Title: Sibling Rivalry
Characters / Pairing: Trisha, Ed, Al / none
“Looks like you’ve been growing!” his mother said proudly. The boy nodded, eyes hopeful as he watched her tidying up clothes strewn about the floor. There was a little bare skin showing between his sock and pants leg! He had been growing! Maybe this time--
“Here.” He stared in confusion at the pair of pants she was holding. “Your brother outgrew these not too long ago.”
“But Mom… can’t I have new ones?”
“Don’t be silly, these are still perfectly good.”
“There’s nothing wrong with hand-me-downs, Edward.”
Ed just glared over at his “little” brother, who smiled innocently back.
Title: Who You Are Inside
Characters / Pairing: Ed, Al / none
Who You Are Inside
“I’m empty, you know.”
Edward’s head turned abruptly toward the massive suit of armor. “What?”
“It’s true, brother…”
In a fit of blind rage Ed rushed over to him, banging a fist sharply against the metal chest plate.
“No,” he said vehemently. “You’re not empty. You’re in there.” He knocked against the armor again, weaker this time. Before he could help himself he collapsed against it, tears flowing hot and unwanted against the cool metal.
A too-large hand rested gently on his head, and Ed wrapped his arms around that metal body which did and didn’t belong to his brother.