A train was traveling across a vast land, producing burnt smoke into the air.
This daily routine was, however, interrupted by a sudden flash, as if marking an opening to the upcoming drama. One of the lights landed in one of the freight carts.
An enormous armor appeared in a fully loaded freight car out of nowhere. Next second, the armor moved, standing up on its own.
Alphonse: Ouch, is this...a freight train? Why am I here?
Guard A: Whoa! Why is there a moving armor on the train...Must be a ghost! The dead children are haunting the train!
The panicking guard pointed his gun at Alphonse.
Alphonse: Wait, that’s very dangerous of you to do so——
But the guard ignored his warning and shot.
The bullet rebounced after hitting Alphonse’s armor, penetrating the guard’s leg.
Guard A: Whoa! My leg! My leg!
Alphonse: Oh no, I’ve warned you though——
Guard B: Hey, what’s going on? Did you hurt him? You trespasser!
Alphonse: No I didn’t. Don’t——
Clank! Guard B was shot in the arm by the ricochet just like Guard A.
Alphonse: Sigh. Why can’t they just listen?
Meanwhile, intense footsteps were coming from the right. Alphonse, who didn’t want to add any more injuries, ran left to flee from the scene. He didn’t stop until he had maintained a safe distance. At this moment, he looked at the scene outside through a window.
Alphonse: “This is a moving train...But I’ve never seen such a place before...It looks like somewhere far away…”
Someone suddenly jumped into the car through the window, bumping into Alphonse.
Roy: Don’t worry. Major is very strong at combat despite his playfulness. Our top priority is stopping this train.
Not long after reuniting with Edward, Alphonse and Edward met up with Major Alex, Colonel Roy and First Lieutenant Riza on the train.
Just when everyone was in perplexion, a girl named Doya appeared, who was the one summoning them to this realm.
She confessed that she had put her faith in them, hoping they could stop the train and terminate the conspiracy of Copernicus the scientist.
Doya disappeared immediately after her confession. Next second, the researchers on the train arrived where Alphonse and the others were, trying to capture them.
Major Alex volunteered to stall the enemies by staying behind, while Alphonse and the others headed to the power room to stop the train.
Riza: Another dimension...I still can’t feel the difference…
Edward: It’ll be too late by the time when you feel it...Just act first.
Edward ran forward and opened the door to the next car——
Alphonse: “Huh? This sound...Is it…”
Alphonse: Brother! Stop!
Edward stopped running as he heard his brother’s warning. Once he stopped, Riza came forward to pull him back. In the meantime, she spotted the trap in the next car.
Riza: This...The whole car is electrified. Anyone who enters will be fried immediately.
Edison: Aw, how observative. Not only you’re cute but also clever. You’re totally my type, lady. Do you want to be my girlfriend?
Riza: I refuse——Colonel?
Roy: Looks like the fire will be burning fiercely today.
Alphonse: No Colonel, don’t. If you use alchemy here, everyone will be burnt into crisp, including us! Let me take care of this.
While Alphonse was talking Roy down, Edison, at the other end of the car, shook his head in disapproval.
Edison: Oh, don’t think that armor can save you from the electricity...What? How come you can still move...Hey! Let go of me!
Alphonse: Excuse me, sir. Please go to sleep!
Without a flesh-and-bone body, Alphonse passed through the electrified car easily. He grabbed the surprised Edison and tossed him onto the wall——
Edison: H-How come...Mmm!
Edison, who just had an immense impact, passed out eventually. Then Alphonse sabotaged the electric device, allowing everyone to cross the car safely.
Alphonse: “Sunset is coming...We must finish this quick.”
Alphonse: Brother, do you remember the first trick Teacher used? We can take care of any enemies with that!
Edward: Teacher’s trick...Oh right. That can solve our current situation.
Roy: What are you two talking about?
Edward: Stay here, Colonel and First Lieutenant. Al!
Alphonse: Get ready. Three, two, one!
Alphonse and Edward charged forward, forcing Copernicus and Greed to step back, but what happened next was totally unexpected——
Stopping in the middle of the way, Alphonse and Edward touched the floor together to trigger transmutation.
Next second, the car rocked fiercely while a thick wall was rising in front of them, blocking Copernicus and Greed away.
Copernicus: “This is the truth of the other world...Amazing! I need to have it!”
Roy: Does that mean we won’t be able to get to the locomotive?
Edward: We still have another way, don’t we?
Roy and Riza figured everything out as soon as Edward pointed at the roof.
Alphonse: Greed is very strong. It’d cost us a lot of time if we start a fight with him, so we came up with this plan.
Riza: That wall won’t hold them long. Let’s head to the roof now.
As the other three nodded, Alphonse used alchemy to make an exit and a staircase out of the roof. When they were about to go up——
Copernicus: I figure, going to the locomotive through the roof. Unfortunately, you’re too slow. Greed.
Greed tried to pursue but Edward interfered again.
Alphonse: Colonel, just leave us here. Go to the power room!
Roy: Will do! Ed, Al, stay alive!
Roy and Riza ran to the roof immediately after the rush farewell. Once they left, Alphonse sealed the exit with alchemy. Meanwhile, Edward went back to him.
Exchanging a gaze, the brothers braced themselves for the upcoming battle against Copernicus and Greed.