Warnings: Language, mentions of situational violence, child exploitation.
fma_cya Prompt: I'd love to see something going wrong during a lead for the Philosopher's Stone or some other kind of military operation, and Ed's the one who gets hurt because of it, leading Mustang to realize (again) the real ramifications of having somebody so young in the military.
Word Count: Appx. 10,530
Summary: Ed gets a military assignment in New Optain that leads to nothing but trouble.
Disclaimer: At night, I sekritly dress in a cow suit and
Notes: This is somewhat alternate reality, as I picture it happening after Ed and Al’s encounter with Bald, the train bandit, but it works better before the brothers arrive in Liore. Thanks to cornerofmadness for her running commentary/edits that made this into a better story.
“I report to Colonel Mustang, out of East City.” Ed folded his arms.
“And, as a member of the military, you are required to follow orders when given them.”
His eyebrow rose slowly. “Is this an order, Major General?”
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