madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock holding his violin. (sherlock)
okay true story
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
well
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.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
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
Rating: Gen

         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.
         “Nice.”
         “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.
         “What—?”
         “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.”

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (red cliff)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover and more than just your average fic in this 'verse (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Rhodey shows up unannounced, and Tony's trying to deal.
Word Count: 605
Rating: Gen
Who's that, again? )

 

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (concentrating)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover and more than just your average fic in this 'verse (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Sunnydale children's games are weird.  And Tony's a child inside.
Word Count: 320
Rating: Gen

        It takes Pepper a minute to realize that the two are playing a drinking game.  Without the drinking.  Instead, they appear to be eating a child’s dream version of an Easter basket in the middle of summer.
        “The army, specifically a General Ross,” Tony says, and reaches over to grab a candy bar.
        “Unfortunately…no.”  Xander lets his fingers run over a few choices of candy before selecting one.  “The whole Initiative Project, remember?  Particularly the part about getting kidnapped?  And the Frankenstein’s monster?”
        Tony’s face makes the expression she’s become familiar with, the one that says ‘that’s awful but I’m going to try to pretend it isn’t to make my brother feel better’.  It morphs into a thinking one.  “The government?”  He grabs a handful of M&Ms, looking hopeful.
        “Again, no.  I’m still not sure what they’ve done with Marcie, and they’ve been probing.  Not like they can get through, I’ve got a seed AI, myself, and Willow, she of the ‘I’m going to break into the Pentagon again because I’m bored’…not that that’s weird, but.  Still.  I do not trust them.”  Xander squints then follows Tony’s lead.
        “What are you doing?” she asks, when it becomes apparent that the two aren’t going to notice her.
        “Oh, hey, we’re playing ‘Whose Life is Worse’ with candy and then tinkering on the sugar high ‘till we drop,” Xander says, cheerful, and Pepper’s heart drops.
        “I feel like I should step in.”  This probably isn’t helping them.  Or maybe it’s serving like a psychiatry consultation that Tony never goes to as recommended.  It’s hard to tell.
        Tony shrugs and pats the floor, grinning.  “You can at least sit with us.  Unless you’re busy, in which case, carry on.”
        She sighs, reluctant to leave the two, but then her work phone rings and she has to answer it, given that Tony hasn’t.  She waves, and the two wave back, looking casual and unhurt.


madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (jiraiya|yosuke)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover and more than just your average fic in this 'verse (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Tony's not the only one with the urge to fix broken things.
Word Count: 1101
Rating: Gen

 

In Pepper's case, though, they tend to be people hurting. )

 

madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (seven)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover and more than just your average fic in this 'verse (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Most people run away from their lives on a vacation.  Mr. Knight just happens to go to parallel universes.
Word Count: 1685
Rating: Teen

 

what, you think Xander doesn't wander off and try to get therapy sessions from random people? )

 

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (persona 4)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover and more than just your average fic in this 'verse (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Most people run away from their lives on a vacation.  Mr. Knight just happens to go to parallel universes.
Word Count: 765
Rating: Teen

 

Who's she kidding? It's Tony; it's anything but simple. )

 

madimpossibledreamer: Interior of early TARDIS (early tardis)
This fic was born from a need to have everyone on the cast get hugs after the Fall of Sunnydale especially because they all are precious and they all have PTSD and they need comfort.
...I'm working on getting the others to accept help.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover and more than just your average fic in this 'verse (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Most people run away from their lives on a vacation.  Mr. Knight just happens to go to parallel universes.
Word Count: 1765
Rating: Teen
Notes: Xander's been messing with different dimensions for a while.  Mostly just video, though he had visited the Armored Adventures Tony at some point, so he did know how to physically travel between them before then.  It's just that there was so much to do on either side of the dimensional divide that neither could make the excuse to leave before now.  He's actually decently close with an MCU!verse Tony and an Armored Adventures Tony, mostly because they were the easiest to contact and he's been talking to them for a while.  Also because he was reluctant to mess with too many dimensions because he wasn't sure that wouldn't make the universe explode, and that would be of the bad.

 

don't let me go )

 

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
Main Points:
Iron Man Genderbend (Iron Maiden)
Summary: Pepper and Obie are enough to overrule Tony's desire to avoid the doctor following the events in Afghanistan.
Word Count: 1379
Rating: Gen, brief mention (at the beginning) of possible sexual assault (avoided in March of the Iron Maiden in which the threat was there but wasn't actually followed through on), thought I'd mention anyway so readers can make an informed decision

drowning on dry land )

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
Main Points:
Iron Man Genderbend (Iron Maiden)
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 45
Rating: Gen

       The way to get her to actually work, she discovers, is to just let it happen and not comment on it (more than firm reminders), or to outright offer her some sort of bribe if she’ll actually get her homework done.  Brownies are surprisingly effective.

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (red cliff)
Main Points:
Iron Man Genderbend (Iron Maiden)
Summary: Pepper's never bored.
Word Count: 343
Rating: Gen

         Tony, Pepper decides something like three months into his so-called promotion, is something like a magic eight ball.  You never know what result you’re going to get out of her.  Sometimes, she can be utterly charming, well-behaved even.  That’s the point at which close acquaintances, like Rhodey, will start to look for signs of plotting.
         There’s the part where she turns into an obstinate contrarian.  Doesn’t matter what someone says when she’s in that kind of mood, she will go out of her way just to prove them wrong.  Pepper suspects it’s something to do with his dad, but out of respect (since she hadn’t actually prodded about the elder Potts despite all signs and inclinations to the contrary) he doesn’t ask.
         There’s those times that she turns into an utter showboat.  It’s probably inevitable, since the only other way to deal with that much media all the time is losing your mind.  Despite the fact that he’s certain she’s a nymphomaniac, he suspects that a lot of it is just keeping up appearances, since he’s known her to get bored in the middle and wander out with an idea that just had to get done right there and then. 
         Generally when she’s feeling the most at ease, she’ll throw on comfortable clothes (like sweat pants and a t-shirt) and get covered in oil as she works on something or another.  There’s a moment that Pepper was very, very grateful for Jarvis, because he saw a completely honest, completely happy grin on her face as she surfaced from tinkering on one of the cars to talk to him, and it helps remind him that his boss is human somewhere under there, which is nice motivation for all the times she either seems like a robot or the most annoying person on Earth.  She likes lounging around like that, but it’s a little telling that very few people have seen her in the full outfit.  Sometimes she’ll wear t-shirts outside, but she always combines that with jeans so tight he wonders how she breathes.

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (concentrating)
Main Points:
Iron Man Genderbend (Iron Maiden)
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 150
Rating: Gen

         “I’m in the mood for hedgehog” means Tony wants Sonic.
         Pepper was shocked and a bit scandalized the first time he heard it, which pretty much is accurate for everything he had to get used to working for the Anthonia Stark.
         The phrase serves two purposes, he suspects.  First, he thinks that it’s put exactly the way it is precisely in order to get the reaction it does—shocked, scandalized, disgusted.
         Secondly, when Tony gets frustrated with her latest project and wants to take the edge off—assuming she doesn’t skip straight to the bottle or sleeping with the latest person to catch her eye—she breaks out her admittedly impressive collection of video games.  More than once Pepper’s actually fallen asleep to her swearing good-naturedly at the screen and absently eating a piece or three of utterly cold pizza.  It’s gotten easy to tune out.  Background noise.  Comforting, even.

Tony. No.

May. 8th, 2017 11:52 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (persona 4)
Main Points:
Iron Man/Green Lantern crossover
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 115
Rating: Gen

        Unfortunately, one of Pepper’s most oft-used words is ‘no’.
        Like now, for instance.
        “Did you see that?” Tony asks, grinning.
        She’d prefer to vary it a little, but Stark in general likes to make her life difficult.
        “No, you cannot hire the man.  He already has a contract, and we’re not making an army or testing weapons anymore.  Besides, I looked up his history.”
        Tony spins his chair to face her, grinning with delight.  “You know me so well.”
        “Mr. Jordan’s status as a test pilot for Ferris Aircraft, in decline due to its previous rivalry with Stark Industries, has some familial component.”
        “Damn.”  Tony frowns briefly before shrugging.  “Guess I’ll have to get creative.”

Distracting

May. 7th, 2017 10:14 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (jiraiya|yosuke)
Main Points:
Iron Man Armored Adventures
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 42
Rating: Gen

          Due to the reactor in his chest, Tony spends a good deal of his life half-naked.  To the point he doesn’t even notice he’s shirtless half the time.  It’s kinda distracting.  Which means she has to babble more to cover it up.

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (jiraiya|yosuke)
May the fourth be with us all!  (sorry I couldn't write an Andrew-themed drabble for today but I've got an 8 o'clock final for tomorrow--speaking of which, wish me good luck on this last final!)
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Iron Man Armored Adventures
Summary: True friends don't attempt to isolate.
Word Count: 475
Rating: Gen

          Tony’s been quiet.  Rhodey knows that’s a bad sign, especially since he’s only halfheartedly tinkering with those stupid AIM things again.  He must be still upset about his fight with Whitney.  That he’d refused to tell them about.  Pepper had been triumphant until about an hour after school had ended, at which point she’d gotten worried about mopey Tony.
          “Would you guys still be friends with me if I wasn’t rich?” he asks abruptly, derailing Rhodey and Pepper’s cautious conversation.
          Rhodey frowns.  “Look, man, if this is about Stane, don’t worry.  You’ll inherit the company in a year, and until then we’ll help you deal with anything that comes your way.  That’s what friends do.”
          “Yeah!  Besides, taking down evil supervillains and CEOs is super cool!  I just wish I could get more of the action sometimes.”  Pepper’s eyes light up.  “You know what, Tony, you could make me a jet pack!  With lasers!  Not that I don’t want a SHIELD-issued jetpack, because hello, SHIELD, but a lady can never have enough jetpacks!”
          At least that gets Tony to smile.  It’s a weak, scared smile, like he’s really worried about something, but it’s still a smile and that’s more than Rhodey’s achieved.
          Rhodey smiles and forgives him for being annoying earlier.  “T, seriously, what’s this about?”
          He bites his lip and refuses to look up.  “Nothing.  It’s fine.  Just a stupid question.”
          Rhodey comes over and lays a comforting hand on Tony’s arm.  Who now looks like he’s going to throw up.  “The simple answer, Tony, is yes.  The more complicated answer is that you wouldn’t be my rich, genius, eccentric, absent-minded-slash-sometimes-clueless, occasionally annoying friend if you weren’t, and that’s the guy who’s my best friend.”
          That earns a brilliant, relieved smile, and Pepper chimes in.
          “Grr, Rhodey, you stole the best lines!  But yeah, Tony, you’re delusional if you think we wouldn’t be friends with you; I mean, it’s nice, especially if you’re feeling like being generous, but you’re Tony and you can be an idiot and selfish sometimes but you’re also a superhero and a really good friend; I mean, you could be nicer and listen to me more but you don’t just tell me to shut up or that I’m crazy or that no one could be friends with me because I’m too annoying, so I suppose I can forgive—“
          By this point, Tony is beaming.  Whatever had been eating at him is gone.  “I’m glad you’re my friends, too.”  He pauses.  “If Whitney ever stops acting weird, I’d like it if you’d give her a chance.”
          Rhodey glances at Pepper.  “Are you okay with that?” he asks quietly, quietly enough that Tony doesn’t hear.
          “Oh, there’s no chance of her changing the way she acts,” the redhead replies, smiling too, but she nods at Tony, who certainly looks happy enough.

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang standing with his fan, looking peaceful.  Army in background. (peace)
Main Points:
Iron Man AU
Summary: In this universe, Rhodey ends up with the Arc Reactor in his chest.
Word Count: 200
Rating: Gen
Note: Like with Iron Maiden, this AU Tony ends up in Xander's head in Self-Made Hero, but stands on its own.

           It is such a relief to see Tony’s eyes open.  Brain damage is a worry, which would kill him with his personality, but at least he’s alive.
           He blinks, lost and confused.  If he were a computer he’d still be rebooting.  Then he looks over to see her.
           Pepper smiles and opens her mouth to welcome him, but Tony’s face doesn’t look relieved.  His expression is more…panicked.  “Where’s Rhodey?”  It barely comes out intelligible, like he can’t even wait for the words to be released.
           “He’s in surgery; he’ll be—” she begins, but Tony interrupts.
           “Dead,” he says quietly, with certainty.  He’s on his feet already, pulling the IVs out of his arms, and striding out of the room before she can so much as lodge a protest.  “That thing in his chest; I made it to save his life.  Medical technology hasn’t caught up yet.  If they operate on him, they’ll kill him.”
           “Operating Room 2,” she says, with just as much urgency—Rhodey is a friend and a good man and also one of her only allies to deal with babysitting Tony.  It’s fairly easy to catch up with the man.  She’s been doing it for years.

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
Main Points:
Iron Man Genderbend (Iron Maiden)
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 140
Rating: Gen
Note: This version of Stark was mentioned in the Self-Made Hero story In a Crowded Room.  Also, it probably takes place in the same universe as the Dr Strange genderbend stories Soul is Screaming, Step Through a Doorway, A Strange Welcome (sorta), The Proper Care of a Sorceror Supreme, Hard Earned Wisdom, The Long Wait, Disturbing Equilibrium, A Stranger Path, and Maybe It's a Dream.  Also, the trend of PTSD genderbends continues.

          Pepper sighs and glances at the ceiling.
          “If I may, sir,” Jarvis cuts in, and he’s almost been employed long enough to not jump at that.
          “You think you could explain Stark’s temper tantrum to me?” he asks.
          “I can definitely try.”  There’s a pause, then, “You listed the name on the document as Toni.”
          “…That’s her name,” Pepper says, confused, and then a hologram appears in front of him and he definitely jumps.
          The word reads Toni.  Red crosses the ‘i’ out and it gets replaced with a ‘y’.  “I realize that it’s ‘Antonia Stark’, but she always prefers the nickname to be spelled with a y.  Please do not ask me to explain any further than that because I can’t.”
          “Well, you know, okay, that’s somewhere to start.  Thank you, Jarvis.”  It’s odd, but he’s dealt with stranger.


madimpossibledreamer: Interior of early TARDIS (early tardis)
Title subject to change.  Brain not functioning.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Dr. Strange Genderbend
Summary: Strange and Pepper are shopping together for Steph's date with Chris.
Word Count: 265
Rating: Gen

          “So, why the shopping trip?” Pepper asks directly.  That earns her ducking around the corner to stare at the redhead.
          He looks slightly embarrassed.  “You don’t have to say if you don’t want to.”
          “Dr. Christopher Palmer asked me on a date again,” she answers finally.  There’s no reason to have Pepper at odds with her, and given the threat of Mordo, she can use all the reliable (or semi-reliable, in the case of Stark) allies she can get.
          “I thought you were a cute couple,” he responds instantly, then expands, “…when we met at the Gala.”
          “I’m reliably informed that I was, and still am to a lesser degree, an asshole.”  Her words are more bitter than she expects.  It’s probably guilt.
          “There’s a lot of that going around,” Pepper responds under his breath.  Then he adds, stronger and more reassuring, “You both were charming, too, though.  It’s the idea that you’re both capable of honesty, sometimes.  When you’re motivated.  You do care, when you’re given enough incentive.”
          “That’s quite the compliment.  Comparing me to Antonia Stark.  I’m overwhelmed.”  Her voice is dry, near-emotionless, but to her surprise she’s not lying.  Pepper’s honest words do boost her ego, just a little.
          “If the shoe fits…” he shrugs.  “Speaking of which, how are you for footwear?”
          “Does such a thing exist as dress boots?  I’ve grown rather fond of them.”  Plus, should another dimension attack or whatever else might lie in store…happen while on the date, it’s nice to be ready for it.
          Pepper’s eyes light up and he drags Dr. Strange to another aisle.

madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
I planned this to wind up today. I swear I did.
Then Pepper insisted on showing up... aaand that made the main couple of this run not show up. On the fic. On Valentine's day.
ah well, happy Valentine's Day!
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Dr. Strange Genderbend
Summary: Strange has to get ready for her date.
Word Count: 625
Rating: Gen

candles in the storm )

 

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