Characters: Mustang, Hawkeye, Ed, Al.
Warnings: Angst, tragedy.
Summary: Sometimes, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Sometimes, it takes a tragedy to realize your destiny.
Here's chapter 5: Kain was sick.
He didn’t want to follow Mustang. He didn’t want to witness his confrontation with Edward but Falman pulled him along, occasionally glancing over at him with sympathy.
All of Mustang’s men were grieving. They were all distraught over this sudden deluge of loss; three of their comrades had been taken from them, by death or imprisonment, and their absence was like a constant ache that could not be soothed. Kain himself hadn’t slept more than a few restless hours since their journey to the border, and he could see by the bloodshot eyes of his fellows that he wasn’t alone.