Shine Without Fear - Completed!
Title: Shine Without Fear
Fandoms: Thor / Avengers / Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mature Explicit (whoops)
Warnings: Graphic Depictions of Violence (mild fantasy gore / canonical violence), Sexual Content, Instances of Language
Category: F/M, F/F. Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Action, Humour, Tropes, Quests, Awesome Women, Role Reversal, Future Fic, Happy Ending.
Relationships: Darcy Lewis/Loki, Jane Foster/Thor, Pepper Potts/Tony Stark, Natasha Romanov/Sif (implied), Natasha Romanov/Clint Barton (implied)
Characters: Darcy Lewis, Jane Foster, Pepper Potts, Natasha Romanov, Maria Hill, Sif, Loki, Thor, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Volstagg, Fandral, Hogun, Heimdall, Erik Selvig, Nick Fury, OCs.
Word count: 13/13 chapters, 73661 words
Summary: December 2014… Jane Foster, Bruce Banner and Tony Stark are in Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize, and at the ball following the ceremony, an unexpected visitor makes Dr. Banner angry. In a bid to save the City Hall from being completely demolished, Thor attempts to bring the party to Asgard. However, dark powers are at work, and our four leading ladies find themselves scattered across the nine realms. Jane, thrown in a dungeon under Angerboda’s castle on Jotunheim, and although Thor is in the next cell along, he’s powerless without his hammer. Natasha, stuck on Vanaheim with Tony cramping her style. Pepper, still on Earth, without the support of S.H.I.E.L.D. and no one but a surly assassin to help her find the missing Avengers. And Darcy. Together with a buttnaked Bruce, she’s the only one who makes it to Asgard. Well, at least Odin should be able to help her… Right?
Centered around Darcy and Loki, this is a multiple PoV fic in which the women all play the main parts. Post Thor: The Dark World (2013). As of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), this is AU to the MCU. S.H.I.E.L.D. are still basically good.
Read it on AO3!
For long-time readers, read the last chapter here!
An extra special thank you to my wonderful beta reader snkrfnd for your endless patience, amazing skills and most of all, your friendship.
Thank you fuckyeahlokidarcy (pastatheory) and fuckyeahdarcylewis (usedkarma) for promoting this fic, and to sirithfin for drawing some amazing art! Last but not least, thank you all my wonderful readers who have encouraged me throughout. Your AO3 names and tumblr names are sometimes different, and I don’t want to accidentally leave someone out, but rest assured that I love you all and I couldn’t have done it without you!
Fanmix (click titles for YouTube links):
Tick Tick Boom - The Hives (Prologue theme) // Hot Topic - Le Tigre (Awesome women being awesome theme) // Claudia Lewis - M83 (Darcy’s theme) // Human Behaviour - Björk (in Asgard) // King of the World - First Aid Kit (Pepper’s theme) // Lies - CHVRCHES (Loki’s theme) // Killing For Love - José Gonzaléz (Jane & Thor) // Just Like Heaven - The Cure (escape from Asgard) // Sea Legs - The Shins (the Gullvidr) // You Take My Breath Away - The Knife feat. Jenny Wilson (Natasha & Sif) // I Will Always Be Your Soldier - Marit Bergman (Jane & Darcy) // Ever Fallen In Love - The Buzzcocks (Aftermath) // Help Me Lose My Mind - Disclosure & London Grammar (Epilogue theme)