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


The staff look at each other, look at their automail bottle-opener, and prepare to duck.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | humor | 354th FG HQ


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


He hadn't asked Hughes to follow him to this place.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | drama | alcohol | 2006 New Pairing


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


All a very neat, very efficient system, Kessler thought; raw material and outgoing product in perfect balance, a regular production line built into flesh.

rated:M-L-S | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | torture


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


...it's making up for years with a date and flowers by alternately giving her the good, and then the bad, and then the good, and then the bad, and then the horrible.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: ch 15, ch 39 | Riza Hawkeye | drama | humor


Ed looked down at the camera again, and smiled an evil, evil smile.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor | Elric Kyoudai | 354th FG HQ


The lilacs would wither all too soon, but until then she intended to indulge herself, carrying the scent of home with her wherever she went.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | Maria Ross | angst


Unfortunately, Winry's 'own devices' were becoming the death of Pinako's various household devices.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Winry Rockbell | humor


Ed remembered that Al's first word was 'Mama', and his second one was 'Niichan'.

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


What kind of stupid creature would walk willingly and calmly to its own violent, brutal death?

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Wrath | angst | dark


In the file were pictures of the alchemist's circle where the boys had attempted to bring back their mother.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Elric Kyoudai


"Honestly, Fullmetal, I'm beginning to think that you're more trouble than you're worth."

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | angst | drama


"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


Hope — he could almost reach out and touch that hope, hours away, maybe, just a few ticks of the clock and an array or two later and it could be real.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | angst


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


On August 30th, Ed's world was turned upside-down.

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


“Sir,” he says, and Roy could be imagining it, but he thinks Falman’s usually flat tone has a hint of panic in it.  “Have you read this memo yet?”

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Heymans Breda | Jean Havoc | Kain Fuery | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | Vato Falman | humor


If Al hadn't known how often the older boy feigned unconsciousness in order to stave off these visits, he might have been fooled.

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


That day, Ed had pulled his hair out of a braid and tied it up into a neat ponytail.

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


He mostly trusted his brother to be able to put a nearly-three-year-old to bed by himself, but...Al should probably check, just to be sure.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alicia Hughes | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | humor


Brother likes to pretend that he doesn't care what goes on in the military unless it directly affects him. Or, you know, directly offends him. One or the other.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | humor | 354th FG HQ


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


Trisha looked up in surprise to see her guest in the open doorway, barely casting a shadow in the sunlight that streamed in around her.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Pinako Rockbell | Trisha Elric | drama


They are his signposts and self-inscriptions, cordoning off the book as his own, as something he possesses.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Roy Mustang | drama


Hohenheim had been familiar with death, but his own still took him by surprise.

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


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


Thank you for your resumes, gentlemen.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | SP: up to ch 28 | Bido | Dorchet | Greed | Loa | Marta


Not a fairy, then, Alfons thought in disappointment. The fairies in stories weren't usually so foul-mouthed and excitable, anyway.

rated:G-L | GEN | Alt Universe | post-series | DF: ep. 51 | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | crack | humor


What things Envy learns of his master's nature, of his future and his past alike, are those things which he has divined on his own, and nothing more.

rated:K-V | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | SP: ep 51 | 2006 Action-Adventure | Envy | angst | drama


"My birthday?" Ed's eyes widened. "You remembered it!"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff | humor


Al wonders, a little, what it's like to live inside Ed's head now.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | angst | Elric Kyoudai


He knew, as he had never known before, his own body; the strength and flexibility in every limb, every joint, every bone.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | action | angst | death


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


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


"It's getting worse," his brother said as he came in the door.

rated:G | GEN | dark


A collection of short fics. Pairings and warnings listed individually.

rated:M-L | GEN S+S | Fullmetal |


Are you listening to me, Lieutenant Hawkeye?

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 25 | drama | redux | 354th FG HQ


“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


In another life, Envy thought he'd make a great actor.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | Envy | noncon


You're the only person on earth who will ever be able to read this message.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | sidestory: Composition | angst | sweet | wingfic


"I'm told by Mr. Mason that you resisted being fed, and he had you punished for that."

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


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 kid is easily recognizable by his golden hair and eyes, his automail arm and leg, and the obvious chip on the shoulder.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | DF: ep 01 | sidestory: The Path Not Taken | humor


"I swear it's a crime," Ed addressed the ceiling.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff


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


Death overtook Hohenheim unexpectedly on the road to knowledge.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | Van Hohenheim


"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