Military Steve AUs
Do you have any recs for Military!Steve AU. I’ve read a couple and I hope there are more. One of my favorite troupes
I’ve only read a couple as well, so these might be repeats for you, but here are some suggestions. Maybe your ask will inspire more b/c this is such a great trope!
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these little earthquakes by singalellaby: “Well,” Carol says brightly, “hopefully when we give them Howard
Stark’s son back without them having to hand over the best weapon
prospects the US has, they’ll forgive us for a little bit of
rule-bending.”“So long as we get Tony back, I don’t care about their forgiveness,” Steve says, and means it.
So glad you’re home by fleurfeyrac:
Steve’s supposed to come home next month, but a letter from Steve tells
Tony otherwise. In his loneliness, Tony finds comfort in James and
Natasha assuring him everything’s fine. Then something happens that
brings him tears.
keep talkin’ happy talk by xxan: Tony had the most beautiful eyes, Steve decided. They
seemed to change depth depending on Tony’s mood, and right now they were
glittering in the low light. They tried to tamp down on the affection,
but right now, with their thighs pressing together as they worked,
Steve couldn’t imagine a place he’d rather be.The year is 1943.
Captain Steve Rogers of the US Army is just trying to survive a war
while pursuing a relationship with another man. He’s going to have to
admit to himself that he is in love or die with regrets.
An Inglorious Affair by @stark-spangled-lovers, morphia:
In 1944, Steve’s commando team, The Basterds, are off to fight nazis in
France. Tony joins their efforts after intelligence suggests that Herr
Kleiser, a German scientist, has set his sights on making a massive
nuclear bomb. Their mission: Get to Kleiser before he completes his evil
plan. What neither of them had planned for, however, was to fall in
love in the middle of the worst war either of them had ever seen.
Head Over Feet by @robintcj: It had sounded like a good idea at the time. Tony
Stark, genius and heir to the Stark fortune, didn’t expect to fall in
love with the kind, handsome soldier he’d picked up at a bar that he had
only gotten into because of a particularly well-crafted fake ID. He
didn’t expect to spend the best week of his life with a funny, wonderful
artist who would be shipping off to war in only days.And he definitely didn’t expect that soldier to die before they could even try to build something.He
tries to move on with his life and find a way to feel whole, but after
one too many disappointments, Tony gives up on the idea of happiness
altogether.Of course, then he finds himself on a street in New York, covered in coffee and having the shock of his life.
The Heat and Breeze by bellinibeignet: It is the summer of 1936, and Steve Rogers writes a
letter confessing his desire for Anthony Stark, and just when things
seem to finally fall into place, their chance together is shattered.A story of passion, lies, and estrangement in a time of war.
Hello. I’ve Been Waiting by j_gabrielle: Prompt:Non-powered AU where Steve and Tony are in their
late 20s and were high school sweethearts, married a year after their
graduation – as Steve had wanted to save and then use his own money to
buy Tony a ring. Though it hurt him to let Steve go to join the army,
Tony knew it would have hurt both of them even more if Steve had stayed
at home, miserable. They skype when they can, send emails (and the
occasional letter because Steve is old fashioned that way – although
Tony will never admit the amount of glee that fills him at seeing the
physical envelope in his mailbox), and keep in touch as much as
possible.But there are still the long periods of time when there
is no contact, and Tony can’t help but worry and fret terribly about his
husband overseas. One such period of time, Steve and Tony’s friends
(Bucky, Rhodey, the rest of the avengers, ya know), are surprised to get
a group email from Steve – but happy at seeing that the reason: Steve
is coming home early from his tour and wants to surprise Tony.
I don’t miss you. I don’t. by Evangel:
Letter 1: Tony misses Steve.
The Lost Art of Correspondence by @winterstar95: The shit storm Tony found himself in – well-he had no
one to blame but himself. Hacking into MIT’s grading system as an
undergrad to avoid the useless course work in English got him into this
mess. As a graduate student he should not have to worry about taking an
English class to fulfill an undergrad requirement. But that was exactly
what happened. English 13B: The Lost Art of Correspondence. It
was literally a pen pal class where he was assigned to a Service member
and had to write lonely hearts letters to some lunk head deployed to who
knew where. He could get through it. All he had to do was convince the
lunk head to go along with his plan. Fill out a spreadsheet, write the
paper, no letters needed. But Lunk head refused. Lunk head wanted the
lonely hearts letters. It didn’t matter that Lunk head might be the
Greek god Adonis come to life, Tony didn’t have the time. Trying to
navigate grad school, his parents, Tony did not need a Greek god Lunk
head in his life, nor did he want to write lonely hearts letters to
anyone – least of all some earnest do good soldier.By the end, though, Tony did just that. Write lonely hearts letters to his Adonis lunk head – soon to be Captain – Steve Rogers.