Like father, like son
↳ Day 13: Song LyricsThere’s a ghost in my house but nobody believes me
There’s a spirit in the dark that only I can see
And the sirens in my head are calling hallelujah
For the spirits are not dead, they’ve only gone to sleep
it must have been scary. it must have been hard. i'm sorry.(fma, vol. 13, ch. 53)
one of the scenes that stayed with me when i read fma was when al was alone in the forest. what if he hadn’t gone to find ed and al stayed in the forest forever?
Fma meme: Ten Character [3/10] Alphonse Elric
In order to gain something, you must present something of equal value. That is the principle of Equivalent Trade. Back then, we had believed it to be the truth of the world. But as it turns out, the world is an imperfect place, and there is no principle that can explain its existence. Not even the principle of Equivalent Trade. But we still believe that one cannot gain something without paying the price. The pain we endured must have been the price for something else. We also believe that by paying the price of hard work, we can gain something. Equivalent Trade is not a principle of the world.
Alphonse claps his hands together and presses them to the floor. Momentarily, all of the accumulated chalk has gathered into a neat pile. Before Roy can congratulate him (entirely sincerely; he values impressive alchemical achievement more than his own pride), Alphonse opens his hands and looks at them. Roy knows that look—knows it intimately—and tries to brace himself.
“General,” Alphonse says, “I want you to teach me how to love him.”