President Stark AU
Fandoms: Iron Man (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
08 Oct 2018
So here’s the thing. Tony never wanted to be the guy in charge of running an entire country. If he had any idea when he first started down this road that was a possibility, he would have turned and run screaming in the opposite direction.
He was already carrying enough of the weight of the world on his shoulders, thank you very much.
But the thing is? Looking back, he can’t imagine events playing out any other way.
(Or: How to Accidentally Become the Leader of the Free World by Tony Stark)
- Part 1 of President Stark AU
“Very funny, Mr. President,” Yinsen said.
The persistent nagging in the back of Tony’s mind was getting worse, the instinctual sense that there was some undefinable, fundamental wrongness in this moment, in this conversation.
Here’s the thing. The further they got into Stark's confession, the more obvious it became that President Stark was not actually The Devil Incarnate they believed him to be.
Unfortunately those who have heavily invested in a position, when confronted with disconfirming evidence, have a tendency to go to greater lengths to justify their views. This phenomenon is particularly likely in cases where the new information contradicts a person's core beliefs.
- Part 2 of President Stark AU