30 Mar 2021
The bodyguard is incredibly well-respected in the superhero single parent community. He is also, Tony’s realizing, something of an asshole.
25 Nov 2019
The Soldier doesn’t know where the boy came from. He hears rumors. Gotham and New York and Hell. They call him the Winter Knight, but they do it with thin crooked smiles, like they’re laughing at a joke even they know isn’t particularly funny. The boy responds as well to Winter Knight as he responds to anything.
He is, in some respects, a perfect soldier.
14 May 2019
Steve comes jogging up the path in a pair of offensively small bright blue jogging shorts. He’s shirtless and windswept and glistening – actually glistening – in the warm sunset glow.
“Sweet abs of liberty,” Tony says, hooking his sunglasses down his nose to get a better look.
“Of thee I sing,” Clint intones, reverently.
(2019 Tony Stark Bingo T2 - Present Tense)
21 Jul 2018
Bucky can tell, in one look, that the deputy is going to be a problem. The mutinous twist of his mouth is almost enough to make Bucky stay on the train. But there’s nothing for him any farther down the line.
Whole damn galaxy full of reasonably terraformed planets, and he ends up here. It nearly makes him think his faithful service in the war wasn’t as fully appreciated as the bureaucrats made it out to be. He sighs, sets his shoulders, and steps off the train.
“Yeah,” the deputy says, drawling it out so Bucky can feel every ounce of disrespect and derision in that one syllable, “figured it might be you. You’ve got that authoritarian look about you.”
25 Jun 2018
The circus has a way of evening people out. Everyone looks the same when the lights center on the stage. The whole audience, just blank shadows, staring in. Everyone looks like nothing.
Someone like this, though. Someone like him. They’ll throw off that nothing before they get back to whatever pampered bed they crawled out of. Everyone else stays nothing, but, for people like that, it’s just a temporary state.
Clint doesn’t mean to watch him. It’s just that he keeps catching Clint’s eye.
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18 Apr 2021