Pairing: Edward Elric/Riza Hawkeye
Prompt: #8, Falling star (16candles_fics)
Word Count: 2707
Warnings: Despite Ed's phrasing of choice in parts in this, there actually isn't any Elricest in this AU. Ed's just... special that way.
Disclaimer: Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) is copyrighted by Hiromu Arakawa/Square Enix. This is a work of fanfiction for personal entertainment only.
Author's Notes: AU animeverse, in the year 1924. There is a backstory to this but I'm not done with that fic yet and rather than risk spoiling anything for that fic by naming it or explaining anything... well... this does stand well enough alone on its own. I originally wrote most of this back in November of '06, and just now got around to adding the last few paragraphs and finishing it up.
Well, he'd found someone who understood that. Unfortunately, it seemed to come at the price of her not understanding that she wasn't a fill-in-the-blank placebo, interchangeable with any one of a hundred faces or names that would never be quite what he needed.