Rating: R to NC-17.
Word Count: Approximately 41,600
Characters/Pairings: Edward/Winry, O.C.’s, Ling, Alphonse, Ran Fan
Warnings: Post 108 fic. Violence. Sex. Nudity (art).
Summary: Post Manga. On an ocean trip to Xing, Ed and Winry get swept overboard, and wind up in the middle of a war with the local island peoples.
Notes: I have based the islanders in this story on research I’ve done on the Maori, the indigenous Hawaiians, and the Tlingat peoples. No disrespect is intended.
Disclaimer: Arakawa and I are like sisters. Not.
Thanks To: cornerofmadness for her edits and readthrough, remaintobreathe (aka G. RavenWillis) for her gorgeous art, and enemytosleep for running fmabigbang, as well as posting a lost picture for last year’s Big Bang (as the story wasn’t completed), about Ed washed up on a beach that reminded me I really wanted to put Ed and Winry on a beach somewhere, and finally, dreamer1789, who kind of inadvertently inspired this story with a discussion about FMA pirates.
Archive of Our Own
Teaser: “We should’ve just crossed the Eastern Desert.”
At least, that’s what Winry thought Ed was saying. He was hanging half-way off the bunk he’d been assigned on the Wavewalker, the ship that was taking them to Xing. Plagued by nausea almost since they’d walked up the gangplank, Ed had visibly lost weight since they’d left Aeruego.