newredshoes: Peggy in movie theater, looking innocent (cap | just like in the talkies)
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Ghost Wiring (The Assassin Has Agency Remix) (2165 words) by [archiveofourown.org 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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Сказка|Skazka
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."

END
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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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[personal profile] domarzione
I participated in tumblr's BuckyNat minibang and, in a probably foreseeable result, utterly failed to follow directions and produced a long story of pure genfic.


Blues in the Groove
31k words | PG-13ish | Bucky Barnes, Natasha Romanova, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, et al.

Bucky Barnes is in from the cold and ready to take the first steps toward resuming his life. He has all of his memories, but Steve isn't the only Avenger eager to have someone around who remembers their past.

A tale in which there are embarrassing Captain America stories, occasional realizations, swing-dancing SHIELD commanders, missions gone awry, culinary adventures, uncomfortable revelations, trips to Queens, bromances, romances, repeated threats of arson, and the couch is a metaphor.


Featuring art by Krimsnkrams


(links to notices on tumblr and DW, but the story is posted in its entirety only on AO3 because of length and formatting)

newredshoes: Bucky Barnes, post-rescue (cap | what came out of the forest)
[personal profile] newredshoes
Your Friend Is Most Likely Dead (7880 words) by [archiveofourown.org profile] newredshoes
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes & Peggy Carter, Peggy Carter & Howard Stark
Characters: Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, James "Bucky" Barnes
Additional Tags: 1950s, Canon-Typical Violence, Spies & Secret Agents, Mindwiping, Abuse
Summary: In 1951, eight years after his first return from certain death, Bucky Barnes met Peggy Carter again. She came to learn about a Hydra weapon loose on American soil. He came because Hydra needed to run some tests.

Things you'll find in this fic: Nazi-hunters, Stark tech, the Andrews Sisters, the Lindy Hop, studio promotions, one Maryland suburb, Bucky making choices and Peggy Carter with a gun.
newredshoes: radio tower on top of the world (cap | SCREECHING NOISES)
[personal profile] newredshoes
If you've been waiting since the first time it was recced here, as a WIP, I have great news for you, friends: This, You Protect by [archiveofourown.org profile] owlet wrapped up today at a glorious 64K.

It started off as a hilarious one-shot about the Asset's mission imperative switching from killing Steve Rogers to protecting him. As Barnes rediscovers himself and his humanity, he picks up an incredible cast of supporting characters (in every sense of the word) along the way. It's not just a long and funny story, though: it's got incredible heart and a poignant-as-hell look at what waking up in the future has done to everybody.

As far as I'm concerned, this is 33 espresso shots of pure joy, and every last chapter delivers. Do yourself a favor and read this. You'll be really, really happy you did.

Speaking of which, happy 2015, whether it's already reached you or if it's coming soon!
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[personal profile] ashen_key
TITLE: To Believe in Things That Aren't True
RATING: PG
WORDS: 677
WARNINGS: None
CHARACTERS: Darcy Lewis, Bucky Barnes
A/N: Inspired by this picture-and-quote-set and Discworld's general awesome. The italicised dialogue comes from the live-action adaptation of Hogfather. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] taste_is_sweet for her helpful read-over ♥
SUMMARY: “So you're saying humans need fantasies to make life bearable?” Susan Sto Helit asked her grandfather on the TV screen.

No. Humans need fantasy to be human,” said Death.

Darcy couldn't say what alerted her to the fact that someone else was not to so much in the room as standing behind her and staring. Some part of her lizard-brain finally woke up and she turned slightly, saw a figure, jumped and flailed and went, “Augh!” like the totally smooth superhero sidekick she was.

James Barnes winced.



Just because Darcy was currently at Stark Tower was no reason to break her Christmas tradition of watching Hogfather. But this year, she gained company in the shape of a recovering former assassin.
sholio: Sebastian Stan as Bucky (Winter Soldier Bucky)
[personal profile] sholio
There's a really excellent post-TWS Bucky-recovery WiP I've been reading on AO3 -- I know it's getting to the point where there aren't very many new versions of that story to tell, but gen ones are still relatively rare, and I think the author has a really unique take on it (Bucky already has an escape plan in case he ever gets away from Hydra, and this is the story of how that works out for him). It's a WiP, but so far updates have been pretty reliable, and I think it might particularly appeal to readers who like a resourceful, functional Bucky in their post-TWS fic.

Color by Numbers (19847 words) by vitoliel
Chapters: 3/6
Fandom: Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers & Sam Wilson, James "Bucky" Barnes & Steve Rogers
Characters: Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Tony Stark, Maria Hill, Hydra Agents
Additional Tags: Protective Steve Rogers, BAMF Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson Is a Good Bro, Suicidal Thoughts, Self-Harm, Bucky Barnes meets My Side of the Mountain, Bucky Barnes Feels, Steve Feels, How Do I Tag, Mind Control Aftermath & Recovery

Summary: The Soldier came up with the plan in his spare time, though he never actually believed he’d put it into practice. Hydra’s reach seemed too complete – too powerful – to actually consider running. But he thought about it.

And then the man stopped fighting. And he said he knew him. And the Soldier felt…felt… He knew what he felt was important.

So, he ran.

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[personal profile] newredshoes
The Priming Game by [archiveofourown.org profile] amonitrate (12K)
Rhodey POV on Tony coming back from Afghanistan and slowly understanding what might have happened to him there. A lot of realizing how very not okay Tony is, and a lot of Rhodey being competent as hell.
The second thing Tony says is "It's not what you think." He reaches up with his left hand and covers the light bleeding through his dirty undershirt. Blueish, electric light, visible even in the full glare of the desert sun. Rhodey hasn't had time to form a thought about what it means, so he just stares until the medic nudges him aside.

Coming Up for Air by [archiveofourown.org profile] hetrez (1K)
Bucky finally has a good day. Palpable relief of an almost intoxicating sort.
Out of all the people living in the Tower, Sam seemed to get the hang of Bucky first.
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[personal profile] domarzione
Escape Velocity [DW | AO3]
2200 words | PG-ish | Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Natasha Romanova

In which Sam gets his wings, Steve trades on the legacy of Captain America, Natasha dusts off an old outfit, and the utter insanity that is government bureaucracy ends up saving the day despite itself.
newredshoes: radio tower on top of the world (cap | weapon of terror)
[personal profile] newredshoes
Okay, it's a little devastating. If you're looking for an atmospheric, tense, wrenching-but-ultimately-will-leave-you-sobbing-in-relief-a-little look at Bucky in a future where he's living with Steve and trying to understand who he is and isn't, have I got a fic for you.

ellipsing by [archiveofourown.org profile] SomeTorist (3600 words)
Deceptively simple. Okay, pretty devastating, but in a good way. One quick warning: contains illness ), if you don't want to be surprised.
She sits with you. You and her on the roof’s edge, Steve seven floors down with his back against the door he gave you.
You sleep less. You never see her sleep. Steve only naps.
Rain tomorrow, she says, moon in her hair.
newredshoes: PEggy Carter aiming a pistol (cap | peggy's got a gun)
[personal profile] newredshoes
Songs of Innocence and Experience by [archiveofourown.org profile] kvikindi (Drabbles; ongoing)
So when I say these are drabbles, what I really mean is these are intense and complicated looks at Peggy Carter and Howard Stark and Alexander Pierce and Steve and Bucky, which are only "drabbles" inasmuch as they appeared as responses to Tumblr prompts first. Cannot recommend enough.
"It’s a new era. You’re a futurist, Dr. Stark."
"In my darker moments," Howard said. "I try not to be."


standing in a windy tunnel shouting through the roar by [archiveofourown.org profile] basset_voyager (5K)
Told in audio transcripts after the Winter Soldier's been brought in.
R: We were friends, we are friends. You’re my best friend.
B: My job was to kill you.
R: Yeah, but you didn’t.
B: Captain, you seem to have very low standards for friends.


great at pets by [archiveofourown.org profile] andibeth82 (2400 words)
Clint Barton, unofficial SHIELD pet-sitter. Just a freaking delight.
“Barton’s harboring pets,” Maria says as soon as Pepper picks up the phone. “A lot of them.”
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[personal profile] geckoholic
Title: Catch A Falling Knife
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/Characters: Bucky, Steve
Word Count: 4991
Summary: He can't avert his eyes, suddenly. The back of his head prickles with something that wants to be familiarity, recognition, but all it does is confuse him. He doesn't understand. He squints to read the name under the photo on the tiny screen. Steve Rogers.

read it on AO3
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[personal profile] domarzione
Bad Cap Bingo [DW | AO3]
1100 words | Steve Rogers

Summary: Steve's a permanent defendant in the court of public opinion and the choice is to laugh about it or cry.

Steve would never thrive in it, but he'd gotten better at sloughing off the frustration without taking it out on anyone else. The first time he'd seen a supermarket tabloid headline that he'd fathered a child with a famous (married) actress, he'd gotten upset. Now, he might ask one of the PR staff if this pretend progeny meant that he could field his own baseball team yet. (Yes, possibly including expanded rosters for September call-ups.)
newredshoes: Cap in mid-air mid-kick (cap | god bless the stunt doubles)
[personal profile] newredshoes
Hey gang! Three cheers to [personal profile] st_aurafina for this find -- [personal profile] famira posted a couple hundred textless Winter Soldier icons last month (see all here):
  • Batch A: Morning run --> Cap escapes the Triskelion
  • Batch B: "I know who killed Fury" --> Fight on the bridge, Part 1
  • Batch C: Fight on the bridge, Part 2 --> "About damn time."

    As an FYI, [community profile] mcugen also 100% welcomes recs and links to fanart, vids and icons (as well as RPF gen, if you can find any) that fall within the scope of the comm. Happy Friday, all!
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    [personal profile] theladyscribe
    I wrote two stories for [community profile] crossovering, both gen, so here they are!

    Annie Get Your Gun
    for [archiveofourown.org profile] aurilly
    [Captain America/Alias; Sharon Carter, Sydney Bristow; 1185 words]
    Sharon looks down at the badge. It has her picture from the day she came in for the aptitude tests, her name, a QR code, and an ID number. A little thrill passes through her. The CIA isn't SHIELD (then again, it turned out SHIELD wasn't SHIELD, either), but it has always been at the top of her list when it comes to government agencies.

    a plan without planning
    for [archiveofourown.org profile] Morbane
    [Agents of Shield/Push; Leo Fitz, Cassie Holmes, Nick Gant, Jemma Simmons; 1480 words]
    Leo meets Cassie in a quiet bar just outside of Washington, DC. Jemma's gone to use the ladies' room, and he's drinking his pint, minding his own business, when this girl with purple hair sits down next to him and says, "Come here often?"
    newredshoes: radio tower on top of the world (cap | just a great idea)
    [personal profile] newredshoes
    The Good, the Bad and the Fluffy by [archiveofourown.org profile] newredshoes (2900 words, Bucky + ensemble)
    That time Tony gave Bucky a therapy llama.
    Quinoa’s protective animal instincts kick in. After Steve squirms away from the llama’s inquiring lips on the back of his neck, she snakes in between him and Barnes to sample Steve’s untouched side salad.
    “Oh,” says Bruce. “Yeah, this is totally necessary.”
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    [personal profile] domarzione
    Cap/Avengers: ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [DW | AO3]
    1600 words | PG-ish | Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Bruce Banner

    Steve didn't go out of his way to follow the progress of the challenge, looking at the video clips his friends sent him but not searching them out himself. (Sam had an elaborate rating system and only passed on the ones that had a high degree of creativity and a decent chance of actual physical discomfort.) But Bruce’s explanation seemed to hold and while every athlete and actor and public figure seemed to be a part of it, Steve remained untouched and, apparently, off-limits.

    "I feel like I'm eleven again, the last kid picked for stickball," he told Clint, who'd patted him on the shoulder and offered to hold his head under the ice-water dispenser in the fridge.
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    [personal profile] domarzione
    LP [DW | AO3]
    2200 words | PG-ish | Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Tony Stark

    Summary: Steve doesn't prefer records just because they're old.
    He’d learned about digital audio pretty early on — where SHIELD had gotten their poorly-chosen baseball game recording, how people listened to music nowadays, and so forth — but it had taken him a while to realize why songs that should have been achingly familiar to him all sounded off. He’d first thought it was the computer he was playing them on, then realized it wasn’t when he was given his first CD and Bing Crosby had sounded like he was supposed to. He’d let it go — too much else to learn about the twenty-first century — and simply stuck to the CDs and then the records he’d started to buy once someone had found him a working turntable. Once he’d had the time and the leisure and the understanding to investigate why nobody else seemed to mind what was wrong with digital music, he’d put aside his hard-earned independence and asked Tony instead. He’d meant it as a peace gesture; it had been shortly after the Battle of New York, when their alliance had still been fresh and delicate in its newness and had needed reinforcement away from the battlefield. And Tony had responded, both to the reaching-out and the actual question, and understanding lossy-versus-lossless-compression had become another link between them.

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