just a quick idea
Criminals AU starring
- pre-serum Steve Rogers as a talented forger with strong, Robin-Hood-inspired morals
- James Barnes as a dangerous hitman with more warrants on his head than tattoos on his skin
- and T’Challa as a brilliant cat burglar with a borderline obsessively sweet tooth
The three of them have exactly four things in common: their criminal records, their impressive reputation, their mark (a sleazy CEO named Obadiah Stane) and their shared interest in Tony Stark, a brilliant but under-payed young engineer at Stane Industries. The comic books weren’t kidding when they said leading a double life is hard, but staying on right side of the law when the most genuine person you’ve ever met keeps getting hurt because of it is damn near impossible.