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14 April 2005 @ 12:29 am
Part 2: What's in a name?  
Sorry for all of the posts... but the bunnies won't leave me alone ><

Rowan shook his head “Not yet… We were hoping maybe you could help, being that she is your first grandchild.” Ed shut his eyes and laughed a little. He remembered when he first introduced Rowan to Roy, and what a shock it had been for Roy to have a child dumped into his arms, and then later being known as Gumpa by the golden-eyed, blond 3 year old.

“Names aren’t completely my forte, your…” He stopped himself short. “My what? Dad?” Rowan’s interest had been peaked at the mention of the missing word. Ed Didn’t say anything, just letting the little bundle in his arms grab onto an finger. The little baby cooed, closing her tiny fists around the digit. Ed smiled ever so slightly, eyes half closed. “Lets just say I’m not good at coming up with names….” Rowan sighed “You’re always keeping bits of information from me…”

Ed didn’t say anything, he just smiled, looking down at his granddaughter. “She really did inherit the Elric eye trait.” The baby girl squiggled*, eyes shut, as she reached up and pulled off Ed’s glasses, holding them above her little head. Both Ed and Rowan chuckled and Ed removed his glasses from his still unnamed granddaughters tiny fists. The child’s bottom lip started to quiver as her new “plaything” had been taken away. Just as she started to wail, Ed held an automail finger up for her to see, which quelled the child’s wailing, and peaked her curiosity.

*Squiggle is a cross between a squeal and a giggle ^^

“Dad I really hate to do this to you, but Susan is expecting us back in a little while...” He saw his father get a sort of disappointed look on his face, much like that of a young child that just got told they couldn’t keep whatever it was they had just found. Rowan reached around the chair, lifting the child out of her grandfathers arms. This sudden disturbance caused her to start wailing, Rowan trying to calm her “Shhh….” he held her close, rocking her from side to side. Ed watched in amazment as memories of him doing the same exact thing with Rowan when he was a baby came to the surface of his mind.

The child kept crying, seeming to not be appeased by the rocking of her father. In a despearate attempt, Rowan handed the bundle back to his father. Ed cradle the little girl close, her head resting on his shoulder. After a few minutes of him rubbing her back, she quieted down, starting to drift off into a light slumber. “Seems you have the special touch dad...” Rowan was leaning on the back of the chair again. “Maybe she doesn’t want to cut the visit short Rowan..” Ed smiled warmly, still rubbing his granddaughter’s back with his left hand.

Rowan thought for a moment “Well I guess I could always call Susan and let her know that we’ll be a few minutes late.” Ed nodded, grinning at the fact he had gotten has way, well for the moment.


And yes, there is more, just not written yet ^^
Current Mood: scaredOh noes! Bunnies!!
Naa - それをすべての錬金術師知りなさいnaa on April 13th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
Did you warn the rabid FMA fans poor people of this community that you were dumping familiar_series fics on them? LOL

Good job!!
Imagination at it's finestdragontrap on April 13th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC)
Um no, but I thought people might like to read (and the bunnies won't leave me be *gonk*)
Naa - それをすべての錬金術師知りなさいnaa on April 13th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC)
tee hee... Some of them are probably... "What the...?" pimp out the community while you're at it so they'll understand.

You did an excellent job at portraying Ed's reluctance to release his granddaughter and Rowan's slight fustration but understand of his dad's reluctance... ^_^
Imagination at it's finest: Maybe I'll growdragontrap on April 13th, 2005 09:59 pm (UTC)
heh I have to remember that (I did however do that in my LJ.. Maybe I should just post them over there for now)

And glad you think so. For some reason I seem to be able to get into their heads and it gets translated into writting ^^
Zrana: teh cute compels youzrana on April 13th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
So cute. ;_;

My only thing is... a newborn child isn't active enough to reach out and manhandle the glasses off a person's face... and I doubt sone who lives 5 miles away would wait long enough for a baby to reach the grab-everything-and-put-it-in-their-mouth stage before naming....

*shoots self for being nit-picky when she's almost falling asleep in her chair*

It IS cute though! T____T *tears of happiness*
Imagination at it's finest: Nii-sandragontrap on April 14th, 2005 08:25 am (UTC)
Well I never said she was born like a day ago ^^. Just because she has no name doesn't mean she can't be a week old (Time tends to slip away from new parents). I also never said she put it in her mouth, she just pulled them off (I've had it done to me by a 3 week old ><. Glasses really aren't that hard to pull off, even for a young baby).

But glad you liked the cuteness, and be prepared, there will be more cause the bunnies won't leave me alone ;_;.
Zranazrana on April 14th, 2005 10:00 am (UTC)
True... I guess my mental image of babies reaching and grabbing stuff is in the month range.. *points out was tired when made comment*

*watches a bunny pop up behind you* So I see... Bunnies are cute and I don't mind at all! XD
Imagination at it's finestdragontrap on April 14th, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah but the bunnies and the chibis fight for attention (Chibis make me draw, and bunnies make me write...)
Melodyenjolras on April 14th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
Heehee, more cuteness! I like "squiggle." XD I also liked how you made Ed in this story. Old man Ed is kinda sweet and cute. ^.^
Imagination at it's finestdragontrap on April 14th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
I know.. I like Old Man!Edo as a grandfather.. It's just really fitting ^^
Melodyenjolras on April 14th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC)
Aww... but then it makes me think if Roy would still be alive or not. ;_; I'm too lazy to do the math. ^^;
Imagination at it's finestdragontrap on April 14th, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC)
lol This only takes place when Rown is 24 (Only 9 years ahead of the actual other storyline), so I'm sure he is ^^
Melodyenjolras on April 14th, 2005 06:44 pm (UTC)
Meh, I worry over nothing then. Silly me. =3