Can you give us any kind of anecdotes between tony and the kids or cats? How does tony win the loyalty and love of the kids? What kind of shenanigans do the cats get up to? Can tony not do magic or does he just now choose not to? Does he have the arc reactor or something similar? Sorry to bombard you with questions, feel free to ignore :)
lMAO QUESTIONS ARE NO PROBLEM PLEASE ASK ME QUESTiONS It MAKES ME LIterALLY SO FUCKING HAPPy
So Tony got the cats while he was on the run. They were all strays, like him, and they had all been injured in some way or another. Dum-E is a little bit on the stupid side, Tony thinks he had a head trauma when he was a little kitten, and sometimes he has seizures (each one scares the fuck out of him and he cries every time afraid to lose his longest standing companion throughout all this). Butterfingers has a limp from a broken back leg that Tony didn’t know how to set right (he feels incredibly guilty over it, but Butterfingers loves him a lot anyway and won’t let him wallow in self-doubt). U was abused and starving – Tony found him when he literally jumped on his head out a window and the owner started screaming (Tony ran away, clutching U to his chest as the poor cat mewled pitifully. There’s no way he would let any of them go. None of them were very old when he found them, and he cares for them deeply. He’s not sure why they got so attached to him. When he found them, he couldn’t just leave them to suffer, it wasn’t right – helping them was the right thing to do.) ((He doesn’t realize that a lot of people would’ve left the lame cats to die, and they know it))
He’s got no idea why the children like him. They’re all poor (it’s a poor town that he settled in) and they played in the village square a lot. He would make them little trinkets and toys to play with, or tell them stories, not to mention that he does defend the townspeople from wandering bandits and the like, and one day the kids just. Never left him. They cling to him, like leeches. He’s terrified of screwing them up, of not being the person they want him to be, but he tries so hard!! They deserve so much!!!
The cats get up to a ton of shenanigans. They like bringing Tony gifts, but their idea of a gift is anything shiny, soft, or edible. Many times Tony has had to sheepishly return coins or blankets or scraps of fabric to the grandmothers around town. They always find him endearing, returning small trinkets that his proud little kitties steal for him, and they adore having him around.
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