you know, something that really strikes me about riza in the battle with lust is how quickly she falls into this idea that roy is dead. like all lust says is ‘oh yeah i got rid of the other one too’ and riza doesn’t even question it. objectively speaking, she has no reason to believe that lust is telling the truth. she’s clearly their enemy, she has no solid proof, and it’s implied that she only left havoc and roy to ‘die’ instead of actually being there to watch it happen.
so why does riza immediately think mustang is dead? why does this woman who is shown to be level-headed and prepared for any battle situation, who has stuck by her superior for so many years and has pledged her loyalty to protecting his life immediately believe the word of an unreliable enemy to the point where she starts crying and screaming and blindly shooting because she thinks roy was taken away from her?
it’s moments like this that truly reveal what we all know and love about roy and riza’s relationship. as smart as they are, as battle conscious as they are, as experienced as they are, they will both throw literally everything out the window if they think the other is in danger. riza, without a shadow of doubt it seems, believes lust when she says roy is dead. roy stupidly exposes his involvement to the enemy when he hears riza being attacked over the phone. roy actually considers committing human transmutation when riza’s throat is slit.
these two are oh so weak for each other that it will never cease to amaze me that people think they’re anything less than canon.