Happy fic rec days, everyone! So, it’s no secret that I love James “Rhodey” Rhodes with my entire being, and I wanted to show my appreciation for all the fic writers out there who constantly feed my unsatiable appetite for Rhodey content. Please do check the tags and warnings of each fic. Also, do leave kudos and comments!
Today, we’re doing TonyRhodey fics. They have the annoying habit of turning out to be disproportionately Tony-centric, which is totally fine, but not exactly what I’m here for. There are already some well-stocked TonyRhodey rec lists out there, so here are a few of my more recent faves (with a few old favorites mixed in).
A Million Shades of Blue by Not Applicable/ @notfknapplicable(T, complete) An old fave that I simply cannot omit from any TonyRhodey rec list. Tony disappears into the wormhole, and Rhodey stops at nothing to find him. A true classic.
spy!au by @asexualtonystark (T?, WIP) Rhodey is a field agent, and Tony is. Well. Read it and find out. The romance hasn’t fully kicked in yet, and it looks like it’s going to be a fun ride.
We Are (Not) Soldiers by arsenicarcher (Pepper/Tony/Steve/Nat/Rhodey (!), M, one-shot) Another old fave. Featuring Rhodey pining, lowkey playing the martyr, kicking all kinds of ass, standing by his morals at great personal risk, and just being the Rhodey I love so much.
Jet Boy Jet Girl by used_songs (Tony/Pepper/Rhodey, T, one-shot) Charts their relationship from MIT to post-CACW. I really like how the author handled Tony and Rhodey’s backgrounds, especially the tension of Rhodey being military and Tony cutting ties with them.
There’s a lot of excellent TonyRhodey content out there. I’m sure I missed a lot, especially fic that aren’t cross-posted to Ao3 (@waterbird13‘s stuff comes to mind; I remember a particular fic featuring insecure!Rhodey that I loved, but can no longer find for the life of me).
Stay tuned tomorrow for more Rhodey-centric fic recs! And happy fic rec days, everyone.