Greed is initially overwhelmed in fighting Bradley, but he manages to survive and escape thanks to Lin's instincts. Meanwhile, Olivier requests that her father, leading to fight with Alex to determine leadership of the household, which she inevitably... (more) wins, mainly as a means to avoid the family being taken as hostage. May passes through Youswell, who offer to help her on her journey to Xing. Envy manages to trick her into heading back towards Central. Ed, Darius and Heinkel arrive at one of the old hideouts, and are soon met by Lin, who had managed to temporarily regain control over his body. He tells Ed that Father will try to open the gate on 'The Promised Day' before Greed takes over again. Since Greed had severed his relationships, Ed suggests that he becomes his ally. Greed jokes that he'd only accept if they work for him, but Ed decides to take that suggestion seriously, which Greed agrees to. Al passes a message to everyone from Izumi and Briggs to Riza and Roy about the promised day, set to take place next spring.