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Title: Skin Deep
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood/manga
Author: Batsutousai
Rating: Mature
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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batsutousai: (FMA-uniformEd)

Title: Skin Deep
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood/manga
Author: Batsutousai
Rating: Mature
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.

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.
Some scenes are taken from the manga.

A/N: I...have no idea what I'm doing. This little bunny just hopped up onto my shoulder and started whispering into my ear, and I'm powerless to resist cute little bunnies, especially when they're whispering lgbtqia+ ideas, because I am weak, and the world needs more lgbtqia+ representation.

I am not trans, and I've admittedly never had any in depth conversations with any of the trans men I know, so if you see something completely wrong or if something makes you go 'wtf', please tell me and I'll do my best to fix it.
That said, the first scene does use female pronouns, despite Ed's gender, because it's from Trisha's PoV (Ed's a little young to have a PoV), and, as much as I think she was an awesome mum, even the best parents have their failings, and I don't think Trisha would have wanted to give up on having a daughter. (That said, if she'd survived, I think she'd eventually have come around, especially once she realised just how much damage she was doing to Ed by refusing to accept who he is.)

I waffled about pairings for a long while, because I have my OTP and I love it. But this isn't a story about Ed falling in love, this is a story about how canon might have changed if Ed had a female body even though he's male, and any shipping would take away from that. So.
That said, there is a brief, one-sided Greed/Ed in the second chapter, because Greed is a creeper and stuck in the body of a sixteen-year-old. Absolutely no one is amused.

You can also read this at Archive of Our Own, Fanfiction.Net, or tumblr.

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