hi sabre! thank you for all of your lovely fic recs! Do you have any personal favs where it’s clear that Tony loves Steve or Steve loves Tony that your heart just kind of breaks?
To be honest, my personal favorites tend to involve lots of angst, so probably shouldn’t go with those. But, here are some that might fit your ask. We’ll call them Schmoopy-Everything Is Beautiful and Nothing Hurts-Dorks-in-Love fics, m’kay?
IT’S HEARTBREAKING WHEN YOU DON’T LEAVE COMMENTS AND KUDOS!
Learning Curve by lorenzobane: Tony had to learn quite a few things after dating Steve Rogers. Here are eight of them. Or: Steve is kind of a weirdo and Tony really loves him
The Saga of How the Avengers (Natasaha) Got Steve and Tony to Notice the Other Noticing Them by @outercorner (AngeNoir): Bruce said it would be kinder to put them out of their
misery right away. After all, they both stare at each other like
lovestruck idiots. It would be cruel to keep them apart.Natasha and Clint think it would be fun to see how long it could go on. Thor’s already started the betting pool.Clint’s the first one to break, but it’s Natasha who gets them together (it’s Fury who unwillingly provides the milieu).Together, the Avengers manage to squish Steve and Tony together.
But the Heart by kahn:
“Okay. So. Kids. It can’t be too hard, right? People dumber than
us raise kids all the time. Not much to them. Just feed them, water
them, distract them with shiny things and make sure they aren’t
unsupervised for too long. Speaking of which, how long has tiny-spawn been alone in your kitchen?”
Steve and Tony (and The Avengers!) from the movie!cast +
child!Peter Parker with a very AU backstory involving genetic
experimentation aboard an abandoned space station (but that
doesn’t–strangely enough–feature all that heavily).
A Little Holiday Spirit by zams: In which Steve likes holiday sweaters and Tony overreacts. And then there is fluff. Lots and lots of domestic fluff.
Tony clings to vain hope that he is actually trapped in a
nightmare and not actually seeing Steve wearing a holiday sweater of all
things, a hideous eyesore that is probably the ugliest piece of
clothing that Tony’s seen in his entire life.
Running out of Time by Lenalena: Prompt: “After the events of IM 1, Tony joins the
expedition searching for Captain America as a holiday to get away from
all the media speculation and stock value crash hate he was getting from
the board. He’s testing out new kit, working up a new portfolio of
technology to boost the company back up, when he finds a plane wreck,
buried halfway under the Greenland ice sheet.“That is how he ends
up hiding Captain America in plain sight, while the man gets adjusted
to the 21st century. He is just doing him a favor, okay? What could possibly go wrong?
Moonlight and Love Songs by IndigoNight:
In which Tony is old, cranky, and jealous. But luckily, Steve knows exactly what to do.
somno by romanoff: Tony hits his head too hard. Steve makes up for it.Basically an excuse to have sleepy hurt!Tony comfort.
We Got No Money (But We Got Heart) by liberalmage:
Steve loves Tony, billionaire or not.
Come Fly With Me by laulan:
He finally digs the phone Tony foisted onto him out of his pocket. Flight is canceled because of the mechanical problem. Next one is tomorrow morning, he types.
Stark Naked by LoveCrumb:
After being honourably discharged from the army, Steve decides to leave
his old life behind and pursue what was once a distant dream: art
school. Things become complicated for Steve as soon as he lays his eyes
on Tony, who just happens to be the nude model in drawing 101.
Four Times Steve Said I Love You and One Time Tony Said it First by @onemuseleft (nightwalker):
The words are easier for Steve to say, but that doesn’t mean that Tony feels it any less.
Romancing by dante_s_hell:
Steve takes a chance at romancing Tony. Jarvis sees all.
Just a Broken Lullaby by ratherastory:
When a mission goes wrong, the Avengers find themselves the unlikely guardians of a six-year-old Tony Stark.
And the Blind Will See by Myrime: “Every time you go do something harebrained,” Steve
talks right over the roaring of Tony’s mind running wild, just on the
tip of throwing himself into a panic, “I think this is it and I’ve
missed my chance.”“Your chance to do what?” Tony asks, growing desperate in his confusion. “You don’t even like me.”-
Tony gets hurt on a mission and Steve, predictably, comes to yell at
him. Rather less predictable is how right kissing each other feels.
Insomnia by Scavenge4Dreams:
Its 3am. Do you know where your Genius Billionaire Playboy Philanthropist is?
A Match Made in…France? by Woad:
An alternate take on the issue where Batroc forced most of the guys to
go out on dates to promote his matchmaking site. Now with more Tony.
Good for You by @orbingarrow: Steve doesn’t understand why Tony dates people who abuse him. Tony doesn’t understand why Steve cares. The
rest is bad choices, good choices, rehab, milkshakes, paintball,
YouTube videos, couples therapy and learning to put the past in the
past. Or: How Tony finds his happy ending.
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
Thrust Issues by @sineala:
A battle gone wrong leads Tony to the unexpected and pleasant discovery
that Steve is much more well-endowed than he could ever have imagined.
But when Tony learns that Steve has never actually been able to sleep
with anyone because of his size, Tony does what any good friend would
do: he offers to relieve Steve of his virginity. Personally. Tony’s
determined, Tony’s methodical, and Tony has a plan. He’s going to get
Steve laid. Tony just needs to make sure Steve never finds out that
Tony’s in love with him. (thanks to @kindaoffkilter for the great suggestion!)