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Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.Epilogue by Alis Dee(dee)
Synopsis: Fury temples his fingers together. “Tell me how this started?” Phil tries to give a reasonable report of today's incident. As he spent most of his day trying to keep grade-school aged versions of his team away from a team of gunmen, he has only limited success.
Comments: An absolutely adorable and awesome kidfic where Papa Wolf Coulson has to make sure his little charges are kept safe while he takes care of those coming after them.
Synoposis: Steve makes the mistake of taking Thor to the zoo. Tony makes the mistake of buying nine penguins. Everyone else thinks they’ve made the mistake of joining the Avengers in the first place
Comments: The Avengers and penguins together are an instant win. Thor naming all the penguins with variations of Tony's name was hilarious, as well as the rest of the Avengers' reaction to the whole thing.
Synopsis: In which Thor’s primary problem-solving method (a mighty blow from Mjolnir) fails to have the desired effect on a magical artifact, and his secondary method (a mightier blow from Mjolnir) proves to be actively disastrous.
Comments: A sweet-hearted and sincere fic involving a surprisingly complex kid!Loki and the Avengers' unsure attempts to help him fix a magic spell gone ridiculously wrong.
Synopsis: Loki had given a lot of thought to what his punishment might be but this one might be the worst of all. Apparently he was going to be redeemed. By THOR. That was such a bad idea it was painful. Where was an abyss to be thrown into when you needed it?
Synopsis: Steve's not usually oblivious - far from it, in fact. But he does have his moments. Like when he didn't realize that the team was actually serious when they talked about Mjolnir being a magical weapon that only Thor could lift.
Summary: Jane Foster's niece Maddie is sixteen days old when she is stolen out of her crib. The Avengers won't stand for this, and are faced with human trafficking rings, undercover assignments, and far too many moral dilemmas as they investigate and attempt to bring her home again.
Comments: For anyone looking for a real plot heavy fic that also has some really great character interactions and development.
Synopsis: Years later, Loki has to repay New York City for leading the Chitauri attack. He opens "Loki is Sorry Cakes," which has lazy business hours and very tasty cupcakes and muffins for free. Thor was being sarcastic when he said Loki could at least bake muffins...
Comments: A crack-y, hilarious fanfiction that's just kind of pokes fun at every given corner. It's extremely silly, but doesn't turn into one giant, boring joke about superhero cupcakes. If you need some silly Avengers and Loki, read this.
Pairings: Clint/Coulson, estabilished Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes and Thor Odinson/Jane Foster, hinted Tony Stark/Bruce Banner and one-sided (so far) Wade Williams/Natasha Romanov.
Synopsis: When Clint Barton takes a job prosecuting traffic offenses and DU Is at the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, he's pretty sure his life is finally going in the right direction. But the problem isn't the direction: it's where he ends up.
Comments: An amazing Alternate Universe Fic which makes good use of setting and characters, giving complexity and humanity to every character.
Synopsis: After inviting Dr. Stephen Strange to his home, Tony wakes up the next morning to find that his AI has undergone a very fleshy transformation.
Comments: Stemming from one of those Tumblr fic photosets, ironychan has written a very fun, very thoughtful, and very plot-heavy story where JARVIS has been magicked into a human body. Perfectly deals with the consequences of forcing an all-knowing computer into the frail, limited body of a human. The AI's meat-suit is inspired by the looks of real life JARVIS voice actor, Paul Bettany.
Synopsis: Upon his return to Midgard, Loki finds himself having to deal with the evidence of a certain venture sixteen years before; a venture he would rather forget. Meanwhile Tony deals with a similar problem, only his is much smaller - and growing by the day. Featuring characters: Sigyn, Theoric and Tess Black.
Comments: Needs More Love. Very cleverly done, and without the use of a main OC (there are some OCs on the side, but not distracting).
Pairings: Tony/Pepper, Steve/Sharon, Bruce/Betty, Thor/Jane, Clint/Natasha, Loki/Sigyn, Phil/Maria, Galaga Guy/Darcy, Rhodey/Christine E. Most likely background pairings, as romance isn't a listed genre.
Synopsis: It takes far more than saving New York together to make a team. The Avengers unite once again on a journey to defeat the rising demons of their pasts, along the way discovering the home they could never find before. A story of family, love, redemption and shawarma.
Comments: Heck, this story is already setting up the Masters of Evil, and this set-up in the first chapter is very well done, similar to how it was handled in Iron Man 3. Tony Stark's quote at the beginning is just the icing on the cake.
Now that the story's got going, it's utterly brilliant, and most definitely Needs More Love.
Synopsis: Between them there're three apartments, a disgruntled downstairs neighbor, and a coffee shop with a barista who threatens them with tasers. Which, as a whole, that description sounds way more simple than it actually is.
Comments: A hilarious Friends!au that is gradually getting more serious with each new chapter.
Status: Complete, and the begining of an awesome series.
Pairings: Steve/Tony, but mostly slow burning pre-slash for most of it. Clint/Coulson, too, which is much more explicit.
Synopsis: Tony builds himself friends, and gets assigned a family. It's so much more than that, really, but there's no way to explain it any further without giving away too much.
Comments: It's the single most hilarious, touching, and well-written fanfic this troper has ever read. If it gets any better it may qualify for better than cannon status, and considering the movie it's based on, that's a real honor. Seriously, if you love the Avengers you will love this fic.
Synopsis: Darcy watched the Avengers defend New York from over two thousand miles away. She could look out her window if she wanted to watch the aftermath. She watches the news instead, and realizes one very important thing: the Avengers have a bit of a PR problem.
Synopsis: After contracting an Asgardian virus, Tony starts forgetting things. And people. And Steve.
Tags: Slashfic, drama, angst, myth, amnesia
Comments: This story is beautiful and is considered the crown jewel of the Tony/Steve fandom. A slow building romance coupled with the horrors of losing one's self and topped with pure Norse mythos will keep you reading until the end.
Comments: The team isn't filled with confidence by Tony's dating history, and tells him so. Tony does not take this well. Neither does Clint. (Also:the author is serious about their run-on-sentence problem.)
Synopsis: Tony Stark is secretly Iron Man, corporate supervillain and proud card carrying member of the Avengers' Rouge Gallery. Now this wouldn't be a problem, if he had never learned that his husband Steve was Captain America.
Tags: Action, Drama, Slash, Sex Scene,
Comments: Inspired by "Mr and Mrs Smith", this fic is the most well written Super Husbands AU you will ever read. Also featuring Supervillain side-kick Pepper, flying vintage cars, Ms. Marvel as the most reasonable person ever, and fish.
Comments: I don't know how, but ML Gumm tends to say a lot of things in very few words. In a single word, I would mainly describe this fic as "thoughtful." If you want something short and sweet, with a tendency to linger in your thoughts, give it a try.
Pairings: Stark Spangled Banner (Tony Stark/Steve Rogers/Bruce Banner)
Synopsis: Steve walks in on Tony and Bruce, and it changes everything.
Tags: Character development, D/s exploration, Polyamory
Comments: Probably one of the defining fics for this OT 3. Excellent writing and character voices, sweet without being saccharine, and just all-around good. It's the second in a series of three, but it can be read on its own just fine.
Synopsis: When Harry finally accepted the fact that he had stopped aging, ten years had passed and he knew it was time to leave. AU.
Comments: Go read this. Now. It is extremely well written. One of the few complaints I have, is that Harry has the overused backstory of being the master of death, but the rest of the fic is excellent. The author also redeems Loki. Also, the author has some midquels to it and other HPxAvengers crossovers that are great. There are too many to link though.
Synopsis: The world is breaking; war and technology are pushing on the edge of the unbelievable, and S.H.I.E.L.D. desperately attempts to keep the peace. Their newest target is a man called Harry; he is capable of impossible feats and has no clear origin or allegiance. A new piece on the chessboard, one that doesn't follow any of the rules.
Synopsis: The first encounter is as survivor and child. The second is as rescuer and fallen god. The third may be their last. Each time the Doctor returns, he wears a new face. And each time, the darkness grips Loki tighter.
Synopsis: "Trust me, and I'll give you something better than a Mockingjay. I'll give you the Avengers."
Comments: It's the one of the most heart-stopping, well-written piece of crossover fic that I've ever seen. The story is fast-paced, with unexpected twist and turns, and oh-so-deliciously dark, it'll send chills down your spine and leave you wanting more.
Pairings: John/Sherlock, Tony/Pepper, Bruce/Betty, Thor/Jane, mentions of Natasha/Matt (Daredevil) and probably mentions of Clint/Coulson if you squint really, really hard.
Synopsis: ... and John sort of joins the Avengers. While Coulson's recovering from being stabbed in the chest by a magical spear, Fury is rapidly running out of Agents willing to play babysitter for the newly founded Avengers. So he calls in Captain John Watson, late of the British Royal Army, and blogger and best friend to the infamously antisocial presumably deceased Sherlock Holmes.
Comments:Set after "The Avengers" and "Reichenbach Falls." Because even a team of dysfunctional superheroes can't faze that man after being a roommate to Sherlock Holmes and John needs something to occupy his time with. And the Avengers are in desperate need of a babysitter that can deal with their level of insanity without running away.
Synopsis: Crossover with the Amazing Spider-Man. He wasn’t entirely sure when he first met Richard, and when he asked about it for his Best Man speech a few years later – turns out, neither does Richard.
But somehow, Tony made a best friend in the biochemical engineering department.
Comments: A little short, but still very satisfying.
Synopsis: Crossover with the Amazing Spider-Man. Phil Coulson is investigating the events in the Amazing Spider-man for SHIELD. Interrogating Curt Connors eventually leads him to discoveries he hadn't expected.
Comments: One of the best SHIELD discovers Spider-Man fics out there. Very good writing. It unfortunately hasn't been updated since September 2012.
Synopsis: Crossover with the Amazing Spider-Man. In which Peter is Tony's illegitimate child, and he's prepared to do anything to keep that a secret. Although, that doesn't stop him from trying to get Tony's approval. He is Peter's idol, after all.
Comments: This fic is one of the rare gen superfamily fics out there. The author has a realistic take on the illegitimate son idea, and doesn't choose to rush things for the sake of fluff. Completed as of March 2013, with a sequel in progress.