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People all have different ideas of beauty, Al knows, and no two ever appear to be the same.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | fluff | sap | Al/Ed


Usually when he wanted something he just took the steps he knew were necessary to getting it.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Ed/Roy | sweet | 2004 First Kiss, Non-Het


I'm going to kill Ed when he gets back, Al told the General. I just thought I should tell you in advance in case there's paperwork.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Al/Roy | Al/Ed


"Bad day, Niisan?" Al asked sympathetically.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | humor | meta


Red. It looked strange on him, the red did, strange and somehow distressing.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | angst | sap | Elric Kyoudai


"Don't go to sleep," he murmurs into Ed's hair, and thinks of their mother, long ago, telling a story about spinning straw into gold.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | Roy Mustang | angst | Elric Kyoudai
prequel: Gloriana |


The house rumbled gently, as a cat purrs, and Alphonse tied off the braid, pressing his hands to Edward's scalp one more time before dropping them to his side.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | angst | fluff | Al/Ed


It was not fair to the boy to get tripped up by what he looked like, especially not when he had avoided it for so many years already.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | Al/Roy | angst | genderswitch


Among them he walks, the man whose name only God remembers.

rated:M-L | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | Envy/Scar | drama


On nights like this, that person was like the distant moon...

rated:K-S | S+S | Fullmetal | Al/Wrath


There are things he cannot allow Greed to do.

rated:G | S+S | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: ch 54 | Greed | LanFan/Ling | general | introspective


"So ...." Havoc tried to look nonchalant. "Fullmetal's hair is, uh ... bright."

rated:M-L | GEN, S+S S×S | Fullmetal | angst | humor | pwp


While Al couldn't say he approved, he was certain the Colonel wasn't stupid enough to try anything with Ed on a first date.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | humor


"Mother?" And his voice broke, shattered as he raced to her, arms wrapping around her thin body, embracing the image, the idea. "Mommy!"

rated:K-S | M+F S+S | Fullmetal | TWT | angst | dark | Elric Kyoudai | incest


"It's different when it's Mom," Ed said with a scowl, but he looked at Al's face, and he softened a little.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | angst | drama


"For the last time, we are not having this conversation!"

rated:G | S+S | Shambhala | Al/Roy | Ed/Roy


They would have had a bitter bitchfight had both suddenly not stopped and realized it was all Roy's fault.

rated:K | M+F S+S | Fullmetal | all-series | Ed/Roy | Riza/Roy | humor


How do you find someone who barely existed in this world now that they're gone?

rated:G | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | angst | drama | Al/Ed


God, he's gorgeous, even cut up. Especially cut up.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | angst | death


He was a version of his brother if he'd grown up, but fainter, as though he'd been diluted in the bright light of the Gate.

rated:G | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | 2006 Action-Adventure | Van Hohenheim | Ed/Alfons | action | drama


The reminder that Roy always managed to know what Edward was doing barely got a half-hearted glare.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | TWT | Alphonse Elric | Ed/Roy | drama | politics


Ed did not want to die without seeing Alphonse again.

rated:M-L-V | S+S | Fullmetal | TWT | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | dark | drama


"You aren't Envy, are you? Because if you are, I'll kick your ass and find out what you've done with my brother."

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | humor | Al/Ed


There would always be this silence in the air, stifling, thick, foggy and almost opaque, and I would watch from the mouth of the hallway, hands in front of me, our kitten, Unsere, threading through my legs.

rated:G | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | angst | Al/Ed


Too many more nights of excuses are going to drive him from appropriately celibate to stark raving mad.

rated:M-L-S | S+S S×S | Shambhala | humor | sweet | Al/Ed


Living dangerously had its perks.

rated:K-V | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Frank Archer | action | drama


The only other tradition that was better than eggnog to Al, was that of mistletoe.

rated:K | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | fluff | humor | Al/Ed | alcohol


You gave me hope, Edward Elric, and then you took it away.

rated:M-L | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | angst


Al sits in a doorway puzzling absently over the problem of what array to draw to bandage his arm before he bleeds to death.

rated:M-L | S+S | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Al/Roy | angst | gore | Elric Kyoudai


If you want to find Edward Elric in Central City, you have to be a National Alchemist.

rated:G | S+S | Ed/Roy | fluff


I know what I feel, I know what I think, and I don't need to chickenscratch the shit down and have the risk of it falling into the wrong hands.

rated:G | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | introspective | sweet | Al/Ed


Edward glared up at him, wiping some of the stuff off his nose.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | drama | humor


"Brother says Mr. Mustang grabbed his behind today while he was at the blackboard," he explained as his blush slowly faded, and Ed scowled.

rated:G | S+S | Alt Universe | humor


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


Brother deserves better than to always walk alone. And you deserve better than to quietly freeze in the dark, regretting things left untested.

rated:K-L-S-V | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: ep 49+ | DF: movie | Alphonse Elric | Van Hohenheim | Ed/Roy | action | drama | romance | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


"Can I trust you," Ed's dewy eyes were huge and he looked somehow younger than he'd ever looked before.

rated:G | S+S | Ed/Roy | sap | parody


Dear Ed: I miss you more than you can ever know.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Al/Roy | angst


"When I walked in on you in the bath, Edward, I wasn't expecting Al to be there too."

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 04, 06+ | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | drama | humor


Sometimes, he really wished that sleeping dogs would have been left alone...

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Ed/Winry | angst | drama | 2004 First Kiss, Het


Alfons prays for the day when he will return to a far-off Edward, and somehow miraculously find the words, the actions, to call him back from his imaginary world.

rated:K | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | Ed/Alfons | angst | introspective


For a few minutes they sat in silence, looking out over the sun-dazzled water. There didn't seem to be much to say.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | April Fools' fic | angst | crack | Elric Kyoudai


At fifteen he had been intimidating; at thirty, he could be terrifying.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | fluff | sap


There were good things about having Mustang around, least of which was when one forgot their matches.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 49 | Havoc/Roy | drama | fetishism


"So, we're one gunshot from a civil war. If someone from Hakuro's faction fired that shot, for whatever reason ..."

rated:K-L-V | M+F S+S | Mangaverse | post-series | SP: ch 1-108 | DF: ch 105 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | mystery | 354th FG HQ | UST | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte | Havoc/Rebecca


Roy smiled slowly as Edward approached his desk, his usual careless pose turned into something... challenging.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | humor


His desire for everything and everyone meant subversively that anything the alchemist blew to high hell was his: possession by association.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | drama | redux | Greed/Kimblee


We were the naive kings of all we surveyed, lingering on the hilltop as we stared at our kingdom of ash, of ruins, of dust.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | TWT | SP: ep 51 | dark | introspective | Al/Ed


Ed's heart began pounding in anticipation of the rush he'd feel when the process was over.

rated:G | S+S | Ed/Alfons | fluff | humor | meta


Heaven is this: a short, crisp October day, the clear sky a great bowl above them, the amber valley a chalice below.

rated:K | S+S | Alt Universe | post-series | SP: movie | angst | fluff | Al/Ed/Alfons


"He's a smug arrogant prick and Jean's a lazy bastard with a mouth like an ashtray."

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Ed/Havoc/Roy | fluff | sap