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Best Kept Secret is an on-going Fullmetal Alchemist fanfic by MoonStarDutchess. It isn't based on one specific continuity and instead is a mashup of both the 2003 anime and the manga.

The idea of the story is very simple: "What if Roy and Riza were married the entire series?"


Best Kept Secret provides examples of:

  • Battle Couple: Riza is her husband's lieutenant. The two have worked together for years.
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  • The Beard: Roy's status as a "ladykiller" is simply to distract people away from his relationship with Riza.
  • Doorstopper: As of May 2018, the fic is over 500k words.
  • Patchwork Fic: The story isn't set in either the 2003 anime's canon or manga/Brotherhood canon. Instead, it's set in a mish-mash of both.
  • Secret Relationship: Roy and Riza were married soon after the Ishbalian War. The two haven't told anyone, even their closest comrades, and pretend as if they're simply (close) comrades.
  • What If?: The summary says it all: "What if Roy and Riza were secretly married through the entire series? This story tells you that. "
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