Like the Old Man Said
20 Aug 2015
"‘Especially Steve,’ was probably more like it. Semantics, the mechanic decided. He had wanted world peace, created a killer robot that did its damnedest to wipe out the human race, and had been just as upset with himself as his teammates had been with him. It was simple when you broke it down, really.
Either way, it didn’t make sharing a bed with Steve Rogers any easier while they were laying low at Clint’s farm."
Tony can't sleep. It seems like Cap can't either, so they become insomniacs together. That is, until they find a solution to their problem. Tony has to figure out what it all means and what he wants, but he never can seem to keep from getting in his own way.
- Part 1 of Like the Old Man Said
11 Nov 2015
"Tony tried to ignore the shaking in his hands. He clenched his jaw and stood his ground, watching as Cap pulled his cowl off as he approached.
“What?” Cap questioned as he entered Tony’s personal space. “What did you say?”
The emotions conjured by the image in front of him were just as unwanted as the goosebumps, but who could blame him? He wanted nothing more than to press his lips against Steve’s just like he had that first time two months ago."
Somehow Tony always finds a way to look a gift horse in the mouth. There's only one way for him to find sleep at night and he'll have to come to terms with some unwanted emotions in order to finally get rest and get Steve.
Part 2 of "Like the Old Man Said" Series. Can be read alone, but makes more sense following Slumber.
- Part 2 of Like the Old Man Said
"Not even a week had passed since Steve and his BFF had completely demolished his suit and slunk off into the shadows and already Tony missed the hell out of him. Steve, that is. He still couldn’t really bring himself to give a rat’s ass about Barnes except for the fact that he was important to Steve.
Tony snapped the phone shut and set it to the side. On second thought, he pushed it a few inches further away. He was pretty sure it wasn’t possible, but he didn’t want to take any chances that the archaicness was contagious. Satisfied that the flip phone was far enough away so that his shiny new StarkTech was safe, Tony turned back to the carefully creased paper again.
Tony read the letter a fourth time. His fingers twitched."
In the fallout after the Civil War, Tony finds himself more alone than he thought possible. Hopefully, the ends will justify the means. It has to be worth it. Right?
Written as part of the "Like The Old Man Says" series, but can be read as a standalone.
- Part 3 of Like the Old Man Said