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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


He decided, then, quite firmly, that he wasn't ever going to drink coffee again, with anybody. It was too risky.

rated:G-S | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | Edward Elric | Maes Hughes | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | humor


Ed imagined Al's expression would look something like Fletcher's did right now.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Fletcher Tringham | fluff


He even dragged out his Best Manners for the occasion, the ones his mother had taught him so long ago.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | general | sweet | 354th FG HQ


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


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


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


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


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

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


But they were no longer young, and they no longer lived together, and Al wouldn't embarrass his brother in front of their hosts by trying to take care of him.

rated:G | M+F | Mangaverse | post-series | Edward Elric | Al/Winry | Riza/Roy | drama | alcohol


What do you know, he wanted to scream, what do you know about my brother, what hes gone through and how far hes — weve — come?

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


Ed should have remembered this from that month on the island, back when he was a kid: you can only be in the great outdoors so long before you start dreaming of hot showers. And of dumping the people you're travelling with in them.

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


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


Hadn't he survived a month on a deserted island when he was ten, equipped only with a little knife and one pair of shorts? He was tough. He was rugged. He could fall asleep anywhere. He could totally do this.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: Up to Chapter 83 | Darius | Edward Elric | Greed | Heinkel | Ling Yao | Ed/Ling


Some of the details he needed, of course, they wouldn't have; no non-alchemist would know. And most of the details they had, he didn't want.

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


Ling was an expert at this shit, he really was: making Ed feel too bad to say no to him, throwing out weird, cheeseball compliments that made his cheeks fire and froze his brain before he could brush them off

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Mangaverse | mid-series | SP: Up to Chapter 83 | Edward Elric | Ling Yao | Ed/Ling


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


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


"Oh, what would YOU know? said Winry. "You've never looked at a girl in your life."

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | TWT | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Winry Rockbell | humor | sweet


Um, you mustve learned that from Colonel Bastard. Youd better not be flashing that at the nurses. Or at me, ever, ever again.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | post-series | DF: ch 107 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Jean Havoc | humor


Winry had never gotten to appreciate the leather pants in her current position as the person who got to unzip them.

rated:M-L-S | M×F | Mangaverse | post-series | SP: up to ch 108 | DF: ch 105 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Winry Rockbell | Ed/Winry | Paninya


Ed did not want to die without seeing Alphonse again.

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


And if he did forget mom's face, what would be next? Her voice? Her smile? The color of her eyes?

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Maes Hughes | angst | drama


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


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


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

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | TWT | Edward Elric | drama | 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 only problem was that Ed didn't know what the heck "getting some" was or what he was being congratulated for.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | fluff | humor


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


They shared the same eyes, the same hair, and a level of intelligence ... and sometimes, Ed felt far too much like he was his father's son.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 51 | Edward Elric | Van Hohenheim | general


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


Neither brother seems willing to speak, but their thoughts dip down into similar wells, dredging up the questions that most haunt them.

rated:K | GEN | Fullmetal | pre-series | DF: ep 03 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | blood | dark | drama | ick


And after all, no amount of rain can wash the blood away.

rated:G | GEN | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | angst | introspective | redux


"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


"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


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


He remembered finding himself asking why the Fullmetal Alchemist would be the one to patch his own clothes.

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


"You know it's a good thing I heal almost immediately, because otherwise I'd be so sore, I'd never get anywhere in the story."

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Mangaverse | SP: movie | Edward Elric | crack | humor | pwp | meta


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


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

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


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


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


It was kind of ironic, and kind of inconvenient, that Rush Valley, the capital city of automail, was also hot as hell for half the year.

rated:K-L | M+F | Mangaverse | post-series | DF: from ch 105 | Edward Elric | Winry Rockbell | Ed/Winry


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


Of course he came through the window.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Mangaverse | post-series | SP: up to ch 108 | DF: from ch 105 | Alphonse Elric | Edward Elric | Ling Yao | Ed/Ling


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


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

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


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


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


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