Also, I have the huge urge to, just once, say "Darcy Lewis Can't Lose!"
Avengers/Thor Recs - 1 Darcy Lewis/Steve Rogers, 2 Darcy/Loki Laufeyson, and 2 Darcy/Clint Barton
Title: All things being equal, I'd rather be in Philadelphia
Fandom: The Avengers/Thor movie-verse
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Steve Rogers
Rating: Mature (language, violence)
Word Count: 8850
Summary: Darcy didn't sign on with SHIELD to be a hero. Too bad a group of bank robbers didn't give her a choice.
Why This Should Be Read: While the Darcy/Steve interaction is minimal, it's quite perfectly and understatedly romantic. The situation and detail are tense and realistic, the two female OCs are strong and believable, and Darcy Lewis displays courage, snark, and an extensive knowledge of Die Hard.
Title: Pale Reminders (of ourselves)
Fandoms: Avengers movie-verse/Doctor Who (7th Doctor)
Pairings: Darcy Lewis/Loki Laufeyson; background Thor/Jane, implied The Master/The Rani (Koschei/Ushas), The Doctor/The Rani (Theta/Ushas).
Characters: Darcy , Loki, Thor, Jane, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Bruce Banner, Erik Selvig, The Master, The Doctor, The Rani, other assorted Time Lords, various Doctor Who characters.
Rating: PG-13/light R for swearing, dark themes, moderate violence, a little bit o' sex, (major) mental instability, and Time Lords.
Word Count: 7,002 words
Summary: Darcy Lewis was born inside a time storm on the day that the Rani died. Or, the story of Darcy Lewis, told through a series of snapshots. (Or, a child was found abandoned in front of a church with nothing but a woolen blanket and an old, broken fob watch. She dreamt of a dead world.)
Author's Warning: If you've not seen the Doctor Who (7th Doctor) episodes "Utopia" and "Human Nature", or aren't aware of the whole Time Lords-becoming-human through technology phenomena, then spoilers and possible confusion ahead. If you don't know who the Rani is, she was one of the Doctor's schoolmates (along with the Master) and part of the Deca, before she was exiled from Gallifrey and became a 'villain'.
Why This Should Be Read: This is a fascinating, complex interweaving of The Avengers and Doctor Who, written in a richly poetic voice and a disjointed perspective. The way that Darcy's unknown past puts cracks in her sanity tugs the reader along in a way that is both dreamlike and wonderfully confusing, and the connection she feels with Loki despite her lack of sanity and memory is very compelling. (For what it's worth, I'm only familiar with New Who; my lack of knowledge regarding the 7th Doctor didn't interfere with my enjoyment of the crossover, which is in many respects a character study.)
Author: Talulabelle (on DW)/acadecian
Fandom: The Avengers/Thor (movie-verse)
Characters/Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Loki Laufeyson
Ratings/Warnings: NC-17 for smut, spanking, and language
Word Count: 1244
Summary: Loki introduces Darcy to alternative uses of a ping pong paddle. Darcy approves.
Why This Should Be Read: So. Freaking. Hot.
Title: On a Clear Day
Fandom: The Avengers (movieverse)
Characters: Darcy Lewis/Clint Barton
Word length: 1100
Summary: On a clear day, Clint can see what's right in front of him.
Why This Must Be Read: This is just... adorable, is what it is!
Title: The Coming Storm is Going to Be a Crazy Ride
Fandom: The Avengers/Thor (movieverse)
Pairing/Characters: Darcy Lewis/Clint Barton (Jane Foster/Thor, past Natasha Romanov/Clint Barton, ensemble)
Ratings/Warnings: PG-13 (violence, PTSD)
Word Count: 26,119, 7 chapters, complete
Author's Summary: Darcy manages to actually graduate, and things go downhill from there. There being crossing the stage. That's when it starts sucking.
Why This Must Be Read: Darcy moves from being a sidekick and a pawn to an integral, if non-superpowered, part of the Avengers Initiative. Also, she moves from being someone in need of rescue to being one of the people that does the rescuing, and along the way, she gets a truly excellent grown-up relationship going on. Most importantly, the inevitable effects from dangerous and traumatic events are not ignored.