this has been an obligatory thanksgiving post

Day of Thanksgiving~

All right, I said I was going to and here I am. The obligatory Thanksgiving post of everything I’m grateful for. I could go on and say the normal things everyone does; food, clean water, a roof over my head…but in all honesty, it’s always the people. It will forever and always be the people I have in my life. 

@fvllmetaled of course you were the first person I found from canon. You barged your way into my life and I’m so glad you did. Knowing you again and getting close to you has been a privilege. As someone I consider my son, one of my best friends, and the person who saved the world I once lived in. You gave all of us a second chance back home, and now we have a second chance to repay you in this life, and I don’t feel I’ll ever be able to. I love you so much, and love getting to talk to you every day. You have such a fun and sarcastically hilarious demeanor. You’re always able to put a smile on my face. 

Trisha, you’ve been there for me since the beginning. Since meeting you, you’ve been the mom to me I feel like I never got to have in either life. You’ve stuck out for me, supported me, comforted me. You were a wonderful addition to our little family and I’m also so grateful that Ed has you again. Your smile is truly beautiful, and it gives us all hope. 

@fullmetaltrizza what can I say? Still as hungry as ever, but you also have a hunger for life and willpower beyond what I’ve seen. You are still so in touch with your chi, and your regality as a prince; as an emperor. You never fail to brighten a call with your jokes, or your outlook on life which has kept you strong. Even though you’ve been going through tough times you’re still hanging in there, which takes amazing courage. You are truly a prince of Xing, and your ancestors would be proud. 

Rebecca, we’ve only known each other a short time in this life, but you were and still are one of my best friends. Your smile and vivacious nature are so familiar to me, and it’s been wonderful falling into old habits. I’m so thrilled to see you with the love of your life, finally. To see you be happy with someone you truly love and who loves you. I look forward to our friendship growing even more, and to seeing you thrive.

Well, Winry fuckin’ Rockbell. You still influence me greatly in this life. Far beyond hair and earrings, we have grown into so much more. For nearly two years but what feels like a lifetime you have been my keeper, my best friend, one of my reasons to smile and stay strong. We’ve known each other since before any canon could’ve made us closer. We’ve stuck out some pretty rough times. We’ve fought, we’ve made up, we’ve loved and hated. But we’re still kicking, and I intend to stick around you for a long time. You can’t get rid of me now. Thank you for getting me to this point in my life; you are truly a blessing from whatever divine being looked down upon our day of meeting. You make me truly happy. 

@damuron there are no words I can say here than the ones I already say to you on a daily basis. Whatever divine power you want to believe in, it must’ve seen the love we shared and knew that one lifetime wouldn’t be enough. That we have found one another again and have been given another lifetime with each other to live and love and thrive has driven me wild in contemplation of how I got to be so lucky. With you, the man who has loved me through it all. Through war, death, childhood, grief, rejoicing, tough decisions, and victories both big and small. The fact that you have chosen to love me again blows my mind. I get tears in my eyes when I think about our future, and the fact that now we can finally have perhaps what we always wanted. Family, and happiness, without the obligations or restrictions of rank and government. Nothing is standing in our way, no risk of dying or losing each other. We have forever ahead of us, and I’m thrilled to get to spend it with you. I’m falling on broken wings, but I know you’ll be there to catch me. The fire in me, my king, my savior. You make me feel more loved than I have ever felt. And I don’t think in any lifetime I have lived or will ever live, that I will love someone as much as I love you. 

So all of you, truly, please know how thankful I am to have known you, and to have found you. It has been my greatest honor to meet you all again. 

- First Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye