I love when people acknowledge how important james rhodes is to tony stark like,,,,,,
romantically speaking, they should be almost as big a ship as St/cky. lbh here, they’ve got a wealth of scenes that probably exceeds St/cky in shipiness. they’ve got more scenes together flat out. and they’ve got the backstory!! rhodey almost definitely kept tony alive at college! you better believe that tiny tony was trying to pick fights with the big kids. how many times did rhodey have to haul tony away, kicking and screaming?
but then, people just block out how good friends they are. they care about each other. rhodey looked for tony for three months. tony helps rhodey with his PT - he’s likely got more important things he should do, pragmatically speaking. he built rhodey a suit!!!!
please just remember if you’re a tony stark fan that he believes you should love james rhodes