forbid there own from transforming lead into gold, but there’s one type that that’s more taboo, a technique forbidden
by man and nature itself, alchemy on human souls.
Al: But we just
wanted to see mom’s face again, see her smile
Cornello: But you
failed, didn’t you
Ed: Yea, I’d
label that a failure
Ed: Like I always
say: can’t find a door, make your own!
Ed: (To Rose) Good,
you came you feed me. And I thought you were mad!
alchemy’s basic principle: To obtain you have to give up something of equal value.
People say that Ed’s a prodigy, but that’s just because he’s paid with enough effort
Rose: But how did
you survive those statues?
Al: Easy enough,
Ed thought of it
Rose: You two really
paid a hefty price, haven’t you? An arm and a leg and a whole body, and
here you are trying to get it all back. What about your mom? What happened to
Al: I should get
Cornello: Why would
I risk my life for some mindless pawns?!?
Ed: By the way,
I don’t get my skills from some pocket watch
Cornello: I don’t
believe it! Not even the philosopher’s stone could move that!
Al: Rings and watches
have nothing to do with it, My brother’s the Full Metal Alchemist
Ed: An imitation?!
After all this, all you’ve put me through, even the stone’s a fake?!
Ed: Just another
wild goose chase, and here I thought I could put you back in the flesh again.
Al: No brother,
you’ll be the first one we’ll fix. That automail’s so tough
Ed: Nothing to
do then start the search again
(Rose enters, both turn)
Rose: You shouldn’t
have come here. Father Cornello gave us hope, what right did you have to take
that away? With him we believed we could do anything, even bring back the dead. We’re a desert village, we had nothing before that!
saying that we should have let everything do on as it was?
Rose: Why not? What do I have to live for now that I know Cain won’t come back?
have to decide for yourself, walk no you own. You have a strong pair of legs
Rose, you should get up and us them
(Ed walks away)
Al: Bother was
trying to help you, he just doesn’t always handle things well
Rose: Just go
Al: You can still
believe, and hope Rose, I still do
Al: Before we go
Rose, listen to me. My brother and I have seen all sorts of things in our years
of searching, and I need to tell you about them, so you don’t repeat our mistakes.
We were born and raised in a small village east of Central, named Resembool, that’s
where it all began.
Al: Humankind cannot
gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's
first law of equivalent exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one and only truth.