Avengers (2012); Steve/Peggy, Steve/music, ensemble; g; 3,760 words
14 tracks from Steve’s iPod and how they got on there.
This is actually more like 14 loosely connected ficlets attached to a playlist that was chosen more to suit each character’s possible musical taste (and my music collection) than how the songs actually go together. It’s an outgrowth of a story that I’m not actually writing, but which led to me wondering about what is on Steve’s iPod beyond a preponderance of swing and divas. It is, in the truest of senses, song fic, so, uh, yeah. That happened.
This is lovely. I love character moments like this. And there’s music!
Thanks so much for the rec! I really appreciate it. ♥The story is also available on AO3 and LJ, if that’s your preferred venue for fic-reading.
I just finished this — it’s really excellent. (And I love the way you set it up, with the music embedded. Very cool.)
You’re a spy, not a soldier.
I love her in the final scene with the Chitauri so, so much. She’s the only one of them we see figuring out where their weak spots are, how their bodies operate, how they fly their flying things. She takes them out with their own weapons. We see the ferociousness on her face, the effort involved in every movement, and she just never stops. She’s probably my favorite female superhero that I’ve ever seen onscreen (not that there are a whole lot to choose from, dammit, but still).
The car tire behind Hawkeye’s head when he delivers his “Captain, it would be my genuine pleasure” line cracks me up.
It’s like they’re trying so hard to convince us that yes, he really is a good guy now, that they had to literally give him a halo.
And the next thing he does is go and save babies from buses.