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Whether or No

Liza met him on the battlefield, when he snapped his fingers and blew a sniper she just couldn’t reach to bloody pulp. He was barely three years older than her and already an officer, already a State Alchemist, and she … Continue reading

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Where He Stays

His shoulder aches if he leans on it too long; when he moves, he can feel the cloth sticking to the rotten patches beneath. It makes him uncomfortable, so he sits very straight and tries not to touch anything. He’s … Continue reading

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What Remains

Contrary to popular belief, heroes do not always age gracefully. Time is sometimes colder to them than the ordinary layman, and there is always a point where even the glamour of fame wears thin. Edward doesn’t walk quite as fast … Continue reading

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And On This Night

Fullmetal moves the same way asleep as he does awake: sharp, quick motions that are interspersed with stretches of near-deathly stillness, which are the closest he comes to pliable. When he has a nightmare, one of the truly bad ones, … Continue reading

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An Office Relationship

The trouble with having one’s relationship as an open secret was that no one looked the other way. As long as it wasn’t official, even if everyone knew what was going on, people would stop to gawk, or stare, or … Continue reading

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mirror pieces

Fullmetal smells like blood and steel, even freshly-showered and laundered towel wrapped around his shoulders. The bruises on his cheek are very dark against his pale skin. One long jagged slash runs from the edge of a prominent collarbone and … Continue reading

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Memento

He saw it in a marketplace of some city or other–one of a dozen, a hundred cities and villages they passed through in the course of a year. While his brother haggled with an old man for a set of … Continue reading

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Hammock

Hoenheim put the hammock up before he left; she can remember lying in his arms as they swung gently, and the sound of his heartbeat in her ear. Sometimes, she stares at it, watching it sway in the breeze. It … Continue reading

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for waiting now

Should anyone outright question her, Winry won’t deny she hasn’t at least thought about it. After all, Edward Elric is smart and handsome, moves with grace–and not a single girl in Rizenbul doesn’t remember how utterly devoted he was–is!–to his … Continue reading

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Follow Through

Sometimes he dreams of walking down long, narrow black hallways, where hands stretch from the walls and pluck at his hair and clothes. He walks to the echo of his footsteps and a low, almost subliminal sound. It takes him … Continue reading

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echo

Rose looks at him sometimes, and thinks she knows why his brother loved him so. He’s always careful with her son, with the dog; he’s always so studious when he’s helping Winry or Pinako, and there is a light in … Continue reading

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The First Date

“I prefer people like my older brother … I’m sorry, Lieutenant, you’re not my type, so–“ There were precisely three small cracks in the plaster of the wall opposite to his desk; Havoc had counted them multiple times over the … Continue reading

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Housewarming

cowritten with Harukami “You look stupid,” Ed informed Roy in no uncertain terms, wrinkling his nose at Roy’s suit. It was easier to stare at that atrocity rather than meeting his eyes. “Who the fuck are you gonna impress like … Continue reading

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farrago

War comes to Amestris, and that is when he goes to enlist: not out of any patriotic duty (though he fakes it well, and is young and bright-eyed enough to pull it off), but because he is bored. The small … Continue reading

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The World Apart

He did not come to the war until near the end, when the Fuhrer gave the word and sent his State Alchemists to Ishbar, even those who’d earned their watches only the month previously. His mother and father both wept … Continue reading

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