Help - Search - Members - Calendar
Full Version: Chapter 15 "Regular" Discussion Thread For First Time Readers (and Others)
Fullmetal Alchemist Discussion Board > Fullmetal Alchemist Discussions > Fullmetal Alchemist Manga
Michiyo-
First time FMA manga readers, please post your thoughts and discussions on chapter 15 here. smile.gif

Those who have already read further chapters are also welcome to join the discussions, but please do not post any future chapter content on this thread.

This thread is Spoiler Party thread for chapter 15 content, meaning, posters do not have to use Spoiler tags while posting about chapter 15 content on this thread. smile.gif


For the reading reference, please send a PM to A Pierrot's Aria and ask for "Reading Reference Assistance for week 10."
(For more detailed explanation on this, please read Tombow's post here.)

Huge "thank you" goes to sidekick.kep37 for "reference assistance" for this session, and also thank you, A Pierrot's Aria for all your help!! ^^
Michiyo-
Transcripts for chapter 15: (Courtesy of myself)

CHAPTER 15: Fullmetal Heart

Page 1/Title page:
Chapter 15: Fullmetal Heart


Page 2:
Al: “I never asked...” “...for this damn body!!”
--------------------------
Ed: “I...” “I’m sorry, Al.”


Page 3:
Ed: “...You’re right. It’s my fault that all of this happened.” “That’s why I want to get you back to normal as soon as possible.”
--------------------------
Al:”Is there really any guarantee that we can get our original bodies back?”
--------------------------
Ed: ”I’ll get you back to normal. You’ve just gotta believe me!”
Al: “’Believe’ you!?
--------------------------
Al: “What am I supposed to believe in this empty shell of a body!!?”
--------------------------
Al: “According to alchemic theory, human beings are composed of a physical body, mind and soul!” “But has anyone ever b]verified[/b] that in an experiment!?”
Maria: “?”
Denny: “?”


Page 4:
Al: “Memories are nothing but data, when you really think about it. It should be possible to artificially construct them.”
Ed: “What are you saying, Al...?”
--------------------------
Al: “You told me once that there was something that you were afraid to tell me.”
Winry: “?”
--------------------------
Al: “Maybe what you wanted to tell me was that my soul and my memories are all fake and that they were created artificially.”
--------------------------
Al: “Well, ‘Big brother’? Can you prove that a person named Alphonse Elric really existed!?”
--------------------------
Al: “Isn’t it possible that Winry, Granny and everyone else is lying to me!!?” “So, ‘Big brother’, what do you have to say to that!!?”


Page 5:
SFX: SLAM
--------------------------
Ed: “You were...” “...keeping all that bottled up this whole time?”
--------------------------
Ed: “Is that what you wanted to tell me?”


Page 6:
Ed: “...I see.”
--------------------------
Winry: “Ed!”
--------------------------
Winry: “You...”


Page 7:
Winry: “You idiot!!
SFX: KLANG
--------------------------
Al: “Wh... what are you doing!!?”2
SFX: RATTLE RATTLE
--------------------------
SFX: HUFF HUFF HUFF
--------------------------
SFX: PLIP PLIP PLIP


Page 8:
Al: Eeeeeep! “W... Winry...”
--------------------------
Winry: “Al, you’re such an idiot!!
SFX: BONK
Al: “Ow!”
--------------------------
Winry: “You don’t have any idea how Ed feels, do you?!
--------------------------
Winry: “The thing that Ed was too afraid to talk to you about...
--------------------------
Winry: “Was whether you blame him for what happened!!


Page 9:
Ed: “It’s all my fault that Al got stuck with that body...” “He can’t eat, he can’t sleep... he can’t even feel pain...”
SFX: UFF
--------------------------
Ed: “He probably blames me for what happened!”
SFX: HFF HFF
--------------------------
Winry: “You know he doesn’t!”
Pinako: “Al isn’t the type of guy to blame you for that. Why don’t you just ask him?”
--------------------------
Ed: “I’m afraid...” “I’m too afraid to ask him...”
--------------------------
Ed: “That’s why I have to get him back to normal as soon as possible...”
Winy: “He used to cry himself to sleep every night from the pain and fever caused by his auto-mail surgery.”


Page 10:
Winry: “And then you went and said what you did...”
SFX: BANG BANG BANG
--------------------------
Winry: “What idiot would risk his own life to create a fake younger brother!!?”
SFX: BANG KLANG KLANG
--------------------------
Winry: “All you guys have is each other.


Page 11:
SFX: SHOOP
Al: “!?”
--------------------------
Winry: “Go after him!”
--------------------------
Al: “Um...”
--------------------------
Al: “...Okay.”
--------------------------
Winry: “What are you waiting for? RUN!!”
Al: “Yes, Ma’am!!”
SFX: ZOOM


Page 12:
SFX: CLANK
--------------------------
Al: “...
--------------------------
Al: “Ed...”
Ed: “Now that I think abou it...”
--------------------------
Ed: “My body feels kind of out of shape because we haven’t sparred in a while.”
Al: “Huh?”
--------------------------
Al: “What are you talking about? Your wounds haven’t even healed yet...”


Page 13:
SFX: WSH
Al: “Whoa!?
--------------------------
Al: “Wh... what?!”
--------------------------
Al: “Wait!” “Hold on a sec, Big brother!!”
SFX: THOK THOK THOK
--------------------------
SFX: GONK


Page 14:
Al: “Your wounds are gonna reopen!”
--------------------------
Al: “...Huh?”
SFX: FWAP
--------------------------
SFX: WHAM
--------------------------
SFX: KATHUNK!


Page 15:
Ed: Ta da! “I win!”
--------------------------
Ed: “Heh heh... That’s the first time I ever beat Al.”
--------------------------
Al: “...You cheated...”
Ed: “Shut up. A win is a win!”
--------------------------
Ed: “We sure have gotten in a lot of fight since we were little.”
--------------------------
Al: “Yeah.”
--------------------------
Ed: “Now that I think about it, it was always over something dumb.”
Al: “Like who gets the top bunk.”
Ed: “I lost that one.”


Page 16:
Al: “We fought all the time over snacks, didn’t we?
Ed: Yeah, I don’t remember ever winning any of those, either.” “There was the time we fought over our toys...”
Al: “I won that one” “Remember that time when we were playing by the Rain river?”
Ed: “Of course I do. You threw me in!”
Al: “We fought during trainings at our teacher’s place, too.”
Ed: “That one was a draw because our teacher told us to ‘Shut up’ and proceeded to almost kill us both.” “And when I drew in your book.”
Al: “I definitely won that one.” “We also fought over who would be the one to marry Winry.”
Ed: “Huh!?” I don’t remember that!!”
Al: “I won that one, too, but we both got dumped.”
Ed: “Oh really?”


Page 17:
Ed: “So you really think all those memories are fake?”
--------------------------
Al: “...Sorry.”
--------------------------
Ed: “In East City, you told me that you would do [{]anything[/b] to get your original body back.” “Are you telling me that what you felt then was fake, too?”
--------------------------
Al: “...No, it wasn’t fake.”
--------------------------
Ed: “That’s right. We decided that the two of us would get our bodies back to normal no matter what it took.” “We can’t start doubting ourselves because of something this trivial.”
--------------------------
Ed: “Well...” “I’m gonna get better at fighting and make myself stronger on the inside, too!”
--------------------------
Ed: “And I’m even gonna try to drink milk... if I can...”
Al: “Ha ha”


Page 18:
Ed: “Okay!” “Let’s both get a lot stronger.”
SFX: KAKNG
--------------------------
Winry: “Mr. Hughes.”
--------------------------
Winry: “I guess there are some things that you have to say out loud to understand.”
--------------------------
Hughes: “I guess you’re right.
Ed: “Ow.”
Al: “You pushed yourself too hard.”


Page 19:
Ed: “So... I don’t remember anything that happened after this guy kicked me.”
--------------------------
Armstrong: “Human souls trapped in artificial bodies, used as gurads... ‘Human sacrifice’... allowing you to live... an individual named Envy... Meanwhile, we have Dr. Marcoh creating a Stone for use in the Eastern civil war...”
--------------------------
Armstrong: “The Ouroboros tattoo...” “...and a transmutation circle for this Philosopher’s Stone...”
--------------------------
Armstrong: “There are too many mysteries for this to be simply an experiment to produce the Stone.”
Hughes: “And the laboratory is a dead end because it’s been reduced to a pile of rubble.”
--------------------------
SFX: H~~M...


Page 20:
SFX: HMMM~~
--------------------------
Denny: “Whatever they’re discussing in there sounds really complicated.”
Maria: “I’m not listening- I don’t want to get involved. I’ve had enough of these dangerous assignments!”
--------------------------
Bradley: “Excuse me, but is that the Fullmetal Alchemist’s hospital room?”
SFX: CLAK CLAK
Maria: “Yes, this is the-“
--------------------------
Hughes: “We might be able to find something if we go through the criminal records at the investigations division.”
--------------------------
Armstrong: “And I shall see if I can track down anyone who may have assisted Dr. Marcoh with his research.”
SFX: NOK NOK


Page 21:
Bradley: “I hope I’m not interrupting?”
--------------------------
Everyone: “Führer President King Bradley!!
Bradley: “At ease, gentlemen. There’s no need to make a fuss.”
--------------------------
Armstrong: “Yes, sir...”
Hughes: “Mr. President, what brings you here...?


Page 22:
Bradley: “What brings me? Why, to visit him, of course!” do you like melons?”
Ed: “Uh... Thanks.” “Agggh! You can’t be serious!”
--------------------------
Bradley: “I hear you’ve been doing quite a bit of [b]snooping
into military command, Major Armstrong.”
--------------------------
Armstrong: “Huh!? That is... I mean...”
--------------------------
Armstrong: “How did you...?”
Bradley: “Don’t underestimate my information network, Major. And you, Edward Elric...”
--------------------------
Bradley: “You’re searching for the Philosopher’s Stone, are you not?”
--------------------------
Bradley: “How much do you know?” “A great deal defends on your answer...”


Page 23:
SFX: GRIN
--------------------------
Bradley: “Just kidding!” “Don’t be so uptight!” Wa ha ha ha ha ha ha!
--------------------------
Bradley: Ha ha ha ha ha ha
Ed: “Huh?”
--------------------------
Bradley: “I know that there has been some suspicious activity going on within the military lately...” “...and I want to do something about it.”


Page 24:
Bradley: “What have we here...?”
--------------------------
Armstrong: “Uh... That’s...”
Bradley: “Hm... It’s a list of all the researchers who were involved with the Stone. You’ve done quite a job finding all these names.”
--------------------------
Bradley: “But you see, the whereabouts of all of these individuals are currently unknown.”
--------------------------
Armstrong: “...!
Bradley: “They disappeared a few days before the explosion at Laboratory #5.”
--------------------------
Bradley: “The enemy is always one step ahead of us.” “And presently, even with my vast information network, I don’t know our enemy’s motives... or the extent to which they have infiltrated the military.”


Page 25:
Hughes: “Sir... are you saying it could be dangerous to continue investigating this matter...?”
Bradley: “Yup.”
--------------------------
Bradley: “Lieutenant Colonel Hughes...” “Major Armstrong..” “Elric brothers...”
--------------------------
Bradley: “I have decided that you are all individuals whom I can trust.” “I am giving you this order for your own safety.”
--------------------------
Bradley: “I will not allow you to speak of this to anyone or stick your neck in this matter any further!!


Page 26:
Bradley: “You must be discreet in your actions and assume that the entire military is the enemy!”
--------------------------
Bradley: “However!”
--------------------------
Bradley: “When the time comes, I will call on you, so make sure that you are prepared.” Grin
--------------------------
Hughes: “Y...” “Yes, Sir!!”
SFX: SNAP
--------------------------
Bodyguard 1: “Mr. President!!”
Bodyguard 2: “Has anyone seen President Bradley?!”
Bradley: “Oh no! My pesky bodyguards are back!”
--------------------------
Bradley. “I slipped out earlier without them noticing!” “Now I must leave!” Wave


Page 27:
Bradley: “I’m sure we’ll meet again.” “Farewell.”
SFX: TMP TMP TMP
--------------------------
SFX: DUHHH
Bradley: Wa ha ha ha ha
--------------------------
Winry: “Huh?”
--------------------------
Winry: “What’s wrong with you guys? Even the two people standing outside are acting weird.”
Ed: “Oh, nothing... A storm just passed through...” Man, that was scary.
--------------------------
Winry: What are you talking about? “I bought those train tickets you wanted.”
Ed: “Oh thanks.”


Page 28:
Armstrong: “Must you rush? Your wounds haven’t completely healed yet.”
Ed: “I can’t stay in a place that smells like disinfectant forever! I’m leaving tomorrow.”
--------------------------
Hughes: “Where are you going this time? Dublith?”
Winry: “Where’s that?”
Al: “Uh...”
--------------------------
Al: “It’s right around here, in the middle of the Southern region.”
--------------------------
Winry: “Whaaa!?
--------------------------
Winry: “Look! Here, right before Dublith!!”
SFX: POKE
Ed: “Rush Valley? Is there something there?”
--------------------------
Winry: “Rush Valley, the auto-mail engineers’ Mecca!!I’ve always wanted to go there!
SFX: BLOOM


Page 29:
Winry: “Take me! Take me! Take me! You better take me!”
Ed: Peh “Go there by yourself!”
--------------------------
Winry: Who’s gonna pay for my travel expenses!?
Ed: “Are you planning on mooching off of me!!?
--------------------------
Al: “What’s the harm? It is on the way.”
Ed: “Oh, all right.”
Winry: “Yippee!”
--------------------------
Winry: “I was planning to go back to Resembool, but this is a worth a change in plans!” “I’m gonna call Granny!”
--------------------------
Winry: Yahoo!
SFX: TUP TUP TUP TUP
--------------------------
Al: “She sure is energetic[b].” Ha ha ha
Hughes: “Yup, she would make someone a great wife. Not as great as my wife, of course...”
Ed: “[b]Don’t tell me that!! And quit bragging!!”


[b]Page 30
:
Winry: “What are you going to Dublith for?”
Al: “Well.. Ed and I did a lot of talking and we decided that the best thing to do next would be to go visit our old teacher.”
--------------------------
Ed: “Aw, man... We’re gonna get killed for sure!”
Winry: “Killed? What kind of person is this teacher of yours...?”
--------------------------
Al: “Ed, I’m scared!!” Waaaah!
Ed: “Just deal with it!!”
Winry: ...


Page 31:
Hughes: “Riots in Reole?”
--------------------------
Focker: “There was some kind of cult in the area. They were exposed as frauds and the people turned against them. I hear everything is under control now.”
Hughes: “Huh, you’re right.”
--------------------------
Hughes: “Aw, man... Look at the death toll...” “The East area’s been full of trouble lately, with the Ishbalans, these riots and everything else.”
--------------------------
Focker: “It’s not just the East area—The North and the West have been having their share of riots and border skirmishes.” Ha ha ”Who knows? This could be the start of the revolution, eh?”
--------------------------
SFX: CLUNK


Page 32:
Focker: “Lieutenant Colonel... Where are you going?”
Hughes: “The records room. I want to check on some old files.”
--------------------------
SFX: TMP TMP TMP
Sheska & Focker: “?”
--------------------------
Hughes: “The Ishbalan civil war...” “The riots in Reole...”
--------------------------
Hughes: “And...”
--------------------------
Hughes: “Hey, hey... What have we here...? Who the hell would think up something like this?” “I need to tell the Major and the President about this right away...”
--------------------------
SFX: CREAK...


Page 33:
SFX: SLAM
--------------------------
Lust: “Pleased to meet you.” “Or should I say... goodbye.
--------------------------
Hughes: “... “That’s a nice tattoo...”
--------------------------
Lust: “You know too much, Lt. Colonel Hughes.”
SFX: SNIK


Page 34
SFX: WSSH
--------------------------
SFX: SNK
--------------------------
SFX: THID
--------------------------
Hughes: “Argh...”
--------------------------
Hughes: “Damn it!!” Ugh


Page 35:
SFX: TMP TMP TMP TMP
--------------------------
SFX: PLUP
Lust: “’Damn it’... You took the words right out of my mouth.”
--------------------------
Lust: “I thought you were thedeskwork type... but it seems that arm of yours is good for more than just pushing paper.”
--------------------------
SFX: HFF HFF
--------------------------
Female officer: “Oh, Lt. Colonel Hughes. Were you bragging about your family on the phone again...?”
--------------------------
Female officer: “Lt. Colonel, you’re bleeding!!
Hughes: “It’s nothing. I need to use the phone.”


Page 36:
Hughes: “I have to call the President...”
SFX: GRP
--------------------------
Female officer: “?”
--------------------------
SFX: SLAM!”
--------------------------
Hughes: “Sorry about that. Carry on.”
Female officer: “Huh? Lt. Colonel!!”


Page 37:
SFX: HFF HFF
--------------------------
SFX: TCK
Operator: “Hello, East City Headquarters.”
Hughes: “Get me Roy... I mean Colonel Mustang!”
--------------------------
Operator: “I’m sorry, but we have a policy of not connecting calls from an outside line-“
Hughes: “I’m using an outside line because it’s an emergency!! This is Lieutenant Colonel Hughes from Central!!”
--------------------------
Operator: “May I have the code, please?”
SFX: FWIP
Hughes: “@#$%! Are you serious!!? Uncle-Sugar-Oliver-eight-zero-zero!
--------------------------
Operator: “I’ve verified the code. One moment please.”
SFX: FWIP
Hughes: “Hurry up! The military’s in grave danger!!”
--------------------------
SFX: CRUNCH


Page 38:
Envy: “Please hang up the phone, Lieutenant Colonel.
--------------------------
Envy: “The phone... Hang it up... Now.”
--------------------------
Hughes: Second Lieutenant Ross...?”
--------------------------
Hughes: “No, you’re not her.” “Who are you?


Page 39:
Envy: “I’m Second Lieutenant Maria Ross.” “I’ve met you at the hospital many times...”
Hughes: “No, you’re not.”
--------------------------
Hughes: “Second Lieutenant Ross has a mole under her left eye!
--------------------------
Envy: “Oh...” “Is that so? How forgetful of me.”
--------------------------
SFX: BZZT
Envy: “Is that better?”
--------------------------
Hughes: “Wha...?”


Page 40:
Hughes: “What the hell is going on?! Damn it!” “This has got to be a dream...”
--------------------------
Envy: “A dream, hm? This is about to become your worst nightmare.”
--------------------------
Envy: “Your quick wits have gotten you into a lot of trouble this time, Lieutenant Colonel Hughes.”
--------------------------
Hughes: “Hey, hey, give me a break.” “I’ve got a wife and kid waiting for me at home...”
SFX: FLICK
--------------------------
Hughes: “I can’t afford to die yet!!
SFX: SHWAAA


Page 41:
Envy: “You wouldn’t stab your own wife, would you?
--------------------------
Envy: “Pretty good acting, huh... ...Lieutenant Colonel Hughes?
--------------------------
Hughes: “Nnh..”


Page 42:
Hughes: “Oh my g...”
SFX: BRRRRRING
--------------------------
SFX: RRRRIING RRRRIING
Mustang: Hm?
--------------------------
Operator: “There’s a call for you on an outside line from Lieutenant Colonel Hughes.”
Mustang: “Hughes again? Put him through.
--------------------------
SFX (telephone): CHK CLIK “...
Mustang: “It’s me. I don’t want to hear anyx more about your family!”
--------------------------
SFX (telephone): “... ...
Mustang: “?”


Page 43:
Mustang: “Hughes?”
--------------------------
Mustang: “Hughes...” “Hey!”
--------------------------
Mustang: “Hughes!” “Hughes!!
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here.