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Title: Letters and Loneliness

Parts: part 1 | part 2

a / n | warnings: au where tony and nat aren’t dead and steve never went back in time but everything else happened

Fandom: MCU

Pairings: past Howard Stark x Reader | current Bucky Barnes x Reader |

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Title: Letters and Loneliness 

Parts: part 1 | part 2

a / n | warnings: au where tony and nat aren’t dead and steve never went back in time but everything else happened

Fandom: MCU

Pairings: past Howard Stark x Reader | current Bucky Barnes x Reader | 

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Avengers/Mortal Kombat series

Summary: Outworlders and Hydra have hunted down past members in your family line, they seek a weapon that has been in your family for generations. This weapon is a samurai sword. It’s not just any sword, this sword is capable of extracting the souls from those it kills. What happens when they find you and your mother?

Pairing: Mortal Kombat x reader; Bucky x reader (Later)

Warning: angst, swearing, death

Character Powers: Telepathy and telekinesis

A/N: I used google to get images for pictures and gifs. Y/M/N is your mother’s name. She has telepathic powers only. This chapter does not contain Bucky yet. More chapters to come! I hope you like it. 


Chapter 1

Y/M/N Pov

The clock struck midnight when your mother woke upon hearing the thoughts of Red Dragon spies. She ripped her blanket from her body and rushed out her room. She ran down the hallway heading towards your room.

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Summary: The reader and Steve dates in the 40′s but when Steven gets frozen she can’t take life without him. So she asks her friend Howard to freeze her until they can find a way to get him back. But what happens when she gets to the future and he’s dating someone new?

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Originally posted by all-about-that-fandoms

“Y/n? As in Howard’s best friend Y/n? The one that he never stopped loving but just abandoned him that Y/n?” Tony said, his voice increasingly get louder by the minute. So this was Howie’s son. I get he got blessed with good genes the man looked like a goddamn fox. Age was definitely his friend, I wonder if Howie aged as well as his son. Speaking of Howard.


“Yes that’s me. I didn’t want to leave him he’s my best friend. I never meant to hurt him. Where is he? There’s so much he needs to tell me? Did they find Steve?” I rush and try to get up from the table but a as soon as my feet hit the ground a wave of nausea hit me like a truck and I flew to the nearest trash can, spewing out anything that would come out. Not like I had time to eat anything while I was getting a lifetime of sleep.


“Hey, hey, hey, it’s okay just get it out darling,” Tony said as he rubbed my back. Great just what I needed a hot guy watching me spill my guts.


“So where is Howard,” I say trying to get up but loosing my balance but before I could fall I felt two arms wrap around me keeping me from falling. I look up at the face those arms belonged to, and was met with the charming man that is Tony stark the apple didn’t fall far from the tree with the charm.


“You alright there, hon” he chuckled, smiling a smile almost as beautiful as Steve’s…. I said almost. 


“Yeah I’m fine” I said as I get out of his arms. “I just have a lot of work to do. Oh crap I still didn’t check in with the boss, he’ll want to know I’m back and Howard must have work for me. I got to go” I said rushing out.


“Wait I don’t think it’s like you remember! Mama! Y/N!” He shouted as Dr. Banner and him run after me.


“Ashburn! I need those papers on my desk. And Carter I need to see you for the briefing. Smith stop staring at my ass!” I yell walking around seeing as I was kinda the one who ran the building. I stopped after I realized no one was following my instructions. If fact not one of my team mates were even there. Not Carter not Howard not even Smith. It was just a room filled with people in funny suits. Did they make more super soldiers I didn’t know about?


“Who are you people and where is my team! Where is Howard? Carter! What’s going on?” I rush out as I get strange looks from everyone in the room.


“Mrs. L/N, I think you might want to take a seat” a guy with an eye patch said to me as he pointed at an open seat on the couch.


“That’s what I was trying to tell you babe” tony smirked as he led me to the seat. And I was continuing to get weird looks from everyone there.


“Who’s mrs daisy over here?” One of them snickered.


“Excuse me and who are you? I don’t remember giving you permission to talk. And all of you, you look at me you don’t talk to me unless I give you the right to do so I don’t know who let you up here. But I am the high ranking agent here. So I won’t take your bullshit do I make myself clear solider!” I shout in my Lieutenant voice.


“Ah yes sir… I mean mama” he stuttered and sat up straight. And everyone was either too stunned to say anything or trying to keep their laughs in much like tony.


“L/N” eye patch said again “do you know what time period we’re in?” He asked carefully.


“Well judging from the lack of respect and terrible outfit choices im gonna guess we’re not in the 40’s anymore sir” I said with my head held high and looking straight. We were never allowed to look our superiors in the eye, that was a like a big f u to the big man. He wasn’t our friend he was our boss.


“Y/n you can look me in the face. Like you said it’s not the 40’s anymore” he smiled.


“Sorry sir force of habit. We’re not allowed to look our superiors in the eyes it’s a sign of being to comfortable and we can’t risk getting too comfortable” I say.


“Woah she’s sounds like my aunt Peggy” someone said as they walked in and stood next to me looking me over and smiled.


“You know Peggy Carter? I must speak with her this instant she must be worried sick I didnt even say goodbye” I said to her.


“Mama that’s what I wanted to discuss” eye patch spoke slowly.


“Well get on with it sir. And please don’t call me mama that makes it sound like I’m 50. Y/N is fine.”


“Well Y/N were in the year 2013 and Howard and Carter… they’re dead” he looked down.


“What? I… you can’t be serious. I told Howard I would see him again. This isn’t real this is a joke Howard put you up to this didn’t he.. he had to hes always doing shit like this” I say sitting back down shaking my head back and forth I look around the room at all the faces trying to find a hint of doubt on them. But all I saw was pitty.


“It’s okay. Your gonna be okay” tony said as he sat down next to me and rubbed my back. I turned to him and hugged him as hard as I could holding on for dear life and he instantly hugged back whispering kind words into my ear. Everyone kinda looked at Tony like wtf.


“Wait your Y/N L/N? My Peggy talked about u all the time” the girl smiled at me once I calmed down.


“Yeah. She was my best friend. I could tell you so many stories about the shit we got into. She was the best” I smile remembering Peggy.


“Wait your the agent who punched a Nazi omg your like my idol” a red head said and looked at me with admiration.


“Yeah well how could you not punch one of those guys after spending a week under cover. It was hard not to do it sooner” I smiled at her.


After that everyone just kept asking me questions and I learned everyone’s names.


“That’s amazing. No wonder you ran this place back in the day” Clint said.


“Yeah well all the men here were completely useless. Except for Howie he knew what he was doing” I smiled at Tony as he held his head high with pride for his dad.


“Yep I got the smart gene from him.” Tony said sitting back on the couch with a big grin on his face.


“Yeah you also got the cock sure gene too. You know he once bet me 20 that he could get me to sleep with him within the first week we met each other. I won 20 bucks that day.” I laughed at the horrified look on Tony’s face.


“Okay I didn’t need to know about my dads sexual life thank you very much.” He said as everyone laughed.


“Y/N?!?” Someone from the doorway yelled.


“Bucks?!?” I shouted with wide eyes as I ran to him. He picked me up and spun me around a couple times before putting me down.


“So I guess you know Bucky” Rhodey laughed.


“Aye winter boys got a friend” Sam joked as Bucky flipped him off.


“Y/n Babe what are you doing here. I thought you were dead?” Bucky said stunned.


“Yeah well I just couldn’t live without Steve so I had Howie freeze me till they found him” I said still smiling.


“Oh” he said his smile fading and his head hanging low like he knew something I didn’t.


“What? What is it? What aren’t you telling? Is Steve okay?”


“Yeah yeah Steve’s fine. He’s great actually… but there’s one thing…” he begins but he didn’t get a chance to finish because someone interrupted him.


“Y/N?”

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Jealous Howard X Reader ft Steve, Peggy, Dr Erskine and some random lady trying to flirt with your man.

When you arrived with Steve and Peggy to the underground lab where Project Rebirth would be taking place you wished Steve good luck then set off to find Howard your fiancé. You found him back facing you taking to some woman who was flirting with him so you ran and jumped on his back.

Y/n: *places a kiss on his cheek* Howie I missed you.

Howard: *chuckles* I missed you to doll. Did you know that I love so much?

Y/n: awww Howie I love you to. I’ll see you later on my love *places a kiss on his cheek and jumps off his back*

Howard: Of course, bye doll.

While this was happening the woman had rolled her eyes and stormed off when Peggy, Steve and Dr Erskine saw this they all started laughing knowing exactly what you were doing.

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Here, let me - Howard Stark x reader Oneshot

Concept: Just some domestic bliss with Howard, in which you help him fix his tie because I’m a soft bitch. This is pure fluff ahhhh.

Warnings: I think just some implications of sex and nothing else.

Word count: 1,443 words omg

Author’s note: I haven’t posted any works of mine in a long, long, long time but motivation took over and I had this idea for a while and wanted to write something for my darling dear, Howard Stark. Alsooooo, this is dedicated to my sister @thorsthot, she was a big part of my motivation, so thank you Tiy ily <3

Feedback is always welcome!

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Originally posted by newyorkbellco

Lazy mornings with Howard were pretty much a vague dream, a probably unknown concept to the deeply asleep man beside you. By the dim sunlight that peaked through the long curtains, you knew that the dreadful sound of the alarm would break the peaceful atmosphere any minute; you wished you could turn back time just a few hours, and maybe convince Howard to go to bed a little earlier and help him get a decent rest.

You brushed some stray hairs off his forehead, and brushed softly his cheekbone with the back of your hand. God, how could he look tired yet terribly handsome? It was probably one of his many talents, but it’d never cease to surprise you. Suddenly, the annoying ring of the clock erupted from the nightstand, followed by a loud groan and a sleepy Howard, blindly hitting it in an attempt of turn it off.

You chuckled and buried your face in the crook of his neck “Is it dead yet?”

“Very funny” he mumbled against your hair. Howard placed a kiss to your forehead and circled your waist with his arms. “I need to get up.”

“Do you really need to get up?” You asked with a pout, looking up at him and running your hand down his body, stopping at his waistband. “Or just get it up? I’ll be very, very nice.”

“We both know that’s not a problem, not with those evil ways of yours” he said in a severe yet playful tone “But last time I heard that, I was two hours late to a meeting with the secretary of state.”

“Someone needs to teach him patience sometime” you complaint, tracing your fingers on his toned chest. “Come on, papi, just a little longer.”

He laughed and placed a hand to your cheek. “I’m a afraid it won’t work today, darling, even if I wanted to. I’ve got some tests programmed for the Titan, and they’ll kill me if I’m late.” He smiled at you and got off the bed before you had any chance of stopping him. “I’ll make it up to you when I get back”

You leaned against the pillows nested behind you and crossed your arms “Oh, really? What exactly do you have in mind?”

“I’ll think of something, in the meantime…” he said against your lips. Howard cupped your cheek, using his other hand for support and kissed you eagerly, but broke off the kiss to take out a black velvet case from his drawer. You were just about to protest when he handed it to you.

“What is it?” You looked at him in disbelief and ran your fingers through the soft material.

“I don’t want to spoil the surprise” he answered with a slight grin “Come on, baby, open it.”

You smiled at him once more before opening the case to reveal a beautiful diamond necklace that almost left you blind. “Howard!” you gasped.

“You like it?” He chuckled, taking a strand of hair behind your ear and looking at you with an amused expression.

“Oh, papi, I love it!” You said, placing the necklace in your lap and pulling him close to you. You kissed him again, tugging his hair softly and let out a sigh.

“Anything for you, doll” Howard gave you a quick kiss, before taking off his robe from the hanger beside him and putting it on, making his way to the bathroom “I’m going to shower, I don’t want to run out of time. I’ll join you for breakfast as soon as I’m done, sweetheart. Tell Jarvis that I’ll need him to join me today for the tests, please.” He said before closing the door.

Still admiring your shiny gift, you answered “Yeah, yeah, I’ll tell him.” Returning the necklace to its case, you grabbed your silk robe from the chair of your vanity, trying to tame your hair into a less ‘I-just-woke-up’ style and spraying perfume before heading downstairs. The moment you entered the kitchen, the smell of hot coffee and fresh baked bread kissed your nose and made your mouth watered.

“Morning Jarvis” you greeted the butler, pressing gently on his shoulder “How are you this fine morning?”

“Good morning, miss” He turned to you and squinted his eyes, giving you a knowing smile. “You’re on a extremely good mood, I see. What do we owe such honor?”

You shrugged and took out a stool from the kitchen island. “Nothing in particular, really. How’s Anna doing by the way? Last time I talked to her, she had an awful cold. ‘hope she’s alright.”

“She’s much better, thank you. Poor thing couldn’t even form a whole sentence without coughing.” He said, pouring coffee into two cups. He shook his head and took out a pink, carton box and placed it in front of you “Fresh pastries, courtesy of Lilian from the bakery”

“I don’t know if I’m too predictable or she just knows me too well” you sighed, taking a bite from one, almost crumbling on your fingers. You motioned the stool at the other side to Jarvis and pushed the box for his reach “Join my little feast, our beloved diva won’t be out of the shower in a while.”

“If you insist” Jarvis chuckled and took both cups with him. “Speaking of which, any requests or messages in particular?”

“Oh, yes, I almost forgot!” you exclaimed, placing down your cup and wiping your mouth with a napkin “Howard wanted me to tell you that he wants you to join him today. I think it’s kind of a big deal, he said something about testing the Titan.”

He nodded slowly and sipped his coffee “Anything else?”

“Nope, I think that’s it” you answered, shaking your head.

You talked with Jarvis for a while, just enjoying your coffee and powdered sugar delicacies. This little habit had become part of both of your routines since you started waking up at the same time as Howard, which was way earlier than you were used to. It had certainly made it easier to wake up and wish for something else rather than death. The things you do for love.

“Darling!” you heard Howard called you from upstairs. “Can you come up for a second?”

“I’ll be there in a second!” you replied, stuffing your mouth with the last bit of pastry. 

With hurried steps, you climbed the stairs and entered the room you shared, directly into his walk-in closet. Howard’s materialized splendor could be found in two places: his office and his ‘humble’ mansion, more specifically his closet. The only place all of those tailored suits, silk ties and leather belts could fit besides that grand room was the whole gentlemen section of a department store. You always teased him with that and he’d pretend to be offended, but you knew he was secretly proud.

“Yes, baby?” you said as you walked inside.

He was standing in the full-body mirror, holding to ties in each hand and with a despaired expression, which would have alarmed you but you already knew the question that followed up.

“Which one works better?” He asked, turning to you and lifting the first one, a silk red tie with blue stripes and the second one, a red tie from the same material and color, but with a small figure pattern. 

You leaned against the doorframe and pointed to the second one “I feel more drawn to that one.”

Howard stared at it for a second and nodded “Yeah, you’re right. See, you have the right answer for everything.” he said, before circling his neck with the cloth.

You chuckled, walking to him and taking the tie from him. “Here, let me do it.” You could smell his cologne, which you could tell was fresh on his skin. Warm and masculine. That fragrance could beat the smell of pastries every time.

Howard watched you with caution. He couldn’t focus in anything else but you; how your hands work the knot of his tie, how your eyebrows furrowed or how your tongue peaked from your slightly parted lips. It was a surreal sensation; his heart was near to burst out of happiness and adoration and in all honesty, he wouldn’t trade that feeling for all the money in the world.

“There, you’re all set” you said, breaking him away from his thoughts. “Wait-” you added, fixing the collar of his dress shirt “Now, we’re done”

He gave you a smug smile and pressed a deep kiss to your lips, holding your body flushed against his. “Thank you, sweetheart, what I’d do without you?” Howard said, before planting a kiss to your cheek.

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Prompt: Imagine being in love with Howard Stark back in the 40s…Only to meet his son nearly a century later. What will Tony think of you?

Word Count: 726

Warning: A few layers of angst later on

Note: I thought of this as I watched Captain America: First Avenger, I loved Howard’s humor and his wit. So I was inspired. It also prompted me to binge watch Agent Carter from start to finish. I realize this is sort of…out of my usual scope, but inspiration struck so I went with it! I hope you like it!

These chapters will be rather short.

Shout out to my beta @like-a-bag-of-potatoes

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You spent about six hours in the lab with Tony, admiring his suits, looking over his computers, learning what a computer was, learning what the internet was, discovering his monitors and his heads up display that responded to his touch. You were thoroughly impressed and proud.

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Prompt: Imagine being in love with Howard Stark back in the 40s…Only to meet his son nearly a century later. What will Tony think of you?

Word Count: 1123

Warning: A few layers of angst later on

Note: I thought of this as I watched Captain America: First Avenger, I loved Howard’s humor and his wit. So I was inspired. It also prompted me to binge watch Agent Carter from start to finish. I realize this is sort of…out of my usual scope, but inspiration struck so I went with it! I hope you like it!

These chapters will be rather short.

Shout out to my beta @like-a-bag-of-potatoes

Forever Tags: @capsmuscles @cocosierra94 @essie1876 @magpiegirl80 @letsgetfuckingsuperwholocked @harleyquinnandscarletwitch @iamwarrenspeace @marvel-imagines-yes-please @superwholocked527 @myparadise1982sand @missinstantgratification @thejulesworld @rda1989 @marvelloushamilton @munlis  @bubblyanarocks3 @thefridgeismybestie @random-fluffy-pink-unicorn @hardcollectionworldtrash @igiveupicantthinkofausername @kaliforniacoastalteens @feelmyroarrrr @kaeling @ijustwanttobepartofyourworld

AM Tags: @masha-meow01 @mellsstark @devil-may-cry-11-blog @smi727

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After they discharged you, you rode in a strange car to a compound a few hours away. Everything looked so different. The cars. The clothing. The hair styles. You had so much to catch up on. What all had changed? What had stayed the same?

Steve rolled up to a very new looking building - at least it looked new to you, it could’ve been old and outdated for all you knew, but it looked nice and well kept.

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        You realized, the more you tell yourself to not get attached, the more you know how much you’re in love with him, and that it’s too late to go back. So you let yourself go; you just couldn’t fight your every emotion scratching at the surface, begging to come out- so finally, after much reluctance, you let go and you just let the situation handle itself.
        You knew that you were making the wrong choice here, but every time you tried to come up with a solution, there was only one that would actually work out: you would have to leave.

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Peggy Carter x fem!reader

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Originally posted by gameraboy1

A/N: So I couldn’t sleep last night and this is the result. Hope you enjoy

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You gripped the fire extinguisher tightly, aiming at the smoking piece of equipment that had set off the alarms in the lab. Making sure it was covered in the white foam, you let out a frustrated sigh and put the red extinguisher down on the floor. Turning off the blaring alarm, you swiftly returned to your workspace to assess the damage.


With a pair of tweezers you grabbed the round metal object and fished it out of the white mess, watching as some of the foam dripped down on the table. Looks like the circuits are fried. Again. I’ll have to redo the whole thing and go over my calculations-


“Are you quite alright?”


The voice made you jump and lose your grip on the tweezers, sending them falling back on the table with a clattering noise. Turning around, you faced the newcomer in your doorway. It was a beautiful brunette, wearing a dark blue coat and a red fuchsia hat that matched her lipstick perfectly. She smiled apologetically at you, revealing a row of pearly white teeth.


“Apologies. I didn’t mean to startle you. I just heard the fire alarm and thought it best to check that everything is fine”


It took you a second to get yourself to start talking, immediately entranced by the woman in front of you and her melodic voice.


“Oh, yes I’m fine. Everything’s alright. I just- well, had to put out a small fire. Or rather the beginnings of a fire. This-”, you waved towards the white foam on your table, “is sadly a rather normal occurence lately. So, yeah…”


You shrugged, trailing off with a nervous smile. She seemed amused, taking a step further into the room and eyeing the invention closely.


“What is it you’re working on?”


You took the tweezers and picked the metal piece back up, so she could see it better.


“It’s a generator, Howard asked me to try my hand at it. It’s supposed to be self-sufficient, but it won’t stop overheating and, well, eventually blowing up if you let it. I guess the elements just aren’t stable enough and-”, you cut yourself off before you could launch into a full-on rant, smiling sheepishly at the brunette.


“I’m sorry, I’m starting to ramble. I don’t want to bore you with this stuff when you were only being polite by asking”


She took another step closer, dismissing your worries with a throw away hand gesture.


“I assure you, you weren’t boring me at all. I actually find it quite fascinating. Is this the same energy source Mr Stark tried to use for his heat vest prototyp?”


You were surprised by her knowledge of the failed invention but you nodded eagerly, happy that she actually did seem interested.


“Yes, but it’s extremely flawed, hence why the heat vest never made it past the initial lab tests. To be completely honest, I’m not really sure the problem can be fixed. I’ve tried almost everything by now”


“If Mr Stark couldn’t fix it, why is he making you try?”


You shrugged, setting the generator back on the table and turning to give the other woman your full attention.


“I assume it’s more to shut me up and give me something to do for a while. I begged him to let me help with his newer projects but he can be a little bit selfish when it comes to his inventions”


“Like a child with a new toy”, she added, with an understanding nod of her head. The comparison made you smile.


“Quite so. And to throw me a bone and maybe also to break my spirits just a little, he bestows this impossible task upon me” you waved theatrical towards the table. The brunette furrowed her eyebrows a little in confusion, tilting her head to the side.


“But is it not counterproductive to give employees pointless tasks just to keep them busy? Surely there’s something better you could do?”


You waved away her concern with a careless hand gesture and a shake o your head. “Don’t worry, I don’t actually work here. Well I do work here but this isn’t my job. It’s more like a hobby I guess”


“I wouldn’t have thought Stark would just let anyone use his labs and resources for a hobby”, she stated surprised.

And it dawned on you that she probably had no idea who you were. Opening your mouth, you started to explain but were interrupted before you could even form the first word.


“I tend to make an exception for family”, Howard stated walking into the lab like he owned the place (which he strictly speaking did) and giving the two of you his trademark smile.


“Y/n, I see you’re making quite the progress with the generator”


You rolled your eyes at his sarcastic remark and hit his arm.


“Shut up. It’s not like you were able to fix it either”


“No, but I at least knew when to give up. You’re still too stubborn to admit defeat. But I see you’ve met Peggy”, he motioned towards the brunette and you nodded, freezing only after realization hit you.


“Wait the Peggy?”, you immediately held out your hand towards the other woman, eyes wide with admiration, “I’ve heard so much about you! From Howard and Jarvis both. It’s an honor to meet you”


She returned your hand shake with a bashful smile, obviously not expecting that reaction.


“It’s nice to meet you too,..?”, she trailed off and you sheepishly supplied your name.


“Y/N. Y/N Stark. Sorry I should’ve introduced myself earlier”


“Y/N Stark”, she repeated with a smile, sending an accusing look towards Howard, “You never told me you had a sister”


Your brother shrugged nonchalantly, “I guess I was kind of pre-occupied with fighting a war and being accused of treason”


“Fair enough”


A moment passed before Howard clapped his hands and looked between you and Agent Carter.


“Well, Peggy, we have some business to take care of and Y/N has some cleaning to do. Let’s not waste anymore time. Y/N try not to burn down my lab while I’m gone”


You rolled your eyes but bid them both goodbye, gathering all the supplies you needed to clean up your work space.


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It was only a few days later that you saw Peggy again. This time there was no fire and you didn’t get spooked by her sudden appearance. You saw her walking down the hallway towards your lab through the small round window in your door and send her a wave and a smile in greeting, which she returned.


Setting down your tools you waited for her to enter and close the door behind herself.


“Y/N”, she greeted you with a nod.


“Peggy. What brings you here to me?”, you asked leaning against the table behind you. The agent shrugged, walking around the room and taking everything in.


“Just a little early for my meeting with Howard. And as I’m sure you know, it’s best not to disturb him before it’s time”


Your face scrunched up in disgust, remembering a time you went to his room five minutes before he told you to meet with him and seeing him in bed with some blonde…


Yes. All too well”, you agreed, trying to shake the memory from your head.


“So I thought I might as well check up on you”, she continued, nodding towards your work, “Working on something new, I see?”


“Howard grew sick of the fire alarm, so he made me give up my futile attempts to improve the generator and start working on something that could actually be useful”, you picked up the small silver tube shaped object and held it up for her to see.


“It almost looks like a lipstick”, the brunette noted and you smiled at her.


“It’s supposed to. I thought as an SSR agent you might be in need of a few more gadgets”, you explained turning the tube so the end that one would usually apply the lipstick with was pointed at a target you had set up earlier. One twist of the other end, send a bullet flying out at high speed, almost hitting right in the bullseye.


You turned to see Peggy’s astonished look and you put the small tube back down on the table.


“The lipstick gun. 4,5 mm single shot weapon. I’m trying to find a way to make it easier to reload, so right now it’s not exactly finished”


She reached out to the weapon herself, hesitating and looking up at you for approval. You nod and she picked it up, observing it with wonderment.


“You made this? For me?”, she asked in disbelief, “Whenever did you find the time?”


You shrugged, with a shy smile on your face.


“It’s not a big deal. Think of it as a thank you for clearing my brother’s name. And for putting your life on the line while doing it”


She gave you a soft smile that made your heart flutter and your stomach do flip flops. A new, unfamiliar sensation to you, that only got worse when she came closer to lightly squeeze your shoulder with her free hand.


“Thank you for being so considerate as to make something so special for me. I can’t wait to see the finished product”


“I’ll try to finish it as soon as possible”, you promised, your voice having an airy quality to it. For a minute you two just stood there, holding eye contact and smiling at one another. But the moment was broken when Jarvis entered the room, unannounced.


“Oh. Ihope I’m not interrupting something”, he told you both, making you physically jump and Peggy drop the hand that had still rested on your shoulder. He looked between the two of you with a mischievous twinkle in his eyes that you knew meant he was going to meddle.


Peggy was the one to speak up, shaking her head and sending the butler a polite smile.


“Y/N was just showing me her latest invention, Mr Jarvis”


The Englishman looked like he wanted to make a comment, but you silenced him with one sharp look. Restraining himself, he instead addressed the SSR agent, relaying the message he came here for.


“Mr Stark is waiting for you in his study”


Peggy nodded, handing the metal tube that she still held in her hand back to you.


“Y/N, I’ll see you soon”, she bid you goodbye and you gave her a warm smile, heart still beating fast.


“Yes. Definitely”


She exited the lab, her heels clacking against the floor as you watched her leave. It was only after a few seconds that you noticed that the butler was still present, eyeing you with one raised eyebrow and a knowing smirk. Glaring at him, you raised one finger in warning.


“I don’t want to hear it”, you told him, “Not a word, Jarvis”


He raised his hands, smirk still on his face.


“I didn’t say a thing”


“Yeah but I can practically hear you thinking it”, you muttered and he made no move to correct you. Only sending you one more knowing look before taking his leave.


In all fairness, he was able to keep his mouth shut longer than you would have given him credit for. Two days to be exact. Because that was when your brother came strolling into your workspace with a shit eating grin on his face.


At first you tried to ignore him, putting the finishing touches on the lip stick gun. You had worked tirelessly to improve the small weapon since you last saw the woman it was intended for and all things considered you were satisfied with the result. But it was hard to concentrate with Howard looking at you like the Cheshire cat.


So when you were finally done, you set down your invention with an annoyed sigh and leveled a glare at your brother.


“What?”


Howard shrugged nonchalantly arms crossed in front of his chest.


“Hello to you too, dear sister. Fine day, isn’t it?”


“Sure. What is it you want?”, you asked, voice dripping with annoyance. He feigned innocence, waving away your pointed question with ease.


“Me? Nothing much. I just had an interesting exchange with our dear friend Jarvis. Concerning a certain female SSR agent”


You tried not to let anything show on your face, crossing your own arms in front of you.


“And?”


Aaand I decided I would love to see for myself”


You furrowed your eyebrows in confusion. See for himself? What did he mean. He seemed to anticipate your question and looked like he was about to go further into detail but changed his mind with a glance at the clock.


“Ah, would you look at that! No time to explain. After all, you’re about to have a visitor”


You hated it when he did this. Act all innocent, nonchalantly dropping bombshells on you left and right. It always ended with you in trouble.


“What are you talking about?”, you asked with dread. Howard pretended like he didn’t hear you, instead picking up your newest invention and twirling it around in his hand. Impatiently, you ripped it out of his grasp, fixing him with a steely gaze.


“Howard”, the warning in your tone was clear.


“Huh? Oh right! Well, I invited Ms Carter over, so you could present your finished invention to her”, he told you finally, “You are finished with it, right? You’ve spend the last days locked in here working after all”


“You invited Peggy?”, you repeated surprised and he nodded.


“Yes. Okay technically you did. I took the liberty to invite her in your name. I’m sure you don’t mind”


You were about to remind him that you had asked him on multiple occasions to stop sending messages to people in your name without your permission, but before you could utter a word, the sound of the closing lab door made you spin around to face the unexpected visitor.


“Hello”, the brunette greeted a bright smile on her lips, “I’m a bit early, am I not?”


You weren’t really able to answer that question, since you’ve only known that she would come over at all for a few moments. Nevertheless, you couldn’t stop yourself from returning her smile, all hostility that you had held against your brother just moments ago leaving your body.

I might as well go with this now.

“You do seem to have the tendency to be rather punctual”, you replied good naturedly, ushering her in with a hand gesture, “Lucky for you, I don’t mind. Come in, I finished the lipstick just a few minutes ago”


She approaches the table where you stood, eyeing the weapon with some interest. You picked it up, starting to explain the improvementd you had made in the last two days.


“I changed the design a little so it can now fire three shots instead of just one, using these special extra small bullets I made for you. To make up for the size of the bullets, there’s a lot more force behind the shot, so the projectile can still do maximum damage”, you laid out, screwing off the top of the lipstick and showing her a small, cleverly concealed button.


“I included the option to douse the bullet with a strong tranquilizer so even if you only graze your target he or she will still be at least temporarily knocked out. And I’ve used an alloy that makes it impossible for even the most modern detector to pick up on the bullets hidden inside”


You put the weapon back together and looked at her, trying to gauge her reaction.


“You truly outdid yourself, Y/N”, she complimented you, clearly amazed at your invention, “How did you do that in only two days? You must have worked day and night”


You waved away her concerns, face turning red at her compliment.


“It’s no big deal really”, you assured her, handing over the weapon, “It was my pleasure”


Peggy took the lipstick with a grateful smile.


“Well, if there’s ever anything I can do for you, don’t hesitate to ask”, she told you and you went to thank her when your brother (who you by the way had completely forgotten about) decided to chime up from where he was perched behind you two.


“I’m sure my sister wouldn’t object to a date or two. Romantic dinner? A walk in the park…”, he started to list off and your eyes widened, mortified that he’d out you so blatantly. Peggy eyed you with an unreadable expression on her face, tilting her head to the side.


“Really?”


You felt your heart speed up, cheeks heating up as you tried and failed to form a coherent sentence, stumbling over your words.


“Well, yes, uh, definitely, but..you know-”


She interrupted you’re rambling, squeezing your hand gently.


“Then it’s a date. You’re free tonight?”


Unable to say anything, you just nodded. She smiled softly, letting go of you.


“Good. Pick me up at 8 o'clock sharp. I know just the place to go”


And with one last smile and a nod in your brother’s direction, she left. Howard slung an arm around your shoulder, a victorious and self satisfied grin on his face.


“Ah, Y/N. Whatever would you do without me?”


Snapping out of your stupor you punched his chest, not hard enough to actually hurt but with enough force to make a point.


Never meddle in my affairs like this again. What the hell? What if she hadn’t been interested?”


Howard laughed, rubbing the spot you had hit him at.


Please. She was practically hanging onto every single word you said. And the way she smiled at you? Very telling for a renowned agent if you ask me. You should be thanking me. I got you a date with Peggy Carter. I can think of at least a dozen guys that would just love to be in your position right now”


You couldn’t help the smile that stretched across your face at the thought. Tonight would truly be something to look forward to.

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