It's a small collection this year, as usual Steve is the most-written about character with Natasha second. Somewhat surprisingly (probably due to the small sample space) Maria & Pepper friendship is in equal second place for 'relationship' along with Steve/Natasha, Loki/Steve, Loki & Steve, and Steve/Sam.
My big issue with writing AUs is always getting enough information into the story so the context is clear, while still establishing the characters. Which is one reason why my assignment got changed innumerable times and ended up coming down to the wire. *sigh*
My gift is:title
: dark side of the morningsummary
: SHIELD has been infiltrated by HYDRA. Maria has a very small window of time to gather together a team she can trust to take them down before they try to destroy the world. She's also pretending to be dead, so that makes it a little more complicated. It's a good thing that she has a plan.tags
: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Natasha Romanov (Marvel), Nick Fury, Clint Barton, Sharon Carter (Marvel), Canon AU - Maria Hill Director Of SHIELD, Canon Divergence - Post-Avengers (2012), Canon-Typical Violencenotes
: It's a CA:TWS AU with Maria as Director of SHIELD and some Steve/Maria angles. It has BAMF Maria (okay, even more BAMF than usual), and all the usual suspects. Woohoo!
Some stories I rather like are:title
: don't go wasting my precious timesummary
: The CEO of Stark Industries receives a visit from the Director of SHIELD. It's not a big deal. Nothing's wrong. There's no weird science or potential explosions... Yeah, right.tags
: Maria Hill & Pepper Potts, Maria Hill & Darcy Lewis, Maria Hill & Jane Foster, Jane Foster & Darcy Lewis, Darcy Lewis & Pepper Potts, Jane Foster & Pepper Potts, Maria Hill, Pepper Potts, Jane Foster (Marvel), Darcy Lewis, Special Agent Hagen, BAMF Maria Hill, Jane Foster Loves Science, Awesome Pepper Potts, Assistant Darcy Lewis, roadtrip playlists require 90's music, Mad Science, Dubious Science, Explosions, Female Friendship, who needs men?, Alternate Universe - Leverage Fusion, References to Leverage, Awesome Parker (Leverage), Post-Captain America: Civil War (Movie)notes
: Lighthearted cross between a heist movie and a girls' night out.title
: Dreaming Of Dragonssummary
: The army doesn’t allow women. The Dragon Corps, however, does.tags
: Peggy Carter & Daniel Sousa & Jack Thompson, Peggy Carter, Daniel Sousa, Jack Thompson, Alternate Universe - Dragons, Alternate Universe - Fantasy, BAMF Peggy Carter, Dragonsnotes
: I wasn't entirely sure what to expect of this. The title said "The Enchanted Forest" but the summary said "Temeraire" and the story itself is apparently taken from Tamora Pierce's ouvre.