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18 April 2011 @ 10:58 am
Fic: The Riderless Horse  
Title: The Riderless Horse
Author: bob_fish
Illustrated by: a_big_apple, almost_british and dreamer1789
Characters/Pairings: Roy and Riza (friendship), Team Mustang, Hakuro, Madam Christmas. Gen.
Rating: R for the sort of occasional gruesomeness that comes with a murder mystery
Word count: 25966 total - complete chapterfic is complete!
Summary: You've only been awake for thirty-six hours, staged a coup, fought a bunch of monsters and nearly died a few times. It's not as if you've had a tough day. Post-Manga, Slightly AU from Ch 105. What if Olivia Armstrong hadn't survived the Promised Day? The final battle is over, but the struggle for Amestris goes on - and if Team Mustang were looking forward to a little rest and recuperation, they can think again. When Fuhrer Grumman dies after only a few hours in office, Roy and Riza launch a secret murder investigation. The stakes are high: not only the country's future, but the lives of everyone they know …
Extra tl;dr note: Prequel to No Small Injury and The Phoney War. However - this fic can be read as a standalone to canon if you'd like, and as such doesn't hint at any of the pairings (Roy/Ed, Havoc/Rebecca, Riza/Miles) that emerge in those later stories.
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Prologue
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
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