Alternate Universes 2
Hi. I love your fan fiction recommendation – I always find new and precious gems within them and keep being surprised. Thank you for always having such great suggestions. I recently found myself enjoying AU Steve/Tony fan fiction so I was wondering if you have any recommendations for me.
I love AUs! Glad you are enjoying the recs. If you haven’t, check out this post with AU recs. Here are some more, since I really can’t get enough of these. There are so many AUs, you really have a ton to choose from. Since your ask wasn’t specific, I went with a list of all sorts. Some canon divergence, some historical, some college, some whatever. Enjoy!
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Bulletproof by foxxcub: At age fifteen, Steve Rogers had been in love with Tony Stark.By age twenty, he’d (mostly) gotten over it. And then he promptly became Tony Stark’s fuck buddy.
King Steven of York becomes friends with Tony, a refugee with a mysterious past. Tony hides his inheritance as a Dragonlord yet wants to help his friend the King. Steve is falling for the blue-eyed man but has to fight off Hydra invaders, leaving him little time for love. Can they find a happy ending together despite a war and secrets?
Come the Winter (Come the Storm) by captainshellhead, vibraniumstark: Tony Stark, an unremarkable day laborer in the gulag in Izhma, has been deemed too much of a liability to be allowed to remain in Soviet control. Steve Rogers, one of SHIELD’s top operatives, is sent undercover into one of the USSR’s many internment camps with the specific instructions to retrieve him.The plan was simple, which, in hindsight was the first indication that everything was about to fall apart.
The Captain and the Prince by Penumbren:
Steve has had a crush on Tony for years. Captain Rogers heads up the castle guard when Prince Anthony returns from his studies abroad. What’s a poor captain of the guard to do when his past crashes into his present?
The Lengths That I Will Go To by @polizwrites: After forty-five years, Howard Stark discovers the wreck of the Valkyrie and that Captain America somehow survived the crash and nearly a half-century of being frozen in the ice.Tony Stark, having been brought back to the fold after several years of freedom, finds himself face to face with his childhood idol (and teenage crush) when he is recruited to help care for the recovering Captain Rogers, whose existence is being kept a secret.
Open Field In Front of Him by orphan_account;
Steve Rogers’s football season is functionally over after a loss to Rutgers, but he finds a distraction in Tony Stark (yes, THAT Tony Stark). A college AU Stony fic.
If At First by kellifer_fic:
Where Tony is stupid and Steve has been waiting for a long time.
Coming Home by Sonora:
When S.H.I.E.L.D. approaches Tony Stark to help with their 1940s deception for Steve Rogers, to be a semi-familiar face and name to help re-introduce him to the world, Tony agrees on one condition – that it’s his show to run. And at first, it seems like his plan’s going off without a hitch. What he doesn’t account for, however, are his own growing feelings for Steve.
Amor Fati by citsiurtlanu:
Tony Stark has always known what the words on his wrist are supposed to lead to. What he’s never known is who the words are for. 616 soulmate AU.
Food for the Heart by LagLemon:
After being introduced to a gourmet food on a budget blog by Pepper (a gift for her elderly, cheapskate mother) Tony starts cooking again. The recipies are good, but the blog owner is even better. Still, Tony isn’t so sure Captain America, the guy who runs the blog, can compete with Hot Bagboy, the gorgeous blond who works at the grocery store.
Steve is a mobile massage therapist, and Tony is a stressed billionaire. What could go wrong?
The Time Gem throws Steve into the past rather than the future, and in doing so, it gives him the opportunity to undo his past mistakes. But when it turns out that all of his mistakes involve Tony Stark, Steve begins to wonder if he’s ever going to be able to mend things between them.
By the time Captain America was found and defrosted, the Chitauri had wiped out the entire state of New York, and Iron Man was the world’s most wanted villain.
we will meet in another life by theappleppielifestyle:
Tony is there instead of Howard during Project Rebirth. He ends up following Steve into the Howling Commandos, into the Atlantic ocean and into the 21st century.
How Not to Be Nothing by theappleppielifestyle: Tony’s still Tony Stark: genius, billionaire, playboy, depressed alcoholic, semi-suicidal- wait, that’s not how it’s supposed to go.Bruce is his college roommate and the guy who picks him up when he’s wasted, Peter is his sort-of-not-really nephew who hangs around too much and neither of them really mind.Then there’s Steve, and he’s… he’s, uh. He’s Steve, and he’s sort of a welcome surprise. He comes with Natasha, the gorgeous yet fucking terrifying business major, Clint, the undecided, and Thor, the guy who no-one’s really sure about who cleans out everyone’s supplies of poptarts.Somewhere along the way, they sort of become a family.
And one of my own:
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Oblivion by sabrecmc: “Mr….Mr. Stark?” the man asked, shaking his head as if to clear it, grip convulsing spasmodically on Tony’s hand.“That’s me,” Tony responded gruffly. Of course the man recognized him. His face had been everywhere before the whole Iron Man thing and now…well, now…so yeah, totally understandable. Guy was probably thinking of his lawyer’s speed dial number. “Look, ambulance is on its way, okay, so just sit tight. You’re going to be fine.”“I—I think I missed my date,” the blond man said. And promptly passed out.Or, how Tony accidentally kidnapped Captain America and then wanted to keep him.