Alternate “You”niverse *Avengers x Reader* (4/?)
Summary: Another one of Starks failed experiments causes a rift in Universes causing their Actor selves from another Parallel Universe to come through. Steve has to face Hayley, the women that looks like the girl from his past, Tony has to deal with another him & you have to put up with another set of Avengers.
Warnings: Swearing, fluff moments and breaking the 4th wall A LOT!
Admins Note: I had a dream about this, I told Angie and she has basically helped me write it by giving me title ideas, ideas in general and telling me what I should and shouldn’t put in. Not really a specific plot, just that Steve doesn’t know whether to move on and it’s made more difficult with Hayley Atwell coming through the portal also, Bucky has to put up with being in love with you but seeing Sebastian make better ground & Wanda is forever crying over Aaron & Everyone keeps getting Scott Lang and Paul Rudd mixed up. This will probably end with Bucky x Reader getting together, also be prepared for me to mess you up- Rosalee
“I don’t know why it isn’t working” Tony yelled in frustration, throwing a tool across the lab and it hit a workbench making all of its contents shatters or fall to the floor, you flinched at his sudden outburst but that didn’t stop the genius “Three fucking days and nothing” he sighed and sat on the floor.
Back against a wall, knees up and elbows resting on them with his hands in his matted dirty, unwashed hair; you sighed gently and walked towards him. Sitting on the floor next to him and wrapping an arm around his shoulders for comfort.
It was silent all you could hear was his deep breathing, he was trying to calm himself down, these outbursts weren’t uncommon in Tony’s laugh; since the battle with Loki his panic attacks, short temper and just exhaustion has happened a lot, it only got worst after Ultron.
“Hey, I believe in you” you whisper “I know you can fix this, I know that you will make this right because you care, you care that all those people have lives and need to go back to them” he lifts his head looking at you and you smiled at him “that’s why you are so worked up, you feel the pressure pushing down on you, we all believe in you Tony and no matter how long it takes; we all know you are the only one able to fix this” he nodded slowly, rubbing his face and scratching his goatee he stands up, helping you up and silently going back to work.
“How is he?” You jumped at the voice from behind you, Steve quickly caught up to your speed and was walking beside you, wearing a simple; white tee and jeans, plus his favourite baseball cap on top of his head.
“Who?” you asked “Um, the guy you shouted at a couple days ago for no reason or Tony?” you asked, he sighed heavily “or maybe you are on about Bucky? Who you have neglected for two whole days, I haven’t seen either, all because you freaked out or maybe all of the above?” you sassed to him.
“I get it I have some apologising to do” he sighed heavily “but Tony how is he? And I guess all of the above” he muttered as you walked slowly beside him.
“Tony is freaking out; he’s worried he won’t be able to get the portal to work again, and that everyone will be stuck here,” you tell him “Buck, I thought was doing okay I even got him to talk to Sebastian but… he’s been locked in his room or the gym, only comes out at night” you tell him and he nods slowly, commenting on the fact he’ll try and coax him back into being slightly averagely-normal again.
“And Chris” you began “is really upset actually” he looks at you with raised eyebrows “the guy is an actor, a role like Captain America is kind of a big deal, this Marvel cooperation is a big deal over in that Universe” you explain “every actor is trying to grab a role for a character, Chris was really nervous going into the role, anxiety prone nervous and now he’s here with the actual guy… only the guy turns out to be a dick, how would you feel?” you asked and he nodded, stopping to look at you fully.
“It’s just…” he trailed “He’s sp outgoing, so… cool and laid back” he sighed “he’s everything I wish to be and more, I want to be able to let go of the past, to be relaxed and not so… uptight but I can’t! Then this guy with his; beard and jokes” he looked so helpless to you and you smiled.
“Steve” he looked at you “that’s what makes you, you” you chuckled at the idiot “you care so much about the team, your friends that you plan everything, yes it can be considered uptight and commanding but you are the man with a plan” he chuckled but didn’t seem convinced.
“I guess, Chris is the alternate version of who you want to be but aren’t able to be in this universe, maybe he was made to balance out the universes, you can’t be laid back here because you have so many people to look out for” he nodded slowly “so over in that universe, you are laid back and you don’t have to control all the time, it’s a breeze but not really; you still have hectic lives but Chris knows when to let go, to move on to the next, his whole life isn’t about holding on because being actor; it’s nothing physical” you explain-
“In this one you have to be in control, you have to hold on because if you relax for one moment that could be a life lost, a team member down; as we’ve all experienced” he nodded with a small smile at you “I guess what I am saying is; you two are more alike than you think, just he is a different you, this you… we need him! We need Steve Rogers to always take the lead, especially now, we need our Captain to pull all this together” you nudged playfully, he sighed and nodded,
“Let me guess you must be a therapist over in that universe” he chuckled “I’m going to talk to Bucky, find Chris and sort things out with Hayley” he looked determined and you chuckled “then probably sleep for another seventy years” he muttered before walking away, leaving you to laugh at him.
A TAD LATER
“Well, I was engaged, ” Elizabeth tells you, yourself and Wanda nodded listening to Elizabeth Olsen’s life, it was weird that herself and Aaron weren’t actually related but now since appearing in movies together and just hanging with one another they call themselves brother and sister.
“What you girls talking about and can I join in?” Natasha asked, sitting down, Scarlett was also sat with you but reading the newspaper and sipping coffee.
“We were just asking these two about their lives in the alternate universe” you shrugged to your friend; she nodded “Scarlett, tells us what is your life like? Glamourous, I bet” you smirked and she chuckled at you.
“If you call baby diapers and being pregnant whilst filming these movies glamorous, then I guess you are right” she chuckled and you raised your eyebrows at her “we filmed the movie Age of Ultron, whilst I was pregnant, it was torture, worth it but totally torturous,” she tells you.
“That’s badass” Wanda commented, you glanced at Natasha who was frowning, you knew what happened in the Red Room; she had told you and you did the best you could to comfort her. Although she says it doesn’t matter you can tell it does sometimes; to see a mother and her child and to never have that feeling… you knew she envied most of the world.
“Little Rose” Scarlett smiled gracefully “I probably love her more than myself and husband” Natasha looked at Scarlett; she has a family in this other universe, a beautiful and wonderful normal life.
“You are married?” Natasha asked and Scarlett nodded “and have a daughter?” another nod, Natasha grinned, a smile that looked similar to Scarlett’s; she looked so happy and bright “I have a family in this alternate universe?” she asked and received another nod, her green eyes looking into Scarlett’s blue/ green ones.
“Yeah, she’s really beautiful, I don’t think I could love anyone more than her” Scarlett tells her, it slowly dawned on you that this alternate universe wasn’t just… another parallel thing; it was like these other selves were what the Avengers wished to be or have in their lives.
It was an alternate because of the set-up, actors and their characters were themselves, but their personality and personal lives were what the Avengers wanted, more anything…normality. You looked at Natasha who was smiling, although you could see her eyes glassing over, she pushed some red hair behind her ear and looked around the room.
“The biggest lie I have ever told is that I never cared for not having children” Natasha mutters “that lie always told myself, I tried to forget, to act as though nothing touched me; nothing mattered because no-one knew me, I was never fully here or there” she looked at her hands, Scarlett grabbed one and smiled at Natasha warmly,
“I don’t want to toot our own horns but we make a good mum” Natasha smiled but a tear did escape her eyes “Alternate universe or not, Rose is your daughter too, to be able to hold her for the both of us is an honour and a blessing,” Scarlett tells her.
“I’m just happy that it happened,” Natasha tells her “all these years of living with this… thinking I’d never have a children, not in any universe or world, or time I would never get to be able to hold my own child but I have and I do- and it’s through you” Natasha smiled “I envy your normal life, family and normality; something us here will never experience” she sighed and you nodded.
“I have a family” Natasha mutters to you, Scarlett and Elizabeth had gone to see the other actors, Wanda smiled gently at her “I have a life, a normal life with a husband and a child, I can’t believe it; why do I deserve that there but not here?” she asked mainly herself but loud enough for yourself and Wanda to hear here,
“Because unfortunately in this universe we don’t get what we want” you sigh gently, knowing the feeling of wanting something or someone so bad but not being able to have it or them, the torturous pain that came with envy and love.
THE MAD SCIENTIST LAB
“GOD FUCKING DAMMIT” Everyone looked at Tony as he stressed over the machine “JUST FUCKING WORK YOU PIECE OF STUPID SHIT” He began hitting the frame with a hammer repeatedly till Steve grabbed a hold of his wrists, Tony snatched himself away and began to breathe heavily, hands on his hips and head down as he regained control of himself.
“You okay, Stark?” Clint asked and he nodded, a hand running through his hair as he looked up, Clint gave him a concerned stare “buddy, if you need help all you got to do is ask, we are all here in this together” he stops himself “I just said Steve’s line, didn’t I?” he asked the actor him and Jeremy chuckled whilst nodding.
“This is my fault, I got to –“he was cut off by Robert
“fix this myself” Tony snapped his eyes to Robert who just shrugged “I’ve been playing you long enough to know what you are gonna say before you even say it, which leads me onto my next point, you do this every time” he sighed loudly “something goes wrong, you gotta fix it, how about for once we all fix it?” he asked and Tony glared at the man.
“I doubt you and the Scooby gang here will be of any assistance to me” he tells them “but Bruce, Vision and Metal Arm will do” Bucky frowned but stepped forward “you are strong, put that to good use” he patted his metal arm with a hammer, causing Bucky to glare.
“I’m not strong now?” Steve asked a little offended, you chuckled at him, Tony raised his eyebrows at Steve who looked back at him,
“Honestly, Steve I don’t want you touching any of this, no offence plus you will drive me nuts” Tony smiled “no offence, Spangles” he goes back to the stool where Vision was overlooking the old plans of Tony’s figuring out what happened to make it turn into a portal.
“He’s gonna work himself to death” you mutter from beside Wanda and Sebastian, both nod in agreement as they watch Tony say things that no human – other than Bruce, understands and it slowly dawns on everyone that Tony might not be able to fix this; at all.
“I don’t want to worry anyone, especially my guys, but we have a movie to film and if we aren’t back in that universe people are gonna be worried” Robert stresses slightly, Mark Ruffalo along with Anthony tries to tame him like Clint and Steve did with Tony.
“Calm down, you haven’t been gone long, it’s not like people are gonna be missing you much,” Tony tells him and Robert whips around to him, eyes ablaze and hands on his hips as he glares at Tony, who wasn’t even paying attention to him.
“I’m a big deal,” Robert tells him, Tony looks at him, trying not to smile or chuckle “I have a family; a wife and three children, you think they won’t notice I’m gone? You think our directors won’t notice that half our cast has gone? Or their families?” he asked Tony with a serious voice, everyone was silent as Tony lets out a sigh, knowing he has hit a nerve with Robert “we all have someone waiting to go back to and I don’t want to put pressure on you, or on anyone here but if working together means we get home faster, than I want to do that; I don’t care if Steve will get in the way, or if Scarlett doesn’t know what she is doing or if Aaron has no clue what you are saying… if I get to my children faster by helping; then I’m going to get my hands dirty” it’s quiet as Tony stares at him and then looks around the room.
“Someone give this man an Oscar” Sebastian mutters, the actors all chuckle at that, Tony lets out a small sigh and nods gently accepting that people can help.
“Okay, here’s what I am going to do” he begins “I don’t want everyone down here, too many bodies plus some of us have stuff to do, Natasha and Clint have an intel mission tomorrow; groups, small groups will help me” everyone nods “you will all do as I say, no fooling around or taking control” he looks at Steve, who rolls his eyes gently “down here, you abide my rules, understood?” everyone nodded including Robert.
“He’s really going to work himself to death” you mutter as you walk out with most of the people from the lab; Wanda, Elizabeth, Scarlett, Sebastian, Chris, Chris, Clint, Jeremy, Anthony and Hayley all walked with you, everyone else stayed down there to help or watch.
“Hey, Chris did Steve talk to you?” you asked and Chris nodded, although he didn’t seem convincing or that it went well in fact.
“I wouldn’t say we are getting along how everyone else is” he sighs “but we are getting there, we had a moment like Sebastian and Bucky, nothing too extreme… let’s just I’m not his favourite person” he shrugged and Sebastian patted his shoulder.
“You aren’t many’s either, ” he says “so, don’t feel too bad” Chris pushes him and Sebastian stumbles falling against a wall laughing, everyone continues to walk as them two continue to push each other, punching every now and then also.
“Did anyone else want to laugh at Robert’s ‘I’m a big deal moment’?” Chris Hemsworth asked you nodded as he grinned, everyone began nodding.
Just then Mark and Robert run around the corner pushing you guys out of the way, Robert turns and is holding up a few sets of keys; you grin widely, grabbing Wanda and Scarlett, you all run after them down into Tony’s garage; you had never been in here before.
“How did you get those?” Chris Evans asked Robert threw him some Ferrari keys, nudging Hemsworth to get in with him and both start pressing the key till they hear it beep off.
“It’s called knowing yourself, Evans” Robert calls back “I know me very well” he smooths a car beside him “okay, kids grab a toy and let’s ride” he begins to chuck random keys to people; Wanda and Elizabeth get into one car, the two Chris’s in one; Anthony and Jeremy in one car whilst Hayley and Clint both hope into one.
You watch as Mark and Robert starts to reverse out, grinning as they went.
“(Y/N), c’mon” Sebastian pulls you towards a black Audi R8, you both grin and hears everyone revving their engines to life, grinning and howling with laughter; Tony’s gonna be pissed but it’s totally worth it.
The garage door opens, all the cars roll out as if it’s some Transformer shit, yeah you were gonna be in deep shit from Tony later.
(2,731 words later, 9 hours slept since Monday of writing this, do I feel good? Nope, am I proud? Yes, when will I next update? When I am 89 because I am sleeping for seventy years. Let me know what you think, send in ideas for this and my mini-series of Becky and Peggy, heart and reblog it - Rosalee)