This is the first part of a fic in which Edward has been thrown in prison for creating a Philosopher's Stone with human lives. This universe is based on 'In Living Memory' by mikkeneko - if you read that fic first, this will make more sense, but you don't have to read it to understand. (Although you ought to! It's great!)
be warned: SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 45 AND BEYOND. Not in *this* chapter, but in chapters to come.