Fandom: FMA (manga version)
Character(s): Ed, Winry
Rating: PG (for language)
Word Count: ~3750
Warnings: Spoilers for events through chapter 72.
A/N: Written for the 2007 EdWinry "Fire and Ice" Challenge to the prompt "bee sting" (and wherein it won "Best Use of Prompt" and took first runner-up for "Audience Favorite". Woohoo! Thank you!) This story takes place in an imagined future after the events of chapter 72; it's already slightly AU, but I trust that won't dampen anyone's enjoyment. I was pretty proud of this piece even before my peers weighed in with their opinions -- I'm still feeling my way into writing romance and this is the first story I've written in which the POV character actually gets a little action. :-) Crossposted from nebroadwe to Höllenbeck (i.e. hagaren_manga, fm_alchemist, fullservicefma, ed_winry, winrylovers, fma_het, fma_writers, and fma_fiction).
Dedication: For Denise, who read it first and giggled in all the right places.
It was difficult to judge in the gathering dusk, but Ed was certain that Winry wasn't half as parboiled with self-consciousness as he felt. And now she was smiling at him -- scratch that, she was grinning. Practically giggling. Isn't she embarrassed at all?