hi, you're so good at recommending fics, so I was wondering if I could get your help??? I've been reading the stucky fic "Acts of Mercy" by The_Nerd_Alert on AO3 but I'm up-to-date (and I've re-read it) and I'm feeling kind of stressed atm, so I was wondering if you knew of any fics like that one that you could recommend?
Hi! And thank you (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
I’m having a bit of a hard time trying to decide which fics could be similar to Acts of Mercy, because there are so many elements to that fic and nothing quite like it. So I’ve decided to rec you a bunch of great works with similar themes. Don’t hesitate to come back if you need anything more specific.
First of all, I suggest you read all of @steves-winter-boobear‘s fic, because Elliot is an awesome writer. I especially recommend you read:
AU. Steve Rogers works as an executive assistant for his demon of a boss James Barnes, at Pierce Publishing. Everyone HATES working with James Barnes, the epitome of Satan himself in every way possible. But when his Visa for immigration is denied, James quickly hatches a plan and drags Steve into a plot to thwart the United States Government into thinking they are engaged to avoid deportation. Thus follows the weekend from your wildest imagination as boss and employee learn about themselves and what it means to be truly happy.
If you liked the s/d themes and sub! Bucky and UST, then I have a couple of fics which should be right up your alley:
AU. Professional Dom Steve Rogers is ready to retire and settle down. An almost-sub from the past reappears to challenge that.
(this is set in comics! verse)
AU. “To be a Lead’s Support is a substantial responsibility,“ Natasha says. “You must be Agent Rogers’ personal assistant, bodyguard, chef, maid, best friend, boyfriend, and whatever else he wishes you to be.”
In exchange for a bionic arm and a hefty paycheck, Bucky Barnes takes on a gig working for the now-retired Captain America, AKA Bucky’s lifelong hero, Steve Rogers.
( there’s some Bucky/Natasha and Steve/Bucky/Natasha in this fic)
If you liked the part where Bucky is a dancer and also the angst, read this:
AU. Steve Rogers is a struggling artist. It’s not as romantic as it sounds.
What Steve really wants is a job as a session musician. He can play enough instruments that he could make a decent amount of money doing it, but in New York there are just too many talented musicians and not enough jobs to go around. So he takes jobs in hipster bars, hotel lobbies, at weddings and bar mitzvahs and office parties.
If he gets one more request for Let it Go, he swears he’ll find it within himself to punch a child.
He lives in a tiny, shitty apartment with Sam, who was his sort-of-boyfriend for a few weeks until he decided Steve’s very domestic relationship goals weren’t for him. They’re still pretty much best friends, luckily for Steve, because when the regular pianist at Sam’s dance company runs away to Canada he’s recommended his roommate and got him the job before Steve even knows about it.
Dancers. Steve’s going to have to spend his days with dancers. Great.
If you liked the angst and also love yourself some sweet, a bit unexperienced Bucky, this is for you:
AU. Bucky loves his job at the animal shelter, but he’s not so good with people. His boss Nick wants him fired, he’s barely scraping by on his salary, and don’t even ask about his family. Steve wants to adopt a dog for company. Will either of them find what they’re looking for?
Stucky, angst and puppies.
If you need some absolutely-adorable-around-children Bucky then you may like these:
CANON. Bucky Barnes is barely functioning, let alone living, but when the Avengers find an abandoned baby girl, Bucky has to learn to look after himself, and keep the baby out of Hydra’s hands. All while trying to work out exactly what kind of relationship he and Steve want from each other.
AU. You’d think a guy who owns one of the most successful bakeries in Brooklyn, has a million-dollar smile and that antiquated good ol’ boy charm, blond hair and blue eyes and biceps for days, would know what’s what.
But don’t let that fool you: Steve Rogers is a mess.
I don’t know of any other fic featuring priest! Bucky, and never really read another sex worker! Steve fic, so if that’s what you were looking for we could try asking everyone out there for recs?