his greatest creation
19 Aug 2019
Stark men don’t quit. Stark men brush off their knees as they get back up and fix their mistakes. Tony’s not stupid; he knows he’s made plenty of them. He has a ledger-full, a laundry list.
But somehow, this doesn’t feel like one of them.
or: the one where tony finds out he’s going to have a kid and he thinks maybe, just maybe, he could try giving the whole ‘dad’ thing a go.
- Part 1 of his greatest creation
23 Aug 2019
Tony tucks his hands into his pockets and leans against the doorjamb for a moment, watching his son’s back rise and fall with every breath. Peter’s eyelids flutter as he sleeps, casting dark shadows against his flushed cheeks. He looks peaceful. Being completely oblivious to the tragedy that is his father probably helps with that.
One day he won’t be, though. One day he’ll realise what a massive fuck up he has for a dad.
or: raising a kid is hard work, but Tony is trying his best. Peter being the world’s most adorable baby definitely doesn’t hurt the situation.
- Part 2 of his greatest creation
27 Apr 2020
They are little beats, the aftershocks of his last moments in this house. She can picture him rushing from his bathroom to his closet and back again, his toothbrush hanging from his lips, his shirt untucked, maybe talking to Peter over his shoulder.
He had been here. A week ago, he had been here and he had been fine.
Now he’s just gone. All that’s left are the remnants of a busy morning, a ghost of Tom Ford cologne.
tony is meant to be in afghanistan for three days. that’s all.
it takes him three months to come home.
- Part 3 of his greatest creation