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quiet_curiosity ([personal profile] quiet_curiosity) wrote2007-02-28 07:10 pm

Rambling Cats, for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days

Title: Rambling Cats
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist (anime)
Characters: Winry
Words: 149
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Fullmetal Alchemist is the creation of Hiromu Arakawa. I receive no monetary benefit from this work.
Summary: Wild things aren't always obvious.

Written for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days, prompt February 28 - wild children

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When others talk about wild animals, they normally are referring to something like a tiger. People like to believe that wild things are obviously wild and that they will never need your care.

Winry knew better.

Wild, to Winry, was like a semi-feral barn cat. It enjoyed your company. It didn’t mind the occasionally petting or night in the house. But come morning, it would wander away to find a new place to stay.

When she thought about Ed and Al, she remembered the many semi-feral cats for which she had cared. Just like those cats, she wanted to take them in, but as with the cats, she knew that she had to let them go. They would just whither under her care.

So she let them go their own way. She was never happy to do so but she knew that it was the right thing to do.