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"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


It wasn't enough just to know what chemical components went into a human body, not if the structural knowledge was completely lacking.

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


They kissed only once. She tasted like ashes and brine.

rated:K-S | M×F | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 24 | Roy/Sloth | angst


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


Twelve drabbles to make up a year.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


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 you never thought of it as a handicap, did you, as something just the same as being blind or deaf.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


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 was something almost funny about the surprise on Roy's face.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | death


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


This, too, was a pain that Edward had inflicted only on himself, but neither Roy nor Al had dared to say so.

rated:M-L-S | M+F | Fullmetal | Al/Roy | Ed/Roy | angst | genderswitch


"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


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

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


There were many things that Edward Elric didn't want the world to know, secrets to be protected at all cost.

rated:K | S×S | Fullmetal | angst | pwp | sap | Al/Ed


But it was through the hands that you cooked, and with a false hand Ed found that the cooking didn't come as easily anymore, didn't taste quite like Mother's.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama | Elric Kyoudai


His vision was misted...almost comfortingly so. His hands were slathered in salve and bound with gentle gauze.

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


"You're late," Ed tells him flatly. "You should have been here one minute and forty four seconds ago."

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | angst | intense


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


Al loved the way his brother's face turned inward, his golden eyes unfocusing and a little smile coming to his face...

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


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


...it was something you had. And if it's something you had, it's something I want.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Mangaverse | Ling/Roy | angst | drama


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


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

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


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


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


Sometimes he feels like an actor, playing to an especially difficult audience.

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


As always, there was a spark of hope in the younger Elric's expression, and it dug its claws into him as it had every day for the past eight months.

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


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


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


"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


Nurses in white smocks bustle about a tiny nurses's station, and he is intercepted by one of the younger ones, a new girl he doesn't recognize.

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


Sick, both of them, sick and inhuman, the sigils of the devil's research pressed against each other's skin.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | pre-series | SP: ep 34 | angst | Kimblee/Roy


He grabbed the nearest inmate by the front of his shirt and hauled him up. "Where is he!?" he roared.

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


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


This is not how normal people behave, Ed's mind warned him.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Mangaverse | angst | noncon | Ed/Kimblee


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


It wasn't easy to imagine how he had been mistaken, because Al could swear that even from a distance, a hanged man looked very different from a tent post.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 17 | 2006 Action-Adventure | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | Winry Rockbell | action | angst | drama


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


It's important that a little light always comes in, even if it's only enough to see shadows and outlines, and not words at all.

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


"Your arm," said Al, smiling apologetically. "It's kind of heavy."

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


Sometimes they race to see who can get to Winry's house faster.

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


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


The sun was up. It was time to start the day, but Roy felt exhausted.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | Al/Roy | angst | bondage | dubcon


He didn't know exactly what he found so captivating, seeing Edward like this, but he couldn't stop looking.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Shambhala | angst


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


She hasn't learned not to weep — only to weep without tears.

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


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