Title: Skin Deep
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood/manga
Warnings: Ed's potty mouth, transboy!Ed, transphobia & trans erasure, gender dysphoria, support where you least expect it, hurt/comfort, menstruation talk, unwanted advances, canon typical violence
Summary: Trisha and Van's first child, Edith, was born a beautiful, healthy girl. The only problem? Ed knew he was a boy.
A/N: I have learnt so much more about bras and breast-binding during the turn of the 20th century, for this fic, than I ever really cared to. ^^;
That said, corsets were more the thing until the flappers of the 20s, but, for the sake of my own sanity – I cannot, in good conscious, let Ed bind unsafely, historical accuracy be damned; blame the Rockbells' medical background on the deviation, if you need to – I'm bringing forward some of that lingerie. (Don't get me started on hunting down information on what fabrics were readily and cheaply accessible then, and translating that into the less technologically advanced Amestris. Fuck's sake, I hate this fandom's timeline. I need to write more modern AUs just for the sake of my researching madness. XP)
While the first chapter had a reread before it was posted, this chapter has NOT. In fact, I finished it this morning after staying up way too fucking late, and am posting it pretty much as soon as I get up so.Chapter One
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