March 11th, 2016

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Nothing Else but Miracles (An Ancient Secrets and New-born Dreams Remix) by Muccamukk (Mature)

Title: Nothing Else but Miracles (An Ancient Secrets and New-born Dreams Remix)
Fandom: Marvel Comics (616)
Pairing: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Categories: soul bond, character study, backstory, remix
Length: Medium [8052 words]
Warnings: era appropriate homophobia

Author/Artist/Creator on LJ: muccamukk
Author/Artist/Creator Website: Muccamukk's AO3

Summary: In the rough and tumble of the Lower East Side, the only constants in Steve's life are the solid black letters of the name on his wrist. Because even with the law and society against them, his world falling apart piece by piece, and his search for his soulmate taking him to stranger and wilder places, Steve has faith that finding Tony Stark is only a matter of time.


Review:
As it says in the title and under categories this fic was written as a remix and it makes an interesting companion story to the story it's based on, which is Follow in Your Footsteps by sineala. Both stories are lovely and make a wonderful combined read, but I'm reccing this one in particular, ebcause it has one of my favorite things: elaborate backstory for comics universe Steve Rogers.

It is a soulbond fic, where identifying marks appear and tell you the name of your destined other. That is not only deftly used and developed, it is also the premise that allows for some very interesting world building, about how during the great depression, in a homophobic society, people would deal with their identifying marks showing names for partner's of the wrong sex. There is a very touching bit of backstory about Steve's mother that made the fic even more perfect for me.

The fic manages to be sad and angsty but with a touch of uplifting positivity just enhanced by ending - and the knowledge what life has in story for Steve. The title is very well chosen to give a hint of the tone of the whole story.

Nothing Else but Miracles (An Ancient Secrets and New-born Dreams Remix)