Ya’ll I just finished watching Avengers: End Game. And I have feelings, so this post is going to have all the spoilers. If you haven’t seen End Game yet, please give this post a wide berth or you will be spoiled. You have been warned!
Okay, now that I got that shit out of the way I’m going to talk about this movie. I was heavily spoiled before going in. Spoilers are my way of trigger warning myself. I’m so glad that I did. I got all of my rage and my disappointment out of the way. This made watching the movie so much more enjoyable.
However, in the making of this movie many ships were fucking screwed over! Stony from the jump (Hello marrying Pepper and having an adorable kid because marriage and kids are the only way to be happy in this universe) to Steve abandoning his precious Bucky who he literally almost burned the world for in Civil War to go back and time to marry Peggy. Cause let’s ignore all that pesky problem with him literally letting his friend be tortured by Hydra for 70 years and yes he did indeed kiss his own niece!
We are also going to ignore the fact that we all thought his character arc was leading to Steve accepting his new life in the future. But nope, he’s going to throw Peggy’s own arc of accepting Steve’s death and moving on! Also, what the fuck happened to Daniel Sousa? We are going to just ignore any canon that happened in the tv show?
Again, so many ships were screwed over. However, my ships are Stony and Stucktony. So, in order to sooth my ravaged soul I’m doing a super fluffy reclist. Now, this is mostly phased 1 or 2 fics with a dash of civil war fix-its. 2012 is my Stony happy place and I try to not deviate from there too often.
Now here are my fluffy emergency care package of fic recs. Please enjoy and don’t feel afraid to tell me if they are missing links!
(Steve Rogers/Tony Stark)
Five times the Avengers pawned kids off on the Jean Grey School.
An AU where the Avengers are not a superhero team, but rather a group of cats that Phil Coulson owns and brings in to the SHIELD offices.
Tony finds Steve up late and for once he chooses talking over doing.
Tony finds out that when it comes to Avengers, you can’t adopt just one.
First comes love, second comes marriage…Here’s the fluffy wedding happiness these two deserve! Seriously, so much happy.
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.
Immediate sequel to the movie, wherein Tony builds Avengers Tower. Or plays interior designer, take your pick.
Tony doesn’t ever actually ask the Avengers to move into his house, steal his wifi, eat all his food, and become the best family he’s ever known. They do it anyway.
In which Tony makes assumptions, and Steve disproves every single one of them. Aka a “five times Steve surprised Tony, and one time Tony surprised Steve” story.
Tony is not an idiot. Tony built the arc reactor in a cave with a box of scraps. Tony built Iron Man with cannibalized weapons. Tony is a bona fide genius. Tony…can admit that even geniuses need help, especially when it comes from the X-Men.
Tony Stark gets thrown into a new world when a one- night stand ends with him having a son. When it’s discovered that Peter is deaf due to his mother’s mistakes while pregnant, Tony vows to become the father he never had. Fortunately, he’s got the Avengers to step up as a team— and a family.
“Okay. So. Kids. It can’t be too hard, right? People dumber than us raise kids all the time. Not much to them. Just feed them, water them, distract them with shiny things and make sure they aren’t unsupervised for too long. Speaking of which, how long has tiny-spawn been alone in your kitchen?”
Steve and Tony (and The Avengers!) from the movie!cast + child!Peter Parker with a very AU backstory involving genetic experimentation aboard an abandoned space station (but that doesn’t–strangely enough–feature all that heavily)
Between them there’re three apartments, a disgruntled downstairs neighbor, and a coffee shop with a barista who threatens them with tasers. Which, as a whole, that description sounds way more simple than it actually is.
Tony knows what the team really thinks of him. It’s a delicate balance: they tolerate him because of his money and his toys, and he gets to stay on the team and fight with them. He’s okay with that. So long as he hides the fact that Steve’s and Bucky’s names are written on his skin in the most embarrassing act of one-sided love affection ever, everything will be fine.
It just figures that a fantastically stupid villain, a kidnapping plot and a video camera will bring Tony’s well-kept secret out into the open.
One last gig. That’s what Steve tells himself this’ll be.
Despite Fury’s best attempts to keep the newly defrosted Captain America firmly in SHIELD’s hands, the man just seems to keep slipping away.
In an alternate universe, Tony Stark never came out as Iron Man, even to his teammates. Sometime after CA:WS, Bucky comes to the tower, regains his memory, and rekindles his relationship with Steve.
A year later, Steve and Bucky realize neither of them have ever had sex with anyone else, and they probably won’t if they keep their relationship monogamous. When they decide they want to explore, Bucky decides to ask Tony for a one night stand, and Steve decides to ask Iron Man. Both of them bite off more than they can chew, as they both discover that they’re in love with their extracurricular lover – while still being madly in love with each other. Tony just hopes it’s all worth it, because if they ever find out it was him with both of them, he’s pretty sure they’ll never want to see him again.
Dum-E has been with his dad for more than thirty years. It hasn’t always been easy, but it was interesting.
Tony and Bucky are friends. They’re also both dating Steve. Tony’s happy with the current arrangement because he loves Steve. He might also be falling in love with Bucky, but there’s no reason to bring that up. He’d rather have Steve than lose them both in the fallout of that confession.
Tony is an idiot and Steve is clueless, but thankfully, Bucky knows better. And everyone should listen to Sam more often.
Everyone in New York knew that the best place to find salacious, safe, high-end exotic dancing of both the male and female variety was the side-by-side mecca of Stark Naked and Buck Wild; two clubs in actuality, two buildings, sharing an interior stairway and a reputation for discretion.
Everyone in vampire New York knew that both Stark Naked and Buck Wild were run by city elders Tony Stark and James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes. They had combined their businesses when they’d started sharing a bed more than a decade ago and they’d run the underworld of the city for almost that long.
Steve had known all of that before he’d sat down in the red velvet office chair.
Tony and Bucky are vampire city elders and club owners. Steve is still enhanced, but a modern man, and very much human. He goes to interview for the job as Head of Security at the clubs Tony and Bucky own. The vamps fall for Steve. Steve resolutely does not fall for the vamps… nope, not one bite… I mean, bit.
Steve and Bucky go for a run in Rome and end up kind of accidentally breaking Twitter. And much of the rest of the internet. And Tony can’t resist dragging them back to their hotel room.
Tony really hates his job. When he tries to figure out what he wants to do next, Tony decides that instead of making weapons for war, he should make things for pleasure.
So he decides he’s going to open his own sex shop.
Tony Stark read Captain America comics and everyone knew it, but it was only ever about Bucky Barnes.
Tony Stark is a genius, there is no doubt about that. You only have to look at his track record—MIT at age fourteen, built an arc reactor in a cave with a box of scraps, built Iron Man—and you realize that he’s one of the smartest people in the whole damn universe. Nevertheless, despite being so goddamn smart he sometimes gets headaches from thinking too much, Tony still has no idea how this happened.
And by this, Tony means being in relationship with Steve and Bucky. Together. The three of them. All at the same time.