I finally come bearing fic! Blame Nar being busy if you want more. Anyway, here's the start of Avengers long fic. I did at least get it out before May 4th.
By: Memory Dragon
Disclaimer: I do not own the Avengers movie-verse, nor do I make any claim to.
Characters: Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov, Bruce Banner, Thor, Amora the Enchantress, Pepper Potts, James Rhodes, Happy Hogan.
Warnings: PTSD. Mentions of past torture. Temporary character death that the characters are aware is (probably) only temporary, though it still takes it's mental toll on them. Mentions of potential child abuse. Mind fuckery. Minor self-abuse. Cliff hangers. Generally dark fic, though there is a happy ending and no one actually dies. Not Iron Man 3 compliant in the slightest.
Rating: I think I'm just going to leave this at an M due to how dark it gets and some of the themes.
Summary: He doesn't remember much from before he woke up, but he does know two things. He doesn't like being called Tony Stark, and he hates Captain America.
Thanks: Many thanks to narwhale_callin
to finally getting around to betaing this. Even if it did take her a while and there's still another fic waiting for you in your inbox. I'll forgive you this once since you're busy graduating and making us proud.
Notes: So hey, I managed to get this out before May 4th. Just barely by a few hours, but it's totally still morning in the states anyway. I do have a few notes about this sucker.
First, this fic is long. It's over 57k at the moment, provided Nar doesn't make me cut it down more, and in eight parts. It is completely finished, aside from some betaing, so if all goes well I should update once a week. Though I may move my update day from Friday to Monday since that may end up being easier on me in the long run. Even if I don't make my once a week deadline though (I have accidentally forgotten to update in the past, and Nar is a busy person), I promise you this fic will be completed. I didn't write 57k just to let it sit on my hard drive after all, even if it is all completely jossed by Iron Man 3.
Second, I'm afraid I've once again failed at slash. I do think I've put Steve and Tony in a fairly satisfying relationship of some sort, be it friendship or something more, by the end of the fic though, so don't write me off just because I'm a gen writer. I know how you slashers' minds work. Give it a chance, even if there aren't any make out sessions. What I lack in UST, I make up for with ridiculous amounts of cuddles and subtext.
Third, pay attention to the warnings (and do let me know if I've left anything out, because it's a long fic and I can't help but feel I've forgotten something). As stated, all character deaths are temporary, but this does get to be a bit of an Avengers Hamlet for a while. I don't even have a Horatio to be left alive at the end.
Finally, I've revisited the amnesia trope with this fic, because really, I do love amnesia fics. While Tony doesn't have his memories, he does have a strange knack for quoting literature that is eventually explained. There are also a lot of other strange things that take a while for explanations to come, but I promise there is some sort of method to the madness. At least, if there isn't, I should hope Nar will point it out to me before I post more...
Without further ado, I'll let you guys get started reading if I haven't scared you away yet.( He woke with a start to complete darkness. And complete darkness? Totally panic inducing for reasons he couldn't fathom. )