Warning contains M/M (Male/Male) love and strong language.
Other then that its a fluff so far... Enjoy :3
Chapter 1: Welcome to the Avengers tower~
The early autumn light drifted in through the gap in the curtains, shining straight over Tony's eyes. He groaned loudly and grabbed a pillow to cover his face. Tony Stark didn't like to be woken up by the sun; it meant it was early morning with how it was coming through the curtains. Wait a second, Tony removed the pillow from his head and opened one eye slowly. He was in his room? Still he was wearing the white grease stained sweat shirt and jeans from last night but how did he get from his workshop up here?
"Jarvis?" Tony groaned as he sat up in bed, he rubbed his eyes with the back off his hand and yawned heavily. What time as it? How did I get up here? Where only a few things buzzing through Tony's brain right now.
"Yes Sir?" Jarvis replied through the speakers in the ceiling. Tony dared to climb out of bed just in case it was too early in the morning.
"What's the time Jarvis and how did I get up here? I strictly remember being in my workshop working on updates for the new StarkPhone" Tony question the AI since he knew Jarvis would've known what happened since as Barton would say. 'Jarvis see's all!'
"Its 6:39am Sir, and Captain Roger's brought you upstairs at around 11:29pm last night after you fell asleep at your work bench since you'd been awake for 56 hours previous" There was a hint of snark in the AI's voice as he talked and Tony grinned at the camera in his room which Jarvis could see him from. But his grin soon fell when he remembered he never gave Steve an access code to his workshop, well he hadn't given a higher access code which would've let him in last night since the workshop was on lock down. Tony really wanted to get those updates done, he wasn't sulking.
"Jarvis did you let Steve in last night?" Tony said slowly sitting up in his bed swinging his legs round so he could go get ready, at least if he was up early he could get started on the updates early.
"Yes, I aloud Captain Rogers entrance into your lab last night, my main task is to protect you Sir, and if that means letting someone who's capable of taking you upstairs when you've fallen asleep at your work station. Then yes I did let Captain Rogers in" Tony tutted loudly as he stood up running a hand through his messy hair.
"Bitching now aren't we?" Tony grinned as he stripped of his cloths and headed into the shower, he'd been awake for 56 hours previous and guessed he hadn't showered, slept or ate anything in that time. Well maybe he had some coffee... Coffee sounds very, VERY good right now. Jarvis remained silent or he was talking but Tony really couldn't hear anything over the sound of the shower, so Jarvis probably wasn't talking. Tony quickly got out of the shower and threw on. Litterly threw on. A pair of worn jeans and a white AC/DC shirt, which they arc reactor shone through gently. His hair was damp as he scuttled out of his room quickly. When Tony thought about Coffee, he needed Coffee. He quickly took the elevator down to one of the open planed floors that housed the main kitchen and living area. In his, and I quote 'Epic search for coffee' but what he didn't expect when he walked into the kitchen was to see a slightly sweaty Steve Rogers, who'd obviously only just come back from his jog and was on his 'Epic search for food'. His tight white top was slightly wet and was sticking to those perfect muscles and his ass was exposed in the grey sweat pants he was wearing, and of fucking course he had clean white socks on. It looked as if he was trying to find either a bowl or cereal in one of the bottom cupboards.
"G'Morning Cap" Tony said lightly trying not to stare at Steve's ass from where he was standing. But it was so damn hard not to. Steve, who probably didn't hear Tony walk into the kitchen (what happened to super solider hearing?!) jumped up and hit his head on the top of the cupboard, he hissed through gritted teeth and stood up slowly, placing a hand over the space where he'd hit it.
"T-Tony??" Steve stuttered locking eyes with the shorter man as Tony drifted over to the coffee maker, he simply flicked a few switches and it was working its magic. Steve still hadn't mastered that coffee machine.
"I didn't think I was that scary" Tony shrugged as the shared another moment just looking at each other. "I mean I'm not without my armour on, with it yeah maybe, but I thought not" he grinned as Steve narrowed his eyes in disbelief. "Fury, now he's a creepy guy who would scare even me! Well not a lot maybe when he's angry though, but not hulk angry. Oh my god imagine Fury being the hulk, he'd hulk out like all the time, and Coulson (Of course he's alive!) would have to do all the paperwork for damage, or Hill, imagine it" Tony was babbling and Steve knew it, he chuckled lightly as Tony continued talking about how cool it be, but how annoying it be.
"Your babbling Tony" Steve smiled as he reached up to get a box of 'Lucky charms' (There so Clint's, not Tony's, no Tony likes Fruit loops better...) then he quickly got a bowl out and poured himself a bowl. "We may be out of milk" Steve hummed as he peered into the fridge. Tony scowled as he poured himself a cup of coffee.
"Bet'cha it was Barton, he likes having midnight cookies and milk feasts. (Darcy only steals Oreo's late at night xD) And Thor probably joined him since they were both up I'm guessing since we had ALOT of milk" Tony grumbled as he took a gulp of his coffee that was far too hot. He yelped and stuck his tongue out trying to cool it down. Steve flushed a bright red as he covered his mouth, snorting laughter towards Tony's reaction.
"I would say drink some milk it would help, but we have none" Steve laughed as Tony scowled at him. "And you haven't been up here in like 2 days Tony, we may have had milk two days ago, but not today" Steve shrugged as he grabbed a spoon and started at his cereal.
"Shu'up, and don't you normally go get shopping If where really, really low? You like things like that right? All domestic and stuff" Tony scowled at himself since that came out all muffled but Steve frowned at him.
"I do yeah, but I've been... busy" Steve mumbled as he sat at the table, eating his cereal at a steady pace, though he'd demolished half the bowl already. Tony just looked at Steve for a moment, the blonde had a light blush across his face, or was that just the left over red from laughter? Although he was avoiding eye contact. Tony raised a suspicious eyebrow and sat opposite him, but Steve didn't look up.
"S'okay I'll get Jarvis to order it in, right Jarvis?" Tony said looking up. Just catching out of the corner of his eye Steve looking up at him.
"Your order has been placed Sir" Jarvis responded and Tony nodded and turned back to Steve, who quickly looked back down into his cereal. Okay? Tony thought as he sipped his Coffee again now it was a little bit cooler, but his tongue still hurt. Was something wrong with Steve? Was he hurt, ill? Oh god was he annoyed with him?! Tony frowned since he hadn't done anything he could record, the last prank he played on Steve as a month ago, and he swore not to do it again. (It involved the internet and Twitter, fan pages, nuff said)
"What's with the face?" Tony hummed nudging Steve's leg under the table with his foot; Steve's blush grew bigger as Tony continued tapping him when he didn't answer. Tony scowled again and ran his foot up Steve's leg, Steve went wide eyed and stood up quickly, his whole face, including ears where bright red. Quickly he put his bowl in the sink to clean up later and turned to tony who was looking at him with confused eyes.
"I need to take a shower, I suggest you do too, you have oil in your beard" Steve said before he scurried out of the room. Tony tilted his head slightly and downed the rest of his coffee quickly, placing his mug in the sink he followed Steve quickly. He rubbed his beard then looked at his hand, wait he'd taken a shower that morning?
"Wait Steve!" Tony yelled as he ran into the elevators closing doors, he cursed lightly and turned around and headed to one of the other lifts. He might as well go work on upgrades now.
"Arghhhh" Clint groaned loudly from where he was sitting at the table, his had rested on the table top and Bruce sat opposite him reading the morning paper. (Don't ever question how he gets it every morning...) Bruce doesn't even glance up from whatever article he's reading. "I'm so tired why am I up this early Bruce?" He groaned and Bruce sighed and peered over his glasses and the newspaper to Clint who was looking at him with sparkling blue eyes.
"I don't know Clint, now please be quite I'm trying to read" Bruce huffed as he got back to reading. Clint groaned again and hit his head on the table. It was 8:00am, and Clint, for the past 3 days has slept in till mid afternoon. (no one actually notices but its only because Coulson's staying and well... they have long nights) but what made it worse was the fact that he was hungry.
"Bruuuucccce" Clint whined and Bruce looked over to him again. "Could you make me breakfast pleeeeese" he hummed and Bruce narrowed his eyes at him, Bruce had made himself a few slices of toast, asked Clint if he wanted any and got a glare in response. He was not going to make Clint breakfast.
"No, I asked you before, and you just glared at me, make your own" Bruce said waving his hand dismissively. Clint's jaw fell open and he whined loudly.
"But the toaster hates me!" He said and Bruce raised an eyebrow, still not taking his eyes of the paper.
"Now how can a toaster hate you?" He questioned and Clint pouted.
"Fucking stark man, fucking round with the toaster cos' he's inpatient and can't wait for fucking 2 minutes whilst it heats up so he fucked with it" Clint said and Bruce sighed and closed his newspaper, tossing it to the side, he rested his head on one hand and looked at Clint.
"To many cures in that sentence even for me Barton" Oh shit, he was annoyed... Bruce only called people by their last names when he was annoyed with them. Clint went a light red colour (not pink Clint's way to manly for pink xD) and at up straight.
"Agreed" said a light voice, Clint looked round to see Natasha walking into the kitchen, straight for the coffee maker. "I'm guessing we have no milk" she hummed noticing the box of lucky charms sill on the counter from where Cap left them. "Looks like Cap's been at your lucky charms" she smirked as Clint's expression turned from worried to offended.
"I knew I didn't leave them out last night!" Clint said jumping up and snaggin' the box from the counter. "Captain America ate my cereal, my lucky charms!" he said and Bruce looked at Natasha, and she looked at him. Both of them sighed as Natasha poured herself some coffee then sat next to Bruce, leaning only slightly against his side. "I'm so going to hit him with an arrow or something, he won't see it coming it will scare the shit out of him" Clint said smirking, then noticed, Steve could easily beat him up. "Or I'll post all over his Twitter page using my fake accounts, he'll get so confused" He shrugged then left the room, with his cereal...
Everyone seemed to have migrated into the living area come 08:30, Clint, Darcy and Thor were playing on the Wii, yelling at each other because Thor was winning. 'FEAR THE MIGHTY PICKACHU!' actually came out of Thor's mouth, Tony couldn't have wished for more. Natasha and Bruce where sitting on the floor watching them. Jane, Tony and Steve where sitting on the sofa together, Jane and Tony talking about some science stuff which Steve couldn't follow.
"How can he keep beating us! He's a Pikachu for god's sake!" Darcy yelled as her character (Happened to be Tails...) got killed again.
"This Pikachu is a mighty warrior!" Thor proclaimed beaming as he went to attack Clint's character, after a minute Thor was claimed victorious. "I AM VICTORIOS" he beamed smiling at Jane who giggled and congratulated him.
"Who would've thought Thor would like Pokémon hey?" Tony said and Steve grinned watching as they rested the game, Darcy still stuck with tails but Clint chose Kirby this time round.
"I regret buying him the first season sometimes" Steve said and Tony chuckled. Tony had showed Steve Pokémon one time. (After quoting the scene where Jigglypuff draws on everyone's faces) and Thor had said 'WHAT FINE LITTLE BEASTS' they were so Steve had gotten him the first season. Which led to a mild obsession...
"I regret buying him a DS with Pokémon games loaded onto it" Tony said in between his and Steve's laughter. Apparently this morning's events had been forgotten. (apart from the lucky charm thing, Clint was still working on that one) they both looked at each other, faces bright red from laughter then looked away. Someone save me... Tony thought since he really didn't want to reply another event from this morning.
"Sir I regret to inform you that someone is requesting he see's you" Jarvis said over the loud speakers, causing the game to be paused.
"Jarvis who is it?" Tony asked groaning since he really didn't want to see any business associates now.
"I do not know sir, he goes by the name of Reegus Swift" Jarvis said and Clint dropped the Wii remote, his eyes wide. "He says its urgent sir, he's waiting on floor 20 in conference room C for you or any avenger he says" Jarvis replied and everyone looked at Clint.
"I know a Reegus Swift, years back though he died on a mission, he's an EX S.H.I.E.L.D agent what the fuck?" Clint said walking to the door only to be caught halfway by Tony grabbing onto his arm.
"A dead man's asking to see me?" Tony said and Clint shrugged.
"Sir he did say any avenger, just your name came first since this used to be stark tower" Jarvis replied and Tony sighed.
"Okay, Clint, Darcy you come with me lets go meet this man" Tony said with a grin and Darcy stood up and groaned. "For moral support baby that's all" Tony remarked smiling at her, Darcy just shrugged and followed the two boys out of the room.
"Natasha do you know anything about him?" Steve said still looking confused.
"No, but I knew a Valentin Swift who's also dead, Reegus swift was her brother I think..."
Conference room C was a small private meeting room, so it was easy to see the tall man pacing around the room as Tony walked in. He was tall and almost had the same ruff build of Steve by the looks of it. But he wore a hoodie which actually covered his whole face hidden under a long trench coat. He turned as Darcy shut the door behind her and smiled reviling white sharp teeth that didn't look human...
"Reegus Swift?" Tony said raising an eyebrow at the mans appearance. The man nodded, he wasn't facing them right so they could hardly see his face at all.
"Dude what's with the get up?" Darcy said and Tony elbowed her in the ribs. "Ow! I was only asking sheesh" she said and the man chuckled, a low and dangerous sound that made each of them shudder.
"Yes I am Reegus Swift, please may I take my hood down, but do not freak out, its rather stuffy with all these layers on" Reegus said his voice was dark, but he had a strong british accent, Tony simply nodded. Reegus thanked him and stripped of his trench coat, revealing his black hoodie which had a white dragon stitched onto it, black denim jeans and black shoes. But he had a tail... a red tail with spikes on... he quickly dropped the hood of his hoodie down revealing a wolf's face, which was hidden behind a black metal mask, but his eyes looked almost human. "please don't be alarmed I can explain" Reegus said quickly, he was a fucking dark red wolf with ripped ears, who could talk.
"Oh my fucking god!" They all said at once and Reegus groaned loudly.
"I'm not going to hurt you guys! I used to work with Barton before this" He said waving his hand over himself. "I would never hurt him or his, friends? Ok I'm here because I need your help!" he pleaded trying not to make any of the panic. Since he was a fuckin' walking wolf!
"Reegus Sean Swift is a dead man" Clint said quietly and Reegus sighed. "Reegus is that really you?"
"All me Barton, now please I need your help, the way I look can be explained later, I just need your help, all your help" Reegus said giving them a pleading smile and Tony sighed.
"This is all going far too fast my taste, so your Reegus Swift a dead EX agent of S.H.I.E.L.D and you want our help, for what?" Tony said and Reegus's smile went one sided.
"I am all those things yes, but it's my sister, she was tracking Loki-" Reegus began but Clint interrupted him.
"Val went after Loki?! What the fuck why!" He yelled and Darcy raised a brow.
"She said she owed S.H.I.E.L.D, tracking down Loki was her only theory, so she went after him, and early this morning I got a phone call, there was a voice in the background, I think it was Loki" A pause. "She's really good a tracking people trust me, trust Barton he knows Val well enough she was good at that sorta thing! If she found Loki, well the call went dead after that..."
"Do you have the phone call on tape?" Darcy said and Reegus nodded at her. "Then shouldn't we get the other avengers down here, and listen to it?" She suggested, and Tony grinned at her. He knew it was a good idea keeping her around.
"Why is he..." Steve said looking at Reegus with confused eyes. The rest of the Avengers had come down to conference room C and Darcy had left to go tell Jane about the wolfman.
"I don't know solider" Tony said grinning at Steve who looked blatantly confused. "He's your height and roughly your build too, you scared of the big bad wolf capsicle?" Tony said and Steve looked at Tony with slightly flushed cheeks.
"I'm not scared, its just... he's a wolf" Steve sighed his blush disappearing from his cheeks. Tony wanted to see how far that blush actually went, but was now the time? It was always a good time to make Cap blush, he just looked so adorable.
"Well done captain obvious" Tony chuckled at his own joke and Steve just looked at him. "What you get that quote don't you?" Tony said leaning against Cap's side. "Of course you do, I think everyone uses it, argh I'm really tired, I wonder if I fell asleep you'd carry me up to bed?" Tony grinned as Steve blushed again. "You thought I wouldn't notice waking up in my own bed and asking Jarvis? Oh Steve that's adorable" He laughed lightly as Steve's blush reached his ears and turned them pink. "Did you princess carry me as well? Or fireman's carry? Either way I think I enjoyed it, obviously I did since I never woke up" he grinned even wider as Steve's blush hit his hairline and disappeared down his neck.
"Stark leave Cap alone!" a familiar voice called from the other end of the room as Coulson walked in. "Reegus if you may" Reegus nodded as he placed his phone on the table in the centre of the room.
"Val? Are you alright?" Said the worried voice of Reegus in the phone call.
"Yeah I'm fine! Why can't I call my older brother once in a while seriously?" Replied a light female voice, she too had a strong English accent.
"I just thought you might've been in trouble that's all, so where are you this time?"
"I'm not in trouble Ree, im a good girl, and well I hacked the airports systems in Toronto since there was a girl who fit Loki's description so I followed her to Scotland, turns out it was him!"
"Wait, you're in Scotland?!"
"Yeah somewhere outside of Edinburgh, probably 40 miles from it, im scouting in a tree" a Click could be heard through the speakers.
"Why are you in a tree and was that a gun being loaded?"
"Im scouting Ree, and yeah that was me, I had to reload Desmond, argh its so boring I thought he'd come through here..."
"Ree hush up a minute someone's coming.."
"What do you mean someone's coming Val?! Where are you!"
"I said 40 ish miles from Edinburgh in like a forest, it's snowing as well, rather cold, but shhh, I can see someone"
"Val get out of there now"
"Oh my fucking god its him! It's Loki!! He's not in his armour though"
"Oh shit" another snap at the end of the line.
"Hey, who are you! Come down here and face me!" The voice was neither Valentin's or Reegus's. Then there was a loud crash, and the line went dead...
"There no mistake, the voice was of my brother" Thor said as each Avenger looked round the large round table to him. They had Valentin's co-ordinates but Jarvis was scanning the area for any signs of Tesseract activity.
"Are you kidding me? She actually found him!" Clint said fiddling with his bow, since in the space of 5 minutes the event went from, maybe, to oh my god Loki is in the area still, and everyone (but Tony) was in uniform.
"She's like a wolf hunting her pray, once she has a scent, she's locked on there no stopping her really it was only a matter of time" Reegus said with a shrug.
"Did you just use a wolf term on your sister?" Tony said with slight disbelief.
"Yeah, she's like me, I mean like me" Reegus said waving his hand over himself. "But less fur" another shrug. "But she wouldn't have stopped even if Loki tried to kill her, seriously she's to care free at times"
"She said she hacked into the airport security" Coulson said looking up from the tablet in his hand, which was portraying some of Valentin's old files from S.H.I.E.L.D.
"Yeah she's a hacker, that's why S.H.I.E.L.D wanted her. Too bad she hacked S.H.I.E.L.D's files to delete most of her's when she apparently 'Died'" Reegus said a little to bitterly for anyone's liking. "You won't find anything important on there just old crap Coulson" Reegus continued.
"I know I never had the pleasure to work with Double Crossed Skull so im doing my homework" Coulson said simply and Tony's head snapped up at the name.
"I know her! Well more of 'it', I didn't know who they where, I've heard of her though, she hacked into S.H.I.E.L.D once, didn't get to far in cos' Jarvis stopped her, but she got far enough to at least look at Loki's files, which would explain how she got hold of him in the first place" Tony said with a grin. "I really wanna meet her now" Steve grunted at Tony's reaction but looked at Coulson.
"Anything Sir?" he said and Coulson looked up at him with a faint smile on his face.
"take a look" he said passing the tablet to Steve, Tony leaned on Steve's side so he could get a better look, plus to make Steve blush some more.
"Joined the Army at 16 as a bomb disposable expert and hacker then left after an accident to be hired by S.H.I.E.L.D, Sir it says she died on a mission about a year ago" Steve said looking a little puzzled.
"Exactly" Coulson said looking over at Reegus for answers.
"When this happened " he waved over himself again just to make it clear. "We didn't want S.H.I.E.L.D to know, cos' we would've got poked and prodded with needles, people trying to find out how this happened, so she hacked in and wrote that we died on mission. We've been hiding from S.H.I.E.L.D ever since, but were here so surprise I guess" Reegus said smiling slightly.
"Sir, there's a recent event which showed some Tesseract activity around where Valentin's phone signal is, should I power up the QuinJet?" Jarvis said over the speakers and Reegus beamed.
"Yep, Power up the QuinJet Jarvis, where going to go meet this girl" Tony said with a wink.