Darcy doesn’t work for Jane anymore, wanting distance from the craziness that is Shield and to build her own career, but she is still close to Thor and Jane. She meets “James” at a bar one night and they hook-up. She knows who he is but he has no idea Darcy has any connection with the Avengers. The story picks up after they have been sleeping together for months. Darcy thinks it’s just sex but “James” has some news for her.
This was one of the first Bucky/Darcy fics I read all the way back in 2014. It has so much wonderful angst. Just beautiful. And there is a hopeful/happy ending. I have decided I like my fic like Ron Weasley reads tea leaves, “You’re going to suffer but you’re going to be happy about it.”
Usually I am all about the long fic but this little one shot (under 1500 words) fits so perfectly into the oblivious dating trope. Darcy and Bucky spend a lot of time together and one night Darcy overhears Bucky telling a woman that he has a girl. Darcy is maybe a little jealous that he has someone else. Maybe.
There is another oblivious Bucky/Darcy dating fic that I loved. Bucky is rushing to finish his post mission paperwork because Darcy made dinner (tacos?) and they are going to watch a show that she has been waiting for him to come home before finishing. Everyone thinks they are dating and eventually they realize they are basically dating without the sex but I can’t find it. I spent basically my entire day off looking for it. If you know this fic please let me know. It is going to bother me until I find it.
I chose fake relationship because it can also include fake marriage so you get double the fic you can get if you don’t include the non-married ones.
As you might have guessed from the title this is a christmas fic. It is full of awesome holiday nostalgia and hilarious Lewis family hijinks. This story picks up after Steve and Darcy have broken up, right before they are supposed to go home to the Lewis’ for Christmas. Since Steve was going with her Darcy didn’t have to arrange for security but now she might have to face the awkwardness of having her ex hanging around for the holidays. To save her family (and her) from all the awkward, Darcy and Steve decide to pretend that they are still dating until after the holidays. All the fluff follows. ALL THE FLUFF.
Inkbert is one of my favorite authors (and all around favorite people). Her fics are all complete and amazing! Her OC‘s are so awesome I sometimes forget that they aren’t canon. You should go read all her stuff.
I guess I really like fake relationship fics that happen during the holidays? I don’t know but here is another one.
When she opens the tin to find delicate folded fans of cream cheese
dough filled with strawberry preserves, she knows it’s bad. Avengers
assemble at the bar to save Darcy’s Christmas bad.
“I want to know what these cookies
mean. Are they, Sorry, We Didn’t Get You a Pony, Darcy cookies or We’re
Running Off to Maui for the Holidays So You’re On Your Own cookies or
“No,” Darcy says, looking up from where she’s been texting
furiously with her sister to confirm the terrible news. “These are
You’re Going to Be the Only Single Person at Christmas Dinner and Aunt
Lucy Thinks You’re Going to Die Old and Alone and Be Eaten By Cats
preserves cookies.” She knocks back the shot of Rumpleminze Clint puts
in front of her and gives him a small but grateful smile.
“Pfft,” Tony says. “That’s not an emergency. Hire someone to be your boyfriend for the weekend.”
Clint comes to the rescue! Also, this story is completed.
This is an a new fic that is being updated pretty regularly which is awesome because I love the premise. Darcy has a very popular lifestyle blog but she presented herself as a happily married newlywed and now she needs a husband to back up her story. Bucky needs a way to fit more easily into society while Steve works through all the red tape around the Winter Soldier’s crimes. It is decided the best way to do that is for Bucky to go into a kind of undercover/witness protection and join someone else’s life. This story is awesome and I do a little dance every time I get a notification that it has been updated. So far we have had a supportive Jane and a very sneaky Steve. Darcy is her usual don’t take shit from no man self and Bucky is kinda a dick. Good times.
And these are my recs for this round of Darcyland Madness Fluff Match-ups Round 2! Go vote!
UPDATE: List compiled from Ed’s interviews on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio1Xtra, Capital FM, Absolute Radio, Zach Sang and more.
1. Ed visited 10 countries during his year off (Iceland, Ghana, Japan, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Italy, Ireland, Liberia). 🇦🇺🇫🇯🇬🇭🇮🇸🇯🇵🇱🇷🇳🇿🇺🇸🇨🇮🇮🇹
2. Instead of going to Grammy after parties Ed flew directly to Iceland.
3. Shape Of You was written as an appreciation song for the female form.
4. John Mayer has an uncredited guitar solo on Divide 🎸
5. Ed has 2 more math symbol albums and 5 more albums after that. 7 more Ed albums in our future! ➗✖️➕➖
6. Ed recently purchased the Lego version of The Simpsons house
7. Ed has a song in the Ghanaian dialect Twi
8. Ed has the flag of Ghana tattooed somewhere on his body. He has not revealed the exact location of the tattoo.
9. Ed had a studio built on the Queen Mary 2 so he could work on the new album. Apparently Benny Blanco doesn’t like to fly✈️✈️ 🛳🛳🛳
10. Ed painted the album cover for ➗
11. Ed is featured on the most recent Eric Clapton album under the pseudonym Angelo Mysterioso. The pseudonym was one that Clapton and George Harrison used.
12. Everything in the song Castle on The Hill is true except the broken leg line.
13. There is one more single release before Divide is released in full.
14. Divide should be released in the next 2 months.
15. Ed learned to ski⛷⛷
16. Ed has just started watching The Walking Dead
17. Ed threw out 7 songs for Divide and the songs are now in “song jail”.
18. Ed fell asleep during the first half of Rogue One. 🎟🎟
19. Ed is godfather to one of Big Narstie’s children.
20. Ed tried to get over his fear of heights by bungee jumping. It didn’t work. He still has bad dreams about it.
Exciting news for One Direction fans: it looks like there’s more solo material on the way from both Zayn and Louis. While Zayn’s collab with PARTYNEXTDOOR is confirmed and dropping “soon”, the Louis rumours all stem from one excitable Bebe Rexha.
“[I just finished a new song] with somebody really big from a boyband,” Bebe told CBS Radio’s Culinary Kitchen. “It’s a really massive record. We just finished it and it’s about to come out in a month or so and it’s amazing. It’s probably one of my favourite songs I’ve ever been a part of in my whole career.”
Hmm. We know what you’re thinking: there are many, many boyband stars Bebe could have worked with. But, when you consider Louis recently followed her on Twitter, and she followed him on Instagram… Yes. All fingers point to a Louis Tomlinson and Bebe Rexha collaboration (we hope).
While we await further news from Team Tomlinson, check out everyone the 1D lads have worked with on their solo material (so far).
(very positive, nice summary that includes everyone)
“Maybe more possible than you realise… My real name is Sabine Wren. I was sent in to get you out.” When Commander Sato’s Rebel Cell receives information that a number of imperial cadets wish to defect to the Rebels, Sabine Wren is sent in undercover to rescue them. The pilots – Wedge Antilles and Derek ‘Hobbie’ Klivian – would become two of the Alliance’s greatest assets, fighting in numerous battles against the Empire. — Wedge Antilles’ revised backstory as an Imperial Fighter Pilot from Star Wars Rebels.
Hey dreamers! Can you believe it? One year ago I started working on this project that came from a dream I had and I can’t believe it has turned into what it has. Daisuga makes me the happiest~ o(*^▽^*)o
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
There have been times this year where books felt unnecessary due to the increasingly familiar dystopian aspects of our changing societies, however, escaping into the pages of a good book is also a very good solution to this madness and I couldn’t recommend it more myself.
Although the spare time I have in my life has reduced this year due to graduating and finally entering the adult world of work (Booooooooo!!!) it does not mean that I have enjoyed reading any less. I’ve read fewer books this year but I’ve still read a lot of great books and competition for a spot on this list was tough. Every book on this list is one I would recommend you to read if you have not done so already, regardless of their position on the list each book is fantastic in their own right.
When I first read passenger this year I was convinced it would top my list, however, it’s been a long time since I’ve been blown away by a book to the degree I was by A Court of Mist and Fury. I might not have liked The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas, however, if this was The Great British Bake off ACOTAF is a stunning enough showstopper to still make her star baker and my favourite author of the year.
As always the list below shows my favourite quote from each book, links to more information and hashtags denoting key themes.
10. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe
“I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn’t get–and never would get.”