Chapter Title: The Other Side of Maybe.
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, yet.
Rating: R, 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: +/- 2 165.
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: This is a gore-ish chapter. Disturbing images, so please proceed with caution. Also, yes Ed, Envy bites, did you forget? I’m trying to keep the chapters short to avoid pointless rambling, do tell me if you feel I’m rushing it, though.
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( Maybe it was because Envy was the last link between him and his old life, the one real spectator that had seen Edward Elric fall to pieces not once, but always. Maybe it was because Ed ached to find someone else who knew him, someone who knew the darkest corners of his mind and who didn’t look at him any differently because of it. Maybe it was because he had nothing to hide from Envy, because Envy didn’t matter; if Envy hated him, it was for a reason he would never fully understand, but which had nothing to do with who he dreamed of or what he quietly wished for at night. )