Word Count: 2,382
Spoilers: The Avengers
Disclaimer: None of the characters or worlds, in any incarnation, belong to me.
Author's Note I: Written for challenge 14 over on its_always_been. Instead of one story with three cities, I chose to write three stories, they'll be very loosely related, but are completely readable as standalones. For this story I used New York and Montreal.
Author's Note II: At some point the fantastic soundingsea will politely ask me to take a long walk off a short pier if I ask her to beta, but fortunately for me, this fic was not the tipping point.
I've finished writing the whole thing and am going back and forth with Sea on various chapters. It's pretty long and I should be getting a chapter out once, if not twice a week.
Summary: The need to be alone with her, without the skeletons of a half-destroyed city, the broken bones of buildings and scorched overpasses a reminder at every turn of how close they came to losing, is powerful and more than a little selfish.
You can read it parts here on my lj or all in one part over on AO3