ahfow

anonymous asked:

what does AHFoW stand for? (also, excited for your fic, all of it <333)

AHFoW=A Higher Form of War, my nearly 300K fic with King Tony, who is having all kinds of issues, not the least of which is ending up in the hands of the Avengers, who are currently fighting for Pierce’s rebellion.  And thank you, glad you like the fics!

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A Higher Form of War--28/28
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

THROWBACK THURSDAY!  In honor of the release of Civil War on DVD, I thought I’d go with AHFoW, since a lot of it was inspired by the idea of Steve and Tony initially being at odds with each other, then figuring out they were both wrong and, finally, that the only way to stop the bad guy is by working together. 

Tony is a King, and not a particularly great one, having handed over the running of the Realm to Obie while Tony builds weapons and enjoys himself.  Not a great move, as it turns out, when Tony finds himself a prisoner of a group called the Ten Rings.  He manages to escape, but only makes it so far before running into Steve and the Avengers, this annoyingly successful guerrilla group that is supporting a Rebellion being run by Alexander Pierce.  

The Avengers don’t realize who they have (well…Nat…), and make their way back to Pierce’s camp with Tony in tow.  Along the way, both Tony and Steve learn a lot about themselves and what’s going on in the Realm.  Oh, and they fall madly in love, which gets rather complicated when Tony’s identity is revealed in the worst possible circumstances.  

Honestly, this was just my favorite thing to write.  It is so self-indulgent, but I just wrote what I wanted to read, all the tropes I love and all the wonderfully melodramatic bits from those Fabio-covered romance books I used to read.  it isn’t for everyone, but it is easily the one that I personally enjoyed the most.  Mustache-twirling bad guys, identity porn, pining all over the place, both of them being smart and awesome at what they do and terrible at relationships, dramatic reveals, a big battle and a *jazz hands* finish?  That IS my bag, baby.