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Transcripts for chapter 7: (Courtesy of Causmicfire)

CHAPTER 7: After the Rain

Page 1:
Al: “Ed...”


Page 2 & 3/Title Page:
Al: “Edward!”

Chapter 7: After the Rain


Page 4:
sfx: krakoom
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sfx: shaaa
Scar: “I’ll give you a moment to pray.”
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Ed: “Sorry to disappoint you, but there’s not god that I feel like praying to.”
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Ed: “Am I the only one you’re after?” “My younger brother, Al, are you going to kill him, too?”
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Scar: “If anyone gets in my way, I will eliminate them, but right now I only have business with you, the Fullmetal Alchemist.”
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Ed: “All right then, promise me.” “Promise you won’t touch my brother.”


Page 5:
Al: “Ed...”
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Scar: “I promise.”
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Al: “What do you mean?!” “Edward, what are you doing? Run!”
sfx: klang
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Al: “Get up! Run! Get out of There!” “No! Please don’t do it! Don’t kill him!”
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(in small bubble)sfx: skerk
sfx: krk krink snap

Al: “NOOOOOO!”


Page 6:
sfx: BLAM
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Mustang: “That’s enough.”


Page 7:
Mustang: “That was pretty close Fullmetal.”
Ed: “Colonel! He’s...”
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Mustang: “That man is suspected in the serial killings of State Alchemists.” “And judging from what I’m seeing, that suspicion just became fact.”
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Mustang: “The murder at the Tucker estate...let me guess, that was you, too?”
Ed: "!"
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Ed: grr
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Scar: “This world was made perfect by God. Alchemists change the natural into the unnatural, twist things out of their true form. They sin by defecating God’s creation.”
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Scar: “I am an instrument of divine judgement!”


Page 8:
Mustang: “Makes sense, but then why...” “...do you only target State Alchemists when there are so many other alchemists you could kill?”
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Scar: “If you insist on stopping me, I’ll just have to eliminate you too.”
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Mustang: “Oh, you will, eh?”
sfx: toss
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Hawkeye: “Colonel Mustang!”
Mustang: “Stay out of this.”
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Scar: “Mustang...” “The State Alchemist?”
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Mustang: “The one and only!” “I’m the ‘Flame Alchemist,’ Roy Mustang!”


Page 9:
Scar: “I never thought I’d see this; you turn away from the path of God, then come to meet judgement of your own free will...”
sfx: krak
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Scar: “What a glorious day this is!”
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Mustang: “You know that I’m the Flame Alchemist, but you still want to fight me?”
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Mustang: “You’re a fool!!”


Page 10:
Hawkeye: “Colo...”
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sfx: SWAPP
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sfx: whoosh VFF
Mustang: “Waagh!?”
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sfx: chak


Page 11:
sfx: baba-bababa-bam
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Mustang: “What was that for?”
Hawkeye: “You’re useless on rainy days. Please stand back, Colonel.”
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Havoc: “Oh yeah! He can’t put out sparks in this moisture!”
sfx: wham
Roy: useless
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Scar: “Lucky for me. You came to fight me, but you can’t make flames.”
sfx: tmp
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Scar: “State Alchemist sympathizers and everyone who tries to stop me!” “I will destroy everyone here!!”


Page 12:
Armstrong: “Go ahead and try.”
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sfx: KABAM
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Scar: “Hnh...another one!”


Page 13:
Armstrong: “Mm-hmm.” “You dodged that, not half bad.”
sfx: bagump snap snk krk
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Armstrong: “You brazen insurrectionary! I’ve had enough of you!”
sfx: grmm rmm rmb rmb rmb rmb rmb rmb
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Armstrong: “You want to destroy everyone here?”
sfx: rmb rmm rmmm m m m
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Armstrong: “Don’t make me laugh!!” ha ha ha
Roy: useless...
Armstrong: “Why don’t you try to beat me first?!”
sfx: mm mm mm m m m m m


Page 14
sfx: skish krsh krash ka-wham TA-DA!!
Armstrong: “I’m the ‘Strong arm Alchemist,’” “Alex Louis Armstrong!!”
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Scar: “So many of you today, one after another.”
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Scar: “But it saves me the trouble of having to search you out.” “This must be a gift from God!”


Page 15:
sfx: vff
Armstrong: Hmh hmh, so you won’t back down, eh? Then as a sign of respect for your courage, I’ll show you this!
sfx: hwooooo spn spn
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Amstrong: “The elegant alchemical technique passed down through the Armstrong family for generations!”
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sfx: bom kzap
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sfx: DOOM!


Page 16:
sfx: wm tooom
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Armstrong: “And again!”
sfx: slam
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sfx: g-g-g-g-g-g
Scar: "!!"


Page 17:
sfx: D-D-DMM
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Scar: “You...”
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sfx: shabak


Page 18:
Havoc: “Major! Don’t tear up the street!”
Armstrong: hmph “What’s that you say?!”
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Armstrong: “What destroys can also create! And what creates can also destroy!” “Destruction and creation are the two sides of the same coin!!”
sfx: mrsh
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Armstrong: “We must tear down in order to build.” “That is the great law of the cosmos!”
sfx: RRRIPPP


Page 19:
sfx: taa-daa a a
Scar: ...
Havoc: “Why did he take his shirt off?”
Hawkeye: “That’s some really crazy alchemy...”
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Armstrong: “‘Crazy,’ eh?” “A fellow alchemist knows the truth in what I say.”
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Armstrong: “Isn’t that right, Scar?”
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Mustang: “A fellow...?! Are you saying he’s an alchemist, too?”
Ed: “I knew it.”
small note under panel: He’s recovered by this time...
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Armstrong: “There are three main steps to the alchemical transmutation: analysis, deconstruction, and reconstruction.”


Page 20:
Offscreen: “I see, so he’s stopped transmuting at the second stage, the stage of deconstruction!
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Havoc: “But if he’s an alchemist, then he’s going against his own preachings!”
Mustang: "Yeah, and why does he only go after ones with government licenses?”
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Scar: "Hmm...for his size, he has unusually quick footwork... unusually high strength... and he augments his power with alchemy."
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Scar: "This man is dangerous, but..."


Page 21:
sfx: bap bap bap
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sfx: bmp
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sfx: vsh
Armstrong: "Now I’ve got you!”
Scar: "...he swings too wide and leaves himself open."
(small bubble) sfx: snap
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Scar: "THERE!"
sfx: va a a


Page 22:
sfx: skreek
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sfx: wff sk sk
Scar: "!"
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(small bubble) Armstrong: hmm
Scar: "He had me cornered... Why’d he pull back?" "!!"


Page 23:
sfx: BANG!
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sfx: bang!
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sfx: bang
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sfx: bang
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sfx: bang
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Mustang: “Did you get him!?”
Hawkeye: "He’s fast.”


Page 24:
Hawkeye: “One shot grazed him, that’s all.”
sfx: stomp plip plip
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Scar: hfff
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sfx: glare
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Armstrong: “Red Eyes! And his dark skin...”
(small bubble: empty)
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Mustang: ...
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Mustang: “He’s an Ishbalan!”


Page 25:
Scar: “Maybe there are too many of you...”
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Mustang: “Whoa there! Don’t try to run for it, you’re surrounded.”
sfx: chk


Page 26:
sfx: dm
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sfx: GABAAK
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sfx: krrk kbkk KATUMBB
M.P.: “AAGGGH!”
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sfx: b-b-bam boom


Page 27:
Havoc: “Th-that maniac went into the sewers!”
sfx: kra ka klatta krk klk
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Mustang: “Don’t go after him, Havoc.”
Havoc: “You think I’m chasing him down there?!
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Mustang: “I’m sorry you gave us enough time to surround him...”
Armstrong: “No, no, no.”
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Armstrong: “It was all I could do to keep from being killed, much less give you more time...”
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Hughes: “Hey? Is it over?”
sfx: peek
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Armstrong: “Lieutenant Colonel Hughes, where have you been all this time?”
Hughes: “Hiding! If things went bad someone had to live to tell the tale!” yep!


Page 28:
Mustang: “You know, next time, could you consider possibly helping us?”
Hughes: Forget it! Don’t you try to drag normal humans like me under the big top with the rest of you freaks!”
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Mustang: “Freaks...”
Hughes: “Hey! Fight’s over, we’ve got work to do! Distribute an identification sketch of the assailant! On the double!”
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Ed: “Alphonse!”
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Ed: “Al! Are you all right?! Hey!”


Page 29:
Al: “Edward...”
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Al: “YOU IDIOT!”
sfx: gong
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Al: “Why didn’t you run when I told you to!!?”
Ed: “Because I didn’t want to leave you here...”
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Al: “That’s what I mean by stupid!!”
sfx: bachoom
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Ed: “Why?! If I ran away you might have been killed!! “
Al: “I might not have been killed too!!” “When there’s a way to survive and then you chose death, that’s what idiots do!!”
Ed: “Don’t talk that way to your older brother!”


Page 30:
Al: “I’ll talk to you however I want!
sfx: gmp
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Al: “You have to live, and keep on living, so you can do more research! You have to find a way to get our old bodies back.”
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Al: “And maybe even save poor girls like Nina!”
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Al: “I won’t let you throw that chance away! If you died, I’d never forgive you!”
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sfx: ker snap
Al: “Huh?”
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Al: “Oh no, my right arm came off too! It’s all your fault, Edward! You idiot!”


Page 31:
Ed: “Ha ha...”
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Ed: “We’re a real mess, aren’t we?” “How uncool.”
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Al: “But we’re alive.”
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Ed: “Yeah.”
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Ed: “We’re alive.”


Page 32:
Armstrong: “That suit of armor is his younger brother?” “I’ve never heard of transmuting a human soul.”
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Mustang: “He must have been willing to lay down his life to try something like that.” “That’s why the bond between those two is so strong.”
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Mustang: “Well, it looks like those two will at least get a moment’s rest.”
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Hughes: “I don’t think you can rest yet, Sir.”
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Hughes: “You’ve got a very dangerous man after you.”
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Mustang: “And he’s an Ishbalan.”
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Hughes: “Looks like it might get worse.”
sfx: shaaa a a


Page 33:
Mustang: “The Ishbalans are people from the East who believe in one God, Ishvara.”
Mustang: “Due to religious difference, they’d always been in conflict with the Central Governement.”
Mustang: “But, thirteen years ago, when an Army officer accidentally shot an Ishbalan child, the incident exploded into civil war.”
Mustang: “Riot led to riot, and soon the fires of civil wars spread throughout the entire East Area. After seven frustrating years, the military commanders took a new tactic.”


Page 34:
Mustang: "They used State Alchemists in an all-out genocide campaign. They were recruited as human weapons. It was an opportunity to test their suitability for war."


Page 35:
Mustang: “I was one of those alchemists.”
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Mustang: “That’s why there’s a certain justice that one of the last surviving Ishbalans would seek revenge.
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Ed: “It’s still not justice.”
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Ed: “Whatever happened, he’s still involving innocent people for the sake of his revenge.”
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Ed: “He’s just candy-coating it by acting self-righteous and calling himself an, ‘Instrument of God.’”


Page 36:
Hughes: “We’re talking about someone who hates alchemy, but uses that very same power to get revenge.” “Someone like that, who’s either totally insane or doesn’t care what other people think about them, is one of the most dangerous people there is. Frankly, he scares me.”
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Mustang: “We can’t care what people think about us, either. Because we can’t afford to die yet.”
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Mustang: “The next time we meet, there won’t be any explanations.”
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Mustang: “Because we’ll kill him.”
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Hughes: “Okay!” “On that cheerful note, that’s enough of this pointless conversation.”
sfx: paf


Page 37:
Hughes: “So what are you guys going to do now?”
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Ed: “Well, I want to fix Al, but I can’t perform alchemy with just one arm.”
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Armstrong: “Shall I fix him for you?”
sfxL flex
Al: “No thank you.
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Ed: “I’m the only one who knows how to keep Al’s soul in the armor, so anyway, first I need a new arm.”
Al: “Yep.”
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Hawkeye: “Right...” “If Edward can’t use alchemy, then he’s just...”


Page 38:
Havoc: “A little brat who swears a lot.”
Hawkeye: uh-huh
Hughes: “An arrogant pipsqueak.”
Mustang:” Useless, just useless.”
Al: “Sorry, Big Brother, I don’t know how to follow that...”
Ed: “You’re all picking one me!”
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Ed: “Fine, I have no choice.”
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Ed: ” I’ll have to go see my mechanic.”
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