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Intense psychological themes and/or interpersonal conflict.


It would be a shame if the future Fuhrer got himself killed over something as trivial as a chess game.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | drama | psychological | 2006 New Pairing


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


Al loved the way his brother's face turned inward, his golden eyes unfocusing and a little smile coming to his face...

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


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


And if he did forget mom's face, what would be next? Her voice? Her smile? The color of her eyes?

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Maes Hughes | angst | drama


With no warning at all, something changed in the air between them, and the fight turned dirty.

rated:M-L-S-V | S×S | Mangaverse | post-series | DF: ch 107 | drama | Al/Ed | 2010 Best New Voices, Adept


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


Neither brother seems willing to speak, but their thoughts dip down into similar wells, dredging up the questions that most haunt them.

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | DF: ep 03 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | blood | dark | drama | ick


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


With Greed, every day was one of those days.

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


They were sharing a bed by necessity that winter, piling all the quilts onto one bed and hiding under them while the little radiator struggled to warm the small room.

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


"How old are you?" The answer was on the wanted posters, of course, but he wanted to check.

rated:M-L | S×S | Alt Universe | action | drama | Various


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


How do you condition the unconditional?

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


I really don't like this body, he thought sadly; if he'd had a face to pout with, he would have.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | angst | drama | redux | Elric Kyoudai


Why was Ed still letting this fear haunt him? How long was the lingering pain of these old wounds going to hang between them?

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


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

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


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


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

rated:G | GEN | drama | Elric Kyoudai


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


Fingertips drifted over curves, up over hips and thighs and the dimple of ribs, and if my eyes were closed, I could have told you in detail every perfect flaw and scar.

rated:K-S | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | drama | introspective | Al/Ed


If killers and empty assassin armor hadn't frightened him, half a foot of park bench shouldn't leave him feeling so useless and pathetic.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | drama | romance


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


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


He recalled lifting it cautiously up to his nose, and then back away from the stinging, spicy herbs along with the smouldering scent of tobacco.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | 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


He hates the military. Maybe he doesn't. Roy and straight-line thinking aren't on speaking terms anymore, though he likes to pretend.

rated:M-S | M×F | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 15 | Riza/Roy | angst | drama


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


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


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


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


He underestimates the little things, like how long it will take him to put his socks on in the morning, and she comes up the stairs when breakfast is long since over to find him crouched over a torn stocking, blinking back furious tears...

rated:M | M+F M×F | Fullmetal | all-series | SP: ep 51 | Ed/Winry | angst | drama | humor


He was a version of his brother if he'd grown up, but fainter, as though he'd been diluted in the bright light of the Gate.

rated:G | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | 2006 Action-Adventure | Van Hohenheim | Ed/Alfons | action | drama


Ed glared at him, and Al sighed. Maybe today wouldn't be a good day for Edward after all.

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


He didn't play anymore, not with reports to file, books to read, notes to scratch out.

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


All it took was a push of his hand and the twist of a small brass key to put it out of sight.

rated:K-L | S+S S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | dark | drama | Al/Ed


He had lost everything in a heartbeat, on a chance, and deserted his brother, although against his will.

rated:M-L | S×S | Fullmetal | what-if | angst | crack | dark | drama | slavery | Pinako/Roy


"Your arm," said Al, smiling apologetically. "It's kind of heavy."

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


They stand and take notes, eyeing him suspiciously, but he doesn't turn to meet their eyes...

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


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

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


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


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

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


They would bow, they would drop into a fighting stand and extend their swords, there would be the shout of en garde. And then she would take him down.

rated:K-V | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: ch 105 | DF: ch 105 | King Bradley | Olivia Mira Armstrong | action | drama | redux | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


"Beautiful," he purred again, a smile curling the edges of his lips, and Roy shivered despite the heat.

rated:K-V | S+S | angst | drama | Kimblee/Roy


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Riza Hawkeye | 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


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


"We don't need those little bastards. We'll make our own family."

rated:M-L-S | M×F | drama | Envy/Sloth


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


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