'''Note:''' Because this fic takes place during the conclusion of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist: Brotherhood'', it contains spoilers for that series.

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7769780/1/The_Bank_Called_Your_Reality_Check_Bounced The Bank Called, Your Reality Check Bounced]]'' is a {{crossover}} {{fan fic}} by @/LadyNorbert. When the president of [[OuranHighSchoolHostClub Ouran Academy]]'s Black Magic Club manages to open an improbable doorway to another dimension, the seven members of the Host Club manage to even more improbably stumble through it and land in the world of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. There, they encounter Edward and Alphonse Elric, who reluctantly end up hosting them for the majority of their time in Amestris. HilarityEnsues, in part due to the completely different styles of the animes failing to merge; the oddball {{medium awareness}} of OHSHC does not entirely mesh into the more serious setting of FMA.

Tamaki gets on Ed's bad side almost immediately through his behavior toward Winry Rockbell, so Ed dumps the Hosts at Central Command. There, Tamaki equally irritates Roy Mustang by offering to provide romantic advice to the officers, so Roy sends them right back (and establishes a Central Command Host Club for the weekend to soothe his own ego). Maes Hughes[[spoiler:, who died in the FMA canon but is left alive for this AU,]] is placed in charge of babysitting the Hosts while they're stuck in Amestris.

The story is absurdly [[MetaFic self-aware]] and deliberately brimming with tropes, some of which are invoked by name.
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!!Tropes used in this story include:

* AnythingYouCanDoICanDoBetter: Roy creates his own Host Club at Central Command because he's nettled by Tamaki offering to give him and his men pointers on how to charm women.
* ArtShift: As much as possible in words. FMA characters notice (and are perplexed by) things like the air around Tamaki's head turning pink and filling up with roses. It's just a nod to the completely different art styles of the two animes, {{played for laughs}}.
* AudienceWhatAudience: Hughes does not understand who Tamaki is talking to...
* BananaPeel: Largely responsible for the Hosts ending up in Amestris.
* BerserkButton: Ed and Al unwittingly press the Hosts' collective button on their first meeting, when their efforts to aid Haruhi are misinterpreted by the boys as being threatening. It all gets cleared up reasonably quickly, though.
* BuffySpeak: When Roy is designing his Host Club, he wants it to include "one of those weird drippy bamboo things."
* CallBack: According to this fic, the actual canonical ending of FMA [[spoiler:where Ed proposes to Winry at the train station]] is in fact a call back to Ed's final conversation with Tamaki before the Hosts leave.
* CornerOfWoe: Mentioned twice, once by Tamaki himself when he retreats into it.
* CrossOver: With a dose of AlternateUniverse and AffectionateParody for good measure.
* DancesAndBalls: The teenagers all attend a barn dance as part of Resembool's sheep festival.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Nekozawa, as in the ''Ouran'' canon. He's honestly pretty sweet, and the narration specifically notes that he's fond of the Host Club members, who seem to like him quite a bit too.
* DeadpanSnarker: Kyoya, much as in canon. Havoc also gets in a bit of this during the 'Central Command Host Club' misadventure.
--> '''Havoc:''' It's a good weekend to die.
* DeusExMachina: Kyoya invokes the trope by name in the last chapter.
* DownTheRabbitHole: Name-dropped in the title of the last chapter.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: How Hughes describes both the Ed/Winry and Roy/Riza pairings; the difference between them, he notes, is that Roy and Riza are aware of their feelings and have legitimate reasons for not pursuing them, while Ed and Winry really have no excuse (in his opinion, at least).
* [[EverythingsBetterWithCows Everything's Better With Sheep]]: The Resembool sheep festival.
* {{Fandom}}: Referenced directly in the third chapter.
* FictionalCountry: Played straight (with Amestris and its neighbors) and averted (with Japan). Of course, their respective citizens have never heard of each other.
* FictionalCurrency: Played with; the Host boys are rich in Japan, of course, but their yen are no good in Amestris, which uses cenz as its currency. Roy manages to allocate a small amount of emergency funding from the military to feed and clothe them during their stay.
* FishOutOfWater: The Hosts, naturally enough.
* FlatWhat: Ed, in the last chapter, when confronted with his feelings for Winry.
* FourthWallObserver: Tamaki occasionally addresses the audience that no one else can see. Kyoya is aware of the audience but more or less ignores them in order to appear sane; however, he does comment more than once on the existence of the fic author.
* GenreSavvy[=/=]MediumAwareness: Kyoya is not only aware that they're not really in an anime (as Tamaki thinks), he's the only character to figure out that they're in a fan fiction.
* GratuitousFrench: Tamaki speaks a bit to Winry ("''Enchante, mademoiselle''") but, being Amestrian, she has no idea what he's saying.
* GratuitousJapanese: Used a little bit by the Hosts, prompting Roy to ask, "What the hell is a ''chan''?"
* GreenEyedMonster: Ed hates Tamaki because he thinks Tamaki is flirting with Ed's LoveInterest Winry. Also for being a generally insufferable twit, but mostly the jealousy thing.
* HeyItsThatVoice: The entire premise of the crossover was inspired by the fact that the English dubs of the FMA and OHSHC animes have pretty much identical voice casting. {{Lampshaded}} in the way characters who share voice actors interact with each other; for example, Winry and Haruhi (both voiced by Creator/CaitlinGlass) get along well, while Ed can't stand Tamaki (both are voiced by VicMignogna).
* IKissYourHand: Tamaki irritates Ed by doing this to Winry.
* InspiredBy: The HeyItsThatVoice entry above, and also by the FMA fandom on {{Tumblr}}.
-->'''Author's note:''' Most of the blame... lies with my Tumblr followers, who encouraged my sleep-deprived delusions.
* ALadyOnEachArm: Roy has this going on with the secretaries in the Central Command Host Club, until Riza walks in.
* MeanwhileBackAtThe: How the scene shifts from Ouran Academy to Amestris.
* MetaFic
* MetaGuy: Along with being the above-noted FourthWallObserver, Tamaki has shades of this too. It shows up in the first chapter, where he comments that they "probably don't have enough time in this episode" to review Amestrian political history.
* OnlySaneMan: Haruhi is referred to this way more than once by the FMA characters.
* PapaWolf: Hughes, of course, who looks askance at the friendship between Elysia and Honey until Haruhi explains that Honey is actually a grown adult with martial arts prowess. He then reasons that this makes him a lot like the Elric brothers, and stops worrying.
* PortmanteauCoupleName: The trope is named and explained when Tamaki announces the launch of "Operation Elricbell."
* PurpleEyes: Tamaki, as in the OHSHC anime. Roy's internal monologue even lampshades it.
-->'''Roy:''' ''(thinking)'' Really, who the hell has ''purple eyes''?
* RomanticFalseLead: Done with a twist. Tamaki (who is Haruhi's LoveInterest in the OHSHC canon) is floored to discover that ''he himself'' is this, and that the author of the fic is actually pairing Haruhi with Mori instead.
* SelfDeprecatingHumor: Plenty by the author, using Kyoya as a mouthpiece; he derides her for using tired cliches and being a hack.
* ShipperOnDeck: Hughes is one for Roy/Riza and Ed/Winry. Tamaki ''becomes'' one for both pairings as soon as he's convinced of the mutual regard, but Hughes will only allow him to actively work on getting Ed and Winry together. Kyoya notes that the author is one for Mori/Haruhi.
* ShirtlessScene: Averted. Armstrong is only allowed to participate in the Central Command Host Club if he promises not to take his clothes off.
* TriangRelations: Subverted. Ed ''thinks'' Tamaki is after Winry, but Tamaki's schemes are actually about getting Winry together with Ed.
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: Averted. Since they're in a completely unknown place, the Hosts decide there's no harm in letting the FMA characters know from the start that Haruhi is really a girl.
* WholesomeCrossDresser: Haruhi's dad, as in the OHSHC canon. Played with when Havoc wants to know who the hot woman in the photograph is. (Havoc and Mr. Fujioka are both voiced by Creator/MikeMcFarland.)
* YearInsideHourOutside: Invoked at the end of the story, when the Hosts return to Japan mere hours after departing even though they spent a full week in Amestris. Kyoya expresses disdain for the use of the trope.
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