Avengers-Sousa Thompson

MCU AU Fest fic #2: Tin Soldiers

And here is the other fic I wrote, my actual assignment. A.K.A. why I was asking questions about Almost Human a month or two ago.

Tin Soldiers (37327 words) by Sholio
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Agent Carter (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Daniel Sousa/Jack Thompson
Characters: Daniel Sousa, Jack Thompson, Peggy Carter, Angie Martinelli, Jason Wilkes
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Future, Alternate Universe - Almost Human Fusion, Alternate Universe - Robots & Androids, Case Fic, Slow Burn, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, Angst with a Happy Ending
Summary: Detective Daniel Sousa is used to working with lifelike, human-looking androids. But he wasn't prepared for his new android partner turning out to be not a polite, compliant robot, but an angry, sarcastic, bitter person. (Technically this is a fusion with the show Almost Human, but no knowledge of it is required; this is really more like generic near-future police-state dystopia with robots.)

As the note indicates, this ended up being less of a fusion with the specific canon, and more of a generic near-future robot/android AU, because I'm simply not familiar enough with the specific details of the show, so I merely used it as a jumping-off point. And it's LONG. Definitely the longest fic I've written in this fandom so far! If you want to find out what happens when I set out to write tropey slash ... enjoy. :D

Honestly, this is one of the things I've written lately that I'm happiest with. I really had fun building a slow-burn romance and working out all the details of robot psychology and physiology. I don't really think you need knowledge of either canon (definitely not Almost Human, and not so much Agent Carter) to read this.

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Aaaaah, this fic! When I started hearing about the sadrobots, I had NO IDEA I would enjoy it this much. XD All the hearts!

When I first started writing sadrobots, I had no idea I'd end up writing 37K of it! And I really appreciate the encouragement and squee throughout; it was HUGELY helpful at motivating myself to write it, since I couldn't otherwise talk about it! Same for both AUs, actually.