Title: Not About Superheroes (A Private Little War)
Fandom: Marvel, Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America
Length: 146, 567
Warnings: language, suicidal thoughts, internalized homophobia, PTSD, grief, mature sexual situations
Pairing: Tony Stark/Steve Rogers, Past Tony Stark/Pepper Potts
Summary: In less than a year, Steve has been brought back from the dead, adapted to a whole new world, plunged right back into battle again, and moved in with a bunch of superheroes. He’s handling everything remarkably well. Except when he’s not.
Why You Should Read This: This is really well written. Steve’s struggle with adjusting to a new time and to accept himself is at times heartbreaking. I found myself wanting to cry with him. The development of his relationship with Tony is slow and in character. I really liked the way that Steve’s adjustment was addressed and worked through. This is a story that you settle in for the long haul to finish it in one go.