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The Binary Alchemist
HALF LIVES 3: OUR LIVES, CHAPTER 45: “THE JEWEL IN HIS CROWN”
By binaryalchemist
Rating: This chapter rated PG 13 for language -short chapters due to LJ.
Pairing: Roy/Ed, Havoc/Hawkeye, past Hughes/Roy, references to Ed and Winry’s divorce and Winry’s remarriage
Spoilers and Warnings: Post-Manga verse, Star of Milos, the FMA Novels and Prince of the Dawn game. 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…
Chapter Summary: Roy Mustang has faced the Amestrian Parliament in a closed session to reveal at last the events of The Promised Day—and the last word will be Ling Yao’s, as Parliament learns of the final Philosopher’s Stone-and what became of it…
A/N: 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 for reading!After a stunned silence, the Prime Minister cleared her throat and choosing her next words with great precision, as if she truly did not want to hear the answer to the question she offered to the Celestial Emperor of Xing: “And where is the last stone now?” Ling brightened, and for a brief instant Edward could have sworn he saw an echo of ‘GreedLing’ in his old friend’s expression….Collapse )