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99 problems (and the dice ain't one) by kellifer_fic

Artist: makowe_pola & lutin
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Clint/Coulson, Darcy/Bruce
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: PG
Word Count: 10,700
Warnings: None.
Summary: Tony's life is almost perfect. He lives in a converted warehouse full of friends (and one frenemy), has a job that leaves him plenty of time to think about other things and a regular Friday night campaign. If his best friend, Steve Rogers, hadn't moved away to New York and left him behind, then perfection would've been achieved. Tony can roll with the punches though and he's almost all the way over that little bump in the road (shut up Bruce, he totally is) when Steve moves back, looking taller and broader and more confident than ever and Tony's left with a converted warehouse full of friends (and one frenemy), a job that leaves him plenty of time to think about other things, a regular Friday night campaign and the uncomfortable realization that maybe he's in love with his best friend and has been since he was sixteen.

The Alien Overlord's Guide to Earth by jairissa

Artist: adrian_chan
Characters/Pairing: Darcy Lewis (Bruce/Darcy), Jane/Thor, Steve/Tony, Coulson/Pepper
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: R
Word count: ~60k
Warnings: None
Summary: When an alien race subjugate earth Darcy is content to stay in New Mexico and hide until it's over. When her boss' not-boyfriend and his super-powered boy band blaze into town expecting sanctuary and assistance, all her plans are shot to hell. Instead Darcy finds herself fighting aliens, making new and terrifying friends and adding a whole lot more embarrassing moments to the list of things that will be trotted out in toasts at her wedding or funeral (whichever comes first). She also appears to be the only one not getting laid, which proves that whatever Gods are out there, they hate her.

another apple to slice into pieces by sin_stained_ink

Artist: azuremonkey
Characters/Pairing: Clint Barton, Phil Coulson, Natasha Romanoff, Bobbi Morse, Sharon Carter, Sam Wilson; Clint Barton/Phil Coulson (various other brief pairings).
Genre: Pre-slash, friendship
Fandom/Universe: MCU (with pieces of 616)
Rating: R
Word count: 55,719
Warnings: Past underage sex with a dub-con element (mentioned), child abuse, violence, torture.
Summary: It takes much longer than his six years with S.H.I.E.L.D. (and a few more brushes with death than anyone's really comfortable with) but Clint finds a family, even if he wasn't looking for one.
Notes: Brief pairings are Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton/Bobbi Morse, Phil Coulson/the cellist, references to Clint Barton/OMCs.

Aren't Always What They Appear by twilighthdfan

Characters/Pairings: Clint/Phil, kid!Pete, Nick Fury, Barney Barton
Fandom: Avengers
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 10.4k
Warnings: Violence, Alternate Beginnings, Romance
Summary: Clint can't help but be attracted to his son's new teacher, Phillip Coulson. But is the man all he appears? After eight months settled in one place, will Clint and Pete have to run again?

Assembly, Care, & Feeding of a Queen's Court by tielan

Artist: neptune47
Characters/Pairing: Maria Hill & ensemble (Avengers, SHIELD, and associates)
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: please use an MPAA rating (G, PG, PG13, R, and NC-17)
Word count: 36,180
Warnings: Author chooses not to use warnings
Summary: The Hydra came out of nowhere. They moved through the Territory of SHIELD, killing the Queens - the heart of the land - and destroying their courts. For twenty-five years, the land has lain locked in a cold, dark winter, waiting for a Queen to rise up and bring them into day. But when Warlord Prince Nick Fury answers the call of a trusted friend, he discovers a young Queen living alone in the forest, spirited and unbroken, surviving by her wits. Maria Hill was brought up in a Queen's court, and learned the laws and protocols of the Blood at an early age. But she's been living solitary for the last three years and she likes it - she doesn't want a court, or to rule. She may not have a choice. The Hydra are making their final push across the land, and if Maria cannot draw a strong court around her to fight them, none of them may survive the onslaught.

Attack Again at Dawn by peridium

Artist: justfollow
Characters/Pairing: Loki/Thor
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: R
Word count: 11,332
Warnings: Incest, obviously. Some light involuntary bondage?
Summary: Thor doesn't know where he's taking them, nor does he care to think of what his friends might say about this betrayal. All he knows is that he cannot take Loki back to Asgard, not to countless centuries of punishment and bondage. In which, at the end of The Avengers, Thor decided against using the Tesseract to take Loki home.

Alula [Vertical and Forward Force] by mickety_split

Artist: johanirae
Characters/Pairing: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson; (ft. Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanov, Thor Odinson, Loki, Bruce Banner, Minor OC's, Jarvis (Iron Man movies), Robots - Character)
Fandom/Universe: The Avengers (2012), movie-verse
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~15,000
Warnings: None
Summary: Because Loki is a contrary asshole, he gifts Clint Barton with wings, of all things, during battle. The wings in and of themselves are one thing, but the way they react to Phil is another.

Ball and Chain (of Fools) by trickylady

Artist: ctbn60
Characters: Steve Rogers, Loki, Thor, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Phil Coulson, Natasha Romanov, Pepper Potts, Jarvis, Balder, Nick Fury.
Pairing: Steve/Loki, Steve/Tony, Steve/Thor, Steve/Bruce, Steve/Natasha, Steve/Clint, Steve/Coulson, Steve/Pepper, and hints of others (between the Avengers).
Genre: humour, self-discovery, slice of life, H/C
Fandom/Universe: Avengers/movie-verse (and a smidgen of Earth-616 'verse for Balder)
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~38k
Warnings: a slight moment of one-sided 'incest' between Thor/Loki
Summary: Steve is dead-set on making the Avengers (and everyone surrounding) get along now that they're living in the Avengers tower. If he finds happiness in the end because of it, that’s just a perk. Or more to the point: A bunch of times people throw themselves at Steve with no intention of dating him, and one time someone likes him enough to never want to let go.

Between the Shadow and the Soul by tracy7307

Artist: pinkelephant42
Characters/Pairing: Steve/Tony, Bruce Banner, Clint/Natasha, Thor
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 23,070
Warnings: horror/gore in Part 4 (Zombies)
Summary: For 34 years, Steve Rogers has been in a relationship with Tony Stark. In each of the story’s four parts, an object or memory triggers a flashback to an earlier moment of their lives. Steve recalls a children’s hospital visit, his musical education, a very drunken Christmas and a zombie apocalypse.

A Billionaire Yankee in King Odin’s Court by gloria_scott

Artist: azuremonkey
Characters/Pairings: Tony Stark; Thor; Fandral; Jane Foster; Thor ensemble; Tony/Pepper (established, mostly background)
Fandom/Universe: Marvel MCU; Thor (2011); Avengers (2012)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~29,000
Warnings: Body swap, torture (psychological), canon-typical violence
Summary: Post-Avengers. Loki may have been vanquished and his plans for world domination thwarted, but he had at least one last trick up his sleeve. As the tesseract engages to bring Thor and his wayward brother home, Tony Stark is unwittingly pulled along for the ride. He wakes up on the doorstep of Asgard, bound and gagged, in the body of his mortal enemy du jour. It is Tony who now must face the judgment of Odin's court and endure the punishment meant for Loki, all while trying to convince a thoroughly jaded and mistrustful Thor that he is not who he appears to be, and attempting to find his way back to earth.

Catch Your Voice by lavvyan

Artist: ladyofthelog/verity, eiirene
Pairing: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Fandom: Avengers movie 'verse
Rating: PG-13-going-on-R for violence and Clint's potty mouth
Word count: ~14,200
Warnings/Content: Comic book violence, mind control, perceived character death
Summary: Clint keeps telling himself he's not obsessed with Coulson. From the way Natasha keeps laughing at him, she's not buying it either. But it's only a crush if you know what the other guy actually looks like, right?

Could Not Stop for Death by dragons_muse

Artist: ko_no_yo
Characters/Pairing: Loki/Tony, Tony/Pepper, implied Tony/Steve
Fandom/Universe: The Avengers (2012)
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 11,039
Warnings: character death, suicidal ideation
Summary: Tony just wanted to retire. He was tired, ready to lay down his arms, but then an old enemy abducts him and leads him through a series of revelations that end somewhere unexpected.

Darcy and Clint by paynesgrey

Fandom Universe: Thor/Avengers MCU
Media: ink pens, Adobe Photoshop
Pairing: Clint Barton (Hawkeye) & Darcy Lewis
Rated: PG (for kissing)
Notes: "My author didn't finish her story, but the mods were kind enough to let me still post my artwork that was inspired by one of the scenes."

Distance Into Miles by circ_bamboo

Artist: xenharmonica
Characters/Pairing Relationship: Bruce Banner/Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe/Marvel Avengers Movies Universe
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 27,000
Warnings: Mentions of PTSD, but no standard AO3 warnings apply.
Summary: Pepper Potts, Tony Stark, and Bruce Banner are all, well, not completely mentally healthy people. But it takes less time than one might think for them all to end up together. At the same time, the Avengers manage to reassemble as a team, rather than just as people. Pepper's there for all of it.

En Arrière en Avant by gisforgreen/ironpunk

Characters/Pairing: Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, Steve Rogers and Clint Barton (friendship)
Fandom/Universe: Marvel, Avengers (Movie)
Rating: PG 13.
Word count: 10,153
Warnings: None
Summary: After losing his family Clint changes schools and gets adopted by Steve Rogers and his friends. An Avengers High School AU.

Fear and Loathing (mistakes were made) by cerberusia

Artist: pretty_panther
Characters/Pairing: Bobby/John (Iceman/Pyro)
Fandom/Universe: MCU - X-Men Trilogy
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 10'400
Warnings: Possibly underage sex, depending on where you live - the characters are 17/18 in the fic, but there's one sex scene that takes place half a year before and another which takes place at least two years ago, though precise ages are never mentioned.
Summary: John wakes up in a sterile metal room without his lighter and knows immediately that they lost. That he lost. His mouth tastes like ash. John and Bobby after Alcatraz, and how the story of two friends torn apart by political differences plays itself out over and over again.

The First Gift by ciaan

Artist: justfollow
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik, Raven, Moira, Shaw, references to other pairings
Fandom/Universe: X-Men: First Class/Darkover crossover fusion AU
Rating: R
Word count: 11,200
Warnings: Contains explicit scenes of physical and psychic violence and death. References to sexual assault. No explicit sex. Characters are 15.
Summary: In the time that will later be known as the Ages of Chaos, many strange new mutations and powers are arising. Charles is a young noble lord, and when his psychic abilities manifest in a way that is dangerous for both him and those around him, he is sent away for healing and captured in transit by an evil bandit. He and his fellow captive Erik, a young man with a powerful affinity for metal and magnetism, must attempt to free themselves and defeat the seemingly undefeatable bandit. Meanwhile Charles's foster-sibling Raven seeks to track him down. What new shape will Charles's life have when all this is over? Takes characters and plotlines from XMFC and translates them onto Darkover.

Give Me a Sign (Point me in the Direction of your Desire) by websurffer

Artist: LePeru
Characters/Pairing: Steve/Tony
Fandom/Universe: The Avengers
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~12.5k
Warnings: Tony Feels, Canon Typical Violence, PTSD, Flashbacks, Tony doesn't deal with his issues. [...] Clint Barton being kind of a dick in one scene. Tiny hint of BDSM. Very brief discussion of rape (no sexual assault takes place, on or off screen but it is discussed)
Summary: Tony is going to woo Steve. No, really, he has a whole plan an everything. It's just, things keep going wrong. If he's not getting thrown into the pool and having flashbacks, then some bad guy is fighting some other hero all through their date. But something has to give eventually, right?

A Glossary of the Twenty-First Century by kinky_kneazle

Artist: amindaya
Characters/Pairing: Steve, Natasha, pre-Steve/Natasha, special guest appearances from Wolverine and Deadpool
Fandom/Universe: Movie-verse with some comics stuff creeping in
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 17,500
Warnings: Discussions of the World Trade Center attacks and genocide
Summary: Steve's sick of not understanding what's going on, and the team are not all that helpful, so he starts keeping an illustrated notebook for further research. With the help of wiki, google and Logan he starts to settle in and find his place in the twenty-first century.

(A Guide to Surviving) The High School Conspiracy by katty_blake

Artist: enkanowan
Characters/Pairing: mostly gen (starring Peter Parker and Loki, with SHIELD and Avengers) with Peter Parker/Gwen Stacy and mentions of Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff, Loki/other
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe/The Amazing Spider-Man
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 18 318
Warnings: some cussing, minor character death
Summary: There's something going on in Midtown Science High, the high school where one Spider-Man attends. So, obviously, SHIELD's onto it. Uh-oh. It's so out of their league it's not even funny. Luckily, there's a friendly rival organization with all the necessary experience in, well, alien. So everything's in control. Or would be. But it's not. With Abigail Brand out on an official diplomatic mission, Andrew Paulletz on holiday and Carol Danvers at her parents', it's up to Loki to save the day. Which can only end in a disaster, so it does.

Hard Rain Tesserae by framlingem

Artist: taibhrigh
Characters: Clint Barton, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Natasha Romanov, Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Coulson's Mom, Coulson's Niece, Pepper Potts, Surprise Flight Attendant and her colleagues
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: G
Word count: 10 826
Warnings: Canon character deaths and violence.
Summary: After the events of The Avengers, everyone buries their dead, and the world starts to recover. Mostly.

A House is Not a Home by infiniteeight

Artist: eiirene, patchworkwounds
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairing: Clint/Coulson
Word Count: 20,077
Summary: Phil Coulson has always been a workaholic. He kind of thought all SHIELD agents were, but when the Avengers Initiative gives him reason to visit Clint at home for the first time, he discovers that Clint actually has an active domestic life. Clint cooks, he cleans, he has an interior decorating hobby. He has a such a nice home that Phil keeps finding excuses to spend more time there...

How I Stand, How I Fall by jesseofthenorth

Artist: azuremonkey
Characters/Pairing: Clint Barton, Phil Coulson, Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: PG13 (mostly for language)
Word count:10,926
Warnings: Minor medical gore, description of depression.
Summary: When Clint suffers a possibly career ending injury he neglects to resign or even tell anyone, he just runs and tries not to look back.

Hum a Few Bars and I'll Fake it by wallhaditcoming

Artists: amoralambiguity, bone_kun
Characters/Pairing: Erik/Charles, off-screen Erik/others and Charles/others, one scene with Alex/Darwin
Fandom/Universe: XMFC college AU
Rating: NC-17 for explicit sex
Word count: 13309
Warnings: Just the sex, really.
Summary: Erik Lehnsherr, German transfer student, first sees Charles Xavier when his acapella group performs at freshman orientation. Charles makes an impression, and Erik is determined to work his way into his bed. He succeeds, and the results are so spectacular the two chose to make it a regular thing. Everything is perfect, until emotions complicate something that should be simple.

I (created from fantasies) exist solely for you by Mizzy / mizzy2k

Artist: le_prince_lutin, koexmoxnakushi
Characters/Pairing: Steve/Tony
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: PG-13
Word count: ~62,827
Warnings: Alternate Universe, identity porn with no porn.
Summary: Six years ago, without the Avengers Initiative there to save the day, scientist Dr. Eric Selvig sacrificed himself to save the world, the almighty demi-god Thor was lost to a terrible storm, and vigilante Iron Man – spotted with a nuclear weapon trying to take advantage of the situation – was forever labelled an enemy of SHIELD.
This is a comic book office AU, where Steve is defrosted a year too late, Thor has forgotten who he is, and no one knows Tony is Iron Man.
Also includes: office pranks, inappropriate post-it notes, and superheroes who like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.

I Don't Sleep (I Dream) by safaiagem

Artist: seimaisin
Characters/Pairing: Steve/Bucky, Clint/Natasha, Loki/Sif, Tony/Pepper, Bruce/Betty, Thor
Fandom/Universe: MCU Inception AU
Rating: R
Word count: 29,514
Warnings: language, mild torture, violence
Summary: When Thor Odinson hires extractor Steve Rogers to perform an extraction and an inception on his brother Loki he knows he is going to need the best in the business. His team, however, is scattered after an accident left them minus a member. While the rest of his team prepares for the jobs of their lives Steve is haunted by the shade of Bucky Barnes. Will the best team in the business be able to perform two jobs on a single target or will Bucky follow through with his promise to ruin their reputations and their lives? And what of Thor's strange brother, Loki and what lies in his twisted subconscious?

I must confess, I'm in love with my own sins by honeybearbee

Artist: mikispazz, cho_hakkai
Characters/Pairing: Tony/Steve, minor Bruce/Coulson
Fandom/Universe: Avengers Movie Verse
Rating: PG-13
Word count: ~10,849
Warnings: Minor character death (off screen)
Summary: When Tony's friend Dr. Richard Parker and his family die, Tony is left with Peter, who is only three months old. Not knowing anything about babies and unwilling to call his ex-girlfriend Pepper, Tony calls Steve.

In the Stillness of Remembering by elise_509

Artist: chosenfire28
Universe: Marvel Avengers Movieverse
Rating: NC-17
Pairing: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark (Pepper Potts/Tony Stark)
Spoilers: All Marvel: Phase One films; Basic trappings of the Winter Soldier conceit
Warnings: Thoughts of infidelity, brief captivity/medical experimentation without consent
Summary: Steve Rogers is a reminder of a past that Tony Stark would rather forget. But when Steve’s own ghosts suddenly become the present, Tony finds he and Steve need each other to face the future.

Inside Fighter by undrscoredom2nd & vassalady

Artist: __hibiscus
Characters/Pairing: Loki/Steve Rogers
Fandom/Universe: The Avengers (2012)
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 19952
Warnings: minor character death
Summary: “I do believe I should start reevaluating you, Rogers.”
“Call me Steve,” Steve says. “Now, are you gonna teach me how to throw a punch or are we gonna have small talk :all day?” This only widens Loki’s smile, although it is now less sardonic.
“I do believe I can understand why you often get into fights.” Steve bristles at this, throwing off his cap and then his coat, revealing that his shirtsleeves have already been folded until his elbows. He casts them both aside and stands in the center of the lot, beckoning him with a cock of his eyebrow.
"C'mon. Don't go easy on me."

jury (in my head) by blueskypenguin

Artist: hoktauri
Characters/Pairings: Clint/Coulson, pre-Steve/Tony, Natasha, Bruce, Fury, Darcy
Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: R
Word Count: 14,425
Warnings: post-traumatic stress disorder, hospitalisation
Summary: Post-movie AU. There's no-one at the window, the door is closed, but Phil sees the security camera in the corner of the room and wonders who made it through all of this, who survived to be watching over him now. He hates being idle, but he'll sleep for the sake of the nagging chest wound. It's a compromise. Compromised. Phil made it through, and the team which came together have stayed together, but it's not all sunshine and daisies for the Avengers post-battle. Clint is resisting a return to duty, doesn't sleep and maybe worst of all, he's avoiding Phil; and there's only so much of that Phil is willing to put up with.

Learn How To Tell You Goodbye by torakowalski

Artist: davincis_girl
Pairing: Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, Bucky Barnes/Steve Rogers, (brief Clint Barton/Steve Rogers)
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 40,000
Warnings: violence, graphic injury, field amputation (off-screen), grieving and discussions of grief.
Summary: When Phil Coulson's life model decoy is attacked on the Helicarrier, the World Security Council seizes the opportunity to send him deep undercover in Russia. Meanwhile, back in New York, Clint Barton struggles to come to terms with the loss of his handler and unexpectedly finding himself part of the Avengers, a group of people who can't quite call themselves a team. Yet.

leave the gun on the table by traincat

Artist: ptelefolone
Pairing: Clint Barton/Bucky Barnes
Fandom/Universe: Movieverse
Rating: R
Word count: ~38,000
Warnings: brainwashing, violence, sexual content, discussion of torture and past minor character death, one brief instance of self-harm
Summary: Bucky Barnes wakes up in the future, joins the Avengers, reunites with Steve, makes some new friends and some old enemies, gets called Robocop and tries to figure out the future, himself, and Clint Barton's middle name -- all while being haunted by his past and the things he can't remember, dreams of snow and a gun in his hand, languages he shouldn't know and the creeping suspicion that Black Widow knows something he doesn't.

A Life Measured in Coffee Cups by crunchy_salad

Artist: midnighta
Characters/Pairing: Thor/Tony, past Jane/Thor, past Rhodey/Tony
Fandom/Universe: Ultimate Marvel
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~20,000
Warnings: hints of suicidal thoughts
Summary: Tony Stark stumbles into a coffee shop where he meets 15-year-old Modi Golmen. As Tony befriends the troubled teenager, he also finds himself falling for Modi's father Thor, a handsome man who also happens to be certifiably insane.

Like An Arrow Through A Flock of Doves by arsenicjade and hoosierbitch

Artist name: ria_oaks
Characters/Pairings: Clint/Coulson, Avengers team, Neal Caffrey, Peter and Elizabeth Burke
Fandom/Universe: MCU/WC
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~63k
Warnings: Rape/non-con, sexual violence, graphic violence, crucifixion, implied past child abuse, medical inaccuracies and procedures.
Summary: When he takes the rap for a crime committed by Barney and the Swordsman, Clint is charged as an adult at 17 and spends the next four years of his life without protection in prison. Enter one Neal Caffrey, who knows how to charm his way to whatever he wants or needs, and Clint's life gets a lot more interesting. Pretty much, the story of Clint in prison, Clint getting out, and Clint, like always, finding his way to SHIELD, and Phil.

like you for always by curiouslyfic

Artist: sullacat
characters/pairing: Clint/Bruce, Tony, Phil, Natasha, Thor, Dummy, and a canister kid named Flip
fandom/universe: MCU
rating: pg-13
word count: ~30k
warnings: Mentions Hydra cloning babies, implied infant clone death. Canon character death. Experiments on Flip's canister.
summary: In which Phil’s supposed to raise the kid, Clint tries not to fail too hard, and the science bros pitch in. Who needs a village when you’ve got the Avengers?
Features: Clint Barton parenting; a baby in a canister; Hydra lab experiments; Coulson being fierce; science bros and Star Wars jokes; Master Assassin Twister; swinging in a Snugli; toddler!Natasha clone in a Boo suit; and Nanny!Dummy. Based on this prompt from the kink meme.

Loose and Tight in All the Right Places by Clio

Artist: rosalui
Pairing: Pepper/Natasha, Clint/Coulson, Tony/Steve. Also background Thor/Jane, Bruce/Darcy, secret Maria pairing.
Universe: MCU
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 15,100 words
Summary: The Avengers, led by Tony Stark, have been kicking around the Williamsburg scene for a couple of years now. When bassist Pepper Potts finds them a new guitarist who completely changes their sound, they also get the attention of SHIELD Records' top A&R guy, Nick Fury. But on the bill with The Avengers on their big night is Spies Become Soldiers, formed by Williamsburg vets Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton, who wanted to take their music in a new direction. They've only been playing together a few months, but they've already got a lot of buzz surrounding them, and the songs to back it up. So Fury sends them both out on tour, an extended battle of the bands for the one remaining slot in a SHIELD showcase at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin. Which band will end up with the spotlight and record deal? Will they kill each other trying to get there, or be too distracted by romance to bother with fighting? Or is it really all about the music, man?

Losing Sight of the Shore by casspeach

Artist: earlofcardigans
Characters/Pairing: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, the rest of the team and Fury all make appearances
Fandom/Universe: Avengers movieverse
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 23k
Warnings: Aliens make them do it, sex pollen, dubious consent as a result of same. One character incapable of consent due to sex pollen, the other having sex out of duty. Happy ending. Brief mention of medical procedures/recovery from serious injury. Explicit sex
Summary: Taken from a ccfeelsmeme prompt: One of the boys is hit with a beam that slowly raises his sex drive until the point where he could go mad from it. SHIELD is prepared—they have hired the services of a female prostitute. The only problem is that the one who was hit isn't attracted to women at all. Not even a little bit. Coulson gets hit by the beam. Clint steps up to help him out. He's the obvious choice, because, well, none of the others are right for the job. You want reasons? He's got reasons - detailed inarguable ones. None of them having to do with the pathetic torch he's been carrying for his handler forever. Meanwhile Coulson's wanted Hawkeye for just as long, but he wants what's best for Clint more than he wants his own happiness, and he won't be just another mentor screwing Clint over for his own ends. But that determination's a little harder to hold onto with Asgardian sex magic coursing through him, and the object of his affections breaking through every barricade - physical and mental - he's ever erected.

Love Of A Brother by navaan

Artist: chosenfire28
Characters/Pairing: Raven & Charles (with hints of unrequited Raven/Charles), Charles/Erik, hints of Hank/Raven and slight Raven/Erik)
Fandom/Universe: X-Men: First Class
Rating: PG-13
Word count: ~12800
Warnings: violence, references to child abuse and attempted rape
Summary: Charles finds Raven and they both realize they are not alone anymore. They still don't have an easy time growing up, finding out who they are and who they want to be – and everything gets only more complicated when it's not just the two of them anymore. Charles' POV

The Meaning of Our Truth by Faeryqueen07

Artist: ctbn60
Rating: NC-17
Pairing(s)/Character(s): Loki/Thor, Loki, Thor, Frigga, Odin, Fandral, Hogun, Volstagg, Sif, Jane, Darcy and OCs.
Fandom/Universe: Thor (movie)
Genre: Historical AU, drama, romance
Word Count: 94,000
Warnings: Thoughts of suicide, character death (not Thor or Loki)
Summary/Snippet: For the last 23 years of his life, Loki has believed himself to be a true son of Odin. A "chance" meeting in the lower part of Asgard's surrounding city leaves him reeling with shock. Hurt and betrayed by the lie he has been forced to lead, Loki lashes out in the only way he knows how; stealing prized artifacts from Asgard's vaults for Jotunheim's feared king, Laufey...and Loki's true father. Between betraying the man who raised him and finally giving over to his desire for Thor, Loki finds himself caught in the deadliest of webs. When his actions prove tragic, Loki knows he would do anything to make amends and win back his brother's love, no matter what the cost to himself.

Mindshare by del_rion

Artist: hoktauri
Characters: Bruce Banner (Hulk), Clint Barton (Hawkeye), Jane Foster, Nick Fury, J.A.R.V.I.S., Darcy Lewis, Loki, Steve Rogers (Captain America), Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), Erik Selvig, Tony Stark (Iron Man), Thor
Pairings: Bruce/Tony, Bruce/Steve/Tony, Steve/Tony (Jane/Thor)
Fandom/Universe: The Avengers (MCU)
Rating: M / FRM / R
Word count: 32808
Warnings: Slash (m/m) & sexual content, three-way (polyamory) relationship, violence, some bad language, spoilers for Marvel movie universe films, especially “The Avengers” and some hints towards “Iron Man”.
Summary: As much grief as the Tesseract has already given the Avengers, a new dilemma is raised when the Cube takes Tony Stark’s body hostage. The problem soon escalates into something no one could have expected. Complete. Sequel to “Tesseract Parasitoid”.

The Missing Queen Job by meinterrupted

Artist: taibhrigh, vylla_la / vylla
Characters: Phil Coulson, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff, Bruce Banner, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Darcy Lewis, Pepper Potts, Thor, Loki, Johann Schmidt, Nick Fury
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe/Leverage fusion
Rating: R/Mature
Word count: 24k
Warnings: This story contains canon-typical (Leverage & MCU) violence, including a scene of interrogation with physical violence & choking (of OCs by MCs), off-screen violence against women (by OCs, no non-con) and misogynist language (by OCs). Please read responsibly.
Summary: Hitter. Hackers. Grifter. Thief. Mastermind. The rich and powerful, they take what they want. We steal it back for you. Sometimes bad guys make the best good guys. We provide... "leverage". An Avengers/Leverage fusion.

The Nine Live of Natasha Romanoff by starrika

Artist: _odella_
Characters/Pairing: Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton, Phil Coulson, a hint of Natasha/Clint
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 11,720
Warnings: cursing, mentions of non-con, mentions of child molestation, violence
Summary: She is Nataliya. She is Nathalie. She is Talia. She is Natasza. She is Natasha. A story of how Natasha Romanoff found herself, with a little help from that annoying American with the bow.

Out of my Head by blakefancier

Artist: amoralambiguity
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers/Howard Stark, Sam Wilson, Bucky Barnes, Nick Fury, Nathaniel Richards, Obadiah Stane, Peggy Carter, Maria Stark, Tony Stark
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 21,519
Warnings: Dubious consent, nurse/patient romance, mental health issues, suicide attempt.
Summary: After being honorably discharged from the military, Steve follows in his mother's footsteps and becomes a nurse. He's hired by a private mental healthcare facility and that's where he meets Howard Stark, a patient who is much more than meets the eye. Howard says he's not supposed to be there, that he's being railroaded by his business partner. Steve has to decide if that's the truth or just another part of Howard's paranoia. Either way, he's falling for the guy, and he knows that's wrong.

Poles Apart by theron09

Artist: le_prince_lutin, leperu
Characters/Pairing: Steve/Tony
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: PG 13
Word count: 24, 764
Warnings: None.
Summary: Steve and Tony are at the stage where they can't agree on anything - other than the fact that they the Avenger Initiative won't work if they continue as they are - when the unexpected happens. Accused of a crime that they did not commit, the Avengers can no longer rely on the protection of SHIELD against other government forces and are forced to go on the run until they can find a way to clear their names. Out of contact with the rest of their team, Steve and Tony must learn to use their differences to their advantage, working together against an unknown enemy as they attempt to stay under the radar, which isn't easy to do when you're Tony Stark and Captain America.

Red Angel by telm_393

Artist: heartequals
Pairing/Characters: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff, Phil Coulson, Thor Odinson, Bruce Banner, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Loki is there in spirit
Fandom/Universe: Avengers 2012/MCU
Rating: R
Word Count: 12,514
Warnings: Child abuse, violence, mental health issues, excessive angst (both teenage and otherwise), minor character death (note: in the context of the story, the character death would count as minor, but the character is actually a major one in the film), grief (near the end)
Summary: At sixteen, Natasha Romanoff decides to start a new life. She's placed under the care of Phil Coulson, and finds herself forming an alliance with the other person in the home, Clint Barton. (Well, she calls it an alliance. He calls it a friendship. Eventually she yields and starts calling it that too.) When they go to high school, they end up falling in with Thor, Bruce, Steve, and Tony, four teenagers who may or may not be just as messed up as they are. But even though the past is past, Natasha's is especially dark, and her mind can't quite let it go. There are some things that she's experienced and, more importantly, some lessons that she's learned, that continue to haunt her. Caring for people is dangerous, trusting them even more dangerous, and as it becomes impossible for her to detach completely, she has to wonder if she's doing the right thing, getting close to other people, or whether she should just leave and spare herself and everybody else some pain. She could take a chance, and see how it turns out, or not take one at all, and live her life alone and unencumbered by other people. In the end, it really all boils down to one question. What does Natasha Romanoff want to be when she grows up?

Reversal Pending by lou/gottalovev

Artist: ladyamarra
Characters/Pairings: Steve/Tony, almost Tony/Loki, almost Steve/Loki, Thor, Bruce, Clint, Natasha, Coulson, Fury
Fandom/Universe: Marvel movie verse
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 14 200
Warnings: perceived sexual harassment (Loki teasing Steve while in Tony’s body, but the possible harassment situation is Tony's interpretation)
Summary: Mid battle, Tony is hit by a spell and finds himself suddenly in Loki’s body, courtesy of the sorcerer who had started the day fighting alongside the god of mischief but turned on him. It’s confusing for everyone, really.

The Right Path by tamnation

Artist: sullacat
Characters/Pairing: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: PG13
Word count: 28,463
Warnings: Canon-typical violence, non-graphic reference to torture and occasional swearing
Summary: Phil’s alive, but he’s not waking up. When Clint’s approached on the range late at night by a woman who promises that she can help Phil, he doesn’t really have a choice. With SHIELD HQ transformed into a labyrinth of twisting tunnels and pitfalls, Clint’s only companions are his memories of Phil and a bird he found along the way. But finding Phil is harder than he thought it would be and Amora’s intentions are anything but pure.
Art by for amindaya for Saga

Saga by teyke

Artist: amindaya
Characters/Pairing: Tony Stark & Steve Rogers
Fandom/Universe: MCU (alternate ending)
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 65530
Warnings: Major Character Death. Suicide triggers. Non-consensual impermanent body modification. Threat of torture. Flashbacks. PTSD. Tony being ignorant about trans* issues (brief). AU.
Summary: Tony falls into the closing portal, but he doesn’t make it out the other side before it snaps shut. Trapped in a universe where time runs oddly when mortals blink, and accompanied by a Not-Quite-Dead Steve Rogers, Tony mouths off to a goddess of death, goes cross-dressing with Thor and Loki, and learns to hate Asgardian engineering. Oh, and he may have caused the end of the universe as they know it.

Sea of Storms, Bridge of Colors by xparrot

Artist: neptune47
Characters: Loki, Thor, Sif, Warriors Three, other Thor characters
Fandom/Universe: Thor/12 Kingdoms fusion
Rating: PG-13
Word count: ~31,000
Warnings: Canon-typical violence; harm to animals (mentions of hunting, and slaying magical beasts) and threats of harm to children
Summary: Asgard was once a province in the kingdom of Lo, until its people were driven out, forced to become a wandering mercenary tribe. As the sons of the All-Father, Thor and Lopt are raised as brothers and Asgardian warriors, never guessing how their destiny is entwined with the kirin of Lo, the mystical creature born to choose the emperor who will save the realm from ruin. (Or, the one where Loki is a magic black unicorn.)

Shield Academy by duckgirlie

Artist: _afterism
Characters/Pairing: Toni Stark/Beth Banner (Stef Rogers/Bucky Barnes, Toni Stark/Justin Hammer) Most Avengers characters appear, plus Betty Ross and Charlotte Xavier in brief cameos
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe AU, minor X-Men: First Class crossover
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~15,000
Warnings: Brief off-page unsuccessful attempted dub con-y pressuring, some instantly-regretted slut-shaming
Summary: Sheild Acadamy is a small exlusive girls' school in Long Island that caters to the leaders of tomorrow. Stef Rogers is the nicest girl you'll ever meet, Thora Odinsdottir is slightly careless but incredibly loyal, Natasha Romanov and Cliona Barton are quick and quiet and protective. But Toni Stark is perfection in biker boots and candy-apple lipstick, and Beth Banner never had a chance.

Shieldmaiden by starsandgraces

Artist: zephre
Characters/Pairing: Carol Danvers/fem!Steve Rogers, ensemble
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 11638
Warnings: Always-female genderswap, reference to past character death, violence comparable to canon
Summary: When S.H.I.E.L.D. agents recover Captain America's body from the ocean, they discover that she isn't who they thought. Carol Danvers is ordered to find out if Stephanie Rogers is who she claims to be, but after Carol learns more about Steve and the truth about her past, the assignment becomes something else.

Shot in the Dark by Koren M. (cybermathwitch)

Artist: nessataleweaver
Characters/Pairing: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov
Fandom/Universe: Avengers, Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: R (just to be on the safe side)
Word count: 14,029
Warnings: language and some violence
Summary: In her life there comes a moment. A moment when survival is no longer enough. A moment to say "I choose to live. A moment that changes everything.

Slow Growth Investment by arsenicjade

Artist: ysande
Characters/Pairing: Clint/Natasha/Coulson
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~38k
Warnings: graphic violence, non-con, underage of the 16/17 yo type, past abuse, medical procedures and themes
Summary: Left at the hospital, injured and penniless, Clint tries to find his way to another circus, or some other means of supporting himself, but makes a few decisions that end up costing him. He's pretty much given up on ever making something of his life when he's in the wrong place at the wrong time, witness to an assassination. As it turns out, that's the best luck he's had in years. (Alternately, for those of you who know what this refers to: the obligatory hooker AU.)

The Soldier And The Scientist VI: Sapphire Diamonds by bradygirl_12

Artist: marian_leywald
Characters/Pairing: Steve/Tony, Natasha/Pepper, Bruce, Clint/Coulson, Thor, JARVIS, Nick Fury and assorted OCs
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Avengers (2012)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 21,520
Warnings: Scenes of near-drowning and suffocation
Summary: Wraith-like sirens invade Steve’s dreams, trying to lure him back into the ice. During his waking hours, he and the Avengers are fighting another invasion of Manhattan, this time by giant, Hulk-like figures. During the battle, Pepper, a convalescent Coulson, and a S.H.I.E.L.D. nurse are stuck in an elevator at Avengers Tower. Can the beautiful owner of a mysterious antique shop help them fight the invaders and also prevent Steve from succumbing to the sirens?

Something more than good enough by ot_mornmeril

Artist: lennymechs
Pairing/Characters: Phil Coulson/Clint Barton; Natasha Romanoff, Pepper Potts, Jasper Sitwell, Tony Stark
Fandom/Universe: MCU/canon!AU
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 40,289
Warnings: explicit sexual situations, some violance/blood, language
Summery: Phil Coulson had spent the better part of his life trying to convince himself that he wasn't bored with it, that he wasn't lonely and that everything had turned out the way he'd always imagined it would. But when one night a stranger suddenly appears in his bedroom - armed with a bow and arrows no less - Phil is forced to revise his assessment of his life. He's drawn into Agent Barton's orbit and ends up following him across the globe as both Barton's agency and some other 'bad guys' try to hunt them down.
“Who are you?” Phil asked, his mind still reeling from the unexpected appearance. “And how did you get in here?”
The stranger’s sharp eyes shifted away and it felt as though an invisible weight had been lifted from Phil’s shoulders as his focus was diverted.
“The window,” his voice was smooth and low, as if he was used to acting invisible and wanted to draw as little attention to himself as possible. “You shouldn’t leave it open.”

The Story Of My Life by Steve Rogers by Hopebetterdays

Artist: heeroluva
Characters/Pairing: Steve/Tony, Steve/Thor, Steve/Bucky, Steve/Peggy, Steve/Phil
Fandom/Universe: Captain America, The Avengers
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 15k
Warnings: Major Character Death, Rape
Summary: Steve tells the story of his life(Life as child, before he became Captain America, time with Bucky, time in nowadays, civil war and his death and life after that)

Tell Me Who Your Friends Are (And I'll Tell You Who You Are) by sian1359

Artist: hiddencait
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: R
Characters/Pairing: Natasha/Bucky & Clint/Coulson, primary
Word Count: 48,312
Warnings: Graphic depictions of violence
Summary: Several months have passed since Natasha became one of Fury's Furies. Surprisingly, the squad's newest case is helping her finally begin to feel like she is fitting in.

Tesseract Parasitoid by del_rion

Artist: hoktauri
Characters: Bruce Banner (Hulk), Clint Barton (Hawkeye), Nick Fury, J.A.R.V.I.S., Loki, Steve Rogers (Captain America), Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), Tony Stark (Iron Man), Thor
Pairings: Pepper/Tony (briefly)
Fandom/Universe: The Avengers (MCU)
Rating: M / FRM / R
Word count: 22041
Warnings: Character death (= murder), violence, language, mind-control, some spoilers for the Marvel movie universe (especially “The Avengers”).
Summary: Loki’s words to Tony (“How will your friends have time for me, when they're so busy fighting you?”) didn’t actually come true – not immediately, anyway. Prequel to “Mindshare”.

This is What Happens When You Save the World on National Television by snack_size

Artist: heartequals
Characters/Pairing: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark, Betty Ross/Bruce Banner, Steve Rogers/Thor
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: R
Word count: 50,000
Warnings: major character death (not an Avenger)
Summary: When Betty Ross turned up after watching the Battle for New York, the Avengers figured it was the perfect coda to their fight. They didn't realize that watching an old lover battle aliens on international television compels people to check and make sure they're OK - but then Peggy Carter and her grand-daughter and Darcy Lewis and Jane Foster arrived as well. Everyone attempts to deal with a Tower at emotional capacity and figures out how to move forward now that they've actually saved the world. Features multiple points of view, including both Avengers and Peggy, Betty, Jane, Darcy and Pepper.

this river's full of lost sharks by greatunironic

Characters/Pairing: Tony/Pepper, Tony/Loki/Bruce/SCIENCE; minor Loki/Steve, Thor/Jane
Fandom: Iron Man 2 / Thor
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 15,500
Summary: “I think there’s a naked man on the beach.” Or, how Tony and Pepper adopt a genius mute and save the world.

This Time It Wasn’t the End by harborshore

Artist: inner_voice
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: PG-13/R
Characters/Pairing: Natasha/Clint/Coulson, pre Bucky/Steve
Word Count: 11660
Warnings: Graphic depictions of violence, deals with grief and trauma.
Summary: Bucky Barnes is found alive and Natasha gets her best friend back, slowly. A story about recovery and love. And guns. And fighting your way back out of hell.

Try, Try Again by kellifer_fic

Artist: boom_queen
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Clint/Coulson, Darcy/Bruce
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: PG
Word Count: 15,600
Summary: Steve has been in love with Tony Stark for what feels like his whole life, but is really only since high school. A year's break and college finds Steve hopeful for a change, but Tony's still as brash, charming and beautiful as ever. It doesn't help that Tony has started noticing Steve in return. Can Steve bury his old insecurities and give Tony a chance?

turn the lights out now by hunterwithcause

Artist: popsiclehands
Fandom: MCU/Alias fusion
Pairing/Characters: Jessica Jones, Steve Rogers, Luke Cage; Jessica/Steve, Jessica/Luke
Genre/Category: Case, general
Rated: R
Word count: ~ 33,000
Warnings: Mind control, mentions of psychological abuse/torture, mentions of rape (non-graphic)
Summary: If life were a movie Jessica would star in an After School Special, the prime example of what-not-to-do with your life. But that's okay, because life isn't a movie and Jessica is just fine. Then she has to turn to SHIELD for a case, and as she is sucked back into the life she has left behind and the past she doesn't want to remember things spiral out of her control. In the movie of life you're always the main character, but this isn't the time for an After School Special. It's the time of superhero blockbusters, and Jessica's life is no exception.

Uninvited by scottxlogan

Artist: whipbogard
Characters/Pairing: Scott/Logan
Fandom/Universe: X-Men/Movieverse (set between Wolverine Origins and X-Men)
Rating: please use an MPAA rating (G, PG, PG13, R, and NC-17)
Word count: 47,961
Warnings: Sexual scenes/sexual situations, adult language, violence, minor character death.
Summary: An eighteen year old Scott Summers goes on a mission that end up horribly wrong. When he ends up stranded in Canada away from his team in bitter weather conditions he has a chance encounter that causes him to cross paths with Logan. Logan takes Scott in and grudgingly offers to help Scott find his way back to his team. However, before that can happen the two make surprising discoveries about one another that leads to an undeniable attraction and uncovers a history of violence behind them at the hands of William Stryker. (Set in between Wolverine Origins and the original X-Men film)

Until by gala_apples

Artist: queenofthebobs
Characters/Pairing: Jane/Thor, Darcy/Jane, Darcy/Jane/Thor. Background Sif/Hogun/Fandral/Volstagg
Fandom/Universe: Thor
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 10k
Warnings: issues due to a mixed orientation triad.
Summary: Darcy’s not stupid. She’s fallen for straight women before, and it’s never worked. She knows her crush on her sorta-boss, sorta-friend isn’t going to go anywhere. Until it does. Jane refuses to be the media’s stereotype of a bisexual woman. She loves women, and she loves men, but she’s never cheated. She doesn’t need both at the same time. Until she does. Thor can’t be the perfect prince. In Asgard stable relationships are full relationships, those of three or more. He can fight for his land, but he can’t have a family. Until he does.

Vampires in Manhattan by Selenay (selenay936)

Artist: sian1359 (sian1359)
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Avengers Movieverse
Characters/Pairing: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 25,392
Warnings: none
Summary: Transported to another dimension, Clint and Phil find themselves quarantined in the middle of a vampire plague. Meeting their duplicates and seeing how everything went wrong could be the push they need to confront their own feelings. But with time running out, they need to find a way home and, if they're lucky, a way to fix the other world as well.

we are the heavy clouds by kiyala

Artist: __hibiscus
Characters/Pairing: Thor/Loki with background Amora/Skurge and Tony/Steve, with ensemble cst
Fandom/Universe: movieverse
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 21,312
Warnings: N/A
Summary: Loki Laufeyson is a fashion designer who dreams of making it big. He's also one of those hipsters that you hate—the ones who loudly claim to hate mainstream bands while secretly loving them. Loki's favourite band The Thunder—led by Thor Odinson, love of Loki's life—go mainstream. Loki struggles to balance his genuine liking for Thor and the band with the fact that he feels like just another dumb fan. Instead, Loki spends most of his time working on his clothes designs and drinking with his best friend and favourite model, Amora. But when Loki finally makes it big and begins to design clothes for none other than billionaire playboy Tony Stark, his dreams seem like they're coming true. Little does he know that this is only the tip of the iceberg.

We Might Be Radioactive (formerly Teacher's Pet Spider) by croik

Artist: korilian
Characters/Pairing: Peter Parker/Bruce Banner, Peter/Gwen, background Tony/Pepper, Steve
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Movie Universe/The Amazing Spider-Man
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 48,000
Warnings: Sex, mild violence, age gap (40/17). For some of the fic Bruce doesn't know Peter's age which could be considered dub-con. Butchery of science.
Summary: Peter misses his chance at saving the world alongside the Avengers, but he's not out. When he scales Stark Tower hoping to meet Tony (and possibly secure a seat on the team) he instead meets Bruce, who has taken up a temporary residence while he continues his Hulk research. The two bond over science-y things, but between Bruce's dry spell, Peter's teen hormones, and the secret identities they're still coming to grips with themselves, it doesn't take long for things to get complicated.

We Wished Upon Parallel Lines by haipollai

Artist: gala_apples
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes, Natasha Romanoff, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Bruce Banner, Nick Fury, Eli Bradley
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: R-NC-17
Word Count: ~12k
Warnings: Werewolves, violence, blood, control issues (not sexual)
Summary: Real stories don't start with 'once upon a time'. Everyone knows that fairy tales are lies anyway. Steve doesn't need a silver bullet to take down the man who has Bucky pinned to a tree. He doesn't see the blood until Bucky's on the ground and there's a sickening feeling of too late. He begs Steve to turn the gun on him. Everyone knows the statistics and everyone knows what happens if you survive. Steve can't do it. The screaming doesn't start until that night when the infection sets in, tries to change him while his body tries to fight it off. The whole team sits with him, waiting for some indication that he's going to live or die.

The Wheel by epistolic

Artists: almostgaby, atavistique, baboo_et_blade
Pairing: Thor/Loki
Fandom: MCU
Rating: R
Word count: 24k
Summary: 1535, England. As ward to the Earl of Huxley, Loki has been brought up since childhood to be the perfect counterpart to the Earl's only son and heir. But in the cut-throat world of Tudor England, where ambition and opportunism are the only guarantors of success, Loki must decide between loyalty and betrayal; between the past and the future; and between power and love.

When You Stare Into the Abyss (it becomes you) by enkanowen

Artist: rexluscus
Betas: the lovely acadecian and neon_footprint
Characters/Pairing: Thor and Loki (brothers, no incest), Frigga, Odin, Sif and The Warriors Three
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: R
Word count: 14,556
Warnings: graphic and explicit violence, gore, torture (psychological and physical), did I mention violence?, major character death, this may be the darkest fic I have written to date
Summary: When Loki fell from the rainbow bridge, he stared into the abyss and the abyss stared back. He fell until he was found by someone only known as The Other. Lost and filled with despair, he is put through hell in order to prove himself worthy for His plans. In the present, Thor has returned Loki to Asgard, but never would he have imagined his brother's return to tear their family, their world apart. Asgard is at the brink of civil war and none of them could have imagined the horrors they would have to face.

Wimbledon in Budapest by ienablu

Artist: sullacat
Characters/Pairing: Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton, Martha Jones, Jasper Sitwell
Fandom: Avengers/Doctor Who crossover
Rating: PG13
Word count: 13,541
Warnings: mild violence, background character death
Summary: A week after the newly-elected British Prime Minister reveals himself as an alien bent on world domination, newly-minted SHIELD Agent Natasha Romanoff is sent to Budapest, where she's assigned to the Londoner medical student who can save them all. It'd be easier if Agent Sitwell wasn't breathing over her shoulder (and if Barton wasn't breathing over the other), but she can tolerate it, as long as they don't get in her way.

yolo, yolare, yolavi, yolatus by cm (mumblemutter)

Artist: piecrumbs
Characters/Pairing: Thor, Loki, Leah/Darcy/Sif/Warriors/Odin/Frigga ensemble cast. Thor/Loki, mentions of Thor/others and Loki/others
Fandom/Universe: MCU | Journey into Mystery | Highschool AU
Rating: Hard R
Word count: 13,000
Warnings: Underage sex.
Summary: v. to only live once; to do something irrevocably stupid. Or: Loki and Thor grow up, just a little.