Series: Original anime, but given the timeframe, much of it is probably manga-compatible.
Word Count: 1,344 in this chapter, 20k+ total.
Rating: PG for blood in the first two chapters.
Characters: In this chapter, Al and Winry.
Summary: Edward and Alphonse had a long journey to make before they ever left home.
Warnings: See the rating note. Otherwise, none.
( From Ashes, Chapter II: Blood and Steel )