Semaphore - DevilDoll
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, (Pepper/Stark, Bucky/Steve, Peggy/Steve), coping!Steve, depression, jokes about suicide. "I’m trying to like you, Tony. You’re just making it very hard."
Notes: Steve's trying to cope with the 21st century. Tony's sorta kinda tries to help but not really at first. They both become BFFs with Steve's peer, an eldery hip lady too busy with her life and liver of steel to spend too much time with them, haha.
♥ Look here, look back, look ahead - marinarusalka - Marvel, Iron Man Noir, Marvel Noir [Archive of Our Own]
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, Noir AU, first-time. September, 1941: Returning from a mission as Iron Man, Tony Stark crash-lands in the Carpathian Mountains and is rescued by Captain America. The two heroes team up to investigate Nazi activity at a mysterious castle. But Captain America is keeping secrets that could destroy their new partnership before it has a chance to begin.
Notes: I don't follow the comic-canon so I'm not sure if Marvel Noir is an actual thing or a fic trope but I'm definitely a fan! Nice sprawling fic and build-up.
♥♥Teasing the Paparazzi - nightwalker
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, established relationship. It's the morning after the night before and it's time for Steve and Tony to face the music.
Notes: This is actually the 3rd in the series but you don't need to read the first two (altho I'd recommend it). I just had to rec this because of the awesome Spider-man trolling Tony does: And of course, there are the threesomes. Just this morning, we woke up with Spider-Man and let me tell you, he was very happy to see me-
♥ Gift of Asylum - carleton97, Sister_Wolf
Synopsis: Clint/Darcy, Pepper/Tony, Jane/Thor, Natasha/Steve, Fandral/Hogun, kidnapping, first-time, epic. The story of how Darcy Lewis accidentally helps found the Avengers while having an epic, failboaty romance with that dude she nailed in a bar two years ago. Tasers, jackbooted thugs, Tony Stark, and life-altering job offers are par for the course when you help discover an alien/god dude with amazing pecs.
♥ Mr. July - jibrailis
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, shenanigans, first-time, pining!Tony. Tony is the only one who can defend Steve's virtue. Tony hates his life.
♥♥ Homefront - sam_storyteller
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, clueless!Tony, coping!Steve, mentions of suicidal impulses, PTSD, severe grief, unwise drinking, angst, first-time, fucking beautiful. Steve Rogers is a capable leader, a kind and cheerful man, a good friend, a strong role model, and a loyal soldier. He's also teetering on the edge of suicide.
Notes: So fucking beautiful. Tony's POV and all the little details and big details and so. many. feelings!
♥♥ Tomorrow Belongs To Me - valtyr
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, movie-verse, epic, team bonding, animal death. Steve wakes up in the 21st Century. He doesn't think much of it, and it's dubious about him. He meets a Norse God, joins a superhero team, and feels terribly awkward about the whole momument at Arlington he's rendered obsolete by not being dead. Meanwhile, Tony is trying to make his mark on history by being the man who finally drove Nick Fury over the edge.
Notes: Pretty much everything by valtyr is amazing. Steve's voice is spot-on and I love everything about this fic.
♥♥ W.I.P.E. - tsukinofaerii
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, Marvel 616, epic, amnesia. Open file TS_762-b.ims... Sometimes, when a drive is completely broken, the only thing to do is wipe it clean and start over. When he wakes up, Tony has no idea who he is, or what he did to end up where he is. Depending on who he talks to, he was a villain or a hero, a genius or a degenerate. What he is now is still up for debate, but it doesn't look like he's going to have much time to figure it out. With a computer in his head screwing up and a country falling to pieces, options are getting limited. Steve The world needs Iron Man a lot more than it needs Tony Stark.
Notes: I know nothing about comic canon but I'm learning through fic! Does that count? Prolly not. This is a sprawling epic that delves into a lot of difficult decisions and the core of a personality.
♥♥ Playing Rough - valtyr
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, ref to non-con, kink, consent-play, rough, fluff. Where (616) Tony and Steve stop being dumb and get together. Steve wants to be extra gentle with Tony after witnessing what the other one did to the other Tony, but is horrified to find that Tony was kind of unwillingly turned on by watching. He's even more horrified after Tony convinces him to roleplay non-con with him and realizes that it turns him on too.
Notes: Wow, um, yeah, super hot. And awesomely fluffy in parts.
♥♥ Cut To Fit - kellifer_fic
Synopsis: Clint/Darcy, Steve/Tony, Jane/Thor, domestic, fluff. When Jane moves into the mansion, she takes Darcy with her.
Notes: I really need more of this in my life. I love the interactions of Tony & Darcy on the rooftop scoping out their guys and the guys knowing their being scoped out and playing up their sparring/instructions with one another. Yessssssssss...!!
♥♥ Talking Trash and Wasting Time - victoria_p (musesfool)
Synopsis: Clint/Darcy, Tony/Pepper, Thor/Jane, romcom, drinking, bonding. The one where all the Avengers act like Darcy is a bro and Clint is really bad at flirting.
Notes: Super, SUPER cute.
♥♥ the best of life is but intoxication - kellifer_fic
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, Clint/Darcy, pining, jealousy. Where Steve and Darcy are platonic BFFs and Tony and Clint just aren't buying it.
Notes: Steve's pretty much Darcy's galpal and Tony and Clint are getting jealous!!111 C'mon, both Steve/Tony AND Clint/Darcy? EVERYTHING I LOVE, NOTHING I HATE.
Two Out of Three (Ain't Bad) - plingo_kat
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, fluff, hijinks. It blindsides him one morning in the middle of his customary third cup of coffee; Steve walks through the door in loose cotton pants, shirt pulled up to wipe the sweat off his face from his usual morning workout, and Tony thinks: adorable.
Notes: Tony stumbles onto the realization of his crush on Steve and proceeds to try to woo him. So. Cute.
♥ Safeword - melannen
Synopsis: Tony/Stark/JARVIS, bdsm, voyeurism, bad decisions, bad bdsm etiquette. Tony Stark doesn't need to be safe, sane, and consensual. He has JARVIS instead. (Then he gets Steve.)
Notes: From JARVIS's POV, which I found very charming as JARVIS grew into his own personality. Tony makes incredibly terrible decisions so there are references to negative sexual encounters via bad bdsm etiquette.
♥♥ Average Avengers Local Chapter 7 of New York City - hetrez
Synopsis: Steve/Tony, first-time, slow-build, so fucking beautiful, ref to non-canon character suicide. Steve and Tony accidentally start a national do-gooders association and fall in love.
Notes: You will cry and they will be tears of both sadness and happiness because this is so fucking beautiful it hurts. Steve only wants the best for people and for people to be their best and it fucking spreads.
♥♥ You’ll Find the Bright Places - BlackEyedGirl
Synopsis: Coulson-centric, gen, de-aged Avengers. Fury temples his fingers together. “Tell me how this started?” Phil tries to give a reasonable report of today's incident. As he spent most of his day trying to keep grade-school aged versions of his team away from a team of gunmen, he has only limited success.
Notes: Everything I love, nothing I hate. Now I want more BAMF!Coulson taking care of de-aged Avengers. Fluff Steve/Tony if you squint but regardless, so fucking cute it hurts.
By daybreak we'll be gone - storm_petrel
Synopsis: Cougar/Jensen, werewolf AU, canon violence, first-time. Once you go into the woods, you don’t come back out again; or, how Franklin Clay got himself a pack.
Notes: So good for me. Pining!Cougar and Pining!Oblivious!Jensen but also the pack dynamics and how they all come together.
♥ Cockfight - kisahawklin
Synopsis: Cougar/Jensen, amnesia, dubious dubcon, violence, blowjob. Cougar's the reigning champion of the ring. He has to be, because it's the only way to survive, and that's all he knows how to do.
Notes: A little heartbreaking due to Cougar's condition but holy fuck that blowjob scene was hot.
the antechamber of another world - kisahawklin
Synopsis: Cougar/Jensen, steampunk AU, first-time, hurt-comfort. When Jensen went to the market that day, he didn't know what he'd been expecting - but it certainly wasn't Cougar.
Notes: Loved the steampunk details; the horse sounds amaaazing. Loved the slow build between Cougar and Jensen. And Aisha sounds fucking scary, jesus.
♥ Our Gift to God - shiny_n_new
Synopsis: Sherlock/Watson, Gods AU. The Holmes siblings are gods, ruling over England. John goes to Sherlock, the dangerous and unpredictable one, to beg for help.
Notes: Very cool world, loved the bits about god!Mycroft and the interaction between Sherlock & John.
♥♥ The Pleasure-Dome Hotel - raiining
Synopsis: Sherlock/John, BDSM AU, hooker!John, first-time. In the BDSM world AU Sherlock would totally make John strip for him. And kneel. And ... do other stuff.
Notes: "Sherlock pressed his finger on the keypad and ran a critical eye over the hotel room after the door unlocked and opened."
Seven Magpies - syllic
Synopsis: Arthur/Merlin, AU, BAMF!Merlin, universe swapping. Arthur opened his eyes a minute later to the sight of seven magpies streaking across the top of the clearing, their shapes dark against the white clouds and the muted grey of the sky. He tried to remember what it was that seven magpies meant—he'd had a nurse who had sung the rhyme to him as a child—but couldn't.
Notes: Really interesting worldbuilding of a Camelot where Arthur falls into a world where he's the manservant of Merlin.
Junni Kokki / Twelve Kingdoms
A Great Storm in the Sky, the Sun in the North - daphnerunning
Synopsis: Post-canon, canon-level violence. Following the events of "The Shore in Twilight, the Sky in Daybreak," Taiki and Risai attempt to liberate the Kingdom of Tai. But that may not be as easy as it seems, when traitors style themselves heroes, and the King is nowhere to be found.
Notes: One of the best JK fics I've found. The ending seems a bit too easy but I could envision as if it actually happen. You can also read this at http://bikitchi.dreamwidth.org/6025.html: ( comments)