The quest to find immortality
A/N: This was a request story by KHandFF7fanforever. So here it is, a GreedLing fanfic! I don't own any of the characters except for my OC! But if I did own Fullmetal Alchemist, Hughes, Greed, and every other cool character would not die! Also I would make sure King Bradley would die a lot sooner than he does in the series. I hate that guy! He killed the chimeras and Fu! Anyways, on with the story!
Two months ago-
Four figures stood before a kneeling person.
"With the emperor ill, the successor must exceed him immediately." One of them stated.
"The other clans are already preparing their search across the country to find the secret to immortality," another said. "If they are successful our family will be forced under the tyranny of those infantile brats."
"As the remaining heir of the Xi clan, you must be the one to take the emperor's place."
"Yes." The person kneeling confirmed.
"Rumor has it, that in the country west of here, Amestris, has an artifact known as the Philosopher's Stone. The stone will grant anyone who uses it immortality. Find this stone and come back to us when you succeed. If you fail do not bother coming back. Your failure will result in shame for our clan, do you understand?"
Two months later-
In Dublith's downtown area the people were out and about spending their time on sinful pleasures. Women were laughing with their partners, Men were slummed in the streets drunk, people hustling to earn some quick cash. All in broad daylight. A typical all in all.
Except for one thing that seemed out of place in the streets. A huge, broad muscle-man with long white hair carrying a hammer and a small man wearing a hooded cloak with a tail peeking out from under it were standing in the middle of the street.
"So what exactly is this Bido?" The man asked his tiny companion.
The little man shrugged and made gestures with his hands. "I'm not sure. Word around town was she just collapsed in the middle of the street. She's not dead, but she's not exactly moving either."
The object of which they speak is in the form of a girl sprawled out, face-first on the ground. She had long black hair pulled in a ponytail. She wore a black half-jacket with a dragon design on the back and white pants with black slippers.
"Is she a foreigner?" The man asked.
"From the looks of her clothes I would have to say she must be from Xing." Bido observed.
The man crossed his arms and thought for a moment.
"What should we do about her Loa?" Bido asked. "Should we steal her stuff?"
Loa shook his head. "If she's from Xing we should let Greed decide what to do with her." He hoisted her up on his shoulder and carried her all the way to the Devil's nest like a sack of potatoes.
The Devil's Nest-
"I feel alive again!" The woman sighed patting her full stomach. "You guys saved my life! Thank you for the meal!"
Moments after they arrived at the bar they gave the girl some food. She surprised the Devil's Nest residents as she managed to eat over twenty-five platters of food and not ended up fat.
The girl pulled out a hankey with a small panda face design in a corner with a small tear trickling down her eye. "I never thought I would be met with such kindness in this country. I am humbled by your generosity."
A man in a samurai get up crossed his arms. "Uh, yeah, no problem. Listen our boss isn't here yet. Would you mind answering a few questions for us?"
"But of course," The woman smiled. "You treated me to a good meal it's the least I can do. Only if it's alright if I can ask you a few questions in return."
The man placed a hand on his sword. "Hmph, really? And what if we decide no?"
"Easy Dorchet," A voice spoke from the doorway. "That's no way to talk to a lady."
The man entering wore a black jacket with fur at the color, black pants, and shoes. He had slicked back, black spiky hair, and wore circular shades. He had a beautiful, curvy woman on each side of him. From what the woman could tell, this man must be, what people call, a player.
He gave both ladies a sly smirk. "Thanks for your time ladies."
The women giggled and waved, "Bye-bye Mr. Greed." They sang.
Greed casually plopped himself on the couch with his feet placed on the table. He checked out the woman sitting across from him. Her long silky black hair hung in a low ponytail, her eyes were the color of ebony, and (in his perspective) underneath those baggy clothes were some nice curves. All in all, she ranked a ten on his babe scale.
"So who might this be?" He asked his minions.
"Bido found her lying in the streets," Loa answered. "We figured she's from Xing."
"Is that right?" Greed raised an eyebrow. "So you're a foreigner huh? Interesting. So do you have a name?"
She calmly placed a hand on her chest. "How rude of me. My name is Yue Xi. And yes, I am from the country of Xing."
"So does that mean you crossed the great desert all the way to Dublith?" Dorchet asked in surprise.
Yue shrugged. "Yes. I suppose it would surprise anyone."
"So what brings you here to Amestris?" Greed asked.
She gave a sweet smile, "I would say that I came here to seek my fortune. It's not a lie, but from what I can tell you wouldn't be the type to accept that as an answer."
Greed shrugged. "You thought right."
Yue crossed her arms and said, "Well then I'll cut right to the chase. I'm here searching for a Philosopher's Stone."
The bar grew silent. All the chimeras readied themselves into an attack position before Greed waved his hand. Sitting upright he gave a wide smirk.
"Interesting," He said. "And what makes you think I can give you the answers?"
"I wouldn't have allowed myself to be taken had I not sensed an unnatural presence. And that presence led to you. So you must have some knowledge over something as secretive as a Philosopher's Stone."
Greed paused. "And if I did? What would you do with it?"
"I need it to become immortal," She said seriously.
Greed burst out laughing. The chimeras were startled at the reaction.
"I knew there was something besides your body I liked. I guess you can say we're kindred spirits." He grinned. "So Miss Yue, what do you plan to do with immortality once you achieve it?"
Yue wasn't sure if he was serious or not. He's been asking her these questions so casually she suspected he was leading her on. Or however that phrase goes.
"I plan on using it to become Empress of Xing." She said finally.
The bar was quiet once again. Unsure of what to think of the foreign woman, the chimeras turned to watch Greed's reaction.
Greed again grinned widely. "Well then, you certainly passed my test. I respect your greed and ambition. Suffice it to say. You're alright. Tell you what, I'll help you find a way to immortality if you help me find mine. Deal?"
He held out his left hand. A red tattoo of a dragon eating it's tail was shown on the back of his hand. Yue thought for a moment. She needed to find a way to immortality as soon as possible. No doubt that other clans have by now heard of the Philosopher Stone rumors in Xing. Although his chi is rather unsettling, he could be her best ticket to achieve immortality.
She reached out and shook his hand.
A/N: Well? What do you think? I realize it might have been a little sped through, but cut me some slack I'm trying to get the introductions in order until the main part of the story. In case anyone is wondering this happens a little bit before Al gets kidnapped. And if Yue seems mary-sueish in any way I'm not trying to picture her that way. Also, I realize she seemed a bit carefree in the beginning she'll actually be a lot more serious later, like I said I'm trying to get everything in order until the main part of the story comes out. Anyways, please review!