What if the ending of the anime had been different? What if Edward found a way to bring back his brother without going to the other side? What was Riza's past? Why did she join the military in the first place? All of these questions will be answered in this story.

It's an interesting change from my random humor, now isn't it? This will be a short chapter, but the rest will be much longer.

Disclaimer: I don't own Fullmetal Alchemist or any of its characters. Okay, on with the story!

"Dante… it's over," said Edward, standing up, fully revived. "I really hate to do this, but to rid the world of a chance of anymore philosopher stones coming into play… Yes. I must do it."

Alphonse had crossed to the other side by now. Edward was trying to speak with full confidence, but he wasn't sure if his plan could work. He took a deep breath, and clapped his hands together.

"What are you doing?" asked Dante, surprised.

Edward grinned weakly. "Exactly what you deserve."

He ran up to Dante, and thrust his palms onto her stomach. Dante didn't get a chance to scream as she was pulled from the world that she knew.

"Edward… what have you done?" asked Rose.

"I… I sent her to the place where Al is," said Edward, fighting back tears.

Suddenly, a giant spinning vortex appeared, sucking up Gluttony and Envy. It left Edward, Rose, her baby, and the bleeding Wrath. What came out of the vortex was a boy: Alphonse Elric.