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Internalized reminiscence by a character on a series of events.


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


And of course, he does not believe in God anyway, and scorns the idea of predestination.

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


His arms weren't big enough to encompass all of himself, and Edward always got the pieces that he couldn't reach.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | general | introspective | Elric Kyoudai


The idiot prince still couldn't be bothered to figure out the different notes and coins, probably because he'd never actually paid for anything in his life.

rated:K-L | S+S | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: Ch. 84 | Edward Elric | Greed | Ling Yao | humor | introspective | UST


Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye stands behind Colonel Roy Mustang, laughing silently about her silly dreams, her hand never straying far from the gun by her side.

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


The human body (or rather, the nearly-human homunculus body) is really an incredible thing.

rated:M-S | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Lust | Sloth | introspective


Falling back into the sun-warmed grass, Al smiled to the skies, offered them his hopes and dreams on a gilded platter of golden eyes.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Alphonse Elric | Wrath | bitter | introspective


And there was a certain look they shared, the one they both used when they thought Ed was being unreasonably stubborn.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 27 | Edward Elric | Izumi Curtis | Roy Mustang | general | introspective


Like other little girls, she wanted to be an actress, the heroine in her own perfect fairytale.

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


Nothing made sense anymore.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | DF: ep 51 | Riza/Roy | angst | introspective


Edward had come into his life, taken over his life; and sometimes Roy wondered what was left of it for him.

rated:G | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | Ed/Roy | introspective | sweet


It seemed, the man thought, that Ed was a lot like the sun -- warm, comforting -- and at a distance.

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


Lust had memories. They were strange, confusing, painful. But she thought maybe she remembered love. Also hate. They seemed, from her perspective, very much alike.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Lust | Sloth | Wrath | introspective | parenthood


Faith, he'd thought, was something he'd learned as a child, squirming on the hard wooden pews.

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


You hide it well behind your bluster and your sulks, but the workings of your mind are at once cunningly devious and ruthlessly simple.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | TWT | Edward Elric | angst | introspective | ???


There were precious few memories remaining, now, dimmed with the passage of time and the years that hed spent lacking a flesh body, but he kept them close to him all the same.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | introspective | sweet | Al/Ed


...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


He gave, and he gave, and he gave, and he could only hope that it was enough.

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


The feeling came more naturally than anything he'd known.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Envy | general | introspective


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


Life, the Fullmetal Alchemist decided viciously, wasn't fair.

rated:K-S | S+S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | drama | introspective


When dealing with the military, it always paid to look ready for inspection. Neatness counted; passion was suspect.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Winry Rockbell | 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


To her, the Philosopher's Stone is blood and fire: his fire, her blood.

rated:K | M+F | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: ch 54 | LanFan/Ling | angst | drama | introspective


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


The question "Why learn?" always stops him; he cannot imagine not wanting to learn.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | introspective


Winry muttered something Scieszka couldn't quite catch, brow furrowed as she leaned in to adjust something on the switchboard.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 50 | Czeska | Winry Rockbell | introspective | redux | sweet


There are things he cannot allow Greed to do.

rated:G | S+S | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: ch 54 | Greed | LanFan/Ling | general | introspective


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


Rubbing at a fading reminder of one such lesson on his left biceps, he hopes she appreciates what a formidable champion shes gained.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | general | introspective | Elric Kyoudai


Grandfathers should want different things for their grandchildren, shouldn't they?

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | SP: ch 60 | Cdr Grumman | Riza Hawkeye | introspective


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


Sometimes, he prays that the hand will come down and Ed will tell him gently they are done, they are going to quit, end the nightmare before it worsens.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 30 | Dante | dark | introspective | redux | Elric Kyoudai


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


The brush began its march through the sunbeam locks, from crown to tail, and Riza pressed her lips to them. "Until then."

rated:K-S | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Riza/Winry | introspective | sap | waff


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


Even so, you still are a manipulative bastard.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 15 | Roy Mustang | angst | drama | introspective


She laughs readily, but no one else, he's sure, has ever seen the double-takes with which she greets his successful deadpan strikes.

rated:G | M×F | Fullmetal | introspective | Izumi/Sig


He wanted Hughes to know how many lines he had crossed in his lifetime.

rated:M-L-V | S+S | Fullmetal | angst | introspective


Sometimes Roy would just hold him for an hour or more, late at night, blind comfort.

rated:K-S | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Al/Roy | general | introspective


And after all, no amount of rain can wash the blood away.

rated:G | GEN | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | angst | introspective | redux


Impress, they had told him. Make us see why we should choose you as one of our own.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | Roy Mustang | drama | introspective


We were the naive kings of all we surveyed, lingering on the hilltop as we stared at our kingdom of ash, of ruins, of dust.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | TWT | SP: ep 51 | dark | introspective | Al/Ed


Alphonse had thought that he must have the bravest brother in the world.

rated:K | S+S | Fullmetal | all-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | fluff | introspective | sweet


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


According to Hughes, Major Mustang was close to promotion and as his subordinate, it was her prerogative to try and help him to reach the next rung of the ladder.

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


Alfons prays for the day when he will return to a far-off Edward, and somehow miraculously find the words, the actions, to call him back from his imaginary world.

rated:K | S+S | Shambhala | post-series | Ed/Alfons | angst | introspective


There is no way Alfons knows what he does to him.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Shambhala | post-series | Ed/Alfons | introspective | pwp | sweet


Envy could rip him and all the worlds in two.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Envy/Roy | angst | introspective