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

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


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

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


And if he did forget mom's face, what would be next? Her voice? Her smile? The color of her eyes?

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Maes Hughes | angst | drama


For the first time, he suddenly understood that there was worse than death.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Van Hohenheim


He had only meant to pass through the town; it wasn't like much would have changed anyway.

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


...Edward saw red - but he took a couple of deep breaths before answering. He knew a real kicker now, thanks to Hawkeye.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


"I'm not your brother," he told the sleeping figure; it rang hollow.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | angst


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


For in equivalent trade, everything has value and therefore everything can be taken away.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | SP: ep 49 | Edward Elric | drama | redux


Rubbing at a fading reminder of one such lesson on his left biceps, he hopes she appreciates what a formidable champion she’s gained.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | general | introspective | Elric Kyoudai


He has seen the desert. Seen her scorched and scarred beneath his steady hands. Stepped in her tattered remains, tasted her ashes with every breath.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | SP: ch 60 | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | drama | introspective


The lilacs would wither all too soon, but until then she intended to indulge herself, carrying the scent of home with her wherever she went.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | Maria Ross | angst


Even Hawkeye could be caught off guard, and the men moving in too late, even five seconds too long, too far away.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | DF: ep 14 | Edward Elric | Maes Hughes | Maria Ross | Riza Hawkeye | drama | humor


He thought, for a fleeting instant, that he ought to feel some kind of guilt—but he couldn’t muster any.

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


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


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


Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye stands behind Colonel Roy Mustang, laughing silently about her silly dreams, her hand never straying far from the gun by her side.

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


Ed looked down at the camera again, and smiled an evil, evil smile.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor | Elric Kyoudai | 354th FG HQ


"I was your mother once," Dante told him with an air of great drunken magnanimity one evening.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Dante | drama | alcohol


For instance, Havoc knew that Hawkeye was not fond of gunmanship.

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | blanketfic | humor


Roy could've sworn First Lieutenants existed only to invent torture methods for Colonels, but he wasn't about to say that one out loud.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | Roy Mustang | drama | politics


He tilted his jaw and the kid struck the match, lit it, lifted it to his cigarette.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


"It was Colonel Mustang, in the Library, with the knife!"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff | humor


... and the moral of the story is - well, I guess there's no moral to this story, it's just a bunch of stuff that happened. Kind of like the rest of this movie.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | all-series | SP: movie | crack | humor | script | parody


Mustang is possessed, maybe, but not with the feverish intensity that will someday be the trademark of the Full Metal Alchemist.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | introspective


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


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

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


"You could have roped in the typing pool instead, they moon over the Colonel all the time."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | humor


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


"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


"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


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 | sidestory: Dreamed Time | angst | prisonfic | politics


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


She accepted the label and its implication without argument, lifting the revolver and sighting along its barrel.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 36 | Riza Hawkeye | Winry Rockbell | angst | drama


"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


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

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


But he still flinched away from that metal skin, and held his own burning automail arm a little further from his body in hopes that he would not bump against it.

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


...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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | general | humor


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


The boys grow older, wiser and closer, and their mother watches them do so and is proud.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


"It's good to hear that Fullmetal is in good spirits, if he's being so obtrusive in showing off."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | ed+boobies | humor


It was such a beautiful way to die.

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


She didn't know it, but she was smiling.

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


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

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


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


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

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