A FMA Fanfic
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Rating: G. Drama/Angst.
Edward Elric is afraid of his
He loves him, but he fears him. Or
perhaps it might be more accurate to say, he fears for him.
Johannes Elric is a beautiful boy.
He's clever, laughs easily, is kind to animals, and is generally a big
ball of mischief wrapped up in a cute 12-year-old body. He can
puppy-dog-eye like nobody's business. He's got his father wrapped
firmly around one finger, and his uncle around another.
(He has more trouble with his
mother though. Winry's used to charming Elrics, and their tricks
haven't worked on her for years.)
He's also going to be a talented
Alchemist when he grows up. Al's already shown him some basic arrays,
and is talking about sending him to Izumi in a few more years for
proper training. He doesn’t feel it’s right that he teach his own son.
“He needs a proper teacher. If not
Izumi, maybe some of our friends in Central might be interested in
taking him on, what do you think brother?"
Ed thinks Izumi is a good idea.
Hell, he'd even endorse Armstrong
as a possible teacher. He'd agree to almost anyone as long as Al never
vocalises the quiet plea he sometimes sees in his eyes.
Why don't you
teach him, brother? Then I wouldn't have to send my son away, and you
could stay around for a while.
Ed loves Johannes. He'd cut off his
other arm for him. But he won't teach him. Because Johannes loves his
famous Uncle Edward too.
"You're so cool Uncle Ed!" Johannes
squeals when Ed visits, and finds that the stories of his latest
exploits have beaten him home yet again. And Ed smiles nervously, and
insists that it's no big deal, and that it wasn't like the stories say.
That it was worse, and if he'd been smarter or faster maybe he could
have saved more people.
Johannes never listens though, and
Ed is hard-pressed not to shudder with fear when his little nephew
throws his arms around him and announces, "When I grow up, I want to be
just like YOU!"
And that is why Edward Elric is
afraid of his nephew.
A/N: Johannes is named for Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), a mathematician
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