I got absolutely nothing done today and am a little desperate for that sweet feeling of accomplishment, so how about some recs? (They've been piling up, and up, and watch out, avalanche!) Alas, still no spoiler cut on DW. I'll try to keep my commentary to a (unspoiler-y) minimum. (Which might be for the best actually, there are a few fics here that make me want to keysmash and bounce in my seat I love them so much.)
Recs: The Avengers
And Has Time Enough by wanttobeatree (Steve/Tony. 15684. PG.)
Tony asks if they have met. It's a matter of perspective. (Think "A Time Traveller's Wife" only less creepy. Wonderful execution, one of my very favorites, must. not. keysmash.)
A Fire to be Kindled by kepteinen (Steve/Tony. 15685. PG-13.)
It makes perfect sense, of course. The serum gave Steve the perfect body, so why wouldn’t it also give him the perfect mind? In the quietness of his own mind, Tony can admit he’s a little stung Steve didn’t tell him, but he’s not really surprised.
Secrets of a Successful Marriage by valtyr (Steve/Tony. 24118. NC-17.)
Tony Stark lives a double life; he's secretly the supervillain known as Iron Man. But his loving husband Steve has a few secrets of his own, as Tony is about to discover. (DELIGHTFUL.)
Someone to Love by blue_jack (Steve/Tony. 47162. R.)
I hesitate to c/p the summary because it spoils the big reveal/plot twist in the middle of the story. Which is unfortunate because I love this fic, it hurt so good and was very satisfying emotionally. But oh, that summary. :( So if you feel comfortable going into a story blind, I encourage you to. If you feel safer having read all the notes/warnings, best do that.
you, maybe not essentially you, somebody else by dorcas_gustine (Crossover w/The Losers. Jensen/Tony. 10439. R.)
"That's crazy man," he says. "I mean, I get Stark flying around shooting lasers from his hands, he's got a British house after all, but man... Captain America." (I love Jensen. I love Tony. This was basically perfect before it even began. But yes, so much fun.)
flying (just far enough) from the sun by isawet (Pepper/Steve/Tony. 20306. Unrated.)
Steve doesn’t stop to really consider the depth of Tony’s character until the dust has both literally and metaphorically settled on the ruins of Stark Tower. (One of my favorite threesomes in this fandom. <3)
A.I.s and Lullabies by Echo (Gen. 21687. PG-13.)
Tony is suddenly a quiet, wary five year old boy. The rest of the team are less than completely sure about what to do about that. (This fic, oh my god. I cried, okay? I cried so much, and that rarely ever happens to me when it comes to fic, gah.)
the modern world is awesome and so are you by anon at capkink (Steve/Tony. PG.)
For the prompt, When Steve wakes up, SHIELD wants him to spend some time talking to therapists and visit some doctors and acclimate him slowly back into the world in the healthiest manner possible. They're waiting to introduce him to the modern world until they're certain he's stable. Tony thinks it's taking too long and is boring and he just really wants to show Steve all the cool shit he's missed out on. So while wearing his armor, he breaks Steve out and carries him as he flies him around and is basically all I can showww you the world, shining shimmering splendid, etc. Steve is somewhere between terrified and fascinated. Tony eventually returns him, but keeps kidnapping him every couple days or so. They're both surprised by how much they look forward to these little 'dates' each week. (Short and sweet. ♥)
Doubt the Stars by someidiothasice (Steve/Tony. 5435. R.)
"Tell Pepper and Rhodey... tell them I couldn't have done it without them. Can you do that for me?" Steve blinked and the feed went clear again. He felt something hot run down his face. "And Steve? What should I tell him?" Clint asked quietly. There was a short intake of breath, but Steve couldn't tell who it was from. "Tell Steve--" Tony's voice got strangled for a moment before he cleared his throat, "nothing. Don't tell him anything. There's nothing I could say that he would want to hear, anyway." (I didn't cry but my eyes definitely burnt, y'all.)
How to Lose a Super Soldier in One Easy Step by and_backagain & jibrailis (Steve/Tony. 18248. NC-17.)
Rogers jerks backwards, shock registering on his face, and Tony thinks, welcome back to the land of the living, Cap, looks like you're sticking around. Or, a Pushing Daisies AU. (I repeat, Pushing Daisies AU. Yet another keysmash alert, eep.)
Let's get lost in your ferrari by attice (Steve/Tony. 5223. NC-17.)
"Show me," Steve says, pressing his hip against the cool metal. "Is it as fast as it looks?" (Car sex. Hot like burning. Yep.)
Late Delivery by tsukinofaerii (Steve/Tony. 6909. PG-13.)
When Tony was little, he once wrote a letter to Santa begging for the one thing he wanted most in the world. What Tony didn't know is that Santa always delivers... eventually. (If you know me at all then you know that winter/holiday themed fic is a surefire way to my heart, and this was so.. okay, a little sad but mostly cute and fluffy and happy making. <333)
Perspective by Silverlace_Vine (Bruce/Steve/Tony. 40780. NC-17.)
Steve walks in on Tony and Bruce, and it changes everything. (This is me, putting my foot down. There are two moments in this that may want you to back-button. I know this because I almost did, and I've read discussions where others said that's what they did. But seriously you guys, this is a good one. The relationship builds at just the right pace, and the ending is solid, and it's only two paragraphs out of almost 41k that may be a bit backbutton-y. Don't give up!)
Not Quite Method by autoschediastic (RPF. RDJ/Tony. 841. R.)
"If I were Christian fucking Bale, or Jesus Christ help me, Clooney in the nipple suit, gearing up to play Bruce fictional fucking Wayne, he'd send me a fucking fictional helicopter." (No, you don't understand. Robert Downey Jr. Slash. Tony Stark. I just. I love fandom. ;_;)
And that's not even half of my "to rec" list but I ran out of time. I also have some Teen Wolf and Merlin and um, The Losers and stuff? But, next time. Have a good one, flist!
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