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    For this nonny prompt at the Imagine Tony and Bucky comm on Tumblr:

    "A soulmate AU where an immortal goose shows up one day to lead you to your soulmate, the challenge is surviving the goose." (Full prompt in notes.)

    We all have soulmates, and every soulmate pair shares an animal guide. The Guide is there to lead you to your One True Love, and they represent the aspects of the psyche that you both share. They appear when you're about to meet your soulmate, and often materialize in moments of great personal crisis, offering hope and support. There are stories upon stories about how someone's Guide appeared to lead them to their One True, or how the barest glimpse of their Guide eased their hearts and gave them hope in the midst of despair. The newly-rescued almost always attribute their Guide with giving them the strength and courage to hang on.

    Animal Guides are ephemeral, ethereal, and elusive. They are, most often, no more than a warm presence or flicker out of the corner of one's eye. They are incarnate symbols of perseverance, optimism and hope. Foretellers of happiness, and the grand destiny of love.

    Except for geese. Geese are assholes.

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    10 Aug 2018

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    When Tony Stark was seventeen years old, he built his first AI. On that day, he ceased to be his father's creation, and became a creating force in his own right.

    That one act likely saved his life, and not always in the most obvious ways.

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    20 Jul 2018

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    When Tony chose not to be a part of his son's life, he never really planned on changing that decision. He was happy to keep his distance and watch Peter grow up far away from him and all the craziness that came with his life. Except that, even without Iron Man and the Avengers, his kid manages to become a vigilante superhero on his own. Tony probably should have seen that coming. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, after all.

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    07 Jul 2018

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    “You’ve got war in your heart boy,” Howard sneers, “don’t ever try and pretend to be anything but what you are.”

    Tony feels the familiar burn of a flower mark being etched into his skin but he doesn’t look, doesn’t try and check to see what it is. Instead he keeps his eyes on Howard and his hands cupped around his bleeding mouth and nose.

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    27 Feb 2018

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    Achilles/Patroclus. When Patroclus, the clumsy son of a disappointed father, is exiled to Phthia for fostering, he feels totally justified in his dislike for the king's son. After all, who could possibly tolerate someone so arrogant, so narcissistic, and so wholly and completely everything that he wants to be? Rated M for later chapters.

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    14 Jan 2018