Disclaimer: Fullmetal Alchemist does not belong to me. Erhard, Sibylle, and Alina are mine, though.
Authors Notes: Chapter two. I knew that the biggest problem of this chapter was the introduction of Envy, and the subsequent fight between Envy and Al, so I concentrated mostly on that. I also hope that Envy isn't too out of character; I find him a hard character to grasp right.
Also, I apologize for how short these chapters are. A lot of what made the original version longer had to be taken out, as it was mostly pointless and not needed; such as the scene where Envy runs past Roy Mustang while disguised as Edward.
I hope it's not a problem.
"I believe we weren't finished, Elric brothers. Fullmetal still owes us a Philosopher's stone." The person jumped down from the roof and into the compartment, grinning sharply as Al finally realized who it was; dark violet eyes, long green hair and an evil grin on his face.
It was Envy.
Al gasped, moving so he stood between the sleeping alchemist and his pursuer. If Envy had chased them here, it was most likely he intended to take Ed and force him once more to try and create a stone.
Envy chuckled, looking around the armor at Ed. His grin faded when he noticed that, somehow, Edward was still asleep.
"Don't you touch him!" Alphonse yelled out, moving into a fighting position. A strange smile passed across the sin's face, and he fell onto one of the seats, crossing his arms behind his head as he gazed over at the brothers.
"I wouldn't bother fighting, Armor boy." Alphonse's eyes narrowed, but he didn't move.
"Why?" Envy chuckled again, gesturing at the tiny compartment that now had little moving space.
"D'you really think we could have a fight in here?" He sighed lightly, sitting up and grinning when he saw the confusion flooding Al's eyes. "Besides, you're no challenge. I want to fight the pipsqueak, not you." He stood again, looking past Al and at Ed, who was still sleeping. And how come he hasn't woken up yet?! I was sure that smashing the roof open would give him a surprise. Hell, I figured I'd gain more attention then... nothin' at all." Still standing between his brother and the Sin, Al looked back at Ed. Would it hurt to tell him?
"He... got hurt." Envy looked at the elder Elric in surprise.
"Hurt? I know he did. But it doesn't tell me why he's still sleeping, Armor-boy." Al sighed. It was very disconcerting having Envy less than a meter away from him and not trying to kill them. But as the Sin had said, there was no way they could fight in here. It looked as though Envy would only fight them once they got off the train, or when he got bored of talking. Al glanced over at Erhard. He had fallen unconscious. That would make talking with Envy a little easier. He wouldn't have to dance around specifying anything.
"You know what happened. Back at Lab Five when Ed tried to escape, he stepped in the Red Water. We couldn't get him out, and he absorbed it all." Envy smiled curiously, taking a step towards the boy.
"Wait... So Chibi here sucked up all that Stone material?" Al stepped closer to his brother, raising his fists a little more. All this small talk had to be a distraction.
"What was on the floor. Everything still in the tanks was left alone." Envy chuckled, then began to laugh. "What's so funny?!" Al exclaimed.
"This! This scenario!" He grinned sharply again, closing his hands into fists as the train slowed down. "Fullmetal is pumped full of stone material. Just think of what his alchemy could do, now." A thought crossed the sins mind. "We might not even need a stone anymore..." He whispered. Al gasped, and immediately raised his arms up to block the Sin's attack. The hit made Al stumble backwards, and he immediately thought of Ed getting crushed. He turned around, and regretted it at once. Envy had kicked his side, sending his tumbling into the door. Before he had time to get back up again, Envy was at his brother, holding a blade morphed from his hand to the elder Elric's throat.
"You move, and he dies." He stepped towards the compartments window, Edward held awkwardly in his arms. "My orders may have been to bring him back, but I have absolutely no problem killing him." Al stood still. He may not have wanted Envy to get his hands on Ed, but he certainly preferred captured over dead. "Theres a good boy. I see you trying to follow me and..." Envy dragged his arm-sword over the boys throat, but made sure not to cut him. The train stopped completely, and both Al and the violet-eyed Sin could see Central Station beyond the fogged window. Voices could be heard outside, whispering in confusion at the hole in one of the train cars roofs.
Envy smashed his arm through the window, shattering it and causing some screams as he jumped out, taking off down the streets of the city, Al watching furiously as the Sin was let go. He knew Envy would hold true the promise of death to his brother if he tried to get Ed back. His only options were to try and find Ed after Envy brought the Alchemist to their hideout, or hope that Ed managed to recover enough while in their captivity to escape on his own.
And to be honest, he was beginning to doubt that would happen.
Envy hadn't stopped running since he'd left the station. He'd looked behind himself a few times, and had been honestly disappointed when no sign of Alphonse could be found. The kid had just let him go, had understood and accepted Envy's threat.
Heaved over his left shoulder, Edward was making no attempts to escape. So, either the kid was in some crazy sort of sleep-coma, or what Al had said had more to it. The red water must have affected the brats mind.
"How troublesome. We finally get you easily, and you can't move for yourself." The Homunculus shivered, gazing at his prisoner as he hopped from rooftop to rooftop. He half expected the kid to spring a trap, getting out of his captivity with ease. "Damn you." He muttered to the catatonic boy on his shoulder. "Damn you to hell." The kid wasn't even fully conscious and was effectively making the Sin paranoid.
He stopped, dropping the teen onto the flat rooftop and staring at him. The kid was like a rag-doll, not even moving into a more comfortable position.
"...Al?..." Envy jumped, kneeling down and staring at the alchemist. Had he spoken? "Al...?" Yes, the brat had spoken. He evidently had realized that something had happened, and was asking for his brother, trying to get the attention of the elsewhere boy.
Envy grinned, seeing an opportunity. His form rippled and changed, becoming larger and more metallic.
"Brother? I'm right here. But I need you to do something for me..."