coming soon to a computer screen near you Lonesome Dreams that Inception AU fic by Katy where Kirk extracts, Sulu runs point, Chekov builds, Uhura forges, Bones mixes chemicals, Spock invades dreams, Scotty tags along, and Marcus sells secrets to the militant Klingon Corporation alternatively, the best dreamsharing team in the world hunt down the mole responsible for sending one of their own into limbo in the dream world and a coma in the real world
Spock and Uhura are an ace bounty hunting/mercenary duo, working with or against proper authorities as they choose and they’re sent out by Lenore Karidian with a list of names who are in deep debt to her father and need to be taken care of. Jim Kirk is on the list and Spock and Uhura find a well-matched and wily target in the Midwest’s very own genius level repeat offender. Sparks fly, alliances are formed, the truth comes out about who the Karidians really are and what they want with that list of people, and the new mission is to expose Governor Kodos and what would make my X-Files loving heart even happier is if they expose high-level Federation Tarsus IV cover-ups in the process. It all ends in polyamory and the most fearsome trio in space.
~ AU where Pepper and Phil take over the world. Kind of like super-villains, only not evil. C’mon, they’d be awesome!
… Could they also be evil?
Well sure, of course they could. I just kind of see that as too cliche for them, personally — I mean, “evil super-villains trying to take over the world” is the trope, right? But I see them as farrrrr more sophisticated and clever than that, maybe everyone just thinks they’re evil but they’re not? Or maybe no one actually realizes they’ve taken over the world? I guess that was kind of where I taking the idea.
But evil Phil and Pepper would be truly stunning, I do admit.
It starts while Phil is in recovery. Pepper visits him and they talk about things. They’re both people who have an understanding of security and weaponry. They joke about the military trying to confiscate some research because it’s really so easy to just take something if you want it.
It starts as a thought exercise. Phil is good with computers (he can override JARVIS, and JARVIS is unlike anything else out there). Pepper is good with information and people and loopholes. Phil comments that she’d make a good agent. Pepper comments that he wouldn’t be too shabby in corporate espionage. It hangs between them that they have all the skills needed to be something else.
It starts as a joke, a fun way to spend an afternoon, a little secret plan that they never expected to get away with. But once it starts, it’s simply too fun to stop.
au where tony is a really avant garde michilen star chef who does crazy shit with LIQUID NITROGEN and FOAMS and MENTAL TASTE COMBINATIONS and steve is a classically trained chef who has turned his back on the snobbery of the classical kitchen to make food affordable and bruce is one of those guys who seems super quiet but once he’s in the kitchen he shouts at you in french and throws pans everywhere and shit and shield is a really weird high concept restaurant where like all the food is served in the dark and the menu is a secret and natasha and clint probably COOK IT IN THE DARK TOO and obviously thor is making BIG BOLD TRENDY NORWEIGAN FUSION FOOD NEW KID ON THE BLOCK OOH
and they all unite against loki who is an overly critical food critic I guess