Series: Original anime. During the Elrics' time living with the Tuckers.
Word Count: 3,654
Characters: Al, Ed, and Shou Tucker; Mustang, Hawkeye, and Hughes.
Summary: How the Elric brothers’ journey might have ended before it ever really began.
Warnings: Gore and major unhappiness.
( The steps creaked under Alphonse Elric’s heavy tread as he made his way down the stairs. )