Characters: That's for you to find out at the end..and some nameless person XD
Warnings: Dark. Angsty. I wrote this when i was feeling stressed out. Oh, and very short, k?
Teaser: Equivalent Exchange can be a funny thing...
Equivalent exchange can be a funny thing. It’s what all alchemists live by, yet we still don’t know everything that makes it tick. You could spend your whole life living by it, yet still not know anything. What equivalent exchange really means. Heh…even I still don’t know what it really means. What I can tell you is that there are some things that you can’t exchange for.
Ahh, I can see it in your eyes, you already know what I’m talking about. A soul you say. And that is where you’re wrong. There is an exchange for a soul…and that’s another soul.
Don’t look at me like that. You know I’m right. You and I both know this to be true, otherwise we wouldn’t be here in this position. Now you look at me with eyes pleading, wondering how I know all of this. But you see, I’ve lived it. My brother and I, we tried to bypass the laws. We paid the price. We both lost something that night, and then we spent the next 5 years trying to get them back.
Now here we are, the two of us, hanging out, sharing a drink. This is what people my age are supposed to do, right? Yet I can see your eyes glance to the pocket watch on my belt, and the fear that occasionally slips into your gaze. We state alchemists aren’t supposed to talk about human transmutation, isn’t that right? Well, guess what my friend. You’re going to find out first hand…because you’re going to be in one.
He looked down into the struggling eyes of the boy, who was straining hard against the ropes. The arrays drawn on and around his body had been there for sometimes all ready, and now he was prepared. As he stepped toward the edge of the array, Alphonse leaned down and hovered his hands over it.
“I forgot to tell you something. This might not make it a whole lot easier to bear, but it’s worth a shot,” He drew in a deep breath before continuing, opening his eyes to stare into the boys own.
“I will do anything, anything, to get my brother back,”