“No, we never have had very heated arguments. Disagreements and misunderstandings, yes, but we’ve always come to a peaceful solution.”
“You aren’t going to them about us sparring then,” Ed asks jokingly.
“Yes,” Roy smirks, “because those two things are related…how exactly?”
“Pssh, because they are fights, and I happen to take them very seriously. But I mean, if you just don’t want to admit that I usually win, that’s fine.”
“Is that so? Funny, I seem to recall that I’m usually the one to pin you down.”
“That sounds like a challenge. Wanna go, old man?”
“I don’t know if I feel comfortable answering this…” Roy states, avoiding eye contact with Edward.
“It’s okay. Go for it.”
“Are you serious? I’m giving you permission to just say whatever it is!”
Roy lets out a reluctant sigh, “Please don’t take this the wrong way. It’s not all that bad.”
“Edward has a quick temper that can, at times, be irrational. If something sets him off, it’s very hard to talk to him reasonably until he has calmed himself down. It can be…irritating,” Roy says, careful with his words.
“…Soooo, that’s it,” Edward asks, his tone unclear.
Roy prepares himself, “Yes…”
“Well, that’s a relief. I thought you were going to say something worse. Yeah, I know I have a temper. Sorry about that.”
Roy looks as if he’s just dodged a bullet, but says nothing more.
“Guess it’s my turn then. Roy does this thing…usually when I’m mad at him, where he acts completely disinterested, usually reading something or avoiding me or just mumbling things under his breath. It drives me crazy and just pisses me off even more.”
“Haha, very funny. Asshole.”
Roy laughs silently as to avoid setting Edward off, “Poor timing?”
“I’d like to say I do, but I haven’t had a lot of experience when it comes to finding love. I got damn lucky with Roy. But, if it helps, I just kind of followed my gut. I knew I had a thing for him, but I had no idea if he loved me or not. I mean, I thought he was straight, but I just kind of hung around until I knew, not saying it, just observing how he acted around me. Really though, I’m not the one to ask. I’m not great when it comes to giving advice on love and relationships. Sorry ‘bout that.”
“Oh lord,” Ed says, flustered from the numerous images that flashed in his mind, but there was one that proved most prominent, “This one night, Roy and I are just sitting on the couch, I think we were both reading. It’s not important. Anyway, I started to get hungry, so I asked if he wanted anything. He said anything, so I got up and started heading for the kitchen, but he grabbed my arm, pulled me so I fell into his lap, pulled my chin up to his face and said, with the most devilish and sexiest grin ever I might add, ‘Nevermind, I’ll have you instead.’”
“Hmm, it was like you melted in my arms that night.”
“And you were like a damned sex god. Fuck that was amazing. You just started licking and biting me-“ Edward stops himself, feeling a shiver run down his spine.
“A sex god? Well, you are the one who said it, but I won’t spend any time denying it.”
“Ha, why aren’t you just the most humble person. Maybe I shouldn’t inflate your ego so much. You might stop trying so hard.”
“On the contrary, I see it as a challenge. I can’t fall short of my reputation.”
Roy doesn’t miss a beat as he begins to talk about Edward, “One night when I was forced to work a bit late, I came home to find Edward laid out on the bed, in nothing but his old red coat, his hair loose as he flipped through pages of a book. What was it you said?”
“Well it’s about damn time you came. I’ve only been trapped here thinking about you all day,” Ed said, mimicking the same dry, yet sensual voice, implying what they both knew would follow next.
“Yes, that was it exactly. I believe I just asked how I could ever make it up to you; leaving you alone with only your own deceives for such a long period of time. Though I already knew what I was going to do with you.”
“Yeah, that night wasn’t half bad either.”