“Iron Lady” - [Jeremy Irons / Tom Hiddleston - Multi-chapter].
Chapter I: “Horses”.
Summary: Widower Jeremy, falls for and marries his son’s friend despite tripling her age. And just a few years later, his health problems and the return of his best friend, Tom, to London, make him doubt his marriage and wonder if his wife would be better off with a younger man like his friend.
Written by: A.Wölf.
Notes: This is fiction, and these wonderful actors are just playing these characters.
Jeremy was sitting behind the desk in his study, going through his mail.
He opened a drawer to pull out a folder, and a photograph fell out. He picked it up and squinted through his glasses to get a good look at it. He smiled when he saw his younger self staring back at him, and he put the picture away but his line of sight deviated and he found himself staring at the portrait of his young wife on their wedding day, right there on the desk. He became expressionless once he realized that she was the same age as him in that old photograph.
Jeremy stood up but as if life itself wanted to mock him, a sharp pain in his lower back made him groan and bend over with a grimace.
“What is it?” his wife asked, suddenly standing by the door, “Are you okay?”
“My bloody back…” he said.
But his ego seemed to be hurting far more.