quote Banned recommendations: MCU fanfiction in honor of Captain America: Civil War

Civil War comes out digitally today!!

*bites knuckle*
*bites knuckle*

You may remember from previous posts, I’m something of a MCU fangirl. (translation: I live, sleep, eat, and breath Marvel) So in honor of this momentous occasion, I’ve compiled a list of fanfiction recommendations!

Because, let’s be honest… the run time on the digital edition is under four hours and we’re in store for a three day weekend. We’re gonna need some fic to fill up the hours. A fangirls gotta do what a fangirls gotta do.

So please come in, sit down, take a load off and read some truly excellent fanfiction!

You’re on the canon ground, I’m up in crack ship space. Let’s start a shipping war, don’t care if I get hate. Don’t like my pairings, well, then you can hit the bricks. This is my OTP, I’ll go down with this ship!
-I Ship It by Not Literally

A few brief notes before we jump into things:

  • These are sorted by word count. I’ve put in a few notes on each rec, but nothing that rates being called a full review.
  • All stories are romances (you may have to squint to see it) and have a HEA or HFN unless otherwise noted.
  • All stories are complete unless otherwise noted
  • I don’t believe any of these are Civil War compliant or contain Civil War spoilers.
  • Please read the trigger warnings and tags on the individual fics before consumption.
  • These are basically all links to AO3 because I only use fanfiction.net for Colubrina, ShayaLonnie and RZZMG who write most of my favorite HP fanfiction…
  • There will be at least five mistakes in this post (not grammatical, honest to god I fucked up this rec/confused this fic/didn’t mention something important) because I have nearly 100 bookmarks and read a lot of fanfiction.

Rating system:
:laughing: = Funny
:heart: = Romantic
:brokenheart: = Angst
:eggplant: = Sexy
:crack: = There is no reason this should exist, but fuck I’m happy it does.

Mistake on the Part of Nature by idiopathicsmile
Pairing: This is not a romance. There is sort of Steve/Bucky implied if you squint.
Words: 1,274
Chapters: 1
Rating: :laughing::crack:
Never tell my friends, but this fiction is how I learned about the banana plague that decimated the world’s banana supply. Ever wonder why banana flavored candy tastes nothing like bananas? Well this fiction will tell you why. With Sam being hilarious.

“Well, for starters, looks like some maniac has taken one bite out of every single one of them and thrown them all in the garbage.”
Mistake on the Part of Nature by idiopathicsmile

One Love, Two Mouths by Achrya
Pairing: Steve/Sam/Bucky
Words: 1,953
Chapters: 1
I’m not even going to put notes here. I’m going to copy the summary and make a high pitched squeal you won’t hear but all the dogs in a five mile radius will.

Sam takes issue with the general lack of Falcon appreciation. Steve and Bucky take issue with Sam missing the fact that they’re dating. Sam has no idea what they’re talking about.


Every Single Character in the MCU Comes on Steve Rogers’s Face (for his Birthday) by mathildia
Pairing: Everyone comes on Captain America. Is that a pairing? Whatever, that’s what happens.
Word Count: 2,344
Chapters: 4
Rating: :crack:
I’ve read some truly awful 50 Shades parodies in my time. This fiction is what all of those strived to be. Not character wise. Not story wise. But in the sense that this is pure, unadulterated, unapologetic crack. And god, do I appreciate that.

Plus what better way to celebrate a new Captain America movie that with spunk to the face? Am I right, or am I right?

Slow Like Honey by Dira Sudis (dsudis)
Words: 2,775
Chapters: 1
Rating: :eggplant::eggplant:
I like to call this story “the forced feminiziation of pre-Serum Steve Rogers.” (Don’t worry… they might not handle BDSM correctly, since they don’t talk about it first, but this is consensual.) And since forced fem is one of my favorite (formerly) secret pleasures, this story is glorious. (Want to know another secret? The second installment in the series is even better.) So good, now that I’ve reread I’m just going to curl up into a little ball and take a little cat nap in the sun.

Nice Things by tracinginthesand.
Pairing: Tony/Steve/Bucky
Words: 3,005
Chapters: 4
Rating: :brokenheart::heart:
Full disclosure, tracingthesand is one of my favorite people. We met on twitter (I think thanks to the Fandom) and now I … I just adore her. And her prose. My god, her skill with words makes me weep. And this story in particular is just brutal. So raw and hurt and passionate and… it’s so much in only 3000 words, and I am in awe of it. Struck dumb by it’s beauty. Seriously, you need to be reading her writing.

The Delivery Boy by Livvy1800
Pairing: Darcy/Bucky
Words: 3,111
Chapters: 1
Rating: :laughing:
Another disclosure, Livvy, like tracingthesand, is a twitter friend. Actually, the two of them are probably my best twitter friend, and our support group on there is full of win. And she also writes amazing fiction! Pieces like The Delivery Boy where we get to watch Bucky lug around packages that Darcy’s brother accidentally sends to the wrong department. It’s sweet, it’s light, it’s fun, and it’s what you’ll need after reading some of the heavier/darker/smuttier pieces in the list.

Protective Package by Jaune_Chat
Pairing: Steve/Natasha
Words: 3,576
Chapters: 1
Ratings: :laughing::eggplant:
While Black Widow is a BAMF, sometimes even she needs a little help. This is the story of Steve helping her. With his penis. Repeatedly. With his penis.

Reminiscence by amobisan
Pairings: Bucky (and imaginary Steve)
Words: 3,766
Chapters: 1
Rating: :eggplant::brokenheart:
Less a romance and more Bucky is still on the run and has a little alone time to take care of a not-so-little problem. Of course, when he closes his eyes he imagines Steve.

It’s a masturbation fic. I had to include at least one.

A little painful, a lot sexy, and with a hopeful ending.

Hey, hey they say I better get a chaperon because I can’t stop messin’ with the danger zone. Hey, I won’t worry, and I won’t fret. Ain’t no law against it yet.
She Bop by Cyndi Lauper

Satisfactory by amobisan
Pairings: Steve/Bucky
Words: 3,941
Chapters: 1
Ratings: :brokenheart::eggplant:
Warnings: I will warn you here, Bucky is partially triggered and so the consent is dubious. You can tell from the Italics the asset hasn’t completely been activated, but… well the bigger issue is the worry that HYDRA had expected this behavior from him previously. If this triggers you. Don’t read it.
Otherwise… Bucky is partially triggered, strips naked, and jumps Steve. It’s a little twisted, but I’ve learned from reading FF that I like a little twisted here and there in my life.

Steve Rogers’ Dad Face and Other Common Hazards by AggressiveWhenStartled.
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Word Count: 4,178
Chapters: 1
Rating: :laughing:
Everything about this fiction is win. Told from the perspective of a fanboying Peter Parker we get to bear witness to Steve Rogers outing himself and Bucky at a press conference about Tony Stark’s dick. There’s no sex, but don’t let that dissuade you from laughing until you cry.

Deep as a secret nobody knows by This Girl Is (non_sequential)
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 4,286
Chapters: 1
Rating: :heart::brokenheart::eggplant:
AU where Steve is drunk and calls a phone sex line and gets Bucky.

Let me just…


Steve, being a failboat in most fanfiction (adorkable in the best ways) falls in love with the voice on the other end of the phone and keeps calling back. Oh, and there’s mentions of nearly naked Thor running to the store for Pop Tarts.

Mutually satisfying weirdness by sirona
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 4,520
Chapters: 1
Raiting: :heart::heartbroken::eggplant:
Bucky gets a wedding band put in his metal arm. Is he married? In a sense. Does the groom know? Of course not… where would the fun be in that?

It’s a beautiful night, we’re looking for something dumb to do. Hey baby, I think I want to marry you.
Marry You – Bruno Mars

bb must readThe Winter Soldier vs. Twitter (hashtag BuckRogers) by galwednesday
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 4,619
Chapters: 1
Rating: :laugh::eggplant:
Remember that time Bucky feed the trolls then he and Steve broke twitter? There’s even a Captain America Fail Whale. You need this fic in your life

Do all spy names start with the letter J? by bluecurls
Pairing: Clint/Darcy
Words: 4,811
Chapters: 1
Rating: :heart::brokenheart:eggplant:
People tend to forget that Clint was in Thor. This tale is Clint and Darcy meeting in a bar and finding something in each other. Well, Clint finds himself in Darcy at any rate. It’s a cute simple story with heart ache during their separation and a simple joyous ending with a general “what the fuck” for the rest of the Avengers.A great palate cleanser for this point in our list.

Bed and Breakfast by AvaKelly
Pairing: Clint/Bucky
Words: 4,873
Chapters: 1
Rating: :brokenheart::heart::eggplant:

But before I lose you to that and the shrine building that will come after… In this story we have a heart broken Bucky who was dumped two weeks before his wedding (to Brock, the asshole) discovering a link to Clint. He decides to track Clint down and tell him that things will get better, but when he finds our intrepid goofball, he can’t do it. Instead, he falls for the guy. A stunning AU you must read.

but hey, you’re all right by beardsley
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 5,522
Chapters: 1
Ratings: :heart::heartbroken::eggplant:


Excuse me for that. I don’t know what came over me…. I don’t think there’s anything else to be said here, really. So I’ll just leave you to it.

Hey Nikita is it cold, in your little corner of the world? You could roll around the globe and never find a warmer soul to know.
Nikita by Elton John
(I couldn’t help myself.)(I apologize for nothing.)

Pictures Of You by katertots
Pairing: Steve/Darcy
Words: 5,679
Chapters: 1
Ratings: :heart::eggplant:
Steve and Darcy are “just friends.” Ones that start sending each other increasingly racy pictures. *snirk*

Five Ways to Get In Touch with Your Inner Mild-Mannered Scientist
Pairing: Everyone is fucking everyone
Words: 6,326
Chapters: 1
Rating: :crack:
While not my favorite type, sometimes I just want to read about all the avengers being together. Like, together together. This fic is astounding. Not only the most casual “yeah we’re all fucking” in history, but also the best Hulk sex I’ve read. And yes, I’ve read a lot. Beyond that, the bits leading up to the group sexing are so fun, I adore it.

Slide To Answer by relenafanel
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 6,326
Chapters: 1
Rating: :heart::eggplant:
Steve keeps trying to call Sam for dating advice but misdialing and getting Bucky instead. Another AU where Steve and Bucky fall in love over the phone.

Learn How To Bend by nerdwegian
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 6,405
Chapters: 1
Rating: :laughing::heart::eggplant:
Recovering Bucky Barnes learns how to flirt. The Avengers give bad advice. Sam and Bucky prank the fuck out of Clint. It’s just… it’s amazing. Skimming it for this rec had me tearing up.

He’s Imagining How Well You’d Fit Within His Skin by vibishan
Pairing: Banner/Bucky
Words: 6,820
Chapters: 1
Rating: :brokenheart::eggplant:
I’m not going to throw a heart in here, because the romance is subtle. It is there, but it’s more about these two needing each other as monsters and failed super soldier experiments(And why is there not more of this pairing? It’s practically written for you)

I could go into more detail, but I’ll let the summary speak for itself: (Or, the one where Bruce finds Bucky first, and then they play house in a lair beneath New York.)

One of my favorite fanfictions.

Quadrant by AvaKelly
Pairing: Clint/Bucky/Sam/Steve
Words: 7,373
Chapters: 1
Rating: :brokenheart::heart:
MCU introduced me to soulmate stories. This was the first I read, and it’s also the best I’ve read. Clint falls in love too easily and ends up covered with Soul Marks. He thinks that no one has ever and could ever have his mark in return, but he was wrong.

It’s heartbreaking at the beginning, but Clint gets his (multiple) prince charming(s)

Speechless by Not_You
Pairing: Clint/Bruce (and one Clint/Bruce/Tony scene)
Words: 7,568
Chapters: 9
Rating: :heart::eggplant:
Clint is a situational mute, Bruce is The Hulk. They find a way to make it work. This one lacks a real ending, it just kind of leaves off. Clint and Bruce (and Tony) are happy, don’t get me wrong, but it’s sort of sudden. The prose is so gorgeous, though, that it gets a pass.

Words like violence break the silence. Come crashing in, into my little world. Painful to me, pierce right through me. Can’t you understand?
Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode

bb must readI Don’t Remember How by AvaKelly (I told you she was a gift)
Pairing: Clint/Bucky
Words: 7,599
Chapters: 1
Rating: :brokenheart::heart::eggplant:
If you read one MCU fanfiction, make it this one. The first part in a series, “I Don’t Remember How” takes place after Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Clint is out and about bringing down Hydra bases and finds a barely human Winter Soldier who he brings back to life (for lack of a better phrase). The Kitty series is funny, sad, heartbreaking, and touching. It is, in my humble opinion, a must read.

Embers, Not Ashes by BewareTheIdes15
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 7,647
Chapters: 1
Rating: :heart::eggplant::eggplant::egg-motherfucking-plant:
Another pre-Serum Steve Rogers, but this one is… Oh my … I just … I need to sit down for a minute here. *fans self*

This one starts with an already fucked out Bucky and just gets better from there. It’s spectacular.

I think I need to sit. And a drink…

Available by infiniteeight
Pairing: Clint/Coulson
Words: 8,676
Chapters: 1
Rating: :heart::eggplant:
I’m not a huge Clint/Coulson fan. I don’t appreciate that Coulson was never mentioned again after Avengers even though he’s alive. There’s a whole thing, but that’s for another time…

This fiction, though, this fiction is amazing. In a world where everyone is kinky and there’s a matchmaking service for kinks, Clint is weird. Well, Clint is always weird. But the problem is Clint’s profile doesn’t really match anyone. Except Coulson. Kinkiness ensues and it’s just great.

Really, A+ sex.

I can even forgive him for not fucking telling The Avengers he’s still alive…

Unusual Weather by novembersmith
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 8,689
Chapters: 1
Rating: :eggplant::laughing::heart:
Steve and Tony get Bucky high on Asgardian poppy so Tony can do surgery on Bucky’s arm. Bucky, uh… Bucky is talkative when he gets high. So talkative. And really horny. And oh god this fic is hilarious.

Day drunk into the night. Wanna keep you here ’cause you dry my tears. Yeah, summer lovin’ and fights, how it is for us, and it’s all because… Now if we’re talking body, you got a perfect one so put it on me. Swear it won’t take you long. If you love me right, we fuck for life…
Talking Body by Tove Lo

A Fucking Written Invitation by chaya and Desdemon
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 9,563
Chapters: 6
Ratings: :heart::heartbreak::eggplant:
The Winter Soldier comes off his SSRIs and starts having “feelings.” Steve tries not to take it personally, which turns out to be a mistake. One that Natasha very nearly makes him pay for it. Dearly.

The Tragic Ballad of an Under-Caffeinated Hawkeye by sara_holmes
Pairing: Clint/Bucky
Words: 9,685
Chapters: 1
Rating: :laughing:
All Clint wants is a cup of coffee. That’s it. But since when has anything in Clint’s life been easy?

take it or leave it by kellifer_fic.
Pairing: Darcy/Clint
Words: 10,377
Chapters: 1
Rating: :laughing:
Darcy’s life gets curiouser and curiouser as more and more Avengers start crashing into her world. This centers around Darcy and Clint, but it’s actually pretty minor and there’s no sex on camera. With great characterizations of all the Avengers and some totally hilarious moments, it’s perfect for any fan. Including ones who don’t dig smut or even really like romance stories.

Maybe Home Is Somewhere I’m Going by astolat
Pairing: Sam/Steve
Words: 11,626
Chapters: 1
Rating: :heart::laughing::eggplant:
Steve and Sam are hot on the trail of The Winter Soldier (except they’re not) and totally handling their mutual attraction (except they’re not) and turns out that even brain-washed super-assassin Bucky is a good bro (he really is)

Our Broken Parts (Smashed on the Floor) by This Girl Is (non_sequential)
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 11,702
Chapters: 1
Rating: :brokenheart::eggplant:
The Winter Soldier doesn’t remember being Bucky Barnes (except if you look at the clues, some part of him must.) Steve Rogers is sent to apprehend him. Sees that it’s Bucky… AND TAKES HIM HOME AND FUCKS HIM. As you can imagine, SHIELD and The Winter Soldier are not impressed by his behavior. He’ll never be asked to do undercover work again. (There is the hope for a :heart: at the very end, and it’s that very end that earns this fic a place in my recs)

b7c850f0aff57c2c5867ff0955876356Here I am, and I stand by inkbert
Pairing: Bucky/Darcy
Words: 11,747
Chapters: 7
Rating: :brokenheart:x100,000,000
This work nearly ended my friendship with Livvy1800. It’s utterly destructive, pure angst, and so much pain. I had to repeatedly set my phone down to cry, angst. But from the ashes of this fiction, comes the second part of this series. And that is so utterly wonderful. Just glorious. It will make you bleed, but it’s worth it.

I confessed the longing I was dreaming of some better love, but there’s no better love. Beckons above me and there’s no better love. That ever has loved me, there’s no better love. Darling, feel better love
Better Love by Hozier

Baby Mine by resonae
Pairing: None
Words: 13,050
Chapters: 5
Ratings: :laughing:
Lemme copy the summary. It’s really all that needs to be said: Clint gets a face full of alien ooze, turning him into a tiny two year old. The Avengers may be enjoying this change a little too much. Basically a pot full of honey-fluff.

One Day We Won’t Have to Be Scared by Paraxdisepink
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 13,444
Chapters: 1
Rating: :eggplant::heart:
Modern setting with flashbacks to pre-serum Steve Rogers, this is the story of Steve and Bucky having sex on camera for money… and what happens when those pictures are discovered years later.

How To Excel At Supervillainy (and lose your heart to America) by Zekkass
Pairing: Tony/Steve
Words: 13,531
Chapter: 1
Rating: :laughing::heart:
Tony has run the numbers, and Iron Man never becomes a hero. Instead, he’s a super villain. To save the world. Hilarity ensues.

Trust by Neery
Pairing: Clint/Bruce
Words: 13,538
Chapters: 1
Rating: :heart::brokenheart::eggplant:
Clint and Bruce are two people with really shitty backstories. So any story with them together is going to come complete with PTSD and angst. That being said… in this one there’s also awkward sex and The Hulk cuddles kittens. All in all I think it’s a fair trade off. (Clint is assigned to watch The Hulk because Fury wants to flip off the World Security Council)

Bucky Barnes Has His Shit Together (and Other Lies He Tells Himself) by betts
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 14,159
Chapters: 1
Rating: :heart:(h)
Steve is separated from Peggy, they have a child, and Bucky is Steve’s tenant/baby sitter. A bakery!AU with recovering veterans, Sarah Rogers, and the most epic quilt ever. *single tear*

Uncharted by DisappointMe
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 14,743
Chapter: 1
Rating: :heart::eggplant:
When Captain America gets curious about sex toys, it’s his bff’s civic duty to help him out. There’s even a chart.

you were standing there by thebrotherswinchester
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 14,863
Chapters: 1
Rating: :brokenheart::heart::eggplant:
I just want to live in Stucky (Steve/Bucky couple name, FYI.) Another AU. This time a drunk Bucky breaks into the wrong house to sleep it off on the couch. He wakes up to a blond Adonis who makes him breakfast.

You were out of my league. All the things I believe. You were just the right kind. Yeah, you are more than just a dream. You were out of my league. Got my heartbeat racing. If I die don’t wake me. ‘Cause you are more than just a dream.
Out Of My League by Fitz and the Tantrums

Twelve Days by AvaKelly (there were three other recs I cut, so please indulge me for this one)
Pairing: CLint/Bucky
Words: 16242
Chapters: 12
Rating: awwwwwwwwww
Clint and Bucky are single dads to Nat and Steve (respectively) and it’s Christmas. It’s just too adorable for words, really.

Flew Away or Started Sinking by boombangbing
Pairing: Jane/Bruce (whaaaaa?)
Words: 17,903
Chapters: 1
Rating: :heart::brokenheart::eggplant:
My all time favorite in fanfiction is when Banner Hulks out and has a tantrum, and the tantrum in this fiction is amazing. The fic is awkward, these two are awkward alone much less together. It shouldn’t work, but it does and it does in a way that is so fucking genius I can barely stand it.

Figure Drawing by thingswithwings.
Pairing: Bruce/Steve
Word count: 20,685
Chapters: 1
Rating: :eggplant::eggplant::eggplant:
There’s a slow burn here and in parts of the story it feels incredibly awkward. Almost jarring in places. But the payoff, oh the payoff is glorious. Not just in gamma-irradiated raccoons (such win), or bros fixing each other food, but in painful pushups that nearly made me vomit from exertion. And the sex? It’s beyond anything I could have hoped for in this fiction. So wonderful.

Unexpected Houseguest by faeryn
Pairing: Sam/Bucky
Words: 20,741
Chapters: 1
Rating: :brokenheart::heart::eggplant:
Sam and Steve search the world for Bucky, but it’s not until Sam goes back to his normal life that he stumbles across the recovering assassin. And doesn’t tell Steve. Oops…

your favorite ghost by augustbird
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 21,103
Chapters: 1
Rating: :brokenheart::eggplant:
(There is eventually heart, but at the very end)
Bucky is my favorite character in the MCU. By far. Because of this, I spend a lot of time thinking about him and how his recovery would go. This story? This story is one of the recoveries that is not easy.

bb must read4 Minute Window by Speranza
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 24,127
Chapters: 1
Rating: everything
If you only read one fiction, read “I don’t remember how.” If you only read two, pick this one. Holy fuck, this one is amazing. Bucky is rescuing Steve from Captain America. You need to read this (and the rest of the series.) This is life.

Start saying yes.

Time is waiting. We only got four minutes to save the world. No hesitating. Grab a boy.
Four Minutes by Madonna

You Are The Only One Who Needs To Know by stuckyandsterek (lynnshizzle)
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 24,211
Chapters: 13
Rating: :brokenheart::heart::eggplant:laughing:
Steve is trying to catch a break in Hollywood and can’t… so he auditions for the lead female role, discovers he’s genderfluid, and needs his best friend Bucky to pretend to be his boyfriend.

Could happen to anyone…

If I Don’t Wake Up Dead by copperbadge
Pairing: Clint/Steve
Words: 25,122
Chapters: 6
Rating: Aww heart, no.
Captain America is badly injured after being kidnapped. Clint, the (and this is a quote) subby, ex-carnie white trash, spy , takes care of him. It’s as beautiful as Clint is in his submission.
*This one does have some Civil War spoilers.

it’s a strange courage by mambo
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 27,631
Chapters: 1
Rating: :heart::brokenheart::eggplant:
Another Hollywood AU, this time with Bucky the star and Steve is his costar’s bodyguard. This time he serenades Steve and it’s caught on camera. This time he was assaulted by an asshole director previously, just be advised.

bb must readBuck Me by OhCaptainMyCaptain
Pairing: Steve/Bucky (AU)
Words: 32,103
Chapters: 1
Rating: :heart::brokenheart::eggplant::eggplant:
This is the first fic I thought of when I thought of creating this list. Barely 18 yo Bucky Barnes has become a cam-boy and Steve (still 17) stumbles across it. He feels hurt his best friend didn’t tell him. Then he feels … something else. Something lower. YouknowwhatImean? *eyebrow waggle* Voyeurism (and I am a total voyeur), confusion, pinning, and an eventual happy ending all with totally NSFW gifs at the bottom of the fiction. OhCaptainMyCaptain brings it and brings it hard. (I’ve enjoyed most of her other works as well, but be warned nearly all include the NSFW gifs)

The Daily Rogers by Nonymos
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 32,154
Chapters: 1
Rating: why did I bother with this? They’re all pretty angsty, with some romance, some humor, and most have sex. Just like this one.
Finally a college AU! Skinny!Steve and ExchangeStudent!Bucky meet and fall in love. Though Steve doesn’t make it easy since that punk ass kid will fight everyone

this city bleeds its aching heart by Renne
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 34,537
Chapters: 5
Rating: I’m not doing those anymore
Steve and Bucky pose as a happily married couple to get intel on an arms dealer that for some reason lives in the suburbs. Fuck, I don’t care why, I get Steve and Bucky pretending to be married. Also, there’s Sitwell. I growl whenever he’s in fiction as a likable character, so I figured I’d throw it in as a warning.

(I’m glad that in the MCU Bucky threw you from a moving car. Asshole)

Be My Escape by DizzyRedhead
Pairing: Steve/Darcy
Words: 36,136
Chapters: 19
Rating: :laughing::heart::eggplant:
Steve and Darcy meet at a comic convention. I know what you’re thinking, this is another AU rec, but it’s not. Captain America goes to a comic convention as Steve Rogers, meets Darcy. They have a fling that turns into texting, flirting, calling, and generally flailing about while falling for each other and don’t realize that the other person is secretly involved with SHIELD/Stark Industries until a good ways into the story. My eyes rolled back into my head and I squealed.

Ohhhhhh….isn’t this amazing? It’s my favorite part because….you’ll see. Here’s where she meets Prince Charming, but she won’t discover that it’s him till chapter three!
Belle from the Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack

Little and Broken, But Still Good by whiteraven1606
Pairing: Clint/Bruce (with Nat, Coulson, and Betty sprinkled in) Steve/Tony/Jarvis
Words: 38,728
Chapters: 18
Rating: :heart::brokenheart::eggplant:
Clint really appreciates the Loki shaped hole in the floor. Thor gives The Avengers magic juice. Everyone is dating? I don’t know, but it works and it makes me happy.

Gift of Asylum by carleton97 and sister_wolf
Pairing: Clint/Darcy
Words: 47,182
Chapters: 13
Rating: :heart::heartbroken:(?):eggplant:
So by this point you know that Clint and Darcy were both in Thor. But what if they met before that? What if they met (and had sex) in a bar two years before that and assumed they’d never see each other again? What if they have a failboaty romance because Clint doesn’t know how to like people, Darcy is a BAMF, and Tony wants Darcy on TeamStark? Gift Of Asylum answers all these questions and more

Awkward by boombangbing
Pairing: Jane/Bruce
Word Count: 48,152
Chapters: 10
Rating: This is the last part in a series. I don’t remember if I liked the rest of the series, but I loved this bit. And yes, that was the rating.
Jane and Bruce keep having sex. Eventually they realize it’s more than just that. Bonus points for how Thor finds out.

(This doesn’t take into consideration Thor: Dark World. So all Jane has is two years of pining and the knowledge that Thor came to Earth and left again without even dropping her a postcard. Asshole.)

Circling Back by chaya
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Wirds: 59,642
Chapters: 40 (seriously?)
Rating: oh, the angst. It burns us…
Bucky is trying to heal, really he is, but Steve is sort of fucked up himself and not really helping the situation. The lack of communication burns on this one, but the rest of The Avengers (including one Peter Parker) make the pain worth it.

(Plus it means it’s less Steve fixing Bucky and more Bucky fixing himself and waiting for Steve to pull his head out of his ass.)

bb must readThe Care and Feeding of Lost Causes by maskedfangirl
Pairing: Clint/Bruce
Words: 65,149
Chapters: 9
Rating: I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts, fiddlededee see them all standing in a row…
Another broken Clint and Bruce, this time they’re both even more broken!! YAY AREN’T YOU SO HAPPY! It actually is astounding though. Especially when *spoiler removed* and The Avengers are forced to go on a PR campaign. I just … I love that.

Crash Sites by boombangbing.
Pairing: Jane/Bruce (the world needs more… )
Words: 75,722
Chapters: 13
Rating: why did I think ratings were a good plan
Because of the Aether: Jane gets angry, dumps Thor, moves to New York to work for Tony. Meets Bruce. From there, awkward and angry scientists hook up, get angry together and apart, then hit the road.

bb must readLucky Seven by BetteNoire and WeAreWolves.
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Word count: 94,364
Chapters: 13
Rating: :heart::brokenheart::eggplant::eggplant:
Holy fuck, this fiction was glorious. Painful in ways that I could not have expected. I bled for James, and we were both healed by it. Dangerous addictions, a complete lack of game, and the avengers being the best bros. (Plus Darcy, a dog, and the best Russians ever.) I devoured this fiction as quickly as possible and then choked on regret that there was no more.

Where there is desire, there is gonna be a flame. Where there is a flame, someone’s bound to get burned. But just because it burns, doesn’t mean you’re gonna die. You gotta get up and try, and try, and try.
Try by P!nk

Is It Pretending If I Already Want You? by OhCaptainMyCaptain
Pairing: Steve/Bucky (are you sensing a theme?)
Words: 85,228
Chapters: 6
Rating: This story actually doesn’t have porn gifs at the end, making it one of a few by OhCaptain
Bucky (secretly in love with Steve) has to bring a date to his parent’s anniversary party. As luck would have it, Steve’s available that week. Pretend relationships, damaged Bucky, and the most patient Steve in the universe.

A Pretty Boy with a Bird Tattoo by Kryptaria, rayvanfox
Pairing: Steve/Bucky/Natasha
Words: 100,646
Chapters: 17
Rating: snirk
An angry (no, get out of town…) Steve Rogers meets Bucky Barnes at college. Bucky thinks he’s with Natasha. And he is. Sort of. And then they both are. College AU, Skinny!Steve, tattoos and polyamory. What more could you ask for? (Hippie parents. Bucky has hippie parents)

War, Children by Nonymos
Pairing: Steve/Bucky
Words: 106,646
Chapters: 13
Rating: please just let me hug poor broken Bucky…
AU where Bucky is a disabled vet cut off from his support system and Steve is homeless and trans. It’s dark. Brock and Pierce are douchebags. I’m not 100% sure the story handled sex with a trans man well, but I’m not trans so I don’t know. (And my husband told me I have to stop asking strangers how they have sex, so…)

It’s an excellent piece of fiction, but if you’re worried it might be triggery maybe read the comments first.

I’ll Keep You Safe Here With Me by sara_holmes.
Pairing: Clint/Bucky
Words: 110,568
Chapters 16/16
Rating: This one is a bit fucked up.
Bucky kidnaps Clint. Then they fall in love. It’s weird. It’s bizarre. It’s absurd. It’s fucking perfect.

When you’re standing there in your underwear and my T-shirt from the night before. With your messed up hair and your feet still bare, would you mind closing the bedroom door?
Toothbrush by DNCA

Track listing:
I Ship It by Not Literally
I Wanna Boi by Pwr Bttm
She Bop by Cyndi Lauper
Marry You by Bruno Mars
Nikita by Elton John
Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode
Talking Body by Tove Lo
Better Love by Hozier
Out Of My League by Fitz and the Tantrums
Four Minutes by Madonna
Belle from the Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack
Try by P!nk
Toothbrush by DNCA

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