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Yet there are still nights that he wakes up to find his hand clutched by a seated Al, who laughs his hollow laugh and asks if he's okay, even though he does not remember screaming.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Edward Elric | angst | drama | introspective


"...That is an order, Fullmetal, and I will have you court-martialed if you refuse."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | drama | humor


Ed looked down at the camera again, and smiled an evil, evil smile.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor | Elric Kyoudai | 354th FG HQ


Around two o'clock in the afternoon, women around the city began to disappear ... and a crowd, primarily of females, formed along Third Street.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff | humor


"Then I'm gonna rule the world, too," Maes replied, because he and Roy always did everything together.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | drama


For instance, Havoc knew that Hawkeye was not fond of gunmanship.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Riza Hawkeye | drama


Mustang is possessed, maybe, but not with the feverish intensity that will someday be the trademark of the Full Metal Alchemist.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | introspective


He didn't die of natural causes, oh no — the old man clung to life tenaciously.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor | parody


This is the smell of ozone from a lightning strike. This is fear.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Edward Elric | angst | dark


Al, at 17, had discovered that mornings were unbearable for the first time in his life, and waking up before ten o'clock in the morning was pure agony.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | fluff


Every line in his chest and back was defined; he hardly seemed to have any body fat at all.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric


It is what people say to him because they cannot think of any other way to relate to him, this boy who has the heavy title of 'Full Metal Alchemist'.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | introspective


Ed remembered that Al's first word was 'Mama', and his second one was 'Niichan'.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric


Hawkeye just gave Havoc a Look. "Your point, Havoc?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


"Those are very nice gloves," Pinako observed when Edward came back.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


And if she listened carefully enough, she could hear Edward reading in a low voice to a gurgling Alphonse.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Trisha Elric | angst | drama


But you never thought of it as a handicap, did you, as something just the same as being blind or deaf.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


Anything, she reflected, is worth seeing you so genuinely happy.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff | sweet


Ed shrugged, although his expression suggested he was trying to keep from being too smug about beating a man almost twice his age.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama | humor


Winly was touched, really, that even after two years without seeing one another, Ed still wrote her letters.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


Five minutes before the day officially ended, Havoc retrieved the car, and saluted as Mustang came down the steps and opened his own door.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Jean Havoc


"This," Edward said authoritatively, "is bullshit."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | blanketfic | humor


What would be his first act as Lord and Commander?

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


Fullmetal smiled a long, slow smile, the sort that promised evil things were in the near future, and put his boots up on Roy's desk.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | humor


The Colonel narrowly saved himself the disgrace of fumbling for Edward's name (Id? Alex? Eowan?) by resorting, once again, to his title.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


"It's getting worse," his brother said as he came in the door.

rated:G | GEN | dark


"We can't keep you," Ed told the kitten.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | sweet


And he learned to think ahead from his grandfather, over the chess board on the back porch of their home.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


The gate follows him everywhere. He hates it.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | dark


He was afraid, so afraid, that something would go wrong, but he couldn't let this go.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | dark


What price for a human soul? Even a body and a leg had left a debt that could cleave the world in two.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | introspective


The first time your mother asked you what you wanted to be, you answered, 'King of the whole world!'

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


That she might have to tweak a recipe to get it to come out tasty was something she found irritating at a base level.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Riza Hawkeye


Al waited to say something until Ed's hair brushed his shoulders.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Winry Rockbell | angst | drama


If armor could narrow its eyes, Ed knew Al would have been doing so.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


They shared the same eyes, the same hair, and a level of intelligence ... and sometimes, Ed felt far too much like he was his father's son.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Edward Elric | Van Hohenheim | general


...Edward saw red - but he took a couple of deep breaths before answering. He knew a real kicker now, thanks to Hawkeye.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


"Mai--" Ed didn't finish his sentence as he stared at the three-inch stack of letters in Foley's hand.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama | prisonfic


You're the only person on earth who will ever be able to read this message.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | sidestory: Composition | angst | sweet | wingfic


PR, we need PR, he kept telling himself, but at this point he didn't think he could string more than two sentences together.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | sidestory: Dreamed Time | angst | prisonfic | politics


"... Hey, I thought we were supposed to be celebrating the Boss' release," Havoc protests weakly.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | sidestory: At the Gates | angst


Ed liked him this way -- so why did it make him so furious to have to deal with Al caring one way or another about him?

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


Al wonders, a little, what it's like to live inside Ed's head now.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | angst | Elric Kyoudai


But he still flinched away from that metal skin, and held his own burning automail arm a little further from his body in hopes that he would not bump against it.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | angst | drama


Al loved the way his brother's face turned inward, his golden eyes unfocusing and a little smile coming to his face...

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


When they are alone in the passenger car, the silence is both natural and oppressive.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Elric Kyoudai


"I must savor every moment of every love letter I recieve to do the sender justice," Mustang said, before proceeding to open the letter.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff | humor


I really don't like this body, he thought sadly; if he'd had a face to pout with, he would have.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | angst | drama | redux | Elric Kyoudai


"It was Colonel Mustang, in the Library, with the knife!"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff | humor


"It's different when it's Mom," Ed said with a scowl, but he looked at Al's face, and he softened a little.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | angst | drama


It was the first official meeting of the Big But Not Scary Club.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Sig Curtis | humor | parody


Ed growled under his breath, color high in his cheeks, and pulled away.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | humor


Edward glared up at him, wiping some of the stuff off his nose.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | drama | humor


"Now, this will make a good design for the new uniforms."

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | drama | humor


He had believed, until that moment, that he had moved beyond carnal wants and human feelings.

rated:G | M+F | Mangaverse | angst | Hohenheim/Trisha


"Brother says Mr. Mustang grabbed his behind today while he was at the blackboard," he explained as his blush slowly faded, and Ed scowled.

rated:G | S+S | Alt Universe | humor


If you want to find Edward Elric in Central City, you have to be a National Alchemist.

rated:G | S+S | Ed/Roy | fluff


"Oh, he's probably just studying too hard to notice you knocking," Winly said at first.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Al/Winry | angst | drama


But he glanced behind himself for Winly, and it was a terrible, bittersweet thing.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | angst | drama | romance


"Come on," he snorted. "As if I could say no to Al AND Winly looking at me like that."

rated:G | M×F S×S | Fullmetal | Al/Winry | Ed/Roy | drama


"Go back to sleep, Mustang," Ed answers absently, flipping the page.

rated:G | S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | humor


He always put his tongue in his cheek when he fired his weapon, and bit down when he grimaced at the aftermath.

rated:G | S×S | Fullmetal | Maes/Riza | angst


What he really wanted to know was something else - a question of 'why', quite likely.

rated:G | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Ed/Roy | drama | introspective


"Elric, you're excused from labor today. I hear you've got mechanical problems."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


PR, we need PR, he kept telling himself, but at this point he didn't think he could string more than two sentences together.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | alt-timeline | Roy Mustang | Winry Rockbell | angst


It wasn't supposed to happen like this; no, not like this.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


Bravado. Make them regret they ever talked to you.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 40 | Edward Elric | angst | drama | prisonfic


Ed knew a lot about building reputations.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama | prisonfic


Ed began to understand why some people talked to themselves.

rated:M-L-S-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 48 | Edward Elric | angst | dark | drama | torture | prisonfic


"I'm told by Mr. Mason that you resisted being fed, and he had you punished for that."

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | prisonfic


The advantage to being so distinctive-looking was that sometimes Edward didn't have to look for people; they found him first.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | angst | prisonfic


In the winter months the ground was too hard to dig ditches, so instead they chipped rocks.

rated:M-L-S-V | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | crack | intense | romance | prisonfic


"Aww, is the rough and tough Elric crying for his dead brother?" sneered a voice in his ringing ears.

rated:M-L-S-V | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama | noncon | prisonfic


He grabbed the nearest inmate by the front of his shirt and hauled him up. "Where is he!?" he roared.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama | prisonfic


He thought, for a fleeting instant, that he ought to feel some kind of guilt—but he couldn’t muster any.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama | torture | prisonfic


"Fuck, I have a gang," Ed breathed in horror, about to take a seat.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama | prisonfic | Hohenheim/Trisha


On August 30th, Ed's world was turned upside-down.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


"You report here every Monday at eight o'clock in the morning, on the dot, and call me every other day. You fail to report or call, and your ass is grass."

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


Edward needs pushing. Hohenhiem wants to push him with his own two hands — to touch.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Mangaverse | noncon | squick | Ed/Hohenheim


The Colonel's laugh might have been relieved or wanting or even mocking; it was hard to tell.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | pwp


The door opened, and all the energy Ed had been ready to put towards transmuting the door into a pile of sticks drained out of him through his feet.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | humor | pwp | reluctant uke


"No funny business!" Ed thundered, not fooled for one minute by that innocent look.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | humor | pwp | reluctant uke


Ed was pretty sure that the Colonel had an office fetish.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | pwp | reluctant uke


They were sharing a bed by necessity that winter, piling all the quilts onto one bed and hiding under them while the little radiator struggled to warm the small room.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | drama | Ed/Hohenheim


Ed let out the barest squeak, then glared fire as if daring Roy to say anything.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | pwp | reluctant uke


He had lost everything in a heartbeat, on a chance, and deserted his brother, although against his will.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | what-if | angst | crack | dark | drama | slavery | Pinako/Roy


"So ...." Havoc tried to look nonchalant. "Fullmetal's hair is, uh ... bright."

rated:M-L | GEN, S+S S×S | Fullmetal | angst | humor | pwp