amezri: (iron man ;; tony&pepper)
So, something I learned how to do towards the end of 2012 was how to code eBooks. Sure, you can run an HTML file through a converter like Calibre, but sometimes formatting comes out weird and it just isn't as pretty. It's fairly similar to coding a simple website, but there are all these things you have to remember - like mobi files don't really handle 95% of html code written after 1998. Which can be annoying. And then there were quirks with getting covers to show in the Kindle app, as well as discovering that epub files are awesome and cursing the fact that Kindles can't just use those. Blah blah technical stuff.

Anyway, along the way I coded to eBooks for friends and now that they've posted them, I figured I should probably share them here too!

Simple, Not Easy by [ profile] taraljc
R to NC-17. Thor (2011), Marvel Cinematic Universe. Darcy/Clint, Loki/Sif, Natasha/Coulson.
Darcy should have seen it coming. She couldn't hang around the spandex crowd forever and not end up with a great big target painted on her back eventually. She was just surprised it took Loki so long.

download Simple, Not Easy: mobi | epub

I love this story. It pretty much started my Darcy/Clint 'shipping and it's still my favorite out of all the Darcy/Clint fics I've read.

For the second one, I made the cover too! :D

Semaphore by [ profile] devildoll
Explicit. Avengers (2012). Steve/Tony.
"I'm trying to like you, Tony. You're just making it very hard."

download Semaphore: mobi | epub

Okay, let me just say... I love Pepper/Tony and I still 'ship them. Somehow, though, I've fallen into the pit of Steve/Tony. Not too far, though, because a lot of authors use the worst tactics to get Pepper and Tony to break up or have Pepper disappearing entirely. Not so here. There are reasons that Pepper and Tony end their relationship (that make sense!) and there are reasons that Steve & Tony get together. I don't know. Go read it! It's excellent.

Also, once you've read them, go leave [ profile] taraljc and [ profile] devildoll some feedback! :)
amezri: (stark&river ;; brilliant and deadly)
I haven't done a really update lately... and I probably will at some point but I'm just feeling really... life lazy? Anyway, here's some fic. [ profile] arysani is encouraging me (in another fandom) and this sort of came out.


"Okay, this isn't funny anymore!" Tony shouted. "Put me down."

From her position on the ground, River tilted her head and admired her handiwork. "No," she replied simply.

"I said I was sorry!" He tried to pull himself up. Maybe if he could just reach--

"Formal apologies were not drawn. You are a liar."

He missed his target again and grunted as he fell back. Tony wasn't going to admit it, but he was starting to get a little light-headed hanging upside down like this.

The dark haired girl danced under him. "I'm very patient," she sang, telling him that she could out wait him. She stopped her twirling suddenly and looked up. "But Simon says I can be very forgetful."

Tony froze. He knew she wouldn't leave him to die down here. At the very least, Pepper would find him when she came in to give him his coffee. However, the prospect of hanging upside down for hours wasn't very appealing. There was really only one way out of it. "River, I'm very sorry."

"That you lied."

"Yes, River, I'm sorry that I lied."

"What did you lie about?"

"Uh...." What was it? Obviously it was something important.

River frowned. "Lies too much. Cannot keep the web straight and clear."

Crap, he thought to himself, if he didn't figure it out quickly, she was going to leave him here. Maybe it was... no, not that. And definitely not that because she wouldn't know about that one. Could have been-- no, Pepper didn't even know about that little incident. "Oh!" he shouted, remembering. "River, I'm sorry I was going to reprogram Dummy."

"Promised you wouldn't." She was scowling now. "Said you weren't mad anymore."

"Yeah well, maybe he shouldn't keep spraying me when I'm not actually on fire." He crossed his arms and tried to look as dignified as a man hanging upside down could.

"You'll just do it again."

"Look, you want him, you can have him. Your very own pet robot. You do with him what you want and you can program him how you want."

River brightened at that. "Do you mean it?"

"Yes, yes, I mean it. You can have him. Good riddance. I can start on a new workshop assistant."

River beamed him a bright smile, bouncing excitedly on her feet. "Thank you!" she squealed before running out of the room.

Tony sighed. Crisis averted. Except... "Hey!" he shouted after her. "You forgot to let me down!"
amezri: (stark&river ;; brilliant and deadly)
[ profile] not_last_resort asked for a Tony&River ficlet set during a sparring session. So. Here goes!


tony & river: sparring sessions )
amezri: (stark&river ;; brilliant and deadly)
He was bored. This was boring and he'd like nothing more than to get out of the lab and go grab a drink. Unfortunately, he was stuck here because Rhodey had asked him for a favor. It was probably a momentary attack of conscience that made him agree, feeling like he owed his friend something for causing all that trouble when he'd first built the suit. At the time, it seemed like it might have been an interesting trip: top secret government research lab with new and exciting technology. Rhodes had promised him all of these things and, well, okay, he couldn't say his friend hadn't delivered.

The problems was... well...

"Hey, are you paying attention or what?" an impatient voice snapped.

Stark looked up from the schematics he'd been staring at for a good five minutes. He blinked a few times before finally responding. "Huh?"

"Oh for the love of -- when the Air Force said they were going to send 'the best man for the job,' I should have set my standards a bit lower," the scientist huffed, while gesturing wildly with his hands.

With a smirk, Tony Stark leaned back and crossed his arms. "It's a little difficult for me to analyze anything in this lab if all you're going to do is give me incomplete schematics and restrict my access to anything that, oh, I don't know, doesn't seem to do anything more than glow. Doctor..."

"McKay! Doctor Rodney McKay! Aren't you supposed to be some sort of genius or something? You can't even remember something as simple as a name?"

Rolling his eyes, Stark slid out of the chair. He knew McKay's name; knew a lot more about the man than he was going to admit as well. The only entertainment he'd had for the last three days was annoying the other man while he was trying to do... whatever it was he was supposed to be doing. Rhodey said he'd been given special clearance in order to access everything here, but it didn't seem like the head of the science department cared much about that. In McKay's mind, Tony hadn't been cleared for anything.

"You!" McKay said sharply, snapping his fingers. "Get over here."

Stark shook his head. McKay might have been the resident genius on this base, but the man was rude as hell and it was a wonder someone hadn't "accidentally" shot him yet. Brushing the thought away, he walked around to the other side of the workstation as River Tam stepped around him, responding to McKay's call.

"She is not a dog to be called," River said in an annoyed tone.

"Yeah, whatever," Rodney responded dismissively. He gestured at the whiteboard. "Did you do this? You must have, because no one else is dumb enough to touch my equations and Mr. Stark over there probably doesn't even know what this is a formula for."

"The formula was erroneous. Needed adjustment," River said simply before turning away.

Rodney really started fuming then. "What do you mean 'erroneous'? Do you even realize what you did here? With this variable the whole thing would--" He stopped suddenly as it finally dawned on him what her correction had accomplished. "Oh. Huh."

Stark let out a laugh from his corner of the lab, covering it up rather poorly with a cough. It had taken some doing for Stark to convince Rhodes that he needed River with him. He left out the bit about her being from some point in the future or a parallel future and went with the "she's my genius apprentice and I'm rich and eccentric so humor me" story. Strangely enough, it had worked.

"Something funny over there?" Rodney snapped.

"Yeah, nothing," Stark smirked. "Just, you know, I figured that out ten minutes ago." Actually, he hadn't and he still didn't have a clue what all the math on the white board added up to -- just something about energy storage and zero-point energy.

Rodney narrowed his eyes at him. "Oh, please."

"It's true," River confirmed. "See the lights when they switch and his went on the fastest." River smiled at Tony conspiratorially.

"Come on, McKay. Throw us a bone.

[Edit: I've unlocked this, but it's not really done or edited.]
amezri: (stark&river ;; brilliant and deadly)
More Iron Man/Firefly ficlets. They take place in the same 'verse, but not sure about the timeline. These I didn't read over again, really.. just typing up what I'd scribbled down on paper. Plus, it's late. So, sorry for any mistakes.


im/ff ficlet: formulas and coffee )


im/ff ficlet: bullet holes )


im/ff ficlet: home invasion )
amezri: (stark&river ;; brilliant and deadly)
See. Now if you guys won't write it, I'm going to have to! I still can't decide if it's Tony & River or Tony/River. But anyway. Here's some Iron Man/Firefly crossover fic. It's rough and I haven't written in ages. So. Feel free to boo and hiss and whatnot.

She stares at the metal suit, tilting her head from side to side, watching the light catch on the polished surfaces. "Tin man," she says before correcting herself. "Iron man." She frowns. "No. Incorrect." She scrunches up her face and leans forward, sniffing the metal plating. "Unknown alloy. Can't exist." She takes a quick swipe of the surface with her tongue.

"Hey," a voice says loudly, startling her. "River, don't lick the suit." Tony Stark walks over to her with a slight scowl. He grabs a cloth off the workbench and buffs the surface dry.

"Sorry," she says, looking at the floor. "She could not identify the material." River frowns as she steps back from the suit and off the dais.

"Gold-titanium alloy," Stark mutters. "Anyway, not important. What is important," he says, pointing at her, "is that we don't lick the suit." He turns away, heading back up to his living space. He's fairly certain she'll follow him and doesn't look back.

She watches him leave, still puzzled. He had answered her question, yet he had not. Earth-That-Was is so different from what she had imagined and she's still trying to work through the data. It was good that she was here; that she was with him. He would look after her, even if he didn't know it yet. With a final glance at the suit, she turns to follow him up the stairs.

"So, River, tell me about the future," Tony says when she emerges.

Seeing that he's pouring himself another drink, she scowls. "No good will come of it."

"Oh come on, nothing serious. What's it like in space?" he laughs.

That isn't what she had meant and she suspects he knows that. He is very smart. "Cold. Dark. Can be lonely in the black. Given adequate vacuuming systems the human body..." She stops, remembering that the Captain had called her morbid and creepifying.

"Can be drained of blood in 8.6 seconds," Tony finishes for her. He smirks, genuinely amused, and takes a sip from his glass.

"Not having a 'bad day'," River says quietly.

Tony nods, but doesn't understand her meaning. "Yeah. Been okay so far."


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