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He'd meant to say something but Ed had been so determined, so anxious to be useful, to create something.

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


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


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


"Colonel, if I may ask... what is a cat, to be more precise, a kitten doing in the office?"

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


For in equivalent trade, everything has value and therefore everything can be taken away.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | SP: ep 49 | Edward Elric | drama | redux


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


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

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


Left to itself, my body won't heal.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | 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


He should have known the Gate was never that kind.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric


He lay back on the couch (in Roy Mustang's office, where else?) and declared , "I'm not wearing this."

rated:M-L-S | GEN S×S | Fullmetal | unhappy Edward | fluff | humor


But it was through the hands that you cooked, and with a false hand Ed found that the cooking didn't come as easily anymore, didn't taste quite like Mother's.

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


"That stuff is highly dangerous, you know."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Van Hohenheim


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


"Pretty!" she says, and kneels to press her palms to the curls and knots chalked on the stones. "Papa! Did you drawed this? What's it for?"

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 8 | Nina Tucker | drama | horror


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff | humor


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


A man can do terrible things in the name of his uniform--his leader, his service, his country. Then he spends the rest of his life going crazy or chasing penance.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | July/August FullserviceFMA Contest | Offsite Award | Winry Rockbell | drama


These days, he loves the movies.

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


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


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


Brother wasn't the only one hiding his fears; I was so afraid everything I knew was a lie -- that our brotherhood was a lie.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 24 | Edward Elric | introspective | redux | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


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


What kind of stupid creature would walk willingly and calmly to its own violent, brutal death?

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


Twelve drabbles to make up a year.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


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


"Stupid bullies," Ed grumbled, limping for a few steps before he remembered that he wasn't supposed to be feeling it. "Call me a girl, will they?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff | humor


Only some things, he knew, could be repaired. Not every broken sword could be re-forged.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 14-15 | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | drama | redux


"Our boy here hasn't done a lick of work since eleven am, and she hasn't noticed at all. D'you think she's in love?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | TWT | Riza Hawkeye | humor | 354th FG HQ


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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


"This one's for you, Al." Edward swore, raised the glass to his lips, and braced for the impact.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | angst | fluff | Elric Kyoudai


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


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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


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


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


... and the moral of the story is - well, I guess there's no moral to this story, it's just a bunch of stuff that happened. Kind of like the rest of this movie.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | all-series | SP: movie | crack | humor | script | parody


She reached into her pocket and pulled out her tobac tin, more to annoy her visitor than anything else.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Dante | Pinako Rockbell | drama


Inside the house, the door to the new room his father was building, with the wonderful baby-blue walls and blankets and toys, is shut and locked.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


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

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


Not a fairy, then, Alfons thought in disappointment. The fairies in stories weren't usually so foul-mouthed and excitable, anyway.

rated:G-L | GEN | Alt Universe | post-series | DF: ep. 51 | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | crack | humor


Al makes a worried little noise, and Ed raises his head a little. He's been found out, he thinks, and knows he should feel something.

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


If she cries, he may have to kill her. He can't stand that sound any longer.

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | DF: ep 01 | The Rage of Swords Arc | Edward Elric | Shou Tucker | angst | dark


Always on Al's face was that soft, sad expression, paralleled by the fierce unyieldingness on Ed's.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Izumi Curtis | angst | drama | Elric Kyoudai


She hadn't come to confront the sameness of him, but the difference — the nonconformity anyone could mark and everyone did...

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Hohenheim/Trisha


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | dark


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

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


Send your letters to our own Agony Aunt, Samantha!

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff | humor