Word Count: ~27.5k
Characters: Roy Mustang-centric gen, Resembool ensemble
Warnings: Violence, language, past character death
Summary: [AU, diverting from first!anime canon pre-series.] After being the unfortunate sole survivor of his team in a second massacre, Roy runs from the memory of the war of Lior straight into the most infamous house in Resembool, a tiny two-story that's seen its share of death. Rather than finding solitude in his grief and a steady enough hand to finally end it all, Roy finds himself caught up in the story of the Elric family. As the pieces of their fate come together, Roy is sure of only one thing – that not all is right with the little house on the hill.
Notes: Written for the 2010 – 2011 fmabigbang challenge, which was run by enemytosleep (very smoothly and efficiently, at that!). Thanks goes to ketita for literally spending hours at a time with me on this and never letting me cut corners. She was the perfect beta reader and plot doctor! Also thanks to a_big_apple for being my go-to reader when I needed a pair of fresh eyes. ^^