the grim reaper of the east

(un)equivalent exchange

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Maybe she was his weakness and he was her strength. Maybe it wasn’t equivalent exchange after all.

The first time it hit her was when she was transferred into the Führer’s office as King Bradley’s personal adjutant. Being held as a ‘hostage’ was definitely not the worst thing she had experienced in her short life. Besides, the second she set her feet on East City’s military academy turf, Riza Hawkeye had already prepared to face the grim reaper in her perfectly-pressed blue uniform at any given time—her naïve idealism accounted in or not.

Being taken hostage is a thing. Being taken hostage in order to keep him on leash is a whole different story.

It unnerved her.

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