instead of being all OHHH STEVE’S PERF I’LL NEVER MATCH UP TO HIM UGH I’LL JUST DENY MYSELF OF THIS LOVE I CAN GET BECAUSE FEELINkS
i want more of him going
HELL YEAH I WANNA TAP THAT YEAH LET ME LOVE YOU HERE GIFTS HERE THROWS DODGERS AT YOU THROWS TICKETS THROWS ROSES YOU LIKE FLOWERS RIGHT MAYBE A SKETCHBOOK MAYBE A LOVE LETTER IN THE FORM OF A MOTORCYCLE LOVINGLY CRAFTED AND METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED LOVE ME!!!! LOVE ME BE MINE MIEN MINE MINE MINE
super assertive and when steve is all I DONT WANT ALL THESE GIFTS TONY I CANNOT BE BOUGHT WITH MONEY but damn that bike’s fine
and tony’s like
heh heh all according to plan
but then again this might be me being weird again
I LOVE TONY LIKE THIS.
And also, this is why I totally want fic where Tony Stark is Jackson Whittmore’s biological relation. I don’t care if it’s like, his dad or his uncle or his cousin or what, just the ‘I’m everyone’s type’ is too perfect for words.
Because can you imagine like, summer vacation, and somehow Jackson’s learned about his real family, and so he goes to visit Tony. And Lydia’s like “did you think I was going to stay here while you went to one of the fashion and culture capitals of the united states? I don’t think so.”
And they walk into Stark Industries and Jackson and Tony are being adorable and awkward, feeling each other out and blustering and stuff. And Lydia gets bored and wanders over to see what Pepper’s doing (because Pepper may be there as moral support but she is a CEO she has work to do, okay?) And Lydia’s like oh my god your SHOES are AMAZING can you please talk to me about WHERE TO SHOP especially on a teenager’s budget.
And Pepper’s like, what size do you wear? Because I get samples sent all the time and some of them are too small for me? And they wander off and have this clothes/shoes/makeup intense discussion while Tony and Jackson have totally bonded over the fact that they are now doomed and are almost certainly about to be discussed in great detail. And Tony orders up steak and beer and scotch (because Tony bonds over food) and they call up some of the footage from Jackson’s lacrosse games on the big screen so that Tony can see what kind of crazy game this thing is, and he promises to work up a prototype for a crosse that is both totally regulation-legal and also absolutely top of the line with probably top-secret materials. And they watch some Iron Man footage like it’s an action movie, and both of them are quite happy to be talking to someone who recognizes their awesomeness.
Meanwhile Pepper and Lydia never actually got to the shoes because Pepper got called down to R&D and Lydia went with and now Lydia is now holding court over about a dozen college interns in the labs, explaining to them exactly why their design will never, ever go anywhere, and by the way looks absolutely tragic and why on earth have they not streamlined this thing? and she’s flipping through JARVIS’s screens like a pro, and the distraction is perfect because Pepper is actually able to get some things done while everyone’s busy.
And Pepper forwards Tony footage of this and Tony and Jackson watch it and Jackson’s just grinning because c’mon you know he loves it when Lydia gives anyone hell, and Tony asks “how much money do you think it’d take to get her to come to Manhattan”, and Jackson’s just like “if she wants to be here she’ll come for free. If she doesn’t even you can’t afford her” and now Tony is just like “maybe we should have her and Pepper DNA tested too because c’mon, LOOK at them.”
And later they all go to this big party and Jackson and Lydia are across the room having a quiet but obvious argument and Pepper and Tony are watching them and Pepper’s like “I’m not sure the city will be able to handle a repeat performance of us,” and Tony’s just laughing into his drink forever and ever and ever.