Are Rhodey and Peper elves two? Does Happy manage the reindeer?
Happy’s a human but he’s one of Tony’s dearest friends. Tony begs and begs for special permission to bring Happy to visit but Joseph never allows it. When Steve first arrives he’s too nervous to ask him.
Rhodey has no problem with it though. “Hey so Tony has this friend and I trust him to keep his mouth shut so tell Tony he can bring him up.” “And I should trust you why?” Steve asks. Rhodey gives him a very long stare. “Rogers, you haven’t been here very long, so I’m gonna give you a pass, but Tony’s gonna be saving your ass from here to eternity, so stay on his good side, okay?” And. Well. Tony does save Steve’s ass, so Steve awkwardly sidles up to Tony and says, “Uh, you… you can bring Happy up here if you want?” Tony beams at him even if he’s super confused as to how Steve learned about Happy.
Happy is built like a brick house and Tony has to take two steps for every one of his so Happy just gives him piggyback rides. Steve finds this simultaneously hilarious and irritating because he knows if he offered Tony a piggyback ride he would get punched in the face. Again. (Bucky just finds it hilarious because Happy doesn’t even fucking ask, he just scoops Tony up and his choice is either to hold on, squawking, or fall.)
Happy has a huge crush on Pepper and he doesn’t bother trying to hide it. It’s strange seeing Pepper flustered when Happy compliments her easy as breathing. Steve and Bucky give Pepper smug smirks when they see her staring blushingly after Happy and she huffs and stomps off in embarrassment. It’s worth it after wondering if she would actually eat their innards.
(“Hey so if you ever hurt Tony I’m gonna bust your heads together like a couple of eggs,” Happy says amicably before he leaves. Steve and Bucky find this much preferable to everyone saying they’re going to eat their guts for breakfast. “Okay.” Happy smiles at them. “His favorite food is cheeseburgers and he likes them a little pink. But only a little.” They like Happy.)