I know I haven't updated in a while but this situation certainly deserves some focus. I was on my way home and spotted Alphonse. That wasn't terribly surprising on it's own but he sounded so... lost and empty. I wasn't used to that. Admittedly, I haven't known Alphonse that long and I certainly don't know him as well as some of the others, but people in general should never sound that alone. Maybe I'm just a sap or a pushover but I couldn't leave him wandering the streets in that state. Nobody should have to go through something like that by themselves.
So I invited -- well, more like urged -- him upstairs to my dorm and we talked for a while. I was extremely worried about him when we first started talking. Alphonse is a good person and has already been through more than his fair share of suffering. He and Edward both, at that.
I'm not so sure he wanted to come up and talk at first but I'm glad he trusted me enough to open up in the end. I know I can't fix all of his problems and I don't try anything of the sort but it's nice to think I helped at least a little.
I do like my co-workers but I don't spend any time with them away from the office. I associate with people, of course, but Alphonse is the only person I think I can safely assume to be friends with. And, friends or not, I made a promise that I DO intend on keeping, hence the lack of detail to my entry.
I really hope that Alphonse and Edward can sort this out. They need each other and it would be horrible to see them distance themselves over something that seems so small in the face of everything else they've been through and strived for.