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28 May 2014 @ 09:02 pm
Three Darcy Lewis/Avengers recs  
I've been loving the amount of Darcy Lewis stories that have come out since Thor 2 and Cap 2. Let's dive in, shall we?

Fandom Category: MCU
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Clint Barton
Fic Title: I Once Was Lost
Author: Druid_Moon
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read
: I haven't read a story that knocked me off my feet like this in a very long time. The author's prose is a thing of beauty here. Darcy has a fully-fleshed backstory, one that revolves around her relationship with her grandmother. The wonderful thing about this story is about how the foundation of Darcy's relationship with her grandmother (crafting, cooking, singing) forms the basis of her relationships with first Jane and Eric, and then the rest of the Avengers. Darcy uses her crafting skills to demonstrate her understanding of the other characters, and to offer her friendship. The slow burn of her romance with Clint is absolutely delicious. This story is part of a series (Amazing Grace), and the sequel can be found here. It is equally heart-wrenching. One of the best things about this entire series is the friendships, especially those amongst the women of all generations (it reminds me of The Joy Luck Club, or Steel Magnolias). It also makes me miss the Midwest fiercely.

One Darcy/Bucky and one Darcy/Sam Wilson rec below the cut!
Fandom Category: MCU
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Bucky Barnes
Fic Title: That Which You Seek
Author: Wynn
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Romance
WIP?: Yes

Why This Must Be Read
: One of the best things about fandom's view of Darcy is that she's a normal person thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Wynn's story takes that same premise: Darcy is in DC to interview for SHIELD when the events of Cap 2 take place, and her path crosses with Bucky Barnes. This Darcy is very much out of her element but doing the best she can to help Bucky, and it's her natural empathy and humanity that stick out to me here. She says the wrong things sometimes and she gets frustrated, but she genuinely wants to help, and that is what really makes a tricky situation work. There are definitely glimmers of UST and interest - this is definitely more of a character-driven piece with peppered with a slow burn. It's great to see more of this pairing after Cap 2!

Fandom Category: MCU
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Sam Wilson
Fic Title: where the air is rarefied
Author: Siria
Link: here
Rating/Warning(s): T
Genre: Romance
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read
: I want more Sam Wilson fics. I want more Darcy fics. I want more Sam/Darcy fics. This story definitely delivers. It's lovely and lighthearted. In the tried and true MCU fic manner, Sam moves to Avengers Tower after the events of Cap 2 and meets Darcy. He rejoices in the fact that they appear to be some of the most normal people in the whole bunch (although normal is relative). The banter is cute and sweet. Really, how can you not love Sam Wilson?

Mods, may I please have tags for Darcy Lewis/Bucky Barnes and Darcy Lewis/Sam Wilson, please? Thank you!
 
 
 
blithersblithers on October 29th, 2014 04:42 am (UTC)
Tags added!