pepper potts is better than you

Self-destructive tendencies - Tony Stark x Reader

Summary : Reader is in love with Tony, but Tony is dating Pepper…until she dumps him, and the Iron Man keeps coming to our dear reader for comfort (nothing sexual…yet). Warning for language.

(My master list, by the way : Right here )


You always had a massive crush on Tony Stark, even though he was quite a bit older than you. And when he started dating his long time “assistant” Pepper Potts, your heart shattered. In a way though, maybe it was for the best, he didn’t have exactly a good reputation with his relationship with women…

They stayed together two years, and one day, she broke up with him. And the reasons why didn’t surprise you one bit. He was a difficult man to live with. But you couldn’t help but think Pepper should have known better. Like, she knew him since a long time, and she knew how he was…So why get with him if she couldn’t handle his way of being ? Especially since Tony actually put in a lot of effort in. He stopped drinking, he tried to remember important dates such as birthday and anniversary, even her name day ! And he often took her out, just the two of them…

But she wanted more, apparently. She wanted him to stop being the Iron Man and take more care of her. She wanted him to change some important parts of his personality…and that just couldn’t work. You didn’t get it. Again, she knew how he was, and she knew some things would stay the same…So why breaking up with him for those reasons ?

In your eyes, she just didn’t love him enough to accept all of him. And it broke your heart a bit, because no matter how much of an asshole Tony was, he deserved better. He deserved someone who understood that, since he got kidnapped in Afghanistan, and since the Alien attack on NYC, he wasn’t the same man anymore.

But what could you do ? He’d never look at you in another way than a little sister, you were too young. And he was still in love with her…

You were brooding in your office one late night when you heard a knock on your door. Only one person could come knock on your door at 4 am…

Tony fucking Stark. And he was drunk. So drunk.

-Heyyyyyyy youuUUUuuuUUuuuu. Came by the neighborhood, thought I’d…Check on you or something.

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of wedding gowns and topless models

For @pegasusdragontiger. Based on your prompt and that FRIENDS gif post you tagged me on. :)

After a tiring day filled with a normal amount of explosions in the lab, Tony dragged his feet up to his penthouse to find Pepper, Darcy and Jane lounging on the couch, bonding over a magazine of suspicious content. They were dressed in wedding gowns and Tony could only blink as he paused to let his gaze wander over all three of them in surprise. Darcy was wearing a veil, and a tiara sat lopsided on Pepper’s head.

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anonymous asked:

Imagine Tony’s playboy reputation being greatly exaggerated because he likes to flirt and is a tactile person. In truth, Tony has only ever been and wanted to be with one person since he was 16 years old. Imagine (some of ) the Avengers finding out that Tony and Rhodey have been together for nearly three decades now.

“This has to stop, Stark.”

“Hello, Capsicle,” Tony said, not looking up from the delicate circuit board he was soldering with Dummy’s ‘help’.  “How are you?  I’m fine, thanks for asking.  Please, come in, pull up a chair, I’ve got time to talk, not like I’m doing anything important or anything, I swear to God, Dummy, you are useless.  Community college is too good for you, I’m donating you to a preschool.”

“I’m being serious here,” Cap said sternly.

“And I’m being sarcastic,” Tony responded.  “What needs to stop this time?”

This,” Cap said, dropping a gossip magazine onto the work bench at Tony’s elbow.

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I’ll never get bored of this


Prompt:  “She opened her handbag and tipped the contents onto the floor…” with Bruce Banner, do with that what you will!

Pairing: Slight Bruce Banner X Reader

Y/N- Your name

L/N-last name

TW: None, pretty tame and fluffy.

Word Count: 1,230-ish

You stood up from your desk at the Avenger’s Tower. You were a simple secretary at the Tower, in charge of your own number of floors. You weren’t the only secretary, thank goodness, not wanting to deal with the over ninety-foots that contained more than three Separate Businesses or Stark Industries Department within them. There were three Lobbies, one at the ground floor, one mid-way up, where you worked and one right before the last ten floors. I

It was a coveted position- to be at that top lobby. Not only was the pay better, but it was far less boring. Anytime there was an opening-which was far and few between- Pepper Potts would personally look over all the current secretaries’ resumes -that applied for the position- and then chose the winning applicant herself. For three years you’d been working at the the Tower, and for the first time you had enough experience and references to finally send in your application. You had just finished it and had put it in the mail-cart with the correct labeling so it would get to Pepper.

You cracked your neck as you gathered up your coat and purse, ready to go home. You walked to the elevators and happily entered when it finally made it down to your floor. “Headed Home Miss. L/N.” JARVIS said as you stepped in.

You looked up at the camera and nodded, “Yep. Floor Lobby please.”

“Yes, Ma’am.” JARVIS replied, and the doors closed. Your stomach lurched as the elevator began it’s decent. “How have you been?” The computer detecting your unease. You never did like the elevator, it was fairly fast, but it still took a good five-ten minutes to get down to the ground-floor.

“Good,” you replied tensely, looking at your somewhat blurred reflection in the shiny golden-chrome surface of the elevator. Finding your hair not to be what you’d like it to be, you pulled your comb out of your purse and started to run it through your h/c hair. “I finally managed to get to move back into my apartment.” You said referring to the demolished- Thanks to the Battle of New York- little space you rented, having complained about it one day to your mother, and JARVIS had apparently overheard. Next thing you knew, construction workers were at your apartment (you had been staying in the complex’s lobby with several other tenants who’s apartments had been uninhabitable) and fixing up the whole building. They claimed that your insurance had paid for everything. Only- you didn’t have insurance on your apartment. (Well, now you did, as Stark Industries stated to pay for it for all employees ever since New York.)

You tried to think before you said anything in the Tower now.

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a relationship/idenity headcanon:

tony is Bi As Hell. and like a lot of bi folks, it’s not a simple 50-50 attraction model. he’s attracted to different things in different genders and is attracted to different genders at different times. come and get his l o v e.

i think it’s pretty obvious that the kind of women tony tends to fall for are those who challenge him on an intellectual level. women like pepper potts, who always had a head for business and who figured out how to run the massive SI better than anyone at the company through years of, well, unofficially doing it. the PA position did not match the job description. then there’s natasha romanoff, who’s a survivor like he is and who understands the importance personas play in his life. even maya hansen who is/was inventive and passionate and an expert in her field. a lot of his peers want a women who will be there at their every beck and call. tony would rather you pencil him in your very busy schedule. 

when it comes to men, he tends to fall in love with his friends. rhodey, of course, with his good heart and eagerness to stir up trouble with tony. they’ve got each other’s backs, and there’s an emotional security already built into their relationship. they can tell each other anything. steve rogers, who complements his own personality (when they’re not butting heads). they’ve seen each other at their worst, but they also have the ability to bring out the best in each other.

there are, of course, no examples of trans or gnc folks that tony’s been linked with in canon or popular fanon. but my tony is queer af and unapologetic about the ways in which he defies or subverts traditional masculinity. he’s been with people who identity across the gender spectrum, and those relationships were important to understanding his own identity.


Pepper Potts really really hates seeing the people she cares about get hurt, but she knows better, by now, than to try and change their natures. Natasha can’t apologize for who she is and what she does, but she knows better than to think that’s really the issue here.

Summer feels,Part 2

Summary:  The reader was sent ( by her mother) to spend a summer with her Father, Tony Stark, in New York. At first she is against it, but then she meets Peter and ends up having the best summer of her life.

Warnings: Swearing

Words:1,2 K

Pairings: Dad!Tony Stark x reader, Peter Parker x Reader

Part 1  

Originally posted by scottlamg

The first week of the summer had flew by crazy fast in New York. You were busy with the avengers, they all wanted to get to know you so you had to be with someone everyday. You even had your own ‘squad’ now, which included you, Wanda and Natasha. You often had these girls nights, where you would watch chick flick movies and gossip about everything. Sometimes you would pull pranks on other avengers, mostly on Vision and Clint since Wanda had crush on Vision and Natasha had on Clint. You thought it was cute the way they tried to get attention from the boys. 

Steve and Bucky had demanded to teach you basic self defense moves. So you spent the whole day at gym working out, after that you were super exhausted and slept better than you ever have slept. The next morning you were in pains for trying too hard. Steve noticed your funny walk when you went to get some cereals for breakfast. He had asked you if you were okay and offered to took you out for an ice cream, that was an offer you would never turn down. 

As you two were heading out you ran into Bucky, Steve of course being the perfect gentleman and a friend, asked if Bucky would like to join you.Soon you three were sitting in a park with your ice creams.They had told you what it was like to grow up back then. They told you all the stories about their adventures as children, they had also told you about your grandfather, what he was like and how much Tony reminded them of him. 

Speaking of Tony, you and him didn’t saw each other much during that week. Only bumping into him occasionally. He was busy in the lab with Bruce and you were busy with everyone else.This was upsetting Tony, he had thought that he would spend this whole summer with you, his daughter, instead he ended up working. So he decided to took couple days off and finally be with you. Asking you what you would like to do and the answer was shopping. You had in mind to  the normal non expensive stores, but Tony had insisted that you should shop somewhere more “classy”, as he said. 

You were trying these really cute heels on at Chanel. The vendor was standing right next to the mirror with a fake smile on her lips. You could see the frustration straight through her. Tony was sitting and admiring you spinning around the room with the high heels on, he couldn’t but smile. 

“ Do they look good on me dad?” 

“ Yeah kiddo, you look great” 

“ Sweet, how much are these?” You turned your gaze on the vendor, who’s smile was now much wider. And more fake.

“ twelve thousand dollars ma’am” Your eye’s grew as wide as the smile on the girl in font of you. What the hell? Never ever in your life have you heard that pair of shoes could be so expensive. Turning around and rushing to take off the shoes. 

“ Twelve thousand?! Do the Rolling Stones come and play for me while I’m walking with these? Geez” 

Tony got up from his seat, stopping you before you got to take them off. He took out his wallet, pulled his credit card out and gave it to the vendor. She nodded her head and went somewhere.

“It’s okay Y/N, you’re Stark, money is just number for us” 

“ No dad it’s not, I don’t need so expensive shoes when I can get the same ones without a brand logo, with 10 bucks.” 

Soon the vendor came back with a bag and this time she wasn’t smiling. She handed the bag to Tony and left. Tony looked at the bag, then at you, raising his eyebrow as you mouthed simply ‘no’. 

“ Alright I guess I have to give these to pepper..” Lifting his sleeve he tried to look what time it was. “ Which reminds that we are having dinner with Pepper soon, so we better hurry up. “ 

Pepper Potts was your dads new girlfriend, okay well I wouldn’t say new they had been together for almost 8 years now. But before they were dating she was his personal assist.You had met her once, when she came to your 5th birthday party with Tony. You thought that she seemed nice but your mother had different opinion about her. Talking shit behind her back.

“ Meet you here in twenty?” Your father asked when you arrived back at the tower. You nodded and headed to the common room, knowing that it wouldn’t take more than 10 minutes for you to get ready so you thought you would watch cartoons for about ten minutes.

 You heard the sound of the TV as you get more and more closer to the room. At first it looked like it was empty, just the TV playing. But when you looked better you saw someone’s head. Moving closer to the couch you recognized the person. It was that same boy who was with Sam the first time you arrived here. He looked like he would be the same age as you.

 Leaping right next to him, surprising him. He jumped a little when you fell next to him. His gaze was at you for a second and then turned his head back on TV. You observed him for a minute, admiring his facial structure, hair and his lips. Damn, you thought to yourself, he sure was a cutie.

“ You know when a dame comes to sit next to you, you usually introduce yourself to her” Smirking at him.

He now turned his gaze on you again. A small nervous smile appeared on his lips. “ O-oh right, umm.. I’m Peter” He offered his hand for you to shake. You let out a small laugh and shook it. 


“ Pretty name for a pretty girl..” He didn’t even realize that he had just said that, he didn’t mean to, it just slipped. 

“Aww..You think I’m pretty?” You smirked at him as he got really nervous, you could almost see the sweat running down his forehead. 

“ No, no , I do , yo-you’re really pretty, like one of the most beautiful girl I have ever seen, oh god I did it again, Okay I’m gonna shut up now.” He was now a red as fire truck. You could feel yourself blushing at his words. Just as you were about to answer, your father came in the same room. Noticing how the two teenagers were acting his father instincts begun to alert immediately. 

“ Y/N we’re leaving soon go get ready!” You stood up and started to walk towards the elevator. You winked at Peter saying ‘bye’ and left. Your father was watching the scene in front of him with horror. His little baby girl flirting with some Spider-Boy.

“ Do not even think about it Spiderling.”

“ Y-yes sir” Peter let out a breath that he  didn’t even notice he was holding in. Raising from the couch he rushed away from Tony. There was something that Peter found frightening about Tony. 

“ Kids..” Tony sighed and took out his phone to text to Pepper, telling her that you would be there soon. 

Yay, part 2 xd So It’s literally 3 am and I’m so tired and my cat won’t stop playing with my toes xd , lol anyway I think there is some mistakes but yeah whatever. The first part got so many positive feedback I can’t even, you make me so happy x) Love you all. 


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kidding around, pt 3

last time

this is just outrageously out of control. but i am having a blast so *throws up hands*

happy continuing birthday kahn-on-tumblr xD

warnings: implied past child abuse

“Tony. Tony come on, this is a terrible idea,” Rhodey says a little later.

Ignoring him, Tony says, “Okay, who can tell me what a robot is? Steve, I think you know a little something about this, huh?”

“A robot’s a big metal man!”

“Metal is common, yes; man, not always, although we do tend to love making them in our image.”

“It is a creation to do things for us,” Thor says and Tony points at him.

“Hey, that’s good Thor, nice,” Rhodey says and Thor beams.

“Transformers are robots,” Sam says, leaning back out of Tony’s grip so he can look back at Rhodey. Tony catches him before he slides over his arm and onto his head with a hand around his waist.

Rhodey grins at Sam. “That’s right, too.”

“Now, see, I make robots,” Tony says and keys in his access code to the workshop.

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One in a Million

Tony Stark, Pepper Potts

Pepper attends her first big event as Tony’s significant other, and handles it in true Pepper fashion–by panicking.

Virginia Potts, Pepper to her friends, was panicking.

Not an altogether new experience, granted.  When it came to marketable skills, constant anxiety was listed just under “organization and time management” and just above “ability to corral Tony Stark.”  The fact that Tony was usually the cause of her agitation was beside the point.  Sort of.

Not right now though.  Now, it was all him.  And not him at all.

He hadn’t even done anything.

Except ask her to be his date at a charity ball.  Which, alright, yes, they’d been…something for a while, ever since the Expo, so it made sense that he’d asked.  And he’d been so sweet lately, in a very…Tony way.  Which was usually dramatic and obnoxious, helicopter rides and skywriters and banners and balloons filling her office, but still mattered.  Right?


But then there were all these other women around, some of whom Pepper vividly remembered escorting out of Tony’s apartment in the mornings.  The rest weren’t hard to imagine being there.  Which wasn’t her job anymore, obviously, but it was somebody’s.  And it didn’t take a genius to realize that if she hadn’t come with Tony, he still probably wouldn’t have come alone.

Or, at least, wouldn’t have left alone.

Pepper stared into the mirror in the bathroom she’d fled to for another minute, then shook her head, putting her brush and lipstick back into her clutch.

“This is stupid,” she muttered to herself.  “Completely stupid.  You’re the CEO of a Fortune 500 company and it hasn’t tanked, you are just as good as anyone else here.  Just because some of them are blonder and prettier and know how to actually be at a charity ball and how to smile and walk and flirt without wanting to throw up doesn’t make them better than you.”

She looked up at the mirror again and groaned.  “It makes them a lot better.”

Well, either way, she couldn’t hide in here forever.  She took a deep breath, straightening her spine and squaring her shoulder.  She could do this.  She was Pepper Potts, dammit.  If she could keep Tony killing himself for the last few years, she could do anything.


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The next Marvel movies I want:

-Black Widow: Still Better Than You

-Pepper Potts Has Taken Over The World And No One Has Noticed Because Tony Stark Is Distracting Them With Shiny Things

-Jewish Magneto Takes Down Nazis With His Jewish Children

-The Marriage Of The Mutants: Erik, Why?

-Loki, Prince And Sometimes Princess And Sometimes Gender Neutral Heir To The Throne Of Asgard Frees All Of His/Her/Their Children And Destroys Thanos While Educating The Plebs About Gender And Sexuality

-Pepper Potts And Black Widow: You Can Not Escape Your Doom

-Bucky Barnes Says Fuck This Shit And Becomes A Professional Dancer

-I Am Sorry, Says The Scientist, But This Is Not My Field

-Bruce Banner Cures Cancer

-Captain America: Vaccinate Your Fucking Children

-Hawkeye And Hawkeye: Not A Love Story, But There Are Exploding Arrows

-Thor: How The Fuck Do I Run A Kingdom? Let Alone Multiple Ones?? Why Did No One Teach Me This???

-Darcy: Blogger Extrodinare

-The Maximoff Twins Destroy An Alternate Reality Where They Associated With Nazis And One Of Them Died And Sigh In Relief Knowing That It Will Never Happen

-Tony Stark Invents New Things That Are In No Way Weapons And Can Not Be Used As Weapons

-The Avengers: Fuck The Media

Summer Feels

 Summary: The reader was sent ( by her mother) to spend a summer with her Father, Tony Stark, in New York. At first she is against it, but then she meets Peter and ends up having the best summer of her life. 

Pairing: Dad!Tony Stark, Peter Parker x reader

Words: about 950

Warnings: Cursing

A/N: So this one is the first part of the new Series called “ Summer Feels”, it’s kinda short and maybe a little boring, but it will get better. 

Originally posted by sam-kaulitz

It was the last day of school. You were sitting at the back of the classroom listening the teacher going on and on about the World War Two. Knowing that he would ask you questions since your family had a huge part in it. 

 You hated your history teacher, he was a big fan of your father so he was expecting a lot from you. Always giving you extra home work and his excuse was that “ your father didn’t get where he is now without some hard work.Sight. This was your life basically, everyone comparing you and your father. Even tho you didn’t even live with him nor saw him more than once a year. 

You were walking home from school with your best friend Emily, talking about your summer together. Your summer bucket list contains a road trip, sleepovers, parties and much so more. This summer was supposed to be unforgettable, the best summer ever. But like always when you got excited about something you would be disappointed. This time was no different. 

The sight at your driveway told you that. There was a black matte Audi parked next to your mothers Volvo. The Audi belonged to your father, the great famous Tony Stark. Shit, no, no, no. You rushed inside and saw your father and mother drinking tea in the living room. Both of them turning around when you slammed the door shut. 

“ You’re home so soon?” Your mother got up and gave you a  hug. Rolling your eye’s you saw your mothers boyfriend Dan making food at the kitchen. He noticed you staring at him so he just smiled at you and continued.  You turned your gaze at your father who looked uncomfortable. 

“ Yeah, Umm dad what are you doing here, my birthday isn’t in three months.” Like your mother, he got up from his seat and gave you a hug, only that his hug was awkward. 

“ You’re going to New York with him for the summer.” Your mother said overly excited. Your eye’s grew wide and your mouth was in  ‘o’ shape. You looked at your mother then your father and then again mother. Dan came by your mother, kissed her and put his hands around her waist. Tony looking the couple with a dirty look.  

“ What?, No I can’t go , I have plans for the summer, remember the road trip?” 

‘” Well you have to cancel those, you are going with your father, right Tony?” 

Everyone was now watching as Tony opened his mouth like was going to say something but then closed it. He was nervous, he had never spent more than few hours with you and now you were going to stay with him for over two months. 

“ Right Tony?” Your mother sounded angrier. Suddenly Tony found more courage to answer her. 

“ Yeah Kiddo, we’re going to have a great summer, the avengers are there too so you’re not alone” 

“What I’m going to say to Emily? I can’t just ditch her” 

“ That’s too bad, now go pack you’ll leave in ten” 

Great just great, You would have to tell Emily that you can’t go on a road trip with her since your father who had never shown any interest of your life, suddenly wants to spend the whole fucking summer with you.

The drive to New York lasted 3 hours. It was the most awkward car ride you have ever been on. Tony tried to start conversations many times by asking you question,which you answered with mumbles, not really interested in talking.

Finally you where at the garage of the Stark Tower. There was tons of fancy cars, which belonged to your father of course. You looked round you, admiring the cars. 

“You know some day this will all be yours” He winked and got out of the car. Mine, you thought. wow. You got out of the car and followed your father to a elevator. 

“ F.R.I.D.A.Y. take us to the common room.” 

The female voice said yes and the elevator stared to move.

“ What about my bags?” 

“ Don’t worry there are people for that” “ So anyway how long has your mother been with Dave, was that his name?” He turned his gaze at his feet.

“ Dan, about six months now, why?jealous?” 

“ No, no, I’m happy for her” 

“ What about you , do you have someone new in your life?” You had to ask, you have heard so many gossips about his new girlfriend, Pepper Potts. She was his personal assist, they fell in love and after that Tony had made her the CEO of Stark Industries. 

“ Yeah I have actually,I can’t wait for you to meet her, she is the most wonderful woman in this world, well after you of course. Nobody is better than Stark. “

He gave you a wink and had a smirk on his face.this made you  laugh for the first time today. He felt happiness, seeing you laughing melt his heart. Sure he was nervous at first, but seeing that you weren’t really different than him made him relax. Soon there was a ding that informed that you had reached the destination. 

The elevators door opened and revealed a huge living-room. There was people sitting at the sofa. You recognized them immediately, the avengers. There was Captain America, Black Widow, Winter soldier, Thor, Hawkeye,Bruce Banner, The Falcon and some kid that didn’t look much younger than you. 

Maybe this summer won’t be as bad as I thought.  

So this was the first part, please tell me what you liked. Also this computer is kinda shit and doesn’t work properly so don’t mind the spelling mistakes okay? 

blue-cat-ter-flies  asked:

10 and WinterIron?

10. You married him instead of me!

I went a bit angsty here because I am sometimes Satan’s minion and other times an angel :P  :D

“I never wanted to hurt you”

Bucky choked out a strangled laugh as he ran his metal hand through his messy hair one more time.

“And yet you managed to do it, so congratulations, I guess,” he bit out before turning around to face the man in a tux.

Tony stood awkwardly in the doorway, both hands in his pockets, eyes meeting Bucky’s for a minute before he looked away.

“Bucky, I -”

“Just tell me why,” Bucky asked, eyes boring into Tony’s when he looked up, “Tell me why you did it. Tell me why you had to - just please, tell me why?”

Tony simply stood silent, jaw working and Adam’s apple bobbing as he swallowed hard.

“You know what, I can’t do this,” Bucky shook his head and stood up to go out when Tony blocked his path.

“Bucky, please,” Tony said softly, brown eyes shining with bit back tears, “I know I hurt you and I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. You can’t forgive me, I know, I know that and I don’t expect you to but please. Please don’t walk away without clearing this up.”

“Why? You did ten years ago, right?” Bucky spat, swallowing back his own furious tears and pushing Tony’s shoulder away from the door, “You walked away from me when I needed you. You walked away from us when you decided to leave me without a single word of explanation. You walked away from everything we had, everything I thought we had, when you made a decision for yourself. Then why shouldn’t I walk away now?!”

“James, I never - I swear I didn’t -”

“You married him instead of me!” Bucky yelled when Tony made a move to touch his arm and shoved the younger man’s hand away, “You married fucking Ezekiel Stane! You married that bastard after everything he put us through.”

Tony remained silent thankfully because Bucky was vibrating with anger and hurt in that moment.

“I was going to propose, y’know?” Bucky laughed bitterly, “Bought a cheap ring with my entire pay check and everything. I thought I’d go down on a knee and ask for your hand for the rest of my life because that’s all I wanted. That’s all I ever wanted. And then I got the phone call. That fucking phone call from your dad inviting me to your wedding reception. A Gala he said.”

Bucky remembered getting anxious for Tony’s safety and rushing to the Mansion, demanding to see him immediately. He remembered fighting tooth and nail with Howard Stark and Obadiah Stane, pushing past them to bound up to Tony’s room and on finding that empty, ripping through the entire place in search of his boyfriend.

Only to find Ezekiel freaking Stane in one of the rooms, lying naked and smirking up at him from under silk sheets. He remembered Stone snidely telling him to leave him and his husband alone.

He remembered pinning the bastard down and pummeling into him only to be stopped when Tony came out from the bathroom, wet hair and a towel around his waist.

Bucky had felt a sense of relief on seeing him and was about to grab him into a hug when his eye caught a gleaming gold band on Tony’s left hand.

Tony hadn’t said a word as Howard’s security had dragged a heartbroken and shell-shocked Bucky out of there.

“Ten years. You come back to this town ten years later and you’re still a bastard out to break my heart,” Bucky shook his head to himself before looking up and staring down a pained looking Tony, “But not anymore. This is not your day. This is my best friend’s wedding day and I’m not going to let you ruin this for anyone. You’re out of my life, Tony Stark, and I’m done with you.”

Without a backward glance, Bucky walked away from the dressing room, intending to get back to his real friends, who wouldn’t shatter his heart.


“It was a beautiful wedding”

Bucky blinked and turned to his side to see a tall redhead sipping on champagne and smiling politely at him.

“Yeah, it was Tasha’s work,” he replied with a nod in Natasha’s direction, watching as she danced with her clumsy boyfriend Bruce, “She’s the best at these.”

The redhead hummed thoughtfully and Bucky could recognize the look of a potential client for Tasha and felt a bit happy for his friend.

“How long have they known each other?” she asked with a soft smile as she gestured to Steve and Sam dancing with each other sappily with the popular wedding glow on them.

“Three years now,” Bucky answered with a small laugh when the redhead’s eyes widened, “yeah, Stevie’s a big old romantic and Sam was love-struck from the minute he met our Captain America.”

“Captain America?” the lady frowned in confusion.

“That’s something he picked up during high-school,” Bucky said vaguely, not willing to into the details of how Clint and Ton - someone had come up with the moniker, “So which side are you on?”

“Oh, I don’t know yet,” the redhead said and Bucky raised an eyebrow making her chuckle, “I came with Rhodey.”

Bucky’s face darkened a bit at that but he couldn’t really begrudge everyone who came with Rhodey, especially since Rhodes was a good guy and a good friend of Sam. Even if he was Tony Stark’s best friend.

“Many people seem to have done that”. Okay, so maybe Bucky couldn’t really be polite all the time. So what?

The redhead didn’t seem fazed and instead simply smirked knowingly.

“What?” Bucky asked with a frown.

“Nothing, just thinking,” she shrugged one shoulder and outstretched a hand, “I’m Virginia Potts.”

“Potts, name sounds familiar,” Bucky shook her hand thoughtfully, “I’m Bucky Barnes. James Barnes but better known as Bucky.”

“In that case, I’m better known as Pepper. Pepper Potts,” she grinned and suddenly it struck Bucky how he recognized the surname.

“You’re the new Stark CEO,” he said a bit bitter and awed.

“That would be me,” she nodded and took her hand back.

“How is it so far? Filling Stark’s shoes?” Bucky wished the ground would split up and swallow him but Pepper simply snorted.

“Well, my feet are bigger than his, so it’s a bit restricting. But we’re working on that,” she said amicably, “Which reminds me, congratulations on the new gym. State of the art, I hear.”

“New gym? What are you -,” Bucky froze and swore, “That son-of-a-bitch! He made you buy me a gym?”

“He is rich on his own, you know?” Pepper sounded amused but Bucky was seething with anger.

“Yeah, rich and an asshole,” he growled, “A selfish and arrogant asshole who thinks he can buy everything.”

“Just be grateful it’s not a rabbit,” Pepper quipped and shook her head when Bucky shot her a confused look, “Anyway, you’re right. Tony bought a gym in your name and yes, he is an asshole.”

Bucky scoffed and downed his drink at that.

“But,” Pepper continued and this time turned to face him completely, looking dead serious, “he’s also the same asshole who got into a forced marriage sham to save his friends from getting ruined.”

Bucky stilled and slowly met Pepper’s eyes.


“You heard me,” Pepper said calmly.

“I think…we need to talk somewhere private,” Bucky said carefully, his brain confused and heart racing at the implication.

Pepper nodded and Bucky led her to Steve’s dressing room, catching Natasha’s eyes and giving her a pointed nod to inform that he would be back soon.

“Explain” he said as soon as they got into the room and he shut the door behind him.

“How much do you know about Alexander Pierce?” Pepper asked him instead of answering and Bucky frowned.

“Pierce? He was a number one con who got his due in time,” Bucky shrugged as he remembered his ex-employer who had been involved in huge drug and weapons dealing, along with a few accusations of conspiring with terrorist organizations.

“Alexander Pierce was a whisperer for Hydra,” Pepper smoother her dress and said sharply.

“What? No. Hydra?” Bucky had never believed the terrorist conspiration theories but Hydra was a totally brutal gang in the underground circuits and there were always stories about their threats.

“Yes,” Pepper nodded with a pinched look, “And he used people, his employees, as mediums for their purposes.”

“Ms. Potts what are you -”

“I’m telling you, Mr. Barnes, that Alexander Pierce used you, one Steve Rogers and a Sharon Carter to fulfill three or more major mafia transactions,” Pepper said with a tight look on her face.

Bucky felt his world spinning and sinking when she went on to explain how Pierce had used them to deal in smuggled goods, hidden in the packages they used to deliver for him sometimes.  How he had used Sharon’s access to get her aunt Peggy’s confidential documents that later turned out to be things connected to national security. How he had made Bucky drop Pierce’s car off at one of his friend’s house and that had turned out to be rigged.

The number of charges that could be levied against them was growing with every sentence that came out of Pepper’s mouth.

“Stop! Stop, stop. How do you know all this?” he asked finally.

“I know, Barnes, because it was Tony who managed to get evidence to expose Pierce,” she said quietly, “and because he spent every day of the past ten years keeping this information concealed from the press.”

“What?” Bucky breathed out in shock.

“At first Tony couldn’t get the charges off you by himself. He did’t have that kind of power. So, he had to get help from someone who did,” she explained with a bitter shake of her head, “And in exchange, he had to give away the most valuable thing he had.”

“Howard,” Bucky grit out, suddenly realizing whom Pepper meant by the person who held the power to help, “What did - did Tony - ?”

“The marriage was a sham, Barnes,” Pepper said gently, a sort of pitying look on her face, “Howard placed a condition that he would keep the wolves off you guys if Tony stayed away from you himself. To ensure that he did, Howard made him seal the deal by getting married to his business partner’s son. I don’t know the entire details because I came in a couple of years later, but from what I understand, Tony and Ezekiel left for Malibu and Ezekiel fell out of obsession with Tony, leading him to a Sunset Bain. Tony got out of his dad’s clutches two years later and divorced Stane promptly. They played it off as a divorce due to adultery but – let’s just say that there was no love in the first place for it to be lost.”

“He should have told me,” Bucky said brokenly with a hint of  anger at how stupidly Tony had handled his own life, “He should have told me the truth.”

“I know, and I think he knows too,” Pepper shrugged sadly, “but he’s an idiot who likes to pile all shit onto himself instead of getting help. Like you said, an asshole.”

Bucky laughed hysterically at that and sat down heavily on the couch, letting his head fall onto his hands.

“Ten years,” he whispered, “We wasted ten years of our lives and he – I – God!”

“I didn’t tell you this to make you forgive him and go back into his arms, James,” Pepper said quietly, “God knows, you have every right to be angry. Tony knows that too I guess. But I didn’t want you to hate him without knowing the entire story. That and…I guess I didn’t want him to remain a black spot, not when he’s…I just thought you should know.”

Bucky didn’t say a word but Pepper took the hint and left the room quietly, letting him take the time to process everything.


“You need help”

Tony didn’t need to look up to recognize that voice. He knew Bucky’s voice in his sleep. Struggling to push the pile of chairs off him, he huffed and flopped back.

“It wasn’t my fault this time,” he replied and saw as Bucky came into his line of vision.

“I didn’t mean just for this,” Bucky said but instead of helping, simply stood there and observed the mess.

“Enjoying my misery?” Tony asked lightly, trying to make a joke out of it. Bucky’s eyes flashed with some strange emotion but he didn’t rise to the bait.

“You should really stop assuming things about me,” he said instead.

Tony frowned but Bucky had a remarkable poker face so he let it be and focused on pushing the chairs off him.

“So, I met Pepper,” Bucky said suddenly and Tony jerked.


“Interesting lady, that one,” Bucky hummed.

“Yes, that she is.”

“Quite blunt too”

Now Tony frowned hard and tried to get a read on Bucky better.

“What did she exactly tell you?”

“Everything,” Bucky said enigmatically and Tony froze, cautiously testing the waters.

“Everything about the company?”

“Everything about you,” Bucky said bluntly, “And Stane. And Pierce.”

Tony uttered a quiet expletive and led his head fall back, closing his eyes.

“Look, before you get on my -”

“Thank you” Bucky cut him short and Tony gaped at him like a fish.


“Don’t get me wrong, I’m pissed that you did what you did, but for saving Stevie and Sharon and me…thank you,” Bucky said quietly.

“You’re welcome?” Tony answered hesitantly, unsure of what was going on. Bucky nodded and continued standing.

“Okay, this is getting a little too heavy,” Tony grunted after a while, “Can you - I mean, can you pull off a couple of chairs? I can push after that.”

“Sure,” Bucky nodded and made a move to help before stopping, “But what do I get in exchange?”

“In exchange?”

“Yeah, you like doing things in exchange, right?” Bucky said snidely and Tony cringed.

“Right, okay,” he said tiredly and Bucky’s jaw clenched for some reason but he didn’t budge till Tony continued, “Fine, what do you want?”


“What?” Tony paled but his heart raced.

“I am so angry at you, Tony. I really am. You took away my choice from a decision that ruined both our lives for so long,” Bucky shook his head, “I am mad that I had to stay heartbroken for so long. I am mad that you had to stay that way too. I am mad about so many things that I can’t - I’ll need a long time to get over this. You have to understand that. I can’t just get over ten years of hurt and anger. But -”

Bucky breathed in shakily and his expression softened.

“But, I am done waiting and pining. I am done moping over you, especially when you too - I am done staying away,” he said in a firm tone even as his eyes glistened with tears, “I am mad at you but I still love you and I am done not having what I want. I want you. Mad, broken, stupidly self-sacrificing, ridiculous you.”

“Oh, you shouldn’t” Tony breathed out shakily and Bucky smirked a bit.

“Well, I never did listen to good advice, did I?” he teased before getting serious, “I want you, Tony. But you have to know. You have to know that if you say yes this time, you can’t run away. You can’t drop everything and go. I will drag your ass and tie you to me if I have to because I am done letting you go.”

“I promise, I promise,” Tony said brokenly and Bucky smiled, a broken but beautiful smile that lit up Tony’s world.

“Good. Now, let’s get you some help,” Bucky said and moved to help Tony get up.

When he got up and got dragged into a punishing but desperate kiss, Tony felt like the pain of ten years was worth it.

Like he had finally come back home.

anonymous asked:

For the Stony prompts, perhaps one of and/or a mashup of 'college profs' and "our boss sent us to a conference and we got arrested for disturbing the peace can we expense our bail?"

“In my defense—"

“You know, starting a sentence with ‘in my defense’ means you should probably just quit while you’re ahead.”

“There’s not enough room in here for you, me, and the gigantic stick up your super serum’d ass. Unclench a bit, would you? You’re giving me cramps.”

He really tries to not imagine the satisfying thwank! Tony’s head would make against his shield, really he does, but even Steve Rogers is only human at the end of the day. Only human and in holding at Midtown, and apparently the only one who even cares about that. A quick glance to his left finds Tony, cuffs and bow tie undone, slumped against the wall with his legs spread as if he were back at the Tower, trash-talking Clint through the latest video game.

“How are you so calm about this?” Steve demands, because honestly.

Tony shrugs. “Not the first shindig I’ve been thrown out of and I bet you—what was $20 in your time? A buffalo nickel? —bet you a buffalo nickel it won’t be the last.”

“We weren’t thrown out; we were arrested. At the Police and Firefighters Charity Ball. By the guest of honor.”

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fuckingspacequeen  asked:

I hope you don't mind me jumping in to the conversation about Vanessa/Fisk! I've only just watched up to episode eleven, but like, without tryna sound like I'm dissing ur ship haha... what is there about it to ship? I wanted to see them develop Vanessa into her own person and instead she's just like, babying literally infantalized Fisk? Like she's known this guy five minutes?? Unless there's a reveal of her own crazy I'm very :/ about it all and so far I see why people don't ship it?

I really don’t think she infantilizes him? And re: character development and screentime, she gets about the same amount as Claire. (I wrote a bit about women’s roles in Daredevil here, BTW.)

Obvs there are some v understandable reasons not to root for these characters, though. Fisk is a murderous crime boss and Vanessa has zero compunction about supporting him in that. But their actual relationship felt surprisingly ~cute, considering the circumstances. In some ways it’s a narrative equivalent to Hannibal Lecter, who is both a monster and a very compelling protagonist. Like, Wilson Fisk is an awful person who belongs in jail… but I still want to read a buttload of fanfic about his love life, ya know?

My main reasons for enjoying Vanessa/Fisk are:

  1. It’s an unusual take on “love at first sight” romances. They’re both super into each other AND Fisk is v respectful of Vanessa’s boundaries and opinions, BUT he’s also a terrible person in almost every other aspect of his life.
  2. Their relationship is one of the few ways in which Daredevil DOESN’T just follow overused superhero genre cliches. Like, it’s already rare for supervillains get much character development at all. But for the show to explore Fisk’s backstory and emotional state in conjunction with him falling in love? That was an unpredictable turn.

Vanessa/Fisk is an oddly traditional love story, with the two of them going on dinner dates and talking about their lives/goals/boundaries – albeit in the context of Fisk being a terrifying supervillain. But it comes across as a surprisingly healthy relationship, along with the unexpected touch of Fisk being so painfully self-conscious and eager to earn her respect in earlier episodes. It also provides an interesting contrast to Matt Murdock’s relationship with Claire – and to superhero/love-interest relationships in general.

Claire is sensible while Matt is self-sacrificing and wary about putting his friends in danger, so their relationship never progresses very far. Meanwhile Fisk and Vanessa have a whirlwind romance that sees Fisk confront his childhood trauma and make some major lifestyle changes. But unlike Matt, Fisk is unused to caring about other people. He fails to predict how his relationship with Vanessa could put him (or her, or his business) in danger.

Typically, superhero movies portray their hero as a good person with a screwed-up personal life, either due to that hero’s own personality flaws (Bruce Wayne; Tony Stark) or due to circumstance (Spider-Man, Superman). Vanessa/Fisk is basically the reverse of this. Fisk is a bad person who routinely hurts people and ruins their lives, but he’s incredibly attentive and conscientious towards the few people he loves. He takes care of his mother, he prioritizes his relationship with Vanessa, and he makes sure to respect Wesley’s input and advice. (In fact I think he treats Wesley better than Tony Stark treated Pepper Potts when she was still his assistant, lol.)

This trait makes Fisk unusually sympathetic as a villain, but it also makes him all the more horrifying because you can’t just write him off as a cold-hearted psychopath.

We know he can be an emotionally sensitive person who cares about his close friends and family, but he’s still absolutely a bad guy. There’s no real ambiguity here; we see him brutally murdering people onscreen, and attempting to gain control of an entire city through organized crime. But if you’re able to acknowledge that and the romantic nature of his relationship with Vanessa, then they’re totally shippable. Just don’t try to say he’s ~misunderstood or something because, like… no.

“what’s your social security number?” “….. 5”

no but my headcanon is that prior to pepper, tony’s ssn had been changed several times after being stolen and he kind of always suspected his assistants

like, according to the peter david IM1 novelization, tony hired pepper because of her HONESTY. like she showed up in his office pointing out an accounting mistake he had made (after being FIRED for speaking out, so really, there was no reason why she should care), then to get in and gain attention she lied about having pepper spray and tony just burst out laughing because JESUS CHRIST YOURE A TERRIBLE LIAR and then after she explains the situation he’s like “yeah i could use some honesty around here” or something. and then he fires his previous male PA and pepper replaces him

so like. to me pepper knowing tony’s social security number isn’t even simply a statement of “oh you’d be a wreck without pepper managing your life” it’s also a very strong statement of how she completely won tony’s trust over the years

like do you even think about how much tony trusts pepper. when obadiah asks tony to see the arc reactor after the press conference tony’s just like “WHO TOLD YOU it was either rhodey or pepper” and then he’s like “ok it was rhodey” not because he doesn’t trust rhodey, but because he realizes rhodey is in many ways bound by duty whereas with pepper it’s like. he can’t conceive a scenario where pepper would tell anyone about the arc reactor

oh my god there’s literally nothing better than IM1 pepperony

Sparks Flew - Chapter Eighteen

AUTHOR: freudensteins-monster
GENRE: Humour, Drama, Angst…
FIC SUMMARY: Loki is magically shackled to his brother whilst he serves out his community service sentence as an unofficial Avenger. He doesn’t make it easy for Thor, or Jane, who turn to Darcy to take over as his babysitter warden.
WARNINGS/TRIGGERS/AUTHORS NOTES/FEEDBACK/COMMENTS: And here we are. A bit of a longer chapter than recent ones, but it didn’t feel right to split it up. Thank you so much for reading. I hope you’ve enjoyed it. xoxox

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re: I'm keeping him. (6398 words) by lazulisong [AO3]

Chapters: 4/?
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers, James “Bucky” Barnes & Pepper Potts
Characters: James “Bucky” Barnes, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Pepper Potts, Tony Stark, Jarvis (Iron Man movies)
Additional Tags: Recovery, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, Candy, Side Story, pepper and bucky take over the world
Series: Part 4 of re: re: re: re: blond joke, Part 2 of 12 Days 2014

Q: What do you call a brunet and a redhead in a room full of blonds?

A: All the brains in the room.