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Tony’s head was pounding. He opened his eyes slowly and looked around. Scattered around the floor were all the avengers and some other people he didn't recognise. "Stark? what is this" A voice from next to him asked. Tony looked and saw Steve Rogers sitting there.
"No idea" Stark replied coldly. Everyone was slowly waking up and everyone was even more confused than Steve and Tony
"There’s a note" A familiar voice came from behind him. He saw Peter Parker standing up next to a coffee table holding a piece of paper.
"Who are you" Steve asked roughly making Tony’s fists clench
"Peter" He said back
"Read the note out, I want to get out of here as soon as possible" A racoon said from the corner. Tony blinked before asking "You guys see the racoon to, right?"
After getting a couple of nods Peter started to read out the note

Dear Avengers, Guardians and Other people

Hello! I'm sure you are wondering why you are here. Well there is a threat coming to the universe. A mad titian named Thanos wants to destroy the universe as we know it today. Since Stark and Rogers recent falling out the threat is bigger than ever. They need to make up to save the universe so i thought why not show all of you what everyone in this room has been through. This way you can understand each other and work together better. You won't be able to leave until all movies are watched and everyone has to watch all movies. Listed below are the movies you need to watch in the correct order:
Iron Man
The incredible Hulk
Iron Man 2
Captain America - The first avenger
Avengers Assemble
Iron Man 3
Thor: The dark world
Captain America - The winter solider
Guardians of the Galaxy
Avengers age of Ultron
Captain America - Civil war
Doctor strange
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol2
Spiderman: Homecoming
Thor: Ragnarok
Black Panther
Avengers Infinity war
Antman and the Wasp
You may not know everyone in the room so their names are: Tony Stark, Peter Parker, Steve Rogers, Scott Lang, Stephan Strange, Thor, Loki, T'challa, Shuri, Peter Quill. Gamora, Drax, Rocket Racoon, Groot, Bucky Barnes, Rhodey, Mantis, Clint Barton, Vision, Wanda Maximoff, Bruce Banner, Sam Wilson and Natasha Romanoff. Have fun!
~The Enchantress

“So, do we watch the films?” Wanda asked
“What choice do we have” Barton replied “Well what’s the first film we have to watch again?”
“Iron Man” vision replied then asked the small group in the corner "Are you guys from Space?" Peter Quill replied saying

"Well i'm from Earth but was abducted when i was little. Mantis, Drax, Groot, Rocket and Gamora are from space though"

"I know you" Loki said to the Girl "You use to work for Thanos"

"No" She snapped back "He destroyed my home planet, Killed my mother then turned me into a weapon. But you use to work for him. I remember you attacked Earth"

"I had no choice. Do you think if I really wanted to cause destruction I would have let the Avengers defeat me"

"I'm sorry you meant to lose?" Tony asked

"Your Tony Stark aren't you" The Racoon asked

"You know who I am?"

"You destroyed one of Thanos' army's. Everyone who is anyone, knows who you are. He was so pissed it was hilarious" The racoon said

"I Don't mean to interrupt but shouldn't we start the movies" Bruce said "He is right" Thor said "Let us begin"

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A line of vehicles was racing across the dust, leaving trails of it behind them. Suddenly music blasted through the speakers. A jeep, an Army one, crawled along the dirt trail as ACDC's Black 'n Black pumped.

“Oh, great we’re starting here” Tony said with a sigh

“I love this song” Barton said

Kunar Province, Afghanistan, flashed up on the screen.

Natasha’s face fell slightly and Clint's head dropped a little. ‘What happened here’ Steve thought

Suddenly they were in one of the jeep's, staring at the feet of some soldiers and a silver radio on the floor. A soldier smirked at the stereo. The view moved onto someone holding a glass of scotch, which was trembling with turbulence.

"10 guesses who that is” Wanda said

Tony Stark flashed up onto the screen. “I feel like you're driving me to a court martial. This is crazy. What did I do?" The soldier just stared ahead. "I feel like you're gonna pull over and snuff me." Tony looked towards the young soldier. "What, you're not allowed to talk?"

“You could show them more respect” Steve Snapped

“Calm down he was just trying to lighten the mood” Natasha snapped back before Tony had a chance to reply

"Hey, Forrest!" Tony said.

"We can talk, sir." The soldier said.

"Oh, I see. So, it's personal?"

"No, you intimidate them," a female voice sounded from the front.

"Another Woman warrior!” Thor said Happily

"Dear, God, you're a woman." Tony said, looking at her.

“Tony” Steve said warningly

 "I honestly, I couldn't have called that. I mean I'd apologize, but isn't that what we're going for here?"

"I thought of you as a soldier first." Tony said.

"I'm an airman," the woman said.

"Well you have actually excellent bone structure there. I'm kinda... having a hard time not looking at you now. Is that weird?" 

Tony grinned. "C'mon, it's okay, laugh. Hey!"

One of the soldiers up front turned around slightly. "I - sir, I have a question to ask."

"Yes please," Tony said. 

"Is it true that you went 12 for 12 with last year's Maxim cover models?"

“Dam dude” Barton said

"That is an excellent question," Tony said "Yes and no, March and I had a scheduling conflict, but fortunately the Christmas cover was twins."

“My god” Peter Quill said while the rest of his team looked confused

"Anything else?" Tony asked.

"You're kidding me with the hand up, right?" Tony said

“You should show more respect to the people that risk there lives everyday to protect us” Steve said but to his surprise Tony didn’t reply

"Is it cool if I take a picture with you?" He asked, watching Tony's face carefully.

"Yes. It's very cool," Tony agreed.

Everyone was now looking at Tony who was looking down at his hand resting in his lap

 "Alright," he smiled. 

"I don't wanna see this on your Myspace page," Tony said.

Thor, the guardians and Steve looked at each other wondering what the heck My Space was

"Please, no gang signs," Tony said "No, throw it up, I'm kidding,"

"Yeah, peace!" Tony said "I love peace. I'd be outta a job with peace,"

“What do you mean friend Anthony?” Thor asked

“Um Stark Industries use to be a weapons manufacturer” Tony replied making Steve’s jaw drop a little  

"C'mon, c'mon! Just click it! Don't change any settings, just click it!" The young soldier told him.

Tony took a deep breath that appeared very shaky

BOOM! A huge explosion erupted before their car.

“Oh my god” Wilson said and Peter Parker and jumped quite high into the air

"What's going on?" He demanded.

"Jimmy, stay with Stark!" He commanded.

“Jesus Christ” Quill said and even Loki looked like he had some kind of emotion on his face

"Stay down!" Jimmy yelled at Tony, pushing him down. 

“How are you not dead” A green Woman called Gamora asked him

"Wait wait wait, give me a gun!" Tony pleaded as Jimmy turned to face him through the window.

"Stay. Here!" Jimmy shouted at him.

As he turned, there was an explosion of bullets that killed the kid instantly, blood splattering on the window.

A ringing had begun to sound through the speakers.

“Is that what you could here?” The racoon asked him

Stark just nodded

“I am Groot”

Then Tony himself got out, stumbling into the dust. He ducked as an explosion erupted just beside him.

Steve then shouted “WHAT ARE YOU DOING”

. There was another explosion just behind him, and Tony was thrust behind a rock. He brought out his phone and began furiously tapping. When a huge missile landed just a few meters away. It said, Stark Industries.

Everyone in the room froze. No one but him knew the full story and no one knew he got blown up by his own bomb.

The missile whistled, getting louder by the second. Tony scrambled away, eyeing it with horror.

"Move faster!” Barton was basically screaming

Tony let out a strangled cry as he was thrown back by the impact. He landed flat on his back, covered in dust. He brought a hand to his white shirt, which was now stained red, and opened it up. A bulletproof vest was pierced and the black material was getting flooded with crimson blood. 

Wanda froze. ‘This wasn’t how it was supposed to happen. He was not supposed to be the person who got hurt by his own weapons.’ She thought ‘I 0got everything wrong didn’t I’

The screen faded into white as people chanted in a different language, the voices growing louder, shouting now.

The camera shifted and all of a sudden, they were staring at a sac being lifted from the billionaire's head, leaving his hair matted, a cut on the temple seeping down his face. Cuts were everywhere on his face, deep crimson gashes that ruined his handsome complexion. In the background you could see armed soldiers, guarding Tony.

A voice was yelling in a different language as the genius attempted to blink the blurriness away from his eyes.

"How are you not dead” Bruce said finding his words after everything that had happened

Tony looked about, head lolling. It was clear he was only half-conscious. A gun point was put just by his head

The guardians looked shocked, Parker looked like he was going to be sick and the rest of the avengers looked horrified that Tony Stark, the most arrogant person they knew had been through something like this.

The perspective changed to look at two men, one holding a camera that was flashing a red beacon. It zoomed out, showing at least three soldiers with bandannas over their mouths, gun pointed at Tony. The screen went black, and the words, IRON MAN, flashed up on the screen. 

“Well. I wasn’t expecting that” Clint said

“Earth has really changed since I was last here” Quill said

“You know what. I’m not looking forward to this” Tony said

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Las Vegas, 36 hours earlier, flashed up on the screen. "Tony Stark," a narrator said. "Visionary. Genius. American patriot Even from an early age, the son of legendary weapons developer Howard Stark quickly stole the spotlight with his brilliant and unique mind. At age four, he built his first circuit board."

“Four!” Peter said in shock

"At age six, his first engine. And at seventeen, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from MIT."

"Seventeen? That’s insane dude” Clint said

“Genius remember” Tony replied

"Then, the passing of a titan.”

Tony, Steve and Bucky both froze at the images that were on the screen

“Howard Stark's lifelong friend and ally Obadiah Stane, steps in to help fill the gap left by the legendary founder. Until at age 21, the prodigal son returns, and is anointed the new CEO of Stark Industries. With the keys to the kingdom, Tony ushers in a new era for his father's legacy, creating smarter weapons, advanced robotics, satellite targeting. Today, Tony Stark has changed the face of the weapons industry, by ensuring freedom and protecting America and her interests around the globe."

“Yeah why that didn’t really happen so” Tony said

"As liaison to Stark Industries," Rhodes began.

“I never heard this speech. It’s nice”

“Thanks” Rhodey said with a small laugh

""I've had the unique privilege of serving with a real patriot. He is my friend and he is my great mentor. Ladies and gentlemen, it is my honour to present this year's Apogee Award to Mr. Tony Stark!"

“He doesn’t show up does he” Stephan asks making people jump as they forgot he was there


“Sorry about this Honey Bear”

He walked up to Rhodes and smiled, taking the award and fondling it in his hand. "Thank you, Kernel, this is beautiful, thank you. Thank you all very much, this is wonderful."

Obadiah held out the award as he spoke;

"Well, I'm not Tony Stark." The audience chuckled. "Uh, but, if I were Tony, I would tell you how honoured I would feel, and what a joy it is to receive this very prestigious award. You know, the best thing about Tony is also the worst thing; he's always working.

“Amen to that” Steve said

Suddenly the camera changed to a casino.

“Yeah about that” Tony said slowly

"Work it!"

"C'mon," one lady said

"We should stay till morning," Tony said

"You are unbelievable!" He said, glaring.

"Oh no!" Tony said, facing his friend. "Did they rope you into this?"

“Yes, they did” Rhodey said

“I never went to those things you know that” Tony started “Besides I didn’t know you were presenting”

"Nobody roped me into anything. But they told me, that if I'd presented you with the award, you'd be deeply honoured."

"I am deeply honoured” Tony said sarcastically

“Oh, shove off” Rhodey said jokingly as he shoved Tony lightly

"And it's you! That's great! So - when do we do it?"

"It's right here,"

"Uh, yeah, one more round,"

"There you go," the Kernel said, handing it to Tony.

"There it is," Tony agreed. "That was easy. I'm so sorry."

"Yeah. It's okay," Rhodes said.

"Dude you won an award how do you not care?” Quill asked

“I have loads of them”

"Wow. Would you look at that? That's... something else. Not like I got any of those floating about,"

"Wow how subtle” Clint said

"All right, ride! Give me a hand, will you? Okay, you too."

"I don't blow on a man's dice, he protested. Tony thrust his clenched hand further to the man's mouth, raising his eyebrows. "I don't-"

"And it's the Lieutenant Colonel's Rhodes throw, and..."

"That was a terrible throw” Peter said

“Since when do you know how to play”

“My dad and his friends use to play a lot” Peter replied quietly

"Worse things have happened I think we're gonna be fine. Colour me up, will you?"

"This is where I exit," Tony said.

"Tomorrow don't be late,"

"Yeah, you can count on it"

"I'm serious."

"I know, I know."

"Don’t hold your breath” Bruce said

"Hey, do you have that little doubt in me?"

“With good reason” Rhodey said

"Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's. There you go."

“Did you just give Caesar that award?” Wanda asked

“Yes” Tony replied

"Mr. Stark, excuse me, Mr. Stark! Christine Everheart, Vanity Fair magazine. Can I ask you a couple of questions?"

“Uh not her” Stark said

“I know that reporter” Natasha said “She is a bitch”

"She's cute," Happy mumbled.

"She's alright?" He mumbled back 'Hi!'

“Is that the only reason you would talk to her” Steve said half angry half disgusted

“I use to be a playboy Rogers keep up”


"Yeah okay, go." Tony said.

"You've been called the Da Vinci of our time,"

"What is a Da Vinci” Thor asked

“He was a painter” Loki replied

“How do you know that” Wilson asked but Loki just shrugged

"What do you think of that?"

"Absolutely ridiculous I don't paint."

"My god” Clint said shaking his head

"And what do you say to your other nickname, Merchant of Death?"

"Say what now?” Steve asked

“Yeah that one wasn’t the best” Tony replied

"That's not bad," he said, nodding. "Let me guess... Berkeley?"

"Brown, actually,"

"Well, Ms. Brown, it's an imperfect world but it's the only one we've got. I guarantee you the day weapons are no longer needed to keep the peace, we'll start making bricks and beams for baby hospitals."

“How many times have you said that speech” Sam asked

“A lot”

"Rehearse that much?" Christine raised her eyebrows.

"Every night in front of the mirror before bedtime"

"I'd like to see that."

"I'd like to show you first-hand."

“Gross dude” Barton said

"All I want is the serious answer,"

"Okay, here is serious. My old man had a philosophy: 'Peace means having a bigger

stick than the other guy.”

“That doesn’t sound like Howard” Steve said

“Yeah well I knew him for longer” Tony said

"That's a great line coming from the guy who sells the sticks," Christine said.

"My father helped defeat Nazis. He worked on the Manhattan Project. A lot of people, including your professors at Brown, would call that being a hero."

“What’s the Manhattan project?” Bucky asked

“You don’t want to know” Natasha replied

"And a lot of people would call that war profiteering,"

"Tell me, do you plan to report on the millions we've saved by advancing medical technology? Or kept from starvation with our intelli-crops? All those breakthroughs, military funding, honey."

"Wow. You ever lose an hour of sleep in your life?"

"Oh, millions, darling, millions. I'd be prepared to lose a few with you"

Tony then put his hand over Peters eyes “Hey!”

“Trust me kid, you do not need to see this”

All of a sudden, the scene changed to Tony's bed, where the couple were violently smothering each other with kisses

"Ew, gross gross gross I did not need to see that” Clint said

Everyone else just looked uncomfortable

 Tony rolled over so he was on top and off the bed, Tony laughing loudly.

Tony took his hand off Peters eyes and got a small glare from him in result

"Good morning. It's 7 a.m. The weather in Malibu is 72 degrees with scattered surf conditions are fair with waist to shoulder highlines, high tide will be at 10:52 a.m."

"Why didn’t we live there?” Barton asked in shock

“Because it doesn’t exist anymore”

The words, Malibu, California, flashed onto the screen

"Don’t touch that” Tony said under his breath

“You are not authorized to access that area," 

"Jesus," Christine muttered.

"That's JARVIS."

"It’ Pepper!” Thor shouted

"He runs the house," she explained.

"I've got your clothes here, they've been dry cleaned and pressed. And there's a car waiting for you outside that will take you anywhere you'd like to go." Pepper said.

"So, you must be the famous Pepper Potts,"

“I don’t like where this is going” Tony said

"Indeed I am,"

"After all these years, Tony still has you doing the dry cleaning?"

"Oh, she snapped” Shuri said surprising everyone as she had been quite

"I do anything and everything Mr. Stark requires Including occasionally taking out the trash, will that be all?"

"Dam bitch fight is about to go down” Barton said

"Give me an exploded view,"

"The compression in cylinder 3 appears to be low," JARVIS commented.

"Note that."

"Okay, I'll keep you posted."

"Don't turn down my music,"

"You are supposed to be half way around the world right now." She said pointedly.

"How'd she take it?" Tony interrupted.

"Like a champ." 

"Why're you trying to hustle me out of here?" Tony asked, still examining his engine parts.

"Rhodey is gonna be pissed” Natasha said

“Yeah I was

"The flight was scheduled to leave an hour and a half ago."

"That's funny... I thought with it being my plane and all, that it would just wait for me to get there." Tony said

“That’s fair” Peter said

“You’re like a mini-Tony stark aren’t you” Wanda said

"Tony, I need to speak to you about a couple of things before I get you outta the door," Pepper began.

"I mean, doesn't its kind of defeat the purpose of having your own plane before it departs before you leave? Tony asked, turning to face his assistant.

"Larry called, he's got another buyer for the Jackson Pollock in the wings, do you want it, yes or no?"

"Is it a good representation of his Spring Period?" Tony asked, standing now, wiping oil from his hands with a cloth. 

"Uh, no the "Springs" is actually the neighbourhood in East Hampton, where he lived and worked, not 'spring' like the season. I think it's a fair example... I think it's incredibly overpriced."

"I need it. Buy it, store it." He said as he stood up and walked past her to another section of his lab.

"what’s the point in that” Scott asked

"Okay... MI commencement speech-"

"Is in June please, don't harangue me about that stuff."

"Well, they are haranguing me, so I'm gonna say yes..."

"I need you to sign this before you get on the plane,"

"What are you trying to get rid of me for? What, you got plans?"

Pepper raised an eyebrow. "As a matter of fact, I do."

"I don't like it when you have plans."

"Dude she is allowed to have plans” Clint said

Shuri softly whispered to Peter “I bet it’s her birthday”

“You’re on”

"I'm allowed to have plans on my birthday."

"Told you" Shuri said with a smirk

"It's your birthday?"

“You couldn’t remember her birthday? That’s low man” Quill said

"Yes" Pepper replied. 

"I knew that. Already?"

"Yeah, isn't that strange, it's the same day as last year."

"Well, get yourself something nice from me."

"I already did."


"Oh, it was very nice Very tasteful. Thank you, Mr. Stark."

"You're welcome, Ms. Potts"

“Well aren’t you two just flirty” Natasha said

"You're good I thought I lost you back there."

"You did sir I had to cut across Mujave."

“Ahh gotta love Happy” Tony said

“I don’t think Happy likes me” Peter said

“Nah he does, he just doesn’t show it”

"Ah, I gotcha, I gotcha,"

"What's wrong with you?"

“So many things” Tony said


"Three hours,"

"Why did you wait for that long?” Steve said

“I would have gone home” Sam said

"I got caught doing a piece for Vanity Fair."

"For three hours? For three hours you've got me standing here,"

"I'm waiting on you now Let's go, c'mon. Wheels up, let's Rock and Roll!"

“How have you dealt with him so long” Gamora asked

"What you reading, platypus?"

“What is this Platypus you speak of?” Thor asked

“It’s a kind of ugly creature here on Earth” Natasha answered

“Like me” Mantis said happily

“What?” Scott asked her

“Well Drax said I’m hideous” She said with a smile

Quill sighed “Just let them be”

"Nothing," Rhodey replied.

"Oh come on, sourpatch! Don't be mad!"

"I told you I'm not mad, I'm indifferent. Okay?"

“Who were so mad” Tony said

"I said I was sorry,"

"Good morning, Mr. Stark,"

"No need to apologize,"

"Hi, I said I was sorry,"

"I'm just indifferent right now,"

"Hot towel?"

"Ooh, yes please,"

"-you don't respect yourself, so I know you don't respect me," Rhodey argued.

"I respect you," Tony disagreed.

“Please Stark you don’t respect anyone” Steve said

“Not true I respect a total of five people”

“Okay, Pepper, Bruce, Rhodey who are the other three?” Natasha asked

“Happy, Peter and May”

“Who’s May?” Banner asked

“My Aunt” Peter supplied

"You don't respect me, I'm just your babysitter and so, when you need your diaper changed," he paused to thank the lady who had just handed him a towel, "let me know and I'll get you a bottle, okay?"

"Hey...Heat up a sake, will you? Thanks for reminding me."

"No, I'm not talking We're not drinking, we're working right now. And you are constitutionally incapable of being responsible."

"It'd be irresponsible not to drink at this time I'm just talking about the night cup."

"Hot sake?"

"Yes, two please."

"No, just... I'm not drinking, I don't want any.".

"And you two are drunk” Scott said

“I don’t know what you were expecting” Tony said

"That's what I'm talking about. When I get up in the morning, and I'm putting on my uniform,

you know what I recognize? I see in that mirror that every person that's got this uniform will have my back!"

"Oh, here we go again I'm not like you"

"No, you don't have to be like me. But you're more than what you are, you just don't see it."

"Excuse me, but I'm a little distracted here,"

"No, you can't be distracted right now. LISTEN TO ME!"

"Good luck with that.” Bruce said

Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, flashed up on the screen.

“Back here again then” Strange said without emotion in his voice


"Welcome, Mr. Stark," the General said. "I look forward to your weapons presentation."

“Weapons what?” Steve asked but got no reply

"Thank you,"

"Is it better to be feared or respected?" Tony asked.

“A bit of both never hurt anyone” Natasha said

"And I say, is it too much to ask for both? With that in mind, I humbly present the crown jewel of Stark Industries freedom line. It's the first missile system to incorporate our proprietary repulsor technology. They say the best weapon is one you never have to fire. I respectfully disagree. I prefer the weapon you only have to fire once. That's how dad did it that's how America does it... and it's worked out pretty well so far. Find an excuse to let one of these off the chain, and I personally guarantee you the bad guys won't even want to come out of their caves."

“Oh my God” Peter said his eyes open wide

"For your consideration, the Jericho missile." Tony raised his arms as explosions erupted behind him

“You- You made that” Steve asked in shock and tony just nodded slowly avoiding everyone’s gaze

"We throw one of these in with every purchase of 500 million or more. To peace!" Tony said


"Obie, what are you doing up?" Tony asked

"I couldn't sleep till I found out how it went. How did it go?"

"Went great, looks like it'll be an early Christmas."

"Hey way to go, my boy. I'll see you tomorrow, yeah?"

“Oh, that little bitch” Tony said. Natasha and Clint nodded but everyone else just looked confused

"Hey, why aren't you wearing those pyjamas I got you?"

"Good night, Tony." 

"Hey, Tony."

"I'm sorry, but this is the fun-vee. The hum-drum-vee is back there."

"Nice job"

“How were you okay with that?” Sam asked

"See you back at base" Tony

There was the same explosion that started it all, with a startling 'boom' and a fiery cloud engulfing the cars.

All of a sudden there was a noise with voices. Needles and blood, flashes of doctors and Tony's chest. It zoomed in on the billionaire's chest as a hand reached down and placed it into the familiar chest cavity, as Tony screamed in agony

Everyone was frozen and Peter looked like he was going to be sick

“Is this what humans do to each other” The racoon asked

"You got the arc reactor when you were awake” Steve said slowly trying to process things “My god”

Clint looked angry “I… I knew what happened but seeing it”

Tony then said “I mean they could have done worse for a terrorist camp”

The scene finished with someone placing a cloth over Tony's mouth, and he passed out, breathing out deeply.

"Mortal are horrible to each other” Loki said

A tube was going up his nose. Suddenly the genius' eyes flicked open. He looked around, eyes wide, fingers curling. He coughed slightly, and seemed to notice the tube. 


"oh god that’s horrid” Quill said looking away from the screen

He did. Pulling the tube from his nostril, he coughed again Tony groaned slightly and reached to a table to the right of him, hand attempting to grasp a cup of water. Tony only managed to knock it off the table. The view switched to a man shaving in a broken mirror shard.

"I wouldn't do that if I were you,"

A wire was trailing from Tony's chest to a... car battery.

Bruce froze “They hooked you up to a car battery” he said taking deep breaths between each word “How are you not dead”

Tony grasped the wire, and suddenly began to claw at his shirt. He pulled away the dirty robe, and ripped the bandages.

"They put you through so much pain for a car battery? Sam said

“All that rust” Banner said still in shock

“You should be dead. Its amazing your survived that long most people would go into shock just during the surgery” Strange said

"What the hell'd you to to me?"

"What I do? What I do was save your life I removed all the shrapnel I could, but there's a lot left in there. And it's headed into your atrial septum."

Everyone looked confused and both Strange and Banner said “Heart” at the same time

"Here, wanna see? I have a souvenir. Take a look."

“That’s in your body” Gamora asked

"Well not really anymore” Tony replied

“Wait when did you get it removed” Steve asked

“Uh a bit after Loki invaded” Tony replied

“So, after that the arc reactor was just to power your suits?”

“Yeah why”

“No reason” Steve replied looking a bit calmer

"I have seen many injuries like that in my village We call them the walking dead. Because it takes about a week for the balls to reach the vital organs,"

"What is this?"

"That is an electromagnet."

"Oh, that makes sense” Peter said

"Hooked up to a car battery and it's keeping the shrapnel from reaching your heart."

"That's right Smile. We met once before, you know. At the technical conference in Bern."

"I don't remember."

"You wouldn't If I had been that drunk, I would not have been able to stand, much less give a lecture on integrated circuits."

“That’s impressive” Clint said trying to lighten the mood

"Where are we?"

"Come on, stand up Stand up! Do as I do."

"Come on! Hands up!"

Metal doors creaked open, revealing a man and two armed soldiers. More armed soldiers with guns approached from the back. 

"Those are my guns How did they get my guns?"

Wanda sighed. ‘I guess he really didn’t know’

"He says welcome Tony Stark the most famous mass murderer in the history of America, he is honoured."

“My God” Rocket said

"He wants you to build a missile. The Jericho missile. That you demonstrated."

"This one." The shaving man unravelled the scrap of paper the man had given him and showed it to Tony.

"I refuse,"

"Oh my god” Clint said “YOU ARE SUCH AN IDIOT!”

 "That was pretty stupid Stark" Natasha added

"Yeah I know"

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Tony's face was pushed down into the water. There were hands holding him down in that tub of water. Those hands then pulled him up for a few seconds before pushing him back down. A flash of Pepper Potts, and her voice, crying, 'Tony!'. 

Steve looked at the screen with such horror. ‘Tony had been through this’ He thought ‘God how didn’t I know’

Everyone else was frozen, even the few that knew the story. Bucky’s mind was racing with old memories from his days at Hydra. The guardians looked like they were going to be sick and Peter was silently shaking. Tony was just looking at his hands trying not to look up.

Everyone wanted to say something but no one knew what to say to try and comfort the billionaire.

They forced a sac over his head and led him to the cave's exit.

Tony looked up to see that Peter was still shaking a little so he moved closer to the boy and put his arm around him, pulling him close to his body.

This action went unnoticed by almost everyone except Steve who watched the interaction go down. Steve couldn’t think of Tony mentioning having a kid but now that he thought about it they did look kinda similar…

"He wants to... know what you think." The shaving man translated

"I think you got a lot of my weapons," Tony said simply.

Wanda looked conflicted for a moment before randomly saying “Did you really not know”

Tony looked shocked for a moment but just shook his head with a sorrow look on his face

"He says, uh, they have everything you need to build the Jericho missile," the shaving man translated. "He wants you to make the list of materials. He says for you to start working immediately, and when you're done, he will set you free."

Tony smiled. "No, he won't,"

"No, he won't." The shaving man confirmed.

"I'm sure they're looking for you, Stark," the shaving man said to Tony.

"But they will never find you in these mountains," the shaving man said.

"How hopeful” Clint said sarcastically

“There was no hope in the first place” Natasha replied

"Look... what you just saw... that is your legacy, Stark. Your life's work, in the hands of those murderers. Is that how you want to go out? Is this the last act of defiance of the great Tony Stark? Or are you gonna do something about it?"

"Why should I do anything?"

Steve blinked. He had never heard Tony sound so helpless before.

"They're gonna kill me, you... either way, if they don't... I'll probably be dead in a week anyway."

"Well then this is a very important week for you, isn't it?"

“Your making it” Quill asked

"No. God no” Tony replied

"If this is gonna be my workstation, I want it well lit, I want all of these tools. Welding gear, I don't care if it's acetylene or propane. I need a soldering station, I need helmets, I need goggles, I would like a smelting cup. I need two sets of precision tools."

"How many languages do you speak?" He asked the shaving man.

"A lot." He replied. "But apparently not enough for this place. They speak Arabic, Urdu, Dari, Pashto, Mongolian, Farsi, Russian."

"Who are these people?"

"They are your loyal customers, sir. They call themselves The Ten Rings."

"Are they still around?” Sam asked

“Not that I know of” Tony replied

"You know, we might be more productive if you include me in the planning process?"

"Uh huh,"

“That cannot be safe” T’challa said

“It wasn’t”

"Don't need this,"

"What is that?" The man asked. 

"That's palladium, 15 grams. We need at least 1.6, so why don't you break down the other eleven?"

'What are they doing?'


“They are not very clever are they” Shuri commented

"Careful, careful," Tony said, as the man brought it over. "We've only got one shot at this,"

"Relax, I've got steady hands." He reassured. "Why do you think you're still alive, huh?"

The man began pouring the liquid cautiously into a small bowl.

"What do I call you?" Tony asked, watching the liquid intently.

"My name is Yinsen," he said.

"Well now we have a name” Clint asked

"Yinsen... nice to meet you."

"Nice to meet you too,"

"Woah That doesn't look like a Jericho missile,"

"That's because it is a miniaturized Arc reactor. We got a big one powering my factory at home. It should keep the shrapnel out of my heart."

Most of the avengers kept looking at the screen but the guardians and anyone who didn’t know Tony that well gazed at his chest.

Tony moved uncomfortably and everyone’s eyes looked back to the screen

"But what could it generate?"

"If my math is right, and it always is, three gigajoules per second."

"That could power your heart for fifty lifetimes."

"Or something big for fifty minutes"

"Dude no way” Clint said

“Yes way”

"This is our ticket outta here,"

"What is it?"

"Smooth it out,"


“You built that in a cave!” Scott said amazed

"Shesh Besh,"

"Good roll, good roll."

"You still haven't told me where you're from,"

"I'm from a small town called Gulmira,"

"Oh” said Natasha

"It's actually a nice place,"

"You got a family?"

"Yes," Yinsen replied. "And I will see them when I leave here."

"And you, Stark? Nothing?" Yinsen asked.


"So you're a man who has everything... and nothing."

Peters heart broke and Steve looked ashamed for whatever reason

‘Doesn't look anything like the photo,’  

‘Maybe he modified it.’

‘The tail doesn't look right’.

‘It's just backwards.’

‘Still doesn't look right.’

‘Well, too bad.’

"My god they’re idiots” Quill said and the rest of his group nodded


"The bow and arrow once was the pinacle of weapons technology."

"I hate to disagree but…” Clint said

"It allowed the great Genghis Khan to rule from the Pacific to the Ukraine. An empire twice the size of Alexander the Great. And four times the size of the Roman empire. But today, whoever holds the latest Stark weapons, rules these lands. And soon... will be my turn."

‘Why did you fail me?

‘We're working on it. Diligently’

I spared your life. Is this how you repay me?’

‘It's very complex. We're working very hard’

‘On your knees.

‘You think I'm an idiot?

‘Tell me the truth’

‘Open your mouth’

Peter had buried his head in his hands and almost everyone else was only half watching

"What does he want?"

‘Tell me the truth’

‘We are working hard’

‘You think I am a fool?  What is going on? Tell me the truth’

‘We are working on the Jericho’

Tell me the truth! 

We are working on the Jericho, 



"What does he want, a delivery date?"

"I need him Good assistant."

"Thank god nothing happened” Sam said

"You have till tomorrow to assemble my missile."

“Dam Stark I didn’t know you had that much muscle” Barton said



"Can you move?"

"Say it again,"

"Forty steps forward, then sixteen, left from the door, and four to the right."

"How did you even remember that” Steve asked

“I had to”

‘Where is Stark?’

‘Go find him!’

"Yinsen!" He yelled. "Yinsen!"

"Say something,"

"He's speaking Hungarian!" Yinsen exclaimed. "I don't-"

"Speak Hungarian,"

"Yeah because its that easy to learn another language” Wanda said


"What do you know?"

The soldiers attempted to enter the room but as they opened the door a device was set off to explode.

"How'd that work?"

"Oh, my goodness It worked all right,"

"What do I do?"

"Just let me finish this,"

"Finish the power sequence,"

“Wow you’re really doing this” Bruce said



"Tell me, tell me!"

"Function, 11,"

"Tell me when you see a progress bar It should be up right now - talk to me, tell me when you see it."

"I have it!"

"Press Ctrl, I."

"Got it!"

"'Enter', I, 'Enter'. Come over here and button me up."

"Oh, hurry up!” Sam said as he was basically screaming at the screen

“There not gonna make it are they” Clint said

“Well they must make it” Vision replied

"It doesn't need to look pretty,"

"They are coming!"

"Just get it done."

"They are coming!"

"Make sure the checkpoints are clear before following me out, okay?".

"We need more time Okay,"

"I'm going to go buy you some time."

“No no no no” Banner said

"Stick to the plan, STICK TO THE PLAN!"

"Yinsen!" Tony cried. "YINSEN!"

Tony had completely looked away from the screen and was instead looking around the room. Steve was looking at him with a sorrow look on his face while trying to read the look on Tony’s face.

An iron fist clenched.

"Finally, the man or Iron is escaping” Thor said. 

After making his way through the cave, killing many people in the process he stood in a doorway seeing Yinsen lying in a pile of sandbags.

"Oh god” Clint said

Tony was now just looking at Peter with glazed over eyes. Steve was sure Peter knew that Tony was staring at him but Peter didn’t seem to mind.


"Watch out!"


"C'mon. We gotta go. Move with me. C'mon, we gotta plan, we need to stick to it."


“Come on” Quill said sitting on the edge of his seat

"This was always the plan, Stark."

"What” Rhodey said then he looked at Tony who couldn’t be described as anything but broken. He sighed putting an arm on his friend.

"Come on, you’re going to see your family again,"

"My family's dead I'm going to see them now, Stark."

“Holy shit” The racoon said

"It's okay. It's okay." Yinsen reassured Tony, his voice barely a whisper. "I want this."

"Thank you for saving me," 

"Don't waste it, don’t waste your life,"

“No” Natasha said 

Everyone looked horrified and even Strange and Loki had sympathy in his eyes. Tony let out a shaking breath that he was holding in. This was only the beginning.

Chapter Text

Iron Man emerged from the dark cave entrance.

All the remaining soldiers were shooting at him but none of the bullets were doing anything.

"My turn" Iron Man said

“Wow, you are scary when your mad” Scott said

"The Man of Iron has impressive fire power," Thor commented.

Everything was in flames. Ironman walked down the mountain, burning things in his way. Then Iron Man blasted into the air.

"The man of metal has taken flight” Thor said

“Yes, about that” Tony said slowly

Iron Man then fell out of the sky and fell into the sand.

"That looks painful” Peter said

The scene changed to Tony walking through the sand with his head covered with cloth.

"Dude, I’m a trained spy and I don’t think I could have survived all this” Clint said “How did you do it”

 A helicopter flew over Tony’s head.

"How was the fun-vee?" Rhodey asked

"Next time you ride with me, okay?" Rhodey's said and then pulled Tony into a hug

“Bromance” Shuri and Peter said at the same time then burst out into laughter. Tony rolled his eyes but shot Rhodey a smile which was returned.

"Watch it coming up here," Rhodey said

A couple of paramedics appeared with a stretcher.

"Are you kidding me with this? Get rid of them."

Peter glared at Tony in a jokey way and Tony just smiled down at the boy. ‘Who was this kid’ Steve thought

"Your eyes are red. Few tears for your long-lost boss?" Tony asked

"Tears of joy. I hate job-hunting." Pepper replied

"Yeah, vacations over"

"Where to, sir? Happy asked

"Take us to the hospital please, Happy-" Pepper began



"Tony, you have to go to the hospital-"

"I don't have to do anything, I was in captivity for three months-"

"Wow. That long” T’challa said

“Yeah the movie made it seem shorter than it was”

"there are two things I want to do. I want an American cheeseburger. And the other"

"That's not going to happen."

“She doesn’t even know what your going to say” Clint said

“I’m sure she can guess” Steve said

“You’ll be surprised” Tony said

"It's not what you think I want you to call for a press conference. Now."

"Call for a press conference?"


"What on earth for?"

"Hogan, drive. Cheeseburger first"

“Wait” Peter said with a smirk “His name is Hogan”

"Look at this! Look at this! Huh?" Obadiah said "Tony! I thought you'd meet me at the hospital!"

"Yeah, well"

"Look at you! Oh, a burger, you had to have a burger," Obadiah said. "Did you get me one of those?"

"Dude you were kidnapped and he wants your food!” Quill said in shocked and everyone nodded their heads

"Uh, there's only one left. I need it."

"Hey! Look who's here! Yeah!"

"Ms. Potts" An unknown voice said

"Son of coul!” Thor said happily

“Why do you all look upset” Peter asked

No one said anything and Tony looked like he was about to open his mouth when surprisingly Loki said “He died during the battle of New York. It was my fault”

Everyone who was involved was shocked and Tony muttered under his breath “You killed him”

Peter looked at all them confused. “He’s not dead”

“Yeah kid he is” Tony said

“No. I’ve met him”

“We saw him die” Natasha said

“Peter scrunched his face up “10 bucks says he is alive”


"May I speak with you?"

"I-I... I'm not part of the press conference, but it's about to begin right now,"

"I'm not a reporter, I'm Agent Coulson with the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division."

“That is a lot of words” Drax said

"That's quite a mouthful."

"I know, we've been working on it."

“Well keep working” The racoon said

"You know, we've been approached already by the DOD, the FBI, the CIA-"

"we are a separate division, a more specific focus. We need to debrief Mr. Stark about the circumstances of his escape."

"I'll put something in the book, shall I?".

"Thank you," Phil said

"Hey, would it be alright if everyone sat down? Why don't you just sit down,"

Sam sighed “That’s not how press conferences work”

“You’d be surprised at what Stark can do” Natasha said

"That way you can see me and I can... a little less formal,"

"What's up with the lovin'?" Rhodey asked

"Don't look at me, I don't know what he's up to," Pepper replied

"No one does at any time” Clint said

"Good to see you," Tony said to Obadiah

"Good to see you too,"

"I never got to say bye to dad. I never got to say goodbye to my father."

Steve and Bucky both visibly froze which was noticed by almost everyone in the room

"There's questions I would've asked him. I would've asked him how he felt about what his company did... if he was conflicted, if he ever had doubts. Or maybe he was every inch of a man we all remember from the newsreels."

Steve frowned.

"I saw young Americans killed, by the very weapons I created to defend them and protect them. And I saw that I had become part of a system that is comfortable with zero accountability."

A report said 'Mr. Stark-"


"What happened over there?"

"I had my eyes opened. I came to realize that I have more to offer this world then, just making things to blow up. And that is why-"

"This is the second most iconic press conference in history” Natasha said

“What’s first?” Steve asked

“I’m sure you will see”

"effective immediately, I am shutting down the weapons manufacturing division of Stark Industries until such a time, as I can decide what the future of this company will be, what direction it should take, the one I'm comfortable with, and is consistent with the highest good of this country and the world."

The reporters shot up asking questions and Stane was pushing Tony away from the microphone.

"What we should take away from this is that... Tony's back! And, ah, he's healthier than ever,"

Bruce rolled his eyes “what ever helps him sleep at night”

"Where is he?" Obadiah asked

"He's just inside"

"Well that... ah that went well."

"Did I just paint a target on the back of my head?"

"Your head?" Stane asked, walking up to him. "What about my head?"

“Nice to know he cares” Peter said sarcastically

"What do you think the over-under on a stock drop is gonna be?"

"Optimistically? Forty points?"

"At minimum."


"Tony We're a weapons manufacturer."

"Obie, I just... I don't want the body count to be our only legacy"

“And you work for the Avengers” Strange said

“Burn” Shuri shouted

"That's what we do, We're Iron Mongers, we make weapons-"

"My name is on the facade of the building”

"And what we do keeps the world from falling into chaos."

“That went well” Shuri whispered to Peter making them both laugh

"Not from what I saw. We're not doing a good enough job, we can do better, we can do something else"

"Oh like what? You want us to make baby bottles?"

"I think we should take another look into Arc Reactor technology"

"Oh, come on. The Arc Reactor was a publicity stunt! Tony, come on, we built that to shut the hippies up!"

“I am Groot”

“Yes, that what it means” Peter (Quill) replied

“I’m sorry, you can understand him?” Tony asked

“Oh yeah” Quill replied

"It works," Tony said simply.

"Yeah, as a science project. The Arc was never cost-effective, we knew that before we built it. Arc Reactor technology, that's a dead end, right?"


“In other words, no” Banner said

"Huh, am I right? We haven't had a breakthrough in that for what... thirty years?"

"That's what they say."

“He knows” Natasha said

 "Could you have a lousier poker face?"

"Just tell me, who told you?"

"Never mind who told me, show me."

"Rhodey or Pepper? It's gotta be Rhodey or Pepper."

"I wanna see it."

"Okay, Rhodey."

“Sorry” Rhodey said

“Its fine Honey bear. He would have found out eventually”

 "Okay, alright."

"It works,"

"Listen here, Tony. We're a team. Do you understand? There's nothing that we can't do, if we stick together, like your father and I, huh?"

Tony shifted uncomfortably in his seat

"Sorry I didn't give you a head up, Okay, but if I had-"

"Tony, no more if this heads up-fire-aim business, d'you understand me?"

"That's dad's line"

"You gotta let me handle this. We're gonna have to play a whole different kinds ball now. We're gonna have to take a lot of heat, I want you to promise me to lay low."

“I would like to see that” Clint said with a small laugh.

"Let me show you the new, Stark Industries business plan. Look, that's a weapons company that doesn't make weapons!" The news reporter said

“Uh I hate the channel” Scott said

"Pepper. How big are your hands?"

"Do you know how weird that sounds” Sam said

"How big are your hands?"

"I-I don't understand...why"

"Just get down here, I need you."

"Cute” Clint said, getting a slap on his arm from Natasha

"Hey! Let's see 'em. Show me your hands."

"Oh, wow, very small. Very petite indeed. I just need your help for a sec." Tony said

“That sounds so strange man” Quill said

"Oh my God, is that the thing keeping you alive?" Pepper asked

"It was, now it is an antique. This Is what will be keeping me alive for the foreseeable future. I was swapping it for an upgraded unit and I just ran into a little speed bump."

"I don’t like where is this going” Bruce said

"Speed bump, what do you mean? What's happening?"

"It’s nothing, just a little snag. There's an exposed wire under this device and is contacting a socket wall and is causing a little bit of a short circuit."

“That must have hurt” Bruce said

“Yeah I guess. I didn’t really notice tho” Tony replied

“You didn’t notice the constant pain in your chest” Clint asked amazed

"Wha-what do you want me to do?" Pepper asked

"Just put it on that table over there, that's irrelevant." 

"Oh, my God"

"I just want you to reach in, and you're gonna gently lift the wire out."

"Dude are you about to die” Scott asked

“Well I am alive now aren’t I?”

"Is it safe?"

"Um, yeah, it should be fine."

"That doesn’t sound convincing” Peter said

"It's like Operation, you just don't let it touch the socket wall."

"What's Operation? What do you mean, Operation?"

“I love that game” Peter said idly

"It's just a game, never mind. Just gently lift the wire."


"Okay? Great."

"You know, I don't think I'm qualified to do this"

“I don’t think anyone is qualified to do that” Rhodey said

"No, no You're fine. You are the most capable, qualified, trustworthy person I've ever met."

"You're gonna do great." Tony said with a smile

"Okay, okay." Pepper said putting her hand in Tony’s chest

"Oh, oh, there's Pus!"

"God that’s disgusting” Peter said

“It won’t be pus” Strange said

Tony looked over at him “How did you know that”

“Do you think I just threw the Word Doctor in front of my name for fun?”

"No, no, it's not pus. It's a plasmic discharge, it's from the device, not from my body."

"It smells"

"Yeah it does. The copper wires. The copper wire, you got it?"

"I-I got it"

"You got it? Now don't let it touch the AHHH. sides, that's what I was trying to tell you before..."

"I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm so sorry"

"Okay, now make sure that when you pull it out, you don't pull out the magnet at the end of it."

"That was it, that you just pulled out."

"Oh God."

"I was not expecting that,"

“Well. This doesn’t seem to go well” Peter said

“If you fall to the floor I know just the song to play” Shuri said. Peter then looked over at her and raised his eyebrows

"What do I do?"

"DON'T put it back in!"

"What's wrong!?"

"Nothing, I'm just going into cardiac”

“Oh, you know. Chill” Peter said. Everyone looked over to him and he just said “Well he obviously survives”

"What!? I thought you said this was safe"

"We gotta hurry... take this."


"Take this, you gotta switch, real quick."



"It's gonna be okay, I am going to make this okay."

"Just put it in there already!” Natasha said

"Okay, you gotta touch that to the baseplate. And make sure you"

"AHHHGGGGHHHHH” Tony said as he took a deep breath "Was that so hard? That was fun right?”

"Are you okay?"

"Yeah, I feel great. Are you okay?" 

"Don't ever, ever, ever, ask me to do anything like that ever again."

"I don't have anybody but you"

“How were you not dating back then” Sam asked


"What do you want me to with this?" Pepper asked

"That? Destroy it."

"Why?” Steve asked

"Incinerate it."

"You don't wanna keep it?"

"Pepper, I've been called many things, but nostalgic is not one of them."

Peter snorted but no one took any notice of it.

"Will that be all, Mr. Stark?"

"That will be all, Ms. Potts."

“If that’s not flirting I don’t know what is” Quill said making Gamora roll her eyes but lean in closer to him

"Hey, Butterfingers, c'mere. What's all this... stuff, on my desk. That's my phone, that's a picture of me and my dad, right there, in the garbage."

"The future of air combat, Is it manned or unmanned? Let me tell you in my experience, no unmanned aerial vehicle will ever trump a pilot's instinct, his insight, that ability to look into a situation beyond the obvious and discern its outcome. Or pilot’s judgement." Rhodey said

"Colonel, it's. "Why not a pilot without a plane?"

"Look who fell out of the sky!" Rhodey said "Mr. Tony Stark." 

"Speaking about manned or unmanned, you gotta get him to tell you about the time he guessed wrong It's spring break - just remember that spring break, 1987, that lovely lady, what was his name?"

"Was it Ivan?"

"Don't do that, don't do that, they'll believe it, don't do that!" Rhodey said

"Okay, okay,"

"Give us a couple of minutes, you guys," Rhodey said

"I'm surprised!"


"I swear I didn't expect to see you walking around so soon."

"I'm doing a little better than walking around"

"Flying around more like it” Scott said


"Yeah." Tony sighed slightly. "Rhodey, I'm working on something big."

"You can say that again” Shuri said

"I came to talk to you. I want you to be part of it."

"You're about to make a whole lotta people around here really happy, because that little stunt at the press conference, that... that was juicy!" 

“Dude. You’re not really supportive here” Clint said

Rhodey sighed and mumbled “Yeah I know” so only Tony could here

"This is not for the military I'm not... it's different"

"What are you, humanitarian now or something?"

"I need you to listen to me,"

"What you need is time to get your mind right." Rhodey said

“That’s cold dude” Quill said

"I'm serious."

"Okay," Tony replied

"It's nice seeing you, Tony." 

"JARVIS, you up?" Tony asked.

"For you sir, always." The AI replied.

"I'd like to open a new project file, index as; Mark II."

“Took you long enough” Natasha said

"Shall I store this on the Stark Industries' central database?" JARVIS asked

"I don't know who to trust right now. Till further notice, why don't we just keep everything on my private server." Tony said

"Working on a secret project, are we sir?"

“Why do you make all you AIs sassy” Wanda asked

"I don't want this winding up in the wrong hands."

"Maybe in mine it could actually do some good."

The scene changed to the desert, the terrorist were talking around picking up scraps of metal.

One of them then picked up the Mark 1 mask.

The scene changed back to Tony

"Next," Tony said "Up. Not the boot, DUM-E, right here."

"You got me?"

"Stay put. Nice..." Tony muttered

"And you, you're no better at it at all. Lift... I got it."

"Up. That's great, don't even move."

“When did you make that robot?” Clint asked

“DUM-E? Um I think while I was still at MIT”

"Okay," Tony announced. "Let's do this right."

"Start mark, half meter back of the center." Tony said

"DUM-E, look for light. Stand back for fire safety. U, roll it."

"Okay, gonna start nice and easy, raising 10% thrust capacity-"

"Oh god this is embarrassing”

"-to achieve lift."

"And, 3, 2, 1-"

Tony was thrown into the air against a wall

Everyone started laughing. What surprised everyone was that Drax burst into a deep, loud laugh.

DUM-E then blasted him with the fire hydrant.

"I've been buzzing you, did you not hear the intercom?" Pepper asked

"Yeah, everything's... what?"

"Obadiah's upstairs"

"Great, great, I'll be right up."

"I thought you were done making weapons?"

"It isn't. This a flight stabiliser. It's completely harmless."

“Yeah that may help” Sam said

Chapter Text

"How'd it go?" Tony asked "Wow, it was that bad, huh?"

"Just because I brought pizza back from New York doesn't mean it went bad"

“He brought back pizza all the way from New York” Peter said amazed

 "Uh huh" Tony said "Sure doesn't"

"Oh boy. It would've done better if you were there." 

"You told me to lay low and that's what I've been doing."

"You have a point” Clint said

“I don’t think that is what he meant” Steve replied

"I lay low and you take care if all the…"

"Hey, come on. In public, the press... this was a board of directors meeting."

"This-this was a board of a directors meeting?" Tony asked

"The Board are claiming a Post-Traumatic Stress."

“Like Shell Shock?” Bucky asked confused

“Yeah basically” Rhodey replied

"They're filing an injunction" Obadiah said

"A what?!"

"They wanna lock you out."

"Why would they do that?” Scott asked

“It was more of-I’m sure you’ll find out” Tony replied

"Why, cause the stocks dip 40 points? We knew that was gonna happen." Tony said

"56 and a half." Pepper interrupted

“That. Means nothing to me” Quill said

"It doesn't matter! We own a controlling interest in the company."

"Tony, the Board has rights too. They're making the case that you, and your new direction, isn't in a company's best interest." Obadiah said

"I'm being responsible. That's a new direction. For me - for the company."

“I don’t trust this mortal” Gamora said

“Drax agrees” Dax said

"I mean, me on the company's behalf being responsible for the way that-Oh, this is great." Tony grumbled, standing up and grabbing the entire pizza box for himself.

"Oh, c'mon wait! Tony - Tony!" Obadiah protested.

"I'll be in the shop!" Tony called, not looking back.

"Hey, hey Tony – listen. I’m trying to turn this thing around, but you gotta give me something! Something to pitch 'em!"

“He wants the arc reactor” Sam said “Why?”

"Let me have the engineers analyse that, you know, draw some specs,"



"No! Absolutely not! This one stays with me!"

"Why would he try and take it, if he knows it is keeping you alive” Peter asked

“Because he’s a dick” Tony said


"That's it, Obie. Forget it."

"Alright, well, this stays with me then. Go on, here. Take a piece - have two."

"Thank you."

"Do you mind if I come down to see what you're doing?"

"Goodnight, Obie," Tony said

"Day 11, test 37, configuration 2.0."

"Dude take a break” Clint said

“You ask too much of him” Rhodey said as Tony rolled his eyes

"For lack of better option, DUM-E is still on fire watch, if you douse me again, and I'm not on fire, I am donating you to a city college."

"All right, nice and easy. Seriously, just gonna start off with 1% thrust capacity." Tony said getting ready "And 3, 2, 1"

Suddenly Tony was hovering in the air

"Okay, please don't follow me around with it either, I feel like I'm gonna catch in fire spontaneously."

"Is that even possible?” Scott asked

“With DUM-E anything is possible”

"Just stand down. If something happens, then come in."

"Again, let's bring this up to 2.5%. And, 3, 2, 1"

Then again Tony was floating above the ground but moving a lot faster.

"Okay, this is not where I want to be," Tony said as he hovered over his cars

"Sweet ride” Scott said

"Ohhhhhh, not the car, not the car,"

"Could be worse, could be worse, we're fine, we're fine..." He said "Okay, okay."

"Yeah. I can fly."

Peter rolled his eyes and the original six avengers gave a small laugh or snort.

"JARVIS, you there?"

"At your service, Sir." The AI replied.

"Engage head up display,"

"Is that what you see then, in the suit?” Bruce asked amazed

 “Yep” Tony said smirking “

"Will do, sir."

"Alright, what do you say?"

"I have indeed been uploaded, sir. We're online and ready."

. "Start the virtual walk around."

"Importing preferences and calibrating virtual environment."

"Do a check on the control surfaces."

Clint turned to Scott and asked “Do you understand any of this?”

“Nope. This is basically another language” Scott replied

"As you wish, sir." 

"Test complete." JARVIS said "Preparing to power down and begin diagnostics."

"Yeah, tell you what - do a weather and ATC check. Start listening the ground control."

"Sir, there is still terabytes of calculations needed before an actual flight!"

"JARVIS..." Tony said in an almost scolding tone. "Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk."

"That is the most stupid thing I have ever heard” Strange said

"Ready?" He asked. "3, 2, 1."

"Wooooooooooooooooooooooo” Tny said shooting out of his house and flying straight into the air” Woooohooooo!"

“I’d laugh if you feel” Peter said and Tony replied with:

“Start laughing kid”

"It feels like a dream,"

"Alright, let's see what this thing can do," Tony said.

"What's the SR-71's record?"

"The altitude record for fixed-wing flight is 85,000 feet, sir." JARVIS replied.

"I don’t like where this is going” Steve said

"Records are made to be broken"

"Sir, there is a potentially fatal build-up of ice occurring," JARVIS said,

"Oh. My. God. You. Idiot.” Bruce said

"Keep going!" He shouted.

“Do you have a death wish?” T’challa asked


Suddenly Tony started falling back down to earth

"Mmm Whatcha say” Shuri and Peter said at the same time. Peter then jumped up in excitement

“You watch vines?” He asked her

“Yeah of course I do!” She replied and Peter looked like he was going to explode with rainbows

“What just happened?” Tony asked getting a sigh from T’challa

"We're iced up, JARVIS, deploy flaps! JARVIS!?"

"C'mon, we gotta break the ice!"

After falling for a bit, the ice broke off. However, the blasters didn’t turn on.

"Why can you not fly?" Thor asked anxiously.

Suddenly the blaster turned on and Tony flew back to the house.

"Cut power."

The blasters cut off but the weight of the suit cause it to fall through the roof crushing a car underneath it.

"The Car!” Scott shouted “The poor car"

There was a note on a parcel saying it was from Pepper

Tony opened the package and looked what was inside. It was the old arc reactor with a ring around it reading Proof that Tony Stark has a heart, in a small glass case.

“That is so cute” Peter said

“How were you two not a couple back then?” Natasha asked

Chapter Text

"Notes: main transducer feels sluggish at plus 40 altitude. The whole pressurization is problematic." Tony said. "I'm thinking 'icy' is a probable factor."

"A very astute observation, sir. Perhaps if you intend to visit other planets, we should improve the exo systems."

"Connect to the Cisco, have it reconfigure the shell metals. Use the gold-titanium alloy from the Seraphim tactical satellite. That should ensure the fuselage integrity while maintaining power-to-weight ratio. Got it?"

"Not at all” Starlord said “Is that how people on Earth speak nowadays?”

“No only Tony can understand that” Clint said

"Yes." JARVIS said. "Shall I render using proposed specifications?"

"Thrill me,"

"Tonight's red hot, red carpeted, right here at the Disney Concert Hall, where Tony Stark's third annual benefit for the Firefighters Family Fund has become the place to be..."

"JARVIS, did we get a invite from them?"

"I have no record of an invitation, sir." JARVIS replied.

"not invited to your own party? That sucks dude” Scott said

"...haven't been seen in public since his bizarre and highly controversial press conference."

"Some claim he's suffering from PTSD and has been bed ridden for weeks. Whatever the case may be, no one expects an appearance from him tonight."

"Please don’t do what I think your about to do” Natasha said

"The render is complete." JARVIS said

"A little ostentatious, don't you think?"

"What was I thinking? You're usually so discrete."

"Tell you what... throw a little hot rod red in there."

"Yes, that will help you keep a low profile."

Everyone laughed

"The render is complete"

"Hey, I like it. Tony said "Fabricate it. Paint it!"

"Commencing an automated assembly. Estimated completion time is five hours." JARVIS said.

"Don't wait on me, honey" He told JARVIS

"The weapons manufacturing is only a one small part of what Stark Industries is all about..." Obadiah said

"Hey Tony, Remember me?" A random women asked

"Sure don't."

Clint snorted and chocked on his drink

"You look great, Hef." 

"What's the world coming to when a guy's gotta crash his own party?"

"Look at you..." He said "Hey, what a surprise..."

“He really doesn’t like you does he” Peter said

"no not really” Tony replied with a small laugh

"Listen... Take it slow, alright? I think I got the board where we want 'em."

"You got it, just cabin fever, I'll be just a minute."

"Gimme a scotch, I'm starving."

"You know there is a thing called food” Natasha said

It was Agent Coulson. "Mr Stark."


"Agent Coulson"

"Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, the guy from the..."

"Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division." 

“Why did they go with that for so long?” Bruce asked

“What’s it called now?” Mantis asked

“S.H.I.E.L.D” Clint replied.

"God, you got... you need a new name for that."

"Yeah, I get that a lot.”

“I can’t imagine why” Strange said

“Listen, I know this must be a trying time for you, but we need to debrief you. There's still a lot of unanswered questions, and time can be a factor with these things. Let's just put something in the books. How about the, 24th, 7pm at Stark Industries."

"Tell you what. You got it. You're absolutely right. Well, uh, I’m gonna go to my assistant, and... we'll make it a date."

“Someone’s got a crush” Clint said in a mocking voice

"You look fantastic, I didn't realize it was you."

"What are you doing here?"

"Just avoiding government agents,"

“You know casual” Peter said

"Are you by yourself?"

"Yes. Where'd you get that dress?" Tony asked

"Oh, it was a birthday present."

“I don’t understand why it took you two so long” Rhodey said

"That's great."

"From you, actually."

"Well, I got great taste."

“But you didn’t remember lady Peppers birthday” Said Thor sadly


"You wanna dance?"

"Oh, no. Thank you" 

"All right, Come on."

“I don’t think she said yes” Rocket said

“Reminds me of someone” Gamora said

"Am I making you uncomfortable?"

"Oh, uh, oh-no, no. I-I always forget to wear deodorant and dance with my boss in front of everyone that I work with in a dress that has no back."

“She is blushing” Clint said with a smirk making Tony roll his eyes but smile

"Well, I think you look great and you smell great"

"Oh, God"

"But I could fire you if that would take the edge off"

Everyone in the group had rolled there eyes at least once in the past five seconds.

"I actually don't think you could tie your shoes without me"

"She has a point” Peter said

“Hey” Tony said

"I'd make it a week"

"Really?" Pepper asked


"What's your social security number?"

"Five." Tony replied after a short pause

“Five?” Clint said “Five?”

"Five?" Pepper said "Right. Missing just a couple of digits there"

"The other eight?"

"So? I got you for the other eight." Tony said

"How about a little air?"

"Yes, I need some air,"

Agent Coulson watching them

“Uhh that’s creepy” Tony said

"That was totally weird"

"Totally harmless" Tony corrected

"It was totally not harmless, by the way"

"We're dancing, no one's even watching."

"besides for Coulson” Clint reminded

"Everybody who I work with - no, you know why?"

"I think you lost objectivity. I think they just, people - we just danced"

"No, I know, but... it was not just a dance, you don't understand because you're you! and everybody knows exactly who you are, and how you are with girls, and all of that, which is completely fine. But, you know, then me, you're my boss, and I'm dancing with you-"

“She seems a bit stressed” Sam said “I mean it’s just a dance”

Steve frowned “A dance can mean a lot to a dame”

“Dame?” Shuri said with a smirk “What are you from the 194- Oh shit I didn’t even think. Huh”

"I don't think it was taken that way" Tony said

"-because it makes me look like the one who's trying to"

"I just think you're overstating it."

"-you know, and we're here, and then I'm wearing this ridiculous dress, and then we were dancing like that and…"

"I would like a drink, please." She asked

"Got it, okay."

"I would like a vodka martini, please."


"Very dry with olives - a lot of olives. Like, at least 3 olives."

"Two vodka martinis, extra dry, extra olives, extra fast. Make one of them dirty, will ya'?"

"Wow. Tony Stark."

“Uh not this girl again” Natasha said

"Oh, hey"

"Fancy seeing you here."


“Dude” Scott said

"Christine" She corrected

"That's right"

"You have a lot of nerve showing up here tonight."

"She is just a joy isn’t she” Clint said

"Can I at least get a reaction from you?"

"Panic. I would say panic is my reaction." 

"Because I was referring to your company's involvement in this latest atrocity." 

"Yeah they just put my name on the invitation, I don't know what to tell you."

"I actually almost bought it, hook, line and sinker"

"I was out of town for a couple of months, in case you didn't hear"

"Is this what you call accountability?"

Steve froze. Accountability. The one of many reasons he and Tony had fought in the first place. Bucky seemed to noticed his friend go stiff and nudged him slightly.

 "It's a town called Gulmira. Heard of it?"

"That’s where…” Scott started

"When were these taken?" Tony asked


"I didn't approve any shipment."

"Well, your company did." Christine said

"Well, I'm not my company." Tony replied

"Please, do you mind?"

"Have you seen these pictures? What's going on in Gulmira?"

"Tony, Tony, you can't afford to be this naive."

"You know what? I was naive before, when they said ‘here's the line, we don't cross it. This is how we do business’ If we're double-dealing under the table... are we?"

“Its him?” Quill asked

“No shit sherlock” Strange said

"Tony, your picture please!" A male reporter shouted

"Let's take a picture, come on." Obadiah said "Picture time!"

"Tony. Who do you think blocked you out? I was the one who filed the injunction against you. It was the only way I could protect you."

“That little bitch” Clint said

“You can say that again” Tony replied

Chapter Text

"The 15-mile hike to the outskirts of Gulmira can only be described as a descent into hell, into a modern-day heart of darkness. Simple farmers and herders from peaceful villages have been driven from their homes, displaced from their lands by warlords emboldened by a new-found power, Villagers have been forced to take shelter in whatever crude dwellings they can find in the ruins of other villages, or here in the remnants of an old Soviet smelting plant." The woman on the new said”

“This is horrible” Quill said and everyone nodded slowly

"Recent violence has been attributed to a group of foreign fighters, referred to by locals as the Ten Rings." 

"As you can see, these men are heavily armed and on a mission; a mission that could prove fatal to anyone who stands in their way." She continued

"With no political will or international pressure, there's very little hope for these refugees"

"Around me, a woman is begging for news on her husband, who was kidnapped by insurgents, either forced to join their military..."

The scene changed to a view of the sky. Then the ironman suit came into sight.

Then it changed again. ‘Hurry it up’ a man yelled in Arabic. ‘Put the women in the trucks. Stack the weapons here. Clear all the houses, that one there, faster, faster!’

‘Grab that dog’ The same man said ‘Put him with the others’

“Dude you gotta hurry up” Clint said

Suddenly as the man was about to shoot someone, Ironman landed right before him.

"finally,” Bruce said with relief

After Ironman had shot some of the terrorists and returned people to their families he set out for the first man. The man was hiding behind a wall. Unfortunately for him Ironman found him and then left him with the people he was about to kill.

"He's all yours." Tony said before flying away

The scene changed "What the hell was that? Were we cleared to go in there?" A man said. The words 'Edwards Air Force Base, California' appeared on the screen

“Oh no” Natasha said

"No, they were using human shields. We never got the green light" The soldier replied

"Put me through to State, they're gonna be all over this" Another soldier said

"Get those monitors up!" Someone else yelled.

"We got a bogey" Someone said

"Wasn't Air Force" Another person replied

Steve sighed “You’re an idiot sometimes”

“I remember that day” Natasha said “Everyone was so confused”

Tony gave a short laugh “I can’t imagine why”

"We got CIA on the line?"

"I've got Langley on the line. They wanna know if it's us."

"No, it definitely is not us, sir!" A guy replied

“This was one of the most stressful moments of my life” Rhodey said making Tony roll his eyes.

“This isn’t even close to the most stressful day of your life and you know it Honeybears”

"Wasn't Navy."

"Wasn't Marines!"

“Aren’t they the same thing?” Quill asked

“No” Rhodey, Sam, Steve and Bucky said at the same time

"I need answers!" The soldier said. "Can I please get eyes on target?"



"Cannot identify."

"Get me Colonel Rhodes from Weapons Development down here now!"

“Please tell me you didn’t shoot him down” Bruce said

Iron Man continued to fly through the air at a fast pace.

"We ran an ID check and cross-referenced with all known databases. We have nothing" The soldier said

"Any high-altitude surveillance in the region?" Rhodes asked

"We got an AWAC and a Global Hawk in the area" A soldier replied 

"So, this thing just appeared out of nowhere?" Rhodey said. "How come it didn't show up on the radar?"

"Got a minimal radar cross section, sir."

"Is it stealth?"

"No, sir, it's tiny. We think it's an unmanned aerial vehicle."

"Colonel, what're we dealing with here?"

"Let me make a call."

“Oh, he knows” Scott said

"Hello?" Tony said.

"Tony?" Rhodes said

"Who's this?" Tony asked.

“Wow. That’s cold” Clint said

"It's Rhodes." 

"Sorry, hello?"

"I said it's Rhodes." Rhodey said again

"Speak up, please,"

“You were just taking the piss” Rhodey said

“Was not” Tony replied

"What the hell is that noise?" Rhodey asked

"Oh, yeah, I'm driving with the top down." Tony said lying

“You don’t lie very well Stark”

“Not all of us are double agents” Tony said with a slight hint of coldness in his voice that Natasha seemed to pick up on

"Yeah well, I need your help right now."

"It's funny how that works, huh?" Tony said

"Yeah. Speaking of funny, we've got a weapons depot that was just blown up a few clicks from where you were being held captive." Rhodes said

"Well, that's a, uh, that's a hot spot. Sounds like someone stepped in and did your job for you, huh?"

"Why do you sound out of breath, Tony?"

"I'm not, I was just jogging in the canyon," Tony lied

“Oh my god I can lie better than this and that’s saying something” Peter said

"I thought you were driving."

“He caught you out” Banner said with a smirk

"Right, I was driving, Uhh, to the canyon, where I'm going to jog."

"You sure you don't have any tech in that area I should know about?"

"Nope!" Tony said quickly

"Bogey spotted!"

"Whiplash, come in hot." Someone said. 

"Okay, good, cause I'm staring at one right now and it's about to be blown to kingdom come." Rhodey said

“That doesn’t sound good for the Man of Iron” Thor said

“Yeah it’s not” Banner replied

"That's my exit," Tony said

"Ballroom, this Whiplash One. I've got the bogey in my sights"

"Whiplash One, what is it?"

"I've got no idea," He replied

"You have radio contact?"

"Non-responsive, sir."

"Then you are clear to engage."

“Oh, come on Tony” Bruce said moving forward in his seat

“He’s gotta survive” Steve said trying to ease the worry he was feeling

"That bogey just went supersonic! I gotta lock!"

"Inbound missile," JARVIS warned. 

"Flares!" Tony commanded. 

"Wait a second, bogey deployed flares!"

“Oh, come on Stark” Wanda said under her breath then froze. She was routing for Stark. That was new

"Deploy flaps!" Tony shouted

"Holy!" The solider said

"That thing just jumped off the radar, sir."

"The sat visual has been lost." A soldier said

"No way that's a UAV”

"What is it?"

"I can't see anything" A guy said

"Whatever it was, it just bought the farm" Another person replied

"I think bogey has been handled, sir"

Rhodey shook his head then his phone lit up.

“10 guesses who that is” Scott said

"Hello?" He said

"Hi, Rhodey, it's me" Tony said

"It's who?" Rhodey asked

“You two are as bad as each other” Wilson said

"I'm sorry, it is me. You asked, what you were asking about me."

"No, see, this isn't a game. You do not send civilian equipment into my active war zone, you understand that?"

"This is not a piece of equipment, I'm in it, it's a suit. It's me!" He shouted

"Rhodey, you got anything for me?" An officer asked

"Mark your position and return to base."

"Roger that, Ballroom."

"On your belly! It looks like a man!"

“Oh they know Stark” Clint said “They know”

Chapter Text

"Shake it off!" Someone said "Pull, pull!"

"This is not going to end well” Bruce said putting his head in his hands

"I remember this day. Everyone was a mess" Rhodey said

"I'm hit, I’M HIT!"

"Oh god no" Steve said

"Language" Tony said with a fake smile and a mocking tone

The guy was spiralling downwards at a fast speed

"Punch out, punch out!" The other person said through the comms “Whiplash Two; down."

"Whiplash One, do you see a chute?" The commanding officer asked

"Negative," Whiplash One said "No chute, no chute!"

"My chute's jammed!" Whiplash Two shouted.  As Whiplash Two fell a familiar suit came into sight

"Thank god” Natasha said

"Sir, I've got a visual on the bogey" Whiplash One said

"Whiplash One, reengage. If you get a clear shot, you take it" The commanding officer replied

"Are they going to blow up the man of iron?” Thor asked

“Well point break, considering I’m here right now I think I will be okay” Tony replied

"Major, we don't even know what we're shooting at" Rhodey said "Call off the raptors"

"Yeah listen to Rhodey" Sam said

"That thing just took out an F-22 inside a legal no-fly zone!" The major said "Whiplash One, if you have a clear shot, take it!"

"You've been reengaged," JARVIS informed him. "Execute evasive manoeuvre."

"Keep going!" Tony ordered

"Good chute! Good chute!" Whiplash Two announced

Peter let of a breath he didn’t know he was holding and Wanda sighed in relief. 

"Tony, you still there?" Rhodey asked

"Hey, thanks," Tony said.

"Oh my God, your crazy son of a bitch, you owe me a plane, you know that, right?"

“You did just destroy a very expensive piece of equipment” Steve said

Tony just rolled his eyes and said “Billionaire remember”

"Yeah, well, technically he hit me, so... now you're gonna come by and see what I'm working on?"

"No, no, no, no, no, no, no. The less I know the better. Now what am I supposed to tell the press?"

“That worked out really well for you” Tony said with a smirk

"Ah, training exercise, isn't that the usual BS?" Tony asked

Rhodey sighed and Sam just shook his head mumbling something under his breath

"It's not that simple" Rhodey said

The camera went black for an instant before changing scene to Rhodey standing in front of various cameras.

"An unfortunate training exercise involving an F-22 Raptor occurred yesterday."

The group burst into laughter except for Rhodey who was just glaring at the screen. Even Vision gave a small laugh.

"I am pleased to report that the pilot was not injured, as for the unexpected turn of events on the ground in Gulmira, it is still unclear who or what intervened, but I can assure you that the United States government was not involved" 

"Hey!" Tony exclaimed in the background. "Ow! Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah"

"It is a tight fit, sir." JARVIS stated. 

"Sir, the more you struggle, the more this is going to hurt." Said JARVIS.

"Be gentle, this is my first time." Tony said.

Peter scrunched up his face and Clint gave a small laugh but shut up when Natasha hit him on the arm

Pepper stood frozen in the doorway, staring at the spectacle before her.

"I designed this to come off, so. OW! Hey! I really should be able to..." Tony said

"Please, try not to move, sir" JARVIS said

"What's going on here?" She asked.

"Let's face it, this is not the worst thing you've caught me doing" Tony said

“I don’t even want to imagine” Clint said and everyone else nodded

"Great now I'm imagining." Natasha said with a frown 

"Are those bullet holes?!" 

“You’re in trouble” Clint said in a mocking voice

The scene changed to an Afghan camp at night. A car door opened revealing Obadiah Stane.

"That little bitch” Clint said with a growl and Peters jaw dropped open

“I didn’t expect that” Gamora said

Stane approached Raza. "Welcome" Raza said then noticed Obadiah looking at the burn on his face "Compliments of Tony Stark"

"If you'd killed him when you're supposed to, you'd still have a face" Stane said

“He set it up” Quill said in realisation and Tony just nodded still hurt about how his mentor betrayed him

"You made us trinkets to kill a prince" Raza replied angrily

"Show me the weapon"

"Come on. Leave your guards outside."

"His escape bore unexpected fruit." Raza said

"So, this is how he did it" Obadiah said looking at the old suit

"This is only a first, crude effort. Stark has perfected his design. He has made a masterpiece of death."

"A man with a dozen of these can rule Asia," Raza continued. "And you dream of Stark's throne"

"We have a common enemy. If we are still in business, I will give you these designs as a gift. And in turn, I hope you'll repay me with a gift of iron soldiers."

Bruce frowned.

Obadiah held a metallic object that glowed red by the man's ear.

"What is that” Peter asked

“This is the only gift you shall receive” Obadiah said in Arabic and Raza stayed frozen in his seat

"Technology. It's always been your Achilles heel in this part of the world. Don't worry, it'll only last for 15 minutes. That's the least of your problems."

"They've used that in SHIELD before" Natasha said "But not often"

"Crate up the armour and the rest of it. All right, let's finish up here"

“That Snake” Shuri said and Peter nodded along with her

"Set up Sector 16 underneath the arc reactor, and I'm gonna want this data masked. Recruit our top engineers." He said. "I want a prototype right away”

“I don’t like the sound of that” Bruce said

Chapter Text

"Hey. You busy? You mind if I send you on an errand? I need you to go to my office. You're going to hack into the mainframe and you're going to retrieve all the recent shipping manifests. This is a lock chip. This'll get you in. It's probably under Executive Files. If not, they put it on a ghost drive, in which case you need to look for the lowest numeric heading." Tony said to Pepper

“Yeah nothing too major” Clint said sarcastically

"And what do you plan to do with this information if I bring it back here?"

"Same drill. They've been dealing under the table, and I'm going to stop them. I'm going to find my weapons and destroy them."

"Tony, you know that I would help you with anything, but I cannot help you if you're going to start all of this again. There is nothing except this. There's no art opening. There is no benefit. There is nothing to sign."

"There is the next mission and nothing else."

"Is that so? Well then, I quit."

“Well that turned out well didn’t it” Natasha said and Clint snorted

"You stood by my side all these years while I reaped the benefits of destruction. And now that I'm trying to protect the people that I put in harm's way, you're going to walk out?"

“If that’s not a guilt trip I don’t know what is” Bruce said

"You're going to kill yourself, Tony. I'm not going to be a part of it"

"I shouldn't be alive unless it was for a reason. I'm not crazy Pepper. I just finally know what I have to do."

"You're all I have, too, you know."

“Aww you two are adorable” Clint said

“You guys need to make more friends” Quill said making Tony roll his eyes and everyone else laughed

"Sector 16? What are you up to, Obadiah?" 

"Expose him already” Sam said

"You did not tell us that the target you paid us to kill was the great Tony Stark. - As you can see, Obadiah Stane. Your deception and lies will cost you dearly. The price to kill Tony Stark has just gone up."

“So that’s why they were recording” Banner said to himself

"So, what are we going to do about this?" Pepper looks up to see Stane.

"Holy Shit” Clint said “Get out of there”

"I know what you're going through, Pepper. Tony. He always gets the good stuff, doesn't he?"

"I was so happy when he came home. It was like we got him back from the dead. Now I realize, well, Tony never really did come home, did he? He left a part of himself in that cave."

“That little bitch” Bucky said quietly so only Steve and Sam heard

"Breaks my heart."

“Bullshit and you know it” Rhodey said

“Guys there is literally two kids sitting right there can we quit it with the language” Steve said

“Don’t worry about it. I go to high school.” Peter said and Shuri laughed

"Well, he's a complicated person. He's been through a lot. I think he'll be all right."

"You are a very rare woman. Tony doesn't know how lucky he is."

"Thank you. Thanks. I'd better get back there"

"Is that today's paper?" Stane asked

"He knows” Wanda muttered


"Do you mind?" 

"Not at all."


"Of course."

"Take care."

“Run Lady Pepper” Thor said

"Ms. Potts? We had an appointment. Did you forget about our appointment?" A familiar voice said. It was Coulson

"She will be safe with him” Natasha said

"Nope, right now. Come with me”

"Right now?"

"We're going to have it right now. Yeah, walk with me."


"I'm going to give you the meeting of your life. Your office."

“If S.H.I.E.L.D gets involved Stane won’t stand a chance” Clint said “Right?”

"Yeah, we've been working our best to do it. Absolutely, we're... I'm going to have to call you back."

"Mr. Stane? Sir, we've explored what you've asked us, and it seems as though there's a little hiccup. Actually..."

"A hiccup?"

"Yes, to power the suit, sir, the technology actually doesn't exist. So, it's..."

 “Wait, wait, wait. The technology? William, here is the technology. I've asked you to simply make it smaller." 

"Okay, sir, and that's what we're trying to do, but honestly, it's impossible."

"Tony Stark was able to build this in a cave! With a box of scraps!"

"Well at least he knows how great you are” Clint said

“It was very impressive” Shuri said

"Well, I'm sorry. I'm not Tony Stark."

“Dam straight” Tony said

A loud high pitch noise causes Tony to freeze.

"Dude no!” Clint shouts

"Tony? Tony, are you there? Hello? Breathe. Easy, easy. You remember this one, right?"

"It's a shame the government didn't approve it. There’re so many applications for causing short-term paralysis. Tony. When I ordered the hit on you, I worried that I was Killing the golden goose. But, you see, it was just fate that you survived that."

“I hate his guy” Sam said

“Oh my god is he taking the arc reactor” Banner said as his jaw fell open

“But you’ll die without it” Peter said quietly

"You had one last golden egg to give. Do you really think that just because you have an idea, it belongs to you? Your father, he helped give us the atomic bomb. Now, what kind of world would it be today if he was as selfish as you? Oh, it's beautiful. Tony, this is your Ninth Symphony. What a masterpiece. Look at that."

"This is your legacy"

Everyone was watching except for Tony who instead was looking around the room. His eyes eventually settled on Peter and after a couple seconds Peter noticed his staring and gave him a reassuring smile. Steve saw the interaction happen and asked himself again. Who was this boy.

"A new generation of weapons with this at its heart. Weapons that will help steer the world back on course, put the balance of power in our hands. The right hands. I wish you could've seen my prototype."

"It's not as...Well, not as conservative as yours. Too bad you had to involve Pepper in this. I would have preferred that she lived."

“I swear to god if he touches her” Bruce said angrily

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"What do you mean, he paid to have Tony killed? Pepper slow down. Why would Obadiah...Okay where's Tony now?"

"I don't know. He's not answering his phone. Please go over there and make sure everything's okay. Thank you, Rhodey. I know a shortcut" Pepper replied

Tony is gasping. He reaches for the Arc inside of the glass case Pepper gave him.

"Come on” Scott said on the edge of his seat

"Good Boy"  Tony said as DUM-E hands him the case

Obadiah plugs in Tony's reactor into the suit.

“Where were we during this” Clint asked Natasha

“A mission probably”

"Tony? Tony? Tony? Tony?" Rhodey said

"Check the lab! When isn't he there!"

"Tony!" Rhodey said as he spots Tony "Tony! You okay?"

"Where's Pepper?" Tony askes

"She's fine. She's with five agents. They're about to arrest Obadiah."

"That's not going to be enough."

“Wait they are going to Obadiah now” Bruce said and Clint gasped

“It’s a trap”

"Section 16. Section 16. There it is"  Pepper said "My key's not working. It's not opening the door"

"Oh, wow! What's that? It's, like, a little device? It's, like, a thing that's going to pick the lock?"

"Not quite” Natasha said

"You might want to take a few steps back" Coulson said

Then suddenly the door explodes open

“That is amazing” Peter said

"That's the coolest thing I've ever seen.  Not bad, huh? Let's do it" Rhodey said looking at Tony who was suiting up "You need me to do anything else?" Rhodey asked

"Keep the skies clear."

"Damn! Next time, baby."

"Looks like you were right. He was building a suit." 

"I thought it'd be bigger"

“Be careful what you wish for” Stark said

“I don’t like where this is going” Sam said

"Run." Pepper says looking at the suit that was coming to life "RUN!"

“That suit is impressive for what technology you had at the time” Shuri commented and T’challa nodded his head

"How do you think the Mark One chest piece is going to hold up?" Tony asked flying through the sky

"The suit is at 48% power and falling, sir. That chest piece was never designed for sustained flight." JARVIS replied

"Keep me posted."

“I swear to God whenever there is a chance to risk your life you do” Clin said and Tony just rolled his eyes


"Tony! Tony, are you okay?"

 "I'm fine. How are"

"Obadiah, he's gone insane!"

“I think he was always insane” Quill said

 "I know. Listen, you'd better get out of there."

"He built a suit."

"Get out of there right now!'

"Where do you think you're going?" Obadiah says standing over her in our suit

"Your services are no longer required."


Obadiah picks up a car with a screaming family inside.

"Holy shit” Clint said

“Oh my god” Steve said with wide eyes


"I love this suit!"

"Put them down!"

"Collateral damage, Tony"

“That is not how that works” Wanda said

“He is a psychopath” Gamora said

"Divert power to chest RT. Power reduced to 19%"

"Lady! No, no no no no!"  He yelps, slipping and having the car drive over him.

He groans, getting to his feet as Obadiah grabs a nearby motorcycle and throwing it at Tony "For 30 years, I've been holding you up! I built this company from nothing! Nothing is going to stand in my way. Least of all you!"

Obadiah points and shoots just as Tony fires his repulsors.

"Impressive! You've upgraded your armour! I've made some upgrades of my own!"  

“I really hate this guy” Rhodey said under his breath

“So do I Honey bear, so do I” Tony replied back

"Sir, it appears that his suit can fly"

“Way to state the obvious” Clint snorted

“I thought it would be relevant at the time” Vision said

“God, I forget you are JARVIS, uhm were JARVIS?” Clint said confused

"Duly noted. Take me to maximum altitude."

"With only 15% power, the odds of reaching that..."

"I know the math! Do it!"

“I don’t know how you can do maths like that quickly” Scott said

“It’s not that hard” Peter said “It’s just basic probability and percentages”

“There is two of them” Clint said “Jesus Christ, there is two of them”

"Sir, you're not going to believe this. That thing is back." Someone said

"Get me Major Allen. Scramble the jets!" Someone else said

"Not necessary, people. Just a training exercise."  Rhodey said

"Yes, sir" The person replied

"Thirteen percent power, sir."


"Eleven percent"

"Keep going!"

"Come on Tony” Steve found himself saying. Everyone else was leaning forward with wide eyes and Wanda was muttering under her breath.

"Seven percent power”

“Just leave it on the screen! Stop telling me!"

"You had a great idea, Tony, but my suit is more advanced in every way!" Stane said

"Yeah? How'd you solve the icing problem?"  Tony asks

"Icing problem?" 

"Might want to look into it."

“Oh burn” Clint shouts at the screen

Obadiah drops as a block of ice. "Two percent. We are now running on emergency backup power" JARVIS said


"Tony! Oh, my God, are you okay?"

"I'm almost out of power. I've got to get out of this thing. I'll be right there."

However, Obadiah landing behind him. "Nice try!"

"Weapons status?" Tony asked

"Repulsors offline. Missiles offline." JARVIS replied


"Very clever, Tony." Obadiah shouted


"Tony!" Pepper

"This isn't working. We're going to have to overload the reactor and blast the roof."

"You’re gonna kill yourself if you do that” Bruce said

"Well, how are you going to do that?"

"You're going to do it. Go to the central console, open up all the circuits. When I get clear of the roof, I'll let you know. You're going to hit the master bypass button. It's going to fry everything up here."

"Okay. I'm going in now." 

“Come on Pepper” Natasha said

"Make sure you wait till I clear the roof. I'll buy you sometime" 

"This looks important!"

"I never had a taste for this sort of thing, but I must admit, I'm deeply enjoying the suit! You finally outdid yourself, Tony! You'd have made your father proud!"  Obadiah said as he aimed but missed all his shots.

Steve growled at Obadiah mentioning Howard and Bucky sunk back into his seat.

"It's ready, Tony! Get off the roof!" Pepper said "Tony!"  

"How ironic, Tony! Trying to rid the world of weapons, you gave it its best one ever!"

Natasha was now staring at the screen. If looks could kill, Stane would be six feet under.


"And now I'm going to kill you with it! You ripped out my targeting system!"

"Time to hit the button!"  He screams, knowing that everything is futile.

“No” Peter shouted with a look of fear on his face. Tony pulled Peter back into the chair and put his arm around the boy. More to remind Peter that he was sitting next to him than anything else.

"You told me not to!" Pepper shouted

"Hold still, you little prick!" Stane shouted, oblivious to what Pepper and Tony were talking about

"Just do it!"

" You'll die!"

"Push it!"

Pepper presses the button.

"Tony!" Pepper shouted

Tony is lying on the ground not moving.

"Did you just die?” Bruce asked

“No look, the scene had changed” Thor said

"There's more." Thor states, the others watching as the scene changes.

"You've all received the official statement of what occurred at Stark Industries last night. There have been unconfirmed reports that a robotic prototype malfunctioned and caused damage to the arc reactor. Fortunately, a member of Tony Stark's personal security staff..." Rhodey said

"Iron Man." That's kind of catchy. It's got a nice ring to it."  Tony said "I mean, it's not technically accurate. The suit's a gold-titanium alloy, but it's kind of evocative the imagery, anyway"

“Wait so you’re not really Iron man” Clint said shocked

“Well it sounds letter than gold-titanium alloy man” Tony replied 

"Here's your alibi."  Coulson said, handing over the papers


"You were on your yacht"

“I want a yacht” Clint said

“Shut up” Natasha replied


"We have port papers that put you in Avalon all night, and sworn statements from 50 of your guests"

“That. Is very impressive” Scott said

"See, I was thinking maybe we should say it was just Pepper and me alone on the island" 

"That's what happened."

"All right."

"Just read it, word for word"

“Yeah we all know that’s never going to happen” Rhodey said with a small smirk

"There's nothing about Stane here."

"That's being handled. He's on vacation. Small aircraft have such a poor safety record. But what about the whole cover story that it's a bodyguard?"

"He's my... I mean, is that... That's kind of flimsy, don't you think?”

“This isn't my first rodeo, Mr. Stark. Just stick to the official statement, and soon, this will all be behind you. You've got 90 seconds."  He nods, walking out of the room, in which Pepper follows.

"Agent Coulson?"

"I just wanted to say thank you very much for all of your help."

"That's what we do. You'll be hearing from us."

"From the Strategic Homeland..."  Pepper starts

“No one can remember the name” Clint said shaking his head

“Can’t possibly imagine why” Strange muttered

"Just call us S.H.I.E.L.D"


"Let's get this show on the road." Tony said

"You know, it's actually not that bad."  Pepper replied

"Even I don't think I'm Iron Man." 

" You're not Iron Man."

"Am so."

"You're not."

"All right, suit yourself."  Tony said "You know, if I were Iron Man, I'd have this girlfriend who knew my true identity. She'd be a wreck, because she'd always be worrying that I was going to die, yet so proud of the man I'd become" 

"Oh my god” Clint said “That was smooth as shit”

"She'd be wildly conflicted, which would only make her more crazy about me." Tony said then continued more quietly "Tell me you never think about that night." 

"What night?"

"You know."

"Are you talking about the night that we danced and went up on the roof, and then you went downstairs to… get me a drink, and you left me there, by myself? Is that the night you're talking about?"

“You just got shut down” Peter said making Tony smile

"Thought so. Will that be all, Mr. Stark?"

"Yes, that will be all, Miss Potts."

"And now, Mr. Stark has prepared a statement. He will not be taking any questions. Thank you."  Rhodey said and Tony walked up to where his friend was standing.

"Been a while since I was in front of you. I figure I'll stick to the cards this time. There's been speculation that I was involved in the events that occurred on the freeway and the rooftop..." 

"I'm sorry, Mr. Stark, but do you honestly expect us to believe that that was a bodyguard in a suit that conveniently appeared, - despite the fact that you..." A reporter began

"I know that it's confusing. It is one thing to question the official story, and another thing entirely to make wild accusations, or insinuate that I'm a superhero." 

"We all know where this is going” Natasha said

“Not all of us” Steve adds

"I never said you were a superhero"

"Didn't? Well, good, because that would be outlandish and fantastic." Tony said as he shifted slightly "I'm just not the hero type. Clearly. With this laundry list of character defects, all the mistakes I've made, largely public."

"Just stick to the cards, man."  Rhodey whispered into Tony’s ears

“I don’t know why I even try with you” Rhodey said looking defeated

"Yeah, okay. Yeah. The truth is…" 

"Drumroll please” Clint said

"I am Iron Man."

“Dam dude” Quill said looking impressed

“That was a very- Tony thing to do” Steve said

“Is that the end of the movie?” Thor asked

“Wait a minute. Something else is playing” Natasha replied. Everyone looked up onto the screen to see another scene.

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Tony walked through the hallway. He entered the living room, but froze in the entrance.

"Welcome home, sir…" Jarvis voice said but trailed out at the end

“What’s wrong with Jarvis?” Scott asked

Tony sees someone in his living room, looking out one of the many windows. The person speaks "I am Iron Man. You think you're the only superhero in the world?"

"Wait Fury?” Clint said with surprise

"Mr. Stark, you've become part of a bigger universe. You just don't know it yet"

“God, I hate it when he’s right” Tony sighed

"Who the hell are you?"  Tony asked

"Nick Fury, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. I'm here to talk to you about the Avenger Initiative"

“It started all the way back then?” Steve asked

“Yeah” Natasha replied

The screen goes black.

“Is that it?” Clint asked

“Well what now” Peter asked “Do we start the next movie?”

Suddenly a green screen imagines popped up on the screen with white writing on it saying ‘The following preview has been approved for appropriate audiences’.  “What is this?” Rhodey asked and everyone shrugged but looked at the screen.

An image of people walking around a building popped up. On the building was written “United Stares armed services recruitment”

“Oh no” Steve groaned

“Rogers, Steven” A man said. In front of his was a much smaller looking Steve.

Tony, Peter and Shuri were trying to contain their laughter. Clint snorted and the guardians didn’t bother trying to hide how much they were laughing. Steve huffed and Bucky gave a small smile.

“Just give me a chance” Steve said

“It is really weird how deep you voice is but you look younger than me” Peter said

“Sorry son” The man said as he stamped a ‘rejected’ onto a document. “I’m saving your life”

A marvel studios logo flashed onto the screen for a couple seconds

“What’s Marvel Studios” Clint asked and everyone shrugged

 “General has said that wars are fought with weapons” A person said to a line of soldiers “but they are won by men” The scene changed to an ally way where Steve was pushed into a bin by a bigger guy. “You just don’t know when to give up do you?” The bully said

“Doing the right thing from day one” Natasha said shaking her head

“I could do this all day” Steve said

Tony froze slightly and Steve just looked down to his lap

The bully then punched Steve in the face.

“Ouch, that has gotta hurt” Scott said

“Our goal, is to create the greatest army in history” A voice said

“I should be going with you” Steve said “Look I know you don’t think I can do this but-”

Bucky interrupted him “This isn’t a back-alley Steve. This is war”

Clint and Tony looked at each other with a look saying ‘Dam he looked good back them’. What they didn’t know was that Bucky was watching them and Bucky just sighed and rolled his eyes.

“Every army begins with one man” The voice said again

“Five tries. In five different city’s” A older man said “I can offer you a chance”

“I would have given up a long time ago” Sam said

“He will be the first in a new breed. Of super soldiers”

A door exploded and the scene changed to three people firing guns. The scene changed again to several explosions going of at the same time.  “Why me?” Steve asked and he looked down on a room that had lots of computers.

“Because a weak man knows the value of strength and knows the value of Power”

 “That wasn’t so bad” Steve said, attached to the machine

“That was penicillin” The scientist replied

Tony, Bruce, Peter and Shuri snorted and everyone else just rolled their eyes

“We are going to win this war because we have the best men” The generals voice said as the imagine of Steve going into the machine was shown on the screen. A flash of Peggy’s face was shown.

Tony seemed to perk up at the sight of his late godmother

“Now Mr Stark” The scientist said and the imagine showed a young Howard stark pushing a lever

Any sighs of happiness seemed to drain out of Tony at the sight of his father. Steve sifted and Bucky coughed awkwardly. No one seemed to notice ecexpt for Peter

“They will personally escort Adolf Hitler to the gates of hell” The generals voice came through during Steve’s ‘transformation’. There were sparks around the lab and it seemed like the power went out. The chamber opened to show a Steve Rogers who had changed a lot. Howard Stark looked at him in shock.

“Dam” Shuri and Peter said at the same time and Clint whistled

“How do you feel?” Peggy asked looking up and down at Steve. Flashes of Steve running down the street were shown.

“Tired” He said and Peggy went to touch his chest but stopped herself. Scenes were shown of soldiers in the mountains.

“She has got the hots for you” Clint said

“Your task won’t be simple” Steve pulled a guy from a submarine

“Who the hell are you?”

“The first of many” The guy replied. Scenes were shown of someone shooting out of a car then it changed to a car exploding behind Peggy.

“Your enemy” A new voice said “Is not what you expect”

Flashes of a scene showed a person ripping of a face mask to reveal who he was. Red Skull.

“Oh my god what is wrong with his face” Quill said

“He just pulled it off” Drax said

A door opened and many people stood behind Steve who had his Captain America outfit on and his shield. The soldiers were shooting at something. The scene changed tomorrow explosions then Steve along with other soldiers was running through the woods.

The words ‘This summer’ Flashed onto the screen.

“What is that suppose to mean?” Clint asked

“Well this is a trailer for a movie” Natasha said

An image of Steve being trapped in fire was shown. Another scene came on of Peggy getting out of a car.

The word ‘discover’ was now on the screen.

“I don’t know if I can do this” Steve said. The scene changed to him on a motorbike with explosions behind him.

‘The world first’ Showed on the screen. It then changed to Peggy kissing Steve.

“Ew I did not need to see that” Tony said

“You kiss people all the time” Clint shot back

“Yeah but he is kissing Aunt Peggy”

“Aunt Peggy?” Steve said

“Yeah” Tony said slowly “She was my Godmother”

Steve nodded. Now that they thought about it, it did make sense.

“This is why you were chosen” A voice said

The word “Avenger” came onto the screen.

More explosions and Steve throwing his shield was shown on the screen. Then the words ‘Captain America the first avenger’ showed on the screen behind a background of Steve’s shield.

“What do you think?” Steve asked and Peggy picked up her gun and shot the shield Steve was holding several times

“I think it works” Peggy replied

“I like her” Gamora said

“I am so not ready for this” Steve said shaking his head

Chapter Text

Spiderman was swinging around the streets for New York, doing his daily rounds, making sure everyone was okay. After about an hour he stopped on top of a building, eating the sandwich he bought earlier that day. He had somehow managed to not lose his backpack like he normally does. His Spidey sense started tingling in the back of his head and Peter looked around the city, looking for anything unnormal. However, he didn’t look behind him, where a man in a suit was standing. The man coughed rather loudly to get Spiderman’s attention.

Peter tuned around quickly and jumped slightly. They stared at each other for a moment waiting for the other person to talk first. After a couple seconds the man coughed again and said “I’m Phil Coulson, from S.H.I.E.L.D” He took out his ID and showed it to Peter as if he didn’t expect Peter to believe him.

“Okay” Peter said wary as he glanced over the Id that was in front of him. What did I do wrong? He thought

“I suppose you are wondering why I am here Mr Parker” Coulson continued

Peter went to nod but stopped. “How-how did you…”

“Know who you are?” Coulson asked “Well Tony Stark isn’t the only one with tricks up his sleeve” Peter still had the mask on but was sure it wasn’t that hard to tell how scared he was. “Don’t worry only a very select few people at S.H.E.I.L.D know your Identity, about five in total and it will stay that way”

“How-I I thought S.H.E.I.L.D fell?” Peter asked. Maybe not the most important question he could ask at this given time but his mind was not thinking straight.

Coulson laughed slightly “Yes it did. But we rebuilt it. This time we are staying more- well undercover this time”

“Uhh why are you here?” Peter said trying not to be rude

“Well you’re a good fighter. We don’t have a lot of those left these days”

“I don’t want to join S.H.I.E.L.D” Peter replied back quickly

“I’m not asking you to” Coulson said, not surprised by Peters reaction in anyway “I’m asking for more of a promise than anything else”

“Promise?” Peter asked confused

“That if we- S.H.I.E.L.D or the world, or New York need you, you will be there”

Peter frowned slightly “Well of course I would. That’s why I do all this” He said making a gesture at his costume “I want to help people”

Coulson smiled “You have good intentions kid. Not every super hero out there does it to help people. You’re the future of the Avengers”

“You’re not the first person to tell me that” Peter said quietly

“Tony Stark said that? You’re quite close with him”

“You know it’s kinda creepy how much you know about me” Peter said then sighed “Why me?”

“Half the Avengers are wanted criminals. We need help. You’re a kid-” Coulson said making Peter roll his eyes “But that doesn’t make you useless. I guess what I am trying to say is we are going to need as much help as we can get”

“So, you want me to help in those ‘World ending disasters’


“Does Tony know you’re here?”

Coulson sighed “Not exactly, and I would prefer it would stay that way” Coulson said but saw the look on Peter’s face so he continued “Let’s just say Stark and S.H.I.E.L.D don’t really get along” Peter nodded slowly trying to process everything. “Well I better get going” Coulson said after a couple seconds in silence. “I hope to see you the next time the world ends” He said in a voice that suggested this was totally normal. Coulson got something out his pocket and clicked a button. Suddenly a quinjet appeared, right in the middle of the building. Peter had seen this kind of tech before but he was still surprised. “nice to meet you Mr Parker” Coulson said walking into the jet.

“Yeah you to” Peter mumbled back. The jet took off seconds later and was out of Peters view in less than a minute. Yeah, most people don’t have random government agents asking you to fight if the world ends come up to them, but Peter wouldn’t have it any other way.