tetrisandwanderingowls replied to your post “The first time Tony shaves off his beard, no one in the tower…”
but then there’s just one person who recognizes him, maybe it’s Rhodey because he knew him back in college before he could grow facial hair so he knows what Tony looks like without it. And he comes in and is like, “ayyy Tony, looking like a respectable clean-shaven man for once!” and everyone is like, “~who~ are you talking to??”.
Yes, this is so great!
The only people who really recognize Tony without his facial hair is Rhodey and Pepper. Rhodey because he had grown up with Tony and Pepper because she had seen pictures from his college days. So they know how different he can look without his signature beard.
Meanwhile, everyone else is like ‘rhodey?? tony’s not here?? it’s just this guy.’ And Rhodey, who is now confused, is about to tell them but Tony quickly shakes his head, discreetly holding up a finger to his lips.
Rhodey then sighs and goes, ‘oh right, i don’t know what i was thinking.’
Then Clint says, ‘honestly, where the hell is tony today?’
Rhodey tries his hardest not to groan into his hands and Tony nearly falls off his chair because he’s laughing so much.