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No romantic plot or subplot; no identifiable pairings outside canonical relationships.


Mustang's men watched her warily from their desks, all twitchy and afraid to meet her eye. That was good: nervous dogs were easier to train.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | vignette | Heymans Breda | Olivia Mira Armstrong | 354th FG HQ


Al should've never told his mother the box was a present for Winry.

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


A collection of 100 word ficlets.

rated:M-L | GEN S×S | Fullmetal | Ed/Roy | Ed/Winry | angst | drama | fluff | gore | humor | pwp | Al/Ed | Izumi/Sig


The boy's brother stretches out a flesh-and-blood hand towards her, and at that moment she hates him, hates them all.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 45 | Lust | drama


"This is blackmail," Ed growled, but he pulled open the bathroom door.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | general


A false peace, rotten at the roots: he would dream for the rest of his life of the brother he could not touch and think those dreams his due.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | angst


The pretenses stopped midway through the second cigarette.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Jean Havoc | Zolf J. Kimblee | drama


If she cries, he may have to kill her. He can't stand that sound any longer.

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | DF: ep 01 | The Rage of Swords Arc | Edward Elric | Shou Tucker | angst | dark


Al's slightly hollow voice positively echoed with embarrassment but he bravely soldiered on...

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Grand Prize at AnimeFest2004 | Offsite Award | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Pinako Rockbell | Winry Rockbell


“Brother, don’t be ungrateful! Ling is trying very hard to teach you proper use of the Xingian language!”

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | Lan Fan | Ling Yao | general | humor


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

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


...Edward saw red - but he took a couple of deep breaths before answering. He knew a real kicker now, thanks to Hawkeye.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor


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


Envy mused that this was what it sounded like when a spirit broke, a large pop of a fictitious heart, the snapsnapsnap of each rib cage.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | SP: ep 40 | angst


"This one's for you, Al." Edward swore, raised the glass to his lips, and braced for the impact.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | angst | fluff | Elric Kyoudai


Greed has one, fundamental, flaw.

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


Roy was silent when Maes came back several minutes later. If he heard the sounds of retching from the bathroom, he didn't say.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | angst | drama | redux


But the harsh light of early morning sharpens the hard angles of desperation on Al's face so instead Ed smiles, all teeth, and lies, "Of course."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Pinako Rockbell | Winry Rockbell | drama


"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


Surrounded by foes, he passed through them unseen, unheard, unmarked — one more gray ghost among the damned.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | Lieutenant Yoki | Scar


And everyone knows, when a homunculus is in trouble, there’s only one place to go!

rated:G | GEN | Alt Universe | Who Framed Roger Rabbit? | Alphonse Elric | Greed | crack | fusion | humor


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

rated:G | GEN | drama | Elric Kyoudai


If Al could have frowned suspiciously, he would have.  Instead he relied on his expressive vocal stylings as he propped his brother upright.  “What’s in that glass, Brother?”

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Ling Yao | humor | alcohol


"Pretty!" she says, and kneels to press her palms to the curls and knots chalked on the stones. "Papa! Did you drawed this? What's it for?"

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 8 | Nina Tucker | drama | horror


Twelve drabbles to make up a year.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


The advantage to being so distinctive-looking was that sometimes Edward didn't have to look for people; they found him first.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | angst | prisonfic


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


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


Ed meets his eyes, holds them, and then -- slowly, painfully, but deliberately, traces his free hand in a line across his throat.

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | dark | drama | gore | squick


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


As stated in the catalog, our Model 436b Hairless Ape is highly customizable, designed with the discerning deity in mind.

rated:G | GEN | Alt Universe | humor | parody


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 | ???


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


"You'll be up against the wall before you know it, Mustang, right where you belong, eating the bullets of a firing squad for breakfast."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | TWT | Roy Mustang | action | angst | politics


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


I didn't know on the phone. I didn't know on the train.

rated:G | GEN | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | angst | redux


"...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


Ah. Fans. He preens slightly into his coat, sits up just a little taller on his haunches. Fans he knows how to deal with.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | fluff | humor


Al thought of Martel, of Nina. He didn't want to be a chimera.

rated:M-L | GEN | Mangaverse | angst | dark | genderswitch | noncon


Okay, his hair wasn't brushed, and it had been a while since he'd gotten a bath, but he didn't think it was anything to blush at.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Edward Elric | Winry Rockbell | humor


At night, curled shivering on the layers of musty damp leaves under the glimmering stars, Ed lay silently and thought of unspeakable unknowns...

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | 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


I had asked him, thinking she would say yes, that everything would be okay, that no one would tell my brother no because I know I never could.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal |


"You could have roped in the typing pool instead, they moon over the Colonel all the time."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | humor


Like the touch of Izumi-mommy's hand in mine, like her voice in my ears.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 27-30 | Izumi Curtis | drama | 2004 First Kiss, Gen


It was a big world out there, full of more possibilities than either of them could dream of.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | drama | sweet


"We ought to have a toast," Ed says, frowning into the depths of his bottle. "They always do when they're having a drink in someone's memory."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Winry Rockbell | angst | humor


He looks like he wants to scold Ed for swearing, but is afraid to; at the thought, Ed forces his expression to soften, and gives his little brother a wan smile.

rated:M-L | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | angst | ref. noncon | sweet | prisonfic


"Well... Brother does that, every so often. He really should think before he tries to attack people."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Roy Mustang | humor | Elric Kyoudai


"What do you mean, you're PREGNANT?" Ed yelled through the door.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | SP: ep 28 | Izumi Curtis | humor | parody | Elric Kyoudai | mpreg