A Long, Long Way - Chapter 1 - thepinupchemist - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Post-Thanos, post-Captain America, post-Nomad, Steve Rogers is lost. He takes a Volkswagen bus on a self-discovery tour of the United States.

When Steve hits a bicyclist in the Rocky Mountains, he meets the love of his life.
AU where Bucky is just a modern boy. Very sweet, though I would have liked it to be longer.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky 
19 hours ago
A Better Version of Our Past - crackdkettle - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The Commandos find Bucky in a Hydra facility just days after Steve crashes. A few months later, Peggy comes to Bucky for help: she’s pregnant with Steve’s child and she wants him to claim the child as his so the SSR won’t experiment on it to try to crack Erskine’s formula. Over the next several years Bucky slowly learns how to navigate the life that was meant for Steve — as a husband, father, and founding member of SHIELD — while never giving up the search for the man he lost and still loves.

Loved this. I want more they-all-survived-the-war threesome fic, dammit.
captamerica  steve/peggy  steve/bucky  bucky/peggy  steve/bucky/peggy 
Ink of a Rosy Morning - rose_indigo_and_tom - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
After the war, Bucky just wanted to get away. He’d given up enough for a cause he didn’t even really believe in, and even once the battles were over, he couldn’t seem to leave it all behind. But he got as far away as he could, and then he walked a little further, and then he settled down, to carve a place and a life for himself out of the land on DC-202.

He was expecting quiet, and a fair amount of worrying about the weather, and learning how to be a farmer instead of a city boy. He wasn’t expecting any of the other stuff. He wasn’t expecting Steve.

A sweet Bucky recovery AU set in space. (Well, technically set on another planet).
captamerica  au  steve/bucky 
2 days ago
37 Moons - lionessvalenti - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky works to move forward with his life, including love, finding a community, and saving Steve.
I do love Wakanda-centered recovery stories. Not the happiest ending, but a hopeful one.
captamerica  steve/bucky  shuri 
4 days ago
So I Took a Faithful Leap - odetteandodile - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky doesn’t fall and Steve doesn’t crash. The Howling Commados take out the remaining Hydra bases…and then they go home, just like all the other allied soldiers. Throughout the war, they discuss what each of them would do if they make it back again. The only person Steve doesn’t ask is Bucky. He’s afraid of the answer.

Steve himself isn’t sure if he knows how to do anything but be a soldier and a weapon anymore, but remembering the promise he made he vows to try to be just a good man again.

He buys a farm in Washington state, and tries to relearn how to be at peace.

(Featuring: Steve as a bearded farmer, two rescued puppies, badass Peggy Carter speaking truth, the Howling Commandos doing the same, an apple orchard, soldier homecoming angst, and two dumb boys waiting way too long to talk it out–but don’t worry, they do.)

This was sweet.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky 
5 days ago
Dark as Blood - Lorien, Saetha - Captain America - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
"How do you do it?" Steve finally asked, his voice brittle as he was trying to wipe his eyes dry. "How do you not break over and over again?" He was well aware that as a sergeant Bucky had seen, had commanded, more than his own fair share of death.
"I do," Bucky told him. "We all do. We just can't let the cracks swallow us whole."
Magic has always been a part of this world. Some have it, others don’t - and Bucky discovers early on just how destructive his own is. As much as he might hate his abilities, however, he will use them to keep first his family and Steve and then the entire Howling Commandos safe. Things get more difficult once they get thrown into the fray of war, but somehow they endure, the Commandos growing stronger as they grow closer.

An excellent look at Bucky before and during the war.
captamerica  steve/bucky  steve/peggy 
7 days ago
Hearts Like Ours - FindingFrancis, wearing_tearing - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Today, of all days, is the day Bucky is going to meet the love of his life. Imagine his surprise when it turns out to be Captain America.
Or: The Adventures of Bucky Barnes, the Shitty Psychic.

Long, mostly fluffy AU where Steve is Cap but Bucky is a modern nurse with a bit of precognition, in a world full of fae, witches, werewolves, etc.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky 
8 days ago
Home of the Brave - MonocerosRex - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
After the helicarrier Steve hasn't seen nor heard from Bucky for months until one night he shows up on his doorstep half dead with a little girl and a baby. Unable to turn to even their friends for help they go into hiding, fighting tooth and nail to keep their newfound family secret and safe. But can they carve out a home for themselves when everyone is out to get them?


Lovely, especially if you're in the mood for something from the post-WS era.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  kidfic 
12 days ago
Apple Cinnamon Coconut Cookies
Try cooking for 22-25 minutes and maybe flip halfway?
recipes  low-carb  desserts  apples  cookies 
26 days ago
A Wild Call and a Clear Call - Oko (tucuxi) - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
Hiram Kalloway joined the naval service at the late age of thirteen, his mother having insisted on him remaining home until that age in order to gain some additional polish.

Over the years, Hiram gained a reputation for being an odd, bookish sort, but a fair enough captain who fought like a devil and read the sea like a lover, and kept to himself for the most part. Hiram knew he had a good reputation, as these things went, but also rather a peculiar one. He swam, because he liked it, which was considered very odd, and he did not eat jellied desserts, because he did not like them. He detested any number of naval practices that were standard on other ships, and turned a blind eye to others, and as a result he had been called an odd duck more than once.

And that was all fine, until he met Isaac Upton, a ship's master with a sharp tongue and a sharper temper, a man who seemed willing to castigate any and all members of the Admiralty who were inclined to cheat his captain, regardless of their power or influence.

Excellent original fic.
originalfic  british_navy  m/m 
5 weeks ago
Far Above Rubies - Beatrice_Otter - Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen [Archive of Our Own]
All in all, it was a highly eligible match and Mary was quite pleased with herself for securing it. She might wish Mr. Collins paid more attention to his scriptures and the writings of the great theologians than to the edicts of Lady Catherine, but Mary's own scholarship in that area was more than sufficient to remedy the lack.

Really interestin AU--I do like this Mary a lot.
pride_and_prejudice  mary_bennett/william_collins 
6 weeks ago
All's Fair in Larb and War - phonecallfromgod - Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) [Archive of Our Own]
Ned Leeds just wants to transition painlessly into college life, but that's easier said than done when Tony Stark has a personal beef with you, Liz Allan's back in town, and your roommate and your superhero boyfriend hate each other (but just don't know it yet).

This was really fun.
spideman  peter_parker/ned_leeds 
6 weeks ago
Black Dog - leveragehunters (Monkeygreen) - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
So long ago the details were lost to time, people began creating guardians of the dead. They were made from dogs, dogs who were buried in graveyards before anyone was laid to rest, their spirits arising as black dogs, bound protectors of the human dead.

Steve had always wondered what would happen after he died. He hadn't expected the answer to be 'wake up in the cemetery he'd been buried in', but here he was, some kind of ghost, and he could see the trees through his hands. It wasn't so bad, and he wasn't alone—a sleek black dog, golden eyes glowing bright, was happily waiting to greet him when he woke up.

Decades later, on what was supposed to be a quiet, peaceful, definitely-not-life-changing walk through the woods, Bucky stumbled across an abandoned cemetery and into the impossible.

(It's a ghost story and a love story and a story about dogs.)


SO very sweet. 55,000 words
captamerica  steve/bucky  au 
6 weeks ago
You Shouldn’t Have to Read These Books in High School
A discussion of the high school canon, but has some interesting suggestions I haven't read.
6 weeks ago
The Changeling - Annerb - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Ginny is sorted into Slytherin. It takes her seven years to figure out why.

Wow. I think this might be the best Harry Potter AU I've ever read. Mostly gen (a tiny bit of Harry/Ginny hinted at), but a fantastic Ginny and a great look at the series from an alternative Slytherin perspective. 182,000 words
harrypotter  au  gen  Ginny_Weasley 
8 weeks ago
The Beyonds of Mirrors - littleblackfox - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Every night the dream is the same.
There is a door. A door at the end of a long, dark corridor.
Steve has seen the door so many times in sleep that he can picture it clearly when awake. The damp, rough-hewn stone walls that stretch into the darkness. The heavy oak door, its hinges rusted and flaking like dried blood.
There is no door handle, no lock, no key. If you press your ear to the old, soaking wood, you can hear someone singing.

Lovely fusion of Captain America with Neil Gaiman's Sandman universe--I really enjoyed this. 33,000 words.
captamerica  sandman  fusion  crossover  steve/bucky 
9 weeks ago
Fic: Oh God Not Again! by Sarah1281
So maybe everything didn't work out perfectly for Harry. Still, most of his friends survived, he'd gotten married, and was about to become a father. If only he'd have stayed away from the Veil, he wouldn't have had to go back and do everything AGAIN.

Fun satirical AU Where a 20-something Harry goes back in time to first year, and decides to fix things but have a lot of fun while doing so. Probably best in short doses, but I really enjoyed it.
harrypotter  au 
9 weeks ago
The Medium Place - Marks - The Good Place (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Like Eleanor says, "I was a medium person! I should get to spend eternity in a medium place!" The one where Shaun, the Wise Eternal Judge Who Sits on High, agrees with her.
the_good_place  eleanor_shellstrop/chidi_anagonye 
10 weeks ago
After her death, Hermione Granger gets an opportunity to go back in time and change things for Tom Riddle. Really excellent long AU. 256,000 words.
harrypotter  HermioneGranger/TomRiddle  AU 
10 weeks ago
we've got some work to do - thingswithwings - Ocean's 8 (2018) [Archive of Our Own]
The prompt was "Parker from Leverage meets Debbie and Lou," which I loved.

Parker interviews candidates for Leverage International.

Oceans8  Leverage  crossover  fun  via:esther_a 
10 weeks ago
Brisingr - ironychan - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
When Jane Foster discovers an object on a course for the inner solar system, it looks like a job for the Avengers. But when what looked like a comet turns out to be a refugee ship from another galaxy, it's not clear whose job this is anymore. Tony Stark and the Vision find they have an uncomfortable amount in common with the creatures called the Brisings, while Jane learns that the aliens are being followed by something they thought they'd left behind five million years ago. Set post-AOU, pre-CW.

Long, plotty gen fic with excellent Jane, Wanda, and Tony. (The other Avengers are there too, but except for Thor and Vision don't get a lot of screen time).
avengers  gen  jane_foster 
10 weeks ago
You're Looking For a Way Out - camwolfe - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky's therapist recommends that he try hiking, so he gives it a shot. He runs into Steve on his very first hike, during an unfortunate encounter with a bird.

It goes from there.

I enjoyed this, though I would have liked a little more of an ending.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky 
july 2018
Family Placement - notlucy - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve Rogers had a train ticket in hand and the chance to begin again after losing everything in Brooklyn - his father, his mother, the comfort and familiarity of home. Going west meant the opportunity to become his own man and stake his claim on the wide, flat prairie.

Then, of course, there was Bucky Barnes.

Now complete! 19th c. western AU with some period typical stuff, but a happy ending. 88,000 words.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky 
july 2018
who tells your story - msbluesunflower - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Remembering Steve G. Rogers: A Conversation with James Buchanan Barnes
A seventy-five year old photograph, lost and found. Columnist Sean T. Dugan talks to Sergeant James Barnes about the late Captain Rogers.

If you feel like celebrating Steve's 100th by having your heart ripped out of your chest, this is the story. Set after the presumed ending of Avengers 4. Painful but lovely.
captamerica  steve/bucky  major-character-death 
july 2018
The Accidental Animagus - White_Squirrel - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
Harry escapes the Dursleys with a unique bout of accidental magic and eventually winds up at the Grangers' house. Now, he has what he always wanted: a loving family—and he'll need their help to take on the magical world and vanquish the dark lord who has pursued him from birth.

Compelling, excellent AU of books 1-4. 660,000 words.
harrypotter  au  gen  verylon 
july 2018
Fourth Floor - dirtybinary, mithborien, picoalloe - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve has his life in order, okay. He goes to wizard college, even if he can't technically do magic. He has his own apartment, even though it's small and dinky and kind of gross, and forgets to exist sometimes, and might also be alive? Plus, he has a crush on the hot cyborg in unit 404 who cooks fiendishly good breakfast foods, and may or may not have some kind of weird connection to the sentient building they live in. He's not sure.

He's dealing, all right, his life is in tip-top condition, or it was until an eldritch monstrosity called the Hydra started posing as a real estate company to try and buy over his new home.

He's really pissed about that.

(The one where Steve is an angry millennial wizard, Sam is a Disney prince, Natasha is a shapeshifter, and Bucky is a spoiler.)

Surprised I haven't bookmarked this already--really unusual and interesting AU.
captamerica  steve/bucky  au 
july 2018
Just About Half-Past Ten - rohkeutta - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
But as he reaches Madison Avenue, Stark Tower a mere block away, the skies open with a whoosh, and he barely manages to duck under the construction scaffolding perched over the sidewalk. Thunder rumbles overhead, and Bucky frantically checks every compartment of his bag for an umbrella he knows is there.

It’s not. He does find some loose glitter, though, and a lipstick he wore for Pride and had thought he’d lost, plus a spare Metro Card he can’t remember buying.

He also gets a crystal clear flashback of leaving the umbrella under his desk to dry yesterday morning, and never picking it up again.

This is positively charming and fluffy.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky 
july 2018
From Hydra with Love - Nejinee, insomnia1999 - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Captain Steve Rogers is one of the best spies in the world - a marksman, a martial artist, an expert in strategy and tactics. There's not a lot he can't handle. Heck, he's even saved the world once or twice.

So why does every run in with the mysterious Winter Soldier leave him feeling like the Bond Girl?

Really fun, bantery James Bond-ish AU
captamerica  au  steve/bucky 
june 2018
Across the Sea - Ilyone, smithsonianstucky (thelarenttrap) - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Eleven doesn't know anything of the world. She doesn't know there is space beyond the walls of the lab, doesn't know there is more to life than experiments, Papa, and the bath.

Other people know too much of the world, have lived too long... have known more than one life. Across the sea, the Asset that was once James Buchanan Barnes opens his eyes for a mission.

Eleven and Bucky rescue each other then go searching for Steve. Happysigh.
captamerica  stranger_things  crossover  Bucky_Barnes  Eleven 
june 2018
And The Masquerade - MomoYoMaki - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Grocery shopping had become something of a big deal in their house, if only because each trip needed to be planned as if they were stockpiling to outlast a siege. It was an unavoidable side effect when your family consisted of thirteen overly active girls that burned through calories like pro athletes and one enhanced super soldier that went through the same amount all on his own.
"Papa, the price isn't going to change just because you're glaring at it." Natasha pointed out.
sequel to What You Make, that AU where Bucky liberates the girls from the Red Room.
avengers  au  buckybarnes  natasha_romanoff  gen  kidfic 
june 2018
What You Make - MomoYoMaki - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Natasha had still been Natalia then, when she'd met him.
The Winter Soldier, the other girls whispered, aren't you scared?
What a stupid question.
AU where Bucky helps Natasha (and the other girls, who are all under 10) escape from the Red Room and basically adopts them. I love Papa Bucky.
avengers  au  buckybarnes  natasha_romanoff  kidfic  gen 
june 2018
Of all the Lord's Creations... - 27dragons, tisfan - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
Tony's pretty sure that corrupting an angel will get him back into Lucifer's good graces, and Bucky's gorgeous enough that seducing him won't even be a hardship. Bucky's on Earth to do good, which is what he was made for, but it's a little lonely. Surely it couldn't hurt just to talk to the fascinating demon that he happens to meet...

Not a pairing I usually read, but angel/demon romance is totally my jam, and this was sweet.
avengers  au  bucky/tony  angels  demons 
june 2018
The Possident - Neutralchaos, shadesfalcon - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
In exchange for the protection of his family and the forgiving of all debts and mistakes made by his stepfather, Steve agrees to become the houseboy for the leader of a powerful company with questionable business practices and a penchant for illegal violence. Mentally preparing himself for a short and painful rest of his life, Steve is startled to find himself settling in, and even more startled to realize he's developing a powerful position of his own, changing from a meaningless kept boy into a player in James' dangerous game.

Ok, given the warnings on this I was expecting something darker than a couple mildly dubcon scenes. Enjoyable mob AU.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky 
june 2018
The Time is Always Right - Katharoses, seapigeon - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Brooklyn, 1946. Two men profoundly changed by the war cross paths. One's lost his will to fight, robbed by rejection and the loss of his best guy. The other's spoiling for a new battle with the country that still seems to think he's three-fifths of a person. In each other, they find an ally...and maybe something more.
Really excellent AU set in the 40s and 50s. Steve never goes to war, Bucky never comes home, but in the late 40s, Steve meets Sam, who is a vet and an attorney. Period typical everything, but really good. 24,000 words.
captamerica  au  steve/sam 
june 2018
The Scrimshaw Priest - icarus_chained - Original Work [Archive of Our Own]
The crew of the Whitestone Trader are in Thindisfal, a tiny smugglers shithole, looking for a new purser after their old one has died. Then an elf walks in with a wooden leg and a scrimshaw medallion to the god of storms on his belt. This might be more than they've bargained for.

Really good short original fic.
original_fic  gen 
june 2018
Low-Carb Chocolate and Peanut Squares - Diet Doctor
An actual low-carb dessert without artificial sweetners!
recipes  low-carb  desserts 
june 2018
Endless War - Nonymos - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
There is always something more to lose.

(Which means all is not lost.)

Excellent Infinity Wars fixit; crossover with Gaiman's Sandman series. A lovely fairy tale-esque saga, guest starring Deadpool.
avengers  infinity_war_spoilers  deadpool  crossover  steve/bucky 
june 2018
scorn of the outer dark - the_ragnarok - Person of Interest (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
"My name is Harold Finch. You can call me whatever you like, Mr. Reese. Your former employers have remanded you to my service."

"And what does this service entail?"

"Anything that I might ask," Finch says. "In particular, I will ask of you certain intimate liberties."

The corner of John's mouth curves up. That has to be the most polite way anyone has ever informed John they'd be fucking him.

Harold Finch as an eldritch being. This was creepy and cool.
person_of_interest  john_reese/harold_finch  dubious_consentacles 
june 2018
The Way to a Man's Heart - Niitza, whatthefoucault - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
It started with shawarma.


A story about food, memory, and how Steve Rogers carved out a place for himself in the 21st century.

Ok, this is basically 44,000 words of food porn disguised as a story about Steve coming to terms with the 21st century, and it is precisely the sort of AU I could read a thousand of. Steve, coming into himself by learning to cook? Yes please. AU mostly in the sense that nothing after Avengers happens quite canonically, especially the Bucky recovery piece.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky 
june 2018
One Green Thumb Deserves Another - TheFlailing, dulcetine - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky thought that being a Central Park zone gardener would be simple - keeping his head down and performing manual labour were, in his opinion, two of his strengths. But a chance encounter with a mysterious and magical figure forces Bucky to open not only his eyes, but maybe even his heart.


“How did you do that?!? Who- what are you?”

The boy turned to look at Bucky, his brilliant green eyes softly glowing. “It’s like you’ve never met a wood nymph before,” he snorted.

“A… a what?”

“You’ve never heard of wood nymphs?” The boy rolled his eyes. “You humans are so ignorant.”

Sweet fluffy AU where Steve is a wood nymph. Not much actual plot, but enjoyable.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky 
june 2018
where the leaves fall not - dudewhereismypie, obsessivereader - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Captain America meets a flirtatious elf...

AU where Bucky is an elf. Enjoyable.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky 
june 2018
in cayenne and honey, in vinegar and lime - Nonymos, alby_mangroves - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
M’Baku fought for T’Challa. But should he keep fighting for T’Challa’s vision? The king is professing change, such deep change, while the Jabari are supposed to be the guardians of tradition.

It’s a complex problem, which demands a cool head. So M’Baku could really do without an old love coming back to haunt him, an obnoxious royal teenager, and T’Challa’s secret one-armed guest.

Absolutely loved this M'Baku, and the interesting relationship he forms with Bucky in this while he's pining for Okoye.
black_panther  M'Baku/Bucky  M'Baku/Okoye  Steve/Bucky 
june 2018
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