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Steve Rogers / Tony Stark

Say When Verse by ann2who [series, 328k+, complete]
Summary: 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.

Celestial Navigation by sabrecmc [210k+, complete]
Summary: 18 year old Omega!Tony finds himself Bonded to Captain Steve Rogers. He isn’t happy about it until he is.
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Orbital Mechanics by sabrecmc [91k, wip]
Summary: Freshly out of the ice, Captain Steve Rogers definitely does not want to Bond with anyone. Until he does. (Steve’s POV for Celestial Navigation)

Resurrection-verse by Elspethdixon, Seanchai [series, 338k+, complete]
Summary: Doom brings Steve back from the dead. Hijinks ensue, some of which might vaugely be considered plot.

When The Lights Go On Again by Elspethdixon, Seanchai [complete]
Summary: Aliens have invaded earth, and the Avengers are scattered. While Steve leads the resistance, Tony once again finds himself playing captive scientist. In the midst of a violent alien regime, separated by seemingly insurmountable boundaries, Steve and Tony have nothing to keep themselves going but each other.

America Isn’t Chicken by Amuly [130k+, complete]
Summary: 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?

A Higher Form of War by sabrecmc [292k+, complete]
Summary: 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.

From Where We Began by RunningInThePouringRain [42k, complete]
Summary: When Steve returns the stones he knows he is going to stay in 2012. This is the only chance he has. He can do better there. He knows what he needs to change so when Thanos comes, he and Tony are standing side by side. The only thing he didn’t plan on was confronting his own feelings for Tony Stark. (Or the fix it fic where Steve arrives in 2012 and tries to rewrite MCU canon in order to save Tony Stark).

almeno tu by silkspectred [series, 124k+, complete]
Summary: Tony drives off. Well, he wants to. But he can’t. Because. Steve Rogers is in front of his car. Steve fucking Rogers. Is in front of Tony’s fucking car.

what we share (and what we hide) by machi_kun [series, 335k+, wip]
Summary: A SteveTony-centric series, dedicated to a long study of all characters involved and a plot-driven fix-it for the MCU verse.

Letters to My Love by justanotherrollingstony (adoctoraday) [series, 66k, wip]
Summary: The void between them cannot be bridged by time alone, it requires words of love, of apology, of forgiveness.

Fireside ‘verse by GotTheSilver [series, 33k, wip]
Summary: Canon divergence after Endgame. A what-if Tony lived series.

Shapeshifters: The Extra Fluffy Edition by janonny [series, 38k, wip]
Summary: According to all the stereotypes, feathers and fur will fly when several different shifters have to work and live together. But the truth was that the animal instincts were easy to navigate. For Steve and Tony, dealing with their very human feelings was the hard part.

You Don’t Only Get One Shot by janonny [23k, complete]
Summary: In which Tony voluntarily carries a tracker around, and learns how to talk to Steve all over again in-between and during kidnapping attempts.

Pyriscence by nostalgicatsea [6k, complete]
Summary: In the wake of the Decimation, there’s nothing but total destruction, death and chaos that spread like wildfire, uncontained. All Natasha can do is hold fast to her hope in the aftermath—hope that there’s a way out. Hope that Tony will come back to them. To Steve.

Deep in the Heart of Me by Finely Honed (jaqen_hgar) [245k+, complete]
Summary: Veteran single dad Steve runs a tattoo shop. 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 love requires real courage. Steve struggles with letting someone into his life. Tony tries to keep his heart intact while Steve works on his issues.

I could lie tangent to your curves by RurouniHime [11k, complete]
Summary: Steve is bodyguard to a prominent young socialite with too much genius on his hands… and who has taken an unfortunate shine to him.

endgame by starksrhodey [3k, complete]
Summary: Alternate universe where you taste what your soulmate does. Or, Steve tastes the blood as Thanos stabs Tony.

Go Ugly Early by just_another_tinker [series, 288k+, wip]
Summary: 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.

Yours, Steve by soniclipstick (veriscence) [8k, complete]
Summary: Tony has read the news, he’s seen footage of the infighting and the arrest and Steve’s bloody body on the courthouse steps. He might not remember, but he understands why Steve can barely look him in the eye anymore. But there’s a ring on the chain of a set of dog tags that have no business being in Tony’s safe. And it fits his finger perfectly.

I’ve loved you for a hundred years (and I’ll love you forever more) by Saiya_tina [8k, complete]
Summary: Steve Rogers meets Tony Stark, an integral part of Erksine’s project, during the Second World War. Basically, a retelling of Captain America: The First Avenger with Tony Stark in the midst of things.

Same old story. by spqr [7k, complete]
Summary: “We’re toasting our regrets,” Tony explains. “Your turn.” / “Oh,” Steve says. / It takes him a long minute to think of something. Or, more likely, it takes him a long moment to work up the courage. But then he turns and raises his bottle to Tony. Looks him dead in the eyes, a sad, sort of wistful smile on his face, and says, “You.”

Turns Out, I Have a Rose Garden by betheflame [52k, complete]
Summary: President Steven Grant Rogers was gearing up to run for president again and he had yet to deliver on his major campaign promise from the first term: reverse the effects of climate change by at least 40%. Luckily for him, billionaire genius inventor Tony Stark had just the technology to do it. Less luckily for Steve, he was totally into Tony, who had no idea Steve was gay because essentially no one knew Steve was gay. If Steve has to choose between a second crack at the office or a first crack at true love, which one wins?

Sex Lies and Newsprint by nightwalker [52k, wip]
Summary: A year of Cap/Tony romance as told by the tabloids.

Check One by JenTheSweetie [4k, complete]
Summary: Steve has an annoying best friend. Tony has an elaborate plan. Sam has allergies. Bucky has no idea what’s about to hit him.

A Movable Feast by copperbadge, scifigrl47 [74k, complete]
Summary: The epic road trip of food truck hipster Steve Rogers, chef Tony Stark, and self-propelled trouble magnet DJ Fujikawa.

Pythagorean Expectation by slytherinski [182k+, complete]
Summary: Steve turns, feeling his heart fall out of his chest at the figure walking towards them. This has to be a dream. A nightmare— one that Steve has definitely had before. Tony Stark walking towards them does not compute. Even with his eyes shrouded by orange-tinted spectacles, there is no mistaking that lopsided grin and casual strut onto the field even from a distance. Steve’s head is swimming with questions. Tony holds so much notoriety right now that it would be near impossible to keep him transferring teams a secret, especially considering the team he would be leaving is owned by his own family. (Aka, the fic in which Steve and Tony are rivals both off and on the baseball field— until they aren’t. And it’s also in the 90s, because why the hell not.)

Making Ends Meet by itsallAvengers [13k, complete]
Summary: Since eloping at nineteen, Steve Rogers and Tony Stark have been, for lack of a better phrase, broke as absolute fuck. That’s okay though. They have each other.

Janet van Dyne’s Guide to Wooing a Superhero on Behalf of Another Superhero by Amuly [10k, complete]
Summary: …In Eight Simple Steps! When Arno Stark realizes that the fate of the world depends on Steve and Tony being in a romantic relationship, he goes to Reed Richards for help. Unfortunately, Reed doesn’t exactly have a head for matchmaking. Enter Sue, who brings in Jan to help her. Together, the two embark on a single-minded quest: convince Steve and Tony to get their mack on. When this proves harder than they could have ever imagined, Jan starts bringing in some additional conspirators to help.

In which Loki is having none of this bullshit (Or, the one where Loki plays matchmaker) by orphan_account [8k, complete]
Summary: Basically? Loki notices Steve noticing Tony, and decides to do something about it, discovers Tony is oblivious to a fault, and takes Drastic Measures. Steve is not amused.

Thank You Fics Round 3 by sabrecmc [165k+, complete]
Summary: As a thank you to my followers on tumblr, I offered to write some fics based on prompts they sent. This is the third round of those.

Clint Barton Is Not a Traditional Matchmaker (but His Methods Are Foolproof) by Potrix [3k, complete]
Summary: “What the fuck just happened?” Tony manages eventually. / “That’s a bad word,” Girl Barton, Lila, says, arching an eyebrow. / Boy Barton, Cooper, shrugs. “We won’t tell if you won’t.” / “What did he mean no big explosions?” Steve croaks helplessly. / The baby burps, entirely unconcerned.

Lost Love is Sweeter (when it’s finally found) by kenshincha [1k, complete]
Summary: Tony had always encouraged Pepper’s expanding of his art collection, but it wasn’t art he was really looking for.

How Light Carries on Endlessly by nomadicbeard [5k, complete]
Summary: Steve goes and has his family with Peggy and then finds a new one, eighty years later.

5 Times Steve Thought Tony and Clint Were Dating by Bam4Me [4k, complete]
Summary: And One Time That Phil Told Him He Was An Idiot

An Ever Fixed Mark by Elspethdixon, Seanchai [70k, complete]
Summary: Loki accidentally turns Tony into a woman. Steve is less than thrilled. Hijinks ensue.

Aesthetic Appreciation by theappleppielifestyle [2k, complete]
Summary: Tony wears a crop top. Steve, among other people, notices.

gonna be trouble by fictionalcandie [8k, complete]
Summary: In which Bucky comes back, Tony is doomed, and the Avengers want their breakfast.

We stand together (or not at all) by Jana_C [33k, complete]
Summary: It’s so easy to hate this man, so painfully easy. He’s the embodiment of rich, white male privilege. He’s irritatingly arrogant, and he doesn’t always think before acting, and even when he does, he manages to twist his logic around and shape it into something that will always benefit him, and yet, here he is, building the guy who killed his parents an arm, without having been asked; working his way through diplomacy and politics, even though he hates it with every fiber of his being, just so he can correct the mistakes all of them made. She watches him go and sighs, small and tired, before texting a single line to Steve. Get ready to come home.

This boy, half-destroyed by haemodye [7k, complete]
Summary: A date raffle, a closeted Avenger, and a gold ring all find themselves at the Stark Industries Annual Holiday Party. What could possibly go wrong?

Under God by isozyme [40k, complete]
Summary: Nobody was ever going to know. Steve would be a good husband, a good father, and he’d never give in to sin and touch another man. But Steve makes two mistakes, one after the other: he leaves two words out of the Pledge of Allegiance, and he doesn’t notice a camera flash among the strobe lights of a dark club, because he’s dancing with his clumsy hands on Tony’s hips.

You can make this figure with your hips by haemodye [6k, complete, major character death]
Summary: Tony wakes up with a screaming headache, years into the future, where almost everyone he loves is dead. Stop him if you’ve heard this one before.

Teenage Dream by Etharei [7k, complete, underage]
Summary: “That,” says Tony, tone unmistakably smug despite his split lip, “is Captain America. Who, by the way, happens to be my godfather.”

In All the World by wallhaditcoming (uvcatastrophe) [15k, complete]
Summary: In a world where Sentinels, people with five heightened senses, bond mentally and spiritually with Guides, people gifted with empathetic powers, Tony Stark has spent thirty-three years overwhelmed by the emotions of those around him and running from his own. Sentinel Steve Rogers wakes up sixty years out of his own time and struggles to deal with the massive amount of new sensory input while trying to find his footing in a New York very different from the one he knew. When they finally find each other, how will their bond change them?

Purple Fleece and Honey by Morethancupcake [2k, complete]
Summary: “Protecting Tony Stark is like keeping an open fire in the palm of his hand. It’s like fighting the rain. It keeps him alive, in a way.” All it takes is a tiny Tony, and suddenly being right doesn’t seem important anymore.

Like a Comet Streaming On by Sineala [32k, complete]
Summary: Tony escapes Afghanistan with a functioning Iron Man suit and a perfectly normal heart. He even manages to bring Ho Yinsen home safely at his side. But he may as well have lost everything… because his wolfbrother is dead. Six months later, the Avengers find Captain America, frozen in ice, miraculously alive. Everything and everyone Steve has ever known is gone — except his wolfsister, the recipient of the lupine version of the super-soldier serum, who was frozen in his arms. Tony has everything but his wolf. Steve has only his wolf. This is how their lives fit together.

Clint Barton / Phil Coulson

Harmonies Verse by faeleverte [series, 246k+, wip]
Summary: Following the death of his mother, Phil Coulson moves across the country to the “care” of his aunt. With no friends and little contact with everything he’s ever known, the last few months of childhood look as if they’ll drag on forever. He’s lonely, lost, and hurting until a guy with dancing eyes and a beautiful smile knocks him down, both physically and metaphorically. Suddenly, his last year of high school doesn’t seem so daunting and the hours and days don’t feel like they last nearly long enough.

Give a Dog a Bone by Laura Kaye (laurakaye) [86k, complete]
Summary: What do you do when your dead best friend turns up alive after three years?
a) yell at him
b) hug him
c) ignore him to his face while following him around the Tower like a creeper
d) maybe fall in love with him a little
e) all of the above

Snapshots on the Long Road Home by Jo (jmathieson) [112k+, complete]
Summary: Clint Barton and Phil Coulson learned to work together and to trust each other, through years of dangerous missions. And during those years they went from being colleagues to friends, and eventually lovers. Snapshots on the Long Road Home is the story of that journey for Clint & Phil. Of the missions, the danger, the growing trust. Their road home to each other isn’t smooth, but by following it they find love.

Darling – I’d bare my neck to You by tillyenna [series, 27k, complete]
Summary: In a world where submissives are only just beginning to get rights, 17 year old Clint Barton is recruited into SHIELD and is about to meet the most Dominant man he ever will.

Don’t Ask About the Limp by mrasaki [9k, complete]
Summary: Maria was the worst friend ever, Phil thought, unsure where to put the emphasis to really get his feelings across on the subject.

The Things You Need to Know by lavvyan [3k, complete, dub-con]
Summary: Let’s just say that Clint’s post-mission sessions aren’t rewards as much as they are sweet, sweet torture. 

Warm Up by shadowenangel [4k, complete, dub-con]
Summary: He thinks that maybe he’s spent his entire life freezing, and, for the first time, he’s finally getting warm.

Page-Turners by sabinelagrande [series, 20k, complete]
Summary: A world of tops and subs: just as complicated and ridiculous as you’d think.

My Love is Vengeance by seikaitsukimizu [70k, complete, non-con]
Summary: In a universe far darker than our own, Phil Coulson will do anything to get back his archer, even activate the Avenger’s Initiative. As he dares to lay siege to Asgard, his actions instigate a civil war that erupts on Earth. By the end, both worlds will be changed forever. If he doesn’t burn them first.

Just Another Guy With A Bow by myrmidryad [94k, complete]
Summary: Clint’s life is a steady progression from point A to point B, but it’s everything that happens between those points that make the story interesting. Things like joining the circus, losing Barney, finding Barney, stumbling into SHIELD, trusting Coulson, making a different call when he’s sent to kill the Black Widow, and becoming part of the dysfunctional Avengers team.

Dance Dance Avengers by WriteThroughTheNight [1k, complete]
Summary: Clint can’t make breakfast without putting on music, and everyone has just a little too much fun

Falling in Love is Hard on the Knees by orderlychaos [65k, complete]
Summary: Clint Barton first met Phil Coulson minutes after he’d literally fallen through a warehouse roof in Estonia and really, that set the tone for their whole relationship; a relationship that over the years would grow to include friendship, respect, smartass comments, a redheaded assassin, slightly terrifying conversations with Nick Fury and a whole lot of pining. Falling in love really isn’t easy for SHIELD agents.

Try to Pacify this Hungering (while I deny your effects on me) by shaenie [190k+, complete]
Summary: The SHIELD D/s World AU that the world probably doesn’t need, but that I wrote anyway. Things don’t start out easy between Coulson and Clint Barton when Coulson attempts to recruit Barton to join SHIELD, but things eventually do start to settle between them, even as SHIELD tries to figure out what has been happening to all the submissives that have been disappearing from western countries.

Never Miss a Cue by infiniteeight [3k, complete]
Summary: Written for the following Tumblr prompt: “Clint claiming possession of Phil. Not general D/s and not garden variety jealousy. Ownership. Marking. Collars are good. Collars are really quite lovely.”

That Couple by so_shhy [2k, complete]
Summary: Written for this prompt on cc-feelsmeme: Clint and Phil are secretly that couple; you know, the one that’s still ridiculously in love even after 10 years together, can finish each other’s sentences, and generally drives all their single friends to homicide with how sweet and affectionate they are. They’re pretty good about hiding it at work. But off-duty? That’s a whole other thing.

What Are Friends For? by Saone [1k, complete]
Summary: Phil and Fury have a history, and Phil is definitely not above using said history to get what he wants.

Ring Around the Roses by Tawabids [24k, complete]
Summary: Tony Stark wants Agent Coulson to live in the tower with the rest of the team. But Coulson has responsibilities they don’t know about: caring for his partner Clint Barton, an ex-SHIELD assassin irreparably damaged after a mission that went wrong several years earlier. Tony wants to help. Coulson wants to keep everyone happy. Clint just wants a garden and for the Avengers to piss off and let him grow weed in peace.

Phil Coulson, Office Heartthrob by noelia_g [6k, complete]
Summary: Every office has a ‘cute guy from Marketing with a great ass’ that everyone wants to sleep with. Among the junior agents at SHIELD, that person is Phil Coulson. Clint would find it hilarious, but he just wants people to stop throwing themselves at his boyfriend.

Making The Best Of It by dentalfloss [33k, complete]
Summary: “He’s not telling us everything,” Fury reached out and shut the projection off, “I’m not comfortable with this.” Coulson didn’t respond, didn’t need to. “Let Rogers know I want Barton watched; he doesn’t go anywhere alone until we understand exactly what’s going on. I’m not losing him to some egotistical mind-f***ing blade-dancer who has mentor issues and wants to take it out on our asset.” Phil nodded efficiently. He couldn’t agree more.

Words May Fail by ladyflowdi [series, 107k+, complete]
Summary: There’s a beginning to every love story, Clint knows. Theirs just has more bullets and crazy people.

Cairo by WriteThroughTheNight [10k, complete]
Summary: Clint has limits on what he can take, and when they’re passed all hell breaks loose.

Today is Enough by WriteThroughTheNight [21k, complete]
Summary: The Avengers are mutants and it changes far fewer things than it should. There’s still a mission to be completed, a world to be saved, and relationships to be had.

The Biggest, Baddest Kids in the Sandbox by WriteThroughTheNight [12k, complete]
Summary: An alternate take on The Avengers if Clint, Natasha, Coulson, and assorted others were villains.

Two Can Keep A Secret by WriteThroughTheNight [3k, complete]
Summary: Clint becomes best buds with the Winter Soldier and there is surprisingly little death involved.

Burning From The Inside Out by WriteThroughTheNight [1k, complete]
Summary: Clint Barton is a stubborn idiot, but he still makes the shot.

Clean Hands and Bloodstained Fur by WriteThroughTheNight [3k, complete]
Summary: “Deputy Director Hill, I believe it’s time we activate the Avengers Initiative.” / The only sign of surprise is in her daemon. Clemen tightens his coils uneasily, before settling. / “Is that really wise?” Hill asks. / “We don’t have the time to be wise.”

Love in the Three-Ninth Kingdom by kalakirya, lavvyan [4k, complete]
Summary: Clint and Coulson are in mutually unrequited love. Natasha has no patience for their drama. And if the world were a nicer place to live in, she wouldn’t have to deal with it. Alas.

Speaking of Which by Emeraldsnows [45k, complete]
Summary: It starts when Clint brings a dog home to Avengers tower. It’s been hit by a car and has three broken ribs, a shattered pelvis, a broken leg, and he’s missing an eye. Clint names him Lucky. Because Clint. It leads to a series of practical jokes, pining, team bonding, new relationships, a box of puppies, and a kid. It ends with a wedding.

Prison ‘verse by arsenicarcher (Arsenic), hoosierbitch [series, 70k, wip]
Summary: When he takes the rap for a crime committed by Barney and the Swordsman, Clint is charged as an adult at 17 and spends the next four years of his life without protection in prison. Enter one Neal Caffrey, who knows how to charm his way to whatever he wants or needs, and Clint’s life gets a lot more interesting. Pretty much, the story of Clint in prison, Clint getting out, and Clint, like always, finding his way to SHIELD, and Phil.

On The Edge by heartsdesire456 [45k, complete]
Summary: For Phil Coulson, a middle aged writer from New York, getting an assignment to go to a military base in Afghanistan and spend eleven weeks living amongst the men and women who work there with no further instructions besides “Find me a story that’s human and will make people feel something” from his editor, Nick, sounded like it might be an interesting experience. Seeing up close and personal what it was like to be a part of the longest ongoing war in American history seemed like it might give him the kind of opportunity a writer of small, unimportant pieces like he wrote a chance to write something that people actually cared about. What he found instead was love in the most unexpected way and an experience that would change his life forever.

Toll the mountain by BeBunny [12k, complete, non-con]
Summary: Clint has been suppressing for as long as he can remember. It’s no big deal, he has it under control. It’s just that when he was a kid there wasn’t anyone around to tell him how this was supposed to go, with nowhere safe to let go and deal with the heat it was easier to ignore it altogether. It’s always possible to get hold of suppressants on the street. He’s got dealers on speed dial and a routine. In fact, he’s gotten so good at this he has everyone convinced he’s a Beta with an attitude problem, including Phil Coulson. But it all goes to shit when some dickwad steals his pills.

Every Monster, First a Man by giddytf2 [56k, complete, underage, non-con]
Summary: Omega!Clint and Alpha!Coulson in a dark, Alpha/Beta/Omega world of fangs, claws, purring and snarling, who somehow find and fall in love with each other anyway while a monster from Clint’s past returns and threatens to rob him of everything he loves.

ask ourselves what road to take by t_fic (topaz), topaz, topaz119 (topaz) [47k, complete]
Summary: Clint knew it was going to be bad as soon as he looked up from whatever the hell Nat had gotten for him to eat and saw Fury standing in front of him.

Don’t be alarmed if I fall head over feet by sirona [18k, complete]
Summary: “That little shit,” Jasper snarls, throwing himself in the seat across from Phil in the mess hall, glasses slightly askew and eyes sporting that look Phil has come to associate with a certain specialist recently collected into SHIELD’s fold.

Alphabet Cities by eigengrau [19k, complete]
Summary: Take Phil Coulson and Clint Barton. Add one part sexual tension and one part snappy banter. Mix in travel writing and the alphabet. Liberally sprinkle with angst and fluff. Stir. A series of one-shots, each focusing on Phil and Clint’s relationship over the course of their travels for SHIELD.

Passepartout by faeleverte, Kathar, Laura Kaye (laurakaye), zappedbysnow [147k+, complete]
Summary: Clint is bequeathed the world’s oddest safe deposit box, goes off to find out who Phil really was, and maybe just finds Phil again.

The Ultimate Kidfic of Ultimate Destiny by JHSC [series, 207k+, wip]
Summary: Clint is seventeen. He has a girlfriend, a baby on the way, and a headlining act in the circus. Then, he doesn’t.

Male Order Verse by faeleverte [series, 222k+, complete]
Summary: Agent Coulson’s mission is simple: fly to Amsterdam; meet up with a fake mail order bride (a member of Dutch intelligence); fake a relationship; intercept stolen weapons plans; get home in one piece. But it’s the kind of operation where everything that can go wrong does, starting with a mixup in the introduction service paperwork. Mercenary Hawkeye’s goal is clear: grab a temporary spouse; keep his real identity hidden; get himself and his partner back to the US; forget that whole failed mission ever happened. Unfortunately he gets more than he bargained for when his groom turns out to be perfect… and hiding a few secrets of his own.

Two-Man Rule by faeleverte, Kathar [series, 211k+, complete]
Summary: A Bowtie arc for Agents of SHIELD Season One, composed nearly equally of conspiracy, action, and smut. Wrapped so closely to Season One canon we might as well be spooning it. (Pretty damn compliant for Season Two as well– and definitely not Age of Ultron compliant.)

Washed Ashore by Kathar [286k+, complete]
Summary: Phil Coulson has been the Keeper of North Bar, and about half hermit, for fifteen years by the time he finds the wounded man lying on the beach in the wake of a storm. (Actually– it was the dog that found him; blame the dog.) Clint Barton has been a circus act, a mercenary, a spy, and a superhero– now he’s a wanted man, and a half-drowned one to boot. When they start trying to clear Clint’s name, events spiral out of control in ways they can’t imagine. Their lives will never be the same — and neither will the Avengers, SHIELD, and the entirety of Long Beach Island, NJ.

James “Bucky” Barnes / Steve Rogers

Not Easily Conquered by dropdeaddream, WhatAreFears [series, 117k+, complete]
Summary: In 1945, Steve Rogers jumps from a nosediving plane and swims through miles of Arctic Ocean to a frozen shore. In 1947, Steve Rogers marries Peggy Carter. In 1966, the New York Times finds the lost letters of Sergeant James Buchanan Barnes.

Infinite Coffee and Protection Detail by MusingsOnBuckyBarnes, owlet [series, 264k+, complete]
Summary: The mission resets abruptly, from objective: kill to objective: protect

the Kept Boy by moonythejedi394, Neutralchaos [235k+, complete, underage, non-con]
Summary: Here is James Barnes, the most dangerous Alpha in New York. Rich, powerful, cocky and short-tempered, his only skill greater than his persuasion or intimidation is his marksmanship. Head of the Seyrbakov crime family, inherited over the heads of the late Aleksei Seyrbakov’s own sons, who he had deported when they attempted to murder him. Top of Interpol and the FBI and the CIA and probably the NSA’s most wanted lists, but there’s never enough evidence to bring even a parking ticket against him, as it has been for New York’s Bratva since the late 1910s. His company smuggles weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, exotic animals, you name it, but you’ll never find a shred of proof. If land barons still existed, then Barnes – owning property in all the five boroughs, the state, the country, even on other continents – would easily be one. When you think of the Russian mafia, you think of Barnes. Here is James Barnes, gracing the scum and lowlifes of Brooklyn with his presence, and here is Steve Rogers, not-so-cheap yet consistently broke hooker, sitting on his lap like he belongs there. Very rapidly, that makes him the most dangerous Omega in New York.