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Intense psychological themes and/or interpersonal conflict.


I, the stray dog of the desert, who sloped long and pale, slashed to ribbons, across the moonlight sands on my journey to God.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Scar | angst | drama | introspective


"You are the only one who has acknowledged me," she suddenly whispered , "since he's been gone."

rated:M-L-S | M×F | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 15 | Ed/Gracia | angst | drama


On the day the Fuhrer died, it snowed.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | angst | drama


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


Here, in this place where eyes were all but useless, hearing could be confounded with the sensation of touch.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | Ed/Envy | bitter | drama | gore | noncon | squick


When night fell in Ishvar, night vision or no vision, flares or no flares, there was nothing you wanted to do less than draw attention to yourself.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | Jean Havoc | action | drama | gore


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


It hurt, somehow, to know that there was no one now who could see past the mask if he didn't want them to.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 25 | DF: ep 28 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | action | angst | drama | mystery


"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


She paced the wide, marble floor, visited each of the soaring windows, feeling every supple sinew beneath her skin move with the perfection of the young.

rated:K-S | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 35 | Dante | drama | introspective


Roy had been among the rebels for weeks now, and he'd learned very early on that these men were dangerous, very dangerous.

rated:M-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | TWT | Ed/Roy | action | dark | drama | noncon | Ed/OC


She would notice when that body's pulse went up around her, the flush of cheeks, and the way the eyes followed her curves.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | angst | drama


For instance, Havoc knew that Hawkeye was not fond of gunmanship.

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


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

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


She knew the instant she opened the door and saw their blank faces.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 25 | Gracia Hughes | drama


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


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

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


As far as Edward was concerned it could just take for-damn-ever if it wanted because that’s how long he could go without taking to the Bastard.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Ed/Roy | autoeroticism | drama | humor | phonesex


The metal in his mouth tastes cool and tangy and yummy but he can't eat because he has to find Lust.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 51 | Gluttony | drama | introspective


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


It was getting kind of depressing, though, by the time the color red alone would make him wonder about the child; the flash of a cardinal, a sprig of bright berries, the gaudiness of nighttime tavern lights, and the scarlet lipstick of bar women.

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


"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


Ed meets his eyes, holds them, and then -- slowly, painfully, but deliberately, traces his free hand in a line across his throat.

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


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


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


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


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


It wasn't supposed to happen like this; no, not like this.

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


When he comes to, the blue light of the alchemical reaction is fading, and the air is thick with smoke.

rated:M-L | M×F | Fullmetal | drama | intense


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


Greed grinned, slid a hand from his pocket, curled one suddenly black claw. "Great. Come on, let's get it on."

rated:K-S | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 40 | Greed/Pride | drama


I'm lying through implication, but the kid won't know that, and after all the stuff I've done, lying has gotta be my pettiest sin.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Ed/Envy/Greed | drama | noncon


He has seen the desert. Seen her scorched and scarred beneath his steady hands. Stepped in her tattered remains, tasted her ashes with every breath.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | SP: ch 60 | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | drama | introspective


Ed knew a lot about building reputations.

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


"It's different when it's Mom," Ed said with a scowl, but he looked at Al's face, and he softened a little.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | angst | drama


"They raise the dead. They make creatures to fight in the war. This is Edward! This is your son. You have to see that!"

rated:M-L-V | M+F | Alt Universe | alt-timeline | Ed/Winry | drama | horror | 2009 Brave New Worlds, Reprint


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


She moves the king again, to its last optional safe square and murmurs, "I'll admit this is not how I envisioned my first night on the battlefield."

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


Among them he walks, the man whose name only God remembers.

rated:M-L | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | Envy/Scar | drama


A small smile crept along her face--this visage made for mischief--and her tell-tale purple eyes narrowed.

rated:M-L-S | M×F | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Dante/Envy | dark | drama


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


Theirs is a strange relationship--they know so little about each other--but somehow it's okay, as though knowledge would throw a spanner in the works.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | Ed/Alfons | action | drama | sweet


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


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


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

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


The pretenses stopped midway through the second cigarette.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Jean Havoc | Zolf J. Kimblee | drama


"Brother," he whispers into the soft warmth of Ed's skin, "Is mom going to get better?"

rated:G | GEN | drama | Elric Kyoudai


Heavy-lidded, he would savor them slowly, letting them seep into his mind's eye until he could see nothing else.

rated:K-S | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Ed/Roy | 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


Besides, no one ever said that tumultuous times had to begin with a fanfare.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | TWT | drama | 354th FG HQ | politics