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FMA Fic: "Brave New World" 14-15-16/?

Title: Brave New World – Similarities
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Author: evil_little_dog
Characters: Winry, Ed, Al
Words: 264
Rating: Gen
Summary: Even though it’s a different world, there’re still things that are the same.
Warnings: Angst? Crossover between FMA Manga/FMA Original Anime.
Disclaimer: Arakawa owns both these worlds, Bones pays her bills, and I just write fanfic.
Note: Written for the prompt of ‘ouch’ for fanfic_bakeoff.
Part One: Through the Back Door
Part Two: Aftermath
Part Three: Reminders
Part Four: Under Any Circumstances
Part Five: Lost and Found
Parts Six-Seven-Eight: Cold Comfort, Equivalent Exchange and In the Hallway
Part Nine: Discussions
Part Ten: Telephone Call
Parts Eleven-Twelve-Thirteen: Simple Requests, Tell Me a Story, No Tears

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“I don’t want anyone but the old hag working on me,” Ed grumbled, folding his arms best he could with the IV in place.

The doctor standing over him was adamant. “The shrapnel needs to come out now, Mr. Elric. Do you have any clue what metal poisoning could do to your body? Postponing the surgery will cause even more damage to your body. You should have been taken into surgery the minute you arrived.”

Ed knew why he hadn’t; his visible wounds were enough to worry about. And Al. Who watched the argument with weary, but laughing, eyes. “He’ll have the surgery, doctor,” Al said, nodding his too-large-for-his-body head.

Shooting a scowl Al’s way, Ed reluctantly agreed and the doctor made notes on the chart at the end of his bed. “If something goes wrong, I’m blaming you,” he told his brother as the doctor left their room.

Al grinned. “You’ll be fine, Brother.” Turning that sunny smile at Winry, he said, “Tell him!”

Winry shook her head slightly, surprised. “I’m sorry. I was thinking.”

“About what?” Even though he could guess the answer, Ed couldn’t help but ask.

“Ed would’ve done anything to avoid surgery.” Winry shrugged slightly. “He’s…he was terrified of needles.”

Ed scoffed. “It’s just a pinch. ‘Ouch’. There’re things a lot worse than needles. ” A faint, teasing grin slipped onto his face. “Like you. With a wrench.”

Winry’s surprised expression twisting into a scowl and Al’s sudden laugh stretched Ed’s grin into a goofy smirk. For all the different things in this world, there were similar things, too.

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Title: Brave New World – Discussions II
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Author: evil_little_dog
Characters: Sciezca, Winry
Words: 300
Rating: Gen
Summary: Sciezca wants to know more about the strange Elrics.
Warnings: Angst? Crossover between FMA Manga/FMA Original Anime.
Disclaimer: Arakawa owns both these worlds, Bones pays her bills, and I just write fanfic.
Note: Written for the prompt of ‘ouch’ for fanfic_bakeoff.

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“So, Ed’s going to have the surgery,” Sciezca said, digging through her salad as if excavating for a nugget of gold buried in the greens.

“Mm. He agreed to it after Al yelled.” Winry smiled faintly at the memory before sobering. “They’ll do it tomorrow, so he and Al can recuperate together before we go to Rezembool.”

Sciezca found something worth eating, spearing it with enthusiasm. “I’m surprised the military’s letting them go.”

Winry sipped her coffee. “Why wouldn’t they? It’s not like they’re any threat right now.” She kept to herself that Ed was often a threat, regardless of what condition he might be in.

Sciezca gave her a long look, one saying she knew what Winry didn’t say. Abandoning the salad, she leaned across the table. “I can’t wait ‘til we’re in Rezembool! I want to know everything about their world.” Though she tried to keep her face schooled, Winry couldn’t help a twitch, enough to make her friend’s eyes widen behind her glasses. Sciezca lowered her voice even more to ask, “They told you something!”

Winry shook her head. “No, not really.” It wasn’t a lie. Sciezca wasn’t really interested in alchemy, or fighting, after all. Aliens, yes, and Winry wondered if she’d brought up that idea to Miss Riza or Mr. Mustang yet. Sciezca would want to know more about the other world’s books.

“They must’ve said something, for you to make a face like that.” Sciezca wagged her fork at Winry. “Tell me!”

She shrugged. Winry realized she didn’t want to say anything else about it. Ed had let her in while he was talking. It was different, almost heady, to hear everything. It seemed selfish, but Winry didn’t want to share that yet. “They miss their home.”

“Ouch,” Sciezca murmured, her mouth turning down.

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Title: Brave New World – Painkillers
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Author: evil_little_dog
Characters: Alphonse, Edward
Words: 214
Rating: Gen
Summary: Al watches as Ed wakes up after surgery.
Warnings: Angst? Crossover between FMA Manga/FMA Original Anime.
Disclaimer: Arakawa owns both these worlds, Bones pays her bills, and I just write fanfic.
Note: Written for the prompt of ‘ouch’ for fanfic_bakeoff.

X X X

Alphonse could practically see Edward shaking off the effects of the anesthesia after his surgery. His brother’s face went from smooth, almost like a wax sculpture, to frowning, though it was a gradual thing. Propped up in his own bed, Al watched over his brother’s journey from unconsciousness to drugged consciousness.

“…hnnn….”

“It’s okay, Brother.” Al resettled himself in his bed. While Ed had been in surgery, he’d convinced his nurse to start his physical therapy. His whole body ached, in a different way than it had been previously. “I’m here, you’re here. You had surgery. Remember?”

Ed’s eyes drifted his way and Al grinned at the size of his pupils. “nnNNn?”

“Winry said they had to remove a lot of metal. They left that anchor bolt in your collarbone, though. Something about not wanting to weaken the bone. You’re going to be in a lot of pain.”

“Nng!” That sounded more like his brother, looked like him, too, with the furrowed brows and tight mouth.

“Don’t worry, Brother. I’m sure a nurse will be happy to take care of your sponge bath…and your catheter.”

Eyes snapping even wider, Ed let out a piteous, “Ouch,” making Al snicker to himself. Until Ed realized he was teasing, this was going to be too much fun.

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