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Novel Length | Stony Fic Recs

Long chaptered fics with delicious slow burn and world building. 

Last updated 4/2/2017. THERE’S MORE LONG FIC RECS - Part 2 IS HERE 

Fics over 50k words.

Just before the events of Iron Man, a baby is left on Tony’s doorstep. He wants nothing to do with it at first, but his time in Afghanistan changes his mind and Tony vows to become a better man for his son’s sake.

Six years ago, without the Avengers Initiative there to save the day, scientist Dr. Eric Selvig sacrificed himself to save the world, the almighty demi-god Thor was lost to a terrible storm, and vigilante Iron Man – spotted with a nuclear weapon trying to take advantage of the situation – was forever labelled an enemy of SHIELD.

This is a comic book office AU, where Steve is defrosted a year too late, Thor has forgotten who he is, and no one knows Tony is Iron Man.

Also includes: office pranks, inappropriate post-it notes, and superheroes who like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain

Steven Rogers never wanted to be king, but he knows his duty, and he does it well. Lord Tony Stark, the king’s appointed consort, does his duty as well, even though he’d enjoy his duty more if it actually involved sleeping with the king. As it doesn’t, he’s just resigned. The war that made Steve king and cost him nearly everything may be over, but a meeting of old enemies might stir up some ghosts none of them are prepared for.

Steve Rogers has plenty of friends. He just doesn’t know two of them are the same man.

That’s just how Tony Stark/Iron Man likes it. Until he comes to regret it.

And Tony realizes that working out who the Winter Soldier used to be and who he is now are two entirely different things.

Soulmates have their first words to each other written on their wrists. This should make it easy. For Steve and Tony, it is anything but. Steve’s problem is that the future he has awoken into is nothing he was ever expecting: he has a soulmate now. Who might be a robot. And if his soulmate is Iron Man, how can he be so attracted to Tony Stark? It should be impossible. Tony’s problem is that he is Iron Man, his soulmate is a man whom he in no way deserves, and he is going to fight everything in his heart and do his best to make sure Steve never, ever finds out the whole truth.

A visit from a Reed Richards from a parallel world convinces Tony and Steve that they must do whatever they can to prevent their world from falling into Civil War. They can save the world…but at what cost to themselves?

After a tragic accident, Steve is given a chance to go back in time and deliver a warning to Tony in the hope of avoiding their fate. Something’s gone wrong, though, because this is not his world he’s ended up in. And that is definitely not his Tony who’s planning to delete his own brain.

Sometimes your second chance isn’t at all what you were expecting.

Where Steve doesn’t quite die, ends up stranded in the multiverse and would quite like to know how the hell so many versions of himself ended up sleeping with Tony Stark. Well, that’s going to make things a tad awkward when he gets home.

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.

When Tony and Steve’s son from the future, Jake Jensen, arrives at Avenger’s Tower, the two of them are forced to confront some hard truths: Tony that he might not actually become a horrible father, and Steve that he might not be able to set aside his discomfort with sharing a child with another man. When they both get a second chance at a first try at fatherhood, it’s up to the two of them to learn from their own future’s past.

Tony Stark spent his childhood making weapons, filling the hole his father left in the world when he succumbed to alcohol, grief, and his own demons. At the age of fifteen, he ran away from home, and made it as far as MIT before all of his responsibilities caught up to him. Now seventeen, he just wants to finish his degree and escape from everything connected to the Stark name.

Steve Rogers crashed into the icy North Atlantic in the 1940’s, sacrificing himself to save the world. He never expected to wake up, and now that he has, he’s not sure he’s glad. The US Army has other plans for him, but for now, Steve is slowly learning to live life in the 21st century, and taking classes at Boston College. He’s beginning to suspect that there is no escape.

Boston College is on the T’s Green Line. MIT is on the Red. The two lines meet at the Park Street Station, and so will Steve and Tony.

Tony goes to see Wanda, and suddenly Steve is alive and there are Skrulls! Or maybe Tony is just going crazy. Nothing happens in this fic, until the very end. Seriously. There’s a lot of talking, mostly at inopportune moments, Tony’s views on the acceptable gifts to give people are slightly different from everyone else’s and he spends more time than would seem necessary being (half-)naked. What else is new?

When Captain Steve Rogers wakes from an injury-induced coma, a lot has changed in the battle against the Kaiju. There are new Jaegers with new pilots, new advances in the study of the beasts, even new rules in the Shatterdome. It’s starting to seem like they’re finally ready to defeat the monsters once and for all, but first Steve must learn to get along with his new team of pilots. Especially the troublesome Tony Stark, who’s proving to be harder to deal with than the Kaiju problem itself.

A story of recovery. In a world without superheroes, Tony Stark, the disinherited son of a billionaire, goes to Afghanistan as an embedded media star, only to be held hostage for months until he’s rescued. During his recovery, his therapist Doctor Bruce Banner prescribes an unusual treatment; volunteer work at a rehab center. He meets an eclectic assembled group including a vet who thinks he’s Thor, a physical therapist who might be a spy, and an all American hero, Steve Rogers. It is Steve Rogers, the soldier in a coma, who captures his interest and, eventually, his heart.

Fics over 100k words

A series rewriting MCU verse, beginning with an alternate version of Iron Man 2, in which, instead of Natasha, Steve got assigned to help Tony while the genius was slowly dying of Palladium poisoning. Continues there in unfolding Steve’s and Tony’s journey through acceptance, trust, and eventually love.

Steve takes things like personal responsibility and respect seriously. Tony’s got people he pays to take care of that kind of thing, and anyway, he’s pretty sure that he’s going to die of some exotic disease in his workshop, because Dummy’s still a little spotty about what is ‘clean’ enough to put on an open wound. The rest of the Avengers are in this for personal gain, except for Clint, he just enjoys being a dick.And some things shouldn’t be a chore.

Tony Stark is Iron Man.

Before that, he was an man with bigger heart than brain. Before that, he was an asshole with a bigger mouth than sense. And before that, he was was a scared little boy. Not that it matters. Stark’s always have had iron in their backbone.

Tony has been held by Stane since his escape from Afghani terrorists, marked dead in the eyes of the world while Stane is free to use his mind, inventions, and company as he sees fit. Tony feels there’s nothing he can do and has resigned himself to death to save those he loves. That would be when JARVIS lets Captain America stumble into his old lab.

Steve has been wandering Avengers Mansion in the steps of a ghost, seeing empty spaces, and recurring oddities that mean nothing to anyone but him. He doesn’t know who left them, or why the ghost lingers. It isn’t even until he enters a dusty lab that things start to fall into place as he meets Anthony, a computer program named for its creator Anthony Stark.

There were days when the realization that he was someone’s father made Steve’s head hurt, but mostly he was grateful that he could trust his instincts, because apparently Peter was what had been missing from his life. Yes, he still had lingering, unresolved issues from his time in the Army, and sure, he had what Bucky annoyingly referred to as a criminally untapped ass, and no life outside of work and Peter, but Steve was okay with how his life had turned out because of trusting his instincts.

Unfortunately, those same instincts had straight up betrayed him by going absolutely haywire upon being exposed to Tony Stark.

Tony is a King with a surprising number of people out to kill him. Steve and the rest of the Avengers are fighting for Pierce’s rebellion and end up with Tony as their prisoner. Oops.

Basically one of those bodice-ripping romance novels I don’t read (ahem) but with far more gay.

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.

  • Newborn series by Ilerre | M | 109k | infidelity, body modification, read all warnings

It all started when they stopped trusting each other.

“Billionaire, genius, engineer, philanthropist, submissive.  Yeah, submissive.  Any questions?”

OR

Yet another BDSM-AU.  

So Jarvis is the one who pulls her up onto her feet, presses a tool into one hand and a book into the other and tells her to create. Tells her that if the numbers and the shapes and images in her mind hurt so bad then she should build them, should give them form so that they can finally leave her alone.

Jarvis is the one who finally teaches her how to breathe.

Or

Toni Stark grows up with the tale of Icarus swirling in the back of her mind. Instead of taking it as a precautionary tale about hubris and overreaching she decides it’s more about the limitations of wax.

Years later when she builds herself wings of her own she makes sure to build them out of better material.

He’s The Captain?

This was not good. This was so not good.

There were theories of course, of what The Captain would look like. Most followed the typical Hollywoodesque belief that he was some version of the Godfather, sitting in a dark room with a cigar, commanding his forces with a flick of his wrist. There were even some that even thought that The Captain was not one person, but a whole network of people with eyes and ears everywhere.

The blonde Adonis in front of him was definitely not what Tony was expecting.

Of course, in the end it didn’t matter.

There was a reason no one knew what The Captain looked like.

Because anyone who saw his face never lived to tell the tale.

  • Sins of Omission by Kiyaar | E | 155k - WIP | dark, torture, skrulls (be warned: this hasn’t been updated since 2013)

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.

When an experiment goes awry, Tony thinks he may have found an answer to his problems and Steve faces something he’s been avoiding for a very long time.

Two men. Two worlds. Life during wartime. 

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. 

Tony is no stranger to paternity claims from his female conquests, there’s a system in place for them. But when one of the tests actually comes back positive, he makes a rash decision to not tell anyone about it, not even Pepper Potts. All Mary Parker wants is for Tony to spend a little time with their son. Tony has a lot to think about in his life now, how he wants to run his company, how his life is going to change with the arc reactor, and what he’s going to do about his son, Peter. Then, the Avengers Initiative pops up, and in waltzes his childhood hero, and enemy, Captain America.

The adventures of Tony as a mutant; how he learned to accept himself and his subsequent growth into his own. Hijinks ensue.


Steve/Tony Fic Recs: Mutual Pining

HELLO ALL!! I’M BACK, HAVE YOU MISSED ME? Work is over, so it’s back to rec lists, feel free to send in more requests. Mutual pining is my favorite thing of all time, so of course I’m starting with this after my mini-hiatus :) Have fun!

Remember to leave kudos and comments for your hard-working authors!

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For the Wheel’s Still in Spin by Arukou (@arukou-arukou): Steve Rogers is a man of action, but in this brave new century, there’s no action to be had. A man without a mission, all he has to linger on are the people he let down and the lives he failed to save, and he is so very alone. Nights eat at him and days pass in a blur, and Tony Stark is the only person who seems to notice just how badly the Captain is suffering.

Out of Order by archwrites (Arch): Look, Steve wants to like Tony, but the man is impossible. Frankly, Steve’s kind of a mess, too. Hatesex, pining, some angst, a little fluff, friendship, more sex, and even a little plot (a very little). But not in that order.

Steve Rogers Does (Not Do) Marriage Counseling by Neverever (@captainneverever): Natasha and Clint are kidnapped by HYDRA during a routine mission. Steve and Tony have to go undercover as a married couple at a couples counseling weekend to uncover where they’re being held. Except they had kissed at the SHIELD holiday party the day before and Tony doesn’t want to talk about it. What is Steve going to do?

Oncoming Storm by FestiveFerret (@festiveferret): He should turn around, go back inside; he should back up and walk away and text Steve that he was staying in Malibu and then lock himself in his workshop and never emerge.But his feet moved forward instead.

The Other Thing, Actually by FestiveFerret (@festiveferret): Things are going pretty well for Steve. He’s moved into the tower and it’s actually pretty nice on the inside, the team is friendly and fun to be around, and most importantly Tony seems to like having him there; he certainly likes being around Tony.

Then suddenly Tony starts to ice him out and Steve can’t understand why. Can he live with being part of the Avengers knowing that Tony hates him?

signed, steeped, delivered by gyzym, Siria: Tony was pretty sure nothing like this had ever happened to him before.

(sometimes you have to) run before you walk by schweet_heart: It occurs to Tony that he’s been doing things ass-backwards for most of his life, taking things apart before he knows how to put them back together again, and the familiarity would be comforting if it weren’t also terrifying.

Or: Steve and Tony don’t get along, except for when they do.

From The Ground Up by thatsweetmysteryoflife: The first time Steve had seen Tony Stark since SHIELD had fallen, he was on TV.

Or, how a team became a family, and friendship became love.

Tony Stark Takes a Liberty and the Universe Thanks Him by RurouniHime: In which people think they are entitled to Steve Roger’s face (aka, because tomorrow is coming, and I hold out hope, Supreme Court.)

The Scarf by LagLemon: After Ultron’s defeat, and Avengers Tower being rebuilt, Steve assumed things would go back to normal - or at least, he hoped they would. Now things have changed, and he’s pretty sure he’s got a hard decision to make.

Mutually Assured Infatuation by Meatball42: When Steve gifts Tony a teddy bear to help him get better after he’s injured on a mission, Tony decides he can’t let it stand.

the shield’s a metaphor by fantalaimon: Steve does his best, Tony thinks too much, they both have a lot of feelings, and it all works out pretty well.

played for fools by fantalaimon: It’s a slow dance, so they wrap their arms around each other and sway while making their very best doe eyes.

“I think we’re doing a really great job,” Steve says, voice barely a whisper.

“Me too,” Tony says. “We’re amazing actors.”

even if the brain has forgotten, perhaps the teeth remember (or the fingers) by theappleppielifestyle (@theappleppielifestyle​):

Tony gets temporary amnesia.

Some things are clearer without his preconceptions dragging him down.

Platonic Cuddling (In Which Tony Is A Pillow) by tarialdarion (@tari-aldarion): Dating Tony would be like…dating my pillow.” Steve raised an eyebrow. “Fine, maybe that wasn’t the best analogy but Steve, there’s no attraction there. For fuck’s sake, he looks at you like he has hearts in his eyes.”

Wishful Thinking by BlossomsintheMist (@blossomsinthemist​): Things have been building between Steve and Tony for a while, but after a battle where Tony is injured, they come to a head in an unexpected way. Was originally envisioned as a post-credits scene for Age of Ultron, but probably won’t end up fitting the movie well, so feel free to envision it differently.

The Humanization Humiliation by Wordsplat (@wordsplat): In which Tony and Clint get drunk for science, Bruce is sneakier than expected, and Steve almost drops his pants on live national television. Also known as the time the Avengers had to give interviews displaying their human side, which was really not Fury’s best idea.

All I Want For Christmas by Wordsplat (@wordsplat): There’s only one thing Tony wants for Christmas, and he’s got a plan to get it. Though he unfortunately seems doomed to failure from step one, unbeknownst to him, a better strategist than he has a plan of their own.

Dance With Me by Wordsplat (@wordsplat): Steve doesn’t know how to dance. Tony is not deterred.

616 + Other

Roll the Dice and Swear Your Love (for me) by fandomfrolics: After all, how bad could a game of Truth or Dare be?

Token by laudatenium (@laudatenium​): Tony wants a drink. So he calls his sponsor.

Love in a Time of Amnesia by Amuly (@everybodyilovedies): Carol might have lost all her memories of her friends, but there’s at least one thing she can know with absolute certainty: Steve and Tony are a couple. And if the rest of the Avengers insist on saying they’re not, well: Carol will just have to put her amnesia to use, for the greater good.

An Excess of Excitement (The Bee-Phasic Remix) by Veldeia (@veldeia): Sam throws a party, Steve is sad Iron Man isn’t there, and Tony has an unfortunate encounter with a bee that turns out to be more sinister than meets the eye.

An Incredibly Platonic Evening (Plus One Remix) by kdm103020 (@kdm103020​): After years of pining for Steve, Tony invites him to a charity gala strictly as friends. It’s not date. Sure, he might want something more, but it’s totally manageable so long as Steve stays in the dark. Right?

i will never stop losing my breath (every time i see you looking back at me) by theappleppielifestyle (@theappleppielifestyle​): In all fairness, Tony is on autopilot when this happens. He’s had a long, hard day, and it’s possible he hasn’t slept in several long, hard days. He’s already half-asleep on the couch and he’s relaxed and happy, which is a rarity on its’ own, and he’s comfortable enough to let his guard down and get his body to do all the work without switching his brain on.

That should’ve been enough of a warning sign, but apparently not: Tony stretches, says goodnight to his teammates and gets varied responses back, and then he kisses Steve.

He only realizes what he’s done after he’s started to lean back, opening his eyes to see Steve’s blown wide, staring at Tony with his lips gone slack and a tiny furrow between his eyebrows.

Many Faces, All of them Yours by cptxrogers (@cptxrogers): Steve is head over heels for the team’s benefactor Tony, but he feels terrible for his best friend, Iron Man, who seems to have developed a bit of a crush on him. And now there’s a mysterious new hero, Nomad, stalking the streets of New York. An identity porn soap opera.

Your Mirror Image by magicasen (@einheriar​): The Maria Stark Foundation hosts a superhero-themed gala. Who Steve and Tony come dressed up as is really no surprise.

The Law Runneth Forward and Back by Sineala (@sineala): It’s been three weeks since Tony saved Steve’s life at Mount Rushmore, and they’re not talking about it. It’s going to drive Tony insane. But they’ve got bigger problems, because Nightshade has turned Steve into a werewolf. Again. And all Steve seems to want is to be near Tony.

Slipping off the Page into Your Hands by Sineala (@sineala): Soulmates have their first words to each other written on their wrists. This should make it easy. For Steve and Tony, it is anything but. Steve’s problem is that the future he has awoken into is nothing he was ever expecting: he has a soulmate now. Who might be a robot. And if his soulmate is Iron Man, how can he be so attracted to Tony Stark? It should be impossible.

Tony’s problem is that he is Iron Man, his soulmate is a man whom he in no way deserves, and he is going to fight everything in his heart and do his best to make sure Steve never, ever finds out the whole truth.

Never Too Late for Love by Sineala (@sineala): Steve has always believed that a soulbond is a blessing – a rare and beautiful miracle, joining the thoughts and feelings of two people forever, from the first time they touch. Steve knows he’s not going to be one of the lucky ones. He knows Gail isn’t his soulmate. But he loves her, even if they’re not soulmates, and he’s going to do right by her. After the war’s over, he’s going to marry her, and they’re going to settle down. They’ll buy a house. They’ll have children. He’ll see his family again. Maybe Bucky will live next door. It’s going to be a good life. He doesn’t need a soulbond. He’ll be fine without one.

Then Steve wakes up sixty years in the future to find that his wonderful life has moved on without him. His family is long dead. His fiancée married his best friend. And the only purpose he has left is leading the Ultimates, a misbegotten team of superheroes with flaws too numerous to count. Steve hates everything about the future – but most of all he detests Tony, flashy and flirtatious, who embodies everything Steve hates about a world he never wanted to live in.

And, oh, yeah, Steve has a soulmate after all: Tony fucking Stark. (Ults)

Instant karma’s gonna get you by dorcas_gustine: Cap is disappointed. Predictably things start to Go Very Bad for Tony. (MA:A)

They Call Me Dad by fandomfrolics: The team’s taken to calling Tony by a very strange nickname and he’s a little afraid to find out why. (MA:A)

Mission: Improbable by cptxrogers (@cptxrogers​): Tony is called on to investigate strange events which have been occurring in the upper echelons of society recently. There’s just one small issue - he needs Steve to pose as his date for the evening. (AA)

AUs

(say you want me to) stay by goodmorningbeloved (@goodmorningbeloved​): 

“I need you to marry me,” Tony blurts over the phone.Oh no, is Steve’s first thought, and the second is, I knew I shouldn’t have let him blow me in the kitchen five months ago. “All right,” his mouth says for him, and his feet must be thinking ahead too because he’s suddenly out of his chair and crossing the room to open his closet so he can get dressed and go to Tony.

Or: considering that he and Tony have been best friends for the past fifteen years and friends-with-benefits for the past five months, Steve assumes that pretending to be Tony’s fiancé will work out just fine. Unsurprisingly, he’s wrong. (WIP)

Foxes & Hounds by XtaticPearl (@xtaticpearl​): FBI agent Steve Rogers is sent to New York on the case of a mystery hacker who is tipped off to hold secrets to a dangerous network of corporate crimes. If coming back to New York hadn’t been bad enough, he is also partnered with resident detective Tony Stark; a man who had changed his life five years ago. 

With a wealth of history between them and an undercurrent of tension, these two must work together and solve the case before it becomes too late for everyone. (WIP)

Tony. Doctor Tony Stark. by itsallAvengers (@itsallavengers): Steve is sick again, surprise surprise.So, of course, his friends decide to have him carted off back to hospital for the fourth time that month. God, does he hate hospitals. Until he meets his Doctor.

Place Your Bets by RurouniHime: Steve Rogers may or may not have just picked up a prostitute. This may or may not be Tony Stark’s fault.

Let the More Loving One be Me (Or: Aw, Crap) by willowswhiten

Captain Steven Rogers-Carter has just come back from Afghanistan, struggling with PTSD and memories that haunt him. When he’s introduced to his adoptive mother’s godson, engineer, mechanic and billionaire Tony Stark, there’s a lot of yelling. Things are never entirely simple when two broken warriors realise exactly what they need to put themselves back together.

I’ve got you under my skin by sirona: Five times Beijing 2008 Olympics Gold Medalist Tony Stark thinks it’s going to be no more difficult a job to get ready for London 2012, than what he has just achieved. That is, of course, before Coach Fury comes to visit, and offers him a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be a part of something much bigger than himself. Swimming AU.

I wanna hold your hand by sirona: No one understands what it’s like growing up rich and yet more alone than anyone should be able to stand - except for people who grew up just like you, that is. In which Tony Stark goes to Oxford University and meets people and makes enemies and makes friends and changes people’s minds and falls in love - amongst other tales of mishap and adventure.

Head Over Feet by Robin_tCJ (@robintcj): It had sounded like a good idea at the time. Tony Stark, genius and heir to the Stark fortune, didn’t expect to fall in love with the kind, handsome soldier he’d picked up at a bar that he had only gotten into because of a particularly well-crafted fake ID. He didn’t expect to spend the best week of his life with a funny, wonderful artist who would be shipping off to war in only days. And he definitely didn’t expect that soldier to die before they could even try to build something. 

He tries to move on with his life and find a way to feel whole, but after one too many disappointments, Tony gives up on the idea of happiness altogether. Of course, then he finds himself on a street in New York, covered in coffee and having the shock of his life.

Through the Dark Tide of Memory by scifigrl47 (@scifigrl47​): As the Human/Kaiju war drags on, with no end in sight, the occupants of the Malibu Shatterdome have come to be known, worldwide, as the Avengers. No matter how many Jaegers fall, how many battles are lost around the Pacific rim, the Avengers will always come to the rescue.Until, of course, there’s no one left…

Weighing of the Heart by scifigrl47 (@scifigrl47​): Steve Rogers hasn’t really had a particularly easy life. He’s struggled along, he’s proud of himself, he’s self-sufficient and capable and he works damn hard. He has friends and a purpose and he’s only a few semesters from graduating college. He’s managed, but his life has been far from easy. That’s mostly because of a slight filing error.

The last thing that Steve needed was someone to watch over him. The only thing that his Guardian Angel needs is a second chance to make a first impression.

Hard Rock Swing by copperbadge (@copperbadge​): It turns out, in the 21st century, Steve’s best friend is an eighteen-year-old genius named Tony Stark. This might be trouble.

Float like a butterfly (sting like a bee) by gottalovev (@gottalovev): Steve Rogers is looking for a new Team and signs with Nick Fury in his quest to climb back in the professional boxing ranks after a 5 years break. When he realizes Fury’s gym is owned by Tony Stark, billionaire-playboy-entrepreneur and up-and-coming boxer, sparks fly and not in a good way. At least at first.

No time for losers by gottalovev (@gottalovev): Tony Stark: Playboy. Millionaire. Philanthropist. Hockey superstar. (featuring among other things an unexpected trade, learning to get along with new teammates, pining, the Olympics, and a happy ever after)

An Inglourious Affair by ann2who, morphia: In 1944, Steve’s commando team, The Basterds, are off to fight nazis in France. Tony joins their efforts after intelligence suggests that Herr Kleiser, a German scientist, has set his sights on making a massive nuclear bomb. Their mission: Get to Kleiser before he completes his evil plan. What neither of them had planned for, however, was to fall in love in the middle of the worst war either of them had ever seen.

Though Your Face Is Lovely by ChibiSquirt (@chibisquirt​): Tony Stark is an experienced adventurer by the time he’s working beside Captain America and the Howling Commandos… which is why he should have known better than to pick up the artifact. Transported into another universe, he’s going to have to find a way home, even if it means dealing with these “Avengers” people, some of whom seem awfully familiar… (Noir/MCU crossover)

there still might be a place for us somewhere by theappleppielifestyle (@theappleppielifestyle​): Ten years after high school ends, Tony stumbles on a stranger who looks strangely a hell of a lot like the guy he was in love with as a teenager.

The Mighty Avenger Adventure Camp by imafriendlydalek, orbingarrow (@imafriendlydalek, @orbingarrow): “What the hell kind of camp leaves a bunch of teenagers on their own in the woods for a week, anyway?”

That’s a valid question, Tony. This isn’t your average summer camp, after all - this is the Mighty Avenger Adventure Camp! Where you’ll learn all the skills you need to get through Survival Week out in the rugged wilderness, and maybe learn a bit about yourself along the way, all while forging new friendships. 

And maybe a budding romance with that pretty blond Counselor in Training. Too bad counselors and campers shouldn’t date…

Saving the World (Is Totally a Date) by Wordsplat (@wordsplat): Tony discovers Stane’s betrayal while he’s still being held captive. When he escapes, he sets out to ruin Stane as completely and ruthlessly as he can, playing up his PTSD and quitting his job to destroy Stane quietly from the outside. He also picks up a teaching job-all Pepper’s fault-and oh, right, becomes a supervillain. Okay, that one was Tony’s fault, but it was totally an accident.

In the meantime, a certain Capsicle is defrosted a year early, and is assigned the task of capturing the notorious Iron Man. It’s not going particularly well, if the embarrassingly high number of times he’s been kidnapped in the past six months is any indication. When SHIELD decides to help him “adjust” by getting him a teaching job, Steve is skeptical; but then there’s Tony, and Steve finds he doesn’t mind the 21st century so much after all.

Iron Man: Unavailable, Tony Stark: In Trouble by navaan: After what happened in New York the Avengers with the help of Tony Stark are trying to become more independent. The team has grown together and for Steve Iron Man is a big part of that, although he has some trouble getting along with his employer. Then Steve faces a bit of a mystery when Tony Stark gets kidnapped – and Iron Man, who is supposed to be the man’s bodyguard when he’s not an Avenger, is nowhere to be found.

Dream A Little Dream Of Me by ann2who (@stark-spangled-lovers​): Back in 1943, Steve Rogers is left with the aftermath of Project Rebirth. His days are filled with fighting Hydra on German soil, his dreams, however, are occupied by a very handsome stranger. 

A stranger, who barges into his life like a hurricane, and throws Steve’s expectation of love right out of the window. The guy’s aggravating, unpredictable, and yet, irritatingly handsome. The more Steve’s dreams and waking life blur together, the more he finds himself drawn to the man. 

But how can he fall in love with someone who might not even be part of his world?

Who You Think You Are by Tahlruil (@tahlreth​): In a world where no one knows the identity of Iron Man, Tony Stark is the best thing since sliced bread, at least in the opinion of one Steve Rogers. He doesn’t like to let anyone know that - especially not Tony - but one day it sort of slips out. Luckily it’s only to his best friend, and Shellhead won’t tell anyone. What could possibly go wrong?

The Lengths That I Will Go To by Politzania (@polizwrites​): After forty-five years, Howard Stark discovers the wreck of the Valkyrie and that Captain America somehow survived the crash and nearly a half-century of being frozen in the ice.

Tony Stark, having been brought back to the fold after several years of freedom, finds himself face to face with his childhood idol (and teenage crush) when he is recruited to help care for the recovering Captain Rogers, whose existence is being kept a secret.

Straight on till Morning by Sineala (@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.

If anyone wants a rec list, hit me up in my inbox! Previous rec lists are here.  

anonymous asked:

I’m new to Stony. What fics are the fandom “classics”

Welcome to Stony, Anon!  You’re going to love it.  Without putting down any other ship, we are, of course, THE BEST WITH THE BEST AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND FANS, HOO-YA! 

Ahem. 

As to your question, here are some of the plethora of great fics that I would personally suggest anyone in the fandom should probably at least try.  I’d also encourage you to check out every other story by these authors.  They are all wonderful.  My list would be your entire dash for the whole day. If anyone else wants to add some personal favorites, feel free to help new fans out with some “must-reads” that you love. 

PLEASE REMEMBER COMMENTS AND KUDOS FOR THE KEEPERS OF THE SACRED FLAME!

Resurrection, Reconstruction and Redemption by Elspethdixon and Seanchai:  Doom brings Steve back from the dead. Hijinks ensue, some of which might vaugely be considered plot. (AKA: The One That Started It All)

Relativisitic 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.

The Twice-Told Tale by arysteia:  For someone he’d hero-worshipped for so long, Steve Rogers in the flesh is a pretty big disappointment. For one thing, he keeps looking at Tony as though he reminds him of someone else, and even if he never says anything, Tony’s pretty sure it’s his father. A lifetime of not measuring up to Howard’s expectations is more than enough, thank you very much, and he’s certainly not going to make an effort to live up to any of Steve’s. Steve’s pretty clearly failed to live up to his expectations, in any case, and that’s not hypocritical at all.

Living in the Future by Closer:  Eighteen-year-old Tony Stark is the boy genius who woke Captain America, and now he’s stuck with him. That’s not a bad thing, but between Steve’s wide-eyed wonder at the new world and Tony’s little fanboy crush, the awkwardness just keeps happening.

Saving the World (Is Totally a Date) by @wordsplat: Tony discovers Stane’s betrayal while he’s still being held captive. When he escapes, he sets out to ruin Stane as completely and ruthlessly as he can, playing up his PTSD and quitting his job to destroy Stane quietly from the outside. He also picks up a teaching job-all Pepper’s fault-and oh, right, becomes a supervillain. Okay, that one was Tony’s fault, but it was totally an accident.In the meantime, a certain Capsicle is defrosted a year early, and is assigned the task of capturing the notorious Iron Man. It’s not going particularly well, if the embarrassingly high number of times he’s been kidnapped in the past six months is any indication. When SHIELD decides to help him “adjust” by getting him a teaching job, Steve is skeptical; but then there’s Tony, and Steve finds he doesn’t mind the 21st century so much after all.

You’re Not Stubborn (Just Impossible) by @wordsplat:   Steve’s an alpha, Tony’s an omega. Biology should take care of the rest, right? Except, Tony’s not anything like TV taught Steve omegas were–or like anyone else Steve’s ever met, actually–and Steve should really learn to just keep his mouth shut about that. Also, it doesn’t help that Tony’s not too keen on the idea of alphas. Or Steve. Yeah, this bonding thing looked a whole lot easier on TV.

I (created from fantasies) exist solely for you by Mizzy: Six years ago, without the Avengers Initiative there to save the day, scientist Dr. Eric Selvig sacrificed himself to save the world, the almighty demi-god Thor was lost to a terrible storm, and vigilante Iron Man – spotted with a nuclear weapon trying to take advantage of the situation – was forever labelled an enemy of SHIELD.This is a comic book office AU, where Steve is defrosted a year too late, Thor has forgotten who he is, and no one knows Tony is Iron Man.Also includes: office pranks, inappropriate post-it notes, and superheroes who like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain

the reason you ruminate on a shadowy past by Mizzy: So, Captain America effectively manages to cockblock Tony for a year.It’s not Steve’s fault. Well, actually, it is. But he was just proving a point - that if a superhero is gay, how can it be wrong? Steve just picked the wrong superhero to make the point with. Now America will think they’re dating - and Tony’s not going to be the guy to break Captain America’s heart.There’s only one way out. To save face, Steve and Tony have to become fake boyfriends. Steve thinks the “boyfriends” bit will be the hardest to act… but maybe it’s the “fake” part that will be the hardest act of all…

When I Think (Oh, It Terrifies Me) by celli:  Look, some mornings you wake up and little green men are invading New York City; some mornings you wake up and you can hear Captain America’s voice in your head. Tony has been an Avenger long enough that he saves his freakout for important things.

Truth by valtyr:  Captain America takes truth serum. Tony is all over that.

Secrets of a Successful Marriage by valtyr:  Tony Stark lives a double life; he’s secretly the supervillain known as Iron Man. But his loving husband Steve has a few secrets of his own, as Tony is about to discover.

Tomorrow Belongs to Me by valtyr:  Steve wakes up in the 21st Century. He doesn’t think much of it, and it’s dubious about him. He meets a Norse God, joins a superhero team, and feels terribly awkward about the whole monument at Arlington he’s rendered obsolete by not being dead. Meanwhile, Tony is trying to make his mark on history by being the man who finally drove Nick Fury over the edge.

Mr. July by jibrailis:  Tony is the only one who can defend Steve’s virtue. Tony hates his life.

The Last Love Song of Anthony E. Stark by jibrailis:  After contracting an Asgardian virus, Tony starts forgetting things. And people. And Steve.

Average Avengers Local Chapter 7 of New York City by hetrez:  Steve and Tony accidentally start a national do-gooders association and fall in love.

The Winged Soul by @inukagome15:   It wasn’t until he was three that he realized he was different and no one else could see the wings.

slipping through the years by often_adamanta:  The plane crash and subsequent ice might have killed him, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t still around, haunting those he cares about. And since the only person who can see him is Tony Stark, death sure isn’t going to be boring.

The Act of Creation Will Be Your Salvation (series) by @scifigrl47:  When Tony Stark was seventeen years old, he built his first AI. On that day, he ceased to be his father’s creation, and became a creating force in his own right.That one act likely saved his life, and not always in the most obvious ways.

Four (or Five) Reasons for Kidnapping Tony Stark by @scifigrl47:  There are four reasons for kidnapping Tony Stark. Tony’s sick of all of them. Well, there’s potentially a fifth, but it’s highly unlikely that Captain America will suddenly fulfill THAT fantasy. Tony’s deeply disappointed about that.Steve Rogers, as always, is oblivious. At least, that is, until someone who isn’t him kidnaps Tony. Then he’s just pissed.

His Fate Will be Unlearned by @scifigrl47:  Tony Stark spent his childhood making weapons, filling the hole his father left in the world when he succumbed to alcohol, grief, and his own demons. At the age of fifteen, he ran away from home, and made it as far as MIT before all of his responsibilities caught up to him. Now seventeen, he just wants to finish his degree and escape from everything connected to the Stark name.Steve Rogers crashed into the icy North Atlantic in the 1940’s, sacrificing himself to save the world. He never expected to wake up, and now that he has, he’s not sure he’s glad. The US Army has other plans for him, but for now, Steve is slowly learning to live life in the 21st century, and taking classes at Boston College. He’s beginning to suspect that there is no escape.Boston College is on the T’s Green Line. MIT is on the Red. The two lines meet at the Park Street Station, and so will Steve and Tony.

Weighing of the Heart by @scifigrl47:  Steve Rogers hasn’t really had a particularly easy life. He’s struggled along, he’s proud of himself, he’s self-sufficient and capable and he works damn hard. He has friends and a purpose and he’s only a few semesters from graduating college. He’s managed, but his life has been far from easy.That’s mostly because of a slight filing error.The last thing that Steve needed was someone to watch over him. The only thing that his Guardian Angel needs is a second chance to make a first impression.

Semaphore by DevilDoll:  “I’m trying to like you, Tony. You’re just making it very hard.” Steve Rogers/Tony Stark

Love Among the Hydrothermal Vents by DevilDoll:  In which Namor has a thing for Steve, an octopus has a thing for Tony, and Steve and Tony eventually have a thing for each other.

Engaging the Enemy by tsukinofaerii:  Iron Man is one of the more persistent villains that the Ultimates face, with a special fondness for one Captain America. As Steve starts to findout more and more about him, the lines between hero and villain begin to blur. Sometimes, you don’t have to be on the right side of the law to be in the right.

Run Program: DUM-E by (Amuly) @everybodyilovedies:   Taking care of Tony is a lot of work. Especially when you’ve only got one arm. And your code dates back to the 1980s.

America Isn’t Chicken by (Amuly) @everybodyilovedies:  After a Civil War, death, rebirth, a takeover by Osborn, brain deletion, and the fall of Asgard, Steve and Tony might just be starting to get back on solid ground with one another. Things aren’t perfect, not yet, but they can be in the same room as each other without resorting to violence, and they’ve even managed to share a smile or two.
Seems like the perfect time, then, for Tony to try and fuck it all up with a stupid game of gay chicken.Meanwhile, as if he didn’t have enough to worry about, Tony realizes some kind of supervillainous trouble is brewing when increasingly advanced armors start popping up all over Manhattan, looking strangely reminiscent of his tech. On the other side of the world, Steve gets news that Zola is on the move in Russia, with some sort of nefarious plan at work.Which will ruin them first? Will it be this unknown armored villain who is after Tony’s tech? Or will it be Zola unleashing his mysterious plan on the world? Or will Steve and Tony prove to be their own worst enemies, destroying the tentative truce they managed to forge with their own stubbornness?

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 ann2who @stark-spangled-lovers:  ** 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?

Slipping Off the Page Into Your Hands by @sineala:   Soulmates have their first words to each other written on their wrists. This should make it easy. For Steve and Tony, it is anything but. Steve’s problem is that the future he has awoken into is nothing he was ever expecting: he has a soulmate now. Who might be a robot. And if his soulmate is Iron Man, how can he be so attracted to Tony Stark? It should be impossible. Tony’s problem is that he is Iron Man, his soulmate is a man whom he in no way deserves, and he is going to fight everything in his heart and do his best to make sure Steve never, ever finds out the whole truth.

Think of This As Solving Problems (The Never Should Have Occurred) by @sineala:   No one knows Tony is Iron Man. Then Tony gets amnesia, and literally no one knows Tony is Iron Man.

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.

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.

How to Excel at Supervillainy (and Lose Your Heart to America) by Zekkass:  And that’s how Tony’s supervillainy hobby got way way way complicated.

And I’d Buy a Big House Where We Both Could Live by shinkonokokoro: Missing: Tony Stark, billionaire businessman, heir to Stark Industries, reward: noneOnly Steve didn’t know that when he picked up the waterlogged unconscious man from the bank of a river.

Deep In the Heart of Me by Finely Honed: There were days when the realization that he was someone’s father made Steve’s head hurt, but mostly he was grateful that he could trust his instincts, because apparently Peter was what had been missing from his life. Yes, he still had lingering, unresolved issues from his time in the Army, and sure, he had what Bucky annoyingly referred to as a criminally untapped ass, and no life outside of work and Peter, but Steve was okay with how his life had turned out because of trusting his instincts.Unfortunately, those same instincts had straight up betrayed him by going absolutely haywire upon being exposed to Tony Stark.Veteran single dad Steve runs a tattoo shop. For his 40th birthday, Pepper arranges for Tony to get that tattoo he always wanted, and he winds up with the mother of all crushes instead. Jumping out of airplanes is one thing, but falling in love is something else entirely. Steve struggles with the idea of actually letting someone into his life. Tony is left trying to keep his heart from being broken while Steve figures things out.

Hello~! I found time to finally make a stony rec list and here it is! I have read all of these and can say they are my favorites and a lot of them I have read multiple times. So I hope you enjoy these recs~

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE

Vanilla Human Problems by manic_intent

Words: 3911 Status: COMPLETE Rating: EXPLICIT

“AU where Tony isn’t Iron Man. He’s a consultant for the avengers, so they still live in his tower, he still builds/improves their gear, but he never invented Iron Man. He’s still close to the team, and is still a genius, so as the non-superhero member, he gets kidnapped. A lot. The team becomes increasingly protective of Tony." 

And I’d Buy A Big House Where We Both Could Live by shinkonokokoro

Words: 59285 Status: COMPLETE Rating: MATURE

Missing: Tony Stark, billionaire businessman, heir to Stark Industries, reward: none

Only Steve didn’t know that when he picked up the waterlogged unconscious man from the bank of a river.

How to Lose a Super Soldier in One Easy Step by and_backagain, jibrailis

Words: 18248 Status: COMPLETE Rating: EXPLICIT

Rogers jerks backwards, shock registering on his face, and Tony thinks,welcome back to the land of the living, Cap, looks like you’re sticking around.

Or, a Pushing Daisies AU.

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Steve/Tony Fic Recs: Pining Steve

This is for the anon who wanted pining Steve, thank you for the ask, I LOVE  pining Steve <3 Some of this crosses over into mutual pining, but I’ve tried to focus on Steve - mutual pining will be another list :)

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the very heart of it by schweet_heart“Hey Soldier,” he mumbles, unable to muster the energy to sound annoyed. “I see you drew the short straw.”

Five times Steve woke Tony, and one time Tony woke him.

Apple Bottom Jeans (And Other Love Songs) by gyzym: Or, how Steve Rogers–kind of–learns to dance.

Steve Rogers’ Guide to Recognizing Your Saints by Amuly (@everybodyilovedies​): Mary was for mothers. Christopher was for travelers. Michael was for soldiers. Steve carried his saints with him from his life to this new, shining future.

Steve Rogers Is A Slut For Art (And Tony Stark) by itsallAvengers (@itsallavengers​): So what, Steve wants to draw Stark. He gets that all the time. And usually, once he’s completed his sketch, he moves on. But for some reason, he just can’t seem to get Stark right. And everyone knows Steve is a perfectionist- he won’t sit still until he can draw that man’s face with his eyes closed. And in order to do that, he’s gotta go see him again, right? Except it kind of escalates from there.

Harlem Shake (I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me) by theladyingrey42: It’s only by chance that Steve happens to head down to Tony’s workshop on the day they’re filming the video.

Healing Hearts by FestiveFerret (@festiveferret​): “Steve was tired.”

Photo Quest by adarksweetness (chayaasi) (@maniibear​): Steve loses a wallet, where he keeps a secret picture of Tony. His team of heroes is of no help, but hey, Thor’s roommate Daryl has some strangely insightful advice about ham.

Escape (The Piña Colada Fic) by Wordsplat (@wordsplat​): Tony’s looking for an escape; it’s closer to home than he would’ve thought.

Steve Rogers, Nurse McSexy by Wordsplat (@wordsplat​): Tony does not handle his morphine well, and Steve has been pining way too long for this shit.

Appreciation by Wordsplat (@wordsplat​): Steve has cultivated a wealth of appreciation for Tony’s many different looks, but he does have a favorite.

That Damn Tank Top by inukagome15 (@inukagome15​): He’d never seen Tony like this – so stripped down of his usual armors and completely in his element. Or, Steve sees Tony in his tank top when he’s in his workshop and likes it. A lot.

all i ever want to be is somebody to you by theappleppielifestyle (@theappleppielifestyle​): It’s not like Steve went out of his way to be stupidly, pathetically, embarrassingly in love with Tony.It just- it turned out impossible to not be, after a while.

Rush Over Me by MusicalLuna (@musicalluna​): Steve falls in love, which is a terrible thing to do.

take me out (and let me hold you tight) by MusicalLuna (@musicalluna​): Steve daydreams about holding Tony’s hand, and Halloween might just be the best chance he’s got for making dreams reality.

i’m hella bi (but you’re hella drunk) by MusicalLuna (@musicalluna​): Steve pines. Tony gets drunk. Tony kisses Steve. Steve almost, almost does something he should not.

Not just a river in Egypt (Tony is most certainly not in denial) by theoddoodisnude: "I am,“ Steve cuts off, equal parts amused and frustrated and concerned. "In love. With you. Tony, I’m in love with you.”

a superhero and an idiot walk into a bar by eleadore: It’s not that he and Tony don’t get along. It’s more that Tony got so drunk on New Year’s Eve that he kissed Steve full on the mouth in front of everyone and called him Shirley and then laughed until he passed out.

Falling Into You by sabrecmc (@sabrecmc​): Tony and Steve end up as fuck buddies after the events of The Winter Soldier until Steve calls it off. When Loki’s spell wipes all of Steve’s memories since the last time Loki was in town, Tony decides it will be so much easier to just not tell Steve they had something of a relationship. Spoiler: It isn’t. Or, how Steve fell in love with Tony and forgot about it, and how Tony fell in love with Steve and realized it.

For a Certain Definition of Happiness by Neverever (@captainneverever​): Steve Rogers should be happy - he has a job leading the new team of Avengers, friends, and a steady girlfriend. He works well with Tony Stark, who has retired as Iron Man and provides financial backing and technical support for the team. Steve’s life becomes complicated when the Avengers encounter a mysterious supervillain crimewave, Helmut Zemo wants to legislate the Avengers out of existence, and his relationship with Sharon begins to fall apart. Then, after the death of a close friend, Steve begins to question if he is truly happy. 

And, worse, why can’t he get Tony off his mind?

Ain’t No Drinking Man by archwrites (Arch): Steve’s skinny and asthmatic again, thanks to AIM. On the plus side, he can get drunk for the first time in seventy years. On the minus side, he kissed Tony, and now he’s skinny, asthmatic, and pining for his best friend. The first two conditions may be curable. The third is giving him some trouble.

By Its Cover by EClairedeLoon: The men and women Tony dated were young and beautiful and grew up in this modern world. Steve was still just that skinny kid from Brooklyn that didn’t get asked to the Sadie Hawkins dance and never had hopes of going steady. Only now, he was just as awkward, twice as big, and painfully out of date. In which Thor is wise, Steve is wrong, and Tony is more than he seems.

The Tchotchke Cha Cha by Arukou (@arukou-arukou​): What started off as one impulse buy souvenir snowballs into a constant flow of knickknacks from all over the world, and Steve is starting to wonder if it’s more than just Tony being nice.

Breakfast is the Most Important Meal by CherryIce: In which Steve is kind of a fossil but his squishy parts and feelings are still intact, Bruce hates blueberries, there’s a mysterious banging coming from Tony’s lab in the basement, and Emma Frost is not actually a stripper.

Something Red, White and Blue by Traincat (@traincat​): Steve Rogers is always the groomsman and never the groom. Tony Stark hates feelings and ancient alien prophecies. Or, five weddings Captain America attended, and one he crashed. Not necessarily in that order.

The Last Love Song of Anthony E. Stark by jibrailis: After contracting an Asgardian virus, Tony starts forgetting things. And people. And Steve.

Love among the Hydrothermal Vents by DevilDoll: In which Namor has a thing for Steve, an octopus has a thing for Tony, and Steve and Tony eventually have a thing for each other.

I don’t want you (to smile to anybody) by Mizzy (@mizzy2k​): Tony Stark doesn’t do commitment. So Steve finds it weird – but not impossible – to deal with Tony suddenly bringing home dates that look like him.Until one of Tony’s one-night-stands, who could be a double for Steve, turns out to be not quite as disposable as the rest of Tony’s conquests – and Steve’s repressed crush on Tony starts to become problematic…

the entire and perpetual sea by jelliebean: Steve was surprised by how domestic his day had been. How sweet Tony was to him. It was as if he’d been dropped in the middle of a relationship that had been going for years, and it felt. Well, it felt like home. The casual way Tony would bump into him and smile. The way it felt natural to pull him into a hug, kiss his hair.

Steve is granted a day to express his love. But all days end.

A Minor Incident by missbecky (@missbeckywrites​): Steve drags Tony along with him when he makes an impulsive decision to chase after Hydra. Things go downhill from there, and Steve discovers a new mission for himself. (series)

Wants And Needs (Or: Please Let Me Fuck You) by infinite_wonders: In which there is sex pollen, Tony is needy and horny, and Steve is more than happy to be ridden like a fucking bronco. Except, it takes a while because Steve’s got Morals and Scruples.

AUs

If At First by kellifer_fic: Where Tony is stupid and Steve has been waiting for a long time. (Try, Try Again)

Bulletproof by foxxcub: At age fifteen, Steve Rogers had been in love with Tony Stark.By age twenty, he’d (mostly) gotten over it. And then he promptly became Tony Stark’s fuck buddy.

You Never Forget Your First by cvsossong: Three years ago, Steve had an unforgettable first night with his long- time crush, Tony Stark. Expecting to never see him again, Steve joins the Army, buffs up, and heads off to college to finish his education. Unfortunately, things get turned around when Steve finds himself a part of Tony’s group after their friends start hooking up. Even more unfortunate is that Tony seems to have no memory of their night together. And all this before they become fuck buddies. Steve’s life is really a mess.

Issues by so_shhy: In which Steve has a crippling crush on Tony Stark, Tony is oblivious and obnoxious, and Bucky expresses his disapproval via passive-aggressive comics.

Steve Rogers’ Life Is Not A Romance Movie (He Wouldn’t Get The References, Anyway) by someonelsesheart: Steve hasn’t always had this ridiculous crush on Tony Stark. (Or, the one where Steve is his polite old self and doesn’t really hate Tony Stark (unfortunately), Tony is a child prodigy and apparently a cab driver now, too, and high school is still high school, even when you are the son of a billionaire.)

Run by itsallAvengers (@itsallavengers​): Steve took a long breath, shutting his eyes and putting two fingers up the bridge of his nose.

“So you’re telling me… you decided it would be a good idea… to start a fight when you were outnumbered… twenty to one?” he asked shortly. Tony grinned then, and nodded his head.

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.

The Captain and the Prince by Penumbren: Steve has had a crush on Tony for years. Captain Rogers heads up the castle guard when Prince Anthony returns from his studies abroad. What’s a poor captain of the guard to do when his past crashes into his present?

616 + Other Universes 

I Get By (With a Little Help from My Friends) by captainshellhead, vibraniumstark (@captainshellhead​): Steve has a crush on Tony, and he’s not entirely sure what to do about it. The team helps, because they’ve had enough.

Cutting In by captainshellhead, vibraniumstark (@captainshellhead​): Steve is nervously making his way through the gala’s stock of Champagne. Tony is none the wiser.

An Ideal Perspective by magicasen (@einheriar​): Steve gets back into professional art under a new pseudonym. Guess who his biggest fan is.

You and Me and Him by navaan (@naavan​): If you live in the same house, it’s really hard to keep your secrets. Especially if you are good friends. He doesn’t mean to watch as closely as he does, but it’s obvious to Steve that Tony and Iron Man are in a relationship. Right?

Your Hand in Mine by navaan (@naavan​): Steve tries to find his place in this world. But it’s hard if you’re in love with someone who you don’t really know outside of their secret identity.

Requited by pensversusswords (@pensversusswords​): Sometimes, Steve Rogers just can’t keep a secret–even when it’s his own.

Logical Fallacies by laireshi (@laireshi​): “I thought you were dating Clint,” Steve said, and Tony dropped the screwdriver.

In Every Way That Matters by Sineala (@sineala​): There are bright things about the future, and Steve’s friendship with Iron Man is one of the brightest. So what if he doesn’t know who the man under the mask is? That’s not going to stop Steve from wanting his friendship, or even from wanting something more.

Get Some Now by Sineala (@sineala​): Avengers Mansion has a mysterious feline infestation. Meanwhile, Steve just can’t figure out how to ask Tony out on a date. And the thirteen teleporting cats sure aren’t helping matters any.

Plus One by Sineala (@sineala​): Tony wants Steve to accompany him to a gala. They’re not together. Tony doesn’t seem to think this is a problem, but he doesn’t know about Steve’s feelings for him. And Steve’s certainly not going to tell him.

The Nucleus Burning Inside of the Cell by Sineala (@sineala​): Steve’s had a hopeless crush on Natasha Stark for years, but the rumors in the headlines about their passionate romance are just that: rumors. He knows he’d never really have a chance with her. But when the rumors become harder to ignore, the only way out is to give in, and Steve and Natasha must pretend to be in a relationship. The press is happy, their teammates are thrilled for them… and it’s going to kill Steve.

Bold by @snoozingcat​: No one could ever say Tasha Stark wasn’t bold. In dress, in philosophy, in person. She was colorful, and bold, and bright, and asking her to dance was impossible.

Take My Breath Away  by pensversusswords (@pensversusswords​): In which Steve Rogers has been in love with Natasha Stark for years, and managed to keep it a secret for almost just as long. Almost.

Say It (Movietone News remix) by a_sparrows_fall (@asparrowsfall​): Steve and the other Invaders are stationed at headquarters just outside of London, where they run into Tony Stark—the Tony Stark of Marvels magazine. Steve struggles to express how he feels.

Bright Eyes by copperbadge (@copperbadge​): Steve might have a fixation on Tony’s minor mutation.

Jan Van Crime! by MemoryDragon (@memorydragon​): Jan is upset about the new Ant-Man movie that she doesn’t feature in, and she plans to become a Super Villainess to make herself more relevant. It also means making a new outfit, which she is super excited for. Carol and Tony want to help cheer her up, while T'Challa agrees that diversity in movies and merchandise is a worthy cause.

Steve would be all on board as well, but turning to super-villainy is not the answer. Neither is Tony being Jan’s love interest. Definitely not Tony being Jan’s love interest. Both are valid points of concern.

The More Things Change by cookinguptales: Steve’s not entirely sure how seduction works nowadays, but he’s learned from the best.

Heart Burn by nightwalker (@onemuseleft​): There was a dragon and now Tony’s mostly naked and it’s all Reed Richards’ fault.

The Jar by Sineala (@sineala​): The Avengers are ridiculously competitive people, and what starts out as a silly late-night team discussion quickly becomes a contest: their names. Not the code names – the nicknames. Who can go the longest without using them? They pledge to spend a week not nicknaming each other, and they’ll pay up every time they mess up. This hits Tony the hardest, and not just financially. Tony’s got a lot of nicknames for everyone, but most of all for Steve – and when Tony can’t use the names he’s already got, the names he uses reveal feelings he had no idea he had.

All the times Steve nearly kissed Tony by cptxrogers (@cptxrogers​): Steve has got used to pining after Tony. Tony is just so soft and warm and lovely, and Steve can’t help wondering what it might be like to kiss him. But that’s not going to happen. Because it’s not like Tony would want to kiss Steve… right?

Mission: Improbable by cptxrogers (@cptxrogers​): Tony is called on to investigate strange events which have been occurring in the upper echelons of society recently. There’s just one small issue - he needs Steve to pose as his date for the evening.

Throwback Thursday:  First Fics

I thought it would be kind of fun to post the first fic from some of my favorite authors and let you read those and see how far we all have come!  And you know, there are a number on this list that I haven’t read.  How have I missed these? Take a walk down memory lane with me, and see the often inspired and sometimes, at least in my case, awkward beginnings.  

If you are an author, whether you started yesterday or years ago, feel free to add your first STONY fic in the replies. 

WHETHER IT IS YOUR FIRST TIME OR  YOU HAVE BEEN READING FOR YEARS, LEAVE COMMENTS AND KUDOS FOR YOUR AUTHORS!

Orient by @sineala: The futurist needs a map.

The People Magazine Fallout by @ashes0909:  Pepper Potts is not very happy to see the newest issue of People, starring none other than Captain America and Iron Man.

The Auction by @wordsplat:  At the annual Maria Stark Auction, the Bachelor Auction goes a little differently than usual. Steve is nervous, Tony has a plan, and Clint gets a remote to the crotch but scores a bra

The S.T.U.D. by @stark-spangled-lovers:  The unexpected and somewhat bizarre story of Steve Rogers and Tony Stark falling madly in love with one another……over an A.I. fucking machine.

Come the Winter, Come the Storm by @captainshellhead, vibraniumstark: Tony Stark, an unremarkable day laborer in the gulag in Izhma, has been deemed too much of a liability to be allowed to remain in Soviet control. Steve Rogers, one of SHIELD’s top operatives, is sent undercover into one of the USSR’s many internment camps with the specific instructions to retrieve him.The plan was simple, which, in hindsight was the first indication that everything was about to fall apart.

The Tower of Yesterday by manic_intent:  Tony is the WWII hero waking up in the future. Iron Man Noir.

If At First by kellifer_fic:  Where Tony is stupid and Steve has been waiting for a long time.

It’s All in the Mind by @inukagome15:  Tony is 100% normal. Tony is not a mutant. Tony is Iron Man. Tony is an Avenger. Tony…is just fooling himself.

Vintage by lackluster_lexicon:  Steve and Tony go shopping and talk about feelings. Also, necking.

The Captain and the Man of Iron, a Saga by Thor Odinson, beta by Loki Laufeyjarson (Steve Rogers Must Die: The In Tony Stark’s Arms Mix) by arysteia:  Thor ships it. Loki can’t stand bad grammar. Or epithets. Or erasure.

Mr. July by jibrailis:  Tony is the only one who can defend Steve’s virtue. Tony hates his life.

No. 1 With a Bullet by @51st: "Rock and roll…it’s rebellion against the status quo. You kinda skipped the rebellious decades.“"Sounds angry,” Steve almost shouts.“One man’s rage is another man’s passion, Ripped Van Winkle.”

Hiraeth by @xtaticpearl:  A one-shot where Tony tries to talk the SHRA through without resorting to war and Steve discovers that there is still one person who Tony Stark would do anything for. Even accept defeat. It just so happens that the ‘someone’ might be the one link that opens a new chapter in his relationship with Tony. Also, Angie X Peggy.

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.

The Bike that Dad Built by @theactualcluegirl:  Tony’s dad never built HIM a motorcycle…

A Nuke to Your Chest by @the-vorkosigan: —“Suit,” Tony said, striding towards the main door of his mansion. It came out more garbled than he’d intended. Still, the parts of his suit came flying; his exoskeleton stabilized him somewhat.He hit the button and opened the door. Then he raised his fists and lay into Steve Rogers, who was standing on his doorstep with a slightly tired look in his eyes.—After Siberia, Tony held it together, but after that awful letter he started drinking. Heavily. And now he’s having blackouts. Obviously, he doesn’t remember calling Rogers on that cursed phone. And what you can’t remember, well, it didn’t happen. Obviously.And Steve Rogers has had enough.

Crash Into You by @festiveferret: Tony was pretty used to crashing.It seemed like these days more often than not his return to earth in the Iron Man suit was at least somewhat out of control. He couldn’t count the number of times he’d used a helpfully situated building, a local landmark, or, hey, even a teammate to slow a wild descent. And he’d be damned if he’d admit it to Pepper, but on more than one occasion he hadn’t even been conscious when he’d hit the ground.So crashing wasn’t really a new experience. He would get banged up a bit, maybe put a scratch in the suit somewhere, but bruised ribs healed and there was no better way to work off the post-battle high than smoothing dents out of his most prized possession.He had a feeling crashing in the Quinjet, without his armour, was going to be a bit different.

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…

Avengers Journal of Unpublishable Science by @chibisquirt:  Distribution of GFP fluorolabel indicated wound patterns which were subsequently confirmed via verbal history of Cpt. Rogers.

It’s Never Enough by @some-blue-jack:  He hates how reckless Steve is.

Wasted Time by @everybodyilovedies:  After Tony’s close call with Loki, Steve works out his feelings about the man on a punching bag. When Tony shows up to talk to him, Steve comes to a decision.

We Were Just a Story by @winterstar95:  Tony and Steve are captured by unknown forces. They have to work together to get out safely and Tony learns a little something along the way, but has a ton of questions left unanswered.

Miles to Go (Before I Sleep) by @blossomsinthemist:  Steve has trouble sleeping. Tony comes to bed late. All the little ups and downs of a relationship, how to negotiate the space between two people. Established relationship.

The Road Not Taken by @izazov: The Avengers are together again. All is not well.

My Known Unknown by @shetlandowl:  That True Lies AU nobody asked for, set in a world where Stane Inc is the world’s foremost weapons manufacturer, and Tony’s employer.

It Started With Two Men by Missy_dee811: Steve remembers and confronts Tony but there’s more to Tony’s confession than Steve had ever thought possible:“Tony, I –”Tony cut him off with the wave of a hand. “Why can’t you understand that everything I do, I do for you?” He was sobbing now into his hands, covered in blood. It was jarring to see Tony like this. Steve didn’t know how to respond. This didn’t go as planned, he thought to himself. He hadn’t expected a heartfelt confession. In truth, he had expected more lies, more deceit. He felt like the world’s greatest asshole for using his best friend as a punching bag.

He Waits by @trickyarchangel:  Steve wakes up…

450 Feet Under by @veldeia“So. Sitrep,“ Tony said aloud, mainly to keep himself sane. "I’m stuck in a cave with no way to communicate to the outside world that I’m alive, and there’s at least a couple of hundred feet of rock between me and help. The way I came in is definitely blocked, and I’m sporting the most spectacular compound fracture which will no doubt make moving around a bit – interesting. Plan of action… Trying to get out on my own might be a challenge.”Or, cave rescue, Avengers style. Takes place at some non-specific point in time after Iron Man 3 and before Age of Ultron. Established Steve/Tony, though it’s mostly in the background.

Permission to Surrender by @ms-meredith-milton: “I have to be so careful, so in control as Captain America. If I don’t pay attention to my strength, I could hurt someone. As a commander, I have to keep on top of things, give orders, take responsibility. I wouldn’t want my life to be any other way, but sometimes,” Steve hesitated, “I’d like to let go. Let someone else be in charge, make the decisions, give the orders.”In which Steve has no difficulty trusting Tony, but Tony may have some trouble trusting himself …

Fix You by @thegraytigress: The awful script, the play by play and scene by scene… Tony isn’t going to let it happen this time. He isn’t going to let Steve leave again. He can fix this. They can talk and not fight. He’ll have to find a way to make that happen because this has to stop. It has to.He has to make Steve better again.

Sound by @robintcj:  Steve’s only a little mad, Tony presses.

Never Let Me Go by @theappleppielifestyle:  "Get Hank,” Steve snaps at a gaping Bruce. “Tell him that Dr. Doom’s time travel thing is focused on Tony this time. Call the Tony from this time and tell him to get here, now. And get a doctor. The bleeding’s not stopping.”

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.

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream by @laireshi:  Steve keeps having unsettling nightmares. It’s a good thing Tony’s there for him - but then he’s gone, and it’s Steve who has to help him.

Some Assembly Required by valtyr:  Tony Stark is trying to set up a new superhero team when he’s given a sex change, courtesy of Victor von Doom. He copes with that about as well as you’d expect.

I said oh is that your first impression (and is that good enough for you) by Mizzy:  Being first doesn’t necessarily mean you’re the best.   

Sometimes a Fantasy by @polizwrites: Steve works mornings at a coffeeshop in a downtown NYC skyscraper. He’s got a slight crush on one of the customers who stops by for his daily dose of caffeine. Not that Steve would have a chance with the genius playboy (straight - SO straight) billionaire philanthropist, of course.But Steve also moonlights as a phone sex operator, working for Fury Enterprises. Anthony, an older guy still more or less in the closet and just starting to explore his bisexuality, becomes one of Steve’s steady clients. Along with the steamy scenarios they play out, they actually get to know one other. Cue the identity porn with Steve’s two worlds colliding (eventually)

First Comes Love by @orbingarrow: Steve and Tony aren’t dating, but the world assumes they are because Steve won’t stop touching Tony in public. A young man invites them to his wedding to try and cheer up his fiance, whose parents are being unsupportive because they don’t approve of same-sex marriage. The superheroes decide to go, and so much fluff happens!A happy fic, for a happy week!

 Breaking News by @onemuseleft:  Good news spreads fast - possibly faster than Tony intended. Pepper’s gonna be mad.

If I Die Young by @musicalluna: Tony and Steve are trying to keep their little boy (who’s not so little anymore) out of the superhero business for as long as possible, but when a kid’s as stubborn as Peter is, they can’t always stop him.And sometimes things go wrong. Really, really wrong.

Blue Satin Nights, Khaki Days by @captainneverever:  To make ends meet, poor art student Steve takes a job as a cocktail waiter/Playboy Bunny at the retro Shield Club. He meets a mysterious man who could be either the man of his dreams or the man who is going to break his heart.

and the future before me by navaan:  An alien crash lands on earth and needs help to get back into space. Everything seems to be simple and easy for once. But when their guest is gone again – why does Steve start to have strange dreams about the future?

Show Me How to Live by @imafriendlydalek:  The world has moved on since Captain America went into the ice, Steve had been told by his handler at SHIELD, an agent he knows only as Sitwell. Genetic modification of humans is very much forbidden by international law, and with the country already embroiled in war, Captain America has to remain hidden.
It’s 2005 and Steve is back at art school, this time in Boston. At an event that involves melting metal, he sees a pair of familiar eyes. As they get to know each other, Steve and Tony also learn the truth behind the lies they have been told.

Rusted Wheel (or How the Civil War Might Have Ended) by @kiyaar:  Tony was on the steps of the Courthouse and took the bullets for Steve.

If I knew by @tonystarkssnipples:  Tony’s time is up. A life of drinking, drugs, and meaningless sex caught up to him, and there was no going back now. But he’s not going to go before he hears about what his future with Steve would have been like. One shot. Stony.

Poster Child by sabrecmc:  Tony likes the new poster of Captain America. A LOT.

anonymous asked:

Sabre, do you know any fluff stony? I swear I'll even comment them on español. Me acaban de romper el corazón :(

You know, I’ve gotten a few comments in different languages and I absolutely adore that.  I don’t know why, but it is just really cool that someone who speaks another language not only read my fic, but was moved enough to comment, even if they felt they could only express themselves in their native language.  So, you go on and comment in whatever language works for you!

Here’s some fluffy fic recs guaranteed to make you curl up into a ball of awwwww.  Of course, there are TONS of great fluff fics out there. I don’t read a whole lot of them, so you’ll probably see a lot of repeated names on this list, but you can’t go wrong with these authors.  Enjoy!

COMMENT AND KUDO YOUR AUTHORS OR NO FLUFF FOR YOU!

Hero Worship by @wordsplat:  It’s the morning of their honeymoon, and the absolute last thing either of them were expecting was Loki’s wedding gift. Steve is turned small, Tony is turned truthful, and everything is fluff and smut and rainbows.

Hashtag Finally by @wordsplat:   Tony doesn’t ever actually ask the Avengers to move into his house, steal his wifi, eat all his food, and become the best family he’s ever known. They do it anyway.

Meet Your Heroes by @wordsplat:  Tony gets rescued by a highly concerned, very handsy Captain America. This is confusing for a number of reasons.

Steve Rogers, Nurse McSexy by @wordsplat:  Tony does not handle his morphine well, and Steve has been pining way too long for this shit.

Of Frosting and Fireworks by @wordsplat:   It’s Steve birthday, but the last person he expects to remember that is Tony.

The Jar by @sineala:   The Avengers are ridiculously competitive people, and what starts out as a silly late-night team discussion quickly becomes a contest: their names. Not the code names – the nicknames. Who can go the longest without using them? They pledge to spend a week not nicknaming each other, and they’ll pay up every time they mess up. This hits Tony the hardest, and not just financially. Tony’s got a lot of nicknames for everyone, but most of all for Steve – and when Tony can’t use the names he’s already got, the names he uses reveal feelings he had no idea he had.

I’ll Give You Gifts Until  You Know My Name by @everybodyilovedies:  Mr. Stark is an extravagant gift-giver: he has the money for it, after all. As Iron Man, Tony has the opportunity to gift Steve even more presents that, while less expensive, are more heartfelt. Having a secret identity means Tony gets to have his cake and eat it too when it comes to showering Steve with presents.Until Steve starts developing feelings for his armored companion, and all the benefits of living a double life are turned on their head for Tony Stark.

Tony Stark Defense Squad (Steve’s Had Enough) by @orbingarrow:  The Avengers are called in by the government to “discuss” recent events, but it turns into a game of Let’s Bash Tony and Steve is so not cool with that.Or, the one where Steve Rogers makes himself the President of the Tony Stark Defense Squad. Matching t-shirts to come later.

Burn by @orbingarrow:  When Steve Rogers burns his dinner and sets off the sprinklers in the ROTC building, Tony Stark saves the day. Except this Tony Stark isn’t the famous son of a billionaire, he’s just a college Freshman on night maintenance for Work Study.Or is he?Featuring Phantom of the Opera references, a Human Centipede of office equipment, and lots and lots of fluff!

Stop, Hammertime by @orbingarrow:  When some asshole (*cough*Hammer*cough) puts out a hit on Tony, what are three translators, two security strategists and a Photoshop expert going to do about it?Turns out, a whole hell of a lot.

It Takes Time (series) by @shetlandowl: After a year-long sabbatical abroad, Tony returns to his post at the Department of Architecture at MIT in time to hear all the excitement over a hot new stud on Fury’s faculty roster, a Dr. Steve Rogers. As a genius and the only MIT alumnus in the faculty, he’s not used to being eclipsed by anyone, and he doesn’t take it all that well.   

Never Mind Where I Am by scribblywobblytimeylimey:  “Please tell me you just kissed me.”  Tony wakes up from his fall in New York heavily concussed. He may not know where he is, what just happened, or who the people around him are; but even without his memories, he’s willing to bet the man at his side is the most beautiful human being he’s ever laid eyes on.

This Has Happened Before by @kamaete:  Tony wakes up in the hospital and his first order of business is to flirt with his cute nurse. Steve isn’t a nurse, but he’s not quite Captain America right now either. Regardless, he is there when Tony wakes up.(Tony has temporary amnesia while in the hospital, Steve is de-serumed presumably in the same event that injured Tony.)

All of My Love is For You by @some-blue-jack:   The thing is, Tony totally knows that Steve’s interested.

Everything You Said I Ever by @some-blue-jack:   The first time Tony asks him out, Steve is … . well, appalled is as good a word as any.

Re(a)d All Over by @brandnewfashion and @musicalluna:  Contrary to popular belief, Tony Stark can blush.It just takes Steve getting drunk on some magical Asgardian mead for it to finally happen.

The Love Song of a Pair of Awkward Weirdos by @musicalluna:  Tony flirts with Steve and then the strangest possible thing happens:Steve starts to flirt back.

the reason you ruminate the shadowy past by Mizzy: So, Captain America effectively manages to cockblock Tony for a year.It’s not Steve’s fault. Well, actually, it is. But he was just proving a point - that if a superhero is gay, how can it be wrong? Steve just picked the wrong superhero to make the point with. Now America will think they’re dating - and Tony’s not going to be the guy to break Captain America’s heart.There’s only one way out. To save face, Steve and Tony have to become fake boyfriends. Steve thinks the “boyfriends” bit will be the hardest to act… but maybe it’s the “fake” part that will be the hardest act of all…

I Promise to Love It and Give It a Home by @tonystarkssnipples:   Steve takes Tony on a date to Build-A-Bear Workshop, where they adopt.

As You Wish by Heartithateyou:  Its the weekly game night for the Avengers, so what happens when a game of charades turns into Steve and Tony having to act out love scenes?

Fake Dating is Worth It for the Cake by Heartithateyou:  Tony convinces Steve to pretend to be his fiancee for the wedding cake samples.
Of course it doesn’t end the way he thinks it will.

(Actually, here is the link for Heartithateyou’s Stony works and you should just go read those when you need fluff!)

Getting Your Betty Crocker On by thehoyden:  He knows it’s not wartime anymore, but he can’t quite suppress the twinge of guilt he feels at measuring out two entire cups of white sugar.

I CANN, I do by @asparrowsfall:  Tony’s last name becomes a top level domain name. There are some unexpected consequences.Established relationship. So fluffy you’ll think you fell asleep in a cloud.

Worth It by AshitaNewssnoopy: When Steve said he wanted to court Tony, he assumed that he just meant that he wanted to take thing slow. And that was fine by Tony. No really, he could do this thing if that’s what Steve needed (shut up, Pepper; he so could). Because Steve was worth the wait.But then the gifts started coming and the letters popped up and there were chaste kisses and romance and…and what is even with this? Just when did his life turn into a romance novel?

Keep On Beating by @itsallavengers:  There were an awful lot of things Steve loved about Tony. But one thing in particular Steve could never get enough of was his heartbeat.

That Huge Damn Jacuzzi by @stark-spangled-lovers:  It stood in the very center of the room, large enough to host at least three people, raised a good three feet off the ground with stairs leading up and into the tub on each of the sides. Behind the Jacuzzi was another wall that separated the room; it spanned a good ten feet in length, also hosting mirrors.It was… well, to be honest, the damn Jacuzzi was giving Steve a bit of a headache.

Doughnuts and Officer Handsome by MystikSpiral:  Every morning, Tony went to his favorite doughnut shop. He’d order a few, a cup of coffee, and leisurely sit and eat, or rush out the door depending on whether or not he was running late for some meeting. Every morning, a tall blond caught his eyes, bulging muscles, looking as stern as ever while ordering a cup of coffee and a doughnut.

Steve/Tony Fic Recs: A/B/O

This one’s for @10th-symphony who asked for stevetony alpha/omgea fics.  I’m a newbie with this trope, so thank you to @chibisquirt for the fic rec help, and do check out @sabrecmc‘s rec list, and @mushroomhobbit‘s rec tag, since I know A/B/O is one of her fave tropes :)

Celestial Navigation by sabrecmc (@sabrecmc): 18 year old Omega!Tony finds himself Bonded to Captain Steve Rogers. He isn’t happy about it until he is.

This Is Not a Drill series by sabrecmc (@sabrecmc): “Can I—can I see him? I mean meet him. Uh…welcome him to the team?” Tony clarified, probably not very well, he knew.

“Well…there’s a bit of an issue with that,” Fury said, and Tony figured this was where Fury got to whatever it was that had really forced his hand and made him call Tony in, knowing how much the man detested having to do so. 

“You see, well. He was suspended in the ice for nearly seventy years,” Fury began. Tony nodded along, because he could do math. “I’m sure he has a lot of adjusting to do—“ Tony started. 

“Seventy years,” Fury repeated, cutting Tony off and leaning back in his chair and making it rock slightly. “Of no suppressants.” 

“Oh,” Tony managed to choke out past the lump that had suddenly formed in his throat. “Oh.”

You’re Not Stubborn (Just Impossible) Verse by Wordsplat (@wordsplat):  Steve’s an alpha, Tony’s an omega. Biology should take care of the rest, right? Except, Tony’s not anything like TV taught Steve omegas were–or like anyone else Steve’s ever met, actually–and Steve should really learn to just keep his mouth shut about that. Also, it doesn’t help that Tony’s not too keen on the idea of alphas. Or Steve. Yeah, this bonding thing looked a whole lot easier on TV.

Never is a Promise by manic_intent: Steve had to admit that he had some reservations about how the New Century handled the social balance between alphas and omegas.

Finding Pack by Naferty: In a world where pack means everything from status to fame to survival and to family, newly pack-less Tony Stark is trying to survive after those he once trusted betrayed him, and starting over by searching for a new pack to take him in, but with his age and status weighing heavily on his shoulders finding someone to take a chance on him might be easier said than done. (Mpreg fic)

What pack wanted an old infertile omega in their ranks? Certainly not the famous Avengers pack led by the equally famous Captain.

To Shield from the Storm by Politzania (@polizwrites): The Avengers have gone their separate ways after the Battle of New York and Tony Stark is on his own in the Tower. He’s successfully kept his omega status secret from all but a very few for decades; the suppressants have (mostly) done their job, but not for much longer.

Learning to team up with Captain America – possibly the most famous alpha of the 20th century and someone Tony’s already managed to alienate – is going to be just that much more difficult, now, isn’t it?

The Nature of Things series by Winterstar (@winterstar95): He will do anything for Tony in this room. Outside, he’s Captain America/Steve Rogers, inside he’s only omega – Tony’s omega.

The King’s Mate by savedbythenotepad (@saved-by-the-notepad): (WIP) Steve doesn’t believe in rushed marriages and knows that he can find his mate if he’s given the time. The Council disagree, seeing as Steve is a king who needs a worthy partner by his side. Especially when he needs to be married by the age of twenty-five. Steve is twenty-three and running out of time.

Tony has been forced into a betrothal with an alpha who only sees him as a object and a tool. He has fought and protested but no one listens due to his omega status. All Tony wants is to be free and live life the way he wants, free from the restraints of what an omega should be.

Then it all changes when their worlds collide, for the better and for the worst. 

Adopt by greenteeth: Steve’s life is the same as usual. He goes to work, fights super villains, banters with other Avengers and goes home to an empty apartment. Until the son of an old friend shows up asking for help, well sex first, then help. Suddenly Steve is married, fighting super villains, worrying what Obadiah Stane and coming home to Tony most nights of the week. (Mpreg fic)

Neither Independent nor Serious by ChibiSquirt (@chibisquirt): Steve doesn’t think it’s unreasonable of him to be alarmed by Tony’s disclosure, because Tony’s his teammate. 

It isn’t unheard of for a man to switch his dynamic; it mostly happens in cases of high stress, when the hormones produced would instigate either an advance to or a retreat from the extreme ends of the spectrum. Plenty of soldiers he’d known had gone off to battle as Betas and come home Alphas; a few came home Omegas, instead, and back before the days of suppressants, they got an honorable discharge. 

But no one goes straight from Omega to Alpha, or, for that matter, the reverse, which means that Tony has to have changed dynamic not once, but twice. And that is rare.

Howling Commando by AnonEhouse: In this apocalyptic world survival takes precedence over nearly everything. Throw in Alphas, Omegas, soul bonds, and shape-shifting, and it’s a wonder Steve Rogers remains such a level-headed person. Tony Stark is still a specially flaky snowflake, of course. (Warning for slight dub-con. Mpreg fic)

The Other Side of the Door by AnonEhouse: Tony Stark died during the battle for New York, but three months later a Tony Stark from another dimension falls into Steve’s arms. Tony desperately needs Steve’s help in order to survive long enough for his baby to be born. It’s just common decency on Steve’s part. Isn’t it? The fact that he finds Tony attractive has nothing to do with it. After all, he’s not the Steve who Tony married. The Avengers are just… well, you wouldn’t turn away a pregnant man who had no place to go, would you? (Mpreg fic)

Alpha, Beta, Gamma Radiation series by Lumelle: It’s a new world and a new century, and Steve’s still not entirely used to being an alpha. Throw in a developing relationship with Tony (who seems to have replaced the sun at some point, because Steve’s world is busy revolving around him), the murky world of alpha dynamics, beta Bruce’s problems with alpha Hulk, and Clint’s inability to stay out of trouble no matter what his dear mate tries, and he won’t have time to worry much about his beta past.

Birds of a Feather by LoquitorLatinae: Tony only ever wanted to be an Alpha with bright feathers, a huge wingspan, and attitude. But he was an Omega, and while he still has the attitude, his lot in life as dictated by society leaves a lot to be desired. But he was Tony Stark, and he wasn’t going to let anything get in his way—though he wouldn’t necessarily be against the company of a certain Alpha Capsicle.

Batteries Not Included and sequel by Robin_tCJ (@robintcj): Tony is trying to get through his heat when the batteries in his vibrator die, and he needs new ones. Who will help him?

Joined ‘verse by RurouniHime (@thegertie): “Want a blood test,” Steve manages, because on the third night of their Week, he can think more clearly than he’s been able to for days. Tony’s scent is strong in his nostrils, cloying in a strange, sleek way he yearns after like a tune he nearly recognizes. “If you’re getting sick—”

“God.” Tony shifts bodily up into him, clenching around him. “Yes, Mom.”

Oversight by ShyOwl: It really wasn’t Steve’s fault that no one knew he was an omega.

why stop now by Zekkass: Tony’s an alpha, Steve’s an alpha, they shouldn’t work.

In A Rut by rougewinter (@rouge-winter): “You don’t have to do this, Tony.” Pepper said as she tightened her white knuckled grip on the clipboard in her arms. “I’m sure we can find someone else.”“Yes. I do.” Tony said, surprised that his voice came out steadier than he expected.

Or the one where Steve goes into an Alpha Rut and Tony is the only one who can help.

Howl by shetlandowl (@shetlandowl): (WIP) A baseline human is just as you would expect; just like you and me. A beta is all that and more: the loyalty and devotion of a pack-minded upbringing, the power and healing of the wolf, and none of the fuss of an alpha or omega. They’re handsome and bold, talented and historically the subject of fantastic and heroic tales; all in all, the dream for any human inclined to romance.

Alphas and omegas… that gets a little trickier.

If anyone wants a themed rec list, hit me up in my inbox! Previous rec lists are here

bitchingpretty  asked:

Hey do you know any Steve/Tony and Peter fics? Thx

I do! I should actually add the Superfamily tag to the sidebar, now that I’m thinking of it. Here’s a list of some of the ones I’ve really enjoyed! I’ve got several more on my to-read list, so I’ll probably update this list later.

Pairings are all Steve Rogers/Tony Stark & Peter Parker.


My Son, My Sun by Wordsplat

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Words: 70,151

Completed: Yes

Just before the events of Iron Man, a baby is left on Tony’s doorstep. He wants nothing to do with it at first, but his time in Afghanistan changes his mind and Tony vows to become a better man for his son’s sake.


Deep in the Heart of Me by Finely Honed (jaqen_hgar)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Words: 256,849

Completed: Yes

There were days when the realization that he was someone’s father made Steve’s head hurt, but mostly he was grateful that he could trust his instincts, because apparently Peter was what had been missing from his life. Yes, he still had lingering, unresolved issues from his time in the Army, and sure, he had what Bucky annoyingly referred to as a criminally untapped ass, and no life outside of work and Peter, but Steve was okay with how his life had turned out because of trusting his instincts.

Unfortunately, those same instincts had straight up betrayed him by going absolutely haywire upon being exposed to Tony Stark.

Veteran single dad Steve runs a tattoo shop. For his 40th birthday, Pepper arranges for Tony to get that tattoo he always wanted, and he winds up with the mother of all crushes instead. Jumping out of airplanes is one thing, but falling in love is something else entirely. Steve struggles with the idea of actually letting someone into his life. Tony is left trying to keep his heart from being broken while Steve figures things out.


Proof Positive by MegaraNoelle

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Words: 372,271 (series)

Completed: No (individual works in series are all completed last I checked)

Tony is no stranger to paternity claims from his female conquests, there’s a system in place for them. But when one of the tests actually comes back positive, he makes a rash decision to not tell anyone about it, not even Pepper Potts. All Mary Parker wants is for Tony to spend a little time with their son. Tony has a lot to think about in his life now, how he wants to run his company, how his life is going to change with the arc reactor, and what he’s going to do about his son, Peter. Then, the Avengers Initiative pops up, and in waltzes his childhood hero, and enemy, Captain America.

Follows the lives of the Starks, Parkers, and Rogers’, as they grow up, and grow in life.


Rescue by Wordsplat

★ ★ ★ ★

Words: 5,354

Pairing: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark

Completed: Yes

The Avengers rescued a lot of children over the years, but only one ever rescued them.


Birthday Wishes by Wordsplat

★ ★ ★ ★

Words: 2,327

Pairing: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark

Completed: Yes

On Peter’s seventh birthday, Tony is sent to the hospital and Peter says something he immediately regrets.


Don’t Call Captain America Dad by Eudoxia

★ ★ ★

Words: 2,712

Pairing: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark

Completed: Yes

Peter accidentally tells his parents he’s Spider-man. And now he has to deal with his stupid parents being stupid. And overprotective.


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Stony Valentine’s Day Recs

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Here are some suggestions for fics to make your day even brighter. Enjoy!

Valentine’s Surprise by @wordsplat: Steve gets an interesting surprise on Valentine’s Day.

Reignition by @wordsplat: Both Steve and Tony forget about Valentine’s Day, but luckily they’ve got Peter to remind them.

Valentine’s Day Gone Awry by @tonystarkssnipples: Tony didn’t forget about Valentine’s day, he just forgot it was today.

Coming Up Roses by fitz_y, @imafriendlydalek:  The world’s most beautiful creature, clearly God’s (Darwin’s) gift to mankind, is standing right in his path as if he’s been waiting for this moment, for Tony to walk into his life.  Okay, Tony really needs to stop letting Happy talk him into watching Downton Abbey so often.  “Happy Valentine’s Day,” Tall, Blond and Gorgeous says with a 1000-watt smile. An arm is stretched out towards Tony, a red rose in his hand.  What the hell? Is he dead? Has he died and gone to heaven? Unlikely - he’s pretty sure that, if there is an afterlife, he’s not going up in the clouds. Is he being Punk’d?

(Stupid) Artificially Intelligent Cupid, or That Time Tony Wrote a Matchmaking Algorithm To Get Steve Laid, Because That’s How He Rolls by uraneia: Steve has the worst luck when it comes to dating, so Tony writes a matchmaking program to help him find the right girl. Then the program overrides his parameters and hands him a clue.

How Not to Declare Your Love by reona32: It’s Valentine’s Day and Steve wants to do some big gesture to declare his love to Tony. He decides to buy him a giant, 6 foot teddy bear. It doesn’t work the way he expects it to but it still ends with them as a couple. He’ll take what he can get…

Steve’s Silky Special Surprise by within_a_rustic_cafe: Steve loves his lingerie. Tony loves Steve in the lingerie just as much.

As Sweet as Chocolate by stargirlchrina: It’s Valentine’s Day at Avengers Tower, and today is the day! The day Steve finally tells Tony how he feels. He’s written a card for it but when the time comes to give it to Tony, Steve can’t do it. Natasha helps there, startling him so bad he drops the card into Tony’s pile of gifts from fans and family. What’s Steve to do??

Tony Stark’s Valentine’s Day Chocolate Mayhem by Dormammu: Nothing says “I like you. Go out with me?” better than a gigantic chocolate heart threatening to fall over on some innocent people.

the one where Tony is wrong by pure1magination: Tony has the perfect Valentine’s Day planned. The only problem is, Cap doesn’t seem to be up for it. In fact, Tony is pretty sure their relationship is over.(spoiler! it’s not)

In a New York Minute by @missbeckywrites: Shortly before Valentine’s Day, Steve and Tony are accidentally outed to the world. Already uncertain of where they stand, now they have an additional worry to contend with.

Ten Romantic Valentine’s Day Gifts For Busy People by @blossomsinthemist: Steve and Tony do their best to celebrate Valentine’s Day together.   They’re busy and it’s not perfect, but it ends up surprisingly romantic all the same.

Just Like This by @blossomsinthemist:  “You are,” he murmured in Tony’s ear, “the sweetest, most generous, most wonderful boyfriend a man could ever have.” Steve and Tony share Valentine’s Day together, and Steve wants to make a point.

Heartbeats Accelerating by quicksylver28: Happy Valentine’s day. Shameless, plotless smut.

141 Characters by StarkLovesStripes: It’s Valentine’s day. Steve tweets.or the one where steve pines over Twitter with a total stranger.

Valentine’s Day by Heartithateyou: Its Valentine’s Day and Tony isn’t feeling very festive. Maybe a secret someone can turn that around.

Valentine’s Day by nightwalker: A small collection of stand-alone short stories about various Valentine’s Days Steve and Tony have celebrated.

Cap-IM Rec Week 2017 (Saturday)

Kiss It Better Saturday: July 22nd: Hurt/Comfort of any kind

Today’s post is late, but here we go! :)

Heart Burn by nightwalker (@onemuseleft)
Summary: There was a dragon and now Tony’s mostly naked and it’s all Reed Richards’ fault.

The Wrong Place at the Wrong Time by MemoryDragon (@memorydragon)
Summary: After their plane went down, Steve and Tony only just barely managed to find a cave for shelter. If only it weren’t always the wrong place and the wrong time for Tony.Yippie ki-yay.

should be a dream but I’m not sleepy by seventymilestobabylon
Summary: Steve and Tony get hit with a telepathy spell and a magical blizzard, and they have to take shelter in a cabin with fresh milk but no working electricity. Even when they can sort of read each other’s minds, they are still terrible at communicating.

Tony. Doctor Tony Stark. by itsallAvengers (@itsallavengers)
Summary: Steve is sick again, surprise surprise. So, of course, his friends decide to have him carted off back to hospital for the fourth time that month. God, does he hate hospitals. Until he meets his Doctor.

we pick ourselves undone by laramara
Summary: It might appear that award-winning surgeon Tony Stark, the head of neurosurgery at Shield Hospital, well and truly has his life together. Now if he could only figure out how to tell people that his father, world class neurosurgeon Howard Stark, is locked away in a nursing home with Alzheimer’s, devise a way to get Chief Fury off his back for good, and work out what the hell he’s going to do about the weird on-again-off-again thing he has going with the head of cardio, he’d finally have everything sorted.

To The Core (Under My Skin) by windscryer 
Summary: Hydra has Steve stashed in the freezer like a pint of Ben & Jerry’s when Tony finds him. They’ll pay for that, of course, but first he has something much more important to take care of.

as they learned to see by often_adamanta
Summary: Tony stayed silent through her terse explanation, anger growing. When Natasha was finished, he asked, “So you’re telling me that Steve’s been missing for almost two months, most likely kidnapped by an unknown organization, a force which employs two brilliant but completely crazy scientists that hate Stark Industries because they were refused jobs on the basis of their psych evals, and I’m only hearing about this now?”

To Break a Dream by Wordsplat (@wordsplat)
Summary: Steve is kidnapped and tortured to prove a point to the American people at large. Warning: Graphic depictions of multiple kinds of torture. Not for the squeamish.

For freedom and the fear of forgetting by dapperanachronism (@dapperanachronism)
Summary: Steve’s eyes linger on Tony until the last possible second, as if he’s trying to memorize features he’s desperate not to forget. Because he will, if they don’t get out of here and fast.

Syzygy (a Kludged Together remix) by Mizzy (@mizzy2k)
Summary: When Tony Stark cut Steve Rogers’ morning jog short to join him on a reconnaissance mission off the East Coast, Tony sure wasn’t expecting to end up stuck on a life raft in the middle of the ocean, Steve’s hand knuckle-deep in his chest.

Faults, Rifts, and Other Gaps in the Firmament by reona32
Summary: Things are disappearing around the helicarrier and the Avengers discover something lurking in the shadows.

Blow Out by xaritomene
Summary: The Avengers are stuck in a cave, and Tony, despite being essentially incapacitated by the loss of his suit, has a working plan to deal with this shit. So what if his team thinks he’s only useful in the suit? And so what that they’re not in life-threatening danger, the kind that Loki strews around himself like confetti? Tony is going to get them out of there by hook or by crook, because goddammit he hates caves, and no one else is coming up with a better plan. They’re not in danger now, but time is running out. And if Tony has to damage himself to pull off his plan, well, them’s the breaks.
Incidentally, Steve doesn’t like it when Tony’s damaged. (Or: Stand back! Tony Stark’s about to try science. Dangerous, self-sacrificing science.)

This Wasn’t What the Brochure Promised by kahn (@kahn-on-tumblr)
Summary: “Do you think this is still a training exercise, or did we just get our asses handed to us by actual bad guys?” asked Clint. 
Tony, Steve, Clint and Bruce spend quality time together in a cave. Tony does not build another arc reactor (even if he sort of needs one). Steve is all Protective Leader. Clint is terrifyingly good with a knife. Bruce bleeds and snarks. There is banter and embarrassing amounts of schmoop and the boys get very touchy-feely.

I’m Here, Sweetheart by DaftPunk_DeLorean
Summary: When Tony gets grievously injured at a press conference, Steve just about loses his mind with worry. And not only because they are best friends, or teammates, or colleagues. No one could blame Steve for his reaction, knowing that he and Tony were married. The problem was, no one knew.

Presenteeism by Veldeia (@veldeia)
Summary: Tony thinks piloting the armor remotely while letting the others believe he’s wearing it is a good plan, until he realizes he’s not hung over, but actually quite ill.Steve thinks something’s off with Tony today, but he has no clue what that might be, and since Tony says he’s good to go, they’ll proceed with the mission anyway.

Anti-Virus by marinarusalka
Summary: Steve didn’t think he could get sick any more. He was wrong. Tony didn’t think of himself as the caretaking type. He was wrong too.

If You Never Say Your Name Out Loud To Anyone bytheladyingrey42
Summary: Sometimes, Steve has panic attacks. Or at least he used to. Nowadays, he mostly just has conversations with Tony Stark.

Tony Stark Defense Squad (Steve’s Had Enough) by orbingarrow (@orbingarrow)
Summary: The Avengers are called in by the government to “discuss” recent events, but it turns into a game of Let’s Bash Tony and Steve is so not cool with that. Or, the one where Steve Rogers makes himself the President of the Tony Stark Defense Squad. Matching t-shirts to come later.

Under Armor by trilliath (@trilliath)
Summary: Tony’s a little tiny bit entirely stuck in his suit. But who needs the jaws of life when you have a Super Soldier on hand?

anonymous asked:

We need a looong firs t time stony fic rec

Long fics are my favorites!  I adore a really long, thought out, slow build.  Here are a few favorites, all complete and over 100K:

Even the Light is an Illusion by Mizzy:  Death threats are an unfortunate side-effect of being Tony Stark, so he’s learned to ignore them. The problem is, when someone really wants you dead, hiding your head in the sand just kinda exposes your ass.But it’s not just Tony’s behind on the line. Whoever wants him dead wants him to suffer first, and they’re willing to do anything to make that happen. Tony knows there’s only one way out. To save Steve, the Avengers, and the general public, Tony has to die. Of course, death isn’t always the end, and Tony does what any other self-disrespecting scientist would do: he finds a way to fake his death and avenge his own murder.The trouble is, terrible decisions usually have a terrible price, and this one is no different. Tony has a chance to save the day, but the cost may be more than Tony was ever expecting to pay…

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.

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.

Captivated by @missbeckywrites:   When Tony sustains a life-threatening injury, Steve takes him to a world where magic can heal any wound. But their happy ending swiftly becomes a nightmare when slavers attack, and Tony is captured and taken away. After months apart, they are finally reunited, but the quest to save Tony is only just beginning.

America Isn’t Chicken by @everybodyilovedies (Amuly):  After a Civil War, death, rebirth, a takeover by Osborn, brain deletion, and the fall of Asgard, Steve and Tony might just be starting to get back on solid ground with one another. Things aren’t perfect, not yet, but they can be in the same room as each other without resorting to violence, and they’ve even managed to share a smile or two.
Seems like the perfect time, then, for Tony to try and fuck it all up with a stupid game of gay chicken.Meanwhile, as if he didn’t have enough to worry about, Tony realizes some kind of supervillainous trouble is brewing when increasingly advanced armors start popping up all over Manhattan, looking strangely reminiscent of his tech. On the other side of the world, Steve gets news that Zola is on the move in Russia, with some sort of nefarious plan at work.Which will ruin them first? Will it be this unknown armored villain who is after Tony’s tech? Or will it be Zola unleashing his mysterious plan on the world? Or will Steve and Tony prove to be their own worst enemies, destroying the tentative truce they managed to forge with their own stubbornness?

The Captain and His Courtesan by @winterstar95:  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.

Unwritten Endings by @xtaticpearl:   Tony takes the bullet meant for Captain America at the end of their war and through his death, brings together the team again. Only, he isn’t really dead and when he comes back, the equations between the team-mates begin to alter and reform, writing a new story altogether.

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 Single Biggest Problem with Communication by @blossomsinthemist:   In the wake of Steve’s return from the dead and the end of Norman Osborn’s reign of terror, the superhero community is recovering–Steve has taken on a new role and Tony is trying to put his life back together. Things are still awkward between them, but they’re determined to put things to rights. But when a discussion about their feelings leads to further misunderstandings, they discover that might be more difficult than either of them realized. Set in the early Heroic Age after the end of Dark Reign, this is a get-together story about crossed wires–and second chances.

www.stem.org by @emeraldine087:  Steve Rogers and Tony Stark live in the Avengers Tower with the rest of the team but they may as well be living in different planets for all the things they can’t seem to see eye to eye on. Steve has deep seated misconceptions about Tony, and really, Tony just thinks Steve is a dick. They may work well in the field together, but as far as their personal dealings with each other go, they don’t know jack shit about one another.STEM is an unexpected Internet phenomenon–it’s Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, eBay, Goodreads, Skype and Amazon all rolled into one. And all the Avengers are in it with Steve being the most recent one to join. And Steve is just starting to really get into it, too especially after meeting heir2mecha.realm who is an amazing conversationalist–witty, smart, mysterious and remarkably thoughtful, and Steve can’t help but trust him.But is Steve ready to discover the man behind the mystery? Or will his misconceptions smother what feeble fire has been ignited between two people who have more to offer each other than what they’re prepared to admit?

And, since I love nothing more than to write tons of words just to get two idiots together, may I self-rec my long fics:  Celestial Navigation, Catching Lightning in a Bottle, A Higher Form of War.

stony fic recs!

I know after Infinity War many of us are looking for fics to cheer us up, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite Steve/Tony fics! I’m always looking for more, so if you have any recs, feel free to leave a comment! For my other rec lists, look here


SOULMATES

Soul Bomb (T | 1944 words by copperbadge) 

Suddenly everyone in Manhattan has someone else’s voice in their head. Tony got Steve’s, for his sins.

Stand Back, I’m Going To Try Science (T | 2123 words by Good_News_Everyone)

Soulmates are a rare and cherished thing, a simple touch of hands bringing love that lasts forever. By all the rules of romance, they’re meant to wait for each other and to trust in the vagaries of fate to bring them together.

Tony’s never been good at waiting, and when he has science on his side, who needs fate?

When I Think (Oh, it Terrifies Me) (E | 8641 words by celli)

Look, some mornings you wake up and little green men are invading New York City; some mornings you wake up and you can hear Captain America’s voice in your head. Tony has been an Avenger long enough that he saves his freakout for important things.

FLUFF

Tony Stark and the Super Sleeper, or actually, Soldier (T | 3836 words by RurouniHime)

The one where Steve keeps falling asleep on Tony.

Truth (E | 7265 words by valtyr)

Captain America takes truth serum. Tony is all over that.

Toasted Buns (E | 47044 words by copperbadge, scifigirl47)

After seeing Tony naked and tanned – all over – in a decontamination shower, Steve realizes he may be in trouble. Tony, meanwhile, is definitely in trouble over those tabloid pictures of him sunbathing nude. The solution is clearly a tropical island getaway.

Indecent Proposal (T | 2592 words by gyzym, Siria)

On the plus side, marriage is bound to be easier than proposing.

we should just kiss like real people do

(T | 3102 words by theappleppielifestyle)

Hoodie-guy stops in front of Steve just as he snaps, “FINE, I want to bang Tony Stark like a screen door in a hurricane, could we drop it now?”

How To Be a Truly Terrible Wingman (M | 11721 words by Wordsplat)

Prompt: “We were both playing wingman for our friends who have now decided to go home together, and after five minutes of conversation we fucking hate each other. Let’s bang it out.”

Hashtag Finally (T | 15208 words by Wordsplat)

Tony doesn’t ever actually ask the Avengers to move into his house, steal his wifi, eat all his food, and become the best family he’s ever known. They do it anyway.

The Forever-Nighter (T | 3093 words by Wordsplat)

When Rhodey decides that Tony’s been slacking lately and drags him along to the gym, Tony’s fully prepared to duck right back out the door the first time Rhodey turns around. Then he sees Hot Blond Guy.

Wanderer (M | 1676 words by 51stCenturyFox)

Tony jerks away like he’s awakened to find himself taunting an alligator with a raw chicken, and almost falls on the floor.“You sleepwalked,” Steve says, stating the obvious,“into my bed.”

Captain !@#$*%& America (T | 8093 words by Wordsplat)

The first time Tony hears Steve swear, he’s pretty sure it’s a dream. The second time is a lot harder to dismiss, considering it’s the middle of the afternoon and they’re both clearly awake. After that, what else can Tony do but use science to get to the bottom of it?

TONY AND THE BOTS

Rom-Commed By Fate (Or JARVIS) (E | 14387 words by leashy_bebes)

The best thing about being an Artificial Intelligence is the ability to parse, filter and modify the things people say until you’ve got the cause to do exactly what you wanted in the first place. Or, in which JARVIS cock blocks Tony into having an actual relationship.

Run Program: DUM-E (M | 11223 words by Amuly)

Taking care of Tony is a lot of work. Especially when you’ve only got one arm. And your code dates back to the 1980s.

Run Program: LIFE (M | 8505 words by Amuly)

DUM-E’s family keeps getting bigger every day. Times ahead may be hard, but DUM-E knows he’s up to the job of taking care of them all.

The Act of Creation Will Be Your Salvation (M | 84678 words by scifigirl47)

When Tony Stark was seventeen years old, he built his first AI. On that day, he ceased to be his father’s creation, and became a creating force in his own right.That one act likely saved his life, and not always in the most obvious ways.

SECRET IDENTITIES

Secrets of a Successful Marriage (E | 24118 words by valtyr)

Tony Stark lives a double life; he’s secretly the supervillain known as Iron Man. But his loving husband Steve has a few secrets of his own, as Tony is about to discover.

Toy Soldiers (E | 44241 words by copperbadge)

When Steve Rogers, five foot four and a hundred and ten pounds, met Tony Stark in a bar, he didn’t expect it to lead to arelationship. Or that Tony would find out he’s not an art student during a SHIELD rescue mission in Afghanistan.

Meet Your Heroes (M | 3321 words by Wordsplat)

Tony gets rescued by a highly concerned, very handsy Captain America. This is confusing for a number of reasons.

I (created from fantasies) exist solely for you (T | 5595 words by Mizzy)

Six years ago, without the Avengers Initiative there to save the day, scientist Dr. Eric Selvig sacrificed himself to save the world, the almighty demi-god Thor was lost to a terrible storm, and vigilante Iron Man – spotted with a nuclear weapon trying to take advantage of the situation – was forever labelled an enemy of SHIELD.This is a comic book office AU, where Steve is defrosted a year too late, Thor has forgotten who he is, and no one knows Tony is Iron Man.Also includes: office pranks, inappropriate post-it notes, and superheroes who like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.

How To Excel At Supervillainy (and lose your heart to America) (E | 13531 words by Zekkass)

And that’s how Tony’s supervillainy hobby got way way way complicated.

TIME TRAVEL/MULTIVERSE

A New Way For Us (M | 24435 words by ann2who)

They fight Thanos—and they’re losing. And before Tony knows what’s happening, he’s standing with Doctor Strange in front of the Eye of Agamotto and gets send back in time. Can he find a way to fix things this time around, or are they doomed to fall apart all over again?

The Twice-Told Tale

(E | 15789 words by arysteia)

For someone he’d hero-worshipped for so long, Steve Rogers in the flesh is a pretty big disappointment. For one thing, he keeps looking at Tony as though he reminds him of someone else, and even if he never says anything, Tony’s pretty sure it’s his father. A lifetime of not measuring up to Howard’s expectations is more than enough, thank you very much, and he’s certainly not going to make an effort to live up to any of Steve’s. Steve’s pretty clearly failed to live up to his expectations, in any case, and that’s not hypocritical at all.

Unveil My Unsightly Heart (M | 43019 words by Mizzy)

Looking over an old prototype helicarrier for its future viability as a base for the Avengers should have just been a routine day full of bickering and non-adventure for Steve Rogers and Tony Stark.But when they’re catapulted into an alternate universe – where their alternate selves are married and battling with a mysterious threat – the two are forced to get over their differences in order to figure out what’s going on, before it’s too late.Because there’s more going on than meets the eye, and Steve and Tony falling in love might just be the most dangerous thing that can happen. Not just for one universe, but for all of them…

AMNESIA

The Last Love Song of Anthony E. Stark (M | 42327 words by jibrailis) 

After contracting an Asgardian virus, Tony starts forgetting things. And people. And Steve.

FIX-ITS/EXPANDING ON CANON

As Sharp As Any Thorn (E | 47027 words 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.

A Partial Dictionary Of The 21st Century By Captain Steve Rogers, US Army (E | 13888 words by copperbadge)

Steve is adapting well to the new millennium, and he has the dictionary to prove it.

1796 Broadway (M | 460220 words by rainproof, teaberryblue)

Captain America respectfully requests that all complaints be addressed to him in writing. On paper, the nice old-fashioned way, because the computer screen hurts his eyes. Put your phone down, Tony.

Ready, Fire, Aim (M | 4531 words by gyzym)

There’s no “I” in “Avenger.”

Steve/Tony Fic Recs: Bedsharing

This list is for @juuls, who asked for fics with bedsharing! I’ve included a section for AOU bedsharing fics as well, hope you enjoy the fics :)

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(say you want me to) stay by goodmorningbeloved (@goodmorningbeloved):

“I need you to marry me,” Tony blurts over the phone.

Oh no, is Steve’s first thought, and the second is, I knew I shouldn’t have let him blow me in the kitchen five months ago. “All right,” his mouth says for him, and his feet must be thinking ahead too because he’s suddenly out of his chair and crossing the room to open his closet so he can get dressed and go to Tony. 

If It’s (Fake) Love by Wordsplat (@wordsplat): In an attempt to avoid the annual Stark family retreat Tony may or may not accidentally blurt out that he’s bisexual. He may or may not also accidentally make up a fake boyfriend that sounds an awful lot like someone he already knows. Getting Steve to pretend to be his boyfriend for the weekend is surprisingly easy; remembering that they’re pretending turns out to be a lot harder.

Love among the Hydrothermal Vents by DevilDoll:

In which Namor has a thing for Steve, an octopus has a thing for Tony, and Steve and Tony eventually have a thing for each other.

Steve Rogers Does (Not Do) Marriage Counseling by Neverever (@captainneverever): Natasha and Clint are kidnapped by HYDRA during a routine mission. Steve and Tony have to go undercover as a married couple at a couples counseling weekend to uncover where they’re being held. Except they had kissed at the SHIELD holiday party the day before and Tony doesn’t want to talk about it. What is Steve going to do?

Tony Stark and the Super Sleeper, or actually, Soldier by RurouniHime:

The one where Steve keeps falling asleep on Tony.

Wanderer by 51stCenturyFox: Tony jerks away like he’s awakened to find himself taunting an alligator with a raw chicken, and almost falls on the floor.“You sleepwalked,” Steve says, stating the obvious,“into my bed.”

Sleepwalker by skylar: Everything was swell in Steve’s new life at the Avengers Tower after CATWS until Tony started sleepwalking into Steve’s bed. What would our good captain do?

the only thing i ever held sacred (was your name) by fleurting: Steve’s an insomniac. Tony sleepwalks.

Love Lies Sleeping by Scavenge4Dreams: Five times Steve took Tony to bed… and one time Tony came on his own.

In the sun by BlossomsintheMist (@blossomsinthemist): Steve wakes up in bed with Tony. When he remembers why, he’s in no hurry to leave.

That For Destruction, Ice by BlossomsintheMist (@blossomsinthemist​): Even after all this time, Steve still wakes up with nightmares about the ice. Luckily, now Tony is there to help, however he can.

Touch by cptxrogers (@cptxrogers​): Once the team succeeds in bringing Tony back from the magical dimension he’s been trapped in, Steve can’t stop touching him.

Of Whiskey and Whiskers by MemoryDragon (@memorydragon​):

As if breaking up with Pepper wasn’t bad enough, AIM is back and Tony has been made team leader. Not to mention Steve has been turned into a cat. Tony needs way more alcohol before he can deal with this.

The Heart of the Temple by captainshellhead, vibraniumstark (@captainshellhead): 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.

Miles to Go by captainshellhead, vibraniumstark (@captainshellhead​):

Tony came to the arctic circle to meet their guide, find an artifact, and sell more issues of Marvels. But when their guide doesn’t show and a blizzard forces him to seek unexpected shelter, Tony hadn’t been prepared for what—or in this case, who—he might find.

Don’t Face These Nights Alone by navaan: Steve thinks he’s developing a crush, but he’s not yet ready to even consider any more than that, because he and Tony are such good friends now and he wants to cherish that friendship. A little vacation trip teaches him more about Tony – and perhaps that goes both ways.

Trouble Finds Me Easily by navaan: Sheriff Rogers finds Tony Stark sleeping outside the sheriff’s office and drags him home. Because he’s trying to keep the streets clean and people safe, not because he’s worried about Stark at all or anything.

The Rest of Our Lives by Sineala (@sineala): It’s the next year of the weapons expo, and Steve and Tony are back in Madripoor. Where there is one hotel with vacancies. Which has only one available room. Which has only one bed. Also Batroc is after them again. But that’s not really the important part here.

The Opposite of a Problem by Sineala (@sineala​): "I promise to love, honor, and probably not obey you, and, uh, take you as my totally-unlawfully-wedded husband, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, until death do us part, or for at least the next seventy-two hours.“

(Or: Tony and Steve get fake-married for the sake of the mission.)

AOU

Two roads diverged by RurouniHimeHis eyes haven’t adjusted and it’s too dark to see Steve’s expression. In which there is a farm, a porch at night, and two kinds of grief.

In the Early Dawn by starspangledsprocket (@starspangledsprocket): Steve and Tony have to share a bed. They use this as an opportunity to talk. Talking leads to more.

Heat by gracerene: Steve and Tony share a bed and end up getting more than they’d bargained for.

Come All You Young Lads, and Lay Me Down by laudatenium (@laudatenium):

It wasn’t easy, feeling like this for someone he was barely friends with.

But it wasn’t like life had ever been kind to him.

Spend a night by MystikSpiral: Tony and Steve have to bunk together, both of them need a way to sleep.

Keeping Company by quiet__tiger: It was like Barton was punishing him by making him bunk with Steve. …No, it was totally punishment.

He’d have to thank him later, dammit.

Morning Wood by avengersincamphalfbloodstardis: Steve wakes up on Clint’s farm, with his arms around Tony, and a problem in his pants.

Insomnia for Dummies by tartan_suitcase (miss_whimsy): Set during Avengers: Age of Ultron. Tony can’t sleep. Steve can’t sleep. They talk instead.

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