[alphonse; pg-13] Full Circle Title: Full Circle Author:emilie_burns Rating: PG-13 Word Count: 282 Notes: This is a strange little flash fiction from a strange little universe yuuo and I stumbled over. Actually, she did. Then that Alphonse came over here and started speaking up after the Envy there started bothering her. What all the merry hell happened, we don't know. And it's such a painfully hurty 'verse that we're not really inclined to poke in it. They showed up, they got noisy, we wrote it, and hopefully they'll go away and leave us alone now. Summary:"I never want to be separated from you again." Original LJ Post Date: January 29, 2006 @ FM_Alchemist
Sequel to Faith. It may make more sense if you read yuuo's fic first.
"I never want to be separated from you again." - Alphonse Elric to Edward
It's hard to draw the circle. I could always come back and reopen the walls later, but I know I won't. I knew it would happen sooner or later, but a part of me wished for later. A part of me wished for never.
And another part of me feels guilty for being glad that it's over, that I can go home now, and look for everyone I haven't seen since I was a kid. How many decades has it been? Almost three, at the least.
Almost thirty years since Brother died.
They're both in there now. Brother will take care of him now for me. I know he will. He won't be lonely anymore. I tried to hate him, but I couldn't. He didn't really mean to kill Brother. Just like a kitten who played too hard with a mouse. He was still down there, still waiting for Brother to wake up.
I killed him, every day. As gently as I could, to wear down the stones. I didn't know how much he had left but he was my brother. He was sick. It was my responsibility to take care of him.
I'm glad too, that it happened now, so I could still do what I wanted to do, and bring him back to Central, back to the catacombs where he placed Brother.
I miss him.
I miss Brother.
I miss both of my brothers.
I need to draw the circle though. I need to seal it, to let them rest.
Brothers shouldn't be separated.
The chalk barely makes any noise as it scrapes against the rock.
I just hope Winry will understand why I drew the circle on the inside.