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Fullmetal Alchemist, 10 recs, various pairings

Right, someone else needs to get onto it, because I don't want to be the only one spamming this page.

Fandom Category: Fullmetal Alchemist (manga/Brotherhood)
Pairing: Riza Hawkeye/Roy Mustang, Winry Rockbell/Edward Elric, some May Chang/Alphonse Elric, Lan Fan/Ling Yao
Fic Title: Flowers of Antimony
Author: Lady Norbert
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6813723/1/Flowers-of-Antimony
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Family, Romance, Humour
WIP?: No, completed.

Why This Must Be Read: "Fullmetal, you're the only guy I know who can turn getting married into an international incident." Ed's wedding plans get disrupted when unknown forces attack Central City.

With a summary like that, what can I say? This is a wonderful ensemble story, with a mix of humour, solid plotting, romance, and good characterisation. Assume post-series spoilers. I thought the domestic and the adventure were well balanced, too. This is the first part of the Elemental Chess trilogy (and my favourite), so there's more if you haven't got enough.



Fandom Category: Fullmetal Alchemist (manga/Brotherhood)
Pairing: Olivier Armstrong/Miles
Fic Title: The Landscape After Cruelty
Author: Cinaed
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/157168
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and up (sexual content, references to genocide)
Genre: Drama
WIP?: Completed oneshot.

Why This Must Be Read: Miles stands at her door for a long moment before he knocks. SPOILERS for the Northern Fortress arc.

This isn't really a romantic story, but I really liked how it handled Miles coping with his place at the fort. Miles and Olivier are both drawn as convincingly as they were in the manga -- Olivier with her ferocity, Miles with his composure.



Fandom Category: Fullmetal Alchemist (first anime)
Pairing: Lust/Scar
Fic Title: Every Star a Grain of Sand
Author: Alchemist Experiment
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2777342/1/Every-Star-a-Grain-of-Sand
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Romance/Spiritual
WIP?: No. Oneshot.

Why This Must Be Read: Lust wonders if there is such a thing as fate, and what it means for her and the man that haunts her dreams. SPOILERS for episode 42 of the first anime.

Lust grieves. I really like the quiet contemplation in this story, the integration of backstory into the present.



Fandom Category: Fullmetal Alchemist (first anime/film)
Pairing: Winry Rockbell/Roy Mustang
Fic Title: The Lotus Eaters
Author: Camudekyu
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6371250/1/The-Lotus-Eaters
Rating/Warning(s): M (nonexplicit sex, alcohol, character death (sorta), post-CoS
Genre: Drama/Romance
WIP?: No, oneshot.

Why This Must Be Read: Just two normal people on a train to a funeral.

This is a examination of grief, particularly on Winry's part, and of forgiveness, as characterised by the train ride. I like the dreamy atmosphere it manages to create, grief punctuated with humour.



Fandom Category: Fullmetal Alchemist
Pairing: Winry Rockbell/Edward Elric
Fic Title: Standards
Author: Bookwrm389
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6220523/1/Standards
Rating/Warning(s): T (vague inuendos)
Genre: Romance/Humour
WIP?: No, oneshot.

Why This Must Be Read: Ed stared down Winry's date for the night with an appraising look. At last, he cocked an eyebrow and stuck one automail finger in the smug teen's face. "Alright, you lucky bastard. You've met her standards. The question is...can you meet mine?"

Yeah. Ed sizes up the competition. Sort of. It's a classic for a reason, but with well-handled hilarity that makes it stand out. I go reread when I need a good laugh.



Fandom Category: Fullmetal Alchemist (manga/Brotherhood)
Pairing: Riza Hawkeye/Roy Mustang, Riza Hawkeye/Jean Havoc
Fic Title: Precipice
Author: favilla
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4497917/1/Precipice
Rating/Warning(s): Teen
Genre: Angst/Romance
WIP?: No. Completed Multi-Chapter

Why This Must Be Read: Roy balances the needs of his country with his own - most of the time. (Spoilers for manga chapters 58 & 87)

I debated with myself over whether to include this story or not, but in the end I went for it. I thought the triangle was done in an interesting way, and it approaches Roy and Riza's relationship in a way I normally don't. Same with Jean and Riza, who I would not normally consider in canon. I also really enjoyed the mystery aspect.



Fandom Category: Fullmetal Alchemist (manga/Brotherhood)
Pairing: Winry Rockbell/Edward Elric, May Chang/Alphonse Elric, Riza Hawkeye/Roy Mustang, Greed/Lanfan/Ling Yao
Fic Title: All the Work of My Hands
Author: sixpences
Link: http://penways.livejournal.com/31663.html
Rating/Warning(s): Teen (profanity, kissing)
Genre: Slices of life.
WIP?: No. Oneshot.

Why This Must Be Read: Snapshots, here and there, some three or four years after the epilogue.

A wonderful ensemble story that I particularly liked for the characterisations it gave minor characters. The four main romances (and multitudes of friendships) have their dynamic caught exactly right, despite only appearing for a few paragraphs each. Note to mods - while there is a threesome, it's only one aspect of the story. All other pairings represented are het.



Fandom Category: Fullmetal Alchemist (manga/Brotherhood)
Pairing: Lanfan/Ling Yao
Fic Title: Five things Lan Fan thinks are like breathing
Author: kittu9
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/235465
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Character study
WIP?: No. Oneshot.

Why This Must Be Read: It's not even a muscle memory at this point; it's an instinct. It just happens.

This story is gorgeous! It captures Lanfan's many different sides in just a few paragraphs each - sometimes just a few lines - and does it with grace. Her devotion and relationship with Ling is careful and understated, but very present throughout.



Fandom Category: Fullmetal Alchemist (manga/Brotherhood)
Pairing: Lanfan/Ling Yao
Fic Title: leaves from the vine
Author: turtleducklings
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/638356
Rating/Warning(s): G, spoilers for the end of the series
Genre: Friendship/Romance
WIP?: No. Oneshot.

Why This Must Be Read: She wraps one hand delicately around his bicep and pulls him closer.

It's a powerful read in some fairly short scenes, and manages to portray and continue Lanfan's character into a fully cohesive character arc. Her relationship with Ling is just the right degree of forbidden for me to love.



Fandom Category: Fullmetal Alchemist
Pairing: Winry Rockbell/Edward Elric, May Chang/Alphonse Elric, minor Riza Hawkeye/Roy Mustang
Fic Title: Draped in Wires
Author: Poisoned Scarlet
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6201804/1/Draped-in-Wires
Rating/Warning(s): M, language, nonexplicit sex
Genre: Family/Romance/Humour
WIP?: Yes (currently 73 chapters, but it's a series of oneshots)

Why This Must Be Read: Life after Ed and Al's trip to the west and east respectively. Heavy series spoilers.

This is a post-series set of oneshots that catalogues normal life, without series villains or heavy plots. While there may be no plot, it is hilarious, in easily digestible 1000-word long chapters, and is wonderful for feel-good reading.



Mods, may I have the following tags?
ship: may chang/alphonse elric,
ship: lanfan/ling yao,
ship: lust/scar,
ship: olivier armstrong/miles,
ship: riza hawkeye/jean havoc
Tags: fandom: fullmetal alchemist, ship: lanfan/ling yao, ship: lust/scar, ship: may chang/alphonse elric, ship: olivier armstrong/miles, ship: riza hawkeye/jean havoc, ship: riza hawkeye/roy mustang, ship: winry rockbell/edward elric, ship: winry rockbell/roy mustang
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