Fullmetal Alchemist 73
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Text: The platoon tries to escape the pitch-black tunnel!
Yes! It's the ladder!
Get us some light.
SFX: Thunk thunk
Bucc: We took too long...it's been more than 24 hours.
The door will definitely be sealed.
Soldier: This was bound to happen.
We were basically forced to look for the exit with no light,
Soldier: 'Cuz otherwise they'd start freaking out about "the monster in the darkness"
Bucc: If worse comes to worse, I can cut a hole for us with my right arm.
Soldiers: You think they'll reopen it?
Bucc: I doubt our "queen" will be so lenient.
The moment 24 hours had passed, the door would've been sealed.
SFX: Knock knock
Tankee: Welcome back, boys.
Soldier: We did it!
Get these two a doctor, now!
Bucc: I thought I told you to seal the tunnel after 24 hours.
But 24 hours haven't passed yet, see?
Bucc: This watch is busted...
Tankee: Really? How odd.
I mean, I borrowed this watch...
From Major General Armstrong.
You're late, I figured you'd come back DOA.
Bucc: Hahaha...No ma'am, I messed that part up.
Olivia: Was the recon squad alive?
Bucc: Only two, unfortunately...
Olivia: ...I see.
Bucc: What are you doing up here?
Looking at the mountains.
I love the winters up here. Everything is either black, or white.
It's wonderful...everything is so clear...so defined.
Bucc: You think so?
Look up there.
Bucc: As you can see, there's blue, as well.
Humans are the same...our natures can't simply be labeled as "black" and "white".
I'm honored to have had a glimpse into your inner thoughts, ma'am!
I dunno what you're talking about.
Bucc: People are coming...
'Stache: We're from the Central army.
We have business with the General in charge here.
Title: Chapter 73 - Daydream
Miles: Let's wrap things up here.
Miles: They can't know about Marcoh being here.
And if we're going to decipher this research, Scar can't stay here either.
We must help Miss Rockbell escape her situation as Central's hostage...
and we can't have them find out about our alliance with the Elric Brothers, either.
Finally, I've been ordered to take the Rentanjutsu girl back to the fort.
Wh-wh-what're you getting at?
Miles: Relax. We'll treat you with the utmost courtesy.
May small text: Y-you're scary!
Miles: Our best option would be to get to Briggs in one group, and hide there.
Ed: Whoa, whoa, WHOA! Hang on!
Ed: You're gonna take HIM along?!
Miles: We need him to read the Rentanjutsu research, right?
Ed: Forget it! No way in hell is that happening! You turn his ass in right now-
May: Scar-san isn't a bad guy!
Miles: This matter concerns not only Briggs, but the entire nation.
We can't ignore it.
Assist us and we'll delay your sentencing.
Scar: I don't have much say in the matter, now do I?
Yes, I'll help you. I give you my word.
Miles: Swear to it?
Scar: I swear on the blood if Ishval that runs through my veins.
My red-eyed kinsman.
Miles: All right then. I'm sorry, Miss,
but we'll have to hold off on bringing Scar to justice.
Miles: Huh...Forgot about those guys.
We have no need for them...Kill them both.
Al: Whoa, whoa, whoa!
You don't HAVE to kill them!
Soldier: There's no point in letting them live.
Al: Is there no other way?
Toad: Showing mercy on us?
Warthog: Screw you, ya little shit. We don't need your pity.
Toad: Really. Look at us, we can't live normal lives with these bodies.
It's our time to die. Pull the trigger.
Al: Don't you have any family, or loved ones?
Warthog: But we died the day they turned us into these things...I haven't seen my family since.
Al: Don't you miss them?
Toad: Of course I miss 'em, but what can I do?
So you don't want to try and turn your bodies back to normal?
You're actually happy with how you are?
Toad: OF COURSE we wanna go back to being normal!!
Al: There's your answer.
You can't just say "What can I do?" and give up hope!
No whining! No crying!
No giving up without even looking for a way to change yourselves back!
Toad: What the hell would you know?!
These bodies are-
Al: I know
all too well.
Toad: I-it's empty...
Warthog: That's way worse than being a chimera...and you're telling us you haven't given up hope?
Al: That's right.
I've searched and searched...and I've finally found a thread connecting to something real.
So I'm not giving up...I'm grabbing it, and following it to the end.
Don't just throw your hands up when things get hard...grow up!
SFX: CRACK SLAM
Soldier: We're in trouble here, Major!
If we wait any longer, we'll be stuck here!
Miles: We aren't sufficiently equipped to march in heavy snow.
Damn it...there's no way out of the town!
Yoki: I thought this was a mining town?
Why don't you just use the tunnels?
Yoki: Actually, A huge town like this probably has tunnels going all the way through the surrounding mountains.
Ed: That's it!!
Yoki: Remember, I was originally in charge of a coal mining town!
May small text: Really?
Miles: Get the map!
Soldier: He's right!
The tunnels come out on the other side of the mountain!
It's closer to Briggs than this place, at least.
Miles: Excellent! We can keep Kimblee here for a few days and give Marcoh's group time to get to the fort.
If you encounter any Briggs soldiers, give them this. I've explained the situation and ordered them to assist you.
Marcoh: Thank you.
Now we must consider with Miss Rockbell and the Elrics...
Ed: Yeah...what should we do?
Miles: Kimblee will be quick to suspect us. We need to plan this part carefully or we'll end up endangering ourselves.
Winry: This is...kinda hard for me to say...
But what if he sees Scar taking me as a hostage...
would that work?
Ed: Y-you wanna release this freak...
Winry: The scenario's basically, "Scar runs off with me while you try to stop him."
Ed/Al: Are you NUTS?!
Winry: Our LIVES are in danger!!
I'm going to have to risk my life if all of us are gonna escape! I'm tired of sitting off to the side!
Al: We are NOT letting you go with Scar!
Ed: Right! You don't NEED to take a huge risk like that!
Winry: You told me I was involved now, too!
Stop trying to handle everything by yourselves!
Miles: Make up your minds. Kimblee will be here any second,
and the blizzard's getting worse.
We'll be trapped in this building if we wait much longer.
Soldier: Kimblee's squad is on the way!
Please, make your decision!
Ed: "There are times when one must abandon feeling in favor of reason..."
Is this what you meant, Huu?
You try ANYTHING funny and-
Scar: I know.
I'll keep my word.
If you're gonna retreat, take us too!
Soldier: You two are far too dangerous! We're executing both of you!
Toad: Look, I understand if you don't trust us, so you're free to cuff us or restrain us however you like.
Toad: Kimblee doesn't accept excuses for failures...so we'd be dead if we went back to him.
I don't wanna die if there's a chance we can return to normal.
Please save us, Alchemist! We'll tell you everything we know!
Marcoh: If you try to hinder our progress, you could very well bring down this whole country.
Everyone, including your loved ones, would be affected.
Toad: What the hell're you talking about? We never heard anything like that in Central?
Warthog: Tell us what's going on! We'll do whatever you tell us!
Miles: I'm going to have to bind your hands, understood?
Toad(?): Yes. Whatever you want.
SFX: Tak tak tak tak tak
Miles: Move it, Scar.
Make your performance a convincing one.
And by the blood of Ishval, keep your word.
Soldier: Wait, miss!
They're metal, right? If you leave them in, they'll freeze and your ears will get frostbite!
Winry: Huh? Oh!
Ed: Get going!
Kimblee's almost here!
Winry: Hang on to those for me!
I'll see you at the fort!
Time for Scar to run off with Miss Rockbell...then we blame the whole thing on Kimblee.
Scar: Feeling nostalgic, Kimblee?
It was the other way around when we first met.
Kimblee: Don't...look down...on ME!
Ed: Kimblee, you son of a bitch...
The main group was supposed to be watching Winry!
Ed: Why was she here?!
We had Scar right where we wanted him, and now he's escaped with her as a hostage!
Miles: Kimblee! Are you incapable even of keeping tabs on a single child?
YOUR SQUAD was in charge of Miss Rockbell!
Kimblee: ...of my way.
Kimblee: Get out of my way.
SFX: Struggle struggle struggle
Ed: What're you doing,
SFX: Struggle struggle struggle
Top SFX: HYOOOOOOO
Bottom SFX: Stomp stomp stomp stomp
Kimblee: Get back here, Scar!
Soldier: Mr. Kimblee, stop! That building's about to collapse!
Back to HQ!
SFX: BAM BAM
Soldier: A huge snowstorm's coming!
Anyone who doesn't wanna die, retreat!
SFX: CRASH CRASH CRASH
Miles: That was very realistic.
Small text: shrug
Ed: I wasn't acting.
Ed: The fact that I just left Winry's life in Scar's hands...it's so disgusting, it makes me wanna throw up.
Soldier: I need a head count!
Everyone fall back!
Follow the tunnels where you can feel the wind.
Tunnels with no air currents are usually dead-ends
where poison gas tends to collect.
Marcoh: So YOU'RE the daughter of the Rockbell doctors?
SFX: Step step
Marcoh: They were well-known on the battlefield,
and now their daughter is once again showing the great character of that family.
Winry: I don't think I am.
Now that I'm wrapped up in this,
I don't know when I'll be able to go home.
Now I have to neglect my customers and my teacher in Rush Valley...
Winry: what's wrong?
May: My clansmen are waiting for me...but I don't know when I'll get to go home, either...
Yoki: Here it is!
Yoki: The foreman's station.
Here we go!
SFX: rustle rustle
Yoki: A well-detailed map of the mine tunnels.
I can't even read that thing.
Yoki: We just need this, this, and this.
Toad: You're pretty smart, mister!
Yoki: Heheh! That's it, praise me some more!
Marcoh: You haven't asked anything more about the Philosopher's Stone, have you given up on it?
May: I...I don't want to make one...
I could never sacrifice a human being...
But even if I brought back another method that WASN'T the stone, if his majesty knew how to make one, he would.
With his power, he could easily gather many people.
Yoki: Let's go, Marcoh!
Looks like we can get through here faster than we planned!
Marcoh: Let's focus on getting somewhere safe, so we can decipher the research.
Perhaps we'll find something you can use.
Toad: Hey Dr. Marcoh, you think there'll be anything in there that'll help us return to normal?
Marcoh: It's possible. The book details a completely different type of alchemy that I know nothing about.
Warthog: Really? I can't wait to see what it's like!
Someone: Move it!
Soldier: Looks like we can't go anywhere for the moment.
Soldier: Sanpano and Jelso haven't returned, either...
Darius: They were probably done in by the blizzard...or Scar.
Soldier: But if we can't leave the town, Scar shouldn't be able to, either.
Soldier 2: He must be hiding somewhere.
We should use this time to outfit another recon team.
Miles: Man, this snowstorm saved all our asses...
Marcoh...You've gotta get through the mountains while Kimblee's stuck here!
Soldier 3: Major Miles,
we've been contacted by Briggs.
Miles: What is it?
Soldier 3: They said it's an urgent message for you, sir.
Miles: This is Miles.
Are the Elric Brothers here?
We're in trouble, boys.
Ed: What's wrong?
Miles: Major General Armstrong has been summoned to Central.
Miles: A large group of Central soldiers have come to Briggs, as well.
I guarantee you that Kimblee told the Fuhrer something, probably during all those little phone conversations they had.
Ed: Wait, if the General's gone...
Miles: Yes...the interim commander will likely be appointed directly by Bradley.
Winry and the others are gonna get caught!
Miles: Hiding them will be much more difficult now.
We must be extremely cautious, or they'll end up right in our enemies' hands.
Al: Wh-what're we gonna do?
Ed: We have to warn them, somehow...
Miles: They don't have radios.
And there's no way we can send someone to intercept them in this blizzard.
Ed: Look, if there's no other way, I'll-
soldier: You greenhorns shouldn't underestimate blizzards. The cold saps your strength, and before you know it, you've frozen to death.
Al: There is
We have one person here who never gets tired, and can't freeze to death.
Al: Wow, this is insane!
I can't even see 10 feet in front of me!
Miles: Whatever you do, DON'T lose your map and compass!
Use the intervals where the wind dies down to confirm your position, and the direction of the next checkpoint.
He said to stay put if I couldn't figure out where I was...
That's the first checkpoint!
Al: Damnit, now I can't see anything but white-
Al: What the hell...
#66: They were originally two different things, bud.
Of course they're gonna reject each other!
Al: My soul was never supposed to be in this body...it's starting to reject it...
Al: Is my real body...
trying to pull it back?
Get a grip!
Al: I've gotta hurry...
SFX: Clack clack
SFX: clack clack
Father: Edward Elric.
Father: The Brothers' teacher, Izumi Curtis, has the potential.
I just need
Text: But why does he need them?!