Warnings: Crossover with Sandman
Spoilers: Serious spoilers for the last several chapters of the manga
Characters/Pairings: Al, Death of the Endless
Summary: Waiting at the Gate, Alphonse meets someone.
Fake cut to AO3:
(“Am I dead?” Alphonse asks, afraid. His heart is pumping, and there is adrenaline flowing in his blood. He doesn’t feel dead.
“Not yet,” she says, smiling. She looks very old suddenly, but her smile is comforting. “You’re just very close. Almost in my realm, but not quite.”)
You don't need to know anything about Sandman to get this, really. Death of the Endless is in it (she is who she sounds like). Her older brother is Destiny of the Endless, in whose book all our paths are written.