Steve/Tony Fic Recs: Fake/Arranged Marriage
Hiya! This is for the amazing @mushroomhobbit -
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR <333 You listed arranged marriage as another one of your favorite tropes, so I thought you’d enjoy this list, even though it’s mostly fake marriage :)
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What Happens In Vegas by sabrecmc (@sabrecmc): “What the hell, Tony?” Rhodey demanded brusquely. Tony winced and drew the phone away from his ear. “You’ve got cops and Feds all over the hotel. I’m watching you perp walk out of the police station on repeat on CNN. They’re saying you tried to bribe Stern? Fox News has you selling weapons on the black market, and God that picture they’re using is the one from Bali in ’09. You look like shit. They wheeled Stern out and put him in an ambulance, by the way. Got some paparazzi swearing you decked the guy. Now they’ve got ‘copters following it like he’s OJ.”
“Yeah, don’t worry, Sourpatch, I’ve got it covered. Uh, though, I should probably tell you that, purely in the interests of national security and the greater good, I kind of had to fake marry that stripper-gram you sent. Thanks for that, by the way,” Tony added quickly. (WIP)
Kings Of Coney Island by Vespasiana: In which Steve is a rising mafia don lacking in panache, Tony is an unethical businessman with a target on his back, and somehow a fake marriage will solve all their problems.Also murder. Murder solves a lot of problems, too. (WIP)
Two Families by Neverever (@captainneverever): Maria Stark and Sarah Rogers seal their new-found alliance through an arranged marriage for their sons, Tony and Steve. Steve, the heir to Sarah’s mob empire, is doubtful but wants to make his mother happy. But Tony is in denial about the deep deep trouble his family is in and wants no part of this. How will Steve and Tony deal with their unwanted marriage, survive a mob war, and defeat their enemies? And what if they might, possibly find each other attractive and interesting? (WIP)
Oh no, is Steve’s first thought, and the second is, I knew I shouldn’t have let him blow me in the kitchen five months ago. “All right,” his mouth says for him, and his feet must be thinking ahead too because he’s suddenly out of his chair and crossing the room to open his closet so he can get dressed and go to Tony. (WIP)
Uno and Scotch by tarialdarion (@tari-aldarion): "Steve didn’t mean to become friends with Tony; it just sort of happened. It seems like one day he was a faceless dealer at Extrema, the next he was getting drunk with a millionaire genius. He knows what caviar tastes like now (he doesn’t like it) and he’s seen the Strip skyline at night from 60 stories up in a penthouse (that he does like). Most importantly, he knows Tony.“ (WIP)
Heart of Steel by Muccamukk (@muccamukk): Steve wakes up in the mid-twenty first century, the Golden Age of America, and doesn’t like what he finds. Fortunately, Tony has some ideas. (WIP, last updated 2010)
Looking for Heaven by foxxcub: When young Lord Anthony Stark learns Steven Rogers has enlisted in the army, he thinks he’s seen the last of his tiny, headstrong, haughty stable boy. But four years later, Lord Stark gets an unexpected visit from Steve, whose mother has fallen gravely ill and into financial ruin. Even more unexpected, Steve agrees to a shocking proposal: they will marry, giving Steve the necessary funds to save his mother, and Tony the much-needed reprieve from harassing would-be suitors. It is a business arrangement, nothing more. But as time goes on and circumstances arise, Tony begins to learn that keeping his heart away from his husband is easier said than done.
The Billionaire and the Army Captain by Neverever (@captainneverever): Facing financial ruin and needing to care for his sick daughter, Steve Rogers agrees to marry Tony Stark, who needs to get married by his 30th birthday to inherit. It’s just a job for Steve until he starts to fall for the enigmatic billionaire.
Not Such a Compromise by Pookaseraph: The death of her brother, Lt. James Barnes, has placed Miss Stephanie Rogers in the difficult position of needing to find a husband to see to it that her and her mother are taken care of. Miss Roger was not built for such a compromise, but perhaps Mr. Anthony Stark will not be such a compromise after all.
Wait & Sea by Lenalena: In which Tony and Steve get sent on an undercover mission aboard a cruise ship to make contact with Hydra. In this AU the military has kept the discovery and defrosting of Captain America a secret, so Steve and Tony have never met before. Yet they are to pose as newlyweds….
Steve Rogers Does (Not Do) Marriage Counseling by Neverever (@captainneverever): Natasha and Clint are kidnapped by HYDRA during a routine mission. Steve and Tony have to go undercover as a married couple at a couples counseling weekend to uncover where they’re being held. Except they had kissed at the SHIELD holiday party the day before and Tony doesn’t want to talk about it. What is Steve going to do?
The Opposite of a Problem by Sineala (@sineala): "I promise to love, honor, and probably not obey you, and, uh, take you as my totally-unlawfully-wedded husband, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, until death do us part, or for at least the next seventy-two hours.”
(Or: Tony and Steve get fake-married for the sake of the mission.)
A Budapest Christmas by shetlandowl (@shetlandowl): A Housesitter AU where Tony moves into Steve’s place, charms his parents, befriends his life-long friends, and repairs the relationships Steve ruined in the aftermath of his own heartbreak. Their relationship is a happy, loving, and supportive one; or, at least it was so until Steve showed up unannounced and was congratulated on a marriage he’d never heard of. (Fluffy sequel!)
To Liars and Saving the World by magicasen (@einheriar): When Tony’s life is in danger, Steve does the only thing he can do to save his teammate: he makes an honest man out of him. Steve and Tony’s sham marriage is only supposed to be a blip in their history that no one has to know about. But when they’re outed to the press, and with ghosts from his past coming to haunt him, Steve must come to terms with the idea that his own feelings for Tony might not be a lie. (Ults)
Get Money, Get Paid by Missy_dee811 (@viudanegraaa): Arno, Tony’s sadistic evil brother, usurps control of the Iron Legion with the help of someone close to Tony. Tony’s left reeling. In due time, he and Steve, the leader of the Howling Commandos, form an unlikely partnership. A rival gang, the Guardians, led by the charismatic Peter, threatens the status quo. Seeing no other way to protect Tony, with whom he’s in love, Steve proposes a fake marriage, which Tony accepts. (Ults)
And Let Me Kiss You by allourheroes: The picture is in the paper, big and bold and in everyone’s face. Iron Man. Captain America. In suits and locking lips under a white arch, an officiant behind them. It’s official, then: The world has gone crazy.
We Must Be as Married as Possible to Defeat Our Enemies by shrill_fangirl_screaming: With Natasha at home with a broken leg, it’s up to Steve to tail the bad guy through a crowded city. He might need some stronger cover to make it through…
All is Fair (in love and war) by MarvelousMenagerie: Crimson Dynamo is the latest threat to Avengers Academy, and is only willing to surrender under one condition: Tony Stark’s hand in marriage. Steve Rogers doesn’t like that plan and, quick on his feet, thinks of another.
“He’s already married!” Steve shouts.
Crimson Dynamo recoils.
“What?!” Tony repeats.
Honesty is the Best Policy by wherethefrickismyblackwidowmovie: Steve and Tony adopt a kid together—as friends. But nothing goes as planned, starting with the fact that 5-year-old Miles Morales has superpowers.
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