So maybe I could have Tony who finally decides to try and trust someone and so he tells Rhodey (at MIT) about his past, what had really hurt him (not having any friends, people laughing at him, Howard not caring about him at all) and how he feels because of it. He's the most vulnerable he has ever been while saying all this to Rhodey, but he decides that he has to trust someone eventually and he doesn't think Rhodey will ever use it against him.
It is so hard to figure out whether to call him Jim or Rhodey I want to die. I’m going with Jim this time, because it’s from his point of view, mostly. Not sure if this turned out exactly how you meant, but I hope it’s okay anyway! Watch out for under the cut!
You can also find this on Ao3 here.
Jim came back from break to find Tony sitting on his bed, carefully changing the strut on his helper-robot. It looked like the arm had been bent. He grimaced. What had Tony been trying to do that the ‘bot was bent like that? He was kind of glad it was the robot and not Tony, even if Tony did need to fix it now.
“Hey, man,” he greeted, smiling, and walked over to clap a hand on his shoulder. His smile dropped when the boy flinched. He removed his hand immediately. “Hey, you okay?”
“’m fine,” Tony mumbled, shrugging his shoulders, and kept his head down toward the robot. “How was your break? How’s your mom?”
Jim narrowed his eyes and circled around to look at his face. He ground his teeth when the younger boy turned his head to avoid his gaze. “You wanna look at me?”