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quiet_curiosity ([personal profile] quiet_curiosity) wrote2007-02-21 10:15 pm

Even the Bones Will Do, for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days

Title: Even the Bones Will Do
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist (anime)
Characters: Dante
Words: 212
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Fullmetal Alchemist is the creation of Hiromu Arakawa. I receive no monetary benefit from this work.

Written for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days, prompt February 21 - bones powder and blood

Title was inspired by the poem Daddy by Sylvia Plath. The direct inspiration can be found in stanzas 12 and 13.

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They’re not much to look at when I first get to them. They’re this odd amalgamation of skin, bone, and muscles that can barely move much less communicate. Yet they always seem to find me.

I take them in. What else can I do? I give them what they need: some Red Stones, a hot shower, and a long pep talk. They’re new to this world. They don’t know what to do. I have to tell them about the way the world works. It’s not my fault that the world won’t accept them for who they are. It’s not my fault that the world will knock them down. Hell, I’ve been knocked down too. I know what it’s like.

They always listen attentively. They drink it all in and then decide what they’re going to do with their lives. Rarely, do they make the wrong decision.

It always makes me happy to see them excel at life. Like a child, they have their firsts: the first time they swipe valuable information, the first time they rip a man to bits with their hands, and the first time they push a man aside to get what’s theirs. It’s so beautiful. They grow up so fast.

And all it took was a little initiative.