i really like the little santa on his head

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Imagine giving Tony a Secret Santa gift that makes him scared of you for at least a week, much to the delight of the rest of the team.

“Abs, I really don’t know what to make of this,” Tony whined, fiddling with the simple little ring he had received. “Like there’s only one reason to give someone a ring, right?”

Abby shook her head, “Oh, there’s plenty of reasons for wearing rings! There’s promise rings, mood rings, ace rings, abstinence rings, all sorts. Here, let me see.”

Tony reluctantly passed the ring to the scientist, still frowning. He had been avoiding you for the better part of the week. He wasn’t sure how to react to having opened his Secret Santa gift to find a ring. And you hadn’t made a big deal of it, which made it all the weirder.

Abby examined the ring for a moment before bursting out laughing, “Tony, do you really not know what this represents?”

Tony snatched the ring back, a blush creeping up his cheeks, “I just want to be sure! It’s not like I’m an expert on rings.”

Abby grinned widely, “Tony, it’s a claddagh ring.”

“And that means?”

“It’s an Irish thing. It’s a symbol of love, loyalty and friendship,” she indicated the different parts of the ring, “The hands are friendship, the heart is love, and the crown is loyalty, see? You’ve been freaking out for nothing.”

Tony pressed his lips together, rubbing the back of his neck, “I knew that.”

Gif Credit: Tony