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

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


But at least there was softness beneath the fear, and the eyes apologized to her for her pain, even when the lips did not.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Believable Sue/Crossover Contest | Offsite Award | drama


He didn't play anymore, not with reports to file, books to read, notes to scratch out.

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


"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


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


But the language of legend and that of alchemical secrecy were linguistic-sisters...

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


“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


"But he's just a kid... he's too short to be a criminal..."

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff


Roy stuck a finger in his mouth, swirling his tongue around it as he savored the heavy and rich fluid.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | 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


She hadn't come to confront the sameness of him, but the difference — the nonconformity anyone could mark and everyone did...

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Hohenheim/Trisha


Alfons swears he doesn't need glasses - and maybe he doesn't, if he can see such phenomena as the Gegenschein light--but up close he has trouble like this.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | drama


Roy is not religious.

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


They were good boys, and smart, and she trusted them to stay mostly out of trouble. Mostly.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | Den | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Trisha Elric | drama


"We'll have you patched up in no time." Edward announced, slicing the leather into short, precise strips. It was irrational, but somehow Alphonse hated those words.

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | general | introspective | Elric Kyoudai


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


Trisha looked up in surprise to see her guest in the open doorway, barely casting a shadow in the sunlight that streamed in around her.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Pinako Rockbell | Trisha Elric | drama


He was just contemplating a launch, kick and a dash for the window when Armstrong's hands closed in his hair.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor | cosplay


Today I saw the god of fire, Roy writes in his notebook, knowing he will never be believed.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Roy Mustang | 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


Edward Elric was in an exceedingly bad mood.

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


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


"This one's for you, Al." Edward swore, raised the glass to his lips, and braced for the impact.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | angst | fluff | Elric Kyoudai


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

rated:G | GEN | drama | Elric Kyoudai


If Al could have frowned suspiciously, he would have.  Instead he relied on his expressive vocal stylings as he propped his brother upright.  “What’s in that glass, Brother?”

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Ling Yao | humor | alcohol


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

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | introspective


Al thought, grimly, that he was getting rather good at this.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | angst | blood


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


I had asked him, thinking she would say yes, that everything would be okay, that no one would tell my brother no because I know I never could.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal |


"We offer you not a world in which your brother died, but one in which he never lived."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


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


He should have known the Gate was never that kind.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric


Not a fairy, then, Alfons thought in disappointment. The fairies in stories weren't usually so foul-mouthed and excitable, anyway.

rated:G-L | GEN | Alt Universe | post-series | DF: ep. 51 | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | crack | humor


It wasn't a nightmare; nightmares leave him shaking and sweating, but now he's oddly calm.

rated:G | GEN | Alphonse Elric | drama


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


Who was waiting for him? He tried to remember, but his mind wasn't working quite right at the moment.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 30 | Alphonse Elric | angst | drama | 2004 First Kiss, Gen


Al should've never told his mother the box was a present for Winry.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Winry Rockbell | fluff | humor


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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


On the day the Fuhrer died, it snowed.

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


If there was something Al still deeply enjoyed about his illness, it was seeing Ed play a sort of housewife.

rated:G | GEN | sap | Elric Kyoudai


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


"... Hey, I thought we were supposed to be celebrating the Boss' release," Havoc protests weakly.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | sidestory: At the Gates | angst