madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (persona 4)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover
Summary: Angel needed a favor.
Word Count: 1177
Rating: Teen
Notes: There might be a sequel to this story eventually.  Maybe.  It depends on how fickle the muses are.  Also, fun fact, this whole fic started with the image of Cordy in the dress.

 

 

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: Sherlock pointing at the side of his head. (the universe is unimportant)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Sometimes, having eidetic memory is a bitca.
Word Count: 265
Rating: Teen

          “But you—”
          “Kris, if you’re trying to spare my feelings, don’t worry about it.”  He’s hesitant and pained and it’s hard for him to talk about this, but he’s trying to get something important out.  “I just—she is a different person now, and I want to make it up to her.  Seriously.  I’d like her if I met her now for the first time.  I just…can’t do it personally.  And I delegate so much to you, and maybe it’s not fair to ask you of all people to do this, but…”
          She doesn’t respond for several long seconds, instead electing to continue to work on her KnightPad (it’s catchier than Knight Tablet, Xander argues, and she just rolls her eyes because it’s not like he’s marketing tablets yet even though he could; he has a weird sense of fair play) and then eventually nods when the silence begins turning to hurt.  “I’ll do it.  I’ll try to think about her just as another Slayer, because if I think about who she actually is and what she did I’ll get mad and she wouldn’t like me when I’m mad.  And I won’t tell you about it, just that it’s happening.”
          She giggles as he surprise hugs her from the back, arms snaking under hers.  “You’re in trouble if I break this.  I don’t care that you can fix it in an afternoon.  I’ve got important files on there.”
          “I can restore them.”  He leans in and presses a kiss to her ear, waggling his fingers goofily.  Ma-gic,” he whispers, and she rolls her eyes.

madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
Happy 4th!  Times may seem dark now, but remember that the United States is built on hope.  I hope you're with family with whom you feel safe, even if it's a chosen family, and you're having a blast and can carve out a little slice of sane and normal in these times.
This is a reference to real Cap, who is that hope.  (I ignore canon when it's dumb.  Such as with Nick Spencer, who apparently hasn't realized that stories are powerful and as a certain someone says, that means you've got a responsibility.  I'll avoid being vulgar and just say that I sincerely hope your actions will come around and bite you in the butt.)
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Marvel Crossover AU (Self-Made Hero: The Infinity Mirror)
Summary: A little teaser for the Buffy we'll get in The Infinity Mirror.  She's the Buffy from the asylum, only she's not exactly crazy.  She remembers events that have happened to her in different dimensions and can't always keep track of what universe she's currently in or whose memories are which.
Word Count: 595
Rating: Gen

           Buffy stops eating a pancake midway through, completely oblivious to the syrup escaping and dripping onto the table.  If she’d noticed Xander’s eyes follow every drop, she probably would have realized the sacrilege that it is, but she’s too busy following the thought.  “I remember something else,” she says slowly, trying to get used to the idea that someone would actually listen to anything she says and not just dismiss it as lies.  And with the way Xander leans forward, actively waiting on her word, now, she has that listener.  “In another dimension, I’m Lady Liberty, I guess.”
           Xander quirks an eyebrow in an awfully familiar way that she actively recognizes from Tony, now that she thinks about it.  “Captain America,” she elaborates, because, oh yeah, that’s right, her male counterparts get a cooler name.  “They made me change my real name.”  She doesn’t remember what to; it’s horribly clichéd no matter what era it’s from.
           That’s the frown Tony makes when he’s horribly offended and about to ruin someone’s day.  “That’s all very super sexist.  Bet they sanitized the movies.”
           “I’m sure they sanitized everything, but…”  Now that she thinks about it, it’s natural for her to feel a kinship to a guy who wanted to help and was given powers but was thrown into a fight without too much preparation or support.  And then found himself way out of his depth, but kept trying anyway.  And then she processes the idea of Xander, of Tony, discussing something as being sexist while looking offended, and she snorts.  Very unladylike.
           He steals a bit of her bacon while she’s not looking, which earns a death glare.  Still, stuff like that, it tends to be a distraction so she doesn’t look too close at something else, so…  “You definitely weren’t one of the worst Tonys.  But then, Howard was locked up for being a jerk a while ago and Jarvis practically raised you, so…”
           He flashes one of the patented camera smiles at her and relaxes a little.  Then he winces.
           “What?  Are you all right?” she asks.  He might think she’s oblivious to the migraines, but when he keeps having to take aspirin a lot, she notices.
           “Just a memory flash.  Not a full personality,” he reassures her before looking thoughtful.  “I could make you your shield, you know.”
           Now it’s her turn to frown.  “There’s no vibranium in this dimension, and I don’t think others would take too kindly to you entering their world just to obtain some.”
           “Where we’re going, we don’t need vibranium,” Xander says in a good imitation of Doc Brown, and his smile turns smug and catlike when that startles a laugh out of her.  “See?  Made you laugh.”  And there’s Xander, Captain of Team Morale.  “I made the Exoskel.  Bet I could whip something up.”
           “I’m not going to take that bet.  I’m not stupid.  I technically don’t have any money.”  And now that she’s opening her mind up to that, doesn’t this feel just familiar?
           “Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.”  Before she can open her mouth to complain, he holds up a placating hand.  “If nothing else, call it services rendered for saving the world.  I am of the extreme and just opinion that those fat idiots of the Council should’ve thought about hazard pay before they gave themselves an lazy man’s salary.”
           If she thinks about the pay like being a soldier, it rankles less, so she shuts up as Xander goes on another wild story complete with gestures and just lets herself relax.  With pancakes.

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.

madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
I wrote this way before the other chapters.  The 'going through experiencing from different points of view'/somewhat nonsensical dreamscape I feel works better, which means this chapter's utterly out of place, so it's being filed under the 'abandoned attempts' column.  We'll see if I keep anything for it in the rewrite.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: slated to be the next chapter until it was abandoned by a park bench
Word Count: 290
Rating: Gen

          “Hey, you’re my age!”  The next one is a teen, pumping his hand enthusiastically.  It’s interesting that they’ve actually sort-of-physically appeared.  It probably means that it’s actually working and they’re stitching themselves together and becoming more substantial and stuff.
          “Careful, I’m still a little fragile,” Xander jokes, and instantly Tony’s sitting them down, looking worried.  And, hey, it’s already working, because he feels less like he’s dying and more like it’s your average ‘I wanna die’ migraine, and he’s already absorbing stuff.  Like, the second he says ‘fragile’, that translates to ‘brittle’, and suddenly his mind is adjusting to all the ways to strengthen brittle materials like metals and plastics.  It hurts and it’s a lot of information but he’s actually slowly processing it now.
          “This is kind of fascinating,” Tony admits.  “So…there’s a version of me with magic.  And he’s stabilizing this so we don’t go boom.”
          Xander shrugs.  Carefully, so as not to upset the headache and make it seek revenge again.  (Like Maggia.  Like Mandarin.  Like Obi—Stane, I mean.)  “That, or I’m insane, ish, and you’re all figments of my imagination and I’m the one actually doing the magic and talking to myself.”
          Tony looks hurt, but then he doesn’t care for the thought, either.
          He smiles.  It looks like one of Tony’s smiles.  “For the sake of sanity, I’m going with ‘you are all real’.  Makes me feel less pathetic.  I don’t need to be the idiot kid with the imaginary friends.  Or the schizo.  Take your pick.”
          “You’d be a genius kid, but yeah.  Because Mrs. Rhodes would yell at me about manners, let’s assume we both exist.”  Tony’s patting his arm, and grins back at the hesitant smile he gets at his words.


madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Despite how it might look, the transition isn't easy.  There's only so long the destabilized situation can continue before something's gotta give...
Iron Maiden AU
Word Count: 1105
Rating: Gen

 

 

madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Despite how it might look, the transition isn't easy.  There's only so long the destabilized situation can continue before something's gotta give...
Stark's Bodyguard AU
Word Count: 870
Rating: Gen

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock pointing at the side of his head. (the universe is unimportant)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Despite how it might look, the transition isn't easy.  There's only so long the destabilized situation can continue before something's gotta give...
MCU!Tony.
Word Count: 1315
Rating: Gen

madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Despite how it might look, the transition isn't easy.  There's only so long the destabilized situation can continue before something's gotta give...
From here on out things are gonna get a little weird 'cause they're in Tony|Xander's head.
MCU!Tony.
Word Count: 620
Rating: Gen

At some point, all he knows to do is walk. )


madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Xander's a confusing boss.  He's also great to work for.  Except for sometimes, when he lets Tony out when he shouldn't.
Word Count: 375
Rating: Gen

         “This is unacceptable!”  Kris glances up and her heart sinks.  That’s her youtube channel on her boss’s Knightphone.
         “But…I don’t really want to delete it,” she mutters.  She really likes the job, but…
         “Delete it?  Whoever said anything about deleting it?  That, my dear Miss Chase, would be a travesty.  I’m wondering why you thought it was acceptable to conceal this.  This is fun.”  He’s beaming, but she can tell he’s been up longer than he should since he looks slightly manic.
         “O-okay…” she responds, not sure what else to say.
         Unfortunately, he’s picked now to stop being oblivious.  “You’re freaking out,” he observes, frowning and leaning in slightly.  “Why are you freaking out?”  And then he just doesn’t move.
         She tries to figure out how to say it, but then his gaze unexpectedly softens.  “Are you worried about not having enough time for it?  Because I can definitely—”
         She sighs.  “I’m great.  Weekends and after I get done are just fine.  It’s a hobby, not my source of income.  I did leave a lot of my collection in the States, but—” she quickly raises a hand to forestall any of the offers for him to ship it or re-buy it, because her boss is weird and generous and she knows he would, “—but that’s just fine.  With what you pay me even with a London apartment—”
         “Flat,” he interrupts helpfully and smiles innocently when she glares.  She’s not sure what’s up with him right now but she’d been doing work and after the initial shock she’s starting to get annoyed.
         “Even with a London apartment, I can still afford what I need and what I want.  So usually, this job is worth it.”  She narrows her eyes even further.  “Usually.”
         He grins.  Usually it’s also nice to see him smile, because he’s friendly and a nice boss, but she doesn’t particularly care for this one, because it’s the kind of smile that’s matching the rest of his annoying mood.  “Don’t worry,” he pats her shoulder, “…I’ll add a bonus for today.”  And then he wanders off, leaving her annoyed and restless and wondering how she’s going to be able to concentrate on her work for the rest of the day

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