Fandom: FMA (anime version)
Character(s): Ed and ... OC? (for a very low value of O :-)
Rating: PG (for mild language)
Word Count: ~3500
Warnings: Post-series; spoilers for the FMA movie.
A/N: This has to be the fastest-developing piece I've ever written, a real Solomon Grundy of a story: bunnied on Wednesday, first draft on Saturday, beta'd on Sunday and posted on Thursday. Submitting this to the FullServiceFMA June "Beach" Challenge compressed my usual prose fermentation period down to nothing; concrit welcomed from the sentence level on up. The French has been kindly checked (and in one case donated) by la plus amiable Kerry Gibson with the assistance of Joy Bailey, but any mistakes that remain are my own. Crossposted from nebroadwe to Hoellenbeck (i.e. fm_alchemist, fullservicefma, fma_gen, fma_writers, and fma_fiction).
Dedication: For c_b_syndrome, who may have been right, at that.
Unlike most lost property, children usually had strong opinions about being handled by strangers and the last thing Ed needed was to find himself accused of kidnapping in addition to industrial espionage. He could hear Al already: we're supposed to be lying low, brother.