Love Is For Children

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In The Avengers, Natasha Romanova says "Love is for children." It's an expression of life as she knows it, and fits the harsh background most of the Avengers have experienced. Trouble is, people don't do very well without love. In particular it's impossible to form a good team if the members don't care about each other.

So Phil Coulson comes up with a teambuilding exercise to resolve that problem. If love is for children ... then he'll arrange that experience for them. The result is an exploration of nonsexual ageplay to allow a group of very powerful, very broken people to patch up some of the gaps in their lives.

Most of the stories are very sweet in tone and make for good comfort reading. However, canon gives these characters some very unpleasant pasts, and that comes up as they process the aftermath. So the tone does vary, and some stories are more intense than others. They deal with different characters, relationships, and sensitive issues.

Some folks have avoided this series for fear that it goes into sexual territory; it doesn't. Same with embarrassment, very low on that.


These are the stories thus far:
"Love Is For Children"
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"Dolls and Guys"
"Turnabout Is Fair Play"
"Touching Moments"
"Coming Around"
"Birthday Girl"
"No Winter Lasts Forever"
"Hide and Seek"
"Kernel Error"
"Happy Hour"
"Green Eggs and Hulk"
"Am I Not"
"Little and Broken, but Still Good"
"Byzantine Perplexities"
"What Little Boys Are Made Of"
"Up the Water Spout"
"The Life of the Dead"
"If They Could Just Stay Little"
"When the Wheels Come Off"
"Against His Own Shield"
"Coming in from the Cold: Saturday: Building Towers"
"Coming in from the Cold: Sunday: Shaking Foundations"
"Coming in from the Cold: Monday: Memorial Day"
"Coming in from the Cold: Tuesday: Facing Fears"
"Rotten Fruit"

I post on Dreamwidth, then reprint here. Landing page has posting order & chronological story lists.

Read why I write fanfic and making fanfic work. Fanartists, see list of photogenic scenes from the whole series.

"Damaged Defenders" by Sherza

"This Is Me Not Praying" .

"These Folded Pages" by Kasan_Soulblade was posted as a gift for me, partially inspired by my writing on touch avoidance.

"Hiding" by Shiori_Makiba

"Influence" by Dreamwidth user Singingwithoutwords

"Tunnel Vision"

"Childhood Games"

"A Good Man"

"It Ain't So"

See what Clark Gregg says about Phil's relationship to the Avengers.


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