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"I know how things work, sir," the boy continued, laying the watch across his lap.

rated:K-V | M+F | Fullmetal | all-series | SP: ep 25 | Maes Hughes | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | angst | drama


"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


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


Of all the castle's "guests," Roy was the only one not allowed to leave. Ever.

rated:M-L | M×F | Fullmetal | Roy Mustang | dark | Various | slavery


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


Around when the hour of nine rolls up to the door, fat as a bellied barfly, Roy has already taken his jacket off the hook and has gone outside to walk.

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


One day Edward was out kicking the crap out of those damn Homunculus with Al...

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | badfic | humor | 2004 First Kiss, Gen


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


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


"When you put it that way--" Roy conceded. "But it does seem improbable. You promised me a murderer, but are you so sure that it was no accident?"

rated:G | S+S | Alt Universe | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | drama | mystery


Yes, something was amiss, and Roy Mustang was going to find out what.

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


He gently turned Ed's head so that he faced the camera, and with just a little luck, Ling would catch that amazing expression Ed always had when he came.

rated:M-L-S | S×S | Mangaverse | mid-series | Roy Mustang | crossdressing | humor | Ed/Ling
prequel: Food Fight |


According to Hughes, Major Mustang was close to promotion and as his subordinate, it was her prerogative to try and help him to reach the next rung of the ladder.

rated:K | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | Riza/Roy | drama | introspective


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


Well, it sure looks like the rumors were true about Wednesday nights, Ed thought, easing inconspicuously along the edges of the room.  But I never knew so many soldiers were gay.

rated:M-S | S×S | Mangaverse | post-series | DF: ch 107 | first time | Kain Fuery | Roy Mustang | humor | Ed/__ | alcohol | first time


"Don't go to sleep," he murmurs into Ed's hair, and thinks of their mother, long ago, telling a story about spinning straw into gold.

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | post-series | Roy Mustang | angst | Elric Kyoudai
prequel: Gloriana |


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


This wasn't really what he'd been expecting from surreptitious wartime sex. He'd thought it would be some kind of quickie round the back of the latrines.

rated:M | S×S | Mangaverse | pre-series | SP: up to ch 62 | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | Zolf J. Kimblee | bdsm | Kimblee/Roy


"When I walked in on you in the bath, Edward, I wasn't expecting Al to be there too."

rated:G | S+S | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 04, 06+ | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | drama | humor


Even though she wasn’t an alchemist, alchemy tended to stake a claim on all who were associated with it.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | SP: ch 60 | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | drama | introspective


Ed did not want to die without seeing Alphonse again.

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


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


It’s February in Central. There’s nothing better to do.

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | post-series | Jean Havoc | Roy Mustang | Winry Rockbell | bitter | humor | sweet | alcohol


"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


On Thursdays, Riza Hawkeye usually skipped the morning work and went to the office at noon.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | mid-series | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | drama | introspective | sweet


Roy was enchanted by the sound of her voice, pure like dewdrops in the morning.

rated:G | S+S M×F | Fullmetal | Roy Mustang | humor


Even so, you still are a manipulative bastard.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | post-series | SP: ep 15 | Roy Mustang | angst | drama | introspective


“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


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 two men drank Roy's good whiskey, clinked glasses and Maes exclaimed that It was about damn time.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 25 | Maes Hughes | Roy Mustang | angst | drama | introspective


PR, we need PR, he kept telling himself, but at this point he didn't think he could string more than two sentences together.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | alt-timeline | Roy Mustang | Winry Rockbell | angst


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

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


They could profane the inner sanctum; it would be a perfect cat burglary. Her father would never know a thing.

rated:M-L-S | M×F | Mangaverse | pre-series | SP: up to ch 62 | Berthold Hawkeye | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | Riza/Roy


Only some things, he knew, could be repaired. Not every broken sword could be re-forged.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | mid-series | SP: ep 14-15 | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | drama | redux


He recalled lifting it cautiously up to his nose, and then back away from the stinging, spicy herbs along with the smouldering scent of tobacco.

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


"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


Smug, he'd stayed just long enough to give his report and then had marched straight off to Resembool with Al lagging behind.

rated:K-L | M×F S×S | Brotherhood | post-series | Alphonse Elric | Roy Mustang | general | humor | Ed/Various | 2010 Best New Voices, Adept


He has seen the desert. Seen her scorched and scarred beneath his steady hands. Stepped in her tattered remains, tasted her ashes with every breath.

rated:G | GEN | Mangaverse | SP: ch 60 | Riza Hawkeye | Roy Mustang | drama | introspective


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


Ed opened his mouth, and then closed it. "Visibility is that important to you, huh?" he said.

rated:G | GEN | Fullmetal | TWT | Edward Elric | Roy Mustang | humor | 354th FG HQ


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


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


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


"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


"Don't look so downcast!" orders Mustang, grinning maniacally. "Our honour is at stake! Don't let me down! Sometimes you just have to take one for the team!"

rated:K-L | M+F S+S | Mangaverse | pre-series | SP: no plot spoilers but stars characters we meet up t | Briggs Bears | Buccaneer | Miles | Olivia Mira Armstrong | Roy Mustang | 354th FG HQ | Rebecca Catalina


There were plenty of reasons she might have had two strapping policemen in her apartment first thing in the morning, but none of them involved a tiny, grouchy kid sitting at her kitchen table and scratching the dirt out of the woodgrain with his thum

rated:K-L | GEN | Mangaverse | pre-series | SP: up to Ch 89 | Cdr Grumman | Roy Mustang | Madame Christmas


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


"You finally took my advice and settled down! Not quite what I had in mind, of course, but I'm so happy for you!"

rated:G | M+F | Fullmetal | Roy Mustang | humor