So, as it turned out, I wrote two fics for MCU AU Fest. Two long
fics. I didn't really expect to write 60K for the fest, but ... um.The Los Angeles Job
(23314 words) by Sholio
Fandom: Agent Carter (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peggy Carter/Daniel Sousa/Jack Thompson
Characters: Peggy Carter, Jack Thompson, Daniel Sousa
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Alternate Universe - Leverage Fusion, Action/Adventure, Hurt/Comfort, Spies & Secret Agents
Summary: Rogue 1940s do-gooders Peggy and Daniel have been thorns in SSR agent Jack Thompson's side for his entire career, even as he's drawn deeper into political corruption himself. When Jack's (least) favorite crimefighting duo takes on the Council of Nine and he's given orders to kill them, he's going to have to make the ultimate choice: do as he's told, or throw his lot in with theirs?
I picked this one up as an early pinch hit. Or, to be accurate, I absolutely jumped
on it, because I saw the "Leverage AU" part, and the recipient's request for the fic to be set in the 1940s, and my imagination exploded with thoughts of Peggy, unable to talk the SSR or other postwar agencies into hiring her, going her own way as a freelance crimefighter.
One thing that gave me some trouble in the planning stages was figuring out which parts of the timeline to cover. I ended up doing an alternate version of season two, with Peggy investigating the Council on her own, and the various ways that events might work out differently if the SSR was entirely in the Council's pocket at this point.
I had a lot of chat conversations with sheron
trying to work out the characters' AU personalities and motivations, which was HUGELY helpful, as well as many useful suggestions for keeping the building relationship on track; thank you!