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. In which Tony deals poorly with Steve's death, falls off the wagon, and sees ghosts. Oh, and the skrulls are about to invade.
CHAPTER 11: Walk the Line
on AO3 / FF.net
Maria is calling him.
It’s too early. Tony is sore and stiff and has no inclination to force himself into the waking world.
“It’s 4 in the morning,” he responds wordlessly. Steve is passed out on top of him, Tony doubts he could move if he wanted to.
“We just found James Barnes’ body,” she says.( Read more... )