Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Characters: Al, Ed, Baby!Rockbell-Elric
Summary: Al listens to Ed whine, and offers a solution.
Warnings: Post-108 fic.
Disclaimer: So very not mine.
fanfic_bakeoff prompt: Tutorial/Father
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“Where’s Hughes when I need him?” Ed grumbled, picking up his Simon’s legs to slide a clean diaper under his butt.
Leaning his shoulder against the doorframe, Al stayed far out of waterworks range. He wriggled his fingers at Simon, who giggled and attempted to kick his feet, still clasped in his daddy’s hand. “I thought you had this all figured out, Brother. You don’t get sick any more changing diapers.” Winry had written Al about Ed’s first attempts at diaper changing, and Al had promptly read the letter out loud to Ling and Ran Fan. If Ed knew Ling had nearly commissioned a peeing statue to be sent to Rezembool, someone would be dead. Al wisely kept his mouth shut.
“It isn’t just changing diapers!” Ed patted some corn starch on Simon’s backside, in hopes of avoiding diaper rash. “There are a lot of other things I need to know.” He whined, making Simon crow in response. “That’s right, laugh at your dad,” Ed groused, though he tweaked Simon’s nose before bundling him up in the diaper. Picking Simon up off the table, Ed kissed his son’s forehead, snuggling him close. “I mean,” he said over the baby’s head, “how do I know what to do when he gets sick? Am I crazy for wanting pictures of everything he does?”
“Ask Granny and yes. You don’t need a tutorial, Brother. You just need common sense. Simon’s a happy baby! You and Winry are lucky.”
Ed’s hopeful expression nearly made Al laugh. Fortunately, he managed to keep it inside. “Yes, Brother. Now, take care of your son, and your wife, and believe me when I say you’re a good dad.”
“You’re a good brother, Al.”
“Of course I am.”
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