Space AU with "Strangeness and Charm" by Florence + The Machine as the theme where Anthony, crown prince of the planet Shield, is kidnapped, but then rescued by Captain Steven Rogers. Steven brings Anthony back to his home planet which is in the midst of a civil war. Turns out that King Obadiah Stane set up Anthony's kidnapping, and so now it's up to Steven and his crew to help Anthony get his kingdom back. :D
You had me at space AU and Florence + The Machine I swear to fucking god oh my LORD.
SPACE PRINCE TONY STARK!
SPACE! PRINCE! TONY! STARK!
With his loyal Captain Rogers who helps him return to the throne, but first falls in love with him on deck of the SS Rogers (I’m using Stark Trek prefixes here, but it wouldn’t necessarily have to be a Star Trek AU… THOUGH THE UNIVERSE IS VERY LARGE AND IT COULD BE IDK). Steve would probably be this rogue ship captain with a bunch of misfit crew members he accidentally picked up in his travels, who live with his incessant need to wander, because he doesn’t really feel like he has a home (not that he would ever admit it of course, his crew is just very perceptive). They’ve all been to hell and back, though, so a bit of aimless wandering and casual altruism is good for them - because of course they would always end up saving people in their travels.
Then Tony comes along and he’s crawling around the machinery on their ship covered in engine grease and fixing everything that’s been broken for ages, cracking jokes with Clint, sharing intimate conversations with Natasha, science bro bonding with Bruce, being ENDLESSLY fascinated with Thor, bickering with Bucky (fondly, of course, I am all about Bucky & Tony friendship) and so on.
And, of course, making Steve fall stupid, head over heels in love with him.
PROTECTIVE STEVE FIGHTING FOR TONY WEARING HIS STANDARD!
TONY BEING BRAVE AND STRONG AND FACING STANE WITH STEVE AT HIS SIDE!
GLOWING WITH PRIDE WHEN AFTER EVERYTHING IS FINISHED, STEVE TAKES HIS FACE IN HIS HANDS AND TELLS HIM HOW PROUD HE IS!!
BECAUSE OF COURSE HE LOVES STEVE WITH ALL HIS HEART.
AND IF TONY’S GONNA BE KING, HE’LL BE DAMNED IF HE EVER HAS ANYONE ELSE BY HIS SIDE BUT STEVE.
DAMN IT WHY WOULD YOU MAKE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS.