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Fic Title: A Kindness Repaid
Author: Potboy
Fandom: Thor, Captain America, Avengers
Universe: MCU
Main Characters and/or Pairings: Loki, Steve Rogers
Length: 23,992 words
Brief summary of fic: Steve rescues Loki from an unfortunate situation. Loki unexpectedly returns with an even more unexpected display of gratitude. Turns out, Steve doesn't even want it.

Reason for rec: I really like these two together. Steve's levelheadedness is a nice counter for Loki's antics, and I am a sucker for Loki redeeming himself while still being a complete asshole. My only gripe with this fic is the action that sets the whole thing off, and it relies on Thor raping Loki. It's a pretty major hit against it, and I admit it took me several times to try to get to this fic. When I finally managed to get past that, it wound up being rather lovely. Loki finds weird ways of displaying his gratitude, like stabbing Steve, and kidnapping him and making him an accessory in overthrowing a monarchy. But better still is that the Avengers don't automatically all suddenly decide that Loki deserves sympathy, and aren't too pleased to find out Steve's getting pally with the resident super villain. It's got a great build-up between the two, and the adventure in the second half is the part of the fic that's always stood out best for me.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/277998
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Fic Title: The Joke
Author/Artist/etc: Imbecamiel
Fandom: Avengers
Universe: MCU
Main Characters and/or Pairings: Steve Rogers, Thor, Tony Stark, Natasha Romanov
Length: 7445 words
Brief summary of fic: Steve assumes that the whole "worthiness" thing with Mjolnir is just something everyone indulges Thor in out of some sense of politeness. Steve is wrong.

Reason for rec: This is primarily a character piece, and I love those. Steve goes through most of the fic assuming that they're all just supposed to pretend that nobody can lift Mjolnir. That doesn't stop him from picking up the hammer and moving it from time to time. The characterisation is lovely and subtle, which just brings the humour out even more. Thor's confused reaction to finding Mjolnir not where he left it is especially good, and the whole fic builds up to a very satisfying ending.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/435654
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Fic Title: This is What the Water Gave Me
Author: FelicityGS
Fandom: Avengers, Thor
Universe: MCU
Main Characters and/or Pairings: Loki, Steve Rogers
Length: 4,670 words
Brief summary of fic: While travelling, Steve rescues Loki from a fall. Having nowhere else to go, Loki tags along.

Reason for rec: I'm really getting into Steve and Loki friendship fics, and this was a strange little one. Loki feigns amnesia to keep his secrets from Steve, but you can tell that Steve catches on before Loki even realises it. As they travel across America, Loki slowly comes to accept the fact that Steve is not Thor, and eventually even realises that he wants to go along, instead of letting himself be taken for the ride. His experience of the first large city he comes to on Midgard is great, as his his dawning understanding of what that means when he's told it's not even in the top 20 largest in the country, let alone the world. It's these little things with Loki that I love, and this fic hit all the right buttons.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/819819

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