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"He misses me," came the quiet whisper, a hope that maybe this madness would end, that maybe, maybe, he could be released, that he could go home.

rated:M-S | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 51 | Al/Roy | angst | drama


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


Alphonse worried, but was rapidly won over by his brother's promises.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | 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


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


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


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


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


"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


"Honestly, Fullmetal, I'm beginning to think that you're more trouble than you're worth."

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | angst | drama


"Apparently their mother never cautioned them to stay away from strangers with cars."

rated:M-L-V | M×F S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 01 | action | age difference | angst | bondage | noncon | torture | Greed/Various | humiliation


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


"Were you maybe expecting an announcement? Trumpets?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | humor


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


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

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


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


"Oh, he's probably just studying too hard to notice you knocking," Winly said at first.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Al/Winry | angst | drama


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

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


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

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


And if she listened carefully enough, she could hear Edward reading in a low voice to a gurgling Alphonse.

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | dark


But he still flinched away from that metal skin, and held his own burning automail arm a little further from his body in hopes that he would not bump against it.

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


Roy Mustang was shipped back home last week. Neat as a parcel of vegetables with the stamp upside-down on the crate.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | angst | drama


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | 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 was a game they often played, what would they do once they got their bodies back.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | fluff


"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


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


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

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


But when the acting commander of the Intelligence branch, the man who controlled her widow's pension, requested and required this service... well... well.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 25 | angst | Archer/Gracia


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


"I'm not thirteen," Al said, as if reading his mind.

rated:G | S×S | Fullmetal | Al/Roy | age difference | angst


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


...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


Even so, you still are a manipulative bastard.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 15 | Roy Mustang | angst | drama | introspective


"Aww, is the rough and tough Elric crying for his dead brother?" sneered a voice in his ringing ears.

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


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


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


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


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 | ???


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


Something that wasn't quite narcissism, wasn't quite masturbation.

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


She clung to him so tightly that his skin was white under her fingertips.

rated:M-L-S | M×F | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 40 | Rosé/Scar | angst | introspective | pwp


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


Water fills her ears without stopping them, just as grief does her mind, and she drums her fingers on the wooden slats in time to the litany of her failure.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | angst | Izumi/Sig


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

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


Between Ed's commanding presence and the fact that Al had been an impressively large suit of spiked armor, it had been hard to get to know him much.

rated:M-S | S×S | Mangaverse | post-series | SP: ch 108 | angst | general | sweet | Al/Ling


Twenty-one days, and it all falls down.

rated:G | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | angst | Al/Ed


Yet there are still nights that he wakes up to find his hand clutched by a seated Al, who laughs his hollow laugh and asks if he's okay, even though he does not remember screaming.

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