Added: December 7, 2011
Ed and Al are in hospital following the Fifth Laboratory incident. Ross slaps Ed for being reckless, and asks him to trust adults more. Needing his automail repaired, Ed calls for Winry to come to Central. When Winry arrives at the train station, Al contemplates what Barry had told him. Hughes invites Winry over to his daughter's birthday party, where she laments that Ed and Al never tell her anything. Hughes tells her that men tend to hide things so as not to worry anyone. Al decides to confront Ed about what he was afraid to tell him, asking if he was really an artificial soul. Ed storms off and Winry yells at Al, telling him that Ed was terrified that Al blamed him for getting him stuck in the armor. Ed and Al then have a fight, which Ed wins, and they both reminisce about their past fights, reaffirming their existence. Meanwhile, Scar wakes up in the care of Ishbalan refugees.