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MCU & 616 - Marvel-based AU
A1) Title: The Mountain
Genre: Adventure (AU)
Characters/Pairings: MCU Avengers team, mild Steve/Tony, very, very slight Thor/Loki
Warnings: None. I would rate this story R, or or Teen And Up Audiences on AO3.
Summary: Sixty-two days without a single blade of grass, four hundred pitons, twenty-three stoves, six down-filled suits and a moth-eaten bow-tie. Summer 1968: Tony Stark vs. The Mountain.
For artists: Ice. Ice, snow and rocks, splashes of colour. This story is about an attempt on the summit of K2, for which Vittorio Sella, Galen Rowell, and many others have stunning photographs available on-line as reference material. There are also scenes in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and along the route which is now the Karakoram Highway. For the dateline to fit, Tony is 24 in the story, Steve 26.
Genre: Adventure/Alternate Universe - Steampunk
Characters/Pairings:James Barnes/Steve Rogers, Carol Danvers/Jessica Drew, Sam Wilson/Sharon Carter, eventual Rikki Barnes/Anya Corazon, Tony Stark, Dark Beast
Warnings: blood, violence, class based institutional slavery
Summary: Steve Rogers and the rest of the crew of the airship Nomad are just one amongst countless small time transport ships, each with their own story, each looking for work. McCoy is always good for some high paying transport, but this job has a nasty twist when it turns out McCoy wants the Nomad to get a runaway slave off his hands and he'll blackmail them to ensure they do it.
McCoy wants pure silver, as dangerous and illegal to carry as runaways.
The answer can be found in Bucky and Rikki's pasts before they ran away from Tony Stark's ownership. The Stark corporation is the most powerful on the West Coast, working as both company and government and if they're going to get what they need to pay off McCoy, Stark is the place to go.
A3) Title: (They Say) It’s What You Make
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe/Alternate Universe
Characters/Pairings: Bruce Banner/Tony Stark (background Tony/Pepper)
Warnings: underage sex (they’re seventeen)
Summary: A young Bruce Banner meets a young Tony Stark at a summer camp for budding scientific minds. In an effort to win a scholarship competition, Bruce creates a serum that will inadvertently change his life forever. With Tony's help, Bruce must contend with the effects of his transformation, as well as the typical turmoils of teenage attraction.
Because Tony and Bruce are seventeen in this fic, the sexual activities are all performed by two underaged characters.
A4) Title: No Magic Would Save Me
Genre: steampunk/depression/kidfic/idek AU
Fandom/Universe: MCU, Avengers and IM, mostly
Characters/Pairings: Pepper/Tony, Rhodey/Natasha, Thor/Jane, but it's really gen
Warnings: Allusions to the sexual use of and abuse of a child, mentions of/physical child abuse talked about, effects are seen
Summary: Clint might not have been born to the circus, but it doesn't matter, since doesn't remember a time when he wasn't with it. At eight/nine years of age, he's hiding--something he's learned as a survival mechanism--when a lady walks into the animal tent searching for her husband and her hair is grabbed by one of the monkeys. Clint knows he should stay hidden, it's safe, but he scrabbles out to help.
Which is how, through a series of very rapid and unbelievable occurrences, Clint finds himself going home with the lady and her husband--who was busy tooling around with the circus's new train engine. (AKA, the id fic where little feral-circus-kid!Clint gets adopted by Tony and Pepper and taken care of by all the people who work for them and a few steampunkish 'bots. Or something.)
A5) Title: Not Such a Compromise
Genre: Romance, Historical AU
Fandom/Universe: Historical AU with both MCU and 616 elements
Characters/Pairings: Steve/Tony, background: Carol/Rhodey, Clint/Jessica Drew, Bucky/Natasha
Warnings: Steve is sex-swapped to Stephanie, in spite of the summary, there is no character death.
Summary: The death of her brother, Lt. James Barnes, has placed Miss Stephanie Rogers in the difficult position of needing to find a husband to see to it that her and her mother are taken care of. Miss Roger was not built for such a compromise, but perhaps Mr. Anthony Stark will not be such a compromise after all.
A6) Title: To Be Asked [working title]
Fandom/Universe: MCU AU (A/B/O)
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, the other Avengers in supporting roles
Warnings: Canon-typical violence, references to mpreg, explicit (consensual) sex with mild a/b/o dynamics, children in danger
Summary: Sequel to a previous work which ended with Steve and Tony beginning a romance. As of the start of this story, about four months have passed, and their relationship is becoming more serious. A series of events that begins with a battle against the Abomination leads Tony to realize that he doesn't want children, and he worries that this might create an irreconcilable rift in his relationship with Steve. Intended in part as an exploration of the social pressures and expectations under which omegas labor.
A7) Title: The Sacred Band of SHIELD
Genre: Romance, Alternate Universe
Fandom/Universe: The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, background Natasha Romanov/Nick Fury, background Bruce Banner/Tony Stark, background Jane Foster/Thor, minor Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes, Jasper Sitwell, Pepper Potts, Maria Hill, Barney Barton
Warnings: Minor Character Death, Mentions of abusive childhood (none in fic)
Summary: The Sacred Band of SHIELD is the Ameria army’s elite of the elite. The entirety of the small force is made up of bonded pairs that hold true to the six tenets reflected in its name: to ensure the Safety and Health of one another through a bond that is Irreplaceable and Everlasting,cemented with Love and Devotion. The idea behind the Sacred Band is simple - that you fought fiercer and stronger if the person at your side is your lover, your beloved, your bonded mate. The Band are the most talented, highest trained, and bravest fighters in all of the Five Kingdoms.
Sir Phillip, son of the House of Coul and General Fury’s most trusted lieutenant, has known since he was a child that his true bonded mate exists. He refuses to settle for mere compatibility, even if it prevents his inclusion to the Sacred Band. Phil’s fascination with the travelling gypsy performer, Hawkeye, is both unexpected and undeniable. Little do they know that a chance meeting will lead them to love, family, and a plot that threatens to destroy the entire kingdom.
This is a semi-historical, alternate universe based loosely on the Sacred Band of Thebes. The time/place is fictional, but I imagine it to be early Roman with a touch of magic for fun. There is one minor character death, with other, non-graphic deaths mentioned during battle scenes. Since Clint is one of the main characters of this story, his unhappy and abusive childhood is mentioned. Several scenes also include mature/explicit sexual content between Clint and Phil.
A8) Title: The Clockwork Murders (working title - may change)
Genre: Action/steampunk AU/romance
Warnings:There's one big automatons-versus-humanity battle that's not graphically violent. No other warnings apply, but there are a couple of M-rated sex scenes and bit of gratuitous shirtless Clint ;-)
Summary: Phil Coulson has two lives: by day he's a quiet, respectable Edwardian gentleman and his biggest risk is on a hand of cards at his club; at night he's a masked vigilante, fighting to make London safer. Keeping those lives separate is difficult enough when his closest friend is the head of a special task force within the Metropolitan police. It becomes even harder when automatons start acting strangely, bodies wash up in the Thames, and Detective Inspector Fury's team is tasked with capturing the vigilante.
Clint Barton, Coulson's new valet, is down on his luck and inexperienced at valeting but his skills from his former life may be exactly what Coulson needs. They just need to negotiate their way through Coulson's secret life and their growing attraction to each other. And save London from murderous automatons along the way.
For visuals, the setting is mostly a slightly steampunk version of Edwardian London with a couple of chapters in a country manor in Oxfordshire. Lots of three-piece suits, dinner jackets (white tie evening wear in one chapter), clockwork/steam gadgets, steam cars, and atmospheric London streets. Coulson, Fury and Clint are the main characters but Tony, Natasha, Jane, Bruce and Darcy appear in the final five chapters.
Genre: Coffeeshop AU
Fandom/Universe: AU 616 Marvel
Characters/Pairings: Carol/Jess, ensemble cast including Tony, Bucky, Clint, Natasha and the Young Avengers. Background Cassie/Vision, Kate/Eli, Teddy/Billy, Sif/Thor and Steve/Natasha/Bucky. Huge, huge amounts of Carol/Steve bromance.
Warnings: Terminal illness, inspiration pertaining to the current run of Captain Marvel if one wishes to avoid spoilers, disagreements between characters about bisexual erasure and assumed homophobia.
Summary: No one knows why Carol and Steve came home from the war and opened up a diner in the middle of a recession, except Carol was nicknamed 'Cheeseburger' for a reason and Steve apparently got those muscles from kneading a lot of bread dough when he was a teenager. All Carol wants to do is feed people, not lose out to the Starkbucks across the road just because it has a robot barista and not think about the fact that she can never fly a plane again. But because the universe hates her, she instead gets to run around after her teenage employees (she was definitely not this sassy when she was their age!), attempt to stop Tony Stark from running Steve's baking supplies through his pocket spectroscopy machine and deal with her hugely inappropriate crush on Jessica Drew who is far too attractive for a grad student studying spiders. And just when exactly did she sign up for her life to be a coffeeshop AU?
This story is one part rom com, three parts food porn and the rest isabout how you think you should react to knowing that you have a brain aneurysm lurking in your head and just how much the people who love you think you're wrong when you decide to prepare for the worst. Plus, robot baristas. Visually, the story focuses on Carol and Steve's diner and the food they make, with field trips to Carol, Steve and Bucky's apartment, Tony's coffee shop and a pumpkin field. Carol is living with an inoperable brain aneurysm and there is moderate language throughout.
A10) Title: Untitled
Genre: AU - Canon Divergence, Drama
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters/Pairings: Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, also heavily featuring Tony Stark. Side characters include Pepper Potts, Jasper Sitwell, Natasha Romanoff, Nick Fury, and an OC child.
Summary: After Tony Stark declares himself Iron Man on national TV and refuses to join the Avengers Initiative, Nick Fury assigns Agent Phil Coulson to be his temporary bodyguard, and also convince Stark that joining forces with SHIELD would be in Stark's best interest. After that, things rapidly pile up for Phil: Stark builds an ice cream truck (because of REASONS!) and becomes accidental bros with Phil, Agents Sitwell and Romanoff are far too nosy for their own good, and Bad Guys keep trying to steal the Iron Man suit! And as icing on the already overly complicated cake that is this Malibu assignment, Phil meets a single dad with an affinity for archery--who may or may not know more about SHIELD than he lets on…
A11) Title: Hawkeye and the Holograms
Fandom/Universe: MCU Fusion (Gem and the Holograms)
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Natasha Romanoff, Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, Loki, Thor, Johann Schmidt, Tony Stark, Nick Fury
Summary: Clint Barton was left two things after his foster mother, Maria Hill, died. One was half of Shield Records, which Clint let Maria's business partner, Erik Thanos, run. The second was Shield Orphanage, which Clint did care about and he happily ran it with his three friend and foster-siblings: Natasha, Steve and Bruce.
When Clint discovers that Erik Thanos is fixing a Battle of the Bands to promote his new group, The Jotuns, and is refusing to give Clint any of his rightful share of the money to run Shield Orphanage, Clint decides something must be done. With the delivery of a set of rings that allow him to disguise himself as Hawkeye and his family backing him up, Clint just might have the band to beat the Jotuns fair and square.
A12) Title: S.A. SeekerS, Inc.: Quest for the Magic Globe
Genre: Action/Adventure AU; Alternate Universe — Canon Divergence
Fandom/Universe: The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Melinda May/Jasper Sitwell, Natasha Romanov, Nick Fury,
Minor: Maria Hill, Stephen Strange, Kate Bishop, Sam Wilson, Sharon Carter
Warnings: No Warnings Apply
Summary: In the aftermath of the Battle of Manhattan, SHIELD begins to consider what they can do to boost their defenses in the future. A tip from an ally sends Phil Coulson and Melinda May on a quest for a magical globe that may be exactly what they need to save the world. But the quest isn't that simple; there are steps that need to be taken before the location of the globe will be revealed, and it requires a team of people beyond just Phil and Melinda.
The magical treasure map they're using leads them to a team of treasure hunters, the S.A. SeekerS, Inc.—Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov, & Jasper Sitwell—a trio who prove to be the key to finishing and surviving the quest. As the journey progresses, they find more than new magical artifacts. New friendships and relationships form within this group of five, and soon the magical globe and the fate of the world are no longer the only things at stake.
An Action/Adventure AU set in the MCU, but in which Clint, Natasha, and Jasper were never a part of SHIELD or the Avengers, and Phil wasn't stabbed by Loki on the helicarrier. The rating is PG, nothing beyond some minor injuries and some brief kisses. And if you stuck Indiana Jones, National Treasure, Tomb Raider, and The Librarian films in a blender, and added a dash of SHIELD, you would hopefully end up with this story.
A13) Title: the sirens and the thunder (working title)
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes
Warnings: Brainwashing, experimentation on a POW, implied deaths of unnamed characters in keeping with canon themes, fisticuffs, and oblique references to homophobia.
Summary: The kid asks him his name, asks his name while he stands there with the pelt in his hands. And oh, what is his name? He cannot speak it, not with this mouth, he cannot sing it into the air like he can in the ocean. He just shakes his head; like his nakedness, it is something he cannot explain. The kid nods, just nods, his eye swelling shut and blood drying on his shirt collar, and says "we'll figure it out."
(Practical summary: A retelling of the MCU Steve&Bucky story where instead of being orphans together, Bucky is a young selkie who was accidentally called to Steve and decided to stick around to help this poor wretched kid not die. This is probably a mistake on his part. What follows is poverty, relatively graceless cultural immersion, a lot of pining, the draft, HYDRA, a really unfortunate train ride, crazy brainwashed Russian selkie, less crazy but also less entirely-limbed seal, misunderstandings about who exactly is the dead one here, and then reunions.
Highlights for artists: Selkie selkie selkie. (More specifically, a harbor seal selkie.) Pre- and post-serum Steve. Bucky with two arms. Bucky with a metal left arm. Bucky with no left arm and some ugly scarring. The Brooklyn Navy Yard District in the 1930s. Basically the entirety of Brooklyn's East River coast in the 1930s. Empty, sprawling beaches. Nearly-successful drowning of a selkie in a big-ass tank of water. Rainstorms. Sealskins. Naked people? In non-sexual situations? (And also in a few more-sexualized situations.) Reunions. Tapetum lucidums. And an awkward guy in a sealskin sitting next to a little kid and being awkward.)
A14) Title: Universes Collide (working title)
Genre: Romantic comedy adventure!
Fandom/Universe: Avengers; Alternate ("Real World") Marvel Cinematic Universe and Alternate ("Comic Book") Marvel Adventures universe.
Characters/Pairings: Phil Coulson, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes. Clint/Coulson, primarily, with hints of Steve/Tony and Bucky/Natasha.
Warnings: Situational meta dealing with the in-world existence of comic books and comic book characters, action/adventure levels of violence, and manipulation via brainwashing/mind control.
Summary: When Captain America's peaceful lunch in Central Park is interrupted by Baron Zemo and an eerily familiar masked stranger, Steve Rogers finds himself catapulted into a different universe, where everything is gritty and dark, and his world is merely the Technicolor makings of a popular comic book.
Phil Coulson is preparing to enjoy his annual vacation to Manhattan's AmazeCon when a portal opens in Central Park and spits out a masked man who identifies himself only as the Winter Soldier. Natasha Romanoff, Phil's friend and coworker, is determined that Phil is going to enjoy his only four consecutive days off this year, and takes over the investigation - but trouble follows Coulson when he runs into a convention attendee whose Captain America costume seems a bit too real.
Back in Steve's universe, Iron Man and all the science-minded superheroes must band together to find a solution to bring Captain America home again (with a little twist of the mystical from the Sorcerer Supreme) - but they're not the only ones who are looking: Baron Zemo is determined to finish the job.
Fandom/Universe: MCU, AU
Summary: All Phil wanted was a quiet drink. What he got was a devastatingly handsome archer, one meddling boss, and a job in PR for the most destructive team of superheroes he'd ever heard of.
[Half an AU, where Phil Coulson became Pepper Potts's PA and is forever frustrated by the destruction the Avengers reek while defending the city. He gets talked into taking a temporary position as the Public Relations Manager for the team, and ends up liking it more than he'd planned. He also ends up liking a certain superhero that he may or may not have turned down in a bar more than he'd planned. (Contains mature content and no specific warnings.)]
C1) Title: A Semi-Charmed Life
Fandom/Universe:X-Factor Investigations, AU, in the Marvel 1602-verse, sequel to previous story "Blessings and Curses, from Comics Big Bang, 2013
Characters/Pairings:Layla/Jamie, Rictor/Shatterstar, Theresa/Monet, friendship, Guido Carosella & Lila Cheney, Longshot
Warnings: some violence, but nothing over a PG-13 rating, some names modified to fit the historical time-line
Summary: how the entire X-Factor crew with the addition of Shatterstar, set out for the New World in the hopes of settling down in the Virigina Commonwealth under their own terms, however unexpected dangers lie in wait for them and they must cope with being strangers in a strange land.
Genre: Romance, hurt/comfort
Fandom/Universe: X-Men movieverse AU
Characters/Pairings: Kurt/Logan (Nightcrawler/Wolverine)
Warnings: Some violence, past trauma and PTSD, some anti-mutant and anti-gay bigotry.
Summary: AU from the end of the X-Men movie. While off looking into his past, Logan finds an abused and traumatized mutant being held in a circus freakshow and rescues him. Not sure what else to do, he brings him back to Xavier's school. In helping the new mutant, Kurt, adapt to freedom and the controlled chaos that is the X-Men, Logan meets more of the students and staff, and they both find a new family. Which is not without its bumps and mishaps.
Includes road trips, students being awesome, everyone being badass in their own ways, hangovers, gymnastics, rampant geekery, flagrant misuse of powers for purposes of fun, long walks through the woods, and sex.
Crossover/ Fusion with a non-Marvel Fandom
Genre: Fusion, Crime Show, Action
Fandom/Universe: Avengers (movie) primary, NCIS secondary
Characters/Pairings: Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, Steve Rogers/Peggy Carter, Thor Odinson/Jane Foster (hinted), Bruce Banner/Betty Ross (past), Teddy Altman/Billy Kaplan (mentioned)
Warnings: Character Deaths (multiple), Kidnapping, Minor Torture, References to Terrorism
Summary: In modern New York City, the the local SHIELD (Strategic Homeland Investigation, Enforcement, and Litigation Department) office responds to a call-out to investigate the death of one General Ross at Hammer Laboratories. Lead by Special Agent Phil Coulson, this SHIELD squad delves into the hostile history of the General, as well as the seedy side of corporate espionage and the tense atmosphere of government-funded research.
With so many enemies, however, narrowing it down to just one suspect is no easy chore. And as suspects are slowly vanishing with concrete alibis, a long-thought dead enemy resurfaces, kidnapping a civilian as well as one of SHIELD's own, Coroner Assistant Steve Rogers! With a reluctant FBI agent and an on-the-run CIA operative providing the only clues, it's up to Agent Coulson's team to find the missing people before the terrorist not only escapes, but kills the hostages.
This story takes place entirely in New York (save some flashbacks), with the majority of the story occurring in the SHIELD office facility and Hammer Laboratories. Familiarity with the show NCIS for set-design may be beneficial, but is definitely not required.
D2) Title: Bid my blood to run
Genre: Action/adventure, romance.
Fandom/Universe: MCU characters in the Pacific Rim universe (fusion, not crossover)
Characters/Pairings: Tony Stark/Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Pepper Potts, James Rhodey Rhodes, Jane Foster, Bruce Banner, Nick Fury (as main characters, the rest of the Avengers are in support). There is an implied Tony/OFC hook up at the start, off screen, no cheating. Also implied are past Tony/Pepper and past Tony/Loki.
Warnings: Some characters –Tony, Steve – suffer from Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to losses (and almost losses) in the war against the kaijus. Some scenes deal with episodes or traumatic events, but the descriptions are not gory. The fic is PG for violence throughout (lots of battles), but the epilogue is NC-17 for explicit sexual content.
Summary: Tony is in charge of the Science Division of the California Shatterdome, where they design, build and repair the best Jeagers in the world. He used to pilot with his father as a teen, but when Howard was killed he swore he'd never drift with another human again. But Tony wants back in the actual fights, and for that he designed Iron Man, a man-sized armor that he'll control while drifting with JARVIS, his AI. The problem is that humans and machines are not meant to be drift compatible: will it prove to be too dangerous?
The fic, among other things, contains men who are oblivious to the fact that the object of their affections loves them back, Bucky being torn out of a Jeager and Steve diving after him, Pepper and Rhodey as a new team that kicks asses and takes names, Tony endangering his health to pilot Iron Man, Jane winning at science, an unlikely friendship, Tony and Steve having to team up in the drift, and, of course, saving the world. Huge ugly alien monster and giant robots are included.
Please read the warnings, the fic contains PTSD episodes. As a FYI, the Jeager teams = Steve&Bucky, Pepper&Rhodey, Clint&Natasha and Thor&Loki.
D3) Title:Second Mouse
Fandom/Universe:Avengers, James Bond (Craig movies)
Characters/Pairings:Clint Barton, James Bond/007, Nick Fury, M, Phil Coulson, Eve Moneypenny, Natasha Romanoff, James Bond/Natasha Romanoff
Warnings: (movie-grade violence, references to sex, swearing)
Summary:When MI-6 and SHIELD are made to join forces, the Earth moves. For Fury and M, it's hate at first sight as they send James Bond and Clint Barton to investigate the activities of a long-dormant enemy on the Isle of Skye. Can Hydra control the forces they seek to waken beneath the Earth's crust? What game is the Word Security Council playing? And just who does the beautiful geologist, Dr. Naida Ramirez work for?
The Story takes place in a slight time-warped A/U in order to bring together the Bond-verse characters I love the most. It's several years pre-Avengers (Natasha Romanoff is not yet with SHIELD), but post-Skyfall; however, M (Judi Dench) did not die there. Naomie Harris' Eve Moneypenny is her assistant. Q is as played by Ben Whishaw in Skyfall.
D4) Title: Jurassic Stark
Fandom/Universe: MCU, Jurassic Park
Characters/Pairings: pre-slash Tony/Steve (seriously – you’ll get 26,000 words through before there is even much of a hint), background Clint/Coulson, Bruce, Natasha, Thor, Loki
Warnings: A fair bit of dinosaur based violence, some dino-death
Summary: In a world where DNA has overtaken the atom as the weapon of choice, Tony Stark has decided there is no future for him as a manufacturer of weaponised life-forms. Instead he decides to use biotechnology to amaze and educate the masses. Thus, Jurassic Stark – an amusement park with a difference. Instead of twee rides and tame animals he will wow the public with real-life dinosaurs. What can possibly go wrong?
Well, Steve Rogers could name one or two things. If the storm that trapped his tour in the middle of the park hadn’t been bad enough, it turns out that you really don’t want to make Dr Banner angry (unless you like T-Rexes that is). Oh yeah, and the velociraptor keeper, who goes by the unusual name of Loki, seems to be both able to communicate with the raptors and intent on taking over the park. Frankly, Stark is a dick who doesn’t think his plans through.
Will the team learn to pull together? Can they defeat Loki and his sinister raptor army? How many hours can the author spend researching dinosaur behaviour instead of writing? If you want the answers to all these questions and more – or if you’ve ever wanted Steve to kick a velociraptor in the head – then this is the fic for you.
D5) Title: Redemption
Genre: AU - slight fusion (mention of Pacific Rim characters, none appear)
Fandom/Universe: Marvel MCU, Pacific Rim
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Jane Foster/Thor Odinsen
Warnings: Canon typical violence, CNTW
Summary: When the giant kaiju emerged from the Pacific Ocean breach in 2013, SHIELD was formed for the nations of the world to come together to fight the threat. Now, five years on in the human/kaiju war Marshall Nick Fury and Major Phil Coulson have been relocated to the Los Angeles Shatterdome with instructions from SHIELD that they must find pilots for the two Mark-III and the new Mark-IV Jaeger. The technology has all been built by L.A.’s resident genius engineer, Tony Stark, who gifted most of his own personal wealth to the SHIELD program after his Malibu house was destroyed. Their situation becomes more difficult when L.A.’s only pilot pair, Clint Barton and Colonel James Rhodes in the Mark-II Iron Patriot have to be retired when Rhodes’ years of piloting catches up to him and his radiation levels exceed healthy dosages. At least they’ve got Maria Hill, Pepper Potts, and Jasper Sitwell to help with the operations of the Shatterdome.
SHIELD pilot reserves are already stretched and Fury and Coulson have to work with three pilots no one has any hope in - Natasha Romanoff, who is unable to drift with a new partner because of the psychological abuse and damage she suffered when she previously worked as a Russian spy, Captain Steve Rogers, recently out of a one-year medically induced coma after his partner, Bucky Barnes, was ripped from the Conn Pod of Howling Commando and died, and Thor Odinsen, attempting to atone for the chaos and lives lost when his former partner and brother, Loki, went insane while they were fighting their first kaiju. And even with Barton still able to get into the Conn Pod, it still means there is a whole Jaeger that needs a pilot team.
As astrophysicists Jane Foster and Eric Selvig predict that kaiju attacks will only increase and biophysicist Bruce Banner uncovers how they are adapting to SHIELD’s defenses, it is imperative that Coulson and Fury bring a team together that can combat this extinction threat.
D6) Title: Behind the Moon, Beyond the Rain
Fandom/Universe:The Wizard of Oz and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, particularly Captain America: The First Avenger, and The Avengers. Some conjectured input from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark. Major appearances by Bucky Barnes, Bruce Banner, non-humanoid Natasha Romanoff, and Loki. Others make minor appearances.
Warnings: Violence (some rather explicit), and Disturbing Imagery
Summary: It was an otherwise normal day fighting bad guys for Steve Rogers, until Tony Stark stopped the cycle of them dancing around each other, and asked Steve out on a date. Unfortunately, this distracted Steve enough that he was injured, and he gets stuck wading through his own hallucination/dream/nightmare mixture of his life, and the Wizard of Oz. Friend and foe alike make appearances as he tries to convince the Director to help him get home; he has a date that he doesn't dare be late to. This is complicated by his struggles to remember what happened to him, and why he's bleeding everywhere.
The story predominantly takes place within Steve's hallucination, which is a generally twisted/sinister mix of his past, and the locations within the Wizard of Oz movie (Emerald City, Munchkin Land, etc.). There is some fairly graphic violence at times, and disturbing images (dead bodies/body parts, but no explicitly described gore). The narrative is at times unreliable or contradictory, to emphasize dream logic (nothing's there, turn away, and suddenly something's there etc.). The ending is happy, and the romantic elements are non-explicit.
D7) Title: I Was Me (But Now He’s Gone)
Genre: Angst, Hurt/comfort
Fandom/Universe: MCU, The Avengers (2012), Sentinel
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff, Loki, Phil Coulson, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Thor, Nick Fury
Warnings: mental torture, mentions of canon character death, canon violence, language
Summary: Sentinel and Guide AU
Sentinel Clint Barton, and his Guide, Natasha Romanoff, are the strongest Sentinel and Guide pair employed by SHIELD. They also have a unique empathic bond that has helped them out of more than one sticky situation.
After their bond is violently ripped apart, Natasha believes Clint is dead. She soon finds out that he has been taken and brainwashed by Loki. Clint is forced to relive some of the most traumatic moments in his life while Loki pulls information from his mind.
When Natasha finally gets Clint back, will he ever be the same, or will the trauma he suffered at Loki’s hands change him and their bond forever?
D8) Title: The Asgardian Went Down to Kentucky (subject to change)
Genre: humor, family, crossover
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Justified
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton, Tony Stark, Natasha Romanoff, Phil Coulson, Thor, Boyd Crowder, Dewey Crowe, Ava Crowder, implied Clint/Coulson, canon Boyd/Ava
Warnings: none, really
Summary: Clint Barton gets a call for help from his cousin, a man and a past he's been trying to forget -- Boyd Crowder. Clint agrees to look into it and S.H.I.E.L.D. finds that there is something fishy going on in Harlan's mines. Someone has to investigate. Someone that can blend in. And that is Clint. The only problem? He can't go alone and no one else is available to go with Clint except Thor.
D9) Title: The Impossible Avenger (working title)
Genre: family drama, crossover
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton, Jasper Sitwell, Phil Coulson, William Brandt, Nick Fury, Clint/Coulson
Warnings: none apply
Summary: Jasper Sitwell is in Dubai on a routine surveillance mission when he runs into Hawkeye, but that's not possible. Clint Barton is back at HQ. So who is this stranger wearing Clint's face and what does he want? Is there a plot to undermine the Avengers from the inside out? Phil will go to any lengths to keep the secret from Clint and, once Phil learns the truth, he's still unsure if he should tell Clint or sweep the whole incident under the rug.
Genre: Romance, drama, action, adventure, family, friendship
Fandom/Universe: Thor/The Hobbit
Characters/Pairings: Loki/Fili, Thorin/Bilbo, Bungo/Belladonna, Kili, Dwalin, Balin, Gloin, Oin, Ori, Bofur, Bombur, Gandalf, Bifur, Dori, Nori, mentions of Thor/Jane, Darcy, Clint/Coulson
Warnings: Character death, violence
Summary: When Loki fell from the Rainbow bridge he landed in Middle-Earth where he was found by the most unusual creature a hobbit by the name of Bilbo Baggins as he is nursed back to health by the Baggins' Loki finds himself a place to call home and people he would call family. When Belladonna dies Loki vows to look after Bilbo, so what happens when a meddling wizard arrives in the Shire with a quest for Bilbo and instead gets an overprotective god as well? No one knows what they should make of Bilbo or more importantly Loki.
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