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24 June 2012 @ 02:05 am
Thor/The Avengers, 22 Darcy Multipairing Recs  
It's been a while since my last Darcy multipairing rec and oh man, has fandom been busy. Let me catch you up.


Fandom Category: Thor/The Avengers
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Bruce Banner
Fic Title: Side Effects May Include (The Radiated Remix)
Author: Chaerring
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/418727
Rating/Warning(s): Not rated, but I would say PG-13ish.
Genre: Romance, Angsty Schmoop
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: The lovely fringedweller rec'd the original fic previously, but I thought that its companion remix also deserved a rec of its own. This gives Bruce's POV of the events in the original "Side Effects..." and it is lovely, with wonderful insights into both Bruce and Darcy.



Pairing: Darcy/Bruce
Fic Title: The "Chance Meetings" series
Author: Chaerring
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/20419
Rating/Warning(s): Not rated, but I would say PG
Genre: Romance
WIP?: Yes. There are 3 one/two-shots which are complete in and of themselves, but the series is still ongoing.

Why This Must Be Read: After the events of Thor, Darcy's world has shifted and she takes some time to travel the globe to figure out what she wants to do with her life. Somewhere along her travels she meets Bruce in India and their interaction is charming and delightful. They make a promise that if they ever meet again, they'll get married. They haven't been reunited yet, but that meeting isn't too far off and I, for one, can't wait until they finally cross paths again.



Pairing: Darcy/Bruce
Fic Title: scientific method
Author: captainplath/plathgirl
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/412854/chapters/685423
Rating/Warning(s): T/PG-13.
Genre: Romance, humor
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Because everything plathgirl writes is HILARIOUS. I love her take-no-prisoners!Darcy and poor, confused Bruce, trying to use SCIENCE to figure out his FEEEEEELINGS. I love it and so will you. And you will never be able to read or hear the word "vasodilation" again without snickering. :P



Pairing: Darcy/Bruce, some Betty Ross/Bruce
Fic Title: tell me, mr. teacher
Author: captainplath/plathgirl
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/422039/chapters/704193
Rating/Warning(s): T/PG-13
Genre: Crack AU, Romance, HUMOR
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: This is the most glorious of Darcy/Bruce crack. In this universe, Darcy is a college senior who has been raised by her dads, Tony and Steve. Before she graduates for good, she needs to take a mandatory science elective and settles on physics. Despite being the daughter of a supergenius, she's not doing so well in the class, and her adorable TA, Bruce Banner, is her only hope for passing. So far, this is everything I never knew I wanted and I am anxiously awaiting more.



Pairing: Darcy/Bruce
Fic Title: This Must Be Magic
Author: TheGreatSporkWielder
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/418013/chapters/694963
Rating/Warning(s): T/PG-13
Genre: Fairy tale AU
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: I have such a weakness for fairytale AUs. The author says she's borrowing from several fairy tales, but the Beauty and the Beast influence is predominant. This is another story where I'm dying for updates--I can't wait to see how everything plays out.



Pairing: Darcy/Bruce
Fic Title: bridges in all directions
Author: tashlae
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/430680
Rating/Warning(s): T/PG-13.
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: The Darcy/Bruce fandom is small but mighty, so unsurprisingly, I tend to rec stories by the same authors over and over, which is why I was so excited to see a brand new author playing in this sandbox! :D This was her debut Darcy/Bruce fic and it is fantastic. This plays off the Darcy-is-Bruce's-new-lab-assistant trope to delightful results. I love Bruce's trying to teach Darcy physics and Darcy recruiting Jane to teach her how to speak science so that she can communicate with Bruce on his level.



Pairing: Darcy/Bruce mainly, background Jane/Thor, Tony/Steve and Clint/Natasha
Fic Title: Take a Load Off
Author: tashlae
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/440380
Rating/Warning(s): E/NC-17. Warnings for sexy times.
Genre: crack, humor, smut
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Written for avengerkink, this is a wondrous subversion of the "fuck or die" trope--instead, it's "fuck AND die" as Loki curses the Avengers so that if they have sex, they'll meet rather unfortunate ends. Cue hilarious shenanigans as the Avengers try to channel their sexual frustration into other endeavours. Thor takes up ballet, Clint channels his inner Julia Child, Steve and Tony watch A LOT of movies, etc. It occurs to Darcy that Loki may be full of shit, so she and Bruce--who have only recently started dating--decide to "experiment" (in the name of SCIENCE of course) and well...it is seriously sexy. Fantastically funny read. :D



Pairing: Darcy/Bruce
Fic Title: a lamp to light my world
Author: meinterrupted
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/440849
Rating/Warning(s): E/NC-17. Warnings for explicit sex
Genre: PWP
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Another new author! :D As it says in the summary, this is basically straight up shower porn and hnnnnngh, the sexy times are seriously sexy.



Pairing: Darcy/Bruce
Fic Title: The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home
Author: inlittlestars/silvernatasha
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/441728
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Look! More fresh blood! I thoroughly enjoyed this fic, wherein a cover letter, written under the influence of half a box of wine, gets Darcy a job working for Pepper Potts. In Darcy/Bruce fic, it's usually Darcy doing the pursuing, so it was refreshing to see that this time, it's Bruce who's interested and Darcy who's a bit oblivious.



Pairing: Darcy/Bruce
Fic Title: Tell Me I'm Safe
Author: idjitsandpie
Link: http://avengerkink.livejournal.com/6565.html?thread=11746469#t11746469
Rating/Warning(s): Not rated, but I would say PG
Genre: Post-movie
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Written for avengerkink. Another common trope in Darcy/Bruce fic is that Darcy isn't afraid of the Hulk. The prompter for this fill wanted to see what would happen if Darcy was legitimately frightened by the Hulk. This fic is a refreshing exploration of what it means to date someone who turns into a giant green ragemonster.



Pairing: Darcy/Bruce
Fic Title: Untitled
Author: tamidan
Link: http://avengerkink.livejournal.com/5102.html?thread=11099118#t11099118
Rating/Warning(s): Not rated, but I'd say G/PG
Genre: FLUFF. ALL THE FLUFF
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Sometimes you just need fluff. And this is wonderful, wonderful fluff. I loved the little touches e.g. Darcy leaving Bruce a blueberry trail as a cue to him to stop working and eat lunch and her appreciation of his chest hair.



Pairing: Darcy/Clint Barton
Fic Title: Trade in Being Your Spine
Author: xenokattz/xenokattz
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/411795
Rating/Warning(s): M/NC-17. Warnings for sex
Genre: Angst, Romance, smut
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: This is an additional sequel to xenokattz's "Space Lords and Purple Butterflies" series, which I rec'd here. Darcy and Clint still have Issues with a capital I, but here, they work things out by talking honestly and having hot make-up/apology sex. Delicious.



Pairing: Darcy/Clint, background Coulson/OMC
Fic Title: Peace With a Faulty Heart
Author: xenokattz/xenokattz
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/425935
Rating/Warning(s): T/PG-13. Warnings/spoilers for character death
Genre: AU, secret family, sort of fix-it fic, angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: In this fic, Darcy is the daughter of Coulson and his cellist husband. The fic alternates between timelines--from the past when Darcy is 16 to the events immediately following the movie and then at the end, several years in the future. Years ago, Clint was assigned to be a bodyguard in Darcy and her father's home. The conceit of Coulson having a secret family is fascinating and written incredibly well. 16 year old Darcy is as much of a handful as you expect her to be and fear not! There is no skeeviness between Clint and teenage Darcy because Clint has scruples, thank you very much (and oh god, the scene that establishes this dynamic will make you CRY with laughter). Also heartbreaking but lovely is watching Darcy and Clint hold each other up as they grieve due to Events Which We Shall Not Spoil. Highly recommended.



Pairing: Darcy/Clint
Fic Title: Having a Bit of a Day, Here
Author: kellifer_fic/kellifer_fic
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/418881
Rating/Warning(s): Not rated, but I would say PG-PG-13 to be safe
Genre: Established relationship, Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: I can't say enough good things about this fic. Darcy--through an unfortunate accident--becomes temporarily super-powered. Even more unfortunate is that she keeps running into trouble and Clint isn't helping with his overprotectiveness. You guys...this is So Good. So good. Just go read it. Now!



Pairing: Darcy/Clint
Fic Title: Frankie Says Relax
Author: kellifer_fic/kellifer_fic
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/415336
Rating/Warning(s): T/PG-13
Genre: Team fic
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Darcy is an unpaid intern at SHIELD working the nightshift at a diner to pay the bills (a shout out to "2 Broke Girls")--that is, until Steve recognizes her and hires her to be his assistant. Pretty soon, all the other Avengers find ways to employ her services and Darcy becomes unofficial liaison to the Avengers. That is...all the Avengers, except Clint, who seems to be avoiding her for some reason... I can't emphasize enough how much fun this fic is. There's some lovely team interaction and hilarious drunken antics from a pining Clint (who's not as good at hiding his feelings as he thinks).



Pairing: Darcy/Nick Fury
Fic Title: "Farcy: A love story" series
Author: amusewithaview
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/20661
Rating/Warning(s): Not rated, but I would say PG-13
Genre: CRACK. SO MUCH CRACK. Also Vegas wedding fic
WIP?: The first story is complete, but the second one is still a WIP

Why This Must Be Read: This is complete crack, but it's so ridiculous it works. The first in the series, "Mama Would Be So Ashamed" does a fine job on selling you on the pairing and the second collection, "5 Snapshots in the Life and Times of Director and Mrs. Fury" is both hilariously crackish and sweetly poignant. Have I steered you wrong yet, gentle readers? Read it, you will enjoy yourselves greatly. :P



Pairing: Darcy/Phil Coulson
Fic Title: Plans, emergencies, and new habits
Author: seren_ccd
Link: http://seren-ccd.livejournal.com/214952.html#cutid1
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: AU, post-movie, fix-it fic
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Continuing my mission to rec All Of seren_ccd's Fic, this is a sequel to the last Darcy/Coulson fic I rec'd. Features Darcy being awesome and competent and Coulson being sweetly concerned and surprisingly romantic. Lovely, lovely, lovely.



Pairing: Darcy/Steve Rogers
Fic Title: Direction and its companion, This Sounds Like the Start of a Bad Joke
Author: boombangbing
Rating/Warning(s): E/NC-17 for the first story, T/PG-13 for the second. Warnings for sex
Genre: Romance, first time fic
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Direction is a fantastically long and plotty fic. It's another Darcy pops Steve's cherry fic, but the author puts in an extraordinary amount of effort to build it into a real relationship before any sexing happens. As it turns out, Steve is a Catholic with Certain Views on Pre-Marital Sex, but even Captain America can only hold out against sexual frustration for so long. This is not a fic to be missed. There's some incredibly character stuff and the sexy times are very sexy. The second story is a fun little fic that fleshes out the Halloween event alluded to in "Direction".



Pairing: Darcy/Steve
Fic Title: How to Defile a National Treasure
Author: snack_size/snack_size
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/429752
Rating/Warning(s): E/NC-17. Warnings for sex
Genre: PWP, first time
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: A Darcy pops Steve's cherry fic, because there is no such thing as having too much Steve's First Time porn. Super hot and enjoyable.



Pairing: Darcy/Steve
Fic Title: Baby, You're a Firework
Author: muses_fool/victoria_p
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/433460
Rating/Warning(s): G
Genre: Birthday fic, FLUFF
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: In honor of Chris Evans and Kat Dennings having the same birthday, the author decided to write fic where Steve and Darcy share a birthday with America--July 4th. Fun and sweet, everything this author writes is worth reading.



Pairing: Darcy/Steve
Fic Title: A Space Between
Author: enigma_eggroll
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/419472/chapters/698843
Rating/Warning(s): T/PG-13
Genre: Romance, Friendship, character study, post-movie
WIP?: Yes, almost complete

Why This Must Be Read: This might be one of my favorite Steve/Darcy stories right now, just because it's such a unique take on both characters. The characterization is beautiful and I love the slow build of their friendship and then, their relationship. Highly recommended.



Pairing: Darcy/Steve
Fic Title: 5 Times Steve Tried to Propose
Author: supersyncspaz7
Link: http://avengerkink.livejournal.com/5758.html?thread=6481790#t6481790
Rating/Warning(s): Not rated, but I would say PG-13 for ~suggestions~
Genre: 5 times meme, established relationship
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read: Written for avengerkink. What it says on the tin--5 times Steve tried to propose and was interrupted by an Avenger (and 1 time he interrupted the Avengers to propose). Sweet and so very entertaining--I am anxiously awaiting updates.

We can has Darcy Lewis/Nick Fury tag plz? Thanks!
 
 
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Candice with an Isupersyncspaz7 on June 26th, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD, YOU RECCED MY STORY! Thank you! (And now I really have incentive to actually FINISH! Trying to get the ending has been killing me over the past few weeks, but I think I'm finally getting there.)
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