Avengers-Agent Carter OT3

Dear MCU AU Fest creator ...

Thank you for writing for me! I'm pretty easygoing and I'm sure I will like whatever you write me.

First of all, I'm very multishippy/gen-shippy with this bunch, so feel free to mix'n'match requests: that is, if you want to do a gen version of one of my Sousa/Thompson requests, or take the set of characters from one request and put them in the AU from another, or add Peggy/Daniel to one of the gen requests, or anything along those lines, that's totally fine.

Likes:
I absolutely adore h/c (as tropey as you like), but I'm also completely fine with not having it, if it's not your thing or doesn't fit the request you're trying to write. I like plotty action fic, but I also like "hanging out and doing stuff" fic (characters going out for drinks together, getting snowed in and playing board games, whatever). I'm fine if the AU you give me is not a full beginning-middle-end story; like, if you want to give me a meaty chunk from a thieves AU, as long as it doesn't end on an outright cliffhanger, I would be just as happy seeing some scenes from their lives in that AU as getting a full story arc.

Dislikes:
I'm not really into smut. I don't mind it, and it's fine if you take the story in that direction, but I tend to prefer kissing, cuddling, and sexy banter for my pairings. I enjoy angst, but I want a happy or at least hopeful ending. If you only write about two of the three, please don't bash the third (e.g. I love Thompson/Sousa, but please don't bash Peggy or Peggy/Daniel to get them together ... or vice versa). And no deaths, please! At least not permanent ones. Presumed dead, on the other hand, is one of my favorite things.


C&P of the individual requests from my signup (this is gonna be long):

Request 1:
Carter & Thompson & Sousa
AU - Post-Apocalypse Survival
AU - Slavery
AU - Steampunk
AU - Western
AU - Urban Fantasy
AU - Space
AU - Detectives
AU - Noir
AU - Supernatural Creatures (and Hunters)
AU - Treasure Hunters
AU - Witches & Warlocks
Canon AU - Agent Carter Characters in Modern Day
Canon AU - Unpowered Character Has Powers
Canon AU - Character Taken Prisoner

For the gen configuration of these three, I chose total AU options with the option of adventure, h/c, action, and (happy-ending, I hope?) angst. As noted in my letter, I'm fine with sexing up a gen request (or genning up a pairing request) with one exception: I really don't want a slavery AU with a master/slave pairing in it! But I really love gen slavery AUs, mostly for the h/c and worldbuilding possibilities. For "detectives", I guess I'm thinking private detectives, but of course they could be ordinary cops too.

In general, for all of these, I am curious how they'd fit into their AU world, and how they might deal with each other as friends or rivals. I have a particular fondness for uneasy friendships/alliances, and people befriending their enemies or rivals, but since this is AU, you could also completely mess with their canon history and relationships, and do something completely different. (Childhood friends separated by circumstance? Long-time best friends? Enemies on opposite sides of a war?) I like the warmth they have towards each other in canon, though -- even when they're not getting along, there's some fondness there, I think -- and wouldn't want to see them lose it completely.

For the canon AUs, I'd like to see how they would deal with the modern day, either as accidental time travelers or if they were working for modern-day SHIELD. And it would also be interesting to see how one (or more?) of them would deal with having and hiding a superpower (Inhuman? mutant? government experiment? alien tech?). Or if someone was imprisoned and had to be broken out and perhaps put back together by the others.


Request 2:
Carter/Thompson/Sousa
AU - Urban Fantasy
AU - Thieves
AU - Space
AU - Steampunk
AU - Fantasy
AU - Detectives
AU - Noir
AU - Supernatural Creatures (and Hunters)
AU - Witches & Warlocks
Canon AU - Unpowered Character Has Powers
Canon AU - Character Taken Prisoner

For the total AU options, I picked fun, playful action AUs. Give me sexy thief hijinks, or tropey steampunk with dirigibles and automatons, or an urban fantasy world with werewolves and fae, or noir with classy dames and hard-drinking detectives, or the characters IN SPAAAACE! (Angst and/or h/c are of course welcome, but not required.)

For canon AUs, I think it would be really interesting if one of these three developed powers somehow (or always had them). Maybe they're an Inhuman? Maybe they're a mutant? (Hey, we're not Marvel Studios; we can have mutants in the MCU if we want!) Maybe they got hit with weird alien technology, or were subject to government experimentation. In any case, it could be the catalyst for a new relationship, or a chance to add a third person to an existing pairing, or maybe it only creates issues for an existing threesome.

Or, perhaps someone is abducted and has to be rescued by the others! With damage and h/c and healing sex/cuddling, of course.


Request 3:
Thompson/Sousa
AU - Bookstore
AU - Neighbors
AU - Roommates/Housemates
AU - Farm/Ranch
AU - Writers
AU - No Powers
AU - Detectives
AU - Urban Fantasy
AU - Thieves
AU - Space
AU - Steampunk
AU - Fantasy
AU - Angels & Demons
AU - Supernatural Creatures (and Hunters)

I am thoroughly enamored of the idea of a mundane AU with these two as odd-couple roommates/neighbors/co-workers/etc. Bonus points for Peggy as either one's long-suffering best friend who is 100% DONE WITH THEIR BULLSHIT, and any other characters you want to work in. Give me goofy rom-com hijinks, or something angsty where they're both putting themselves back together after trauma; I'm happy with both!

ORRRRR you could give me a fun action AU with sexy hijinks and maybe a dash of angst. Perhaps they're rival thieves or assassins in a fantasy world; maybe Daniel is part steampunk automaton after losing half his body in a war and trying to hide it, while Jack is a Scarlet Pimpernel-esque playboy by day, vigilante by night; maybe Daniel is an angel and Jack is a demon who is trying to tempt the angel to fall and being inadvertently tempted to the light side instead; or Jack is Daniel's guardian angel who has now fucked up big-time and his charge lost a leg and he's trying to fix it.


Request 4:
Carter & Thompson
AU - Royalty
AU - Fantasy
AU - Urban Fantasy
AU - Steampunk
AU - Treasure Hunters
AU - Noir
AU - Wings
AU - Witches & Warlocks
AU - Supernatural Creatures (and Hunters)
Canon AU - Winter Soldier Has Different Identity
Canon AU - Permanent Injury
Canon AU - Character Taken Prisoner

I love Peggy and Jack's relationship; I love how they mirror each other (both children of privilege; both had to unlearn a lot of poisonous things their societies taught them, though Peggy is a lot farther down that road than Jack -- but I think she recognizes it in him, and cuts him some slack because she's been where he is, just from a different angle). And I love how obvious it is that they both really like each other, and care what the other one thinks, even when they're terribly at odds. So obviously I would like it if an AU could retain at least some of these qualities (it is not surprising if their AU versions were at odds, but I'd hate for them to truly hate each other with no hope of finding common ground, I guess?).

I think it'd be interesting if one of them was some sort of royalty (Prince Jack and Knight Peggy? or the other way around?), and you could do a ton of interesting things with them in a fantasy/urban fantasy/steampunk setting. (See the Thompson/Sousa request for some ideas along those lines. I'm equally happy with those in a Thompson & Carter setting - or Thompson/Carter for that matter, should you be inclined along those lines. Scarlet Pimpernel-playboy Thompson & dirigible captain Peggy, anyone?) Or put them in an Indiana-Jones-esque setting, or something ripped off from the Maltese Falcon, and I'd be very happy! Give them some fantastic classic-movie hijinks; I think these two could really pull it off.

Jack getting taken and turned into an early prototype of the Winter Soldier is something I've been wanting for awhile. Or one of them gets a permanent disability, or has always had one; how does that influence their ability to do their job?

In general, if you write Peggy and Jack for me, please don't bash Daniel. You can leave him out if you don't like him, that's totally fine, but I really love him and would be sad if you made him incompetent or evil.


Request 5:
Sousa & Thompson
AU - Fantasy
AU - Urban Fantasy
AU - Steampunk
AU - Slavery
AU - Space
AU - Supernatural Creatures (and Hunters)
AU - Noir
AU - Detectives
AU - Lost/stranded somewhere
Canon AU - Time Loop/Groundhog Day
Canon AU - Time Travel
Canon AU - Character Taken Prisoner
Canon AU - Unpowered Character Has Powers
Canon AU - Winter Soldier Has Different Identity

I love Jack and Daniel's vaguely sibling-esque relationship in canon and would like to see a fic that builds on that. In fanfic, of course, you can go with anything from "childhood friends tragically separated" to BFFs to enemies on opposite sides in a war, and anything you want to go with is fine with me, as long as there is still some (reluctant?) fondness for each other.

For the total AU options, what I want is similar to my requests for the pairing version: these two glorious dorks having interesting fantasy-esque hijinks together, and coming to a new understanding of each other in the process (though what exactly this "understanding" entails is obviously a bit different in the gen version and is somewhat more focused on "oh hey, you're not a total dick and you saved my life about 5 times back there, maybe I actually kind of like you"). As noted in an above request, I am really not into master/slave pairings in slavery AUs, but reluctant friendships in a slavery AU are my jam.

For canon AUs, the ones I'm going with are those that require reluctant working together, or being exposed to each other's secrets, or having to go back in time to save each other -- in general, "oh fuck we have to work together" morphing into "aargh, I actually like you, FUCK DON'T TELL ANYONE".



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