FAN FIC RECS: Marvel Cinematic Universe

A selection of assorted fanfics encompassing the entirety of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but largely focused around Iron Man and The Avengers, arranged by appropriate ship. Suggestions for additions are always welcome.

Bruce Banner / Tony Stark

A Marriage of Convenience by enigmaticblue: Scenes from two lives, intertwining. Also, what the title says.

The Worth of a Man by enigmaticblue: There are side effects that can’t be predicted, no matter how careful you are.

An Engineer and a Physicist Walk Into A Bar... by heartsdesire456: In which Tony and Bruce try to tell the best geeky joke, Tony uses bad pick-up lines, there is a science sleepover (including blanket forts and Bill Nye the Science Guy), Dummy is a klutz (again), and JARVIS gets tired of everybody's crap and takes matters into his own hands.

Steve Rogers / Tony Stark

In Which Tony Stark Builds Himself Some Friends (But His Family Was Assigned by Nick Fury) by scifigrl47:

  • Some Things Shouldn't Be A Chore: 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. (*)

  • Ordinary Workplace Hazards, Or SHIELD and OSHA Aren't On Speaking Terms: Tony Stark has once again engineered something that might well lead to the downfall of Western Civilization. No one's really surprised. This time, however, it might just be the lesser of two evils. Clint and Phil hate playing pickup, but damn, Clint loves the Roombas, and damn, Phil loves Clint, though he's not really sure why sometimes. It's time to play Hide-And-Seek with hostile robotic AIs in the SHIELD home office.

  • Four (Or Five) Reasons for Kidnapping Tony Stark: There are four reasons for kidnapping Tony Stark. Tony's sick of all of them. Well, there's potentially a fifth, but it's highly unlikely that Captain America will suddenly fulfill THAT fantasy. Tony's deeply disappointed about that. Steve Rogers, as always, is oblivious. At least, that is, until someone who isn't him kidnaps Tony. Then he's just pissed.

  • Dating the Long Way Around: Tony Stark was pretty sure the Universe had it out for him. Call it karma, or the natural balance, but on occasion, he had a sneaking suspicion that for every good thing that happened to him, something bad was waiting around the corner. That being the case, his first real date with Steve Rogers would probably lead to something disastrous. But in that he was, in fact, going on his first real date with Steve, he wasn't sure he cared. Steve was certain he didn't. It's a Thursday night in New York City, what can possibly go wrong?

  • Things Unseen (That Are Captured on Film): In which the Avengers discover the video footage of Tony testing the Iron Man armor, and that goes about as well as it could be expected. Steve Rogers attempts to make peace with his lover's rather cavalier attitude to his health and safety, and starts learning more about Tony's family along the way, both the one he was born into, and the one he's chosen. And, of course, the one that's chosen him. (*)

  • Hollow Your Bones Like A Bird's: In the wake of the Chitauri invasion, Clint Barton wakes up in a world that he very nearly had a hand in destroying. And confronting a loss he might not be able to cope with. The Avengers always needed something to avenge, but once the crisis is past, what keeps them together?

  • Phil Coulson's Case Files of the Toasterverse: Short stories from the Toasterverse, because the author gets panicky writing long form stories built around plot and has to finish something in order to function. Phil has problems with these people. So does the Author.

The Act of Creation Will Be Your Salvation by scifigrl47: When Tony Stark was seventeen years old, he built his first AI. On that day, he ceased to be his father's creation, and became a creating force in his own right. That one act likely saved his life, and not always in the most obvious ways. (*)

Dreaming Electric by jukeboxhound: New York City is still rebuilding in the wake of the Chitauri army when the biotech virus Extremis is released, upgrading a lone domestic terrorist into a posthuman threat. Tony would’ve been happy to keep going on playing with alien tech in his lab, saving average citizens as Iron Man, and pretending not to notice these other people moving into his tower, but sometimes a person just can’t have nice things.

(First Impressions Are) A Work In Progress by porthos: Tony has a point system for the times he can get Steve to be less than perfect.

Twice-Told Tale by arysteia: For someone he'd hero-worshipped for so long, Steve Rogers in the flesh is a pretty big disappointment. For one thing, he keeps looking at Tony as though he reminds him of someone else, and even if he never says anything, Tony's pretty sure it's his father. A lifetime of not measuring up to Howard's expectations is more than enough, thank you very much, and he's certainly not going to make an effort to live up to any of Steve's. Steve's pretty clearly failed to live up to his expectations, in any case, and that's not hypocritical at all.

Hard Rock Swing by copperbadge: It turns out, in the 21st century, Steve's best friend is an eighteen-year-old genius named Tony Stark. This might be trouble.