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If I Loved You Less by xcgirl08 If I Loved You Less by xcgirl08
"If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it a bit more."
- Emma, by Jane Austen


SPOILERS FOR FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 108 BELOW. PROCEED WITH CAUTION


....You know, I was pretty happy with what we were given in terms of this pair.

Any actual 'canonization' of the pairing (oh, come on, we know they love each other) would have seemed....overstated, somehow; these two function almost solely in subtle gestures, underlying devotion, meaningful glances and the like, and just knowing that they're still together is more than enough.

So, I tried for something SOMEWHAT subtle here. No full-frontal snogs, at least, but enough to get the point across. As usual, any comments/suggestions/ideas/critiques are more than welcome.

Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye belong to Ms. Arakawa.

(Riza's new haircut is hard to draw.)
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lazygiverfire Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
oh the feels this gives me..
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rainhowlspl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
This is lovely. I think Royai is one of the best pairings ever created mostly because of how subtle and strong their love is at the same time.
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Gamergal218 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Totally agree with you here. What they were given and what we got to see as far as their development together was perfect for them. LOVE this piece! :D
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Kelenloth Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I really really love this. It's so subtle, and in character, yet so, SO gentle, and so intimate and lovely. I like the way you draw them both as well, as not everyone transitions between the manga art and more realistic human art well. I also love that it's raining. That just says so much about these two. It's raining. And Roy is still smiling. And they're simply.. together. And that's all they need. You're right, I've seen way too many people draw these two snogging or becoming even more physical, and I don't think that's really... it's not really what they're about. I like this better. They don't need all that to be awesome. They just need to be around each other. Thank you for drawing this, it was fantastically done! I love the real glow that the soft light and the rain give. I adore their facial expressions too.
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fazzygrl Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect quote for them. Such a subtle relationship indeed. :aww:
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Eve-Francesca Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I agree with ~Jeminia. This drawing is lovely. It definitely captures the subtleties and complexities in Roy and Riza's relationship. This piece is also very tender and sweet and I love that you've drawn them in a realistic style. That's a refreshing, nice change and they look fantastic in said style. ;) =D :love:
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nerdfighter13812 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
This is really good. I'm just glad you didn't give roy his anime mustache. That would have been painful. T.T
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Jeminia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Um... this is freaking adorable and I think it perfectly captures the subtlety and complexity of their relationship.
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saraistarr Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
So I finally read the last chapters... and I have to say, as much as I wanted a big climactic kiss or some other squee-able moment, I know inside that you're completely right. They're beautiful with their subtleness... :aww: <333 Just like this pic~
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swan-swan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Overstated or not, I'm starting to agree with rawles on the lack of mwahmwahmwah with these two...XD

Couples in the rain are always gorgeous; though the fact that he's quite clearly powerless right now is something that I'm going to have to ponder the meaning of. He's all wet.
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Nikolicious Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: Thanks so much for drawing this, it made me inmensily happy ;u; You have no idea how much i loved the expressions and the serious tone of the pic.



And the comment made it even better <33

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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Thank you so much! :heart:
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IsabelStar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Oh, god, you just had to go and quote Emma. As if the drawing wasn't magnificent enough! <3
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Well, it fits them better than anything I could think of. Thank you very much!
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graceofphotography Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so well drawn. I love when people draw them realistically instead of like in the anime. The fact that its raining makes it so much better. ♥
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Thank you!
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DraconisCrescendo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lo-lo-love this one :heart: and the realism! :heart:
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Imperilga Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I wished they did get their ending like Ed and Winry, but you do have a good point as well :aww:

lovely picture by the way, I love their expressions and the whole simplicity and peaceful nature of it all :heart:
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esp-shikatema Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Even I was a bit upset because they didn't show Royai, im happy because at least they will be together.
And another thing...Your fanart is amazing :heart:
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mizz-izzy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
I love the quote for this. It definitely fits them. You did a really nice job capturing their feelings even if their love is more subtle. Very beautiful job. :D
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Otaku-Mom Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A little goes a long way with these two. <3
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RGaijin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know what, i think you've got a point there. I mean i must admit i was miffed about the lack of canon ending like with edwin but you're right their love is subtle and not 'in your face' they don't have to have babies and smiles for a picture to show what's there between them. :nod: Totally love this btw you did them justice :clap:
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supermarshmallow90 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I confess, I haven't seen FMA apart from the wonderful English dub of Adult Swim that premieres each Sunday at one in the morning. XD But, I love these two and I've heard that the ending to the series was just wonderful. I love the piece, it is so pretty and full of tender fluff. :)
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
The manga is also pretty excellent: I would highly recommend it.

And thank you very much!
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katzypotter Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They've been together a long time, after all. :heart:
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
:aww:
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moonsrain777 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Student General Artist
You're definitely right about these two. The quote is perfect, and your picture captures the sentiment rather eloquently. (Not to mention maintaining your usual standard of awesome.)
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Thank you very much! And now I know the standard that I ought to keep living up to and surpassing. ;)
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Doxeh Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
I...I guess I agree, even though I would have killed for some makeouts ;A;

These two are so wonderful because of the subtleness of their relationship, not in spite of it.
but dammit, a hug would have been nice! or a STARE or something!

Lovely picture! I miss these two sometimes :heart:
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I know, I know... Seeing a 'Babies Ever After' picture for them would have made me pretty darn ecstatic. Well, we got the hug in Ch. 101, at least.

And thank you!
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doppelgangergrl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
I think the final conclusion I ended up drawing from the picture at the end was that she (as always) would stay by his side until he became fuhrer, and then perhaps they'll take a more intimate turn on their relationship (not sure why she cut her hair, seemed a little random, but possibly just one of those "we're showing passage of time" things). You know I think the only thing that bothered me about the series is that they NEVER stray from calling each other "Lieutenant" and "Colonel". Part of me wonders that if they even went up in ranks if they'd remember to change that.

This is a great image, and I think actually makes me feel better about the end of the series.
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Naw, the 'Lieutenant' and 'Colonel' terms would probably stick as terms of endearment in the future. :XD:

Thank you very much!
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RGaijin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep totally...its their 'honey' or 'sweetie'
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Pika-Superkiwi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
I always feel that whenever she says "Yes sir" she's saying "I love you"
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RGaijin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe :nod: in way it might be
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Tiuni Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Filmographer
You're very right, any sort of canonization would have been weird. But still, it would have been nice to give some sort of interaction. D:

But oh my goodness, this is beautiful. I love this picture, so much. You have no idea.
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xcgirl08 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Hey, at least this open end leaves lots of room for fan fiction. :D

Thank you very much!
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RGaijin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's excatly what I've been saying to myself and others since the ending..:D
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