For Good

Nov. 18th, 2015 08:47 am
[identity profile] browneyedmami.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] bem_fiction
Title: For Good
Author: browneyedmami
Series: any
Characters: Al, Winry, Ed
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Summary: Ed and Al are leaving again, and Winry can't sleep. She goes to get a drink to clear her head, but ends up getting more.
Song: For Good from the musical Wicked. (I know it's odd, but it's been rolling around in my head for a Al/Winry friendship for a while now and this prompt allowed me to get it out!)
Notes: for [livejournal.com profile] fma_fic_contest prompt 120 - Song Lyrics


Winry couldn’t sleep. In the next room, two of the three people important to her would be gone by morning. She knew they had to go, had watched them go some times, but this time was different somehow. She wondered if it would be the last time she saw them walk down the path and away from home, away from her. Would they come back?

Deciding she wasn’t going to get any sleep, she got out of her bed, slipped on her robe, and started making her way to the kitchen for a drink. She had almost reached the kitchen when she heard a light humming and looked over to see Al holding a photo of the three of them as kids with big goofy grins. She recognized the tune to be that of the song ‘For Good’ from the musical Wicked.
She sat down next to him, and wrapped her arm around the suit of armor as if it would be the last time. She hummed along, and then sang lightly to him a verse:

‘It well may be, that we will never meet again, in this lifetime, so let me say before we part: so much of me, is made from what I’ve learned from you, you’ll be with me, like a handprint on my heart. And now whatever way our stories end, I know you have re-written mine by being my friend.’

Unknown to them, Ed was leaning against the doorframe, having witnessed the whole scene. He fought back tears, watching the two people who meant the most to him. He knew he had to get Al’s body back, and when he did, he had another obligation; to come home to Winry, for good.

The two, suddenly alerted to another presence in the room, looked up and saw Ed.
“Brother” Al said quietly.

Winry took herself out of Al’s embrace and got up grabbing Ed by the hand. Ed blushed, but made no move to stop her. She stopped when they reached Al, positioned herself between them, allowing herself to embrace the both of them.

They all stayed in each other’s arms for a while after that, then Ed and Winry retreated back to bed.
Before Winry could reach her room, a hand grasped hers, and she turned around, to find Ed. He spoke no words, just pulled her close and kissed her on the forehead. Before she could speak, he gave her a small smile and disappeared to his room.

When Winry woke the next morning, she knew the two were gone. She couldn’t bring herself to be upset about the lack of goodbyes, because she knew this time was not a goodbye, but a promise to be back soon. And that was more than enough for her.

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