((.... and let the fun begin..... ><))
Ed looked back down at Envy "Well I'm
not totally sure as to what to do with you now... This is
actually a bit weird in its own right..." he sighed and just
sat on the windowsill, his mind wandering. Why the hell
was Ignorance wanting HIM to eat those stones? He
didn't even really want to think about it... But the thought
just wouldn't leave him alone.
Al remained pretty quiet for awhile, until about a
half a hour passed and he seemed to have tensed up a
bit, curling up into a more defensive state. He rolled over
to one side and faced the wall and started to call out for
his brother. The matter got a bit worse as a minute rolled
on. "NII-SAN!!" he shot right up with his eyes widen,
unable to believe anything that he had just seen even
though it all happened right infront him. Then Al patted
around himself as though to make sure that he was
actually in one peice still.
Ed had been staring off into space, not
really paying attention until the loud scream from Al. He
actually fell backwards out of the window from the
surprise and hit the ground hard with a thud "Itaiiiiii...." he
said with swirls for eyes.
He was still shaking and stared blankly. No... it
couldn't be... that would never...
There was the sound of running feet as
Pinako, closely followed by Winry came running to the
bedroom, the door being pushed open "Aru! We heard a
scream! Are you..." She noticed the form laying on the
other bed "....ok...."
"....." it had practically killed him from the inside.
Suddenly Al had just fainted and laid limp on the bed and
not responding to anything.
Pinako ignored the odd person with green
hair on the other bed and rushed over to Al's side,
gripping his shoulders and shaking him "Aru!! Aru!! Say
He didn't say anything at all. Winry was just
standing in the back watching everything and unsure how
to help. Nor even knew what was happening.
He laid on the ground for a few minutes
before snapping out of it, sitting up and shaking his head.
Just as he started to stand up, a hand knocked him to the
ground, grabbing his hair and wrenching his face
upwards. Ed's eyes went WIDE as he saw Ignorance
standing above him, a rather bemused look on his face.
"Hmm... Why is it every time I try to help you out, you
seem to want to turn it into something else? Oh yeah...
Why the hell did I find THIS way out in the open?" He
shoved the vial filled with red stones right in Ed's face,
using the end like a pointer "You were told to eat these...
And I'm NOT going to be nice about it either..." Just as
Ed started to protest, he gave a good yank on the blond
locks held in his grip "And I didn't ask for an option from
the peanut gallery either...."
"....?" Winry heard something going outside the
window wasn't able to see anything out of it, "who's
He looked up, grinning as he held Ed by
his hair "Ah... so the whiney brat is still around..." He
turned his attention back to Ed, who was squirming until
another yank on his hair made him stop "Now, since I
seem to have to do EVERYTHING myself... I might as
well force-feed you these since you won't do it willingly...
And I need to make sure Envy eats some as well.. Can't
have him acting like a vegetable when he has a job to
do..." He put a heavy foot right in the middle of Ed's
chest, and pushed him into his back as he stood up,
letting go of the locks while his foot ground into Ed's
chest, causing him to scream out in pain. He stood up
fully, looking right into the window, grinning right at
Winry as he reached in and plucked Envy off of the bed,
dragging him through the window, and tossing him to the
ground. "Feeding time hinadori...."
Al groaned a bit after beginning to snap out of
it. Everything was still blurry though but finally managed
to sit up straight, not sure what was going on. His hearing
was bit off, but suddenly he was able to reconize
Ignorance's voice and was overcomed with fear again.
Without paying any attention to the condition he was in
he sprang up and quickly looked out where the voice
was, witnessing the site that was taking place. Oh no....
"Leave them alone!!" Al had gotten some sort of pole to
shoot out of the ground where Ignorance was, having the
vial getting knocked out of his hand. However Al got
extremely weak afterwards and almost fainted again but
used the windowstill as support.
He rolled his eyes and let out a sigh as he
watched the vial fall to the ground and roll away from
where he was standing "You really should just mind your
own business charge.. It might get you killed...." a grin
split across his face as he looked upwards towards Al
"Or maybe someone else you know...." he ground his
foot into Ed's chest again, the sound of bones cracking
under the stress as Ed screamed out in pain. He
narrowed his eyes and looked back down at Ed, a
wicked grin on his face "Unlike a normal homunculus....
He's still able to be killed at the moment..."
Al shut his eyes tightly and wrinced under the
sound, struggling to talk back, "please... just let him go...
this wasn't part of the deal!"
He laughed deeply, almost sadistically "The
deal was that you took care of them for an unspecified
amount of time... There was never anything said that I
couldn't do this..." he put more pressure on Ed's chest,
starting to put a LOT of pressure on Ed's heart and lungs
"Also... I told you to make SURE they ate those.." he
nodded his head towards the fallen vial that was currently
out of his reach. "And I did specifically say that I would
KNOW if you hadn't.... So if you don't want him dead,
you may want to butt out... Because I hold no reserve in
killing him... And at the moment, I'm about to end up
crushing his heart and lungs.." he looked up, the same
sadistic grin beaming up at Al "And just a little more
pressure, and I really will..."
"W-wait don't-!" Al tried stop him and reached
out of the window, then talked more slowly. By now he
noticed that Ed was unconscious, "that thing you want to
give to them.. what is it exactly? Why is it so important?"
He chuckled "None of your concern... But
if you MUST know WHAT they are... Lets just say they
pack a punch.... And they aren't knock offs like you
humans like to make..." A void opened up under the vial,
swallowing it up before closing. A second portal opened
just above his hand, dropping the vial of red stones into
his hand. "Now if you try that little trick again, I will finish
crushing his chest in..."
Al was about to stop him again but hesitated. If
he tried to interferr again Ignorance might just kill Ed right
on the spot, but if he just sat there then it may cause
more trouble.... especially... after seeing that. "W-wait a
minute--!" Al finally spoked out again. "I'll... I'll make
sure that he gets it. I'm sure I can make him accept it
easier than you could. Just.. just give me another
He raised an eyebrow and stood up to full
height, staring Al right in the face "And why should I give
YOU a second chance? You seem quite incapable of
doing it right the first time... And I doubt you trying again
will do any of them a WORLD of good..." He crossed his
arms, tapping the vial on his upper arm.
He couldn't believe the words he was going to
say next. But if it would prevent Ed from having those
stones for just a bit longer and bought some time, then it
was worth it. "You didn't give me alot of time to do it the
first time. If you want it done properly than it can't be
rushed.." Al slumped over a bit, feeling more runned
down. "Nii-san trusts me. So I shouldn't have much
trouble giving it to him...." he actually felt sick after saying
"Let me think.... How about 'No'? Is that a
suitable answer for you? You're taking me for some
pathetic sap that can have the wool pulled over their eyes
by some trick of the tongue..." He leaned in "Listen here
booi... I'm far too old to be tricked by a simple play of
the mind..." He grinned widely "And I've been through
your entire history.... And I don't mean your pathetic little
short life.... I mean you humans as a whole.... I've been
around since the beginning, so don't think what ever little
plan you have cooking up there in that mind of yours is
going to work... Because you humans never seem to
come up with any new thoughts that haven't already been
tried before.. Sure you may try it in a new situation, but
it's always the same in the end...."
"Then.. how about some sort of deal? You and
the Gate seem to like deals," Al went on, "if I choose not
to use the vial on him, then you or the Gate can anything
you want with me... even more than what I'm currently
He laughed "Ah so you DO know
something about Touka Koukan... But what you're
offering really isn't much of a trade from where I'm
sitting... Hmmm..." he pressed just a tiny bit more on Ed's
chest, causing him to let out a tiny cry "I don't really think
I can trust you enough to do as you say you will....
Though the prospect of this making my job easier has it's
merits... What to do, what to do..."
He didn't say anything back and just looked
down at the ground, can't believing that he just sold
himself further into the Gate just for this.
"Fine, I'm going to accept this because if
you don't do as you're told, you WILL end up back in
the Gate..." He handed the vial back over to Al "And this
is the only chance you have at doing this, because if you
let your brother get rid of these again, I will be pulling
your ass right into Limbo as soon as that vial leaves his
hands. And you can take that as a threat, a promise, and
anything else that makes the deal null and void... So I
suggest you hide that from him..." He finally raised his
foot off of Ed's chest "Oh and if I were you, I would give
him one real soon because he's going to die from internal
bleeding... You have oh say about 5 minutes to do
whatever your little mind wants to, because after that,
there really isn't much hope for him..." He grinned "And
him dying also makes the deal null and void.... So you
had better be quick about it...." Just as a portal opened
behind him, he paused again "Oh and make sure you give
Envy some too... He shouldn't be adverse to eating
those..." He stepped through the portal, his voice floating
out "And I'd watch your hands if I were you..." there was
a bit of a grin contained in the voice as the portal closed,
leaving Ed gasping for unobtainable air on the ground.