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Drive AU

Has anyone on here seen the movie Drive (2011)? The one with Ryan Gosling?

A few years ago I read a Sterek fic based on it, and for whatever reason, reading the prompts list for coldflashweek made me think of how there needs to be a Drive coldflash AU.

The premise is basically this guy who works as a stunt driver sometimes, but mostly a criminal getaway driver. He’s very quiet and reserved, likes to observe, friends with a mechanic or three (also works as one, I think?), knows everything there is to know about cars. He’s methodical and precise in his jobs, times things to the second.

Sound like anyone we know? 

So yeah, that would be Len.

He lives (moves?) next door to a single mom and her young kid. Her husband is in prison. At the grocery store, her car breaks down, and against his better judgement, getaway driver ends up helping her out with the engine stuff, gets her to his mechanic.

So I’m thinking that woman would be changed into Barry, with his child who could be pretty much anyone, but I’d say a girl since Barry is a guy. Let’s say the mom is out of the picture but Barry’s married to…. Eobard (it fits, okay? But this could be anyone else though, honestly).

Eobard gets out of prison, comes home, finds out Len’s been doing all this stuff for Barry. He isn’t dangerous jealous, but he’s not dumb. He knows something is up but welcomes Len. He’s also a criminal, and knows Len’s not just some average neighbour.

Plot ensues. It’s honestly a fantastic movie if you haven’t seen it, and the synopsis is on IMDB in case you’re curious. 

But Len gets embroiled on this job that’s far too big, stealing money that I think belongs to the mafia? He doesn’t even want the job, takes it thanks largely to Eobard bullying him into it, mostly because people are after him and might come after Barry and their kid next. But the whole things’s a setup, I think from some of Len’s own contacts? The whole thing gets pear-shaped and ugly with lots of violence and more than a few people dying.

It’s all intense and artful and the acting is amazing. If it were a fic, I’d give it a happier ending than the movie had, but yeah, someone should write the thing.

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I bet Tony Stark sets up foundations for the people he loves. Like, he’s at a meeting for the Maria Stark Foundation that Pepper LITERALLY handcuffed him to the table for (shit he really needs to start using hairpins or something) and suddenly it comes to him

THE PEPPER POTTS FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS. Dedicated to art scholarships and grants

Pepper is flustered and touched and tells him that it’s brilliant. But also that he should DEFINITELY stop calling it the “PP foundation” because for heaven’s sake Tony don’t you listen to what comes out of your own mouth? You can hear that can’t you?

(Tony snickers. peepee foundation)

and then Tony latches onto the idea with all the vigor of a sugar-addled toddler who has just gotten a toy that they will DEFINITELY swallow but will be damned if they let anyone take it away from them

The Rhodey Foundation basically just pours money into the VA to revamp their systems and help them fight whatever issue of the day needs championing

The Steve Rogers Foundation which helps fill in the cracks that the GI Bill leaves. Because everyone should be able to come back to something

The Sam Wilson Fund that helps the families of fallen soldiers

The Bucky Barnes Foundation, dedicated to spreading awareness of PTSD and getting sufferers the help they need. Gives generously also to groups working on making 3-D prosthetics available to everyone

The Natalie Rushman Houses, a system of shelters dedicated to helping former human trafficking victims

The Bruce Banner Foundation, dedicated to eliminating domestic violence

The HULK SMASH CLIMATE CHANGE Foundation (Pepper had to veto “making the world as green as our little rage monster!” as a slogan)

The Center for Stupid Breakable Humans Who Don’t Even Have A Cool Suit To Protect Them, Honestly What The Heck Dude. Aka, the Barton Center for Free Physical Therapy

The HawkEARS campaign, designed to make schools and work places more disability friendly. Whether that’s by calling the names who refuse to comply to ADA standards mean names on TMZ (”TONY”), or straight up building ramps

Thor gets a line of shampoo because he mentions to Tony that all of Tony’s wealth would buy him about a sack of potatoes on Asgard, and Thor is the PRINCE of Asgard. Tony is VERY MIFFED. BUY YOUR OWN STUPID POTATO FOUNDATION THOR

(He makes a Jane Foster Foundation dedicated to decreasing gender inequality in STEM)

he of course does not tell anyone that he’s making these foundations/funds/centers/etc until they’re all set up and he can ‘casually’ mention “oh yeah, the foundation gala is tonight and they’ll probably want you there since it’s your fund’ and drop a flier that has their face plastered ALL OVER IT in front of them. Then he stares at them gaping and gets all aggressively defensive about this incredibly weird form of attempting to make a connection like “WHAT, YOU THINK I CAN’T CARE ABOUT VETERANS WITHOUT YOU HERE?? I COULD HAVE TOTALLY CREATED THIS FUND AT ANY TIME, WHATEVER, I AM JUST SO THOUGHTFUL I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT WANNA SHOW UP. WHATEVER. NOT LIKE I CARE” and then acting super flippant about it when the person tries to thank them (”pshhh, I just needed some more tax deductibles. Charities are those things right?”) or sulking if (in Natasha and Bucky’s case) they don’t really react except to twitch slightly because WHAT THE WHAT (if you don’t know the right way to react it’s safer to have no reaction, they’ve both learned that. he taught her that)

basically Tony just throwing money into these foundations that he thinks will make his friends happy, or his friends of friends, while pretending to not care at all whether they approve of the topic that he chose because he’s Tony Stark and that’s how he rolls

have you even been in a group of friends but you’re not actually in that group of friends and you’re just


seriously if I just vanished I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t make a difference at all

This is Key. She is one of my closest friend’s sister and she’s been fighting cancer for almost 4 years. She is only 18 years old and she got a relapse. She is a really optimistic girl and she doesn’t want to give up.

However, chemos are very expensive and I’m just sharing this here to see if you guys would help her by donating. The minimum is 5 pounds.

[If you donate, please click this link]

Please pray for her. Share this post and let others know that she needs our help.

UPDATE (2/15/15):

Today, her mom shared me a message that was it was the International Day of Childhood Cancer and that Key is going to complete 4 years of fighting cancer in March 3. In December she got her 6th surgery because of a metastasis they found in her lung so her middle lobe of the lung was cut out. A few days ago, they found another metastasis in her left lung, and she’s going to have surgery on the 24th.

She needs your help! If you could donate, please do it! Please share this again and again! signal boost this, please! 


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We all change when you think about it, we’re all different people, all through our lives, and that’s okay. That’s good! You gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be. - Eleventh Doctor