(Season Premier) S01-E01
Polar Bears (S.01, E.01)
- Blueberries & Blackmail
The stars were brilliant that night and Trisha and Van danced merrily up the street, humming the same tune they had heard only earlier at the charity Ball. The couple lived in the beautiful City of Lillian Coast, in the northern part of California. Their house lay in the Pearl View Villa. A neighborhood of prestige and finery. There were only three neighborhoods in the city that lived the life of luxury. Pacific Hill, Silver Lane, and of course the home of the lovely Elric couple, Pearl View. They lived a wonderful life.
Van was the president a major corporation and Trisha owned her own popular chain of beauty spas. They had both been married for 17 years now, and they had three children. The oldest at 16 was Edward Elric. A man of sports and major academic achievements. Their second child at the age of 15 was Alphonse Elric. Just as academically successful as his brother, but has more of a taste for the fine arts. Then there is their youngest at the age of 10, Linda Elric. A girl through and through, but carries with her a bit of a devious side.
The couple were quite happy with their lives. They had a good home, great jobs, and a wonderful family.
"What a night." Trisha sighed as the two walked down the street, holding onto each other's arms.
"yes, but now I am absolutely exhausted. If I don't get to my bed soon I might just faint right here on the street." Van exaggerated. Trisha giggled and held onto his arm just a little tighter.
"It has gotten really late," she started, looking up at the stars. "I do hope the boys were able to get Linda to bed on time." The two had now reached their beautiful three story modern mansion and was walking up to the door.
"Don't worry so much dear, the boys can handle one night alone." Van said as he unlocked the door with his keys. "What could possibly happen?" He soon regretted what he had to say as he opened the door and was faced with one of the most confusing and weirdest scenes he had ever seen.
In the middle of the living room stood two teenage girls, one with blonde hair, the other with purple and a dark brown color. They were both wearing what looked to be some kind of a black spy suite. Next to them stood a boy with raven hair dressed completely in a pirate suite. He then averted his eyes to his two sons, the oldest wearing a purple dress, with curled hair and a bow, and the younger covered head to toe in what looked like blue paint and icing from a cake. Then lastly a smaller girl with two black braids in her school uniform, who seemed to be the only normal one there.
Then a young girl with long brown hair and emerald green eyes, wearing a dress that glittered in pink, suddenly came running from the kitchen.
"Mom, Dad, Edward got a note of ill behavior from his teachers!" She called as fast as she could. Van and Trisha were snapped out of their daze by the sudden shout of their daughter. Van and Trisha both looked at each other in confusion then back at the odd group. Trisha finally stepped forward, crossed her arms, and shot a stern look their way.
"What on earth is going on here?"
"Check." Edward said with a grin on his face as he moved his bishop into place. Edward, Ling, and Winry were sitting in the school cafeteria. Edward and Ling had long finished their food and were now playing a friendly game of chess.
"Why don't wipe that smug grin off your face Ed, you haven't won yet." Ling was desperately trying to find a way to win.
"Just give up Ling, you know you're never going to beat him." Winry said in a monotone voice. The two friends had been doing the same thing for a week now and not once has Edward lost.
"You're just embarrassing yourself." Ed added.
"I'm not giving up, there has to be a way to beat you, there has to be!" Ling exclaimed as he continued to search the board for victory.
"Why do you even bother?" Winry asked, taking another bite from her lunch.
"Because Winry, This gives him too much of an ego boost," Ling quickly averted his eyes back to Edward with a glare. "And I think you need to be taken down a peg or two." Edward just rolled his eyes.
"I just need time to think."
"You know all the time in the world isn't going to change the position of the pieces on the board." Edward said trying to get on with his win. Finally realizing that there was nothing he could do, Ling sighed in defeat and moved his queen. Edward smiled as he moved his bishop into place.
Before Ling could demand a rematch a young girl with multicolored hair, slammed her books onto the lunch table.
"UUHHH!" She exclaimed as she sunk down in a chair.
"What's up with you Rose?" Winry asked a little shocked at the sudden noise.
"What's up with me? I'll tell you what's up with me!" She continued in frustration. "My stupid Grandmother is making go back into beauty pagents. She thinks I have to much time on my hand. So she told me that either I find a job or I go back to walking down the isle wearing dresses that make me feel like I'm from the 1800's!" After her outburst, Rose let her head fall to the table.
"I can't bare be in anymore of those shallow, overbearing, competitions!" By this time she was almost in tears.
"I didn't know you did beauty pageants." Edward commented.
"Yeah when was that?" Ling asked.
Rose stopped her sniffling, picked up her head from the table and looked at the boys with an icy stare.
"When I was a little kid!" She then resumed the position she was in before and began sniffling again.
"Jeez, touchy much?" Ed whispered to Ling.
"Well you said you could also get a job right?" Winry asked cautiously, trying not to upset her even more. Rose picked up her head just slightly to look at Winry.
"So, why don't you get a job?" Se continued. "I mean they must be hiring somewhere." Rose calmed down then sat straight up. She kept her eyes glued to Winry, making Winry a little uncomfortable. However Rose refused to avert her eyes and kept looking at her best friend with those big, puppy dog eyes.
" I guess I could always help you find a job." Winry finally said reluctantly. Rose jumped out of her seat with a huge smile across her face, and threw her arms around her best friend, almost knocking her out of her seat.
"Oh you're the best Wins!" Rose exclaimed. Just then another familiar face made it's way to the table. He threw his bag on the table and sulked in a chair, just as Rose had before.
"Wow Al, I guess negativity is contagious." Ed said sarcastically.
"It's hopeless." He sulked.
"What is?" Ling started, "Wait, don't tell me, is it a girl?" Alphonse just looked at Ling with a blank expression.
"Okay, so if it's not a girl then what's your problem?"
"I have to write a love song for my choir class, but I've got writers block." Al simply stated with a sigh of defeat.
"Writers block? What's that?" Ling asked.
"It's when a writer is unable to come up with new ideas." Edward said as if it should have been obvious.
"Well excuse me for not being a super genius." Ling murmured.
"Genius? Everyone knows what writers block is!" Edward piped.
"Obviously not everyone!" Ling protested. The two began bickering back and forth.
"Guys?" Alphonse called out trying to real them back in, but they continued the banter back and forth.
"GUYS!" Alphonse yelled. The two suddenly stopped and looked at the boy.
"My problem?" He asked trying to remind them of why he came to them. Ling and Ed looked at each other for a second then looked back to Al in confusion.
"Well what do you want us to do about it?" Ed asked. "It's not like we could write your song for you."
"Yeah, that would be cheating." Ling added.
"I'm not asking you to write my song, I just need some inspiration." Alphonse began, "Here, just say the first thing that comes to your mind when you here to word love."
"Steak!" Ling shouted suddenly. Ed and Al both looked at him like he was crazy.
"Steak?" Ed questioned in a 'Are you serious' kind of tone.
"What? I bet you no one has eve wrote a song about steak. It's unique."
"No, it's stupid." Ed retorted.
Alphonse sighed and rose from his seat. "You guys are useless." He murmured.
"I'm heading to class." He said getting Ed and Lings attention.
"What about your song?" Ed asked, as Al packed up his things.
"I'll figure something out. See you guys later." He said as he headed towards the doors. He started down the hall with his notebook and a pen, desperately trying to find a tune or a lyric, but nothing came to mind. Then suddenly the bell chimed.
"Oh man, I'm gonna be late." Alphonse quickly stuffed his notebook and pen in his bag and started running down the hall. He turned a corner when he suddenly collided with someone else. His instinct kicked in and he went to catch them. When he looked up he saw two deep dark blue orbs that seem to almost sparkle a little. They reminded him of the midnight sky. A million thoughts raced through his mind and it seemed like his writers block was almost beginning to fade. It was only then that he realized that he was holding a rather small girl with pitch black hair that was woven into two braids. Her uniform gave away that she was a freshmen, one grade bellow him. He could see that her cheeks were colored pink in a blush, and he quickly blushed himself when he realized the position they were in.
"I'm so sorry!" He exclaimed as he calmly but quickly backed away from the girl.
"Oh no it's fine." She replied quickly, but she continued to stand there staring at him. Alphonse quickly noticed the books that were scattered on the floor and went to pick them up.
"Here." He said, handing them back to her, but she just stood there staring at him still with a blush on her face. Alphonse usually felt uncomfortable with people staring at him, especially when they were girls, but for some reason he didn't really mind. In fact he gave her a smile and chuckled.
"Are you sure you're okay?" Al continued trying to get her attention back to the real world.
"What?" She asked, just then she realized she had been staring. "Oh Yes, yes I'm fine." She quickly retrieved her books, the blush completely gone from her face. She was about to head off when Alphonse took her hand to stop her. The girl quickly looked back to him, the blush reappearing.
"I'm sorry, what's your name?" Al asked.
"May, May Chang." The girl answered.
"I'm Alphonse, Look I know this may sound a little crazy, but there's just something about you. I'm writing this song for one of my classes and If your not to busy maybe after school I can take you out somewhere. I feel like if I spend a little more time with you the words will just flow right out of me." Alphonse definitely didn't mean to make it sound like a romantic gesture but either way, May definitely took it as one. Her smile broaden and she seem to radiate joy.
"Sure." Was all she said.
"Great! I'll meet you outside after school?"
"Okay." She replied her smile only getting bigger.
"See you then." Alphonse then rushed to class leaving May smiling like an idiot in the hall.
Soon the bell signalling that school was done for the day rang and kids from all over the school either rushed to their after school activities or headed for the front of the school to go home. Edward, Ling and Winry were walking side by side out to the parking lot. Edward and Winry were in deep conversation about today's lessons, but Ling seemed to be looking around for something or rather someone.
"Ling, what are you looking for?" Winry asked, finally noticing his lack of comments on the subject of homework.
"My sister." He briefly said as he continued to scan the grounds for her.
"You have sister? You never told us that." Edward said, trying to get his attention. Ling looked back to his friends.
"What? Oh, well technically shes my half sister. We have the same dad but different moms. Up till now shes lived in China with a caretaker, but my father thought it would benefit her more to be here with me at Lillian Coast Academy." Ling then continued to look for the girl.
"Wow, so shes a new foreign transfer student. That's pretty cool." Winry commented, mostly to herself.
"I still can't believe you never told us you had a sister. Didn't you think that was kind of important information?" Edward added, but Ling never gave him an answer because it was then that he spotted the small girl. He smiled and rushed over to her, forcing Edward and Winry to follow.
"May!" Ling called as he swerved around the fountain she was standing by. May quickly turned around to find her brother and two others rushing towards her.
"Hey May, I've been looking everywhere for you." He said as he gave her a big bear hug.
"Ling - can't - breathe." She gasped as he suffocated her in his hug. Ling immediately let go, giving May a chance to catch her breath.
"Been a while hasn't it?" Ling said, nudging her in the arm.
"Yeah I guess." May replied with half the enthusiasm her brother had shown. Ling had always been the more affectionate one between the two. It wasn't that May wasn't affectionate at all, but Ling was just so overwhelming that it sometimes felt like it. May loved her brother, but that never stopped him from irritating her.
"I can see your manners still haven't improved," She began, placing her hands on her hips. "Aren't you going to introduce me to your friends?" Winry immediately smiled and shoved Ling out of the way to get to her.
"I'm Winry, and this is Edward." She gestured over to Ed, who was now standing next to her.
"Hey, you're tiny." He simply stated.
"Edward!" Winry elbowed him in the stomach.
"What?" Edward coughed, holding his stomach, "Look at her, shes so small." May just grinned.
"Oh don't worry Winry," May started, then she turned to Edward, "It must be nice to find someone whose smaller than you are." Edward flinched, and frowned at the girl.
"Oh come on guys." Ling threw one of his arms around Edward's shoulder, and the other around May. "I have a feeling this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." However Edward and May couldn't stop glaring at each other and anyone who walked by could feel the tension between the two. Except for Ling, of course, who only saw hid best friend and his little sister.
The three turned around to find Rose running across the school grounds.
"Who's that?" May asked.
"That's Rose," Winry replied, "another friend of ours."
"Winry, Hey." Rose leaned over and put her hands on her knees to try and catch her breath.
"Hey Rose, you know you didn't have to run, it's not like I was gonna run away from you or anything." Winry said, giggling at the frantic girl.
"Winry, we have to leave now. My first interview is in 15 minutes." Rose said as she caught her breath, and before anyone could say anything else, the two were gone.
"She seems..." May started, trying to find the right words for the girl.
"Crazy?" Edward finished her sentence as he looked at the dissapearing girls with a glance that said 'Typical Rose'.
"Yeah, well listen guys I'm actually supposed to be meeting someone right now so I'm gonna split." May than picked up her black, leather bag and headed off in the opposite direction.
"Well I guess it's just you and me, buddy." Ed said as he started walking to the parking lot.
"Wait, what about Al? Where did he run off to?" Ling asked as he followed suite.
"I don't know. All he told me was that he had something important to do, something about his song I think." Ed replied. It was then that Ling noticed a small envelope that had been stuffed into Edward's pocket, and Ling, being to curious for his own good, snatched it up.
"What do we have here? Perhaps a love note?" Ling teased. Edward quickly turned around and tried to retrieve the letter.
"Dude, give it back!" But Ling was already opening the letter and unfolding the paper. He started to read it out loud, which was a bit difficult because Edward was trying to grab it from him.
"Come on man, that's not funny!" Ling ignored him and began reading.
"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Elric. We must inform you that your son Edward Elric has been acting out in class and we require you to sign this paper deeming that you have seen and read it. We expect that you will take care of the situation. More defiance from your son will result in him being expelled. We are of a higher institute and we demand proper behavior, we will tolerate no mor..."
Edward was finally able to snatch the note from Ling's hands. he quickly stuffed it back in his pocket.
"Your parents are not gonna be happy when they see that." Ling said. Edward glared at him, then turned back to the parking lot and began walking again.
"Yeah, well they're not gonna find out. They're at a charity event for the day and they won't be home till later. It gives me enough time to try an forge something."
Alphonse stood by the gates watching the students pass by. Most he recognized. It was no secret that he and his brother were two of the most sought after guys in the school. Almost everyone wanted to either be them or be with them. Alphonse tried not to let it get to his head, but it was nice to know that so many people adored him.
Finally he caught a glimpse of what he had been waiting for. May looked up to see Al's eyes staring right at her. Her heart leaped and she could feel the butterflies dancing in her stomach. She plastered a huge grin on her face and ran the rest of the way to him. Alphonse let out a small laugh.
"You seem pretty excited, are you alright?" He smiled.
"Are you kidding," She wrapped her arm around his and practically dragged him off the school grounds. "I couldn't be better!"
The two quickly made their way to Pacific Pier. It was a neat market that had a lot of shops and cafes, but it was so expensive that mostly only the kids from the Academy hung out there. Further west of the market was a pier that had a park built into it. Everyone loved going there for the fun park and the ocean air.
"So tell me more about yourself. What are your interests?" Alphonse asked as they strolled down the street.
"Well I'm a huge theater geek and I absolutely love to dance. I'm very smart. I've gotten straight A's my entire life and I've been on the honer roll several times. Oh, and I also know a little bit of martial arts." She smiled. She had never ever gone out with someone like this before. She was always home schooled and so mostly she only made friends with the staff. Every time she tried to stop smiling she failed. It was impossible to stop, then again she didn't really want it to stop. She had never felt so free and nervous in her whole life.
"You certainly do smile a lot don't you." Alphonse chuckled. May blushed a little, but never stopped smiling.
One black and one silver car pulled into the Elric driveway. Ling stepped out of the silver car and Edward stepped out of the black one followed by his baby sister, Linda.
"You know your school is really, really small, Linda." Ling commented as they entered the mansion.
"Well it's not my fault that I have to go to a stupid public elementary school." She began as she threw her bag onto the couch. "Luckily next year I will be in the exact same school as you two." She said as she leaned on the arm rest of the couch.
"Yeah well next year we will be graduating." Edward retorted as he threw his bag onto the pastel blue kitchen counter.
"We'll see." Lind said as she grabbed her stuff and ran up the stairs to her room. Edward watched as she disappeared upstairs. Then he turned to Ling.
"What's that supposed to mean?" Ling just shrugged.
"I stopped trying to understand your sister a long time ago." Ling replied. "Hey I'm gonna head up to the loft and start on today's homework."
"Alright, I'll be up in a sec." And with that Ling headed up the the loft while Edward stayed in the kitchen. He pulled out the note from his pocket, uncruppled it, and looked it over again.
"Maybe if the teachers weren't complete idiots I would keep my mouth shut." He was about to stuff the paper back in his pocket when a voice startled him.
"Watcha got there?" Linda was on the counter, leaning over his shoulder, staring at the same paper. Edward jolted backwards and fell to the ground, the paper slipped from his hand and Linda immediately latched onto it. Edward regained his composure quickly when he noticed the note was gone and into the hands of his devious baby sister.
"Hey you little weasel, give it back!"
Edward jump back up to his feet and after chasing the girl around the kitchen for a bit he finally caught her. He ripped the note from her hands, but not before Linda had had a chance to read it.
"Oooo, you got in trouble. Mom and Dad are not gonna be happy with you." She grinned. Edward gave her a sharp look.
"They're not gonna find out, got it?" He threatened as he ripped up the note and threw it in the trash.
"Oh please Ed, you should know me better by now. Ripping up the note does nothing to help you." Linda had Edward in the palm of her hands. Edward often called her little weasel because of how sneaky and underhanded she could be. If she wanted something there was rarely anything that could stand in her way.
"What do you want?" Edward sighed as he knew there was no way he was gonna win a fight between her. She gave him a smile.
"I'm so glad you asked."
"Get out, GET OUT! I never wanna see you in my shop again!" Winry and Rose flinched as the french boutique woman slammed the door in their faces.
"Wow, can you believe her!" Rose exclaimed.
"You did set the spring section on fire." Winry sighed as she recalled the whole event.
"Hey shouldn't put out candles if you don't want people to use them." She retorted. Her demeanor quickly changed. "This is impossible! I'm never gonna get a job. I'll be forced to wear french couture and prance down the runway like a doll." Rose turned back to Winry and grabbed her by her collar of her blazer.
"I don't wanna be in beauty pageants Winry! Don't make me go back there again!" She cried, attracting a little more attention from the people then Winry would have liked. She grabbed onto Rose's hands and pulled them off her blazer.
"Get a hold of yourself!" She whispered harshly. "This was only your first interview. We'll just have to find some other place. Preferably one that's not flammable."
"Oh what's the point Winry. I'm to clumsy for my own good. I just screw everything up." Rose sighed as she sunk down on a bench. Winry walked over and joined her.
"Come on Rose, you can't give up after one failure. You have get up and try again. What do you say?"
"Is that Alphonse?" Rose said, confusing Winry a bit.
"Well that's a weird thing to say."
"With a girl!" Rose jumped to her feet.
"Wait, what?" Rose pulled Winry off the bench and steered her head in the direction of the cafe. Alphonse May were standing outside talking and smiling, and occasionally laughing. Winry instantly recognized May.
"Oh my god."
"I know right?" Rose squealed. "They look so cute together." Winry quickly snapped out of it and turned back to Rose, while keeping her eyes locked on the couple.
"No, I mean Oh my god, that's Ling's little sister." Rose looked at Winry like she was crazy.
"What, Ling doesn't have a sister." She said.
"Yes he does. Technically their only half siblings, but she just moved here yesterday from China to go to school here at LCA. That's Ling's little sister." Rose suddenly realized the situation.
"Oh my god."
"I can't believe Alphonse would do something like this, Ling would kill him if he found out." Rose began thinking of all the ways that Ling would destroy him if he found out what they were doing, but Winry quickly interrupted.
"I don't think he actually knows that shes his sister," She began. "We have have to stop them." Winry said, about to walk over to the two. However Rose quickly grabbed onto Winry to stop her.
"Wait, what are thinking!" Rose asked, not letting go of her best friend's hand. Winry looked at her for a second, then a light bulb went off in her head.
"You're right," She began. "what was I thinking?" Rose sighed and let go Winry's hand, thinking that she had stopped her from doing something drastic. However 10 minutes later they were standing outside of a costume store wearing black spy suites.
"If you wanna play the part, you got to dress the part." Winry said with confidence booming in her voice. Rose sighed in defeat.
"You've clearly gone crazy."
"To the cafe!" And Winry dragged Rose back to the square.
"AHAHAHAHA!" Ling was on the floor bursting with laughter. In front of him was Edward who was now wearing a purple, princess, ball gown.
"Dude, you look so funny!" Ling cried trying to control his laughter. Edward just glared at him with ice in his eyes.
"Stop laughing! This was only way I could convince Linda to not tell my parents about the note." The two boys were up in the loft where the gang hangs out most of the time. It's a place for Edward and Alphonse to relax. Both of their bedrooms were up there so they basically claimed the third floor as their own. Ling got up and wiped the tears from his eyes.
"Oh I'm sorry I didn't mean to offend you...Your royal highness!" And once again Ling burst into laughter.
"Oh yeah, laugh it up now smart ass, cause you won't be laughing much longer." Ling stopped laughing and looked back up at Ed with fear.
"What did you do?" He asked a little hesitant. A second later ling was down in Linda's room wearing a pirate costume.
"I still look better than you." Ling commented. Linda was dressed up in her own sparkly pink dress and was now searching through her chest for a tiara. It was funny to think that even though Linda could be very deceptive and sneaky, she was also a total girl. She adored glitter and pink and all things girly. She was still a 10 year old girl after all.
"Got it." Lind pulled out a silver tiara with pink jewels on it. She placed it on her head and turned back to the boys, smiling with delight.
"Who's ready to play dress up?" Edward couldn't take much more of this.
"Hey, how come he gets to be a pirate?" Edward exclaimed, not happy with the girls decision at all. Linda rolled her eyes.
"Because he looks like a really cool pirate, duh." She then began circling her older brother.
"There is still something missing." She said as she examined him up and down. Edward began to panic.
"What? No, there's no need for more. Isn't this enough?" Linda quickly twirled around with a scowl.
"I'm sorry what did your teachers say again? More defiance from your son will result in him being expelled?" Edward could not begin to explain how much damage this was doing to his pride, but anything was better than the wrath of his mother. He sighed in defeat as Linda started rummaging through her beauty stuff.
"Looks like your ego is finally loosing that boost, eh?" Ling whispered with a grin and Edward just stood there brooding like a child.
"Ah, here it is." Linda had pulled out a curling iron from her drawers, and Edward's eyes went wide with fear. She wasn't really going to curl his hair, was she?
"You know, I think these might be attracting more attention than diverting it." Rose commented as the girls hid behind a plant in the cafe.
"SSHHH!" Winry had a clear shot of Alphonse and May. She had to do something. If Alphonse went out with Ling's little sister it would ruin everything. However Rose was not so concerned with the matter. She was more enamored by the cafe itself.
"Hey Winry look they have a plastic tank of different colored smoothies hanging above the chandelier. I wonder what flavors they are? Oh look it's someones birthday. They have a cake and balloons." Winry turned back to face Rose.
"Would you keep it down? We are undercover." She whispered harshly. Rose just rolled her eyes.
"Oh come on Winry, I think you might be over reacting a little."
"I'm reacting just the right amount." Winry stated calmly as she searched the cafe for a solution to her problem. It was then she spotted her answer.
"Cover me, I'm going in." Winry said as she left the plant.
"Cover you? From what?" Rose found this absolutely ridiculous, but it was typical Winry. She would always go to the extremes and sometimes, no scratch that, most times it would get her into trouble. Sure, Alphonse probably shouldn't be on a date with his best friend's little sister, but no, they should not be trying to sabotage them.
"Winry slowly crept over to a table with a burly, strong man with tattoos up and down his arms and neck. and a woman who had long blonde hair and was covered in jewels. She quickly took a seat next to the man.
"Hello." Winry said, calmly. Rose saw what she was doing and freaked a little.
"Winry, what are you doing?!" Rose tried to get her attention, but she didn't want to give herself away so she tried to whisper it harshly, the way Winry always did, but she drew no attention to her friend and continued.
The man at the table looked at Winry with a scowl.
"Who are you?" He growled.
"I'm sorry to bother you sir," She began, "but I just cam from that table over there." Winry then pointed to the table that Alphonse and May were sitting at. "and well, I hate to be a tattle tale, but I just can't stand to keep a secret. I just thought, Well, to tell you the truth," She then leaned in closer so she could talk in a whisper.
"That guy, with the blonde hair and the LCA uniform said that your tattoos looked stupid." The man perked up and started at Alphonse, who was still obliviously laughing and talking with May.
"He also said that he could take you any day in a fight, That your just a coward with no real strength. Oh yeah, and he also thinks that your lady is a tramp." Winry added to settle the deal. The woman gasped and the man turned beat red.
"He said WHAT!" The man flew out of his seat, with the lady following suite. Rose ran over to Winry, who had a smug grin on her face.
"That outa break things up for him."
"Or it may just break his bones! Are you crazy?!"
"Wow, you were quite the wild child in China, weren't you?" Alphonse loved learning more about May. Already new ideas were pouring into his brain.
"You have no idea." May smiled, but before more could be said a big burly hand slammed down on the table. Alphonse and May both jumped with surprise. They looked up to find a mountain of a man and a slim attractive woman behind him.
"I-I'm sorry can I help you?" Alphonse asked nervously, not wanting to anger the man any more.
"You think your tougher than me punk?" The man began to advance on Al and he quickly got out of his seat to back away. By now the entire cafe was watching the pair. May was also worried, but sat there in her chair, frozen.
"I think I may have gone too far?" Winry admitted nervously.
"You think!" Rose exclaimed.
"No sir, I don't think so at all." Alphonse replied as he continued to back up.
"And then you insult my woman, she ain't pretty enough for your fancy pants, HUH!" The man now reached into his pocket, and Alphonse had fear and anxiety running through his entire body.
"No sir, she very b-beautiful sir, not-not that I w-would consider her m-mine. I mean shes your w-woman, and she's w-wonderful I-I'm sure." He was now stuttering. The man pulled out a medium sizes metal rod. Alphonse was now frozen with fear. The manager was trying to push his way through the crowd that had now gathered.
"NO ONE INSULTS ME OR MY WOMAN YOU LITTLE BASTARD!" The man than chucked the rod at Alphonse. Alphonse could feel the adrenalin pumping through his body and with sheer luck he was able to doge the rod, but it bounced of the wall and flew into one of the smoothie tanks above the counter, which Alphonse was now directly underneath. Alphonse was instantly drenched in ice cold, blueberry smoothie. Angry that the rod didn't hit the boy, the man grabbed whatever else was near, Which happened to be the birthday cake, and flung it at his face.
The manager finally managed to pull himself out of the crowd to find an angry man and woman, a frightened girl, and a boy covered in blue smoothie and cake icing. He fainted right on the spot. The man only now noticed the crowd. He picked up his metal rod and turned to Al.
"You lucky boy. Next time, I'll kill ya." The man threatened in a whisper. He than took his lady and left the cafe. Alphonse sunk to the ground and May scrambled down with him.
"Oh my god Al, are you okay?" She was so frantic, and fussy.
"I-I think so." He said, still a little shaken.
"Alphonse!" Winry and Rose were shoving people out of the way to get to him.
"Winry?" Alphonse and May said at the same time. Then they both looked at each other a little confused.
"Winry? Rose? What are you doing here, and why are you dressed as...ninjas?" Alphonse questioned.
"I'm so sorry, I really didn't mean for it to go this far!" Winry exclaimed.
"What are you talking about?" Alphonse was so confused now.
"Well first you should probably know that that's Ling's little sister." Rose interrupted, gesturing to May.
"What?" Alphonse began, now even more confused. "That's impossible. Ling doesn't have a sister."
"Actually he does." May said looking back at Al.
"Wait so your really Ling's sister?"
"Well, half sister. We have the same father, but different mothers." She explained.
"Wow, this is a lot to take in." Al said, trying to process everything that just happened.
"I didn't know you knew him." May continued.
"Yeah, he's one of us." Rose replied with a smirk. Winry finally had had enough waiting and was ready to unleash her wrath on the boy.
"So now that you know who May is, you should also know that it's completely inappropriate for you two to be on a date." Alphonse eyes widened and his face turned red.
"Date? Whoever said we were on a date?" Now it was Winry and Rose's turn to be confused.
"But, the cafe, you two all alone?" Winry questioned.
"May was only helping me with my song. That's it!"
"Ooohhh." Winry and Rose said in unison, now feeling guiltier than ever.
Alphonse was mad, which was a rare sight to see, but considering that fact that he was almost hit with a metal baton, drenched in blueberry smoothie, had cake thrown in his face, and then was threatened, Well anyone would be pretty mad after that. May just sat there and listen to the three bicker. She had to admit that hearing Alphonse admit that their little outing was not a date, stung a little, but this was the first time she had ever felt something more than a fondness. there something about the young man that struck deep within. She wasn't quite sure what it was, but she wasn't going to give up so easily.
The four of them were now on their way back to Al's house. they thought it would be best to go with him, considering everything that had just transpired that day. Alphonse was ready to just fall into bed and sleep of the madness, but when he opened the front doors to the mansion he was greeted by screams.
"I said enough!" Edward and Ling came running down the stairs with Linda running after them. Alphonse was definitely surprised to find his brother in dress and curled hair, and Ling in a pirate costume.
"Look I don't care if you tell mom and dad about the stupid note! I've had enough!"
"Well, I wouldn't say you're the fairest of them all." Winry commented. Edward turned around, surprised by the sudden voice, and found the three girls and his brother standing by the door. The four came in.
"What happened to you?" Alphonse asked
"You first." Ed chuckled at his blue and white little brother.
"Ed, I swear I'll tell." Linda began, not wanting to stop all the fun she was having. Edward rolled his eyes and turned back to his baby sister.
"I said I don't care." He then proceeded to push her into the kitchen.
"We better get cleaned up before mom and dad come home." Alphonse said, but just as they were about to do just that, the door swung open and in walked Mr. and Mrs. Elric.
"And now you guys are here." Edward finished explaining to his mother what had happened to all of them. Trisha sighed.
"Uh, I leave you guys alone for one day and this happens. No matter,Girls go home, you too Ling, Alphonse go in the backyard. Your father will hose you off. Linda go upstairs and get ready for bed." The girls and Ling quickly said goodnight then headed out. Alphonse then went into the backyard with his dad, and Linda went upstairs to her room. Now it was only Edward and Trisha in the room.
"Wow," Edward began with a yawn, "It sure is late. I think I'll just head of to bed."
"Hold it young man." Trisha called before Ed could make it up the stairs. He flinched at her voice, not because it sounded bad, but because he knew what was coming next. He turned around and found his mother's stern eyes locked on him with her hands on her hips.
"Goodbye world." Edward said before walking to his doom.
"Guys, guys, look at this!" Alphonse exclaimed as he cam running into the cafeteria the next day. the whole group was sitting down eating lunch. Until Alphonse slammed a paper down on the table in front of them.
"Wow man, you almost got that in my gravy." Edward said, pushing his plate away from the paper.
"A+, I got an A+ on my love song."Alphonse then sat down in the seat next to May, who in turn blushed a little.
"I couldn't have done it without you May, i really owe you one." He continued, giving a little hug.
"Oh it was nothing." May said with a smile.
"Yeah, well you're not the only one with good news." Rose began.
"You found a job?" Winry asked, hope evident in her voice.
"Then what's the good news?" Ling asked a little confused.
"Yeah, I thought your grandma was making you enter a beauty pageant if you didn't get a job." Edward added, his mouth full of food.
"Well it turns out, I'm too old to enter the pageant now so I'm home free."
"I don't know I think I may have wanted to see you walk down the cat walk in a bikini." Ling said in a flirtatious tone. Rose gave him a glare and a smack on the shoulder.
"Well, you'll have no such luck." She said with a slight blush.
"We really went through a lot yesterday, didn't we" Alphonse said as he sneaked some food from May's plate.
"Yeah well, I don't expect we'll be going through something like that again any time soon." Edward replied.
Little did he know how wrong he was. This was just the beginning of the six teenager's journey through high school. The Polar Bears are just getting started.