Type: Post-anime AU plotfic, featuring alchemical time travel and a ten-year-old Roy Mustang.
Warnings: Language and hints of one of Roy Mustang's past love affairs.
Author's Notes: This story starts in an AU in which Edward Elric was not catapulted into another world at the end of the series, and Al did not lose four years of growth and memory in regaining his body. Other AUs will make an appearance through the story. When the kaleidoscope turns, we're in a different timeline.
Summary: The State Alchemists were disbanded years ago. The homunculi have been destroyed. Amestris is finally enjoying some peace--until one of Brigadier General Roy Mustang's old flames brings him evidence that someone is tampering with powers that could tear him and his world apart.
In another version of history, Maes Hughes is a Central City police detective, with a very strange case on his hands.