A FMA Fanfic
An "Ed in
Drag Challenge” Response
Disclaimer: Really not mine. Just
along for the ride.
For the “Put Ed in Drag Challenge”,
because FMA ate my brain.
spoilers for episode... um... 13 I think. Might be 15. I don't know, as
I haven't seen it, but I know that this particular tidbit about Roy's
past gets revealed. So yes, feeble warning. Sorry.
years after the horrible day when Edward and Alphonse Elric had defied
God and been punished for their arrogance, Ed finally succeeded in
returning to his little brother the body he had lost (with the
appropriate addition of years), and Al in turn managed to fix his older
brother’s lost arm and leg. It was a great day for them both, and Ed's
Half a year after that, Ed found
himself back in hell.
"It's your own fault," Winry said
gleefully, "for being just the right height!"
Ed found himself not appreciating
the irony of the moment.
"The answer is still no!"
two were arguing in the main room of the Rockbell House. Winry had
cornered Ed against the wall, and he was rapidly trying to decide if
transmuting himself a door to escape through would be worth the grief
he'd get about it later.
"You should be happy," Winry
scolded. "You finally grew just enough to be as tall as me. Wasn't that
all you ever wanted?"
"That doesn't mean you can use me
as the fitting model for your wedding dress!" Ed shot back. "Ask one of
the other girls!"
and Winry had announced their engagement almost as soon as the brothers
had returned, much to Ed's great pleasure. His great pleasure had been
severely tested since then, as he was dragged into helping with the
arrangements for the ceremony, and now looked it looked as though it
was about to evaporate entirely.
"Forget it," Winry said coldly.
"They've been making snide remarks about me for years. I won't have
them trying on MY dress. I need YOU for this." She smiled winsomely. "Please Ed?"
"ABSOLUTELY NOT!" Ed howled. "I am
NOT wearing a dress. I am a GUY!"
smirked. "That's not what that man on the train thought last week," she
pointed out. "Or the guy in the market last month."
Ed fumed but
had to concede the point. The hunt for the Philosophers Stone had taken
its toll on him over the last couple of years. He'd lost a lot of
weight, and the combination of his long blonde hair, small, thin body,
and the long cloaks he had recently taken to wearing to keep out the
cold had caused a number of embarassing cases of mistaken identity.
He'd tried giving up the cloaks, but found that he felt the cold much
more sharply thanks to his weight loss, and had reluctantly gone back
However, that STILL didn't mean
that Winry could use him to fit her wedding dress on, and he intended
to tell her so.
not one of your dress-up dolls! If you're so determined not to use one
of the other girls, I'll transmute you a model!" He offered.
stamped her foot. "A model doesn't give me any idea of what it will
really look like. And what about the hair? Yours is just like mine. And
your colouring is right too! PLEASE Ed... I'm begging you."
"Do it for me?"
"Do it for Al?"
"NO!" Ed winced at the mental
image. "And also, YUCK!"
it for both of us?" Winry looked at him pathetically. "We just want
everything to be perfect... this is a big day for us." She sniffed. "It
would mean so much to me."
Ed stared at her, another yell
in his throat. He swallowed it and it settled in his stomach like a
hunk of lead. This was their big day, the one they'd waited for for
eight years, until Ed had finally made good on his promise to restore
his younger brother's body. Winry and Al were getting married. The two
people he loved most in the entire world. The two people who had given
him so much love and patience and kindness, and who had been separated
for years thanks to his own arrogance.
Didn't he owe it to them?
Ed groaned. "Oh all right," he
finally muttered. "But I swear... if ONE WORD of this gets out..."
Winry squealed and hugged him,
swearing total secrecy. "I won't tell a soul! Except for Al of course."
choked slightly when he heard about this new plan, but managed not to
laugh. At least not until his big brother was out of earshot.
so once again Ed went into hell for his little brother. The hell of
dress fittings. Winry was determined that this day would be absolutely
perfect, and no amount of assuring her that she could turn up to the
wedding in a sack and Al wouldn't care, would convince her otherwise.
Ed suffered being poked, pinned and toyed with as best he could. He
even let her play with his hair, to try out new looks and see how they
would go with the dress. He tried to draw the line at cosmetics, but
was puppy-dog-eyed into giving in.
The day before the wedding, Winry's
latest creation was finally finished.
"Oh Ed..." Winry sighed. "You look
twitched, but otherwise didn't respond. He did indeed look the very
image of the blushing bride. Of course, in his case he was blushing out
of embarassment, but never mind. The dress was pure flowing white silk,
which hung a little loose around the untied waist sash (this being the
one area in which his and Winry's measurements differed significantly)
and was cinched high up around his chest (padded). His hair had been
brushed loose and framed his face in golden waves, and the makeup made
him look even more effeminate. He was even wearing a modified pair of
heels the same height as the ones Winry would wear, in order that the
hem could be altered accordingly.
He was absolutely mortified.
is for Al and Winry. Everything I do here is for Al and Winry. I love
them both very much. They are my family, and my best friends. I will
keep my temper and help them out to the very best of my abilities, and
I will absolutely NOT murder them both in a fit of embarassment.
Winry's eyes filled with tears. "We
need a camera."
Ed spoke in a low, even tone, "If I see ONE LENS pointing at me now, I
will transmute this dress into a set of curtains and you can get
married in your overalls."
Winry pouted but decided not to
push it, and went back to admiring her creation. Ed sighed and tried to
pretend that this was all just a bad dream.
Meanwhile, Al was opening the front
Roy Mustang smiled at the younger
stared at him a moment longer before recovering. "Col... I'm sorry,
General Mustang! Colonel Hawkeye! Colonel Havok... and... everyone.
This is so unexpected!"
Havoc grinned, "Hi Al. Well, you
really expect us to miss your wedding day, did you? You may not have
been an official State Alchemist, but you were one of the team
"This is so great," Al sniffled
slightly. "Please come in!"
The team from Central marched in,
looking around at the house and making polite conversation.
where's the lovely bride-to-be?" Roy asked finally, and a little
nervously. Winry had eventually come to forgive him his crimes for Al's
sake, but he was still uncertain about his welcome. "We'd like to say
hello before the ceremony." And
find out if I can attend.
"Oh, she's in the living room with
nii-san," Al answered absently. "It's the final fit for her wedding
"You're letting Fullmetal help?"
Roy asked with a raised eyebrow. "This I have to see."
"No!" Al yelped. "Wait!"
Hawkeye and Gracia held him back.
"Al-kun, you know you're not allowed to see the bride in her dress
before the ceremony!"
"You don't understand... NII-SAN!"
"Was that Al yelling?" Ed asked,
just as turned as the door opened abruptly.
"I never thought I'd see the day
Fullmetal, when YOU helped with something practic..."
had wanted to shut Roy Mustang up for years. He'd finally achieved it.
Once again he found himself not appreciating the irony the situation.
The two men stared at each other
for a long, long moment.
"What's the holdup?" Havoc peered
over Roy's shoulder and goggled. Slowly the others filled the doorway
and fell silent.
"Ed..." Winry whispered. "The
dress... please, not in the dress..."
slowly and haughtily stepped off the fitting box and turned towards the
other door. Without saying a word, he glided out of the room. Winry
turned back just as Al pushed through the crowd of silent onlookers and
stared helplessly after his brother.
"Congratulations?" Havoc offered.
Winry smiled at him. "Thank you.
Thank you everyone. We really appreciate your coming."
it's going to take Ed about 15 minutes to get out of all of that. You
should probably be somewhere else when he comes back in here."
There was a quick scramble as the
pride of the military fled the building.
Al looked at her woefully, "15
She punched him in the arm.
wedding of Winry Rockbell and Alphonse Elric was the talk of the
village for years to come. The setting (especially transmuted for the
occasion by Ed and Al) was stunning, the groom was handsome and the
bride was radiant. Ed, the Best Man, had recovered his good temper for
the day, and the ceremony went off without a hitch.
The hitch came later, during the
Ed flinched when he saw Winry
approaching, an appealing expression on her face.
"Whatever it is, the answer is no."
She smiled at him sweetly.
He sighed and caved in. It IS her Big Day after all. "Anything but another dress."
"Okay, but you may find you stick
out without one."
Ed gritted his teeth and handed off
his partner as the dance moved into the next round.
"Good evening Fullmetal," Roy bowed
over his hand as Ed bobbed a half-curtsey.
"One crack... just ONE crack from
you..." Ed warned.
I ruin the wedding just for the satisfaction of teasing you?" Roy asked
as they stepped together through the movements of the folk dance.
"Shame about the lack of females here. But I suppose it's not the first
time you've filled in in that capacity hmmm? Your generosity astounds
me. As well as your talent for disguise. I’ll have to keep it in mind."
fixed his eyes on a spot in the distance and went on with the dance,
ignoring Roy as best he could. Roy smiled slightly but refrained from
making any further comments until the last twirl together. "You look
very handsome in that tuxedo, it suits you well," he whispered in Ed's
"But I liked you better in the
Al and Winry had retired for the evening by this point, so they weren't
forced to witness the destruction of the wedding pavilion.
they always did regret not getting to see the famous Fullmetal
Alchemist chase the equally famous Flame Alchemist clear across town.
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