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General Fics
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.

Paperwork by Kirixchi

  • Recommended by: Kchishol, lindabhair
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Having just gotten over his initial shock with the modern world, Cap has to deal with the one constant in the military in any age, the bureaucracy, which now has the headache of processing an officer who has been out of action for 70 years and technically up for retirement despite his true physical age is still in his 20s.

What Happened To Everyone? by Jack Borroughs

  • Recommended by: Omar The Bruce
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Somewhat withdrawn after months of living in a SHIELD facility in the present, Steve visits the last remaining member of his wartime companions.

The Man Comes Around by Jack Borroughs

  • Recommended by: Omar The Bruce
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Sequel to the above. After a few further months of living in present under a cover identity, Steve goes on a cross-country trip against SHIELD's wishes to fulfill a promise he'd made long ago, while agent of SHIELD try to track him down before he gets to his destination.

Something More Important by [1]

  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Steve Rogers is determined to join the Army and go off to war. Bucky is concerned what will happen if she's discovered. rule!63 Steve.

Innermost and Underlying by quigonejinn

  • Recommended by: Lavanya Six
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Stephanie Rogers goes into the chamber. Somebody they decide to call Steve Rogers comes out. Genderswap-ish Captain America with lashings of comic canon. Also, the pronouns, as you can imagine, are a mess.

Captain Fraudulent by Ellid

  • Recommended by: Mandichaos
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: SHIELD did its best to help Steve Rogers adjust to modern society. Too bad they forgot to warn him about the 24-hour news cycle. Oops.

It All Starts Somewhere by FantasytoHeart

  • Recommended by: The Wild West Pyro
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Hydra has bases all over Europe and the newly formed Howling Commandos have their work cut out for them. A story about the Commandos as there are not enough of them.
  • Comments: One of the best Captain America fanfics out there, and one of the very, very few centered around the Howling Commandos. Any fan should definitely check it out.

Grave Misgivings by Rassilon001

  • Recommended by roseunity
  • Synopsis: Johann Schmidt, aka the Red Skull, finds himself lost and alone on a dead world following his last conflict with Captain America aboard the Valkyrie. Watch his downward spiral into madness as he comes to realize everything he believed in is a lie. And what new and terrible thing emerges from that revelation. A Fan Fic made to answer one simple question Whatever Happened to the Red Skull?
  • Status: Completed

The Night War: 60th Anniversary Edition by praximeter

  • Recommended by Aethyria
  • Synopsis: In 1947, Master Sergeant James B. Barnes's surviving field journals were posthumously published as the classic war memoir The Night War. Now a high school history classroom mainstay and required reading at West Point, this highly anticipated 60th Anniversary Edition presents the original, unedited text alongside detailed historical notes that provide important context to the extraordinary wartime heroics of Captain America and the Howling Commandos. Barnes, James B. The Night War: The Wartime Memoirs of a Howling Commando. Ed. Harold Miller. 60th Anniversary ed. New York: Harper Collins, 2005. Print.
  • Comments: This fic reads like a real life genuine war memoir, I could almost imagine this book in my high school class. The characterization and the way the author blends real life events with the story is beyond description. One of the best fics I have ever read, hands down.

Another Man's Shoes by csulliven

  • Recommended by Kalaong
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Tony just wants to understand why Steve did what he did. When he gets the answer it's not what he expected.
  • Comments: ...twitch. TWITCH. This makes PERFECT sense, and explains why a white 40's hetero Catholic male would be a champion of tolerance and individual will that makes most 21st century advocates for social justice and reduced government look like Nazis. My new headcanon for all versions of Cap.

Shipping Fics
Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Steve meets Girl by Jack Borroughs

  • Recommended by: Big Fudge From Kansas City, West Keyes
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing(s): Steve Rogers/Sharon Carter
  • Synopsis: Steve's attempts at tackling dating in 21st century, where the object of his attention is Peggy's grand-niece, SHIELD Agent Sharon Carter. Featuring Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton and Sam Wilson as the snarky best friends.

your blue-eyed boys by Feather

  • Recommended by: genisgone
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Steve/Bucky
  • Synopsis: Post-Captain America: Winter Soldier recovery fic. But so much more than that.

When They Sound the Last 'All Clear' by Emiliana Darling

  • Recommended by: RoseAndHeather
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes
  • Synopsis: Three months after the crash of the Valkyrie, in a world where Bucky never fell from the train, Howard Stark's efforts pay off: Steve Rogers is found in the ice. Peggy's first instinct is to focus on him, and screw the rest of the world — but the rest of the world isn't playing ball, and an anti-HYDRA mission to the Soviet Union, accompanied by one James Buchanan Barnes, will change the lives of three people forever.

Crossover Fanfics

Shield of the Patriots by MarsDragon

  • Also on Fanfiction.Net.
  • Recommended by Drgyen
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Howling Commandos and the Cobra Unit are called in to investigate and destroy a rumoured Nazi superweapon built with stolen HYDRA technology.
  • Crossover with Metal Gear

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