Back To Basics *Tony Stark x Avengers x Reader*
(Requested by @matteblackvevo) Hi! i was watching rdj play charlie chaplin and omfg he looked so good so i was wondering if you could possibly do an avengers x reader request where tony fucks up a lab experiment and ends up making himself look 20 years younger and it lasts a week
Admins Note: Okay, I changed it slightly to not just appearance but like his mind is reverted back also, so he believes he is in his twenties still! And it’s all just him not really believing how much better his life had gotten, how cool his friends are and the fact… he is Iron Man! Him as Charlie Chaplin was amazing, love it… his old movie Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang also is one of my favourites.
“You seriously need to see Lord of The Rings, it’s amazing and just…ugh” you gush to Steve as you walk to the common room where everyone was called by Bruce, well Jarvis but he was ordered by Bruce, it sounded urgent so yourself and Steve left the training room together.
You walked into the common room where Bruce was pacing with everyone else looking at him, all slightly worried and concerned, once you both stepped inside he let out a sigh and told you both to sit down.
“What’s going on?” Steve asked him, Bruce held up a hand for everyone to be silent as he thought of how to word his sentences, he never thought in his life he would be saying what he is about to say.
“So, Tony has been in the lab for a while” he begins “working on a few experiments and… one has gone… badly” they all frown “basically, he fucked up and he is now reverted back to being in his twenties” everyone slowly goes wide-eyed as they look at him
“he doesn’t remember the past twenty years, just that he is out of college, his parents are newly dead and he has to step up and become CEO of Stark Industries” it’s silent as he finally sits down and lets out the longest sigh.
“Is it permanent?” Natasha asked him, he shakes his head lightly, smiling as he did so.
“Thankfully it’s not, I had Jarvis run tests on everything downstairs, no more than a week, two is max” and everyone nods at him “he’s in the opposite room, wanna see him?” he asked and everyone jumped up and followed him to the kitchen.
You had all seen photo’s of Tony, heard stories of him being young but you never thought you’d witness it, yet here you are about to see the real-life young Stark and you were madly excited for it.
He sat at the kitchen counter, spinning back and forth on his chair, no facial hair at all and that freaked you out! Glasses upon his face, hair not as dark and styled completely different, he looked so pure and not aged by stress or what he has seen.
He looked up and at everyone, eyes slightly wide but full of concern and confusion, he was silent and was waiting for someone to talk rather than himself.
“Why is he wearing glasses?” You asked.
“He wore them for a couple years, or so Jarvis tells me” Bruce whispers to you “Tony this is the team, the people I was explaining to you” he nods as he waves slightly at everyone “I spent an hour convincing him what has happened, all he knows is, he did badly on a experiment and that he works here” you all nod slowly.
“I’m Natasha Romanoff, that’s Clint Barton, (Y/N) (Y/L/N), Thor, Wanda and Pietro Maximoff” she gestures to the team members “and…” cut off by Tony himself.
“Steve Rogers, I know my dad used to rave about you” Steve nods, eyebrows raised slightly, Tony had never really touched on the subject about his father to Steve and he told Steve never to bring it up either. It was silent for a long while
“Wait… I’m a superhero?” He asked looking at the Iron Man suit in front of him, everyone nodded, he was staring at the suit in amazement “I made this?” he asked himself in wonder, touching the suit in wonder, he grinned as he looked around the lab “and I made this place for us?” he asked and you nodded at him.
“You also made a lot of weapons for us, you are leading the person in clean energy plus technology” Steve tells him, Tony nods picking stuff up and looking at it in wonder, not really paying attention to anything Steve was saying to him.
“Wait” Tony stops “I am fucking superhero, fighting alongside Captain Fucking America, I’m still a billionaire and my girlfriend is hot?” Referring to Pepper, you had showed him pictures to which he grinned and high-fived himself basically.
You nodded, he looked at a picture of the team altogether, it was taken a few months ago and hanging on the wall “I am hot as Hell too, man I am living” he grinned as you chuckled “my life really got better” he sighed as he looked at the picture in equal amazement.
“Well, we are all friends, I like to call us a family sometimes” you shrugged and he turned, Steve was sat watching you both, he found it oddly amusing at how Tony was taking this all in “I mean yourself and Steve argue a lot but I think it’s because you are both leaders, strong males who just has very strong opinions” you smile and he nods.
Tony had followed Bruce around through most of the week, asking questions and he kept requesting to go into the suits, Jarvis locked them down so hard that no one could get to them.
Tony had asked questions to Steve, this was the longest time they had gone without having a disagreement with each other, that would end as soon as he reverted back to his real age but it was nice to see them get along; you prayed Tony would keep this week in mind and not be so hard on Steve.
You all sat in the kitchen eating breakfast, you beside Wanda and Natasha, Bruce and Steve sat reading newspapers. Clint and Pietro were making bagels, also bacon and Thor was slightly sleeping sat beside Wanda. Tony walked in, yawning and PJ’s still on, glasses upon his face still because he had been up reading late last night.
His facial hair was back, dark hair and face aged by laughter, stress and everything he has seen but a new brightness upon his face also. He sat down, frowning as he takes off the glasses and puts them beside his hands, stretching he looks up and see’s everyone looking at him.
“That was on hell of a week” he comments pouring some orange juice into a glass, he was beside Bruce who just smiled at him.
“Good to have you back to normal” Bruce patted his friends shoulder, Tony nodded back, cringing at how he acted at some points; he remembered everything.
“Thanks (Y/N), for just sticking with me and putting up with me also” he tells you, you shrug with a bright smile, telling him it was nothing and you were just helping a friend.
Pepper walked in with a grin “Don’t start, Miss Pots” Tony tells her, she holds her hands up in defence, sitting down beside him and Steve who both just chuckled.
“I will say, it was nice to see you both get along” she looks between Steve and Tony, Tony frowned and nodded.
“Everything I said was true” he comments “it’s amazing how far I have come, we all have come and back when I was twenty I didn’t ever think I’d be sat here, around a table having breakfast with a superhero team-mates” he smiled at everyone, who all nodded with a small smiles back.
“Friends” Steve corrected putting his paper down, smiling gratefully at Tony, Tony nodded and placed his hand inside Peppers who kissed his cheek.
“Family” you correct both, Pietro patted your shoulder at that, everyone muttering agreements with you.
“I went back to basics” Tony chuckled “hey, Steve if we give you my failed lab experiment you’d turn into tiny Steve, how cute” Tony grinned and smirked evilly, Steve shot a warning glare at Stark.
“If I wake up smaller than what I am… I will beat you up” he tells him, that only made Tony want to do it more.
(Hope you enjoyed this, I will edit it later when I have better internet connection. You can request; imagines, one shots and recently- kind Headcanons by myself and Angie. I am taking teenager prompts for my mini-series on Peggy and Becky, so send in some if you have any ideas - Rosalee)