ugh my hank is adorable and the mun defended Clint Barton on my Sad Sack Science, as Hank should be more of a Sad Sack than Clint.
Just go follow so perfect.
After Tony came home, after she helped him stop Obidiah, Pepper still couldn’t sleep. She thought about what she had seen, images of her boss, a car battery hooked to his bandaged chest, his torture—
She’d done everything she could to help Rhodey in his search for him. She’d kept Tony’s affairs in order, kept his life waiting for him, done her best to make sure that he wouldn’t have too many responsibilities
if when he returned—
And she continued to be the link between Stark and Stark Industries. At least weekly, sometimes biweekly, sometimes every day of the week she spoke with Obidiah Stane. That’s what kept Pepper’s eyes wide open in the night.
Three months Tony had been there, cold and in pain, and it had never occurred to her that his abduction had been an inside job. She could have said something, caught Obie in a slip-up. She could have logged on to Obidiah’s computer just one time. She was trusted. She could have done it. She could have just thought of the possibility, mentioned it to Rhodey, and then Rhodey would have found the data trail that lead to Tony’s prison. Rhodey was almost as good with tech as Tony was.
Three months. At least sixty conversations with Stane. She could have been the one to save Tony, and she never did.
Those rp partners who can take a rp from this:
to this in less than a hundred notes:
When you’re that rp partner:
What I’ll never understand —
Bucky is to Steve what Rhodey is to Tony.
The best friend. The confidante.
Both happen to be soldiers.
Both accomplished individuals without the help of their friend.
Both able to hold their own without being seen as a sidekick.
So why does everyone fanboy over Bucky
but don’t give a flying shit about Rhodey?
Do you have PTSD? I don’t think so. Are you- are you going completely mental? I can stop. Do you want me to stop?
"I dunno, I guess that depends. Starting at one sounds good."
"No, just startle you into looking at me. Did it work? Are you gonna come to bed now?"
"What? I would’ve— you didn’t have to do that."
"What, I’m not supposed to tease you anymore? We used to do that all of the time. I can’t poke fun at you for leering at women now, so I had to find new material."