“…and then I lost an arm and became a state alchemist”
Already by Episode 2 ??? This isn’t fast, it’s lightning fast !
Edward Elric, 5th grade, subject : “What I did on my holidays”.
“I was fooling around with my younger bro in my dad’s study, reading books, when our mother came in. We showed her we could use alchemy, and she didn’t scold us ! She was so proud. Why did she have to say that we took after Dad, I’d rather not think about it. He’s a jerk. Our mother is a saint. But Heaven wasn’t on our side, for she had to die soon after. This was so unfair. Well, I’m not one to sit quietly and hold back. Al and I just had to get to work and revive her, human transmutation may be taboo but it was not my problem. We found a master, we worked hard, and when we came back, we were ready to do some badass alchemy. We got the recipe, the ingredients, and BAM !
Everything went wrong.
I saw the Door. I saw the Truth, one leg’s worth of it anyway. I lost my brother. I traded his soul for my arm. I affixed it in the nearest armor. But I had seen it. What I created. The horrible… thing… that was supposed to be my mother. He saw it too. That cocky moron Mustang. He still wanted to hire me. So I got the best automails you can get from the Rockbells and passed their stupid test with flying colors. I’m the Fullmetal Alchemist now, and I’m on my way to get everything back. Just watch me.”
This was my house, before…
Al is always the voice of reason, but I’m the older one, sometimes I just don’t listen.
This is our master. You don’t want to mess with her. Really. We’re in trouble now.
At that time we still thought we were on top of it…
But despite everything, I’m still 12.