The seasons change without me.
I remain in shadows growing wings.
The spirit song still surrounds me,
In refrain, in shadows growing wings.
Ed was torn between smirking at the colonels irritation and scowling at being ordered to his office.
whats the matter, Bastard? Ed asked, settling for the former. He slammed the door shut as loudly as he had slammed it open.
Mustang pinched the bridge of his nose. Would it kill you to knock? he said in resignation. Ed blinked at his uncharacteristic behavior, but said nothing. If he wasnt snarking at Ed, it must mean that something was up.
The Colonel sighed, then looked up, a mask of cool detachment settling over his features as he did so. The sudden shift in expression did not go unnoticed by Edward, who had managed to glimpse the weariness on Mustangs face before it was covered up.
You will remain here with myself and the rest of the team to greet a State Alchemist who will be coming in today from the south, the Colonel said matter-of-factly. Eds eyebrow twitched in annoyance.
Why is it so important that we meet this alchemist? asked Al, making both Roy and Ed jump. Al had been standing so quietly that they had forgotten that the huge suit of armor was even there, let alone paying attention.
Yeah! Ed snapped, recovering from his surprise. Why the hell should I meet some idiot alchemist?!
Mustang frowned slightly in annoyance. Its not him that you need to meet in particular. Rather, its his companion who is of interest.
I dont care who some asshole alchemist takes with him! Im not gonna sit up and beg so you can kiss some bastards ass! Ed yowled.
It probably wouldnt matter whether you sit up or not, Roy mused. I doubt either one would be able to see you anyways.
WHO ARE YOU CALLING SO SHORT HE COULDNT BE SEEN WITH A MICROSCOPE?!
Im not gonna stick around and listen to this! Ed informed him, fuming. I dont care whos coming! The elder Elric grabbed Als arm and dragged him to the door, earning an exasperated Brother! There was nothing that bastard could say that would make him stay. Nothing.
Even if hes bringing back what may be a tame chimera?
Damn that bastard.