I found this story via the podfic recording of it, and now I am here to heap my affection for it upon you. This hit every aspect of my telepathy/bonding kink just absolutely perfectly. I love watching Tony struggle with his feelings and with the frustration of not being able to fix it himself. I love Steve finally taking control and being so damn self-sacrificing to save his friend. I love the growth of the the relationship and the both of them eventually overcoming the secrets and getting to actually be together. And all of that is on top of being set in a believable universe with snarky dialogue from Peter, incidental XMen, battles with villains, and everything else that we love the Marvel universes for. Excellent beautiful work. Thank you for creating it and for sharing. Now I'm off to revel in the other bits... I see that there's bondage porn. *_*
*beams* Thank you so much for your comments! And I'm sorry it's taken me so long to say so. My e-mail inbox kind of exploded for awhile there. I love bonding fic (I've written a couple in different fandoms) and having the bond be something necessary but sort of still choses, rather than involuntary, gave me some interesting issues to play with!