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Title: Knowledge In Pursuit
Author: [personal profile] evening_bat
Pairing: Gen
Rating: G
Word Count: ~ 2200
Warnings: none
Summary: The military’s newest State Alchemist is a genius. And a prodigy. And a brat.
Notes: First in the Courage So Rare series.


When Colonel Hughes sailed into the Investigations Office that morning, he was full of effusive cheer, bestowing beaming smiles and bright greetings to everyone as he made his way into his office. )


The Masterpost for the Courage So Rare series.
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Courage So Rare


Amazing cover graphic made by [livejournal.com profile] seryan.

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. ~ Mark Twain

An AU of the 2003 series, including some elements from Brotherhood.


(1) Knowledge In Pursuit: The military’s newest State Alchemist was a genius. And a prodigy. And a brat.

(2) Even To Live: All in all, Roy thought he’d rather face rogue chimera than accept help from the specialist Central had sent.

(3) What Is Demanded of Genius: When half of Central HQ went up in flames late one night, the military focused on the obvious suspect.

(4) Pleases the Eyes Only: Elric’s temper had gotten him into trouble again. Getting him out of it would require a bit of creativity on Roy’s part.

(5) The Outcome of Despair: Roy had been so busy wanting to strangle the kid that he’d forgotten that they all had reasons for accepting the military’s leash.

(6) The Worst Cowardice: Maes had always had a knack for making Roy confront uncomfortable truths.

(7) Build Your Wings: Plotting high treason was a delicate game; Edward was a dangerously unpredictable complication.

(8) More Important Than Fear: Edward’s knowledge of alchemy was encyclopedic, but his grasp of tactics was far less so.

(9) Passing Contentment: There was no array to repair the pieces of a shattered life.


(NB: Stories without active links are forthcoming.)


Comments and feedback welcome! Thanks for reading.
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Title: As If It Were Impossible
Author: [personal profile] evening_bat
Pairing: Gen
Rating: PG-ish
Word Count: ~ 3100
Warnings: mention of Ishval and violent imagery
Summary: It had seemed like a great idea at the time. Roy really should have expected things to go awry.
Notes: Pre-series, no particular canon.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] seryan for looking this over while I was writing it! Remaining issues are entirely my fault.

Thanks also to [livejournal.com profile] akainagi for helping me remember how much I love this series! (And not so coincidentally, reminding me that I had projects-in-progress that I could finish up.)


It was almost a shame to interrupt such a pleasant scene but the military waited for no man. Or boy, as the case may be. )


Comments and feedback welcome! Thanks for reading.
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Title: Liveware Problem
Author: [personal profile] evening_bat
Pairing: Roy/Ed
Rating: Rish (entirely for Ed's foul mouth)
Word Count: ~ 1400
Warnings: none
Summary: We seem to be experiencing a PEBKAC error.
Notes: So I used to work in a reception/tech support type role...  And when [livejournal.com profile] akainagi mentioned she was having a crappy day at work, it reminded me of this cracky bit of self-indulgence.  Hope it brightens someone’s day and uh, please to not be taking this at all seriously.


Everyone jumped when the door to their suite slammed open without warning. )
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From my own questing for fic, I have learned to love masterlists. So if anyone's looking for other things I have written, it's all here:

Organized by fandom under the cut! )


Comments and feedback always welcome!
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Title: There Is A Heart Somewhere
Author: [personal profile] evening_bat
Rating: R-ish? Because Ed has a foul mouth.
Pairing: Roy/Ed
Word Count: ~2900
Notes: In some nebulous-but-happy future.
Summary: Al has this insane idea. Ed thinks his brother's just plain crazy.

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] seryan for beta-duty above and beyond the call.

Ed was fuming as he pounded on the door. )


Comments always welcome!

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