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Faith didn't hold much of a place in my life; science was my passion, something I could see, something I could feel, could make sense of.

rated:K-V | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | angst | dark | drama | Al/Ed | religious themes


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


"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


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


Al waited to say something until Ed's hair brushed his shoulders.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Winry Rockbell | 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


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


And while he didn't know the Niisan that had been to hell and back again with a grin on his face, he knew his Niisan, and he knew that prison was not at all where he belonged.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 43 | 2006 Action-Adventure | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | action | angst | prisonfic


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


Before this war, he'd never wiped human blood off his automail.

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


Dear Ed: I miss you more than you can ever know.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Al/Roy | angst


"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


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


"Don't go to sleep," he murmurs into Ed's hair, and thinks of their mother, long ago, telling a story about spinning straw into gold.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | Roy Mustang | angst | Elric Kyoudai
prequel: Gloriana |


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


"You don't think doing grown up things makes you look older?" Ed said after a while.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Jean Havoc | angst


Roy is not religious.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | Roy Mustang | 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


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


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


The Fuhrer always used that word. Ripe. Like fruit to be devoured .

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


"You report here every Monday at eight o'clock in the morning, on the dot, and call me every other day. You fail to report or call, and your ass is grass."

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


"So ...." Havoc tried to look nonchalant. "Fullmetal's hair is, uh ... bright."

rated:M-L | GEN, S+S S×S | Fullmetal | angst | humor | pwp


Sometimes, when he lay awake and undisturbed for many hours, he almost thought he had even succeeded.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 50 | Riza/Roy | angst | drama


It's almost as though Al is the blind one, seeking to memorize his brother's features by touch.

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


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

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


Winry had scraped a promise out of Ed.

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


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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


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


"Tall girls need not apply," Hughes read aloud, without even the trace of a smirk.

rated:K | M+F S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | First Place, Het & Non-Het | Green Lion Winner | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | angst | humor | sweet | Elric Kyoudai | 354th FG HQ | 2004 First Kiss, Non-Het


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


They were Scientists; this was Nature. They were Modern; God is dead.

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


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


Twelve drabbles to make up a year.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | 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


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


Breathing. Fuck, he did it every day of his life, why was it so hard all of a sudden?

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | sidestory: | angst | torture


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


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


The gate follows him everywhere. He hates it.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | dark


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


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

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


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


People paid a lot of money to see things like this, she imagined.

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


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

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


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


It was beautiful, this pre-industrial world, with its white snows and ever-visible rainbows and the dazzling night sky. But it was also dreadful, seething with ignorance and man-made horrors.

rated:G | GEN | Alt Universe | Honorable Mention | action | angst | drama | 2009 Brave New Worlds, Reprint


"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


"Were you maybe expecting an announcement? Trumpets?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | humor