Has the Gifted AU been done yet tho? Like, Steve is left with custody of this brilliant, beautiful child and he’s trying to do right by Mary but he has no idea what to do, and one night he’s Googling “help my kid is smarter than I am” and he finds a message board where parents support/complain/discuss their bright children. (None of them are on Mary’s level but that’s okay, he gets the gist of it.) And he’s… drowning a little, combating all the people that want Mary in advanced classes with people twice her age, so he makes his own post. He gets a smattering of replies and he’s feeling just a little more hopeless when suddenly WhoAmIAnymore replies, “Not saying it’ll turn out that way but uh look at what happened to Tony Stark?” And Steve’s stricken by the thought because Tony Stark had been lauded and praised right into a bottle of booze and after one last stint in rehab for cocaine he disappeared from the public eye. He doesn’t want that for Mary. So he types back “thanks, waia” and fights harder for Mary to have a normal childhood.
And Tony sits back in his seat, feeling a little proud that he’d helped one more kid avoid what he went through, and then cries for what he missed out on.