i loved harley’s character so much i always wished they had done something more with him. we got a little harley cameo in endgame, which was a nice callback but i wish he got to do something more in the mcu and with tony again :(
Being a Stark wasn't entirely bad... but it was. Tonns of photoshoots, paparazzi on every next step, blind assumptions about him being a spoilt brat, so many people interested in his love life, it was all too much. Peter was already overwhelmed by what he got by the media as spider man but ever since May passed, the last few months of his life had been hectic. Rescuing others when his own life was falling apart, searching for a permanent shelter at the same time, meeting Tony as spiderman, getting adopted by him as Peter, struggling to keep his real identity a secret from the media and eventually having to see it disclose before the whole city. It was all too much.
But he never stopped caring. That determination to ensure that the neighborhood is safe as long as he's alive, it never reduced, he never forgot his responsibilities. And this is probably what kept him going.
Today was an important one, or so he had been been told. The September foundation introduced an intern in the Stark industries, just one because the compound still served as a roof for the avengers, not many people could be trusted. Not like Tony wanted too many people anyway, he just needed one person who was capable enough to help him in his projects, he already had Bruce too.
Peter knew about this person, he had glanced at his documents. He knew his name, age and stuffs. Not like he wasn't excited to meet another boy of around his age, he really was, because this one was probably coming regularly to the compound and not like he had many friends. It's just... Peter has accepted the fact that everyone sees him as they describe in the news. Of course they do, he has seen on patrol, the way people look at him and talk about him. So he simply didn't expect anyone to like him anymore. It still hurt, of course it did, but it is what it is and he kept repeating it in his mind. True, deep down he had some hope that it would be normal again, hope that this intern wouldn't be as judgemental but who knows? Whatever it would be, he'll know when Harley arrives for his first day of work, today.
It wasn't everyday he needed the sun to wake him up. Wasn't new that his never used alarm went off. He simply skipped sleep like nothing. Groaning and stretching his now aching back, Harley lifted his head from the desk, his first view for the day being his cracked and taped laptop and the project he's been working on. The one that had him awake for days. Is this what sleeping felt like?
He forced himself to stand and walk towards his apartment door, now that his heavy head was functioning enough to hear the constantly ringing doorbell. He swung it open, expecting the landlord or someone, instead finding a man with a bag and clipboard. A postman? On his door?
The postman glanced at the list on his clipboard, then back at the young man standing before him. “Harley Keener?” he asked. Harley nodded in confirmation as the postman handed him his letter, took his signature and headed back to his way with another greeting for the day.
With eyebrows furrowed in confusion, Harley tore open the envelope as he walked back to his room, taking the letter out of it.
He could've swore that his heart skipped a beat. Or maybe two. It was a letter by the Stark industries. His eyes were tired but now they were excited enough to read the entire letter. He read it atleast three times. Maybe four. Checked the receiver's details multiple times, expecting them to suddenly change so he could finally wake up from this weird but awesome dream, but it never happened. He was wide awake, the letter was sent for him. Stark industries. September foundation. Application: approved. And with this began the best day of his life.
Harley is just an intern. He's supposed to say in his limits. Peter is Tony Stark's adopted son. Must be the the "cool guy", being the boy who's appearing in every next magazine you throw a glance at. He's handsome, he's wealthy, must be a snarky sarcastic smartass like his father, and moreover he's the Spiderman. And Harley? Well... he's just a few inches taller than him. Peter wouldn't even look at him, right?
"You're a mechanic, aren't you? Why don't you just build something?"
- Harley Keener.
And here we are with the fourth character, only two more to go. Here we have, played by Ty Simpkins in the MCU, a young boy from Tennessee who crossed paths with Tony Stark and helped him both fix his armor and fight his inner demons and traumas. Ladies and gentlemen, it's Harley Keener. This is an older version of Harley, as seen in Avengers Endgame, probably older than like Peter. I assume they have the same age but since apparently Harley didn't get snapped away, we must have outgrown Peter. Among the fandom, and probably for Tony as well, he's considered one of Tony's surrogate kids and I would honestly love to see how their relationship evolved, since it was confirmed they kept in touch. I would also love to see him meet Peter and Morgan. But what's with this mysterious helmet he's holding? That's not the average Ironman armor helmet model. Could it be....🤔
Sorry for the inactivity, I've been dealing with some college stuff and to be honest I haven't been feeling very energetic lately, but I'm back now and I'm ready to catch up on my art. 😊
Note: This is sort of a continuation of Harley Keener x pregnant reader but not necessarily.
Also, I haven't named the baby or mentioned their gender so everyone can enjoy it. Hope y'all like it.
Get ready to buy the " the best dad in the world " mugs, cause now that Harley is a father, he's going to be the best.
The day he discovered that you were pregnant, Harley promised to be the best dad, and that's what he did.
Harley willing did all the work from putting the baby to sleep to changing their diapers. And not even once did he complain about it.
Whenever the baby cried at night, Harley would be in the nursery before you can move out of bed. He would cradle the baby while softly humming a sweet melody. And it would put the baby right back to sleep.
Harley and you usually call the baby Little Lee because their eyes are blue like Harley.
When the baby took their first steps, Harley was away on a mission, but luckily you were able to record it and when he returned, you showed it to him.
Whenever he returns home, tired and/or injured from a mission, he will still make time for you and the baby. Being around his, now, wife and kid always makes his day better.
You have multiple pictures of Harley and the baby napping together on the rocking chair in the nursery or on the living room couch.
And not-so-surprisingly, their first words were "dadda". It happened when Harley had returned home from a mission beaten and bruised due to being thrown around in the suit. Little Lee crawled to Harley and when he (with a little difficulty) picked them up, they uttered their first words.
As they grow older, Harley teaches them different stuff from how to swing a bat to how to build new things. This is how they like to bond.
He definitely spoils his kid like there's no tomorrow. He tries to be a little strict with them at times but that doesn't last long; all they need to do is make a sad face and bait their lashes at him and he will do say they say.
Your kid also happens to be witty and sassy due to which they get into trouble. And every time they do, Harley is proud as hell. Nobody is surprised about it.
" I mean, they have Harley's genes. What else did you expect? "
Another thing they enjoy a lot is playing pranks on others. And they are extremely good at it.
He knows first hand how it feels to grow up without a father and so it's his personal mission to always be there for his kid. He goes to all the events that your kid takes part in and is supportive in every thing they do unless it's dangerous or illegal.
Last but not the least, Harley and your kid together built a potato gun and they named it Jr. And now they have a potato gun war with each other after every two months.