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12 November 2015 @ 08:38 am
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, 4 Recs, Riza Hawkeye/Roy Mustang  
I finished watching both series of Fullmetal Alchemist for the first time recently, first the '03 anime and then Brotherhood, and while I liked but didn't feel that strongly about Roy and Riza during the '03 series, OH MAN, I shipped the two of them together so hard in Brotherhood.

Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Pairing: Riza Hawkeye/Roy Mustang
Title: Dinner For Two, And Subterfuge Too
Author: sceptick
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/839430
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 4346 words; complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This story is competency porn with a grounded, underlying sense of ache. Roy and Riza go undercover on a date, and it showcases both their working relationship (and all the ways they communicate without speaking, how good they are at their jobs) and the yearning underneath it all, the few, simple moments when they can drop the act and all the times that they can’t.

Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Pairing: Riza Hawkeye/Roy Mustang
Title: Another Military Party
Author: bookelfe
Link: http://bookelfe.livejournal.com/171194.html
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 6302 words; complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This is such a beautifully restrained fic - there are all sorts of political and emotional currents and character notes, centered around a simple military ball. There’s Roy and General Armstrong, ridiculously dancing together in a way that nails the humor of the anime, there’s the fundamental creepiness of the Fuhrer and his son, and there’s Roy and Riza, kept apart even when so many things between them have such depth and such history.

Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Pairing: Riza Hawkeye/Roy Mustang
Title: Five Times Roy Mustang And Riza Hawkeye Didn't Have Sex (But Wanted To)
Author: zauberer_sirin
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/61137
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Word Count/WIP?: 5814 words; complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This story is so hot and so full of yearning - it’s sexual attraction without being able to do anything about it, because of the path chosen and the history between these two broken people. Really (really) sexy, and tinged with the suffocating sense of not being able to make the choices you would if you were free, with an ultimately hopeful ending.

Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Pairing: Riza Hawkeye/Roy Mustang
Title: rummaging in our souls
Author: ohmytheon
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2180364
Rating/Warning(s): G
Word Count/WIP?: 7547 words; complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers

Why This Must Be Read: This is a daemon AU, which touches on key moments in Roy and Riza’s linked past, plus daemons. I love the world building done to weave daemons into the FMA universe, and the way daemons open up both of these restrained characters in subtle, wonderful ways - and substituting the almost overwhelming intimacy of touching another person’s daemon for sex works ridiculously, stupidly well for these two.