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"Normal punishments don't work on my brother. We'd better come up with something else."

rated:M-L-S | GEN, S+S S×S | Shambhala | bondage | kink | Al/Ed/Alfons


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


"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


Etiquette doesn't quite cover situations like this one.

rated:G | GENM+F | Fullmetal | Ed/Winry | humor


Very few alchemists believed in God, but all of them believed in books.

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


He couldn't understand this world, this obsession with his son in the negative.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | SP: movie | Van Hohenheim | drama | introspective


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

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


"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


"... 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 opened his mouth, and then closed it. "Visibility is that important to you, huh?" he said.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | TWT | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | humor | 354th FG HQ


Lust had memories.  They were strange, confusing, painful.  But she thought maybe she remembered love.  Also hate.  They seemed, from her perspective, very much alike.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Lust | Sloth | Wrath | introspective | parenthood


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


"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


Ed knew a lot about building reputations.

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


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

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


"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


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


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


"I don't think there's anything wrong with you, Brother," Al said loyally, and Ed scowled.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


He can still feel in his cheeks the faint scratch of beard against skin when his father kissed him there.

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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 |


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | sweet


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

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


It was such a beautiful way to die.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Sloth | drama | introspective | redux


Could be anything... could have anything... and there was a pride, a greed in the words as they had dripped from those tainted, twisted lips.

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


He should have known the Gate was never that kind.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric


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


Once he was a child, a human child.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | SP: ep 50 | drama


Winry was ten when her grandmother commented that she already needed training bras.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Winry Rockbell | 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


Edward Elric was notoriously known for his intense dislike of milk.

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


"She loved him," Ed said. Crack, snap. Another flower joined the pile.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


Al decided he didn't like that particular grin on his brother's face.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | unhappy Roy | humor


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


Sergeant Broche smiled in frozen panic at the miniature devil that had cornered him in the officer's mess.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alicia Hughes | humor | 354th FG HQ


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


He read his father's old, dog-eared textbooks, fascinated by the mechanics of alchemy.

rated:G | GEN | Zolf J. Kimblee | drama | humor


"You don't think doing grown up things makes you look older?" Ed said after a while.

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


...it's making up for years with a date and flowers by alternately giving her the good, and then the bad, and then the good, and then the bad, and then the horrible.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: ch 15, ch 39 | Riza Hawkeye | drama | humor


It would be a shame if the future Fuhrer got himself killed over something as trivial as a chess game.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | drama | psychological | 2006 New Pairing


Faith, he'd thought, was something he'd learned as a child, squirming on the hard wooden pews.

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


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

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


The gate follows him everywhere. He hates it.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | dark