Tony Stark and Wilson Fisk
Tony Stark being fucking concerned about the shit going down in Hell’s Kitchen, about this Devil that’s popped up.
Tony Stark hearing about the Fisk guy coming out of the woodwork, watching the interviews with him, finding him genuine in a way he honestly envies, in a way he could never imagine Obie or Howard being.
Tony Stark totally planning on going to the fundraiser but losing track of time and only finding out after the fact how wrong things went
Tony Stark talking at length with Pepper about doing something, but not getting around to it, losing time to his own projects, and by the time he rises above the surface again, by the time he’s back in New York and paying attention, Fisk has been arrested, with a body-count to his name even if its only by association.
Tony Stark not knowing what the fuck to think because–because–
Wilson Fisk seemed so earnest.
“Its the quiet ones you gotta look out for,” he tells Pepper later, covering his disappointment. Really, its the ones with power you gotta look out for, and he’s struggling to reconcile that. Really reconcile that.
“He had us all fooled, Tony,” Pepper says.
Tony just nods, tries to pretend something else has caught his interest so that he can drop the subject.