Truth, the smiling smug bastard who made everyone’s life hell in FMA:B.
Or did he?
Let’s start with our favourite kick-ass mother, Izumi.
Izumi opened the portal of truth in order to try and revive her child that she lost in childbirth, and because of her ignorance Truth took her ability to reproduce, unable to have children of her own anymore.
Except, because of what she went through, and her ability to perform highly complex alchemy, she gained two sons. Ed and Al
Moving on to the Flame Alchemist Himself.
Roy Mustang had his eyes always looking to the future. He kept his eyes forward, aiming to be the country’s leader. Truth took away his sight.
Except, with this he was able to remove his tunnel vision and expand his views to see the work that needed to be done in Ishval and devoted his life to it.
The Elric Brothers?
Ed and Al wanted to be a family again, and wanted to feel a mother’s love again, and so Al lost his ability to feel warmth, and Ed lost his leg to stand with his family. They were a broken, incomplete family.
Except, their quest to get their bodies back gave them a family greater than a mother and father. Their family grew to one of huge sizes, whom supported them the whole way.
Truth is one, Truth is all, Truth is God, Truth is the universe.
Learn to love the fool in you, the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes, loses often, lacks self control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects you against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom you also harbour and who would rob you of human aliveness, humility and dignity but for your fool.
I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.’