in on most of your schemes. You’ll tell Rian what you are up to, but not me."

"I thought it was a better idea to have you in the know, but the last time we did that you ended up showboating to stop an assassination attempt.” Alphonse scowled.
scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Bad Haircut
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
AU: Reverse'verse
Word Count: 300

“It’s not that bad,” Edward said, combing his fingers through his bangs distractedly. “It’s not really THAT bad, is it?"

There was silence from the peanut gallery, that was never a good sign. Edward tugged at his bangs again, and looked over to Rian, who had somehow managed to perfect a disturbingly familiar poker face in the last twenty minutes. "Rian, help me out here!"

Alphonse ran his hand down his face, lingering over his mouth. "Brother,” he said with a sigh. “Did you do that to yourself? Why would you do that-?"

Edward’s look turned plaintive. "It is. It is that bad. Oh, hell, I have to go into work like this-"

Winry gave up all semblance of composure and folded over herself, howling with laughter. This startled Alphonse slightly, who glanced at her, bewildered, looked to Edward - who had gone to the mirror hanging in the hallway and was trying to twist around enough to see the back of his head - and then passed his glance over to Rian. "What?” he asked, befuddled. “I mean, it’s funny, it looks like Sarah took her scissors to him while he slept on the couch or something…."

Rian raised one eyebrow, the grin barely contained on his face. Alphonse sat back and groaned, and then looked over at Winry, who was still cackling. "Please tell me you didn’t encourage this."

"I told her,” Winry wiped tears from her eyes. “I told her to go play with him, I didn’t realize he had fallen asleep, or that she had found the scissors."

Edward yowled from the hallway like someone had stepped on his tail. "Why is the back of my hair PINK!?"

There was a pause, and then this time Alphonse and Rian both joined Winry in her contagious laughter.
scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: At the Park
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
AU: Reverse'verse
Word Count: 300

If he was lucky, sometimes Edward was able to sneak out of the office for lunch. The preliminary portion of the yearly State Alchemist examinations was over, and while his desk was buried under a perpetual avalanche of overdue reports, there were no meetings keeping him in the office during the usual lunch hour.

Another point in his favor was that Captain Hawkeye was out of the office, so he only had to skirt Pvt. Cushler, who was reading a Timothy Quick novel at his desk instead of doing - whatever it was that he was supposed to be doing.

It was not quite summer yet; the sun high and hot in the cloudless blue sky, but the solstice had not yet passed. Not far off base was a large park full of market vendors and food carts - it was a popular place, full of families and office workers, with nearly every third person clad in the familiar blue of the military uniform. He purchased his lunch, a sandwich and coffee, and found an abandoned park bench further away from the frolicking children and chatter of adults.

It was a peaceful respite, to eat lunch outside in the shade of large, old trees. After so many years on the road, traveling by foot and the occasional camping out, he missed being able to be outdoors with the same frequency.

“Colonel Elric!"

Edward looked up - the notion of privacy on his lunch break was a thing of the past, especially if he left the sanctity of his office. Fortunately, though, he recognized the voice, and it was all he could do to keep a relieved smile off his face. "Rian, you’re still supposed to be in the South."

Rian Martin grinned as he trotted up. "Train got in early.”
scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Blurry Edges
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
AU: Reverse'verse
Word Count: 300

Sometimes Edward slept at his desk, the exhaustion of a long day dragging down on him, to the point where he propped himself up with his automail hand to keep from smudging ink across his face when he nodded off. Those were the worst days, the days where they went from dawn past dusk and into the night, reports stacked high in the inbox, or the soldiers being mustered for conflicts at the border.

He had never been much of a soldier, always the loose cannon, never fit for following orders. It was a miracle of miracles that he hadn’t been bounced out of the military over insubordination or worse - but there was a particular kind of luck that came with being Edward Elric.

(A particularly sick and twisted kind of luck - but it was still luck nonetheless.)

And sometimes, when he dozed at his desk, he would dream of Roy. Roy smiling softly, hazy in the sunlight; he would lean over Edward and brush his hair back, kiss his forehead, and then fade into his most pleasant of memories. Edward always woke with the most peculiar feeling after those dreams, the sense of loss palpable in his gut … how much had he actually accomplished, in the wake of Roy’s death? Years of work, in the field and at this desk, running in circles - had he really accomplished anything?

But then there were the times that he woke at the contact, and swore for a moment that the dream was real - until Rian’s dark eyes registered that Edward didn’t see him and he stepped away, expression guarded. No matter how many times it happened, no matter how quickly Edward registered the correction, the wound was always there.

Soon, Rian stopped waking him from those dreams.
scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Morning
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
AU: Reverse'verse
Word Count: 300

“You have three minutes to get your ass out of bed,” Rian yelled from the kitchen, flatware clinking in the sink as he rinsed off a plate. “Or I will get the hose, this time!"

There had been no movement from the bedroom since Rian had rolled out of bed at the crack of dawn. Occasionally the overwhelming scent of coffee could cause the beast to emerge from its slumber - or even the sound of eggs sizzling in a skillet - but both weapons were ineffective today. So he had to resort to plan C.

He wiped off the plate with a clean towel, and as he turned to place it in the strainer, he saw Edward standing muzzily in the doorway. "Finally,” Rian said, and Edward squinted at him, and scratched his tangled hair with one hand.

“Do I even have a hose?” he asked, and Rian thrust a mug of coffee in his hands.

“Hell if I know.” He pointed Edward toward the kitchen table, where Rian had cleaned from the strewn mess of newspapers and classified reports that Edward wasn’t supposed to be taking home. “Don’t get coffee on the Briggs report, it’s the only copy we’ve got and Hawkeye’ll kill me."

Edward shuffled the file Rian had been reading out of the danger zone, and paused. "You’re not cleared for this,” he said.

“And you’re not supposed to be bringing classified documents home,” Rian retorted pointedly. “Alphonse’d kill you if he knew."

"He gave me this one.” Edward had not put it down yet, but held it clear of his coffee. “Something to do with … oh, oh I remember this one.” He closed it and snorted, tossing it on the pile. “Yeti, or something."

"Well, it did make for good breakfast reading,” Rian said.
scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: departure
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
AU: Reverse'verse
Word Count: 300

Roy looked as bad as Edward felt, blood smudged into his hairline and dirt streaked across his face. All the same, Edward tried to muster a smile for him and largely failed, the throbbing pain in his right leg cutting through his expression like a knife.

The medic’s tent was the exact opposite of private, and Edward couldn’t reach for Roy like he wanted desperately to. It seemed stupid, this charade they kept up in front of unknowing eyes, but Roy’s career depended on it, and Edward - Edward couldn’t say that he understood it, truly, but he didn’t want Roy to fail on his account either.

“We’re going back out there,” Roy said, his voice hoarse with the effects of the dessert. “They’ve taken the rail lines, we can’t get trains in or out.” His look was significant even if the words were unsaid. “If we can’t get you - and the others here - back to civilization soon, you may lose your other leg."

"Eh,” Edward knocked on his left knee. “Automail’s not so bad, really.” There was something in Roy’s eyes that scared him. He wanted to grab at the other man, pull him down into a kiss but he was so aware of the other eyes in the tent and his resentment burned. “Lieutenant Hawkeye’s going with you, right?"

"As if I could ever escape her,” Roy managed a small, tight smile. “You just concentrate on getting well, Fullmetal. I’ll - we’ll be back soon."

Edward nodded his head, licking his cracked lips. He wanted to say the words, they bubbled in his throat like acid but he couldn’t, he couldn’t take the risk. "Yeah,” he said, and tried not to let his desperation show through. “I’ll be waiting for your next order, you good-for-nothing colonel.”
scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Thick
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
AU: Reverse'verse
Word Count: 316

You are an idiot," Edward Elric said, with about as much patience as he could muster. He yanked at the bandage and Rian Martin winced as it tightened around his hands. "And don’t you dare even breathe a word about what you’re thinking right now." 

"I wasn’t thinking nothin’," Rian grumbled, watching as Edward bandaged his bleeding hands. The pain had dulled to a mild throb, it wasn’t the first time he had ‘accidentally-on-purpose’ ignited the deformed transmutation circles scarred onto his palms, but it was the first time the rebound had affected him so painfully. 

"I’ll say." Edward’s military jacket was lost somewhere, and there was dirt and a small bit of Rian’s blood smudged on to the normally-immaculate white button-down shirt he wore underneath it. "I could have sworn I told you to keep out of this." He held both of Rian’s hands, palms-up, in his own hands. Even through the gloves he wore, Rian could feel the cool, heavy weight of the prosthetic automail hand. The bandages were thin, and small strips of red had already started to bleed through. "Rian, you cannot keep using these arrays, you’re going to get yourself killed." 

"I’m fine!" Rian yanked his hands away suddenly, blushing furiously as he tucked them under his armpits. It wasn’t like the colonel to even begin to act concerned about him, and this entire situation was dizzying. "I’m fine, they’re fine, why don’t you just go away and leave me alone?" 

He refused to meet Edward’s eyes, and after a moment of silence the colonel sighed deeply and got to his feet. The bottom half of his uniform was just as dirty as Rian was, there was a tear through the left leg that exposed the automail there as well. Rian glanced aside. “I’m sorry.” 

scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Pray For Me
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
AU: Reverse'verse
Word Count: 306

"I can’t," Winry said, her voice exhausted. She had been sitting up late, a clean white cloth spread over the kitchen table and the innards of a client’s automail laid out before her. "I can’t do this any more, Al. I just can’t." 

Alphonse had been sitting up with her - automail was a bit beyond his ken, but it was a little too warm in the upstairs at the moment, and besides, if he set foot in the same room that Edward was in right now, no one would leave happy. 

He looked at the ceiling as Winry covered her face with both hands. She wasn’t crying this time, just exhausted, and Alphonse could relate. It was weary work, trying to heal someone who did not want to be saved, and Alphonse for the life of him could not figure out what was going on in his brother’s brain right now. 

Edward, who had not spoken a word in the two weeks since he had been home. He had not hardly eaten a bite, he barely moved, sitting up in his bed and staring silently out the window, looking for something no one else could see.   

Alphonse understood he had been hurt. Everyone had been hurt in the conflict, it was hard to lose someone you were so close to - but this living death that Edward seemed to exist in was almost worse. And nothing seemed like it would snap him out of it, not even when Alphonse had punched him. 

Winry ran her hands up to her bandanna, leaving small flecks of oil on her cheeks and forehead. She sighed deeply, and looked at Alphonse, eyes red-rimmed. “We have got to do something,” she said firmly. “He’s family.” 

"I know," Alphonse said. "I just don’t know what."
 
scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Cooking Time
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Series: Reverse'verse
Pairing: Ed/Rian
Rating: T+
Word Count: 267

Summary: Daily Prompt Fic

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scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Milk is the Enemy
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Series: Reverse'verse
Pairing: Ed/Rian
Rating: T+
Word Count: 273

Summary: Daily Prompt Fic

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scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Love
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Series: Reverse'verse
Pairing: Ed/Rian
Rating: E
Word Count: 354

Summary: Daily Prompt Fic

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Title: Kittens (again!)
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist 
Series: Reverse'verse
Pairing: Ed/Rian
Rating: T+
Word Count: 682

Summary: Daily Fic 2013 

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scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Routines
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Series: Reverse'verse
Pairing: Ed/Rian
Rating: T+
Word Count: 324

Summary: Daily Prompt Fic

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scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Sleepy
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Series: Reverse'verse
Pairing: Ed/Rian
Rating: T+
Word Count: 222

Summary: Daily Prompt Fic

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scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Rainstorm
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Series: Reverse'verse
Pairing: Ed/Rian
Rating: T+
Word Count: 668

Summary: Daily Prompt Fic

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scriveyner: (Reverse'verse - The Colonel)
Title: Fire and Storm
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Series: Reverse'verse
Pairing: Ed/Rian
Rating: T+
Word Count: 651

Summary: Daily Prompt Fic

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