I do not own Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood as it rightfully belongs to Hiromu Arakawa while Kamen Rider OOO, its merchandise belongs to Toei Company as well as being it's distributor, all I own is my OC and nothing more, nothing less…
Of course if I did own any of these, I'd be either a rich man or breaking the law of alchemy by transmuting gold endlessly, thus breaking the natural order of balance.
Another World, Two Alchemists and Desire
Hello and my name is Takeru Hikari. Yeah I know my name means I'm a warrior and named after the light, but hey, it sounds cool to me! Anyway to summarize about myself, I'm just your everyday average high school student who's learning to survive in the real world but I have a passion for Tokusatsu like Kamen Rider and Super Sentai! I know, I'm seventeen and at 5'7' and should focus on my dream job but I prefer living life my own way.
Anyway, I'm currently a fan of OOO which sadly ended after 48 episodes and now Fourze is airing, but somehow, I had a special place in my heart for OOO, perhaps it's because of how it went down? The characters themselves? The numerous Combos? I don't really have an a answer to that question, but now, I'm attending a convention that specifically enjoys everything a otaku like myself enjoys, yeah I called myself a otaku but I'm proud of it.
I decided to cosplay as Eiji Hino, even styling my black hair to match his, wear the same outfit he always wears in the show, even got the belt and the O Holder with one set of each of the Core Medals, even the rare to get Orange Combo! Of course, I got the Medaljalibur sword with three Cell Medals, anyway, I was making sure everything was ready for tomorrow and out of pure geekiness that is me, I pocketed the O Holder into one of the pants pockets that was enlarged enough to fit and close over while the Medaljailbur sword was placed on his hip thanks to adjusting the belt to carry it as in my free hand, were the Taka, Tora and Batta Core Medals as I clipped on the OOO Driver and slotted in the Taka and Batta Medals in the left and right slots and then the Tora Medal in the middle and tilted the belt as I picked up the Scanner, it humming it every present tone as I scanned them, the Scanner lighting up as once, twice, three times as I brought the scanner over my chest, exactly the same way Eiji Hino did and then spoke.
The scanner suddenly spoke in its kind of excited tone of voice calling out the names of the Medals.
"TA-TO-BA TATOBA TA-TO-BA!"
However, unbeknownst to me, hidden under the carpet of my room where I was staying in was a strange circle carved in, and it was glowing blue as I noticed it. "W-What the?" I said in surprise and a grey eye appearing below my feet with 3 thinner circles steadily moving away from the eye and some black hands had grasped hold of me and the strangest most freakishly thing happened, my body was breaking down and let me be honest, it wasn't exactly painless as I screamed, but no one seemed to hear me and before long, I was completely gone, leaving just a room with no one in it.
I suddenly found myself in a strange white space with nothing around for miles, there did seem to be floor as I stand standing on it, behind me was a huge door with the Sephiroth tree as I approached it and felt it with my hand, it felt real enough. "W-Where am I? Is this a dream?"
"It's no dream." A strange eerie voice echoed and I turned to a completely white person outlined by black with no face as it had a mouth as I was freaked out by this. "Then where am I?" I asked slowly, as if to grasp the concept of being here as the being spoke. "The more pressuring question for you is Why or how you got here, you activated the World Gate with your alchemy and with it, you are brought here to give me your toll before I allow you entrance."
"Alchemy, could he mean the Core Medals? But I thought these were just toys!" He thought to himself and spoke. "Hang on, I didn't come here on purpose, it was by pure accident and what toll!" I asked quickly as the being continued. "Nevertheless, you opened the portal and now must pay the price for doing so, so what shall be taken?" He asked Takeru and he was silent and confused.
"No answer? Then I'll make the decision for you!" He declared as the doors of the Gate opened up and the same black hands grabbed a hold of Takeru with ease as he tried to tear away from them. "What toll!" He asked as he was being pulled in as an eye opened up and the being spoke. "You really want to know?" He said with a sadistic grin as the doors closed upon Takeru and the being continued to speak.
"Amuse me, Takeru Hikari, let's see what waves you'll create in that world as Kamen Rider…OOO!" he cried out with a grinning face
I was falling through pitch black space, screaming as I felt a strange feeling within my body; I was losing as it was starting to break down as then I lost consciousness.
I woke up feeling quite hot as I found myself lying on what appeared to be sand? I immediately pushed myself up rather quickly as my nerves were searing with pain from i as I stood up and looked around, sand as far as the eye could see except for a person wearing a red cloak and had blonde hair as he heard him ask out to no-one. "Hey Al…where are you?"
"Down here!" A child's voice sounded but I couldn't see anyone until a gloved hand shot out and grabbed the blonde's leg and he screamed in response, I was kind of shocked and trying not to laugh at this comedic scene despite having no idea where I was and then, I decided to approach him and removed the belt I still wore around my waist to not look a complete idiot and placed it in another enlarged trouser pocket as I heard the blonde continue. "Reason two why I hate this desert!" he complained as I decided to make myself noticed.
"Need some help?" I asked politely as the blonde looked at me. "Sure, just help me get him out there!" The blonde demanded rather fiercely as Takeru nodded; maybe it was because the blonde was getting frustrated in the heat but anyway I and the blonde helped dig up a huge suit of armour with red eyes.
"Stop falling in will you Al?" The blonde said to armour and it spoke. "Sorry brother but I keep getting full." He said apologetically and the blonde spoke in a frustrated tone and kicked the armour. "Full of what!" and the chest plate detached and out came sand which buried the blonde, I literally had to hold back on laughing at what happened as Al reattached the armour and the blonde burst out, annoyed before taking notice of my existence once again.
"Thanks whoever you are." He said and I nodded before asking them a question "Um, where are you going?" as Al decided to answer my question. "We're heading to Reole, what about you Mr?" he asked as I introduced myself "Takeru Hikari….and well, I don't know where I am really." I said honestly. "I doubt these two would believe that I come from my room and that weird Gate." He thought to himself as Ed looked at him.
"I'm Edward Elric and he's my brother, Alphonse, but are you saying you're lost?" He asked me and I sweat dropped a bit, it wasn't caused by the sun however as I had to think up something good enough to make them believe my story. "Yeah, I was in my room and next thing I know, I end up here in this desert and well…I don't know how to get back…" I said sheepishly as I rubbed my hair in embarrassment.
"Don't worry, we'll help you get back there, why don't you come along with us in the meantime?" Edward suggested and I nodded, it was better than being cooked alive in this desert to say the least and the three of us set off towards Reole, by which time, we reached the town, me and Edward were sweating like pigs, how Alphonse managed the heat in that armour, I'd have to praise his…stubbornness.
"Is that a fountain?" I asked wearily as Edward saw it and bolted like something was at his heels and came to a stop at the fountain, grabbing a cup to get the contents but he sighed as I approached it, finding the smell rather…familiar? I noticed the water was blood red as Al asked aloud. "Is that…blood?" He asked nervously and I sniffed it again since I was closer.
"Don't think so, it smells like wine." I said before hearing someone call us out "Hey! Leave that fountain alone!" He cried out as Ed immediately dropped the cup and we all noticed him having a moustache and seemed to be the owner of café and Al bowed. "Um sorry, but we were so thirsty that we didn't know it was alcohol." He said and just now, I noticed my thirst for something fresh and cold as the man laughed and waved his hand over to beckon us to come over without much else to do, we complied and sat at the stools as Edward was given a glass of what looked like orange juice and some food, I asked for water and the same he was having, but now I was checking my O Holder to see if the Core Medals were still there, all of them were except for the Purple ones, I immediately was concerned for where they were.
"Maybe they were the toll I had to pay?" I thought to myself but I noticed something…odd about the Medals, they didn't look plastic anymore but rather, real metal as I mentally sighed. "Maybe that's it." I closed the book and placed it back in my pocket before hearing someone.
"Children of the god who dwell on the earth, there is no salvation without Prayer and faith… The Sun God Leto will illuminate thy path, Behold! The lord hath descended from his heavenly throne to save thee from all thy sins, for I am thy father… I am the emissary of the Sun God…"
"A religious broadcast?" Al asked and Ed added his two cents. "What the heck is that?" He asked as the man looked at them. "Actually, I was about to ask you three the same thing, are you guys street performers of something?"
Edward immediately spat out his orange with an annoyed look with a stress vein popping up. "Do we look like street performers to you Pops?" he asked and the man looked at him. "Well, your tall guy's in a suit of armour, your friend has a big book and you are wearing gloves, you three on a trip of something?" He asked Edward.
"Just trying to track something down." Edward duly responded, that pretty much answered my question for why the Elrics were here and I spoke, "I'm just lost and these two decided to help me find my way back home, although, who is this guy on your radio? I asked him
"Why he's Father Cornello." He answered and I blinked. "Never heard of him." I said rather honestly and Edward nodded. "Same here." He added and the man looked shocked. "You're kidding me, you never heard of the Great Prophet Father Cornello?" he asked in surprised tone.
"Nope." We all answered and one of the men spoke. "He's the founder of the Church, he can work miracles! A wonderful man who appeared here a few years ago and shown us the path of God." As the other townspeople were praising this father, I honestly didn't see what was so great about him as Edward laid on the table, straw sticking up in his mouth as the barman looked at him. "Are you even listening?" as Ed answered. "No, I'm agnostic." Then he stood up.
"Let's go Takeru ,Al." he said as I nodded and Al stood up and an audible crash was heard as we noticed a radio in bits, he probably had it up there and Al's armour hit it, sending it crashing down to its untimely death.
"Hey sir, could you be at least a bit more careful? Frankly you shouldn't be wearing that suit." The barman said and Edward spoke. "Our bad, don't worry, we'll fix it." He said with a grin as the man blinked. "How are you going to do that, it's busted." He pointed out as Al drawn a strange circle as Edward grinned. "Okay Al, all set!"
Al nodded and placed his left hand atop his right and a flash of blue light came from the lines and a with a boom, smoke covered the circle and parted, revealed… a fixed radio that was playing the broadcast as the man's eyes widened considerably, in fact, mine were too. "That's amazing! Can you work miracles!" He asked and Ed had a dull expression. "Miracles? We're just alchemists, we're the Elric Brothers, a lot of people have heard about us."" He said with a grin, crossing his arms.
It was apparent these two were famous people were talking about them Edward was grinning but the crowd surrounded Al, the older brother was given the title Fullmetal Alchemist until Al pointed it out to Edward and one of the men said "That little guy?"
Edward's vein popped up again and he screamed out, grabbing two grown men by their shirts and actually was swinging them around "CAN SHORTY DO THIS? WHAT ELSE YA WANNA CALL ME: A HALF-PINT BEAN SPROUT MIDGET? I'M STILL GROWING YOU KNOW YOU BACKWATER DESERT IDIOTS!" Edward ranted
Internally, I felt sorry for those two guys but had to laugh a little inside at the scene before Edward placed them down and said he was the Fullmetal Alchemist a feminine voice called out to the barman. "Good day sir, my you seem busy."
I turned to notice perhaps a very beautiful young woman wearing a cooler light dress in contrast to her tanned skin but was really got me was her purple eyes and her hair, it was black with pink bangs, if I didn't know any better, I think my heart just skipped a beat taking in the form of that woman.
"Oh hey Rose, going to the temple today?" The barman asked her she nodded. "Uh-huh, with some offerings so just the usual please." She said in a kind tone and noticed us three. "Oh some new faces." She said and the barman looked at them a she placed objects in a paper bag. "Yeah, say they are alchemists and searching for something." He said as he handed her the paper bag and Rose gratefully took it and started to walk around turning around. "I hope you find what you are looking for."
A villager spoke. "Rose has become so happy lately." And another agreed. "Uh-huh and it's thanks to the father." As Edward was confused and they continued. "Not only she doesn't have her family but she lost her boyfriend in an accident last year." I heard the barman say and my heart sank a little until I heard something about rising the dead and I was now really confused but Edward spoke. "Raise the dead huh… I don't like the sound of that…"
I, Edward and Al decided to approach the Church and entered it's empty halls, a statue of Leto standing proud as Rose was polishing the statue and she heard the footsteps as she was smiling. "Oh you three again, are you going to join the Church of Leto." She asked us as Edward responded with. "Sorry, I'm not religious." He said and I spoke afterwards. "Well, I'm the same as Edward but, I respect other people's beliefs.
Rose closed her eyes. "That's not a real answer, if you believe in god, you can live with hope and gratitude every day, and it's wonderful!, if you have faith, you'll grow taller for sure!" She said to Edward was practically barely resisting the urge to go into rant mode and sat down and placed one leg over the other. "Sheesh, how can you honestly believe these things? DO you really believe if you pray to God, the dead will come back to life?" He asked her as Rose nodded, her eyes closed and she said one word. "Yes."
Edward sighed as he brought out a small book and opened it. "Water: 35 litres, Carbon: 20 kg, Ammonia: 4 litres, Lime: 1.5…" I heard him speak out a list of what sounded like a list of ingredients used in science, I'll be honest, I didn't excel in that class and Edward continued. "That's' the ingredients of the total chemical makeup of the average adult body, modern science knows this but there never been an example of a successful human transmutation… It's like there's something missing, scientists have poured in tons of money for hundreds of years and to this day, there isn't a theory, they say science is a lost cause, but I think that's better than sitting around praying for something to happen Also all those ingredients can be bought with a child's allowance, humans come pretty cheap!"
Okay I knew that was a bit out of line to say but I did find it offending saying something like that, it was like…I don't know, our existence? Edward had continued with some strange story about the hero who made wings out of wax to fly but he got too close to the sun and came crashing down, I kind of guessed this was a metaphor for something but what, I didn't think that far ahead.
"Come on you guys." Edward said as we left Rose but before I went with them I looked at her. "Sorry, I didn't know he'd say those things." I apologized to her and bowed slightly and followed the boys as we managed to watch a performance of Cornello creating a crystal sunflower the following day, Edward had to stand on top of his suitcase to get a look, I thought I caught a glimpse of red.
"Is that…transmutation?" I asked Edward and Al, I was surprised at such a thing existed and Edward nodded. "What about the Laws?" Al asked and Rose had found us. "You came to see him after all! He does have miraculous powers, he is the Sun God's child!"
"Nah, that's Alchemy no matter how you look at it, he's a fraud…" as Alphonse put in his two cents. "But he can bypass the Laws." He said as I was confused just as much as Rose was. "What are you talking about?" I asked out of sheer curiosity as Edward continued. "Most people think that alchemy can do anything and create whatever you want, but in reality, there are certain concrete laws, I guess the two big concepts are 'The Law of Conservation of Mass' and 'The Law of Natural Providence'."
I and Rose were really confused as Alphonse spoke. "Let me try… a substance can only be created from the same substance, for example, if something's mostly water, you can only use it to make other things with the attribute of water." He explained as Edward crossed his arms with an eye closed. "In other words, the basics of alchemy is 'Equivalent Exchange' That means to obtain something, something of equal value must be lost, but that old guy is making too much out of too little, alchemy-wise, that's breaking the law."
"See? So why don't you have faith it's a miracle already?" Rose said and Alphonse spoke. "Big brother, you don't think…" Al trailed off and Ed gave a focused look. "I think we found it." As Ed was smiling. "Hey Rose, I'm starting to get interested in this religion! I'd love to speak to his holiness, do you think you can take us to him?"
Rose was smiling. "You're finally starting to believe!" She said as he was led us to where father Cornello resided and surprisingly we managed to gain an audience, but I knew Edward was up to something as one of the priests spoke of how rare it was for us to get time before a gun was force din front of Al's face and the trigger was pulled, the head falling off with a clank and with quick movement, some men had their spears crossed in front of Edward and myself. "Brother Cray! What are you doing!" Rose asked him.
"Rose, these are heathens who planned to trap his holiness, they're evil." Rose protested. "But, his Holiness would never order such a thing!" and Cray spoke. "He did allow it! The words of his Holiness are the words of God, this is the will of God!" Cray declared but a hand was placed on the gun, it was…Al's? But how? Edward quickly sprang into action to disarm and did the most insane thing I could do, kick one of the guard's men in the stomach as I grabbed their spear and moved back, and I grabbed the belt of OOO from my pocket and placed it on my waist, the belt magically wrapping around me as the man laughed. "What you going to do with just a toy?" He asked as his companion was serious as my thoughts were racing. "This is the most stupid thing I'm doing, but it may scare them…!" I thought and had the Taka, Tora and Batta Medals ready and slid the Taka and Batta Medals in the left and right slot respectively and the Tora Medal in the middle as I grabbed the O Scanner, its hum heard by the others in the room and I scanned all three Medals and spoke. "Henshin!"
"TA-TO-BA TATOBA TA-TO-BA!"
And I placed the Scanner over my heart as to my surprise, the Core Medals holographic rings surrounded me before the top one stopped on Taka, the Middle on Tora and the bottom on Batta before the three slammed upon my chest forming the O Crest with a craving of Taka on top, Tora's face in the middle and Batta almost squashed under the Tora's craving as the familiar yet unreal armour had formed over my body, my vision was clear despite the Taka Head being in place with the Tora Claws being on my arms and the Batta Legs formed, they looked very alike like modelled after animals, the Taka Head in red with a shape of a Hawk, the Tora arms with three claws on each arm and the Batta legs that of a grasshoppers.
"What the hell are you!" One of the guardsmen asked and I was in shock but decided to speak in case they notice. "I'm Takeru Hikari, but you can also call me… Kamen Rider…OOO!" I said and they were stupid enough to charge at me with the spears, I wasn't afraid as I felt a unfamiliar power within my body and focused on the Batta legs as they changed to resemble the grasshopper's legs and I kicked at the spears, sending them flying and then unlatched the Tora Claws and moved into a stance, I wanted to see if they would really take their chances before the Guards took off, leaving me with Rose, Headless Al and Edward and Rose was in shock. "W-What are you two!" She asked me and Al and I took a breather, I felt the adrenaline calm down as I spoke. "Just what I said, I'm Kamen Rider OOO, and I suppose you could say this is my alter ego, think of it as armour." I tried to explain and Ed tapped Al's armour. "He's nothing special; it's exactly what he looks like." And Rose I looked, there was nothing inside, just a strange symbol I could perceive with Taka's enhanced sight as Al spoke about he and Edward committing the greatest sin when they trespassed into 'god's domain' whatever that was as Edward spoke.
"Guess they shown their true colours at last." He said and Rose protested. "No that has to be some sort of mistake!" and Edward twitched a bit. "You still believe in his phoniness…? Rose." He turned to face her. "DO you have the courage to face the truth?" He asked her
I, Al and Edward walked in a hallway, I still donned the OOO armour in case of any other guards and Edward spoke. "What are those coins and that armour?" he asked as I breathed a bit, I knew I was going to have explain this, heck, even I didn't think I'd transform into OOO himself so I started to speak. "Well, where shall I start…?" He said thoughtfully and pointed to the Medals in the driver, I thought to use the plot of OOO to convince Ed and Al, and even it wasn't a complete lie. "Well, these were created 800 years ago, there are two types of these Medals, there is Core Medals, which are coloured while Cell Medals" I fished out a Cell Medal from the small canister OOO wore being completely silver.
"How were they made?" Al asked and I continued. "Two words, well actually, better make that three, Alchemy and Desire." I said as Edward was curious. "Care to explain?"
"Well, there was once a king who was so greedy that merely ruling over the kingdom he had wasn't enough, he decided to conquer the whole world but he requested his alchemists to create the Medals so they were created with the combination of animals however, the Medals were created in ten medals to each set in different colours however, with Core and Cell Medals they created a homunculi from the sets and they were given the name, Greeed."
"Greed as in with two e's?" Al asked and I shook my head. "No with three e's, they were just shells and instead of the weapons the King desired, he ordered 1 Medal from each set destroyed and with that the Greeed gained sentience and desired to fill the void that was left behind, however, they could create Yummies, creatures who can amass Cell medals from a person's desire."
"You saw this before?" Edward asked as I nodded. "Yeah, but let's move on, the King wanted something that could harness the power of the Core Medals so he ordered this." I indicated to the OOO Driver, he stolen some Medals from the other Greeed and fought back, eventually he defeated them but his desire really took over his intentions and with one of each medal, he scanned them all but the power twisted his mind and overwhelmed him and he unwillingly became the stone coffin that sealed the Greeed away, in the end, his own desire did him in, so the Medals were gone from humanity's eyes for 800 years."
"Then how did you come across them?" Edward asked and I continued. "History never is forgotten and one day, humans undid the seal and sold them for profit, I was just lucky enough to come across them and paid to get them." I said and Alphonse asked one more question. "Are red, yellow and green the only Medals?" He asked and I shook my head. "Nope, there's grey, blue, purple and orange Core Medals, I unfortunately didn't get the purple set and the Orange Core Medals only had 3 as a set." I answered.
"We'll ask other questions later Takeru when we get to that point." Edward said and I nodded, however, I did kind of lie about the Core Medal's colours, there was the Black ones that featured in the Movie War Core but they never featured a Combo along with the Imagin and Shocker Medals along with the King's Core Medals but all of the said Medals either didn't exist or was destroyed in the OOO plotline, but that got me thinking.
"If I'm OOO… does that mean… I have the potential to become a Greeed?" I thought with a tone of concern, I seen how the Greedification goes and it wasn't something I wanted to experience, especially my five senses slowly being taken away and I slowly become a monster, how Eiji managed to remain calm throughout it all, I would need perhaps double that courage he had.
We stopped at double doors as Edward asked me and Al. "I guess this is Cornello's Room Rose told us about?" And he was answered by them opening on their own. "Guess that means come in." I pointed out and the three of us stepped inside as the doors shut behind us and a familiar voice spoke. "Welcome to the Church of Leto., did you come here to hear me preach? Hmm?"
It was Cornello walking down some steps from a balcony on the other side as Edward gave a grin. "Yeah, by all means, tell us… like how about you use lame alchemy to deceive your followers!" He said out clearly
"Hmm, I'm not sure what you mean, please don't confuse miracles with alchemy. if you saw for yourself you would believe…" Cornello started to say but Edward cut in. "Yeah I saw it all right…" Edward rubbed his blonde hair in frustration. "And what I can't understand was how you're able to do transmutation with that goes against the laws."
"That's why I'm telling you it's not alchemy…" Cornello said with a peaceful smile but Edward continued. "And then it came to me. The Philosopher's Stone, That's how you do it right? Like maybe... Just maybe… it's that ring?" Edward asked him, eyeing the red ring on the father's finger.
Cornello's tone changed however now. "Heh… the Government sure gets their money's worth out you don't they? I guess you saw through the whole thing… it's correct, The Philosopher's Stone, The Legendary Catalyst , the amplifier of all alchemical processes, with this, I can conjure at the minimum price , for the maximum result!"
"How long I've searched for that…" Edward said in a jealous tone as Cornello spoke. "What's with that look in your eyes? What do you want the stone for? Money, Honour?" He asked Edward and he responded. "What about you then, what do you get out of founding this phony religion? If its money you want, you can make as much as you want with the stone."
"It's not about the money, well, I do want money, but I can get that with almost no effort… in form of the donations from my flock. What I really need are followers who will happily give their lives for me, think about it! An invincible army of fanatics with no fear of death! Soon I'll have more than enough people! Just watch! Within a few years' time, this entire nation will be mine!" Cornello started to laugh and to be honest, I really did not like this guy.
"Well, I don't really care about that, I could care less for the military or my country, just give me the stone and I'll stay quiet about this scam." Edward said calmly, I couldn't believe he would do such a thing,. "These are people's lives he's messing with!" I protested as Edward merely looked on.
"My followers would never believe of the words of an outsider like you! The people of this town love me! They think my words come from God! No matter how much noise you'll make, they'll never listen to you! Those idiots will believe anything I tell them, I've completely fooled them!"
"How could you! You are just using their belief in you to gain whatever you want, that's just…wrong!" I said in protest as Edward clapped his hands together. "Wow you are smart, thanks for telling me how you do it, you're right, no-one will listen to a word I say but…" Edward trailed off as Alphonse removed his chest plate and inside was Rose as Edward continued. "But what about her words?" He asked Cornello as he pointed his thumb to the girl.
"R-Rose, what is the meaning of this?" Cornello asked in surprise as Rose climbed out of Al and spoke "Father! Is everything you said just now true? Were you fooling us this whole time! Your miracles aren't real? The power of God can't grant my wish?" Rose was on the verge of crying as she continued. "You can't bring my darling back again!" She asked him.
"It's true I'm not God's emissary, but with this stone,, it may be possible to transmute living beings which so many alchemists have failed, Rose, I will resurrect him!" He called out as I Alphonse looked at her. "Don't listen to him!" He said as Cornello extended a hand out to her. "Rose, be a good girl and come here." As Edward looked at her. "If you go, you can never come back!" He said to stop her but Cornello continued.
"What's the matter? You belong with us, I'm the only one that can grant your wish, isn't that so? Think about your darling and come!" He called out and Rose advanced a few steps away from us and she turned back. "I'm so sorry you three… but this is... The only choice I can make."
"You are truly a good child and now we must eradicate these who threaten the future of our faith." Cornello pulled down a lever as we heard a sound and a lion was approaching us but it was…different it had parts that he shouldn't have like bird claws and lizard's tail. "The stone is truly incredible, it can create new life, so tell me, have you seen a chimera before?" He asked to us.
"That's twisted." I said and Edward nodded. "It is, but I can't go at this empty-handed so…" Edward clapped his palms together and bent down to touch the floor, a blue light sparking out as he pulled out a lance with a dragon like design. "You transmuted without a circle? You really do deserve the title of State Alchemist! But that won't be enough!"
The chimera cut through the transmuted lance without much effort and Edward's pants leg was torn but… he wasn't bleeding? I caught a glimpse of something metal as the chimera's claws were broken then he kicked the chimera. "Sorry these are custom made." He said with a grin as I stepped forward
"I want a shot at this thing." I said and Edward looked me like I was crazy. "Are you sure?" he asked me and I nodded, taking out the O Holder and removed a Medal as I closed it to pocket it away and removed the Batta Medal as it was placed in the canister on my hip and I slanted the Driver again.
The holographic projections of the Core Medals spun around again but this time the Batta was replaced by a crocodile and the Medals slammed upon my chest changing the crest but now instead of the Batta Legs, I now have the Kame Legs, modified after the Crocodile as Cornello was surprised. "Are you using the powers of a Chimera!" he asked and I stared at him.
"I'm just OOO, Kamen Rider…OOO." I simply said and when the Chimera went to pounce me and I done a roundhouse kick, the holographic projection of a crocodile biting down on the chimera each time the kick connected, leaving some wounds upon it.
"I don't care who you are! If claws don't work, then bite them to death!" He ordered as the Chimera went for a lung but Edward stepped out in front of me and rose up his right up, the chimera biting down on it but it seemed to have trouble.
"What's the matter kitty? Tastes bad?" He asked before deliver an uppercut kick with his left leg, knocking the chimera unconscious and the sleeve had torn away revealing a metal arm.
"Look at me Rose. This is what happens when you use alchemy on humans, this is what happens to those who trespass in God's Domain!" Edward said he pulled off his torn red coat and part of the black jacket underneath as Cornello spoke. "Auto-mail, full steel prosthetics … 'Full metal' prosthetics… Now I see so that's why….you're called the Fullmetal Alchemist! You done what is strictly forbidden!" as Edward glared up at Cornello and moved in a fighting stance. "Come here and face me you third rate frau and I'll show you real quick who a novice is!"