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Title: Whizbang and the Flyboy
Author: circ_bamboo
Characters: Carol/Rhodey, Tony/Pepper, ensemble
Length: 16k
Summary: When an eccentric billionaire genius drags Carol Danvers off to be a replacement bridesmaid for a photo shoot, she hopes it'll just be a couple hours of her time. But her partner for the shoot, the best man, is none other than the devastatingly-handsome Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes. Will she be able to keep her hands--and her heart--to herself?

My verbatim reaction to this story was basically just enthusiastic yelling.
damalur oh my god someone just posted 16k of harlequin carol/rhodey fic be still my heart
11:01 AM - 19 Apr 2014

damalur oh my god the person who wrote this got carol's height right, i'm in love
11:04 AM - 19 Apr 2014

11:06 AM - 19 Apr 2014

11:07 AM - 19 Apr 2014

damalur they're flirting with math omg
11:08 AM - 19 Apr 2014

damalur rhodey just made a mythbusters joke
11:12 AM - 19 Apr 2014

damalur talking baseball. carol's accent. nothing will ever be this good again until i remember how much i care about psych.
11:15 AM - 19 Apr 2014

damalur flirting by calling each other "colonel" i can't
11:26 AM - 19 Apr 2014

11:28 AM - 19 Apr 2014

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1486726
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Title: My Mouth Is Open, I See with My Eyes
Author: [profile] smilingskull
Characters: Teddy/Billy, Tony/Steve, Kate Bishop, Shannon Carter, Sharon Carter
Length: ~13,700 words
Summary: N/A

This story stays with you. It certainly stayed with me; I read it twice, stupidly forgot to bookmark it, and spent the better part of last night trying to track it down with me. The sheer scope, the way the characters wind in and out of each other's lives, the bittersweet hopefulness of this particular future - God, it kills me.

Thinky thoughts aside, there is SO MUCH that makes me flail in this. Let's start with the fact that it has a metric ton of both Kate Bishop and American Dream (Shannon! In 616!), and move right to the featuring of both Tony/Steve and Billy/Teddy. Bejeebus. I mean, the parallels it draws between the four, and the way Tony reacts every goddamn time he sees Teddy and Billy - I should probably warn that this was written way back when Steve was still totally 100% dead and he remains dead for the entire story - and. just. Holy crap, this story is amazing. Tony's at the emotional core, which is a thing I always appreciate, and the way Tony grows and he just, he feels older and tired and maybe a touch wiser and a shitload sadder, and his relationship with Shannon, and the way Steve and Shannon shape his relationship with Sharon - (I sometimes think of this as the story where Tony and Sharon raise Steve's kid.)

I get chills when the new-New old-Young Avengers are standing up there in front of press and Shannon says, "Avengers Assemble!" Which, I think, says a lot about the quality of storytelling, and good lord it is quality.

Link: http://community.livejournal.com/cap_ironman/106544.html
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Title: In a Different Light
Author: [personal profile] marinarusalka
Characters: Tony/Steve (movieverse)
Length: 20,700 words
Summary: After an unexpected attack, Tony has trouble dealing with his injuries and Steve has trouble dealing with Tony.

(Given the sheer number of hurt/comfort fics the Cap/Tony conglomerate produces, it's little wonder I'm so taken with the pairing.) Fantastic voice for movie!Tony, I can hear RDJ saying the lines in my head, fantastic use of nonlinear narrative, and mmmmf absolutely brilliant Steve. This out of all the stories I've read does the best job of tying a hypothetical movieverse Avengers team into the aftermath of Iron Man, down to little details like the way Tony resists having his head dunked under water. Impressively written and an engrossing read.

Link: http://kijikun.slashcity.com/marinarusalkabigbang.htm
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Title: Maybe Everything Returns
Author: riko
Characters: Billy/Teddy, Kate
Length: 7,352 words
Summary: There are 3058 miles between them, and Teddy can feel every one.

THIS IS BILLY AND TEDDY BEING ADORABLE, OKAY, AND I DON'T HAVE A BETTER REC THAN THAT. They are being adorable at college, though (which Teddy describes as a "mandatory team project"), and with a single line this story made me love Cassie about six thousand times more than I did previously, what with being so caught up in fangirling Kate (and my reaction to Kate in this story: EEEEEEEEE). To summarize, Teddy and Billy are adorable and I now want to go re-read every YA appearance ever.

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/yuletide2009/works/38024
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Title: Your Fixed Point
Author: [personal profile] quigonejinn
Characters: girl!Tony/Rhodey, girl!Tony/Obadiah, girl!Tony/various women, implications of girl!Tony/Pepper
Length: 15k+
Summary: N/A

I came across "Your Fixed Point" via a rec on [community profile] crack_van, and let me say first that it is completely not what I expected. That said, it is also completely brilliant, in that sort of hard and cutting way that is uncomfortable to read but still so good. The differences between Tony-he and Tony-she are brilliant and believable, and the way the story is written in a non-linear fashion is brilliant and provoking, and asldkfj; this story is just brilliant.

Link: http://quigonejinn.livejournal.com/164361.html