Fandom: FMA (manga version)
Character(s): Al and Ed.
Word Count: ~1500
Warnings: None (we all know Ed can get colorful when he's annoyed, right?). Takes place in an imagined future after the end of the series, but without spoilers.
A/N: I thought I had settled in my own mind how I expect the story to end, and then this piece pops up out of nowhere to contradict half of my assumptions. Concrit welcomed with jiaozi and chaofan. Crossposted from nebroadwe to Höllenbeck (i.e. hagaren_manga, fm_alchemist, fma_gen, fma_writers and fma_fiction).
Dedication(s): For fmanalyst and cornerofmadness as a joint belated birthday present, because they made me think.
Al understood that he should just let it go -- walk away and give his brother a chance to cool down -- but damn it, Ed was a guest in his home and he wasn't going to be chased out of his own kitchen.