Then the world turned white.
Yet another instance where I am going to die due to my own stupidity. Wait! How am I still thinking if I should be dead?!
"Hahahahaha" giggled someone who, from the sound of it, was directly behind me.
Turning around rapidly due to being on edge as I now had Serum A coursing through my veins. After turning around I swear you would be able to see my jaw drop. I stood there in shock as I realized where I was now.
Fuck my life! What did I do to deserve this?! Why am I at the Gate?!
After standing frozen in shock I recovered enough to be able to pick my jaw up off the floor and say "Why am I here? This isn't real anyway, but I would like to know." I said as I denied the possibility of this actually happening.
"O but this is very real and you are here because this is where you belong. And as for introductions I am…"
"Yes I know who you are Truth, I have watched Fullmetal Alchemist, and what do you mean this is where I belong?" I interjected before Truth could finish speaking.
Suddenly turning serious Truth actually gave me a straight answer, even if it was one I didn't like.
"You are here because you have a debt to be paid." Truth said in a monotonous voice that I had never heard it use in all the episodes of Fullmetal Alchemist I had seen.
"What debt are you talking about?" I almost yelled at Truth. I did not like where this conversation was heading and I was seriously hoping this was all a joke.
Giggling once again Truth began to display that devious smile that I was able to remember from the anime.
"Well you have to pay for the hundreds of people you have killed of course," answered Truth as if it was the most obvious thing in the world.
This was my breaking point.
"What the hell do you mean I have to pay for the hundreds of people I killed? I haven't killed hundreds of people!" I roared as I shook with rage at being accused of killing hundreds of people.
"Well you did kill hundreds of people when you destroyed that nuclear reactor which exploded killing hundreds, luckily, back in your dimension." Truth explained as if he were stating facts and not telling me that I am now a mass murderer.
….I killed everyone in that facility and the surrounding area..I am now a murderer..
Sinking to my knees I held my head in my hands as I tried to process what had happened and what I was being told. Now being told that the thing I had touched and caused to collapse was a nuclear reactor, then the killing of hundreds makes perfect sense.
Trying to focus on the situation at hand I turned back to Truth. I had one more question I needed answered at that moment.
"What the hell do you mean back in my dimension and how on Earth will I pay the debt?" I once again roared at Truth trying to get answers.
"Ahahahaha did you really believe that your world was the only world out there? Undoubtedly you assumed that there were other worlds or dimensions. This is just one of the two you will visit with me." answered Truth in a very matter of fact voice.
"What do I have to do to pay off my debt though? And what do you mean one of the two?" I said with a little less rage in my voice compared to having roared it.
"Ahahahahaha you will see. I will guide you down the path that you need to take." replied Truth.
"Now how will you do that?"
"You will see."
As he said this I got a very foreboding feeling as if something big were about to happen, and with what I know of Truth something big was going to happen.
The area just in front of where I was standing visibly darkened, which I could easily see due to Serum A still coursing through my veins nonstop due to my anger, and caused me to now have a sense of dread. Without even turning around I knew what it was that was giving me this sense of dread and producing this shadow.
Turning around I faced something I hoped I would never have to face in real life.
I now stood in front of the Gate and before I could think I, was sucked in by the black hands while all I could hear was Truth laughing in the background.
Next thing I now I am falling and can see the ground rise up to meet me. Before I can do anything to stop myself I slam onto the ground shoulder first. Grasping my shoulder in pain I roll down a lush grass hill and into a sort of valley between two hills.
Looking up I see a pitch black sky riddled with lightning and rain falls in sheets as it pours onto the hills. Gazing out across the hills I am just able to make out lights in the distance which seem to be coming from a house.
Being able to think of no better ideas on how to proceed I made my way toward the house. This gave me a little time to think back on the events so far.
So I save my school with Shadow Hand, and in the process kill all the Patriot soldiers in the process. Then I try to diffuse a bomb and it inevitably explodes and I then awaken twelve days later in some laboratory of sorts I guess. Then as I try to escape I blow up a nuclear reactor killing hundreds and myself too I guess. Of course it would only seem natural at that rate to end up in front of the Gate from Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood and be told I will pay my debt for killing hundreds of people in alternate dimensions, not one dimension but multiple dimensions. Well at least that seems possible. Now I am in the middle of nowhere and am walking to some complete strangers house. Life is a bitch. If my situation weren't already crazy I would probably be crazy by now.
With that I continued on my depressing walk which wasn't helped much by my depressing thoughts. Shaking myself out of my thoughts I looked up and with that my jaw hit the floor for the second time.
"No no no no no! It can't be! He was telling the truth!" I roared as I realized just what house it was I was walking towards.
Picking up my pace to a jog and then sprint I appeared at the door in the blink of an eye and stood there, staring at the hardwood door hoping that this isn't real. The house in front of me glowed a faint purple and seems to shake on it's foundations.
Of all the times and places he could have dropped me off at he chose the point where it all begins. The Elric's home during the human transmutation. The only question is which Fullmetal Alchemist?
Knowing full well what was inside I opened the door and walked in.
Author's Notes: First off The Crosser Book 1 will consistent of content from Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: the Conqueror of Shamballa, Fullmetal Alchemist: the Star of Milos, and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. I have planned more after that but that will not involve Fullmetal Alchemist at that point. Please leave your opinion of what I have written so far in the review.
Ark Beam: shot of pure electricity from the Shadow Hand glove that will kill, main, or stun opponents
Shadow Hand gloves: Only the right glove has any electrical powers since that one is also the one able to control electricity without the glove.
Serum Alpha: Serum inside Ben Cross that he injected himself with to unlock parts of his brain that aren't in regular humans. Awakens in his blood streams to give him inhuman like abilities and can prevent him from feeling pain for a time.
Debt and Mission: Ben Cross killed hundreds when he was running from the men at the "laboratory" and accidentally caused a nuclear meltdown which killed hundreds. To pay off the debt he will travel to different dimensions and work for Truth or other "godlike figures".
Ben Cross: 15 year year old mass murderer who is now a "slave" to Truth for the time being as he pays off his debt for killing hundreds of people. Has passed through the gateway and is now in the world of Fullmetal Alchemist.