It Happens Like This
Square: T2- Past Tense
Warnings: Endgame Spoilers
Pairing: Mostly Gen (unless you’ve got shipper goggles on). Mentions of Sam/Bucky
Summary: “Steve caught the glimpse of blindingly bright light, saw the way Tony’s smile flickered, and he understood.”
Another way Endgame could have played out.
Fandoms: Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Marvel, The Avengers (Marvel) - All Media Types
30 Nov 2019
Dying... Wasn't going the way that Tony had expected.
He's pretty sure he doesn't believe in ghosts, but else can you call it when you wake up in your bed but nobody can see, or hear, or touch you?
- Part 2 of It Happens Like This
Tony wakes up to Nat waiting for him in the soul stone.
… and that’s when things start to get weird.
(Very loosely inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice)
“Nat?” he demanded, breath catching in relief as he sat up to stare at her. “What did you… How did you…” He didn’t bother trying to finish, just shoved the blankets out of the way and launched himself across the bed to pull her into a tight hug. For a moment she was stiff in his arms, and then she seemed to go boneless, breath leaving her body in a rush. Her arms wrapped around him in turn, and he could feel her hand shaking as it moved over her back, could hear the sound of a sob in her throat. “God,” he muttered, pulling back to look at her again. “I didn’t think I’d see you again.”
“And yet. Here I am,” Nat told him, and she tried to smile, but her face was crumpling, eyes welling with tears. Tony fought the urge to close his eyes as he realized that something was very wrong.