The voice from behind him startled him, causing him to throw the vial he had been holding into the air. The thing came down on him, splattering everywhere as a thick, white substance spilled all over himself and Stephen who had been the one to startle him to begin with.
Web fluid. Tony had been testing a new web fluid (two times stronger than the old one) for Peter when Stephen just had to come in and scare the crap out of him.
“Aaand now we’re stuck together.” Tony observed, staring at Stephen who, like himself, was covered in webbing.
“You mean this is–”
“Yup.” Tony popped the ‘p’ and grinned over at the sorcerer who was current bound to him. “If you had announced your presence like I keep telling you to do, we wouldn’t be in this mess.”
Stephen wasn’t paying attention. Instead he tipped his head back and spoke to the ceiling. “FRIDAY, call Peter. Tell him to come to Tony’s lab as soon as possible.”
“Sure thing, Doc.” FRIDAY replied in her usual cheery tone.
Tony just continued to stare at Stephen. No matter how many times he told him that he didn’t have to stare at the ceiling in order to speak to FRIDAY, Stephen never listened. The wizard just wasn’t very tech savvy.
“Is the chair roped into this too? I’d like to sit down on the couch.” Stephen tipped his head in the direction of the piece of furniture.
Tony stood, surprised to find that the chair he had been sitting in didn’t roll along with him. He took one step only to find that he hadn’t actually gotten anywhere. “Steph, baby, you need to walk with me.”
Walking together was a challenge. It took them ten whole minutes to make it to the couch, but once they collapsed onto it Tony deemed it worth it.
“How long could we potentially be stuck together with this stuff? Won’t it eventually break apart?” Stephen questioned, fully leaning against Tony. He figured if they were going to be stuck together then they might as well make themselves comfortable.
“It doesn’t work that way. The web fluid has a dissolving agent. That’s the only thing that can get it off. This is the strongest stuff I could possibly make.” Tony explained. He nuzzled his cheek against Stephen’s head, sighing happily. “There’s worse people to be stuck to though. This isn’t so bad.”
“Agreed.” Stephen’s eyes were closing. He was comfortable enough to take a nap while they waited for Peter. So that’s exactly what he did. It was only a matter of time before Tony joined him.
It was to this sight that Peter arrived in the lab. He paused, snapped his mouth shut, and turned on his heels to march from the room. The two of them would call him when they woke up and were desperate to get away from one another.