Title: Transaction at the Nexus
Genre: PG-13 Roy-centric gen-fic. FMA(anime)/xxxHolic(manga).
Notes: Why is it that Roy gave up all ambition and waited contently in frickin’ FMA-equivalent of Siberia for Ed to return? Why was he spurred to command when the city was under attack during CoS? The Sue/Cross challenge inspired this answer.
Summary: Sometimes the strongest effect comes from the butterfly. (Follow the butterfly to the fake cut.)