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Intense psychological themes and/or interpersonal conflict.


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


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


I've never regretted keeping you, Envy.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | bdsm | dark | drama | noncon | sex slavery | squick | tragic | torture | Envy/__


"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


Ed did not want to die without seeing Alphonse again.

rated:M-L-V | S+S | Fullmetal | TWT | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | dark | 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


Greed reached out for whatever proved she was undeniably, unrepentantly alive.

rated:K | M+F | Fullmetal | mid-series | Best New Pairing | 2006 Action-Adventure | Green Lion Winner | drama | Greed/Martel


"Come on," he snorted. "As if I could say no to Al AND Winly looking at me like that."

rated:G | M×F S×S | Fullmetal | Al/Winry | Ed/Roy | drama


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


"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


Your eyes stared up at me, wide and questioning, in a response not fit for such a young child.

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


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


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


It wasn't easy to imagine how he had been mistaken, because Al could swear that even from a distance, a hanged man looked very different from a tent post.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 17 | 2006 Action-Adventure | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | Winry Rockbell | action | angst | drama


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


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


Alfons swears he doesn't need glasses - and maybe he doesn't, if he can see such phenomena as the Gegenschein light--but up close he has trouble like this.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | drama


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


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


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


It is her drive that makes Winry love her. It is the fact that her love doesn't weaken her.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | Riza/Winry | drama


A pure and virtuous soul was nothing short of surprising.

rated:G | M×F | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 50 | Dante/Envy | drama


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 were good things about having Mustang around, least of which was when one forgot their matches.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 49 | Havoc/Roy | drama | fetishism


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


Al knew better than anyone that Ed, if he put his mind to it, could do anything, and a little thing like missing limbs wasn't going to stop him.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | drama


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


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


His ruse works; Ed dismisses him - with a harsh, impatient rejoinder that he isn't finished yet - and devotes his attention to his brother.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Fullmetal | angst | drama | romance | sweet | Al/Ed


He grabbed the nearest inmate by the front of his shirt and hauled him up. "Where is he!?" he roared.

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


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


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


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

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


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

rated:G | GEN | drama | Elric Kyoudai


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


Inside the house, the door to the new room his father was building, with the wonderful baby-blue walls and blankets and toys, is shut and locked.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


The thought that Elric might be hanging around, watching him like yesterday, was just too creepy to contemplate.

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


The blow cracked Ed's cheekbone, an audible noise in the quiet room, and he felt and tasted the blood that filled his mouth.

rated:M-S-V | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Ed/Envy | bdsm | drama | noncon | pwp | psychological


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


"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


More than once she thought she half-saw a face in the leaves, formed by a trick of light and shadow, and her steps grew languid and slow.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Al/Winry | angst | drama | fusion


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


"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


But they were no longer young, and they no longer lived together, and Al wouldn't embarrass his brother in front of their hosts by trying to take care of him.

rated:G | M+F | Mangaverse | post-series | Edward Elric | Al/Winry | Riza/Roy | drama | alcohol


Always on Al's face was that soft, sad expression, paralleled by the fierce unyieldingness on Ed's.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Izumi Curtis | angst | drama | Elric Kyoudai


His vision was misted...almost comfortingly so. His hands were slathered in salve and bound with gentle gauze.

rated:M-L-V | S×S | Fullmetal | Maes/Roy | 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


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


"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


"I'm not being forced out of another home. They won't be here long, and it's not like they'll be looking for us."

rated:K | M+F S×S | Fullmetal | Riza/Roy | action | drama | Al/Ed