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    This is a collection of loosely connected fics that all take place in the same continuity that's canon-divergent after CA:TWS. As such it's never going to be 'complete,' but I wanted to group them together.

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    My MCU RPF Yuletide Treat spawned several sequels, which are all collected in this series.

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  1. Rec 6

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    When Dick breaks up with Lew at the end of the war and then stays in Pennsylvania instead of taking the job at Nixon Nitration, Lew assumes it's over between them and that Dick is going to move on with his life. On an Easter visit to Lancaster, Lew finds Dick depressed and isolated and can't resist trying to rekindle their old relationship and to find some way to help Dick out.

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    14 Jun 2018

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    If it were a matter of stepping in front of a bullet, Lew knew that he would do it—even if he had time to think about it, he would do it—but farming? Lew would have to give up his comfortable, easy life, his allowance from his father; he would have to give up drinking, and dancing, and being able to do what he liked when he liked. He would have to give up not having to give a flying fuck about anything, which was the best damn part of not being in the army anymore, and he would have to do all that every day for the rest of his life. If he slipped and fucked up, like he usually did, he'd have participated in breaking the best man Lew had ever known, the man he loved.

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    Beautifully written angsty-fluffy completely IC fic which also happens to be an acutely observed portrait of depression and the Greatest Generation after they got back home, with a convincing real happy ending. Also this writer's Lew is the best Lew.

  2. Rec 50

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    In which Steve is a kept man, Bucky's hiding from the Russian mob, and Natasha does what she likes. An AU loosely based on Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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    09 Jun 2018

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    'In which Steve is a kept man, Bucky's hiding from the Russian mob, and Natasha does what she likes. An AU loosely based on Breakfast at Tiffany's.' It's so nice of this author to write something JUST FOR ME. The only thing wrong with it was that it wasn't longer (but really it's perfect) (and typically I hate modern AUs and am a hard sell on them).

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    The three of them have draped a tarpaulin over their bit of the trench--or what Archie calls a tarpaulin, although it's scarcely better than a thin cotton sheet worn translucent with cold sweat and the steady friction of night-tremors.

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    01 Jun 2018

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    Between countries, between languages, between death and life: Ana Jarvis has been all of this for years. Portrait of a survivor.

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    31 May 2018

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    “Darling!” Zsa Zsa Gabor cries in Hungarian after hugging her as if they were old friends, and the effusive sounds roll around Ana in comforting waves, “Howard told me I’d find you here! Now you must get well as quickly as possible. You see, I’ve finally gotten Conny to spring the money for a production of The Czardas Princess. Starring me, of course. But I can’t let an American design the costumes for a Kalman operetta, I simply can’t, and so I thought: what about that sorceress from dear old Pest who made my ball gown even better with a bit of improvisation and silk after Howard spilled all over me because he came early?”

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    “Someone has to survive this day,” Thor grinds out, pressed briefly close to her by the fight.

    “Someone will,” she tells him.

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    31 May 2018

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    The king’s daughter slaughtered her sisters, and killed Ragnhild right before her eyes. She shuddered awake in the wreckage of everything she loved, and found the king had shut his daughter up in a prison, and declared the Valkyries lost. She swore she would never again kill for Asgard, much less die for it.

    She breaks that promise a mere thousand years later, because the king’s oldest son--weak and ridiculous--asks her if she wants to come home, and the king’s youngest son--sly and cowardly--reminds her of all the reasons she has to say yes.