Q8: Popular in Amestris, what is the day and month of “Meat Day”?
A: November 29th B: February 9th
C: March 10th D: Sig’s Birthday
B: February 9th
Column: By the way, it's a play on the words 'MEAT' and 'MEET', and means ‘a day to go and meet meat’.
- Perfect Guidebook 2, pages 98 & 167.
The word for 2 in Japanese is ‘ni’ (二) and the word for 9 is ‘ku’ (九) so together as 2/9 they make ‘niku’, the word for meat (肉). The sentence about going to meet meat is more wordplay in both Japanese and English, as it is written as “niku ni ai ni iku hi”, with ni iku (に行く), ‘go to’, being similar to niku as well.
The other answers are puns too. 11/29 is 1 1 2 9, i i ni ku, ‘good meat’ (いい肉) and 3/10 is mii to, ‘meat’ in English (ミート).
Happy Meat Day!
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Flufftober 2021, Day 12: Sleepy Kiss
Word Count: 462
Characters: Izumi Curtis, Sig Curtis
Summary: Izumi is worn out. Sig gently wakes her up to go to bed
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Most of the time Izumi didn’t let her condition slow her down. Or at least not too much. She had a business to run, a husband to dote on, and two children to train and care for. She was a busy woman and, even though overdoing it often caused her to vomit blood, she still tried her best not to let it slow her down.
Sometimes, though, it just got to her, and left her feeling tired a lot sooner than she wanted. Today was one of those days. The shop had been extraordinarily busy, Sig, Mason, and herself working hard, with Edward and Alphonse helping. There had been training after the shop had closed for the day as well. She had been focusing on the physical as well as the mental for the boys. After that it was time for dinner, and then, finally, time to rest.
The boys were in the floor, reading over an alchemy text. Mason had gone home for the evening. Sig was finishing up in the shop. Izumi was intending to go in there and help him, just as soon as she had a little rest. She had sat down on the couch, reclining back on it and then…
…part of her was aware that she had dozed off, that time was passing, but most of her was not. She was just so tired, and the radio and the boys’ chatter made for such a pleasant, soothing background that she just couldn’t help but doze off, content at the moment.
She wasn’t sure how much time had passed, but she felt a large, gentle hand rest on the side of her face. She leaned into it, sighing pleasantly.
She hummed, Sig’s voice gently breaking into her sleep.
She took in a breath, and her eyes fluttered.
“Izumi, it’s time for bed.”
Izumi opened her eyes, looking sleepily into the loving face of her husband.
“…’m sorry,” she said, her voice still heavy with sleep. “I should have come help you.”
Sig shook his head, a soft smile on his lips. “No, you were tired. It’s alright.”
She smiled up at him, reaching up to lazily wrap her arms around his neck. “You’re so wonderful.”
He leaned down, placing a kiss upon her lips, which she sleepily returned.
“Let’s get you to bed,” he said when the broke the kiss.
He pulled back just enough that he could help her up, not that she needed it, and she leaned on him, enjoying the love that she felt from her husband. They turned to walk up to their bedroom together, and, as they turned the corner, Izumi still feeling sleepy, she caught sight of Ed and Al’s disgusted faces, and couldn’t help but laugh to herself.
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