The water balloon fight was very fun and you enjoyed yourself a lot. The most important part however was that your team won. Okay that and it looked like Tony was starting to feel better after the whole Pepper thing. After the water balloon fight, you guys went your separate ways and headed back to the Tower with Tony. You hoped that you would see the Avengers again outside of work but slightly doubted it since SHIELD loved to give their agents loads of work.
So now here you were, sitting on the couch munching on an apple while reading your favorite book. You turned the page right when Tony strolled into the room, his face covered in soot/ash.
“Another invention blow up in your face?” You asked amused.
He nodded and headed towards the bar. “Yeah pretty much.”
“I pretty much expected that from you since you stay cooped up in that lab of yours for hours,” You turned to the next page of your book. “It was bound to happen at some point,” You said with your faced glued to the book.
He poured himself a gin and tonic. “Well excuse me for doing something more productive,” He said with slight annoyance in his voice.
You raised an eyebrow at him. “Uh there’s nothing wrong with reading, Tony. You should try it sometime.”
“You sound like Pepper,” He muttered underneath his breath. He probably expected you not to hear but you did.
“Hold on big boy, Pepper and I are two different people,” You stopped reading you book and looked at him. “She’s too uptight sometimes and am I uptight?” You questioned him while closing your book with your thumb acting as a bookmark.
“Only sometimes,” He sipped his drink. “But I can stand you so you’re right. Pepper and you are nothing alike.”
“Thank you for agreeing with me,” You smiled sweetly. You were about to go back to reading your book until you noticed Tony still looking at you although at this point it could be considered staring. You felt your cheeks grow warm as you asked, “What are you looking at robo boy?”
“Just at the book you’re reading,” He said scratching the back of his neck.
“ Yeah sure,” You let this slide.
There was a moment of silence as you went back to reading your book and Tony continued sipping his drink. By the time he was on his second drink, you noticed that he seemed deep in thought about something. You secretly watched him out of the corner of your eye while he stared out the window. You stopped watching him and focused on your book. You hadn’t spoken to Pepper in a while and Tony hasn’t told you how he’s been feeling about everything lately so you weren’t sure if the smiles he put on were fake or true. You began to debate with yourself if he was truly happy or not. Sure Pepper got on his nerves from time to time however she was still his girlfriend for a very long time and those two did have history together.
“Hey (Name)?” You heard Tony softly say to you.
“What is it?” You asked, your eyes not leaving the page you were currently reading.
“I was wondering...instead of having JARVIS cook tonight, you want to go to a restuarant with me?”
You had to stop yourself from asking, “Like a date?” You really didn’t want to seem like one of his fangirls who swooned over him. You cleared your throat before answering, “Where did you have in mind of going?”
“Not sure...maybe French food? What do you like to eat normally?”
“Pretty much anything,” You shrugged. “But not French food. Italian sounds good though.”
“Italian it is,” He said while downing another drink.
~~~~~~~Le Epic Time Skip~~~~~~
You stood in front of the mirror, looking at yourself to make sure that everything was in check. You hair was let down and loose and styled just the way you liked it. You wore a (f/c) dress that was tight on the chest area but had a silver studded sash around your waist where the dress became more flowy. You did a quick twirl and giggled at your dress fanning out in the air as you spun. You stopped spinning and slipped on your matching high heels and diamond earrings. Your makeup also had a smoky eyeshadow look who's colors contrasted the color of your dress nicely. When you stepped out of your and into the living room, you saw Tony sitting by the bar sipping alcohol already. You shook your head and smiled at him. He wore his usual black suit with a white button up shirt underneath and a purple tie.
“You look stunning,” He grinned at you. “Ready to go?”
You blushed and nodded and took hold of the arm that was held out to you. “Thank you and yes I am.”
You walked over to the limo that was waiting for the two of you, said hello to Happy and then you were off. Sitting next to Tony in the limo felt awkward for you. You weren’t sure if this was a date or just a dinner between two friends. You pushed all thoughts aside and just looked out the window while Tony played a game on his phone.
The restaurant that you had arrived to was very fancy looking. The entire place was in gold with high ceilings and chandeliers that sparkled underneath the light, various paintings covered the walls of beautiful sceneries of places in Italy. The bar had various drinks that you didn’t recognize. The table cloths were white silk and had a crystal vase with a single blue rose in them.
Tony, of course being the billionaire that he was, just walked in and the two of you were given a table almost immediately. Other customers glared at you but you didn’t pay attention to them. Working at SHIELD was hard so you needed this. When the two of you walked by other tables, two very familiar voices caught your attention. You stopped walking and turned slowly to the source of the sound to find Alessa and Zoey with the Cap and Bruce. You walked over to Tony and tugged on his sleeve, pointing to the group.
“What do they stalk us now?” Tony mumbled to himself confused.
“Come on let’s go say hi,” You elbowed him in the ribs.
With a sigh he followed you to the table. You tried to hold back a laugh when you saw that Alessa was ordering the food in Italian while the waitress looked at her dumbfounded.
“Um Alessa…” Steve whispered in her ear. “She doesn’t speak Italian….”
She stopped talking and glared at Steve. “We’re at an Italian restaurant aren’t we? They should at least have people that speak Italian.”
“Um if you’d like we could send someone that does speak Italian…” The waitress said with a timid smile.
Alessa sighed and shook her head. “No, that won’t be necessary. One of you guys order.” She motioned between Steve, Bruce and Zoey.
“I guess I’ll do it,” Zoey said when Bruce rubbed his hands uncomfortably.
She proceeded to order while Bruce smiled at you and said, “Hello there (Name) and Tony. How are you guys doing?”
“Just out of curiosity, are you guys following us?” Tony asked with a raised eyebrow.
“We have better things to do than that,” Alessa muttered.
“Right you have to try to get your super soldier over there in bed with you,” Tony grinned. “Oh but that’s not happening since you two aren’t married and we all know that Capsicle here isn’t into that sort of stuff.”
“Tony!” You gasped. “Don’t be so rude!”
“Give me one reason why I shouldn’t stab you with this butter knife,” Alessa hissed. The waitress looked very uncomfortable but Zoey just kept talking to her like nothing was happening at all.
Steve put a hand on Alessa’s shoulder. “Calm down,” He told her. “And Tony, uncalled for.”
“Guys what do you want to eat?” Zoey looked back at the group.
“Uhm weren't you ordering it for us the whole time?” Bruce asked Zoey.
She shook her head. “I was ordering for myself.”
“Well while you guys finish ordering, we’ll just be on our way,” You told them with a smile.
You and Tony headed back to the table that you were seated at. The waiter smiled relieved when he saw you guys since you technically got sidetracked without letting him know. He handed you the menu’s and soon you guys ordered what you wanted. You ordered lasagna while Tony ordered spaghetti. The first few minutes were rather silent and awkward. You played with your napkin while Tony glanced around the restaurant.
“So have you been making new suits lately?” You asked, breaking the silence.
“Of course,” He chuckled. “Well at least I’ve been trying to.”
“What do you mean trying to?”
“Sometimes I think that Pepper’s going to come back and she won’t be happy to see all the suits so I try not to make too many of them…” He trailed off.
You reached across the table and placed your hand on top of his. “Tony if making suits makes you happy then Pepper shouldn't stop you from doing that.”
He held onto your hand and gave it a light squeeze. “Thanks for hearing me out all this time, (Name). So what have you been up to lately?” He asked, changing the subject.
“Working at SHIELD mostly,” You answered with a shrug. “Fury’s been working my ass a lot.”
“Yeah well that’s all that Fury knows what to do really. He just wants to make sure that other people don’t have a life like him.”
You chuckled softly. “I suppose so but the pay is good so I’m willing to put up with it.”
“You could work for me,” He grinned.
“Gee working for a billionaire sounds like such fun,” You smiled sarcastically. “No thanks Tony but I don’t want to be your coffee girl. Plus Pepper is still your assistant, am I right?”
He nodded slowly. “Yeah but she doesn’t show up in the office anymore. She works at some other Stark Industries building.”
“Ah I see.”
There was an awkward silence followed by the food arriving. You dug into your lasagna and Tony dug into his spaghetti. The food was just incredible. Never before had you tasted lasagna like this. The sauce was just so smooth, warm and creamy and the cheese was melted to perfection. You had been so into eating your food that you didn’t notice Tony looking at you with a grin.
“What?” You said when you noticed.
“You have a little something on your face,” He pointed.
“Where?” You frowned, wiping a random spot on your cheek.
“No here,” He said before leaning over the table and wiping a spot near your lips with his thumb.
You blushed scarlet red when he licked his thumb and proceeded to eat like nothing had happened. Curse him and his womanizing ways. It was just too easy for him to get a woman to fall for him. But were you falling for him…?
When the check came, you insisted on paying for your food but Tony wouldn’t let you.
“The guy should always pay when it’s a date,” Tony said while taking out some bills.
Your heart fluttered in your chest. “This is...a date?”
“Well of course,” He smirked. “What’d you think this was?” Before you could answer, he got up and pulled you up as well by grabbing your hand. “Come on let’s go.”
You entire face must be red right now since you could feel the warmth of it. You tried not to think about the Tony Stark holding your hand so you decided to look over at the table where Zoey, Alessa, Steve, and Bruce were sitting at earlier. Your jaw dropped when you saw a very drunk Alessa and Zoey. Zoey was giggling like a schoolgirl while Alessa was touching the Cap….in places.
“We don’t know those people,” He told you, quickening his pace.
As you both entered the limo, laughter broke out. You couldn't contain your laughter any longer, after witnessing how your friends acted after getting drunk made this day even better.
"Did you see them?!" You asked Tony while laughing.
"I should have taped it and show it the the whole team," Tony chuckled, shaking his head.
The car ride was basically you and Tony laughing and telling each other corny jokes until you both started crying of laughter.
"Stop it! I can't breath I might pee in my pants!" You told him wiping away tears.
"We are here Mr. Stark," Happy interrupted your conversation.
"Thank you Happy," You told him.
Happy got out of the limo and ran around to your door and opened it for you and Tony.
"Miss. (l/n)" he said with a smile, and you gave him a slight nod and a smile.
"And Mr.Stark," He said also."Thank you Happy, you may take the weekend off," Tony said resting his right hand at your small back.
Leading you to the entrance, he opened the door.
Stepping inside the Tower, the two of you walked towards the elevator. Your mind was racing and your heart beating faster than ever before. You couldn’t believe that you had been on a date with Tony. Then you thought, was the date still going on? You wanted to ask him but were too shy to do so.
“So did you enjoy the dinner?” Tony asked.
“Mhmm,” You nodded. “I enjoyed it very much.”
“Good, good,” He grinned.
He turned so that he could fully face you now and before you even realized what was happening, he pressed his lips to yours. The kiss itself was soft and gentle. Tony being Tony, you thought he would be more rough. Your eyes fluttered closed as he wrapped his arms around your waist to bring you closer to him. Your hands wandered up and went through his hair playfully before resting on his shoulders. He nibbled on your bottom lip, your cheeks heating up instantly. Your lips parted slightly but that was enough for his tongue to slip in. His pink muscle explored your wet cavern until the annoying *ding* of the elevator could be heard. He pulled away only by a centimeter only to close the gap again.
“Uh sir,” JARVIS’s voice sounded. “I do not mean to interrupt but…”
“Jarvis not now,” Tony said sternly.
“You have company sir,” The robot said anyways.
The two of you turned around with confused expressions to find someone sitting on the couch that faced the elevator. Your eyes widened when you saw the familiar strawberry blonde.
“Hello there, Tony,” Pepper said icily.