Genre: gen, mystery, family
Characters: Ed, Al, Hohenheim
Rating: PG-13 (T) for brief language, general mindfuck towards the end
Word Count: 5500 or so
Summary: With Hohenheim suddenly resurfaced, Edward restive, and Dante's house quite possibly more of an enigma than the Lady Dante herself, Alphonse finds himself in a situation that's much more than he bargained for.
Notes: Post-Greed!arc (anime-verse) alternate timeline, which basically means that instead of doing whatever it was they actually did, the Elrics instead elect to stay in Dublith and search through Dante’s alchemic journals. Written for dreamer1789 for the March-April round of fma_exchange. The prompt was something to the effect of, “Ed+Al+Hoho, with emphasis on mystery/family genres and psychological introspection.”
"The guy is missing for a decade, and then shows up at this house like it's nothing out of the ordinary? And he acts like he thinks he can pick up where he left off and be 'Dad' now! you CAN'T think that's normal, Al. We've seen stranger things, but there is no way in HELL that's normal."