In the chaotic years after Steve Rogers arrives back in 2023 as an old man, he helps rebuild the world, falls in love with his best friend, adopts a stray cat, and saves the entire timeline. Not necessarily in that order.
Source: Slow and Splendored, by alby_mangroves, eyres – Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
This is an epic continuation and exploration following the controversial (to say the least) ending of Endgame. It builds an utterly gripping and three-dimensional world in which Steve has to learn how to live, now that he’s no longer a supersoldier. Simply amazing!
Steve wakes up on the cold stone floor of the foyer. He scrambles up; there’s glass shards everywhere and they crunch under his gloved hands. People are staring, holding themselves back. They must have seen the fight, must have seen two of him.
His own voice rings in his head.“Bucky is alive!”
It’s all gone FUBAR in 2012.
Source: a road less traveled – Chapter 1, by Claudia_flies, cyclamental art (cyclamental), maichan, zilia – Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
This is the alternate!2012 fic I needed after Endgame, and it’s pretty damn close to perfect!
“Good morning, Soldier,” and Steve opened his eyes and said, automatically, “Ready to comply.”
Source: Winter’s Heart, by Speranza, buckydunpun – Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Post-Endgame fic, in which Steve tries to save Bucky (of course he does) – but things don’t exactly go as planned. Gorgeous fic with gorgeous artwork!
“…The modern viewer must remember that prior to the 1960s, soulmark portraits were the ultimate in taboo. But one can see how an artist like Captain Rogers would feel compelled to pick up his sketchbook……
Captain Rogers never did a self-portrait; we can only speculate who his soulmate — or soulmates — might have been.”
Franklin, Hannah. “Howling Commandos Leave their Mark in Portrait Series by Captain America.” Newsweek, July 9, 2009.
Source: sidereal – Chapter 1, by girlbookwrm, verbalatte – Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
This is a breathtaking AU, with so much detail and a stunning accompanying comic. I literally got chills reading this.
Every Tree That Is Pleasant, by spitandvinegar
“It hasn’t been two weeks, where they are.”
Natasha felt something cold settle in her gut. “How long?”
Wanda said, “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.” Then she said, “Twenty years. They’ve been alone in the jungle for more than twenty years.”
Adult, AU, AO3 users-only. This fic is like nothing I’ve read before. Steve and Bucky get stranded in another dimension without their memories – and when they return, their friends have to cope with two people who’ve somehow merged into one. Absolutely fascinating!
Steve Rogers Might Wear Tights, but He’s Not Your Pin-Up Girl, by RosaLui, what_alchemy
Bucky enrolls in a college course about Captain America. It doesn’t go well.
Teen, humour, fanart. I absolutely adore fics that show us Steve through pop culture – and this adds another layer by being presented in the form of Bucky writing a hilarious essay ranting about everything the media got wrong.
Put It On Repeat, It Stays the Same, by giselleslash
It’s meant to be casual, all of it, but for Bucky that was months and endless kisses and fucks ago. Sometimes he wants the ability to go back in time just to be able to laugh at his younger self; laugh and point at him when he first fucks Steve and thinks that’s all it will ever be. He’d laugh as he tells him how he’ll agree to see Steve again and how, that next time, Steve will kiss him slow and sweet and it will never be casual again. He wonders what it would be like to watch himself fall.
Adult, no powers AU. In which Steve and Bucky are The Worst at casual sex – this is warm and funny and sexy, a totally winning combination.
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Coulson, for his part, stares up at Bucky with such a betrayed look of frozen horror that Natasha actually goes the extra step and presses another button, capturing the moment and airdropping the photograph to her phone for posterity. When he speaks, his voice comes out as a hoarse whisper. “Why…?” He swallows and starts again, trying for some semblance of normality. “…Why would you tweet something like that?!”
“If you must know, sir,” and somehow he manages to make ‘sir’ come out with the same inflection most people reserve for ‘motherfucking son of a bitch’, “it’s because I have a difficult time doing my job when my job involves monitoring the man with the best fucking ass in the United States of America.” He slowly lowers himself back into his seat until he’s at eye level, making extreme eye contact with Coulson until Coulson turns away to make mortified eye contact in Natasha’s general direction through the one-way glass. Natasha would take another picture, if she weren’t too busy catching Steve’s red-faced sputtering. “Sometimes, I vent to my Twitter followers. Sometimes, it’s about hot men with washboard abs. Can I go now, or do you need a graphic description of how I pleasure myself at night?”
Oh my fucking god, this cracked me up so hard! I’m not usually one for modern!Stucky unless it’s a complete AU, but this is just brilliant and made my day.