“Listen, just – Tony, listen!” Steve said, as Tony tried to dart around him. “They attacked her? Not the Stark plant out there?”
“Yes, which is why I have to – ”
“Hear me out, strategy is what I do,” Steve said, and the half-desperate tone in his voice made Tony pause. “If someone wanted to draw Iron Man out, who would they go after? You? Not now that they know you’re Iron Man. She’s across the country. If they wanted you out of the tower and unable to get back quickly, this is what they’d do.”
“It’s Pepper,” Tony said. “I can’t just leave her out there. Especially with JARVIS blind.”
“I’m not saying you should,” Steve said. “I’ll go.”
“I’ll go see Pepper. Put me in a car, put me on a plane under your name, nobody will know. AIM is planning something. They want you gone. You have to stay here, Tony.”
“And if it’s a trap for me out there?” Tony asked.
“Then they’re not going to be expecting me,” Steve said, showing his teeth.
Tony narrowed his eyes, but he lifted his phone to his ear.
“Happy, it’s Tony. Have them get the jet ready. Pick Steve up in the private garage. He’s going to California under my name,” he said, and hung up again. “Go. Explain things to Happy. If they hurt Pepper, destroy them.”
“You’re all on alert until I come back,” Steve said. “Someone get on the horn with SHIELD and see if they’ve picked up any chatter.”
“I’ll call,” Natasha volunteered. “I know what to ask for.”
“Defend the tower,” Steve said, turning back to Tony, and then without a second’s hesitation leaned in and kissed him. “I’ll call when we touch down.”
Steve looked up at everyone in the kitchen. Except for Bruce, they were staring at him in shock. “What, none of you ever saw people kissin’ before?”
So I took a mini-break from fanfiction reading this past weekend to read a book that actually cost me money. This book was by a relatively popular author, who admittedly, is more well know for her regency romances than her more modern stories.
It took me a while to get through it because the quality of writing and storytelling was so FAR below what I’ve gotten used to reading by fic authors in this fandom.
Y’all are amazing and talented and never doubt that.
This comedy spoof follows a team of far-from-super heroes as they try to overcome their shortcomings and earn respect. Champion City is kept safe by the brave and dashing Captain Amazing, but when he disappears, the Mystery Men spring into action. Streaming until January 1st, 2014.