the boy and the mechanic
24 Feb 2018
“They’re calling about an orphaned boy,” Pepper says, her confused frown clear in her voice. “His whole family was killed in a car crash, and when they asked him if there was anyone he could stay with, he gave them your name. He says you know him.”
Tony finally looks up, frowning a little.
“Uh, ok,” he says, and thinks that it’s probably some random kid he signed a poster for once who’s hoping to be adopted by Iron Man. “Not likely, but whatever. Who’s the kid?”
Pepper glances back down at her notes.
“Harley Keener,” she says.
Tony falls off his chair.
[Or, how Tony Stark came to adopt Harley Keener.]
- Part 1 of the boy and the mechanic