Characters: Jean Havoc, Roy Mustang, Riza Hawkeye, and the rest of the group (no pairings)
Word Count: 15,339 total (1707 this chapter)
Rating: PG-13, some adult concepts.
Summary: Jean Havoc's life changes drastically. Will he or his friends ever be the same?
Warnings: Mentions of capture and abuse.
Notes: AU, set soon after Hughes' death. I don't own the characters. The cow does.
Thank you to Emma, Heather, and everyone else who helped this behemoth FINALLY come to life.
I posted this once and it was a little too daunting to read all at one sitting, so I took a friend's advice and broke it up. It's in 8 pieces, plus the epilogue. It was originally written to be read all at once, so I apologize if the “chapter” breaks are a bit awkward. I really worked hard on this, and I would very much like some constructive feedback- what is good? What is bad?
On Monday- the first day that Jean didn't show up for work- his coworkers figured that he was hungover, getting over yet another failed date or sick; or some combination of the three. No one was terribly worried.