TITLE: Sins of Omission
RATING: NC-17 for sex and violence and language
WARNINGS: noncon (in later chapters), torture, abuse, violence, canonical character death.
SUMMARY: A post-civil war/pre-secret invasion AU where Steve is dead, Tony's a mess, and everything sucks. Tony deals poorly with Steve's death and the invasion is imminent.
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CHAPTER 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
CHAPTER ONE: Prologue
Tony is hiding.
He was going to go, he was. Bitter and secretly terrified, perhaps, but he was going to show up.
And then Kooning called at 8 am. “You’re expected to be there, Director,” he’d said. Director.
It was just the push Tony didn’t need, that little smug edge to his voice Tony can pick out even over the phone that galls him most. It’s that Tony has a place now, following protocol, and they both know it.
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