AU Contest, Previously Published
It was beautiful, this pre-industrial world, with its white snows and ever-visible rainbows and the dazzling night sky. But it was also dreadful, seething with ignorance and man-made horrors.
High school and sexuality are hard enough to deal with, without adding high explosives to the mix.
"They raise the dead. They make creatures to fight in the war. This is Edward! This is your son. You have to see that!"
Zinnsoldat, they named it, the Tin Soldier, in reference to their former service and in acknowledgement of their current uselessness.
After all, Edward needed her help in catching the syndicate known as 'Soldiers'.