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you're gonna give your love to me - irnan - Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
“Oh my god,” says Natasha. “Please don’t hit on me, please.” She falls into a chair despairingly and puts her head in her hands. Such a bad idea, Jesus Christ, if they do hit on her, if they both hit on her, if the words you don’t have to choose cross anybody’s lips –

Such a bad idea.

She hears Steve put the newspaper on the table; the kettle boils; then there’s silence. Finally James says solemnly, “Nobody’s going to hit on you in this house. By my Aunt Ida’s grave I swear it.”

“Everybody hated your Aunt Ida,” says Steve.

 

In which Natasha Romanov gets dosed with sex pollen, pines self-indulgently for her best friends, dreams a lot, and has to deal with being dated.

|| I love this. I haven't seen AoU, and I likely never will, but this deals with that love plot and lays it gently to rest, all while giving us back Natasha fucked-up for her Actual Reasons and also Steve and Bucky being great. No non or dub con, Natasha rides the sex pollen out.
fandom:marvel  fandom:avengers  author:irnan  pairing:steve/bucky/natasha  type:posttext  type:sexpollen  type:pining!  type:backstory  type:dating  type:workingitout  type:friendship  type:characterization  type:becausecharacterlove  type:threesome  length:10k-15k 
september 2015 by blottingtheink
Keep Calm And Curbstomp HYDRA - tielan - Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Maria plants her feet and sighs. “I never liked you, Jack, even before I realised you were so damn stupid.”

He blinks. She doesn’t. And then Rollins’ three cohorts go down like the Triskelion’s spires, and Rollins gets a ‘brainshock’ arrow in the forehead.

|| The author casually using the fall of the Triskelion spires as an analogy in Maria Hill's POV should give you a sense of how tightly wound and focused this is. Nice.
fandom:avengers  author:tielan  type:gen  type:workingitout  type:surviving  type:bamf  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  length:1-5k 
july 2015 by blottingtheink
Professional Respect - storiesfortravellers - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
"I know you can hear me!" Parker whispered angrily at the ceiling.

|| I love this. Very short, but everyone is spot-on. Also, my delighted thought was 'he DOES have a face now, Parker, it's your time.'
fandom:leverage  fandom:avengers  author:storiesfortravellers  type:takeanideaandrun  type:characterization  type:makesmesmile  type:somethingperfect  length:<1k 
july 2015 by blottingtheink
5 times clint thought nat was born in 1984 & 1 time they talked about captain america in bed - verity - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Clint stalled with his hand on her bra clasp and his mouth on her throat. "I'm pretty sure you were in elementary school when I went to prom."

"Please," Natasha said, "I never went to elementary school, and you didn't go to prom."

|| I loved Natasha in this, although each scene is a fledgling of a thing, but it's so wonderful that SHE NEVER SAYS but never doesn't say, either. What a babe.
fandom:avengers  author:verity  pairing:clint/natasha  type:fivethings  type:becausecharacterlove  type:short  type:justforfun  length:<1k 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
The Sundry Times, Jewish Bucky pls
Bucky thinks he’s got a lot to atone for. Fortunately, there’s a holy day for that.

|| Oh. A tiny little thing, but a good one.
fandom:avengers  fandom:captainamerica  author:copperbadge  type:gen  type:posttext  type:a+forreligion  type:takeanideaandrun  type:friendship  type:surviving  type:short  length:notspecified 
january 2015 by blottingtheink
In Wade We Trust (We Are So Screwed) - dentalfloss - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), The Avengers (Marvel) - All Media Types, Deadpool - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
“Wade Wilson dropped by last night,” Clint explained, like it was any other Friday. “Brought pizza and beer.” There was a thoughtful silence through the phone and then:
“You had a pizza party with Deadpool.” Phil said and Clint slid down the couch onto his back. Yeah, that pretty much summed up the situation.

Or: the one where Clint does something nice for Wade, and Wade decides to never let him go.

|| I barely know Deadpool at all, but I loved him in this, and I loved, loved, loved his relationship with Phil, and the spaces he and Clint and Phil etched out for and around each other. The other Avengers are good too.
fandom:avengers  author:dentalfloss  pairing:coulson/clint  type:alternateuniverse  type:characterization  type:longandsatisfying  type:takeanideaandrun  type:makesmesmile  type:friendship  type:family  type:jobfic  length:40-50k 
december 2014 by blottingtheink
Maria Hill’s Bi-Annual Performance Review - Niobium - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Maria’s first performance review at Stark Industries involves a lot of food and a little negotiating.

|| Yessssssss, the ending is exactly right.
fandom:avengers  author:niobium  type:gen  type:posttext  type:characterization  type:teamfic  type:makesmesmile  type:endingiswhoa  length:1-5k 
september 2014 by blottingtheink
The Sundry Times, Hell Yeah
When Tony Stark met Sam Wilson for the first time, he offered his hand, shook firmly, and said, “So that was you.”

"On the carriers? Yeah man, kind of hard to miss," Sam replied.

"Not what I meant," Tony said, beaming wide and pleased.

|| Yes, I will take more Sam-centric gen-fic, thank you please. One more version of how Sam joins the Avengers. Super cute. I clapped my face.
fandom:avengers  fandom:captainamerica  character:sam.wilson  author:copperbadge  type:gen  type:posttext  type:teamfic  type:short  type:makesmesmile  type:becausecharacterlove  length:notspecified 
august 2014 by blottingtheink
Vigil - LtLJ - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
While waiting for Steve to get out of surgery after the events in The Winter Soldier, Sam Wilson meets two of the other Avengers.

|| Oh man, I love this. God, I love good gen. I can't wait for the next movie and see how they handle all these problems. :D :D

This Sam is excellent: notices them in the way that someone who works with PTSD vets would, but isn't just a repository for anxieties. Loved. The PTSD is minor: mentioned mostly through the eyes of someone who know the signs.
fandom:avengers  fandom:captainamerica  author:ltlj  type:gen  type:becausecharacterlove  type:posttext  type:friendship  type:pickingupthepieces  length:1-5k  warningtype:ptsd 
august 2014 by blottingtheink
no heart to recall - KiaraSayre - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
He's been in Steve Rogers's company for less than twenty-four hours and he's already losing sight of his mission.

|| I'm much more INTERESTED in a Bucky that has the thought process to be strategic, so I really enjoyed this. (I'm not sure it holds up--the "I knew him" scene is SO WRENCHING because he seems nearly non-verbal otherwise, and "Shut up" is not exactly the exclamation of someone in charge of his responses. BUT. Totally worth the read.) Often nearly funny, which is rare in this fandom right now.
fandom:captainamerica  fandom:avengers  author:kiarasayre  pairing:steve/bucky  type:posttext  type:fixit  type:infromthecold  type:makesmesmile  length:15-20k 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
Parallel Constructions - freshbakedlady - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In the absence of orders, the man wearing the face of Bucky Barnes must figure out who he will be. The answer, mostly, is "somebody Steve Rogers can love." Nothing so easy should ever take this much work.

|| Ouuuuuuuuuuch. (Great Natasha.)
fandom:captainamerica  fandom:avengers  author:freshbakedlady  pairing:steve/bucky  type:posttext  type:fixit  type:workingitout  type:surviving  length:10k-15k  type:broken  warningtype:ptsd 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
accidentally a ficlet - ceeturnalia
Steve accidentally starts Henderson County’s first and only LGBT youth support group (and it was Steve, it was all Steve).

|| Adorable.
fandom:captainamerica  fandom:avengers  author:ceeturnalia  pairing:steve/bucky  type:posttext  type:surviving  type:fixit  type:domestic  type:criminallyadorable  length:notspecified 
april 2014 by blottingtheink
Lucky Pennies - IamShadow21 - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
In Clint Barton's official SHIELD file, there is a supplemental form with a string of letters and numbers indicating a superhuman ability. On it, there are two pieces of information. The first is 'Asset-Reported Ability (unverified)'. The second is 'Combat/Field Applicable Ability Y/N'. 'N' is circled.

|| Oh my god, I LOVED this. People learning each other--and, of course, Clint unlearning his past, but not really--more like. He and Phil leaning into each other and finding support. Ugh. Plus super abilities that are silly and not weapons, and I love that stuff.
fandom:avengers  author:iamshadow21  pairing:coulson/clint  type:gen  type:takeanideaandrun  type:superpowers  type:learningeachother  type:softly  type:makesmesmile  length:5-10k 
march 2014 by blottingtheink
Best Kept Secret - AlchemyAlice - Marvel (Movies), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
In which there is a secret friendship, and Tony can’t deal with feelings, so Natasha has to do it for him. These two features may or may not be related.

|| Oh my god, I looove this Natasha. I'm not a fan of the way Pepper and Tony's relationship just--disappeared--but Pepper is never maligned, and it's clear it was in the past. Somehow. Anyway, the best part of this is that while it's outside POV on Tony/Steve, the most important relationship is Tony & Natasha's friendship, and Natasha's relationship with the team AND that through it all, Natasha's POV voice is calm, collected, but not unfeeling--she has wants, and quirks, and none of it feels flashy. Loved it. And it made me want the Black Widow movie SO BADLY.
fandom:avengers  author:alchemyalice  pairing:tony/steve  character:natasha.romanov  type:characterization  type:gen  type:friendship  type:workingitout  type:makesmesmile  type:becausecharacterlove  type:posttext  length:10k-15k 
january 2014 by blottingtheink
Like A Sail's Force Into The Night - torakowalski - Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In which there is terrible coffee, board games, and team bonding.

|| What it says on the tin. I really like this character voice, even though I know nothing about the show, not really.
fandom:avengers  fandom:shield  fandomgroup:yuletide  author:torakowalksi  type:gen  type:teamfic  type:friendship  type:voice  type:short  length:1-5k 
january 2014 by blottingtheink
idyll - Leverage/Avengers Crossover snippet
"Goddamn it, Hardison," Eliot hisses when the robots descend from the sky.

"How is this my fault?" Hardison yells back. His voice is about ten octaves higher and he’s got a boatload of panic coming through.

|| Cuuuuute. Background OT3, but mostly just an excuse to see how Eliot and Captain America would function if put in the same place with the same objective. I'm about it.
fandom:avengers  fandom:leverage  author:idyll  pairing:eliot/parker/hardison  type:gen  type:crossover  type:hijinks  type:vignettes  length:notspecified 
january 2014 by blottingtheink
Coulson's Eleven - Chapter 1 - copperbadge - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
After Vanko destroyed the Stark Expo, SHIELD instituted a Superhuman Detention program, designed to capture and hold dangerous people -- dangerous people like Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, and others who made themselves noticeable. The superhumans SHIELD has imprisoned -- and some SHIELD agents themselves -- have other ideas about what constitutes 'dangerous'...

|| The actual fic is much more tightly plotted, terrifically characterized, and interesting than the dime-novel paperback blurb summary maybe implies--I, at least, put it off for a while. I love the character interactions, particularly Peter, and the way Natasha and Clint come to the team differently. Could barely look away. Oooooh, machinations, ooooh.
fandom:avengers  author:copperbadge  pairing:tony/pepper  type:gen  type:alternateuniverse  type:takeanideaandrun  type:plotty  type:teamfic  length:30-40k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
The Dawn of That Last Great Day - ignipes - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The Winter Soldier has a mission: kill Captain America.

|| Really great outside look in, no easy fixes, hopeful ending. Not a lot technically HAPPENS (although there are killer robots) and it's still engrossing. Warnings attendant with the Winter Soldier's background.
fandom:avengers  fandom:captainamerica  author:ignipes  pairing:steve/bucky  type:gen  type:posttext  type:backfromthedead  type:backstory  type:brainwashing  type:surviving  type:learning  length:10k-15k 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
Learn How To Tell You Goodbye
Summary: When Phil Coulson's life model decoy is attacked on the Helicarrier, the World Security Council seizes the opportunity to send him deep undercover in Russia.

Meanwhile, back in New York, Clint Barton struggles to come to terms with the loss of his handler and unexpectedly finding himself part of the Avengers, a group of people who can't quite call themselves a team. Yet.

[[ “Is it Department X you want, or the Red Room?” he asks, raising his eyebrows at the screen.

“The Red Room is a myth,” Waterbury tells him. “A horror story to scare children into behaving. Do you really believe that, if the Russians had the ability to biologically and psychologically enhance children, we wouldn’t know about it?”
“The Red Room trained Agent Romanoff,” Nick returns, just as mildly.

Waterbury inclines her head. “Ask Agent Coulson to bring me evidence of that too,” she says, “and maybe I’ll believe you.”

“You just want evidence?” Nick asks her. “Or you want him to shut them down? Assuming I let him go, of course.”

“Just evidence for now,” Chen says. “He won’t be authorised to engage.” It isn’t surprising; even when the WSC decides to get off its ass, it rarely does so with any backbone.

Nick hates these people. He curls his fingers around the edge of his desk, out of their view, and wishes he had a button down here that fired stupidity-targeted missiles.

Maybe he could trick Stark into building him one.

“No one can know where Coulson is,” Chen says, as though Nick’s agreed to their crazy plan. “We’re talking the deepest cover possible, Fury.”

God, this is going to be a fucking nightmare. “That might be difficult. Coulson’s a popular guy.”

“How nice for him,” Waterbury says dryly. “Find an opportunity and get it done.”

The monitor flickers, then goes black.
SD:Fic  SD:Slash  SD:Established_Relationship  Fandom:Marvel  Fandom:Avengers  SD:Nobody_Stays_Dead  Pairing:Coulson/Hawkeye  Pairing:Steve/Bucky  Pairing:Pepper/Tony  Character:Natasha_Romonoff  Story_Length:Long  Character:Nick_Fury  SD:Mulitple_Povs  Character:Maria_Hill  SD:First_Time  Character:Bruce_Banner(Hulk)  SD:Sex  via:Carnadosa 
december 2013 by blottingtheink
His Fate Will Be Unlearned - Chapter 1 - scifigrl47 - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Tony Stark spent his childhood making weapons, filling the hole his father left in the world when he succumbed to alcohol, grief, and his own demons. At the age of fifteen, he ran away from home, and made it as far as MIT before all of his responsibilities caught up to him. Now seventeen, he just wants to finish his degree and escape from everything connected to the Stark name.

Steve Rogers crashed into the icy North Atlantic in the 1940's, sacrificing himself to save the world. He never expected to wake up, and now that he has, he's not sure he's glad. The US Army has other plans for him, but for now, Steve is slowly learning to live life in the 21st century, and taking classes at Boston College. He's beginning to suspect that there is no escape.

Boston College is on the T's Green Line. MIT is on the Red. The two lines meet at the Park Street Station, and so will Steve and Tony.

|| I lost my whole morning/afternoon to reading this--it's gripping, and really--emotionally rough in parts. Obie is just as bad as in canon, but it's fascinating to see everyone get to where they got in canon, through this different path. I think the characters are pretty skewed--but it's mostly through a different sort of emotional depth than the movies give them; more seriousness, less camp. A meaty, heartwrenching read.

Warnings: Obie, as stated, is emotionally and physically abusive, as is his son; Tony is a precocious and sexually active 17 year old; Howard Stark is an alcoholic; includes vivid descriptions of panic attacks and PTSD. Like I said, it's rough, although none of these are the focus of the story.
fandom:avengers  author:scifigrl47  pairing:tony/steve  type:alternateuniverse  type:closetocanonau  type:plotty  type:ouchmyheart  type:takeanideaandrun  type:surviving  type:longandsatisfying  warningtype:anxietyattacks  warningtype:ptsd  warningtype:underage  warningtype:alcohol  warningtype:emotionalabuse  warningtype:physicalabuse(off-screen) 
november 2013 by blottingtheink
Christkindlfuckup - copperbadge - The Avengers (2012), Marvel [Archive of Our Own]
Clint and Natasha ruin Christmas.

|| So lovely--everyone is variations on clever, which is hard to do. A lot of writing makes all clever sound the same, so this is a breath of fresh air, and just as funny and kistchy and fast-paced as you'd expect of a scene from the movies. Maybe even better.
fandom:avengers  author:copperbadge  type:gen  character:clintbarton  character:natasha.romanov  character:phil.coulson  type:justforfun  type:hijinks  type:holidays  type:friendship  type:characterization  type:endingiswhoa  length:1-5k 
october 2013 by blottingtheink
Five Authors Who Didn't Write The Avengers - rhymer23 - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe [Archive of Our Own]
One day Rabbit, Piglet and Pooh were sitting outside Pooh's door listening to Rabbit. "What we need," said Rabbit, "is a Conference."

"I think a Conference tastes like strawberries," whispered Pooh to Piglet, "but I am not sure."

"A Conference," said Rabbit sternly, "means that I talk about Something Important and decide that Something Must Be Done About It and then we do it."

"Do what?" said Pooh.

"Unbounce Thor," said Rabbit, "because you must agree that Thor is very full of bounces. Thor is One Of The More Boisterous Animals and he needs to have less boister. What we need," he declared, "is a Plan."

"I had a Plan once," Pooh said sadly, "but Thor sat on it."
fandom:avengers  author:rhymer23  type:gen  type:fivethings  type:hilarifying  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:crossover  type:stylisticappreciation  type:takeanideaandrun  length:1-5k 
july 2013 by blottingtheink
scenes from our mansion, after the war - moirariordan - Iron Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"Apologies, madam," says JARVIS, "but both you and Mr. Stark made me promise to prevent you from being one of 'those couples.'"

|| GOD, yes. I still want another one where Pepper keeps her powers--I will ALWAYS want that--but I think I prefer this Pepper, if I had to make a choice. She's cool-headed and assertive, yes, but a workaholic, and can be made uncomfortable, and vulnerable, and still very scared. Excellent, and highly, highly, highly recommended.
fandom:avengers  fandom:ironman  author:moirariordan  pairing:tony/pepper  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  type:awesome  type:posttext  length:1-5k 
july 2013 by blottingtheink
The Job Fair - sabinelagrande - Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (2012), Welcome to Night Vale [Archive of Our Own]
"If you're right, then the road to Desert Bluffs is about a mile and a half that way," he said, pointing, "and Route 800 is about six miles that way."

"So we'll just walk towards Desert Bluffs, then," Clint said.

If it was really possible for Phil's face to become more serious, it did. "We're not going to Desert Bluffs."

"You'd rather walk six miles than one?" Clint said, incredulous. "What's so bad about Desert Bluffs?"

"Desert Bluffs is awful," he said.

|| Well, that's one explanation. Occasionally relies on narration where it's unneeded, and Night Vale fic continues to be somehow more horrifying than the show (Cecil's and Phil's calm, here, were what grounded me), but over all delightful, and works in the shows quirks immensely well.
fandom:nightvale  fandom:avengers  author:sabinelagrande  pairing:coulson/clint  type:takeanideaandrun  type:backstory  type:family  type:ouchmyheart  type:short  type:justforfun  length:5-10k 
july 2013 by blottingtheink
Exclusive - Chapter 1 - copperbadge - Marvel, The Avengers - Ambiguous Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
There are a thousand questions I want to ask. How he's dealing with losing a world, and for that matter with finding a new one. How he's learned about modern technology, what he thinks of history, what he hoped for when he put the uniform on again. It's hard to speak, however, over his grief. And I reason, perhaps a little guiltily, I have two weeks here. I can ask later.

Still, I'm opening my mouth to speak when Jarvis does instead.

"Captain, our guest has an engagement."

"I do?" I ask, looking up.

"Right," Captain Rogers says, and looks determined. "I'm supposed to take you to see Clint and Natasha."

It appears my carefully thought-out plan for how to approach the Avengers is being preempted. By the Avengers.

|| OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS. I kept aching while reading it--the way you do when you see a stranger do something so utterly, relentlessly HUMAN that the world expands and constricts a little--these are the Avengers, flawed and prickly and COMPLETELY team. Furthermore, copperbadge creates an underlying plot in the person and backstory of Bruce/the Hulk, that is just brilliant as a focusing device.

Not to mention the reveal at the end, which had me grinning at the screen and waving my hands like a lunatic. Extremely recced.
fandom:avengers  author:copperbadge  type:gen  type:teamfic  type:outsidepov  type:takeanideaandrun  type:characterization  type:friendship  type:backstory  type:learningeachother  type:awesome  type:somethingperfect  type:endingiswhoa  length:30-40k 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
a girl worth fighting for - beardsley - Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Darcy vs inexplicable courting rituals of Asgard.

|| Ohhhhh. This was fun, and funny, and Sif was both weirdly sweet and darkly incisive; I would have loved getting to know her more, but what's here is just enough to intrigue and engage and be fun--exactly what you'd want from the beginning of a romance. Highly recommended.
fandom:avengers  author:beardsley  pairing:darcy/sif  type:femmeslash  type:posttext  type:hijinks  type:hilarifying  type:justforfun  type:makesmesmile  length:1-5k 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
the hip and the dead - hollimichele - Captain America (2011), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
When she asks about the other tenants in the building, the realtor just throws up his hands and says, "Look, I don't know. They're artsy types, if they live around here. You know. Hipsters."

|| Okay, this relies on a laziness of critical thinking--or empathy--or both--as its central crisis, and it requires it from the WHOLE team, and the wrap up is a little pat--but. Firstly, the premise: the world is against hipsters, but they are people too is not incorrect, if not especially nuanced; secondly, there are enough moments in this, soft, descriptive moments, where Steve kind of expanded, kind of hurt me a little. Liked it.
fandom:avengers  fandom:captainamerica  author:hollimichele  type:gen  type:posttext  type:workingitout  type:friendship  length:5-10k 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
Dear Clint Barton (circa age 7) - pollyrepeat - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
The most annoying parts of being de-aged (and then re-aged) are your friends.

|| Oh, I LOVED this. Deals really well with the kind of squicky implications of de-aging, and that the way one is intimate with a child is not the way one should be intimate with an adult. I wish it was longer, somehow, but overall excellent, and not a trope-inversion I've seen done before. (At least, not this well.)
fandom:avengers  author:pollyrepeat  type:gen  type:kidfic  type:future  type:teamfic  type:friendship  type:workingitout  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:takeanideaandrun  type:trope  type:stylisticappreciation  length:1-5k 
june 2013 by blottingtheink
What I Mean to Say Is - celeste9 - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Natasha and Phil go grocery shopping. Or, the spoilery summary, what I really wanted to call it: 'happy you're not dead, sir'.

|| Cute, plotless, but I really buy this Black Widow--there are some lines that I could HEAR Scarlett Johannsen delivering, and that was a treat.

(Ie: “I am pretty good with a knife,” Phil says, grabbing one from the block and getting started.

“I know,” Natasha says, and she isn’t looking at him but Phil can see the slight curving of her mouth. "It may be your most endearing quality.")
fandom:avengers  author:celeste9  character:natasha.romanov  character:phil.coulson  type:gen  type:friendship  type:short  type:voice  type:posttext  type:fixit  type:domestic  length:1-5k 
may 2013 by blottingtheink
How Clint Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Nancy Drew - boosette - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Clint Barton has an ongoing and complex relationship with libraries, used bookstores, and that one box of his mom's romance novels he found in the coat closet when he was five.

|| AL:KSDJ:ALJDSA:L AHHHHHHHHHHHH. I'm not crying, it's just raining on my face. God, characters having feelings about books and escape and families and running augh. It took me a bit to realize the numbers where Clint's ages, but it's lovely. The last section (not the epilogue) is KILLER.
fandom:avengers  author:boosette  character:clintbarton  type:gen  type:backstory  type:fivethings  type:growingup  type:ouchmyheart  type:feeeeeeeelings  type:endingiswhoa  length:5-10k 
may 2013 by blottingtheink
Robot Trip - copperbadge - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
IRON MAN 3 SPOILERS

Tony is driving from Malibu to Manhattan with a robot in the back seat and Captain America riding escort at Pepper's behest. What could possibly go wrong?

|| Yesssssssssssss--this is a Captain America considerably more cornfed and easy-going than the one that appeared in the Avengers, but I also like him better, so I'm not complaining. Long, satisfying, fun, plus robots.
fandom:avengers  fandom:ironman  author:copperbadge  pairing:tony/pepper  character:steverodgers  type:characterization  type:friendship  type:roadtrip  type:posttext  type:makesmesmile  type:robots!  type:justforfun  length:5-10k 
may 2013 by blottingtheink
babel, babel, look at me now - jumpfall - Iron Man (Movies), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Iron Man 3 Spoilers.

Fixing Extremis doesn't mean removing it. Tony Stark may in fact be dating a superhero. (There's a line in the budget for it.)

|| The story Pepper Potts deserves. (And, probably, the one she'll never get. Goddammit, comics movies. Catch up, already.)
fandom:ironman  fandom:avengers  author:jumpfall  pairing:tony/pepper  type:becausecharacterlove  type:feminism  type:awesome  type:characterization  type:posttext  type:somethingperfect  type:stylisticappreciation  type:ohwownorly  length:5-10k 
may 2013 by blottingtheink
Imprint - hetrez - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
"The next day, Steve and the other Avengers are just settling into a meeting on the flight deck when there's a muffled yell, and Alvarez falls out of the ceiling."

Or, Steve builds a training program, a team, and new life for himself.

|| As I was reading this, I kept thinking about how Steve here runs so close to perfect--he doesn't really MAKE any mistakes--but that's not what this is about. The mistake here is prior to the fic itself--it's Bucky, it's missing Peggy, it's his behavior on the Helicarrier--and this is the story of a man who tries his best, all of the time, and most of the time, succeeds, in spite of a heavy, heavy heart. Full of beautiful moments and exquisite development. Highly recommend the whole series, although my heart belongs to this, the first one, which is gen. The next two are Steve/Bucky.
fandom:avengers  author:hetrez  pairing:steve/bucky  type:posttext  type:teamfic  type:friendship  type:thisishowwedevelop  type:characterization  type:birdsongsweet  type:makesmesmile  type:surviving  type:series  length:5-10k 
april 2013 by blottingtheink
Frequently Asked Questions - Chapter 1 - Mad_Maudlin - Hawkeye (Comics) [Archive of Our Own]
Today is Monday, March 18th. You started losing your memories yesterday.

|| OH MY GOD THIS IS ACTUALLY AMAZING. I only know the Avengers movieverse, so I'm pretty out of my depth here, but this is hilarious, a heart-warming depiction of friendship, and THEN, suddenly plotty. Perfection.
fandom:avengers  author:mad_maudlin  character:clintbarton  character:katebishop  type:friendship  type:hijinks  type:casefic  type:epistolary  type:plotty  type:makesmesmile  type:awesome  length:1-5k 
march 2013 by blottingtheink
the kindly ones - irnan - Iron Man (Movies), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe [Archive of Our Own]
And so you see, the real difference is – well, the difference is a vagina and a vulva and a uterus and breasts and all the biological stuff you get that makes the nurse come out and say Congratulations Mr Stark, you have a beautiful little daughter instead of Congratulations Mr Stark, you have a bouncing baby boy, but the real difference is that Howard Stark is an inventor, and a hardass, and a loner, and damaged in all his own perfectly unique ways, and has kind of a twisted sense of humour, so that when his (according to the papers) delicately lovely precious little girl turns out to be not so delicate, not to mention capable of out-engineering the entire country, he is so goddamn proud he just about bursts with it.

|| Yeppppppppp. Oh, Tony, you are so wonderfully fucked up. The Morrigan. Hot damn.
fandom:avengers  author:irnan  pairing:tony/pepper  type:alwaysagirl  type:characterization  type:awesome  type:characterstudy  length:1-5k 
november 2012 by blottingtheink
[Fanvid] amazing - coffeesuperhero - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
They're amazing.

So, I already have a lot of feelings about this song, and it took me a bit to get over that it's on a fuck ton of my melancholic playlists, and I'm not entirely sure if it's just me, but this does have that, feels slowed down, muted, from the fast-paced joyride of the actual movie. NEVERTHELESS--the Bruce/Natasha/Clint section gave me every feeling--every single one. (I'm a killer/I know I'm wrong/yeah/I'm a problem/that'll never, ever be solved. Yes please, Ye, tell me about Bruce and Natasha, k thanks.)
fandom:avengers  author:coffeesuperhero  type:vid  type:gen  type:becausecharacterlove  type:teamfic  type:stylisticappreciation 
september 2012 by blottingtheink
The Dinosaur Game - emmypenny - The Avengers (2012), Marvel (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Rules:
1. If you find a dinosaur, you must hide it.
2. You may only hide the dinosaurs on SHIELD property.
3. Maria Hill's property is off-limits.
4. These rules are subject to change at any time, without warning.
fandom:avengers  author:emmypenny  pairing:coulson/clint  type:gen  type:justforfun  type:silliness  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:teamfic  type:friendship  length:1-5k 
august 2012 by blottingtheink
project adulthood - irnan - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe [Archive of Our Own]
When they told Tony his hand fell onto the table top with a smack that made everyone jump and jarred his ribs. "Fuck him," he said "I'll out-professional Captain fucking America, no fucking problem. Ouch, ouch, ouch."

It did, at least, bring a smile back to Natasha's face.

|| Why yes, I want gen in every fandom now. (:?) Teamfic with a side-order of plot; really, enjoyed the focus on Steve learning to lead the team as equals, not as soldiers.
fandom:avengers  author:irnan  type:gen  type:teamfic  type:makesmesmile  type:future  type:casefic  length:5-10k 
august 2012 by blottingtheink
oh lady, be good. - fic: those who are afraid of wolves
There is a saying: those who are afraid of wolves should not go into the woods. Natasha is not a wolf, but she does not fear them, either.

There is a saying: they hang the thief who stole 5 kopecks, and honor the one who stole 50. She says, “there is red in my ledger,” but what she means is, they honor me, in Russia.

D: Natasha. D: This is great; a really wonderful mood-piece. (Part of me wishes we could have other mood-type pieces for Natasha, but this fits this version of her SO WELL. Ugh.)
fandom:avengers  author:ohladybegood  type:gen  pairing:clint/natasha  type:characterstudy  type:stylisticappreciation  type:ouchmyheart  type:backstory  type:abouttheexecution  type:goddamnwearefuckedup  type:surviving  length:notspecified 
july 2012 by blottingtheink
elioenai - Anonymous - The Avengers (2012), His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman [Archive of Our Own]
Tony falls through the space between worlds. As a result, he can see daemons. It kind of freaks him out. (It's stranger and more beautiful than he could have ever imagined.)

Well, Tony thinks, blinking back dust and dried blood. This is different.

There's a cat sitting on his chest. An honest-to-god, shaggy-furred cat, blinking down at him and hissing at the sky.

Captain America looms somewhere just overhead, and there's a wolf at his side. Her—and it is a she, Tony knows it right away—fur is dark, but her eyes are gentle, almost worried.

The cat sitting on his chest purrs. Tony blinks. He's not entirely sure how he's supposed to react to that.

True. Ugh, this is lovely, and unsettling, which is everything I want from all daemon fic ever.
fandom:avengers  author:anon  type:gen  type:daemons  type:lovely  type:birdsongsweet  type:stylisticappreciation  type:myheart  length:5-10k 
july 2012 by blottingtheink
may the fourth - irnan - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe [Archive of Our Own]
So there's this project Tony has been working on since he was ten years old which is only marginally less awesome than the specs for the TARDIS he totally could have built if Fury would've just let him had the Tesseract for a couple hours longer.

The beginning's a little rocky, but once it gets into the geekery and the dialogue, it is endless fun.
fandom:avengers  fandom:fandom!  author:irnan  type:gen  type:teamfic  type:justforfun  type:geekinessmakesme  type:takeanideaandrun  type:hilarifying  type:hijinks  type:short  length:1-5k 
july 2012 by blottingtheink
Moral Of The Story - astolat - The Avengers (2012), Thor (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
What you never wanted to know about Asgardian deities and somehow accidentally asked.

0.0 LOL. Great, great characterization--my favorite thing about this is how it combines feelings, hilarity, voice and hot hot hotness with that Loki is really, really a jerk, and Thor is super an idiot sometimes. As a piece of writing, it's super excellent.
fandom:avengers  author:astolat  pairing:thor/loki  type:voice  type:characterization  type:stylisticappreciation  type:hilarifying  type:hottt  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:threesome  length:5-10k 
june 2012 by blottingtheink
life as a tree house - kellifer_fic - The Avengers (2012), Thor (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Tony finds out that when it comes to Avengers, you can't adopt just one.

Great Tony voice, and team fic. The clutch moment is the treehouse, definitely--the gen here is sparkling, more so than the pairing stuff, but that is totally fine, no detractors there. Just. Nice.
fandom:avengers  author:kellifer_fic  pairing:tony/steve  pairing:coulson/clint  type:gen  type:teamfic  type:friendship  type:voice  type:characterization  length:5-10k 
june 2012 by blottingtheink
Four (Or Five) Reasons for Kidnapping Tony Stark - Chapter 1 - scifigrl47 - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
There are four reasons for kidnapping Tony Stark. Tony's sick of all of them. Well, there's potentially a fifth, but it's highly unlikely that Captain America will suddenly fulfill THAT fantasy. Tony's deeply disappointed about that.

Steve Rogers, as always, is oblivious. At least, that is, until someone who isn't him kidnaps Tony. Then he's just pissed.

Sequel to the one about the sentient toaster and Roombas. Delightfully paced, vibrant and funny writing--overall, just really FUN.
fandom:avengers  author:scifigrl47  pairing:tony/steve  pairing:coulson/clint  type:epic  type:hijinks  type:posttext  type:teamfic  type:obliviousness  type:jobfic  type:plotty  type:longandsatisfying  length:60-80k 
june 2012 by blottingtheink
lolaraincoat | What would surprise Captain America?
And finally, geopolitical change. Probably the biggest shock would be that Europe is now united (sort of) and that Germany and France are now closely allied. Slightly less shocking, because anyone who was paying attention could see this looming over the horizon throughout the war, would be the bitter division between the US and Russia (though he might need the whole Cold War explained to him, several times, with emphasis on the bomb. Or should I say, The Bomb.) But also he would be amazed by the end of British imperialism. And the Chinese Revolution! The Iranian revolution! African decolonization and the end of apartheid! The Cuban Revolution! India and Pakistan and

... yeah, anyway, there's a lot for him to catch up on.

But not sex. Really there's not too much new there at all.

|| YES PLEASE--I mean, I realize that as a plot point, him being like, WHAT? CUBA? INDIA? is less ~pressing~ (ahaha) than NO REALLY SEX TONY IT'S TOTALLY FINE, and OMGNICKFURY is less fun to write, but, GUYS. guys.
fandom:avengers  author:lolaraincoat  character:steverogers  type:meta  type:characterstudy  type:chinhands  length:notspecified 
june 2012 by blottingtheink
paperclipbitch: "although it's so romantic on the borderline tonight.", Avengers (2012), Nat/Bruce
“You shouldn’t google yourself,” Natasha tells Bruce.

SPOILERS FOR THE MOVIE OKAY. Very much movieverse because these are the only two characters I don’t know from the comics yet. I’m writing this crazy café AU atm that I’ll move over here from AO3 once it’s complete, but I just wanted to write some Natasha/Bruce post-movie bonding/making out stuff involving tea and trust issues and all the things, because, um, I have a lot of Natasha/Bruce feels. Like, a lot. I love Natasha and Clint as flawless exes, soulmates and BFFs, but my god, my Bruce/Nat feels, let me SHOW YOU THEM.

^AN. Oh man, this is, I think, hands-down the best Natasha I've read yet, and exactly why I came out of the movie crazy about her and crazy about Bruce, and crazy about the two of them, together. The ending hit me wrong--WHAT? MOAR--basically, but other than it's suddenness, the characterization and development is so great, that I can't even be mad.
fandom:avengers  author:paperclipbitch  pairing:bruce/natasha  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  type:posttext  type:workingitout  type:somethingperfect  length:5-10k 
june 2012 by blottingtheink
they're all blood, you see - there are many names in history (and all of them are ours) . Avengers . Tony/Natasha . One-Shot .
Natalia Alianovna Romanova is born in the depth of winter, with eyes as stormy as a pre-blizzard sky.

Baba Yaga whispers magic in one ear and Rasputin murmurs in the other. Ivan’s war cry echoes in her first scream, and Princess Anastasia’s defiance rattles from her tiny fists. King Frost kisses her brow and her mother weeps.

Long live Russia.

--The author calls these "weird fucking metaphors," and...I suppose they are. They're also really fucking delightful. Damn, I love the choosing of characters in this, and the way in which it informs relationships. Mmm.
fandom:avengers  author:pprfaith  pairing:tony/natasha  type:gen  type:takeanideaandrun  type:stylisticappreciation  type:beautiful  type:abouttheexecution  type:poetry  length:1-5k 
june 2012 by blottingtheink
Learning To Fly - astolat - Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
I don't see why I should follow the crowd, the magpie said.

WARNING: This story includes (fantastical) self-harm in a variety of ways including eating issues; if that sounds triggery to you give it a miss!
fandom:thor  fandom:avengers  author:astolat  type:gen  type:posttext  type:characterization  type:takeanideaandrun  type:ohwownorly  type:awesome  type:somethingperfect  type:whatwedotoeachother  warningtype:disorderedeating  warningtype:selfharm  length:5-10k 
june 2012 by blottingtheink
Memorabilia - smilebackwards - The Avengers (2012), Captain America (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
"Those were near mint, sir," Coulson says when he finds out that Fury dipped his vintage Captain America trading cards in his cooling lifeblood before tossing them, careless and callous, on the table in front of Steve and Tony.

RUDE
fandom:avengers  author:smilebackwards  type:gen  type:posttext  type:becausecharacterlove  type:fixit  type:pickingupthepieces  length:1-5k 
june 2012 by blottingtheink
talitha78: Somebody That I Used to Know (Thor/Loki)
BUT YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO CUUUT ME OFFFFF
MAKE OUT LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED AND THAT WE WERE NOTHING

Basically: omg. <-- THIS.
fandom:avengers  author:talitha78  pairing:thor/loki  type:vid  type:videditing  type:awesome  type:hilarifying  type:flailhands 
june 2012 by blottingtheink
Six Meetings Before Lunch - victoria_p (musesfool) - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
"You will explain the rules?"

"Put the ball in the basket."

"Yes, I had figured that one out," Thor says wryly.

Steve looks up and grins. Sometimes he forgets that Thor isn't just a giant Labrador puppy of a man, and that just because he doesn't know a lot about things like basketball doesn't mean he's stupid. Steve should know better; he hates it when the others treat him that way because of some future thing he hasn't gotten the hang of yet.

The best thing about this is easily the Thor--Steve's a great voice for it, and it's a great connection they have, being out of place, and the arc is Steve working through that in various ways--but the Thor here...is spot-on. Belligerent and enthusiastic and competitive and intelligent and kind and FUNNY. Really, really great.
fandom:avengers  author:victoria_p  type:gen  type:characterization  type:fivethings  type:friendship  type:voice  type:somethingperfect  length:1-5k 
june 2012 by blottingtheink
When they finally come to destroy the earth (they'll have to go through you first) - AlchemyAlice - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
In which Tony Stark went to boarding school with Bruce Wayne, and the road to becoming a superhero is not smooth.

aljfda;lf;al;OU*DLIJD:LJSDAjs This is way more delightful than I thought it would be--gosh. Bruce and Tony here are that delightful balance of you're-hells-of-important-to-me and also-not-in-my-life-every-day that some friendships, bless 'em, and it's perfect.
fandom:avengers  fandom:dccomics  fandom:thedarkknight  type:friendship  type:surviving  type:family  type:gen  pairing:tony/steve  type:crossover  type:alternateuniverse  type:makesmesmile  length:5-10k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
R&R - goseaward - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
"So, we're building you a floor, but it's not finished yet," Tony says. "This work for you?"

"Uh. Yeah." Bruce looks around—it's the main living area of a suite of some kind. This room alone is bigger than the last three places he's lived. "You don't need to build me a floor," he says.

YES. THIS TEAM FOREVER. (Needs more Natasha.)
fandom:avengers  author:goseaward  type:gen  type:teamfic  type:posttext  type:friendship  type:makesmesmile  type:becausecharacterlove  length:1-5k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
red, red, gold - pprfaith - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Her armor is the exact same shade of red as the lipstick she’s worn since she was sixteen.

You don’t actually believe that’s coincidence, do you?

I really haven't saved this already? Exquisite character study--very interested in symbolism and parallels, aggression and need--and how they would play out for Tasha Stark. I love, love, love always-a-girl fic where the differences in power dynamics and behavior expectation become part of the character's relationships--so this, I love endlessly.
fandom:avengers  author:pprfaith  pairing:tony/steve  pairing:tony/pepper  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  type:alwaysagirl  type:backstory  type:workingitout  type:becausecharacterlove  length:1-5k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
sam_storyteller: Avengers: Epilogue
After the fighting is over, then come the hot baths, ice packs, resurrection from the dead, political maneuvering, and happy endings (not like that, Tony).

A fix-it epilogue with SPOILERS, and also written by sam. Read it already.
fandom:avengers  author:sam_storyteller  type:posttext  type:gen  type:fixit  type:characterization  type:family  type:personalcanon  type:pickingupthepieces  type:bamf  type:backfromthedead  length:notspecified 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
Obsidian Wings: The Superhero Men Don't See: Evidence
Two parallel realities! Men who see nobody at all and women who see the next Faith (without the crazy, I mean). Don’t tell Disney, or they’ll be marketing the film as 4-D.

This is both fascinating and infuriating: a data compilation of critics who just Did Not See, Mis-Saw, or Barely-Noticed Black Widow in the movie, despite her being one of the characters with the most screen time and agency.

Seriously, I want to fuck shit up.
fandom:avengers  author:obsidianwings  type:meta  type:mediastudies  type:feminism  type:wtfuckery  type:rage  length:notspecified 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
And You Wonder Why We Ain't Got Nothing to Say - jukeboxhound - Marvel (Movies), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
It figures that during the week Pepper is gone to the West Coast for some business thing, and both Tony and Bruce are missing from a formally-arranged Avengers meeting in SHIELD, it's because they're getting stoned on the floor in Tony's lab. DUM-E and U are hovering nearby and there's a holographic tic-tac-toe board lit up in yellow with green Xs and little red penises occupying some of the squares. Steve doesn't need to ask to know who's playing which color.

Flawless. (Ok, not enough Natasha. Common flaw. This Tony and Bruce are perfect, and Steve is gorgeous.)

Spoilers for the movie.
fandom:avengers  author:jukeboxhound  type:gen  type:posttext  type:friendship  type:wesohigh  type:characterization  type:becausecharacterlove  type:short  length:1-5k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
we were emergencies - gyzym - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
It's not about being unmade; it's about remaking, one aching step at a time.

And oh, is it. These are clearly gyzym's versions of these characters--and they ache with it, and I literally recoiled, a number of times, from what she was choosing to do to me, and oh goodness, good. Good.
fandom:avengers  author:gyzym  pairing:clint/natasha  type:workingitout  type:surviving  type:grief  type:wewerealwaysinlove  type:aftermath  type:domestic  type:ouchmyheart  type:knifeslidesin  type:feeeeeeeelings  type:longandsatisfying  length:30-40k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
Superpowers - websandwhiskers - The Avengers (2012), Thor (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
Darcy's not sure how that all translates into the life of a reformed Bond villain, but she's a hundred and twelve percent certain that she's right about all of it, because this is her superpower.

Okay, maybe it's not a superpower, but Darcy's really good at reading people – also, at seeing patterns. This is how she ended up playing PA to not only Jane, but also Dr. Banner and, on occasion, Tony freakin' Stark. She doesn't really know a proton from a protein, it took her about three weeks working for Jane to figure out that it wasn't “rosenbridge” but Einstein, Rosen, bridge, three words despite how Jane pronounces them, and she takes a certain sick joy in declaring all Tony's gadgets “shiny” in her best unimpressed voice (even if the unreleased and unnamed device that has replaced her iPod is pretty sweet.)
fandom:avengers  author:websandwhiskers  pairing:bruce/natasha  type:becausecharacterlove  type:outsidepov  type:awesome  type:characterization  length:1-5k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
silver cities rise - ashcheche - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Originally written anonymously at the kink meme for the prompt: "Because of her somewhat-decent skills at herding cats tazing gods and her knowledge of classified New Mexico-related information, Darcy is being trained as a SHIELD agent. They can't let her go but they can't find much of a use for her- until Banner needs a lab assistant. So she does the usual lab assistant-y things for him; coffee/tea gofer, note-taker, file filer, threat-to-life-limb-and-sanity-vanquisher, relaxation CD changer, etc. Somewhere in there things get fluffy." Bruce Banner works in a microbio lab, guys. Now he does, anyway.

SIGNEDSEALEDDELIVERED.
fandom:avengers  author:ashcheche  pairing:bruce/darcy  type:criminallyadorable  type:becausecharacterlove  type:posttext  type:takeanideaandrun  length:1-5k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
Midas' Touch - bendingwind - Marvel, The Avengers (2012), Marvel (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Five Times Bruce and Tony were really awesome bros, and one time they weren't. Spoilers for the Avengers.

I like them SO MUCH as bros, guys. So much. I think I also want them to kiss on the face, but mostly I like them as bros? Meta is mostly unrelated to fic, except for how I like them as bros so much, and don't really need the shipping. These bros are good bros, y'all.
fandom:avengers  author:bendingwind  pairing:bruce/tony  type:friendship  type:fivethings  type:becausecharacterlove  length:1-5k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
10, 9, 8, car - pollyrepeat - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Clint was pretty sure he'd seen this movie. Like a lot of things since he'd joined the Avengers, it had been a lot funnier when it wasn't his life.
fandom:avengers  author:pollyrepeat  pairing:coulson/clint  type:groundhogday  type:grief  type:teamfic  type:longandsatisfying  type:alternateuniverse  length:5-10k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
well, let the drum beat drop - jonesandashes, pollyrepeat - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Pepper leaves, and there’s no more pizza, and Thor’s already talked about Jane, and Tony suspects all of them realize, abruptly and simultaneously, that they actually have no idea what to do now. He is, in fact, pretty certain that they’re just a few minutes away from someone deciding to say something about the weather. It’s probably going to be him.

//SPOILERS for the film.

yes YES yes YES yes YES

Here, have a gen fic in which everyone is unrepentantly awesome in their canonical aspects. Ugh, Bruce and Natasha and Clint are my favorites. FOREVER. Iron Man can come too.
fandom:avengers  author:jonesandashes  author:pollyrepeat  type:gen  type:teamfic  type:workingitout  type:fivethings  type:family  type:friendship  type:becausecharacterlove  length:1-5k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
When I Think (Oh, it Terrifies Me) - celli - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Look, some mornings you wake up and little green men are invading New York City; some mornings you wake up and you can hear Captain America's voice in your head. Tony has been an Avenger long enough that he saves his freakout for important things.

No spoilers!
fandom:avengers  author:celli  pairing:tony/steve  type:soulbond  type:telepathymeansiloveyou  type:longandsatisfying  type:characterization  warningtype:ptsd  length:5-10k 
may 2012 by blottingtheink
(First Impressions Are) A Work in Progress - porthos - The Avengers (2012), Iron Man (Movies), Captain America (2011) [Archive of Our Own]
At various points, this fic was also titled: "The Corruption of Captain America by Tony Stark", "Tony's Superpower Is Being An Asshole", "Tony Stark Just Needs A Hug Dammit", "Steve Is Stubborn And Will Make Tony His BFF If It's The Last Thing He Does", and "I Accidentally A Cap Character Study via Tonyfeels". I feel like that collection of titles gives you an idea of the degeneration of this thing, plot-wise, and also a much better summary of this fic than the actual summary.

It's true, it does! I was making bleh faces at my compu because of the summary, but this is cute and delightful.
fandom:avengers  author:porthos  pairing:tony/steve  type:future  type:sillysillyboys  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:longandsatisfying  type:firsttime  length:15-20k 
april 2012 by blottingtheink
In Which Tony Stark Builds Himself Some Friends (But His Family Was Assigned by Nick Fury) - scifigrl47 - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve takes things like personal responsibility and respect seriously. Tony's got people he pays to take care of that kind of thing, and anyway, he's pretty sure that he's going to die of some exotic disease in his workshop, because Dummy's still a little spotty about what is 'clean' enough to put on an open wound. The rest of the Avengers are in this for personal gain, except for Clint, he just enjoys being a dick.

And some things shouldn't be a chore.

Or, the one where Tony builds an army of Roombas. It has that ~thing~ that a lot of Tony POV stories have--where Tony is an emotional wreck, not-so-secretly--but Steve is well!meaning!all!the!time! But great, and super, super fun to read.
fandom:avengers  author:scifigrl47  pairing:tony/steve  type:series  type:workinprogress  type:family  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:sillysillyboys  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:justforfun  type:giggles  length:40-50k 
april 2012 by blottingtheink
The Bitter Rednesses of Love - Chapter 1 - Saucery - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Anthony Stark, degenerate genius and impoverished nobleman, finds himself wedded to the painfully proper Steven Rogers. Will their marriage prove intolerable to the both of them, or will they find a happy equilibrium, instead?

Ok, this is RIDICULOUS and unfinished, but I am easy to a. marriages of convenience, b. comedies of manners and c. Tony Stark being an ass. It is one of many a perfect storm.

(Also that title. Damn. That is a title. Unghf. RIMBAUD WHY ARE YOU LIKE THIS.)
fandom:avengers  author:saucery  pairing:tony/steve  type:alternateuniverse  type:workingitout  type:victorianau  type:silliness  type:crackiscrazysauce  type:marriageofconvenience  length:1-5k 
april 2012 by blottingtheink
Stockholm Syndrome and other drugs - AlchemyAlice - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Phil’s last thoughts are of two things: that Stark has apparently managed to finally adapt Clint’s crossbow to take tranq rounds, and that Steve Rogers is far more devious than he’s given credit for.

He identifies, with some horror, that what he feels most about this is a sort of terrible, aggravated fondness.

Christ. Fury had warned him, but he hadn’t expected the Stockholm Syndrome to kick in quite so fast.
fandom:avengers  author:alchemyalice  pairing:coulson/clint  type:dayinthelife  type:gen  type:birdsongsweet  type:family  type:friendship  length:1-5k 
march 2012 by blottingtheink
sam_storyteller: Avengers: Extremely Hot And Currently Female
Summary: Tony knows he shouldn't sleep with Loki, it's just sometimes he's drunk and she's female and he forgets why.
Warnings: Everything is clearly consensual, but there is intoxicated sex, unsafe sex, and semi-public sex. WELL IT'S LOKI YOU GUYS COME ON.

Eeee, this is so charming. I saw someone say "Oh no, Sam's made me ship it," and that is, unfortunately, correct. People of all sorts, this is how it's done.
fandom:avengers  author:sam_storyteller  pairing:tony/loki  type:alternateuniverse  type:kidfic  type:drunkenhonesty  type:emotionallyconstipated  type:hilarifying  type:hijinks  length:1-5k 
march 2012 by blottingtheink
sam_storyteller : Avengers: Homefront (Reply)
Steve Rogers is a capable leader, a kind and cheerful man, a good friend, a strong role model, and a loyal soldier. He's also teetering on the edge of suicide.
Warnings: Extensive discussion of grief, PTSD, some talk of suicidal impulses. Unwise drinking practices and some mention of alcoholism.

This is the Steve Rogers I have always wanted. (The warnings are for reals.)
fandom:avengers  Author:sam_storyteller  pairing:tony/steve  type:posttext  type:characterization  type:surviving  type:grief  type:devotion  type:heavyheartedandlookingup  warningtype:ptsd  warningtype:depression  warningtype:suicide(impulses)  warningtype:alcohol 
february 2012 by blottingtheink
Arms and the Man by sam_storyteller (R)
His best friend keeps cockblocking him, his relationship guru is a computer, and he might be gay. The future is very complicated. (14,662 words)
fandom:avengers  author:sam_storyteller  pairing:tony/steve  type:posttext  type:workingitout  type:oopsi'minlovewithyou  type:sillysillyboys  type:characterization  length:10k-15k 
february 2012 by blottingtheink
Down From the Bird's Eye View - BlackEyedGirl - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Clint has difficulty adjusting to people he has to deal with at ground level.

This is delightful. I really love this Clint: quiet, relaxed, and totally, totally unbalanced by people.
fandom:avengers  author:blackeyedgirl  pairing:coulson/clint  type:characterization  type:characterstudy  type:workingitout  type:family  type:teamfic  type:chinhands  length:1-5k 
february 2012 by blottingtheink
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