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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 |


Car broke down again, couple kilometers out of the city, so they had to walk for a while, until Alfons couldn't speak for the coughing.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | angst | introspective


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


"What do you mean, you're PREGNANT?" Ed yelled through the door.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | SP: ep 28 | Izumi Curtis | humor | parody | Elric Kyoudai | mpreg


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


...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


What do you know, he wanted to scream, what do you know about my brother, what hes gone through and how far hes — weve — come?

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


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


"If you hadn't messed in the mud to get the cat," he pointed out, "your hands wouldn't be so cold. Give me your other."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


"Fuck, I have a gang," Ed breathed in horror, about to take a seat.

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | general | humor


It was so terribly painful, really, the way he would smile when he was about to cry.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | general | sweet


Gloved hands shot out and grabbed the book in question, dragging it off the shelf and holding it to the light.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | humor | Hohenheim/Trisha


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


I could sleep here, soundly, knowing that I followed in his footsteps, lay in the same beds, held the same forks and glasses, and spoke with the same people he had protected.

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


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

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


I really don't like this body, he thought sadly; if he'd had a face to pout with, he would have.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | angst | drama | redux | Elric Kyoudai


The boy's brother stretches out a flesh-and-blood hand towards her, and at that moment she hates him, hates them all.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 45 | Lust | drama


He'd meant to say something but Ed had been so determined, so anxious to be useful, to create something.

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


"Honestly, Fullmetal, I'm beginning to think that you're more trouble than you're worth."

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | angst | drama


And if she listened carefully enough, she could hear Edward reading in a low voice to a gurgling Alphonse.

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


Winry muttered something Scieszka couldn't quite catch, brow furrowed as she leaned in to adjust something on the switchboard.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 50 | Czeska | Winry Rockbell | introspective | redux | sweet


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


"Just who're you calling..." Edward's voice stuttered to a halt as he saw where the man was pointing. "...short?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Gundam Wing | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | action | drama | 354th FG HQ


Death overtook Hohenheim unexpectedly on the road to knowledge.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | Van Hohenheim


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | sweet


"You don't think doing grown up things makes you look older?" Ed said after a while.

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


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

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


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

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


And of course, he does not believe in God anyway, and scorns the idea of predestination.

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


Alphonse worried, but was rapidly won over by his brother's promises.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | angst


Very few alchemists believed in God, but all of them believed in books.

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


They are his signposts and self-inscriptions, cordoning off the book as his own, as something he possesses.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Roy Mustang | drama


Light was what brought shadow into being; they were cast by its brightness and thrived in its absence...

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


"For only one arm..." Ed rasped out, gritting his teeth against the pain.

rated:M-L | GEN | pre-series | SP: ep 03 | gore | humor | redux | Elric Kyoudai


On August 30th, Ed's world was turned upside-down.

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


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


"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 seemed, the man thought, that Ed was a lot like the sun -- warm, comforting -- and at a distance.

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


"One and two and OW!"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff | humor


He recalled lifting it cautiously up to his nose, and then back away from the stinging, spicy herbs along with the smouldering scent of tobacco.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | drama


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


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

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


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


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," Hawkeye said kindly, "has it occurred to you that you and Alphonse may be spending too much time alone?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


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


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