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Twelve drabbles to make up a year.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


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


"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


You've only been awake for thirty-six hours, staged a coup, fought a bunch of monsters and nearly died a few times. It's not as if you've had a tough day.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Mangaverse | post-series | SP: up to ch 108 | DF: ch 105 | Dr Marcoh | Alex Louis Armstrong | Alphonse Elric | Cdr Grumman | Dr Knox | Edward Elric | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | death | mystery


Grandfathers should want different things for their grandchildren, shouldn't they?

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | SP: ch 60 | Cdr Grumman | Riza Hawkeye | introspective


"So ...." Havoc tried to look nonchalant. "Fullmetal's hair is, uh ... bright."

rated:M-L | GEN, S+S S×S | Fullmetal | angst | humor | pwp


Ed swallowed hard at that--Al could hear the gulp, could see his Adam’s apple bob, and copied the swallow reflexively to see what it would feel like.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | post-series | waff | Elric Kyoudai


He's always hungry. Always, always.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Gluttony


Roy is not religious.

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


At night, curled shivering on the layers of musty damp leaves under the glimmering stars, Ed lay silently and thought of unspeakable unknowns...

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


It was a game they often played, what would they do once they got their bodies back.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | fluff


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


"What do you mean, you're PREGNANT?" Ed yelled through the door.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | SP: ep 28 | Izumi Curtis | humor | parody | Elric Kyoudai | mpreg


Ah. Fans. He preens slightly into his coat, sits up just a little taller on his haunches. Fans he knows how to deal with.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | fluff | humor


When Winry found him, he could not help but clutch at her, babbling almost hysterically.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 16 | Alphonse Elric | angst | drama


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


It was easy enough to start a fire, with the appropriate array and dry wood.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | angst | drama


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


"Honestly, Fullmetal, I'm beginning to think that you're more trouble than you're worth."

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | angst | drama


Years later when they shipped him off on a belated honeymoon, Roy went without audible protest.

rated:K-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Roy Mustang | angst | drama | intense


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

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


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


“Brother, don’t be ungrateful! Ling is trying very hard to teach you proper use of the Xingian language!”

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | Lan Fan | Ling Yao | general | humor


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


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


It seemed, the man thought, that Ed was a lot like the sun -- warm, comforting -- and at a distance.

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


Send your letters to our own Agony Aunt, Samantha!

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff | humor


“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


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

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


...the two men drank Roy's good whiskey, clinked glasses and Maes exclaimed that It was about damn time.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 25 | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | angst | drama | introspective


...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


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


It hurt, somehow, to know that there was no one now who could see past the mask if he didn't want them to.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 25 | DF: ep 28 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | action | angst | drama | mystery


His brother was brilliant at many things, but finances were not one of them.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor | Elric Kyoudai


"Oh yeah... Huh!" Ed looked around, brightening. "Wow, it looks a lot different upright and not burning."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor | meta


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | sap


It does not occur to him until later — years later — that this might be considered a case of sexual abuse.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Roy Mustang | angst | parenthood


But the harsh light of early morning sharpens the hard angles of desperation on Al's face so instead Ed smiles, all teeth, and lies, "Of course."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Pinako Rockbell | Winry Rockbell | drama


Ed imagined Al's expression would look something like Fletcher's did right now.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Fletcher Tringham | fluff


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

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


It was just as his body heat was beginning to bring the sheets up to a reasonable temperature that the noise caught his ears- an ugly scraping sound, unnatural and harsh in the silence of early morning hours.

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


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


There was something almost funny about the surprise on Roy's face.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | death


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


Ed remembered that Al's first word was 'Mama', and his second one was 'Niichan'.

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


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

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


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