I really don’t understand the logic behind saying Tony’s the one who ~saw Steve’sdark side~, as though that final brutal beat-down by Steve wasn’t in fact him taking advantage of that last opening Bucky gave him in a completely desperate attempt to disable the Iron Man suit before Tony killed them all.
I’m not saying Tony would have killed Steve and Bucky, my point is: Steve thought Tony was going to kill them. And justifiably so.
Tony’s the one who flew into a murderous rage out of love for his mother. We saw him go off the deep end to avenge what’s his. Between Steve and Tony, one of them did see the other’s dark side, but it sure as hell wasn’t Tony seeing Steve’s. Tony wasn’t ~terrified~ of Steve, no more than he justifiably could be while bracing himself for an incoming attack at his face. He wasn’t overwhelmed by Steve and Bucky’s love. At the end of the day, the movie explicitly established that Tony is the one who’s most likely toliterally kill a man for someone he loves.
Tony fought because he was enraged, while Steve and Bucky fought to stay alive.
the best thing about pairings such as ironpanther and starkquill (and winteriron as well) is when peter/tchalla/bucky, who are all complete outsiders to the avengers dynamics, look at how the avengers interact w/ tony and are like #yikes this is Not A Good
NAT: the drunk af aunt who spills gov secrets and her drink but still looks classy af
VISION: awkward uncle who stands under the mistletoe in an ugly christmas sweater mumbling about symbolic foliage and its origins, wants to kiss Mysterious fam friend
TONY: wasted cousin from out of town who invited himself, spikes the eggnog with asgards strongest booze and trips over his own feet as he slurs and butchers Oh Holy Night
PEPPER: Wasted cousins wine drunk gf, rearranges vegetable platters to be symmetrical, smells good, only eats organic food
CLINT: second cousin twice removed, sneaks bites from the food before it’s time to eat, disappears into the woods for half a day with nothing but a bow and three arrows
WANDA: mysterious fam friend who carries a knife and tarot cards, speaks in metaphor, lives on spicy food
PIETRO: Mysterious fam friends twin, volunteers to do the shopping, finishes within less than 10min, uses a whole roll of tape to wrap a single present, buys expensive gifts, flirts with Hyped up espresso girl, won the olympics //track// for 3yrs in a row before quitting
BRUCE: acts like a 86 year old grandpa, comes in from out of town just to rage over the thermostat being touched and silently observe everyone, hogs the tv remote
THOR: super spiritual hot guy from out of town, invited by a cousin, unnatural height, broke a cup just by holding it, talks about the universe while downing alcohol like it’s water, never seems to get drunk
JANE: tries to explain physics to a group of children, it ends with them throwing shoes into the fireplace bc “she says it could be a portal” “i said no such thing”
DARCY: makes out with the santa impersonator, hyped up on espresso, talks too fast, friend of Physics (see: jane)
BUCKY: the hot grandpa who still looks 23, appears homicidal in fam pictures, sneaks off with his childhood pal during prayers, has kissed him under the mistletoe 6x and honestly he’s just rubbing it in the single relatives faces now, never married, may or may not have killed a man in 1943, dresses like he’s going to a funeral, listens to johnny cash
STEVE: hot grandpa’s pal, also looks creepily young, tells you to Watch your fucking language, claims he could kill a man with nothing more than a garbage can lid, prob isn’t lying, wears suspenders, still goes to the gym, owns a working record player
LOKI: that one snooty relative everyone avoids, makes babies cry by smiling at them, tells the kids santa isn’t real, insults hot spiritual man in another language, cops are called to break it up
SHARON: repackages store bought pies, pretends theyre homemade, watches It’s A Wonderful Life every year, dresses like she’s going to an office meeting, brings a gun to christmas dinner, small but deadly, leaves early with Gov secrets aunt
SAM: answers everything sarcastically, ex military, irons his clothes, swears a lot, argues about how to properly cook a turkey before taking over altogether, smells like soap and the outdoors, tells Wasted cousin to back the fuck off, leaves mid dinner bc he thought he saw a very rare bird, brings his pal riley who is also his secret bf but everyone knows
RHODEY: neighbor who tells the same stories every year but changes minor details, has too much spiked eggnog and knocks over the tree, butchers christmas songs with Wasted cousin, bonds with Ex Military Sarcastic relative over the future of aviation, no one knows his real name
SCOTT: fresh out of prison, spends the entire time oogling Hot grandpa’s pal, makes you look at a seemingly endless stream of pictures of his daughter, hates baskin robbins, has an ant farm, overly physically affectionate
WADE: tries to kiss his sisters boyfriend under the mistletoe, wears crocs with socks, brings a bag of chimichanga’s that he refuses to share, his plus one is his blind elderly roommate, blasts rap music at one in the morning, has a witty retort on the ready, shamelessly wears a lewd christmas sweater, winks at your mom, seductively eats candy canes while maintaining eye contact
PETER: 16yo nephew who collects comic books, designated amateur photographer, watches star wars religiously, climbs things he shouldn’t, thinks the 90’s are vintage, actually a danger noodle
((if you have a request lmk and I’ll make one for that character. this was fun))
but imagine if through homecoming tony and peter develop this thing where every time tony says "don't do x" or "go do x" and peter eye-rolls and goes "fine *dad*" like a bit of sarcasm but not completely and then it becomes a standard and then in infinity war they do it in front of the other avengers where tony is giving instructions to spidey and he goes "ok dad" and everyone else is like?? what?? dad?? tony??
Ok so I wrote a thing because this was too cute not to write
The first time it happened, it was clearly a joke, and both Peter and Tony had laughed it off, both refusing to give the incident much thought.
Tony had taken Peter to the side in order to instruct him on how to best showcase his science project.
They had been in the school gym, and Tony - expensive suit and shades to match - had looked so inordinately out of place, and yet had felt so inexplicably like the rock holding Peter’s racing heart together, that Peter, in an inhibited second, had felt it most appropriate to quip “Ok, dad.”
They had both frozen then, unsure as to how to proceed, before collectively deciding it was best to laugh and treat it as a joke, because if there was one thing they were both bad at, it was talking about why exactly it was they both cared so much about each other.
Tony had figured that would be the end of it, but, surprisingly, thankfully, frightfully it hadn’t been. The lightness with which they had treated the issue had eased something inside Peter, allowing him to be even more playful around the genius.
His “ok dad” had turned into a constant usage of the word when he felt like embarrassing Tony, to the point Tony wasn’t sure the word held any heavy meaning anymore. He had never told Peter to stop, and, soon enough, he had stopped noticing when the boy called him Tony, Mr. Stark, dad, or old man.
Without Tony realizing, it had become “their thing”. And no one, not even Rhodey, had bothered to point it out to him. Honestly, he would have to have a conversation with both Rhodey and Pepper, for not having told him anything. Because now he had been forced to think about it again - by no other than then former Avengers.
They had been asked to return - temporary pardon - due to Thanos’ imminent threat, and, of course, it had fallen to Tony to instruct them what exactly had to go down.
Peter, Vision, Rhodey, Hope, and Matt had come with him to the first meeting to be there as moral support, which, honestly, Tony had been grateful for.
What he wasn’t as grateful for, however, was the way Rogers’ team was looking at him after Peter had accidentally - or not so accidentally - said “on it, dad,” after Tony had asked him to pass around the briefs.
“Wait, this is your kid?” Sam asked, half incredulously, his eyes going from Tony to Peter.
Tony looked at the young man, who was frozen in place, looking at Tony like someone had kicked his puppy. He was probably stressing over how Tony would handle this. Rhodey, who was sitting behind Peter, also looked mildly anxious, though why exactly, Tony couldn’t tell.
Tony gave them both a reassuring smile, his protective instincts kicking in. If there was one thing he did not like, it was seeing Peter distressed.
“He’s… I… yeah, he is, sort of,” Tony said, giving Peter a wink before moving past him to reach the head of the table, ignoring the flabbergasted looks being thrown his way.
Description: Fem!Reader Y/n is taken in by the Avengers for protection. As she gets older, we see the stories of her life with them and how she bonds.
Y/n was only three when she first met the Avengers. She was brought into the Avengers by her parents after they realized her gift. Y/n wasn’t a normal child, she had lavender colored eyes and extremely heightened senses. It’s just the way she was born; however, when her family realized she could control nearly all of the elements on the periodic table, her parents made the decision to ensure her protection. It was a good thing too, with the downfall of Hydra and S.H.I.E.L.D., any desperate Hydra executive would want someone like Y/N.
The day Y/n walked into the safe house, all eyes were on her. Mr. Stark turned to her parents and introduced them to the team - Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff, The Vision, Bruce Banner, Wanda Maximoff, Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, and Thor Odinson and Clint Barton (they were just visiting). They all looked surprised to see someone so young in the house, even Peter Parker had a few years on Y/n. Nevertheless, the team welcomed her with open arms and bright smiles, promising her parents that they’d take care of her.
The first night, Y/n lay awake sobbing. The child missed her parents. It was that night that Steve Rogers, woken up by F.R.I.D.A.Y, walked across the hall to her room and scooped her up. He walked up and down the halls, humming to her as he rocked her in his arms. He knew what it was like to miss someone.