Comparison Between 'Fullmetal Alchemist And Gilmore Girls'

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Letters from Munich
Fullmetal Alchemist and Gilmore Girls

Disclaimer: I do not own Fullmetal Alchemist and Gilmore Girls. Fullmetal Alchemist is owned by Hiromu Arakawa and Gilmore Girls is owned by Amy Sherman-Palladino. I also do not own the quote below; it is owned by talented Tumblr poetry writer, Nikita Gill.

Setting: Post Movie Fullmetal Alchemist (2003) Conqueror of Shamballa / Two years after the end of the last Gilmore Girl Season.

Prologue

"Tragedy knows no race, no religion, no age. The only thing that tragedy knows is the devastating sound of hearts breaking, as it crushes the hopes and dreams for the very last time."

Munich, Germany. 1923.

Everyone told him that the sky was the limit.

His mother, his father, and his little
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He wanted to build rockets.

For most people back then, it was a silly concept for a younger person to pursue such nonsense. It was a few years since the "Great War" in Europe; many citizens, particularly the Germans, were still bitter about their loss and their debt. The only meaningful jobs available were agriculture, factory work, and mining. Building a contraption that could take a human being to space was nothing more than a fool's imagination.

Alfons refused himself to be called a 'fool'. He was a proud German male and despite the defeat his country felt from the war, Alfons believed that Germany can still be capable of many things. He declined to back down and only felt it was right to move forward with innovation and intellectual enlightenment. This was the reason he was excited to know that the scientist he was going to study under was an Austrian-born German.

If I could make something that can touch the stars, I will die a happy man.

Space, to him, was a limitless mass full of untouched discovery. Philosophers and writers from the past had since alluded to the mystique of space. He hoped to be one of the forerunners to open its
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"We are not just part of your dreams like you thought," Alfons continued with brows furrowed, "I care. I make mistakes. I may not live much longer, but I'll still be here."

Placing his hand over Edward's gloved palm, he gripped reassuringly.

"Don't forget me."

Without giving Edward a time to response, Alfons took off to the panels. Activating the speed rate to the number he desired, the rocket scientist grabbed the lever and pressed it down. Thrusters from Edward's rocket lit up and the platform moved to point the rocket upward towards the glowing ceiling.

Edward emitted screams from the cockpit as he tried to convince Alfons he was making a big mistake. Unfortunately, his persuasion was not enough and the rocket blasted in ascension, leaving the trail of smoke to form down below.

I did it.

A smile formed into Alfons' features. After years pining to a dream, he thought he could never see, he had finally done it. He did not mind that he was not the passenger in his own machine; all that mattered was he made someone fly and hopefully, reach their destination.

In that split moment, his bright blue eyes were filled with

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