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"I won't be an example!" He could still hear her voice wailing in his ear. "I'll choose how I die."

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | angst | drama


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


Because he had said one year; and dammit, he meant it.

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


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


Ed had confessed that he had no idea how the relationships had started.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | Ed/Winry | angst | drama


The advantage to being so distinctive-looking was that sometimes Edward didn't have to look for people; they found him first.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | angst | prisonfic


His friend is blushing, ashamed to be seen in such a condition - and this is not new, either, this is not new at all.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Shambhala | Ed/Alfons | angst | sweet


Al makes a worried little noise, and Ed raises his head a little. He's been found out, he thinks, and knows he should feel something.

rated:G | GEN | Alphonse Elric | angst | drama


The creature tilted its head, eyeing the two men to the side of her, and slid off its precarious perch.

rated:K-S | S×S | Fullmetal | angst | death | drama | horror | Al/Ed


"I know," Ed replies, and grins. "I mean, I can totally see why. Nobody else kisses the way I do."

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | angst | Al/Ed


He was afraid, so afraid, that something would go wrong, but he couldn't let this go.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | dark


"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


"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


Faith didn't hold much of a place in my life; science was my passion, something I could see, something I could feel, could make sense of.

rated:K-V | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | angst | dark | drama | Al/Ed | religious themes


The blond shook his head lightly, probably in amusement, "I'm really sorry but he's normally not like this to strangers but your resemblance? is very striking, Roy."

rated:M-L-V | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | Alphonse Elric | Ed/Roy | Maes/Roy | angst | death | drama | Ed/__ | 2006 New Pairing


"... Hey, I thought we were supposed to be celebrating the Boss' release," Havoc protests weakly.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | sidestory: At the Gates | angst


"Would you like a blindfold, Mr. Tucker?"

rated:K-V | GEN | Fullmetal | all-series | SP: ep 44 | Basque Gran | Homunculi | Nina Tucker | Shou Tucker | angst | gore


"Don't worry," Greed had whispered. "I'll take care of your little death."

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 15 | Ed/Greed | angst | sex alchemy


The first time was not a night of magic or fireworks, not something dreams were made of, not something that either of them planned on repeating again.

rated:M-S | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | DF: movie | angst | drama | Al/Ed | alcohol | incest


Winry had scraped a promise out of Ed.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | Ed/Winry | angst | drama


What things Envy learns of his master's nature, of his future and his past alike, are those things which he has divined on his own, and nothing more.

rated:K-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | SP: ep 51 | 2006 Action-Adventure | Envy | angst | drama


There is grass growing on the cinders, ivy covers the old stones.

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


"Stop that," he snapped, flicking the tap on. "Change into something a little more appropriate. You're not him, brother."

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | action | angst | drama | humor | Al/Ed


"She loved him," Ed said. Crack, snap. Another flower joined the pile.

rated:G | GEN | 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


"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


"You report here every Monday at eight o'clock in the morning, on the dot, and call me every other day. You fail to report or call, and your ass is grass."

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


As much as he loved his family, Alphonse Elric wouldn't have traded these moments alone for anything.

rated:K-L | M×F S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Czeska | Edward Elric | Izumi Curtis | OC | Winry Rockbell | angst | sap | Various


Winry could not imagine going so far for someone whose name you couldn't even say. She couldn't imagine going so far without allowing yourself to say his name.

rated:G | M+F | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: ch 47 | Lan Fan | Winry Rockbell | angst | drama | redux


"As you can see," she said to Mr. Elric, wryly, "Appreciate them while they're at this age, because they turn into teenagers in the blink of an eye."

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


"This one's for you, Al." Edward swore, raised the glass to his lips, and braced for the impact.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | angst | fluff | Elric Kyoudai


If Ed had his way, his allowance (and all of Roy's salary) would be spent entirely on the most expensive brand of dog food to have ever existed.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | DF: ep 01 | Edward Elric | Nina Tucker | Roy Mustang | angst | humor


This was always my favorite part of the day, when I could observe the wicked gleams of a glare I wasn't meant to see.

rated:M-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Lust | Ed/Envy | angst | dark | noncon | humiliation


Now the eyes were dull, the gold frosted, and bitter lines caged his mouth.

rated:M-S | S×S | Fullmetal | TWT | SP: ep 05-07 | Ed/Roy | angst | hurt-comfort | pwp


"You should know better than to behave that way, Envy," said a voice against his ear, and he felt the warmth of breath as it feathered over the side of his face.

rated:M-L-S | M×F S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Envy/Roy | Riza/Roy | angst | drama


"Were you maybe expecting an announcement? Trumpets?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | humor


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

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


"No one shuns their duty in Xing," she said, firmly and leaving no room to brook argument, the way her elders had always passed the maxim to her.

rated:M-L-V | M+F | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: ch 48 | LanFan/Ling | angst | drama


He hates the military. Maybe he doesn't. Roy and straight-line thinking aren't on speaking terms anymore, though he likes to pretend.

rated:M-S | M×F | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 15 | Riza/Roy | angst | drama


No one talked of Equivalent Exchange in England, but they had a saying that came close: There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

rated:K | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | angst | noncon | abuse | Ed/Hohenheim


Around when the hour of nine rolls up to the door, fat as a bellied barfly, Roy has already taken his jacket off the hook and has gone outside to walk.

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


Bravado. Make them regret they ever talked to you.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 40 | Edward Elric | angst | drama | prisonfic


"I'm not your brother," he told the sleeping figure; it rang hollow.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | angst


Roy was silent when Maes came back several minutes later. If he heard the sounds of retching from the bathroom, he didn't say.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | angst | drama | redux


His name. His name on wet, bloody lips. Edward turned his face away, his lips in the long, dark hair.

rated:M-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Van Hohenheim | Ed/Envy | angst | drama | Elric Kyoudai


Edward Elric was a fanciful new obsession, an action figure still bound to the cardboard by twisted-ties, and Kimbley had to find a way to properly take him out of his packaging.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Frank Archer | angst | noncon | Ed/Kimblee


...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


"Mai--" Ed didn't finish his sentence as he stared at the three-inch stack of letters in Foley's hand.

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


It was so easy to want to do something, just because he could do it.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | angst | noncon | Ed/Tucker


His boyfriend. He wants me to be his boyfriend. He's wooing me with gifts. I'm being courted!

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | angst | fluff | humor | romance