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Tony's Choice - hafital - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
In order for the Avengers to use the Stones to reverse the Snap, they each must make a terrible choice.

“We are the gauntlet,” said Tony, looking at Clint, then at Thor and Natasha and Bruce, and finally, Steve. “What is it you keep harping on about? We do this together. We are the gauntlet. There are six stones, and six of us. We each take a Stone.”
fandom:avengers  c:marvel:tony.stark  genre:gen  p:marvel:tony/pepper  setting:post-infinity.war  type:fix-it  genre:angst  subject:infinity.stones  notes:positive.ending  notes:tonyfeeels  notes:melancholy  pov:tony.stark  !rec 
february 2019 by rainbowslinky
Mission Parameters - what_alchemy - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The soldier does not find the Mission. The soldier finds a tow-headed white child, aged approximately five years, unconscious and naked amid the empty Captain America uniform lying charred and bloody in the middle of what used to be a battleground. The soldier finds an expanse of bruised flesh and stubborn cowlicks that shine through the fog in his head.

The soldier lifts the child up and slings it under one arm before running.

[end spoilers: steve gets big again, bucky runs away. fic ends. :(]
fandom:avengers  genre:gen  subject:children  c:marvel:bucky.barnes  c:marvel:steve.rogers  p:marvel:bucky/steve  year:2014  length:10k-20k  trope:de-aged  notes:sweet  notes:funny  *unfinished  notes:melancholy 
november 2018 by rainbowslinky
these white walls - romancandles - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
in the hollowed out space where his soul used to be, bucky builds a life, however imperfectly.

[bucky starts taking yoga; finds his center]
notes:melancholy  notes:heartsforeyes  notes::')  notes:positive.ending  year:2014  length:05k-10k  authors:r  p:marvel:bucky/steve  verse:mcu  genre:gen  !favorites  !rec 
october 2018 by rainbowslinky
The Immortals - Hopeless--Geek (wuzzy90), hidingfromsomeone - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In 2180, Steve Rogers makes his way back to Brooklyn, New York; Earth.

He's not expecting to run into Bucky when he gets there.

(aka, the almost-canon-compliant one where the serum made Steve and Bucky immortal)

[i love this fic so much]
!favorites  !rec  fandom:avengers  setting:future  character-type:immortal  length:10k-20k  type:big.bang  year:2017  notes:fantastic  notes:melancholy  type:first-time  p:marvel:bucky/steve 
june 2018 by rainbowslinky
Sharp Teeth and Bird Bones - Chapter 1 - Shaish, Stringlish - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
There’s a tale where one did fall in love with a man, but unlike The Little Mermaid, this one was not kind or forgiving or even what you would call loving.

But he was curious.

He was curious enough to save a man, instead of eat him.

And curious enough to see him again.
fandom:avengers  character-type:mermaid  tw:violence  tw:torture  year:2015  !favorites  !rec  tw:blood  notes:with.art  notes:dark  notes:melancholy  notes:positive.ending  notes:fascinating  p:marvel:bucky/steve 
may 2018 by rainbowslinky
To Give You a Hand to Hold - Chapter 1 - gettingaphdinlarry - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
When he spoke again, Harry’s voice was low. “Ever think of how many birthdays they don’t get?”

Louis avoided Harry’s eyes. “What do you mean?”

“Martinez was what, nineteen? Missed a good sixty of them.” Harry took the last of his cake and passed the plate to Louis. “Figure sixty missed birthdays each. Just on our side. How many is that?”

Louis used the edge of his fork to scrape frosting off the plate. “Never thought about it.”

“What would your shrink say?”

“‘Focus on the positive.’”

Harry ran a hand over his head and scratched the back of his neck. “How’s that working?”

Marine Louis Tomlinson is medically discharged when an IED explodes in Afghanistan. Months later, he's reunited Stateside with his Navy medic Harry Styles. The two of them shelter each other even as they refuse to admit they're in the throes of PTSD, until one night nearly destroys them.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  character-type:soldier  subject:ptsd  length:20k-50k  notes:melancholy  notes:positive.ending 
october 2017 by rainbowslinky
Wash You Away - Chapter 1 - thisonegoes - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Harry realized at ten years old that he could see ghosts, when a grown man with dead eyes stepped out of his closet. He’ll never forget that night, when he heard the shuttered doors creak open behind him as he did his homework. He turned around in his desk chair to see the stranger. The man didn’t say anything; he just stared at Harry like Harry had an answer, an explanation, a crumpled road map hidden in his pocket.

Harry thinks it might be easier, if other people noticed the traces ghosts leave behind. But they never do.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/zayn  subject:haunting  subject:ghosts  notes:creepy  genre:horror  notes:melancholy  subject:character.death  length:50k+  author:thisonegoes 
october 2016 by rainbowslinky
your albatross, let it go - darlingjustdont - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
They’re all here for a reason, Liam’s not stupid. They all have reasons to be in a safe house in the middle of Budapest, and here’s proof. They might need to talk about it soon. Not now, though, when one of them looks to be shaking apart at the seams.

They've all been so hurt, and they're trying to piece themselves back together.

[ambiguous ending for one character]
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/louis  p:1d:liam/zayn  character-type:spy  notes:negative.ending  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k  quality:*****  !favorites  !rec  notes:melancholy  rating:pg-13  authors:d  year:2016  site:ao3  subject:ptsd 
february 2016 by rainbowslinky
nocturne in silver and blue - Chapter 1 - tinyweirdloves - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
There’s a boy sitting on the branch. Harry’s sure he’s a real, live boy, not a pretend one. Only– he doesn’t look like any boy Harry’s seen before. Because he glows. His skin looks like there’s a gentle light coming out of it, and if Harry squints– are those colours on the boy’s skin? Harry suddenly thinks, looking at him, that he looks just like the sky.

[louis is a fallen star and harry brings him home. told over the course of fourteen years.]
[loved this one. a bit sad.]
p:1d:harry/louis  fandom:one.direction  length:50k+  subject:first.meetings  subject:first.kiss  character-type:!with.powers  genre:au  tw:underage  quality:*****  !favorites  !rec  year:2015  type:big.bang  site:ao3  authors:t  notes:melancholy  notes:positive.ending 
april 2015 by rainbowslinky
saudade - velvet_tuberose - One Direction (Band), Radio 1 RPF [Archive of Our Own]
Louis has been the leader of the anti-Government group for years: dealing banned items, distributing radical literature, and inciting people to rebel. What he doesn't realise is that there's an actual war brewing between the Government and the resistance, and Louis himself may be the final tipping point.

On top of all that is the slight problem that the Government is bringing Nick Grimshaw - who Louis most decidedly never dated - back on air to help their cause.

[great ot5, char death is not what it seems, WORLDBUILDING, DYSTOPIAN SPACE TOMLINSHAW. PLEASE READ THIS FIC]
setting:space  fandom:one.direction  authors:v  type:big.bang  length:20k-50k  p:1d:louis/nick  subject:character.death  notes:positive.ending  notes:melancholy  notes:;_;  notes:!!!  genre:au  subject:ptsd  tw:violence  site:ao3  year:2015  quality:*****  !favorites  !rec 
march 2015 by rainbowslinky
Warm-Blooded - Chapter 1 - Anonymous - Radio 1 RPF, One Direction (Band), His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman [Archive of Our Own]
The men who follow Harry around London and Los Angeles with a fly cloud of black cameras have all kinds of daemons: ratty hyenas with hinged jaws and callous-skinned crocodiles, swift kites and glistening spotted frogs, forest green scorpions that cling to their shirts and yellow-eyed fish in portable tanks.
fandom:one.direction  p:1d:harry/nick  fandom:hdm  genre:au  genre:fusion  notes:melancholy  rating:pg-13  length:05k-10k  quality:*****  !favorites  !rec  site:ao3  year:2014 
november 2014 by rainbowslinky
Watched the Ocean Eat the Sand - disarm_d - One Direction (Band) [Archive of Our Own]
Zayn turns around so that he’s facing Harry, the last light of the fire blocked by Harry’s shoulder. Except for the sound of the ocean lapping quietly a few meters away, Zayn feels disoriented. Nothing to ground him when the sand is as black as the sky is as black as the trees skirting the beach off in the distance. It would be so easy for Harry to slip into the night.
fandom:one.direction  author:disarm_d  rating:nc-17  site:ao3  year:2012  length:10k-20k  p:1d:harry/zayn  genre:angst  genre:romance  genre:au  subject:drugs  notes:melancholy  tag:temp.reread 
december 2013 by rainbowslinky
The Sky and Everything Beneath It - jibrailis - The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
"Join the party," Clint says. "Aside from One-eyed Jenny, we're the best ride in town." He's commandeered the keys for the next leg of the journey, forcing Steve and Bruce to squish in the backseat while he drives and Natasha gets shotgun. Not fair, Steve thinks, but Clint and Natasha united is a front that none of them can defeat. Clint turns the radio to classic rock, and they listen to Led Zeppelin while Clint squeals the Corolla's wheels on the tarmac. [Steve goes on a road trip to clear his head, but the other Avengers won't leave him alone.]
notes:melancholy  notes:hilarious  setting:post-movie  setting:road.trip  genre:gen  authors:j  site:ao3  quality:*****  length:05k-10k  pov:steve.rogers  character:ensemble.cast  rating:pg-13  year:2012  fandom:avengers  !favorites 
june 2012 by rainbowslinky

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