Series: FMA manga/Brotherhood
Word Count: 1,167
Characters: Roy/Riza, various others
Summary: Roy and Riza gets an unexpected surprise when it's time for the baby to be born.
Warnings: None except lots and lots of fluff.
Author's Notes For seaweed_fma! This is the first story from this this meme and she requested Roy/Riza family fluff. Hers goes first because it's her (late) birthday present. :) I hope you enjoy!
Unbeta'd, so there are most likely a bunch of grammar mistakes here and there. D: Oh, and quick note: in this story Havoc gets his legs back from the Stone (like in Brotherhood) and is back to work with the team.
Today was another ordinary day at work for Roy and his men. Breda, Fuery, and Havoc were busy getting through the paperwork and Roy was too, but his mind soon drifted away from that. He was already aware there was someone missing in his group.
There were only three more weeks until his and Riza’s baby was due, so she had to be out of work for the last leg of her pregnancy. Riza was doing very well, but Roy noticed her stomach had gotten much bigger than he expected; he assumed not every women’s pregnancy was the same. It was still unbelievable to him that he and Riza would be parents of a child soon, but he was looking forward to it.
Today Riza was with Edward and Winry for lunch. The couple was at East City for a visit and wanted to take Riza to a small restaurant they went to all the time. Roy was fine with that and hoped his wife enjoyed herself. He suddenly lost his train of thought when he heard the phone rang. Roy picked it up and answered.
“This is General Mustang speaking. Edward? Why you’re calling? Riza is having the baby now?” Roy screamed, a shocked expression spreading across his features. At the corner of his eye, he saw Fuery, Havoc, and Breda staring at him in surprise while still listening to Edward. “Okay, I’ll be there as soon as possible.”
“Chief, if I’m not mistaken, did I just hear you say the Major’s having the baby right now?” Havoc pointed out, talking about Riza when he said her military rank.
After putting the phone down, Roy turned and said, “Yes. I need to go to the hospital now!”
Roy would never forget the alarmed looks on the men’s faces when he said that.
Upon arriving at the hospital, Roy and his men met up with Edward and Winry.
“Is she all right?” Roy asked them, panic shown all over his face.
“She’s at the delivery room now,” Winry said in a reassuring tone.
The general sighed in relief and let himself smile. “That’s great to hear.”
“Nothing to do now but wait until the baby comes, then?” Breda said.
“Actually, I want you guys to make some calls.” Instantly his face was set. “Breda, call Falman and let him know about the news! Havoc, see if Grumman and Madame Christmas can be able to come to the hospital soon!”
Not wasting any time Havoc and Breda yelled “Yes, Sir!” to Roy, saluted, and rushed off.
Several hours passed since news of the baby coming came. Breda told Roy that Falman, who had stayed at Briggs shortly after the Promised Day, was very happy hearing it and expects an update as soon as the baby was born. Both Madame Christmas and Grumman arrived not long after they got the call from Fuery. Everyone waited calmly while Roy paced back and forth.
“Roy -boy, when you’re going to sit down and relax?” Chris said, staring at him in concern.
Roy halted and laughed sheepishly. He rubbed the back of his neck. “Sorry, I’m just really anxious.”
A chuckle escaped out from Grumman. “Understandable. I was like that too when Riza’s mother was born.”
A sad smile was pulled at the corners of Roy’s mouth. He remembered Grumman telling him how he got separated from both his daughter and granddaughter, Riza not even two years old when that happened. Roy was glad, though, that Grumman got together with Riza and be able to see his great grandchild about to be born.
All was quiet for a short while until a cry was heard from the distance. Roy’s heartbeat quickened.
“Congratulations my boy, you’re a father now,” Grumman said, his grin showing teeth.
Everybody in the room erupted in joyful cheer. Roy, on the other hand, wore a huge smile on his face. He, a father now.
“General Mustang?” a female voice suddenly said. That caused Roy to turn around and see the doctor smiling at him.
“Yes, that’s me,” Roy said, trying not to sound too excited. “Is Riza and the baby doing fine?”
Beaming, the doctor nodded. “They’re doing great, no need to worry.”
“So, do I have a grandson or granddaughter?” Chris asked, smirking.
“Actually…” Before answering, the doctor faced Roy and said to him, “Your wife actually had twin girls!”
At that moment Roy’s face turned pale. He was already nervous over being responsible for one baby, and twins meant…
Oh crap, two babies?
Before Roy could think anymore, he fainted and everything went black.
Roy regained consciousness a few minutes after and went inside Riza’s room. His wife was holding one of the twins while Chris was holding the other. Both babies were bundled up in pink blankets.
“Finally you woke up,” Chris said, giving Roy a teasing smile.
Roy scowled. “Hey, at least I wasn’t outcold.”
“True.” Chris made a short laugh and then said, “Here Roy, say hello to one of your daughters.”
When Chris handed the baby girl to Roy, he gasped and held her carefully. Roy was afraid his daughter might fall because of how tiny she was, but all was well. For a second he thought he was dreaming.
“Hi, there. I’m your father,” Roy said in a warm tone as he was looking at her. The baby cooed in response.
“All right, I’ll leave you lovebirds with your girls for now. Expect me to come back soon.”
Roy and Riza said goodbye to Chris before she left the room.
“Chris told me you fainted after finding out I had twins,” Riza said, amusement laced in her voice. “I have to admit, I was surprised myself.”
“Neither of us expected this. However, as the saying goes, two is better than one.” He gave Riza a quick kiss. “Now, what should we name our daughters?”
Despite looking very exhausted, Riza wore a thoughtful look. “Well, we already decided Alyssa if we had a girl. Now we need to come up with another one.”
Already, Roy had a name popped up in his mind. “How about Miranda? I remember you telling me Miranda would’ve been the name of our second daughter, which ironically she’s here now.”
Riza offered Roy a tired smile. “Ironic, indeed. But yes, Miranda sounds wonderful.”
Roy leaned down to press his lips on Riza’s cheeks and grinned. “You made me the happiest man in the world.” He stole her mouth for another brief kiss and then had his forehead touched hers, the both of them gazing at one another lovingly.
Ever since Roy had Riza working for him, he convinced himself the both of them would be nothing more than friends and comrades despite him very much in love with her. Now here they are, happily married a few years already and with their first two children. Roy was glad everything worked out in the end and wouldn’t trade this moment with his family for the world.