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    One's impulsiveness can lead to consequences nobody could have ever imagined

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    Edward thinks he might’ve been holy once, in between his father’s and mother’s arms. Thinks he might’ve been holy helping his brother fly above the clouds.

    He thinks he might’ve been holy, before he reached for the sun. Thinks he might’ve holy before he sold his body mind and soul. Before he ignored all of his brother’s worries, his hesitations.

    He might’ve been holy once. Now all he is, is pyrite placed on a pedestal.

    Or: War doesn't abide by Equivalent Exchange

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    The prophecy talks of Sons of Adam, Daughters of Eve, talks of flesh and bone and the witch, tall and white and dead in the ground; melting, blooming, her blood wet on the new grass, a cheer in Narnia’s throats. Amarantha, cherry blossomed and wind driven and scarcely ten winters old when the world freezes and stills, expects warriors – with great swords and gleaming armour; two grown men, deep chested and still handed, two women with eyes like steel, taller even than the witch, more terrible, too.

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    Amarantha, dryad of the Western Woods, grows up with the Valiant Queen, and is tangled in her laughter, her hands.

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    There was only one thing Ed needed to do: find a way to get Al's body back. He wasn't going to worry about cheerful soulmates, narcissistic colonels, or violent Xingese assassins, but life had a funny way of fucking with his plans. Ed was sure it was Ling's fault in every possible way. Plot-heavy Edling AU.
    Part I: Chapters 1-9

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    Edward Elric started feeling more and more lonely after his wife's visits home started being more spaced out. Her job didn't leave her with lots of free time. While waiting for his brother to come back home from Xing, he gets an unexpected phone call. Said phone call ends up awakening some of Ed's deeply seeded anxieties.

    On the other side of the Great Desert, Al is getting stressed by the lack of progress he's making with his search, Mei is having family issues whilst Ling and Lan Fan are distancing from eachother.

    Everything is easier said than done.

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    Xerxes is in a golden age of scientific and alchemical advancement. Unhindered by major internal conflict like their neighbors, the desert civilization has prospered. Still, many of its mysteries have gone unsolved, including the baffling disappearance of the Elric brothers from the royal palace five years ago.

    Ling doesn't know or care about that. He's more concerned with more important things, like his next meal, or obtaining immortality to save his clan. He wants nothing to do with abducted princes or alchemically created monsters.

    Unfortunately, he doesn't get much choice in the matter.

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    Ed is in Xerxes and finds something shiny.

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    From the second he clapped his hands, Edward Elric was doomed.

     

    (̞͒Ị͖ ̥͕̊ͬa̋̀m̠̂ ̴͍̳̙̇̔͆aͫͥͪ ̫̙p̝̬̼ͭͧͤh̼̊i̫̦͂̔l̆͂ͫõ͍̟̊s̴̍̑o͉͉̓͒̃ͅpͪͮhͯͦ͒e̩̪ͦ̊̆ͅṟ̵̏’͔̝s̡̠ st̿̏ö̙̬ͥne ̖̥ͣ̐p͗͛̏o͍ͨw̼̱ͫͤe̟ͣ͐ͅr̞̍e̒̋͐d͙͕ͩ͆ ̙̦̑̒ḃ̴͈̠̇y̹͒ ̱̳aͮ͑ s̮̈́i͐͌͆n̛ǵ͕̰l̨̮̒ę̼͈ͪ̓ ̪̱̒̑souͅl̛)͈ͥ́

     

    ***SPOILER WARNING FOR ENDING OF FMA:B***

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    “Xerxes is gone.”
    The servant who’d rushed in from the door placed a hand upon the floor, leaning forwards onto it, heaving.
    From her seat beside the throne, Daitan of Xing stood, glaring down with fear more than anger, her impenetrable facade of unwavering strength broken, unable to comprehend such an impossible truth.
    “What?” she breathed, her mind whirling at the outrage of the mere prospect of the statement. Disbelief drew her face tight, paling her skin.
    “Xerxes… the people of Xerxes are gone,” the servant slowly repeated. He raised his face to look up towards her, devastated. “Every last one of them.”

    On a digging mission assigned by Olivier Mira Armstrong, a few members of the Briggs crew dig up a mineral statue of some kid. Only, they've woken him up, and he's not a statue after all, but claiming to be the Crown Prince of the ancient, fallen Kingdom Xerxes.

    ... It doesn't go that smoothly, but.

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    Perfect beings had no gender. They were God’s image, the embodiment of the Truth. This was a belief of the alchemists and, therefore, a belief of the people of Xerxes. The desert society was built on the values of alchemy, and their most central value was that of equivalent exchange.

    This is what Ling was taught in his culture lessons. Well, “taught” is a loose word- more like he learned it by reading the encyclopedia volumes that Fu gruffly tossed his way every day. As a prince of Xing, he had to know as much as he possibly could about the countries that he would be dealing with when he became emperor- presuming, of course, that the twelfth in line for the throne would (could) ever secure the throne.

    Ling could. He had a plan.

    Xerxes had alchemy. Alchemy had- according to those books- Philosopher’s Stones. Philosopher’s Stones gave eternal life. Ling’s ailing father, the emperor of Xing, wanted life, more desperately than anything. And Ling? He wanted the throne.

    Ling needed a Philosopher’s Stone. So, Ling needed Xerxes.

    Simple.

    Of course, nothing ever turns out quite that simply, does it?

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    Takes place several years after the events of "Legends". Alphonse has settled into Xing and has grown increasingly comfortable in his position there. So, naturally, Ling decides to toss him off on a new adventure with little to no prior consultation, all in the name of progress. Alphonse, being Alphonse, grabs it by the horns.

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    When the Promised Day goes all wrong, Ed sacrifices his entire existence as a toll to the Gate in order to set things right. But instead of dying, he must now live in a world where Edward Elric was never born, and everyone seems to be better off without him... or so he thinks.

    AKA: Equivalency is the heartless bitch of alchemy with no standards and Ed is getting real tired of this extremely unscientific method of measurement.

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    It was not good. But it was not evil either.

    'Chaos' did not mean 'end'.

    And sometimes, Edward needed to remind himself of that.

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    Roy swallows as they enter the capital of Xerxes. The hot sun burns down upon their heads, and his military uniform is terribly hot. The palace is up ahead, and there are crowds gathered in front of it. This was not what he had expected to return to.
    They had seen the smoke signals from miles away.

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    Don’t look at the young dukes. It was the first advice given to the officers after it was confirmed that the Hohenheim family would be visiting Amestris.

    According to Xerxian traditions, direct contact with unmarried members of a royal or noble family without the permission of the patriarch was a horrendous scandal. The Xerxian commoners who dared to commit such act of disrespect were bound to live in shame, jail or, depending on the type of contact, to not live at all. The Duke’s wife, Duchess Trisha Hohenheim, was an Amestrian woman, but rumors had it that she was raising perfectly Xerxian children, giving up on all of the Western habits from her homeland. So, as to not create any unnecessary disasters that could ruin the economic plans of Amestris, it became protocol to not even look at the kids and the soldiers got to the point of completely ignoring them to stay in line.

    But of course, Roy Mustang’s life couldn’t be that simple.

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    Edward Elric - Genius, Fullmetal Alchemist, student of Izumi Curtis, part of the small group of people to have survived human transmutation and a boy, at least on the outside.
    Edward Elric is a trans girl.
    Life just got a little harder.

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    Xerxes died at the hands of a dying man.
    Amestris is saved by a few.

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    In his quest for the Philosopher's Stone, Amestris' youngest State Alchemist uncovers a nationwide conspiracy that threatens everything he holds dear. Sound familiar? Not quite.

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    There’s a woman with a wrench and a penchant for alcoholism, and what he doesn’t know is that she’s going to change everything.

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    When Edward returns to Resembool whole with his brother, they're given a warm welcome home-- and an inheritance that bears a magnitude of importance to those long gone, but not necessarily to Edward himself.

    Now he has two options: confront his feelings on the matter of his lineage, or do his best to ignore it forever more.

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