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Status Quo Ante
16k words | PG-ish| Sam Wilson, Team Cap, T'Challa, etc.

A tale in which Sam suspects he should be used to this by now, for values of ‘this’ that involve certain folks he hangs out with and situations he finds himself in, Team Cap becomes Team Ex-Cap becomes TBD, and nobody but Clint really wants to know what happened to Scott Lang’s GI Joes.

Sam Wilson from the final scene to the mid-credits scene. Click for pull quote )
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Renovation 3800 words | PG-ish | Bucky Barnes, Wanda Maximoff, Steve Rogers In which Wanda uses her powers for good and Bucky starts sorting through his past, both metaphorically and kinda literally. click for pull quote )
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but the sky is the same
by dirty diana
27 000 words
rated teen
contains adult language and non-graphic mission-related violence
Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov, Phil Coulson, Bobbi Morse

completed a few weeks ago for Marvel Bang 2015. This story takes place one year after Clint makes the unexpected choice to bring Natasha Romanov in from the cold. They've become co-workers and acquaintances, but Natasha is still as much a mystery to Clint as she was on the day he was first sent to target her. A story about making friends and making choices, set against the backdrop of daily life at SHIELD.
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1) the drabble:

Allies [also at: ao3 | tumblr ]
1500 words | Bucky Barnes, Peggy Carter (Steve Rogers)

It's less strange bedfellows and more complementary parts: Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter have more in common than Steve Rogers: they have a war to win. And a war to survive.

2) the details

Sam Wilson, Actual Badass

The requirements and qualifications for becoming a USAF Pararescueman. Or, why Sam wasn't kidding when he said he does everything Steve does, just slower.

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3300 words | PG-ish | Tony Stark, Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers, Pepper Potts, etc.

Tony's reasons for helping Bucky Barnes can be entirely attributable to general do-gooderism and a love of science. (Because he really, really hates it when people rub his personal growth in his face.)

Creation Myth [also at: tumblr | ao3]
870 words | PG-ish | Steve Rogers (Howling Commandos)

Smoke, mirrors, and the true birth of the Howling Commandos

True Faith and Allegiance
2000 words | PG-ish | Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Clint Barton

"Are you ready to follow Captain America into the jaws of death?" means something else in the Twenty-First Century. Bucky Barnes has the same answer. Sam Wilson, former Avenger and current fugitive, appreciates that on many levels, including the ones he's sure he's missing.

1100 words | PG-ish | Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes

A possibly unnecessary epilogue-ish bit for Preserved, aka the Steve Is the 1950s Winter Soldier store, which probably does need to be read first for context.

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Think Like a Criminal, (5821 words), by TeaOtter
Fandoms: MCU, Agents of SHIELD, Leverage
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No archive warnings apply
Main tags: Team as Family, Alternate Universe, Crossover

Summary: After the fall of SHIELD, Phil Coulson opens a Leverage franchise.

Note: The story is tagged with background Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, but the pairing is not the focus of the story.
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[personal profile] meganbmoore is a gift, as are these 158 Agent Carter S1 icons. (If you take any, or even if you just think they're great, I encourage you to leave a comment, since we need all the icon-makers we can get these days.) ♥
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Thermotemporal Equations (48149 words) by Blinky the Tree Frog
Chapters: 13/13
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes & Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes & Avengers Team
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, Tony Stark, Jarvis (Iron Man movies), Natasha Romanov, Bruce Banner, Thor (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Time Travel, Angst
Summary: Bucky Barnes is used to strange happenings; his time with the Howling Commandos has guaranteed that. He's therefore not totally thrown off balance when he wakes up in an extraordinary tower in a seemingly impossible year. He can’t help but be worried though, no matter how much reassurance he's getting from Steve and his new team.

Lovely long gen fic with an excellent, twisty plot. I overlooked this when it came out last year, and even though I'm not generally reading CA fic these days, it sucked me right back in! Highly recommended for all your plotty gen needs.
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A Place in the Sun (2324 words) by LinguisticJubilee
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers & Sam Wilson
Characters: Sam Wilson (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Movie)

"You want to take care of your people. And you want to fly."


Or, how Sam Wilson was too important to be in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Lacuna [also at ao3 | tumblr]
1300 words | PG-ish | Wanda Maximoff, Steve Rogers

The five stages of grief are meaningless in the moment.

By the time she had heard of the warning "before you go on a journey of revenge, dig two graves," Wanda had already dug more than that. It was cold comfort to know that even if she'd known of it beforehand, she would have done everything the same. Her rage had been a cold fire, burning everything it touched, and what she had been willing to do in its name, what she had done in its name... She had paid an appalling, unbearable price for her arrogance, but she wasn't sure if she could ever erase the debt of the rest.

Pietro, half of her soul and all of her light, was buried on a beautiful morning in the same cemetery as their parents with the other victims of Sokovia's endless wars. Wanda wasn't so sure about that, but Steve told her that she could not take the blame for his death.

"A very wise woman once told me that if I truly loved someone, I had to respect their agency and their choices," he said as they stood on a hill overlooking the cemetery. They'd walked up here by accident and by intent, her aimless direction and his determination to stay by her side. "Even if those choices had led them to following me where they didn't have to go and dying because of it. Or worse."
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With d23 and the new news and speculation today...

3600 words | PG-ish | Clint Barton, Natasha Romanova, Laura Barton (Steve Rogers, Tony Stark)

Natasha chooses her side in the Civil War as pragmatically as ever, with her eyes on the long game. Clint has no such luxury because the stakes are too high for there to be any choice at all.

"Steve's plan is to appeal to our better natures," Natasha explained. The Black Widow explained. "He still sees people as fundamentally good and considerate and willing to do what they can for the betterment of the many. He still thinks there's a community and not a collection of people with their own wifi connections and that people will choose their neighbors over their own fears. He thinks that reason will win out, that liberty will triumph over security, and that the Accords won't be approved.

"Tony knows better. He knows that the Accords will pass because people are terrified. They see aliens pouring down from the sky in New York and London. They see robots laying waste to Seoul and Sokovia. They see the Hulk destroying Harlem and Johannesburg. They see costumed freaks big and small tearing up the streets all over the world and they're not sure if it's a bad guy or a good guy because the body count's the same. They feel helpless because they are helpless. And if someone tells them that the Accords will give them some measure of protection, then they are going to grab on to it like a life preserver because drowning people act out of panic.

"Tony's not doing press to counter Steve. He's doing press to get in with Ellis and the people who are going to be enforcing the Accords because he knows we can't stop the Accords from without. But we can mitigate the damage from within. If he can grab the wheel, then there's a chance we don't drive off the road before we can stop the car."

available on DW and at ao3
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Ghost Wiring (The Assassin Has Agency Remix) (2165 words) by [ profile] newredshoes
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply (though there is some aftermath of violence)
Relationships: Peggy Carter & Sharon Carter
Characters: Sharon Carter (Marvel), James "Bucky" Barnes, Maria Hill, Peggy Carter
Additional Tags: Alzheimer's Disease, Memory Loss, Family History
Summary: What do you do when the Winter Soldier breaks down your front door one Saturday morning? If your name is Carter, you do your job like a professional.
“No breaking,” Fury told her, once the tape was done. “No little signals, no dropped hints, no ‘Hey, can you guess who I might be related to?’ Nothing to compromise your cover. But I don’t have to tell you that, do I, Agent 13?”

Sharon looked away from the surveillance footage: Steve Rogers drifting through a cabin in an undisclosed location, that morning’s timestamp floating in the corner of the screen. In her peripheral vision, Hill studied a duplicate of the folder Sharon held. “I’m not cute like that, sir,” she said, and she felt the room settle, satisfied.
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by Rana Eros

(MCU, Natasha Romanova, James "Bucky" Barnes, 200 words)
Folklore of the Red Room.


"Don't cry," they are told when they're first brought to the dormitories, "the Soldat watches over you."

Stolen from home with brutal efficiency, too young to understand what awaits them, they take it for comfort. It's only after they've had their first lessons in what the Red Room requires that they know it for a threat.

Yet those who survive long enough to train under the Soldat find while he's an exacting teacher, he's not a cruel one. He doesn't torment; kills only when necessary. His codename becomes comfort again when nothing else is.

"Don't cry," they whisper to each other in the dark, though none of them cry anymore except as an interrogation method. The words are a ritual, a spell against the possibility that tomorrow they may be ordered to murder each other. "Don't cry, the Soldat watches over you."

It's been a decade since she scattered the Red Room's ashes on a biting wind, but Natasha tastes them now as the Soldat sweats and shakes beside her in a motel bed outside of Williamsburg. He murmurs something, his voice catching, and she presses a cool cloth to his forehead.

"Don't cry," she says. "I'm watching over you."

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what takes and what keeps you (1855 words) by Ladymercury_10
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Pietro Maximoff & Wanda Maximoff
Characters: Wanda Maximoff, Pietro Maximoff
Additional Tags: Backstory, Pre-Canon, Every Woman 2015, POV Female Character, Family

A life in hindsight: Wanda and Pietro, growing up on the run.

A lovely little look at the Maximoffs.
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Suppression Systems (the Boardroom Boogaloo remix) by TeaOtter

Fandom: MCU/Iron Man Movies (set immediately after Iron Man 3)
Characters: Pepper Potts, Natasha Romanov
Rating: General audiences
Note: Written for Remix Redux 2015

Four days in the hospital is more than enough, as far as Pepper is concerned. Her vital signs are stable. Her blood work is as normal as it’s going to get. She's going to have to learn to live with the effects of Extremis eventually.

In the meantime, Stark Industries is beginning to implode from the rumors circulating about her condition.

Pepper needs to go back to work.

fic: Duty

Jun. 11th, 2015 09:23 pm
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Duty [DW notice | tumblr notice]
8300 words | PG-ish | Clint Barton, Natasha Romanova, et al.

summary: The cost of keeping faith and keeping promises.

If they deserved it, then fine. Hill had been right – he’d sleep fine if these were two assholes with only evil in their hearts. But he didn’t want to terminate two kids – and they were kids – because some junior agent hadn’t worked hard enough to sway two idealistic idiots off of the path toward destruction. It was the hardest part of what he did, taking a kill order on faith. It happened more with SHIELD than it had back in the Army, where most of the time he or his unit had been a target of his target before he’d gotten to turn the tables. But SHIELD had a different mission and a different method and the first time Clint saw most of his targets was through the scope of his rifle when it was time to take the shot. Coulson had always given him details, more than needed to do the job, because he’d understood what he was asking Clint to do and what kind of cost it came with. His handlers since had tended to be younger, hadn’t come from either the armed services or SHIELD’s field division, and Clint had occasionally felt like they thought that they were playing a video game for all that they understood about the price of taking a life. And that in turn had made him feel like the weapon instead of the one wielding it, which made it easier to pull the trigger, but harder to keep the faith in the mission and with himself. The Hawkeye who ran on full automatic wasn’t someone he especially wanted to be around.

Freezer Burn the series | Freezer Burn the story (not required for comprehension)
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Some Summers They Drop Like Flys (5912 words) by kvikindi
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Nick Fury & Natasha Romanov
Characters: Natasha Romanov, Nick Fury, James "Bucky" Barnes, Clint Barton, Maria Hill
Additional Tags: Post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D., Espionage, Childhood Trauma, Violence Committed by a Child, Racism
Summary: Natasha blew all her covers. It's a brave new world.

Natasha in the wake of CA:TWS. I feel like I haven't read nearly enough good fic about Natasha after the downfall of SHIELD, and this one is lovely.
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It starts with a mistake, a still-mysterious failure that drives Loki from his stolen throne far earlier than expected.  In desperation, he flees down impossible roads through unknown time and space to find a new fate he can shape for his own.  A life outside the destiny prepared for him - but to do that, he finds himself among humans that ultimately become the most unexpected of allies: The Agents of SHIELD, led by a man he once killed.

The SHIELD Codex is a canon-flavor genfic series with a slightly altered timeline (due to the interference of the Jotun Space Wizard), ongoing since May 2014.  Each multi-chapter fic is a contained story often meant to evoke the style of an episode or short arc of the Agents of SHIELD series and may include comic book characters written in MCU style.  The shorts between fics are a little more varied, but are generally vignette-flavor backstory or tie-in events.

All stories are rated PG-13/Teen, in line with the series and films.  Some language, moderate comic book violence.  Horror themes where noted.

In chronological order (all links go to Ao3) after the cut:

Story links are behind this cut, yey! )
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The Velveteen Spider [DW notice | tumblr notice]
26k words | PG-13-ish | Natasha Romanova, Clint Barton, et al.

summary: Natasha Romanova thinks that accepting Nick Fury's offer to join SHIELD is the end of her old life and the beginning of her new one. In hindsight, she had no idea of what that really meant.

“You’re an idiot, Barton,” she said when he’d finished. “An amazing idiot.”

He made a dismissive noise as he shifted over to get up, presumably to go to the restroom. “Is that anything to say to your best friend?”

She looked up at him, shocked at the words. “Who says that you are my best friend?”

“You got any others?” he asked with a shrug. “Therefore, I am the best one.”

“That means you are also the worst one,” she called after him as he headed off, but she was just drunk enough for the words to float around in her mind like mosquitoes.

She remembered the conversation the next morning, when she dragged her hungover but far more sturdy self to SHIELD’s New York headquarters off Times Square to go get yelled at by Coulson in person. She could say that Barton was presumptuous for considering himself her friend, but it would probably be more truthful to say that he’d simply recognized it sooner.

That’s when she started calling him Clint, first in her head and then out loud. The first time, it slipped out and it startled her. Startled Clint, too, but he recovered and beamed at her and then continued driving like a maniac because it was the only way they were going to get out of Hungary alive unless they wanted to swim the Danube from Budapest to Vienna.


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