this series was not meant to be even close to this long
but, like, every fandom needs more filling in because they forget threads and don't expand on things that should be expanded or they make dumb writing decisions and
here we are and the number of fics is insane even with some true drabbles
I seriously didn't think one costume would change so much. chaos theory man
...thanks anyone who's still here. because seriously, you've been here for close to forever.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover and more than just your average fic in this 'verse (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: And now Rhodey knows.
Word Count: 385
Xander makes a startled noise at the fridge, but when he turns around he’s grinning ear to ear. “Jarvis can show you the replay,” he announces, smug, and Tony instantly pulls up a screen and watches with enthusiasm as Xander fumbles and then catches everything he’s taking out of the fridge to make a sandwich.
“If you two are done patting each other on the back,” Pepper says in the ‘trying to be stern and not smile at you’ voice, “…don’t you think maybe you should fill Rhodey in?”
Xander grins a grin that Rhodey is infinitely familiar with. It haunts his nightmares, mostly because he’s reminded that he’s going to have to deal with the fallout however fun having a friend like Tony is. “Pep, honey, that implies that we’ll ever stop.”
Rhodes makes a strangled noise in the back of his throat. “Tony. Tell me you didn’t clone yourself.”
“I didn’t clone myself,” Tony says promptly, but looking at the two of them and the way they’re acting… “I didn’t,” he repeats, with added emphasis, and now Rhodey’s feeling the stirrings of anger.
“Magic,” the younger Tony explains carefully, fetching a blanket for him. Apparently he’s worried about shock, which is a realistic and unusually aware thing for him to be worried about. “I’m not entirely Tony. He was good enough to fill you in on Lokester, right?”
Tony snorts into his coffee but nods. Rhodey nods too.
“I’m actually a guy with my own life. I’ve just got Tony’s, too. And I figured out how to visit Tony in an alternate universe and give him advice to try to make his life better even though he ignores it because I’m just awesome like that.” It’s a show. Knight (which might not be a pseudonym Jarvis found to protect the guy after all) is exaggerating his own ego, just for the sake of this. Which is convincing, and it’s not the only thing.
Alright, if he’s forced to be honest—if anyone can figure out how to travel dimensions, it’s Tony. Which is worrying, but it also makes him proud in a weird way.
He sighs. “And now I’ve got two of you on my hands.”
Pepper glances at the two, eyebrows raised. “He’s taking this better than I did.”