|Zanne Chaos (emilie_burns) wrote in chaotic_library,|
@ 2007-07-29 04:16:00
|Entry tags:||breda, fma, fma: pre-anime, fma: pre-manga, gen, havoc, r-rated, short story, zanne, zanne-lj, zanne: fma|
[jean havoc; r] Brothers in Arms
Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist
Title: Brothers in Arms
Written for: Transmute_Fluff, for rhyssafireheart
Word Count: 6620
Disclaimer: Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi) is copyrighted by Hiromu Arakawa/Square Enix. This is a work of fanfiction for personal entertainment only. The general orders are from the United States Army, along with most of the information about boot camp and OCS.
Warnings: There are drill instructors in this fic, and boot camp in general, so there's some crude language and terminology which would actually be pretty much standard norm and I think my fic's likely cleaner than the reality. No spoilers or anything else to worry about it. Due to the nature of the fic, there are some OCs - other soldiers and the drill instructors.
Author's notes: I tried my best to be as close to accurate as possible in regard to enlistment, boot camp, and OCS, and I know I've likely messed up some technical details. In that case, since it's not the United States we're talking about here but Amestris, just tell yourself that it's just the differences of administration, as well as the time and era. Since it can be difficult to get into military academies, and a lot of officers in the United States military get their training in Officer Candidate School instead, I figured it might have been more likely for Havoc and Breda to have gone a route like that in Amestris. Much of the terminology and details comes from About.Com US Military, and part of the inspiration as well as getting a general basic feel for the environment comes from two Vietnam era novels by Leonard B. Scott - The Hill and The Expendables. The AMAT, though the concept is based on the ASVAB, is completely fictional and stands for Amestris Military Aptitude Test. I apologize if it feels like I glossed over stuff -- at times I lacked sufficient confidence at being able to portray what I'd need to, and ergo, glossing. ^_^;; Some of the details for Havoc and Breda might not match up quite right timeline-wise with canon, at least not manga canon, but anime's open to interpretation at least. Hope it's still a good read though, despite me never having tackled a basic training environment in a story before. ♥
Summary: Jean Havoc enlisted in the military, and didn't have aspirations above and beyond that. But his squad buddy had his own sights aimed higher, and Breda succeeds in getting Havoc to try for OCS.
Original Post: July 17, 2007 @ Transmute_Fluff