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Intense psychological themes and/or interpersonal conflict.


He had started to wonder if it was Edward or himself that was farther out of reach at the moment.

rated:K-S | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: movie | Al/Roy | age difference | bitter | drama | introspective


...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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


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


"I know those court ordered anger management classes were years ago, but you've come such a long way."

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | Al/Riza | Ed/Roy | drama | fluff | humor | romance | Havoc/OC | next-gen


How do you condition the unconditional?

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


He tilted his jaw and the kid struck the match, lit it, lifted it to his cigarette.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


As always, there was a spark of hope in the younger Elric's expression, and it dug its claws into him as it had every day for the past eight months.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | angst | drama | intense | Al/Ed


The hand under Edward's intact leg shifted, and the fingers snapped. A wave of heat danced across his skin, and he shivered in fear as the failed experiment died.

| S×S | uncensored | Ed/Roy | drama | noncon | sex slavery


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


"...That is an order, Fullmetal, and I will have you court-martialed if you refuse."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | drama | humor


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


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


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


"Fuck, I have a gang," Ed breathed in horror, about to take a seat.

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


Some of the stuff he was asked to investigate was truly stupid shit. A bakery, for instance.

rated:K-L | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 24 | Ed/Roy | crack | drama | humor | Psiren


He can hear their strained breathing but that's all, and he's never liked the General's silence and he likes Ed's even less.

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


He read his father's old, dog-eared textbooks, fascinated by the mechanics of alchemy.

rated:G | GEN | Zolf J. Kimblee | drama | humor


On Thursdays, Riza Hawkeye usually skipped the morning work and went to the office at noon.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | drama | introspective | sweet


If Al began to forget things, then Edward would remember anything and everything for the both of them.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 24 | Edward Elric | drama


There was no question that the very act of living in this world was to be in exile.

rated:M-S | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Ed/Scar | action | angst | drama | introspective


He'd meant to say something but Ed had been so determined, so anxious to be useful, to create something.

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


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


Like the touch of Izumi-mommy's hand in mine, like her voice in my ears.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 27-30 | Izumi Curtis | drama | 2004 First Kiss, Gen


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


Every statement directed at me now seemed to be prefaced with "you bastard." I didn't mind; it was as good a name as any other.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Scar | drama


It was a big world out there, full of more possibilities than either of them could dream of.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | drama | sweet


He couldn't understand this world, this obsession with his son in the negative.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | SP: movie | Van Hohenheim | drama | introspective


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


The Colonel should, by all that is logical in the world, be less intimidating out of his uniform.

rated:M-L | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Ed/Roy | drama


She reached into her pocket and pulled out her tobac tin, more to annoy her visitor than anything else.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Dante | Pinako Rockbell | drama


She could remember his voice, husky with tortured emotion, screaming a name, the name "Edward Elric..."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 15 | Alicia Hughes | drama | introspective


Ed tilted his head down, looked up under Greed's bangs and there, he saw a familiar, shaky grin.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: ch 1-84 | Darius | Greed | Heinkel | drama | humor | Ed/Ling | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


It was a short letter, very succinct, to the point, like all official military correspondences were.

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


Only some things, he knew, could be repaired. Not every broken sword could be re-forged.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 14-15 | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | drama | redux


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


Ed had confessed that he had no idea how the relationships had started.

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


He closed his fist around her sash and curled into himself, trying to keep his thoughts away from dark things.

rated:K-V | M+F | Mangaverse | pre-series | Fu | Lan Fan | Ling Yao | angst | drama | UST


But you never thought of it as a handicap, did you, as something just the same as being blind or deaf.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


But Mustang would hold onto his control easily, manipulating the boy to lose more and more of his.

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


Roy could've sworn First Lieutenants existed only to invent torture methods for Colonels, but he wasn't about to say that one out loud.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | Roy Mustang | drama | politics


He's been after her since the day they met. He'd been a newly-made Major and, at the time, the youngest State Alchemist ever. She'd been a Colonel going on Brigadier General.

rated:M-L-S | M×F | Brotherhood | pre-series | Olivia/Roy | bondage | drama | pwp | 2010 Best New Voices, Adept


"Are you saying," Al inquired, slowly, "that you never believed that I didn't blame you?"

rated:M-L-S | S×S | angst | drama | fluff | Al/Ed


And when you held your breath, where did you keep it, in your lungs or your mouth or your throat?

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | drama


Winly was touched, really, that even after two years without seeing one another, Ed still wrote her letters.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


It was so easy to forget how uneven alchemy made a fight. No ordinary guy ever had a chance.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Heymans Breda | action | drama


They are his signposts and self-inscriptions, cordoning off the book as his own, as something he possesses.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Roy Mustang | drama


Hohenheim had been familiar with death, but his own still took him by surprise.

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


Once you promised me that you would dance on my grave. I'm keeping you to that promise, you know.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 12 | Roy Mustang | death | drama