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Transcripts for chapter 16: (Courtesy of myself)

CHAPTER 16: Seperate Paths

Page 1/Title page:
Chapter 16: Separate Paths


Page 2:
SFX: GWOOO
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Winry: “What made you guys decide to go to you teacher’s place all of a sudden?”
Ed: “ For two reasons.”
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Ed: „First of all, to get stronger.” „I’ve been losing so many fights lately...”


Page 3:
Winry: “Huh? You’re going there to get better at fighting? Are you obsessed with fighting or something?”
Ed: “Shut up! My reasons aren’t that simple!!”
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Ed: “I don’t know how to explain it but... we wanted to get stronger on the inside too... right!?”
Al: “Uh huh!”
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Ed: “I wanna get way better at fighting!”
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Al: “Yup!” “I just know that we’re gonna get stronger if we go to our teacher’s place!”
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Winry: “And what’s the second reason?”


Page 4:
Ed: “I want to ask Teacher about transmuting human beings.
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Ed: “The whole time we trained together, our teacher never taught us anything about the Philosopher’s Stone or human transmutation.”
Al: “Yeah, and the closer we get to the Philosopher’s Stone, the more dangerous it gets. So we thought the best thing to do would be to just ask our teacher directly about whether there’s a way to get our original bodies back.”
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Ed: “We can’t afford to be timid anymore.” “We have to go ahead and ask her, even if it means that we might get killed...”
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Ed: “Get killed...”
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Ed: “We had pretty short lives, didn’t we, Al...?”
Al: “I wish I could have at least gotten myself a girlfriend...!!”
SFX: DOOM
Winry: “Hello?”


Page 5:
Winry: “Oh yeah!”
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Winry: “Here’s something that’ll cheer you up!”
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Winry: “Ta-dah! It’s apple pie!”
Ed: “Wow, that looks good.”
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Ed: „Where’d you get that?”
Winry: “Mr. Hughes’ wife gave it to me so that we could eat it on the train.”
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Ed: “It sure is big.”
Winry: “Ah ha ha. I think she made enough for three people.”


Page 6:
Al: “You can have my share, Ed.” Heh heh heh heh heh
Ed: “Wha!? Are you getting back at me for beating you when we sparred at the hospital?”
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Ed: “Mmm! It’s good!”
Winry: “Mr. Hughes’s wife is a really good cook.”
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Winry: “She taught me the recipe, so I’ll make it for you when you get your original body back, Al.”
Al: All right!
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Ed: “...I guess this is what you call ‘real home cooking.[b]’”
SFX: MMMM
Al: “You sound like an old man.”
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Winry: “I met Mrs. Hughes and their daughter Elicia.” “They’re such nice people!”


[b]Page 7
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Ed: “Lieutenant Colonel Hughes, nice? More like smothery. I didn’t ask ‘Superdad’ to follow me around all the time.”
Al: Ha ha ha ha “He used to come to your hospital room all the time just to talk about you.”
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Ed: “Well, yeah...” “He would always say how busy things were at work, but he still made time to visit me every day.”
SFX: KLATA KLATA
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Ed: “I gotta do something nice for him the next time we go to Central...”


Page 8:


Page 9:


Page 10:
Elicia: “...Mama.”
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Elicia: “Why do they have to bury Papa?”
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Elicia: “Why are you guys burying my Papa?”
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Gracia: “Elicia...”
Elicia: “No...”
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Elicia: “If they do that, Papa won’t be able to go to work anymore...”
Gracia: “Eli...”


Page 11:
Elicia: “Papa said he had lotsa work to do!”
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Elicia: “No.”
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Elicia: “Please don’t bury him...”
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Elicia: “Papa...!!


Page 12:
Mustang: “Promoted two ranks higher in death.” “Major General Hughes, huh...?”
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Mustang: “You said you were going to support me by working under me. How are you going to do that now, when you have a higher rank than me?” “You fool.”
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Hawkeye: “Colonel.”


Page 13:
Hawkeye: “Aren’t you cold, Sir, with all this wind? Maybe you should think about heading back?”
Mustang: “In a minute.”
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Mustang: “What despicable creatures we alchemists are, Lieutenant.”
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Mustang: “Right now...” “...there’s a part of me that’s trying to figure out the details of transmuting human beings.”
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Mustang: “Now I think I can understand why those two kids wanted to bring their mother back.”
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Hawkeye: “Are you all right, Sir?”


Page 14:
Mustang: “I’m fine.”
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Mustang: “Looks like...” “...it’s starting to rain.”
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Hawkeye: “But... it’s not raining...”
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Mustang: “Yes it is” “This is rain.”


Page 15:
Hawkeye: “...Yes Sir.”
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Hawkeye: “Let’s get back. It’s getting cold out here.”
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Focker: “All of a sudden he ran off towards the records room as if he had just thought of something.”
SFX: CLAK CLAK CLAK CLAK


Page 16:
Focker: “This was the last time I saw Lieutenant Colonel Hughes alive.”
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Mustang: “By the looks of things, he must have gotten into a fight with someone in here.”
Focker: “Yes, that’s what I thought too.”
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Focker: “There was a trail of blood leading from the room out into this hallway.” “Then it goes in that direction.”
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Female officer: “Lieutenant Colonel Hughes was trying to make a phone call. He was bleeding from his shoulder, but didn’t explain why...”” He seemed to have something very important on his mind.”


Page 17:
Fe,ale officer: “And then he left... ...without making a call.”
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SFX: KREE
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Mustang: “He could have called from the court martial office...” “...but then he went out of his way to try to call me from an outside line... He must have had some reason for not trusting the office phone.”


Page 18:
Mustang: “The operator at the Eastern Headquarters heard Hughes say, ‘The military is in grave danger.’”
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Mustang: “What was it...?” “What could he have been trying to tell me?”
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Mustang: “Did he discover something so serious that it could cause the military to collapse...?”
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Hawkeye: “Colonel.”
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Hawkeye: “I’ve brought Major Armstrong.”


Page 19:
Armstrong: “We have a good idea of the identities of the individuals that murdered the Lt. Colonel.”
Mustang: “Then why don’t you hurry up and arrest them!!?”
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Armstrong: “I’m sorry, Sir. I said we have an idea but we don’t know who or where they are.”
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Mustang: “?”
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Mustang: “What do you mean by that? Explain yourself.”
Armstrong: “I cannot.”
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Mustang: “Are you disobeying the orders of a superior officer!? A Colonel is ordering you to speak!”


Page 20:
Armstrong: “I cannot.”
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Mustang: “I understand. I’m sorry for calling you out here. You can go.”
Armstrong: “Yes, Sir.”
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Armstrong: “There’s one thing I forgot to tell you.”
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Armstrong: “The Elric brothers were staying here until just a few days ago.”


Page 21:
Mustang: “The Elric brothers?”
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Armstrong: “Yes, the Elric brothers.”
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Mustang: “Did they find what they were looking for?”
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Armstrong: “No, they didn’t. because what they were looking for is a legend, after all.”
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Mustang: “Is that so?” “Thank you.”


Page 22:
Hawkeye: “I guess we weren’t able to get any significant information.”
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Mustang: “On the contrary, the Major was very kind to us.”
Hawkeye: “?”
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Mustang: “’The identity of the individuals’ means that there was more than one murderer.” “Perhaps a group of individuals working within an organization...”
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Mustang: “The fact that he wouldn’t speak, even when ordered by a Colonel, means that there is someone of higher rank than myself who has ordered the Major to stay silent about this matter. It would be safe to assume that military command is involved.”
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Mustang: “Not to mention what the Elric brothers are looking for...


Page 23:
Mustang: “In other words, the Philosopher’s Stone.”
Hawkeye: “I see...”
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Hawkeye: “An organization that is involved with the military command, the Philosopher’s Stone, and Lt. Colonel Hughes... How are they all connected?”
Mustang: “Who knows? I haven’t the foggiest.”
SFX: SKRICH SKRICH
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Mustang: “But I’m not going to let just this die.”
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Mustang: “Soon I will be transferred to Central.”
Hawkeye: “Oh. Congratulations.”
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Mustang: “This is a perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.” “I will get to the bottom of what’s going on in military command and find out who killed Hughes. No matter what.”


Page 24:
Hawkeye: “It’s not like you to mix your personal feelings with business.”
Mustang: “In this case, there’s no difference between ‘personal’ and ‘business’.”
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Mustang: “Attaining the presidency and avenging Hughes are both things I do of my own free will!”
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Mustang: “I’m going after military command.” “Will you help me?”
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Hawkeye: “You know there’s no need to ask.”


Page 25:
SFX: HYOOOOO
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SFX: OOOOO


Page 26:
Scar: “...Where am I?” “This smell... Is this... Ishbal?”
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Scar: “Brother...”
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Scar: “Father...” “Where have they gone...?”
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Kimblee: “Hey.”


Page 27:
Scar: “...Who are you?” “You’re not an Ishbalan.”
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Kimblee: “Oh, please excuse me. I haven’t introduced myself yet.”
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Kimblee: “I’m the State Alchemist...” “...responsible for the genocide in this region.”
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SFX: GWOOOH


Page 28:
SFX: BAM
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SFX: BZT SHK


Page 29:
SFX: SNEER
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SFX: GRP


Page 30:
SFX: KRIK KREK SNAP
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SFX: PAF
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SFX: RRRRIIP
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Scar: “Guh...!”
SFX: BMP
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SFX: SWSH SWSH


Page 31:
SFX: KABAM
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SFX: BOOOM


Page 32:
SFX: JOLT!


Page 33:
Ishbalan boy: “Oh! You’re awake.”
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Scar: “...I’m... alive?”
Ishbalan boy: “Yup. We didn’t think you would make it.”
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Scar: “Where am I?”
Ishbalan boy: “You’re in the slums at the edge of East City.”
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Scar: “...You saved me?”
Ishbalan boy: Deh heh heh! “Uh huh. You better thank me!”
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Ishbalan boy: “We were really freaked out.” Whoa! “It’s not everyday that a man comes floating down the sewer.”


Page 34:
Scar: “...
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Ishbalan boy: “You’re thinking, ‘How can these people help others when they’ew so poor themselves?’, right?”
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Ishbalan boy: “Well, if you were anyone else, we would’ve taken everything you had on you and then thrown you back in the sewer.”
SFX: PLOP
Scar: “...”
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Ishbalan boy: “But you’re an Ishbalan, right?
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Ishbalan boy: “My mom’s an Ishbalan, too!”
SFX: GRIN


Page 35:
Ishbalan boy: “Gramps! He’s awake!”
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Old Ishbalan: “Oh ho. You’re very lucky to be alive, young man.” “You’re the one... ...who’s wanted by the authorities, right?”
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Scar: “!
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Scar: “Are you going to report me?”
Old Ishbalan: “No need to be on guard.” Keh keh kej
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Old Ishbalan: “This slum is full of those with ties to the Ishbalans.” “No one would be stupid enough to kill a kinsman.”


Page 36:
Ishbalan man: “Hey, I heard he’s awake!”
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Ishbalan man: “Let me know if you need anything, okay? “”We don’t have much, but we’ll do what we can!” Gah ha ha ha
Ishbalan child 1: “He’s awake.”
Ishbalan child 2: “Phew, that’s good.
SFX: GAB GAB GAB
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Scar: “So many Ishbalans survived...?
Old Ishbalan: “It’s not just here, either. There are small colonies in every region where our people continue to survive quietly but happily.”
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Old Ishbalan: “Even a place like this that smells of soot begin to feel like home once you get used to it.” “’The entire world rests within the bosom of Ishbala.’” Kah kah kah
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Scar: “...Yes.”


Page 37:
Scar: I’m sorry to cause you so much trouble... Gghh!
Ishbalan boy: “Hey, try not to move around so much. After all, you almost died.”
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Scar: “...Hey, boy.” “Is my right arm still there? Or was it gone?”
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Ishbalan boy: “Right arm? Yeah, it’s hurt really bad, but you still have both of your arms and legs.”
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Ishbalan boy: “But your right arm’s really amazing.”
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Ishbalan boy: “Is that a tattoo?”


Page 38:
Scar: “Yes.”
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Scar: “It’s something precious that my family gave me.





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