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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.


Captain America

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


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

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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.


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


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*



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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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.



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.



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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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.



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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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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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.



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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#fuckmestraps by [archiveofourown.org profile] bactaqueen
Steve's new uniform is popular with the internet. Ooh Commander Rogers ooh.

Ghosts Along the Road by [archiveofourown.org profile] belovedmuerto
It's a little disconcerting, but it also makes him think about the way Bucky has been since he showed up in Steve's motel room last week, and how he likes the new, quieter Bucky as well.

None of the ways either of them have changed and been changed makes any difference to the way Steve feels about him, and it's nice to be certain of that.
Bucky crashes Steve's road trip. Quiet and lovely.

here we are, just about the same by [archiveofourown.org profile] noharlembeat
Bucky goes down with Steve on the Valkyrie, and they wake up together in 2012. Oh heart.

It's possible that he wants you too by [archiveofourown.org profile] belovedmuerto
Sweet Steve/Bucky.

Man With a Plan by [archiveofourown.org profile] gwyneth
Super hot Steve/Bucky uniform porn. Because of course Steve's keeping the outfit.

My Blood is Singing by [archiveofourown.org profile] Niobium
Really lovely look at Thor and Jane.

The Spice of Life by [archiveofourown.org profile] Kian
The story of how Pepper Potts and Bucky Barnes become friends. This is really lovely, and I love how it draws out the parallels of their situations.

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Lilo & Stitch/Thor

Loki, Lilo & Stitch by [archiveofourown.org profile] TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel
This is an adorable series where Loki is found by Lilo and Stitch when he lets go of the Bifrost.


Captain America/Inception

All Along the Watchtower by [archiveofourown.org profile] hetrez
Bucky gets stuck in a dream and Steve has to help him out. And gain his memories back along the way. Oh heart.

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anyway, here's wonderwall by [archiveofourown.org profile] KiaraSayre
The Winter Soldier tracks down each and every HYDRA agent that forced him to kill and watches them die. He also tries to become a well-rounded individual with interests and hobbies. The results are mixed. oh, Bucky.

Assembly Instructions for the Rest of Your Life by [archiveofourown.org profile] thingswithwings
In which Tony and Rhodey build the quinjet. Adorable.

At the Twilight's Last Gleaming by [archiveofourown.org profile] BreTheWriter
Sweet first kiss for Steve and Bucky at a fireworks show.

Captain Rogers and Sergeant Barnes by [archiveofourown.org profile] Speranza
Bucky brings Steve a mission he can't handle himself. Natasha comes along for the ride. Wonderful.

a case of you by [archiveofourown.org profile] irnan
Really lovely post-Winter Soldier Bucky/Natasha.

Croatian Holiday by [archiveofourown.org profile] Brenda
In which Natasha checks Sam out, in more ways than one.

Darcy Lewis and the No Good, Very Bad (Kinda Awesome) Day by [archiveofourown.org profile] kellifer_fic
"I heard there was some guy that liked crawling around the air ducts, scaring the crap out of new people. The first day I was here, I tied a bit of ribbon to all the vents. About twenty minutes ago, all the ribbons were doing the cha-cha except for that one," Darcy says, pointing up to the vent above them.

"I don't like... geez, who told you that?" Barton demands, looking offended.

"I didn't say it was you. I assumed you have some other completely unrelated reason for being in the air duct above my head, looking down my top."

Barton's face turns an instant, dull red from ear to ear and temple to chin. "I wasn't-!" he starts to splutter.

"I'm sure," Darcy purrs, raising an eyebrow.

"I mean, I couldn't not, because, but it wasn't what I was..." Barton seems to realize he's digging himself deeper because he deflates and offers a helpless gesture with his hands. "There's orders involved, I swear."
Adorable Clint/Darcy.

Fluff by [archiveofourown.org profile] MoreThanSlightly
An Asgardian animal that makes people cuddly gets loose in the tower. The Avengers try to recapture it without things getting too weird. This is adorable!

The gold-hearted boy I used to be by [archiveofourown.org profile] lanyon
There is so much Bucky Barnes does not remember. Lovely, melancholy, but hopeful in the end.

The Good, the Bad and the Fluffy by [archiveofourown.org profile] newredshoes
Tony gets Bucky a therapy llama. Hijinks, as they say, ensue. Hilarious.

halfway between the gutter and the stars by [archiveofourown.org profile] verity
Absolutely darling story chock full of Thor being the most delightful Avenger ever.

Here Is A Secret Deeper Than Language by [archiveofourown.org profile] sageness
Natasha - who she's been and who she is now, and what it means for her relationships with Steve and Bucky. Nice melding of comics and movie canon for her backstory.

it's a love story (baby just say yes) by [archiveofourown.org profile] biggrstaffbunch
Bucky goes out on his first date since he got himself back. Steve isn't jealous, he's just worried! This is adorable.

Languages by [archiveofourown.org profile] fmo
Steve worries because Bucky seems unresponsive, but Bucky communicates in his own way, in his own time. Aw, heart.

The Logic of Stars Collapsing by [archiveofourown.org profile] Portrait_of_a_Fool
A slow, melancholy recovery for Bucky

the natural progression of the color wheel by [archiveofourown.org profile] Mici
Steve discovers some letters Bucky wrote him during the war. Lovely.

No Gods, No Masters, Just Me by [archiveofourown.org profile] OddityBoddity
Bucky teams up with Sam and Steve to get some bad guys. Things do not go at all as planned. This was fun.

nothing safe is worth the drive (and i will follow you home) by [archiveofourown.org profile] countthestars
Aw, I never get tired of Bucky + dogs in stories.

The Only Guy Steve Knows Who Lives In Brooklyn by [archiveofourown.org profile] Chex
Clint doesn't really understand why the Winter Soldier starts hanging around his apartment building, but he rolls with it, and everything else that comes along. I liked the first half at the apartment more than the second half fighting AIM/HYDRA etc. but the whole thing is fun.

Scandal by [archiveofourown.org profile] biblionerd07
"What's the scandal?" Steve asks, reaching for the muffin Bucky's holding. "Gimme some of your muffin."

"Only a little." Bucky orders even as he breaks it clean in half. "I know how guys like you operate. I give you an inch, you'll take a mile."

"Dear Lord, do you two try to lace everything you say with innuendo or is it really that accidental?" Tony asks. Bucky catches Steve's eye before making his face go completely innocent.

"Sorry, Stark." He says sweetly. "Must be our boner."

Tony chokes. Steve and Bucky both keep their eyes wide and innocent. "Are you okay?" Steve asks earnestly. Tony's muttering curse words and Bucky has to stuff another bite of muffin in his mouth to hide a laugh. Moments like these make Steve's stomach hurt with how nice it is to have Bucky back with him.
Adorable Steve/Bucky story in which Steve comes out at a press conference.

She Houses Tornadoes by [archiveofourown.org profile] triedunture
Peggy doms Steve and Bucky. A good time is had by all. This is very hot.

so familiar a gleam by [archiveofourown.org profile] sariane
Steve develops temporary psychic abilities and accidentally wanders his way into Bucky's dreams. All he wants is to convince Bucky to come home. Oh heart.

so while you're here in my arms by [archiveofourown.org profile] verity
Very hot Steve/Bucky/Peggy.

sorry about the blood in your mouth by [archiveofourown.org profile] callingallangels
Clint and Natasha take Bucky in while he heals. A little rough technically (punctuating dialogue) but heartfelt and wistful with a nice Clint voice.

the stirring of you in my arms by [archiveofourown.org profile] radialarch
Bucky keeps climbing through Steve's window. This is lovely.

The thing that drives the wolves away by [archiveofourown.org profile] caughtinanocean
Really lovely story about Bucky's recovery and how people (other than Steve) try to help him.

there's trees in the desert since you moved out by [archiveofourown.org profile] irnan
Bucky asks Steve to give him time. Steve, Sam and Nat go on a road trip. Clint takes down Hydra cells. Everybody talks about their feelings. So wonderful. Oh my heart. (It's Steve/Natasha, though I totally read it as Steve/Natasha/Bucky. *cough*)

Undercover Heart by [archiveofourown.org profile] wintergrey
Sweet hot Natasha/Sam.

Vigil by [archiveofourown.org profile] LtLJ
Sam meets Tony and Bruce while waiting for Steve to come out of surgery. Oh heart.

Wishbones by [archiveofourown.org profile] freshbakedlady
Really lovely story where magic gives Sam wings.

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Circling Back by [archiveofourown.org profile] chaya
Enjoyably schmoopy recovery for Bucky, with nice interactions between the rest of the Avengers as well.

Collected Letters (1930-1943) by [archiveofourown.org profile] brokentoy & [archiveofourown.org profile] triedunture
Don't be sore with me, Steve. I thought about nothing but this for the past two weeks, ever since we got the news out of Pearl Harbor. I kept my mouth shut while you went down to the recruitment office over and over, but the fact of the matter is, you're not built for the army. That don't make you less than me, though. They need you here too. Who else is going to make all the posters that'll get the boys to sign up? You're going to get a thousand guys into the Army with those drawings of yours, I would bet on it.

You got to keep making beautiful things, Steve. Or else what the hell is it all for?
really lovely epistolary fic featuring Steve and Bucky's letters to each other from childhood through the war. *sniffle*

Debridement by [archiveofourown.org profile] KathrynShadow
Bucky finds his way back to Steve. Lovely.

The Deep End by [archiveofourown.org profile] emilyenrose
Bucky and Natasha have a thing and Steve is totally okay with that and not feeling left out at all. This is darling and hilarious. Oh Steve.

don't let these shakes go on by [archiveofourown.org profile] TaleWorthTelling
Bucky deals with his recovery. Heartbreaking but not without hope.

Facts About the Moon by [archiveofourown.org profile] Nanoochka
Steve is an open book in nearly every way, just not in this. If he's bad at hiding things, it's because he's never had any real reason to before.

Everyone has secrets, though, even the most upstanding folks; even Captain America. While this fact surprises Barnes not at all—Steve might be superhuman and a living legend to boot, but he's still just a man—what he finds isn't what he honestly expected.

After years of secrets being kept from him and having none of his own, he knows well enough the things people like to hide, whether for leverage or personal gain, or just to protect themselves or what—or whom—they love. Even happiness, sometimes, if they're scared enough it might be taken away. It figures. Only Steve Rogers's deepest, darkest secrets could manage to be as blithely innocent as the rest of him, and it's something of an unexpected relief to Barnes that Steve remains so steadfastly wholesome, even in the things he most wants hidden from the world. It'd be sickening if it weren't so predictable, if it weren't the cornerstone around which Barnes's entire life is currently built.
Bucky finds Steve's old sketchbooks and susses out his secrets. Steve's angry about it until he isn't. Breathtakingly gorgeous.

Five Reactions to Pepper's New PA by [archiveofourown.org profile] gladdecease
Pepper hires Bucky as her new PA/Bodyguard. Oh heart.

A Four-Letter Word by [archiveofourown.org profile] lanyon
Steve and Bucky are COCKBLOCKED by CRIME. One of my favorite tropes!

the future's so bright (I gotta wear shades) by [archiveofourown.org profile] KiaraSayre
Bucky likes a lot of things about the future. Aw, Buck.

Geriatric Road Trip, 2015 by [archiveofourown.org profile] what_alchemy
Steve and Bucky reunite with the younger Barnes siblings. Oh my heart. *sniffle* <333

give me your answer do by [archiveofourown.org profile] lazulisong
Bucky knows it's going to be a bad one when Steve wakes up again, lifts his head up from the side of Bucky's fancy electric hospital bed, and says, "Now don't get mad until I explain." Steve tells the nurses he and Bucky are married so they'll release medical information to him. Then he has to tell Bucky when he wakes up. Aw, this is adorable.

I Didn't Know What Time It Was by [archiveofourown.org profile] cadignan
"It's funny. Here I am, afraid that I'm selfish for keeping you cooped up here just because I want you around, and there you are, afraid that I'm gonna kick you out the first chance I get. That's funny, right?"

"Not really."

"Yeah," Steve says. "Guess not."

[...] "It's not even funny in an O. Henry short-story twist kind of way?" Steve asks after a minute.
Lovely post-Winter Soldier Steve/Bucky.

Jane Foster and the Impossible Library by [archiveofourown.org profile] Niobium
Jane, Thor, and Darcy find a magical library and things get really interesting. Fantastic!

Karma's a Bitch by [archiveofourown.org profile] KiaraSayre
Steve gets Bucky a dog. Bucky is a troll. Sam finds the whole thing hilarious. This is adorable.

Learn How To Bend by [archiveofourown.org profile] nerdwegian
Bucky gets some terrible advice about dating in the future. Also, there's a prank war. This is totally adorable.

Let Rogers Be Rogers by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria
Steve is the head speechwriter and Peggy's the campaign director on the Potts/Wilson campaign. Oh yes.

the long slide from kingdom to kingdom by [archiveofourown.org profile] gyzym
Really lovely Steve/Bucky.

A Long Winter by [archiveofourown.org profile] dropdeaddream [archiveofourown.org profile] WhatAreFears
Long, melancholy AU where Steve doesn't go into the ice, comes home and marries Peggy and leads an interesting life where sometimes things aren't as they seem though they will sometimes work out in the end. Oh Steve.

Most Of All by [archiveofourown.org profile] thebrotherswinchester
Adorable story in which Bucky teaches Steve how to dance.

Night Light by [archiveofourown.org profile] thebrotherswinchester
Really good rentboy!Bucky/SHIELD agent!Steve AU.

Oasis by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sholio
Bucky emailed her a price estimate with an incredibly detailed spreadsheet attached. He'd included everything from the websites where he'd done his virtual plant shopping to the approximate lengths of time it would take to get various aspects of the project delivered and installed. His singlemindedness was either impressive or terrifying.

On the other hand, what did he really have to do all day? Unlike some of the Avengers -- Bruce, say -- he didn't have specific projects to keep him busy, at least none that she knew about. Pepper wondered if he had anything to do other than work out and watch Netflix. For someone whose life, as she understood it, had been entirely goal-focused with absolutely no free time for a very long while, that must be a strange adjustment.

Maybe he'd been craving someone to give him a mission, even if the mission was "gardening".
Pepper gets Bucky involved in creating a rooftop garden. Oh heart. And the companion story: Heat Wave, in which Bucky gets heat stroke. Aw, Bucky.

the poem which I do not write by [archiveofourown.org profile] viverella
Lovely au where Steve's an art student and Bucky is a life drawing model and Steve pines a lot.

Reflex Memories by [archiveofourown.org profile] sariane
Bucky never really gets his memories back. He falls in love with Steve anyway. Oh heart.

The Right Way to Fall by [archiveofourown.org profile] Taste_is_Sweet
After Steve's given up the search, Bucky finds Sam, who takes him in and tries to help him. Tony...assists. I enjoyed this a lot.

The stone's in the midst of it all by [archiveofourown.org profile] togina
Sarah Rogers was born to fight an unwinnable war. She wonders how it could be, sometimes, that she gives birth to a boy who does not understand defeat. Gorgeous and sad story of Sarah Rogers.

To the One I've Sinned Against by [archiveofourown.org profile] dsudis
Bucky comes back to himself - and to Steve - via the sacrament of reconciliation. SO PERFECT. I haven't been inside a confessional since 1988 and this brought it all back perfectly. Highly recommended, even if you're not Catholic.

what you are asking fits with everything on my list by [archiveofourown.org profile] irnan
When Bucky and Natasha get together, they try to find Steve the same kind of happiness, but it doesn't seem to work. Steve tries not to feel left out. For two master spy-assassins, they are pretty oblivious. They get clued in eventually, though. Adorable.

(When Everything Breaks) You Are The Anchor That Holds Me by [archiveofourown.org profile] CryptoHomoRocker
Bucky realizes he wants to have sex with Steve even if he can't quite find the words to say it. This is lovely and hot.

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Steve Rogers and Eliot by [tumblr.com profile] idyll
Eliot meets Captain America during a robot attack on Manhattan. This is adorable. (Sadly only on tumblr, not the author's AO3 page.)



As Old As Your Omens by [archiveofourown.org profile] Niobium
Thor and Bruce have a lovely bonding moment over the idea of destiny. Oh Thor. <3

Black and White by [archiveofourown.org profile] cjmarlowe
Sweet, hot Steve/Bucky interlude during the war. Oh boys.

Born from Dark Water by [archiveofourown.org profile] KatStratford
Sweet, hot Steve/Bucky/Natasha. ♥OT3♥

HD 181068 by [archiveofourown.org profile] Saathi1013
Really lovely Darcy/Jane/Thor. <333

Jane Foster's High School Reunion by [archiveofourown.org profile] Niobium
Jane takes Thor to her high school reunion. This is adorably sweet.

like autumn leaves, we're in for change by [archiveofourown.org profile] beardsley
In which Steve and Bucky were fake dating for an undercover assignment and SHIELD erased their memory of it; all they have to go on is a vague sense of something important missing, and all they can do is try to piece together a shared past they can't recall. Lovely, heartbreaking story about Steve and Bucky and SHIELD's ultra sketchiness. *whimpers*

So It Goes by [archiveofourown.org profile] DisappointMe
"I would leave, you know. I don’t want this, I just… If I run, will you go with me? If I pick up and disappear, will you come?" It's all he wants if he's being honest with himself. It's been all he wanted since Steve came back, but he only wants it if he can have it with Steve.

Steve's brow furrows for a moment, and he looks at Bucky like he's trying to decide whether it's a joke or not. Steve opens his mouth to say something, then seems to change his mind chuckling a little and shaking his head. "Sure, Buck. Of course."

He expects the disappointment because he knows Steve is just humoring him, but it still stings. Bucky smiles, sad and resigned and it probably looks more like a grimace, if the look on Steve's face is anything to go by. He goes on anyway, though, because it’s believing that they could have this that helps him make it through some of the long nights.
This is wistful and lovely and hopeful all at the same time. Sigh.

Surveillance by [livejournal.com profile] penknife
A sweet, hot snippet of undercover Clint/Natasha porn.

swallow my pride by [archiveofourown.org profile] mwestbelle
Bucky's PTSD leaves him with some sexual dysfunction. He and Steve have to learn to cope. Aw, Bucky.

wear your colors by [archiveofourown.org profile] haipollai
Steve confesses his feelings to Bucky after he sees a photoshoot of Bucky in a magazine. This is hot and sweet.

Your Mouth Tasted Like Holy Wine by [archiveofourown.org profile] redbrunja
Steve goes down on Natasha. Sweet and hot.

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bang bang, baby, you're dead by [archiveofourown.org profile] CallMeBombshell
Nicely atmospheric Clint/Natasha noir AU.

Brevity is the soul of lingerie by [archiveofourown.org profile] Odsbodkins
Steve and Bucky like to have sex at work. Given where - and with whom - they work, hilarity ensues. Hotness, too, but mostly hilarity.

A Brief Introduction to Asgardian Dinner Parties by [archiveofourown.org profile] jonesandashes & [archiveofourown.org profile] pentapus
Jane and assorted Avengers attend their first Asgardian dinner party. Hijinks ensue. This is hilarious.

but at least the war is over by [archiveofourown.org profile] lanyon
Heartbreaking Bucky/Natasha during their Red Room days.

Gone for Soldiers by [archiveofourown.org profile] Polexia_Aphrodite
Really lovely, melancholy and sweet Steve/Natasha.

hurrah for card games by [personal profile] recessional
There are parts of Steve that figure he probably shouldn't find the company of two master assassins (to quote Stark) quite as comfortable as he does. There's a lot about what SHIELD does and how it operates that Steve's not comfortable with and the nature of the covert ops pretty much covers two thirds of what he doesn't like. But there's something about both of them, when they're relaxed like this, that reminds him of his Commandos and those pub-crawls - long ago for the rest of the world and all of two years gone for him - they'd had time to make and even nights sitting around a fire complaining about how bad rations taste. And it reminds him without being so close as to yank up grief he's still trying to figure out how to deal with, so especially for now, he'll take it. Steve enjoys the monthly poker games at Maria Hill's house. The Clint/Natasha banter in this is great.

I'm just the man on the balcony (singing 'nobody will ever remember me') by [archiveofourown.org profile] megyal
Remix of "Our Broken Parts (Smashed on the Floor)" from the Winter Soldier's POV. Oh Bucky.

It's All Smooth Sailing From Here by [archiveofourown.org profile] Kansas42
Avengers movie night (which was not Tony's idea, for the record) doesn't start out that well, but it eventually gets better. Really lovely look at Tony and Bruce's friendship, and the teambuilding that slowly takes place around it.

Once More Into The Fray by [archiveofourown.org profile] phrenitis
Pepper, dealing with the consequences of Extremis.

The Pregnancy Scare by [archiveofourown.org profile] igrockspock
Pepper has a pregnancy scare. Tony is shockingly supportive. This is adorable.

Princess Power by [livejournal.com profile] hermione_vader
Thor's fanbase is made up of little girls. He's surprisingly cool with that. Oh heart.

Red, White and Blue, Blue, Blue by [archiveofourown.org profile] determamfidd
Steve meets Hank McCoy and doesn't know quite what to make of him. Oh, this is lovely. (Also, I love that everyone still hates Reed Richards, because yes.)

shake my ash to the wind by [archiveofourown.org profile] jumpfall
Getting Coulson back is going to be anything but easy. Appendicitis, twenty questions, clones, and reincarnations: all in a day's work for the Avengers. Sequel to 'babel, babel, look at me now' that does some nice things with Pepper and Natasha's burgeoning friendship.

Skip A Heartbeat and Survive by [archiveofourown.org profile] alwaysenduphere
Clint and Natasha, at the beginning of their partnership. Good banter.

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Avengers/The Muppets

Marvel Adventures Presents... The Avengers! in "Frog-napped!" by [archiveofourown.org profile] tigs
The Puppet Master really is a fearsome enemy. He's wreaked havoc with the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Avengers, and has still somehow lived to fight another day.

Apparently, though, all of those teams of heroes, which all could rightly lay claim to the title of 'Earth's Mightiest Heroes!' have nothing on a prawn, a creature of indeterminate origin with anger management issues, and a flock of chickens.
Kermit gets kidnapped and Thor assembles the Avengers to save him. This is hilarious.



Family Ties by [archiveofourown.org profile] skiesovergideon
Loki falls to earth and ends up with a suburban family. Things, as always, are more complicated than that. I enjoyed this a lot - I liked the Fredericksons and how Loki slowly came to belong to them, and they to him, and how Thor never gave up on him, and the slow unfolding of the plot. It reminded me of the good things about the Percy Jackson books for some reason, which I also really enjoyed.

Thor discovers the Kink Meme by [Anonymous]
Exactly what it says on the tin. Hee!

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Young Allies

Comfort and Joy by [archiveofourown.org profile] milleniumrex
It had been a stressful day, but in the end, what she would remember wasn't the pain or the stress, but the fact that even as far away from home as she was, she would never be alone. Family didn't necessarily mean blood, and Anya, Steve, the Allies, and the Avengers - they were as much family as any girl could ask for. Rikki gets injured, but it's okay - she has friends who love her and will take care of her. Oh, Rikki. ♥ She might be a girl without a world, but she still has friends. *happy sigh*


Thor (2011)

Compelling Distraction by [archiveofourown.org profile] eli
"Soooo, are you Robin Hood? I understand dropping the green—the black works—but where's the hat? And the tights?"

He blinks, then scrubs a hand through his short hair. "Ah, no. And please don't ever suggest that to them."

"Darcy! Call Eric! God, this will..."

Jane's voice fades out as she likely heads off to examine another broken piece of equipment. Darcy looks at the hatch, then back at the guy. "Should I call Eric? Or do you have any pull with Coulson?"

Suspicion narrows his eyes. "You want SHIELD to replace everything?"

"Damn straight. And get us a better panic button."

"In return for...not suggesting that I'd look good in tights," he says slowly.

She gives his legs a good up and down, letting herself enjoy the moment, and the skin-tight fit. "Yeah, you probably would."
Hee! Awesome Darcy/Clint! Yay!


Captain America (2011)

don't have to know the words by [archiveofourown.org profile] midnightjuly
It's New Year's Eve, Bucky's injured, there is huddling for warmth and then kissing. Adorable Steve/Bucky BFFery.

The More Things Change by [archiveofourown.org profile] Skew
Bucky makes a bit of a drunken pass at Steve, which makes things awkward between them for a little bit, but they work it out with adorable hotness. I also really liked how respectful this was of Peggy, and also the interactions among the Howling Commandos (team! yay!).

no rapunzel she by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria
Absolutely perfect look at pre-canon Peggy Carter, and how she takes the first step on the path to becoming the awesome and formidable woman she is in the movie.

The Same, but More by [archiveofourown.org profile] shell
"I'm not Superman, Bucky. I'm still me." It was important to him that Bucky knew that.

"I know you're still you, Rogers," Bucky said. "You're just…" he trailed off, studying Steve closely.

"Just what?" Steve asked, flushing.

It was Bucky's turn to shrug. "Just more, I guess," he said after a moment. "More you, which doesn't make any fucking sense--forget I said anything, okay?"

"Okay," Steve answered, pleased. It reminded him of what Dr. Erskine had said.
Sweet and wistful first time for Steve and Bucky, who realize that they are in fact the stupidest men on the planet. Oh, heart. Insults as endearments ftw!

It Wakes The Seeds by [archiveofourown.org profile] Sharksdontsleep
I was really hesitant to read this - it transposes Steve and Bucky to the (American) Civil War - but it totally works, and it has a lot of great Steve/Bucky moments in it. really well done.


Young Avengers

grab a blanket, brother by [archiveofourown.org profile] Traincat
Really wonderful story about Tommy and how he settles in (or doesn't) when Mrs. Kaplan decides to take him (and Teddy) in after discovering they're living at the warehouse. Really gets at how much Tommy wants (needs) to run, but also how maybe he could find a place to stop occasionally.

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I'll have what he's having by [livejournal.com profile] onthenose
The first weekly football night with the Avengers had just one problem - beer. Or really? The fact that Thor thought Budweiser didn't qualify. Or Coors Light. Or, shockingly, PBR. I know, who knew, right? Apparently Thor was used to beer with actual grains in it and not high fructose corn syrup.

Names were called, beer cans were thrown. It was pretty messy. So that's why Darcy dragged Thor off to the Brooklyn Brewery as soon as the latest ice gun crisis was over.

Apparently beer made with actual beer was a hit.
I.e., Thor's love affair with a microbrewery. Short and perfect.

Specialist by [archiveofourown.org profile] gqgqqt
"You're not in any trouble, sniper. We know your record; you take the right kind of work and you play a fair game. I'm not here to force your hand." He picks up his glass of Żubrówka and takes a sip. "I'm just here to let you know that if you ever get tired of freelancing for the greater good, there's a much safer employer that could use your skillset." Clint shrugs.

"Safer, but probably less efficient," he says.
Nice backstory for Hawkeye and Coulson.

Under Ether by [archiveofourown.org profile] Lunik
Sweet, funny Darcy/Loki.

The Undercover Boogie by [archiveofourown.org profile] amcw177
Coulson convinces Loki to be a supersekrit SHIELD operative, but then he has to manage him. Hilarious, and full of deadpan Coulson-y goodness.

whenever i'm alone with you by [archiveofourown.org profile] tosca1390
Coulson's not happy when Fury brings Darcy to the Avengers Initiative, but he's not really sure why he can't stop thinking about her. Nicely fraught Darcy/Coulson, if a bit British in places. And the sequel, for you're outward bound, in which Coulson sends Darcy out on a mission and then worries about her.

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Can't Go Back the Same Way You Came by [archiveofourown.org profile] Pell
Loki falls to earth and tries to make amends for the damage he's done. This is really lovely. I like how Loki's sense of melancholy and regret is threaded through it, even as he makes friends with Jane and Erik and Darcy.

Fleet-Footed and Caught by [archiveofourown.org profile] Memlu
"You love me," he said. It was a question.

"Is it so strange?" she asked.

"It is to me," said Loki.

Sif said, "It should not be so," and she reached for him.

Indulgence by [archiveofourown.org profile] Peripeteia
"You don't believe me," she said and opened the door.

"You're drunk," he said. Then again, to make it stick: "You're drunk."

The curve of her sneer was heartbreakingly familiar.

"Loki Silvertongue who thinks everyone a liar like him," she spat.

"Sif-" he began, though he did not know what he would say. It didn't matter because she disappeared into her room.

"Don't worry," her voice floated back. "In the morning, I won't believe me either."

The door laid open. Loki turned away and did not follow.
mmm...deliciously palpable mutual pining.

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Green Arrow/Young Avengers

fix up look sharp by [personal profile] gloss
Mia Dearden runs into Kate Bishop at a charity event. Snark and hotness ensue. Lady archers FTW!


Batman/Captain America

The Penpal Adventures by [tumblr.com profile] quipquipquip
Damian Wayne and Steve Rogers become penpals. Also, there are drawings of cats. Oh, my heart. Damian needs all the hugs, and Steve is awesome at giving them. (I'm not sure if this is actually complete, but it comes to a good stopping point where it is.)



Duck Tales by [archiveofourown.org profile] destroythemeek
When Anya visits Gotham University, she ends up fighting giant ducks with Batgirl. Adorable.


Thor/Harry Potter

Hogwarts: A (Marvelous) History, or: Thor and Loki's Excellent Adventure by [archiveofourown.org profile] altilis
The true story of Hogwarts' founding, which explains SO MUCH about the things the school chooses to be. <3

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getting to know you by [archiveofourown.org profile] Siria
"I get no respect," he tells Thor. "No respect at all."

"A true leader earns the respect of his followers," Thor says. It's a little like being lectured by a very earnest golden retriever puppy.
Ahahahaha! Thor and Tony bond. Adorable!

A Week in the Life of Highly Respected SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson by [archiveofourown.org profile] boombangbing
Exactly what it says on the tin. Agent Coulson is awesome and this is hilarious.


Iron Man

Drive by [archiveofourown.org profile] roboticonography
Tony and Pepper try out a friends with benefits arrangements, but things don't go as planned. Sweet and hot (though some of the sex is a little romance novel-y).



Emotion in Motion by [personal profile] smittywing
So Darcy's still a virgin. It's not a big deal or anything, but Clint wants to make her first time special. Funny, sweet and hot.

Salt On Your Lips by [archiveofourown.org profile] Memlu
Really lovely bit of Thor/Jane, but what I like best about it is how comfortable and warm they are together. I like that they laugh and joke while they're having sex. It makes them feel real.

Uru by [archiveofourown.org profile] sheffiesharpe
Thor and Jane are separated but he still finds a way to watch over her. Lovely and sly.

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Thor/Iron Man

Just Temporary, Ma'am by [personal profile] sutlers

"You're my date?"

"It's not a date," Clint said carefully, as if he'd been coached.


"It's a morale-boosting experience," he added, making Darcy pause where she was scooping her bag off the floor to stare at him. There was the beginning of a shit-eating grin flirting around the corners of his mouth.

"That makes it sound like you're being whored out to me," she said finally.

"All undercover SHIELD operatives receive extensive rentboy training."

"Are you expected to spend a lot of time lying back and thinking of America?"

"That's more Steve's style."

"Yeah, all right, I'm not touching that one," Darcy said, shouldering her bag. She took another look at Clint and decided she probably wouldn't mind if he were being whored out to her, hypothetically: after a college career dating three economics majors, an engineer, and a future master of public policy, his biceps looked pretty good. So did his ass. But that wasn't the point.

fake dating + Darcy = AWESOME


Pushing Daisies/The Middleman

Kiki's Confitures by [archiveofourown.org profile] innie_darling
Pitch-perfect Pushing Daisies story with a cameo by a Middleman character. Funny, sweet, and full of heart. Plus luscious descriptions of pie and ice cream.

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Heaven is High and the Earth is Wide by [livejournal.com profile] sixth_seed

Really lovely retelling of season 1 if it were set in the old West and Sam had been born a girl. He's never made a secret of it. Sam's a better person than him. For Dean, it's been the best part of his life, to do whatever he can, whenever he can, to get her just a little bit further. She's the part of their family that deserves to get out of this in one piece. If Dean can do that, if he can just get her safe and whole, his life'll have been worth it.

Her eyes go a little wide, like she's seeing that, like she's seeing something in him. He doesn't squirm or look away or try to deflect. He's too tired for that.


Sports Night

les autres by [personal profile] raven

Lovely moment in time with Dan, Dana, and a piano at 2 am.



The Heart Is My Least Vulnerable Spot by [personal profile] waketosleep

Adorable sequel to "It's Electrifying." "I want a codename," she said suddenly.


"I want a codename. I may not be a ripped superhero but dammit, I do things. Fuck being an Avenger, I'd like to see forty, but I want a codename." She considered it. "Maybe like, an animal? Since I have no powers to name myself after."

"Mongoose," said Clint way too immediately. It was like he'd been thinking about it.

Darcy thought back to all that time in freshman year she'd spent getting high and watching nature programs. "That is either a bird or a rodent." She was pretty sure it was a rodent but she wasn't going to abandon a clue like 'goose'.

"Rodent," said Clint, and before she could kick his ass off the loveseat he said, "It's a little weasel kinda thing and it looks cute and harmless but it actually kills cobras like it's a hobby."

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All the Reasons I Gave by [archiveofourown.org profile] Rawles
Spare, achy Sif/Loki.

Bound by [personal profile] medie
sweet, hot Thor/Jane in which Thor is bound by his promise and his hammer.

It's Electrifying by [personal profile] waketosleep
This is adorable. Darcy flirts with Hawkeye. Hawkeye flirts back. Also, Darcy/taser=OTP. I love that fandom takes one ten second cameo and already there's fic.

Paper Planes & Playground Games by [archiveofourown.org profile] Memlu
Sif, growing up and wanting to be a warrior, and the way she falls in love with Loki. Sharp and awkward and true.



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