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Title: Cut off at the Knees
Characters: Nero Wolfe, Archie Goodwin, Saul Panzer, Fritz Brenner, Orrie Cather, Fred Durkin, Inspector Kramer
Pairings: none, passing reference to Archie/Lily Rowan
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: assault and injuries inccured
Word count: 4,105
Summary: Archie takes a beating, requiring Wolfe to adapt to temporary life without his legs.
Author's notes: This was inspired by a prompt [personal profile] donutsweeper had in her Yuletide letter, which I saw and have pondered on and off since then until I decided to write it. My Nero Wolfe is a bit rusty, so I hope everyone sounds like themselves. I've especially never tried to write from Wolfe's point of view before. My thesaurus got a good work out. :-D

”Today )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Howard and Jarvis)
Title: Doctor, Butler, Therapist
Characters: Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark, Maria Stark, Ana Jarvis
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: kidney stones, bodily fluids, someone in severe pain, a lot of swearing, mentions of infertility.
Spoilers: Agent Carter Series Two character development
Pairings: Howard/Maria, Ana/Jarvis
Word Count 4,719
Summary: With the newest member of the family due to arrive shortly, stress is high at the Stark household, which makes it an unfortunate time for Mr Stark to pass a kidney stone. Fortunately, Jarvis is there to play doctor, butler, and therapist to his employers.
Author's notes: I started writing this during my week of kidney stones, with a vague idea of where I wanted to go, but didn't get very far. Then we got some character development in the last couple of episodes of Agent Carter, and suddenly the whole thing wrote itself very quickly. For the record, my pain was no where near as severe as the level I've given Howard (sorry Howard, I guess), but it is accurate to the amount many people experience. Drink water, people! Keep yourself hydrated.

Sorry to bother you, but Howard thinks he's dying. )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Jarvis)
Title: Character Flaws
Characters: Edwin Jarvis, Tony Stark, Howard Stark, Ana Jarvis, Maria Stark
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: some swearing, a bit of violence
Spoilers: none
Pairings: Jarvis/Ana, Howard/Maria
Word Count 5,665
Summary: Jarvis’ outing with Master Tony is interrupted by a particularly aggressive photographer, who places himself in the hazardous position of getting on Edwin Jarvis’ bad side.
Author's notes: I was musing about Season 2!Jarvis’ increased fighting skills, and I wondered if Tony had ever seen them put to use, and then this idea popped into my head.

Set in 1974 (specifically August, apparently, from Jarvis’ comments on current events). Tony is four. I did my best to be somewhat realistic with the American judicial system, but I think I may have fudged slightly for the sake of storytelling.

Is he a good photog or a bad photog? )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Tony Stark is awesome)
Title: Scar Tissue
Characters: Tony, Bruce, Natasha, Steve, Pepper, Fury, J.A.R.V.I.S, daemons
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, some light injuries, mentions of surgery
Spoilers: IM3, a few references to Ultron, but set before it and mostly character beats
Pairings: Tony/Pepper, hints of Bruce/Natasha flirtation
Word Count 7,868
Summary: Tony is recovering from surgery, Natasha is recovering from a concussion, and Bruce is still learning how to be at ease in his new home. But people have scars, and that's okay.
Author's notes: I have now seen Ultron, and am using this new found canon knowledge to...write AUs. But canonish AUs! I actually started this sometime around March, I think, but it got put aside, and then I picked it up again and have used new character stuff to my advantage.

Medical stuff is accurate as much as it can be when talking about a surgery to remove a thing that doesn't exist. I've kind of gone with how I think it might have worked. Natasha's concussion has been exaggerated for drama purposes, a little.

Set post IM3, pre Cap 2, and continues in the series of 'Tony and Mim Build Apartments for the Avengers' stories, which include "Baby Steps", "One Step Back", and "Put it on the List". This story stands independent of those, and can be followed without having read them.

For reference: Demira ("Mim") (a common tailorbird), Nemi (a qinling panda), Altan (a rainbow boa), Lev (a veiled chameleon), Issie (a teddy roosevelt terrier), and Chariovalda (a black jaguar).

Knowledge of His Dark Materials is not required. All that's necessary to know is that, in this world, humans' souls live outside of their bodies in the form of animals. There's an excellent primer here.


You think giving her to me is going to be quiet? )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Jarvis)
Title: Jack of All Trades (Part Two)
Characters: Edwin Jarvis, Tony Stark, Howard Stark, Peggy Carter, Anna Jarvis, daemons
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, references to alcoholism, factory accidents (very mild references to wounds)
Spoilers: Generalized for the Stark family's backstory in the MCU
Pairings: Jarvis/Anna, Howard/Maria, Peggy/Her Husband
Word Count 6,751
Summary: A factory accident, a medical conference, and an 'indisposed' nanny adds child-minding to Jarvis' list of professions for the day. Thankfully, he gets a little help here and there.
Author's notes: This is Part Two. Part One can be found: here.

You're being very lazy today. )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Jarvis)
Title: Jack of All Trades (Part One)
Characters: Edwin Jarvis, Tony Stark, Howard Stark, Peggy Carter, Anna Jarvis, daemons
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, references to alcoholism, factory accidents (very mild references to wounds)
Spoilers: Generalized for the Stark family's backstory in the MCU
Pairings: Jarvis/Anna, Howard/Maria, Peggy/Her Husband
Word Count 5, 753
Summary: A factory accident, a medical conference, and an 'indisposed' nanny adds child-minding to Jarvis' list of professions for the day as Master Tony is placed in his care. Thankfully, he gets a little help here and there.
Author's notes: This is long. Everything I write lately is long. I'm sorry everything is so long. It's one story, but it's had to be split in two due to length.

Set in December of 1972 (I started it so long ago, I can't remember why I was that specific, but I was, apparently). Tony is about two-and-a-half.

Knowledge of His Dark Materials is not required. All that's necessary to know is that, in this world, humans' souls live outside of their bodies in the form of animals. There's an excellent primer here.

The characters of Dejeni, Takeo, and Tomor (mentioned but not appearing) belong to [livejournal.com profile] joonscribble. Our custody arrangement allows for the borrowing of them.

For reference: Haddie (a Welsh Springer Spaniel), Dejeni (a raccoon), Takeo (a spotted hyena), Hesper (a silkmoth), Hoggan (a kinkajou)

Mentioned by not appearing onscreen: Carmel (a rose-breasted grosbeak), Prydery (a koala), and Tomor (an otter)

How would you like to be my underbutler today? )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Jarvis)
Title: Paris in Spring (7/7)
Characters: Howard Stark, Maria Carrera, Edwin Jarvis, Dernier, Falsworth, a few OCs
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, some discussion of sad things, lots of sex and innuendo (nothing explicit)
Spoilers: Nothing specific, but generalized for various backstories of the characters involved
Pairings: Howard/Maria
Word Count 3,701
Summary: When the press starts to close in on Howard and Maria's new relationship, Howard whisks Maria off to Paris see if he can convince her to stick around.
Author's notes: Last part! Sorry about the delay. This chapter is from Jarvis' POV, as he seemed to the best person to finish it off. Thanks for reading!

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE | PART FOUR | PART FIVE | PART SIX

Mr Jarvis, did you just cross 'get on plane' off your list? )
awanderingbard: (Dresden: Harry magicking)
Title: Paris in Spring (6/7)
Characters: Howard Stark, Maria Carrera, Edwin Jarvis, Dernier, Falsworth, a few OCs
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, some discussion of sad things, lots of sex and innuendo (nothing explicit)
Spoilers: Nothing specific, but generalized for various backstories of the characters involved
Pairings: Howard/Maria
Word Count 3,832
Summary: When the press starts to close in on Howard and Maria's new relationship, Howard whisks Maria off to Paris see if he can convince her to stick around.
Author's notes: This is the last part I have written at the moment, but there will be one more, shorter part and I know what I want to do.

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE | PART FOUR | PART FIVE

The amount of times we found Stark without his trousers was to the point that seeing him with them on warranted comment. )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Howard Stark)
Title: Paris in Spring (5/7)
Characters: Howard Stark, Maria Carrera, Edwin Jarvis, Dernier, Falsworth, a few OCs
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, some discussion of sad things, lots of sex and innuendo (nothing explicit)
Spoilers: Nothing specific, but generalized for various backstories of the characters involved
Pairings: Howard/Maria
Word Count 4,043
Summary: When the press starts to close in on Howard and Maria's new relationship, Howard whisks Maria off to Paris see if he can convince her to stick around.
Author's notes:

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE | PART FOUR

You may not know this, but you're kind of special. )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Howard and Jarvis)
Title: Paris in Spring (4/?)
Characters: Howard Stark, Maria Carrera, Edwin Jarvis, Dernier, Falsworth, a few OCs
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, some discussion of sad things, lots of sex and innuendo (nothing explicit)
Spoilers: Nothing specific, but generalized for various backstories of the characters involved
Pairings: Howard/Maria
Word Count 3,048
Summary: When the press starts to close in on Howard and Maria's new relationship, Howard whisks Maria off to Paris see if he can convince her to stick around.
Author's notes:

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE

And please don't try to buy the Mona Lisa )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Howard Stark)
Title: Paris in Spring (3/?)
Characters: Howard Stark, Maria Carrera, Edwin Jarvis, Dernier, Falsworth, a few OCs
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, some discussion of sad things, lots of sex and innuendo (nothing explicit)
Spoilers: Nothing specific, but generalized for various backstories of the characters involved
Pairings: Howard/Maria
Word Count 2,902
Summary: When the press starts to close in on Howard and Maria's new relationship, Howard whisks Maria off to Paris see if he can convince her to stick around.
Author's notes: The lindy hop that Howard and Maria do here probably looks something like this, though not quite as elaborate. I'm not sure if the move names would have been used during Howard's day, or if they were invented to describe them when the lindy revival in the 80's happened, but to make things easier, he's using the move names. A 'sidecar' looks like this, for reference.

PART ONE| PART TWO

I'm just saying, I've met him and my hair's better. )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Jarvis)
Title: Paris in Spring (2/?)
Characters: Howard Stark, Maria Carrera, Edwin Jarvis, Dernier, Falsworth, a few OCs
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, some discussion of sad things, lots of sex and innuendo (nothing explicit)
Spoilers: Nothing specific, but generalized for various backstories of the characters involved
Pairings: Howard/Maria
Word Count 2,708
Summary: When the press starts to close in on Howard and Maria's new relationship, Howard whisks Maria off to Paris see if he can convince her to stick around.
Author's notes: This part is from Maria's POV.

PART ONE

I'll show you all the best stuff and none of the bad stuff. )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Howard Stark)
Title: Paris in Spring (1/?)
Characters: Howard Stark, Maria Carrera, Edwin Jarvis, Dernier, Falsworth, a few OCs
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, some discussion of sad things, lots of sex and innuendo (nothing explicit)
Spoilers: Nothing specific, but generalized for various backstories of the characters involved
Pairings: Howard/Maria
Word Count 3,367
Summary: When the press starts to close in on Howard and Maria's new relationship, Howard whisks Maria off to Paris see if he can convince her to stick around.
Author's notes: This is one of those stories that started out small, and got bigger. I was originally going to have it in three parts, but then it went to four parts, and then those four parts were best split into two, so I think it will be 6-7 parts over all.

Remember when I used to write short things? Me either.

A lot of headcanon in this, especially in regards to Maria. Set in 1965. Howard is mid forties, Jarvis somewhere in that area, and Maria is in her late twenties. It follows Memory Lapse, but doesn't reference it.

The parts alternate between Howard and Maria's POV. Howard starts off.

How did people even have conversations with girls? )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Howard Stark)
Title: Like Father, Like Son (2/2)
Characters: Tony Stark, Howard Stark, brief Edwin Jarvis
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, blood, sutures, impaled objects
Spoilers: None
Pairings: References to Howard/Maria and Jarvis/Anna
Word Count 3,021
Summary: Tony makes a stupid mistake on a project that results in an ER trip, and proves that Stark genetics really do run deep.
Author's notes: Part two. Part one can be found here.

Can you get me a donut? )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Tony Stark is awesome)
Title: Like Father, Like Son (1/2)
Characters: Tony Stark, Howard Stark, brief Edwin Jarvis
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, blood, sutures, impaled objects
Spoilers: None
Pairings: References to Howard/Maria and Jarvis/Anna
Word Count 3,399
Summary: Tony makes a stupid mistake on a project that results in an ER trip, and proves that Stark genetics really do run deep.
Author's notes: Sorry for all the hospital fics of late. I think I've hit the hurt/comfort stage of 'enthusiastic fandom adoption'.

This is the first part, the second part is from Howard's POV, and can be found here.

Tony is around thirteen here, so Howard is in his 60's, and the year is somewhere around 1983.

You had to do this the night everyone was out, didn't you? )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Howard Stark)
Title: A Little Help
Characters: Daniel Sousa, Howard Stark, Peggy Carter
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, a murder, blood, discussion of war wounds (including amputations), Howard Stark being Howard Stark
Spoilers: Basic ones for Agent Carter
Pairings: Flying reference to Jarvis/Anna, some Sousa/Peggy (attraction on Sousa's part, Peggy's POV isn't explored here)
Word Count 6,393 words
Summary: Sousa and Howard team up to find Peggy and Jarvis, and Sousa and Peggy both learn about accepting help when it's offered.
Author's notes: This is a companion/sequel to A Nice Chat. When I was writing it, I suddenly wanted to see how Howard and Sousa would get on working together. As usual, it went a different direction than how I thought it would.

The story won't make a lot of sense if you haven't read the previous one, as I purposely left out details and skipped over parts that I would have been retreading. This story happens concurrently and after that one.

There might be a third part with Howard, but we'll see how that goes. Backstory included is mostly speculative. Did my best with planes and Geography, but artistic license will probably have to be invoked.

God, it must be nice to have money and no limits on your life. )
awanderingbard: (MCU: Peggy)
Title: A Nice Chat
Characters: Peggy Carter, Edwin Jarvis, Daniel Sousa, Howard Stark
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: explosions, some blood and injuries, being in a confined space, some era-appropriate terms and views
Spoilers: Basic ones for Agent Carter, but no big plot spoilers
Pairings: Jarvis/Anna
Word Count 8,512 words
Summary: Peggy and Jarvis find themselves trapped and injured during an investigation, but it gives them plenty of time to chat as they wait for help to arrive.
Author's notes: I wanted to do something with Peggy and Jarvis being bros, and my word fairy continues her attempt to stretch the limits of LJ's entry word limit. Jarvis and Peggy both refused to freak out, so I ended up with less tense drama that I originally envisioned, and more bonding friendship.

Most of the backstory here is conjecture on my part, especially for Jarvis, but some of Peggy's comes from the expanded universe canon.

This is set a few months after the end of the mini-series, and I'm operating on the assumption that Peggy is still with the SSR for now.

First Aid here is both situation and era-appropriate but should not be attempted in real life.

Warnings for quite extensive spoilers for the Agatha Christie story Murder on the Links.

Sorry about the coding error, earlier. The story is no longer entirely in italics!

Damn, blast, and hell! )
awanderingbard: (Marvel: Tony Stark is awesome)
Title: Adjustment Period
Characters: Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, Maria Stark, Edwin Jarvis, Tony Stark
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: a great deal of frank discussion about birthing and uteruses and the bodily fluids that go with it
Spoilers: A few character beats from Agent Carter and Captain America
Pairings: Howard/Maria, references to Jarvis/Anna, implied Peggy/her husband
Word Count 7,147 words
Summary: Peggy Carter comes to visit the Stark Baby in the hospital, helps Howard and Maria get the hang of being new parents.
Author's notes: Mostly an exercise in trying to find Peggy's voice. I've never written from her POV, or even giving her very many lines before, so I hope she's okay.

I've made some deductions on Peggy's home life, based on background details from the Cap 2 movie. We know that she's married by 1953, and on her beside table in the hospital, there is a picture of a young Peggy with two children, a boy and a girl. I'm assuming those are hers. They might not be, but I'm running with it. Because we don't know the names of her husband or potential children, I've worked around that and I haven't gone into much detail about them in her internal monologue, as I would have if I had more information. Also, because she goes by 'Peggy Carter' in the Smithsonian video, I assume she continued to use her maiden name. I'm estimating her children would be somewhere between their late-teens and early twenties, but they might be younger.

Set in 1970. All the adults would be ~50 years old, give or take a few years in each case. Except for Maria, who is in her mid-thirties. I'm sorry this is 7000 words long. I don't now how that happened. I literally went 'huh?!' when I put it into the word counter.

All he said was 'tell Pegs she owes me a bottle of whisky'. )
awanderingbard: (Marvel: Tony Stark is awesome)
Title: Crossed Wires (Part Two)
Characters: Tony, Howard, Jarvis, Stane, Maria, Peggy, dæmons
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, bullying, a child running away, assumptions of kidnap and worries related to it, family dysfunction/drama, implications of alcoholism, brief reference to the non-tragic death of a spouse
Spoilers: Basic ones for the structure and past of the Stark family as laid out in the Iron Man movies, and Captain America related media.
Pairings: Howard/Maria
Word Count 7,692
Summary: Tony runs away from school, leading Howard to realize just how out of touch he is with his son.
Author's notes: This is part two, part one is here.

Brief note, because I realize I never made this clear anywhere, Haddie's full name is 'Hendrina', but she doesn't get called that, ever. Except by Jarvis, at the end of this fic, which I realize is a bit out of nowhere, but he decided to do it and I said he could.

You never listen to me! )
awanderingbard: (Marvel: Tony Stark is awesome)
Title: Crossed Wires (Part One)
Characters: Tony, Howard, Jarvis, Stane, Maria, Peggy, dæmons
Rating: PG-13
Warnings/Triggers: swearing, bullying, a child running away, assumptions of kidnap and worries related to it, family dysfunction/drama, brief reference to the non-tragic death of a spouse
Spoilers: Basic ones for the structure and past of the Stark family as laid out in the Iron Man movies, and Captain America related media
Pairings: Howard/Maria
Word Count 6,177
Summary: Tony runs away from school, leading Howard to realize just how out of touch he is with his son.
Author's notes: As always seems to be the case, this stemmed from conversations with [livejournal.com profile] joonscribble, because she brings all the plot bunnies to my door, apparently. A big thanks to her for nattering with me and allowing me the borrowing of Dejeni and some of her headcanon.

This is a very long story, for which I apologize. I didn't worry too much about keeping the POV switches of equal length or number, and Jarvis decided he'd step in for a random part at the end, so apologies for the sort of odd narration style, too. I've split it into two parts, but both parts are still long.

It's set in 1978. Tony is 8 years-old, and Howard around 58 years-old, I'm guessing, and Jarvis probably around 60? The MCU dates are very flimsy.

For reference: Dejeni (A raccoon), Haddie, and Kinga (a maned wolf). Demira is unsettled, and so changes form several times, but her mentioned favourites are hummingbird, otter and platypus.

Knowledge of His Dark Materials is not required. All that's necessary to know is that, in this world, humans' souls live outside of their bodies in the form of animals. There's an excellent primer here.

This is part one, part two is here

I think you need a better plan. )

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