my other reclist (here) had all the frequently-rec’d classics. these are pretty recently published (~july 2013). they’re short-length and found on ao3.
i’m a stickler for good grammar, so these fics should be beta’d / proofread. a lot of steve/tony fics seem pretty cliche, so i looked for ones with refreshing originality.
asterisks denote particularly memorable fics. links should open in new window.
the first time i went dancing sober by schemingreader (5.6k, nc-17): no-powers AU. past alcoholism, first meeting, get-together. ‘steve rogers is a great physical therapist who works with sick kids. tony stark is a damaged biotech engineering genius who really wants to be one of the good guys.’
man’s shirt, short skirt by squarebrain (4.4k, pg-13): humor, fluff, mild angst, genderbender. tony doesn’t recognize steve at first. note the rating — no hetero sex. ‘it was the laser-beam, it was the only explanation. because steve rogers was fairly sure he’d not had breasts yesterday.’
* aftercare by tryfanstone (2.8k, nc-17): implied dubcon. omegaverse, but refreshingly not a pwp; probably should be rated r instead. ‘tony’s an equal opportunity alpha, but steve’s from a different generation. worlds collide.’
if i should stumble by avengerstime (7.9k, unrated): angst, fluff, h/c, canon AU. amputee!Tony resulting from afghanistan, near.deaf!Clint, panic attacks, team bonding. be warned; this one has a few grammar issues! the plot is unique, though, so i decided to rec it anyways.
* hammer dat ass by amuly (3.6k, r): humor/crack. the title is absolute gold. ‘when hacking into tony stark’s satellites, justin hammer makes an interesting discovery, or three. that is, three satellites dedicated solely to one steve roger’s ass.’
* all about standards by amuly (2.4k, pg-13): humor/crack. facebook stalking, electronically.challenged!Steve. ‘steve rogers and tony stark begin dating publicly. their respective villains are not amused.’
twenty-five years doesn’t exist by iamshadow21 (1k, pg-13): humor, light angst, established relationship, identity issues, body image, de-aging. background clint/coulson. short but intriguing. ‘it may not seem like a big deal to those who aren’t tony, but it is.’
take another little piece of my heart now, baby by blue_jack (21.5k, pg-13): no-powers AU, (surprisingly realistic) pretend relationship, non.orphan!Tony, oblivious!Tony, pining, get-together. ‘ “i think we should get married,” tony announced as he let himself into steve’s apartment, plopping next to him on the couch’