Fullmetal Alchemist 75
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Side: Having received a name from Homunculus, Hoenheim is now gaining knowledge...learning how read, write, and...
SFX: Scrape scrape scrape
Hoenheim: This is "Sun".
Kid: Like this?
And this is "Moon."
Kid: Hey, how do you write "Fish?"
Hoenheim: This way.
And if you write this, it says, "Catch three fish."
Guy 1: Man, being able to read and write sure is neat.
Guy 2: Yeah, smarts make it harder for the masters to put one over on you.
Guy 1: When and how did you learn all this, anyway?
Hoenheim: Wouldn't you like to know!
Hoenheim: I'll show you guys how to add numbers tomorrow, okay?
Guy: All right, thanks!
What do you greasy little slackers think you're doing?
You worthless scum, you want me to give your next meal to the dogs?
Hoenheim: Ack! I'm sorry, Master!
Master: Can you write?
Hoenheim: Uhh, yeah...I can read, write, and do basic math...
Master: Well, I'll be.
I thought it was strange...the servants have all been getting smarter. So you're the one teaching them, eh?
Hoenheim: In addition to reading and writing, I can do a little alchemy too, Master.
Why don't I assist you in a more useful capacity?
Title: The last days of Xerxes
Hoenheim: "All things are made from one, and all things will return to one."
"In other words, one is all."
"By means of one, we have all. Within one, all things exist."
Hoenheim: "Without the whole, there is no piece."
Flask: You've become a fair alchemist, Hoenheim.
Hoenheim: Not good enough to be anything more than an assistant.
The Master's arm still reaches very far...
I'm so grateful to you.
Flask: For what?
Hoenheim: The things you've taught me are the reason I have such a good life now.
My days as a slave seem so long ago.
Flask: Please, I should be thanking you.
It was your blood that gave me life. In a way, you're like my father.
Small text: Hahaha
Hoenheim: Wow, I don't even have a house or family, and I've already got a kid!
Flask: A family, eh...
It must be inconvenient, being human. Your species is forced to gather in communities and breed in order to survive.
Hoenheim: Don't call it "breeding."
Maybe it seems foolish from your point of view,
but we humans get a lot of joy from friends and family.
Flask: Hmmmm...if you say so...
Hoenheim: What would bring you happiness, then?
Nothing luxurious...If I leave this flask, I'll die.
So maybe having my own body, and being released from this container.
Did you take him out of the lab again, Hoenheim?
I've got business with Homunculus,
hand him over.
Hoenheim: My apologies.
Master: It seems the King wants to talk to you.
Hoenheim: The king?
What could he want?
Hrmm...What does a guy with so much power and influence want to mess with that for?
Master: Bite your tongue, Homunculus.
Master: You've been summoned before the King of Xerxes!
Commit another rudeness and I'll smash your flask!
Flask: Oh yeah? That's big talk.
If you try something with me here, won't it be your HEADS that end up smashed?
King: Enough blather.
Is it possible or not?
Flash: Scared of aging, eh?
That's sad, your highness.
I'll teach you the secret to eternal life.
Farmer: What're you boys diggin'? It's huge!
Worker: An irrigation system!
The King has ordered a gigantic canal to be dug around the entire country!
Maybe our fields will be able to use it, too.
The King of Xerxes sure is a great man.
Even up in his palace, he's thinkin' of small-towners like us.
Wife: Work hard!
Bubbles: I hope they finish soon!
We'll dig our own ditch once it's done!
SFX: Clop clop
Farmer: What'n tarnation...
Farmer: You were digging the ditch...!
SFX: CLOP CLOP
Guy: Don't leave anyone alive.
Guy 2: Right.
Guy: Next up is...
Slave 1: I heard that town to the north, Bodas, got wiped off the map last night.
Slave 2: What happened?
Slave 1: I heard it was attacked by rebels.
They killed everyone and burned all the buildings to the ground.
Those rebels disgust me, killing everyone in Bodas with no provocation...
Flask SFX: Shhaaa
Master: Your Highness.
The "irrigation system",
the Transmutation Circle you desired, is complete.
King: Mm...finally. It took so long...
It's all ready now, right Homunculus?
Flask: Sure it.
Soon you'll be immortal, king.
King: My heart goes out to the people who lived in the towns we had to use...
Master: Under your wise and compassionate rule, highness,
the people of Xerxes will live in peace and prosperity for all eternity.
It's time to begin the ritual.
SFX: crackle crackle crackle
SFX: crackle crackle crackle
SFX: crackle crackle crackle
Knife SFX: Slice
SFX: Drip drip
SFX: crackle crackle
ALL SFX: Zuzuzuzu
The King's really going to become immortal!
This is the dawn of a new era!
King: Ooh...is this...
King: What is it?
You said you wouldn't do anything...to us...
SFX: Slide slide slide
ALL SFX: Zuzuzu
Hoenheim: What is this?!
What have you done?!
Flask: YOU are standing in the true center of the Transmutation Circle.
And I'm going to use the blood that you've given me to open the gate.
We stand together at the center of all things.
My blood kin, Hoenheim.
Why's it so quiet?
Hoenheim: They're...they're all dead.
What is this...
Please, answer me...
King: You're wasting your time.
They've all had their souls ripped out.
Hoenheim: Your majesty!
How do I look?
I tried to take the form I thought would be most appropriate...
What about YOUR body?
Does it feel good?
Father: I used the data from your blood to make my new "container"...
I finally have my own feet to walk on.
is that YOU, Homunculus?!
I have no idea what happened?
What do you mean, does my body "feel good?"
Father: Close your eyes, and focus on your inner thoughts.
As thanks for your blood, I gave you a name.
I gave you knowledge.
Father: I've given you immortality.
In exchange for the souls of every citizen in this country.
Small bubbles: Kill me
I don't wanna die
Let me out
Where am I
I took half of them for myself, actually.
I'm finally free of that cramped little flask.
Father: Thank you for everything,
Small bubbles: Heim...
Izumi: Excuse me! You, with the beard!
Izumi: I was right.
You're Mr. Hoenheim, aren't you?
Do you recognize me?
I can't believe I chanced upon Ed and Al's father!
Hoenheim: Same here, I never expected to run into their master!
Hoenheim: Thanks for taking care of my boys.
Izumi: Ahaha! My pleasure!
Hoenheim: I left them without ever really acting like a father...
they keep having to rely on others...
Izumi: Perhaps you should've had a real talk with them before you left?
Hoenheim: No, no...
I was too ashamed.
Hoenheim: Mrs. Izumi?
Sig: Pills, Pills...
Hoenheim: Are you all right?!
Hoenheim: Mr. Sig, please bring your car over here.
Izumi: It's all right...this happens all the time.
Hoenheim: I know a fair amount about medicine,
and you are NOT all right.
Hoenheim: Mrs. Izumi...
You saw the Truth, didn't you?
What did you sacrifice?
Please don't try to hide it from me.
I assure you, I'm not one of "those" alchemists.
And as I said, I have some knowledge of the healing arts.
Of course, they're Xingese skills, so you may think them suspicious.
Izumi: It took some of my insides.
I tried to resurrect my dead child,
and ended up with a body that could never bear children again.
Hoenheim: I see...
Hoenheim: Mrs. Izumi,
has the military tried to contact you recently?
Izumi: Well, the Fuhrer came once, trying to persuade me to become a State Alchemist. I refused, though.
SFX: Poke splurch
Izumi: Calm down, dear.
...I can breathe so easily.
Small bubble: Cough
Sig: Are you insane? He stabbed you in the gut!
Let me see the wound!
Hoenheim: As the flesh you lost is a symbolizes your sin, I can't return it...
Small text: Ouch.
Hoenheim: But I've rearranged your insides to improve blood flow.
You mustn't fall yet.
What on Earth ARE you?!
Hoenheim: "A monster"...
is what I'd normally say, but I'll tell YOU the truth.
I'm the Philosopher's Stone
given the form of a man, and the name "Van Hoenheim."
Side: The Philosopher's Stone, eternally sought, eternally desired. Is it's true form Ed's father, Hoenheim?!