Before we get on with this, I just want to clear a few things up: this takes place in the manga/Brotherhood version of Fullmetal Alchemist and the anime version of Soul Eater. I already know that Chrona's gender was never mentioned in canon, but I'll just assume he's a boy. Don't bash me about it.

DISCLAIMER: I own nothing! Fullmetal Alchemist and Soul Eater belong to their respective creators. If I did own them, I'd be so happy! But I don't. I own a computer, my account, and...Mr. Corner. If you think I own anything, then you're freakin' nuts!

One more thing: I'll be switching off between Japanese and English names/honorifics/etc. It's my fanfic and I'll use too much Japanese if I want to!

Warnings: None really. Maybe later on, but for now, it's fairly safe. Except for the whole 'kishin screwing up the fabric of space-time' thing.

The Kishin is Revived:
The Door of Truth is Ripping Open?

All they could do was watch the two battle it out - Shinigami-sama against the kishin Asura. The fight itself was spectacular, since none of the academy students had seen Shinigami get angry before. Maka stared up at the sky in bewilderment, with Soul's jaw pretty much on the ground.

"You're not going anywhere, Asura!" growled Lord Death as he pinned Asura to the ground. After being crushed under the shield, the kishin shoved it off and sprang into the air. Above the sky spit off flashes and bursts of light like fireworks, while below the city was torn up and full of open-mouthed spectators, many of them academy students. While the moon grinned maniacally behind the battle, Asura seemed to be inching away from Death with each blow. Now he was coming in to attack head-on, only being stopped by Shinigami's Soul Shield. Then it cracked...cracked again...and shattered, breaking part of Lord Death's mask in the process.

"You bastard!" Death cried, sending him another attack. Just then, Asura did something purely unexpected. He shot his wavelength at the sky itself. Not in any particular direction, not anywhere near Shinigami, but at the air. "Let's see how you like this!" Asura cried, as the blow tore open a hole from which a bright white beam of light poured out.

"What was that?" Maka gasped.

"I don't know," said Soul. "But it doesn't look good,"

"He's ripping a hole in the fabric of space," said Sid. "At this rate, the Madness would spread to another dimention,"

"Free!" Eruka cried. "What's going on!"

"I don't know!" he answered as the walls around them started shaking and crumbling. The whole room was on the verge of collapse, it seemed. They had almost forgotten why they were here, and that they were the ones who had awakened the kishin Asura. What went wrong?

Suddenly, an ear-splitting noise tore through the place, like the sound of something ripping or shattering. Everyone held their ears and writhed on the floor from the shockwaves, as a split in...thin air...grew wider and wider. Then, the witch and the werewolf were pulled through it before the tear finally locked shut.

"What was that thing?" asked Tsubaki as she knelt by an unconcious Black*Star.

"I'm not sure," answered Death the Kid as the Thompson sisters transformed back into their human forms. "but it could very well be that the kishin has distorted reality,"

Patty giggled as she usually did at a given time, while Liz turned to her meister and asked "So what does that mean for those two? They just got pulled in and disappeared,"

"I don't know," he said. "but all I do know is that if we don't get out of here, we might end up in the same place,"

"Ow, cut it out, stop it!"

"Screw you! That dumb girl turned me into a muppet!"

"But why do you have to take it out on me?"

"Because I can!"

Ragnarok had been beating on his meister for almost a half hour now, and Chrona was hoping he'd eventually settle down or at least tire out. It didn't seem like that would happen any time soon though.

"Please stop! You're hurting me!"


Suddenly, the shockwaves from downstairs caught their attention. It wasn't as bad as the floor it was coming from, but it was enough to knock the Demon Swordsman to the ground. Ragnarok was at least distracted enough to leave Chrona alone for a minute, much to his relief, but there was still the question of what that all came from.

"What was that?" Chrona asked.

"Like I'd know," Ragnarok scoffed. "They're probably getting eaten up by the kishin right now," he laughed wickedly.

"Oh no, that can't be it,"

"It is,"

"How do you know?"

"I'm hoping,"

"That's terrible!"

"Shut you're mouth you damn Nancy!"

"What the hell's happening?" Edward whipped his head around to see what was going on. That feeling, he had known it before, and now it was coming up again. Was the Gate really about to open? No, not in a place like this, not when he was here at Laboratory 5...unless someone was opening the Gate here.

"What's going on here?" Ed exclaimed, looking for whoever opened up the door, but nobody answered. The room flashed with purple and red lightning, and pretty soon, Ed felt himself being sucked into it.

Once again, he was standing in front of that same set of doors surrounded by a pure white space. Why was this happening again? Suddenly the Doors flew open, and Ed felt himself being sucked into them with skin-shredding force. "Al!" he screamed. "Alphonse! No! I won't leave you behind! NOOOO!"

He was falling, tumbling through the air, not knowing up from down in the hellish vertigo. All he could think of was his little brother, how he'd fare without him, or if he would ever see him again. This couldn't be happening, he thought. It doesn't make any sense. How could I be in this here? Now? Why? Then all at once, his world went black.

Well, that's it for this chapter. Uh-oh, cliff-hanger! What's gonna happen to Ed? Or Eruka and Free? If you review, I promise you'll find out!