Just a Game, Ch 1, The Crossing
The birds chirped happily to one another as Edward sauntered up the hilled path. His boots clacked on the dirt ground, and he recalled the way to his grandmother's home, lost in thoughts. Maria Ross was alive. Not only that, but saved by the Colonel and protected in Xing with his help. Who knew Mustang could be so soft when he wanted to?
Ed paid no mind to the blinding sun. While its reflection on the ground was bright, something else caught his attention. A cemetery to the left faced him with graves. Ed gazed longingly to the tombstone he knew best, only to find something in the way. Abruptly, Edward halted on the path and made a small sound seeing a visitor standing at the grave that was his mother's. The stranger was tall and wore a huge brown coat, but his back was turned so the only feature of his face was his gold hair, tied in a ponytail. The wind stirred Ed's hair as he stared at the stranger. The blond ponytail of the visitor stirred too.
A sudden image flashed in Edward's min