Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Steve Rogers
Fic Title: Skipping
Genre: Friendship, Romance, Team Fic
WIP?: Yes (33 chapters and counting)
Why This Must Be Read: Where do I begin with this story? It starts off as another Darcy-tutors-Steve-on-the-modern-world fic, but missmissa85 does it so beautifully. The progression is achingly, deliciously slow but completely organic and true to the characters. Darcy and Steve start out as friends and slowly become something more. Trust me, the scene where the feelings come out is completely worth the wait. And all the while, the Avengers are slowly assembling and make up such a wonderful ensemble cast. Everyone's voice is absolutely spot-on. This is certainly an ambitious piece, incorporating Bucky, the Skrull, and even Spider-Man (who is adorable, by the way), which probably explains why it's a WIP. The author updates fairly frequently, though they have dropped off a little bit. I, for one, will cheerfully wait until hell freezes over for more chapters!