25 Oct 2020
Tony Stark just wants to know why Spiderman keeps getting spotted in the Underoo Suit when he has the clearly better Stark Suit, and ends up getting conned into a heart-to-heart with a teenager instead.
Mr. Stark taps the screen a few times and then turns the display around. On the screen, Peter finds an image of himself - or rather, of Spiderman - from what must have been only a few days ago. He's sitting on top of a tall, nondescript building, looking down toward the street.
There's no caption, but it's easy to see how this photo stands out: Spiderman's not in Mr. Stark's suit, but in his old one.
Peter has a sudden epiphany. "Ah. You're here to check up on the suit."
"No," Mr. Stark says, sharply enough to make Peter pause. "I'm here to check up on the brat inside the suit."
- Part 1 of becoming family
Fandoms: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Spider-Man - All Media Types, The Avengers (Marvel) - All Media Types
13 Jan 2022
After the ferry and the Vulture and the plane, Tony tries to repair the bridge between him and the Spiderling. Except the kid who used to call ten times a week goes radio silent right when Tony decides he'll start picking up, and well— that's fair.
Tony isn't used to doing the heavy lifting in a friendship— mentorship— any sort of relationship, really. But it's like the saying goes. You never know what you've got until you've lost it.
- Part 2 of becoming family
20 Feb 2022
And then May's alone with Tony Stark, not for the first time in her life.
Remembering this fact is her undoing.
She surges forward and says, "You lied to me for months, Stark. You— you found a kid who was out on the street risking his life fighting muggers and rapists and— and what? Enabled it?”
Stark is absolutely still. Even though she can't see behind those idiotic sunglasses, she gets the impression that he's bracing himself, laser-focused on her. And then Stark takes off the sunglasses and May sees that there is not an ounce of surprise on his face.
In that moment, May hates this man with all her strength.
And May Parker is a strong, strong woman.
- Part 3 of becoming family