Disclaimer: So not mine.
Farman moved down into
the next carriage of the train. Really, this was ridiculous. They
didn't have nearly enough people on board to watch over their important
charge, and the man himself had been no help at all. Havoc had just
shrugged philosophically when he'd complained and said they'd just have
to make do. And so it was that Farman was checking for suspicious
individuals on an almost-full passenger train. As he'd said before,
ridiculous. And how was he supposed to know when someone was suspicious anyway...
thoughts trailed to a halt as he suddenly spotted a figure, and his
face went pale as he dashed over for a closer look. Quickly and
quietly, he ran back to the phone at the end of the carriage.
"I found one!" He hissed into it.
"I found a suspicious character!"
He couldn't keep the wide grin off
passengers in the carriage stirred in amazement as soldiers quietly
filed in. The one in the lead eventually nodded the all-clear, and
another high-ranking soldier entered. The man looked around, smiled
reassuringly at everyone, and calmly walked down to where the
suspicious character was sitting. The person in question was not alone,
and his companion blinked in confusion at the goings on, before
stiffening nervously. The soldier put a finger to his lips and smiled
at him warmly before sitting down opposite both men. He regarded them
for a long moment, assessing them quietly. "Indeed, VERY suspicious
characters," he murmured, regarding the perfectly normal young men with
a broad grin. He inhaled deeply, and then opened his mouth:
"AND WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN
FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS, HAGANE NO RENKINJUTSUSHI??!!!"
shorter suspicious character, otherwise known as Edward Elric, woke up
with a shriek and shot to his feet, looking around him wildly. Alphonse
Elric put his a hand behind his head and rubbed gently at his hair,
DaiSoutou Roy Mustang sat back and smirked at both boys. "Welcome back."
Based on a two things - yet another mental image I had of Ed snoozing
in the train and Roy casually sitting down opposite him, and a comment
I made that, if pushed, I thought that Ed would just solve the
problems, then take Al and swan off to find a cure on his own and not
come back until it was done. Without telling anyone. The Farman bit at
the beginning is cause I wanted it all to be a full circle - right back
to how they properly got introduced to the military.