Author: Ambre [hieronymousb]
Pairing: Ed x Envy
Rating: R for this chapter, NC-17 overall. [If for some freakish reason you are scrolling through this story looking for the porn, it was in chapter 12; I'm going to give you fair warning that there won't be any further porn for several more chapters, but YES, there will eventually be more]
Genre: Multiple. In this chapter: probably shading towards drama. And angst. Oh God at the Ed angst.
Warnings: Language. Some semi-graphic sexual introspection. Heavy, wordy type prose. No Envy here. [Sorry, but he's back in the second part!] Slowest fanfic pacing probably ever. Usual WL fare.
Spoilers: Wholesale series spoilers! This is a post-series AU, after all!
Beta'd by: perivates and parallax_view. Special thanks to asingulargirl, who saved me from ridiculous errors.
Notes: This chapter involved a lot of actual research. Links to more information will be forthcoming at the end of the second part. (I lied and said I'd wait until I was done to cross-post this chapter, but I changed my mind.)
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(No field could be so dry as this train yard, he thought, yet all the tears in his body would not irrigate it properly. Shedding them was pointless.)