August 5th, 2018


Tony designs bullet proof cloth, uses it when caught up in a robbery with Rhodey

Grrrr!! I've been searching my files for this story for three days and it's totally eluding me. Just one scene from a much longer story keeps running through my head; it's from a time when the team was new and had just moved into the tower. They're too influenced by Nat's shitty report on Tony and are suspicious and unfriendly when he offers all the amenities in apartments designed for them. Tony goes on engineering binges, making arrows for Clint and and outfit for Natasha, whose about to go out on a mission. Clint thinks Tony's coming on to Nat when he sees the slinky dress and stylish heels, not giving Tony time to show him that the dress is bullet and blade proof and the shoes have 007-style knives in them. Tony goes out to meet Rhodey at a coffee shop or cafe, taking the items with him, wanting to know how he can make people like him. The place is robbed at gunpoint while they're there and they make the news after field testing the dress material and foiling the crime. The team see the broadcast and realize a lot of their misconceptions.

Does this strike a chord with anyone? It's driving me (more) bonkers trying to find it.