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02 November 2014 @ 10:43 pm
The Avengers, 7 recs, Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers  
This post is partly to note two fics that I have definitely been meaning to highlight lately, and also to make sure that all the Steve/Peggy shippers get their fix, as this community's got a bit of a dearth of such stories.

Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers
Fic Title: if this is home
Author: siria
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/651734
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
WIP?: No
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: This is easily one of the best chance-at-a-happy-ending stories for this pairing I've read. The characterizations are lovely and honest, and the plot is terrific—it'll keep you guessing in a great way, making the ending all the more satisfying.

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Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers
Fic Title: Winter Orbit
Author: BethWinter
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/101321
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
WIP?: No
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: Though this story is unquestionably pro-Steve/Peggy, it admittedly focuses much more on the tentative friendship that develops between the two people closest to Steve Rogers, with a lot of consideration toward what they might have in common. The short second part is an equally worthy follow-up that takes the premise to its next logical step: post-"Winter Soldier."

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Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers
Fic Title: Burning With a Deadly Heat
Author: Fyre
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1572455
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and Up Audiences
WIP?: No
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: What happens when Steve is found under the ice just six years later, rather than nearly seventy? This gripping tale explores how some things change while others stay the same—as well as what this alternate history means for certain key players in the Captain America legend.

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Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers
Fic Title: pretty in ink
Author: flowermasters
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1728269
Rating/Warning(s): General Audiences
WIP?: No
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: Peggy fronts an all-girl rock band (with Natasha, Sif, and Darcy, because why not?) and Steve's got a tattoo parlor. Yes, it's a quirky modern AU. Yes, it's mad fun. Yes, you should read it. (And yes, there's very minor Natasha/Bucky buried in the background, which is a way to endear anything to me.)

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Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers
Fic Title: Alea Iacta Est
Author: CityscapeInView
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2002797
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and Up Audiences
WIP?: No
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: An exploration—Peggy and all—of what might have happened had Steve shipped out as a sergeant (albeit a scrawny, asthmatic one) while Bucky became a bond-selling dancing monkey. And then, well...let's just say that this one will get under your skin a bit.

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Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers, Pepper Potts/Tony Stark, Natasha Romanoff/James "Bucky" Barnes
Fic Title: no use for sails
Author: irnan
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/448870
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and Up Audiences
WIP?: No
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read: You know what makes a great team-dynamic fic even better? Little, lovely fix-its that get all of your OTPs in line along with the team. Just, enjoy.

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Fandom Category: The Avengers
Pairing: Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers
Fic Title: five things that happen to peggy carter after v-day
Author: zauberer_sirin
Link: http://42number.livejournal.com/99822.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
WIP?: No
Recced By: stars-inthe-sky

Why This Must Be Read:Sad but necessary, this short piece explores Peggy (and Howard) immediately postwar as she grapples with what's been lost (and won) and what might come next. It's hard to say, but I suspect this fic will prove to be a mostly compliant bridge to the upcoming Agent Carter series.
 
 
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throwingpensthrowingpens on November 4th, 2014 12:30 pm (UTC)
I'VE READ ALL BUT ONE OF THESE AND NOW THAT I'VE READ IT, THAT ONE BROKE MY HEART, SO THANKS FOR THAT, DEAR.
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on November 4th, 2014 12:40 pm (UTC)
Which one was the one? #5? #7? The one where she's friends with Bucky, which I love, except you can never forget what's going to happen to him?
throwingpensthrowingpens on November 4th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
#7, *sobs*
throwingpensthrowingpens on November 4th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC)
I JUST WANTED THEM TO HAVE A HAPPY ENDING, DAMN IT
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on November 4th, 2014 01:04 pm (UTC)
WE ALL DID THAT'S WHY THERE'S #1
Blue: Calvin & Hobbs - Be Coolbluebanrigh on November 6th, 2014 01:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recs! I hadn't read any of these so yay for me, downloaded onto my kindle to make my commute to work more enjoyable.
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on November 6th, 2014 01:52 pm (UTC)
Enjoy! It's a good bunch of reads, I think. You can also check out Fyre's "Metamorphosis," but that's a WIP, so I'm waiting for it to be finished to rec it properly.