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He felt ten years old and small, pressed against a door that wouldn't open for a very long time.

rated:G | S+S | Shambhala | drama | fluff


Screaming or crying would have been appropriate. Edward Elric didn't care about propriety. He was laughing.

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


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


"Bad day, Niisan?" Al asked sympathetically.

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


Ed growled under his breath, color high in his cheeks, and pulled away.

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


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


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 |


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


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


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


"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


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


He reminds Alfons of himself, in a way, back after he'd been first diagnosed with his illness; when he used to get up and stare at his face in the washbasin mirror every day and think, I am too young for this.

rated:G | S+S | Shambhala | Ed/Alfons | angst | fluff


Dante took the seat next to the bed, and handed a mug of tea to Trisha.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Dante | Trisha Elric | angst


Alphonse settled for a barely audible sigh and hoped that his brother knew what he was doing.

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


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

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


"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


As it got later, Al could hear the night in the strange world deepen. Nights of terror, here, a country full of dead people.

rated:K-S | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Ed/Alfons | angst | horror


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

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


But he's traveled like this before, and the hope that it won't end in failure a second time is, at this moment, enough.

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


Ed tosses four sausages at once into his mouth and swallows almost without chewing, shooting Al a smug, triumphant grin.

rated:M-L | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | drama | squick | 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


"Hey, Ed, you're awfully cheery this morning."

rated:K | S+S | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: Ch. 84 | Greed | humor | Ed/Ling


It was so, so much easier just to go hungry than to try their hands at something she'd done so well.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | pre-series | angst | sweet | Al/Ed


With Greed, every day was one of those days.

rated:K-S-V | S+S | drama | Greed/Kimblee


"Please don't have sex with anyone who isn't me."

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


They smuggled Al out of Central and back to Rizembul, where they rented a small house with room for Ed's books and Al's wings.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Elric Kyoudai | wingfic


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

rated:G | S+S | humor | 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


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


"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


Every day, every damn day, Ed misses his brother.

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


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

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


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


"Normal punishments don't work on my brother. We'd better come up with something else."

rated:M-L-S | GEN, S+S S×S | Shambhala | bondage | kink | Al/Ed/Alfons


It was honestly not a kiss.

rated:K-L-S | S+S | Mangaverse | mid-series | humor | romance | Ed/Ling
prequel: Wife | sequel: Photographs |


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

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


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


"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


"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


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


She had hoped that the older woman would forget, so she didn't have to reveal that childishness to such a strong woman.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Riza/Winry


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

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


Are those little flamels on his pajamas? Where the hell does he shop, Alchemist Cliches 'R Us?

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


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


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


"Now, this will make a good design for the new uniforms."

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


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