muccamukk: Cap pulling Iron Man to his feet. Text: "Help you stand." (Marvel: Help You Stand)
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Title: Flying [slash]
Author: [livejournal.com profile] muccamukk
Fandom: New Avengers
Spoilers: None.
Number of Words: 390
Notes: Just cleaning house of bunnies. Expect to see a few more of these soon. Thank you to the ever patient [livejournal.com profile] culurien for the speedy beta.



Tony wouldn't qualify flying as entirely better than sex. It was just better than most sex he'd ever had. If he had to put it on a scale (which he had totally never ever done), flying in his armour on a bug-and-emergency-free day rated slightly better than sex with Sunset Bain, but still well below sex with Steve Rogers.

He wondered what it was like for Carol and Bob who could fly on their own, or even Sam with his hard-light wings.

In the old days, half the joy for him had been having several hundred pounds of hyper-advanced hardware respond to his every command. He'd since traded some of the brute force for manoeuvrability, but the power of it still gave him a rush every time. Now, with the Extremis feeding all of the sensor data straight into his brain, he could almost feel the air around him.

He could tell by the difference in balance and inertia that he had an arm around Cap's waist, and that Cap had his across Iron Man's back. His sensors told him Steve's exact body temperature, and he could hear his breathing through the audio pick ups in his helmet.

He shifted the focus of his visual pick up sideways to Steve's face. Even under the cowl, Cap looked relaxed, blue eyes unfocused, thoughts clearly on something other than flying over the water. Tony felt a flash of warmth through his chest at the reminder of how much Steve trusted him.

Suddenly, all the information feeds in the world couldn't ever be enough.

He slowed their flight and switched on the autopilot. With a thought, he told his face shield and the gauntlet holding Steve to fold back into the armour. Then he could feel the warmth of the body pressed next to him, even though Cap's leather costume.

"Is something wrong?" Steve asked, and Tony could hear his real voice, not a transmitted copy.

Tony leaned over and kissed him. Steve's lips felt cool from the wind, and the edge of his mask scraped against Tony's nose. One of his monitors informed him that Steve's heart rate had just spiked. Then Tony let all the streams of data fall away, as the sensation of skin on skin filled him.

“No," he said as he drew away, "Everything's perfect."



Fin.

Reviews warm the heart. Flames warm the hearth.

Date: 2009-03-02 05:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] linaelyn.livejournal.com
*GRIN*

I'm SO GLAD I hit *refresh* on my friendspage, one more time. This is wonderful: sweet and vivid and real. The best fic explains truth and hides it in narrative; in less than 400 words, you've described how it is to love someone so much that it's better than flying.

Exquisite. Thanks.

Date: 2009-03-28 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tavella.livejournal.com
Oh, come on, you know Steve wants to be talked into it :)

This is lovely, a nice little mood piece. I especially liked Tony wanting to hear and touch Steve unmediated.

Date: 2009-03-02 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] linaelyn.livejournal.com
PEE ESS: Why is this not up at cap_ironman yet???

Date: 2009-03-02 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seascribe.livejournal.com
N'awwwwww! How are you even doing this to me, I don't read the canon!
But this made me just *melt*

Date: 2009-03-02 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seascribe.livejournal.com
WHOA. That's extreme, ha ha.

Date: 2009-03-02 05:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kijikun.livejournal.com
Very sweet.

Date: 2009-03-02 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marinarusalka.livejournal.com
I love it! Especially the ending. Everything's perfect, indeed. :-)

Date: 2009-03-02 05:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seanchai.livejournal.com
Aww! That's just perfectly sweet.

Date: 2009-03-02 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] simmysim.livejournal.com
I love the descriptions of Tony getting the information of his environment through Extremis. Just enough detail to feel like there's really a lot going on and not to distract us from the point, I felt like I was actually flying with him, and then that kiss, gah, so sweet and awesome. x))))

Favorite line: Tony felt a flash of warmth through his chest at the reminder of how much Steve trusted him.

Date: 2009-03-02 07:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artemis-rain.livejournal.com
D'awwwwwww! So adorable!

Date: 2009-03-02 07:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cat-13145.livejournal.com
Aah. Incredible cute.

Date: 2009-03-02 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] runenklinge.livejournal.com
cute^^
Extremis sure has his advantages, especially when you hug&fly^^

Date: 2009-03-02 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com
Wow, after a crazy stupid morning spent untangling a financial snafu, this was just what I needed to read. Thank you!

Date: 2009-03-02 08:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] valtyr
If he had to put it on a scale (which he had totally never ever done)

One day Steve will find that scale, and he will tell Tony how appalled he is. But secretly he will be :D

This was lovely, sweet without being sappy. Just Tony looking at Steve and loving him. :)

Date: 2009-03-03 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] triedunture.livejournal.com
*wibblesigh* Exactly what I needed. Just beautiful.

Date: 2009-03-04 06:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crimsonquills.livejournal.com
This was funny and sweet. Flying and making out should always go together. *g*

Date: 2011-11-28 09:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nenya_kanadka
Just found this. AWWWWWWW. <3

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