Pairing: Mustang x Hughes x Hawkeye x Gracia
Spoilers: No real spoilers, generally anime based, set right after the end of Episode 5.
Author’s Note: This was done for the fma_ot4 community, for their Alphabet Challenge.
“You weren’t kidding when you were talking about the miracle of hormones, were you?” Roy smiled and put his arms behind his head, leaning back against the seat.
“Nope. I can’t wait to see her again. She is starting to show. And she has the weirdest cravings! Right before I left, she asked for chocolate and pickled carrots.”
Maes chuckled and nodded. “Yeah. I’m a solider, and even I couldn’t stomach the horrible stench they made together. I had to make an excuse to get out of there. I went for a nice, long walk.”
The alchemist shook his head, the barest of smiles creeping across his face before the stoney façade returned. “She's been calling me at the office almost as often as you. I made sure to check up on her often. All she did was talk about you and the baby.”
Maes saw the slight, knowing smirk that briefly played on Roy’s face at the mention of visiting his wife. “And I am guessing that you took your bodyguard with you?” He wryly asked, raising an eyebrow.
“She'd never allow me to travel by myself, even in town. You know how protective she gets. Now that Hakuro's back in town, she’s been extra careful.” He paused for a second, the smirk returning. “But we found ways to pass the time.”
The blond haired driver looked back over his shoulder, the unlit cigarette in his mouth dangling dangerously at the end of his lips, confusion written on his face.
“Eyes on the road, Lieutenant.” Roy’s dead serious tone making the man snap his head back to the forward position- dead silent. Maes barely kept a chuckle hidden underneath a well-timed clearing of his throat.
For the rest of the ride, they engaged in small talk about the goings on at the office while Maes had been traveling with the General, and the antics of Ed and Al on the train.
The sun had started to set when the car rolled to a stop in from of the Hughes’ residence. Havoc got out and opened the back door. Maes got out first, and when Roy joined him, he clapped his friend on the back so hard that the taller man almost fell forward on the stone walkway. "Ah, it's nice to be back," the taller man said jovially.
Roy nodded, then turned to their driver. “Thank you, Lieutenant. That will be all.”
“But sir, won’t you need a ride- ”
“That WILL be all, Lieutenant Havoc.” He replied curtly, putting an emphasis on the man’s rank.
“Yes, sir.” Havoc grumbled. He saluted and got into the car, quickly driving off.
“You know, Roy, if you do stuff like that, people are gonna start talking.” Maes said, as he quickly walked down the long pathway to his front door.
“I’m not worried about Havoc. He's talkative, but loyal, and he knows when to stay quiet. I’ll talk to him on Monday. But for now…” he paused as he stopped at the door before knocking, “Let’s just enjoy the time we have before everything changes, for all of us.”
The door opened, and Gracia’s face brightened as she saw the men she loved. She slathered Maes with kisses all over his face. She smiled at Roy and waved them both in.
“Come in. We have a lot to talk about.”
The two men walked in and she closed the door behind her, relieved that they were finally home.