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"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


When Winry found him, he could not help but clutch at her, babbling almost hysterically.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 16 | Alphonse Elric | angst | drama


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


He made the slip-up not whilst in the throes of passion, but rather, sitting quite peacefully at the kitchen table, watching the slender blond cook.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Al/Roy | Ed/Roy | age difference | angst | drama


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


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


What kind of stupid creature would walk willingly and calmly to its own violent, brutal death?

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


Just for today, he wanted to pretend that everything was normal.

rated:G | S×S | Fullmetal | angst


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 had believed, until that moment, that he had moved beyond carnal wants and human feelings.

rated:G | M+F | Mangaverse | angst | Hohenheim/Trisha


He had never dared to dream that things could get better, astounded as he'd been by the way air tasted spilling over his tongue...

rated:K-S | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | angst | sweet | Al/Ed


"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


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


She accepted the label and its implication without argument, lifting the revolver and sighting along its barrel.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 36 | Riza Hawkeye | Winry Rockbell | angst | drama


That was when the nightmare had begun, when the world had become stone walls, sterilized laboratories, and lights so bright as to make little red capillaries snake across both boys' eyes.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | angst | genderswitch | horror | intense | noncon | Al/Ed


The nurses knew all about these interludes, of course, but it was not something they could do anything about.

rated:M-L | S×S | Mangaverse | angst | noncon | Bradley/Havoc


Winly was touched, really, that even after two years without seeing one another, Ed still wrote her letters.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


To her, the Philosopher's Stone is blood and fire: his fire, her blood.

rated:K | M+F | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: ch 54 | LanFan/Ling | angst | drama | introspective


There was no question that the very act of living in this world was to be in exile.

rated:M-S | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Ed/Scar | action | angst | drama | introspective


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


"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


"That would have killed you, you idiot! You wouldn't be destroyed, or erased, or whatever. You would be killed! I would have murdered you!"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 40 | angst | drama | Elric Kyoudai


"But we're going to be late on her birthday," Ed fretted, and Al had to suppress a long-suffering sigh.

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


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


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


The lilacs would wither all too soon, but until then she intended to indulge herself, carrying the scent of home with her wherever she went.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | Maria Ross | angst


They say that a wizard lives in the log cabin, on the other side of the dark woods and the silver river.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | angst | fluff | Al/Ed | ref. torture


But we the people of Ishvar endure, by the grace and mercy of Ishvarra we endure, and so long as we live we will remember.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


"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 is a photograph that brings them together, and that's as it should be.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 51 | Alicia/Al | angst


Roy was far from at ease and he could not sleep, and so, instead, he watched Edward, feeling anxiety and guilt sink claws into his belly and tear into his mind.

rated:K | S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | angst | drama


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


"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


Always on Al's face was that soft, sad expression, paralleled by the fierce unyieldingness on Ed's.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Izumi Curtis | angst | drama | Elric Kyoudai


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


I didn't know on the phone. I didn't know on the train.

rated:G | GEN | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | angst | redux


"If you hadn't messed in the mud to get the cat," he pointed out, "your hands wouldn't be so cold. Give me your other."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


Who was waiting for him? He tried to remember, but his mind wasn't working quite right at the moment.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 30 | Alphonse Elric | angst | drama | 2004 First Kiss, Gen


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


He's getting so awfully, awfully tired of pictures, but they won't just stop coming.

rated:K | M×F | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Riza/Roy | angst


But he glanced behind himself for Winly, and it was a terrible, bittersweet thing.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | angst | drama | romance


Al himself had asked for nothing, except the one thing that Hohenheim wouldn't give him. Freedom.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Mangaverse | angst | noncon | squick | Al/Ed/Hohenheim


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


...but he must take a moment to compose himself, all the same, before he can look through the small window.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


He runs out of ink halfway through the page, and with a quiet sigh dips his finger in the inkwell...

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


"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


It seemed, the man thought, that Ed was a lot like the sun -- warm, comforting -- and at a distance.

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


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


In the winter months the ground was too hard to dig ditches, so instead they chipped rocks.

rated:M-L-S-V | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | crack | intense | romance | prisonfic