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[personal profile] damalur
Title: Allegiance
Authors: Bookwrm389
Characters: Team Mustang (with Roy/Riza)
Length: 94k
Summary: When the Eastern Rebellion came to an end, one man looked on his comrades with the eyes of a king. One by one, we became his soldiers and he became our leader. We are Colonel Roy Mustang's most loyal subordinates, and these are our stories.

Really fantastic story that takes the time to examine each of Roy's subordinates in context of their relationship with him. The writing could use a little polishing in places, but overall that's a minor flaw in the face of how encompassing and thoughtful each chapter is. I love how Roy's layers are peeled back gradually, but while he is the center of the piece, the rest of the characters are given just as much room to speak and grow. I found myself particularly enjoying Breda and his interactions with Havoc.

Riza's chapter is pretty heavy on the Royai, as is the epilogue, but the other parts are more subtle on the shippy moments. Should be enjoyable for anyone who prefers gen, too.

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6500231/1/Allegiance
damalur: (fma • burn this city down)
[personal profile] damalur
Title: Selfish Favors
Author: Turdle
Characters: Riza/Roy, ensemble
Length: 27k (WIP)
Summary: Roy Mustang was fairly certain that Riza Hawkeye had no intentions of retiring just to settle down, and for that he loved her. However, when it appears that he’ll have to run for Office after Grumman's retirement, Roy proposes she become something more to him - a First Lady and a political partner. After all, every powerful man has an even more powerful woman standing behind him.

If I try to talk too much about this story I'll end up writing a six thousand word essay on all the reasons I boarded the USS Hawkeye/Mustang (hint: there are a lot of them), but suffice to say that this fic has an excellent plot, excellent characterization, and was written specifically to combat the rash of stories where Riza resigns from the military to become the Fuhrer's wife.

While I suspect it's been abandoned (the last update was in 2011), it was originally written as a oneshot and stands pretty well on its own.

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/281805
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[personal profile] damalur
Title: Play to Win / A Game for Two Players
Author: [personal profile] lightgetsin
Characters: Roy/Ed, ensemble
Length: ~26,000 words
Summary: Ed loses his virginity, and then his inhibitions. Roy loses his mind. ["The Bastard is not in love with me, and I can prove it. With science!"]

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood has brought me more joy than I've found in anime in years (most don't even hold my attention past the first two episodes anymore, which means I rewatch Gundam Wing ceaselessly), and I was delighted to discover that not only is there a top-notch fandom but also that a great deal of the fic is housed on LiveJournal.

[personal profile] lightgetsin writes a fantastic Roy and an even better Ed; the sequel, from Ed's point of view, snaps and sparkles along effortlessly. It's the way the author captures how Ed thinks that raises this above the level of mere comedic romance.

Play to Win: http://lightgetsin.livejournal.com/290444.html
A Game for Two Players: http://lightgetsin.livejournal.com/305473.html

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