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Tony Stark was pissed. The kid had deliberately disobeyed him, and was now on a spaceship travelling millions of miles from Earth. To top it all off, he had actually tried to blame Tony. Tony knew there was a very real chance none of them would ever make it back home. Did May know her nephew was no longer on Earth? Would she ever see her nephew again? Tony couldn’t afford to think these thoughts, not right now. He had to focus on saving Strange before he could deal with Peter.

God on high,
Hear my prayer
In my need
You have always been there
He is young
He’s afraid
Let him rest
Heaven blessed
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.

The man had Peter in a chokehold, a gun to his head, asking questions about the whereabouts of one Gamora. None of them had ever met anyone named Gamora. Tony wasn’t focusing on the conversation, only how to get Peter out without hurting him. He only snapped to attention when the man said Footloose was the greatest movie of all time. He smirked at Peter’s reply, although he was worried this would aggravate the stranger.

He’s like the son I might have known
If God had granted me a son
The summers die
One by one
How soon they fly,
On and on
And I am old
And will be gone.

Every move Peter made worried him. He was worried Peter wouldn’t be able to hold the weight of the people he was webbing up. He was worried that Thanos would slap him out of the air like the spider on his suit. He was worried that when he was pulling off the gauntlet he would hurt himself. But everything was fine, and it was going exactly according to plan. At least, until the other Peter messed it up.

Bring him peace
Bring him joy
He is young
He is only a boy
You can take
You can give
Let him be
Let him live.
If I die
Let me die
Let him live.

When everyone around him started disintegrating, Tony was petrified. Not for his own safety, or his own life, but for the life of the kid, HIS kid, standing next to him. But the worst of it seemed to be over, and Peter seemed fine.

Bring him home
Bring him home

“Mister Stark, I don’t feel so good.”

Bring him home.