southerly + bodyguard   7

sugar and spice and all things nice - deathsweetqueen - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
“I don’t like this,” Steve mutters to him, as he shifts awkwardly on his feet in the lounge of Tony Stark’s absurdly large Malibu mansion.

Bucky sighs and resists the urge to roll his eyes. This isn’t the first time (and it certainly won’t be the last) that Steve has expressed that very sentiment, and while Bucky also recognises the futility and drawbacks to this particular job, it’s a job, it’s their job and it puts money in their bank account, which is something that Bucky won’t turn his back to.

“I just don’t understand why someone like Tony Stark needs a bodyguard,” Steve complains, quietly. “Some spoilt little rich boy, so full of himself that he thinks the whole world is out to get him?”

“Shut up, or you’re going to get us fired,” Bucky hisses.

Steve shakes his head. “All I’m saying is that I don’t want to have to spend the foreseeable future looking after some dolled-up, greedy prep school reject.”



Or, alternatively, five times that Tony Stark surprised Steve and Bucky, and one time they didn’t really care.
marvel  avengers  mcu  Steve/Tony/Bucky  first.time  deathsweetqueen  au  au:total  au:mundane  modern  bodyguard  polyamory 
23 days ago by southerly
Paved With Good Intentions (I'm on the road to hell) - itsallAvengers - The Avengers (Marvel) - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
When the mysterious group of vigilante assassins known only as 'The Avengers' are tipped off about the dirty secrets that lie within Stark Industries, Steve Rogers has his heart set on taking out Tony Stark for good in order to protect the rest of the world from his evil. He's seen the footage, after all- Stark is a man who fights only for himself. And of course, when a job arises as chief bodyguard for Stark, to protect him from the growing threat of an ominously infatuated stalker, the opportunity is way too good for him to miss out on. It's the perfect placement, and the perfect way to find out whether or not their tipoff is genuine.

But as Steve falls into rank as the new bodyguard for Mr. Stark and he spends time getting to know and protect him, his initial hatred begins to falter and merge into something different, something far more terrifying than the prospect of killing the face of Stark Industries.

Steve Rogers may just be falling in love with him instead.
marvel  avengers  mcu  Steve/Tony  first.time  itsallAvengers  au  au:mirror  bodyguard  assassin  undercover  pining  hurt/comfort  break.up-make.up 
september 2018 by southerly
Conflict of Interest - Amethystina - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
The Winter Soldier always completes his missions. He is a well-trained asset that flawlessly follows orders and never breaks protocol. But when he is instructed to assassinate Tony Stark, things get complicated. The Asset is set to observe his mark before acting, hired as Mr. Stark's bodyguard in order to get close to the man.

But what happens when the Asset gets too close? His orders contradict one another, one requiring violence and the other that he protects his mark. The Asset doesn't know which one takes priority, but his instincts tell him not to harm Mr. Stark.

How is he supposed to kill someone he so desperately wants to protect?
marvel  avengers  mcu  Tony/Bucky  first.time  Amethystina  au  au:branching  undercover  bodyguard  favorite  ★★★★ 
april 2018 by southerly
Lies - Lelantus - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
That awkward moment when you fall in love with your bodyguard who is hiding the fact that he's a presumed dead super-soldier from the 1940's. #TonyStark'slife. Or: Tony and Steve fall in love in spite of kidnapping attempts, secret identities and SHIELD.

I Said “I Love You,” What Does it Matter if I Lie to You?
marvel  avengers  mcu  Steve/Tony  first.time  Lelantus  au  au:mirror  bodyguard  pining  IM:AA  but.not.really  favorite  teen!TonyIsIronMan  unfinished.series  ★★★★ 
august 2016 by southerly
Stay In My Arms (If You Dare) - poisonivory - Daredevil (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
The Defenders are the most elite bodyguard agency in the world. When Wilson Fisk's personal attorney Foggy Nelson walks in looking for protection from a mysterious man in black, Matt Murdock is more than happy to take Mr. Nelson's safety in hand. But Nelson's guilt is hard to prove, and Matt may have gotten himself in too deep - especially once someone besides the man in black starts gunning for his client.
marvel  Daredevil  mcu  Matt/Foggy  first.time  poisonivory  au  au:mirror  bodyguard  hurt/comfort  pining 
july 2016 by southerly
Doubt Thou the Stars Are Fire - linatrinch - Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
After an attack on Prince Poe Dameron's life, he is swiftly appointed a bodyguard to ensure his safety whether he appreciates the sentiment or not. Finn, still a new member to The Royal Guard, just wants to protect people. Slowly, awkwardly, defiantly, a bond grows between the two men that is neither professional nor ethical and makes the threats on the Prince’s life that much more horrifying.

Or the royalty/bodyguard/modern AU fic that no one asked for but we all deserved.
StarWars  EpisodeVII  Finn/Poe  linatrinch  au  au:total  au:mundane  modern  royalty  bodyguard  hurt/comfort 
may 2016 by southerly
Running out of Time - Lenalena - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Prompt: After the events of IM 1, Tony joins the expedition searching for Captain America as a holiday to get away from all the media speculation and stock value crash hate he was getting from the board. He's testing out new kit, working up a new portfolio of technology to boost the company back up, when he finds a plane wreck, buried halfway under the Greenland icesheet.

That is how he ends up hiding Captain America in plain sight, while the man gets adjusted to the 21st century. He is just doing him a favor, okay?

What could possibly go wrong?
marvel  avengers  mcu  Steve/Tony  first.time  Lenalena  au  au:branching  bodyguard  break.up-make.up  matchmaking  favorite  ★★★★ 
march 2016 by southerly

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