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The color red was a distraction. The color red was him. Him--Mustang's own constant distraction, the waving red banner amidst the dull color that painted his everyday life.

rated:M-S | S×S | Mangaverse | mid-series | Edward Elric | angst | dark | Roy/__ | 2010 Best New Voices, Neophyte


If Al began to forget things, then Edward would remember anything and everything for the both of them.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | DF: ep 24 | Edward Elric | drama


Alfons swears he doesn't need glasses - and maybe he doesn't, if he can see such phenomena as the Gegenschein light--but up close he has trouble like this.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | drama


It was getting kind of depressing, though, by the time the color red alone would make him wonder about the child; the flash of a cardinal, a sprig of bright berries, the gaudiness of nighttime tavern lights, and the scarlet lipstick of bar women.

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


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


But he glanced behind himself for Winly, and it was a terrible, bittersweet thing.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | angst | drama | romance


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


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


"You. Boy by the window who's been doodling all the way through. What would be the result of this equation?"

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | drama | general | humor


That was the problem with girls these days... they just didn't know how to deal with a little pain.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Edward Elric | OC | Pinako Rockbell | humor


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


What he remembered of ice cream, more than the taste, was how messy it had always been.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Riza Hawkeye | angst | drama


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


Bravado. Make them regret they ever talked to you.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 40 | Edward Elric | angst | drama | prisonfic


"I want to bring father back for her," Al had whispered the week before Christmas fell.

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


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


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

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


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

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


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


She'd barely managed not to wail But it's Yoletide! and prove herself both spoiled brat and country bumpkin.

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


"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


Stay observant! Amestris needs you!

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: up to ch 84 | Darius | Edward Elric | Greed | Heinkel | Ling Yao | Ed/Ling


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


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

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


He was only human though, and he had given into his rage at having to deal with Edward's dysfunction--and now Edward was gone, and it looked more and more like he might not be coming back.

rated:M-V | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: movie | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | dark


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


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


"...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


It was just as his body heat was beginning to bring the sheets up to a reasonable temperature that the noise caught his ears- an ugly scraping sound, unnatural and harsh in the silence of early morning hours.

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


This really was turning out to be a day of surprises, thought Roy.

rated:K-L-V | S+S | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: up to ch 35-ish | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | Ed/Roy | action | humor | UST


Alphonse worried, but was rapidly won over by his brother's promises.

rated:G | GEN | Shambhala | post-series | SP: movie | Alfons Heiderich | Edward Elric | angst


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


It would be a shame if the future Fuhrer got himself killed over something as trivial as a chess game.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | drama | psychological | 2006 New Pairing


They were good boys, and smart, and she trusted them to stay mostly out of trouble. Mostly.

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


This is the smell of ozone from a lightning strike. This is fear.

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


"And search for free porn." Havoc pointed out.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Maes Hughes | drama | humor | 354th FG HQ


You've only been awake for thirty-six hours, staged a coup, fought a bunch of monsters and nearly died a few times. It's not as if you've had a tough day.

rated:M-L-V | GEN | Mangaverse | post-series | SP: up to ch 108 | DF: ch 105 | Dr Marcoh | Alex Louis Armstrong | Alphonse Elric | Cdr Grumman | Dr Knox | Edward Elric | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | death | mystery


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


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


Edward Elric was in an exceedingly bad mood.

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


As much as he loved his family, Alphonse Elric wouldn't have traded these moments alone for anything.

rated:K-L | M×F S×S | Fullmetal | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Czeska | Edward Elric | Izumi Curtis | OC | Winry Rockbell | angst | sap | Various


"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


He can still feel in his cheeks the faint scratch of beard against skin when his father kissed him there.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Van Hohenheim | angst | drama


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


Ed did not want to die without seeing Alphonse again.

rated:M-L-V | S+S | Fullmetal | TWT | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | dark | drama


Fullmetal smiled a long, slow smile, the sort that promised evil things were in the near future, and put his boots up on Roy's desk.

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


It was a lousy day, depressing and the color of the sky on his way home reminded Ed of the color of the Gate and he just felt helpless and sorry and lonely and bad.

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


"Well, I guess she can't keep him away from every bitch in heat around this place."

rated:K-L | GEN | Mangaverse | TWT | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | humor | 354th FG HQ


An alchemical reaction of the most ancient kind: sitting down to eat as though filling the stomach could replace the gap in one's heart.

rated:K-L-V | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 25 | DF: ep 30 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | action | angst | drama | intense | ref. noncon | 354th FG HQ


Tomorrow: having to talk to fucking Hohenheim. The day after tomorrow: the apocalypse. No pressure, eh?

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: up to ch 84 | Darius | Edward Elric | Greed | Heinkel | Ling Yao | Ed/Ling