Thanks for these recs mom! Do you have anymore pining fics? either Steve or Tony. You’re awesome!

We all love pining, don’t we?  Okay, so there are a ton of pining fics, of course. You should check out the Steve Pining and Oblivious Tony recs and the Slow Burn Mutual Pining recs.  Here are some more suggestions for you, though, keeping in mind that my method of categorizing them isn’t perfect since pretty much all fics are mutual pining fics.

Steve Pining

Blue Days, Black Nights by janonny:
Over the span of two years as a fugitive, Steve gets a little too
attached to the flip phone, his only link to Tony. (Or the story where
Steve is an overachiever, even when it comes to his brooding.)

All the Times Steve Nearly Kissed Tony by @cptxrogers: Steve has got used to pining after Tony. Tony is just
so soft and warm and lovely, and Steve can’t help wondering what it
might be like to kiss him. But that’s not going to happen.Because it’s not like Tony would want to kiss Steve… right?

Touch Me by OftheLilies:
There was just one thing that still really bothered Steve about Tony.
Tony was a tactile guy, which would be fine only… He never touched

A Picture of a Rose by @sheronwrites
Tony is stuck in an alternate dimension and he is starting to forget a few things. Steve tries to remind him.

The Mystery Crush by @itsallavengers:
A smitten Steve Rogers, a ridiculously oblivious Tony Stark, and a highschool setting

Why Asgardian Alcohol Is (Not) a Bad Idea by @itsallavengers: They were both tired, and everyone else was either
still being poked and prodded in medical (Clint- a broken arm and
fractured jaw), taking impromptu trips to Asgard (Thor- trying to work
out what the reason was for the sudden surge in alien invasions as of
late), in the gym doubling their training regime (Natasha- paranoia,
probably) or meditating in their room with a ‘do not disturb’ sign
hanging off it (Bruce- tired of all their bullshit).So Tony had suggested an idea. Purely for the sake of science and pursuit of knowledge, of course.They were going to get Steve drunk.

The art of longing by @itsallavengers: Steve’s used to missing his shot. To being too late,
too scared, and losing everything. But he really did think that this
time, with Tony, something could work.Then Tony meets Mark. He’s cool and charming, he’s a scientist and he’s perfect for a man like Tony Stark. And suddenly Steve…Well. Steve just doesn’t have a place anymore

Escape (the Pina Colada Fic) by @wordsplat:
Tony’s looking for an escape; it’s closer to home than he would’ve thought.

You and Me and Him by @navaanwrites:
If you live in the same house, it’s really hard to keep your secrets.
Especially if you are good friends. He doesn’t mean to watch as closely
as he does, but it’s obvious to Steve that Tony and Iron Man are in a
relationship. Right?

What Others See When We Look Away by @navaanwrites:
“What’s that?” Sam asked and looked at Steve critically. He should have
know that Sam would notice even the casual way he’d put the phone aside.
“Steve, really? It’s bad enough we’re on the run like common criminals,
don’t tell me you’ve just bought a phone with cash to keep in touch
with your CIA girlfriend.”

it’s an honor by halfasgoodasanything:
steve is in love with tony. tony invites him to a gala to make steve’s
guy jealous, and get good PR for stark industries. feelings ensue.
pining-est fic u will EVER read.

In Shades of Grey and Candle Light by InesStarkDowney:Every year, on the 15th of September, The September
Foundation Gala was held and that year Steve attended it but only
because he couldn’t say no to Tony. Yet, all Steve did was drink in
hopes to, somehow, get drunk and forget the sight in front of him: Tony
dancing with a beautiful girl and not him. So he drank and drank
without succeeding, till Tony was next to him and, like before, Steve
couldn’t say no to whatever Tony asked of him. That’s why he was
suddenly in the middle of dancing couples with Tony’s hand in his and,
dear Lord, loving Tony Stark couldn’t be more obvious.Except for Tony, of course.

What about us? by @gottalovev:
Don’t get Steve wrong: he is grateful Star-Lord and his crew joined the
fight against Thanos. The blatant flirting with Tony, though? He doesn’t
like it at all.

The Genius of Stark Tower by Agent C: Everybody must have been a little obsessed with the
genius of Stark Tower. How could they not? Tony was so much more than
his tech and armor. He was smart, if a little conceited. He treated
everyone the same regardless of sex, second-gender, or intergalactic
origin. That’s why he made so many friends and allies. … Okay, so Steve was maybe more than a little infatuated with the young genius.

Poster Child Redux: Steve’s POV by sabrecmc: Tony likes the new Captain America poster. A LOT.Steve likes Tony.  A LOT.These two boys need to stop thinking about it and get together.

Yet Grows All the Richer by Dormammu:
It’s the New Year’s Eve party at the Avengers Tower, all the Avengers
who could attend are there. Steve is in his own corner, drinking Coke
and thinking about his teammates. Then about other things, shiny things
being touched by rough, clever hands…

Photo Quest by adarksweetness:
Steve loses a wallet, where he keeps a secret picture of Tony. His team
of heroes is of no help, but hey, Thor’s roommate Daryl has some
strangely insightful advice about ham.

I”ll Be (Good to You) by @ishipallthings: Steve Rogers wakes up seventy years out of time to a new world and a soulmate. It’s an adjustment.What
he doesn’t expect is Tony Stark, a brilliant futurist who is equal
parts fascinating and frustrating, and has just as many demons as Steve.
He also doesn’t expect to find a family with a ragtag team of
superheroes, or to fall in love. Luckily, Steve is nothing if not adaptable.

Won’t You Say Love by @ishipallthings:
Steve’s ready to tell Tony he wants to be more than friends. But after
they’re interrupted by a surprise attack that ends with Tony in the
hospital, their relationship spirals out of control – especially when
Tony starts avoiding Steve, who has no idea how to fix things between

guess i’ll be sticking with you by forestjoshua:
He’s going to fix what is broken ‒  that what can be fixed. He’s going to paint over the cracks, start a new page.

First, he’s going to help out his team. Then, he’s going to hide
somewhere and build up the courage to face Tony ‒ hopefully by the time
his phone stops being mute. And if that happened, he’d run ‒ he’d run to

When the dust settles, Steve can’t stay in Wakanda. His mind is
filled with thoughts of Tony. He’s hoping to fix it all, but it may take

Tony Pining

Clint Barton is Not a Traditional Matchmaker (But His Methods are Foolproof) by @potrix-the-queerschlaeger; “What the fuck just happened?” Tony manages eventually.“That’s a bad word,” Girl Barton, Lila, says, arching an eyebrow.Boy Barton, Cooper, shrugs. “We won’t tell if you won’t.”“What did he mean no big explosions?” Steve croaks helplessly.The baby burps, entirely unconcerned.

Symbiosis by Woad:
Tony accidentally frees the Endo-Sym armor, which has a nasty
semi-sentience based on his inverted self. It also seems to be fixated
on one thing: Steve Rogers.

Can’t See the Forest for the Pine by @musicalluna:
Tony is in love with Steve, only he had no idea.

Masked Man by @musicalluna:
Tony is in love with Steve, but Steve isn’t in love with him. It’s about
time Tony got over him. What better way than an anonymous hookup?

But I Still Feel You by @pensversusswords: Tony knows a lot of things about Steve. He knows that
Steve is a stubborn pain in the ass, he knows that he’s got a heart of
gold, and he knows Steve would rather punch his way out of a tricky
situation than talk himself out of it. But the one thing Tony knows the most: he’s hopelessly, tragically in love with Steve. In which Tony is impulsive, Steve is confused, and they work it out in the end. Eventually.

A Second of Totality by @stark-spangled-lovers: {TO•TAL•ITY | The moment when the light from the eclipsed sun is totally obscured}Tony
Stark is a lot of things: Sixteen. High school graduate. Child prodigy.
Obsessed with solar eclipses. And also hopelessly in love with his
ex-best friend Steve Rogers. At the end of high school, life sucks in a
not very sexy way, and there’s only one thing Tony’s looking forward to:
a road trip to witness the first solar eclipse on American mainland in
four decades. Over a week of world-stopping kisses and holes in the sky,
Tony finally gets a chance to tell Steve how he really feels. But can
the one short week end in anything but goodbye?

take my hand (take my whole life too) by superhusbands4ever:
Ok, so, Tony Stark might be a little in love with Steve
Rogers. But there’s no way Steve could possibly feel the same way. And
really, Tony had always been a bit of a self-sacrifical idiot. He’d do
whatever it takes to save the people he loves. Besides, whats love with
out a couple of near death experiences?

Long Summer by @ashes0909:
This was the first night of their tenth, and last, year of camp.

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.

Gawk by privateword:Tony and Steve are in highschool. Tony is pining for Steve.He stares. A lot. It’s a problem.

An Incredibly Platonic Evening (the Plus One Remix) by @kdm103020:
After years of pining for Steve, Tony invites him to a charity gala strictly as friends.  It’s not date.  Sure, he might want something more, but it’s totally manageable so long as Steve stays in the dark.  Right?

We Accidentally a Relationship by @inukagome15:
In which Tony is pining and Steve is oblivious, and the Avengers and Pepper are not having this.

guard your heart by gammadolphin: Tony Stark will go to the ends of the earth to protect
what he cares about. No one told Steve Rogers he falls into that
category.orTony goes a little overboard with designing the new Captain America uniform, and Steve is less than amused when he finds out.

The Tchotchke Cha Cha by @arukou-arukou:
What started off as one impulse buy souvenir snowballs into a constant
flow of knickknacks from all over the world, and Steve is starting to
wonder if it’s more than just Tony being nice.

Never Too Late for Love by @sineala: Steve has always believed that a soulbond is a blessing
– a rare and beautiful miracle, joining the thoughts and feelings of
two people forever, from the first time they touch. Steve knows he’s not
going to be one of the lucky ones. He knows Gail isn’t his soulmate.
But he loves her, even if they’re not soulmates, and he’s going to do
right by her. After the war’s over, he’s going to marry her, and they’re
going to settle down. They’ll buy a house. They’ll have children. He’ll
see his family again. Maybe Bucky will live next door. It’s going to be
a good life. He doesn’t need a soulbond. He’ll be fine without one.Then Steve wakes up sixty years in the future to find that his
wonderful life has moved on without him. His family is long dead. His
fiancée married his best friend. And the only purpose he has left is
leading the Ultimates, a misbegotten team of superheroes with flaws too
numerous to count. Steve hates everything about the future – but most
of all he detests Tony, flashy and flirtatious, who embodies everything
Steve hates about a world he never wanted to live in.And, oh, yeah, Steve has a soulmate after all: Tony fucking Stark.

Ulterior Motives by @sineala:
Captured in combat and sold to Arcade, Steve is one of the few survivors
of a long-forgotten domain of Battleworld. With Bucky and Devil
Dinosaur at his side, Steve fights in the Killiseum by day – and his
body is on offer for the richest of the Killiseum’s patrons by night.
One evening, he’s given to a man by the name of Antonio Stark, who has a
whole lot of feelings for someone who isn’t exactly him, and together
they work out an understanding.

Poster Child by sabrecmc:
Tony likes the new poster of Captain America.  A LOT.

Mutual Pining

I Don’t Want My Heart to Show by @laudatenium: On a gut impulse, Tony Stark hires Steve Rogers to be
his bodyguard after Steve rescues him from an automotive crash.  But
despite his resolution not to share his secret with Steve, the man is
far different than anyone else Tony’s ever known.And thus it begins.——AU of Tales of Suspense 45, where Steve was melted before the Avengers existed.  And the fallout.

Leave You With the Lie by @izazov:
There are some things not even a futurist can predict. But it’s not like
Tony has a good track record with predicting Steve Rogers.

This is No M’aidez (the Shame Remix) by @kiyaar:
After the events of Execute Program, Tony shows up on Steve’s doorstep with a file folder.

The Fight by @greymantledlady: Steve’s sitting at the bar, digging viciously into the
world’s largest bowl of cornflakes and milk. His head’s bowed down low, a
wrinkle between his eyebrows, and you can almost hear the loudness of him Not Saying Anything.Tony’s
facing the coffee machine, shoulders hunched. He seems to be drinking
coffee on repeat; as Bruce watches, Tony drains the cup and shoves it
forward again for an instant refill. There’s an unhappy little twist to
the corner of his mouth.‘Hi,’ Bruce tries. ‘Uh. Steve, Tony.’‘Morning,’ Steve says sadly.~ Or, in which Steve and Tony have a fight, and Bruce is 100% done with their moping and sad puppy-eyes.

Inevitable by naxa1818:
After Tony lost a bet to Steve he has to go through a week of basic
training. If only he hadn’t just had a revelation about the super
soldier. It was going to be a long week.

Love, Unresolved by @captainshellhead, vibraniumstark:
Steve lets slip his inspiration behind one of his paintings. Tony thinks he’s put two-and-two together, but not really.

almeno tu nell’universo by @silkspectred: Tony drives off.Well, he wants to.But he can’t.Because.Steve Rogers is in front of his car.Steve fucking Rogers. Is in front of Tony’s fucking car.

Hold me here, and don’t let go by AvengetheFangirls:
During a fight, Steve gets hit with something that makes him feel very
hot unless he’s making contact with another persons. Tony is
unofficially made Steves personal cuddler, and the both have to hide
their super obvious attraction to each other
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