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"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


Please don't tell my brother. I don't think he'd understand.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


He gave, and he gave, and he gave, and he could only hope that it was enough.

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


They would bow, they would drop into a fighting stand and extend their swords, there would be the shout of en garde. And then she would take him down.

rated:K-V | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: ch 105 | DF: ch 105 | King Bradley | Olivia Mira Armstrong | action | drama | redux | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


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


Like the touch of Izumi-mommy's hand in mine, like her voice in my ears.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 27-30 | Izumi Curtis | drama | 2004 First Kiss, Gen


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


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

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


Are you listening to me, Lieutenant Hawkeye?

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 25 | drama | redux | 354th FG HQ


The question "Why learn?" always stops him; he cannot imagine not wanting to learn.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | introspective


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


Al loved the way his brother's face turned inward, his golden eyes unfocusing and a little smile coming to his face...

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | 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


"This," Edward said authoritatively, "is bullshit."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | blanketfic | humor


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


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


Yes, something was amiss, and Roy Mustang was going to find out what.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | post-series | DF: ch 107 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Jean Havoc | Kain Fuery | Roy Mustang | humor


The Colonel narrowly saved himself the disgrace of fumbling for Edward's name (Id? Alex? Eowan?) by resorting, once again, to his title.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


Your eyes stared up at me, wide and questioning, in a response not fit for such a young child.

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


If Al hadn't known how often the older boy feigned unconsciousness in order to stave off these visits, he might have been fooled.

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


"I want to bring father back for her," Al had whispered the week before Christmas fell.

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


"Elric, you're excused from labor today. I hear you've got mechanical problems."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


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


Occasionally, after a bad sand storm, a bone would work its way up to the surface; bare and bleached, like the sticks he used to pretend were swords.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Scar | angst


"I believe my exact words were, 'a microscopically short bean boy the size of a pin'."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


His arms weren't big enough to encompass all of himself, and Edward always got the pieces that he couldn't reach.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | general | introspective | Elric Kyoudai


It was so easy to forget how uneven alchemy made a fight. No ordinary guy ever had a chance.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Heymans Breda | action | drama


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


Breathing. Fuck, he did it every day of his life, why was it so hard all of a sudden?

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | sidestory: | angst | torture


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

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


"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


'Are you an illiterate, M'sieur Edward?'

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | fluff


Edward snaps awake at precisely three thirty-one in the morning, safe in a bed next to his one and only brother, and for the life of him he cannot imagine why.

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama | ref. torture
prequel: In Living Memory |


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

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


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


Were Riza to choose, she would be the shield rather than the sword.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Riza Hawkeye | drama


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

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


There were people here who did not run screaming when he whipped out a photo. Or five.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Maes Hughes | sweet


He didn't know why they would do this to him, why they would stare with sad eyes and sad lips, with mouths turned down for the frowns that came.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | SP: ep 51 | dark


And there was a certain look they shared, the one they both used when they thought Ed was being unreasonably stubborn.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 27 | Edward Elric | Izumi Curtis | Roy Mustang | general | introspective


Ed stalked into Mustang's office, growling illtemperedly under his breath.

rated:G | GEN | omgwtFLUFF? | general | humor


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


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


Here was the corner where she retreated, reloading her gun as she prepared for another kill.

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


In another life, Envy thought he'd make a great actor.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | Envy | noncon


It is what people say to him because they cannot think of any other way to relate to him, this boy who has the heavy title of 'Full Metal Alchemist'.

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


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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama