“Stars Fading, but I Linger On, Dear” by ChibiSquirt (AO3)
Pairing: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Word Count: 53,732
Warnings: Pining. So much pining.
A Soulmate AU where people meet their soulmate in their dreams. Of course, not even that solves all the world’s problems, especially if one or more of the soulmates has a secret identity…
Yes, I know, I KNOW, that this is yet another Soulmate AU…BUT…this is a take on it that I hadn’t seen before. There’s no soulmate marks or first words here, rather, you meet your soulmate first in your dreams, and then later in real life. This story asks the question: what do you do if you think your soulmate is already dead? Does that stop you from falling for them in your dreams?
Short answer: no. Long answer: this is 50,000 words of dreamscape pining with sooooo much sexual tension and enough sweetness for your dentist to make his salary off all the cavities you’re gonna get.
So, if you’re soulmate AU trash like me, this fic is for you.