Taking care of Tony is a lot of work. Especially when you’ve only got one arm. And your code dates back to the 1980s.
After their confrontation on the Helicarrier, Steve goes to Tony’s workshop to to give him a piece of his mind. He was not prepared for Dummy… or how Tony behaves when concerning the robot.
They’ve been Tony Stark’s friends since he was seventeen. They’re not giving up on him now.
Dummy was the bastard child of four bottles of scotch, no sleep, and a healthy dose of fuck them.
When Tony is pinned down, armourless, in a workshop during an assault on Stark/Avengers Tower, Clint is meant to be the cavalry. When he arrives, though, he finds that the enemy may have picked the wrong workshop to try and take Tony in. JARVIS, it turns out, really doesn’t take prisoners.
When Tony Stark was seventeen years old, he built his first AI. On that day, he ceased to be his father’s creation, and became a creating force in his own right.
That one act likely saved his life, and not always in the most obvious ways.
DUM-E is a clumsy, incompetent robot. Or so Tony thinks. Bruce has a different perspective.
A victim should not grieve his murderer, however unsuccessful the attempt.
Tony Stark, and the process of grieving Obadiah Stane.
(Or, five times Tony grieved for Obadiah, and the one time he stopped pretending to.)
"Sir, I would like for it to go on record that I tried to stop it," JARVIS says completely out of the blue.
Tony begins to notice that things are going missing from his workshop… and discovers that his bots have been hiding a very, very big secret from him. Or rather, a very, very small one.
In which Dummy is a kleptomaniac, You is painfully shy, Butterfingers is a programming genius, JARVIS is a sarcastic sonofabitch, Pepper takes care of Tony outside of the workshop, Bruce is Tony’s boo, Thor is Tony’s favourite, Clint is actually kind of smart, Steve has terrible timing, and problem-solving is never simple or easy.
Loki wants to meet Tony’s children.
Tony never signed up for parenthood. But finding two small children where his robots used to be sort of forces his hand.
Tony Stark was comfortable with his life. And why shouldn’t he be? He’s brilliant, rich, powerful, a super hero. He’s got a team he trusts, a job he enjoys, his work and his creations, and he’s sleeping with Captain America. Tony’s life is just fine, thank you very much. He knew that it would change, life always changes, but he wasn’t in any way prepared for how it was about to change.
Tony never intended to be a parent, and even if he had, he could never have anticipated this particular change.