I'm sorry!! I didn't mean for it to be so long...I was busy and I lost track of time and I had a teeny bit of writer's block and...okay, you're prolly tired of excuses. Here you go:
Chapter 6: Wicked Witch (Another One)
(or, Another Gate, Eh? Suuuure…)
The singing didn’t stop.
Edward and Alphonse exchanged exasperated looks. All this celebrating, all for them. It wasn’t like they had really even done anything, or at least so it seemed to them. But the Munchkins now considered them their national heroes. They were given a big welcoming ceremony, including an impromptu parade. They were given gifts, and welcomed by such organizations such as the Lullaby League and the Lollipop Guild. The Mayor even proclaimed they would become busts in the Hall of Fame.
The Munchkins grabbed Ed and Al, and led them around the town square back to where Winry the Good Witch was standing, just next to a small pool. Just then, a large purple symbol glowed on the ground. As the Munchkins screamed and ran away, Ed and Al recognized the symbol. It was an ouroborous, the symbol of a serpent devouring itself. The mark of a homunculus.
Out of a puff of black smoke appeared the figure of a very voluptuous woman, who Ed and Al recognized as Lust. She was dressed as usual, with the exception of a pointed witch’s hat. She looked at the train car with contempt, and then stalked over to Ed, Al, and Winry. The Munchkins could be heard in the background, whimpering, “It’s the Wicked Witch!”
“Wicked Witch?” said Ed. “But I thought you said I killed her.”
“That was the Wicked Witch of the East. This is her sister, the Wicked Witch of the West. She’s much worse,” Winry explained calmly.
Great, thought Ed.
“Who killed my sister? Who killed the Witch of the East? Was it you?” asked the Wicked Witch, pointing to Al.
Sister? And why would she think it’s Al…suddenly it dawned on Ed. They must be in some other Gate, which would explain why Winry wasn’t herself, and why Lust didn’t seem to recognize them. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have accused Al of killing anyone. He stepped in front of Al. “It was me,” he said.
“It was an accident!” Al added.
“Well, I can cause accidents too,” said the Witch, preparing to draw her claws.
“Aren’t you forgetting the Red Stone?” asked Winry, still using that dreamy voice.
The Witch stopped dead. “Yes…that’s right…” she whispered, starting towards the train car. As she got nearer, the boys saw a small, glistening red object lying on the ground just outside the car.
As the Wicked Witch went to grab it, it vanished. “The Red Stone!” she exclaimed. “Give it back to me!” She turned angrily toward them.
Ed felt a slight weight in his pocket. Reaching in, he found the very stone that had been on the ground a moment ago.
Meh. Sorry it's kinda short. Deal with it. *needs sleep...*