Author: Jilly James
Fandom: MCU, NCIS
Genre: Crossover, Drama, First Time, Science Fiction
Relationship: Tony DiNozzo/Thor, Tony Stark/Steve Rogers
Warnings: Explicit Sex, Canon-level Violence, Kidnapping, Torture and Graphic Violence, Medical Experimentation, Mentions of Hate Crime/Hate Speech (because Hydra)
Author Note: Torture and Graphic Violence are limited to one scene early on. See Notes Tab for POV and character-related issues.
Challenge: Originally created for Rough Trade / NaNoWriMo November 2018 (Not Quite Human thematic challenge), and finished for WIP Big Bang 2021.
Timeline: Takes place after Iron Man 3 but before Agents of SHIELD
Beta: The dance of destiny with Grammarly.
Artist: AngelicInsanity. Cover art and all chapter banners were created by Angelic. Thank you so much!
Word Count: ~103,500
Summary: When Steve Rogers disappeared into the ice, Peggy Carter considered it her duty to stand watch over the daughter Steve never knew he had. She watched from a distance, ensuring Steve’s legacy was safe, extending her watch to Steve’s grandson.
As her mental faculties declined, she charged the only person she truly trusted, Phil Coulson, to continue her vigil. Project codename: Sentry.
When Tony DiNozzo vanishes off the streets of DC, Phil forces Fury to take him to see Steve Rogers so they can enlist the aid of the Avengers in finding Steve’s grandson.
A Note About the Warnings:
Torture and Graphic Violence are limited to one scene early on. There are other mentions of torture, but nothing specific (because…Hydra).
Point of View & Names:
POV is a pain in the ass when there are two Tonys in a story. My POV characters are Tony DiNozzo and Steve Rogers, and that is all.
In DiNozzo’s POV, he refers to himself as “Tony” and Tony Stark as “Stark.” Though he does occasionally address Tony Stark as “Tony,” but that’s in dialogue only.
In Rogers POV, he refers to DiNozzo as “Anthony” and Tony Stark as “Tony.”
Characters & Bashing:
I really didn’t like the direction they took Steve Rogers in the MCU franchise. This story, in part, is an attempt to put him on a different path before he goes completely off the ethical rails. Getting to Steve before the events in Winter Soldier and fixing things is the only way I can conceive of him and Stark in a relationship together.
As for Natasha Romanoff and Nick Fury… Neither comes off particularly well here, but they’re not villains. They both have their own agenda, and Nick Fury in particular tends to think he’s right no matter the cost. I don’t perceive that I’ve bashed either of them, but you may.
Scarlet Witch doesn’t come up in this story at all but, in my heart, I’m bashing the fuck out of her. Take that for what you will.
There is a bit of inspiration taken from the Marvel character named Sentry for Tony’s abilities, but it’s only loose inspiration, and Tony DiNozzo is not intended to be the Marvel Comics character Sentry.