Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only truth. ___________________________________ Van Hohenheim and Trisha Elric were the parents of the well known Elric siblings, Edward, Alphonse and Van. But unfortunately Trisha had died and Hohenheim left long before she passed. She died while the three were just children. The three siblings went to train with a teacher and when they got back...they tried what was forbidden alchemy, a taboo. All three of them lost something that night. Disclaimer: I do not own FMA or any of it's characters except for Van Elric. None of the art in this book belongs to me. A/N: I will be following the FMA 2003 story line, not FMA: Brotherhood.