So Tony has feelings for Sam but doesn't think that Sam could ever have feelings for him so he takes everything that Sam does as being friendly. However, Rhodey and Bucky realize that Sam does have romantic feelings for Tony so they set out to try to convince Tony and get Sam to do something.
So this turned out to have a lot less angst than I thought it would. Watch out for the cut.
“Tony, why haven’t you told me about you and Sam?” Rhodey greeted him when he came into the workshop.
“Because there is no me and Sam?” Tony gave back, confused, just poking his
head out of the suit he was currently working on
“But you’re in love with him,” Rhodey said and plopped down on a stool.
“Maybe?” Tony gave back and then cringed. He had been convinced no one knew about his little crush on Sam but apparently he had been wrong. He could only hope that Sam himself didn’t know about it too.
Rhodey raised an eyebrow at him before he said “And he’s in love with you.”
“Most definitely not,” Tony said with conviction, because that was simply not true. He and Sam were friends, good friends even, but there definitely were no feelings involved on Sam’s part.
“Have you seen the way he looks at you?” Rhodey asked him and Tony outright laughed at that.
“With barely concealed annoyance?“ he gave back and Rhodey shook his head.
“You’re an idiot,” Rhodey told him. “That man is in love with you. It’s clear as day on his face whenever he looks at you.”
“Can you not?” Tony quietly asked, because he had thought so too in the beginning, but soon enough he realized that it was just friendship he was seeing on Sam’s face.
Sure, maybe the guy loved him, but more like he loved Steve and Bucky; as friends and nothing more.
“Tony,” Rhodey sighed and Tony quickly hid back away in his suit, determined not to listen to Rhodey anymore.
It wasn’t as if anything good would be coming out of this.