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For Edward Elric Lovers--Part 2 You awaken slowly to find that it's 9:00 in the morning. Why didn't my alarm ring?! You leap out of bed and run to the shower, thinking, it's Ed's birthday, I have to give him my gift!
Ed, however, is fast asleep at this time. He and Alphonse took the day off to enjoy themselves.
Ed stirs from his slumber. "Hey Al..."
Alphonse wakes. "What is it, brother?"
"I think getting an early start on the day would let us really enjoy every minute."
He thinks it over for a moment, then answers, "Sure. Do you want to invite _______ along?"
"Of course! I'll call her." As soon as Ed touches the phone, it rings. He jumps out of bed, scared out of his wits. After a moment, he picks up the receiver. "Hello?"
"Ed!" you answer, happy to hear he's awake. "We need
Teenage TaoismGiving birth is the closest I’d ever felt to dying.
Before that, my near death experiences had consisted only of my silent announcement of pregnancy—silent, being that my social media accounts were all deleted almost simultaneously and I never returned to school in the fall, saying without really saying that I had caught the malicious disease of “teenage pregnancy”. I’m sure the whisper spread in the hallways like the Bubonic Plague. That September, sitting at home on what would have been the first day of my senior year, I imagined friends I’d never talk to again saying “she was only seventeen, and so full of life!” at my absence in the cafeteria tables, as if they were attending my funeral instead of talking about me behind my back.
"Full of life," I had snorted then, folding a never ending stream of what had once been my own baby clothes. "Literally."
I walked around like a zombie for the months of my pregnancy, deciding t
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