Captain Cosplay - Ignisentis, alby_mangroves - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
James Barnes loves to cosplay as Captain America, and not just because he's damn good at it, either. No, it's the feeling he gets when he puts on the suit, the light in people's eyes when they see him, the thrill of getting the details just right. It also helped him feel connected to New York after he moved back there for work. Well, cosplay and his landlord,Clint. So when Bucky gets an invitation to his dream cosplay event, hosted by none other than Tony Stark and judged by the Avengers themselves, he knows he has to pull out all the stops and make a new Cap cosplay: the elusive Stealth Suit. Clint turns out to be surprisingly resourceful in that endeavor, and Bucky's more than pleased with how his cosplay turns out. As the day of the event dawns, he can only hope that Steve Rogers feels the same way.

This was charming and sweet.
captamerica  steve/bucky  au  via:norwich36 
8 days ago
A Monstrous Regiment - AMarguerite - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
General Wellington selects Colonel Fitzwilliam for a very singular honor during the Spanish Campaign: working with dragons-- and, in particular, with Captain Elizabeth Bennet, of His Majesty's Dragon, the Longwing Wollstonecraft.

Temeraire/ Pride and Prejudice crossover entirely to have Elizabeth Bennet as a dragon captain during the Peninsular War, with Charlotte Lucas as her uber-capable first lieutenant.

This is completely made of awesome; such a fantastic, captivating fusion of these two universes.
temeraire  pride_and_prejudice  crossover  elizabeth_bennet  colonel_fitzwilliam  via:norwich36 
18 days ago
Life of the Party - AggressiveWhenStartled - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
“You know, kids,” Steve heard from the backyard, “one of the most common threats a superhero has to face is inside an active volcano! We’re going to have to work on your evasion skills, so for the next five minutes, the floor is lava!” This was met by a sudden spike in both volume and pitch from the small children as they scrambled onto every raised surface they could find and immediately launched themselves right back off.

“I’ve never seen actual lava in my entire life,” Steve said, vaguely offended.

“You got a superhero impersonator for The Falcon’s niece’s birthday party,” Sam said, incredulous. “The Falcon, who is an actual superhero.”

Technically this is still a WIP, but oh my god, I don't think I've ever laughed harder reading a Steve/Bucky story. I am actually in pain from laughing so hard.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  humor  via:norwich36 
23 days ago
Five Times Sam Ran into That Bearded, Brooklyn Hipster in Artists Alley and One Time He Didn’t - the_genderman - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In which Sam's first few meetings with Captain America take place at Comic cons, though he doesn't realize it at the time.
Fun, and kind of sandwiched around canon.
captamerica  steve_rogers  sam_wilson  via:norwich36 
24 days ago
White (Boi) Wolf - Lasgalendil - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The one where Shuri sciences the shit out of everything and adopts a puppy—er, sad disgruntled POW in desperate need of a big sister and an upgrade.

(Or, Shuri lends a hand.)
I'm really hoping this is the first of many Shuri fixing Bucky fics.
captamerica  black_panther  shuri  buckybarnes  via:norwich36 
29 days ago
Veela's Touch - by dustmouth
Harry and Draco spending their weekend on a stakeout.

Will they manage to catch anyone? Possibly. Will they spend the whole weekend eating sandwiches, reading trashy romance novels, and bickering with each other? A whole lot more likely!
hp  harry/draco  afterthewar  aurors  books  wings  veela  comic  fanart  via:runpunkrun 
29 days ago
Peter's Friend - ahsokaa - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
MJ accompanies Peter on a trip to Stark headquarters one day and finds herself intrigued by one of his friends

Short but cute, and I already totally ship them.
spiderman  MJ/Shuri  via:norwich36 
29 days ago
Shadow of the Panther - manic_intent - Black Panther (2018) [Archive of Our Own]
“What are you doing out here?” T’Challa asked.

The lights from the Jabari Tribe’s fastness were blinking on behind his sloped shoulders, winking bright against the snow and stone, too far away for definition. T’Challa was wrapped in a red patterned shawl over black robes, apparently impervious to the cold. M’Baku knew better. The fanged necklace T’Challa wore. His bracelet, his shoes. Rampant technology. M’Baku looked away.

“I come here to think.” M’Baku waved a hand over the ice.

T’Challa looked from the light globe at M’Baku’s hip to the small cave beyond, hollowed out by hand into an uneven dome, at the bedding, the books. At the staff hung over the doorway, a tooth of vibranium cut along the seam, unadorned. “Alone?”

“I don’t need guards to feel confident. Your Highness.” Besides, M’Baku was wearing his armour, his staff close by. //

So, the summary itself is spoilers. But this is a lovely pairing and the author has a deft touch with characterization
blackpanther  author:manic_intent  t'challa/m'baku  via:deerang2002 
4 weeks ago
The Captain and the Cam Boy - Bk_Betty - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
It’s a classic tale of love. Boy discovers cam boys. Boy meets favorite online cam boy in real life. Cam boy turns out to be really shy. Boy tries desperately to get cam boy to be freaky in real life without admitting he’s cam boy’s #1 customer.

Yup. Just your average, all American meet cute. With sex toys. And lube. And Bucky’s dizzying array of glittery booty shorts.

This was fun and surprisingly sweet. Steve is Cap, but Bucky is just a modern boy in this.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  via:norwich36 
4 weeks ago
The Necrofloranomicon - leveragehunters (Monkeygreen) - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky didn't want much. Just to keep his head down, to sell his flowers in peace, and to stay off Shield's radar. His life would have been a lot easier if his flowers weren't dead and if being a necromancer wasn't illegal, but easy or not, he was getting by. Steve didn't want much, either. He was happy working for Shield, he had good friends, and overall his life was going just about the way he wanted it. Problem was, being happy with your life was generally an invitation for fate to throw a spanner in the works—and in Steve's specific case, it was going to be a spanner named Bucky.

(A love story about flowers, trust, and magic and the choices we make about doing what's right.)

SUCH a sweet AU. *Happysigh*
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  via:norwich36 
4 weeks ago
on fanfic & emotional continuity | Eleanor K.
Writing and reading fanfic is a masterclass in characterisation.


Fandom as character driven genre.
class:Meta  fan:Fandom  via:blueMeridian 
9 weeks ago
Victory Condition - astolat - Transformers Generation One [Archive of Our Own]
"I won’t be with you.
You’ll look at a stranger standing in my place
With cleaner hands and a clearer view to guide you to the final turnings
And all you’ll want is to stop in the ash-choked dark where last you saw me.
But leave behind the severed fragments of your heart, go on a little further
Take that one clear sight which is the most that I can win you
With this my accident of poetry
Let me write you a way out of the dark
By telling you that I knew this time as well
The bargain I was making
As when I bought my life with death."

Megatron and Optimus Prime are trapped together by a cave-in, and are likely to spend the next million years together, so they start exchanging poetry and stories. Contains probably the hottest robot porn ever and also some of the most heartbreaking and beautiful poetry, as well as a really powerful indictment of colonialism. Wow.
transfomers  megatron/optimus_prime  via:norwich36 
9 weeks ago
Top Ten Fantasy Novels That Have Gay People In Them | Autostraddle
The following is a list of fantasy novels* that fall somewhere between tangentially gay and really, really gay. They all fall under “read this immediately.”
fannish:recs  via:hermionemalfoy 
10 weeks ago
a couple rebel top gun pilots (flying with nowhere to be) - notcaycepollard - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
That seems to be the thing that breaks the ice between them; Bucky's never really hung out with Sam before, past being jammed into a too-small car for six hours and then two uncomfortable months in a safehouse trying not to get on each other’s last nerve. Now they’re getting lunch or coffee every few days. Sam falls asleep on Bucky’s couch three more times. Bucky joins him and Steve a couple of times on their morning run.

He doesn’t notice, is the thing; doesn’t notice how ever since Sam slept on his couch that night he’s been letting Bucky closer bit by bit, that as Bucky’s been wondering about the boundaries and structures of friendship, Sam’s been drawing in.

This is a sweet fluffy blanket of happiness. Bucky's starting to build a life, and Sam make up an increasingly large part of it.
captamerica  bucky/sam  via:norwich36 
10 weeks ago
Adult Wolf - KouriArashi - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
As if Sheriff Stilinski doesn't have enough to deal with, now he's been attacked by some enormous dog in the forest, and that's normal compared to what happens next...

Season one re-telling with Sheriff Stilinski being bitten instead of Scott. (Possibly also season 2. We'll see where it goes. =D)
fan:TeenWolf  pair:SheriffStilinski/PeterHale  pair:Derek/Stiles  pre-slash  au  length:50k-90k  via:rikugou 
10 weeks ago
Stained Glass Windows - KouriArashi - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
Peter survives the fire and suddenly finds himself trying to raise children with only a vague notion of what he's doing, while trying to cope with his own grief and find his family's murderer. He ends up turning to Chris Argent for help, and nothing goes as expected.
fan:TeenWolf  pair:Chris/Peter  au  length:50k-90k  via:rikugou 
10 weeks ago
got guns in my head (and they won’t go) - bysine - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
By comparison, being roommates with James Buchanan Barnes, formerly the Winter Soldier, has been a vast improvement. Notwithstanding the part where people openly take pictures of Barnes (and consequently Peter) on campus. Or random people poking Peter in the back during lectures to hiss, are you really the Winter Soldier’s roommate at him. Or remnant HYDRA operatives kidnapping Peter in order to lure the Winter Soldier out (which, really, is too many levels of stupid for Peter to handle).

"You know you're not supposed to call him the Winter Soldier any more, right?" Peter says, while they handcuff him to a pipe. A pipe. "Also this whole thing is kind of messing up my schedule. My two overdue papers won't exactly write themselves."

I'm not sure why I love Peter Parker-Bucky Barnes friendship fic so much, but i really do.
spiderman  avengers  peter_parker  buckybarnes  via:norwich36 
11 weeks ago
undersell, overcommit by <user name="silentwalrus" site="AO3">
Steve becomes a massage therapist to help Bucky out. Bucky appreciates it...eventually. Aw boys.
captainamerica  avengers  jan-18  via:victoria.p  via:yarngeek 
11 weeks ago
The Exchange - by Anonymous - The Murderbot Diaries - Martha Wells
Murderbot was somewhat surprised at the length of time reading through the entire archive of derivative works, and commenting on several of them, had taken. It was almost twelve standard hours before it surfaced from the feeds to see a GCD servitor waiting at the door to the entertainment cubby.

“Oh for—“ Murderbot began. “Just come in.”

The door slid open, and the servitor buzzed around Murderbot like an excited insect.

“Isn’t it great?” asked ShipShip. “I have to do this stupid run every year, and the only thing that keeps me sane is the thought of the fan-feeds that my passengers will bring with them. I came up with the idea of the exchange one year, because it seemed to make everyone happy.”

Murderbot sat on the divan. “So they swap stories.”

“Yep.” The ship’s mech nudged Murderbot’s arm, as if it wanted a cuddle. Murderbot ignored it. It sat in Murderbot’s lap, anyway, and weirdly, Murderbot didn’t feel inclined to move it. “You should join and write a story. Or ask for one.” Impossibly, because it was a servitor, it gave Murderbot a coy look. “You could ask for one about that biomech you’re obsessed with, and how it gets adopted by the humans in the rock farms on the far side of the moon.”
gen  robots  ai  pirates  gifts  update  <3  via:runpunkrun 
11 weeks ago
human - icoulddothisallday - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
Bucky Barnes wakes believing he is a golem and learns to be human again surrounded by his people.

Oh my heart.
captamerica  steve/bucky  via:norwich36 
11 weeks ago
Untitled (https://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2017/works/13054251)
Oh man, I think this is my favorite #yuletide fic so far this year

The one where Kit Marl…
12 weeks ago
Untitled (https://archiveofourown.org/works/12939375)
This is pitch perfect The Princess Bride book!fic about Inigo and Fezzik's wedding!
12 weeks ago
the life-spark that keeps you warm - the_ragnarok - Person of Interest (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
John found them through a newspaper ad. The text was fairly simple - couple seeking third - but the invisible sigil wrought into the ad shone out into John's attention.
12 weeks ago
Red Blood, Black Ink
At 18, everyone receive a superpower. Your childhood friend got a power-absorption, your best friends got time control, and they quickly rise into top 100 most powerful superheroes. You got a mediocre superpower, but somehow got into the top 10. Today they visit you asking how you did it.
originalfic  trope:superheroes  via:kit12123 
12 weeks ago
the real banishment is the family we made along the way by scioscribe (PG, 5,331 words)
Hela did not ask for company in her sealed-up world, but evidently Odin is economical in containment strategies for his misbegotten children.
fic  [Thor]  gen  Loki  Hela  alternate-history  angst  schmoop  Mid-Length  via:tenillypo 
december 2017
Ordinary Numbers by BootsnBlossoms, Kryptaria
More than anything, Mike Taylor wanted to be ordinary. Being a genius, he learned early in life, meant people expected too much. A career at the MI6 Help Desk seemed the perfect way to guarantee a lifetime of obscurity, until he got a very unusual tech support call.

00Q  wc:25000-50000  jamesbond  rating:r  via:n00blici0us 
november 2017
Families of Choice - Cielestine_de_Winter - The Avengers (Marvel Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
What if Loki wasn't buckets crazy?
Loki brings his son Fenrir to visit his favorite uncle and ends up introducing the Avengers to his children.
Thor  Thor/Loki  Avengers  <100000  Unread  via:kalika89 
november 2017
Barkour: Witness Him (Thor (MCU), Thor/Hulk, Loki:Thor)
In space, no one can hear you scream when you walk in on your brother ruining everything.
fic  marvel  thor  thor/hulk  funny  post-ragnarok  via:elise.grey 
november 2017
Show Me Your Teeth - leveragehunters (Monkeygreen) - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Things you're supposed to be if you're a vampire: a terrifying, mysterious creature of the night.

Things you're not supposed to be: leading a tiny, stubborn child home because you found him all alone in a park and you can't just leave him there.

Things that aren't supposed to happen if you're a vampire: running into the same child—except the years are passing and he's growing up—over and over again.

Other things that aren't supposed to happen: Steve Rogers remembering who you are even after you've fogged his mind so he forgets. But Bucky should have known from the moment he met Steve that he wouldn’t be able to make Steve do anything he didn't want to—including making Steve forget him.

Remarkably sweet for a vampire AU.

Now Bucky just had to figure out how Steve had remembered him...and why he was so happy about it.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  via:norwich36 
november 2017
Darksknight - In the Shadow of Fate
INSTANT REC!!! I loved seeing Kirk and Spock growing up together and how they fell in love. The character voices felt spot on, I loved the plot, pacing, and I couldn't stop reading once I started.
recs-StarTrekAOS  recs-instant!rec  Length:100k-200k  Pairing:Kirk/Spock  Trope:Kidfic  via:amalthia 
november 2017
The Soldier and the Parade - stele3 - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
This is an AU that assumes Bucky Barnes escaped from HYDRA long before Steve Rogers was dug up from his iceberg.

It also assumes that Bucky Barnes is a huge fan of My Chemical Romance.

This is dedicated to all my bandom bros. I love you all and I have no fucking shame. Words:49308
CaptainAmerica  steve/bucky  fic  au  trousers!au  kink  h/c  long  via:skogsraa 
november 2017
We're Gonna Need a Bigger Doggy Door - sadlikeknives - Thor (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"Or, the one where Fenris is closer to his mythological origins but, if everyone's honest, takes after Uncle Thor more than anyone, and Mummy's Dead is the worst game he and Loki have ever played."

Sweet post-Thor:Ragnarok coda
Thor  Ragnarok_spoilers  loki  fenris  via:norwich36 
november 2017
winter wheat, sunflower peat - newsbypostcard - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
In the dead of the night, a man pulls over for a hitchhiker.

Interesting AU where Steve never joined SHIELD (which had a lot of real world consequences), and several years later he picks up a hitchhiking Winter Soldier.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  via:norwich36 
november 2017
The Truth May Vary - mugwort_and_myrrh - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
“What is the music?” Steve asks.

“That? Oh, just the warp and weft of Creation as it births itself, moment by moment,” the pale man says, cocks his head at Steve and smiles a crooked little half-smile, and—

“Teach me,” Steve says, and the man grins.

An urban historical fantasy AU in which Steve Rogers' Da is an immortal sorcerer from another world. This changes some things some things a Hell of a lot, and some things not at all.

Or: sorcery, sex, soldiering, spy craft and shapeshifting.

Still a WIP (12 out of 24 chapters, last I checked) but SO good: it hits so many of my narrative and other kinks (excellent historical pre-war fic; crossdressing Steve; capSteve having both big and little forms; interesting explorations of magic).
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  wip  via:norwich36 
october 2017
all the doors fly open - by etirabys
Nyota was the one who broached the subject of bringing in a third.

They sort of derailed each other into discussing and negotiating monogamy until they were both late for work. Kirk's main point of contention seemed to be that he didn't want her to sleep with anyone too boring. Or too interesting. "Well then!" Nyota said, exasperated. She suspected, too, that he'd get much pickier about her partners than he would be about his own, and said so. Kirk then got huffy over her history of almost exclusively taking dark-haired partners.

They stopped arguing to have sex twice, and then they had it figured out by the weekend, just in time to visit a club on Saturday night after some breathless makeup necking. She decided on some dark stockings beneath a pale blouse and skirt, no makeup. She'd assumed that she'd needed to dress up, but Jim was also in sober clothes: plain jeans, warm jacket. "It's pretty much an ordinary bar," he said, "but as far as I know it's still a big BDSM hub- just socializing. We'll look for someone we both like and then see if they like us back."

"Okay," she said. She rested her jaw on his shoulder and frowned at the mirror. "Do you think we look a bit like serial killers?"

He patted her mock-condescendingly on the head.
st:aos  au  kirk/uhura  kirk/spock/uhura  civilians  negotiation  poly  D/s  <3  via:runpunkrun 
october 2017
It's Green
Harry grows up working on his Aunts' Garden and develops a love for it, meeting Samuel and eventually Max, who gives him a Mark of his own. This Mark is changing him, making him more different than he already was, and he loves it.
harrypotter  kidfic  au  tattoos  gen  friendship!fic  long  wip  on!ao3  via:Severusslave 
october 2017
A Far Better Thing I Do - Anonymous - Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
A mysterious man with no paper trail was involved in a bloody attack on a meeting of Starfleet admirals. James T. Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise have tracked him to the Klingon home wold, Kronos, where they have threatened to unleash the experimental torpedoes Admiral Marcus sent with them unless the man surrenders. That man, Steve Rogers, has other ideas.

Fun fusion-y crossover between Avengers and Star Trek: Into Darkness.
st:aos  avengers  fusion  gen  via:norwich36 
october 2017
A Field Guide to Common Birds in New York City - Toft - Person of Interest (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
In which John acquires a Tumblr, a therapist, and an interest in birdwatching.

The tumblr thing was a little twee at first, but it grew on me, and overall this is a very sweet story.
person_of_interest  john_reese/harold_finch  via:norwich36 
october 2017
Seige Perilous by concernedlily
It was a normal Friday night: Harry had charmed open the locked gates of Hyde Park and was carrying on an enjoyable argument with one of the ancient ashes there, a discussion that had been going on since it was a mere sapling.

(A lovely story, and weirdly timely for me given my recent wander through Hyde Park. Or maybe that was part of the attraction. The reveals are well paced, enjoyed this story)
kingsman  fic  via:kitsunec4 
october 2017
By Any Other Name - astolat - Wiedźmin | The Witcher (Video Game) [Archive of Our Own]
"Vesemir wasn’t sure what he’d done to deserve any of this."

Authors Notes: So I asked for prompts on DW and potted_music said "Geralt/Emhyr AU in which Emhyr is a witcher too" and I was all lol, how on earth could Emhyr have ended up as a witcher, and then this story happened."

Astolat writes and I read. I was just wishing she would write another Witcher story, and then she released this and it is marvellous.
witcher  au  geralt/emhyr  via:norwich36 
september 2017
Fifteen Days - FabulaRasa - The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) [Archive of Our Own]
Chapter 1 Chapter Text He woke to a dim apprehension of pain. He knew he was in pain, but he could also feel the muting presence of medication; the pain was…
september 2017
where the monarchy is headed - biblionerd07 - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
When T'Challa says he wants to court Sam, Sam is all in. And then come the "prince lessons." There's a lot more to this dating-a-king-thing than Sam realized.
fan:CaptainAmerica  pair:T'Challa/SamWilson  length:35k-50k  via:rikugou 
september 2017
The secret language of plants - Endrina - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
So the author of "Life skills outside the curriculum" (that fabulous AU where Harry runs away before Hogwarts and grows up on the streets of London) now has completed another fantastic AU where Snape (later aided by Lupin) kidnaps toddler Harry from the Dursleys after seeing his mistreatment, and lots of thing change in really fun and fantastic ways. Warning: be sure you have a whole weekend to devote to this, since it is LONG (341,000 words in total), and the first story ends on a terrible cliffhanger. You can stop after the second (though by then it's 100,000 words in), but you won't want to. Such interesting character development of a lot of minor characters who get to shine in new ways, especially (in the third story) Percy Weasley.
harrypotter  au  snape/lupin  Harry/Draco  via:norwich36 
september 2017
Life skills outside the curriculum | Endrina
It was "Witch Weekly", of all people and organizations, the first to notice and comment on The Boy Who Lived’s absence from the ranks of first years at Hogwarts. The magazine went on to elucubrate that the young hero was studying at a foreign school, possibly Beauxbatons or Holzschuhkäse.

// This is excellent

**||** [66.238 words]


[I popped over to think about bookmarking it and read two long chapters before I surfaced again. Harry runs away from the Dursley's before Hogwarts comes calling. He's been living on the streets of London for about 10,000 words covering his early teens.]
class:Fic  fan:HarryPotter  pair:Harry/Draco  rating:NC-17  admin:Unread  length:50.000-100.000  via:jerakeen  via:blueMeridian 
september 2017
Winter Gorgon - Chapter 1 - Quarra - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
For as long as Steve could remember, all he ever wanted to do was what was right. So when he hears about his father's old regiment being held as POW's by the Nazis, he's determined to put what Doctor Erskine gave him to good use and goes AWOL to rescue them.

But the 107th isn't all he finds there. Deep in the labs is a very unusual prisoner; one with snakes in his hair and a mask nailed to his face. Despite the man's monstrous visage, Steve can't in good conscience leave him to the enemy. That one act of mercy will change his life, the course of the war, and even the future of the world. Words:74067
CaptainAmerica  steve/bucky  fic  au  long  creature!au  via:skogsraa 
september 2017
Best Girl - orphan_account - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"An epic romantic smutfest centered around the idea that Steve is, always has been, and always will be Bucky's best girl. But, you know, not an actual girl."

Not genderswap or trans identities, just lingerie and some light feminization. HOT.
captamerica  steve/bucky  feminization  lingerie  via:norwich36 
september 2017
Deep Cover - SoftObsidian74 - Captain America - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
"If you wanna feel like a rockstar, you call Bucky Barnes, owner of Shining Star Karaoke and DJ Services. Bucky has gained faithful followers for making people feel like the main event. When different men with the same Dorito physique pop up at his gigs all over NYC, he isn't sure if he’s just a magnet for gym bros or being pranked. Spoiler: The man in the uncanny disguises is on his own mission to sing any time, any way, and any song he wants without being judged as Steve Rogers or Captain America."

Long, sweet AU where Steve is more disconnected from the world than normal--in fact, to sing karaoke he decides he needs an electronic mask--but slowly Bucky (modern Bucky, no Winter Soldier here) convinces him to join the real world. This had a very slow start, and to be honest I almost stopped reading before the reveal of Steve's identity, which would have been a mistake, because everything after that is a really enjoyable romance.
captamerica  avengers  ateve/bucky  AU  via:norwich36 
september 2017
Meridian - Tippet - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
The finding goes both ways. (Steve goes missing; the soldier goes after him.) Words:31670
CaptainAmerica  cap2  steve/bucky  fic  long  h/c  pining  Recovery  via:skogsraa 
september 2017
Demobilization - 743ish, sallysparrow017 - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"When the Statue of Liberty slides into view, the whole ship roars. It’s deafening. Bucky throws his fist in the air and yells along with everyone else. His heart is in his throat. The Statue of goddamn Liberty. Bucky wants to climb up her robe and kiss her sour green face.

The cheers rise up again as they go by her, and then die back down; most of the guys are just happy to sit and smile and watch the city float lazily into focus. They know they’ve got days more of barracks and bunks and cheap train seats before they’ll get to see their families in Pittsburgh, or Columbus, or Chicago. But Bucky’s home, he can see Brooklyn, and he laughs and shades his eyes from the sun and feels crazy with happiness, and this has to be the slowest fucking boat in the world, but at least he has a good view while he dies of impatience.


In 1945, Bucky comes home from the war."

Other than the fact that I wanted another 20,000 words of this, this was a really compelling AU in which Steve doesn't get the serum, Bucky goes to war and lives (though loses his arm), and he returns home, but the path of love is not smooth, since this is fairly period accurate. 41,000 words
captamerica  steve/ofc  steve/bucky  au  via:norwich36 
september 2017
the cold never bothered me anyway - icoulddothisallday - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
"Bucky Barnes has spent his whole life in a state of mild hypothermia. Steve Rogers has spent the last 70 years in the ice. The two things aren’t related until, suddenly, they are. Shrunkyclunks soulmate AU (AKA the awkward bb au)."

Wow, this was really tailor-made for my id. 75,000 words of emo porn, by which I mean a modern AU Bucky finding out he's soulbonded to Steve, which means he can help Steve through all the traumas of waking 70 years in the future, followed by a LOT of slowly rising sexual tension as shy virginal Bucky gradually overcomes his shyness with the help of endlessly patient Steve. Yumm. There is a tiny bit of actual plot/angst halfway through, but mainly it's just a wonderfully indulgent romp.
captamerica  steve/bucky  au  via:norwich36 
august 2017
Terms and Conditions Apply by concernedlily
It had been a bloody long day already. Harry looked back at the disreputable young man looking at him and contemplated whether it would be worth making it longer.
fandom:kingsman  pairing:harry/eggsy  rating:nc-17  author:concernedlily  kink:roleplay  kink:prostitution  kink:orgasmdenial  via:krissielee 
august 2017
Captain Steve Rogers, Lovecraftian Horror | Copperbadge
Abraham Erskine may have invented something new with the Serum – or maybe he re-created something very old. Something… Elder.

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Not so much with the crack. O.o
class:Fic  fan:Avengers  pair:None  rating:PG  admin:Rec  !2017  via:blueMeridian 
july 2017
Instigator - lbmisscharlie - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"It would be nice if just once -- just once -- Bucky could meet her way-hotter-in-real-life childhood hero without looking like a disaster."

Fun gender-swapped AU where Steve is still Cap but Bucky is a modern vet.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  genderswap  via:norwich36 
july 2017
In the Carcass of the World by Speranza (Captain America, Steve/Bucky, 10 900 words)
Based on art by Puckboum for the Captain America Reverse Big Bang. The prompt: "Post-apocalyptic AU. The idea I had while drawing was that the end of the world happens some time after WS or CW, Steve and Bucky are looking for Tony so he can make a new arm for Bucky, and Natasha, Clint and Sam are looking for them so they can stop Hydra from taking control of what's left of society. That or quiet slice of life, except in a post-apo world."
fic  captainamerica  au  steve/bucky  apocalypse  pg-13  by:speranza  toread  via:inna 
july 2017
Sweet & Simple Things - Allecto - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
"It's 1870, and when Bucky Barnes arranged for passage from Russia to the United States for himself, his sister, and their good friend Natasha Romanoff, he didn't know there were strings attached. Now Alexander Pierce has informed Bucky he's to be married to a rancher struggling to raise two orphaned boys. Bucky's job is to make the house a home for his new sons -- and whatever else his husband asks of him. But when his husband turns out to be none other than his childhood best friend, Steve Rogers, Bucky discovers that maybe, just maybe, his new family has made a home for him, too."

Arranged marriage fic with all the homesteading details of Little House on the Prairie--a really enjoyable AU. 42,000 words.
captamerica  steve/bucky  au  arranged_marriage  kidfic  via:norwich36 
july 2017
Circles and Whale Songs - MarleyMortis - Captain America - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
"Steve Roberts doesn't like to speak ill of the dead, but he has some choice words for his deceased parents after they saddled him with the name Steven Grant Roberts on a whim. Little does he know he's about to have a fateful run-in with a metal-armed Soviet assassin on a mission to find lost KGB intelligence. Upon clapping eyes with his kidnapper, he begins having memories that don't belong to him, memories about a sickly man named Steve Rogers and his life with Bucky Barnes. As the Winter Soldier tries to stay one step ahead of the Avengers, Steve realizes his feelings for his kidnapper have much less to do with these memories than his own empathy."

84,000 words of Bucky/semi-reincarnated Steve. I actually liked that the story let new Steve really be a different person, though, and develop a relationship with Bucky on his own. (And I kind of want an America/Jamie sequel).
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  via:norwich36 
july 2017
Brooklyn Runaways - PR Zed (przed), Slaughter_Me - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"Aw, Stevie, don't be like that." Bucky's voice was muffled by the door, but even given that, it didn't sound right. "Open up."

Steve fumbled with the lock, threw open the door, and there was Bucky, standing in the hallway, a suitcase in his hand and a bruise on one side of his jaw.

"We gotta go, Stevie," he said. "We gotta go now."

When Steve and Bucky get careless, they end up having to run away. But maybe running away will find them the home they've always needed Words:12822
CaptainAmerica  steve/bucky  fic  preMovie  via:skogsraa 
july 2017
Clex - In Your Eyes | Sisabet
Made for 2016 Vividcon Challenge Theme: Descent. Song by Peter Gabriel

**||** [4:52 minutes]

Lex thru despair, joy, and madness.
class:Vid  fan:Smallville  pair:Clark/Lex  rating:PG  admin:Rec  !2017  via:blueMeridian 
july 2017
Currently on Display - Siria - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
A selection of items from the 'Steve Rogers: The Man Behind the Mask' exhibition, running at the Brooklyn Museum of History and Culture from May-October 2007.
captainamerica  fic  via:kitsunec4 
july 2017
Better Than To Bend | silentwalrus
In which Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes is tired, hungry and completely failing at not sticking it in the crazy. Also there’s a war going on or something.

aka world war threesome. Fear these queers. //

Bucky spent a good two to three years being the local neighborhood punching bag, at least until his family moved fourteen blocks over to a slightly different neighborhood and he hit a growth spurt that suddenly made him the biggest eight year old around. And Steve was always a skinny bastard but until he got the scarlet fever his heart worked okay, and he capitalized upon those early years of relative good health and mobility by enthusiastically punching the snot out of somebody nearly every damn day.

Only he couldn’t just get into scraps over whose damn marble was whose like everybody else, he had to go and make things fucking - <i>Arthurian</i>. Steve had been left alone with too many library books as a child, many of them completely unsuitable for and in fact highly dangerous to a three foot tall nutcase wielding ten thousand pounds of personality, and as a result Steve knew words like 'equality' and 'justice' and 'moral imperative' and used them in ways no self-respecting eight year old could dream of. //

Excellent Bucky POV threesome fic.

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Really superb wartime Bucky POV. Part of this really struck me as being <i>Sergeant Barnes</i> but also a Bucky still half-broken by Azzano (and he doesn't realize the half of it at that, although the reader can see the edges) as well as the burgeoning and unholy alliance of Bucky and Peggy wherein Steve is a given for the both of them, Bucky's POV on Steve in particular, and, as mentioned, a good bit of queerness.
class:Fic  fan:Avengers  pair:Steve/Bucky/Peggy  rating:NC-17  admin:Rec  !2017  via:norwich36  via:blueMeridian 
july 2017
And Shadows Will Fall Behind | leveragehunters (Monkeygreen)
The world was full of things no one could have expected.

Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes never expected to fall from a train into decades of torture and killing.

HYDRA never expected their perfect Winter Soldier's programming to shatter.

And Bucky, who'd once been the Winter Soldier, who was now an auxiliary to the Avengers, never expected to look down from a rooftop in New York City, where he was keeping watch over the world's most ineffectual aspirant supervillains, and see a tiny ball of angry sunshine. Fierce and fearless, he loosed feelings in Bucky that he'd thought were gone forever.

Bucky was determined to see him again. The better thing would have been to introduce himself. Not to stealthily follow him as he leapt across the rooftops, strong and agile, feet touching down like he was doing gravity a favour.

The world may have been full of things no one could have expected, but Bucky probably shouldn't have been surprised when his tiny ball of fierce, angry sunshine dumped him on his ass.

**||** [36.825 words]

class:Fic  fan:Avengers  pair:Steve/Bucky  rating:R  admin:Rec  !2017  admin:Recced(Twitter)  via:blueMeridian 
july 2017
Treasured | Dira Sudis (dsudis), Sealcat
When everyone in town became convinced that a dragon really had come again to the Old Lair, and that the town would have to offer it tribute, they all looked at Steve.

Honestly, he was relieved.

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class:Fic  fan:Avengers  pair:Steve/Bucky  rating:R  admin:Rec  !2017  via:blueMeridian 
july 2017
The Night War: 60th Anniversary Edition - praximeter (Zimario) - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"Excerpt from The New York Times "Great Books of the 20th Century" © 2009
Of the literary canon of WWII, the posthumously published The Night War comes second perhaps only to Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl or Elie Wiesel's Night. Compiled from Barnes's surviving field journals and published by his siblings in 1947, this classic of wartime literature provides an unvarnished look into the extraordinary tale of Bucky Barnes, Captain America, and the Howling Commandos, the 20th century's greatest heroes."

This is still a WIP, but if you ever read WIPs, start reading this immediately. It is hands down the best WWII story in Captain America fandom, and one of the best Bucky POVs I've ever read. It's basically his wartime journals, and the first five chapters are all set before Steve even arrives, but it's so well written I almost didn't care if Steve ever showed up. It does an amazing job of depicting how horrific and transformative the war was for Bucky even prior to his capture by Hydra. Currently 6 chapters and 23,000 words.
captamerica  bucky_barnes  WWII  historical_fic  via:norwich36 
june 2017
In the Arms of All I'm Keeping Here with Me | venilia
Hardison rolls over in his sleep, and Parker is awake, looking at him.

“Okay,” she says, like she's giving in to something. “It just can’t be a bitey dog.”

Hardison squints at her. “What? Woman, what dog?”

“The dog,” she says. Like it's obvious. The dog.

**||** [4.195 words]

class:Fic  fan:Leverage  pair:Parker/Hardison/Eliot  rating:PG-13  !2017  admin:Rec  via:esther_a  via:blueMeridian 
june 2017
No Sacrifice Required - cleo4u2, xantissa - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
"Tentacle Gods: do not mix with Hydra." (Or really: Hydra, you mess with tentacle gods at your own peril).

AU where Bucky is still the Winter Soldier, but Steve is a tentacle monster.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  tentacle_porn  via:norwich36 
june 2017
These ARE The Tentacles You're Looking For - die_traumerei - Captain America - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]

Steve is a many-tentacled octopus-god who really just wants people to stop sacrificing to him and let him be a healer.

The Winter Soldier makes a fine sacrifice, in the waning days of Hydra.

Having found himself adopting a brain-damaged but utterly charming human, Steve sets out to figure out what the hell to do with and for him. Featuring cuddles, building trust, lots of sex (following the trust being built), an over-eager Steve who is only about 60% aware of how humans work and, eventually, a Bucky who won't get out of bed for less than double penetration because his life as the spoiled concubine to an all-powerful god is *exactly* what the universe owes him, thank you very much."

Still a WIP, so it hasn't gotten to the actual sex yet, but currently 14,000 words of tentacle-god Steve spoiling a traumatized Bucky rotten--excellent comfort fic.
captamerica  steve/bucky  au  tentacle_porn  fluff  via:norwich36 
june 2017
Harry Potter and the Problem of Potions - Wyste - Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling [Archive of Our Own]
"Once upon a time, Harry Potter hid for two hours from Dudley in a chemistry classroom, while a nice graduate student explained about the scientific method and interesting facts about acids. A pebble thrown into the water causes ripples.

Contains, in no particular order: magic candymaking, Harry falling in love with a house, evil kitten Draco Malfoy, and Hermione attempting to apply logic to the wizarding world."

Really excellent, long au where Harry is fascinated by Potions and that changes quite a lot of things (though not everything). I really love his complicated relationships with Snape, Draco and Voldemort in this. 185,000 words.
harrypotter  au  gen  via:norwich36 
june 2017
Save my life and I’ll save yours - Elendrien, gwyneth rhys (gwyneth) - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
What if Bucky had actually escaped in Bucharest?
Now the race is on to find out who framed the Winter Soldier—and why. Cap and his family of soldiers and spies must rely on old-school tradecraft, coded messages, covert meetings, mistaken identities, and the Moscow Rules to bring Steve back together with Bucky. Words:24272
CaptainAmerica  CA:CW  fic  steve/bucky  au  trousers!au  via:skogsraa 
june 2017
You Can R’Lyeh on Me - Quarra, insomnia1999 - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
When the Tesseract sends the Red Skull into space, something else comes through. Something eldritch and dire and – OK, maybe not that dire.

A misunderstanding traps Tentacle God Bucky under the ice with Steve. Can they get past their differences and learn to get along? (Spoilers: Yes, yes they can.)

Now Steve has someone to help him navigate the future and the Avengers will never be the same.

Please note: This story is rated T for violence and language (because even as an Eldritch God Bucky swears a lot.) All tentacle sex is implied, not explicit. Words:22503
CaptainAmerica  steve/bucky  fic  au  trousers!au  Avengers(2012)  via:skogsraa 
june 2017
The Assassin - Amerna - Multifandom [Archive of Our Own]
"What Pepper expected for her morning: The arrival of a handyman to finally repair her broken AC. What she didn’t expect: An assassin who’s planning to shoot a presidential candidate from her bedroom window."

Really excellent short piece: in 1993 Pepper has an encounter with the Winter Soldier.
avengers  au  buckybarnes  pepper_potts  gen  via:norwich36 
june 2017
Sons of Fathers - CurlicueCal - DCU, Smallville, Teen Titans [Archive of Our Own]
In which I take rampant advantage of whatever bits of various canons suit me to explore my Dad!Lex feels. Sort of compliant with the first couple seasons of Smallville, then it does its own thing, then I horribly cannibalize the DC comics verse to bring Kon out to play. Also some Young Justice/Titans/Justice League stuff in forms that may or may not be recognizable.
Smallville  via:absurdfact  via:blueMeridian 
june 2017
The Joy of Little Things - Sealcat, obsessivereader - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"Do you want me to eat you?"

“No, but—” Steve broke off his instinctive response. All his life, he’d believed in doing what was right… he was not about to stop now. Wincing at the prickling pain in his feet, he straightened up to his full height. “Yes. If it means you’ll leave this place.”

"But you don’t look very filling." The tip of the dragon’s tail twitched. "I don’t suppose you’re a virgin?" he asked hopefully. "I’ve heard they taste better."

Steve gritted his teeth and refused to answer. The dragon could very well find that out for himself. He stared at the dragon. The dragon stared back. Then the dragon got up, turned around, and went back into his cave.

"Well? Come on, tribute."

or, how Steve ends up working for a dragon with a very odd sense of humor"

Really lovely! 30,000 words.
captamerica  steve/bucky  au  dragons  via:norwich36 
june 2017
Bitch better have my wedding ring - rohkeutta - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
"“Oh my baby,” she says as she pulls back and pats him on the cheek. “Look at you! Three daughters married! Oh, Mr Bennet, God has been very good to us!”

Becca and Alice groan in unison.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a superhero in possession of a good fortune and a shitty attitude must be in want of a fabulous husband,” Bucky agrees drily."

You have to have read the whole series (linked in the story tags), where Bucky is an extremely sarcastic nurse and Steve is still Captain America, but if you have this is awesome.
captamerica  au  steve/bucky  via:norwich36 
june 2017
Hypothermia - Wolviecat, thecommodore_squid - Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
" "He's a veteran."

"You've talked to him?"

Sam shook his head. "I can tell," he said firmly, tone booking no room for argument.

Natasha's gaze was critical and clouded with a vaguely ominous shadow. "You have to be careful."

A Canon-Divergent AU in which Steve becomes homeless, and nothing is as it should be."

Really good.
captamerica  au  steve_rogers  sam_wilson  via:norwich36 
may 2017
the past is just a goodbye | Sholio
Five times Peter Quill had to deal with a de-aged teammate, and one time he was in that position himself. (Brought on by realizing that GotG2 was basically canon de-aging fic for Groot, which made me wonder what the rest of them would be like.)

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Technically this stands at 5 of 6 chapters but they're stand alone vignettes. I'm a sucker for ALL these scenarios and looking forward to the last one.
class:Fic  fan:GotG  pair:None  rating:PG-13  admin:Rec  !2017  via:blueMeridian 
may 2017
The Hell You Don't | Speranza
A bounty on Rogers' head. An unfamiliar Russian city. An assassin’s job. A mission gone wrong.

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class:Fic  fan:Avengers  pair:Steve/Bucky  rating:PG-13  admin:Rec  !2017  via:blueMeridian 
may 2017
Wishing and Praying | jaxington
“It’s a mistake,” Steve whispers when he’s done scolding Bucky for cursing. Neither of them have moved a muscle, too busy gaping down at the living, breathing, actually-here-somehow baby on their doorstep, blinking against the morning sunlight.

“There are no mistakes with babies,” Bucky whispers back. “That’s the whole goddamn point.” //


**||** [19.260 words]

Mostly a recovery fic with baby as catalyst. Steve and Bucky are retired, living upstate, and generally doing okay most days, but when a baby arrives - <i>their</i> baby - they have to face some things they hadn't really gotten around to yet so that it's better than okay most days. A sweet, solid fic.
class:Fic  fan:Avengers  pair:Steve/Bucky  rating:PG-13  via:yasaman  admin:Rec  via:blueMeridian 
may 2017
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