((Finally been able to post more up, been somewhat haitus on the RP due to several events.. Which is mostly resolved now and should be able to get back into the swing of things ^_^))
Al watched the portal close rather quickly, then
turned his gaze down to Ed. He still couldn't believe what
he was seeing, though very unused to the red markings
that covered him. He squatted down next to him placing
a hand ontop of him, since he seemed more awake of
the two at the time anyway, "... Nii-san?"
He was blinking a bit, trying to shield his eyes
with a hand from the harsh sun. Well at least he was out
of Limbo.. for now...
Not more than 30 seconds had passed and
Ignorance poked his head back through another portal "I
almost forgot... You need to feed those two..." He
produced a rather large vial filled almost to the top with
something red, tossing it towards Al "And you had best
give those to them because I WILL know if you don't..."
he dissappeared again, the portal closing.
Al managed to catch the vial when it was
thrown at him. There was something inside it, almost like
the color of blood, with seemed like it could be glowing
unless it was only his imagination. What is this..?
He looked around, squiting in the bright light
"Nii-san?" he looked back down with the vial
still in his hand. Unsure as to what to do with it right now
he hid it behind his back, "is.. is that really you? Are you
"I think so... Damn it's bright out here..." As his
eyes adjusted, he took a look around and saw Envy
laying on the ground face down.
Al had so many things he wanted to say to him
right now, though didn't know where to start. "I.. I was
so afraid.. When Ignorance took you.. I wasn't sure if I
was ever going to see you again.." he sniffed, holding
back the tears that were wanting to come out. Then
turned over, looking at Envy, ".. ano, who is that?"
"Envy... And before you freak out, Ignorance
did something to him while we were in limbo.." He
reached over and shook Envy "Oi, you alive over there?"
Envy lay still, but responded nonetheless.
"Yes... Of course..." he said softly, almost monotone.
"Dammit... Again with that?" he sighed and sat
there in the grass, finally able to slip his boot back on
"He.. did something to him?" Al raised an
eyebrow. He wondered, if maybe whatever happened to
Envy had a connection to Winry's memory lost. Though
he went off to a different subject, "Ryu. Is he, did you
"I did... But Ignorance split us up.... So I have
no idea where he is..." he looked away from Al
"..." Al faced away from him depressingly, "I
tried to save him.. but it didn't work. I failed.. I failed
both of you.." he sobbed a little, "I couldn't do anything
He looked up "Aru... There was nothing that
could be done..."
"But..." he didn't look back, "I said that I was
going to help.. and then just when I made that promise all
I did was ending up breaking it."
While on the topic, Al just went on. Actually he
felt somewhat better letting some of these feelings out.
"And it doesn't matter what you do Nii-san.. it doesn't
matter if you go through the worse hell and then have to
repeat it fives times over.. I'm still the next one the Gate
wants." He clenched the hand that wasn't holding the vial
tightly into a fist, "And even if it didn't. I still wouldn't be
able to live with the guilt that there's somebody I know
having to suffer for something that was suppose to be for
me and only myself!"
"...." He didn't know what to say, all he could
do was look at the ground. No matter how many times
he tried to applogize, or even try to make Al see that he
was going to try to keep that from happening, in the end..
Al's thoughts always seemed to remain the same.
He was positive that was definitely not the
things Ed wanted to hear. And then felt bad for saying it.
But, it was probably the only way to get his thoughts
"...." he didn't say anything.
He started to get up, a bit unsteadly, using the
tree for support. Everything was still rather hard to see,
almost like everything had a hue around it.
Al saw him getting up, then tried to help him
with both hands, dropping the vial into the grass.
He blinked a few times and watched the vial roll
away from where Al had dropped it "Ano... What's
"Huh?" he turned around, actually forgetting that
he was holding it awhile ago and was now on the ground.
He quickly went over to pick it up, "I'm.. Not too sure..
Ignorance gave it to me for you...."
He raised an eyebrow "Give it to.. me? Did he
"He said to.. 'feed' it to you.." Al said sounding
really confused by the whole matter.
"He said WHAT!?!"
"That's what he said.. " he looked back at the
vial. "I have no idea what this stuff is, but I'm sure it can't
"Let me see that..." he held out his hand as Al
gave him the vial. He tilted it a few times "Oh HELL
no...." he said with a mortified look on his face.
"Wh-what?! What is it?!"
"Y-you remember when I told you about the
Philosopher's stone....? W-what it was made from?" he
kept looking at the vial as he talked.
"Yeah.. wait... you don't mean that's... but then..
he wanted to...." after thinking about that, Al got a very
sick look on his face.
"Hai.. it is... And if he told you to 'feed' it to
me... More than likely he meant Envy as well....
Dammit!! He's one sick bastard!!" He reared back,
about to throw the vial as far as he could.
He watched the vial flying off a very far distance
and looked back at Ed, "why does he want to give you
that though? What... what would happen if you.... eat
it.?" the last part made him shudder.
"I'm not sure... But I don't want to THINK
about it.... Honestly... What hell does he take me for?"
"I don't know..." he looked at the ground, then
noticing that it was getting dark out. "Ano, maybe we
should go inside, it's better than being out here."
"Hai.... I think you're right.." he looked down at
Envy "But I really SERIOUSLY doubt we can just waltz
in there with him... And we can't leave him out here..."
He thought for a moment "Aru I'm going to try and move
him around to the side of the house.. Maybe we can get
him through the window..."