which light novel is that from?
Under a Faraway Sky. It wasn’t especially well written or interesting, but it had some Arakawa illustrations and a couple cute moments and was pretty manga canon-compliant (since the dude who wrote it actually worked with Arakawa to make sure everything lined up apparently).
def my other favorite moment in it was this conversation between Ed and Al that went like this:
"Brother you need to learn to be more sensitive comforting crying girls"
"leave me alone Al"
"I’m serious remember that time Winry was crying and you just started making fun of her"
"why are you bringing that up"
"Remember how your insults got so bad she stopped crying and punched you in the nose"
"WELL I GOT HER TO STOP CRYING DIDN’T I. SEE I KNOW WHAT IM DOING"
amazing. i could 100 percent see that happening oh ed.