Title: Spirit's Fall
Series: The Blood Toll Saga
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood/manga
Pairings: one-sided Edward Elric/Original Female Character
Warnings: Ed's potty mouth, Vampire!Edward Elric, blood, canon typical violence, questionable morality, character death
Summary: Born too early, Ed and Al don't manage to find a way to return Al to his body before his soul leaves the armour for good. Ed will do anything to save his brother, including making a deal with the closest thing to the devil he believes in. Can he keep his humanity long enough to save his brother, or are they both doomed to the separate hells that Ed's deal has trapped them within?
Disclaim Her: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by Arakawa Hiromu and various publishers. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
A/N: I...really have no good explanation for this foolery, other than that my muse really wanted to write immortal!Ed. (Also, slightly bonkers!Ed, which I 100% blame on metisket's demon alchemist series.) I went back and forth a bit on what to do with Al – he was never going to be dead, and he isn't in this, I promise – before finally settling on something...weird, I guess. Idk. You'll see.
Things to know: Hohenheim met Trisha 130-some odd years before canon, so Ed and Al were born in 1789 and 1790, respectively, as opposed to 1899 and 1900, as they were in canon. Their family's dates and Ed not having automail (yet) are pretty much the only things that have changed for the world's set-up. (What will change because of that change, well... XD)
This is 100% from Ed's PoV. So, you know, you people can once again bitch about not knowing what other characters (Roy) are thinking/feeling/what-the-fuck-ever.
Dates will be in the scene breaks at the beginning of each scene, save for some special scenes that take place in front of the Gate.
There will be side stories, of a sort, attached to this series. For this part of the series, there are only two, which I'll mention in the chapters they're attached to, or you can find them linked at the bottom of each chapter. I do not intend to add to that number.
This part of the series was written for the FMA Fandom Challenge on tumblr. My most wonderful artist for the FC is arantxamagnelli! You can find their art linked in the chapters, or just check the tumblr masterpost!
You can also read this at Archive of Our Own, tumblr, or Fanfiction.Net.
( Chapter One )The Blood Toll Saga:
Spirit's Fall Chapters:
One || Two || Three || Four
Witness to a Shooting Star
Break Me ~ Al & Truth
Body's Struggle Chapters:
Soul's Triumph Chapters: