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The Binary Alchemist
HALF LIVES 3: OUR LIVES, CHAPTER 27: “MUSTANG AND THE MUCKRAKER”
By binaryalchemist
Rating: This chapter rated PG-13 for language and mature content
Pairing: Roy/Ed, Havoc/Hawkeye, onesided Riza/Roy, unrequited Al/Winry, past Al/Julia Crichton and Winry’s remarriage
Spoilers and Warnings: Post-Manga verse, Star of Milos, the FMA Novels and Prince of the Dawn game, FMA  OVA’s . Yaoi romance/angst/humor
Plot:  Roy and Ed have been together for 15 years now—Roy prepares to fulfill his 520-cenz promise to make Amestris a democracy, but just before Roy’s 50th birthday and his wedding to Edward a tell-all biography about Mustang is published  that sets the country on its ear---because the ‘truth’ about the Promised Day is about to come out, with Roy miscast as the evil genius behind it all…
SUMMARY: Roy’s unauthorized biographer, Kelley Winchell smashed Ed in the face and broke his nose. Instead of filing assault charges, he’s demanding Equivalent Exchange—and she has been summoned to an audience with the last person in the world she wants to talk to: President Mustang.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Feedback greatly appreciated---“Half Lives”, “Whole Lives” and other fics hosted at fanfiction.net at http://www.fanfiction.net/u/1651220/BinaryTales   and also at  my new host  at AO3 Thanks so much for your comments!!! (Lyrics to “Rotten To The Core” by Muriel Lillie)))
“…I wanted to tell you it’s Equivalent Exchange time—and you’ll be glad to know it doesn’t involve any loss of dignity or bodily harm—even if you did deviate my septum—“ “---Elric, you were a deviant before I ever hit you, you miserable—“ “Ah-ah-ah! Temper temper, Miss Winchell! As I said, I’m not gonna have you mop out the toilets at the C-Town Grill or make you clip Madame Christmas’ toenails. But,” his voice dropped a half octave into a chuckle that made the hairs on the back of her neck stand up, “you’re not gonna like it. “For the first time in your life….you’re gonna have to….”Collapse )