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quiet_curiosity ([personal profile] quiet_curiosity) wrote2007-02-11 08:38 pm

The Past Will Always Catch Up with You - (2b - end), for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days

Title: The Past Will Always Catch Up with You - 2b of 2
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist (anime)
Characters: Sloth, Dante, and mentions of Hohenheim
Words: 327
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Fullmetal Alchemist is the creation of Hiromu Arakawa. I receive no monetary benefit from this work.
Summary: The past cannot be forgotten. It can only be relived.

Written for [livejournal.com profile] 31_days, prompt February 11 - a pound of flesh

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Failed again. Or, at the very least, she had succeeded through failure.

She hadn’t had time to search for him. But it didn’t seem to matter. He came Dante on his own.

Dante, in her own way, was kind. She gave Sloth her own role to play in his destruction. Although she was happy to see him disappear to the other side of the gate, she didn’t feel any better. She still had questions about her former life: who was I, what did I see in you, and why did you leave me? Those questions would never be answered.

“You didn’t get your chance, did you?” asked Dante after she had given Sloth her new orders.

“I didn’t get my moment.”

“No worries, dear. No worries.” Dante wrapped her arm around her waist and began to lead her to away from the others. “You’ll get your chance, now. Sure, you didn’t get to personally deal with Hohenheim but I did. He hurt us both. When I hurt him, I didn’t do it just for me. I did it for us both.”

Sloth remained silent. She couldn’t quite believe her. Nothing from Dante’s little speech gave her any indication that she had altruistic motives in getting rid of Hohenheim. She had sounded bitter and petulant, like a child who wasn’t getting what she wanted. If anything, Dante’s actions seemed steeped in her own motives. She couldn’t tell that to Dante. She had seen what Dante had done to Lust. She wouldn’t give Dante the ammunition to nail her to the wall. “That’s fine.”

“Good! Now,” said Dante as she steered Sloth back towards the others, “you have a boy to catch.”

“So I do.” Sloth walked away from her. She was still unhappy about how the Hohenheim situation was handled but she would deal with it at another time. She had another piece of her old life to catch now. She would catch this one or die trying.