"Winry!" Edward neared the train station. He kept his eye out for a red
trench coat, the same as his.
"FULLMETAL!" Two guards had found his spot. He frowned. I just found her! He
turned back to the train. "Boarding for Rush Valley." The hooded figure entered into the
train. Edward smiled. Same old Winry.
He sprinted to the train. "Ticket, please." A man asked. Ed shook his head.
"I don't have one, I just wanted t-" "No ticket, no entrance." He was pushed aside so other
passengers could enter.
"You don't understand!" The alchemist watched as the hooded stranger
disappear into another cart of the train.
"I think you don't understand, you have to buy a ticket to get on a train.
It's as simple as that." The man scoffed. He simply pushed Ed away again.
A hand tightened around Ed's shoulder. He turned. The soldiers had caught
him. He gritted his teeth. This is bad. I'm probably going to jail.
"I'm afraid we'll have to take you in." They once again clinked the cuffs
onto his wrists. They walked him outside. All the people around him stared in awe. He could
hear their judging words. "Wow, a criminal." "Did he kill someone?" He didn't care. His head
was directed to the second cart.
Finally the stranger's window came up. The sun glared on the glass. Edward
couldn't see the face of her. It has to be Winry, there's no one else I would think it to
He was pulled away before he could study the stranger anymore. It's up to
you, Al. Just think where Winry would be most likely to go!
The train pulled along the tracks. The red stranger stared blankly out the
window. The past events were ringing in her head. The circle, the blood, the automail, all
of it. She grabbed her right arm. And after all of it, she just HAD to get injured. Stupid
I wonder where brother is. Al walked through the town square. People were
looking into shops, admiring the auto mail.
Alphonse studied every girl. None of them were even close to what Winry
looked like. He felt discouraged. I was guessing she would be here..
"What a cute little girl you are." Two men stopped the stranger in an alley.
One was tall and dark, and the other short and husky. She paused. Her heart skipped a beat.
She was only frightened for a second. No! That was the old me, I will not be afraid of
anything. I can't.. If I get hurt, no one will come save me. I'm on my own for a time.
She gave them the silent treatment. She tried walking towards the opening.
They once again called before she could reach the sunlight.
"Hey! We were talking to you!" They're still annoying me? The red hooded
girl turned back to them. Her blond hair came out of the cloak. Winry Rockbell glared at
the two men. Her blue eyes full of determination.
"Do you want trouble?" She asked sternly. The two goons laughed. The tall
one grabbed her by the arm. She gasped. Winry could hear a small crack. Her arm was going to
be crushed if any more force was put into it! She tried pulling away to no avail. Her red
hood fell down to reveal her pony tailed hair. "Listen, sweety, I don't want to force
anything- Oh wait, we do!" They laughed. Winry readied herself. She would fight if she had
to, even if it meant using her broken arm.
"People like you are terrible, picking on innocent girls." A voice came from
behind. "Listen, kid-" The short man started to turn. His face went white. He sprinted
(Which wasn't very fast, more like a jog.)
"What, is it a tee-" The man didn't have time to fully ask his question. A
metal hand went down onto the top of him. He was knocked out and leaning on a trashcan.
"Miss, are you okay?" Al looked back to her. She had quickly snatched her
hood back up. Her face was in darkness.
"Yes, thank you." She grabbed her shoulder in pain before turning to leave.
"Wait!" Winry stopped cold. How did he know? Is it my voice? Even Gran couldn't tell it was
me when I called. I just hung up really quick. I had chickened out, I couldn't face her
after I put her through that.
"Yes?" She gulped. Alphonse held out a piece of paper. She turned, still
hidden in the shadow of her cloak.
"Have you seen this girl? My brother and I are looking for her. Even the
smallest of information could help us a lot." Winry grabbed the photo.
She was shown smiling while holding Din. I remember this picture. It was in
the springtime. Edward was in the background arguing with gran.
She smiled faintly before handing it back. "I'm sorry, this may be wrong,
but I think I saw her heading to a train bound for central." Al nearly exploded with happiness.
"OH! thank you so much!" He started to walk towards the lighted area. "You're welcome, Al."
"Huh?" He turned back, but the stranger was gone. I don't think I said my
name.. I could be wrong, but oh, well. She must have heard of brother and I.