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[Full Metal Alchemist] Giving
Warnings for possible toothache.
Written for Rose's confession challenge.




Alphonse suspects this sort of thing is only supposed to happen when you're older, but Mother has always said he's precocious. Besides, surely there can't be any harm? It's exactly like Mother told him about her and Father - just a little warm feeling right under his collarbone, every time they're in the same room. There's a proper order to these things, of course, but he can't quite recall what it is. So he goes to the authority on everything to ask.

"Brother?"

"Yes?"

"What do you do if you want to marry someone?"

His brother, nine years old but already with a grown-up's serious expression, considers the matter. "Well, first you have to give them a ring."

"What kind of ring?"

"Mm. I'm not sure. It has to be pretty, though."

Alphonse nods, just as serious. "Where did you put the book on metalwork?"

"You mean Mirror of Alchemy? It's in my room - Al? Why on earth - "

"I want do do this right," he says, and grins.

It seems strange for Alphonse to be working alone, but it would be awkward to ask his brother for help with this, and it is, after all, simple. He traces the chalk circle with unusual care, because this, after all, is important. Flowers, he decides. It'll have flowers on it.

He makes it out of an old tin spoon, a little tiny one he used to eat with when he was so small a regular soup spoon wouldn't have fit between his teeth. It only take a moment of effort, and then it's done, lying gleaming in the middle of the circle. He picks it up and grins.

Winry isn't hard to find. She's in the shop, as she usually is, tinkering with what looks like a wind-up dog toy. He approaches her somewhat hesitatnly, holding it behind his back.

She looks up as he pads in, squinting at the influx of light. "Al?"

"Um, Winry," he says, suddenly embarrased. "I, um." And he holds out the ring, looking suddnely very much eight years old.

Winry is silent for a moment, and then her face breaks out into an enourmous smile. "Oh, Alphonse," she says.

He could get used to hearing that, he thinks. For the rest of his life.

OH MY GOD.

You're alive! XD

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Yep. Just ... quiet. Busy with Real Life, dammit.

Oh dear. I'm such a slashy perv. I was expecting him to give it to Ed. #O.O#

Very, very cute. I especially liked him making it from his baby spoon. :snuggles eight-year-old!Al: ^_^

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... You are a slashy perv!

Although I do think they probably shared a bed when they were younger, but.

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:blushes: I know, I know. But I guess after Edgar and Sabin, I'm sort of immune to the whole "But they're BROTHERS!" argument when picking pairings.... :is rather mortified at the level of her own pervyness:

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::enjoying the spontaneous FF6 love::

I'm a old-school Edgar fan....just had to add my two cents there. :P


(Some of those EdgarxSabin doujinshi are weird O_o)

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:) Yes, FF6 doesn't get nearly the love it should. I haven't written too much Edgar fic, though.... In my fic universe, it's Shadow/Sabin and Edgar/maleOC. Strange, yes, but see above for the comment about me being a slashy perv.... ^___^

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Woo Dane!

So much love for 6.

It's so cute and fluffy! This fandom desperately needs a break from soul-crushing angst.

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I .. would say I'm dedicating my efforts in it to relieveing hte soul-crushing angst, only I'm not. (See previous - oops, that's ones a private draft. Well, wait a few and then go see previous entry when I've converted it to Friends-Only.) Besides which, soul-crushing angst is fun! And the Elric brothers certainly have enough.

Awww, that was adorable! <3

...Although I must admit I also was hoping he'd give it to Edward... Al and Winry just isn't a pairing I can go for... :3 But that's just me and...this was an adorable story either way. Al is the cutest thing on the the WHOLE planet...

Eeeeek Aaal and Winryyy!! XDD I adore them.

And I'm yet another person who thought he was going to give it to Ed. *cough You didn't put any warnings though, so it was then that I figured he'd be giving it to Winry. Cute, cute! ^_^~

Al/Winly! So kawaii! ^__^

Kyaaa...! *huggles chibi Al* You are sho adowable~! X333

*thumbs up* Eight-year-olds proposing = teh cute.

Wheee~! Fluffy! :D

Very sweet, and very Al. Those two make great fluff together. :)

I hope to see more!

That went over a lot better than the doll, didn't it. ^_^;; Al is so very, very cute. And Ed is so very, very serious in answering his questions, even when he doesn't know much more than Al. I love it!

Aaaaww. They're so... kids. A distillation of what we only get hints of in the story proper. Adorable (this from someone who can't stand kids, too).

yeah....

(Anonymous)
i'm crying!! ^^ how cute!

I must try to restrain myself from squealing

(Anonymous)
that is SO CUTE! AWSOMENESS! I love AlxWin

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