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Internalized reminiscence by a character on a series of events.


He wanted to be able to do something like that; tangle limbs and lips and know what it was like to not have a responsibility.

rated:K | M+F | Fullmetal | DF: ep 30 | Ed/Winry | introspective | sweet | Al/OC


There was one thing that Edward had missed above all others.

rated:K | S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | Edward Elric | general | introspective


It is what people say to him because they cannot think of any other way to relate to him, this boy who has the heavy title of 'Full Metal Alchemist'.

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | introspective


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


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


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


See him move, see him train, see him jump into that air and swing his leg in a complete arch before he lands heavily to the ground in a perfect execution of Sensei's teachings.

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


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


There were precious few memories remaining, now, dimmed with the passage of time and the years that he’d 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


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


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


She remembers the dreamlike way the pieces seemed to sit on the board—on account of the light, maybe, or perhaps her own faltering memory.

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


Alfons is a scientific man, and Edward is his paradox.

rated:G | S+S | Shambhala | Ed/Alfons | 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


"Now, Earth-type world, yes? Spoken language identified as late pre-Galactic English."

rated:M-L | GEN | Alt Universe | TWT | First Place (popular); Second Place (juried) | Green Lion Winner | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | crack | drama | fusion | introspective | 2009 Brave New Worlds, Original


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


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


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


Because he had said one year; and dammit, he meant it.

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


What he really wanted to know was something else - a question of 'why', quite likely.

rated:G | S×S | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Ed/Roy | 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 | ???


It was such a beautiful way to die.

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


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 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


Nothing made sense anymore.

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


For now, he has mastered one world, two worlds; they have mastered him as well, and he is tired.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Edward Elric | angst | drama | introspective


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

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


Yet there are still nights that he wakes up to find his hand clutched by a seated Al, who laughs his hollow laugh and asks if he's okay, even though he does not remember screaming.

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


She clung to him so tightly that his skin was white under her fingertips.

rated:M-L-S | M×F | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 40 | Rosé/Scar | angst | introspective | pwp


Even so, you still are a manipulative bastard.

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


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

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


When the lines didn't matter, when the lungs weren't working in labor of sweet industry worlds, then it was so easy to see where they might be all born of the same blood.

rated:M-S | M×F S×S | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | Van Hohenheim | age difference | dark | introspective


He has lots of women like her, who would like to be his anchor, and too many of them confuse that for throwing themselves head first into the ocean.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | pre-series | introspective | sweet | Hohenheim/Trisha


Mustang is possessed, maybe, but not with the feverish intensity that will someday be the trademark of the Full Metal Alchemist.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | introspective


The taste of arsenic is golden, addictive, even it does pave the road to hell.

rated:G | S×S | Shambhala | Ed/Alfons | angst | introspective


"We'll have you patched up in no time." Edward announced, slicing the leather into short, precise strips. It was irrational, but somehow Alphonse hated those words.

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | general | introspective | Elric Kyoudai


She feels like an intruder, eyes watching her from empty rooms, and every stair is a memory she dares not to disturb.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | angst | introspective


Greed has one, fundamental, flaw.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 34 | Greed | 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


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

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


Brother wasn't the only one hiding his fears; I was so afraid everything I knew was a lie -- that our brotherhood was a lie.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 24 | Edward Elric | introspective | redux | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


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


He can hear their strained breathing but that's all, and he's never liked the General's silence and he likes Ed's even less.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | 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


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


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


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 Mustang often looked back on his wedding night, recalling what he had thought about his subordinates; even now, they were his family, his safety, his friends.

rated:G | M×F | Fullmetal | post-series | Riza/Roy | introspective | sweet