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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


"But we're going to be late on her birthday," Ed fretted, and Al had to suppress a long-suffering sigh.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


It was such a beautiful way to die.

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


The dizzy whiteness rushed over him again; bright, hurting, noisy, afraid, hard, can't remember, Niisan...

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | angst


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

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


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

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | fluff


...The world is saved. You two can just gnaw on each other for the rest of your lives.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 25 | Alphonse Elric | Roy Mustang


He remembered finding himself asking why the Fullmetal Alchemist would be the one to patch his own clothes.

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


Nurses in white smocks bustle about a tiny nurses's station, and he is intercepted by one of the younger ones, a new girl he doesn't recognize.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | angst | Elric Kyoudai


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


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


Hope was a stone around the lonely young brother's neck, one that broke his back and ironed out his heart, smoothing the wrinkles of time and pain.

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


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 opened his mouth, and then closed it. "Visibility is that important to you, huh?" he said.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | TWT | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | humor | 354th FG HQ


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


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


...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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


I didn't know on the phone. I didn't know on the train.

rated:G | GEN | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | angst | redux


Any girl would be driven insane if she was the youngest child and the only girl in a family of six children.

rated:K-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Riza Hawkeye | drama | humor


Neither brother seems willing to speak, but their thoughts dip down into similar wells, dredging up the questions that most haunt them.

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | DF: ep 03 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | blood | dark | drama | ick


"Well, I guess she can't keep him away from every bitch in heat around this place."

rated:K-L | GEN | Mangaverse | TWT | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | humor | 354th FG HQ


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

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


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


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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


"I remember the flavor too; it was strawberry. It's still his favorite."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Riza Hawkeye | Winry Rockbell | humor


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Van Hohenheim


Okay, his hair wasn't brushed, and it had been a while since he'd gotten a bath, but he didn't think it was anything to blush at.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Edward Elric | Winry Rockbell | humor


Some of the details he needed, of course, they wouldn't have; no non-alchemist would know. And most of the details they had, he didn't want.

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


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 |


Like other little girls, she wanted to be an actress, the heroine in her own perfect fairytale.

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


Could I burn like that - would the lick of flames on my skin wipe me clean?

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 40 | Roy Mustang | angst | 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


The man looked like Shou Tucker -- the human man, not the chimera he'd become.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | Shou Tucker


Ed woke up slowly, and wished he hadn't.

rated:M-L-S-V | GEN | Fullmetal | action | drama | noncon | tentacles | torture


He grabbed the nearest inmate by the front of his shirt and hauled him up. "Where is he!?" he roared.

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


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


And he learned to think ahead from his grandfather, over the chess board on the back porch of their home.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


A man can do terrible things in the name of his uniform--his leader, his service, his country. Then he spends the rest of his life going crazy or chasing penance.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | July/August FullserviceFMA Contest | Offsite Award | Winry Rockbell | drama


It wasn't supposed to happen like this; no, not like this.

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


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

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


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 |


If Al began to forget things, then Edward would remember anything and everything for the both of them.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 24 | Edward Elric | drama


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

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


He can hear their strained breathing but that's all, and he's never liked the General's silence and he likes Ed's even less.

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


“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