Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Characters/Pairings: Edward Elric, Winry Rockbell, Alphonse Elric, Paninya, Zolf J. Kimblee, Riza Hawkeye, Roy Mustang, Alex Louis Armstrong, Frank Archer, Olivier Milla Armstrong (Ed/Win, Paninya/Al)
Words: Over 50,000
Rating: R – M
Summary: What if Kimblee didn’t die in the Promised Day battle? What if Grumman wasn’t available to step in and take control of the country? What if the alchemists were suddenly considered Enemy Number One by the military?
Warnings: This is an alternate reality, and as such, things do not happen quite the way they did in the manga; people live, people die, people remain alchemists… There will be violence, deaths, sex, and other stuff. You may also recognize at least one character from the 2003 anime, however, they may be different than how you remember them.
Disclaimer: Arakawa’s world is hers. This is a tribute to her incredible work, and as such, I make absolutely no money.
Notes: Thanks to my first readers, gaia_lulia, anat_astarte, and cornerofmadness. Thanks especially to seta_suzume, who agreed to do some beautiful art for this monster!
Riza tried to tell herself it couldn’t be true, but she knew better than anyone else how flame alchemy worked. Those bodies belonged to men who wouldn’t be coming back from the dead, not like Maria Ross.
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