: Manga and BrotherhoodWord Count
: 218 (It's a short one.)Rating
: T (There's nothing bad, but something about angst and K doesn't mix...)Pairings/Characters
: Edward and Winry, slight EdWin Summary
: "If I had done it, would you have hated me?" Warnings
: None Author's Notes
: Sorry for dumping angst on you! This picture just needed a story. I had it sitting around for a week. Anyway, this takes place after Winry's confrontation with Scar. It's between the scene where Garfiel calls and her return to Rush Valley. On a random note, I listened to Stereo Love- Remix Dance Edition while writing this. Check it out! It's really catchy! Disclaimer
: Come ON guys, really? Me, own the amazingness that is FMA? Orchard of Mines
"If I had done it, would you have hated me?"
The question struck Edward by surprise, the unpleasant kind of surprise that made his entire body flare up with indignant fury. It was short lived though; the question fully registered and the angry flames immediately settled in his heart, dying down into the dull ache he'd felt after the fight with Scar when Winry had launched herself into his arms and cried harder than she ever had in her life. He sighed through his nose resignedly.
"Idiot, of course not." How could he?
He placed his hand on her head. His human one.
"There are a lot of things I might've felt if you'd shot him, but I wouldn't hate you."
There was a faint 'plip' as a tear fell onto Winry's hand and Edward felt his heart break for the second time that day. A lump formed in his throat and he attempted, but failed, to swallow it.
"I'm sorry," Winry whispered. Even this quiet, her voice was trembling.
Edward's mouth twisted into a frown.
He felt like the most loathsome person on Earth. He should've been the one apologizing, not her.
Clenching his hands, he made a decision.
Never again. I'm never making her cry like this again if I can help it.A/N- I'm not a very good angst-writer, so I hope I did good! The story is named after the song Orchard of Mines by Globus.