Fandom: FMA (compatible with both the manga and the anime)
Character(s): Sig Curtis
A/N: I almost held this for entry in the Green Lion 2006, but lost my nerve. It's too slight -- and this is the first approach I've made to depicting a romantic relationship from the inside; I wobble back and forth between satisfaction and the conviction that it's tripe. Critique welcomed even more than usual: romance fans of the world, please tell me if I've hit the nail on the head or crushed my own thumb! Crossposted from nebroadwe to Höllenbeck (i.e. hagaren_manga, fm_alchemist, fullservicefma, fma_het, fma_writers, and fma_fiction).
Dedication: For cornerofmadness. Did you guess right?
Silence, his silence, she relaxes into as if it were a warm bath, and in those charmed moments she tells him -- by look or touch as often as by speech -- the secrets of her self.