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This is the band journal formerly known as contrailclouds, and I have no idea if anyone even cares any more but I'm revisiting Not Because They Are Easy and hopefully I'll actually finish it this time! I made some slight edits to chapters 1 and 2, just for grammar and flow and stuff like that, but I almost completely rewrote the egregious charlie-foxtrot that was chapter 3, so that's all new content and I am posting it here.

Chapter 2 here
Chapter 1 here

Chapter 3 below! With a fake cut.

Title: Not Because They Are Easy (3)
Rating: G
Pairing: Roy x Alphonse (eventual)
Wordcount: 2911
Summary: Alphonse pushes his fragile human body to experience everything, and fights to learn not only the limits of endurance and tenacity, but also what it takes to break those limits. Meanwhile, Colonel Mustang throws himself into the reconstruction of Ishval like fuel in a furnace, and believes he already knows which people understand what true loneliness is. And when everyone's efforts are thrown against the northern border to protect against the aggressive expansion of Drachma, is it possible to retain perspective for the things that still need changing?

(Not even the Reconstruction would drag him into the office on a Sunday.)

x-posted to fma_yaoi



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These are the FMA ones I have so far:

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Title: Sweet Home
Circle: OMEGA 2-D
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Pairing(s): None (Implied Everyone x Hughes? xD)
Rating: PG-13
Description: CRACK/Gag with Roy, Ed and Al hanging out with Elicia at Hughes House + Random Scar in an apron?!

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FMA GreedLing

FIC: The Future Lies in Stories of the Past - PG-13

The Future Lies in Stories of the Past

Summary: Ten years after the Promised Day Ling comes to honor some revered dead.

AUTHOR: catw00man
CHARACTERS: Ling Yao, Lan Fan, (Ling/Greed)
DISCLAIMER: The characters portrayed within are not mine. This is merely a loving response to the original work.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: I've always loved Ling's character, especially when he became Greedling and I've always head to the belief that would be a hard thing to let go. Here's a little remembrance.

AO3 | The Future Lies in Stories of the Past
FMA Riza Why I fight

FIC: A Mechanic's Passion - PG

A Mechanic’s Passion

Summary: Automail is more than shiny metal and whirling gears. To some, it’s life.

AUTHOR: catw00man
CHARACTERS: Winry Rockbell/Riza Hawkeye
COMPLETED: April 25, 2012
DISCLAIMER: The characters portrayed within are not mine. This is merely a loving response to the original work.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This follows after Pieces of a Whole, where Riza lost most of her left arm and had to have it replaced with automail. Winry made her a new one that was more delicate than most so she could continue her duties as a sniper and gun expert. This can be read as a standalone.

AO3 | A Mechanic’s Passion

All Is Not Lost, Parts I, II, & III

Title: All Is Not Lost
Author: Camudekyu
Rating: M
Characters: Roy & Winry
Warnings: Spoilers for end of the first series. Some gore & adult situations. Perhaps a touch of colorful language.
Summary: Practice losing every day
A/N: First series. Ignore the movie. This story was inspired by an NPR piece I heard about Representative Gabrielle Giffords. For those of you who are not American, she was a congresswoman who on January 8th of last year, was shot during an apparent assassination attempt that also wounded thirteen people and killed six more. She survived the shot, miraculously, and the NPR story was about some of the tremendous challenges facing those who have survived gunshot wounds to the head.

Part I: Typically, after a conversation of this duration with a woman, Roy offered up his first name. A token of his sincerity.
Part II: "It means knowing the difference between the choice that is right and the choice that is comfortable."
Part III: "I think the only person you're misleading is yourself, Roy."