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Emotional suffering.


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


The easiest way to destroy an enemy is to destroy those he depends upon.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Archer/Havoc | angst | bdsm | noncon


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


He was just moving to light the stove, casting about for a match to begin the flames that would cook their dinner, when the voice drifted in from the other room.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | angst | drama | Al/Ed


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


Ed knew a lot about building reputations.

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


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


He made the slip-up not whilst in the throes of passion, but rather, sitting quite peacefully at the kitchen table, watching the slender blond cook.

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


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


In the winter months the ground was too hard to dig ditches, so instead they chipped rocks.

rated:M-L-S-V | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | crack | intense | romance | prisonfic


Twelve drabbles to make up a year.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


...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


"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


He's a pessimist with an ego seven miles long; he's a scientist, too, doesn't approve of Al's books.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | angst | fluff | Al/Ed


...the two men drank Roy's good whiskey, clinked glasses and Maes exclaimed that It was about damn time.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 25 | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | angst | drama | introspective


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


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


Al thought, grimly, that he was getting rather good at this.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | angst | blood


Ed glared at him, and Al sighed. Maybe today wouldn't be a good day for Edward after all.

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


What he remembered of ice cream, more than the taste, was how messy it had always been.

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


Al sits in a doorway puzzling absently over the problem of what array to draw to bandage his arm before he bleeds to death.

rated:M-L | S+S | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Al/Roy | angst | gore | Elric Kyoudai


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


"As you can see," she said to Mr. Elric, wryly, "Appreciate them while they're at this age, because they turn into teenagers in the blink of an eye."

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


Who knew how long it would take to find Al and take down those who'd conspired to feign his death?

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


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


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


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

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


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

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


"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


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


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


The color red was a distraction. The color red was him. Him--Mustang's own constant distraction, the waving red banner amidst the dull color that painted his everyday life.

rated:M-S | S×S | Mangaverse | mid-series | Edward Elric | angst | dark | Roy/__ | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


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


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

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


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


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


Everything — Ed's wishes, his remaining dignity, even his trust — was going to have to come second to Ed's life.

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


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


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


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

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


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


He remembered finding himself asking why the Fullmetal Alchemist would be the one to patch his own clothes.

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


He looks like he wants to scold Ed for swearing, but is afraid to; at the thought, Ed forces his expression to soften, and gives his little brother a wan smile.

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | angst | ref. noncon | sweet | prisonfic


Sometimes, he really wished that sleeping dogs would have been left alone...

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Ed/Winry | angst | drama | 2004 First Kiss, Het


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


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


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


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

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | 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