Ace: Guess what? I finished the first chapter of the sequel! *dances*

Kayla: Okay readers, Ace hasn't put it up yet, but the story name is Angels Plus Alchemy Equals Hope? and it can be found in the same old places once Ace puts it up.

Lela: But better yet, we persuaded Ace to put up the first part of her chapter as a teaser for you guys until her sequel comes out officially!

Sonya: Ace5980 does not own FullMetal Alchemist.

1: Trapped in a Cage

Specimen 17 shifted in her cage pitifully, wincing as her long scabs from the whipping rubbed against each other. Glazed yellow eyes followed the movements of the alchemist observing her, unable to summon more than a passing interest with all the drugs in her system. Attention waning, she pulled her dull gray tail close to her dirty fur matted with blood and let her eyes slide shut. Sometimes she didn't know why she remained here, remained alive. Then her nose would find the threadbare piece of red fabric tied around her wrist, and she would remember soft gold and cold metal.