June 16th, 2009

FMA: Ed new beginnings

[Fic] FMA: Catalysis, Roy/Ed, Arc I: Chapter 01

Make way for the epic, people. Here we go.

Title: Catalysis (click for full details, also available on FF.N)
Writer: iluxia
Editor: aventria
Words: For this chapter, ~9000
Genre: General, Drama, Romance, Action-Adventure, Political Intrigue, Mild Angst
Rating(s): PG-13 to NC-17 (chapters will be marked accordingly)
Warning(s): YAOI (slash). Blood and gore, violence, possible future mature content, language.
Pair(s): Roy Mustang / Edward Elric (eventual); Roy Mustang / Maes Hughes (past); Envy / Edward Elric; no other pairs established as of yet.

Summary: We have all watched Edward's struggle to regain his brother's body and undo the past. We have read stories in which he succeeds to do so, and some in which he does not. Now let's try for something different.
This time, let's ask: what if, ultimately, Trisha Elric never died?
Watch as Edward Elric walks a path markedly different from the old, meeting the people who will help shape his perspective, challenge his beliefs, further his science -- all the while getting himself entangled in a momentous mess that began centuries even before he was born.
Because after all, though a path might be deviant, no path is wrong.

( "Even as you look into the abyss, so the abyss looks also into you." In which the story commences, and Edward learns how it feels to drown in a hell's worth of pain. )

Contemplated long and good if I should release this now or to wait, but I guess I just couldn't wait. Do leave your thoughts, you lovely lovely people~ ♥ (Yes, the story actually has its own community made for itself. Because it's going to be epic, and I shudder at the thought of cluttering my neatly organized journal with all its scary epicness. catalisis is the community, do visit if you feel so inclined.)
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