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Etiquette doesn't quite cover situations like this one.

rated:G | GENM+F | Fullmetal | Ed/Winry | humor


The first thing Gracia bought after her husband died was a stepladder.

rated:K | M+F | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: up to ch 39 | DF: see foreword | Czeska | Gracia Hughes | Jean Havoc | Havoc/Czeska


Roy cleared his throat, and stepped up to the podium. "Welcome to Elric Fanciers Anonymous," he said.

rated:G | M+F S+S | Fullmetal | humor | Ed/Various


So much has happened since you last came to Central.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Czeska/Winry | Riza/Roy


More than once she thought she half-saw a face in the leaves, formed by a trick of light and shadow, and her steps grew languid and slow.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Al/Winry | angst | drama | fusion


There was really too much good happening today to allow room for imperfection, in his humble opinion.

rated:G | M+F S+S | Mangaverse | post-series | DF: ch 38 | Ed/Riza | Havoc/Roy


"I am using this spirit gum to stick this necklace over my tattoo. Now stop poking your nose down my cleavage and give me some privacy, Envy."

rated:K | M+F | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: up to ch 34 | Jean Havoc | Lust | Havoc/Lust


You could attribute it to teenage rebellion, if you liked, or to homunculus-hormones, which could be quite fierce, or heck, maybe she was just living up to her name.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | mid-series | Lust/Roy | crack | humor


It was a pleasant thing, warm and innocently tender.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | pre-series | Winry Rockbell | sweet | 2004 First Kiss, Het


It was well known around Central headquarters that Roy Mustang was lusting after the visiting Major-General.

rated:K | M+F S+S | Mangaverse | TWT | Ed/Rosé | Ed/Roy | Maes/Roy | Olivia/Roy | Roy/Winry | drama | introspective | Havoc/Lust | Kimblee/Roy | Ed/Ling


She looked the wire over for a minute, noting where the insulation had been stripped away for retuning, then tugged it gently, careful not to pull too hard.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Ed/Winry | humor


Open Mike Night at Rush Valley's one and only coffee house attracts a great many of the town's most ridiculous people.

rated:G | M+F S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Russell | Ed/Winry | humor | Havoc/OC


He can do the math; he knows that with two of them and only one of her, there's no good way for things to come out even.

rated:G | M+F | Mangaverse | Al/Winry | Ed/Winry | angst


Al knew better than anyone that Ed, if he put his mind to it, could do anything, and a little thing like missing limbs wasn't going to stop him.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | drama


People paid a lot of money to see things like this, she imagined.

rated:M-L-S | M+F S×S | Shambhala | Ed/Alfons | angst | voyeurism


"I know how things work, sir," the boy continued, laying the watch across his lap.

rated:K-V | M+F | Fullmetal | all-series | SP: ep 25 | Maes Hughes | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | angst | drama


Both Edward and Winry were on hand day and night, looking for anything they could do to ease his way.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Al/Winry | fluff


This, too, was a pain that Edward had inflicted only on himself, but neither Roy nor Al had dared to say so.

rated:M-L-S | M+F | Fullmetal | Al/Roy | Ed/Roy | angst | genderswitch


"Tall girls need not apply," Hughes read aloud, without even the trace of a smirk.

rated:K | M+F S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | First Place, Het & Non-Het | Green Lion Winner | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | angst | humor | sweet | Elric Kyoudai | 354th FG HQ | 2004 First Kiss, Non-Het


But he glanced behind himself for Winly, and it was a terrible, bittersweet thing.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | angst | drama | romance


Gentle and wise and intelligent and kind... and so unlike anyone she'd ever known in Xing...

rated:G | M+F | Mangaverse | redux | Al/__


"Oh, he's probably just studying too hard to notice you knocking," Winly said at first.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Al/Winry | angst | drama


Such strength. Such dignity. Such discipline. So not the person she was supposed to seduce.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | humor | Armstrong/Lust


Sometimes it was easy to forget she was a conscript. Other times, it was impossible.

rated:M-L-V | M+F | Fullmetal | post-series | action | torture | politics


I needed something that said 'I am Elicia Hughes, more than just Daddy's Girl.'

rated:G | M+F | Mangaverse | post-series | Alicia/Al | introspective | romance | 2006 New Pairing


"You are so dead, bastard," Ed said, still in that dreamy tone, and took a step forwards.

rated:K | M+F S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | humor | Various


It made only a semblance of sense, but she understood that the whole truth would be revealed when Ed could be led from this graveyard of the years he had lost.

rated:G | M+F | Shambhala | Ed/Winry | angst


"I'm not being forced out of another home. They won't be here long, and it's not like they'll be looking for us."

rated:K | M+F S×S | Fullmetal | Riza/Roy | action | drama | Al/Ed


It was kind of ironic, and kind of inconvenient, that Rush Valley, the capital city of automail, was also hot as hell for half the year.

rated:K-L | M+F | Mangaverse | post-series | DF: from ch 105 | Edward Elric | Winry Rockbell | Ed/Winry


"My neighbors would start saying things behind my back if I took home a suit of armor."

rated:G | M+F | Mangaverse | crack | humor


It had been a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Eyes across a crowded room, and all that jazz.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | fluff | romance | Izumi/Sig


She stands beside him with her arms full of bandages, hoping the day he sees his own danger will come before the day he sets himself alight completely.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Ed/Winry | drama


Instead of being the result of too many hours in the rain; though, this fever seemed to be caused by Winry.

rated:K | M+F | Brotherhood | post-series | Al/Winry | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


They wouldn't be leaving until well after sunset, trusting Al to guide them through the dense thicket of sassafras and witch hazel to the road.

rated:G | M+F | Mangaverse | Ed/Winry


It was the truth, but it sounded lame upon Edward's lips; the way her eyes hooded, she seemed to think so, anyway.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Ed/Winry | fluff | Al/OC


"Just remind me, even if the alternative is to sleep on a ice cube, NEVER to share a bed with you again.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | Riza/Roy | humor


"You finally took my advice and settled down! Not quite what I had in mind, of course, but I'm so happy for you!"

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Roy Mustang | humor


Itís February in Central. Thereís nothing better to do.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | post-series | Jean Havoc | Roy Mustang | Winry Rockbell | bitter | humor | sweet | alcohol


There's nothing wrong with his legs, at least — a sidestep to the right and two paces back and he'd be out the door, if it weren't shut.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Ed/Winry


What part of 'this is my house' are you having problems with, Fullmetal?"

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | post-series | general | humor | Al/Ed/Roy


But when the acting commander of the Intelligence branch, the man who controlled her widow's pension, requested and required this service... well... well.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 25 | angst | Archer/Gracia


It is a photograph that brings them together, and that's as it should be.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 51 | Alicia/Al | angst


He closed his fist around her sash and curled into himself, trying to keep his thoughts away from dark things.

rated:K-V | M+F | Mangaverse | pre-series | Fu | Lan Fan | Ling Yao | angst | drama | UST


"Don't look so downcast!" orders Mustang, grinning maniacally. "Our honour is at stake! Don't let me down! Sometimes you just have to take one for the team!"

rated:K-L | M+F S+S | Mangaverse | pre-series | SP: no plot spoilers but stars characters we meet up t | Briggs Bears | Buccaneer | Miles | Olivia Mira Armstrong | Roy Mustang | 354th FG HQ | Rebecca Catalina


It didn't fool Al one bit when his brother tried to sneak into their dorm room long after curfew, but that didn't stop Ed from trying.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Al/Winry | Czeska/Ed | fluff


He was not ready to be an uncle! He was ready, however, to hit things and curse.

rated:K-S | M+F | Fullmetal | post-series | Ed/Winry | fluff | Al/OC


She would notice when that body's pulse went up around her, the flush of cheeks, and the way the eyes followed her curves.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | angst | drama


Greed reached out for whatever proved she was undeniably, unrepentantly alive.

rated:K | M+F | Fullmetal | mid-series | Best New Pairing | 2006 Action-Adventure | Green Lion Winner | drama | Greed/Martel


"Oh, what would YOU know? said Winry. "You've never looked at a girl in your life."

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | TWT | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Winry Rockbell | humor | sweet


He has lots of women like her, who would like to be his anchor, and too many of them confuse that for throwing themselves head first into the ocean.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | pre-series | introspective | sweet | Hohenheim/Trisha