Prompt: Uncle Tony Stark comes to visit
AN: This came to me in the middle of the night. I love how it turned out.
You walk through the building with an authority that comes from having mesmerized the halls when you were two. You don’t even pause, as you swipe your clearance card and pass through the doors. Tony had always been a tad sentimental, but not revoking your security clearance is just stupid.
You ignore the gaping mouths and push open the office door. The sight that greets you makes you pause. Stiffening your shoulders, you don’t even bother with a greeting. A hand goes to your hip and you ask, “Where is he Pepper? From the look of things, I’d say he hasn’t stepped foot in the building in years.”
Pepper just stares at you, “Y/N, but you …”
You sigh, “Went to another dimension, the dimension that is fusing with this one, and I need Tony to make sure the world doesn’t go kablooey.” When she just keeps staring at you, you snap, “Pepper!”
She snaps back to reality and simply says, “He’s off the grid.”
You smile “Then give me the coordinates for the new one. My email is the same.” And then without another word you leave. Dialing the number, you know by heart, the phone rings three times before your husband finally picks up.
“Did you get ahold of him?”
You sigh as you slide into your car, “Of course not. Nothing with Tony is ever easy.”
Bruce just chuckles, “I thought you said I reminded you of him.”
You smirk, as you hook your phone to the bluetooth, and pull out onto the road. “Exactly, Bruce.”
Your husband just laughs, “Well, Alfred always said you’re the only woman in the universe that would be able to put up with me.”
You smile as the coordinates pop up on your phone, “The coordinates just came through, I’m off to see brother dearest.”
You turn off your phone and allow your mind to drift. Tony had been born three minutes after you. He’d always been smart, and always filled with a mind that was moving faster than everyone else’s. He’d never been able to stay still for long, and by the time he was sixteen he’d begun going through women faster than he went through red bull. Your parent’s death had sent him further over the edge.
It had left you running the company. An accident in an experimental area had sent you careening through dimensions and had landed you in a world very similar to your own, but oh so different.
You’d found an entry level position at Wayne enterprises and worked your way up in a matter of months. It had taken some time but eventually you had earned the trust of Bruce Wayne himself. It hadn’t taken you long to figure out his secret. He wasn’t nearly as good at hiding it as he thought. You had waited in the shadows until he needed you. You had never expected to fall in love with him.
Fifteen years and seven kids later, found you still madly in love with the man, and still just as dedicated to protecting the new world you had become a part of.
Then, the dimensions had started melding, and you had found yourself staring down a home you long thought was lost. Two weeks of research showed exactly how much had changed in your absence. Your brother had become a hero, aliens had invaded New York, and your brother had built a machine determined to destroy the world.
Your brother had always been brilliant, and honestly you were thrilled to see that he had found something he had been passionate about. And now, he was needed again.
The dimensions seemed to be erasing key events and people to compensate for how many things were melding. There was a chance to stop it from happening, if you were able to get Tony’s help.
It takes you several hours to reach the building. Slowing to a stop right outside, you exit without a second thought. Guards are on you in seconds, and you simply raise an eyebrow in question, before the first Avenger steps out. You believe he’s called Vision.
Stepping around the guns aimed at you, you walk right past the computer, machine, man, thing, and move into the building. You track his phone to a nook surrounded by windows. Stopping beside him you simply say, “So, I hear you’re still building things.”
Tony just turns to you and says, “Did Y/F/N Margaret Stark just make a joke?”
You smile, “I made an observation.”
Tony finally turns to you, and you can’t help but sigh at what you see. His face now has lines, there are bags under his eyes, and he’s much too thin. When you don’t say anything he says, “So you were trapped in another dimension?”
You nod, “The one that is slowly becoming a part of this one. And soon it will start erasing people, to compensate for the population increase.”
“How sure are you about that?
“99.99% It’s already started happening where I live.”
Tony sits down on the window sill and looks up at you, “So this is how it is. My big sister comes back from the dead, apparently married,” he points at your ring, “and I don’t even get a hello, or at the very least a cookie.”
You let out a deep breath before sitting down beside him, “I didn’t mean to vanish.”
He nods, “I know. I got the reports. A scientist off his rocker started experimenting off the books, and when you went to fire him after finding out, he started the damn machine up, and it ended up killing three people, and you … well you just disappeared.”
You cross your ankles, “I tried to find a way back, Tony.”
“For how long?”
The question catches you by surprise, but you answer anyways, “About two years. Until I got married. Until I felt like I was home for the first time since I was a kid.”
“You ever think about me?”
You smile, “Of course I did, you’re my little brother. And whenever my kids would do something especially stupid or especially bright I would tell them they were acting just like their Uncle Tony. They want to meet you by the way.”
“So I have little nieces and nephews just running around.”
“Nephews and niece,” You correct.
“And the guy?”
You smile’ “Head of a big company. Family owned like ours. He’s a really good guy, and an amazing father too.”
Tony nods, and goes silent for a few minutes before saying, “Okay, let’s go.”
“Save the world. I’ve got to find this phone first. And then I have to meet this husband of yours. Something tells me I might need his resources from his world. I also have to deal with the secretary of state…”
You pull a card out of your purse and hand it to him, “Have her call him. She’ll take care of it.”
Tony just looks at the card for a minute before saying, “Amanda Waller.”
You smile, “Any man within their right mind would be terrified of her.”
Tony just shrugs, and extends his arm. You give him a half hug as the two of you walk out the building, “And just so you know sis. When all this is over, I reserve the right to kick this guy’s ass if I don’t like him.”
You laugh, “You’re welcome to try.”
Tony scoffs, “Try? I’m a superhero.”
You smirk, “So is he.”