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"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


They'd been on the run so long, Ed had long since lost track of the last time he'd slept in a bed instead of in an abandoned barn, or under a hedge.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Mangaverse | post-series | SP: ch 70 | Ed/Roy | angst | drama


Like a sudden flashback to younger years, both Hawkeye and Havoc realized that this was as good a time as any to experiment.

rated:M-L-S | M×F | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: ch 40 | Havoc/Hawkeye | angst


Someone had clearly forgotten to tell Roy that he was much better at starting fires than stopping them.

rated:K | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Ed/Roy | angst | hurt-comfort


His ruse works; Ed dismisses him - with a harsh, impatient rejoinder that he isn't finished yet - and devotes his attention to his brother.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | angst | drama | romance | 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


He did not expect an answer even though it was true that Wrath was more likely to speak to him than anyone else, even Winry.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | Al/Wrath | angst


Envy could rip him and all the worlds in two.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Envy/Roy | angst | introspective


"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


A collection of 100 word ficlets.

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


Ed liked him this way -- so why did it make him so furious to have to deal with Al caring one way or another about him?

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


He can still feel in his cheeks the faint scratch of beard against skin when his father kissed him there.

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


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


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, the stray dog of the desert, who sloped long and pale, slashed to ribbons, across the moonlight sands on my journey to God.

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


You want to break him just once; see what he really is beneath that cool exterior.

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


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


"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


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


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


Ed's birthday had passed a little over a month ago, while they were still with Sensei.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


"Each State Alchemist gets two subordinates; one foot soldier and one sniper," the General droned, organizing the files into a neater state in their folder and walking over to hand them to Mustang.

rated:K | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | angst | 354th FG HQ


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


The dizzy whiteness rushed over him again; bright, hurting, noisy, afraid, hard, can't remember, Niisan...

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


Edward doesn't come back the next night, or the next.

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


In matters of love and loss, it could be argued, the principle of equivalent exchange did not exist.

rated:M-L-S-V | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | angst | drama | Elric Kyoudai


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


"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


He had to force himself to remember that he hadn't even known what Alphonse had been like in the flesh, but he was fairly certain that he hadn't been a polished and polite doppelganger of his older brother.

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


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


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


Even so, you still are a manipulative bastard.

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


Al wonders, a little, what it's like to live inside Ed's head now.

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


If she cries, he may have to kill her. He can't stand that sound any longer.

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | DF: ep 01 | The Rage of Swords Arc | Edward Elric | Shou Tucker | angst | dark


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

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


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

rated:G | S×S | Fullmetal | angst


And after all, no amount of rain can wash the blood away.

rated:G | GEN | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | angst | introspective | redux


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


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


"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


Mustang fell into a kind of trance whenever he killed with his flames -- snapping his fingers continually, sometimes so fast that both his hands blurred.

rated:M-L-V | S+S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | angst | dark


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

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


"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


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


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

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


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 | ???


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


Humans are so greedy, the Truth had told him in his dreams; and for all his airs and graces, he is no exception.

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