real person fic
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→ What The Post Credits Scene Should Have Been by neonheartbeat, thor & steve & tony, post-age of ultron, humor, ~1k
I WANT MY POST CREDITS SCENE. I AM A GREEDY, GREEDY WOMAN. Fuck you, Joss Whedon.
This was an absolutely perfect scene between Thor, Steve, and Tony, dicking around with Mjolnir in a way that was great for all the characters. I loved every single character voice here, each of them had at least one great moment (more like two or three) and there was such a sharpness to the writing, yet so much fun, it was absolutely exactly what I wanted. ♥
→ Foil Skin by HerenorThereNearnorFar, ultron & pietro & wanda, age of ultron, 3.1k
"They were made of the same stuff, the three of them, Ultron reminded himself."
This was an interesting look at Ultron's character and his way of seeing the world and how he also saw the twins. The fic ties together the threads of his character, the seeming genuine affection he had for them, his fascination with humanity, in a way that really worked for me.
→ Heliocentrism by tismabel, pietro & wanda, age of ultron, ~1k
Wanda knew deep down that she was simply staying still so her brother would have something to keep him grounded, an earth to his spinning satellite.
A short but lovely piece on Wanda and Pietro, as they've always been and how long they've been entwined with each other. It's just the right amount of the twins being separate and one at the same time.
→ Rough Day by ozhawk, aou cast & aos cast, age of ultron, 2.8k
"Rough… day." Clint collapsed to lie beside the body of young Maximoff. He hurt. Like hell.
A nice fix-it fic using the spaces between the frames of canon and the elements of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to fix the ending in a way that the movies absolutely leaves room for and I would be at least somewhat surprised if they didn't go down this route.
→ Run by SecondSilk, bruce/natasha, age of ultron, 1.4k
Eventually, Natasha tracks Bruce down.
I've definitely been wanting post-AOU fic that deals with Bruce and Natasha, that's about the complicated dance between them and this was lovely for that, a lot of what I want from the movie fic!
→ When It Matters by Fire_Sign, age of ultron, 1.7k
Officially, SHIELD is not looking for the Hulk. Natasha is, when she has the time, but that is strictly off the record. When Steve gives her a far too knowing look, she shrugs. He's still chasing ghosts of his own.
I've been wanting pretty much exactly this fic for Bruce and Natasha after AOU, where it's a continuation of both their journeys and issues with how they see themselves and how they interact with others, letting them in and letting themselves be there, too. It's got the deft touch needed for these two complicated people and it was so satisfying for me.
→ Beyond The Horrors by amyfortuna, bruce/natasha + previous bruce/betty, age of ultron, 1.1k
Nat and Bruce work through what's been left to them, to find a way beyond the horrors of their pasts and the horrors inside them, the missing and the broken parts.
Another beautiful fic about Bruce and Natasha and the loss of humanity, not just about the loss of having the choice to have kids, but something deeper than that. It's painful and good and perfect, a great followup to AOU that gets the issues between them.
→ Jumping the Uncanny Valley by Echo, tony & vision, age of ultron, 1.9k
Tony and Vision talk about AIs and paradoxes. And JARVIS.
A short but very interesting look at a conversation between Tony and Vision, about JARVIS and Ultron, artificial intelligence, paradoxes, and relationships, that I really liked.
→ melodies of life by ninemoons42, steve & sam & natasha & wanda & bucky, age of ultron, 1.7k
In the aftermath of Ultron's rampage, Steve -- and others -- pick up the pieces. Even if that means going away for a while.
This is a connecting piece, more aftermath of AOU and what comes next for Steve, needing to find Bucky again. I liked the interaction between him and Sam, then him and Wanda and Natasha, a lot here.