Thor Started It
@tin-can-iron-man here’s a ficlet for all the merch
Thor started it. First of all, no one else was going to buy stuff, but Thor came to Tony with a question about internet shopping. “You’re…buying Captain America boxers?”
“Yes,” Thor says. “They are silk, and therefore very comfy. It also shows my support for our Captain.” Tony shrugs. Not the weirdest thing he’s heard, but it’s up there.
Natasha and Clint are next. Clint keeps on tweeting that he wants more Black Widow merch, mainly because Natasha hates it, and he gets his wish. Clint proudly wears his Black Widow socks.
Except the laundry situation is kind of confusing, so they end up in Tony’s closet, and since he’s such a disaster on four hours of sleep, he wears them to a press conference and gets outed.
“Get your own merchandise!” Clint yelled across the table at the conference. Tony sticks his tongue out.
“Maybe I will.” Tony tweets a picture of Iron Man and Hulk merchandise. Bruce nearly screams as he realizes that someone specially ordered silk pajamas with embroidered hulk fists at the cuffs.
They eventually all buy merchandise and stuff from the other avengers. Bruce wears mostly Hawkeye and Thor stuff, even stealing Thor’s cape to wear one day when it was cold in New York. “You’re a god, I’m not,” Bruce says, snuggling with it. “Besides, I look better in red anyway.”
This escalates to just stealing each other’s clothes. Tony keeps stealing Thor’s sweatshirts, and Clint keeps stealing Bruce’s khaki pants when he needs to impress somebody.
It escalates to the point when Iron Man steals one of Captain America’s cowls to wear over the helmet. The press has a field day with that after Iron Man crashes into a wall.
They have to have a talk after they find thirteen dress shirts for men in Natasha’s closet and realize that Bruce was the one that kept stealing all of the sweatshirts. “Guys we have to stop stealing clothes that people notice are not ours,” Tony says. “People are getting ideas.”
The team still steals each other’s clothes. Tony just doesn’t get photographed with the Black Widow socks as often.