Name of Story: Arc Tremors
Rating (If Applicable): M/NC-17
Pairing: Pepper Potts & Tony StarkTony Stark & Avengers Team
Description (Authors): Tony’s light had flickered out in the aftermath of the fight with the Chitauri, but his team was there and, hey, he’d just been to space, give a guy some slack. The next morning they accepted, but when he collapses weeks later, they’re not going to let him brush it off again, and neither is JARVIS.
Holy crap guys, so I got back into reading Avengers stories again and came across this one. It’s fluffy and awesome with the right amount of Tony!Whump and it made me like this Cap. Seriously, its Avengers Family and awesome, well thought out and written. It will keep you interested and hooked till the very end!
Seriously recommend a read!
The Leviathan stank, up close, of ozone and rot. Even Iron Man’s air filters weren’t up to the job of keeping that stench away and he twisted his lip in disgust in the privacy of his helmet.
“Well, we got its attention… what the hell was step two?” He snarked, turning tail as the leviathan’s enraged roar rattled his suit. Blasting back towards Stark Tower and away from the fleeing New Yorkers, he switched back to the team radio in time to respond to Thor’s analysis of the Tesseract’s defences. As they plotted, he let the leviathan gain on him, quietly smug and triumphant as Bruce made his appearance.
“Just like you said.”
“Well, tell him to suit up, I’m bringing the party to you.”
He swung wider around the corner of 51st and 3rd, the beastie following obligingly but still clipping the sky-scraper with a great graunching of metal and glass.
“I don’t see how that’s a party.”
“-wipe out midtown.”
“JARVIS, put everything we got into the thrusters.”
Away from the city, the sky was clear, and there wasn’t any dust to obscure the sun. It was quiet, apart from the roar of his own propulsion, until Natasha’s voice came over the comms, wavering with hope. Tony’s plan settled, and he called the stop, letting his teammates know just how high the stakes had just risen.
He pulled up under the nuke’s path, ready to catch it and pray that it wouldn’t go off under the heat of his repulsors. “-and I know just where to put it.”
The comms were silent, and Pepper didn’t pick up the phone when he called… The speed and sharp turn as he pulled up, skimming Stark tower, crushed him against the chest plate, but the nuke flew true and they broke through the portal into sudden and absolute silence.
JARVIS’ connection stuttered and failed, his thrusters cut out, and his air vanished, leaving him staring into the vastness of space, glittering and heaving with alien ships. Soon, the smoke and glare of the nuke cleared and it vanished into the hulking mass of the central ship, it’s glow obscured for two long seconds before the ship’s skin bulged out in an expansive fireball.
Triumph, hypoxia and relief battled over dominance in Tony’s head, as gravity began to reassert itself through the portal and he started to fall. Too late, he thought, closing his eyes against the glare, lungs burning and head clouded. There was a jerk of acceleration as he breached the portal and Earth’s gravity came back full force but he wasn’t awake to feel it.