Missing - Fire and Ice
Ari sighed as she sat down on the train, she still had things to take back to Central and so Mustang had decided to accompany her on their last trip from East City to Central, making the transfer final. You didnt have to stay behind on my account, sir. I just had last minute paperwork to deliver to another office and a few things to pack up from my apartment. She sighed, looking slightly tired. The day had ended late for her and everyone else had left before them. Only Mustang had stayed behind to accompany Ari to Central.
Well, when we get there Ill drive you home. Its safer than leaving you to walk home. Roy reasoned. Noticing his secretary attempt to hide a yawn, he sighed giving her a soft smile. Didnt I tell you to use me as a pillow earlier? I really wouldnt mind.
Looking up at the man sitting across from her, Ari glared. No way, if I fall asleep youll do something funny to me. She stat
Tears - Fire and Ice
A few months had passed since Captain Ari Leroux, Colonel Roy Mustangs secretary, had discussed her past with the state alchemist that was also under the Flame Colonels command, alongside that state alchemists little brother. Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist, and also the older of the two boys, had gone through Ari several times so he wouldnt have to report in as much to the Colonel, and things had become peaceful around Eastern HQ. That was until the call came in about Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes.
Hes .dead?! But what happened? Hughes was always careful about his health and his only annoying habit was bragging about his wife and daughter! Ari snapped at her commanding officer when he told her the news over the phone. Hughes was an honorable man.
Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes was promoted two ranks in death. His rank is now Brigadier General Maes Hughes, Captain. As you were originally his secretary, I under
Revelations - Fire and Ice
The next morning Ari found it hard to say much of anything except a simple greeting and simple answers to her commanding officer. Avoiding him, she found, was easier than trying to get past her fear of him revealing her secrets; especially now that he knew both secrets.
Once Ari was free to go to lunch, she found that Ed and Al hadnt left yet. Hello you two, She said with a distant smile. I thought you two would have left by now. Ed, youve already met with the Colonel to hand in your report and discuss it.
Yeah, well he said we needed to stick around for a few days. Ed answered with irritation in his voice. That and he suggested I talk to you about the state alchemy exam.
Im not going to take it. Ari interrupted. I know my knowledge qualifies me to take it, and that my skills are on par with the Colonels. Id probably pass, but I dont want to use alchemy to hurt others if war breaks out
Memories - Fire and Ice
Once they boarded the train, Ari found herself quietly staring out the window. I wonder what hes doing Is he working on that pile of papers on his desk? Maybe hes just napping at his desk? Ive heard he does that. Suddenly Roys kind and sympathetic smile he had shown Ari who was in tears at the funeral for her sister, Euda. At that time, it had been the most charming thing she had ever seen, and it had cheered her up enough to stop crying. Why doesnt he show that smile to anyone? Has he really changed?
With a rough jerk, Ari was pulled from her thoughts as the train pulled into the station in East City. Well, I guess we should head to HQ. She stated stretching as she stood. Things were so much less complicated back in Central when I was in Investigations.
Investigations? Al asked suddenly. But isnt that where Major Hughes works?
Hm? Yeah, I was Hughes
Pain - Fire and Ice
As she got off the train, Ari asked the stationmaster where to find the Rockbell house. Once she had directions, she thanked the man kindly before hurrying along the road. On her way, fortunately, she ran into a short blonde boy and a tall suit of armor. Oh. Well I guess Im lucky today, I didnt have to go too far to find you. She sighed with relief, directing her words to the short blonde boy. I presume you are Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist?
Surprised that someone had actually gotten it right on the first try, Ed looked the unfamiliar woman in the eyes and grinned. Damn right. And who might you be?
Im Captain Arielle Leroux, Mustangs new secretary. Ari answered, saluting the boy properly as he was of higher rank. My orders are to escort you to Eastern HQ Oh and my orders from Major Hughes were to say hello. Now can we go? I have important work to do, and someone has to keep that slac
Alchemy - Fire and Ice
That night, Roy stared at the ceiling of his apartment bedroom, wondering what had caused the gorgeous and charming teenager he knew Ari as originally to become so strict and withdrawn. He had noticed her chatting a few times with Riza about work related items, but hardly ever with anyone except for his friend and subordinate Havoc about anything else. Should he just let her go? Should he chase after her? For what reason did he have this urge to shake his new secretary violently, and tell her to chase after her old dreams and also to stop ignoring him? He wondered if Ari really had given up on her dream of being a state alchemist.
Ari returned to the dorm she was staying in on her own until she found an apartment of her own. After changing out of her uniform and removing the bindings she had used to hide her figure, she pulled on a pair of old pajamas, putting them on she thought about her old dream of becoming a state alchemist, wanting to help people with her ice alchemy.