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Emotional suffering.


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


It does not occur to him until later — years later — that this might be considered a case of sexual abuse.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Roy Mustang | angst | parenthood


He didn't play anymore, not with reports to file, books to read, notes to scratch out.

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | death


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


Car broke down again, couple kilometers out of the city, so they had to walk for a while, until Alfons couldn't speak for the coughing.

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


"If I do not, I might begin to love you, whom I should hate."

rated:M-L-S | M×F | Fullmetal | angst | dark | noncon | Archer/Gracia


...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


If it had been Mustang in charge, and not Archer, Ed would be down there right now, freeing Al. Mustang understood.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | angst | toys


"You'll be up against the wall before you know it, Mustang, right where you belong, eating the bullets of a firing squad for breakfast."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | TWT | Roy Mustang | action | angst | politics


"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


There would always be this silence in the air, stifling, thick, foggy and almost opaque, and I would watch from the mouth of the hallway, hands in front of me, our kitten, Unsere, threading through my legs.

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


"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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


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

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | angst


Nothing made sense anymore.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | DF: ep 51 | Riza/Roy | angst | introspective


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


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


It didn't really sink in when you saw the thing, all clumsy dangling wood and leather straps, like the arm of a marionette in a kids' puppet show.

rated:M-L | GEN | Shambhala | Edward Elric | angst | drama | introspective


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

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


"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


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


"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


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


It was, and he hated to admit it, an intriguing proposal. Ed wondered who the General had leaned on to get it written in just such a way to make his alchemic blood tingle.

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


For now, he has mastered one world, two worlds; they have mastered him as well, and he is tired.

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


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


It made him feel useful, and needed, even if the truth was his help wasn't entirely necessary. It made him feel like someone would miss him when he was gone.

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


Riza looks straight ahead. "Personally, I found during my time in Ishbal that nothing stops a career faster than a bullet between the eyes."

rated:K-S-V | M+F S×S | Mangaverse | TWT | Ed/Roy | Riza/Roy | angst | introspective


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


"...If I...really went insane...I mean, completely lost my mind..." Ed said, carefully, "do you think you'd be able to stop me?"

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


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


Not many people are close enough to his brother to have seen either of the first two with any sort of frequency.

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


Could I burn like that - would the lick of flames on my skin wipe me clean?

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 40 | Roy Mustang | angst | drama


But still they see, from the languid, liquid (inhuman) grace of her walk, the sway of her movements, the tattoos on her skin that she is something not quite human.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | angst | Lust/Martel


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

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


Years later when they shipped him off on a belated honeymoon, Roy went without audible protest.

rated:K-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Roy Mustang | angst | drama | intense


"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


Death could come to Roy on his time. Appointment first. Lunch, maybe.

rated:K-V | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Roy Mustang | Scar | angst | dark | drama | introspective


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


"We ought to have a toast," Ed says, frowning into the depths of his bottle. "They always do when they're having a drink in someone's memory."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Winry Rockbell | angst | humor


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


His name. His name on wet, bloody lips. Edward turned his face away, his lips in the long, dark hair.

rated:M-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Van Hohenheim | Ed/Envy | angst | drama | 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


"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


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


The first time was not a night of magic or fireworks, not something dreams were made of, not something that either of them planned on repeating again.

rated:M-S | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | DF: movie | angst | drama | Al/Ed | alcohol | incest