rainbowslinky + subject:nostalgia   2

the hip and the dead - hollimichele - Captain America (2011), The Avengers (2012) [Archive of Our Own]
It's little things, mostly, that give people away: the makeup, the fit of the men's uniforms, even people's posture. The women aren't wearing girdles under their dresses, most of them, so they don't hold their shoulders back and their spines straight the way they ought to. And, of course, there's a lot of tattoos and piercings, occasional flashes of unnaturally bright-colored hair. It's not home. But it's nice.

[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."][in which Steve is secretly a hipster.]
fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  authors:h  site:ao3  year:2012  genre:gen  rating:g  length:05k-10k  subject:nostalgia  notes:bittersweet  type:character.study  pov:steve.rogers  quality:*****  c:marvel:steve.rogers 
september 2012 by rainbowslinky
A High and Lonesome Sound - misslucyjane - The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Steve actually likes the talking and wants it to continue, but he rolls over anyway. Tony fits their bodies together and wraps his arms around Steve's chest. Just like Bucky used to do, Steve thinks, and the old ache that will never really go away flares once more in his chest. This time, at least, it's not sharp and cold. It's more like pressing on a bruise than breaking a bone.

[Some nights, Steve still has trouble breathing.][overuse of "old man", otherwise very sweet and wonderful.]
fandom:avengers  verse:mcu  notes:bittersweet  notes:heartsforeyes  type:character.study  genre:angst  genre:romance  genre:hurt/comfort  !rec  !favorites  quality:*****  site:ao3  type:first-time  subject:bed.sharing  subject:nostalgia  length:05k-10k  p:marvel:tony/steve  p:marvel:bucky/steve 
august 2012 by rainbowslinky

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