Hi! My friend is new to fanfic, and I’m trying to find some Stevetony classics to get her started. One problem – most of them have explicit sex, and she’s not comfortable with that. Any recommendations for SFW Stevetony classics?
Non-Explicit Stony classics, huh? Well, actually, there are a lot of lovely ones. My original Fandom Classics post is here with a lot of recs, but here are some suggestions for you that are all G or T rated. Then, click on the authors’ Ao3 pages and read everything each of them have written, because they are all absolutely amazing.
G-RATED COMMENTS AND KUDOS ARE WELCOME!
Four or Five Reasons for Kidnapping Tony Stark by @scifigrl47: There are four reasons for kidnapping Tony Stark.
Tony’s sick of all of them. Well, there’s potentially a fifth, but it’s
highly unlikely that Captain America will suddenly fulfill THAT
fantasy. Tony’s deeply disappointed about that. Steve Rogers, as always, is oblivious. At least, that is, until someone who isn’t him kidnaps Tony. Then he’s just pissed.
Some Things Shouldn’t be a Chore by @scifigrl47: Steve takes things like personal responsibility and
respect seriously. Tony’s got people he pays to take care of that kind
of thing, and anyway, he’s pretty sure that he’s going to die of some
exotic disease in his workshop, because Dummy’s still a little spotty
about what is ‘clean’ enough to put on an open wound. The rest of the
Avengers are in this for personal gain, except for Clint, he just enjoys
being a dick.And some things shouldn’t be a chore.
My Son, My Sun by @wordsplat:
Just before the events of Iron Man, a baby is left on Tony’s doorstep.
He wants nothing to do with it at first, but his time in Afghanistan
changes his mind and Tony vows to become a better man for his son’s
Saving the World (Is Totally a Date) by @wordsplat: Tony discovers Stane’s betrayal while he’s still being
held captive. When he escapes, he sets out to ruin Stane as completely
and ruthlessly as he can, playing up his PTSD and quitting his job to
destroy Stane quietly from the outside. He also picks up a teaching
job-all Pepper’s fault-and oh, right, becomes a supervillain. Okay, that
one was Tony’s fault, but it was totally an accident.In the
meantime, a certain Capsicle is defrosted a year early, and is assigned
the task of capturing the notorious Iron Man. It’s not going
particularly well, if the embarrassingly high number of times he’s been
kidnapped in the past six months is any indication. When SHIELD decides
to help him “adjust” by getting him a teaching job, Steve is skeptical;
but then there’s Tony, and Steve finds he doesn’t mind the 21st century
so much after all.
I’ll Give You Gifts Until You Know My Name by @everybodyilovedies Amuly:Mr. Stark is an extravagant gift-giver: he has the
money for it, after all. As Iron Man, Tony has the opportunity to gift
Steve even more presents that, while less expensive, are more heartfelt.
Having a secret identity means Tony gets to have his cake and eat it
too when it comes to showering Steve with presents.Until Steve
starts developing feelings for his armored companion, and all the
benefits of living a double life are turned on their head for Tony
Truth, Lies and the Tipping Point by BlackEyedGirl:
The news report seems more interested in the argument between the team
during the fight than the way they eventually won. And then it gets
the helicarrier by gdgdbaby:
The glass case that holds Captain America’s uniform and shield is filled
to the brim with what looks like a bright orange gelatin.
the reason you ruminate the shadowy past by Mizzy: So, Captain America effectively manages to cockblock Tony for a year.It’s
not Steve’s fault. Well, actually, it is. But he was just proving a
point – that if a superhero is gay, how can it be wrong? Steve just
picked the wrong superhero to make the point with. Now America will
think they’re dating – and Tony’s not going to be the guy to break Captain America’s heart.There’s
only one way out. To save face, Steve and Tony have to become fake
boyfriends. Steve thinks the “boyfriends” bit will be the hardest to
act… but maybe it’s the “fake” part that will be the hardest act of
I (created from fantasies) exist solely for you by Mizzy: Six years ago, without the Avengers Initiative there to
save the day, scientist Dr. Eric Selvig sacrificed himself to save the
world, the almighty demi-god Thor was lost to a terrible storm, and
vigilante Iron Man – spotted with a nuclear weapon trying to take
advantage of the situation – was forever labelled an enemy of SHIELD.This
is a comic book office AU, where Steve is defrosted a year too late,
Thor has forgotten who he is, and no one knows Tony is Iron Man. Also includes: office pranks, inappropriate post-it notes, and superheroes who like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain
Even the Light is an Illusion by Mizzy: Death threats are an unfortunate side-effect of being
Tony Stark, so he’s learned to ignore them. The problem is, when someone
really wants you dead, hiding your head in the sand just kinda exposes
your ass.But it’s not just Tony’s behind on the line. Whoever
wants him dead wants him to suffer first, and they’re willing to do
anything to make that happen. Tony knows there’s only one way out. To
save Steve, the Avengers, and the general public, Tony has to die. Of
course, death isn’t always the end, and Tony does what any other
self-disrespecting scientist would do: he finds a way to fake his death
and avenge his own murder. The trouble is, terrible decisions
usually have a terrible price, and this one is no different. Tony has a
chance to save the day, but the cost may be more than Tony was ever
expecting to pay…
Apple Bottom Jeans (and other Love Songs) by gyzym:
Or, how Steve Rogers–kind of–learns to dance.
Average Avengers Local Chapter 7 of New York City by hetrez:
Steve and Tony accidentally start a national do-gooders association and fall in love.
Cardamom is the perfect spice by lotesse:
Stark – Tony – looks over at him and smiles, and there’s something so
sweet in that smile that Steve feels sucker-punched, feels like he can’t
breathe, he can’t think, because who knew that Tony Stark could smile
like that, open and amused and affectionate? “Yeah?” Tony says, teasing,
and Natasha cuffs the back of his head.
Think of This as Solving Problems (That Never Should Have Occurred) by @sineala:
No one knows Tony is Iron Man. Then Tony gets amnesia, and literally no one knows Tony is Iron Man.
Plus One by @sineala:
Tony wants Steve to accompany him to a gala. They’re not together. Tony
doesn’t seem to think this is a problem, but he doesn’t know about
Steve’s feelings for him. And Steve’s certainly not going to tell him.
Follow in Your Footsteps by @sineala: When Tony is twelve, his soulmate’s name appears on his
wrist. Unfortunately, it’s hard to find out anything at all about Steve
Rogers.It turns out there’s a reason for that.
Your Name on Every Wall by @sineala:
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
That Has Such People In It by lupinus:
Tony pines like a genius, and Steve is too busy being baffled by modern times to notice.
The Minor Fall, the Major Lift by jukeboxhound: “Jesus, Steve, it’s not like I went diving in the
Mariana Trench, I’m fine.” Totally fine, and if he’s shaking a little
and can’t quite bring himself to stop touching the arc reactor,
whatever, no one’s perfect.(This is how they piece it together and make it work.)
Instant karma’s gonna get you by dorcas_gustine:
Cap is disappointed. Predictably things start to Go Very Bad for Tony.
Amor Fati by citisiurtlanu:
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.
I Always Have to Steal My Kisses From You by @some-blue-jack: Okay, so Tony probably hadn’t realized what he was
doing. He’d just had a near-death experience, and the kiss had been a
way to … reaffirm his life. Deal with his emotions. Release some
steam. Something like that. Nothing to be concerned about, and it’s
doubtful that it’ll happen again.The fact that they risk their lives on a regular basis isn’t worrying at all.
On the Record by valtyr:
Tony vs the tabloids is an ongoing battle. These headlines might be the winning shot.
Community Service by valtyr:
Matchmaking is harder than it looks.
Be No Stranger (All Your Saints and Soldiers Remix) by jibrailis:
That’s the twenty-first century love song, baby. Glitz and glamour and every one of us is a liar.
At the Heart of the Matter by Pookaseraph:
Tony didn’t mean to become Steve’s BFF and the greatest thorn in his
side at the same time, it just sort of happened. In a world where Tony
Stark didn’t come out as Iron Man, he has managed to keep his identity a
closely guarded secret, even from many of his teammates… the only
problem is Steve Rogers seems to be falling for Iron Man, and he doesn’t
much care for Tony Stark.
Stand Back, I’m Going to Try Science by Good_News_Everyone:
Soulmates are a rare and cherished thing, a simple touch of hands
bringing love that lasts forever. By all the rules of romance, they’re
meant to wait for each other and to trust in the vagaries of fate to
bring them together. Tony’s never been good at waiting, and when he has science on his side, who needs fate?
jealousy is all the fun you think they had by kellifer_fic:
Is it socially acceptable to be jealous of your boyfriend’s ex-dead best friend?
one hundred percent skill, fifty percent luck by kellifer_fic:
Where there is a poker game, a v-card and general misunderstandings
A Very, Very, Very Fine House by wanttobeatree:
The Avengers take initiative. Or, the story of how a group of remarkable
people came together to drink cocktails, eat ice-cream and wait for
Fury’s call. Post-movie.
hold the things you wanna say by SailorChibi: Tony is still a consultant, and between SI, the team and SHIELD he’s overworked and exhausted. That’s okay.He
and Steve have been having sex for weeks but that’s all it is, just
sex, and Tony wants more but he’ll never get it and that’s okay. Really.What’s not okay is the fact that Howard Stark has somehow appeared in the future and is the same as always. This is definitely going to fuck up his schedule.
You Know How to Give by @brandnewfashion: Steve was one of very few people who knew that the real Tony Stark was thoughtful and selfless, and genuinely cared about others.The problem? The man was absolute shit at showing it.
The (Not Really) Secret Origins of Movie Night by nightwalker:
Somewhere along the line the Avengers have become a pretty good team.
But Tony’s still the odd man out, and Steve’s determined to change that.
Bizarre Love Triangle by panicyintheuk:
Once the idea was in his head, he’d started picking up on all kinds of
things, like the way Stark talked about Iron Man with such affection,
and seemed to share so many of his mannerisms, and was constantly
working on ways of improving the suit. It was obvious.
Getting Your Betty Crocker On by thehoyden:
He knows it’s not wartime anymore, but he can’t quite suppress the
twinge of guilt he feels at measuring out two entire cups of white
Engaging the Enemy by tsukinofaerii:
Iron Man is one of the more persistent villains that the Ultimates face,
with a special fondness for one Captain America. As Steve starts to
findout more and more about him, the lines between hero and villain
begin to blur. Sometimes, you don’t have to be on the right side of the
law to be in the right.
Best Kept Secret by AlchemyAlice:
In which there is a secret friendship, and Tony can’t deal with
feelings, so Natasha has to do it for him. These two features may or may
not be related.
Tony Stark and the Super Sleeper, or actually, Soldier by RurouniHime @thegertie:
The one where Steve keeps falling asleep on Tony.
If At First You Don’t Succeed by cchristie32:
Steve’s lost his mind. Really, because everyone knows you can’t marry Tony Stark.
dreaming through the decades by theappleppielifestyle: “S-soulmates aren’t supposed to share dreams until they’re teenagers.”“Teenagers,” the boy repeats after a moment, like Tony had just spoken another language.“We’re too young,” Tony tells him. “I’m- I’m only eight.”“Me,
too,” the boy says. His face keeps flickering from hope to something
like fear. He takes an uncertain step forwards, but stops when Tony’s
back becomes even more rigid. “I’m Steve Rogers.”Tony opens his mouth but nothing comes out. He swallows, says, “I’m Tony.”
help me help you by theappleppielifestyle:
Tony offers to help Steve woo the mysterious person he’s apparently in love with.
All Roads Lead To by theappleppielifestyle: After Obadiah’s betrayal, Tony hides in the depths of the Midwest to become a mechanic. The Avengers come into his life anyway.
Two Out of Three (Ain’t Bad) by plingo_kat:
It blindsides him one morning in the middle of his customary third cup
of coffee; Steve walks through the door in loose cotton pants, shirt
pulled up to wipe the sweat off his face from his usual morning workout,
and Tony thinks: adorable.