pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: My god, I can hardly believe it has taken me so very long to get this chapter together! I must beg apologies of you all. There were so many issues that I encountered with this particular installment and, quite frankly, I think I was more than a little burnt out when I hit that wall. The writing of this story takes its toll on me, and when I look back at my original draft of this chapter, it truly shows.

I have to extend heartfelt, groveling thanks to my dearest [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey for first of all, being wise enough and honest enough to tell me when I've made grievous errors, or simply not written up to my fullest potential. Without you, m'dear, this would be a far, far poorer tale, and I would not have learned nearly so much.

And to you, all my readers who have come this far, and still continue to read-- thank you, so much, from the deepest parts of my heart. Your interest in this dark little tale has meant the world to me, and I am so indebted to you for putting up with my erratic posting. I can't promise how quickly I will be able to have the next chapter ready, but please believe me when I promise that, no matter how long it takes, Rusted Dawn will be completed. I will not leave you hanging. Thank you forever.

...and I'll shut up now, and just get on with the story.


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Things have to change. )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Sorry I'm not closing the gaps between these chapters the way I'd hoped. Still- plugging along, and we're very close to the ending now. Only a few more chapters to go now, and thank you to everyone who's been sticking with it. I really appreciate you putting up with how slow I am to update!

As always, gracious thanks go to [info] - personalevil_whimsey for her invaluable insights and assistance. My second set of eyes; I trust them more than my own. Thank you, dear!


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'Fucking awful.' )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Well hey, look! Less than two months! *grins* Though I was really hoping to get this out yesterday, sigh... But it's here now, and the writing process is starting to move a little faster as we draw closer to the end. Can't guarantee how fast the next chapter will post, but I'm already working on it, and the remaining chapters are fairly well planned, so we'll see how it goes. Massive appreciative thanks go once again to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey, for putting up with my writer's neuroses and crazed emails on the subject, as well as her inspired essays on story structure. I couldn't do this without you, dear! *hugs*


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It's like he doesn't even want to be happy anymore. )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Good grief, it's been forever, hasn't it? But my horrible move and this chapter are finally complete, and don't I just feel like cheering! Very long one, too, even longer than the last one, so that's part of the reason it took so long to complete. And as always, I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey for being a superlative beta, my constant cheerleader, and a paragon of patience as I whined and cried and bitched about the writing process. But I'll shut up now; I'm sure you're more interested in reading than listening to my blather. Sorry about the wait- I hope it won't be so long before the next one's ready!


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He understands that silent suffering all too well. )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.


A/N: Oh my god, I'm really sorry this took so long. This was a hellaciously difficult chapter to write; so much had to be tuned just so, and I didn't want to skimp for speed. It's also HUGE- nearly twice the length of my usual chapters- so I hope that that in part makes up for both the length of time between postings, and the awful way in which the last chapter concluded. And as usual, so, so, so many thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey, who not only continues to give me the best commentary I can imagine, but has also been a frickin' godsend when it comes to fast turn-arounds. Above and beyond the call of duty, no lie. And she's a saint for putting up with my whining and fretting over this story.

I almost wasn't able to get this story up today. SERIOUS snowstorm hitting Buffalo right now. I also want to let you all know that the next installment may take a while. Right after the holidays I'll be moving, and while I won't stop writing every chance I get, with the packing and traveling and all it's going to seriously hink up my schedule. So I apologize in advance for that.

And you're probably a lot more interested in reading the chapter than anything else I have to say, so I'm shutting up now. ;)


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It's just so hard to care anymore. )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Sorry for any delays! My internet is currently out at home, so it's only by the good graces of the ‎Cheektowaga Public Library system that I'm able to post at all. (The libraries are my best friends right ‎now!) But at the moment I'm counting the lack of connectivity as a boon, because I've been able to ‎focus on the writing without any distractions. And believe me, this chapter needed precisely that! As ‎usual, massive, enormous glomping thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey, whose feedback on this ‎story is of more assistance than I can ever describe. ‎

And yes, I'm evil. I realize this. I'm sorry.


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Breda sounds exhausted, though businesslike as ever. 'It's a mess up there, sir,' he says by ‎way of greeting. )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall, sex mentioned here, but nothing explicit

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

Warnings: OMG HET! Well, a wee dash of it. And lots of angst, but hey- have you been reading this story? *laughs* Also warnings for OMGPLOT.

A/N: Massive, massive thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey for hanging with me through the boatloads of revisions on that last scene. Seriously- amazing, wonderful beta, and I couldn't be more grateful that she puts up with me.

Things are getting interesting now...


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'It's a fucking cult,' Fullmetal snarls through the telephone. 'It's goddamn disgusting.' )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17 overall, but nothing too explicit here

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Even when she's on vacation and out of town, [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey is my fucking hero. She wins at life, and I will be gift-wrapping it for her shortly.

I have been waiting and waiting to get to this part! And the segments yet to come, but it all begins here. *evil laugh* I am beside myself with joy. And I sure hope everyone else enjoys this as well. :D


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'I want a mission.' )
pandora_culpa: (Default)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Sorry about the wait! But geez, I think I gave myself a brain-hernia, getting this segment done. Please be patient as I slog through what's yet to come; weekly updates are unlikely, but I will still endeavor to get them out as quickly as possible. And as a matter of fact, although this particular chunk comes late, it's ridiculously long, so hopefully you can take some consolation from that.

Also, and as always, massive thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey. She's so amazing- I couldn't get through this without her- and her patience with my obsession is nothing short of a miracle to me. Thanks for not throwing things at my head, sweetie! Thanks are also extended to [livejournal.com profile] thunderemerald, my Grammar Guru, who taught me a thing or two about gerunds and reminded me not to mix my metaphors. :)


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'Bad weekend,' he grumbles, reaching for the coffee. 'Haven't slept well in days.' )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: PG, this segment. NC-17 overall.

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Sorry about the tardiness of the update. Not only have I finally caught up to myself on the writing, but I've also been Life's chew toy this past week. Illness, fucked up car, other meltdowns and just being generally busy. So... apologies. And future updates may also come a little slower than they have in the past, although I shall keep striving as best I can to get them out as quickly as I can.

A multitude of thanks, as always, go to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey, who consistently gives me amazing, detailed feedback and suggestions, despite her own busy schedule and writing projects. And all I seem to offer in return are lewd suggestions about bishounen in shorts. And sometimes foxes. But not in shorts. It's... complicated. (Sometimes bendy, too, but let's not go there.)


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'It would have been nice,' he drawls quietly, choosing careful, innocuous words, 'to have known where you were going before you disappeared.' )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: NC-17, or at least kinda close.

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

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A/N: Many apologies for the Scene of Godawful Suck at the end of this segment. I rewrote it something like four times, and still hate it passionately, but this is likely the best I can make it without letting it sit for a month and coming back to it fresh. And even then, I probably wouldn't like it very much, and would just bitch and cry and whine about having to deal with it again. [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey deserves so much credit, because without her, it would be absolutely dreadful. Such a mess. I'm so unhappy.

So... here it is. I'm moving on. Please don't hate me; I'm really sorry.


'Miss me so much?' he drawls, gold eyes dull and flat, and even his humor sounds forced. )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Pairing: Roy/Ed

Rating: PG, this section; NC-17 overall

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

A/N: Sorry about the delayed update; my job has been eating me lately, and have been too exhausted to think most evenings. But here it is, and I hope you'll enjoy it! Also, [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey rocks the casbah; she gives the most remarkable critiques and does so much to help keep this story on track.



Part 3

'You awake?' Edward leans over the side of the bed, strong, deft fingers buried in the midst of wet gold hair as he weaves it into a braid. )
pandora_culpa: (Default)
Title: Rusted Dawn

Rating: NC-17

Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.

Warnings: Mental distress and lemon

A/N: Very long segment this time. Sorry; there wasn't a good place to cut it to make it shorter. Also had to edit to mention (because I'm an *idiot*, and forgot when I first posted) that [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey is incredible, and a large part of why this story works. Amazing beta work, the best support anyone could wish for; she rocks, folks. Take my word for it.

Part 2

'So Fullmetal,' he says, all seriousness, 'would you explain why you went through all the secrecy to bring me out here?' )
pandora_culpa: (sexy Ed/Roy)
This is jumping the gun slightly, in terms of the timeline I'd imagined to post this story. But I really enjoy posting stories, and it's been quite a while since I've done so, and if ever I was in need of a pick-me-up, today is it. So... we'll just start this ride a bit sooner than planned. The title comes from the inspiration point for the story- "Rusted Dawn" by Calla, but goddammit, this is NOT a songfic. Yeah, it's placeholder-y, but I'm too fried to come up with another title at the moment.


Title: Rusted Dawn

Rating: PG here; NC-17 overall

Warnings: This is grudgefic. It's an exorcism of bad emotion, and in that light is meant to be somewhat brutal. Not violent, you understand, but I'm doing the characters no favors. And a million, bajillion thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] evil_whimsey, who is absolutely amazing when it comes to picking apart themes and story structure, as well as keeping me honest.

This is also a work in progress. There's a fair amount past this point already written, but I'll be doling it out bit by bit, because I'm still writing and only now approaching the midway point. But it's pretty well mapped, so hopefully the writing progress will continue apace, and won't delay regular updates.


Summary: It's too close; he's crumbling, and he can't stop the slide into this disaster.


Part 1

He flips the top sheet over, shakes his head. 'Train schedules, again?' )

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