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In Summer

“You’re studying again, aren’t you?” Ken resisted the urge to sigh, and pushed the bangs away from his face by hand. “You know, Daisuke, even I need to study. And you should, too — don’t you have exams coming up? … Continue reading

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In Cups

Nearly three years have passed since Edward officially entered military service; Riza looks at him and sees a man who’s growing into his body, the soul waiting for the flesh to catch up. She looks at Alphonse and sees the … Continue reading

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However It Starts

“Ku-ro-sa-ki-ku-n.” “Huh?” He looked up, blearily. “Inoue?” She tipped her head to one side. “You looked like you were dreaming about something intense,” she told him. “Like this.” She pressed the tips of her index fingers to the corners of … Continue reading

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hands

She is skilled at her professions, the both of them. In her hands are the memories of fighting, cooking, and the proper way to dress a recently-slaughtered cow or deer. Give her a piece of chalk, and she knows she … Continue reading

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Growing Up

Temporary transfer back to East City was beginning to sound like a Very Good Idea to Ed. While the library left a lot to be desired, and the area was generally slower at picking up new ideas or theories, it … Continue reading

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Fortune

“What is that?” “It’s a fortune-teller,” Roy said, utterly bland, like it should be inherently obvious. “You put it on your fingers and let it tell you your fortune. Alicia Hughes sends this with her fondest regards.” Ed gave him … Continue reading

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For an Eye

It was hate at first sight. That’s what Heimdall tells himself, with the heel of his hand pressed over his missing eye, as though the pressure can massage away the constant, lingering headache. Hate at first sight, which is an … Continue reading

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Morning

When he sees them from a distance, he always makes the mistake of thinking her hands are delicate. They are slender and white, and move with quick confidence as she works. It’s when he catches them in his own, presses … Continue reading

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firstborn son

The sins of the father, passed on to the son. She is, he thinks, like the flowers she loves–delicate and beautiful and far too short-lived. The baby that Rockbell’s son puts into his arms barely weighs anything. He has books … Continue reading

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Festival

“Ban-chan …” “No.” “But, Ban-chan …” “Ginji, no. We can barely feed ourselves, and where the hell are we going to keep a goldfish?” Ginji pouted, but Ban looked away before he could be suckered in by those large, sad … Continue reading

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Der Neid

There is a little cluster of trees, down by the river, that the older kids whisper is haunted. The most popular story is that a murderer managed to escape from Central’s stern prisons and found his way there, only to … Continue reading

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Equivalent Trade

You cannot gain anything without giving something of equal value in return. That is the principle of equivalent trade, by which so many alchemists live their lives. However, nothing dictates the form of what must be sacrificed. He has poured … Continue reading

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Earring

“What is that?” Himiko peered curiously at Ban, leaning in close. Irritated, he leaned away. “An earring,” he said. “What the hell’s it look like?” “An earring? Really? What for?” She reached out to brush the thick shaggy hair aside. … Continue reading

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dreamscapes

Ban, over the years, has become a master of crafting dreams. When the split-second window of the Jagan opens and he looks inside a person’s soul, he knows instinctively what to go after, what sort of weaknesses or joys he … Continue reading

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dreaming

She has a dream she has told no one else. It’s the spark which warms her in winter, after she’s shoved the snoring dog off her bed. She dreams she will be outside one day, and see them walking down … Continue reading

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