Ep 9 – “Created Feelings” / “Tsukurareta Omoi” (創られた想い)

Edward and Alphonse are hospitalized following the incident of the fifth laboratory. Ross slaps Edward for being reckless, and asks him to trust adults more. Needing his automail repaired, Edward calls for Winry to come to Central. When Winry arrives at the train station, Alphonse still contemplates what Barry had told him. Hughes invites Winry over to his daughter Elicia’s birthday party, where she laments that Edward and Alphonse never tell her anything. Hughes tells her that men tend to hide things so as not to worry anyone. Alphonse then decides to confront Edward about what he was afraid to tell him, asking if he was really an artificial soul. Edward storms off and Winry yells at Alphonse, telling him that Edward was terrified Alphonse may have blamed him for getting him stuck in the armor. The Elric brothers then have a fight, which Edward becomes the victor, and they both reminisce about their past fights, reaffirming their existence. Meanwhile, Scar wakes up in the care of Ishvalan refugees.