(We came, we saw, we loved.)
Tony's not the hero type. To suggest otherwise would be outlandish and fantastic, clearly.
Yet somehow, he's the one that's responsible for saving the universe. Now, he's a decade in the past. He's just revealed to the world he's Iron Man. Tony finds himself facing dozens of old problems, and as time passes the ripple effect of his presence generates ever more new issues.
All the while, the impending threat of Thanos looms ever-closer.
(Or: how I becomes we and Tony learns that not all burdens must be shouldered alone.)
Timeline note: MCU has developed a... somewhat contradictory timeline over the years, thanks to various ret-cons as the universe was developed. For the purposes of this fic, assume Afghanistan happened in 2008, the New York Invasion in 2011, and Infinity Wars: Part 1 was in 2018. Other dates will be clarified as they become relevant. (6/29 Edit: In the time-honored tradition of Marvel, retconning Iron Man forward again into 2008.)
On the title: For you Latin aficionados out there, the slight mistranslation provided in the summary is 100% intentional.
(See the end of the work for more notes.)