tony doing something stupid and reckless and when steve comes over to talk to him after the fact, tony’s immediately on the offensive and goes on about how steve has no right to say shit because he knows how steve got involved with the super soldier project and how bad steve wanted to be a soldier and how hard he kept trying to enlist and how small!steve would’ve been a liability in the field but that certainly never stopped him from his reckless behavior did it?
and steve’s just nodding along and when tony finally talks himself out steve’s like, ‘you’re right, tony’ and then he pauses and gives tony a once over, ‘you know, you’re actually not that much taller than i was back then’
and tony squawks and is all ‘exCUSE me. i am 5’9 which is a perfectly acceptable height for an adult man. you were a homunculus!’
and steve laughs and pushes off the wall he’s been leaning on and goes, ‘fair enough. i guess once you get to be as tall as i am, everyone under 6 foot looks about the same’ and pats tony on the head as he leaves