*’s indicate newly added fics.
Summary: Five reasons the Avengers don’t want to live together, and five reasons maybe they do after all. (Steve/Tony)
Notes: Fluff. Fluff EVERYWHERE. There’s a part where the whole team is lounging around and playing card games and watching cartoons and it was just ADORABLE AS FUCK OKAY.
Anyone Else But Me
Summary: The first thing Tony Stark said to Steve Rogers was, “Hey, you’re Captain America.” The second was, “Here, hold this.”
Notes: Steve and Tony as seen through the eyes of one very observant Pepper Pots. Absolutely stunning.
Apple Bottom Jeans And Other Love Songs
Summary: Or how Steve Rogers — kind of — learns to dance.
Notes: I think this was actually the first Steve/Tony fic I read, and it’s ten kinds of adorable.
Arms And The Man
Summary: His best friend keeps cockblocking him, his relationship guru is a computer, and he might be gay. The future is very complicated.
Notes: I’ve never been much of a fan of the “Suddenly revealed to like dicks” sort of fics but this one was just too cute. Steve and JARVIS’ interactions especially.
Average Avengers Local Chapter 7 Of New York City
Summary: Steve and Tony accidentally start a national do-gooders association and fall in love.
Notes: The last part had me in absolute hysterics. Lovely lovely fic.
Because It’s Tradition
Summary: This is Steve’s first Christmas out on the town since he woke up, and Tony intends to make it a good one.
Notes: Tony tries so hard and it’s so freaking adorable. <3
Summary: Steve does dishes. This perplexes Tony.
Notes: A cute concept that dives right into deeper meaning and makes you feel all the Steve feels.
Exactly The Way You Like It
Summary: 2000 words of virginity kink.
Notes: While possessive and forceful Steve is great, virgin Steve is even better.
Summary: Tony is a little slow on the uptake.
Notes: I am forever admiring Pepper’s skills at matchmaking.
Summary: “Tony, for the good of the country, we should get married.”
Notes: Oblivious Tony is oblivious and Steve is adorable as hell. For America, Tony, do it for America.
Four Times The Avengers Cockblocked Tony Stark
Notes: And the one time Bruce Banner was scarred for LIFE.
Summary: 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: All. Of. The. Feels. Oh my god. And also I just need to note that I REALLY enjoyed Natasha’s level of involvement in this fic. Just … The whole scene in the kitchen with her and Tony. Ugh, all of my cries. Just read it.
Honey, I Can See The Stars
Summary: “The most he’d ever cared about anything remotely related was his uniform, which, beyond the stylistic, was pretty necessary. But now his suit comes from a lab far more advanced than the basement of a Brooklyn antique shop, and the only decision he really gets to make is if his pants are too tight. (They were, but he doesn’t really think they changed them. He doesn’t know why, but he thinks that might have been on purpose.) That being said, he doesn’t know what he’s done to deserve the double take Tony gives him as he walks in the room.”
Notes: Cute. That is all. Adorably cute.
How Tony Stark Ruins Everything
Summary: The story of how Tony Stark manages to ruin sex, dating, and friendship - in that order.
Notes: Oddly enough, I’m having a hard time thinking of another fic I’ve read where Tony was actually jealous of Peggy. It was so surprising to read, yet so perfectly Tony-like that I of course adored it. Only Tony Stark could be so supremely jealous of someone who wasn’t even alive to compete for Steve’s affections anymore.
I Always Have To Steal My Kisses From You *
Summary: Okay, so Tony probably hadn’t realized what he was doing. He’d just had a near-death experience, and the kiss had been a way to … reaffirm his life. Deal with his emotions. Release some steam. Something like that. Nothing to be concerned about, and it’s doubtful that it’ll happen again.
The fact that they risk their lives on a regular basis isn’t worrying at all.
Notes: Steve is very confused, and adorable, and oblivious. The usual.
I Stole The Keys To This Guy
Summary: Where it was Nick Fury’s idea, but he didn’t mean it like that.
Notes: Another one of those fake boyfriends fics that makes your heart melt and then makes you scream in frustration two seconds later. Epic.
Just Like Flying *
Summary: And with that, Steve actually jumps.
Notes: Besides dancing fics, flying fics are one of my favorite things in this fandom, and there are like freaking none. So this one made me all giddy with surprise and joy. Ajhbsafggdhasdas.
Keep The Light From Passing Through
Summary: You created a myth. How much is left of the man?
Notes: Every single head-canon I never could have written down so perfectly.
Met The Dodgers
Summary: Tony decides that, with his reputation, there’s only one best way to show Steve he’s serious about their budding relationship. Buy the Dodgers and move them back to Brooklyn for him.
Notes: Someone tell me why I didn’t read this one sooner?
Summary: Steve’s side of Ready, Fire, Aim.
Notes: Two words. Ice skating.
Summary: Tony is the only one who can defend Steve’s virtue. Tony hates his life.
Notes: Where Steve poses for a mostly nude Avengers calender and then supervillains take it upon themselves to make sure he’s naked ALL THE TIME. Obviously, Tony is having none of this. Also, I can’t believe this one had not been on this list for so long. It was one of the first fics for this pair I read and then I PROMPTLY FORGOT IT EXISTED. SORRY.
New Found Land
Summary: Steve likes television. Tony likes Steve.
Notes: Steve is startled by “porn” and Tony laughs, and then shows him some real life porn if you know what I mean ;3
One Hundred Percent Skill, Fifty Percent Luck
Summary: Where there is a poker game, a v-card and general misunderstandings
Notes: The V-Card part was seriously one of the funniest things. Damn it, Natasha. :D
Phantom Moments Between Each Breath
Summary: People see the glow of the arc reactor, they never see the scars.
Notes: Sometimes I just need a really good Tony feelings fic. And by sometimes I mean all the time.
Summary: Some things are always going to be confusing for Steve. It doesn’t matter that it’s been a few months since he’d woken up in the twenty-first century, or that he is more or less used that things changed and that the world is very different from the one he’d left behind.
Notes: Bruce Banner is scarred for life. Again. Poor Bruce.
Ready, Fire, Aim
Summary: There is no I in Avenger.
Notes: My FAVORITE Avengers and Steve/Tony fanfic. Absolutely glorious and hysterical. If you haven’t read it, what are you doing with your life?
Summary: Steve’s been slowly picking at the layers of the past since he’s woken up, peeling them back and tearing them apart until he can clearly see what he’s left with and what has strode into his life brand new. He’s still trying to find the little gives in the paper where he can pull back the layers to reveal Tony Stark, but he’s getting there.
Notes: What? No I did not just add my own fic to my rec list what are you talking about?
Serious Avengers Business (Not Funny Cat Videos) *
Summary: It all started with a little friendly CPR between friends …
Notes: Terrible and adorable flirting abounds. That is all.
Summary: “I’m trying to like you, Tony. You’re just making it very hard.”
Notes: Another one of those fics where you kind of just want to smack everyone but can’t. Very well written.
Summary: Sequel to Ready, Fire, Aim. As it turns out, fighting crime is the easy part.
Notes: Two words, Steve Tops. And then also there is Bucky. I love Bucky.
Summary: The words [convenient baby] don’t feel that wrong to utter.
Notes: A series of stories that might be in the Ready, Fire, Aim verse. About the Avengers, Tony, Steve, and a kid “named James…….For approximately 27 minutes and then he’s Jaime or Shortcake or Shortcut for THE REST OF HIS LIFE!”
Some Things Shouldn’t Be A Chore *
Summary: Steve takes things like personal responsibility and respect seriously. Tony’s got people he pays to take care of that kind of thing, and anyway, he’s pretty sure that he’s going to die of some exotic disease in his workshop, because Dummy’s still a little spotty about what is ‘clean’ enough to put on an open wound. The rest of the Avengers are in this for personal gain, except for Clint, he just enjoys being a dick.
And some things shouldn’t be a chore.
Notes: Adorable, fantastic fic. Lord. I was laughing so hard through 90% of this thing I was crying.
Something Death Can Touch
Summary: Tony nearly dies in the field on a Saturday.
Steve breaks up with Tony the Wednesday after he’s released from hospital.
Notes: I teared up a couple of times. Fghjbfsalg. But it has a happy ending.
“I lost Bucky. I lost Peggy. I can’t lose you too,” He says. He has a lifetime of abandonment and loss and nineteen-forties style morals and military discipline reminding him that fraternization breeds weakness, breeds disunity, can be used against you. That it can hurt. That this does hurt.
Team Building Activities
Summary: Steve/Tony. Fury’s a beautiful princess. Clint’s plotting a Communist revolution. Rhodey’s not sexy. Wall-E’s not a documentary. Clint’s not gay but he does give a great blowjob. This fic is not an AU.
Notes: Don’t let the summary fool you into thinking it’s all crack and no play, because it’s all play and serious business, guys. This fic was ten kinds of adorable, ten kinds of funny, and ten kinds of me for once getting peeved of at Tony rather than Steve for his denial. There are not a lot of SteveTony fics where Steve is the first to fall, or the first that we see doing so, so fucking treasure this one. Also, for a fic completely and mysteriously void of Thor, I fucking loved it. For real. Clint was like the best part of this fic, not gonna lie. Every time he said ANYTHING I lost my shit. Really.
The Avengers List
Summary: 35 things the Avengers are NOT allowed to do.
Notes: 22) Bringing Steve to a rave is not introducing him to the future.
The Last Love Song Of Anthony E. Stark
Summary: After contracting an Asgardian virus, Tony starts forgetting things. And people. And Steve.
Notes: ALL. OF. MY. FEELS. ALL OF THEM. Also don’t let the summary scare you. There’s a happy ending, I promise.
The Minor Fall, The Major Lift *
Summary: This is how they piece it together and make it work. Steve/Tony
Notes: I just really needed something short and bittersweet that CORRECTLY outlined what Steve and Tony’s relationship is. (For more on my comment about correctness, see the Latino Review comment that went around Tumblr and made me gag.)
The Modern World Is Awesome And So Are You
Summary: Tony’s hovering on those little blue jets of flame from his boots and gloves, and he says, ”I have exactly twenty-one seconds before the SHIELD automatic facility defenses get a missile lock on me, so are you coming? I really hope you’re coming. Seventeen seconds. Sixteen.” Steve grabs his boots and shield and leaps out the window.
Notes: Tony introduces Steve to the modern world.
The More Things Change *
Summary: Steve’s not entirely sure how seduction works nowadays, but he’s learned from the best.
Notes: Tony is, once again, oblivious.
This Fool You’ve Made Of Me *
Summary: Tony doesn’t believe in “happily ever after.”
Notes: Tony has excuses and Steve calls him on his bullshit.
Three People Steve Rogers Lost And One He Managed To Keep
Summary: Steve/Tony Steve Rogers is fifteen years old the first time he gets drunk.
Notes: Incredibly cute and sad at the same time. Just read it.
Tomorrow Belongs To Me
Summary: 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 monument 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: You want a fic that could BE the movie with how well it’s written? Here you go. Long as hell but worth it, despite how frustrated I got. In fact, my frustration with Tony and Steve in this fic just proves how good it is. BECAUSE THEY COCKBLOCK EACH OTHER WITH THEIR STUBBORNNESS. And it’s awesome.
Truth, Lies, And The Tipping Point *
Summary: The news report seems more interested in the argument between the team during the fight than the way they eventually won. And then it gets worse.
Notes: One of those little family/team moment sorts of fics that make me flail. Also Steve/Tony (Dur).
Summary: The tangle of PTSD
Notes: Depressing and awesome. There is no way they don’t do this, no way Steve doesn’t ask this every morning.
Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad
Summary: 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: Adorable is definitely the right word.
Variable Skill Sets
Summary: In which Captain America can do (almost) anything, and Tony Stark has daddy issues—who’s surprised?
Notes: Two words. Holding hands.
Welcome To The World Of Tomorrow
Summary: The future is bright. And has ball-gags, apparently.
Notes: Failing to communicate is an awesome thing.
While Everyone’s Lost (The Battle Is Won) *
Summary: Sequel to The Minor Fall, The Major Lift. Steve closes his eyes in 1945 and wakes up in 2012. Well. They certainly didn’t put that on the recruiting poster.
Notes: Much like Minor Fall, this fic gave me A LOT OF FEELS.