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Semaphore - DevilDoll
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, (Pepper/Stark, Bucky/Steve, Peggy/Steve), coping!Steve, depression, jokes about suicide. "I’m trying to like you, Tony. You’re just making it very hard."
Notes: Steve's trying to cope with the 21st century. Tony's sorta kinda tries to help but not really at first. They both become BFFs with Steve's peer, an eldery hip lady too busy with her life and liver of steel to spend too much time with them, haha.

Look here, look back, look ahead - marinarusalka - Marvel, Iron Man Noir, Marvel Noir [Archive of Our Own]
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, Noir AU, first-time. September, 1941: Returning from a mission as Iron Man, Tony Stark crash-lands in the Carpathian Mountains and is rescued by Captain America. The two heroes team up to investigate Nazi activity at a mysterious castle. But Captain America is keeping secrets that could destroy their new partnership before it has a chance to begin.
Notes: I don't follow the comic-canon so I'm not sure if Marvel Noir is an actual thing or a fic trope but I'm definitely a fan! Nice sprawling fic and build-up.

♥♥Teasing the Paparazzi - nightwalker
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, established relationship. It's the morning after the night before and it's time for Steve and Tony to face the music.
Notes: This is actually the 3rd in the series but you don't need to read the first two (altho I'd recommend it). I just had to rec this because of the awesome Spider-man trolling Tony does: And of course, there are the threesomes. Just this morning, we woke up with Spider-Man and let me tell you, he was very happy to see me-

Gift of Asylum - carleton97, Sister_Wolf
Synopsis: Clint/Darcy, Pepper/Tony, Jane/Thor, Natasha/Steve, Fandral/Hogun, kidnapping, first-time, epic. The story of how Darcy Lewis accidentally helps found the Avengers while having an epic, failboaty romance with that dude she nailed in a bar two years ago. Tasers, jackbooted thugs, Tony Stark, and life-altering job offers are par for the course when you help discover an alien/god dude with amazing pecs.

Mr. July - jibrailis
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, shenanigans, first-time, pining!Tony. Tony is the only one who can defend Steve's virtue. Tony hates his life.

♥♥ Homefront - sam_storyteller
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, clueless!Tony, coping!Steve, mentions of suicidal impulses, PTSD, severe grief, unwise drinking, angst, first-time, fucking beautiful. Steve Rogers is a capable leader, a kind and cheerful man, a good friend, a strong role model, and a loyal soldier. He's also teetering on the edge of suicide.
Notes: So fucking beautiful. Tony's POV and all the little details and big details and so. many. feelings!

♥♥ Tomorrow Belongs To Me - valtyr
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, movie-verse, epic, team bonding, animal death. 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 momument 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.
Notes: Pretty much everything by valtyr is amazing. Steve's voice is spot-on and I love everything about this fic.

♥♥ W.I.P.E. - tsukinofaerii
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, Marvel 616, epic, amnesia. Open file TS_762-b.ims... Sometimes, when a drive is completely broken, the only thing to do is wipe it clean and start over. When he wakes up, Tony has no idea who he is, or what he did to end up where he is. Depending on who he talks to, he was a villain or a hero, a genius or a degenerate. What he is now is still up for debate, but it doesn't look like he's going to have much time to figure it out. With a computer in his head screwing up and a country falling to pieces, options are getting limited. Steve The world needs Iron Man a lot more than it needs Tony Stark.
Notes: I know nothing about comic canon but I'm learning through fic! Does that count? Prolly not. This is a sprawling epic that delves into a lot of difficult decisions and the core of a personality.

♥♥ Playing Rough - valtyr
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, ref to non-con, kink, consent-play, rough, fluff. Where (616) Tony and Steve stop being dumb and get together. Steve wants to be extra gentle with Tony after witnessing what the other one did to the other Tony, but is horrified to find that Tony was kind of unwillingly turned on by watching. He's even more horrified after Tony convinces him to roleplay non-con with him and realizes that it turns him on too.
Notes: Wow, um, yeah, super hot. And awesomely fluffy in parts.

♥♥ Cut To Fit - kellifer_fic
Synopsis: Clint/Darcy, Steve/Tony, Jane/Thor, domestic, fluff. When Jane moves into the mansion, she takes Darcy with her.
Notes: I really need more of this in my life. I love the interactions of Tony & Darcy on the rooftop scoping out their guys and the guys knowing their being scoped out and playing up their sparring/instructions with one another. Yessssssssss...!!

♥♥ Talking Trash and Wasting Time - victoria_p (musesfool)
Synopsis: Clint/Darcy, Tony/Pepper, Thor/Jane, romcom, drinking, bonding. The one where all the Avengers act like Darcy is a bro and Clint is really bad at flirting.
Notes: Super, SUPER cute.

♥♥ the best of life is but intoxication - kellifer_fic
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, Clint/Darcy, pining, jealousy. Where Steve and Darcy are platonic BFFs and Tony and Clint just aren't buying it.
Notes: Steve's pretty much Darcy's galpal and Tony and Clint are getting jealous!!111 C'mon, both Steve/Tony AND Clint/Darcy? EVERYTHING I LOVE, NOTHING I HATE.

Two Out of Three (Ain't Bad) - plingo_kat
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, fluff, hijinks. It blindsides him one morning in the middle of his customary third cup of coffee; Steve walks through the door in loose cotton pants, shirt pulled up to wipe the sweat off his face from his usual morning workout, and Tony thinks: adorable.
Notes: Tony stumbles onto the realization of his crush on Steve and proceeds to try to woo him. So. Cute.

Safeword - melannen
Synopsis: Tony/Stark/JARVIS, bdsm, voyeurism, bad decisions, bad bdsm etiquette. Tony Stark doesn't need to be safe, sane, and consensual. He has JARVIS instead. (Then he gets Steve.)
Notes: From JARVIS's POV, which I found very charming as JARVIS grew into his own personality. Tony makes incredibly terrible decisions so there are references to negative sexual encounters via bad bdsm etiquette.

♥♥ Average Avengers Local Chapter 7 of New York City - hetrez
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, first-time, slow-build, so fucking beautiful, ref to non-canon character suicide. Steve and Tony accidentally start a national do-gooders association and fall in love.
Notes: You will cry and they will be tears of both sadness and happiness because this is so fucking beautiful it hurts. Steve only wants the best for people and for people to be their best and it fucking spreads.

♥♥ You’ll Find the Bright Places - BlackEyedGirl
Synopsis: Coulson-centric, gen, de-aged Avengers. Fury temples his fingers together. “Tell me how this started?” Phil tries to give a reasonable report of today's incident. As he spent most of his day trying to keep grade-school aged versions of his team away from a team of gunmen, he has only limited success.
Notes: Everything I love, nothing I hate. Now I want more BAMF!Coulson taking care of de-aged Avengers. Fluff Steve/Tony if you squint but regardless, so fucking cute it hurts.

The Losers

By daybreak we'll be gone - storm_petrel
Synopsis: Cougar/Jensen, werewolf AU, canon violence, first-time. Once you go into the woods, you don’t come back out again; or, how Franklin Clay got himself a pack.
Notes: So good for me. Pining!Cougar and Pining!Oblivious!Jensen but also the pack dynamics and how they all come together.

Cockfight - kisahawklin
Synopsis: Cougar/Jensen, amnesia, dubious dubcon, violence, blowjob. Cougar's the reigning champion of the ring. He has to be, because it's the only way to survive, and that's all he knows how to do.
Notes: A little heartbreaking due to Cougar's condition but holy fuck that blowjob scene was hot.

the antechamber of another world - kisahawklin
Synopsis: Cougar/Jensen, steampunk AU, first-time, hurt-comfort. When Jensen went to the market that day, he didn't know what he'd been expecting - but it certainly wasn't Cougar.
Notes: Loved the steampunk details; the horse sounds amaaazing. Loved the slow build between Cougar and Jensen. And Aisha sounds fucking scary, jesus.

Our Gift to God - shiny_n_new
Synopsis: Sherlock/Watson, Gods AU. The Holmes siblings are gods, ruling over England. John goes to Sherlock, the dangerous and unpredictable one, to beg for help.
Notes: Very cool world, loved the bits about god!Mycroft and the interaction between Sherlock & John.

♥♥ The Pleasure-Dome Hotel - raiining
Synopsis: Sherlock/John, BDSM AU, hooker!John, first-time. In the BDSM world AU Sherlock would totally make John strip for him. And kneel. And ... do other stuff.
Notes: "Sherlock pressed his finger on the keypad and ran a critical eye over the hotel room after the door unlocked and opened."


Seven Magpies - syllic
Synopsis: Arthur/Merlin, AU, BAMF!Merlin, universe swapping. Arthur opened his eyes a minute later to the sight of seven magpies streaking across the top of the clearing, their shapes dark against the white clouds and the muted grey of the sky. He tried to remember what it was that seven magpies meant—he'd had a nurse who had sung the rhyme to him as a child—but couldn't.
Notes: Really interesting worldbuilding of a Camelot where Arthur falls into a world where he's the manservant of Merlin.

Junni Kokki / Twelve Kingdoms
A Great Storm in the Sky, the Sun in the North - daphnerunning
Synopsis: Post-canon, canon-level violence. Following the events of "The Shore in Twilight, the Sky in Daybreak," Taiki and Risai attempt to liberate the Kingdom of Tai. But that may not be as easy as it seems, when traitors style themselves heroes, and the King is nowhere to be found.
Notes: One of the best JK fics I've found. The ending seems a bit too easy but I could envision as if it actually happen.
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So I read Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games trilogy a bajillion years late. I devoured it within 24 hours and wrung out every bit of feelings I had and more. It really hit me hard and I wish there was more fic for it but I found an amazing series I rec'd below.

The Hunger Games
Scylla and Charybdis, Wisely, I Say, I Am A Bachelor & A View from the Lists by Mithrigil & puella_nerdii
Synopsis: Finnick/Annie, canon-level: violence, gore, death, dubcon, forced prostitution, moments of fluff, happy ending jfc. Finnick decides that, come hell or high water, he is bringing his tribute home from the seventieth Hunger Games. That tribute is Annie Cresta. But Finnick never thought that he would have to choose between bringing her home and keeping her safe, and he wants both. How Annie Cresta crept up on Finnick Odair.
Notes: This is so fucking beautiful it hurts. ~60,000 words and I wish it went forever. It's rough, just as rough and real as canon but with a soothing touch here and there and a beautiful happy ending. It also has the rumblings of a prequel to The Hunger Games, expanded in it's subsequent sequels.

Ashes and Flame (Every You and Every Me) by freneticfloetry
Synopsis: Peeta/Katniss, post-canon, fucking beautiful. Peeta comes home, still unsure what the word means.
Notes: This is the epilogue told from Peeta's POV and it's fucking beautiful. Prepare to cry but also heal. The characters were spot-on and the little expanding upon canon (Haymitch's geese, Peeta's baking...) were just what I need to help soothe my ravaged feelings.

X-men: First Class

Progression of a Family Portrait by Xris
Synopsis: Erik/Charles, canon AU, kidfic, kidnapping, epic. “You’re sure we can handle one more?” Hank asks from the sidelines.
Notes: Post-divorce, Charles is setting up the school and on a trip for a new gifted child, he stumbles across Lorna. AND THEN FEELINGS BURST ALL OVER THE PLACE.

Hellfire AU by Cesare & helens78
Synopsis: Erik/Charles, Dystopia AU, slavery. Erik Lehnsherr has been searching for Sebastian Shaw for close to a decade, and the trail's led him to an exclusive club that rents enslaved and collared mutants to wealthy humans for a variety of sexual uses. Posing there, he meets one of the club's patrons, Charles Xavier, who isn't what the club thinks he is, either. Is Charles going to be an ally, or is he going to stand in Erik's way?
Notes: There's some characterization that's a big rough around the edges at times but the worldbuilding was well-done. It's an ongoing series but each fic is pretty much stand-alone.

The Changeling Prince by Regann
Synopsis: Erik/Charles, Fairytale AU, first-time. While seeking help to break a magical curse, a soldier named Erik finds himself trying to solve the mystery of a young prince's illness, a task that leads him deeper into the fickle world of the fae than he ever imagined.

I Ain't Scared of Lightning by kaydeefalls
Synopsis: Erik/Charles, canon AU, bamf!Charles, angst, minor character death, world rebuilding. "Shaw has someone very dear to me," Charles said in a low tone. "You're not the only one playing for keeps, Erik."
Notes: Holy bananas, this AU is amazing. I loved the minute changes in canon and the consequences upon character personality (Charles most obvious) and how it shapes Erik & Charles's interaction and Raven and Darwin's badassery and Alex and everything.

Omega by apokteino
Synopsis: Erik/Charles, AU. Wherein the world decides to deal with mutants with utter segregation. All mutants are placed on Genosha, and all children are tested at birth for the mutant gene, and sent to Genosha if they have it, to be adopted by other mutants. Years later, Charles Xavier's parents bribe officials to keep their child, and he grows up utterly alone in a human world. But all that changes ...
Notes: Lovely worldbuilding with an overarching plot that finished nicely.

Luther (BBC)
Strong Interactions by Speranza
Synopsis: John/Alice, post-S1 AU.
Notes: Ungf, fucking love me some Speranza and I love BBC's Luther. Never thought of looking for fic and holy shit this hit the spot. Great Alice voice, great Luther characterization and a short lovely read that's sweet even with some bloodshed (not as graphic as canon)

Heroes & Devils by marinarusalka
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, Echo-Bazaar AU, dark, mind-control, epic. Three years after Dr. Doom cast the entire island of Manhattan into the dark depths of the Echo Bazaar, life goes on. The people of Lowered Manhattan, including the Avengers, have adapted as best they could to their shadowy new existence. But then the Avengers find themselves in possession of a mysterious locked box that could save them all -- if it doesn't kill Tony first.
Notes: Epic demonic saga. You don't need to know canon Echo Bazaar (I don't) to pick up the world. Great worldbuilding and characterization.

Arms and the Man by sam-storyteller
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, first-time, brief PTSD. His best friend keeps cockblocking him, his relationship guru is a computer, and he might be gay. The future is very complicated.
Notes: Super-cute. Oblivious Steve is obliviously gay and oblivious Tony is totally oblivious.

age is an irrational number by valtyr
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, major-character death, happy ending, angst, multiple orgasms. Steve and Tony grow old together.
Notes: Um, my tags are pretty ridiculous on this one. You will cry lots. There will be too many feelings. and there will also be some ridiculously hot porn and fluff.

Time Watches From the Shadow by shadesofbrixton
Synopsis: Steve/Bucky, Firefly/Avengers Fusion. Post-Serenity spoilers. Mostly movie-verse Avengers, plus some...other stuff?
Notes: I didn't even know I wanted this. Shiiiiit, so good. The world-fusing has a few shaky moments but many great ones. And a lovely ending that filled me with feeeeeelings!

Lacuna by coloredink
Synopsis: Sherlock/John, amnesia, mild dubcon. God, it must have been terrible, to think that he would never have this again.
Notes: John suffers some amnesia and comes to the conclusion he and Sherlock are dating. Super cute for the most part.

Star Trek (2009)
How We Are (but not how we're going to be) by alpha_hydra
Synopsis: Kirk/Spock, post-STXI, Spock POV. Even when they hate each other, they're still sort of falling in love.
Notes: A little difficult to dive in at first. Kirk & Spock utterly fail to understand each other in their attempts to understand one another and it's a mess and they get fired from their first therapist. Yeah, Bones makes them go to couple's therapy to help create a healthy professional relationship.

♥ The Lotus Eaters by aldora89
Synopsis: Kirk/Spock, first-time, epic, mind-control. Stranded on the planet Sigma Nox while searching for a missing away team, Spock and Kirk find themselves pitted against a disturbing native life form. With the captain out of commission on a regular basis and Spock struggling to preserve his stoicism, staying alive is difficult enough – but when a slim chance for escape surfaces, their resolve is truly put to the test. Together they must fight for survival in the heart of an alien jungle, and in the process, uncover the mystery of the planet’s past.
Notes: Slow-burning epic of Spock and Kirk surviving on their own on an relatively unknown planet with a disturbing native life form. The build up between them is maddeningly aching. UGH, SO GOOD.

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