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Like other little girls, she wanted to be an actress, the heroine in her own perfect fairytale.

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


She remembers the dreamlike way the pieces seemed to sit on the board—on account of the light, maybe, or perhaps her own faltering memory.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | Riza Hawkeye | introspective


On Ed's thirtieth birthday, he attends a memorial that some of the military officers are holding for Ed.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


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

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


It was so easy to forget how uneven alchemy made a fight. No ordinary guy ever had a chance.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Heymans Breda | action | drama


Were Riza to choose, she would be the shield rather than the sword.

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


The feel of hands on his shoulders woke him, one metal and one flesh, and it was the chill in human fingers that told him how cold the night had grown while he slept.

rated:K-L | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | drama | general | sweet


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | blanketfic | humor


"I'm hungry."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Gluttony | Sloth | humor


Envy mused that this was what it sounded like when a spirit broke, a large pop of a fictitious heart, the snapsnapsnap of each rib cage.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | SP: ep 40 | angst


Ed glared at him, and Al sighed. Maybe today wouldn't be a good day for Edward after all.

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


He had only meant to pass through the town; it wasn't like much would have changed anyway.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Van Hohenheim | drama | introspective


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


Sometimes they race to see who can get to Winry's house faster.

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


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

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


Even so, you still are a manipulative bastard.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 15 | Roy Mustang | angst | drama | introspective


Please don't tell my brother. I don't think he'd understand.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


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


Through this, one would think I know him well, given my constant observing of him--but there is too much he does not put in the report, too much that he hides within himself.

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


Once you promised me that you would dance on my grave. I'm keeping you to that promise, you know.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 12 | Roy Mustang | death | drama


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


The voice hit Ed like a blow, and drove the breath from his lungs. "Where are you?" he shouted. "Where are you?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama | humor


There were people here who did not run screaming when he whipped out a photo. Or five.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Maes Hughes | sweet


Any girl would be driven insane if she was the youngest child and the only girl in a family of six children.

rated:K-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Riza Hawkeye | drama | humor


She hated being idle; it ranked far above the petty pain of a mere gunshot-wound in her personal list of annoyances.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Riza Hawkeye | drama | 354th FG HQ


He was, to sum up, a pretty unpleasant guy to have at the head of your department in the holiday season.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama | fusion | humor | romance


He mostly trusted his brother to be able to put a nearly-three-year-old to bed by himself, but...Al should probably check, just to be sure.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alicia Hughes | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | humor


He tilted his jaw and the kid struck the match, lit it, lifted it to his cigarette.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


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


She feels like an intruder, eyes watching her from empty rooms, and every stair is a memory she dares not to disturb.

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


"I'm going to plant a few solid pounds of Risembool milled steel right in her catty, smirking face is what I'm going to do!"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | genderswitch | humor | 354th FG HQ


It was so strange, the way Alphonse's suddenly reduced size could make Edward look suddenly so much bigger.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | sap


Louis Alex Armstrong has been seriously wounded... BUT THE SOUL STILL BURNS.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


She accepted the label and its implication without argument, lifting the revolver and sighting along its barrel.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 36 | Riza Hawkeye | Winry Rockbell | angst | drama


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


She knew the instant she opened the door and saw their blank faces.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 25 | Gracia Hughes | drama


And after all, no amount of rain can wash the blood away.

rated:G | GEN | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | angst | introspective | redux


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


"Now, Earth-type world, yes? Spoken language identified as late pre-Galactic English."

rated:M-L | GEN | Alt Universe | TWT | First Place (popular); Second Place (juried) | Green Lion Winner | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | crack | drama | fusion | introspective | 2009 Brave New Worlds, Original


You don't want to see spicy photos of my gorgeous girlfriend?

rated:K | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | SP: up to ch 62 | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | humor


Twelve drabbles to make up a year.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


Al thought, grimly, that he was getting rather good at this.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | angst | blood


He didn't know why they would do this to him, why they would stare with sad eyes and sad lips, with mouths turned down for the frowns that came.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | SP: ep 51 | dark


"Damn well better be--I bought 'em two days ago and I'm not keeling over yet. Got any dry ones on you?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Jean Havoc | Maes Hughes | drama | 354th FG HQ


...but he must take a moment to compose himself, all the same, before he can look through the small window.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


"Well... Brother does that, every so often. He really should think before he tries to attack people."

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


The audience fades away; the chatters dies, their twin breaths are the soft herald of thunder to come.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | DF: ep 01 | sidestory: The Path Not Taken | Edward Elric | Maes Hughes | humor


He staggered to a halt, abruptly terrified of pressing onwards through the mist, and tried not to cry.

rated:G | GEN | sap | Elric Kyoudai