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Intense psychological themes and/or interpersonal conflict.


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

rated:G | GEN | drama | Elric Kyoudai


"Now, this will make a good design for the new uniforms."

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


Humans were fools, and alchemists were the worst of the lot.

rated:M-L-S | M×F | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 40 | Ed/Lust | drama | dubcon


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


"He misses me," came the quiet whisper, a hope that maybe this madness would end, that maybe, maybe, he could be released, that he could go home.

rated:M-S | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | DF: ep 51 | Al/Roy | angst | drama


For in equivalent trade, everything has value and therefore everything can be taken away.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | SP: ep 49 | Edward Elric | drama | redux


The boys grow older, wiser and closer, and their mother watches them do so and is proud.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


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

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


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


Ed's arms swept out, taking in the street and the buildings, the grass and the trees and the sky -- "the world and our own minds to understand it! That's all!" Isn't that enough?

rated:M-L | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | Best Overall Story | 2006 Action-Adventure | Green Lion Winner | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | 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


The blond shook his head lightly, probably in amusement, "I'm really sorry but he's normally not like this to strangers but your resemblance? is very striking, Roy."

rated:M-L-V | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | Alphonse Elric | Ed/Roy | Maes/Roy | angst | death | drama | Ed/__ | 2006 New Pairing


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


I was talking with Al one day. And I was explaining how a long-term relationship is like a religion. They both have similar hallmarks...

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Mangaverse | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Ed/Roy | drama | introspective | romance | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


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


Al makes a worried little noise, and Ed raises his head a little. He's been found out, he thinks, and knows he should feel something.

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


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


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


"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


They were not used to being alone and when they were together they were not.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | Al/Envy | drama | introspective


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


"...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


"You're a lightweight," Roy said dryly, and smiled at the face Ed pulled. "That's enough for tonight, I think."

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


"We offer you not a world in which your brother died, but one in which he never lived."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


It was such a beautiful way to die.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Sloth | drama | introspective | redux


Ed tosses four sausages at once into his mouth and swallows almost without chewing, shooting Al a smug, triumphant grin.

rated:M-L | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | drama | squick | Al/Ed


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


How do you find someone who barely existed in this world now that they're gone?

rated:G | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | angst | drama | Al/Ed


Twelve drabbles to make up a year.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


Even though she wasn’t an alchemist, alchemy tended to stake a claim on all who were associated with it.

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


There were whispers behind him, words exchanged in a frantic flurry of hisses and low notes.

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


But he kept going back. She knew, and confronted him at one time.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | angst | drama


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


And he learned to think ahead from his grandfather, over the chess board on the back porch of their home.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | 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


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


Envy would never let him forget that the price of pride was destruction, and that those who infringed upon God's domain were damned.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Shambhala | age difference | bondage | drama | noncon | squick | Ed/Envy/Hohenheim


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


"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


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


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


His desire for everything and everyone meant subversively that anything the alchemist blew to high hell was his: possession by association.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | drama | redux | Greed/Kimblee


Gone was the helpless, kicked-puppy look from those purple eyes.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 40 | Envy | Wrath | drama | 2004 First Kiss, Het


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

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


"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


There was a terrible vulnerability to Roy when his cover slipped, and it made Ed uncomfortable.

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


The feel of hands on his shoulders woke him, one metal and one flesh, and it was the chill in human fingers that told him how cold the night had grown while he slept.

rated:K-L | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | drama | general | sweet


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

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


Today I saw the god of fire, Roy writes in his notebook, knowing he will never be believed.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Roy Mustang | drama


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

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