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Alfons is a scientific man, and Edward is his paradox.

rated:G | S+S | Shambhala | Ed/Alfons | introspective


He would have been crying for a long time, but the tears seem to have frozen in this damn cold too.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 25 | Ed/Roy | drama


Sometimes he outright disappeared for hours, leaving Al feeling panicked.

rated:G | S+S | humor | Ed/__


Roy wondered how far Alphonse would go to prove his point.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Al/Roy | angst | romance


Before this war, he'd never wiped human blood off his automail.

rated:M-L-V | S+S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | angst | dark


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


Roy was enchanted by the sound of her voice, pure like dewdrops in the morning.

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


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


"Brother," Alphonse said, voice soft with horror, "I think that Winry's going to kill you."

rated:K-L | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | Winry Rockbell | general | humor | Al/Ed


This new life was staggering - more so, the feel of Alphonse's shoulder, warm and flesh beneath his cheek as the train lurched out of the station.

rated:M-L-S | GEN, S+S S×S | Fullmetal | all-series | angst | drama | general | sweet | 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


He was just moving to light the stove, casting about for a match to begin the flames that would cook their dinner, when the voice drifted in from the other room.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | angst | drama | Al/Ed


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


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

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


The kid packed a pretty good punch, Greed thought idly.

rated:M-L | S+S | Fullmetal |


Living dangerously had its perks.

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


Mustang fell into a kind of trance whenever he killed with his flames -- snapping his fingers continually, sometimes so fast that both his hands blurred.

rated:M-L-V | S+S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | angst | dark


There was something extremely satisfying about Ed's body.

rated:M-S | S+S | Mangaverse | mid-series | autoeroticism | exhibitionism | voyeurism | Al/Ed


In the summer they competed at climbing through the twisting branches, risking life and bruises to collect baskets of fruit and bring them back home.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | age difference | Al/Ed


Gone was the helpless, kicked-puppy look from those purple eyes.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 40 | Envy | Wrath | drama | 2004 First Kiss, Het


He did not expect an answer even though it was true that Wrath was more likely to speak to him than anyone else, even Winry.

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


It really irritated him that he did have ten years of experience and Roy could look at him and drop his voice a little and Ed squirmed.

rated:K-L-S | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | Ed/Roy | rival-love | romance
sequel: Readjust | prequel: As the Ruins Fall |


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


More than once already, Edward had regretted turning down the offer of a ride home, despite the fact that the little house he shared with Alphonse was nowhere near where Havoc lived.

rated:K-S | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | fluff | sweet | Al/Ed


He was coming to read Alfons pretty well now too, and from what Al did understand he could give as good as he got.

rated:G | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | Russell Tringham | Ed/Alfons | fluff | humor | romance


All it took was a push of his hand and the twist of a small brass key to put it out of sight.

rated:K-L | S+S S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | dark | drama | Al/Ed


Humans are so greedy, the Truth had told him in his dreams; and for all his airs and graces, he is no exception.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | angst | drama | sap | Al/Ed


"Listen, bastard... Do you always have to do things the hard way? You never, ever make it easy for me."

rated:M-L-V | S+S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | angst | dark


It is snowing in earnest by the time the fire has begun to burn low, but neither boy wants to move to add more wood.

rated:K-S | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | general | sweet | Al/Ed


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


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


What was with it with these horny older men? Were they stupid or just massively delusional?

rated:G | S+S | ref. noncon | Cornello/Ed


It wasn't a matter of getting his own way. It was simply a matter of getting.

rated:M-L-V | S+S | drama | Greed/Kimblee


"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 |


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


If killers and empty assassin armor hadn't frightened him, half a foot of park bench shouldn't leave him feeling so useless and pathetic.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | drama | romance


"Beautiful," he purred again, a smile curling the edges of his lips, and Roy shivered despite the heat.

rated:K-V | S+S | angst | drama | Kimblee/Roy


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


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


He was only human though, and he had given into his rage at having to deal with Edward's dysfunction--and now Edward was gone, and it looked more and more like he might not be coming back.

rated:M-V | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: movie | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | dark


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

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


Alphonse had thought that he must have the bravest brother in the world.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | all-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | fluff | introspective | sweet


With a sense of rising dread, Alphonse raised his fist to pound for admittance, worry tinging his voice. "Brother? Are you alright in there?"

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | general | humor | Al/Ed


"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


Two boys, two faces, two fates, alive and dead at the same time, at different times, nothing in common, everything in common, one thing in common: him.

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


It was just the men today, sitting around drinking coffee and playing cards and waiting for the paint to peel or the Fuhrer-in-Training to request they do something.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | humor


Al crouches down on a dune looking down on the camp and draws an array in the sand, thinking of Gunnar with a dull pang of grief.

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


"Post break-up beer, all the way from Xing," Al grinned merrily. "Taken right off a cart heading for the royal court. See the lengths I go to to cheer you up?"

rated:K-L-S | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | Ed/Roy | rival-love | romance
prequel: Rebuild | sequel: Relativity |


Schezcka pushed her glasses up, using the glass reflection to hide her eyes.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Czeska/Winry | humor | sap


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