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Someday My Prince Will Come - tinzelda - Captain America [Archive of Our Own]
This is basically an escape from MCU angst, imagining how things would be if Bucky had indeed fallen from the train back in WWII but never became the Winter Soldier. All the fun of a man-out-of-time getting used to the 21st century without any of that troublesome trying-to-kill-Steve stuff. After destroying the helicarriers in DC, Steve works with the other Avengers to stamp out hidden Hydra bases and finds Bucky: in cryofreeze but still very much himself. Steve is ecstatic to have his best pal back, of course, but now he has to deal with his long-repressed feelings for Bucky. Much longing ensues.
captainamerica  slash  au  steverogers  steve/bucky  bucky-isnt-wintersoldier  buckybarnes  adjusting-to-present  homophobia  pining  pining!steve  pining!bucky  dancing  tinzelda  length-novel  pov-steve 
august 2016 by ratcreature
To Stop My Mind From Wandering - Lynchy8 - Captain America - All Media Types, Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"Leaving the man – the mission – the mission who was a man who was also important, so important, more important than this mission… which was terrifying because nothing had ever been more important than a mission before… leaving That Man on the banks of the river, had been almost impossible."

After the fall of Hydra, Steve goes in search of Bucky in the hope of bringing him home. Meanwhile someone has broken into Steve's D.C. apartment, but what kind of burglar or assassin buys paint and drywall mud?
captainamerica  slash  steve/bucky  domestic  renovations  lynchy8  recovery  buckybarnes  steverogers  pov-bucky  pov-steve  outsider_pov  length-medium  reunion  pts  bucky-adjusts-to-modern-live  adjusting-to-present 
september 2015 by ratcreature
Sparked Up Like a Book of Matches - Sena - Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve lives in Stark Tower and doesn't have much to do when he's not going after Hydra strongholds. He attends charity events to make Pepper happy. He goes hiking with Sam. He hangs out with Clint in Bed-Stuy and watches Dog Cops. Sometimes Tony gives him super alcohol in a sippy cup. Sometimes he sees Bucky out of the corner of his eye and wonders if it's real or if he's starting to lose his mind.

Alternately, the one with terrible jokes, a foot chase through the Lower East Side, and a tiny little robot named Shitcan.
captainamerica  avengers  steve/bucky  length-long  pov-3rd  pov-steve  steverogers  buckybarnes  sena  tonystark  natasharomanov  samwilson  clintbarton  adjusting-to-present  pining  pts  drunk  drugs  recovery  wintersoldier 
june 2015 by ratcreature
Tempest in a Teapot - AvocadoLove - The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Iron Man (Movies), Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Or, how Bucky watches his best friend die in his place, wakes seventy years in the future, takes up Captain America's shield, joins a group of super heroes, and finally begins the process of forgiving himself.
avengers  captainamerica  au  team  buckybarnes  length-long  pov-bucky  tonystark  tony/bucky  slash  avocadolove  adjusting-to-present  wintersoldier  bucky-isnt-wintersoldier  steve-as-wintersoldier  natasharomanov  clintbarton  brucebanner  samwilson  pepperpotts  tony/pepper  breakup  bucky-was-cap 
january 2015 by ratcreature
Remedial - Domenika Marzione (domarzione) - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
re·me·di·al
adjective
1. affording remedy; tending to remedy something.
2. intended to correct or improve one's skill in a specified field: remedial math.



Steve always knew Bucky was a quick study, so his progress after he comes in from the cold is a 'when' and not an 'if.' The Avengers are a help, except when they're not. But even when they're not, they sort of are.
captainamerica  avengers  gen  team  buckybarnes  steverogers  tonystark  natasharomanov  clintbarton  college  therapy  domenikamarzione  length-short  adjusting-to-present  recovery 
july 2014 by ratcreature
The Night Has Seen Your Mind - bomberqueen17 - Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
I wasn't sure what this was going to be when I started it, but it has grown into something almost startlingly coherent, if I do say so myself. They don't find Bucky, he finds himself.

Steve and Sam return from a futile tour of the globe on the heels of the ghost of the Winter Soldier to find a pile of postcards with the names of confirmed-killed HYDRA agents waiting at Stark Tower: mission reports from the ghost to the only commanding officer he still feels he has.
All of it is set to culminate in New York City... if Bucky can remember what he set up.

With some Clint/Natasha, Bucky/Natasha, Steve/Sam pining, a whole bunch of friendship dynamics, gratuitous pop culture references (Bucky is obsessed with pop music, as a coping strategy), slash, het, and a lot of cussing.
captainamerica  wintersoldier  avengers  actionadventure  angst  h/c  hydra  buckybarnes  steverogers  natasharomanov  clintbarton  samwilson  het  slash  pining  memorymanipulation  memories  recovery  steve/bucky  bucky/natasha  steve/sam  wip  length-novel  friendship  team  bomberqueen17  adjusting-to-present  socialmedia  food  injured-bucky  letters  postcards  music 
july 2014 by ratcreature
Mistake on the Part of Nature - idiopathicsmile - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve takes in Bucky's betrayed look and Sam's confusion, follows Sam's gaze to the pile of mangled fruit in the trash can. Sudden comprehension fills his face.

"Oh," he says. "Bucky found out about bananas."

 

In which an American icon is mourned. But probably not the one you're thinking of.
captainamerica  buckybarnes  steverogers  bananas  humor  gen  impliedslash  steve/bucky  samwilson  idiopathicsmile  food  post-movie  wintersoldier  adjusting-to-present  length-short 
april 2014 by ratcreature
Figure Drawing - thingswithwings - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
When he gets back to New York, Steve only lasts five days living in Williamsburg before he packs up again and heads, shamefaced, to Stark Tower. The people are nice enough, but they're a kind of rich that Steve doesn't know how to deal with, and the neighborhood is crowded and strange, with too many eyes on him all the time.
avengers  steve/bruce  comingout  slash  steverogers  brucebanner  dating  natasharomanov  impliedhet  rhodey  clintbarton  tonystark  team  adjusting-to-present  thingswithwings  length-long  pov-steve  firsttime  d/s  workingout  voyeurism  food 
december 2013 by ratcreature
Yesterday's Tomorrows, Today - icarus_chained - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve Rogers and Tony Stark have a small conversation on history, technology, living in the future, and the dreams of futures past.
avengers  gen  icarus_chained  tonystark  steverogers  howardstark  fluff  length-short  friendship  adjusting-to-present  technology  sf 
june 2013 by ratcreature
These Are Better Days - adventurepants - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
Steve's tried to watch the news, some—he has a lot to catch up on, after all—but sometimes even that's not real. “The Daily Show is funny because it's fake,” Bruce had tried to explain to him. “Fox News is funny because it doesn't know that it's fake.”

They try to be patient with him. He figures, with Thor back in Asgard, he's the closest thing to an alien they've got. But he's stopped watching the news, anyway. It gets old, after a while, when you just keep seeing your own face.
avengers  length-short  gen  impliedhet  steverogers  tonystark  team  brucebanner  natasharomanov  thor  reporter  interview  pepperpotts  adjusting-to-present  adventurepants 
december 2012 by ratcreature
in the day - harcourt - Marvel Avengers Movies Universe, The Avengers (2012), Avengers (Marvel) - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
For this prompt, where Steve is a man out of time, and things really were better way back when.

Today, Doms control every aspect of their subs lives, more like ownership than a partnership. And when Steve wakes up, every one expects him to slot neatly into society because he comes from a time when "Doms were Doms and subs were subs," right?
avengers  au  bdsm-au  steverogers  slash  clintbarton  steve/clint  d/s  harcourt  sub!clint  dom!steve  length-short  adjusting-to-present 
october 2012 by ratcreature
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."
avengers  gen  captainamerica  steverogers  tonystark  darcylewis  length-short  domestic  originalcharacter  adjusting-to-present  pov-steve  pov-3rd  hipsters 
may 2012 by ratcreature

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