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Emotional suffering.


Al waited to say something until Ed's hair brushed his shoulders.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Winry Rockbell | angst | drama


It's a paradoxical situation; Alphonse is closer to Edward than he has ever been, yet somehow he feels as if they don't know each other at all.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Mangaverse | post-series | SP: ch 108 | angst | hurt-comfort | romance | Al/Ed | 2010 Best New Voices, Adept


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


Everything — Ed's wishes, his remaining dignity, even his trust — was going to have to come second to Ed's life.

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


You're the only person on earth who will ever be able to read this message.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | sidestory: Composition | angst | sweet | wingfic


"That angel hated God's second born. He was jealous. Why was he so easy to cast aside and walk away from?"

rated:M-L-V | S+S | Fullmetal | Ed/Envy | angst | death


"I am not now, nor have I ever been your priority."

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


A collection of 100 word ficlets.

rated:M-L | GEN S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | Ed/Winry | angst | drama | fluff | gore | humor | pwp | Al/Ed | Izumi/Sig


There was uncertainty in those eyes, and wounded pride, but there was no less passion, and therefore, Roy was no less terrified.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Ed/Roy | age difference | angst | autoeroticism | intense


On Ed's thirtieth birthday, he attends a memorial that some of the military officers are holding for Ed.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


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


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


The Fuhrer always used that word. Ripe. Like fruit to be devoured .

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


"Of course, that depends how you define cruel," he adds, amused.

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


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

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


PR, we need PR, he kept telling himself, but at this point he didn't think he could string more than two sentences together.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | sidestory: Dreamed Time | angst | prisonfic | politics


And if he did forget mom's face, what would be next? Her voice? Her smile? The color of her eyes?

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Maes Hughes | 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


You hide it well behind your bluster and your sulks, but the workings of your mind are at once cunningly devious and ruthlessly simple.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | TWT | Edward Elric | angst | introspective | ???


It's not the same at all when the patient choking back cries of pain and thrashing against the straps is her friend and playmate and brother.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | pre-series | Ed/Winry | angst | blood | redux


"I'm told by Mr. Mason that you resisted being fed, and he had you punished for that."

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


"Do you remember that song Mom used to sing to us?" He asked instead, concentrating on the tiny kinks of the inside of his detached leg.

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


"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


"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


The easiest way to destroy an enemy is to destroy those he depends upon.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Archer/Havoc | angst | bdsm | noncon


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

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


And while he didn't know the Niisan that had been to hell and back again with a grin on his face, he knew his Niisan, and he knew that prison was not at all where he belonged.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 43 | 2006 Action-Adventure | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | action | angst | prisonfic


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

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | angst


Why was Ed still letting this fear haunt him? How long was the lingering pain of these old wounds going to hang between them?

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


He thought, for a fleeting instant, that he ought to feel some kind of guilt—but he couldn’t muster any.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama | torture | prisonfic


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


They were Scientists; this was Nature. They were Modern; God is dead.

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


"I have to spend a year at Northern Command, and you can't come with me."

rated:M-L-V | S×S | Shambhala | Ed/Roy | angst


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


Half the apple pie was still on a cracked plate on the windowsill, covered with a bowl so it didn't go stale before tomorrow, because it was all he had in the house.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 25 | Maes/Roy | angst


If his past actions weren't reason enough to kill him, then this would be more than enough!

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


This is the smell of ozone from a lightning strike. This is fear.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Edward Elric | angst | dark


If it didn't rain so often, Ed thought, he might feel a little more like he could make plans.

rated:M-L-S | S+S | Fullmetal | angst | drama | Al/Ed


Fear kept Al's metal arms at his sides, shaking slightly with each of Edward's pained moans.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | angst | drama | redux


She feels like an intruder, eyes watching her from empty rooms, and every stair is a memory she dares not to disturb.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | angst | introspective


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


It was a lousy day, depressing and the color of the sky on his way home reminded Ed of the color of the Gate and he just felt helpless and sorry and lonely and bad.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Edward Elric | angst | sweet


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


Ed began to understand why some people talked to themselves.

rated:M-L-S-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 48 | Edward Elric | angst | dark | drama | torture | prisonfic


Your eyes stared up at me, wide and questioning, in a response not fit for such a young child.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 25 | Maes Hughes | angst | drama | introspective


If he would permit himself to be honest, Alphonse would admit to Roy that he hates the rain, too.

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


Ed knew a lot about building reputations.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama | prisonfic


He was glad his expression rarely reflected what he felt on the inside.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | age difference | angst | abuse | Ed/Tucker


It hurt, somehow, to know that there was no one now who could see past the mask if he didn't want them to.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 25 | DF: ep 28 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | action | angst | drama | mystery


He knew, as he had never known before, his own body; the strength and flexibility in every limb, every joint, every bone.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | action | angst | death