2 Works in Riza Hawkeye/Undisclosed
7 Apr 2017
According to legend, everyone has a soulmate.
Using a pen passed on from generation to generation, the seeker must voluntarily write on the back of their hand in order to make contact with their person on the other end of the Red String of Fate. Once initial contact has been established, an unbreakable connection is formed between the two soulmates. They are each able to feel the other's love, pain, pleasure, and even hunger if a good piece of pie is nearby.
Winry and Alphonse are in love with the idea and believe it to be true. In fact, neither can wait for the chance to use their pens. Edward, on the other hand, thinks it's a load of bullshit and one shouldn't rely on stories to determine who they can love. As for Roy, he refuses to even so much as touch the pen left to him by Maes Hughes, believing no one would want a man as broken as he.
Whether it be out of hopeless romanticism or the kind of curiosity that killed the cat, what would happen if one were to write on their hand?
And when an investigation ensues over a string of murders spread throughout Central, will those bonds last or change under the pressure to catch the culprit?
Rebecca knew the academy was going to be hard, but it's still an adjustment.