Warnings: Femmeslash, het, implied slash, polyamory, AU, swearing, violence, death.
Spoilers: None, really. There is some EoS stuff, just before events change over to an AU.
Pariings: Ed Elric x Riza Hawkeye; Gracia Hughes x Maria Ross; Alphonse Elric x Winry Rockbell x Sheska; also implied Roy Mustang x Jean Havoc.
Summary: The year is 1922. The government's changeover to a Parliament is not without conflict, and a well-planned attack shakes up more than just Central City.
Additional Information: see likeaheartbeat's userinfo
Notes: A million thanks to piroshki for all of her help and input in getting explosives and the effects of building demolition accurate, and details on how to operate old telephone switchboards.
Teaser: "I want you out from under my command because you've wasted too many of your years following a pipe dream that wasn't even yours to begin with, and one that damn near got you killed. I buried Maes, I refuse to bury anyone else. From here on out, whatever the government has planned for me, I go it alone. No more. I'm not risking you or anyone else again."
( Like a Heartbeat - Chapter 4 )
(posted to alchemy_bullets, fm_alchemist, fma_fiction, fma_rare, fma_sanity, fullservicefma)