Touch Starvation

Touch Starvation

Hi! I saw you were doing fic recs and was wondering if you had any about touch starvation? I think copperbadge did one but I haven’t seen many others. (Feel free to ignore if you’re tired of reccing things!)

Here are a few you might like!


Care and Comfort by @musicalluna:  Tony offers to preen Steve’s wings.It’s been a long time since anyone did something so intimate for Steve.

Even Iron Bends by @musicalluna:  Steve’s been in Washington over a week.

A long, lonely while by @musicalluna:  Tony is prone to touch-starvation.He’s done well while he and Pepper dated, but when they decide to part ways, things go downhill in a hurry.

Tony Understood by awesome_goddess_of_mischief: Tony Stark knew exactly what he was worth.He just felt so empty…Everyone knows Tony hates being touched…He does. Right?

Platonic Cuddling (In Which Tony is a Pillow) by tarialdarion: Dating Tony would be like…dating my pillow.” Steve raised an eyebrow. “Fine, maybe that wasn’t the best analogy but Steve, there’s no attraction there. For fuck’s sake, he looks at you like he has hearts in his eyes.”Tony is a pillow and Steve is sad.

Night Encounter by Nimiamlove: He spends so much time with machines that he forgets he isn’t one of them, and in times like this, his human body reminds him of it.He wanted a hug, a long lasting one, Tony deduced with sadness.

I want you, I need you (But ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you) by @laudatenium:  And maybe he notices how Steve’s fingers flex toward him, unbeknownst to himself, and Tony knows that it’s a physical reaction, because Steve is touch-starved and always horny, and it’s not as though he wants to caress Tony’s skin, or god forbid, hold his hand.—In which Tony is in love with Steve, they sleep together, and friends-with-benefits destroys them both. For a little while.

touch my heart and kiss my soul by @laireshi:  Steve’s supposed to be damn good at strategy, but he’s not quite sure how they’re supposed to make it to a bed when Tony’s kissing him like this.

I have kept my feelings to myself (I could find no language to describe them in) by theappleppielifestyle: It’s not like Steve is starting from scratch, but nowadays Steve watches Tony almost like he’s studying him, like Tony is one of the paintings he had to write about in art school and Steve is trying to see past the paint.(Or, Steve and Tony find better ways to communicate.)

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