EDWARD ELRIC is going to be the bEST fATHER EVER oKAY anyone else who says differently is selling something dO NOT worry your pretty little mind. Because there’s something about having a shitty parent growing up that makes you wanna be the legit best parent ever for your kids because you don’t want them having a shit life and going through what you did bUT I MEAN COME ON. Ed freaking out when that baby in Rush Valley was born?? He was ECSTATIC. Imagine when it’s HIS KIDs being born—awesome awesome awesoooome—and how he played with Nina and Alexander and how kind he was to Elysia, and he’s already leader of the Winry fan club, he’s going to be the most wonderful—albeit awkward at first—husband oh my god. Like he’s gonna get all the traveling out of his system and finally wanna go home and start a family because going home was always what he and Al had always wanted and if he has to travel oh god the kids are coming because he doesn’t want them to have to see his silhouette against the morning sun as he leaves??? He’s gonna transmute (more likely have Al pfft) them mobiles with skulls on them and make THE WORST dad jokes because they will revolve around SCIENCE and be like “if you don’t listen to your mother this will happen to you too” and then show off his automail leg and he’s gonna barge into the Brigadier General’s office with this determined look on his face and Roy will just be like oh jeez what is it now fullmetal and Ed will just pull out one of those huge wallets filled with pictures and just start utterly gushing and Roy will silently cry because history was repeating itself and there’s no way that brooding teenager could become anything like Hughes but he does and as far as I know, that seems to be the general consensus for the entire fandom. Ed is an A++++ papa.