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Gloved hands shot out and grabbed the book in question, dragging it off the shelf and holding it to the light.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | humor | Hohenheim/Trisha


Al's slightly hollow voice positively echoed with embarrassment but he bravely soldiered on...

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Grand Prize at AnimeFest2004 | Offsite Award | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Pinako Rockbell | Winry Rockbell


According to Hughes, Major Mustang was close to promotion and as his subordinate, it was her prerogative to try and help him to reach the next rung of the ladder.

rated:K | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | Riza/Roy | drama | introspective


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


Now Ed was into his favorite mode, bitch-at-the-bastard-father-who-ditched-us.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


"Brother," he whispers into the soft warmth of Ed's skin, "Is mom going to get better?"

rated:G | GEN | drama | Elric Kyoudai


Ed's birthday had passed a little over a month ago, while they were still with Sensei.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


The chi flows in its circuits through the body, just as blood pulses through the veins.

rated:K-V | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | SP: up to ch 62 | Scars Brother | Scar


"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


"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


The man looked like Shou Tucker -- the human man, not the chimera he'd become.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | Shou Tucker


He wants to ask who. He wants to ask why.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | dark | death


He was looking forward to the prospect of a hot meal in the cafeteria; even if it wasn't exactly home cooking, at least it was hot, and it was fresh.

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


All a very neat, very efficient system, Kessler thought; raw material and outgoing product in perfect balance, a regular production line built into flesh.

rated:M-L-S | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | torture


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

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


Words entrance her: the workaday prose of school texts as much as the skylark flights of lyric or the measured music of story.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Czeska


Around when the hour of nine rolls up to the door, fat as a bellied barfly, Roy has already taken his jacket off the hook and has gone outside to walk.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | angst | drama


It was merely a battle of wills. He would win.

rated:M-L-S | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | Envy | noncon


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


They are his signposts and self-inscriptions, cordoning off the book as his own, as something he possesses.

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


"Yeah. Him again. The Colonel doesn't know when to quit, does he?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | general | humor


Edward Elric was in an exceedingly bad mood.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Jean Havoc | humor


He lifted his eyes to Ed's, returned Ed's even, blank gaze. "Brothers," he said. "That's what we are."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | 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


Ed woke up slowly, and wished he hadn't.

rated:M-L-S-V | GEN | Fullmetal | action | drama | noncon | tentacles | torture


... 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


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


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


"What part of self-defense was it to write 'BIG FAT NINNY' on his forehead in permanent marker?"

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


It was beautiful, this pre-industrial world, with its white snows and ever-visible rainbows and the dazzling night sky. But it was also dreadful, seething with ignorance and man-made horrors.

rated:G | GEN | Alt Universe | Honorable Mention | action | angst | drama | 2009 Brave New Worlds, Reprint


"I've been an atheist," he said, "since I was eleven."

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


The lilacs would wither all too soon, but until then she intended to indulge herself, carrying the scent of home with her wherever she went.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | Maria Ross | 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


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

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


If Al began to forget things, then Edward would remember anything and everything for the both of them.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 24 | Edward Elric | drama


Brother likes to pretend that he doesn't care what goes on in the military unless it directly affects him. Or, you know, directly offends him. One or the other.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | humor | 354th FG HQ


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


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

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


"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 just carries himself with a certain atmosphere, one that feels like splinters of buildings falling off walls and landing broken or the smell of roasted flesh.

rated:G-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | action | dark | drama | introspective


Alphonse worried, but was rapidly won over by his brother's promises.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | angst


It was only after the sheer sensation had abated — only when he felt on solid enough ground to focus on the subtleties of life once more — that the habit began to catch his attention.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | general | introspective | sweet


What he remembered of ice cream, more than the taste, was how messy it had always been.

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


Al thought of Martel, of Nina. He didn't want to be a chimera.

rated:M-L | GEN | Mangaverse | angst | dark | genderswitch | noncon


"Each State Alchemist gets two subordinates; one foot soldier and one sniper," the General droned, organizing the files into a neater state in their folder and walking over to hand them to Mustang.

rated:K | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | angst | 354th FG HQ


You hide it well behind your bluster and your sulks, but the workings of your mind are at once cunningly devious and ruthlessly simple.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | TWT | Edward Elric | angst | introspective | ???


And of course, he does not believe in God anyway, and scorns the idea of predestination.

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


Greed has one, fundamental, flaw.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 34 | Greed | introspective


And everyone knows, when a homunculus is in trouble, there’s only one place to go!

rated:G | GEN | Alt Universe | Who Framed Roger Rabbit? | Alphonse Elric | Greed | crack | fusion | humor