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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


But we the people of Ishvar endure, by the grace and mercy of Ishvarra we endure, and so long as we live we will remember.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


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


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


I, the stray dog of the desert, who sloped long and pale, slashed to ribbons, across the moonlight sands on my journey to God.

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


With two younger sisters himself, he knew well that siblings quarreled, but never to this extent.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | crack | humor


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


Ed's arms swept out, taking in the street and the buildings, the grass and the trees and the sky -- "the world and our own minds to understand it! That's all!" Isn't that enough?

rated:M-L | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | Best Overall Story | 2006 Action-Adventure | Green Lion Winner | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | drama


They shared the same eyes, the same hair, and a level of intelligence ... and sometimes, Ed felt far too much like he was his father's son.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Edward Elric | Van Hohenheim | general


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

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


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


Ed shrugged, although his expression suggested he was trying to keep from being too smug about beating a man almost twice his age.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama | humor


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

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


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

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


Falling back into the sun-warmed grass, Al smiled to the skies, offered them his hopes and dreams on a gilded platter of golden eyes.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Alphonse Elric | Wrath | bitter | introspective


"You. Boy by the window who's been doodling all the way through. What would be the result of this equation?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | drama | general | humor


Fullmetal smiled a long, slow smile, the sort that promised evil things were in the near future, and put his boots up on Roy's desk.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | humor


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

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


On Ed's thirtieth birthday, he attends a memorial that some of the military officers are holding for Ed.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | 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


In the winter months the ground was too hard to dig ditches, so instead they chipped rocks.

rated:M-L-S-V | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | crack | intense | romance | prisonfic


Surrounded by foes, he passed through them unseen, unheard, unmarked — one more gray ghost among the damned.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | Lieutenant Yoki | Scar


His breath was a transparent spirit before him, a phantom that hung in the air before dissipating into nothingness; Roy was almost envious of it.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | SP: movie |


There is grass growing on the cinders, ivy covers the old stones.

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


They stand and take notes, eyeing him suspiciously, but he doesn't turn to meet their eyes...

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | 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


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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | fluff


"We ought to have a toast," Ed says, frowning into the depths of his bottle. "They always do when they're having a drink in someone's memory."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Winry Rockbell | angst | humor


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


She moves the king again, to its last optional safe square and murmurs, "I'll admit this is not how I envisioned my first night on the battlefield."

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


Edward Elric was in an exceedingly bad mood.

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


"Then I'm gonna rule the world, too," Maes replied, because he and Roy always did everything together.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | drama


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | general | humor


On the day the Fuhrer died, it snowed.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | angst | drama


He's seen quite enough of the military hospital in Central, and much as he likes the nurses, he was still glad when he thought they were through with it.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 50 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | drama


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | blanketfic | humor


Anything, she reflected, is worth seeing you so genuinely happy.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff | sweet


It was a short letter, very succinct, to the point, like all official military correspondences were.

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


He mostly trusted his brother to be able to put a nearly-three-year-old to bed by himself, but...Al should probably check, just to be sure.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alicia Hughes | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | humor


"You report here every Monday at eight o'clock in the morning, on the dot, and call me every other day. You fail to report or call, and your ass is grass."

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | dark | death


And when you held your breath, where did you keep it, in your lungs or your mouth or your throat?

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


What things Envy learns of his master's nature, of his future and his past alike, are those things which he has divined on his own, and nothing more.

rated:K-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | SP: ep 51 | 2006 Action-Adventure | Envy | angst | drama


"And search for free porn." Havoc pointed out.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Maes Hughes | drama | humor | 354th FG HQ


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


"I swear it's a crime," Ed addressed the ceiling.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | sweet