BOY HOWDY HAVE YOU COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE, FRIEND.
these are what i consider the highlights of the Armando Muñoz/Alex Summers tag on AO3. i haven’t dug my way through the kink meme yet, but this should hold you over for a while, so have at it. Remember to read the fic tags so that you can avoid any triggers you need to, and have fun!
oh my god alex/darwin does NOT get enough love and i am certainly always here to rec anything to do with them!! here’s just a few that i’ve read and loved:
if i can think of any more, i’ll add to this list - these are just off the top of my head!! please heed any warnings within the fics’ tags, and enjoy!!
also i’m freaking out just a little because the last thing armando does — he doesn’t just look at alex, he reaches for him, and then gives this tiny little sad half-smile and that’s the part where i burst into tears because we never see alex’s reaction.
my soft sweet babies
first, we have my forever boys, alan j. corbett and ed zeddmore. the ship tracked tag is #edbett and i built it from scraps in the fall of 2012. it’s the ship that brought me together with my girlfriend, and i once wrote a so-far-unpublished 30k longfic about it.
nobody ships it because corbett was a one-off canonically-queer character in the season three supernatural episode ”ghostfacers!” and ed is one of those mentioned ghosfacers. people see the ship, get mildly upset about corbett’s death, and then they move on because apparently that’s enough for them
(and of course it doesn’t stop them from taking the ‘gay love can pierce the veil of death and save the day’ gif and using it for everything from destiel to johnlock to stucky, and man, i’d say a solid amount of stuff in my ‘supernatural for ts’ tag is me getting pissed about that)
but yeah, i ship it real bad because i identified with ed for a long time, and i still do in some ways. i see a lot of my flaws in him, and i liked the idea that even despite those flaws, somebody loved him. i also ship it because corbett is frigging adorable and deserved so much better than he got.
i don’t post about it much anymore but i love it fiercely, and it’s my ultimate otp.
secondly, and more recently, i fell in love with alex/armando. these bastards i’ve posted about a lot in recent days, so you were probably expecting this part of the answer.
but nobody ships it, at least, very few people with the time/energy/willingness to put out fanworks for it. there’s me, and kales citadelofswords, and i know training-jasmine-how-to-vine is working on something. this is despite the 100+ note post i made on why people should ship the thing.
but nope. nope. because apparently six minutes of screentime for a ship is totally enough when it’s these two.
but i ship it like burning because holy shit, man, they’ve got something to them, something i’ve only seen once before and all i can call it is this:
they’re t’hy’la. i’m probably going to make a post later unpacking what i mean by this, but the short version is that they give me the same set of feelings that kirk/spock does, and there is not a single ship in the universe that does that, except kirk/spock and this one.
i can’t not ship it.
ships that nobody ships but that i absolutely fucking love to death and am presently very sad about the lack of fanwork for:
• ed zeddmore/alan j. corbett (check #edbett in the tracked tags to find most of the fanwork for it)
• ALEX “HAVOK” SUMMERS/ARMANDO “DARWIN” MUÑOZ (which does not appear to have a set ship name so i CAN’T FIND THE FANWORK FOR IT)
I completely pine for Armando and Alex. After all this time, I still want a Marvel Comic movie where Armando and Alex are given enough time to find each other again. I mean, it’s just not fair. Armando wasn’t supposed to die. He’s a 1st level mutant.
If I know you (I know what you’ll do) Part One
Summary: so awhile ago murf mentioned an alex x armando reincarnation au because armando is virtually immortal. And this is my attempt to write that
Pairings: Alex Summers x Armando Muñoz
Alex dreams of fire, and wakes up screaming. Actually, this is not strictly accurate. Alex dreams of red rings of energy that, tear out of his chest. He dreams of a man who touches him like he isn’t afraid -and Alex doesn’t know why this is so surprising to him. Why should he be afraid? Alex dreams that he is the reason this man is dead.
And Alex wakes up screaming.