Fullmetal Alchemist 85
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Note: Finally got volume 19, Armstrong's first name is indeed Olivier. I always thought that was wrong because it's a boy's name, but I always go by the pre-volume romanizations, and that's what I'll use from now on.
Page 0: Maybe later. Much, much later.
Side: First destruction, then rebirth.
SFX: Bang bang bang
Armstrong: You're still not done?
The interior work will be done today or tomorrow,
and it'll be back to its old, fancy self.
Might I ask what exactly happened that the place was so wrecked?
Armstrong: Just a little argument with my brother.
SFX: Bang bang bang bang
Neighbors: I hear she forced her parents out.
She's never gotten along with the rest of the family.
SFX: Bang bang
Neighbors: But now that whole mansion just an empty box.
She may have taken over the estate, but she's got no one to share it with.
SFX: knock knock
Mustang: Greetings, Major General Sir.
I've got no tea or chairs for the likes of you.
Mustang: Then I suppose I'm out of luck with food, as well.
Armstrong: Yeah, we're too busy repairing the place.
SFX: Bang bong bang bong
Mustang: The Armstrong Family's wealth never ceases to amaze.
"Large" doesn't even begin to describe the mansion.
I think you could fit a company...maybe even a full battalion in here.
SFX: Bang bong bang bong
Armstrong: If anything happens to me, you can have it.
SFX: Bang bong bong
Armstrong: Coffins aren't allowed on inside, after all.
SFX: Wham wham wham
Mustang: You aren't leaving it to your brother?
Armstrong: Between the two of you, I'd say you're the better choice...by a hair.
Mustang: I'm honored to have even a hair's breadth of your trust, Major General.
here's a gift, to celebrate your inheriting the family estate.
I believe I told you last time that we have excellent florists here in Central, right?
Armstrong: Mmhmm, you certainly did.
Armstrong: Selim Bradley is Homunculus...
Mustang: Do you know what the word "hyacinth" means?
"Feminine Grace and Beauty."
Armstrong: I DON'T NEED YOUR STINKIN' FLOWERS!
SFX: Chuck, FWOOOOSH
SFX: crackle crackle
White text: Are you guys ready for battle?
Title: Chapter 85 - "The Empty Box"
SFX: BOOOOOM BOOOOM BOOOOM
Bradley: These exercises are going far too smoothly...
What are you plotting, Grumman?
Grumman: I can't take this any more.
Let's just aim all the cannons at Bradley's tower and be done with it, eh?
Miles: Please stop saying that, sir.
We've been unable to locate Alphonse Elric.
Soldier: Do you think Bradley's side got him, sir?
Miles: I wouldn't expect him to go down without a fight...
Keep searching for him
Guy: You Excellency.
Major General Hakuro is here to see you.
Hakuro: Excellency, I've news on Lieutenant General Grumman's activities.
Is he planning to use the eastern forces to stage a coup d'état?
If so, I've already planned for that.
Hakuro: No, sir!
This whole joint north/east training is a diversion!
Your coming east coincides with a number of planned Ishvalan terrorist attacks on Central!
...but, those are diversions as well.
Colonel Mustang is secretly working with the terrorists, and plans to use the resulting confusion to seize power!
Bradley: Tell me what we've got on him.
Soldier: Yes, sir.
General Hakuro has frequently clashed with General Grumman since he was assigned to the Eastern Headquarters,
and has never approved of Colonel Mustang's speedy rise through the ranks.
There are many people who will testify to that.
Bradley: What of Central?
soldieR: Actually, it's just as he said.
We've got multiple reports of Ishvalan refugees entering areas surrounding Central.
Bradley: I'm going back.
Take care of things here.
SFX: Gakon Gaton Gakon
Soldier 1: Damned Mustang...thinks he's got it all planned out.
SFX: Goton Gaton
Soldier 2: I thought we took care of him when we transferred all his subordinates...
SFX: Gaton SKREEEEEEEE
Soldier: We're stopping.
Conductor: I know you're in a hurry and I apologize for the delay.
We've got a lotta sheep crossing the tracks up ahead.
All SFX: BAAA BAAA
Solider: They're delaying the Fuhrer for SHEEP?!
Soldier: This is some real bumpkin country.
The conductor didn't even NOTICE?!
They just left us-
SFX: crumble crumble crumble Splaaaaaash
Guy: The lambs on the bridge have been led to slaughter.
We're continuing to Central as planned.
Guy: Let's go!
Other guy: Aye aye!
Man, this takes me back.
We ain't been part of a plan like this since Ishval, no?
I hope Colonel Mustang's battle prowess ain't been dulled by all the city livin'.
This ain't gonna be an extermination, like last time.
The Colonel can't just start throwin' flames around the middle of downtown.
SFX: March march march match
Guys: Well, hopefully we won't even be a situation where the military gets involved.
Yeah, good call.
SFX: march march march
Keep searching for the cars.
Soldier: You played right into their hands, General Hakuro.
SFX: flap flap flap
Grumman: Hmm, hmm.
The Fuhrer's train?
Ishvalan terrorists, eh?
My my my...scary stuff!
Hawkeye: The Fuhrer's gone,
and "Selim Bradley" left with his "father."
Hawkeye: We have to make our move now.
Hawkeye: Move out,
2nd Lt. Breda,
Master Sgt. Fuery
Breda: No more ranks - we're plain ol' deserters now.
Fuery: Man...there's no future for us.
Hawkeye: We've got a responsibility to our Colonel!
Yes-Men: Th-The Fuherer's gone?!
Not now, not now...
How can this be happening...
SFX: Rabble rabble rabble
Yes-men: We need a replacement as soon as possible...
No one here could hold a candle to King Bradley!
We don't even know if he's really dead!
What has the investigation turned up?!
Armstrong: Nothing but a bunch of mindless chickens, motivated purely by personal gain.
Now the head's been cut off, and they're left running around aimlessly.
The Fuherer's gone.
They're all confused and scared...this room might as well be empty.
This could be my chance...
Never thought he'd show up at a time like this...
Father: Calm yourselves, my friends.
I am still in Central.
Worker: Mr. Hohen!
Visitor for ya!
Hohenheim: So you've come, Edwa-
Ed: Aaah...that felt good.
Hohenheim: Why did you have to hit me with a RIGHT?!
Hmm? Friends of yours?
Greed: Nah, I'm his new boss.
Darius: We're just along for the ride.
Hohenheim: Well, thank you for taking care of my son.
Greed: A loudmouthed, snotty brat like him? He's no trouble at all.
Hohenheim: What an interesting tattoo.
Figure there's no sense in hiding it.
You'd better not hide anything either, pops.
I'll tell you everything.
Darius/Heinkel SFX: Psssshhhh
Hohenheim: I am the Philosopher's Stone you've sought all these years.
Wanna use me?
Ed: Are you INSANE?!
Those are the lives of innocent people.
It's our own fault we ended up like this - we could never use them!
Hohenheim: ...I'm glad to hear you say that, son.
Hohenheim: Will you help me stop his ambitions?
Ed: Help YOU?
Let's get things straight.
I'm gonna stop him with or WITHOUT you.
But right now, we stand a better chance with you on our side. That's the only reason I came here!
regardless of your motives, for now, we fight together.
That's enough talk for one night.
Let's get some food and rest up.
Ed: Oh yeah!
I just remembered, Grandma Pinako told me to tell you mom's last words.
She said, "I'm sorry I can't keep our promise.
I have to go first."
Hohenheim SFX: drip drip drip drip drip drip drip
Y-y-y-y-y-you're a grown man, don't CRY!
Ed: O-okay, I told you the message!
I'm going to get dinner!
"I have to go first."
We couldn't grow old and die together...
but you still believed that I'd follow after you some day.
Hohenheim: Soon, Trisha...
Heinkel: Why don't you be a little nicer to you dad, eh?
at least CALL him "Dad" instead of "YOU" or something.
Heinkel: I guess there was a lot going on, but he doesn't seem like the type to just abandon his wife.
Darius: Yeah, must've been a lot.
Tell us, we'll listen.
SFX: chew chew
Ed: Enough, ENOUGH!
Yes, A LOT happened, okay?! A LOT!
Greed: A lot of what?
Darius: He's just being stubborn again.
Ed: Fabric store!
Lady, give me that red cloth back there!
Lady: You got it.
Greed: What're you buying?
Ed: Hehehe...THIS is more like it.
Heinkel: Not that gaudy red coat again!
Greed: What's with you and red?
Ed: It's a badass tough-guy color! Gets the blood boiling!
Ed: This next battle against them could be my last.
I need to stay motivated.
Hey guys, you don't really have any reason to come with us, right?
I was thinking you'd be better off if we split up here.
Greed: Excuse me, all THREE of you work for ME. I'm the decider here.
Ed: Do you wanna get your old bodies back like those other chimeras?
Heinkel: Not sure, really.
Being a chimera comes in handy.
Darius: Yeah, we don't really care.
Greed: Ghahaha! That's the spirit!
Heinkel: We've got nowhere to go.
Darius: Maybe it's like animal instinct.
I think we'll be better off in the long run if we stick with you guys.
Ed: What about you, Greed? Why're you going with us?
Weren't you running AWAY from the other Homunculus?
Greed: You asking why I'm going back to Central?
That's a secret.
SFX: Stop, THUD
Yesssss, we did it!
Al: I'm glad to see you're safe, brother.
Ed: I thought you were with Major Miles?
Is his group doing all right?
Al: Ah yes...brother, I need to show you something.
Can you come with me?
SFX: clank clank clank
Ed: .....Hey Al.
Are you sure you're all right?
It's just that-
...get away from him!
Darius: What the hell?!
Pride: So you're with THEM now, Greed?
Pride: And you're still waltzing around in a human form...
Pride: Your soul is disgustingly weak!
White text: Alphonse is infected by pure evil!