As a matter of fact, I DO have a super awesome Ed and Al playlist!
Here ya go! http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC8431F997B65CA38
Warning: it's just as addicting as my EdWin one.
Oh gosh, a favorite brotherly moment? I have way too many favorites, and I could rant about them for hours... xD I guess I'll just share a couple from each FMA "version".Mangaverse: Aria
, you already shared one of my absolute favorites, so I'll share another one - the part towards the end of chapter 53, when Ed and Al are reunited after he gets out of Gluttony's stomach.
I love how Al just crushes
him in that hug (channeling some Armstrong maybe, lol!), and then he literally falls to his knees, trembling, saying over and over, "You're alright, you're alright..." And then Ed remembers his own anguish when he almost lost Al in the transmutation, and he leans in close and puts a hand on Al's head and murmurs, "Sorry for making you worry." It's a small scene, but it's so heartfelt, and I think the interaction between them both is so intimate there. I love it. Animeverse:
(Oh maannnn...you want bromance? This anime is brimming
with it. I get the feeling that having a brotherly moment between Ed and Al in every episode must have been in the contract or something.) xD There's no possible way I can pick one favorite from it, so I'll just share the first moment where the brothers' relationship - and the whole series in general - started yanking on my heartstrings.
And that would be in episode 3, when Ed is going through his automail surgery. Winry softly asks him to "just bear with us, Ed," and Pinako comments how she's impressed that he's being so brave. And then Ed whispers through gritted teeth, "This pain's nothing...compared to what he's
given up." That's when I thought, wow. This isn't your average sibling relationship; these brothers really have something special.
And that was driven home even further during the sparring scene...when they're arguing over who should restore who, when Ed says, "I don't want to lose you again", and finally when Al says, "From now on, there isn't anything that can pull us apart." And thus, Dearheart officially became an Elric bromance fangirl... Brotherhoodverse:
I adore the scene where Ed sees Al's body in the Gate,
and Al says with a sad smile, "I'm sorry, I can't go with you..." And then right after Ed is dragged away, he freakin' punches right through the doors again
and promises to come back for his brother no matter what...GUH. Brought tears to my eyes. That's when I thought, FINALLY!! Brotherhood is starting to live up to its name!
(Warning! Ending spoilers!!) I also love how Brotherhood fleshed out Ed and Al's homecoming a little bit - the worried little breath Ed takes when Al stands up on wobbly legs. Al's concerned "How's the leg, brother?", and the way Ed just brushes it off with a grin. And especially when Al smiles and murmurs, "Thanks, brother," and clueless Ed says, "Huh? What for?" and Al chuckles, "Nothing." And then Ed's like, "Geez, you're so weird..." xD It's such a tiny conversation, but I think it speaks volumes about them. Al's not completely okay about the fact that Ed still has automail, but he knows Ed is, and he'll never forget what his big brother went through for his sake. And Ed? In his eyes, he didn't do anything particularly special or sacrificial; and he doesn't want Al to worry about his dumb ol' leg, 'cause he couldn't care less about it. He's just overjoyed to have his brother back, and nothing else matters.
Wow, I did NOT mean to ramble on that much... O.O Why does FMA always do this to me?? (BTW Aria, these "light novels" sound pretty good. That little moment you mentioned was so sweet...makes me wanna read it now, lol.)