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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


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

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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | fluff


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


Ed liked him this way -- so why did it make him so furious to have to deal with Al caring one way or another about him?

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


He didn't die of natural causes, oh no — the old man clung to life tenaciously.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | humor | parody


You don't want to see spicy photos of my gorgeous girlfriend?

rated:K | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | SP: up to ch 62 | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | humor


I, the stray dog of the desert, who sloped long and pale, slashed to ribbons, across the moonlight sands on my journey to God.

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


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


Twelve drabbles to make up a year.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


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


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


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


"You don't think doing grown up things makes you look older?" Ed said after a while.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Jean Havoc | angst


The Full Metal Alchemist, of course, accepted his assignment with all the gravity due his station.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Card Captor Sakura | crack | crossover | humor


Greed has one, fundamental, flaw.

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


Ed's birthday had passed a little over a month ago, while they were still with Sensei.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


It was so terribly painful, really, the way he would smile when he was about to cry.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | general | sweet


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


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


"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


But we the people of Ishvar endure, by the grace and mercy of Ishvarra we endure, and so long as we live we will remember.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst


I didn't understand that, didn't comprehend why being clean for going into the earth was a good thing until much later...

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Trisha Elric | bitter | drama | tragic


"Just who're you calling..." Edward's voice stuttered to a halt as he saw where the man was pointing. "...short?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Gundam Wing | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | action | drama | 354th FG HQ


"You're late," Ed tells him flatly. "You should have been here one minute and forty four seconds ago."

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | angst | intense


If Ed had his way, his allowance (and all of Roy's salary) would be spent entirely on the most expensive brand of dog food to have ever existed.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | DF: ep 01 | Edward Elric | Nina Tucker | Roy Mustang | angst | humor


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


What was it like, Father mine, to die and to be resurrected again?

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


The feel of hands on his shoulders woke him, one metal and one flesh, and it was the chill in human fingers that told him how cold the night had grown while he slept.

rated:K-L | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | drama | general | sweet


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


The chi flows in its circuits through the body, just as blood pulses through the veins.

rated:K-V | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | SP: up to ch 62 | Scars Brother | Scar


In a blur of red and flying braid, Ed is on his knees before her.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | crack | humor


Ed began to understand why some people talked to themselves.

rated:M-L-S-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 48 | Edward Elric | angst | dark | drama | torture | prisonfic


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


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


Alfons Heiderich, this universe's most cruel mistake, came round from the other side of the crumbling brick wall, and Ed found himself again wondering if the man existed solely for his personal torment.

rated:K-L | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric


The dizzy whiteness rushed over him again; bright, hurting, noisy, afraid, hard, can't remember, Niisan...

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


He tilted his jaw and the kid struck the match, lit it, lifted it to his cigarette.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | drama


She hasn't learned not to weep — only to weep without tears.

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


"This," Edward said authoritatively, "is bullshit."

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | blanketfic | humor


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


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

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


Winly was touched, really, that even after two years without seeing one another, Ed still wrote her letters.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | drama


It wasn't easy to imagine how he had been mistaken, because Al could swear that even from a distance, a hanged man looked very different from a tent post.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 17 | 2006 Action-Adventure | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | Winry Rockbell | action | angst | drama


With two younger sisters himself, he knew well that siblings quarreled, but never to this extent.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | crack | humor


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


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


It was a game they often played, what would they do once they got their bodies back.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | angst | fluff