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Twelve drabbles to make up a year.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


Neither brother seems willing to speak, but their thoughts dip down into similar wells, dredging up the questions that most haunt them.

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | DF: ep 03 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | blood | dark | drama | ick


I didn't understand that, didn't comprehend why being clean for going into the earth was a good thing until much later...

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Trisha Elric | bitter | drama | tragic


"Bill for repair of said hotel after occupants of said room 'incited riot'?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | SP: ep 15 | humor | parody


There was a crunching noise from Roy's direction, as of teeth biting through the edge of a porcelain cup.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


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

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


He should have known the Gate was never that kind.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric


"You know, Al, you don't have to warm yourself in the sun for me."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | fluff | Elric Kyoudai | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


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


"You'll be up against the wall before you know it, Mustang, right where you belong, eating the bullets of a firing squad for breakfast."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | TWT | Roy Mustang | action | angst | politics


The metal in his mouth tastes cool and tangy and yummy but he can't eat because he has to find Lust.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 51 | Gluttony | drama | 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


A false peace, rotten at the roots: he would dream for the rest of his life of the brother he could not touch and think those dreams his due.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | angst


Lust was getting a migraine. It had started with an aura, a little blind spot that had popped into her vision the minute Envy sidled up to her and said family meeting.

rated:K-L | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: up to ch 34 | Envy | Father | Gluttony | Lust | Pride | Sloth | Wrath


It was a big world out there, full of more possibilities than either of them could dream of.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | drama | sweet


But we the people of Ishvar endure, by the grace and mercy of Ishvarra we endure, and so long as we live we will remember.

rated:G | 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


“The General,” I answer.  “He resigned his rank and got a transfer.  They sent him up North.  He’s alone there.  I couldn’t talk him out of it.”

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Riza Hawkeye | Winry Rockbell | hurt-comfort


These days, he loves the movies.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | post-series | SP: up to ch 108 | Alphonse Elric | Winry Rockbell


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

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


It was so terribly painful, really, the way he would smile when he was about to cry.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | general | sweet


Who was waiting for him? He tried to remember, but his mind wasn't working quite right at the moment.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 30 | Alphonse Elric | angst | drama | 2004 First Kiss, Gen


"Ah, Alphonse-kun, I was wondering when you would wake up."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | fluff


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


In a blur of red and flying braid, Ed is on his knees before her.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | crack | humor


Okay, his hair wasn't brushed, and it had been a while since he'd gotten a bath, but he didn't think it was anything to blush at.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Edward Elric | Winry Rockbell | humor


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


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


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


In the file were pictures of the alchemist's circle where the boys had attempted to bring back their mother.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Elric Kyoudai


"I'm hungry."

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


Because he had said one year; and dammit, he meant it.

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


Ed meets his eyes, holds them, and then -- slowly, painfully, but deliberately, traces his free hand in a line across his throat.

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | dark | drama | gore | squick


He has seen the desert. Seen her scorched and scarred beneath his steady hands. Stepped in her tattered remains, tasted her ashes with every breath.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | SP: ch 60 | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | drama | introspective


"If you hadn't messed in the mud to get the cat," he pointed out, "your hands wouldn't be so cold. Give me your other."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


He was just contemplating a launch, kick and a dash for the window when Armstrong's hands closed in his hair.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor | cosplay


When dealing with the military, it always paid to look ready for inspection. Neatness counted; passion was suspect.

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


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


"As you can see," she said to Mr. Elric, wryly, "Appreciate them while they're at this age, because they turn into teenagers in the blink of an eye."

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


A collection of short fics. Pairings and warnings listed individually.

rated:M-L | GEN S+S | Fullmetal |


And if he did forget mom's face, what would be next? Her voice? Her smile? The color of her eyes?

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Maes Hughes | angst | drama


Roy Mustang was shipped back home last week. Neat as a parcel of vegetables with the stamp upside-down on the crate.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | angst | drama


"One and two and OW!"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff | humor


So, he says, and his voice cuts through the sound of battle outside in the streets. "What's it going to be?"

rated:G-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | SP: ep 15-17; ep 20-23 | Zolf J. Kimblee | drama


Hope — he could almost reach out and touch that hope, hours away, maybe, just a few ticks of the clock and an array or two later and it could be real.

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


What was it like, Father mine, to die and to be resurrected again?

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


Of course, when she was their age she could hardly recite her multiplication tables, much less draw complex alchemical glyphs.

rated:G | GEN | dark | drama | introspective


"My birthday?" Ed's eyes widened. "You remembered it!"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff | humor


That was the problem with girls these days... they just didn't know how to deal with a little pain.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Edward Elric | OC | Pinako Rockbell | humor