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 5: South of the Border.
Tony does not call Maria.
He doesn’t head back to the Helicarrier as his job description and international law dictate he should, he doesn’t call Carol for backup.
This is personal, and he’s going to see it through.( Read more... )