Among Us YouTubers AU!
I blame this on @drstrangefangirl8900 and the videos of LaurenzSide on YouTube because both of them introduced me to Corpse’s absolutly illegal voice (it’s lower and sexier than Ben C’s voice, and this says tons about it). I’ll also reuse some of my previous headcanons from a couple of years ago.
The Avengers are streamers and/or youtubers (longer explanation of who does what will come if you want to) and Nat did a lot of collabs with Christine in the past (don’t ask me why, but they totally did Princesses Rap Battles, because I said so), so when the game goes viral, Nat proposes to stream it with her. She invites the other five original Avengers plus Sam and Peter but there’s one person missing so she asks Christine to invite someone. With tons of premises, Christine tells Nat that she wants to invite this friend of hers but he never really streamed, he’s more of a YouTube only guy and he never played Among Us.
Which is true, if you ignore the fact that Stephen is absolutely amazing both as a crewmate and impostor. He’s just a natural. But that’s not the point. The point is his voice which drives everyone crazy. Christine is the only one immune, the first couple of rounds everyone else is so charmed by his voice that they would believe themselves being impostors even when they walked into him killing someone. It doesn’t last, of course, but Stephen is really GOOD at the game so even when the magic is broken he can still outsmart them.
Tony at first thinks that the guy is insufferable, all snarky comments and irony, but the truth is that Stephen’s way of thinking and his voice are enough to have him fantasize about how he might look. And so, instead of doing the adult person thing, he asks Nat to set up a meeting without even having stalked every bit of social network the guy has.
Nat is kinda: “do you want me to set a fake collab with Christine and tell her to bring her friend along just because you find his quote and unquote mind like real porn and voice like a massage candle?!”
Which yes, maybe he could have thought it better, but the point is that Nat is one of his best friends because she does it. And well, Tony wasn’t ready for Stephen to be even hotter than he originally thought he would have been.