Hello! Your recs are amazing! Do you have a list of all post civil war fics? Thank you!
I’ve had several requests for post-CACW recs, so here we finally go! There are over 500 completed post-CACW fics on Ao3, so this is just a taste of some I have particularly enjoyed, but please check out the tag on Ao3 if you are interested. Lots of, um…variety to choose from, let’s say! As to the classifications, I’ve tried to keep them how the authors had them tagged, but if there wasn’t a tag, then I just used my own judgment, so you may or may not agree. Please mind the tags, especially on the Not Fix Its, for obvious reasons. I’ve also only included completed works. There are a number of great fics in progress, but for the sake of keeping this list remotely manageable, these are all complete.
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In Dreams (Everything Makes Sense) by MsErmestH:
“So, you’re saying there isn’t a chance that Steve and Tony’s relationship could have been more than friendly?”“No!”
Clint and Natasha said at the same time, but then she added, “I’m not
saying it couldn’t happen or anything. Just that I don’t believe it
already has. The more I think about it… I guess it makes some sense?
Tony and Steve… I swear it could be the end of the world, and they
would be bickering about something or the other. But they would still be
together. Their friendship was… intense.”“Shame it all went to hell.” Clint muttered and shook his head. “They’ve got so much baggage, there is no way it could happen.”“So,
you’re saying Steve and Tony would need to be in some sort of alternate
dream state, removed their past history, in order to realize they
really just want to be together?” Bucky asked with a smirk.“Uh, when you put it that way…” Clint conceded.Or, it only took a group hallucination for Bucky to find his team and Steve and Tony to find each other.
Keep Me Warm by MsErmestH:
Tony likes to think he is prepared for anything, but when their spaceship loses power, he must think fast to keep Steve warm.
Kaleidoscope Heart by @sheronm:
Two years after their Civil War, the Avengers are reconciled, and Steve
and Tony have made it work together. But it seems even as they look to
the future, the past isn’t done with them yet.
Bring Him Home by @seventymilestobabylon: Tony misses Steve very badly after the Accords. Some days he deals with it better than other days.(a
fic featuring the booty call flip phone, minor kidnappings, and time
jumps between chapters because the election has been happening and my
brain has been too mush to make a proper plot)
Of Books and Memories and Snow by @the-vorkosigan:
Even if Steve and Tony are sort of talking again, the unease between
them is still palpable. Steve wants to talk things over again. The last
thing Tony wants right now is to ruminate over the past. He finally has a
weekend off (or as near as), and he decides to go skiing in his old
family cabin he hasn’t visited in many years. Inviting Steve along seems
like a good idea at the tim… No. No, it doesn’t, it really
doesn’t, but it’s beginning to look like the only option. Also, catching
a cold really wasn’t a plan at all…
A Nuke to Your Chest by @the-vorkosigan: —“Suit,” Tony said, striding towards the main door of
his mansion. It came out more garbled than he’d intended. Still, the
parts of his suit came flying; his exoskeleton stabilized him somewhat. He
hit the button and opened the door. Then he raised his fists and lay
into Steve Rogers, who was standing on his doorstep with a slightly
tired look in his eyes.—After Siberia, Tony held it together,
but after that awful letter he started drinking. Heavily. And now he’s
having blackouts. Obviously, he doesn’t remember calling Rogers on that
cursed phone. And what you can’t remember, well, it didn’t happen.
Obviously. And Steve Rogers has had enough.
Eigengrau by @the-vorkosigan:
Tony is captured; he doesn’t know by whom, or why. He doesn’t know how
much time has passed since. What he knows is, he can now hear something
in the adjacent cell, and that ‘something’ sounds a lot like Steve
Never Eye to Eye by @the-vorkosigan: After the Civli War, the Avengers were back together. How is everything going, Tony? Pepper had asked in her email.
It’s fine (Tony had written back). I’m fighting with Steve all the time. Everything is going to hell. I’m okay (you know I’m always okay). (Or: How Tony and Steve learned to be a bit gentler with each other)
Over Sea, Under Stars by @the-vorkosigan: Tony gets the phone, but he never uses it and he never
intends to. Or, he doesn’t until Steve starts texting him, asking
strange questions about medication and mental health, which is when Tony
gets worried. (A texting fix-it that grew beyond all proportion.
Deals with depression and anxiety quite a lot. There is even some plot
in there somewhere.)
Promise by Woad:
After Siberia, Ross makes good on his threat to put Tony in one of the Raft’s cells. Written for TRB Breakout.
Disrepair by Tippet:
In the aftermath of a mission gone wrong, Steve deals with the denaturation of the serum and Natasha gets Tony involved.
A New Way For Us by @stark-spangled-lovers:
They fight Thanos—and they’re losing. And before Tony knows what’s
happening, he’s standing with Doctor Strange in front of the Eye of
Agamotto and gets send back in time. Can he find a way to fix things
this time around, or are they doomed to fall apart all over again?
Last Train Home by erde:
Steve writes letters to Tony that he never sends. By the time he hands
them to their rightful owner, Tony has had a brush with death, has
retired as a superhero, and now has a small town workshop of his very
own. But it’s okay, Steve has gone into retirement too.
Talk is Cheap by allourheroes: Tony keeps staring at a flip phone–flip phone, Peter can barely believe his eyes–like it holds all the answers he’s too afraid to ask.
You smile, but you don’t mean it by Kalisca: “I want to drink to forget I’m supposed to be mad at
you, that we’re supposed to hate each other. I want to drink because
we’re so bad with words it was easier to fight with our fists rather
than talk our problems through.”Tony doesn’t know how to fix himself, but he will try if it means fixing Steve and him.
dear, by snowkind: The phone gently vibrated against the table.
A simple hum that brought the wood to life. Steve
rolled onto his side and blindly groped for the phone. He cracked an
eye open, looked at the caller, then promptly closed his eye and set the
phone back down.[Caller: Stark, Tony…] “Ton—”
Hope for the Hopeless (series) by owltype: Tony squints at the object lying next to his head, the one
playing an annoying 8-bit rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner at an
annoyingly high volume. It’s the burner phone Steve had given him.At
first, Tony is amused. Of course Steve had programmed it to play that
song. Steve is sassy like that. Anybody who doesn’t think so has clearly
never known the man.Tony’s second thought is oh fuck.Steve.
Emergency Call by Kat_Greenleaf:
Steve is being reckless again, so Sam calls in Tony.
For You by @itsallavengers: It’s been five months. Steve hasn’t seen Tony in five months.Then
Loki comes along and decides it’s a good idea to wear Tony’s face while
in the middle of launching an attack- which is confusing for many
Postscript by synthesis:
When Steve and Tony accidentally meet up in Vienna a month after the
events of Civil War, things don’t go quite as expected. There’s a lot
less yelling for one and their main problem is that no one thought to
Judgement (series) by YourFadedGlory: Steve took the perfunctory steps backward until his shoulder
blades were pressed to the cold concrete while the tray was slid in. A
styrofoam bowl filled with pale brown mush that looked a whole lot like
oatmeal and tasted a whole lot like nothing, a styrofoam cup filled with
lukewarm water, two green pills the size of paperclips, and a chocolate
bar?Or, the one where Steve’s been missing for years but the whole world just assumes he’s been on the run.
Best Served With a Twist by @chibisquirt: The phone rang three times before Steve answered,
and then he was there, warm voice in his ear, like the comms, like the
way things used to be. “Tony,” he breathed, and Tony’s heart clenched at the nostalgia for a moment… “Hey, Steve.” …before he snapped back and did what he had to do. “Remember how you said if I needed you, I could call?”
Better Angels/Lesser Demons (series) by sabrecmc: Chris Evans mentioned in an interview (jokingly, unfortunately)
that there was a deleted scene from Civil War with him and RDJ
showering together. Welp. Headcanon accepted////Peggy leaves Steve something in her will. Sequel to Better Angels, but can be read alone.
Not a Fix It
In my darkest hours by Addison:
Tony is a little worse for wear after a battle and ends up saying a little too much to an unexpected visitor.
Tell Me a Beautiful Lie by MiniRaven: Post Civil War, Tony wakes up in his penthouse with Steve in his bed. But it’s not what it seems.Dreams may come true, but not always for the better. Tony knows how this fairy tale goes and it does not have a happy ending.
Hollowed Out by poetically_ordinary:
Steve just needs to hear a friendly voice as the world crumbles around him.
the calculation by tonystarxk(romanoff): One year post-Civil War, and the team are back together.At least they’re back living together. As in cohabiting the same space. ‘Back together’ is probably too optimistic.
Not Afraid Anymore by adevotedreader:
As far as he was concerned, there wasn’t anything to lose by sleeping
with Steve. It wasn’t possible for their relationship to be any more
toxic. Might as well get something out of being forced back together.
prompt: D/s by alestar:
Pornography! Also, please understand how daunting it is to write post-CACW D/s that is not depressing as shit
(I love this one, and it barely has any kudos!)
In Your Warmth I Forget How Cold It Can Be by @izazov:
Tony’s relationship with Steve Rogers was complicated at best, volatile
at worst. It didn’t change the fact that they kept ending up sharing a
bed. And not in the fun way.
Roulette by @aslightstep: When the dust clears after Civil War, Tony and Steve
are still sifting through the ashes. Like true maladjusted human beings,
they don’t handle it in the healthiest ways. Tony calls it the Trauma
Olympics. Steve calls it ‘talking it out.’ In doing so, they uncover the
ugliest parts of each other.The two worst things Tony ever tells Steve are about his parents.
XO by @aslightstep:
In the darkest night hour I search through the crowd/Your face is all that I see/I’ll give you everything
They met again in the same place they always have: the midst of impending doom.
In Case of (Coronary) Emergency by @veldeia:
Normal people make embarrassing phone calls while drunk, but not Tony.
He only makes embarrassing phone calls while having a heart attack.
not need but want by nightwalker:
Tony’s never sure what, exactly, prompts him to open it.
delicate by Outfoxxing:
Steve, in the midst of battling extraterrestrials, spots Tony, and his first thought after so long is WOW.
deliver me from the cold by navaan:
Steve has been captured and he doesn’t expect rescue. Not the one he gets, that’s for sure.
Lines of Communication by @cptxrogers: “And you think you could take me, do you, Stark?”
“I’d give it a good fucking try. I’d like to shove you into the nearest wall and wrap my hands around your damn neck.”
“Oh yeah? And then what?”
Post-CACW, a series of phone calls between Tony and Steve.
weigh the heart, tip the scales by carzla:
It was the first time they’d seen each other since Siberia. It was
probably one of the worst possible ways to have an unscheduled reunion.
It was also about to get worse. A lot worse.
The Ruins of Babel (series) by @whenasinsilks: Steve may not know exactly who he is anymore, but he knows who
he’s not. He’s not skinny Steve Rogers from Brooklyn. He’s not Captain
America. He’s not an Avenger. He’s not Tony’s friend.He’s also not a monster.So why can’t he stop dreaming of that night in Siberia, and Tony in broken armor gasping on the ground beneath him?(aka,
that time the author tried to write CACW-compliant Stony porn and ended
up writing an explicit character study instead. The first in a series.)