Title: Dragon's Gold
Series: Chimera-Dragons 'Verse
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood/manga
Pairings: Edward Elric/Roy Mustang
Warnings: Alternate Universe, dragon!Roy, chimera!Roy, prince!Ed (Ed is the worst prince), demi!Ed, whipping as punishment, Ed's potty mouth, mention of inhuman experimentations, mention of torture, dragon!Maes, dragon!Riza, dragon!Kimblee, background character death, graphic depictions of violence, worldbuilding, angst, fluff
Summary: Prince Edward is a pain in his parents' behinds, and they eventually resort to locking him up in a tower with a dragon in hopes that some enforced solitude will help him sort out his priorities. Unsurprisingly, this doesn't quite work out the way they'd hoped.
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: For RoyEd Week on tumblr. Today's prompts included such gems as "It's not what you think", "I can handle this", and Altered states.
Yodepalma was trying to get me to write dragon!Roy and I remembered a post on tumblr about wouldn't it be cool if a princess wanted to stay with the dragon guarding their tower, and this
terrible idea was born.
I'm not even a little bit sorry. (Except maybe about the length. HOW DID THIS THING END UP SO LONG?! DAMMIT, YODEPALMA!!)
Okay, so, I say demi!Ed, because demi is how I identify, but he can just as easily be read as gray-ace, I think, so if that's how you want to read him, by all means. I mean, I never set out to write him as demi, tbh, but then he had a confused-about-arousal moment, and I was like, 'Oh. You're demi. Cool.' And we just went from there. (My characters never tell me what they're doing until it's too late for me to do anything about it; I'm used to this foolery. XD)
The PoV is a little...odd, at the beginning, because I was sort of leaning toward 3rd person omniscient, but then I just ended up stuck in Ed's head, and I can't be arsed to go out and smooth over the beginning, especially since this ended up being a bit of a last-minute fic finish. ^^;
Uhm... So, I started bolding everything said in Amestrisan before it occurred to me that most of the conversation'll be in that, and since I didn't have time for any edits before posting, I didn't go through and find a way to change that. Sorry if it's distracting. Might fix it eventually.
Also, it might be a little rushed, the latter half or so, but that's because I wrote most of it Tuesday night/Wednesday, while watching my deadline approaching. Whoops?
You can also read this at Archive of Our Own or Fanfiction.Net.
( Part One of Four )
Part TwoChimera-Dragons Verse: