May 15th, 2015

widow

Long-suffering!Phil, self-deprecating!Phil

Hello, thank you so much in advance for your help! I've been re-reading tons of old MCU fic recently, and two amazing fics I keep circling back to are Got to do what you love by BlackEyedGirl and if i can't dance then i don't want any part of your revolution by lanyon.

Now I'm looking for fics with a similar take on the character on Phil Coulson. That means I'm looking specifically for stories with

(a) competent, long-suffering Phil (Phil being exhausted from/frustrated with Avenger-wrangling or keeping Clint and Natasha under control or running SHIELD or whatnot)
(b) competent, but self-deprecating Phil (Phil being somewhat insecure, or resigned, or lonely).

In both cases, I'm looking for stories with a preferably hopeful/happy ending - that is, where he realizes that people do appreciate him after all, or someone takes care of him for a bit, or his affections are returned. I prefer stories that lean towards understatement (see my examples), that means, I prefer a subtle, quiet sense of suffering over full-blown whump, but I'll take what I can get :) I'm partial to Phil/Clint, but I'm honestly open to all pairings (Phil/Darcy, Phil/Nick, Phil/Natasha ...) or gen as well. MCU or AoS or comic!verse are all fine.
red_coat & Eiffel tower

Steve fic search: 3 very specific types

Hi guys, i hope you can help me with this. I am on a very specific Steve search for a friend of mine -- we have indepth discussions about this! But fic must be Stony, with Top!Steve:

1) Steve "pretends" to be nice /sweet but he has a dark side

2) Steve is crazy in love with Tony but angsts in silence because he still has a 1940s mindset about homosexuality and thinks men in his time weren't really "gay". He may be an asshole to Tony but in the end he grows comfortable with his feelings for TOny and understands how things are different in this era.

3) Evil, alternate Steve

PWPs, character pieces -- any type and help would be gratefully accepted!
red_coat & Eiffel tower

Steve never goes in the ice; watches Tony grow up, falls in love

i think there are two of these fics out there that are similar as follows: Steve never goes in the ice and is Tony's godfather in one (I think), and remains close with Howard in the other so that he still is in Tony's life. Tony falls for Steve, who after much angsting admits he loves him.

Does this sound familiar?

Eta: Dear mods, am on my phone & cannot for the life of figure out why I can't add a pairing tag --- my apologies!