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Tony meets handsome hunk Steve at a party, makes a wildly inaccurate assumption, but ends up with what he wanted anyway. I think this stands as the only fic I ever wrote in one sitting. It ended up remixed into a story where Steve is actually a hooker, and they fall in love, but this one is strictly identity porn high jinks.
“Just…” and Tony could practically hear Pepper attempting to rub the tension out of her temples. “Just so we are clear,” Pepper began, trying to sound business-like, as if this were just any other phone call about stocks or production or whatever it was Pepper was usually blathering on about, “At the gala event for the Wounded Warriors Foundation, of which Stark Industries is a major donor, you met one Steven G. Rogers, Captain, U.S. Army Special Forces, one of the most decorated soldiers in all the armed forces, one of the handful of living Medal of Honor recipients, the man People Magazine dubbed “Captain America” in their front page story about his battlefield heroics that saved multiple lives, which went on to detail how his spare time is devoted to, and I’m quoting here, “providing art therapy to troubled and disadvantaged youth from the Brooklyn, New York area where Capt. Rogers grew up,” and you mistook him for a high-priced hooker and then proceeded to proposition him.”
Tony paused, breathing in deeply. “Well, when you say it like that, it just sounds bad.”