Unlucky Girl

Reading Time: 7 Minutes

Title: Unlucky Girl
Author: Keira Marcos
Big Short Prompt: Darcy Lewis
Fandom: MCU
Characters/Relationship: Darcy Lewis/Bruce Banner
Word Count: 1550
Warnings: No beta, vague reference to sexual assault
Summary: Darcy + SHIELD was just an accident waiting to happen.

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She really thought that her hate-on for SHIELD couldn’t get any bigger. Boy, was she wrong. Darcy glared at the scientists on the opposite side of the freaking Hulk cage she’d woken up in, and they all backed away from her. They were just really freaking lucky that anger didn’t appear to be her trigger.

Jane came marching in at that moment, and Darcy stood up. “Darcy…” Her voice broke. She put her hands on the cage. “They said…”

“Do not cry,” Darcy ordered sternly. “If you cry then I’ll cry and what if being sad is my Hulk-Trigger?”

“Oh for fuck’s sake,” Jane snapped and turned on the scientists. “You fix this! You fix this right now!”

The whole Avenger squad came strolling in at that point, and Jane turned to Thor. “They broke my Darcy, Thor! Make them fix her!”

Thor opened his mouth then shut it. Darcy figured the big guy didn’t want to be the one to tell her that there was no fixing this situation. She blew out a frustrated breath when no one spoke. “Jane, look at me.”

Jane turned back around, bottom lip quivering.

“They can’t fix this, okay? If they could fix this, then Dr. Banner wouldn’t turn into a big green rage monster, okay? It was an accident, and we’re just really lucky I was alone in your lab when their experiment blasted through the wall.” Darcy rubbed her arms and took a deep breath.

Jane huffed. “No, those assholes are the lucky ones! If I could, I would Hulk out and rip them to pieces.” She glared at the group of SHIELD scientists. “Thor give me your hammer!”

Thor came to her then and pulled her back gently against his chest. “I could find no one more worthy than you to wield my hammer in my place.” He pressed a kiss against her hair then he focused on Darcy. “What can we do for you?”

Darcy shrugged. “I don’t even know.” She ran her fingers through her hair and kicked the wall of her cell. “Dr. Banner?”

Bruce moved through the small crowd and took Jane’s place. “Hey.”

“Did I receive enough exposure to…” She waved a hand. “Turn into a big green rage monster?”

“I viewed what video footage we have and the data from their gamma radiation experiment.” Bruce looked down at the floor briefly. “If I’d known they were doing that kind of experiment in this place—I would’ve put a stop to it. You received roughly twice the amount of gamma radiation exposure I did during my accident.”

“Son of a bitch,” Darcy muttered. She turned and walked away from them. “Stark?”

“I’m here, Sparky.”

She looked back and found Tony Stark standing next to Banner. He’d been calling her Sparky since he’d found out that she’d tasered Thor. It was more amusing than it should be. “You made Dr. Banner stretch pants, right? Based on Mr. Fantastic’s suit?”

“Sure did.” Tony shoved his hands into his pockets. “Already got Jarvis manufacturing you a variety of clothing options. I had to take a tour through your clothes at the tower.” He paused. “Including your underwear drawer. Not particularly sorry.”

Darcy laughed, and her shoulders relaxed a little. “Thanks for being you.”

He grinned at her. “So, thoughts on your trigger?”

She shrugged. “It sure the fuck isn’t anger.” She offered the scientists another glare. “Or frustration.”

“Or amusement,” Tony supplied. “Which would’ve been hilarious, to be honest.”

“Well, there’s a way to find out.” Bruce walked around the cage, put in a code and one of the panels opened.

He put his glasses down on the railing near him and shed his jacket. Then he stepped into the cage. The panel shut behind him in a snick and Darcy took a deep breath. Banner toed off his shoes, then took off his socks, and slacks. The T-shirt went last leaving him clad in a black skin tight body suit.

“Oh, hey, Stark, it’s not sexual arousal either.”

Tony snorted. “Lucky girl there, Sparky, because that would suck.”

Darcy took a step toward Banner, and he raised a hand.

“I think your trigger is fear,” Bruce said plainly. “And you’re bafflingly brave, to be honest. Anyone else in your position would be genuinely horrified at this point since it’s obvious about to let the Big Guy out.”

“The Big Guy adores me,” Darcy retorted. “He brings me flowers and shit whenever you Hulk out in my vicinity.”

“Then he’s really going to regret doing this,” Bruce said gently.

The change happened rapidly, and Darcy hitched a breath as the Hulk filled a large part of the cage. She took a step back when he growled. The Big Guy had never growled at her. Before she could take another step, the Hulk grabbed her and shoved her up against the glass. Her scream was only slightly louder than Jane’s. She struggled against the weight of his hand, horrified how easily he held in her place then she felt it—the rush of it. Her body twisted in the Hulk’s grip and then she shoved him back.

The Hulk hit the back of the cage as Darcy’s clothes tore in the wake of her expansion. She’d expected her mind to go to sleep, to step back from whatever her Hulk wanted to do but that wasn’t what happened.


The Hulk blinked in surprise and just like that Banner reappeared. Darcy huffed at him and pushed at Bruce with one finger. Banner dropped down on his ass and continued to stare at her.

“What?” Darcy demanded.

“Tony, do you see this?”

“Yeah, it’s pretty hard to miss those big gorgeous breasts. I’m disappointed that the T-shirt held on,” Stark admitted.

Darcy tugged at her T-shirt. It wasn’t holding up that well actually, but she was going to say that. Her sweat pants were torn all the way to the waist, so she was essentially wearing a skirt that was slit to the hip on both sides. “Stop perving on me, Stark. You could be my father.”

Tony grinned and rocked back on his feet. “Oh, I can be your Daddy if that’s the kind of thing you like.”

“He’s been a complete whore since Pepper dumped him,” Clint offered from his perch on a railing.

“I’m just trying to heal my wounded heart,” Tony protested.

“With pussy?” Natasha questioned.

“For the love of…” Steve trailed off. “Darcy, how do you feel?”

“Big, slightly underdressed.” She shrugged which made her tits bounce since her bra hadn’t survived the transition. “Normal.” She turned to Banner. “And it wasn’t fear.”

Bruce picked himself off the floor. “Then what?”

“You made me feel helpless,” Darcy said gruffly and turned her head so she wouldn’t have to look at them. “Jane, go get me some clothes?”

“Of course.”

Darcy cleared her throat as Jane left the room. “How do I change back, Dr. Banner?”

Bruce walked over to her and offered her his hand. “Just take a few calming breaths. How do you know it wasn’t fear?”

“Because I’ve been scared out of my mind since this shit happened,” Darcy snapped. She took his hand carefully.

“You can’t hurt me,” Bruce told her. “And call me Bruce. I have a feeling that you and I are going to be spending a lot of time together. I’m sorry about before—I’d have never held you down like that if I’d known…how old were you?”

“Eighteen.” She bit down on her lip. “College freshman. He denied it, and campus police believed him.”

“If you’d like we could find him, and you could Hulk out on him,” Tony said quietly.

Darcy laughed and allowed herself to relax. The shift back was just as quick as the Hulk out had been and she swayed on her feet. Bruce caught her but held her so carefully—like she’d break even though she was just as unbreakable as he was.

“What about you?” Darcy asked with a small grin. “Wanna play my Daddy?”

Bruce blushed furiously. “You do need your ass spanked that’s for certain.” He turned to Tony. “I think we can let her out of this. Even if she does Hulk out on someone, she doesn’t have the mental disconnect that I had before Reid’s serum.”

“Wait…” Darcy began as Bruce wrapped an arm around her waist and the panel opened. “You and the Big Guy made up and stuff?”

“Yeah, about six months ago,” Tony supplied helpfully.

“Huh,” Darcy said. “So those flowers?”

Stark snorted.

“Shut up, Tony,” Bruce said sternly. “Or I’ll punt your ass halfway across the state.”

“Why am I so tired?” Darcy asked as she blinked rapidly.

“You’ll get used to it,” Bruce said.

“I’ve had a shitty day, Bruce,” Darcy declared. “So you should carry me to my room and sex me up.”

“Are you sure that’s a good idea?” Banner asked with a blush.

“Yeah, but I should be on top, though.” She looped an arm around his neck as he picked her up. “At least the first three or four times.”

“Sounds like a plan,” Bruce agreed.

She offered the rest of the Avengers a wave as he carried her out of the room. “My new underwear better be gorgeous, Stark!”

The End

Author’s Note:

The Big Short is a short-form writing challenge hosted on Rough Trade’s forum, The Workshop. The prompts come in two forms — a word challenge (the theme) and a single character challenge. I post my responses to the prompts on the forum first and eventually they’ll make it to my website. Each is a stand alone piece with no potential for expansion.

These short works are NOT prompts! These are my responses to the forum prompts. No, you cannot use them as prompts. No you cannot continue my short work with a longer work or write a sequel. For fuck’s sake.

Keira Marcos

In my spare time, I write fanfiction and lead a cult of cock worshippers on the Internet. It's not the usual kind of hobby for a 40ish "domestic engineer" but we live in a modern world and I like fucking with people's expectations.


  1. I adore her, nothing gets her down – she would be an amazing she-Hulk
    Brilliant story – love it
    Thank you so much for sharing

  2. Great little story- Thanks for sharing

  3. Darcy is awesome!
    And Bruce sneakily using the Hulk to flirt was super cute 🙂
    Thank you

  4. Awesome

  5. This was fantastic. Thanks for posting it.

  6. always love Darcy and think she should be in Agents of Shield and run them ragged.
    love how you write her. thank you for sharing

  7. Love this! Thanks for posting!

  8. This story is pure awesome!
    It was exactly what I didn’t even know I wanted.
    Love how tough Darcy is and how tender Bruce is.
    Love how ferocious and protective Jane is.
    Thank you so much for writing and sharing this.

  9. I love Bruce/Darcy a lot, so I’m super jazzed to see that in here! The idea of Darcy’s ‘Hulk’ trigger is super powerful, and really great to see turned on its head with her transformation. Thanks so much!

  10. I love that you’ve branched out into Dracy shorts 🙂
    You characterize her well!

  11. greywolfthewanderer

    oh FUCK yeah!!!! *huge-ass grin* *gleeful bouncing*

    man, this is fun!!! you just cheered my day right the hell up, ta ever so!

    dayum, I’d read the fuck outta this at any size — and I love that she doesn’t get stupid when she Hulks out.

    woo hoo fucking hoo!!

  12. Darcy is awesome. Wonderful story.
    Thank you.

  13. Darcy really is a great character to play with. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  14. I want to have these guys over for dinner! You make these characters so clear and familiar that seeing the story in my head feels like mind videos. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  15. huh, second time I’ve seen a ‘darcy is she-hulk’ idea. Yet to see anyone write a complete story about it though.

    Great read as always.

    • My story is “complete”. That’s a decision a writer makes, you know.

      Also, I’ve read several finished works with Darcy as She!Hulk.

      • Sorry, I understand these are one-shots and therefore complete. I wasn’t actually including your story in my comment.

        As for She!hulk Darcy, I’ve only seen 1, possibly two fic. Any chance you could link the ones you’ve seen? I’d like to read more.

  16. LOL! Okay, this was great fun. 😀


  17. This is great. I love what you did with Darcy, even though this is a horrific situation. The banter with the team was awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  18. I love how you write Darcy.

    Since someone was looking, here’s a longer Darcy as she-hulk:


  19. What a wonderful story! I like the idea of BB/DL who are both a form of Hulk. Thank you for the early Christmas present!

  20. Brilliant!!!

  21. Fuck I love this. I adore everything you write about Darcy. Every damn thing!

    She should get her own snarktastic movie. And you should write her dialogue!

  22. Lol! I love how you write Darcy and she would be an awesome she-hulk. She and Bruce are adorable!,

  23. Really fun story, thank you.

  24. Oh, SheHulkDarcy wins ALL the things. Thanks so much for posting this, it’s a gem.

  25. hee!

  26. MissVicki Speakman

    I always love her

  27. <3 Indomitable Darcy, especially paired with Bruce.

  28. I love this. This is… perfect.

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