Have you ever stopped to wonder about Mustang’s sadness over Ed’s disappearance and why he chose to move to the north?
Remember that Ed wasn’t simply MIA - he was shamed and hunted for leaving military duty, and Team Mustang were probably the only people in the whole military who knew the truth. And Mustang seeing/hearing one of his most prized subordinates (and Mustang cared a whole lot more about Ed than the other way around IMO) be spoken of as a traitor and a coward by the higher ups was disgusting.
Also, even though the ‘you’re useless’ card is played for laughs in the series I do believe that is Mustang’s greatest fear of all. And losing two of his important people over the span of less than two years - Maes and Ed, was no easy happening.
(In FMAB, Ed was most likely discharged with the highest of honors. Here’s something to break your heart over)
Gorgeous art by the doujinshi circle, [Idea]