Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Type: Holiday fic, gen, slight AU
Warnings: Some Language
Summary: Through the reluctant efforts of one man and his eager ‘elves’, Christmas is brought to Central City and most especially to two young alchemists.
Chapter Listing Here
In the News
CENTRAL CITY – The snow is on the ground and many in Central are heading in doors for the winter or gearing up for snowball fights or to go sledding. This is just the time of year to snuggle under a blanket, drink hot chocolate, and sit around a pine tree decorated with various ornaments and lights.
If this sounds a little strange to you, you are not alone.
Several neighborhoods in Central City are participating in gift exchanges, caroling, and telling their children stories about a mythical man named ‘Father Christmas’ or ‘Santa Claus’ who will leave them gifts, under the afore mentioned tree, for good behavior. All this in the name of an ancient holiday called ‘Christmas’.
“Seems to me that some of them people in the military are celebrating it, ‘cause I took them up to go get some pine trees,” Philip Taylor, a logger for Clinton and Sons said. “Seemed like a right nice holiday to be celebrating, so I talked it over with the wife and we decided to do it. The wife talked to all her friends, and it just sort of spread.”
Several plant nurseries have received large orders for holly and ivy, poinsettias, and other plants that are uncommon in home decoration.
“We think this Christmas holiday is great,” Fletcher Tringham, a worker in one of the nurseries, said. “We tell everyone about Christmas now. It’s really boosted sells.”
The spirit of gift giving and good will is in the air, and some have even mentioned the desire for this to become an official holiday. But, for now, Christmas still remains relatively unknown in most of Central. Only time will tell if that will change.