Title: Shine Without Fear Fandoms: Thor / Avengers / Marvel Cinematic Universe Rating: Mature Explicit (whoops) Warnings: Graphic Depictions of Violence (mild fantasy gore / canonical violence), Sexual Content, Instances of Language
Summary: December 2014… Jane Foster, Bruce Banner and Tony Stark are in Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize, and at the ball following the ceremony, an unexpected visitor makes Dr. Banner angry. In a bid to save the City Hall from being completely demolished, Thor attempts to bring the party to Asgard. However, dark powers are at work, and our four leading ladies find themselves scattered across the nine realms. Jane, thrown in a dungeon under Angerboda’s castle on Jotunheim, and although Thor is in the next cell along, he’s powerless without his hammer. Natasha, stuck on Vanaheim with Tony cramping her style. Pepper, still on Earth, without the support of S.H.I.E.L.D. and no one but a surly assassin to help her find the missing Avengers. And Darcy. Together with a buttnaked Bruce, she’s the only one who makes it to Asgard. Well, at least Odin should be able to help her… Right?
Centered around Darcy and Loki, this is a multiple PoV fic in which the women all play the main parts. Post Thor: The Dark World (2013). As of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), this is AU to the MCU. S.H.I.E.L.D. are still basically good.
For long-time readers, read the last chapter here!
An extra special thank you to my wonderful beta reader snkrfnd for your endless patience, amazing skills and most of all, your friendship.
Thank youfuckyeahlokidarcy (pastatheory) and fuckyeahdarcylewis (usedkarma) for promoting this fic, and to sirithfin for drawing some amazing art! Last but not least, thank you all my wonderful readers who have encouraged me throughout. Your AO3 names and tumblr names are sometimes different, and I don’t want to accidentally leave someone out, but rest assured that I love you all and I couldn’t have done it without you!