Engaging the Enemy

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Title: Engaging the Enemy
Author(s): tsukinofaerii
Date(s): 25 December 2010
Length: 22,823 words
Genre: slash fanfiction
Fandom: Marvel Adventures: Avengers
External Links: Engaging the Enemy (AO3)
Engaging the Enemy (cap_ironman)
fanart by Whippy

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Engaging the Enemy is a Steve/Tony story by tsukinofaerii. It was written for brilligspoons for the Cap-Ironman Secret Santa fic exchange on LiveJournal.

Summary: Iron Man is one of the more persistent villains that the Ultimates face, with a special fondness for one Captain America. As Steve starts to findout more and more about him, the lines between hero and villain begin to blur. Sometimes, you don't have to be on the right side of the law to be in the right.

Whippy created a one page comic strip based on a scene from the story.[1]

Recs and Reviews

While this story borrows elements from both the Ultimates and the Iron Man movie, it's essentially a Marvel Adventures AU, which: AWESOME. As you'd expect from a Marvel Adventures story, this is rollicking fun that still takes itself seriously; if I handed out fandom awards, I'd give this one BEST USE OF NOMAD and MOST MEMORABLE USE OF STEVE IN A SCANTY COSTUME AS BAIT and also FUNNIEST MOMENT INVOLVING THOR AND FANSUBS. Also, sidenote, it's brilliant to have Steve disappointed rather than dumbstruck by the future - of course he'd expect jetpacks![2]
Iron Man is a criminal mastermind; Captain America is an iconic superhero. Though they are supposed to be on different sides, the attraction between sizzles. Their tentative relationship, however. changes when a secret Iron Man is keeping comes to light... This was my absolute favorite fic to come out of cap_ironman 's secret santa challenge. Not only is this a fantastic AU, but this is a Marvel Adventures AU, which means that besides the great plot and spot-on characterization, we get as a bonus tons of fluff and humorous banter. Steve and Tony's relationship is beyond adorable and the Ultimates and Tony's friends make the most of their supporting roles. All in all, a delightful read for those in need of some lighthearted adventures.[3]
This fic is PERFECT. JUST SO GODDAMN PERFECT!! It’s practically all my Steve kinks in one fic! A lot of Steve-being-tied-up-while-in-ridiculously-tight-outfit scenes 8D[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 whipbogard. A scene from tsukinofaerii’s fic; Engaging the Enemy, 13 August 2012. (Accessed 16 August 2012)
  2. damalur. avengers • engaging the enemy, 10 January 2011. (Accessed 17 June 2012)
  3. slytherin_gypsy in epic_recs. Engaging The Enemy by tsukinofaerii (PG), 15 February 2011. (Accessed 17 June 2012)