Title: "On the Wings of a Dream" - Chapter 4
Authors:theregaltigress and crazyloststar
Characters: This: Ed, Roy, (The Rest of the Fic: Al, Riza, Havoc, and more. :) )
Rating: PG-13 (the "13" part is mostly due to the subtext sprinkled here and there, nothing graphic)
Genre: AU (sky_dark's BLTA AU, to be precise), This particular section is cute humor and a touch of fluff, (The Rest of the Fic: Generally Humor, Drama, Angst, Romance, Fluff)
Pairing(s): Roy/Ed, (Al/Riza (pending), Havoc/OC implied in future chapters))
Length of this (Mini-)Chapter: 402 words
Length of the (Edited) Story to Date: 27,548 words
As this fic is inspired from sky_dark's BLTA (("On the Wings of a Dream" takes place somewhere approximately between BLTA Chapters 7 and 9, so it is a 'tweener fic), so if you haven't read that far into her wonderful fic, you might find a few spoilers within. To get the full impact of this story series, familiarity with "The Adventures of Roy Mustang: Sex Ed Teacher" and its continuation, "Better Living Through Alchemy" would be particularly helpful, but if you aren't, hopefully we can get you up to speed. :) This is based on sky_dark's unique AU "take" on the end of the series, so there are some post-episode 51 "whiffs" and flickers of some movie backstory within the story as a whole. Obviously, since we are not sky_dark, this is not canon to BLTA, but as writers we are trying to stay as true to the characters/events in it as we possibly can. :)
CHAPTER 1: PART 1 (Includes Summary/Prologue) + Art
CHAPTER 1: PART 2
CHAPTER 2 + Art
CHAPTERS 5 - 8+: Editing in Progress
APPX. CHAPTER 9: Riza(/Al) Ficlet
APPX. CHAPTER 10: Al/Riza Ficlet
This particular "mini-chapter" was Written by crazyloststar and Edited by theregaltigress.
Roy practically fell onto the couch as he slid across the room to grab the phone while still trying to button his shirt. Who is calling me this early in the morning?!?
"HELLo?!" He was panting and gasped this greeting a little louder than usual.
"Geez, just run a marathon or should I be worried?"
"Yes! Who else would it be?"
Roy blinked. It was much too early for Edward to be up, let alone able to communicate and have witty retorts.
"Why are you calling so early? This is very unlike you."
"To brag about my master plan, of course. I'm making a trip to the market today." Ed cackled on the other end of the phone.
"Master plan? What is this about?"
"Ok, get this. Riza is actually out in the market today. Apparently on some run. So I had Havoc convince my brother to go out to the marketplace with him on a 'mission' and we will make sure that he runs into her!"
"Wait we? How are you going to go along and not be suspicious? You can't lie worth a damn."
"I'm in disguise!! No one would recognize me. I bet not even you could."
Roy sighed. "Do you really think this is going to bring about anything constructive? They bump into each other, so? They could chat for a moment, and then be on their way."
"Look it's already in the works. There's no point arguing. And I'm already dressed."
Roy smiled playfully, hoping it could be sensed by Ed. "So…what is your disguise, FullMetal?"
This time it was Ed's turn to sigh. "You can be such a pervert sometimes you know that? I have to catch my cab to the station."
"Pervert? I think wanting to know what my lover is wearing is completely acceptable, especially if it involves disguises. Are you wearing a mask?" Roy had to do everything in his power to not actually giggle.
"Its nothing forget I mentioned it."
"Can you wear it home?"
Silence from Roy.
"I know what face you are making, jackass, don't think I'm gonna fall for it even all the way over here!!"
Silence from Roy.
". . . yes I will." Ed mumbled into the phone.
Edward could hear Roy chuckling in between "see you soons" and miss yous" as he hung up the phone. Damn bastard.