November 18th, 2012

self

Avengers get a pet / Smart!Thor / Confident!Steve

Could I get some recs please?

1) well-written, reasonably realistic stories where the team (or one of them) gets a pet? I'm interested in life with the pet, not just how they acquire it. I'd prefer gen or at least light on pairings.

2) Smart & perceptive Thor - he's thousands of years old, he's not a big dumb lug, and I'd love to see some fiction where that really shows.

3) Smart / purposeful / confident Steve - I see him written as shy and uncertain so much, I'd love to read some fiction where Steve (outside of a combat situation) knows what he wants and goes for it. Pairings is fine - I prefer Het.

4)  Steve's sense of humour - I am madly in love with the Steve in To Be Modified As Necessary (you should read the whole thing, but I refer to rule 1 and 4) and I crave more of that Steve - the one who has a sense of humour and is totally willing to troll somebody with his supposed lack of knowledge about modern times and isn't worried about looking silly etc. Does anybody know of any other stories where this is a theme?
peanuts

Coulson Revealed to Family & Unappreciated!Tony

I'm looking for two different recs and any help would be appreciated!

First, I've recently found a couple of stories where Coulson comes across as less than he really is or not living up to his potential to his family and friends because of SHIELD secrecy. Does anyone know of stories along these lines? I would especially love to see any where the friends or family find out he knows/helps out/dates one of the Avengers (I'm a big Clint/Coulson fan).

Second, I would love to see some stories where Tony is unappreciated. I really want to see something where there's a revelation and everyone realizes how wrong they've been, possibly even how horribly they've been treating Tony (on purpose or without even realizing). I'm really open on this. I just want unappreciated Tony to get some credit for everything he does!