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21 February 2006 @ 02:58 pm
Scenes From A (Few) Misspent Youth(s) (FMA, Roy, Hughes)  
Title: Scenes From A (Few) Misspent Youth(s)
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Summary: Roy and Hughes, growing up
Notes: I wrote this a really long time ago, and it still very much amuses me, so I'm posting it.

Maes isn't at his house one day when Roy goes to look for him.

Where were you? Roy asks him when he comes back.

In the woods, Maes says with a shrug, his hair messy with grass and leaves, his face smudged with dirt.

Roy looks hurt, feels hurt. Why didn't you tell me?

You're too young.

Am not.

Are to.


You're dumb, Maes tells Roy one day after school, out of nowhere.

Roy shoves him into the mud and almost falls in himself as well. I hate you, he says and resolves to never talk to Maes again.

Maes spits mud onto the ground and says, I hate you too.

It lasts three days.


Roy throws a ball at Maes' head. It bounces off with a thwack and rolls into a corner. What was that for? he asks, his voice loud and angry.

Roy shrugs. I don't know, he says.

Maes picks it up and throws it back.


We had nothing to do with it, Maes insists when they get caught painting rude things onto the school's wall. Roy agrees, his head nodding furiously.

It must have been a rival school, he says as earnestly as he can manage. We were only trying to wash it off.

The principal runs his fingers through his hair and sighs. They think they can hear the muttered, What am I going to do with you two?


Beer tastes horrible, like bark and bitterness, but they swallow it down anyway. It was hard enough to get it in the first place; why would they waste it?

Fuck, Maes says. This tastes like shit.

Roy shakes his head and takes another sip.


Roy learns how to do alchemy. Maes doesn't.

It's just a waste of your time, Maes tells Roy one of the days Roy can't go out, because his alchemy tutor's coming over and he needs to study.

No, it's not, Roy replies and shuts the door in his face.

They avoid each other for the next three days.


It's Maes who sees it first, the sign for the military academy. I'm going, he says, and Roy just nods. It makes sense that it would be Maes, who is three years older, two inches taller and will never be an alchemist. It makes sense that he would go first.

First, but not alone.

I'll follow, Roy says.

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inane_nana on February 21st, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
oh yeah
It's great to see that you're still in the fandom, even if it's not with a new piece. I was very amused by Hughes' standoffishness in this fic and the two of them are so wonderful friends.

Also, it somehow amuses me muchly that Roy'd follow Maes' decision to enter the military, when you see what happens and how it ends.

Anyhoo. This was a very enjoyable read. <3
Can we expect more from you anytime soon?
thedeadparrot: porcelainthedeadparrot on February 21st, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
Re: oh yeah
Yay. Thank you. I think a good friendship is all about being willing to insult each other. :p

I've been jumping around fandoms for a little while, but if an FMA plot bunny strikes, I'll definitely write it.

Er, yes, I have more, but it's for an anonymous ficathon type thing, so I can't really say anything about it, lest I give myself away.
the falling and rising: sleepy edglassbomb on February 21st, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
I liked this a lot. I haven't seen too much written about the earlier days of Roy and Hughes, so this was a welcome treat. ^^
thedeadparrot: badass!roythedeadparrot on February 22nd, 2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
The world needs more wee!Roy and wee!Hughes. Seriously.
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thedeadparrotthedeadparrot on February 22nd, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :) Glad you liked it.
theydontloveyou on February 21st, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
this is really good :) I like this alot!
thedeadparrotthedeadparrot on February 22nd, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Barking at the wind: hughes swoonevil_little_dog on February 22nd, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
Just love the friendship in this piece. Really good snippets of their pre-military lives.
thedeadparrot: hughes knivesthedeadparrot on February 22nd, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you. They have such an awesome friendship, and I love exploring it. Glad you liked it. :)
lizardqueen13: Squirrels are SO PUNK ROCK!lizardqueen13 on February 22nd, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
yaye another Roy/Maes friendship fic from the one and only! i loved it, just to let you know.
thedeadparrotthedeadparrot on February 22nd, 2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you like it.
★☆★☆★: bunniesbunnies :: squeedulcetine on April 3rd, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHA. you're dumb. that's so like hughes. i can see the terrible two growing up in such an amusing and truly boyish manner. with mud and balls thrown at heads and pranks.
thedeadparrot: save your mortal soulthedeadparrot on April 3rd, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Yeah, I definitely enjoyed writing them as kids, something I really need to do again sometime. :P