Title: Two Minds, Blank Thoughts
Rating: PG-13, for some almost shmex ;D
Word Count: 2080
Summary: Havoc and Winry meet for the first time. [Havoc/Win]
Also Posted in FF.net
“Ed, are you sure Mr. Havoc doesn’t mind us? I mean, he is in the hospital, after all.” Ed and Winry were on their way to the hospital where Lieutenant Jean Havoc was currently checked in. Ed needed to ask him a few questions about the homunculus, Lust, so he could continue on with his research.
Why was Winry there? Cheh, more like why wasn’t she there. She came into town to give Ed an automail check-up, and when Ed said he had to go somewhere, she immediately stood up and volunteered to come along. Ed was about to tell her to stay home, but then he shut his mouth after she took her best friend out of her pocket.
“Don’t worry Win, I already called him up and asked him if it was alright.” Winry was trying to keep up with Ed, he always walked so damn fast!
“Yeah, but did you tell him you were bringing a friend along, too?” Ed slowed down a bit.
“Like I said, don’t worry about it!” They continued to walk and eventually got to the hospital, asked for his room number and went up the elevator.
“Jean Havoc?” A nurse stepped into the room with a tray of food in her hands and Ed and Winry along her side. Havoc was sitting up against his bed rest using his hand crunchers for exercise while the nurse gently put the tray onto his lap. He noticed the two teenagers behind her and smiled weakly, thanking the nurse.
“Hey boss, how’s it going?” He grinned at Ed who was grinning right back at him.
“Hey Lieutenant Havoc, I called earlier to ask you some questions, ‘member?” Ed was being quite polite towards Havoc, which kind of frightened Winry. Since when was Edward polite?
“Yeah, I ‘member. My legs are the ones that got disabled, not my brain, boss.” Ed smiled sheepishly and rubbed the back of his head. He noticed Winry staring at Havoc, so he decided to introduce them.
“Oh, right. Lieutenant, this is my childhood friend, Winry Rockbell. Winry, this is Lieutenant Havoc Jean. “
They both stared for a while, admiring each other, until they noticed what they were doing and immediately shook hands.
Wow, She’s.. gorgeous.. “Pleasure to meet ya, ma’am.” He grinned at her with all his charm, making her blush a bit.
“The.. pleasure’s all mine,” She said, stuttering a bit. Uwaa, he’s so handsome! Strong, too!
After they finished introducing themselves, Winry went out of the room to get some fresh air while the two exchanged information to each other about the ‘Homunculi’ and these other things Winry couldn’t remember.
“Oh, well. At least I can get a break from everything for a little bit,” She said to herself. She had gone outside to the Lieutenant’s balcony, and sat down on a lawn chair, admiring the breeze blowing through her hair and hitting her body. It cooled her down, since it was kind of stuffy in the room. She saw Edward and Havoc talking, and tried to listen, but it was really confusing since she had no idea what they were talking about.
Really, if Edward didn’t keep everything from me, I’d probably know what they were talking about. She huffed out a sigh and turned her head around to watch them. She saw Havoc, and started to gaze at him, letting out a long sigh. She smiled. He’s so handsome. He’s strong, cute, and he’s such a gentleman! What I’d give for a guy like that. She thought of Edward for a little bit, then huffed out another sigh, pouting this time. Hmph, like Ed could ever act like that. He should really learn some manners from Mr. Jean. She let out a slight gasp when she caught Havoc’s attention, blushing like crazy. She turned around quickly and sat back down, slumping so he couldn’t see her.
Oh, he saw me! I feel so stupid right now, how could I just stare at him like that? Havoc continued to stare at her while Ed blabbed on about Lust and the other homunculi. “Oi Lieutenant, are you listening?” Ed was getting a little ticked off that Havoc was completely ignoring him.
“Mmhmm, yeah boss.” He continued to stare out at Winry, hoping she’d look at him again. Ed wrinkled his nose at the Lieutenant, getting even more frustrated with him.
“Whatever, if you find out anymore information about any of them, you know who to call.” Ed stood up, thanked Havoc, and began to walk out the door.
“Oh, right! Winry! Geez, I almost forgot about her. She’s been really quiet now, that’s unusual of her.” As Ed turned around towards the balcony to get her, he was stopped by Havoc’s hand.
“Don’t worry about Miss Rockbell, she must be really tired if she’s this quiet. Give her some time to rest boss, I’ll let her know you left when she comes into the room.” Ed smiled at him.
“Thanks Lieutenant, I appreciate it.” He quickly thanked Havoc and rushed out the door, murmuring ‘Shit, I’m late.’ And was gone in a jiffy.
After one hour, seventeen minutes, and twenty seven seconds, Winry had finally came back into the room, looking quite confused. Wow, I can’t believe I kept track of how long she had been outside. I sound like a stalker, or something. Havoc smiled to himself and looked up at Winry, who looked like she could punch something any minute now.
“That jerk! How could he leave without telling me? Ooo, that’s got to be the lowest-“ Winry stopped talking as Havoc rested his hand on her shoulder, and looked her straight in the eye.
“S’okay Miss Rockbell, I told him you needed some time to rest and that you could stay for a bit longer since you looked exhausted, so I told him I’d take care of ya.” He took out a cigarette and lit it up, placing it in his mouth. Winry calmed down, and watched him, pink tinting her cheeks. “Oh, well in that case, I guess I could stay just a tad bit longer.” She took a seat next to him and watched him smoke his cigarette. For such an unhealthy thing to do, he sure did look relaxed puffing it.
“You do know it’s unsafe to smoke in a hospital, right?”
He opened one eye to look towards her and huffed out a bunch of smoke. “Hm, really? I.. never knew that.” He dragged the ash pit towards him and burned out the cigarette, throwing it away.
“Yes, it’s to provide a healthy healing environment for the patients.” She smiled kindly at him, causing him to blush a little bit. Since when do I blush? “Ah, I see. Sorry about that, ma’am. I guess it’s a filthy habit I can’t get rid of.” He grinned back at her. It was Winry’s turn to blush now. After her cheeks cooled down, they both sat there, waiting for someone to break the silence.
“So Miss Rockbell, what brings you into town?” She crossed her legs, resting her hands on top of them and smiled at him.
“Oh, Ed needed to repair his automail, so he called me and asked if I could come so I could fix it.” Havoc looked a bit surprised.
“Oh, so you’re the cute mechanic from last time! Didn’t recognize you, you’ve matured so much Miss Rockbell.” Winry could have sworn her cheeks had burned off by now; Mr. Jean was such a sweetheart! She cupped her hands to her face so he couldn’t see her quite clearly. “You can call me Winry, no need to be so formal Mr. Jean.” “Same here, Jean’s just fine.” After Winry’s cheeks cooled off, they both smiled kindly to each other. Boy, did they smile a lot!
“You.. really care for him a lot, don’t you?” Havoc asked. Winry looked up at him really quick and then looked back down at her lap, smiling.
“Yes, I.. He’s pretty much the only family I have besides Al and my grandmother. Yet, he goes off into all kind of dangerous missions, and doesn’t even tell me about any of it!” She tightened her grip, holding her knees. She looked up at him and smiled sadly. “Sometimes, I wish that Edward could just trust me, and tell me all these things.” She tilted her head and looked sadly towards the ground. Havoc frowned.
Poor Winry, she must be really lonely sometimes, just her and her granny. I.. Somehow, I want to make her happy..
“It’s not that he doesn’t want to tell you Miss Rock-I mean, Winry, it’s just that he doesn’t want you to worry.”
Winry sighed. “If he really didn’t want me to worry, he’d call me and assure me he’s alright.” Havoc rested his hand on hers and looked at her with a strong gaze. Winry blushed.
“I do admit, Ed and Al always go on dangerous missions, and yes, they do end up injured in some way, but I’ll tell you one thing Winry, those boys are probably the bravest and strongest boys I’ve ever met. He’s always busy looking for the stone, trying to find the answer through research and is always caught up in all sorts of things, but they pull through. I’m sure Edward doesn’t need to tell you he’s alright because he assumes you can see he’s alright. Do you understand?” Winry’s eyes formed tears and closed her eyes, giving Havoc the biggest smile she’s ever given anyone.
“Thank you so much for your comfort Jean, I really appreciate it.” She pulled her right hand out from underneath and took one of Havoc’s hands and placed them on her cheek, smiling brightly. “Thank you,” She whispered to him. Havoc blushed furiously and rubbed the back of his head.
“Anything to comfort you, Winry.” She giggled a bit, causing Havoc to blush even more.
It was 8:56PM and the two were still talking to each other, exchanging stories and secrets that they couldn’t really share with anyone else. They were both so comfortable around each other, yet, nervous at the same time.
“Haha, Edward? The Fullmetal Alchemist? Wearing rubber-ducky boxers?” Havoc started to laugh hysterically while Winry nodded, laughing with him.
“Oh geez,” Havoc took a quick glance at the clock. “It’s getting pretty late, you should head home now, Winry, or else Ed’ll throw a fit with me tomorrow.” Winry nodded and stood up, placing the chair back to its normal spot.
“Well, it was nice meeting your acquaintance, Jean.” She took out her hand. “Same here, Winry.” He took out his as well and they both gave a long, hard shake. Winry was heading towards the door but stopped suddenly, looking as if she forgot something.
“Oh, that’s right.” She walked over toward Havoc’s bed. “Hm, did you forget something, Winry?” Havoc asked. She placed her hand onto his chest and leaned in.
“Yes, as a matter of fact, I did,” She whispered. He slowly closed his eyes and she leaned in closer, feeling her hair spread all over him. He was admiring her scent until Winry’s lips distracted him. The feeling of her soft lips on top of his was so calming, it was as if all his troubles were gone, just with that one kiss.
“Winry,” He breathed. He placed his hand behind her head and the other on her waist. Then he licked her lips, asking for entrance to her mouth. She slowly opened her mouth and he dived in, finally tasting her. She tastes so sweet, he thought as they both kissed.
They eventually stopped their tongue fight, panting for breath as they both grinned at each other.
“I really ought to go now.” Winry said as she got up from the bed. Damn. “Oh, alright.” He said, disappointingly.
“Don’t worry, I’ll be back tomorrow before I go back,” She said, winking at him. Havoc blushed. “Wonderful.” He said, grinning.
“Well, goodbye Jean!” “Goodbye, Miss Winry.” He watched the door shut silently, and slowly fell asleep with a huge smile on his face.
Hm, Love… when you really think about it… it’s like two minds without one single thought.
He couldn’t wait to see Winry again.