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  1. Public Bookmark 5

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    Tony Stark could solve just about any problem so long as it wasn't his own, and coping had never been a strong suit. But after Siberia, the relief that he finds at the bottom of a bottle is a whole new horror that nobody knows how to handle; least of all Tony.

    Peter's a good kid and he deserves better.

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    12 Jan 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 60

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    Ever since her mother died a few years back, Michelle's relationship with her father became strained in their grief. Things became distant, silent, and at a few times, a bit tense. But never, ever, in the past four years, did Michelle ever think their relationship could sour so severely, it could never be good again.

    But one night, after she's forced to show up at Peter's covered in bruises and in need of stitches, she remembers that even the most unsuspecting dormant volcanoes can erupt.

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    09 Jan 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 42

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    In hindsight, it should have been obvious. The signs were all there, unwittingly scattered by Peter like breadcrumbs for Tony to follow—the way he would fall into uncomfortable silence when the topic of dating came up, or become flustered whenever Tony teased him about the mysterious Michelle-Call-Me-MJ character Peter was constantly gushing about, or deflect Tony’s mostly-joking inquiries into whether or not they needed to be having The Talk with a hurricane of splutters and blushes.

    And even without the signs, Peter was still his kid. Tony was just supposed to know these things.

    So when FRIDAY pulled up Peter’s search history—‘how can i make myself not like boys,’ ‘can you force yourself to be attracted to girls,’ ‘how to stop your friends from knowing youre gay,’ ‘how can i keep my parents from finding out im gay’—Tony wasn’t surprised so much as deeply, unquantifiably ashamed. Because he should have known.

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    05 Jan 2020

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    The books didn't make homelessness seem easy but they sure as hell didn't convey the truth of the matter. When the last time Peter touched another human was more than six months ago, the days are getting colder, and his canning money's getting slim, the last thing on his mind is a family reunion.

    He doesn't expect it to go great with the media portrayal of his childhood hero. It's just that he didn't expect it to be that bad either.

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    04 Jan 2020

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    Peter is there, slumped over the kitchen island, slowly cramming spoonfuls of Double Chocolate Cookie Crisp into his mouth, hair tousled and sticking up every which way, and Tony realizes with sudden clarity that he’s fighting a losing battle. Maybe not today, maybe he can put it off for a while, but someday he’s just going to have to give up and love this ridiculous kid.

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    In which Tony Stark learns object lessons about love, sacrifice, death, friendship, and parenthood; and makes his peace with the unfortunate reality that his penthouse will be crawling with asshole teenagers every weekend for the foreseeable future. Follows canon...loosely. Ahem.

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    02 Jan 2020