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07 March 2007 @ 08:56 pm
'Paragraph 175', 'Dachau', 'Hot Chocolate', & 'Laundry'  

Title: Paragraph 175
Author: Firebird
Rating:
Genre: Angst
Pairing: Ed/Alfons
Word Count: 175
Warning/Notes/Disclaimer: Characters are not mine and I am not making any profit off this. However, they do belong to Hiromu Arakawa/Square ENIX, MBS, ANX, BONES, FUNimation Productions, Ltd. Post series spoilers. kuchenhexe is the one who thought of the title. (Reference for the title can be found here.) This... is not a pretty story. It is also AU, in that it assumes that Alfons survived until the time of Nazi Germany.

"No! Alfons! Alfons!"

Ed stomped on the instep of the soldier trying to lead him away as hard as he could with his right foot before running to Alfons as best he could with his hands cuffed behind him. He was filled with terror that he'd never see, much less touch, him again.

The soldier who was holding Alfons backed away quickly as their lips met in one last desperate kiss a moment before the hail of bullets mowed them down like a scythe cutting down wheat.

Doctor Haushoffer walked over to their bodies, nudging Edward's with his foot to make it roll over, staring sightlessly at the sky, eyes already glazing over in death.

"A waste of two brilliant minds. If they had only agreed to work for the Reich, their... aberration would have been overlooked. For a time." He made a mogue of disgust.

"Throw this trash into the grave, as well."

"In with the Juden, sir?" the soldier he addressed asked, startled.

"Ja. They're dead so it's not like they'll care, will they?"

Title: Dachau
Author: Firebird
Rating: G
Genre: Angst
Pairing: Ed/Alfons
Word Count: 103
Warning/Notes/Disclaimer: Characters are not mine and I am not making any money off this. However, they do belong to Hiromu Arakawa/Square ENIX, MBS, ANX, BONES, FUNimation Productions, Ltd. AU. Assumes that Alfons managed to survive until at least 1945.

"I've heard the stories--" "We both did," Ed interjected. "--but I didn't want to believe them," Alfons finished.

Horrified, Alfons stared around at his surroundings. "How could my people do something like this?" he whispered, turning a haunted look to Ed.

Ed wrapped his arms comfortingly around Alfons and tried to swallow past the lump in his throat. "I don't know. Why do most people do anything?" he choked out. Alfons let out a sob and buried his face against Ed's shoulder and Ed reached up to stroke the taller man's hair.

Meanwhile, the clean-up of Dachau continued around them as they cried.

Now that I've made everybody miserable...

Title: Hot Chocolate
Author: Firebird
Rating: G
Genre: Fluff
Pairing: Ed/Alfons
Word Count: 76
Warning/Notes/Disclaimer: Characters are not mine and I am not making any money off this. However, they do belong to Hiromu Arakawa/Square ENIX, MBS, ANX, BONES, FUNimation Productions, Ltd.

Alfons walked into the study, sniffed the air and wandered over to Ed's desk. "Hot chocolate?" he asked, blinking. "Don't you usually drink coffee?"

"Well, it's winter," Ed explained.

"Ah."

"Why? Something wrong with it?"

"Nein. Was just surprised because I've never seen you drink it before. That's all."

When Alfons wandered into the study the next day after work, he found a mug waiting for him on his own desk, steam still rising, and smiled.

Title: Laundry
Author: Firebird
Rating: G
Genre: Gen
Characters: Ed/Alfons & Gracia
Pairing: Ed/Alfons
Word Count: 135
Warning/Notes/Disclaimer: Characters are not mine and I am not making any money off this. However, they do belong to Hiromu Arakawa/Square ENIX, MBS, ANX, BONES, FUNimation Productions, Ltd.

Gracia looked thoughtfully at the young man standing in front of her. "Really, doing your laundry with mine isn't a problem."

"But you've already done so much for us. At the very least, we can do this ourselves, spare you the effort," Ed said, twisting his right hand around his left wrist nervously.

Gracia noted the nervousness and nodded slowly, as if to herself. "...I see. Well then. If you're ever confused about how much soap or water is needed, ask me."

"Thank you Frau Gracia," Ed said, relieved that she wasn't going to ask questions.

* * *

Alfons looked up from where he'd been half-paying attention to the newspaper when he heard Ed return. "So, how'd it go?"

"She basically said that if we find we don't know what we're doing, to ask for help."

"Mmm."

((Cross-posted to blau_und_gold and fm_alchemist.))

 
 
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Firebird: Edward Grinfirebird308 on March 8th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks. ^_^