pre and post war

anonymous asked:

Hi, different nonnie to the one asking about post night war fic, but I can't wait for the one with Teddy. I love the way you've written Bucky's sibling relationships and his protectiveness of them. Do you have any Barnes family centric fic recs? Could be pre or post war thanks!

Aw, thank you, nonnie, that really means a lot to me. I never expected to completely fall as head-over-heels for my OCs as I ended up doing throughout the course of writing this fic, and the idea that you and other readers are connecting with them too is so gratifying – you have no idea!


Barnes Family Fic Recommendations, Part 1/?

My Ghosts Are Six Feet Under by @what-alchemy. 

Steve showed up on Becca’s doorstep a month after the invasion in New York, larger than life and trying to hide it.

With that, Becca plopped the ball of dough onto the flour-dusted counter, wiped her hands on the rag, and crossed her arms over her chest as she fixed Steve with her best grandkid-wrangling glare. He slouched over to her, eyes downcast and properly chastised.

“I don’t remember how,” he said quietly.

“Just push it out with the heels of your hands,” Becca said. “Fold and start over. Fold and start over.”

This fic does a great job at establishing a realistic sibling relationship between Becca and Steve & Bucky, while still characterizing Becca as an obviously old woman with a lot of life experience. 

Becoming by @southsidestory

The serum straightened Steve’s crooked back, healed his weak lungs, and brought new color to his vision, and sometimes Bucky wonders what else it could do. Maybe the secret of Steve’s desire for Bucky was imprinted on his genetic code, and like every other imperfection stamped there, Erskine’s formula wiped it out. It would explain why Steve no longer looks at him with quiet longing, and Bucky almost hopes that the experimentations of a mad scientist are to blame. Because the alternative is too painful to consider, that Steve simply stopped wanting Bucky of his own accord.

@southsidestory is at her absolute best in this WIP. She has put together one of the most inventive and daring interpretations of the Barnes family in all of Cap fandom, in my opinion. Note: it’s not necessarily a happy one, but well worth reading.

new york is the ocean (and the ocean is bleedin’ salt) by defcontwo

It is 1970, and ten minutes and however many blocks ago, Rebecca Barnes looked across the street and out of the corner of her eye, saw a man ascending from the U-Bahn and set off down the street. He had on a dark coat and he walked with a deep, heavy weight to his gait, a swagger with no joy in it, and for all that he walked with his head down, she saw enough to be sure, in that moment so completely dead certain, that he wore her brother’s face.

The trouble is, James Buchanan Barnes has been dead for twenty-six years.

I really enjoy stories that imagine the effect Bucky might had had on history, and on his family members. This fic does a lovely job of that.

Yearning That One Day Soon by ashen_key

“Becky, can I come home?”

OR:

Every Sunday she could, the ninety-year-old Becky Barnes went to the Brooklyn Promenade to people-watch. Only this Sunday, she saw a ghost.

“I…tried to find our place, Becks. I got lost. I got lost.” He looked young, but the confusion reminded her of the very old. “I tried to go home, and…”

“It’s changed, but I’m still in our old apartment,” she said, hopefully reassuring. Or maybe not. Maybe there was nothing comforting she could say to him. The last letter he wrote her from the war, he signed it as he’d signed all his letters: I’ll try and be home soon. He’d tried.

Love this vision of Becca, and I really like the way the author wrote Early!Recovery!Bucky. Again, it reminds you of all that Bucky missed, and all that Becca lost.

Demobilization by @743ish and sallysparrow017

When the Statue of Liberty slides into view, the whole ship roars. It’s deafening. Bucky throws his fist in the air and yells along with everyone else. His heart is in his throat. The Statue of goddamn Liberty. Bucky wants to climb up her robe and kiss her sour green face.

The cheers rise up again as they go by her, and then die back down; most of the guys are just happy to sit and smile and watch the city float lazily into focus. They know they’ve got days more of barracks and bunks and cheap train seats before they’ll get to see their families in Pittsburgh, or Columbus, or Chicago. But Bucky’s home, he can see Brooklyn, and he laughs and shades his eyes from the sun and feels crazy with happiness, and this has to be the slowest fucking boat in the world, but at least he has a good view while he dies of impatience.

——

In 1945, Bucky comes home from the war.

One of my favorite fics of the past year or so. @743ish is so extremely talented at giving body and character and soul to the setting and characters, which include Bucky’s family. This is a really lovely fic, there’s no other way to describe it. 

I’m a little late with it BUT! here’s one of the pieces I did for @notwithoutyoufanbook! it was an honor to be a part of such a wonderful project! I’m so happy I got the opportunity to work with a team of extremely skilled artists and writers, it was an amazing experience for me

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PRE-ORDER now available!

EDIT 2: please see my updated post!

Hey all! The TURF WARS pre-order on Amazon is working now. You can also pre-order through your local comic book store, if you prefer! :)

UK link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Legend-Korra-Turf-Wars-Part/dp/1506700152/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486972972&sr=8-1&keywords=Korra+Turf+Wars

edit  I really appreciate all your support online, and would super appreciate it if you could support the book with your money as well, if you can! I’ve unfortunately been catching posts here and there about people planning to scan and download illegally. This directly affects what I earn on the back end, and I’ve been working my butt off, so it just makes me super sad, knowing that I can’t stop it. But if you can afford to buy it and preorder, please do! <3  

anonymous asked:

It was my birthday yesterday, and I was wondering if you would be willing to part with a snippet from early in Anabasis? No pressure at all if not. (Thank you either way)

Hey anon, sorry for the delay in replying. And happy belated birthday!

Early Anabasis, huh. Okay. I can definitely do that, though I warn you: this story is so long and I’ve been writing it over such a period of time that I already know I’m going to probably end up making a lot of changes (and possibly significant changes) to the early chapters especially. But what I’m posting here hasn’t seen those edits yet. So, some Early Installment Weirdness is probably to be expected.

Then again, diving back into the early chapters reminded me just how much fun philosophical debates between Obi-Wan and Padmé are to write. Obviously I need to revisit this more in later chapters.

This snippet is from very early on in the story (the earliest bit I’ve ever posted, actually), well before Anakin’s deposition or even the discovery of what his detonator actually was. At this point, even Padmé knows very little about him.

Immediately before this, Padmé and Sabé paid a visit to Anakin’s cell, along with most of the Jedi Council.

“Senator, I think you do very unwisely in this,” Obi-Wan said, his voice pitched low to avoid the ears of civilian construction workers and the few Jedi who passed them in the Temple halls. Sabé followed behind them, a silent shadow. “A Sith Lord is hardly trustworthy, and this one is his master’s apprentice.”

Keep reading

The Sole Survivor gets along better with Pre-War Ghouls then they get along with humans. That is because they both come from “The Good Old Days”, or the pre-war world. The Sole Survivor shares stories of growing up before the Great War and trades them with pre-war Ghouls who have their own stories.

Since it has been expressed through the recent survey results that as a fandom we want more activities for everyone to get involved in and more of a focus on our love for Snape rather than addressing the hate that goes on, we thought we’d put a few together; Snape Appreciation Month being one of them! We thought it’d be a good time to do the appreciation month throughout May since Happy Snape Week is on May 28th so it’s a nice way to close things out.

You can show your appreciation through any means whether it’s through a text post, gifset, art or fanfic, etc. just no reposting other people’s work please. Be sure to include the tag ‘snapeloveposts’ within the first 5 tags of your post so that they’re all collected in one place for everyone see. No hate is to be addressed or mentioned here, these events are to be a safe and positive space for the fandom to share their love for the character.

Here is a list of topics we’ve put together to post about on each of the days:


Day 1.  General Snape Love
Day 2.  Potions Master
Day 3.  Head of Slytherin
Day 4.  Spy for the Order of Phoenix
Day 5.  Spinner’s End
Day 6.  Snape’s Parents
Day 7.  Pre Hogwarts Years
Day 8.  Hogwarts Years
Day 9.  Post Hogwarts Years
Day 10.  The First War with Voldemort 
Day 11.  Dumbledore’s spy
Day 12.  The Years Between
Day 13.  Headcanons
Day 14.  Favourite Relationship
Day 15.  Favourite Ship
Day 16.  Favourite Trait
Day 17.  Appearance (how you picture him)
Day 18.  Alan Rickman
Day 19.  Costume Appreciation
Day 20.  A scene you wanted to be in the films
Day 21.  Most Iconic Moment
Day 22.  Favourite Chapter
Day 23.  Favourite Quote
Day 24.  Favourite Moment
Day 25.  Favourite Fanwork
Day 26.  Favourite AU
Day 27.  The moment you realised you liked Snape


For more details I’ve put together an FAQ or you can either message @severusdefender​ or myself. If you could reblog this to help spread the word around then that’d be great, enjoy! ♥

theteamoth  asked:

Had this prompt for a while now... Since psychic powers are a thing in Fallout universe, (albeit very rare, but present both pre-war and post-war in canon), how do you think would companions react, if Sole Survivor had manifested such powers - hypnosis, healing, mind-reading, pyrokinesis, pre/postcognition or something entirely else you might like - around them; maybe to save their lives or for some other reasons?

Cait: Perhaps it’s just her Irish superstition, but she’s both much faster to believe Sole, and much faster to be freaked out by it. “At least stay out of my head,” she demands, jabbing a finger at their chest. “I don’t trust what I can’t see. I don’t care if you’re savin’ me or not - you keep that shite away from me. I want nothin’ to do with all this. It’s askin’ for trouble.”

Codsworth: “Er… P-Perhaps it’s a side effect? Of some… medication. Yes, surely, t-that’s it.” He’s an old-fashioned, traditional bot. It unnerves him a little bit, and he tries to justify it through some logical, vaguely scientific means. He never tells Sole to stop, or really passes judgement on their powers. He’s just happy he doesn’t have a mind for Sole to read.

Curie: The concept of “ESP” was highly theorized about Pre-War. Experiments were even done to try and make such powers manifest. Curie’s impressed by Sole’s feats, sure, but she’s more concerned with figuring out the how and why of Sole’s abilities. She won’t do anything without Sole’s consent, of course, but… she’s certainly eager for a chance to grab her clipboard and test tubes.

Danse: “I…” He blinks, lacking a logical explanation. “I do not believe that is scientifically possible,” he says firmly. “You must be imagining things.” When Sole proves that, no, their powers are very real, he’s unsure what to think. “There must be a reasonable explanation,” he states. “You should return to the Prdywen and offer records of your experiences. For research.”

Deacon: “Very funny,” he chuckles, wagging a finger at them. “You almost got me that time.” He changes his tune when he sees a more obvious demonstration of Sole’s abilities. “Well, shucks, partner,” he says, toying with his wig. “Powers like that could be very useful in our business. Ever consider putting that big brain of yours to good use? We have 401k packages.”

Dogmeat: Sole can give him treats with their mind. This is literally the best thing to ever happen to him.

Hancock: “You know, I heard about that once. Rare as hell, but…” Hancock nods sagely. The ghoul’s been around too long and seen too much to really argue whether or not somebody’s got magic powers. Instead, he leans forward, a strange, unnerving grin spreading across his lips. “What say you and I have some fun with those abilities of yours, huh?”

Nick Valentine: “Seems like it’d be the kind of thing you’d read about in a low-budget comic book, but…” He watches Sole float a typewriter across the room. “I’m never one to deny evidence. Just another day in the Commonwealth, I s’pose.” He gestured to the coffeepot on the other side of the room. “Can you bring me that mug? Without spilling it?”

MacCready: Sadly, he and Sole might be the best of friends, but once Sole starts exhibiting supernatural powers, MacCready stands a big change of packing up and running for the hills. Even if Sole assures him that they’d never use those powers on him, or even around him, MacCready would still shake in his boots and try to slither away as fast as he could.

Piper: Don’t make me laugh. What do you think Piper would do? “How does it work? How does it feel? Like flexing a muscle? Or just lifting your hand, like a normal movement? How heavy can the items be if you pick them up with your mind? Can you write with your mind? How far can you see into the future? Can you see what I’m thinking?” And so on, and so on. Never-ending.

Preston: “So, like Mama Murphy.” The Minuteman nods thoughtfully. “Y’know, not everybody gave credit to her, but I always did think there was somethin’ to those visions of hers. Folks tend to be scared of things they don’t understand, but I think it’s good, havin’ someone like that on your side. Better with us than against us. Just don’t go abusing your powers, please.”

Strong: “HUMAN SPECIAL.” If nothing else, Sole’s powers assure Strong that he is with the best human. “STRONG HAS STRONGEST HUMAN,” the mutant declares. “HUMAN IS GOOD LEADER. CAN FIGHT BETTER THAN OTHER HUMANS.”

X6-88: “Fascinating.” He doesn’t blink. “The Institute has some records on similar instances of psychic ability, from two hundred years ago. I am sure they would be interested to collect data from a modern source.” It’s nigh impossible to faze the Courser, though he does twitch when Sole reads his thoughts back to him. “Please don’t do that.”

Things Fallout 4 Did Right

So, I’ve come to realize that I’ve been ragging on the game a little bit too much as of late, so I thought i’d make a little list of things that I thoroughly enjoyed from FO4.

  • The aesthetic of the game- As everybody knows, the Fallouts are notorious for favoring a single color palette. I think FO4 did a nice job of making the colors more realistic without favoring a specific point of color. Also, the whole aesthetic of: stuck in the 50′s but they’re very technologically advanced. While it’s been present in all the games, I think FO4 did a nice job making it more cohesive, and prominent in both pre-war and post-war society
  • The new looting interface- Love it. Can’t stand going back to games now where I have to open every single thing to see what’s inside. A quick look and grab and I’m on my way. 
  • Enemy classes- Something unique to this game, I think it adds a level of understanding to gameplay. If you’re up against a Glowing Mirelurk, it’ll take a little bit longer to defeat than a Softshell. I really like this implementation, and hope they keep it in future games
  • A key specifically for throwables- Pretty much says it all.
  • New VATS- People have complained about the new VATS, but I much prefer it. I think it makes more sense for it to slow down time rather than stop it. I also like that you can run VATS for as long as you want, meaning that the enemy can come into a better view while you’re still not actively fighting.
  • Companions and Companion Quests- They did a great job with companions. Instead of doing a single quest, and suddenly this person is your best friend, they gave depth to characters, and allowed the player to be invested in them. While not all the companions are as fleshed out as others (Nick vs. Curie, for example), I still think they did a great job in allowing players to have an investment in who they choose

I think Bethesda did a great job in creating a new interface for the Fallouts in FO4. While the story may not have been the best, or most interesting, they did do a few right things with the game. 

Sole Survivor Ask Meme - Send me numbers to answer!
  1. What is their name? Do they go by the same name they did pre-war?
  2. What was their relationship like with their spouse?
  3. What are other people likely to notice about them first?
  4. Are they introverted or extroverted?
  5. Describe their voice
  6. Describe their most fond pre-war memory
  7. Describe their smile
  8. Describe their general appearance, post a screenshot or draw them
  9. What were their hobbies pre-war?
  10. What is their weapon of choice?
  11. Do they get attached to their weapons sentimentally, give them names etc?
  12. What is their sexual orientation?
  13. What kind of situations are they likely to avoid?
  14. Do they have any fears or phobias?
  15. Describe their morality. Is it black & white or are there grey areas?
  16. Which faction/group(s) are they affiliated with, and why?
  17. Which faction/group(s) do they dislike, and why?
  18. Did they find romance in the commonwealth? Who are they with?
  19. What do they love the most about their romantic partner(s)?
  20. Do they suffer from any mental health issues?
  21. Do they partake in anything that could be considered escapism?
  22. Do they have any memories that make them physically cringe with embarrassment?
  23. Describe their butt. You heard me.
  24. What are their insecurities?
  25. What boosts their confidence?
  26. What makes them angry?
  27. Do they cry easily? What’s likely to set off the waterworks?
  28. How do they cheer themselves up, or how would other characters cheer them up?
  29. What do they miss the most about pre-war life?
  30. Who is their bff post-war?
  31. Has the post-war commonwealth changed them physically?
  32. Has the post-war commonwealth changed them mentally?
  33. How do they react to being humiliated, intentionally or otherwise?
  34. Do they/did they dance? Describe their funky moves.
  35. How do they feel about ghouls?
  36. How do they feel about synths?
  37. They’re in a bar fight. Did they start the fight, are they getting beaten on, or are they trying to break it up?
  38. What ’S.P.E.C.I.A.L’ stats do they value/embody?
  39. When the going gets tough, your sole survivor….
  40. Who do they think is indisputably the most important person in Vault 101: He who shelters us from the harshness of the atomic wasteland, and to whom we owe everything we have, including our lives?
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Here’s a youtube playlist of all the songs (except Need To Know), sorry I couldn’t provide you with an 8tracks link but I haven’t figured that website out really! All of the songs are available on Spotify, so if you wanna make a playlist there, feel free! C:

This is my own personal drarry playlist that I thought I could share! It starts out with pretty angsty songs, and in the end there’s a bit more fluff! I divided them all into different parts, as you can see (pre war, during war and post war). I’m referring to the war that happened in canon ofc. This playlist kinda suggests how their relationship could’ve developed if it had been canon.

Tbh I want to explain every song in more detail, why I chose it and my favorite lyrics etc. BUT I WON’T, otherwise this post would be annoyingly lengthy!

I hope you’ll find at least ONE song you like in here! There’s a lot of songs to pick from hahah ;v; Happy birthday (in advance) Harry!! <3

anonymous asked:

Are there any AUs you recommend? WIP or completed, either is fine. ~ <3

OMG, there are SO MANY!  How to possibly choose?  Okay, I’m going to go with some favorites, but, honestly, there are SO MANY!  These range from “a bit off of canon AU” to “canon-schmanon let’s have fun AU” so enjoy!  

Please remember to leave a comment and kudos for your authors!

Sins of Omission by @kiyaar (WIP): A Post-Civil War, Pre-Secret Invasion AU where Steve is dead, Tony’s a mess, and everything sucks.In which Tony deals poorly with Steve’s death, falls off the wagon, sees ghosts, and misses a lot.Oh, and the Skrulls are about to invade.

Nostalgia by @some-blue-jack (WIP):   “Fuck my life. Why me?” Tony asked.

In the Stillness of Remembering by @elise509:  Steve Rogers is a reminder of a past that Tony Stark would rather forget. But when Steve’s own ghosts suddenly become the present, Tony finds he and Steve need each other to face the future.

Say When by @stark-spangled-lovers (series): ** Iron Man 2 AU ⎪Undercover AU **** Can be read as a stand alone! **Book 1 of the Say When series. An alternate version of Iron Man 2. What if Steve was unfrozen early? What if instead of Natasha, Steve got assigned to help Tony while the genius was slowly dying of palladium poisoning? What if he never revealed his identity to him until the very moment the Avengers first came together, forming a team?

Straight On Til Morning by @sineala: Tony Stark resigned his commission in Starfleet five years ago, after a disastrous away mission, and he swore he’d never go back. He just wants to be left alone to build warp engines in peace. But the universe has more in store for him than that, as he discovers when Admiral Fury comes to him with an offer he could never have expected and cannot possibly refuse: first officer and chief engineer aboard the all-new USS Avenger, a starship of Tony’s own design. What’s more, the Avenger’s captain is Steve Rogers, hero of the Earth-Romulan War. Believed dead for over a century, Steve is miraculously alive… and very, very attractive.But nothing is ever easy for Tony. As he wrestles with his secret desire for his new captain and his not-so-dormant fears, another mission starts to go wrong, and Tony becomes aware that Steve has secrets of his own – and the truth could change everything. 

Take Another Little Piece of My Heart Now Baby by @some-blue-jack: “I think we should get married,” Tony announced as he let himself into Steve’s apartment, plopping next to him on the couch.

Good for You by @orbingarrow: Steve doesn’t understand why Tony dates people who abuse him. Tony doesn’t understand why Steve cares.The rest is bad choices, good choices, rehab, milkshakes, paintball, YouTube videos, couples therapy and learning to put the past in the past. Or: How Tony finds his happy ending.

Bond Has it Covered by sara_holmes:  Tony thought they had trouble getting along when they were dealing with a major global crisis. Apparently that had nothing on how they fell apart when they weren’t distracted by smashing aliens.

Some Kind of Personal War by sara_holmes:  And Tony realizes that working out who the Winter Soldier used to be and who he is now are two entirely different things.

As Sharp As Any Thorn by RurouniHime:  It’s four days to Christmas, there’s a city in shambles, and the nation is in mourning because of the actions of a single man.

Watch Your Light Go Out by @elise509: The incident in Washington D.C. is not the first time The Winter Soldier has tracked Steve Rogers. Nor will it be the last.

A Fool’s Name for Fate by @elise509 (WIP):  It’s 1949. Hollywood’s system of powerful studios and contract stars is fading fast as a new decade looms. Tony Stark thinks he’s just the type of forward-thinking, madcap genius that can solve the dream factory’s woes, and maybe he can.If not for a certain distraction named Steve Rogers, the golden boy who should clearly be twenty-feet high on the silver screen yet seems determined to stay hidden behind the scenes. Tony’s used to getting what he wants, but now he’s not sure what that is. Or rather, who that is.

The Captain and his Courtesan by winterstar: A story of revolution.Captain Steve Rogers is just trying to pay off his debt to SHIELD, carting cargo from the Rim worlds to the Inner Belts in his bucket of bolts ship, the Howling Commando. He keeps a low profile and makes sure his crew is safe and happy. But the universe has a different plan for the once highly decorated Captain of the Honor Guard. The universe drops a Courtesan by the name of Tony Stark into his life. The Captain doesn’t like it, but Bucky convinces him that providing transport to the most elusive Courtesan in the Guild could be their ticket to freedom. His crew from the engineer with anger management issues to the pilot who may be a beautiful but deadly assassin wants him to take the commission. What ends up being a simple commission puts his crew in jeopardy and could change all of humanity, because the Courtesan is not really just a pretty face and the Captain of the Honor Guard can fall in love far too easily with a man of conviction - and Tony Stark is a man of conviction.

You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To by @wordsplat:  Steve is a stripper, Tony is the Stark Adventures poster boy, and they fall madly in love in the 1940’s.

The Heart of the Temple by captainshellhead and vibraniumstark: After an expedition to find an ancient relic goes awry, Tony finds himself magically bound to a Roman soldier who has spent the last two thousand years guarding the temple, and who is now bound to protect him from harm.Stranger things have certainly happened, but Tony is having a hard time coming up with them now.

Relativistic Heat Conduction by @blossomsinthemist:  Age of Ultron-based, but not entirely canon compliant. Written for the 2013 Cap-Iron Man Reverse Big Bang. Ultron has attacked, obliterating most of the world’s superheroes and resistance in a matter of hours. The remaining heroes band together and share what strength they have to get through it, to survive, and defeat Ultron once and for all. Steve Rogers grieves in the wake of the disaster and the heroes’ defeat, and no one knows if he will be able to provide the leadership they need–but Tony Stark isn’t about to let him slip away that easily.

Into The Breach by @wordsplat:   The world is coming to an end fast and Steve needs a co-pilot, but can’t find anyone he can’t knock off their feet in a flat second. He’s also reluctant to get back in his old Jaeger, but that’s a bridge he’ll cross when he comes to it—for the moment, it’d just be nice if he could learn to talk to certain attractive kaiju scientists without sounding like he has a brain injury.

Double Time by @sineala:   Cassino, Italy, December 1943. Special Agent Tony Stark, former Marvels adventurer, is sent to investigate a Cosmic Cube found by the Invaders – and it’s the perfect opportunity for him to rekindle his secret romance with Steve Rogers. But when Hydra attempts to steal the Cube, an inadvertent wish for help leads to the appearance of a Tony from the future of another world: Director Stark of SHIELD. This Tony is a man with a lot on his mind. He refuses to tell them anything about the future, but he seems to know much more than he should about Captain America. And something’s happened that’s clearly killing him inside, but he’s not talking. When Director Stark’s failed attempt to return home leads to the unexpected appearance of another visitor from his universe, all the lies come undone. Now there are two wars to fight, and the second one could ruin all of them.

The Man with the Clockwork Heart by indigostohelit:   A de-anon (finally) from the capkink meme. His village destroyed by the northern Empire, Steve Rogers is sold as a slave to Lord Tony Stark, a man with no heart but a ticking clockwork machine inside his chest. He’s been told that Lord Stark takes pleasure slaves, and bitter, grieving, and terrified, he expects nothing more of a northerner. But months pass, and Stark does nothing. In a rapidly unfolding chaos of scheming politics and a clockwork world, Steve begins to wonder what sort of man Stark is– and whether he’d mind being a pleasure slave at all.

Holding Out for a Hero by @wordsplat:   When Tony was a prince and Steve was his manservant, they were young and reckless and hopelessly in love. But an attack on Tony’s life convinces Steve that he can’t protect Tony, so he leaves in the dead of night to train until he can. Ten years later, Steve returns to the kingdom a strong and able knight, but his king is both furious and broken-hearted.

A Cabin in the Woods by nightwalker:  It was supposed to be a relaxing vacation, a chance for them to spend some time as a couple and work out some of the kinks in their relationship. That was before everything got weird.

Nostalgia AU AU by @some-blue-jack (WiP)  “I’m sorry, Steve, but without a Dominant, you’re stuck here.”

Power and Paradox by @ms-meredith-milton (WIP): “Billionaire, genius, engineer, philanthropist, submissive.  Yeah, submissive.  Any questions?”OR Yet another BDSM-AU.  

With a Decent Happiness by torigates:  Tony Stark is Iron Man. Steve Rogers isn’t, and never was Captain America.Or, the one where everything is the same except Steve is a kindergarten teacher.

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.

Follow In Your Footsteps by @sineala: When Tony is twelve, his soulmate’s name appears on his wrist. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find out anything at all about Steve Rogers.It turns out there’s a reason for that.

Prisoner’s Dilemma by @awesomeavocadolove:   After taking the airplane down in the Arctic, Steve wakes to find himself imprisoned as a human test subject. With no idea where in the world he is, his only ally is a fast-talking inventor in the cell next door. Something’s off about Tony that Steve can’t put his finger on, and it’s obvious Tony doesn’t fully trust him either. But to escape they may not have a choice…

Of course, I think just about everything I’ve written is pretty much a massive AU b/c canon is wildly uncooperative.