Edit: Also, happy National Superhero Day (in the US, at least) everyone! (and if you're elsewhere, why wouldn't you celebrate anyway, it's superheroes!)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: The Buffy Speech.
Word Count: 100
“The costume turned back. I didn’t.” He pauses and smiles the smile of a wolf. “You can take away his toys. You can take away his armored second skin. You’re still facing a reckless genius who McGuyvered his way out of a cave with terrorists. And yeah, I’ll admit it, I probably put myself into so much danger as a normal on the battlefield. Three things, really. Pride, especially manly pride. A promise to a friend. And if people—especially my friends—are getting themselves in danger, I can’t exactly just stand by and do nothing. I’m not Sidelines Guy.”