Then it happened. You were just checking out some books in the library, and you seen him. It was the Fullmetal Alchemist and his little brother himself. You gasped and placed your books down before running over to the tall one in large armor.
"Oh my goodness! Are you the Fullmetal Alchemist? I-I can't believe it!" You gushed. "I've been wanting to meet you since forever a-and you're a great inspiration to-"
"N-No, miss, the Fullmetal Alchemist is him," He said, pointing toward the guy beside him. To look so tough he had a very innocent, childlike voice.
The guy he was pointing to had blonde hair tied up in a single braid, wore a red jacket, and had some black pants on. You felt yourself blush a bit by looking at him. He was short, even to you. You had to admit it to yourself, though, he was cute.
"O-Oh, sorry!" You bowed before turning to him. "Who would've thought the Fullmetal Alchemist would be this short... even to me..."
"Who're you calling short! I'm not short!" He pouted loudly.
"Y-You're wearing boots that elevate you and you're still shorter than me, and I'm pretty short," You pointed out, giggling a bit.
"Why you-" He exploded.
"Brother! Stop it! I'm sure she doesn't mean to be rude..." He was holding him back from you.
"Fine..." He said, crossing his arms as he was put down. "Sorry about the rude greeting. I'm Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist. This guy here is my younger brother, Alphonse Elric. You can just call us Ed and Al."
You took his outstretched hand and shook it nervously, feeling the metal through his glove slightly. You blushed a bit at the contact.
"A-Al, can you... teach me how to do alchemy!?" You asked. "I'm not that good at it, and I-I think it'd be really great to have such a skilled alchemist teach me..."
"I don't see why not..." He said after thinking it over. "Sure."
"R-Really! Thanks so much!" You said, a large smile present on your face. "When and where will I be taught?"
"Does tomorrow sound good? It'll be at my house," He told you.
"Yes. Thanks again, I'll see you then!" You said your goodbyes. "It's been great meeting you!"
"Okay, now, (Y/N), try this again."
You pressed your hands (which had symbols on them) together like he often did, and attempted to light a piece of paper on fire for simple practice. This time, there was a small spark. Your eyes widened and sparkled in anticipation, but soon returned to normal after it went out from a slight movement Ed made.
"I don't think I'll ever get this..." You said, facepalming.
"You will get it eventually. Try again," He encouraged. "You need some more concentration."
You pressed your hands together yet again, and this time you concentrated harder. Now the spark that was there before was replaced by a flame. The flame spread throughout the paper and began to turn it to ashes. This time was a success!
"Good job, (Y/N)!" Alphonse said happily.
"Thanks for helping me, Ed," You got up and platonically hugged him.
He froze for a second before hugging you back. He was so warm... You pulled back and smiled at him. And that day, you started to fall for him. Just like that piece of paper you lit on fire, your love for him started as a single spark and ended up engulfing your heart.
Eventually, after training for a while, you became an expert at alchemy. You and the Elric brothers had befriended each other and they started letting you go on some missions with them that the Fuhrer assigned. You went from an alchemy novice to an expert in only a few months.
Today, they were trying to capture some of the homunculi with Ling and Roy. However, something terrible happened. Right after you almost defeated Greed, you, Ed, Greed, and Ling were all devoured by Gluttony. Currently, you were sobbing because you had virtually no chance of getting out.
"Ed, what are we going to do?" You asked, tears going down your cheeks.
"Don't worry, I'll figure something out," He said. "I have to."
"How would we get out though?"
"I'm not sure. All that I know already is that this place has no walls or ending," He stated.
You've been stuck for a day now. You were starving a minute ago, but Ed let you all eat his leather boots since it was edible. You've been walking for a long time now, and you were beginning to get tired and achey.
"Ed, can we stop for a second? My legs are burning," You said. Your reply was a nod of the head.
You all headed over to a platform to rest. Being in this place has had you thinking. You've had a crush on Ed for a long time now, and if you died here you would have never been able to confess. What if he liked you back, and because of your cowardice you died alone?
"E-Ed..." You said, his eyes on you. "If we get out of here alive, I-I need to tell you something."
"Well, hello Mr. Fullmetal," Not him again.
"Cut him some slack, Greed," Ling said.
"Hmm... Maybe I'll leave you all alone if you get me the Hell outta here. Is that a deal pipsqueak?"
"Stop calling me pipsqueak!" He said angrily. "And yes, it's a deal."
"E-Ed! There's a transmutation circle! I-It could possibly be useful..." You said.
"Thanks, (Y/N)," He said before becoming silent. After a few minutes, he spoke again. "If I can use this properly, I could possibly teleport out of here with all of you!"
"B-But Ed, there's no sacrifices."
"I've got some," Greed said.
"I can't kill people!"
"They're already dead, but they're also alive to a degree."
"Fine, I-I'll use them," He said.
The next thing you knew, you were back. Alphonse was nowhere to be seen and nobody at all was in the area. Greed had run off and Ling had too. You were alone with Ed and you could feel your face getting hot already.
"S-So, let's go fin-"
"So what did you want to tell me?" He interrupted.
"Damn, I thought you'd forget," You said, blushing visibly. "I-It's..."
"It's that I l-like you, okay?!"
"Really?" He asked before going silent. He soon spoke quietly. "I like you too..."
"Y-You do?!" You were shocked. "D-does that mean..."
"If you want to..." Ed said, receiving a nod. "Then y-yes, you're my girlfriend now."
You leaned down to peck him sweetly on the lips, smiling.
"I can't believe a girl has to lean down to kiss me..."
A/N: Sorry for that being so cheesy! And this is my first time writing for any FMA character, so sorry if anyone is OOC. I'm only on episode 33 of Brotherhood so sorry if I missed anything... (I'm skipping the first one because I don't see a need in watching both... I actually bought the entire manga series today too! Brotherhood DOES follow the manga! Pretty rare for an anime ;3)
OH, BTW if anyone has something to call this oneshot please comment it ;c I can't think of any titles to fit it...