August 29th, 2013


Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

Title: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
Characters/Pairing: Peggy Carter, Howard Stark; almost Peggy/Howard but not quite
Rating: PG/K+
Word Count: 1972
Summary: Just that night, with the smell of Scotch and leather in the air and Howard before her, shirt falling open at the throat and hair a bit mussed, Peggy stopped a moment and considered. (Or, that time Peggy and Howard almost got together, but didn't.)
Warnings: Spoilers for Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter... no other warnings, really. Peggy says "arse" one time?
Disclaimer: Named characters and certain plot elements in this story are © Marvel Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures. All content is fictional and for entertainment purposes only, not for profit.

Notes: For the talented and lovely sirona_gs on her birthday. Many thanks to the also talented and also lovely 17pansies for the quick beta and enjoyable mutual wrangling of the English language.

If you haven't seen Agent Carter yet, omg get on that. It gave me ALL OF THE FEELINGS which punched me in the face until I wrote this.

The title is from the song "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off", written by George and Ira Gershwin for the 1937 film "Shall We Dance" and performed by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, as seen in this clip which is totally worth watching. Roller-skate dancing! Peggy and Howard would probably also be familiar with Billie Holiday's cover of the song, also from 1937.

Posted to avengers_2k.

This story also available on AO3.

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