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Intense psychological themes and/or interpersonal conflict.


Trisha looked up in surprise to see her guest in the open doorway, barely casting a shadow in the sunlight that streamed in around her.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Pinako Rockbell | Trisha Elric | drama


Like other little girls, she wanted to be an actress, the heroine in her own perfect fairytale.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Riza Hawkeye | drama | introspective


He hadn't asked Hughes to follow him to this place.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | drama | alcohol | 2006 New Pairing


Twelve drabbles to make up a year.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


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


"When I walked in on you in the bath, Edward, I wasn't expecting Al to be there too."

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 04, 06+ | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | drama | humor


Here, all is one, one is all, but everything is also nothing.

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Nina Tucker | blood | drama


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


"I was your mother once," Dante told him with an air of great drunken magnanimity one evening.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Dante | drama | alcohol


Very few alchemists believed in God, but all of them believed in books.

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


If Al hadn't known how often the older boy feigned unconsciousness in order to stave off these visits, he might have been fooled.

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | dark | drama | intense | squick


Here was the corner where she retreated, reloading her gun as she prepared for another kill.

rated:K | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | Riza Hawkeye | drama | introspective


Here's the game then: I'm gonna tell you what I want you to do, and you're gonna do it exactly as I say.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Envy | drama | intense | piercing


That day, Ed had pulled his hair out of a braid and tied it up into a neat ponytail.

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


What things Envy learns of his master's nature, of his future and his past alike, are those things which he has divined on his own, and nothing more.

rated:K-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | SP: ep 51 | 2006 Action-Adventure | Envy | angst | drama


"Did God," Scar asked softly, "mean for us to die?"

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 42 | Zolf J. Kimblee | Al/Scar | drama | redux


Any girl would be driven insane if she was the youngest child and the only girl in a family of six children.

rated:K-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Riza Hawkeye | drama | humor


Her original name had been Mary, like the mother of Jesus, and Hohenheim had found that noteworthy; something to comment on, if only in passing.

rated:M-L-S-V | M×F | Fullmetal | pre-series | SP: ep 51 | Best Plot/Adventure | 2006 Action-Adventure | Green Lion Winner | drama | Dante/Hohenheim


Were Riza to choose, she would be the shield rather than the sword.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Riza Hawkeye | drama


“Envy,” she murmured in her brother’s ear. “I need a favor.”

rated:M-L-S-V | M×F S×S | Brotherhood | mid-series | breathplay | drama | kink | Havoc/Lust | Envy/__


There were faces more beautiful, and figures more perfect--he saw them all the time. But none had whatever it was that made him ache for her.

rated:G | M×F | Shambhala | post-series | drama | Dante/Trisha


"Just who're you calling..." Edward's voice stuttered to a halt as he saw where the man was pointing. "...short?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Gundam Wing | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | action | drama | 354th FG HQ


But the harsh light of early morning sharpens the hard angles of desperation on Al's face so instead Ed smiles, all teeth, and lies, "Of course."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Pinako Rockbell | Winry Rockbell | drama


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


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


"That would have killed you, you idiot! You wouldn't be destroyed, or erased, or whatever. You would be killed! I would have murdered you!"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 40 | angst | drama | Elric Kyoudai


Ed shrugged, although his expression suggested he was trying to keep from being too smug about beating a man almost twice his age.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama | humor


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


He thought, for a fleeting instant, that he ought to feel some kind of guilt—but he couldn’t muster any.

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


For an instant, a look passed between them, and Alphonse could almost imagine that he saw his own emotions reflected within the eyes of his brother.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | all-series | drama | Al/Ed


He’s killing his brother slowly, but he has already promised to do it quickly; what does it matter?

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | dark | drama | gore | squick


Of course, the jar was really the professional female companionship fund; or, as Ed liked to sarcastically call it, the pussy kitty.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | Ed/Alfons | autoeroticism | drama | pwp | sex trade | alcohol


He's seen quite enough of the military hospital in Central, and much as he likes the nurses, he was still glad when he thought they were through with it.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 50 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | drama


"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


She hated being idle; it ranked far above the petty pain of a mere gunshot-wound in her personal list of annoyances.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Riza Hawkeye | drama | 354th FG HQ


So, he says, and his voice cuts through the sound of battle outside in the streets. "What's it going to be?"

rated:G-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | SP: ep 15-17; ep 20-23 | Zolf J. Kimblee | drama


It was easy enough to start a fire, with the appropriate array and dry wood.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | angst | drama


"Now, Earth-type world, yes? Spoken language identified as late pre-Galactic English."

rated:M-L | GEN | Alt Universe | TWT | First Place (popular); Second Place (juried) | Green Lion Winner | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | crack | drama | fusion | introspective | 2009 Brave New Worlds, Original


"When you put it that way--" Roy conceded. "But it does seem improbable. You promised me a murderer, but are you so sure that it was no accident?"

rated:G | S+S | Alt Universe | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | drama | mystery


But the language of legend and that of alchemical secrecy were linguistic-sisters...

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Van Hohenheim | drama


She accepted the label and its implication without argument, lifting the revolver and sighting along its barrel.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 36 | Riza Hawkeye | Winry Rockbell | angst | drama


An alchemical reaction of the most ancient kind: sitting down to eat as though filling the stomach could replace the gap in one's heart.

rated:K-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 25 | DF: ep 30 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | action | angst | drama | intense | ref. noncon | 354th FG HQ


The last thing she remembers of him was his voice begging a stranger to keep her safe. Begging for her useless life.

rated:K | M+F | Mangaverse | post-series | SP: ch 54 | LanFan/Ling | drama | Greed/LanFan


With Greed, every day was one of those days.

rated:K-S-V | S+S | drama | Greed/Kimblee


And of course, he does not believe in God anyway, and scorns the idea of predestination.

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


It was well known around Central headquarters that Roy Mustang was lusting after the visiting Major-General.

rated:K | M+F S+S | Mangaverse | TWT | Ed/Rosé | Ed/Roy | Maes/Roy | Olivia/Roy | Roy/Winry | drama | introspective | Havoc/Lust | Kimblee/Roy | Ed/Ling


"And search for free porn." Havoc pointed out.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Maes Hughes | drama | humor | 354th FG HQ


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


There are some things that aren't to be tolerated.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Envy | drama | intense | piercing


High school and sexuality are hard enough to deal with, without adding high explosives to the mix.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Alt Universe | alt-timeline | drama | dubcon | humor | 2009 Brave New Worlds, Reprint | Archer/Kimblee