Fullmetal Alchemist Ficlet: Rising Flame
Title: Rising Flame
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Characters: Colonel Roy Mustang.
Spoilers: Vol. 2, Chapters 5 & 7, and Vol. 4, The Ambitious Alchemist Part 2.
Summary: A little look at the Flame Alchemist.
Word Count: 217
Content Notes: None needed.
Written For: Challenge #114: Chemistry at fan_flashworks
Disclaimer: I don’t own Fullmetal Alchemist, or the characters, they’re the property of Hiromu Arakawa.
Colonel Roy Mustang, the Flame Alchemist, is the undisputed master of his art. It’s why he’s a Colonel at such a young age.
Fire is his element; he can guide and control it as easily as other alchemists control solid matter, he simply adjusts the oxygen levels around what he wants to burn. But first he has to bring his flame into being, and for that he needs a little extra help. Which is where his gloves come in.
They’re made of a special cloth, all he needs to do is rub finger and thumb together and the resulting chemical reaction is instantaneous. The spark that’s produced can become anything from a raging inferno to a tightly controlled lance of flame. It’s entirely the Colonel’s choice and the results are certainly impressive.
His talent has a downside, however; it’s useless on rainy days. As good as he is, he has yet to find a way to produce sparks in the wet. Chemistry can only do so much, and damp gloves simply aren’t effective. Such limitations are an unwelcome nuisance to a man with the Colonel’s ambition and drive, but he’s confident they won’t keep him from achieving his ultimate goal.
He’s a man who’s going places; the presidency will be his.
It’s just a matter of time.