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Avengers

Indiana Barnes and the Curse of the Tesseract by [archiveofourown.org profile] SulaSafeRoom & [archiveofourown.org profile] follow_the_sun
Really fun Indiana Jones mashup/AU.

it'll take a better war by [archiveofourown.org profile] napricot
Steve nods and looms intimidatingly. “We had a very productive conversation while you were unconscious.”

Rage contorts Zemo’s face into something ugly. “What?” he repeats.

“Did your whole plan hinge on us not communicating with each other like adults?” asks Tony. The look on Zemo’s face is answer enough. “Oh my god, it did!” Wilson offers him a hand up, and Tony holds his hands out to everyone for high fives. No one takes him up on it. So much for team-building. “Hey everybody, good job, we used our words and we derailed this guy’s whole revenge plan, we are so great. Next up, figuring out the Accords!” The power comes back on, and everyone flinches and covers their eyes for a second. “Wait, how are we getting Barnes out of here?”
A great fix-it not just for the plot dumbassery of Civil War, but for Tony and Pepper as well. Hilarious and adorable!

Perilous Underside of the World by [archiveofourown.org profile] eyres
"C'mon, Buck," he says. "Do you remember... we used to climb onto the roof on the nights it got too hot to sleep. Up over the fire escape."

Bucky stays just behind him as they work their way upward. "I don't remember," he says, not unkindly but wanting to be honest. "I don't remember much."

I don't know if I'm him, he wants to say. I don't know if the shape of me fits with the shape of him - with the shape of you. One morning, I'm afraid you'll look at me and realize I'm a stranger and your friend is dead and then where will I be.

He can't see Steve's face in the dark so they just climb.
Steve gets captured and experimented on, so the Avengers pull back together to rescue him. tightly plotted, suspenseful, and full of feels. Heed the warnings, though.

Twenty-Six Flat Screen TVs and All-You-Can-Eat Hotwings by [archiveofourown.org profile] patchfire & [archiveofourown.org profile] raving_liberal
Natasha vets Sam before the start of CATWS. Quite thoroughly. *g*

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Defenders

Earthquake Weather by [archiveofourown.org profile] smilebackwards
Jessica helps Foggy clean up Matt's apartment. *sniffle*

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Defenders

The Dead It Carries by [archiveofourown.org profile] vegarin
Frank Castle gets the news. He doesn't take it well. This is really striking and sharp, a great look at both Frank and Jessica. (Major spoilers for Defenders)

Hard Things by [archiveofourown.org profile] whitchry9
After Midland Circle, Melvin notices things don't get back to normal, not completely.

And then he ends up meeting the other Defenders, who turn out to be nice and helpful, even if they try to hide it.
Oh my heart. Melvin, the guy who makes Daredevil's suit, gets to meet the other Defenders.

Modern Men by [archiveofourown.org profile] enkelior
Foggy deals with the aftermath of Midland Circle. Oh Foggy.

they keep it all under my bed by [archiveofourown.org profile] paperclipbitch
“Are you kidding me?” Jessica asks, flat, and Matt quirks an eyebrow. “Jesus Christ, everyone’s right, you have no sense of self-preservation. What’re you gonna do next, ask Danny to fist you?”

“Well,” Matt says carefully, “no.”
Matt and Jessica bond through sex. Hot.

Captain America

Transcript_76292: Winter Soldier by [archiveofourown.org profile] lc2l & [archiveofourown.org profile] madnads
Lovely outsider POV on Bucky's attempts at recovery and the narrator's own realization of what HYDRA is.

Vids

Captain America

Chase You Down by [personal profile] gwyn
Oh Steve. Oh heart.

Thor

Tubthumping by [archiveofourown.org profile] Trelkez & [archiveofourown.org profile] sisabet
♥THOR♥ #precious asgardian

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And Shadows Will Fall Behind by [archiveofourown.org profile] leveragehunters
AU where Steve is born in the modern era and never becomes Captain America, but Bucky still became the Winter Soldier. They meet and fall in love after Bucky breaks his programming. Lovely.

Better Than To Bend by [archiveofourown.org profile] silentwalrus
Bucky and Peggy come to an arrangement about Steve. Hot and funny.

Lay Your Shoulders to the Wheel by [archiveofourown.org profile] galwednesday
Prequel to "No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Pine" (previously recced), in which Bucky rescues Wanda and Pietro from HYDRA. Aw, Bucky instinctively being a good big brother even with his memories still hazy is so great.

Non-Prophet Organisation by [archiveofourown.org profile] leveragehunters
When a PhD student accidentally uncovers a plot to summon a demon and destroy the world, Captain America is the only one she can get to listen to her. Steve, Sam and Bucky will fly half-way around the globe to investigate, but can they get there in time to stop the ritual and save the world?

(All signs point to yes as an answer to at least one of those questions.)
Hee! This is hilarious. And it also has an equally funny sequel: Herd of Goats?

An Oblique Approach by [archiveofourown.org profile] Gray_Cardinal
"Oh, Tony. Trust me, the very last thing I want to do is go out and shoot fire at things with stupid numbers of people watching. Also, I'm pretty sure 'Human Torch' is trademarked already."

Tony sighed theatrically. "I get it," he said. "But trust me, you don't know what you're missing."
Tony fixes Extremis for Pepper, and it gives her a whole other suite of superpowers. Hee!

this has been a public service announcement by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nokomis
Peter finally gets to hang out with the Avengers after a fight with aliens and lets slip about Cap's PSAs. Hilarity ensues. (this is an apparently ongoing series with 2 complete stories so far.)

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Captain America/Wonder Woman

I Can Save Today, You Can Save the World by [archiveofourown.org profile] follow_the_sun
Diana Prince leaves a legacy. *sobs* This is lovely.

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The Assassin by [archiveofourown.org profile] Amerna
In which Pepper meets the Winter Soldier, long before Project Insight. Nicely done.

Save my life and I’ll save yours by [archiveofourown.org profile] Elendrien & [archiveofourown.org profile] gwyneth
They touched each other with hands that knew every contour and angle, even after all these years, all these lifetimes in between; kissed like they’d never forgotten the taste of the other’s mouth. And Bucky almost forgot what a brutal ruin of a human being he was when he saw Steve’s luminous smile as he drew back, pressing a thumb to Bucky’s lower lip. Lovely AU of Civil War where Bucky gets some time to recover and the plot makes more sense.

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Crossovers

Wonder Woman/Captain America

We Happy Few by [archiveofourown.org profile] thedeadparrot
They meet, as is fitting, on a battlefield. Icy cold, covered in snow, a tundra empty of all life except for a partially buried HYDRA base. Soldiers dressed all in white spill out from the base, weapons in hand. Captain America and Wonder Woman! Crossover OTP! This is lovely.

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between everything, yourself, and home by [archiveofourown.org profile] napricot
Steve laughs, and—miracle he had scarcely dared to pray for—Bucky does too, a brief but bright burst of sound that Steve hasn't heard in decades. If he could have, he'd have cupped the sound in his palms like sweet water from a well, he'd have swallowed it down as if he were dying of thirst. Instead he turns his face into Bucky's shoulder to hide the sting of sudden tears, and Bucky brings his metal hand up to cup Steve's head, thumb stroking briefly across the line of his jaw. The shaky breath Bucky lets out says Steve's not the only one abruptly affected.

Steve's heart beats faster, too much gratitude and love to fill its four chambers. Bucky's heart is as steady as ever, the metronome by which Steve has measured his life, and Steve tries to match it again.
Exquisitely lovely recovery for Bucky (and Steve too), with lots and lots of delicious pining. (Peggy is mentioned but oddly absent otherwise.)

Cards Against Certain Avengers by [archiveofourown.org profile] somehowunbroken
The Avengers play Cards Against Humanity, and nobody expects Steve to be as good at it as he is. Hee!

only seeing myself (when i'm looking up at you) by [archiveofourown.org profile] notcaycepollard
Very hot Steve/Natasha.

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Captain America/Star Wars

A Long Way From Brooklyn by [archiveofourown.org profile] celeste9
Bucky somehow ends up in a First Order cell. Luckily, Poe and Finn are locked up next door. Oh heart.

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Embers by [archiveofourown.org profile] marginalia
Each day they choose each other. They're the only ones who know what it's like, to be both young and old, to be so strong and so tired, they're the only ones who know who they used to be, back in Brooklyn, before. Lovely introspective Steve/Bucky. *sobs* #epic tragic century long love story #till the end of the line

They've loved each other longer than most people they know have been alive.

The Principle of Terrestrial Mediocrity by [archiveofourown.org profile] AlphaFlyer
"Security?" they both say at once, in the same snarky sort of tone that would probably piss me off if I wasn't from California, and Barton gives the Parker kid a little wink and a slap on the arm. Like the kid said something fiendishly clever and funny and Barton just found his soulmate or something.

I explain to them about Scott and the job – more about Scott than about the job, 'cause Scott and I were in jail together and so were Scott and Hawkeye, which makes us practically cousins. Barton seems to agree and offers me a slice of pizza.
Luis gets a job as a security guard at Stark Tower. Hee! (Though why Domino's? Nobody in NYC would admit to eating Domino's.)

the world no longer drowned by [archiveofourown.org profile] magdaliny
Steve often puts his fingertips on your collarbone. Your scapula. On the little white dimples where the arm was screwed into your bones. He's always noticing the differences between your serums. You don't heal as fast as Steve, but you have more endurance. He's faster than you. You're more flexible. But this: you know this hurts him. That you scar. That they gave you scars. That you gave yourself scars, fixing what they did. You don't think he'll ever stop being angry about that. He'd sooner stop breathing. Sometimes, you think, if Steve ever stopped eating, the serum might sustain him on anger alone. Lovely sequel to "through smoke, solid ground" (previously recced), in which Bucky is a few years on in his recovery, but challenges persist.

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Acquiring a Frame of Reference by [archiveofourown.org profile] jedibuttercup
Thor attends a con. Oh heart.

Clint Barton and the Howling Commandogs by [archiveofourown.org profile] galwednesday
Clint rescues some superdogs, and then Bucky shows up to play with them. Adorable.

darling, hold my hand by [archiveofourown.org profile] irnan
Sweet Steve/Bucky/Natasha with pining oblivious Steve. <3

they're gonna send us to prison for jerks by [archiveofourown.org profile] napricot
It was just—Jack's voice. Southern accent aside, he sounded exactly like Bucky.

At least, Steve thought he did. His inner rational Sam gently suggested it might be wishful thinking. Do you remember his voice well enough to be sure? It had been over seventy years, or nearly five, depending on how you counted, since Steve had properly heard Bucky's voice. His brief interactions with the Winter Soldier didn't count, what with all the agonized screaming and gunfire and shrieking metal. And history hadn't preserved the sound of Bucky's voice. Steve had checked. It had just been Captain America who spoke on all those propaganda films and newsreels, his Howling Commandos silent and relegated to montages and still pictures. He couldn't be too resentful though, not when history had preserved the precious sight of Bucky laughing and smiling, caught in one perfect loop in the Smithsonian.

So maybe Steve just didn't remember Bucky's voice, not perfectly. He'd been half deaf for the better part of their friendship after all. Maybe his memory didn't hold the exact softness of Bucky's voice, its particular pitch. Maybe all the certainty he had left was in how its soothing and smooth tones had meant home and safe when Bucky had read to him when he'd been too sick to read himself. Maybe he could only be sure of the animated rise and fall of Bucky's chatter, the way he'd talked and talked when he got home from work, regaling Steve with the latest neighborhood gossip or the plot of whatever pulp novel he was reading.

Whatever Steve did or didn't remember, however imperfect the memory of Bucky's voice, listening to Jack plucked at some chord in Steve's heart, and set it to thrumming. It didn't matter that Steve was wedged uncomfortably in a tree's branches, it didn't matter that Jack was just talking about equations and math terms Steve didn't know or care about. He sounded like Bucky.
Hilarious and sweet reunion story.

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Spider-Man/Fantastic Four

Keep the Fire Burning by [archiveofourown.org profile] Traincat
In Uncanny Avengers #20, the Red Skull, using Johnny as a psychic puppet, taunted Spider-Man by saying he'd kill Johnny in front of Peter, and it was the most beautiful panel in the whole entire world. Peter and Johnny in the aftermath. Oh boys.

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Avengers

Backup by [archiveofourown.org profile] MollyC
Clint POV on meeting Bucky when Natasha sends him to back up Steve. Aw heart.

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Little Women

strange familiars by [archiveofourown.org profile] arbitrarily
Jo and Laurie reunite in New York. OTP OF OTPS. *happy sigh*

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ready, able by [archiveofourown.org profile] circulation
In this story, Sam comes up with the best description of his relationship with Bucky, i.e., grumpy, and centered on beating up HYDRA agents together, so I won't spoil that for you, but hee! I enjoyed it a lot.

Teach What You Know by [archiveofourown.org profile] SharpestScalpel
In which Bucky signs up to teach a self-defense class. Oh heart.

til human voices wake us by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sholio
Soft and lovely story of Steve and Natasha being there when Bucky comes out of cryo in Wakanda.

War Dogs by [archiveofourown.org profile] gwyneth
Bucky's good with dogs. Oh heart.

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Luke Cage

The Night Nurse by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
Really fantastic look at Claire post-show, and how she becomes the Night Nurse. ♥CLAIRE♥

We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For by [archiveofourown.org profile] freneticfloetry
Claire Temple and lessons on heroism, and the ladies of the MCU.

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Spider-Man/Fantastic 4

hang a shining star upon the highest bough by [archiveofourown.org profile] timeladyromana
Peter and Johnny through the years. Oh heart.

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All Is Good That Is Desired by [archiveofourown.org profile] Arch
Steve gets hit with sex pollen, and Peggy and Bucky have to figure out how to help him ride it out. Hot and sweet and melancholy at the end.

Cookie Jar, NY by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria
Adorable Peggy/Steve Hallmark Christmas movie AU. Oh heart.

No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Pine by [archiveofourown.org profile] galwednesday
Modern AU where Steve gets the serum and works as a SHIELD agent and Bucky is a Winter Soldier who's escaped HYDRA and is working freelance. And they keep getting in each other's way on missions. I enjoyed this a lot.

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Avengers

Peggy Carter has a few ideas by [archiveofourown.org profile] owlet
Hot and sweet and tart, just like Peggy. (WWII-era Steve/Peggy/Bucky)

Reykjavik by [archiveofourown.org profile] domarzione
Natasha meets with Steve and Sam post-CACW.

you'll remember mercury by [archiveofourown.org profile] dirtybinary
AU where Steve and Bucky don't meet until the events of CATWS, and yet, not much is different. Oh Steve.

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Captain America

Make the Fireflies Dance by [archiveofourown.org profile] auburn
All of Steve's first kisses. Lovely.

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DCU

baby wonder by [archiveofourown.org profile] drakefeathers
In which Damian comes to the Batfamily as a 10 month old baby instead of a 10yo little boy, and Dick learns to be a dad. *GROSS SOBBING*

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and i love that here you live with me by [archiveofourown.org profile] tremontaine
Long, deliriously hot Steve/Bucky/Natasha in which they buy a house together and then christen every room.

I Could Walk Out, But I Won't by [archiveofourown.org profile] napricot
Bucky accompanies Sam on a road trip and they bond. Melancholy and sweet.

These American Dreams (ain't no white picket fences left for me) by [archiveofourown.org profile] kariye
Achingly lovely slow burn for Steve and Bucky.

who has no relevant place in his time by [archiveofourown.org profile] sandyk
"Yeah, we should do this at least a few more times," she said.

"It makes Steve so happy," he said. He pulled her back on the bed.

"That's reason enough," she said. Then she said, "I do like you."

"I know," he said. "Thanks for admitting that. I like you, too."
In which Sam and Natasha were dating before Sam ever even met Steve. <3

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Avengers


The Dating Rituals of Superheroes (The Role Reversal Remix)
by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
Maria tries to ask Sam out. It doesn't go as planned, so Natasha gets involved. This is hilarious and adorable. (and the original, Sam POV: The Moon Don't Hang Quite As High by [archiveofourown.org profile] geckoholic)

the lingering remainders by [archiveofourown.org profile] oh_simone
In the wake of CACW, Tony gets a visit from an old family friend. Fun Avengers/Agent Carter crossover.

The Way Out Is The Way Down by [archiveofourown.org profile] Speranza
Steve and Bucky go to Wakanda and plan to break their teammates out of the Raft, and also heal Bucky's brain.

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after me comes the flood by [archiveofourown.org profile] kafkian
Really lovely melancholy Bucky recovery story from Steve's POV (though I'm not on board with how it handles Steve's feelings for Peggy).

Lazarus Man by [archiveofourown.org profile] romanticalgirl
"When I walked out of the water with you...I waited to make sure you were breathing and then I had to leave. Had to walk. It was like a baptism. I went in the water a machine and came out a man. Or more of a man." Bucky wakes up unexpectedly. *sobs*

Malibu by [archiveofourown.org profile] glitteratiglue
AU where Steve rescues Bucky from Zola before he's turned into the Winter Soldier, but then they have to learn how to live as civilians again after the war. Oh heart.

Stealing Home by [archiveofourown.org profile] gwyneth
Bucky arranges an intramural baseball game for Steve's birthday. Oh heart.

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Crossovers

Ghostbusters/Iron Man

Promises, promises by [archiveofourown.org profile] dani_the_girl
When Kevin calls up to the second floor lab to tell them that there is a man with a goat on his face asking for Holtzmann, Erin makes what she thinks is actually a very reasonable assumption and dives for her proton pack. Tony Stark pays the Ghostbusters a visit. Hee! Quick, fun crossover.

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Iron Man/Big Hero 6

Sidewalk Conversation by [archiveofourown.org profile] Seito
Tony Stark meets Baymax (and Hiro). Adorable.

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Civil War Snippets by [archiveofourown.org profile] Tenillypo
A series of vignettes from different parts of the movie. Some lovely Steve/Bucky scenes here, sweet and hot and melancholy in turn. (It says the series is incomplete but it doesn't feel unfinished.)

Everything Old is New Again by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria
So maybe a job as an SSR desk clerk wasn't as glamorous as punching out Hitler more than two hundred times, but it still put a roof over Steve's head and food on the table. AU where Steve gets out of the ice a lot earlier and ends up working with Peggy at the SSR. Oh heart.

love between us is a long river running by [archiveofourown.org profile] lupinely
Steve looks at him. Soft in the dim light. Bucky wants to kiss him again. Just a minute longer, he tells himself. Just a moment. Inside him, the mirror is still shattering. I love you, Bucky thinks. Enough to live for it.

He wants to tell him. But he can't, yet.
Exquisitely melancholy post-CACW Steve/Bucky. *sobs* Oh my heart.

sanctuary by [archiveofourown.org profile] mwestbelle
Quiet, lovely, domestic future Steve/Bucky.

Such Great Siege by [archiveofourown.org profile] eyres
AU aftermath for CACW (sort of), in which Steve goes to prison to save Bucky and then things go even more wrong. Full of action and melancholy.

we're a story (unfinished, it's true) by [archiveofourown.org profile] biggrstaffbunch
"Bucky," he says, voice almost uncertain. "I ain't a redhead with a cute smile and a mean right hook."

Bucky feels his stomach swoop even as a swell of affection makes him grin. So that's how it is, huh? Good for Steve.

"Well, pal," he says just as hesitantly, "I don't got three dollars to blow, either."
Steve and Bucky from the end of CACW to the mid-credits scene. *sobs*

Zhelaniye by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nonymos
Bucky and Steve, from the CACW mid-credits scene and on after. *sobs* Oh my heart.

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Spider-Man/Fantastic 4

Like a Horse and Carriage by [archiveofourown.org profile] Traincat
Peter and Johnny get married so Peter can get extra FAFSA money, which is great, except for the part where Johnny would like them to be married for real. ADORABLE.

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DCU

The Different Hugs of Dick Grayson by [archiveofourown.org profile] hawkstout
Because Dick hugs are the best hugs. Oh heart.

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Harry Potter

loony: in defense of luna lovegood by [archiveofourown.org profile] dirgewithoutmusic
This is a really lovely, meditative story about Luna that punches you in the gut just before the end. *sobs*

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Crossovers

Thor/Harry Potter

intelligence is surest by [archiveofourown.org profile] Tyleet
A tiny yet excellent morsel of Jane Foster as a Hogwarts student. (first person POV)

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Daredevil

Marci Stahl, Avocado at Law by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
Marci joins Nelson & Murdock for a bit and sorts out her life. Lovely. And the sequel: How to Unmask Your Neighborhood Vigilante, in which Marci figures out about Matt. Oh heart.

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Avengers

All of These Things. Or None of Them. by [personal profile] alethia
CA:CW alternate ending. What if Steve had taken Bucky to Pepper for help? Pepper, being sharp, clear-eyed, and pragmatic in the wake of CACW. Yes, good.

cold winter sink your teeth in me, june sun beat me blind by [archiveofourown.org profile] KiaraSayre
Bucky has a groundhog day experience, and his day resets every time Steve dies, so he's just going to have to figure out how to stop Steve from dying. Oh Bucky.

It Was Only a Change of Plan by [personal profile] sholio
It's mainly that she never expected to live this long. She has a contingency plan for everything except, as it turns out, surviving past her twenties.

And it keeps surprising her, the way that aging catches her off guard in small ways. It's not the big things -- those she expects, can prepare for. But she never anticipated how differently she'd think about things at thirty than at twenty; she never understood how a lifetime builds up, in ways that can't be undone. Everything she's done, every person she's loved or lost leaves a trace like scar tissue. It drags at her like half-welcome, half-unwanted luggage that she has to carry around with her everywhere, making it harder than it used to be to slip in and out of her many chameleon skins. Habits and likes and dislikes, old friends and old enemies weigh her down.

Natasha, at the end of CACW, pragmatic as always.

Peaceable Skills by [archiveofourown.org profile] dsudis
Bucky, surviving on his own pre-CACW. Oh my heart. *GROSS SOBBING*

Postscript by [archiveofourown.org profile] fairy_tale_echo
13 postscripts Steve could have written on the back of his letter to Tony. Exactly what it says on the tin. Oh Steve. Oh my heart.

punchbuggy no returns by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulisong
Sam, Bucky, and punchbuggy. I could read a million more words of this.

Something That Starts With by [archiveofourown.org profile] fabrega
Scott does his best to keep morale up. Aw heart. Major CACW spoilers.

Status Quo Ante by [archiveofourown.org profile] domarzione
Sam POV from the end of CACW through the mid-credits scene. Lovely.

That One Time Clint Barton Got Busted Out of a High-Security Prison (Again) by [archiveofourown.org profile] Ambrosia
It's not Clint's first time in prison, but it might be the most annoying time. Hee! CACW spoilers.

The Winter Soldier vs. Twitter (hashtag BuckRogers) by [archiveofourown.org profile] galwednesday
This is a very cute story of Bucky Barnes blowing up twitter, but then there were musical references and I died trying not to howl at my desk. <3

There Was, There Wasn't by [archiveofourown.org profile] minim_calibre
Lovely, melancholy Natasha POV on the events of CATWS, featuring some hot and achy Steve/Natasha.

wear your momentum by [archiveofourown.org profile] sandyk
Pepper has some important news for Tony. CACW spoilers. Ha, yes, this.

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Avengers

Don't Wait Up for Me by [archiveofourown.org profile] gwyneth
Bucky goes back to the Alps to try and find the remnants of himself, and Sam goes along for the ride. Things do not go smoothly. Oh Bucky. Sigh.

Down Into The Golden Lands by [archiveofourown.org profile] Speranza & [archiveofourown.org profile] alby_mangroves
Lovely story (with illustrations) where Steve decides to stay in paradise and fade away but Thor's not having with that, so he tracks Bucky down to go and save him. ♥Thor♥

find the words and the beat by [archiveofourown.org profile] irnan
But he was on his feet faster than she knew, even off his game like this, so that when he caught a hold of her and called her Natalia in that tender urgent voice she wasn't ready, wasn't ready at all. She could love Bucky Barnes if she let herself. She was halfway there already. She'd never really stopped loving the Soldier. It hadn't exactly been the sort of situation where you got closure and moved on like normal people; maybe in a few more years, or if he'd never come back. The jet was spinning, and he was so warm behind her, and it hurt, everything hurt all the damn time, like a muscle she could never relax, and she didn't know how to make it stop. Achingly lovely Bucky/Natasha.

Laws of Thermodynamics by [archiveofourown.org profile] thisbluegirl
Steve and Bucky, finding equilibrium. Also, seriously hot metal arm porn.

we've come here to stare by [archiveofourown.org profile] glitteratiglue
Bucky poses for a (tastefully) nude calendar to raise money for a veterans' organization. Steve is pleased with the results.

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Daredevil

Churro is a good name by [archiveofourown.org profile] zombieboyband
"I like all dogs. I'm a dog guy."

"I like dogs, too. And cats. Both."

Frank shrugs at this. "Can't trust people that don't."

"Can't trust people just because they do, either."

"Can't trust most people."

'But you can trust most dogs," Karen says, not hiding her small smile for him this time.
If you, like me, were worried about the dog, this story gives him a happy ending.

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Crossovers

The West Wing/Captain America

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It by [archiveofourown.org profile] dsudis
In which Josh Lyman convinces Steve Rogers to run for President. hee!

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Daredevil

come upstairs but not to talk by [archiveofourown.org profile] jazzonia
Very hot Frank/Karen in the aftermath of the s2 finale.

The Liars Club by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
Very enjoyable story of when Natasha Romanoff met Matt Murdock. Oh heart.

Such good bad ideas by [archiveofourown.org profile] seren_ccd
Nicely fraught, hot Karen/Frank.

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Avengers

Brooklyn Boys by [archiveofourown.org profile] SleepsWithCoyotes
Bucky makes a friend of the alien beast from the end of Thor 2 while he's recovering. Adorable!

The Cat-King's Guest by [archiveofourown.org profile] onethingconstant
Bucky does his healing in Wakanda, under the auspices of T'Challa. Really lovely.

like a piece of the moon by [archiveofourown.org profile] noharlembeat
The story of how Captain America gets his shield back at the end of CATWS. *sobs* Oh my heart. This is an absolutely adorable outsider POV.

world looking in by [archiveofourown.org profile] irnan
They didn't sit next to each other in meetings; they rarely left the building together, and Natasha never, ever called him James in public; usually he called her Romanov, sometimes Nat, the same way Steve did. They worked together as flawlessly as they always had, but she was fairly sure that most of their friends thought they didn't much like each other. Only she caught Steve frowning sometimes, when something happened where they could or should have brought up their relationship, or at least relaxed a little.

She couldn't. James couldn't. It was fine to touch and kiss and hold hands when the people around them were perfect strangers, or when they could play a role of a kind, but as soon as it was all a sea of familiar faces and cameras in strategic positions she froze up into a kind of panic mode
. Bucky and Natasha move in together, but don't tell anyone they're a couple. Oh my heart.

you got me where you want me by [archiveofourown.org profile] tremontaine
Stupidly hot Steve/Bucky/Natasha porn.

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Agent Carter

A Small War by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy
Dottie and Peggy through the years.

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Captain America

How Do You Fondue? by [archiveofourown.org profile] gwyneth
Steve asks Bucky out for fondue and Bucky's not sure if he means dinner or something else. Oh heart.

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Spider-Man/Fantastic 4

ought to be simple enough by [archiveofourown.org profile] Traincat
Peter pretends to be dating Spider-Man to catch a bad guy. Johnny doesn't like the plan. Such adorable dorks!

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Spider-Man/Fantastic Four

Out of the Thousand Invitations by [archiveofourown.org profile] Traincat
Peter fills in for MJ as the Santa in the Baxter Building lobby and develops a crush on Johnny Storm. hijinks ensue. Aw heart.

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Avengers

august and her sons by [archiveofourown.org profile] glitteratiglue
Lovely Steve/Bucky five things story.

but you've got the love by [archiveofourown.org profile] irnan
Sweet, achy Steve/Bucky/Natasha.

the future is bulletproof by [archiveofourown.org profile] ineffableangel
Steve reads the results Zola's algorithm predicted for him. Then he tries to find Bucky. Oh Steve.

In Summary by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria
An interview with Margaret Carter, archived at the Women Veterans Historical Project Oral History Collection at Empire State University. Oh, Peggy.

quartered shades of sun and moon by [archiveofourown.org profile] glitteratiglue
When Steve's name is called as a tribute for the Hunger Games, Bucky volunteers to go in his stead. Heartbreaking and lovely CA/HG fusion.

should auld acquaintance be forgot by [archiveofourown.org profile] biggrstaffbunch
Peggy knows the cost of doing terrible things. But the blood on her hands is the result of a conscious choice. She was able to weigh the cost and benefits of each decision, each time. So she has come honestly by her late night musings, the sick feeling that settles into her stomach like an old friend. Peggy has earned her guilt.

Barnes has not.
Bucky visits Peggy in order to learn more about himself. Oh my heart.

Starchild by [archiveofourown.org profile] empyrean
She speaks slowly, hesitating at first but her voice gathering strength as old stories remember themselves to her. A saga of beasts and heroes. Bears and snakes, giants and children. Separated companions, flocks of sparrows. Jane Foster, born to science, has a touch of poetry in her soul.

She leans against him, and just as seamlessly her voice blends into his. He tells her star-stories from Asgard. Wars, weapons, old warriors broken by battle and returning to the sky. Bright lords and ladies. Lovers. Monsters. Destinies.

Jane breathes into his ear Not so different.
Really lovely Jane/Thor.

We Can Work Out The Rest by [archiveofourown.org profile] onethingconstant
Bucky hires Jessica Jones to find out about his past, because he thinks they have a few things in common. I enjoyed this a lot (though I would pay real internet money for a scene with Jessica and Steve). And the sequel: AKA Superheroes Anonymous, featuring dumpster bros Clint Barton and Matt Murdock. Oh heart.

With a Short Temper and a Loooong Arm by [archiveofourown.org profile] sandwichtree
"This isn't a joke, right?" Steve says, voice so low, his hands firm over Bucky's ribs. His big eyes search for a tell. A bluff. "You're not just...This isn't a favor."

"Explain how necking with an estranged assassin is a favor," Bucky replies, miffed.

"You'd, uh, be surprised."

"There's something backwards about you," Bucky mutters, going in for another kiss, harder this time, pushing until Steve lies down on the bed and then leaning over him.
Bucky gets his memories back. <3

Your Touch, Your Skin (Oh Where Do I Begin?) by [archiveofourown.org profile] biggrstaffbunch
Steve and Bucky and so much mutual oblivious pining, I love it.

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Avengers

leave your life open (you don't have to hide) by [archiveofourown.org profile] kaydeefalls
Lovely Steve/Bucky in which Bucky's not the only one who needs to do some recovering and reevaluating. Oh Steve.

Patching Up Superidiots by [archiveofourown.org profile] FireflysLove
Claire's friends have weird hobbies. Aw, this is an adorable "Matt meets Jessica while getting patched up at Claire's" story.

rarely short on caring by [archiveofourown.org profile] shellybelle
Claire + superheroes = YAY!

Sexiest 'Something' Alive by [archiveofourown.org profile] Niobium
"Right, so, he came through, which I saw, and it was kind of confusing because an alien's never popped out of a wormhole, at least not that I've read about. Actually before that night I hadn't read of a recorded wormhole sighting, period. And their wormhole device causes atmospheric disturbances and a lot of light, and it looks similar to a tornado. When that cleared, there he was. So that's how we met."

By the time she was done Thor seemed to have recovered. He gave her a warm smile and squeezed her hand. Qian said, "And what was the first thing you said to each other?" She glanced at Thor. "Is there some sort of standard way your people greet other races when you've arrived unannounced on another planet?"

"There is," Thor said. "But first, she struck me with her vehicle."

Dorian choked on his water.
Best meet cute! People wants to name Thor Sexiest Man Alive. Tony thinks it should go to someone actually from earth. Jane just wants to do science. Hee!

things learnt upon reunion by [archiveofourown.org profile] dirtybinary
Exquisitely lovely Steve/Bucky inspired by the CACW trailer.

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Daredevil

Better In Pieces by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
Claire doesn't like to ask for help, but Matt's always willing. This is lovely.

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Daredevil/Jessica Jones

I Thought the World Would be Smaller by [archiveofourown.org profile] prettybirdy979
They say it's a small world.

Jessica Jones and Matt Murdock could testify to that. You know, once they eventually meet.

(Or five times their worlds overlapped plus one time they met)
Exactly what it says on the tin.

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Avengers

Follows On Like Clockwork by [archiveofourown.org profile] nevulon
In which the Winter Soldier swears he's not Bucky anymore but he still can't seem to keep away from Steve. Oh boys.

like shadows on skin by [archiveofourown.org profile] radialarch
In which Steve's unhealthy coping mechanisms include punching things. Luckily, Bucky's unhealthy coping mechanisms are a good match. Oh these dumbass boys. <3

Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief by [archiveofourown.org profile] OddityBoddity
Steve's looking for Bucky, Bucky's confused, and Spider-Man just wants to help out. Long, interesting, heart-clenchy.

~*~
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Crossovers

Avengers/Jurassic World
Assets Out of Containment by [archiveofourown.org profile] follow_the_sun
Fun crossover that inserts Bucky (and HYDRA and the SHIELD team) into Jurassic World.

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Avengers

A Chance To Try Bravery by [archiveofourown.org profile] owlet
A Steve POV on the moment Bucky says he's changed his mind about touching, from Upgrade: Advanced Happiness Skills. Oh Steve.

Lone Wolf and Cub by [archiveofourown.org profile] hachinana87
HYDRA's turned Steve back into a baby. A baby who keeps calling the Winter Soldier, "Bucky." Harrowing yet adorable fancomic featuring the Winter Soldier dealing with baby!Steve.

time to kill by [archiveofourown.org profile] dirtybinary
Steve's plane doesn't go down, so he and Bucky spend the next seventy years thwarting each other's missions and eating greasy takeout. Oh boys.

Too Long We Have Tarried by [archiveofourown.org profile] kototyph
"He made me promise, swear up and down that if we were still single fellas at thirty, we'd get married—"

"I was drunk!" Steve protests. "Men couldn't get married then anyhow—"

"— and said we'd set up house and be confirmed bachelors together for the rest of our lives, away from women and their cruel, mysterious ways," Bucky continues over him, waving the ring. "And here we are. Won't you marry me, Steve? Make me the happiest man in the world, say you'll be mine."
Steve and Bucky continue to escalate the situation until they're going to get married that day. Hilariously funny until it punches you right in the feels. Oh boys.

we never go out of style by [archiveofourown.org profile] glitteratiglue
Steve pines as he and Bucky take a road trip to the Grand Canyon. Aw heart.

we'll just pick a star and aim for it by [archiveofourown.org profile] IamShadow21
Really lovely, wistful fix-it for Man Out of Time. Tony and Reed figure out a way to save Bucky without breaking the space-time continuum or requiring that Steve and Bucky live as hoboes (though they're totally willing to do the latter for each other *g*).

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Crossovers

Spider-Man/Fantastic Four

Tied to the Wait and Sees by [archiveofourown.org profile] Mizzy
Johnny thinks he's in love with Spider-Man, but then he wakes up in the future married to Peter. Oh, Johnny. It's a good thing he's pretty. This is very cute.

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Avengers

Asset Recovery by [archiveofourown.org profile] freshbakedlady
Adorable story about the first time Nick Fury met Sam Wilson.

Everything I ever wanted (and I'm wearing tights) by [archiveofourown.org profile] non_sequential
Bucky likes Steve in the USO outfit. Steve likes that Bucky likes it. Hot, sweet uniform porn.

A History of Skin by [archiveofourown.org profile] CheeseWrites
He would not let anything happen to Steve, not as long as he could reach out, hold something of Steve to him. Bucky would always be reaching for him, and maybe someday, he'd find a way to soothe Steve's aches with the brush of their fingers, the same way it soothed Bucky's worried heart. Lovely look at Steve and Bucky through the years.

The Obloquy of Newness by [archiveofourown.org profile] Niobium
The story of what Jane and Darcy were up to during Age of Ultron.

Rock of Ages by [archiveofourown.org profile] DevilPiglet
Lovely story of Steve getting Bucky back (including hair-washing!).

Sing Me the Alphabet by [archiveofourown.org profile] thesardine
Long, melancholy Bucky recovery story.

(so, come on) Put On Your War Paint by [archiveofourown.org profile] IamShadow21
AU in which Peggy also gets the serum, crossdresses as a member of the Howling Commando, and nobody falls off any trains, though there's still that little matter of crashing the Valkyrie into the ice. Aw heart. (Steve/Peggy/Bucky)

Storm by [archiveofourown.org profile] cadignan
For all his joking, Bucky doesn't know how to navigate this situation any better than Steve does. He doesn't want to fuck things up.

God, what a relief not to be alone.

"Don't look at me," Steve says, holding his hands up. "I don't tell her what to do."

Peggy stalks over to the two of them and puts her hands on her hips. "Of course not," she says to Steve, affronted that he would even bring up the possibility. But then she softens. She comes close enough to touch him, lifts her hand and runs her fingertips down his mud-flecked cheek. Then she raises her other hand and yanks Bucky down by the collar. She kisses him right there, eight inches from Steve's face.

It's better than anything Steve imagined.
Super-hot, sweet, and just a touch sad Steve/Bucky/Peggy.

take off your colours by [archiveofourown.org profile] glitteratiglue
Filthy hot Steve/Bucky porn.

trouble needs a home by [archiveofourown.org profile] paperclipbitch
Sam becomes a safe haven for Natasha.

Upgrade: Advanced Happiness Skills by [archiveofourown.org profile] owlet
If his mission is to enhance Steve's well-being, it is definitely mission-compliant to cause him to smile like that, simply from Barnes wrapping his fingers around Steve's wrist. If his mission is to live a good human life, it must be mission-compliant to let himself touch Steve's hand, to let himself stand close while they put their arms around one another.

Once, hugging felt like restraint and no air. Now it makes him want to give gifts, and maybe even to whistle. Barnes thought he knew happy, but this is a new kind of it. Advanced happiness skills.
Bucky discovers hugging and touching (and kissing) with Steve is A-OK. SQUEE. ADORABLE.

What's That, Lassie? by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria
Steve falls down a well and has to be rescued by the Howling Commandos. Hee!

you're gonna give your love to me by [archiveofourown.org profile] irnan
Natasha has to ride out sex pollen before she can admit she's in love with Steve and Bucky. Oh heart.

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Avengers

and all the lines we cast will bring us home by [archiveofourown.org profile] glitteratiglue
Lovely Bucky-recovery story.

Devil's Backbone by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sidara
Melancholy look at Steve's search for Bucky and Bucky's ultimate return.

I'll build a house inside of you by [archiveofourown.org profile] magdaliny
AU where Natasha is still raised in the Red Room and trained by the Winter Soldier, but he's a father figure for her. He breaks his programming enough to escape with her to America, where they start over again. Lovely. Highly recommended.

Like the Air We Breathe (I Need You) by [archiveofourown.org profile] InitialA
Excellent fix-it for Steve and Natasha's relationship in AoU.

our golden age by [archiveofourown.org profile] augustbird
Long AU where Bucky is a prince and Steve is still his BFF. Full of pining (SUCH DELICIOUS PINING) and angst and takes the long way around to include some canon events. I enjoyed it a lot.

Peace behind your eyes by [archiveofourown.org profile] rohkeutta
Bucky's sure he's not going to live to see 30. Sad, sharp look at Bucky through the years.

To Stop My Mind From Wandering by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lynchy8
While Steve is out looking for him, Bucky moves into his old apartment and starts making some improvements. Oh heart.

To The Heart by [archiveofourown.org profile] kyburg
Kamala has an unexpected and quiet encounter with some Avengers. Lovely.

What If I Told You by [archiveofourown.org profile] DeadWalker
It takes Bucky a few tries to tell Steve that he loves him. Aw boys.

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Crossovers

Avengers/Narnia

The Queen, in Exile by [archiveofourown.org profile] scribblemyname
Bucky Barnes and Susan Pevensie. It doesn't seem like it should work but it does. Sharp and melancholy.

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Daredevil

Small Talk, Stitches, and Beer by [archiveofourown.org profile] weekend_conspiracy_theorist
"How did you recognize me?" he demands again.

Marci tears open an alcohol wipe, wonders if she needs something stronger, and rolls her eyes at him. "I've been dating your best friend on and- ah-" she winces at the sting-"off for six years, Murdock. I know what you look like, the way you move. Just because you've got a stupid ass mask on that covers your damn cheekbones doesn't mean I won't recognize you." She pauses, adds, "Asshole."
I really enjoyed this story of Marci and Matt being bros.

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