fallout cap

anonymous asked:

I love people being bitter/angry on Tony's behalf, even in more subtle ways. And I feel like the majority of people would be on Tony's side? Like iron man merch is the top seller and the rest of the avengers merch is slowly cut back. Tony is the only one asked for his autograph. Tony is the only avenger that is personally requested for missions. He gets most of the questions at press releases and publicity showings. Just Tony getting all the love and the rogue avengers being largely ignored

Yes passive aggressiveness gimme!! *grabby hands*

I’d even ?soften? it a little and say sure, there are some staunch Iron Man fans that hate and despise the old team for their actions but the majority of the people doesn’t hate them. (Because lets face it, there will always be people supporting Captain America, just like there will always be people supporting Iron Man, independent of their actions.) So it’s the subtle changes that really matter.

Because while most people still trust the team to defend the world, the months of negative press and scandals have left their mark. And ironically the world hasn’t changed completely in the aftermath of the “civil war”, no.

But the ex-Avengers are now treated the way the public used to treat Tony. Suddenly their decisions and answers are questioned, simply because it’s them who’re saying it–and people have seen so many headlines linking them to criminals on the run, have seen so many political debates with the blame being shifted to them, that suddenly they don’t have to remind themselves that their heroes are human, they have to remind themselves that these humans are heroes. 

Whereas Tony is suddenly given the benefit of the doubt. Because Tony has been there through it all, Tony is a familiar face, he hasn’t changed. He’s accepted the demands for accountability, he’s been around to clean up the messes the fights within the team caused. He’s worked all these months tirelessly, always been around, not a single scandal, and so when he speaks, people listen because that’s what they’ve been doing for months now. And he’s always come through, so why should that change? Why shouldn’t they trust him?

And so, to his undying bewilderment, Tony finds himself being treated like Steve used to be treated.

How’s that for karma?

  • Vault Dweller: I have to find a water chip and save my vault
  • Chosen One: I need to find a GECK to help my people
  • Lone Wanderer: I need to find my dad
  • Sole Survivor: I Need to find my son
  • Courier: *yelling loudly from the top of Dinky the Dinosaur* WHO'S THE FUCKER WHO SHOT ME IN THE HEAD?

agenderraskel  asked:

What about Team Cap asking Tony friend questions, like "Hey, wanna watch a movie with us?" and Tony just. Staring at them. Directly in the eyes. Until they get deeply uncomfortable and leave. Extra points if Tony is speechless because of their audacity (or if maybe Tony is like me and goes semiverbal under stress).

The first one to ask him is Sam, in that go-easy way of his that makes even the most gruelling social interaction seem effortless and easy.

It happens after an endless training session that leaves Tony wishing he could just lie down on the floor of the gym and never get up again. They’re all sweaty, bruised and exhausted and Tony is no exception. Even the small act of lifting his water bottle to his lips has his arm muscles quivering.

He’s trotting behind the others, dragging his feet because the journey back home seems endless and all he wants to do right now is sleep. Or shower but probably just sleep. Maybe get out of his uncomfortable, sweaty clothes. If he’s feeling lucky.

The others are talking, but Tony isn’t paying attention. Not until Sam Wilson suddenly stops to turn around and ask in a nonchalant tone that could have come from Tony himself: “Wanna stay for dinner?”

The question, the look, the unexpected silence freeze Tony in his place.

Sam doesn’t scoff or smirk, nothing that indicates his question has been a joke. He also clearly expects an answer and Tony–

Tony scrambles for words that refuse to come, heart pounding deafeningly loud in the ensuing silence, tries desperately to regain his footing, but. This has to be a joke, right, for why else would Sam ask whether he planned to stay when they all knew very well that Tony never stayed, rarely came in the first place if it could be at all avoided.

Sam shifts, looking uncomfortable, and Tony realises the silence has dragged on for too long.

He still doesn’t have anything to say. Certainly nothing that fits the easy, companionable tone of voice Sam had used. There are too many traps in that tone.

Tony tries for a laugh but it doesn’t come out right. The sound catches in the back of his throat and they’re all looking at him now, Steve with his huge, hopeful eyes the worst of the lot, but they aren’t friends, how come they still don’t see that, and Tony can’t.

He turns on his heels and walks away. No one stops him.

It wasn’t 100% what you asked for but I hope you like it!