I love winry (and ed) but I am so uncomfortable with the edwin ship! It feels wrong on so many levels. I mean, for one, they were more or less raised as siblings. I totally get eds admiration of her and I can accept him having a small crush on her but it just feels so wrong that they got married and had kids together. This is one of the reasons why I kind of prefer the 03 version.
(Before I started watching the anime I was 110% certain that they were blood related.)
I’m also having a hard time believing ed to not be either asexual or gay. (and this is not because of some wish for an otp to become true. There’s just something about him. And I have to admit that the original art kind of fueled that headcanon..)
You can be asexual and still enjoy a romantic relationship. I’m living proof. I mean, if a girl like Winry Rockbell came into my life and I was single at the time, I’d totes marry her and have all kinds of romantic fantasies, yet here I am, ace as fuck.
Ed very well could be ace (tho a couple scenes in canon slightly contradict that- honestly I’ve always read manga Ed as demisexual,- he only gets sexually attracted to people he forms a ridiculously deep emotional attachment to. Once he chose Winry, that was it. Literally never attracted to anyone else.) That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t want to marry Winry, nor would he be unwilling to have kids with her. He just wouldn’t really be into the sex, but that doesn’t mean he wouldn’t want to do it if it made her happy.
I think you meant to say you think of Ed as aromantic asexual, which is fine, but if you’re going to decide to headcanon characters as asexual, have the courtesy to remember we come in many different types and lots of us enjoy romance.
Also, Ed and Winry weren’t raised as siblings. They are like family, but they spent a good chunk of their childhood in seperate houses or apart for other reasons and Ed and Al were constantly going off to do their own thing, making Winry feel like she’s not “really” their sister, as she said in the manga (“Maybe if I was really their sister, they’d talk to me”.). They were never taught nor ever decided to refer to each other as siblings, Ed and Al don’t refer to Winry as their sister but as their childhood friend. And it’s pretty clear Ed developed puppy love for Winry probably before they started living together too, because they fought over who’d marry her when they were young. Ed and Al are LIKE Winry’s little brothers in that she’s close enough to them that she considers them part of her family (in the same way, to use another nerd example, Harry Potter was considered a member of the Weasley family before he even married Ginny. It didn’t mean that mairriage was incestuous), worries about them, and wants to protect them, but that doesn’t mean they ARE her brothers.