“I really hope you’re honestly okay..”
“No, I’m completely fine.” Tony was quick to say reassuringly, eyes wide and honest. “You saved my life.”
The worried and curious crowd had disappeared after knowing that he was out of harm’s way and not in need of any medical assistance. There was also loud words of praise and claps on the back for the savior of Tony’s life.
“It was nothing.” Steve replied, cheeks slightly flushed as he brushed it off. “I couldn’t just let you get hit.” He found himself momentarily stunned by the grateful smile that Tony gave him and found that more warmth flooded into his cheeks.
“But it’s not everyone who would have reacted.” Tony said before sheepishly rubbing the back of his head. “I shouldn’t have been texting while walking across a busy road. I would probably be dead or seriously injured if it wasn’t for you.” It was then Tony’s turn to blush but he held his gaze as he earnestly said, “So thank you, really.”
Steve took in the endearing sight before giving a soft grin. “You’re more than welcome.”
They stood in silence for a few moments and Steve was about to blurt out some excuse to (reluctantly) leave when Tony looked up at him.
“Hey, there’s this really nice pizza place like five minutes from here.” Tony began, sounding almost shy. “It’s really good and I was wondering if you wanted to go with me as a form of thanks from me?”
There was hope.
“That sounds nice, yeah.” Steve agreed immediately, glad that he didn’t have to part from him yet. This man that he had saved and was now drawn to like a moth to a flame.
He couldn’t put a finger on it but there was just something about him that Steve wanted to find out.
“Awesome.” There was that smile again that managed to send tingles down Steve’s spine and he almost shivered in pleasure with it. “It’s right this way.” Tony said, pointing in down the street and the two of them began walking slowly, getting to know each other.
This would be the story of how they first met.