"Now if you'll excuse me Major Hughes, I have to take this little lady to my office." interrupted the Colonel and I sighed. "Ooh, tough times. Don't worry kid. I was scared too when I first when into his office. Distract him with some other interesting topics and he won't be so hard on you." Hughes winked at me and walked away.
"Now don't think what he said will actually work." Roy said and I scoffed. "Sure it won't. I'll just use that technique when you don't think about it." I mumbled.
He unlocked a door and walked inside. As he sat at his desk, I sat in a chair in front of him.
"There is one more test you have to take." he said and I groaned. "It isn't hard and there's no action or studying involved. Actually, you'll be able to take it now." he chuckled and I sighed sinking into the chair. "Great, then can we get it over with so I can just drop on the floor and rest my ass off. I haven't exactly had a smooth day and you're just cutting it up even more." I groaned. I could tell he was glaring at me. "I can feel that." I said talking about his glare. "Your cold eyes aren't exactly easy to ignore." I sat up and put my folded hands on his desk. "Can we just get this over with now?" I asked impatiently. "Fine, since you insist. You can go right now." he said pointing to the door. "Where is it?" I asked. "Oh...I forgot. That's also part of the test. You have to figure that out for yourself." he said sarcastically. "Great!" I exclaimed and stood up almost tipping the chair back. "Thanks for the sarcasm! Like I needed that!" I stomped out of the room in search for this room.
Once I got to the end of the hallway, I stopped and leaned against the wall. I crossed my arms and listened feeling everything around me. He probably lied. Finding the room wasn't part of the test. He either did that because he hates me or he knows I can find it on my own.
I honed in on this room he told me had to go to. He didn't even describe it. Well, that meant I had to use my common sense.
"There's no studying involved or action so it won't be outside or any place with books." I said to myself thinking. "It'll be someplace convenient. Someplace where it's always open." I scanned the places in the entire building yet I could not find a room that matched what I was thinking about. "Maybe it's someplace around here. It should..." then I found a place with a fancy door. It was a separate room from the building I was in and the room was quite small. That's where I had to go. It made sense to walk into a room with a three legged chair.
I pushed myself off of the wall and started walking towards the exit. I knew exactly where it was and I wasn't going to rest until I sat in that chair and passed the test. That was the only way I was going to rest my over exerted body. The only way to keep myself from collapsing was if I went slow and steadied my pace.
I carefully limped down the steps and out of the building only to go down more steps. The room was right next to the building and the door seemed to be big and had engraved lions on it that felt like they were fighting.
I put both of my hands on the doors and pushed them open. The air was cold inside though it held people sitting behind a desk. In the middle of the room was the tree legged chair.
"Please, sit in the chair. If it does not reject you, you can proceed to the question that will pass you." I heard the Fuhrer say and I slowly walked over to the chair. It should have been able to hold me. The legs looked stable enough to hold me if I sat down correctly.
I stood in front of the chair and sat down with confidence. The chair didn't move but it felt quite funny. I didn't sit in three legged chairs often.
"Good." the Fuhrer said. "Now, how come you want to become a State Alchemist?" he asked. That's it? I thought and shrugged in my mind.
"Because sir, I believe that I can find what has been lost but not completely forgotten." I paused but thought I could continue. "Also, I can help people. I can save innocent children's lives and I'm the only one to do it. If I can't save them, they would have died for nothing, other people would grieve and throw their goals off balance. They might not want to become who they want to be. Take Elicia, Major Hughes daughter, for instance. If I had gotten there any later, she would be beyond help and that would throw both him and his wife off balance, don't you think?" I finished.