Fandom: FMA (manga version)
Character(s): Ed, Winry and a special guest
Word Count: ~2700 (for this part; ~5700 total thus far)
Rating: PG-13 (eventually, for language and what I hope will be an exciting action sequence)
Warnings: None, as long as you've kept up with Viz's English translation. Takes place in an imagined future seven years after the end of the series.
A/N: Part two of a novella I first conceived as an entry in the 2008 Ed/Winry Fire and Ice Challenge, but was unable to complete in time. (Part 1 may be found here.) When we last left our heroes, Winry had just encountered an unpleasant intruder in the West City automail clinic where she works, but don't expect an immediate resolution to her plight. I believe in cliffhangers with the passion of a thousand skull-crushing hailstorms. Concrit welcomed with an Kevlar-reinforced umbrella. Crossposted from nebroadwe to Höllenbeck (i.e. hagaren_manga, fm_alchemist, fma_het, ed_winry, fma_writers and fma_fiction).
Dedication(s): For my father, who advised me that villains never fight fair.
It was still a dark and stormy night ...