I swear, Scar is turning out to be one of the awesomest characters ever.
Completely in love.
And . . . pretty much everyone else, too. Except for Hohenheim, who wasn't in this volume.
These characters would make this manga one of the best things ever, even if there was no plot at all; the big, dramatic, nasty, creepy, what-the-heck-is-happening-here plot is just a huge bonus.
I believe this is the eighteenth 5-star rating I've given this series, in a row. If I can make this a hint, it's telling you to read it.
Now would be a good time.