Despite what the media says, Tony Stark is no stranger to love – actual love, he means, not just lust and loneliness numbed with alcohol and a warm body. (He's all too familiar with that.)
He loves being Iron Man, being an Avenger. Even if no one else knows that it's him.
Most of all, Tony Stark loves Steve Rogers: and ain't that the kicker? Because Steve Rogers – All-American, patient-yet-snarky, inherently good and sinfully handsome Steve Rogers – is in love with Iron Man.
Some days, Tony really hates his life.
On Steve's sixteenth birthday, as was the norm, he woke up with a name on his wrist, etched beautifully into his skin. In blocky, scruffy handwriting now sat “Natasha Stark” on his left wrist.
It was elegant handwriting, but not in a way that anyone other than Steve would share the notion.
Now, he's out of the ice, and he lifts his wrist to his face as his vision swims for a second. Oh thank god, he thinks at the sight of the black blur that mars his wrist, and then his thought processes stutter and screech to halt because it's changed.
The handwriting is still the blocky scruffy script that he loves, that holds comfort for him in the cross of the t and the arc of the r, but it's not Natasha. It doesn't say Natasha Stark any more.
No, the name on his wrist is Anthony Stark.
This time – this new time, Director Fury explains to him, this time sixty seven years in the future – this time he will find him. Whether they're ninety like he should be, or closer to his actual age, Steve won't make the same mistake twice.
He doesn't tell SHIELD that the name in their file is now wrong.
They sway more than they dance, but Tony's smiling up at her like he can't believe it, and Steph doesn't stand on his foot once. The song changes, but they don't break apart, and Tony takes the lead now, leading her through the steps of a dance she doesn't know – but for Tony, would be more than willing to learn.
She laughs when he dips her, and nearly stumbles when she stands again. Tony's grin is breathless, and she can't help but tease, “See something you like, Mr Stark?”
“Very much so.” And this time he gives her a sweeping glance, carefully sets the hand he's holding on his shoulder, so that he can gently lift up the pendant she's wearing. “You look like a masterpiece in my colours.” his voice drops a little lower, and Steph wraps her arms a little tighter around his neck. “Beautiful... regal... untouchable...” he continues, and this- this is the last piece of Tony she's been waiting for, been hoping for – the charmer, the seducer, the gentlemen-that-isn't.
Or, how Steph got to be herself, and fall in love with Tony Stark in the process.
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25 Mar 2017
Bucky’s lived in the village all his life.
It’s not big, though it’s not tiny – he’d call it a town, but it’s cute and quaint; town seems too bulky, too busy to describe where he lives. There’s a few shops, they’re surrounded by woodland, and there’s a river at the bottom of the valley.
There’s also the mansion on the hill.
People rarely go up to visit the mansion - in fact, Bucky's never heard of it. It’s not out of fear, of course it’s not – except when it is, and the village does like to gossip about the family said to live there, once. A mother taken before her time, a father too grief-stricken to be much of anything, and a son now left alone. There are moments in which Bucky wonders what life must be like so alone.
He’s probably about to find out.
- Part 5 of Imagine Tony and Bucky Prompts
Fandoms: Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Iron Man (Movies), Captain America (Movies)
22 Mar 2017
Prompt: Omg you should do one with Teen!Tony getting taken by Hydra when he's young and turned into a mini super/winter solider to help Bucky on missions through out the years. Except when Steve frees Bucky Tony is all like where the hell is Bucky and breaks free from the programming to find him.
The Asset must have performed poorly during its last mission. It was being given an assistant.
The Asset eyed the dark-haired youth–The Assistant. Its eyes were as dead as the other Winter Soldiers’.
Why was this youth an assistant and not a soldier?