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.
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The New Phenomenon
CENTRAL CITY – Christmas fever has hit Central City. Every street is now decorated in red, green, gold, or silver. Large bows and ribbons are tied around streetlamps, bells hang from awnings, and colored lights shine out from bushes, trees, and even from houses.
‘Santa Claus’ has now become a new word among children as they prepare for the day that he will magically come and leave them presents for good behavior.
The push from Fuhrer Bradley to make the holiday legal has been a welcome boon to the people and to the economy. Unemployment rates have decreased sharply because many businesses are in need of extra staff to help with the workload. The Homeless Aid Society, along with other organizations, has reported an increase of charitable donations.
While there are some who grumble about the new holiday, most agree that it has done Central more good than it will do harm.
Maes Hughes, the man who dresses up as Santa Claus to hear the wishes of Central’s children, is adamant about the good this holiday has done the city. “Everyone is feeling extremely generous right now. If this was something that lasted all year, we would be better for it,” he says.
While it was the fuhrer that authorized the holiday, many say that the true work behind the new phenomenon is Roy Mustang—a state alchemist and colonel in the military.
“He’s the guy who’s behind all this,” Heymans Breda, one of Colonel Mustang’s subordinates, said. “He’s very passionate about it. We all call him ‘Father Christmas’. In fact, if anyone sees him on the street, they should call him that too ‘cause if it wasn’t for him, none of this would have happened.”