In the Regency AU, what are the height differences between Steve, Bucky, and Tony?
Steve and Bucky have a good six or seven inches on Tony.
Sarah was super surprised when they brought back this tiny omega because to her knowledge both Howard and Maria hadn’t actually been that short. Unfortunately the years with Obadiah took their cost that way, too; Obadiah deprived him of food so often that it kind of stunted his growth. And with him being constantly kept in his room or only allowed “omega” pastimes, he hadn’t had a lot of muscle on him, either. He’d looked kind of like a waif, like a stiff breeze would blow him over. It had made him look more frightened than he’d wanted to let on.
At first Steve is terrified of touching his precious omega because Tony is so fucking delicate looking and Steve knows that outside of battle he’s kind of a klutz. He’s so bad at dancing that his mother only makes him dance with her at most balls and he only has to do one dance. (Bucky usually bullies him into a second one with him but he leads and that saves his feet from most trauma.) Steve is terrified to hurt him even accidentally. But as it turns out, it’s very difficult to hurt someone when they fit you perfectly. Tony’s shoulders fit his hands so nicely, his waist fits Steve’s arms like they were always meant to be there, the cradle of his thighs warm and perfect for his hips. Sometimes Steve grips Tony too tightly when he’s distressed or out of his mind with pleasure and he feels awful about it until he notices Tony standing in front of the mirror and gently pressing on the bruises, blushing. Tony likes being marked. (Tony also likes dancing. Steve’s still not very good at it but he’s never been able to say no to Tony. Luckily, Tony was raised to be the perfect omega, so he can lead while making it look like Steve is leading, shift his feet so Steve never steps on his toes, and still smile up at Steve like he’s having the time of his life.) ((He is having the time of his life, dancing with one of his husbands. It’s much better than dancing with Obadiah or one of his flunkies, and especially better than dancing with Tiberius, who always tried to slide his hand down inappropriately.))
Bucky adores their size difference from the get-go. Tony is so easy to manhandle, to lift up onto his saddle (“I don’t need help!” “I know.”), to lift him for a book he wants in the library (“You could have just reached it for me!” “I know.”), to lift him up against a wall and rut him ( “O-oh! Bucky, I-!” “I know.”). He loves drawing Tony out for the wilder Rogers dances that he doesn’t know, swinging him around like he weighs nothing at all. Tony always laughs in delight and flushes with pleasure. He’s beautiful like that. He’s beautiful always, of course, but he’s most beautiful when he’s happy. (Of course, Bucky’s favorite thing about Tony’s size is watching Steve get excited, grab Tony’s waist, and lift him up to spin him in a circle. Tony always looks so surprised, and then he laughs a little at how happy Steve is and clutches at his wrists, not like he’s afraid he’ll fall, but because he trusts that Steve will hold him and he wants to hold him back.) ((But mostly, his actual favorite thing about Tony’s size is how perfectly he fits between them in bed, curled up against one of their chests, reaching back to rest his hand on the hip of whoever’s behind him that night. Tony’s so relaxed when he sleeps. Sometimes Bucky just lies awake watching him.))