“Cloak of Protection”
I watched “Doctor Strange” last week and then @bloody-bee-tea watched it too and afterwards she said “Okay but what if the cloak of levitation always wraps around Tony whenever he’s near” and I was like “yes, this needs to happen”
So it happened. I love the cloak.
Set after Civil War. Dedicated to @bloody-bee-tea<3
JARVIS’ voice cuts through the music and Tony “hmm”’s, not looking away from the new suit he’s working on. It’s the best one he has ever created, made from a new alloy he invented together with T'Challa, faster, sleeker.
Made to withstand super-human strength.
“Sir, you have a visitor”, JARVIS speaks up again and this time, Tony looks up, frowning slightly. Rhodey hasn’t left the tower, hasn’t left Tony alone since the rest of the team moved back in; since -to the public- they became “The Avengers” again.
“Who is it?”
“Doctor Stephen Strange asks if you would have a moment for him, sir.”
That certainly gets Tony to perk up. He even smiles as he gets up, practically bouncing over to the stairs. “Sure, send him up! Did he say what he want?”
“He said it would be a visit to a friend.”
And with everything that has happened, with all the shit and hurt and betrayal Tony dealt with, nothing warms his heart more than this simple sentence. Of course he still keeps the possibility of Strange wanting a favour in mind, but maybe this really is just a friendly visit.
Tony wanders up the stairs – and freezes.
He doesn’t even mean to, but-
Four months have not been enough to make him forgive Steve – or forget what he’d done. Some nights are still filled with nightmares, of Steve kneeling on top of him, shield raised, crushing it into the ARC.
Nothing has even really changed between them. They barely talk aside from the orders given on the battlefield and Steve is always cold towards Tony, a hard, steely expression ever-present on his face when they are in the same room.
Just like now.
Tony freezes in his steps for a second, before he plasters on a smile, wide and fake. He has the cuffs around his wrists to call the suit; he has improved the sensors in his body. He reminds himself that the suit will be here sooner than Steve can attack him-
Suddenly, there is a sound, like something rushing through the room.
In the next moment, Tony feels something wrap around him, settling warm and oddly comforting on his shoulders.