Beta Names: cornerofmadness, suspicious, bob_fish for one particular section.
Artist Names: dreamer1789; Yoporock.
Rating: Teen edging into Adult for violence.
Wordcount: Approximately 52,000
Pairing/Characters: Edward/Winry UST, Al/Paninya, Al/Various Others, Riza/Roy.
Warnings: Future!Fic, triptych piece for Miss the Journey and Nothing Gold Can Stay but it isn’t necessary for you to have read either of those ficlets to understand this story. Violence, murder, alcohol abuse, light mentions of drug use, light mentions of multiple-partner sex. Oh, and language, though warning you of language in an FMA fic just seems like overkill.
Summary: After being away for many years, Edward and Alphonse return to East City to find Winry Rockbell being hunted by a sadistic murderer. Can they find him and repair their relationship with Winry before it's too late?
Disclaimer: Just playing in Arakawa’s sandbox. I promise to dust off the toys and put them back where I found them when I’m done.
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There was a long pause that made Edward consider looking up. Winry might have an expression on his face he didn’t want to see. Her ankle, on the other hand, didn’t give him an exasperated look, didn’t roll its eyes, didn’t flip its hair. Just stood there, in its pretty patent leather shoe and silk stocking. A long sigh rippled out from above him. Edward still didn’t look up. “I don’t know what I’m going to do with you.”
Edward’s lips thinned. “I’m not your problem, Winry.” He wished his whiskey wasn’t still on the kitchen floor. “I haven’t been your problem for a very long time.”
The air crackled around his head like a lightning strike. “You’re right, Edward, but you’re my problem tonight.”
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Crossposted and fake cuts to my LJ. All chapters are included in this cut, including the ficlets that set up Miss the Girl. Contact links to the artists are included under their art for the story, so please please please go tell them you love their art!