Chapter Title: Types of People.
Pairing(s): Edward Elric/Envy; nods to Roy Mustang/Alphonse Elric and Edward Elric/Alfons Heiderich; one-sided/platonic Russell Tringham/Edward Elric
Beta: No one at the moment, sacralgral's supposed to beta this though.
Rating: PG-13, this chapter. NC-17, overall.
Genre: Angst, Romance.
Warnings: Post anime, more or less consistent with movie canon, violence, gore.
Feedback: Very welcome, please!
Word Count: +/- 1 680.
Summary: This is not what they need. This is not what they want. This is what they have, to build up something from ashes of their dreams.
Author's Notes: My birthday comes in March 24th **coughHINTcough**, and this is my birthday present, from myself to myself. But since I know it’ll take a while to finish it – plot fic’s always like that – I’m starting early and hoping to God I’m able to finish on time. That’d be sad, wouldn’t it? That my own birthday present was finished late? Though knowing myself I wouldn’t be surprised. This is, by the way, the Kindness AU I hinted at in the 100 sentences. Unlike my other works, this is an open sandbox. If you like the idea and feel like it, you’re welcome to mess with the universe once this story is over, I really don’t mind.
( Ed couldn’t understand that he was meant to be loved, because he knew he was also meant to suffer tragedy after tragedy in his attempts to fix up the world. )